Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DP: Fab and Funky!

Fab and Funky is taking a walk on the "wild side!"  They want to see your wild animals.  Since Doodle Pantry is sponsoring their "walk, " I wanted to make sure that I played along.  I fell in love with this hippo as soon as I saw it.  It's Henrietta Hippo and while she doesn't look terribly "wild" she definitely meets the cute factor!

I really do hope that you join in the fun over at Fab and Funky!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

DP: Send a Smile 4 Kids

It's Christmas in July over at Send a Smile 4 KidsDoodle Pantry is sponsoring their challenge so I wanted to be sure to participate.  I love this image of Laurie's.  It's called Vintage Stocking.  I loved the colors ... sooo non-traditional and REALLY fun!

Today is also my youngest son's birthday.  I now have a nine-year old!

Thankfully he wanted a swim party so we're headed out to the YMCA to host 20 kiddos swimming.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


July is Pat's month to host our Monthly Image challenge and she presented us with this wonderful image from Art Impressions.  It's called: "29 Again?"  The image only has one balloon, but for some reason, I was compelled to give her a second one.

Bugaboo had a fun sketch this week so I used that one.  I had a blast making your card, I hope you enjoy it Pat!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Doodle Pantry July Release

Since July has arrived, it's time for another new release from Doodle Pantry.  This set, called Happy Trails Camper, is actually a re-release from a set sold by CDS.
How cute is this set?  The great thing is that it's the FREE set this month over at the Doodle Pantry shop!  So many cute phrases and they are totally useful.

We just got back from our Fourth of July camping trip.  It was a success.  I was a little worried that it wouldn't go over well but little dude had a good time despite his germ/bug anxieties.  Here's a picture of the other one enjoying the KNIFE that his dad decided to buy the boys.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SSW2: Sami Stamps

It's another Wednesday and that means another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This week we are sponsored by Sami Stamps.  She is offering a great prize of a $12 gift certificate to her shop.

We have a blast from the past sketch.  Originally unveiled in June in 2013, it's making it's way around again.  If you are curious about what my card looked like last time, click here

We also have a TWIST this week.  It's to use buttons and bows.  Did you notice that my card, while cute, has neither a button nor a bow?  Oops.  I blame lack of sleep.

I urge you to hurry over to the blog and leave some love for my teamies (who DID follow the Twist!).

Monday, June 23, 2014

Eat Cake: Birthday Bear!

I just spent 20 very harrowing minutes climbing on top of the china hutch retrieving Nerf bullets.  It's something of a "no-no" for the kiddos to shoot their nerf guns anywhere in the house besides the basement!  But in their defense, Dad has the tent set up "airing out" in the basement.  I'm blaming their dad for my fearful moments.  I just kept imagining that I would fall and take out the china hutch and every bit of china inside.  Aaaaah!

Buuuuut in other news, how freakin' cute is this bear?!!  His name is "Bosley Says Lets Go"  He's another cute image available from the Eat Cake Graphic shop.  I highly encourage a visit to see what's new!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Doodle Pantry: Havin' a Gouda Day

Have you ever made a card and thought ... "good, but could be better?"  I recently made a card for my Monthly Swap group and while I liked it, something about it, bugged me. 

So, I did a do-over.  This time I love how it turned out.  I'm using an older set from Doodle Pantry.  It's called "Have a Gouda Day".  Freakin' cute.

I used the sketch over on Karen Giron's blog: Sweet Sunday Sketch.  If I were more organized, I would have finished this BEFORE the collection closed.  Doh!

Here's attempt #1