Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy Shaky, Shivery Halloween

I need 20 Halloween cards, so I'm off to make those (see I TOLD you that I would get distracted from finishing my Christmas cards!)  I decided to use a few of my interactive stamp sets.  This fun little guy is the Wiggle Wobble Skeleton Set from Art Impressions.  I wasted a few minutes entertaining myself by posing him in all sorts of different ways.  I got WAY too much entertainment out of him!!

I'm using the sketch from Fresh Made Sketches for both cards.  It was fun and looks so different with each one.

I'm also joining the Crazy 4 Challenges Saturday challenge.  They want to see interactive cards.  Boom.  Done!

My next card has mini-shakers.  I'm using another AI set: Quivery Mini- Shakers.  How fun are those scared little trick-or-treaters?!!

And since there is embossing on the first card, it satisfies the QKR Stampede challenge this week.  How many challenges can I join in with 2 cards?!!

The Allsorts challenge blog wanted to see wings.  There aren't wings on the skeleton, but there ARE some on my little piggy.  Not your typical winged thing but, I think it counts!

SS 482 Fred She Said

Yep, starting my Christmas cards.  It seems like I always start with good intentions but then ... but then.  Yeah.

So here I am ... trying to finish early, but I don't think anyone will be surprised if I get busy and have a mad Christmas rush right after Thanksgiving!!

Since it's Saturday, it's also time for a new sketch over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  Our sponsor is Fred She Said.  There is a $10 gift certificate to the Fred She Said store for our winner.

I hope you join in the fun this week.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

TMS 420 "Fried" But In a Different Way

Yes, I'm fried ... but unfortunately mine does NOT involve the beach, sun and a margarita.  I am fried aka - super tired.  I had 2 meetings in Denver and ugly traffic on the I.  Can I just say to our state's budgeting committee ... please fix the Interstate now. Widen it. Soon.

But this is how I WISH that I had spent my morning.

I'm using the sketch over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches site.  Too cute.  I love the simple sketches.

I'm also joining in the fun on the QKR Stampede site of Anything goes as well as ...

the fun on the City Crafter Challenge Blog.  They asked to see something that I did over the summer.  If you were to plug in a billion kids at the local pool, then yes, this IS something that I did this summer!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SSW2-121 Bugaboo

It's Wednesday so it's time for another sketch challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

This week we have Jodie from Bugaboo as our sponsor ... one of my very favorite sponsors.  She is offering our winner 4 free images.  And speaking of images, I used Grumpy Gertrude - Fake Plants to make my card.  Jodie has so many hilarious images in her store.  It's definitely worth a look.

We would love for you join in the fun this week!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Taking A Break From Birthdays ...

I'm super tired today ... I may have too much wine and fun with a friend this weekend!  I needed some quiet time away from rowdy animals and boys.  So, I took myself off to the basement to finish up a few cards.

I'm using my new Art Impressions Elf Shaker set.  I am in love with how his box jiggles.  It makes me think of my kids at Christmas, shaking all the boxes under the tree to see what was inside.

I'm joining the "Off Kilter" theme over on the Art Impression blog.  I'm also using "Sketch or Trio" theme on the ABC Christmas Challenge.  I have 3 stamps: the elf, his present and the sentiment and this counts as a "trio."   Since I'm also using the "Off Kilter" theme, I'm counting that as a sketch.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

SS480 Just ME!

Welcome to another Saturday (sooo happy it's here).  Is it just me or does the week after a 3 day weekend seem longer than a normal week?

Any who .... another Saturday means that it's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we have a the return of a favorite sponsor: Just Me. Our winner will receive 2 dici-images from her etsy store.

This week I'm using her darling image: Sloth Love.

I hope you have time to join in the fun this week.

Friday, September 8, 2017

FMS304: More ... Wait For It .... Birthday Cards

Still working on my September birthday cards.  This is a From The Heart image.  I can't tell you how much I miss her talent.  Cancer stinks.

I'm using the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog.  It was so cute and worked perfectly with this image.

My next card uses an Art Impression image: Elephant Slider Set.  As you can see ... I kinda went with a cupcake/ birthday cake theme!  Can you tell that I'm dieting and not supposed to be eating carbs, sugar, soda, and everything good in this world?!!