Friday, November 28, 2014

No Snow

When you live in this part of Texas, you rarely see snow - and even when we do, it's only a dusting!   When we do see it around here the entire town shuts it's doors, school is cancelled, and traffic comes to a complete stand still (we also don't know how to drive in it)!   Since little Rambo (our doxie) has never seen snow I'm not sure what he'd think of something like that.  I just image it'd be a little chilly on his belly though!  He does love a nice little patch of green grass and sunny skies.

This cutie is one of the stamps from the Holiday Hounds set from Newton's Nook.  So many cute stamps in that set!   I marked through "the" in the sentiment and added a handwritten "no" and then sponged in the sky and added the die cut grass.

I'll enter this in the following challenges:  Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook (Christmas) and  Addicted to Stamps and More (Holiday).

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Big T-Day

The big T-Day will be here tomorrow!!!  T-Day, as in Thanksgiving, here in the states.  If possible, everyone will sit down to a big meal of turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings - and give thanks for things in our life. 

As soon as I saw this big guy from QKR Stamps I knew I had to have him.  He looks exactly like my brother!  LOL!  My brother may not be as chubby as this, but this is what he looks like when he comes every year at Thanksgiving and the food is on the table.  He's ready to "dig in" and fill the belly with turkey for the year.  He even has that grumpy cat (turkey) look on his face!   This turkey is just thankful he's at the table and not ON the table!

I colored this in Copics and then added some shine with the Wink of Stella clear pen.  The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye and the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  Some yellow/gold sequins were added and then tiny clear sequins added to the center of the larger ones.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful day.  I'm so thankful for all of you!  You bring so much inspiration into my life and I value your friendship.  Thank you!

I'll enter this in the challenges at QKR Stampede (Bling it On),and  Cards in Envy (Thankful)

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Oh, Dear Deer

Happy Monday to everyone!!!  We're starting a brand new challenge over at Squigglefly and would love for you to play along.  If you use one of the Squigglefly images found in the store and enter, you could be a winner.  Our theme this time is Dear ( use this word in your sentiment)  - or use a Deer on your card. 

I've used this fun image from Sandra Caldwell called Reindeer Piggie along with a computer generated sentiment!  Here's the deal.......little Mr. Piggie wants to lead Santa's sleigh on Christmas but is having a really hard time convincing all the other reindeer that he could do just as good a job as any of them.  He finally found a little brown costume that looks like Rudolph so he's crashing the reindeer herd in hope that Santa will select him to lead the sleigh!  I personally think he has a very good chance of doing just that!  On Christmas morning if you look out the window and see Reindeer Piggie pulling that sleigh, give him a great big wave and blow him a kiss!

Thanks for stopping by.............and be sure and check out the Squigglefly challenge!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Country Christmas

This is pretty much a CASE of a card I saw recently in a online card class.  I used the same die and design but that's about it.  The die is from Simon Says Stamp and the patterned paper is from Paper Studio.  Mainly just some scraps I had left over from another project.  The card base is Kraft card stock.  It's a little different for me and almost to the point of being "busy", but it's another Christmas card completed.  I usually send my Christmas cards out the first week of December, but that's going to be hard to do this year I think.  I'm getting ready to shower you with Christmas cards!

I'll enter this in the challenges at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets) Dies R Us (Christmas-Anything Goes).

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Time For Butterflies

Scrapy Land Challenges begins again today and our theme this time is to Use Texture.   Be sure and see all the rules over at Scrapy Land Challenge and enter.  Make sure you use at least one of the brands of dies from the store.  Below is a list of all the brands that Scrapy Land carries.

It's really not the time of year around here to see many butterflies but I think they're beautiful no matter what season it is.  For my card today I used a stencil and some embossing paste for the texture.  The butterfly was completed using the Fancy Butterfly die from Impression Obsession and some patterned paper. Pearls were added to the body of the butterfly.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a scrap of vellum.  I added the vellum with some stitching leaving the ends of the thread dangling.

Be sure and enter our challenge at Scrapy Land Challenge for a chance to win a wonderful prize package.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Thankful Little Owls

It's about that time once again.......yep, Thanksgiving is on it's way!  Mom has the pie and Pa has the corn!  Just wondering who's bringing the turkey!!

I used these darling little Pilgrim owls from Deedee's Digis.  This is pre-colored but also comes in the line version you can color yourself and also has some really cute sentiments.  I added a little Wink of Stella to the images to give them shine - but they're so cute they actually shine all by themselves.   The patterned paper was added to some Kraft card stock, the little owls cut out and popped up, and the the navy ribbon added along with a stamped sentiment.   Be sure and check out Deedee's Digis as we have a progressive challenge each month and you'll want to join in on all the fun.

