Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Mudder's Day


I've been working hard to get all my May cards out on time (sadly, it's May 4th and I'm already behind ... sorry Kelsey!)  Ugh.  Today I'm headed out to mail this one to the Mother-In-Law.  It SHOULD arrive in time!

I'm using the sketch over on the Paper Play site.  It was cute and worked with the image.

My image comes the From The Heart progressive image challenge.  It's Hamlet (one of my favorite little characters over on Faith's site)  This time he's hanging out in the planter.  Super cute.

I'm also submitting it to the Dragonfly Journey's "Mama Mia" challenge.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

DP: AIMP Challenge

Happy May Day!

It doesn't seem like it could possibly be May already!  Yikes.  In about 30 days I will have TWO kids     in Middle School.  My baby is growing up.  Sob!

And because it is the first day of the month, we have another digital challenge over on the Doodle Pantry blog.  As always, it's an anything goes challenge.  Remember, you must use a digital image on your card.

Since I needed a Mother's Day Card for my Mother In Law I wanted to make something pretty rather than my usual style of cute.   I used the Doodle Pantry set: Gazania for the flowers and for the phrase I used another Doodle Pantry set: Basil Plant.  I'm using the sketch over on the Splitcoaststamper's site.

I sure hope you can join in the fun of the Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge #17 over on the Doodle Pantry Blog.



Saturday, April 30, 2016

SS: Well "Hi!" There


Good Morning Peeps.

It's Saturday and time for another Sketch over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  We have a fun new sketch and the return of a favorite sponsor: it's Jodie from Bugaboo Stamps.  Jodie always has amazing prizes and this week is no different.  She will give our winner a 9 (yep, that's right, NINE) free images from the Bugaboo shop.  Wow.

I'm using Jodie's cute image "Chibi Flowerpot Peeker" on my card.  Since this is the 5th Saturday of the month, YOU get to pick your favorite sketch to use (we'd love to know which one you used, so please mention it in your post)  I'm using #347.  If you'd like to see what I did with it the first time, click here.

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations and give them some love. I hope you join in the fun this week.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Catch The Bug: Still Snowing Here!


Spring WILL come to Colorado ... someday.  Meanwhile, it's still snowing here.  Nothing stuck yesterday but that will change tomorrow and Friday.  (Sigh) I am optimistic that eventually we will have shorts weather.  I should mention that my sons both have worn shorts already but if it's still in the 50s, my white legs do not see the light of day!!

I'm waiting for the carpet cleaner to soak in, some animal (probably the one who barks) burped vividly on my carpets 7 times.  If I can just get the hubby to stop giving her carrots, my life would be happier!  Soo in my spare time, I made two Christmas cards.  I'm using the sketch from the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.

These are Dilly Beans Stamps  snowmen.  She makes such cute snowmen!  I printed them last year but never used them.


SSW2-88: Digistamp Boutique


Welcome back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2's bi-weekly challenge!  Our sponsor this fortnight is Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique.  I love her darling images.  This week Sally-Ann is offering the winner a £10 voucher to her store.

I used the set "Cosy Robin" to create my card. I used a white gel pen to make his scarf match the paper.  I know, shocker, I'm making more Christmas cards tho with the color scheme that I went with, it looks more Mickey Mouse geared rather than Christmas.   Oh well, I'm sure that someone will love it.

We hope that you stop by and join in the sketch fun this week.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Get Well, Friend


I'm wasting time.  I should be attaching a border to my quilt.  And while binge-watching some vapid show while I hand-sew on the border IS appealing, there are many other things I need to get done.  Soo, I'm avoiding it all and just coloring, cutting and pasting -- OK, I'm also waiting for the locksmith to arrive too but it sounds more wildly irresponsible to say I'm just coloring :-)

I'm sorta using the sketch over on the I Heart Sketches site.  I left off a block of color BUT I did use a die-cut so I'm still good to go.

I'm using stripes to satisfy the "Earn Your Stripes" theme over on Dragonfly Journeys, and Tuesday Throwdown has a theme of "Anything Goes" so I'm good there.

The dog is barking like crazy ... so I'd say that the locksmith has ARRIVED!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Hey Tweetie!

It's Sunday.

And time for another challenge from Doodle Pantry.   Today we're hosting the challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations blog.  We were supposed to look at the photo and be inspired to create something fabulous from the photo.

Take a gander at the photo.  I gotta say, the first thing that I was "inspired" to create was cupcakes.  Do they not look AMAZING?!! That's the problem with these cupcake/cookie photos, I just want to eat whatever I see!

After I convinced myself that the LAST thing I needed was a cupcake, I noticed the colors: red, black, green and white.  Then I noticed all the ladybugs.  I'm not a big fan of bugs (OK, ladybugs are fine but blech ... spiders) So I made a card with something that eats bugs and used all the fabulous colors.  I'm using Birdie on a Wire, which is currently only $1.75 in the Doodle Pantry shop!

I really liked the sketch over on the Paper Play Sketches blog.  It was super cute and really worked with this image.