Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SSW230: Stamp Fairy

 Hey All!
It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.   

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Gerda Burghardt.  Stamp Fairy was officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda, the artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats.   Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

Since we are soo close to Halloween, I'm using Tommy Wizard.    I love Tommy but I do NOT love that I glued everything together ... upside-down.  Didja notice that the spiders are climbing the wrong way?  (Sigh)  Our prize for the winning entry is a $10 Gift Certificate in the Stamp Fairy store.

Don't forget to comment on the blog so that YOU are eligible for our fabulous prize!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SSW229: Bugaboo

Sometimes I feel like my dog is Glenn Close.  Not because she is an award-winning actress (I should be so lucky ... we'd be in the money with a talking dog) but because of the scene in the movie Fatal Attraction when Glenn Close says,

         "Well, what am I supposed to do?  ....  I'm not gonna be 
           ignored, Dan!"

We've just had an "I'm not going to be ignored" moment when she came into my craft room with the remainants of a turkey decoration in her mouth.  Apparently the only way she could get me to take her on a walk was to destroy a decoration that my eldest made when he was five.  "Get the leash lady or the scarecrow gets it next."  I'm taking a deep breath ... all the pieces from the turkey are still intact, minus a few buttons in her tummy no doubt.  And like the bionic man, we can rebuild him ... the best news of the day is this, Holli will NOT be a puppy forever.

In other news, it's Wednesday and that means the fun people over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday have another sketch challenge for you.  Arlana created this week's sketch and it's a fun one!

 Our sponsor is none other than the fabulous Jodi from Bugaboo Stamps.  I used her super fantastic "Mustache Guy".  I loved the Dr. Seuss look to him (plus I'm always late for things so I thought he was terribly appropriate for me!)  We'd love to see you play along with us the week.  Don't forget to comment on the blog so you are eligible for the prize this week: 7 digi stamps from her store - a prize that values $21 in free images!

Monday, October 21, 2013

SS281/Bugaboo Bingo

Is your day as "super" as mine?  I've got carpet cleaners steaming the footprints out of my white carpets and because of that, I am "forced" to stay in my uncarpeted art area and craft.  Gee darn!  And while we are on the subject, can I just ask who stupidly buys a house with white carpet when there are dogs, cats and kids?  Oh that's right ... me.

It's time for Bingo over at Bugaboo!  I used this super cute piggy to complete my Bingo rows
It's Jodi's "Super Pig."  I can tell I'm going to have to get all of these sweet pigs because I am so in love with them.  I did the vertical row: Black, Buttons and Sentiment to complete my board.

I also used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  It was a fun one.

Challenges entered: 
Bugaboo: Monthly Bingo
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
JellyPark: Pinktober
That Craft Place: Pink

Friday, October 18, 2013

From the Heart 038

Happy Birthday Linda!

I'm trying to do a better job of sending out cards on time.  So far this year I've sent out 8 birthday cards ... late.  I am so terrible at being on time.  I really have no excuse either; my friend Imke lives in Germany and her cards are always on time.

I'm using the From the Heart sketch.  I actually sewed on the paper, but you can't see the stitches.  Then, to emphasize the sewing, I added teal sparkles ... but you can't see those either.  I'm giving up.

The sketch WAS fun tho!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

SSW228: DigiStamp Boutique

Happy Hump Day!

It's been raining here all morning.  The look Holli the dog gave me when I elected to go to the Starbucks drive-thru instead of the doggy park was one of pure reproach (sorry friend, it is muddy and you ... are white).  Her pout didn't last long since Ian, the drive-thru man has a doggy crush on her and usually gives her "samples" of pumpkin bread.

It is also time for another sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This week Sally has cooked up a fantastic sketch for us to use.  Lots of places to put embellishments!

We are sponsored by Sally Ann from Digi-Stamp Boutique this week.  I'm using one of her new images, Cute Love Panda.  It's part of the set called Cute Pandas.  There are 8 images in the set and all of them are darling.  If you hurry over to Sally-Ann's store, the set is on sale!

