Saturday, December 31, 2011

Don't Drink and Drive

Just a really quick card to wish everyone a Happy New Year - be safe, don't drink and drive, and have a wonderful weekend.
Thanks for all your support and comments.  They mean so much to me.  What a wonderful craft to be involved in, blogging friends worldwide, and a good life.  Thank you!!!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

You've Got Mail

Since I haven't been able to get my mind wrapped around making any cards the last few days, I thought I'd show you one of the Christmas cards that I made for this year and sent out. 

The main thing I liked about this was that it was easy to mail - no bulk and no extra postage.  You just gotta love those kinds of cards.  The image is from Just Inklined and I think everything on the card is pretty self explanatory.

I'm really hoping some kind of inspiration hits me in the head in the next day or so.  I just seem to be in a huge slump around here. I do have some exciting news though!  I'm now officially a Belli Girl design team member!  Come check out the Creative Belli  blog and join in on all the fun.  We have a new challenge every two weeks - and you still have time to enter the current challenge themed Merry Christmas.  Also, be sure and pop over to all the design team members blogs....I'm very honored to be on the design team with these fantastic artists!

Sorry I haven't been around to everyone's blog lately......just still too much going on with kids and grandchildren popping in every day.  Will the holidays ever officially be over with!!!  I'll get back in the groove in the next few days and will be by to visit.

(Edited 1-1-12 - This card is a CASE from I card I saw on Linda's blog.  If you get a chance be sure and check out her wonderful blog.
Thanks for stopping by........

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Birthday Cow

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!  I'm going to try to get into my craft area some this week and hopefully get back in the card making mood.

This cute little birthday cow is an image I received from Becky (thanks again!).  She's from La La Land Crafts and is just too stinking cute.  The sentiment is from CTMH.  A very simple little card but think it'll be cute for someone's birthday in the coming new year.

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

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

This is what happens when you get older and the children are too big to have their picture taken with Santa!
I'm not sure who was more miserable - Rambo or Santa!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Oh Deer!

This is the last of the Christmas cards I'll be showing for the year (maybe).  Clean, simple, and  "git 'er done.  What can I say except we have three little deer all in a row here....but they all must be Rudolph since they all have the red rhinestone noses.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers (Christmas),  Paper and Such Design Blog (Last minute Christmas card - CAS), and Crafty Card Makers (Use it 3 Times).

I won't be having a Funny Friday this week........but WILL be having a VERY FUN Friday!  I guarantee what I have to show you will put a big smile on your face and you'll still be smiling next week just thinking about it!

Thanks for stopping by.........and don't forget to pop back in on Friday.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Young Vermillion

I'm not very chatty today - maybe because I'm just busy with all the last minute things going on this week for Christmas.  I did get all the cookies finished yesterday!    I DO love making Christmas cookies - you know, bake two and then eat a slice of cookie dough, bake two more, and another slice of dough!  Yum!!!

This is a stamp from SU called Young Vermillion.  I paired it with some SU patterned paper and think it'll make a nice card for a male.

Hope everyone has a great week and thanks for stopping by...........

Friday, December 16, 2011

Your Christmas Gift

Well, I warned you to get the sunglasses out, didn't I!

I'm sure everyone has done this, but when I started planning out this card I had exactly in my mind what it would look like.  And let me tell ya, it was spectacular.  The paper was going to match the image perfect, a great design, and everything was going to be P-E-R-F-E-C-T!   I'm not real sure what happened but it surely doesn't look anything like what I'd planned on!  But, here goes anyway.....

Meet Ms. Fairy Grand Ma.......She's from Just Inklined and as cute as can be.  I first saw this image on Tammy's blog - she does the cutest cards with Just Inklined images and always has wonderful stories to go with her creations.  

If I dressed up like this you probably couldn't tell the difference between Granny and me!  Love the bloomers and of course those saggy boobs (no, I don't have the saggy boobs - yet)!  I forgot to take a photo of the inside and it's already been sent to a friend...but inside it says, "I'll grant your Christmas wish this year"!  Pretty scary thought, isn't it!

So, what would you like as your Christmas gift this year?

Thanks for stopping by..........keep smiling and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How About Some Snow

I thought I'd started out in a pretty good humor on doing all the Christmas cards for this year and actually enjoyed making most of them.  We're getting down to the wire here and they seem to be getting pretty clean and simple now in order to get finished.  And to be honest........I'm tired of making Christmas cards!!!

But, since I do love Christmas and it only comes once a year.... here's another one......

This card is made with Kraft paper and a couple of strips of more Basic Grey DP.  The image is from Beyond the Fringe and was a freebie.  Isn't this snowman just so perfect!  Take a minute and go check out this great site.  I know you'll love it.  Anyway, I printed it out on the Kraft paper and then again on white.  I cut out the images on the white one and popped it on top of the one that was printed on the Kraft (didn't want to have to cut out those little arms so they are showing through from the one printed on Kraft).

