Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dashing Deer

A few dashing deer today!  I had all these scraps on my desk from left over cards and figured it was time to get them off and do a little clean up around here.  Not too much clean up though for sure! 

These little guys and the sentiment are from Paper Smooches.  I used a die from Lawn Fawn and from Simon Says Stamp for the scene and also used embossing paste with a snowflake stencil for the "snow".  A few sequins were added, the deer popped up, and it's a done deal.

Deer season is getting ready to start around here in the next couple of weeks and you can really tell since all the guys are now dressed in camo - just waiting for the big day.  I swear they must have camo undies on too.....guess that'd come in handy out in the brush if you had to drop your pants for some reason or another though!

I'll take these little guys over to Pixie's Crafty Workshop for her challenge on snippets.

This may be it until next week.  I need some type of lightening bolt of inspiration to hit me pretty quick I think - or at least a couple of days where life doesn't seem to interfere with my fun. 

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dressing Up

Another challenge is starting today at Tuesday Throwdown with the theme "Dress Up".  We're being sponsored by Chi Chi Memories, who also provided the images for the DT to use.  The winner will receive a wonderful prize package from out sponsor so be sure and come on over and play along! 

I used the little Tiger Girl.  She's a cutie all dressed up for the Trick or Treating day.  How about that set of white teeth on that costume!!!!  The costume looks like it's getting ready to gobble her up!  Of course that could be hair too I guess - but really liked the way it looked like teeth!  Either way, it's a fun image!

Thanks for stopping by........and be sure and check out Tuesday Throwdown this week!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Play Ball

In case you haven't heard yet, the World Series is in full swing - or maybe it's even over with by now!!  This little gal would love to play in it though!

We're starting another challenge at Squigglefly this week with the theme "Frame It".  We'd love to have you play along with us - unless you're already playing in the World Series!  This cute little image is from Cheryl Alger and called Batter Up.  You can find her in the Squigglefly store along with so many other images!

I used one of the Polaroid frames to showcase this little girl.  The panel behind her is actually a gray-ish color but appears brown in the photo.  I added the twine and wooden star as accents.

This is MY kind of gal!  When I was growing up I was the only girl in a neighborhood full of boys.  I learned to play baseball with the best of them.  The only thing different in the image that doesn't resemble me is that I would have NOT had on a pink shirt - or bow in my hair!  I really thought I was just one of the guys!

Come on over to Squigglefly and play along for your chance to win.  Check all the rules on the blog.

Since the day isn't over with I'll enter this in the challenge over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets)!  

Thanks for stopping by.......

Friday, October 24, 2014

Witchy Cat

 Happy (almost) Halloween!  This is the last of the Halloween cards for the year!  YEA!  I'm really ready to move on over to Christmas now - or even maybe a few cards for Valentine's Day!

I was at Michael's the other day and found this cute Halloween image from Hampton Arts on sale for 60% off.  Gotta love deals like that - plus it's really a cute set of stamps.  This is a large image so all I added was a sentiment from Chicken Girl Designs (very old), some enamel dots, and the twine.  The stars were colored in with a gold Wink of Stella pen and then I went over the hat with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  Of course I just had to add a little pearl to her collar too!

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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Shaking It Up

I shook it up and made a Santa shaker card!!!  Pretty much of a terrible story all the way around.  Before I get to that though, just wanted to say that this cute little Santa is from Paper Smooches!  CUTE set of stamps too and I love this Santa to pieces!

Stamped Mr. St. Nick, added the Liquid Applique, and cut him out.  For some unknown crazy reason I decided to make a shaker card with him!  NO problem - every one else can do it and so can I!  I'd never made one before but it just couldn't be hard.......right!  Got the acrylic stuff glued on the frame and then added the dimensionals.  Of course I added them to the wrong side - so started over!  Finally got it all put together again, added the sequins, and then made my card!  YEA!  I did it!!!  Picked the card up and shook it - it's so cute with those sequins floating around in there - and they all fell out on the desk!  Yep!!!  You don't even want to know some of the words that came out of my sweet little mouth!  LOL!   Where's the hole!  I couldn't find where they were coming out and in case you haven't noticed those dimensionals really stick - and aren't coming apart!  Ok, started over again!  Finally got it all finished and now the sequins float around perfect.......Way too much work for me though and don't know if I'll ever tackle a shaker card again!

I'm going to enter this in the Anything Goes challenge over at Paper Smooches Sparks!

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


Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Wreath

A little fall wreath today using some stamps from The Alley Way Stamps.  I first stamped the wreath and added that cute bird at the bottom.  The leaves were stamped separately, colored, cut out, and added along with some amber colored sequins.  Lastly, the sentiment and wooden heart added.  The wreath, bird, and sentiment are from the Wreathed in Love set and the tiny leaves from Crazy Critters.

I'll enter this in the Be Inspired Challenge for The Alley Way Stamps.  I was inspired by the colors in the panel on the left - green for that tree in the background, orange for the pumpkins, blue for the color of the bird,  and the wooden heart due to the bed of the pickup truck.

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

Short Announcement

Just have a very quick short announcement  to everyone:

No tricks, just treats this weekend!  For every $1.00 spent in our store this weekend ( 10-18-14 through midnight central standard time 10/19/14) you will be entered into a drawing to win a  grab bag of 10 Halloween images!  Winner will be announced on our blog and here on Facebook on Monday, October 20th.

I know y'all probably think I've dropped off the face of the earth since I haven't posted a card since Wednesday.  I've actually been working on a couple and will have one on Monday for sure.  Sometimes other things (like LIFE) get in the way of the things we love to do.  I'm also not the quickest crafter around!  So, what more can I say.............

