Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Have a Heart

Newton's Nook is having another challenge and I just had to play along with this cute little raccoon that's trying to steal someones heart.

I used the Falling Hearts stencil and some red embossing paste from Dreamweaver's for the background and then added the Lawn Fawn tag with this cute critter perched on top!  He's from the set called Sweetheart Tails from Newton's Nook.   He's colored in Copics and then a snippet of patterned paper added.

I'll also enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Old is New

Vicki, over at Stamp Smiles, has a weekly challenge where she wants to see "old".  Well, good golly!  I though she was talking about ME!  No, she wants to see us revive those old stamps, etc.  Check out the Flasback Friday Challenge!!

I'm pretty sure this stamp was given to me when I first started stamping and I've never, ever inked it up.  Mainly because it's just really not "me".   But, a challenge is a challenge, so......I got it colored and then had no idea what to do with it!  When that happens I usually just slap it on a piece of patterned paper and call it a day - which I just did with this!  For some unknown reason when I got to the top portion I colored all those little squares (that are hidden by the pearls) in YELLOW!  I have no earthly idea whey I'd do that!  Anyway, it was really looking weird in yellow so I stuck some small pearls over it.  Done deal!  The sentiment is also an old stamp and I embossed that with some of the Platinum embossing powder.  At least I have another birthday card finished now.

Here's a picture of the two stamps I used.  The sentiment is an old one from SU and the flowers are from PSX.  Also on the side of the flower stamp it has "stamp class" and "flawed".  I still don't see where it was flawed but with all those flowers bunched together like that there's no telling what's hiding in there!  You can see it's been used a LOT by someone anyway!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Sending Some Love

Valentine's Day is right around the corner so I've been making a few for the grands.  They all live several hours from us so they'll need to be mailed soon. 

The image called Sending My Love is from Deedee's Digi's and yep, it really is perfect for sending some love!  Deedee's Digi's is the sponsor for the challenge over at Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes).  Be sure and check this out for your chance to win!

Pretty self explanatory here but I used some wood grain card stock and also did a little heat embossing after cutting the circle with a Lil Inker die. 

I'll enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (Snippets).

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Friday, January 23, 2015


Poor Gus.......can't find his balls - maybe they're really not lost and just DEFLATED instead!!!

Keep smiling and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spots and Dots at Scrapyland

Our challenge at Scrapyland starts today and our theme is Spots and Dots!  Be sure and use one of the die brands found in the Scrapyland store and enter for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Scrapyland!

The "thanks" die I'm using today was a gift from a very sweet blogging friend and can be found in the Scrapland store here.  I used some card stock (which was also a gift!) and patterned papers that aren't my usual choices but thought I'd shake things up a bit and try them.  The photo isn't the best in the west because of a cloudy day and low light - but it is what it is.  Much nicer in real like.  The "thanks" was die cut on white card stock and then the sentiment heat embossed in white on vellum.  A bit of stitching, twine, and sequins were added.

Thanks for stopping by..........and head on over to Scrapyland Challenges to see all the wonderful inspiration from the DT and enter for your chance to win.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Home Sweet Tepee

Our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown starts today with the theme of Embossing!  We're being sponsored by Avery Elle!  Great sponsor and great challenge AND we'd love for you to come over and play along this week for a chance to win a wonderful prize from the sponsor!

For my card I used the Avery Elle set called Home Sweet Home.  It's a great set with some really cute images.  I tried something different on this card and the jury is still out on whether I like what I tried.  I used some Pan Pastels on the sky and the hillside.  I think the sky was fine - but my grassy hillside looks more like dead grass that would like to be green - maybe kind of like it usually is in Texas!  I embossed the clouds with the Swiss Dots folder and also added a couple of pine trees to the hills.  The hearts on the teepee and beside the sentiment finished it off.  Of course I forgot all about "grounding" the tepee so maybe I should have titled this The Floating Tepee instead!

Be sure and check out Tuesday Throwdown this week and enter for your chance to win!  See all the wonderful inspiration from the DT too!

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

Monday, January 19, 2015

Time To Celebrate

Happy New Year everyone - hope I'm not too late!!!  Our new year has started off pretty rough around here!  Rambo (the doxie) decided two of his legs weren't going to work anymore, Sassy (the cat) decided not to eat ever again, and Jim (the hubby)......we won't even go there!!  Finally everyone is a tiny bit better so I decided to start celebrating the new year!

It's also time for another challenge at Squigglefly and our theme for this challenge is Snow Much Fun!  Be sure and check out our challenge and enter for you chance to win a wonderful prize - remember to use a Squigglefly image!  For my card today I used New Years Lampshade by Sandra Caldwell.  He's colored with Copics and then the snowflake was made using a very old punch.

.......and no, I've never partied so hard that I had the lampshade on my head - but......I have danced on a table top before!  I don't think we want to go there either!!

Thanks for stopping by........and be sure and check out Squigglefly for our challenge and so great images!