We NEVER get snow down this far in Texas - well, I'll say very seldom anyway.  When it does snow here the schools close for several days, numerous auto accidents occur (no one knows how to drive in that white stuff down here), and adults become little children, out building snowmen and throwing snowballs (have you ever tried to build a snowman out of about a half inch of snow!!!).  We always say if it's going to get cold down here it might as well make it worth while and go ahead and snow!  So, bottom line here is that if I can't have snow, I'll just have a snowman on paper!

Thanks for stopping by..........oh, and I'll be having another Funny Friday this week - so grab your sunglasses and get ready!


Monday, December 12, 2011

SRU Angel Challenge

The challenge at Stamps R Us beginning today and lasting for three weeks instead of our normal two weeks this go round, is themed Angels.  Our sponsor, A Day for Daisies, so graciously gave us some precious images to work with.  Check out the Stamps R Us blog and look at all the wonderful creations by the DT.  The winner of this challenge will receive a fabulous prize package from our sponsor.

This was a really hard challenge for me.  If you've been following my blog for a while you know I don't do the sweet and girly type cards just real well.  But.....I gave it the "old college try" and here's what you get!

This isn't your normal Christmas tree but if you have the right spirit of Christmas, any tree will do.  I like the little flowers she's hanging on here.  Ok, so here's what I did with the card......I used some Bashful Blue and some unknown pink DP that I had - stitched around the edges of the pink - framed the image using a nestie - added a couple of snowflakes and the ribbon!  I also popped up the wings and added some glitter to them too. 

I'll enter this in the challenges at Sweet Stampin Challenge (things with wings) and Dutch Dare Card Challenges (winged things).

Thanks for stopping by.........and be sure and enter the Stamps R Us Challenge.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Jingle All The Way

It's already been a crazy week around here - and it's not over with yet!  I usually post something on Wednesday - but didn't get around to it this week.  Hopefully I'll get back in the groove in the next day or two and get some things created.  Maybe I'm suffering from Christmas card burn-out!    Right now though I'm just trying to finish the last of the litter (Raggedy Andy doll) in Christmas gifts!

What's not to love about Dasher (SU).  To me it's one of those images that you could use all year long - if Christmas lasted that long.....sigh......He's stamped in Versa Mark and embossed in silver.  The ribbon is some I've had close to forever and just never think about using it.  Same way with the gingham patterned paper.  I think I've had these two little pieces for about a year. I'm thinking I need to remember to get some more red and white gingham - especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner.  Anyway.....I added some little silver bells to the ribbon, made a double bow with the Bow-Easy, and then added some white "greenery" under the bow. 

I'll enter this in the following challenges:  Skipping Stones Designs (Sketch - check it out on their blog),  Creative Belli Challenges (Winter/Christmas), Creative Card Crew (Tis the Season), Kaboodle Doodles (Colors of Christmas), and Dolce Stamps and Cards (cards with some shine).

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

Monday, December 5, 2011

Beautiful Seasons

I recently discovered a blog called Crafting Clare's Paper Moments (by Vicky) and immediately fell in love with all the creations there.  Vicky is a SU demonstrator and just always has the prettiest cards and projects.  Please take a moment and check out this wonderful site!  A couple of weeks ago she kept showing cards using different images of birds on them - and oh my goodness, were they ever pretty.  I finally broke down and ordered a couple of SU sets (Beautiful Seasons is the one I've used on this card) and decided I was going to CASE one of her cards.  No way did that happen!!  Hers are so pretty and every time I'd try to do one, it just was not looking as nice.......So, I just made one of my own.

I've colored this image with Prisma pencils and then lightly sponged around it with Antique Linen distress ink.  I think the background paper is from My Minds Eye - but not sure on that one.  That Cherry Cobbler paper from SU is an exact match for the DP though.  The sentiment was completed with the Teeny Tiny Wishes and SU punches. I popped up the image on dimensionals and placed small gold brads in the four corners.

Thanks for stopping by.........and hope everyone has a great week.

Friday, December 2, 2011

If Mama Ain't Happy

This little "mama" (Ethel from Just Inklined) is NOT a happy person.  And when "Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy"!  I wish I had a dollar for every time my children probably thought I looked just like this.  Usually when I got "that look" they would scatter in all different directions.  I still get "the look" on occasion but it's directed more at hubby and Rambo (our doxie) now as the kids are all grown and have families of their own.. I can almost guarantee that my daughter gets this same "look" now that she has children of her own!  

I'll probably have to send this to my sister in law.  Her grown children STILL scatter when she gets "the look" - mine just laugh now!
 Just wanted to take a minute and thank everyone so very much for all the wonderful comments you've been leaving on my blog.  They mean so much to me.  Thanks!

Also, thought I'd give you an update on my husband - and again, thanks for the comments, thoughts, and prayers for him.  He seems to be healing pretty good now but it's just going to take a while.  We saw the doctor on Monday and thought maybe he'd be able to get off the wound vac, but not so.  He has at least another two weeks - if not longer - on that.  I'm thinking he's getting a little tired of me having to help him bathe, get dressed, and all that kind of good stuff  - but "Little Miss Sunshine" here just tries to keep him in good spirits and laughing.  Some days the "sunshine" gets a little cloudy, but then I bounce back pretty quick. LOL!  Anyway, thanks for your concern for him.

Keep smiling, have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by.........