Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Still Stuck At Home ... (sigh)

I love to craft.

But after a week of being trapped at home with construction workers ... I am ready to do something else. Even a trip to Walmart sounds fantastic! On the bright side, I'm completely caught up on the vacuuming and laundry.

So with my extra crafting time, I thought that I would work on using every single stamp that I own that has never seen ink (sadly, I have a bunch of those!)  This is Fanny from Art Impressions.  She is from their "Front and Back" collection.  After playing with this type of card, I think I may need to get a friend for her to gossip with ... maybe Violet or Guido. The sentiment is Eat, Sleep, Craft by Echo Park.

I learned quite a bit making this card. One, I usually make my insides with cheap paper (ironically from Walmart!) but I found that I can't use this paper with these type of cards because they require additional stamping. When I tried to use my Distressed Oxide inks to make the sky, it didn't blend. I actually ruined 2 of my sponges before I realized that bits of the paper were rolling off and the colors were STILL not blending. Also, this is a SUPER heavy card with all the layering of papers. Next time I will need to make the base out of heavier paper.

Overall, I like how the card turned out.

Here is the matching envie required by the Art Impression challenge ... after spending so much time on the card, I may have skimped a bit on the envelope!

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Library Challenge: Jungle Book

When I saw the Library Challenge, I KNEW that I would be participating.  Who doesn't love the Jungle Book.  I'm humming "The Bare Necessities" right now!!  I also knew that I'd be using an elephant stamp to represent the elephant herd in the film.  I love elephants and have about a billion elephant stamps!  It was more of a question of which stamp I'd use.  In the end, I used two.

My first card represents Winifred in the movie and uses Mo Manning's digital image: I Heart You.  Who doesn't like the ever patient Winifred who loves the bossy Colonel Hathi and manages not to kill him.  I get her ... I'm married to my own bossy-pants man.

My next card features Birdie Brown's Adorable Elephants and is supposed to be Hathi Jr.  I do love me some Birdie Brown.

I cased the layout of the second card.  My link in Pinterest is broken so I can't give credit where it's due.  So who-ever you are ... great card layout!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

SS: Leann's World 101

Hello Saturday Peeps.

It's time for another sketch challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we are sponsored by the folks over on the Leann's World 101.

They are offering our winner a prize pack. I'm not sure what this entails but ... hey, who doesn't like free stuff!

 I'd love to see you join in the fun this week!

Friday, August 10, 2018

FF: Piggy Va-cay!

The end of Summer is nearly here (insert sad face here).  Not because I will miss the warm days ... too many hot days spent in Arizona for me to love any part of hot ... but because I will miss the boys around and our lazy schedule.

But in better news, it's Friday so that means there is a freebie over in the Bugaboo Digital Stamp shop.  It is a darling one too!  It's called Pig Vacay.  His little Hawaiian shirt is just too cute not to get this little guy.

Check out what my teamies did with this image by going over to the Catch The Bug blog.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Get Well Soon Ali

So one of my hubby's co-workers was jogging and ... was hit by a car!!  Not only was his collar bone broken, but the driver managed to park the car (when he finally stopped) ON Ali's foot. Big ouch. I needed a get well soon card ASAP

The sketch over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge fit the stamps I wanted to use (tho I did I have to move the sentiment to the other side so I wouldn't cover the cute broken tail on my doggie.  I'm using the Art Impressions set Doggy Kisses.

Art Impressions wanted to see an envelope decorated to match the card.  It's harder than it sounds because the copics do NOT want to blend on the cheap envelope paper.  I probably should have made my own envelope out of my cryogen paper but ... I was too lazy (and didn't really want to waste my expensive paper on just an envelope.)  It turned out cute anyway.

Monday, July 30, 2018

ABC Bugaboo

It's Monday so that means its time for an Anything But a Card project.  As you probably know, this category is TOTALLY out of my wheelhouse but I'm always game to try something new.

Today I made a wine tag to give my sister for her birthday.  Buuut then we started drinking said bottle of wine and the tag never actually made it ON the bottle.  So let's just pretend that I was more organized than I actually was this year (and if we are totally honest, I'm not usually organized at ALL!)

I'm using the Bugaboo image, Friends Don't Let Friends Wine Alone 2.  It's super cute.

Hurry over to the Catch The Bug blog to see other ABC projects made by my Bugaboo teammates.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Sketch Saturday 524: Crafty Sentiments


Today I am celebrating 'Holy Cow, I get to Sleep In Day.'  Obs, not a REAL holiday but a fake one that I would celebrate EVERY day if I could.

It's time for another sketch challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments Design and she is providing our winner 2 free digis from her shop.  This week I am using her image: Gentle Touch featuring Benson Bear.  So cute.

I already gave this card to Mr. Blog.  It was our anniversary two weeks ago.  Sadly July is super busy for us with 3 family birthdays and kids at home ... typically we forget it.  There is no shame in this house for this either because neither one of us remembers!  But hey ... look, I remembered it this year!!

Come join in the fun this week!