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


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.