Sunday, July 15, 2018

Happy Anniversary!!

I'm busy making cards (yes, plural) to give to my hubby to celebrate our anniversary this week.  Since neither one of us can usually remember it, I try to spoil him on the years that I DO actually remember!  We are celebrating 18 this year.  I used the Simon Says Stamp: Playful Messages set.  The inside of the card says, "turns out I like you more than I originally planned,"  I am in love with the distressed oxide inks and how they make my backgrounds pop!

I also wanted to participate in the challenge "Summer Lovin'" on Dragonfly Journeys.  Having grown up in Arizona, there is generally NO summer lovin' from THIS girl!  It is more of Summer tolerating sort of feeling.  I hate being hot but I do love having the boys around.

The Library Challenge is to use the book Hollywood Wives.  Although I read it when I was in my 20s, Jackie Collins is sooo not my cup of tea.  I'm using the cover to inspire me (although I am taking a bit of liberty here since my old coots are neither glamorous or luxurious!!)

And speaking of my old coots, the image is Art Impressions and is called Jump In.  I love them but if it were an accurate portrayal of my marriage, it would be ME in the water and the hubs on the side cautioning me about the weather and my use of sunscreen.  Every party has a pooper and my hubs fills that role.  Love his caution tho since I'd run into a burning building without a thought for my well-being without him to remind me!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

SS-522 Just Me

Happy Saturday!!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we are sponsored by Just Me Digital Stamps.  The prize for our winner is TWO digital images!  This week's sketch is pretty basic (which are honestly my favorite kind!)

Instead of using the Just Me Digital image I printed, I used a new MFT set that arrived yesterday.  I really DO like Just Me, I just couldn't find the image.  Sooo, plan B was this cutie called Space Explorer.

Then ... as I got ready to post my card, I wanted to accent my balloons with my white gel pen aaaaand, I couldn't find that either (I think that you have an idea what my creative space looks like now!)

So I decided to clean a bit.  The good news, I found my printed image (it's filed and ready for next time).  Better news is that my area looks amazing!!  Bad news is that I still can't find my gel pen.  (sigh)  I haven't a clue where I put that thing!

Why don't you join in the fun?

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bugaboo NR: Beach Pal

It's Tuesday and that means that there is a New Release in the Bugaboo store.  This one is called Beach Pal Peeker and you can get him by clicking on the hot link imbedded in his name.

I was desperate to add the phrase: "I dig you!" But can you believe that in all the billion stamps that I own, I do NOT have a "I dig you" sentiment.  Sure ... I could have added it digitally but I had already made my layout and was feeling a bit lazy (insert cheesy grin here)

Be sure to check out the awesome projects the design team created with this new image over on the Catch the Bug blog.

I'm also joining in the sketch challenge over on the Just Add Ink site.  It made for a cute card.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Mmmm, Bacon!

Over on the Catch The Bug site, we are celebrating some fun holidays.  You probably didn't know that today is National Stay Out of the Sun Day ... who knew?!!  I made this card to celebrate it.  I've been dying to use this new sun stencil and it really worked with this image.

I'm using the Bugaboo image Bacon In The Sun.  I love this little piggy.  Not gonna lie ... I wish I were sitting on a beach right now

Saturday, June 30, 2018


I'm combining two challenges today.  Over on the Sketch Saturday blog, it's the fifth Saturday of the month so you can choose to use an older sketch from our archives.  I'm using the Bugaboo image: Stella Birthday One More Candle

 I'm using #348 to complete the Sketch Saturday challenge.  AND over on the Catch The Bug blog, there is a Kraft+Neon challenge.  Many prizes to be won on both blogs.  Why don't you join in the fun?

Here are the rules for the Bugaboo challenge:

*  Post your project to the blog, by 07/07/2018 at 7:00 AM EST
*  New projects only, no back-linking please!
*  Please limit your projects to 3 per person

You could win 10 free images (using a Bugaboo image), 7 free images, or 4 free images using any image!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

HMW: Flashlights

Today on the Catch The Bug blog, we are celebrating Stupid Guy Thing Day (on the 22nd).  I'm not sure that it's specifically a "guy thing" but WE have a million flashlights around the house and I can tell you for certain that MANY of them have dead batteries!  How do I know?  Well, our power went out last night for a few hours and we were stumbling around initially looking for flashlights!!

Eventually the hubs ran an extension cord from his Prius and managed to get the necessary power for a lamp and his precious TV!  Heavens forbid that he should miss the recording of his shows!!  I DID think it was clever of him to figure out how to get the car to generate power for us.

My card features one of my favorite guys ... Gus.  This image is called Gus Tidbits Flashlight and is available in the Bugaboo shop.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

TMS 458

I've been wanting to use this image for awhile now.  He's from the "Les Jungles" set from Katzelkrat. Isn't he hilarious?!!  There are 6 animals in the set but the giraffe and the elephant are my favorites!  The inside says, "Maybe Swearing Will Help?"  I have a loved one going through some troubles and I think this card will be perfect for her.

I'm using the sketch from the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  I love the simple sketches that allow the images to shine; I just rotated the sketch to fit my wonderful giraffe.

I'm also joining in the "Odd Animals" challenge over on the Art Impression blog.  The only animals I have of AI's are cats and dogs and even though they are wearing clothes ... I don't think they qualify as "odd."  This guy definitely does!