Thursday, August 17, 2017

TMS 416: Coffee ... Best Meal of the Day!


I had to go to the doctor this morning.  One of the questions she asked was "How much caffeine are you having each day?"  Apparently, "umm, a lot" was not the answer she wanted to hear.  Time to cut back.  This will not be a good time for my family; pray for their survival!

I'm joining in the challenge over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches site.  I really liked the simplicity of the sketch and their sponsor is one of my very favorites.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SSW2-119 DSB


Back again for another challenge on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

We have Sally-Ann returning from DigiStamp Boutique as our sponsor.  She will be giving our winner a £10 voucher to her store.

We hope that you will join in the fun this time.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Gerda Steiner Progressive-August


Now that I have more free time, I can once again participate in the progressive image challenges that I love so much.

This one is from Gerda Steiner.  The image is called, "I Didn't Eat It (Yet)."  If you buy the first image and make a card with it (which I had to do again, since I haven't played in three months) you will get the following month's image ... for free!

I'm using the sketch rom the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  It's a fun one.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

SS: StarStampz


Good Morning, Sketch Saturday fans

It's Saturday and that means it's time for another challenge on the Sketch Saturday blog.  We have a fun new sketch and the return of Sarah from StarStampz.  Sarah is providing our winner with 3 images from her Etsty shop.

I'm using her sweet "Ice Cream and Balloons" as the image for my card.

I'm also joining in the "Keen on Neon" theme over on the Dragonfly Journeys blog.

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations and give them some love. I hope you will give the sketch a try!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Free Time ... Yay!!


I've had NO time for fun these last two month and before I start studying for the next item on my list, I thought that I would squeeze in a few cards.

I bought this paper specifically for this image ... how sad am I?  OK, but look ... they both have unicorns on them.  How matchy-matchy and perfect is THAT?!!  Totally worth it.

I'm joining in the sketch fun over on the Catch The Bug Challenge blog.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SSW 118 Cute As A Button


Happy Wednesday.

Can you believe that it's August already?  Yikes.  Where did the summer go?!!  My sons are already bemoaning the lack of summery days left to enjoy.  They go back in just 2 short weeks.  I'm actually excited by the date.  I will be done with school in 3 short days.  Yay.

Today is also the start of a new challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This week we are sponsored by Cute As A Button.

Come join the fun.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

SS473 This Coffee Is Making Me Awesome


It's the fifth Saturday of the month over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  That means that we can pick any sketch from 215-473 to use.  Fun!  I chose to use Sketch 465.

This week we are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls.  They are offering 3 digital images to our winner.

We'd love to see you join in the fun.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Happy Anniversary Sarah!!


I've been so preoccupied with school lately that I haven't made many cards.  My stash is seriously low on birthday, anniversary and baby cards.  Happily, I have several needs for all of these kinds of cards (I became a Great Aunt again today ... yay!).  So I skipped studying today (shhh) and spent the day crafting.  Not gonna lie ... it was fantastic!

Next week is another niece's first anniversary so I wanted to make sure that I sent her a card.  I'm using the sketch over on the Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SSW2-117: Being An Adult Is Over-Rated!

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for another sketch over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This fortnight we are sponsored by Smith York Laser Art.  They made those cool little wooden shapes on my card this week.  Our prize is a bag full of these shapes!  Pretty cool prize.

I'm using an Art Impressions stamp and my new Riley Words sentiment stamps.  Isn't she a riot?!!

I am viewing Devil's Tower in Wyoming today, and then we are headed home.  It should be cool.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

SS 472: I Cannot!!


It's my anniversary today.  Seventeen years.  Yay.

No, really, I AM excited about that.  It's just that it's summer, we are on vacation, I'm taking two on-line classes, and various emotional events have gotten me to the "I simply CAN NOT" stage.  No kidding, I could use a week long vacation from my life right now.

But, gimme some coffee and I'm good to go.

Today is also Saturday so it's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  The sponsor is Oddball Art.  Come on ... you know that you want to join in the fun!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SSW2-Bugaboo Worm Wishes


I hope that your Fourth of July (or Canada Day) Celebrations were fantastic.  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 the worm from the Under The Sea Birthday Set.  Such a little cutie.

Please ignore the fact that I left off the embellishment on the square.  I honestly forgot it until JUST now!  Just pretend that there is some sort of hook thing there!

Please join in the fun this week!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

SS470:You Wear It Well

Happy July 1st.

It's Saturday and that means it's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we have AMBillustrations as our sponsor.  We hope you will join in the fun.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SS466: Happy Birthday Elephant


It's Saturday again (and another new month ... seriously, where is this year going?!!)

As you probably know, Saturday is the day when the new challenge is posted over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we have the return of Sasayaki Glitter as our sponsor.  The prize to our winner is one free digi image from the shop.

