Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry and Meow-y Christmas

Christmas is a time for so many things - including family and friends.  It's also time for hubby in my house!  I think Jim is a little tired of seeing my rear end sitting at the computer or craft desk all day long so I'm going to be taking a short break for the next week or so from posting, commenting, and even a little of the computer.  I may even have to re-introduce myself to him!  Of course after a while he's probably going to tell me to get back on the computer and back to card making!  LOL!

My first card was completed with a Hero Arts image and SU sentiment - all embossed in gold.  The second one card shows another one of those cute, cute images from Deedee's Digi's!  Be sure and check out Deedee's for not only the wonderful images but also for the progression challenge that is going on this month.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and Christmas.  I'll be back before you know it and you may not even know I'm missing. 

Thanks for stopping by.........and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holidays and Scrapy Land

Scrapy Land Challenges starts again today and we'd love to see your creation using a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries.  Our theme this time is Holidays!  Enter our challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize from the Scrapy Land store.  Be sure and see all the inspiration from the DT.

I created another clean and simple card today using the Frostyville die from Memory Box.  The sentiment from Hero Arts was embossed in white and then several shiny sequins added.  All of this was placed on some Night of Navy card stock.

Here's a list of all the brands of dies that Scrapy Land carries:

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa in a Speedo!

Santa is coming........but left his clothes behind because it's too warm in this part of the country.  He's in his Speedo instead!!!!  WooHoo!!!  I'm looking for Santa!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Birds and Beer

I was scooting around in blog-land the other day and saw this image on Chrissy's blog.  Eeek!!!!!  I had to have it!  She made such a cute, cute card using this.  The image can be found at From the Heart Stamps where they have a monthly progressive challenge.

This almost looks like me when I start the wrapping - almost!  First thing I do is slap on the reindeer horns.... might as well get in a good humor for that job...then turn on the Christmas music.   I usually have a cup of "something" a nice cold bottle of beer!  I always try to carry more wrapping paper than I can handle and it goes rolling across the floor - along with ribbon, bows, tape, and everything else......Rambo grabs one of the ribbon rolls and high tails it to the other end of the house.  (Are you starting to see why I need the beer!)  I finally get it all settled on the table and am ready for this fun job.  Jim walks in and says he wants to help - and I grab another beer!  Finally, everything is wrapped, tagged, and ready to go.  By this time I really don't even care what they look like and probably had enough beer too!  That's really how I do the wrapping every year!  Such fun!

 I'll enter this in the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.........and keep smiling!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mail Drop

I'm not sure if it's my camera, the computer, or the person taking the pictures (surely not!!!!) but I can't seem to get a good picture using pink and the red is looking like a runaway firetruck!  Whew!  This is so RED, it almost puts your eyes out and even looks blurry!  Do I need to get my eyes checked again or is everyone else seeing what I see - and if so, what's the solution!  I've been trying to tone it down but the reds just jump off the page.

Anyway.........enough on colors!  The challenge starting today at Tuesday Throwdown is themed Christmas-Famly.  We're being sponsored by Stamping Boutique who also provided the DT with images.  Be sure and enter the challenge for your chance to win a wonderful prize package from our sponsor.

I used the image Mail Girl, coloring her in Copics and then sponging in some blue for the sky behind her.  I really, really, REALLY would love a coat like she's wearing but there's just no need in spending the money on something that warm in this part of the country.  I'd probably have a heat stoke - but it really does look snuggly and I'd at least look good having the heat stroke!

Be sure and check out Tuesday Throwdown.....and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 8, 2014

That Blogger (Bugger) Mess

I'm sure by now everyone has seen the mess on Blogger with the word verification!  I saw mine early this morning and went over to Blogger Help to find out what to do.  They did leave a reply to my question on why it was being so screwy but I swear I'd have to have a degree in computer technology to figure out what they were even saying!  If I could figure that out I would NOT have a blog - I'd be teaching a computer class instead!  They were talking about cookies and filters!  Now come on......cookies are to eat and the only filters I'm familiar with are coffee filters!!!

Thanks to some ladies in one my design team groups, here's the latest!  You can change the setting to "embedded" - however, you may get some spam comments.  (Spam comes in a can and you're suppose to eat it - however, I'm not a fan)  I personally don't want to have to deal with the spam either on my blog or in the can.   BUT, there's a way around all this.........when the word verification comes up, don't even attempt to try to read what it says for you to type (who can see that anyway)!  All you have to do is leave your comment and then hit "Publish"!  It will publish just least until they change something else up. 


Inexpensive Stockings

Another challenge starts over at Squigglefly today and our theme this time is to use Die Cuts or Embossing.  The image I'm using is a new release called 5 Cent Stockings by Sandra Caldwell and can be found in the Squigglefly shop.

The stockings have been printed out twice, popped up on dimensionals, and colored with Copics.  This was mounted on some Christmas-y patterned paper with the ribbon and die cut (from Impression Obsession) added.  A sequin and red gem were added to the center of the snowflake.

Be sure and head on over to the Squigglefly challenge and enter for your chance to win a wonderful prize package.  Anyone can play along but to be eligible for the prize you must use a Squigglefly image.

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