Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summertime Strawberries

Hello.  I have got to get some work done today, but before I do, I have a quick card for you.

Nothing says summertime like strawberries.  This single little strawberry is from Denami.  I kept it simple with just a couple of circles and a fancy border.  After putting the card together, I added some liquid accent to make it shiny.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Gem of a Challenge - Summertime
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
   Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
   Addicted to CAS - Summertime

Off to clean off my desk.  Chat with you soon.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018


Hello.  Here is another quick one....I only have a few minutes to get this one posted. 

I love MFT and I always say I am going to enter their challenges.  Well, today is the day.

I have been on a flamingo kick lately.  This set is by Lawn Fawn (I know another obsession lately.  lol)  It is just too cute.  I quickly pulled out some leaves from my die cut and added them.  I am not sure about the flamingo on their I will have to come up with something else next time.  I might leave it off and add more leaves.  I just didn't have alot of time to think about it.  I am glad it was a sketch.

I am using in the following challenges:
   MFT Card Challenges - Sketch #395
   Cute Card Thursday - Too Cute
   Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Chat with you again soon.

A Twist

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  I am going to work in my craft room today and try and get a few more things put away.  I haven't started the closet yet.  I really want to get every thing else done before I tackle it.  I have plans for this weekend but I am hoping next weekend to put the shelving in it and then start putting things away.  I can't wait.  I love organizing things.

The challenge over at Just Add Ink is use a twist.  This card has a twist in it.  The stripe is the ground stamp in the SU Sheltering Tree set.  I thought it would really well.  The stars are just your basic star punch and then I added the ribbon and gems.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Just Add Ink - Use A Twist
   Cute Card Thursday - Cute
   Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
   Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Off to do a little more organizing.  Chat with you later.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Hello again

Hello again.  I got a lot done in my short break.   I made myself a small salad for a late lunch, canned a small batch of tomatoes, straighten the kitchen (it is a mess again thanks to my salad.), put a load of clothes in the washer, and folded a load.

I came back to make a quick card for the Freshly Made Sketches' challenge.  I used to love sketches more than any thing.  Some where along the way, I quit using them as much.  I don't know why.  This one was a quick and easy one. 

I can't believe I went with a Christmas/Winter theme again.  I am still enjoying Summer.  At least this way, I will get some Christmas cards done early.

I used a circle image from Bugaboo.  I added some color to the scarf and his nose and that was it.  Since the circle has a Let It Snow sentiment, I added a snowflake on the bottom of the square.  I also added gemstones and some Stickles around the circle.  Last but not least, I added a ribbon.  I just love ribbons, they added a 3d look.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Freshly Made Sketches - Sketch #347
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Crafty Gals - Christmas In July
   As You Like It - Ribbons or Buttons & Why

 Off to finish these up.  Chat with you again later.  I am still hoping my sister and I have time to play tonight.


Christmas In July

Hello.  I know I have been quiet.  It has been busy around my house.  School ended and I was all ready to spend some time in my craft room.  What is the saying....You make plans and God laughs.  He was laughing.

My son bought a house in Grand Rapids and moved the last of June.  I went up and spent a week with him.  It was just so much fun. We were busy but I just enjoyed the time.

I came home and it was time to get busy.  My husband was (still is) in the middle of a huge job and didn't have time for paperwork.  I usually help out but I had more than usual.  Then there was the 4th of July. 

I had my routine down.  I was going to get some time in the craft room.  Then it dawned on me I had  two weeks before my son came home for his vacation.  That meant I had a lot to do.  I was moving his old bedroom and making it my craft room.  His new room needed painting.  It took forever to get the other room cleaned out but I did it.  I painted it red and gray.  University of Alabama colors.  It came out amazing.  I just love it. (I will be posting pictures later.) 

The room got finished on Tuesday and he was due Thursday night.  I moved all the furniture and got it all set up.  But that  left a mess in the rest of the house.  I spent Thursday moving things into my new craft room.  I knew it would not be ready for his visit but I had to get started and organize some of the mess.

We had a great visit.  His girlfriend and I even got in my craft room for a little while.  I am still moving things around but I am getting there.  I updated my challenge list on Sunday and I really want to get a few things done this week.

To that end, I ran across this card, I started and never finished.  I thought it would be perfect for several of the Christmas In July challenges.  The little girl/elf is from Bugaboo stamps. I had previously cut all of the circles and I just needed to embossing the background and add all of the gems.

I am using it in the following challenges:
   AudSentiments - Christmas In July
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Die Cutting Divas - Christmas In July
   Crafty Gals - Christmas In July

Well, I am off to fold some clothes and work in the kitchen for a few minutes.  Chat with you again soon.  Have a great afternoon.


Monday, July 2, 2018

Birthday Balloons

Hello.   How is everyone doing?  I have a quick card for you before I go eat lunch.

This is one of my favorite Silhouette files.  I have cut in several times with different color balloons.  I also love embossing the top balloon.  That is why I like dry embossing so much it adds even more dimension to the card. 

I am using it in the following challenges:  
   Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes + Sentiment
   Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
   Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes + Birthday
   Crafty Gals - Anything Goes

Off to eat lunch.  Hopefully, I will be back later.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

End of the Weekend

Hello.  I hope everyone has had a good weekend.  I spent it straighten the house and just relaxing.  I did work on a few unfinished projects today.

This card was one of them.  It is using the SU  Baby Bear set.  I just love this set.  It was the first time in some years that I had tried a set of layered stamps.  This set is so forgiving.  If it isn't lined up perfectly, that is ok.  It looks right.

Instead of a baby card,  I made it into a birthday.  With a special fold. 

I am using it in the following challenges:
   Fab N Funky - For A Child
   Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
   Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
   Crafty Gals - Anything Goes

Off to finish another project.  Chat with you soon.  If not, have a great evening.