Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Happy Wednesday peeps.

It's time for another sketch challenge over at the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This week we have Tammy from A Day For Daisies as our sponsor.

She has fantastic whimsical images that are just darn fun to use.  This week I chose Cat and Three Fish."  When I was in college, there was a barn cat at the stable where I rode, that had three legs from the result of an accident of getting too close to a horse.  Any-who, one day I came in to find OJ perched on the fish tank (just like the picture) and as I watched, he fished out one of our beta fish!!  Pretty talented fishing.

We DO hope you will join in the fun this week.   Don't forget to comment so you can WIN the $12 up for grabs in the ADFD shop.  Please stop by and give some love to my teamies this week.  They did an amazing job with this week's sketch.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Better Late than Never

I wanted to share the Gerda Steiner Progressive card that I made.   Despite missing the deadline, it's too cute NOT to share.

I used the sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I liked their sketch this week, tho as usual I made some creative changes!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Doodle Pantry: October Ants In My Pants

It's the first day of October and that means it's time for our monthly Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge over on the Doodle PantryBlog. It's an anything goes challenge this month, provided you use a digital image.

I decided to use the Doodle Pantry set: Motorcycle Mania.  It was PERFECT for the wedding card I needed to make.  One of my bridesmaids just got hitched on motorcycles, in Sturgis.  Yep, a crazy wedding for one of my crazy friends.  I miss her tho.

I sure hope you can join in the fun of the Ants in my Pantry Digital Challenge #9 over on the Doodle Pantry Blog.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FTH September Progressive

Well, in 5 short hours it will be October.  and while I made it through the month without Starbucks, I did NOT complete all my required tasks for September.  I missed the end of the Gerda Steiner challenge.  The worst part is that I made the card!  I chose to feed the family instead of finishing up the blog post.

In better news, I DID make the cut-off for the From the Heart Progressive Challenge.  Here she is: Pumpkin Patch Girl.   Remember, if you play along each month, you will get the next image emailed to you for free!

I suppose there is a lesson to be learned from this ... drink more lattes so you are better organized.

Oh, I'm using the sketch over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.  It was a cute one too.

SSW2-Lacy Sunshine

Welcome back.  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This week we have the return of Heather from Lacy Sunshine.  I'm using her image: Scientist Johnny for my card.

Our sketch comes from October of 2012.  As you can see, I rotated the sketch to fit my image and moved the "flower" a bit.

It's always fun to see what the gang did with it last time.  When I went to check it out, I saw that I had written the post and there was a picture of our gangly "teen-age" doggy.  I wanted to give you a picture of how she looks now ... all grown up.

Here is Miss Holiday, getting some loving from her boy before he has to leave for school.

This week, our winning card will get THREE free digi images from the Lacy Sunshine shop.  Here's a bit more about Heather:
Heather Valentin is a creative , award winning, modern-day fantasy and whimsical artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years. 

I hope you have time to join in the fun.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SSW2-69: Sami Stamps

This weekend, we met some friends to see the new movie: Scorch Trials.  The oldest son was SUPER grumpy at the end of the movie: "I hate cliff-hangers" he said grumpily (sorry, spoiler alert if you didn't read the books and know that there IS a third book)  "Well, we DO have the book if you want to find out the end."  The look he gave me was pretty dirty.  Apparently I sounded too much like a teacher.  I just grinned and told him that you can take a teacher out of the classroom but not the teacher out of the parent!  It really didn't do much to improve his mood!

In other news, it's Wednesday and that means another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This week we are sponsored by Samantha Siemers Ratlif from the Sami Stamps Shop.  She is offering a great prize of a $12 gift certificate to her shop. Pretty cool stuff.

Here's a bit more about Samantha

Hello! I’m so happy to be here as a Sponsor for Sweet Sketch Wednesday! Sami Stamps provides a variety of high quality Digital Stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats. I hope you enjoy crafting with Sami Stamps as much as I enjoy illustrating them!

Click on a link to Visit our...
We really do hope that you play this week.

Monday, September 21, 2015

DP: Catch the Bug

In the last four days, we have seen the Dentist, the Oral Surgeon and the Orthodontist.  I'm pretty sure that the my kids and the fellows over at our Dental Care Insurance company will agree with me ... enough with all the teeth appointments!  Yikes!!  The good news, the youngest doesn't need braces ... yet.  ((sigh))  I'm giving this card to our Orthodontist: Dr. Z. because he IS pretty awesome.

I wanted to share another card with you from Doodle Pantry.  Laurie has some awfully cute images over there.  I love that her images come both as line art as well as pre-colored.  Some days you just need to crank out a card, lickity-split.

This is Finny Fish and he is available under the TOTALLY free tab on the Doodle Pantry site.  You can't get much better than free.  But there are lots of other great fish images that are absolutely worth a look too.  Run, don't walk over to her site!

I'm using the sketch from the Stella Says Sketch site.  My card is pretty busy with all the loops and the extra sentiment so I did chose to leave off the ribbon.

Jeannie's challenge this week, over on the Dragonfly Journeys blog, is to use orange: bam, done!