Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bugaboo Sketch 219


I'm supposed to be packing right now but instead I'm hiding downstairs with my red Christmas Starbucks cup, sucking down a latte.  I'm trying to de-stress before our Thanksgiving journey.  It's 26 degrees and snowing here.  I'm trying not to think about the snowy passes that stretch out between me and sunny Arizona.

Bugaboo had a fun sketch this fortnight so I had to try it.  I'm using JJ (and gave her the same red Christmas cup as I have in MY hand!)

Ugh, back to reality ... the dryer buzzer is ringing.  I'd best finish packing.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Doodle Pantry: Frosty Kisses


Still trying to perfect my CAS style for the Complete Cardmaking magazine, this card while beautiful, missed the mark on TWO counts.  It has just one extra layer but more importantly, I used the wrong Doodle Pantry set.  The image is from Snowflake Sheep,  and the sentiment is Quirky Snowmen.  I really liked this card too. {{sigh}}

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SSW2-35: Digi-Stamp Boutique


Hi-ya all.  It's Wednesday already.

I can't believe that it's almost time to "get our jolly on."  Yikes, where is this year going?!!  Actually, I'm not gonna lie ... I'm kinda ready for it.  I've been listening to Christmas Carols already.

I'm back with another creation for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This week we're featuring the wonderful images of Digi-Stamp Boutique.  I'm using her Christmas Edwin and Hetty set.  Not sure if this is Edwin or Hetty but I *DO* know that whoever it is ... looks darling!

Sally has a wonderful sketch for us this week.  As you can see, I rotated it to fit the image better.

I used a phrase from Create with TLC to finish it up.  Paulette has free word art several days each week. 

I hope you have time to join in the fun.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pimping Santa


I colored this guy up a few weeks ago and never used him (Sadly he was the wrong shape for that card).  But Gus is too cute NOT to use.  When I look at this card, I think of either my BIL or nephew.  One of them will be the big wiener of this one.

I used the sketch over at Seems A Little Sketchy and the theme over at Cute Card Thursday: red and green.

I have 62 Christmas cards made and I am down to just 13 more.  In the immortal words of the Little Engine that Could ... "I think I can!"

Friday, November 14, 2014

DP: Another try at just 2 layers


Here was my first attempt at the required Clean and Simple Christmas card for Complete Cardmaking, issue 53.  If you count ... there are 5 layers.  Not remotely close to the 2 that I needed.  It was cute but soooo not CAS.  What I loved about this card (besides those ridiculous googlie eyes) was Laurie's matching papers.  Each set you purchase from Doodle Pantry has images, sentiments and papers to use.  Pretty awesome, actually.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

SSW2-34: Doodle Pantry

Hello friends.

It's Wednesday so you know what that means, yep, another sketch challenge from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  Are you ready for Turkey day?  I am because every day brings me closer to seeing my family in Arizona.  I'm NOT excited for the (whimper) 13 hour drive ... but, my sister is worth it.

Sally gave us a great sketch to work with this week and our sponsor is Laurie from Doodle Pantry.  This week I'm using her image: Pumpkin Pie Ants.  I love those little ants and really ... who doesn't love pie with whipped cream.  Here's a little bit more about our sponsor:

Hello, my name is Laurie. I'm just a regular Joe crafter. While trying to find digital images that met my own crafting needs, I decided to draw some of my own, as I had so many unique (weird!) ideas that I just couldn' locate elsewhere. I sincerely hope something I've done inspires you to go create something to bring a smile to someone else and hope you enjoy creating to your hearts content with some of my doodles.. ~Laurie

This week Laurie is offering a $10 voucher to her store to our winner.  We hope to see you stop by!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SSMIS: November


It's official ... I am freezing down in my studio.  It's sad when the thought of folding warm laundry upstairs where it is closer to the rising heat is even remotely appealing. 

But back to the creative stuff ... this month for our SSMIS club, Vickie challenged us with this retired Stampin' Up! image called "Little Boys." If you'd like to see what the rest of the gang did with this image, click here.

 I used an old sketch from Papertake Weekly and plan to enter it in their theme of: 2 Legs or 4 Legs.  This card fits since it features a bit of both.

I'm off to get a coffee to warm up.  No need to get crazy domesticated with all that laundry folding!