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

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Friday, November 14, 2014

I Don't Do Watercoloring!

I love to see what other people do with watercolors and they're always so pretty!  I didn't have any watercolors and finally decided to bite the bullet the other day and buy just a very inexpensive set at Michael's.  Um.........I'll just say this......I'm glad I didn't invest a lot of money in them!  Maybe with practice I'll get the hang a little better. 

I kept this as easy and simple as could be by just smearing some of the colors for the sky and stamping this image from Crackerbox Palace.  I love the image for guy cards and since I have a few guy birthdays coming up soon I thought I'd give it a try with watercoloring.  If they like the color purple I have scored a hit! 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Swirls and Pearls

Another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown begins today and we have the theme of Swirls and Pearls!  We're being sponsored by Sweet and Sassy who also provided the images for the DT.  Be sure and stop by and see all the rules and then enter for your chance to win!

Although we really don't need another four footed friend in the house right now, I'd love to take this precious little puppy home with me!  I colored the image in Copics, added the swirly peppermint paper, the sentiment, then the snowflake and pearl.

Thanks for stopping by.....and be sure and head on over to Tuesday Throwdown!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Wishing for Snow

It's time for another challenge from Squigglefly and our theme this week is Christmas - with Non Traditional colors as a twist.  Check the challenge for all the rules and enter for your chance to win.  Be sure and see all the wonderful creations from the DT too!

This cute little snowman is called Star Light, Star Bright by Cheryl Alger.  This is a new image in the shop and you'll not only find this one but so many more.  Plus, there's a new artist this month (Sal Scheibe) that has some beautiful images you won't want to miss.   My snowman is colored in non traditional colors using Copics and then some shine added with the Wink of Stella Pen.  The embossing folder is called Snowfall from Sheena Douglas.  The sentiment is called Christmas Medley by Jess Holland.

Thanks for stopping by........and be sure and check out the Squigglefly challenge!

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Drunk Toad

Don't know if this guy is drunk from the booze or flies, but all you have to do is look in his eyes and know he's had just a tad too much fun!

A fun card for a very special someone with a birthday tomorrow!!!!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Double Hello

We're back again with an Anything Goes challenge over at Scrapy Land!  Anything goes this week but just be sure you use one of the brands of dies that are sold in the Scrapy Land store.  Check out all the rules of the challenge and enter for your chance to win!  Be sure and see all the inspiration from the DT also.

I really wasn't happy with this card at all but it does look better in real life.  I used a stencil and distress paint and then sprayed it all with some gold metallic shimmer stuff.  This was mounted on a piece of burlap and the "hello" die from My Favorite Things added.  Here's a link to the die in the Scrapy Land store.  I added a snip of some lace and then the dew drops.

Now, moving right along.................

   This one is so much more my style!!!!  Clean and simple and yes, a "git 'er done" type card.  I used the same die on this one (notice I cut the tail off the "h" in "hello" in that first card - I keep seeing "chello" instead of "hello"!  LOL!)  I also used some die cut leaves from Impression Obsession (that can also be found in the store), smashing some distress inks over them, and then adding the piece of twine.  The banners were done with some scraps I had left over from another card.

That's it for today.........and thanks for stopping by.............

Monday, November 3, 2014

Mixing It Up

Look out!!!  There's a moose in the kitchen!  This cutie comes from a new digi set in Deedee's Digis and you can get it beginning today.  It also comes with digi paper and sentiments - and in pre-colored images or line images that you color yourself.  It's also the start of another progressive challenge at Deedee's so be sure and grab this little cutie (unless you played along last month and received it for free) and come on over and enter your creation.  Once you enter you'll get next months image free!

I used the line version of this little gal and colored her with Copics, making a few polka dots on her apron.  The snowflake paper is from Deedee's that comes with the set and the polka dot paper are some scraps I had.

This tag was SUPPOSE to be photographed with a loaf of banana bread that I cooked the other day.......but, Jim and I ate it before I could get the photo!  What can I say!

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Loving Those Dachshunds

Yep, you know me.......I LOVE those little dachshunds!  Of course I love Rambo (our doxie) more but I actually love all of them!  As soon as I saw this set of stamps from Newton's Nook I knew I HAD to have it.  TOOOO cute and so much fun!  There's several images of dachshunds and sentiments and each and every one of them are wonderful - and get ready because you'll be seeing me use this stamp set a lot!

This is a very clean and simple card but I wanted to let this little guy take center stage.  Since the challenge at Inky Paws (Newton's Nook) is "sparkle", I used a piece of red glitter paper and also a piece of white glitter paper.  The snowy background is from a Sheena Douglas embossing folder and the little Christmas tree was a die cut.  He's colored with Copics and then I used the Wink of Stella clear pen on his sweater

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

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