I'm using the image, Baby Elly's Birthday, on my card.  Such a cute little image, perfect for any birthday card.

I hope that you will join in the fun this week.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Paper Play Sketches 43


I've had this image for some time now.  I finally decided that TODAY was the day to ink him up.  I loved him and really all the circus themed stamps in the SugarPea Design release so I grabbed up a few of them.

I had planned to use him for a monthly swap that I'm in but after using the die, I think, perhaps not.  It's a bugger to get all the pieces out it.  I just don't feel up to running that die through the 24+ times I would need to send it out to the girls!!

I really liked the sketch over on the Paper Play Sketches site so I joined in.  I replaced the grass with my circus background but otherwise stayed true to the sketch.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SSW2-113 Dilly Beans




Welcome back.  It's time for another Wednesday challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. 

This week we are sponsored by Megan Suarez of Dilly Beans.  I'm using her image: Framed Snowman 5.  I love all of her snowman images; I kinda have a thing for snowmen.

I hope that you will join in the fun this week.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SS 462: Little Friends


It's another Saturday and that means that there is a brand new challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  I don't know about you, but I am SO glad that the weekend is here!

This week we welcome a new sponsor: Crafty Sentiments Design.  She is generously offering 3 free digital images to our winner.  The images are super sweet;  I'm using her darling image: Little Friends.

Be sure and stop by the Sketch Saturday blog and check out all the other DT cards.

So glad that you stopped by.

Friday, May 19, 2017

SSS510: "W(h)ining A Bit"


Today I'm avoiding the piles of laundry that need folding by crafting (I say that like it's a surprise that I'm avoiding the laundry pile!)  I still need a few birthday cards so I decided to join in the sketch challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog.  I DO like a good sketch.

I'm also joining in the Wine challenge over on the Dragonfly Journey site.

Stay warm Colorado peeps.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gerda Steiner Progressive


Six days left in the school year and we have snow predicted for tomorrow.  Is it terrible that I'm hoping that the district will burn a snow day and give us a day off tomorrow (we've got quite a few that are unused!)?!!  I'm still tuckered out from the graduation festivities last weekend.  I'm pretty sure that a bit of a sleep-in would take care of that!

And speaking of taking care of things, I banged out the card for the Gerda Steiner Progressive challenge that she has each month.  The May challenge was to use this sweet image, Flower's For You. Want to join in the fun?  Simply buy this one and make a project.  The next month's image will be yours for free.

I'm also using the sketch over on the Tuesday Morning Sketch site.  I LOVE when the sketches are simple and totally usable.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches 402


I'm finishing up the last of my Mother's Day cards.  These are the last two.  This first one is headed off to my sister.  When I saw this sentiment from Riley, I knew that I had to have it ... who doesn't want a butt-load of wine?!!

I'm using Lovelle from Art Impressions and the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

For my second card, I used the sketch from the Sunday Stamps blog.  I dug out my Happy Hopper stamps to use for this card.

Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there.





SSW2-112: Cute As A Button


Happy Wednesday friends.

9 days of school left in this year ... not that I'm counting (OK, I'm totally counting) I'm pretty excited to not make lunches for a few months!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This fortnight we have a new sponsor; it's Cute As A Button.

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

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sketch Saturday 462


Happy Saturday everyone.

I was beginning to doubt that I would make it, honestly.  What a long week!!  But here we are, ready to enjoy TWO days of sleeping in and doing nothing.

I thought I would share my Saturday creation for Sketch Saturday.  This week we have a new sponsor: Paper Nest Dolls.  She is offering our winner 3 digital images of their choice.  Cool.  We hope you have time to join in the fun.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

More Cards ... Really, I Suck at Housework



It suddenly occurred to me that other people (you know, other than me) would be celebrating Mother's Day and I thought, "hey" ... maybe I ought to send cards.  Yikes.  I suddenly need 6 cards to send out.  So here is one ... five more to go.

I used the sketch over on the Catch The Bug site.  I also used this new Bugaboo image.  Super cute!

And then, my hubby's friend at work at a heart attack over the weekend.   (insert ANOTHER "yikes" here!)  Fortunately he got to the hospital in the nick of time so he will be fine. But suddenly we needed a card for him too.  I used the "Interactive" theme over on the Pile It On blog.  I love the little "chill pills" in the shaker part of the card.  It is soo fun to make shaker cards!



Monday, May 1, 2017

FTH Blog Hop CASE


I wanted to join in the blog hop fun over on the From The Heart blog.  Their hop was full of CASE cards (copy and share/steal everything).  The talented artists over there challenged us to pick one of their designers to CASE.  While all of the DT members are soo talented, I chose Ruth from Tip Top Toppers Things to copy.

Specifically I chose THIS card.  I fell in love with her dots and fun lay-out. I added a few more dots with the ribbon and the flamingo's scarf but tried to remain true to her design.