Be sure and check out Squigglefly and all their wonderful images this weekend! 

Thanks for stopping by.......

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Boo-Tiful Day

Time for another Scrapy Land Challenge and the theme this time is Halloween!!  Be sure and enter for your chance to win a wonderful prize from Scrapy Land!!!  All you have to do to enter is use one of the brands of dies that Scrapy Land carries in the store.  Here's a list of all the brands:

I used a stamp and die from Lawn Fawn (Monster Mash) on my card today along with some Kraft paper and a scrap of black and white polka dot paper.  Added a button, ribbon, twine, and some fun enamel dots and it's all ready to be mailed out for Halloween!

Be sure and stop by Scrapy Land, see the challenge rules, and enter your creation!

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Saving the Hooters

Stella is on a mission to Save the Hooters!  She's already popped over to Tuesday Throwdown for this weeks challenge to spread the word since the theme of our challenge this go-round is Awareness!  Come on over and play along with us and you could win a wonderful prize package from our sponsor Bugaboo!

You just gotta love Stella!  I colored her in Copics and then used patterned paper from Recollections.  I cut out a heart die and then added the pink in the negative pieces.  A little embossing, a pearl on Ms. Stella's dress, and the card is complete!

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

Head on over to Tuesday Thrown and enter for your chance to win!

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

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkins and Squigglefly

HUGE announcement - I am now part of the Squigglefly DT!  Great images, wonderful artists, fantastic design team, whoa.......can you tell I'm excited!!!

Our challenge at Squigglefly this week is to use pumpkins or the color of pumpkins on your card.  This should be easy with fall and Halloween right around the corner now. I used an image from Sandra Caldwell called Costume Witch.  What a cutie, right!  She's colored in Copics and then I gave her cape and hat some shine with the Wink of Stella Pen.  The patterned paper I used is from DCWV and the textured card stock from American Crafts - and then that little bat with googly eyes just had to be added.

Head on over to Squigglefly, see all the inspiration from the DT, check the challenge rules, and then enter your card for a chance to win!

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dino Birthday

A little dino card for one of the grandsons.  I think all little boys love the dinosaurs - no matter what their age.

For my card today I used several sets of stamps from Lawn Fawn - Critters in the Past for the dinosaur, palm tree, and sentiment, Life is Good for the sand/dirt he's standing on, and Critters in the Dog Park for the little bone.  The patterned paper is from DCWV Dots Stack.

I'll enter this in the Lawnscaping Challenge (Patterned Paper).

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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

White is Not White

White is NOT white!  Ok, so this is white card stock and a white doily (gotta love the cake decorating section at Wally World!).  In the store, it really looked so white - slapped it on a card and it's not bad.  Took a picture and yikes!!!  Not white at all it seems!  So typical of something I'd do!

White card stock, not so white doily, red poinsettia with SB die, a bit of Wink of Stella clear,  gold glitter enamel dot for the center, and gold embossed sentiment.  That's it for today because I've just basically been worthless for the past couple of days and haven't been crafting much.  Sad, I know!

I'll enter this in Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets) and A Gem of a Challenge (Clean and Simple).

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

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Yo Ho Ho Treats

There's all sorts of fun happenings going on at Deedee's Digis right now!!!  Through today we not only have a great SALE, but also a FREEBIE (like this), and a CHALLENGE!  Be sure and go to Deedee's today and check out all the fun before it ends tomorrow morning!

Since I have a friend that raises and rescues basset hounds AND parrots I thought this would make an adorable card for her.  This image is FREE - through tomorrow morning only - and yours for the taking.  We'd love to see you make something with it and enter our challenge too.  This is the Pre-Colored image but you also get the line version you can color yourself.  It comes with some fun sentiments too.

I just printed and then cut out the image - and added a ton of Wink of Stella clear to the hat, cape, and pumpkin.  The black polka dots is something called an Edger - basically a sticker.  I've had it in my stash forever and have no idea where it came from.  I added a strip of orange textured card stock, some twine and then the sentiment.

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

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

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Autumn Blessings

A super duper clean and simple card using a pre-colored image from Deedee's Digis!  Head on over to Deedee's Shop though because this also comes in the line version that you can color yourself and some great sentiments.  I used vanilla card stock, a scrap of patterned paper, a little faux stitching, and some twine.  I also went over the entire wreath with the Wink of Stella clean pen - which really gives it a nice shine.  It may be clean and simple but think it still packs a punch to wish someone a happy Thanksgiving. 

Be SURE and check out Deedee's Digi's as there's a darling freebie for this weekend only to celebrate World Card Making Day.  We also have a progressive challenge going on there so while you're visiting the site, check out all the details and come play along with us this month.

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Birthday Balloons

Anything Goes is the theme of our challenge at Scrapy Land beginning today!  Be sure to enter for your chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate to the Scrapy Land store.  That's right......Anything Goes!  Just remember to use one of the brands of dies that they carry in the store!  Can't wait to see what you create!

I used a Darcie's Heart and Home image (colored in Copics) and added some balloons from Paper Smooches like you can find here in Scrapy Land store.  Some baker's twine was added to the balloons and then the sentiment stamped (a little crooked I might add - I've never stamped anything straight in my life so why start now)!!  This little guy is all ready for fall so thought it'd be cute for a masculine birthday coming up next month.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and head on over to Scrapy Land Challenges and enter your creation.

I'm Back...................I got back from my trip and can't even begin to describe what a wonderful time I had! Lots of fun and laughter - and just a marvelous feeling.  Something I'll remember forever.   I'll be around to everyone's blog as soon as possible.  Promise!!!   Right now everything is a bit overwhelming with all the things I have to catch up on.