Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Hamster is to blame ...

Nearly Thanksgiving and guess who completely forgot to pre-schedule her blog post ... yep me.  Sorry guys.  I dropped the ball.

Over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog, we have a blast from the past sketch and the return of Deedee's Digis as our sponsor.  You are going to want to take a look over on her site because she has a major sale going on, 75% off everything in the shop!!!  It's Black Friday sales ... on a Wednesday!

So in between bites of turkey and pumpkin pie, we'd love for you to join us.  Hope your holiday is fantastic!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Stella Says Sketch 318

I am ridiculously thankful for the many blessings in my life: a wonderful family, great friends and lots of the things that make life fun.  And in case I haven't told you all lately ... thank you.  Thanks for reading my blather and looking at my cards.

I'm using the sketch over on the Bugaboo blog.  Stella Says Sketch and I DID!

I'm also using the thankful theme over on Dragonfly Journeys.

Papertake Weekly wants to see our snow.  I think a Yeti counts since he lives in a snowy area.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

More Snowmen!

I'm sharing some more snowmen that I made into cards during our snow day yesterday.  I do have to report a VERY sad occurrence, yesterday.  We ran out of coffee around 10:00 in the morning.  In the future, when I make a run to the store to fill blizzard supplies (eggs, milk, etc) coffee will definitely go on the list!

This little cutie is Mr. Flurry from DigiStamp Boutique.  Don't forget that Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 is offering a prize to that store for their weekly challenge.  Some VERY cute stuff over there!

My second card is a Gerda Steiner card.  It's called Snowman with Birdie.  Super cute image too

Stay warm out there friends!

SSW2: DigiStamp Boutique

Happy Wednesday friends.

If you live where I do, I'm guessing that your outside view has quite a bit of the white stuff (19.9 inches new as of yesterday!).  I don't know if it's the fact that I grew up in Arizona, but I can not get enough of snowmen.  I probably have at least 50 images of snowmen in my collection of stamps and digital image (and really, do I NEED that many ... no, but I can't seem to stop myself from buying more)

This little cutie is called Sketchy Snow Person and he is available over on the DigiStamp Boutique shop.  Sally-Ann, the owner, is our sponsor this week over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  We have a great new sketch and, of course, the fantastic prize of a  £10 voucher to the DigiStamp Boutique store.

Since I'm starting to panic a bit about how many Christmas cards I have completed, I decided to make not one but TWO cards this week with our sketch.  My second card features Christmas Milly.  I love her sweet singing face.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SSSC295 - Rocking Out Cards

I'm making the most of a snow day to get some more Christmas cards finished.  I'm nearly done with the extended family shopping.  I just need to do a bunch of wrapping and scoot off to the Post Office.  I'm trying to avoid last year's panic (and expense of mailing packages on the LAST day that the US Post Office takes packages without charging a million dollars to ship - ugh)

For my card, I'm using this little cutie from Gerda Steiner Designs.  He's currently free over on her blog.

I'm also using the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch this week.  I just turned it on it's side.

Monday, November 16, 2015

DP: Sketch Saturday

I'm just waiting for the "big" storm to arrive.

Initially they predicted 22 inches for us and now it's been downgraded to 12 inches.  Since the hubby and I spent all weekend battening down the hatches, we've jinxed ourselves.  We will get a dusting and that's it!

Sketch Saturday has a fun sketch this week.  But because I can't leave well enough alone (and MY image was long rather than tall), I had to rotate the inner rectangle.  I still like how it looks.

I'm using a fun image from Doodle Pantry.  This is Charlie Reindeer and he is available in the as a pre-colored image as well as line art.  The pre-colored images make for super quick cards (like when you are panicking about the lack of Christmas cards in your stack!)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

SS386-Gerda Steiner

I'm taking a 5 minute breather from cleaning the carpets (I know, WHAT idiot cleans carpets on a snowy day? C'est moi!  Apparently I need to take after my hubby and watch the Weather Channel more often.) Any who, I'm taking a break to finish up my card for the progressive challenge over on the Gerda Steiner blog.

This little bear is the freebie for this month.  All you gotta do is post your card (before the end of the month) and BAM ... you get the next month's image for FREE.  I love free stuff.  Thanks Gerda!

I'm using the sketch over on Sketch Saturday.  It's quickly becoming one of my go-to sites for great sketches.