Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Slacker Is Back

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and yes.....Happy Valentine's Day too!  I'm least for today.

I saw the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge last week and really liked it so figured I'm give it a whirl.  I attempted a technique that Jennifer McGuire showed using alcohol inks and water for the background on this card.  I don't have any alcohol inks so used some Copic refills.  The hearts are from Stampin' Up.

What surprised me most of all was that I didn't turn my craft area into a pink, red, and blue room due to spilling the water everywhere.  I also didn't end up looking like a pink Smurf either which was a plus.

I'll enter this in the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by............and I'll hopefully be back soon.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Lots of Pink

If you don't like pink, you probably should have closed your eyes!

This is for Number 4 granddaughter (the youngest) who hopefully still likes pink.  They seem to change their favorite colors with the weather you know.  Even if she doesn't like pink, I imagine she'll like the "green" that's going inside.

And speaking of weather..........our high on Tuesday was 56 degrees - and the high on Thursday is going to be 90 degrees!  What in the world!  (That's your friendly weather report for the day)!

I used some patterned paper from Doodlebug, stitched circle from Lil Inkers, and frame die from Pretty Pink Posh.  To take center stage though is the Birthday Bash stamp set from Newton's Nook.

I'll enter this in the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (sketch).

Thanks for stopping by.............

Friday, October 27, 2017

It's a Deer!

Just a quick birthday card for one of the young guys in the family.  The stamp set used is from Newton's Nook.  This is probably the shortest post on record!  All is well.............
I sincerely apologize for not getting by anyone's blog to comment much.  I'm trying to do better but it's just not working out too much.  Will keep trying though.

Thanks for stopping by.............

Monday, October 2, 2017

Wobbler Gobbler

A little bit of a wobbler gobbler - or maybe it's a gobbler wobbler.  However you want to look at it, this cute little guy from Art Impressions really is a gobbler and yes, he wobbles too!  I absolutely love this set of stamps - even though it is a little early for T-Day.   I used some of the wobbly things from AI.  The small ones fit it perfect and the larger one fits the larger turkey in the set of stamps. I used some Lawn Fawn paper, wood grain card stock, twine, and wooden embellishments - that's about it.

I'd like to enter in the Jiggle a Little challenge at Art Impressions and also in Darnell's challenge to use never before used stuff., and 2 Crazy Critter Challenge.

Things are still wobbling and jiggling along  here as always.

Thanks for stopping by.................

Monday, September 11, 2017

Simple Card......The Cat That Wasn't.....Oh NUTS!

A peek of a few things going on in my life right now.  First off is a very simple card.  I used some Oxide ink, a die, sequins, that Smoochy spray stuff, and a little masking off the rectangle.  What can I say over than super simple.  The happy birthday sentiment is on the inside.

Next up on the agenda.........This is Pepper and she's the cat (kitten) that almost was.  Recently a neighbor moved and left this poor little girl behind.  She was so tiny and nothing but skin and bones so of course I had to rescue her and get her fattened up a bit.  Such a sweet little kitty!  The problem was that Jim and Rambo didn't feel we needed another female in the house (since they do think they rule!) so she's residing with my brother now.  Rambo did not appreciate the competition at all around here!

And speaking of Rambo......We have to end this post with the king of the house.  Yes, he's wearing the cone of shame.  About the only explanation is that he's not as "nutty" as he used to be!!!  For the last 10 days he's been a very unhappy little guy but the cone is gone now and he's back to his furry self  ----- just minus a little bit that he didn't need anyway!

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Friday, August 4, 2017

The Lizards Aren't Leaping

It's been so hot in Texas this year even the lizards are refusing to leap!  They mainly just stare at you, ask what the heck is going on, and then go back to sleep.  I don't blame them at all and usually want to do the same thing.

It's been a while I know.  In the meantime I discovered Instagram.  Talk about a babe in the woods....that's me!  My number one son (he's actually the only son) got it set up for me and then went back home!  Grrrrrr.........Slowly but surely I did figure out a few things on my own - sorta.  If you're on Instagram you can find me here or just do a search on jimlynn01 when you get on Instagram.   It's quick and easy and a real time saver for me right now. 

Things are rocking along here as always I suppose.  Could be worse and could be better so we'll just go with the flow of things right now.  It really has been hot here though - topped out at 107 the other day and I didn't want to walk outside for fear of melting (as if that'd ever happen).  Even Rambo rolled his eyes at me when I told him he needed to go outside for his usual business. 

The above birthday card used a stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I added a couple pieces of pattern paper and sequins.   Done deal.

Edited: I completed forgot about entering this in the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge so am doing it right now.  Fun challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll get by your blog when I can.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Don't Drop Your Drawers!

This will be going to my crazy friend that was recently in an auto accident and is now having to use a walker for a while.  I'm telling ya' it looks exactly like her too!  Hair - short and gray.  Nightie - yellow her favorite color and she has a blue robe.  Boobs......yes, they're sagging!  Shoes - she always wears those Ugg bootie thingy-s.  Panties (drawers, bloomers, undies)...whatever you prefer to call them......

Ah, the panties.........several years ago I met her at lunch and we went walking into the local Dairy Queen.  You stand up at the counter to order and of course all the tables in there face the counter.  We were about half way through ordering and I looked down and yep..........she'd dropped her drawers!!!!   Her panties had fallen all the way down past her knees.  Seriously!  I'm one of those that always tries to find humor in situations but I completely lost it on this one.  I laughed so hard I was crying.  Everyone in there looked over to see what I was laughing about - right as she was trying to pull them back up.  That just made me laugh even harder!!  We still laugh about it to this day so I know she'll get a kick out of the card.

The image is from Polkadoodles, patterned paper and sentiment from SU, and the flowers from a die.

Changes..........also have a few changes I'm going to add here.  I'm finding it almost impossible to do all the commenting, make a card, take care of Jim, do everything else I need to do around here, and have any free time for, I'm making myself miserable even trying!   So, I'm not going to be commenting or posting as much in the future and I hope you understand.  Hopefully this will leave me a little extra time for other things.  

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