We hope that you will join in the rectangular fun and link up your card over at SSW.  Sally Ann is generously providing the winner with a £10 voucher to use in her store.  We'd love to see your work.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


As soon as I saw this JJ image, I made her mine!  All my friends know that Starbucks IS my best friend!  I once asked my friend, who was fasting because I was driving her to her surgery ... for cancer, if she minded if I swung through Starbucks on the way.

OK, it was tacky and I DID wait until she was in her surgery before I waddled across the street to find an caffeine IV injection, I mean a coffee beverage.

I liked the freedom that Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge provided so I wanted to play.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SSW227: Sassy Cheryl's


It's Wednesday so that means it's time for another sketch challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This week we are sponsored by Sassy Cheryl.

I love Cheryl's designs; this week I'm using her Flat Bottom Snowy.  Isn't he a cutie?  I have a thing for snowmen, probably from growing up in Arizona, the land of no way jose for Snowman.  I build them all the time now that I'm in snowy Colorado.  OK, honesty check, I send my kids outside to make them while I drink my coffee.  But I DO love them. Sassy Cheryl has a bunch to choose from in her shop.

Sally's sketch this week is a fun too.  Making it was a little like putting a puzzle together!  Your prize this week is a $5.00 gift certificate to use in the Sassy Cheryl shop!  Cool beans!  Don't forget to comment so that you are eligible for that prize.

Here's a bit more about Cheryl and her shop:

Hi everyone! Sassy Cheryl here and I’m so happy to be sponsoring the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge this week.

I have been creating graphics and have licensed my work to companies such as Kohl's, Hobby Lobby and Shopko, among others, for over eight years. I started creating digital images about twelve years ago. I absolutely LOVE to draw and always carry a small sketchbook for those times when a bit of inspiration hits. It's been a lifelong dream to become a working artist, and besides deadlines, I LOVE everything about what I do! It really helps that I have a very supportive husband and son (they also can be my biggest critics!)

Through the digis I create, I’ve met so many wonderful, talented ladies. The projects they make using my images makes it all worth it. ‘Can’t wait to see what you will create with my Sassy images."

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches 218

It's snowing here in Colorado.  Thankfully it isn't sticking ... yet!  But since it's so cold, I felt compelled to do all the cold weather activities: cook chili and spend all afternoon bundled up like a snowman in my crafting studio (no heat!)

I wanted to get a chance to tackle some sketches this afternoon and I started off with the one from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It was a fun one.  I rotated it to fit my Bugaboo stamp.  I was desperate to use my new Riley & Company phrase.  My digi JJ and her vacuum fit the bill perfectly.

I love, love, LOVE the new phrases from Riley & Company ... snarky and TOTALLY me!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SSW226: Saturated Canary

I'm sitting here waiting for both an appliance repairman to fix the stove and a window man to give me a quote on "re-glazing" my windows (whatever THAT is)  Insurance said we needed to have it done after all the hail and rain so we are getting it done!  Both have 22 minutes before their window is over.  Why is it that when a repairman gives you a "window" they never get there until the last 3 minutes?  Ugh!!

But in other news, it's also a Wednesday and so that means it's time for another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Krista Smith from
Saturated Canary.

This week I used her Latte because it soooo fits me.  I love me a good latte in the morning and 3 or 4 mornings a week, I wander over to Starbucks to get me one.  I popped her cup and gave her some earrings using bling.  That wonderful sentiment is from AI and is also PERFECT for me.

Your prize this week is two free digi images from her shop.  Pretty cool.  So why don't YOU wander by the blog, upload a card using our sketch and play this week.

  My name is Krista Smith. I am the artist behind the Etsy shop, Saturated Canary Digis. I am so humbled by the artistic talent of the girls coloring in my designs-- it is truly an inspiration! Likewise, I am so thankful for the friendships I've made in this wonderful and lovely crafty community! It's been a true delight! I'd love for you to stop by my challenge/inspiration blog, Saturated Canary Challenge and join in the fun...