Wednesday, March 22, 2017

FTH 167: Wish Big


One last card before I head off to Arizona.

I'm using this week's From The Heart sketch.  The image is Birthday Burger Birdbrain -- it really IS super cute!

The sketch is an easy one.  I love simple sketches; I had to play along.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Missed It, For Fox Sake


I spent some time yesterday with my new images.  I got this little darling and 3 others which I immediately printed and cut it out with my Silhouette (Thanks for the help, Michelle!  You rock).  I love that I finally have that skill at my fingertips.

I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew to create this belated birthday card.

I'm also entering the Craft for the Craic challenge of "green and glittery".

And joining in the Cute Card Thursday celebration theme.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

TMS 394 Lucky You


I'm just finishing up my monthly obligations so I'm free to head off to Arizona.  This is my card using the monthly free From The Heart image.  It's called Lucky Lil' Birdie.  If you purchase and use this image within the month of March, you will get April's image for free.  Who doesn't love free stuff?

I'm using the sketch from the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog.  I needed a sketch to give my mojo a jump-start this morning.  Too many things going on in my brain to allow for much creativity.

I'm also participating in Jeannie's "Lucky Charm" theme over on Dragonfly Journeys.

SSW2-108


This is still one of my favorite From the Heart images.  I just love that little sad face.  It's Wednesday and besides being half-way towards the weekend, it's also time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

This week, Anne is sponsoring the challenge, offering up a polymer stamp set.

We hope that you will join in the challenge this fortnight.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sunday Stamps 148


The race to complete all the Easter cards has begun!  Get ready to see a BUNCH of bunny cards from me in the coming days!

I'm using the sketch over on the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge site.  I loved the little banner.

I'm also entering this card in the Catch The Bug March Challenge of Birds, Bees and Butterflies.   Hey, my card has a bird ... a tiny, tiny bird, but he totally counts!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Baby, It's Icky Outside


So rather than go on a walk with the hubby, I'm hiding down in the basement ... shhhh, maybe he won't find me!

I wanted to make a shaker card to join in the sketch over on the From The Heart blog.  Ironically, her twist is "Almost Spring."  Since it doesn't feel like Spring here, I made more of a "Seriously ... it IS almost Spring, why is it snowing?" card.

I'm using Faith's "Laughing Snowman" image.

I decided to use the colors in the Watercolor Wednesday challenge.  They were too pretty NOT to use.  I think my blues don't QUITE match, but, this was the only Christmas DP that I could find that was remotely close.

Hope your day is warm.

SS454: Sami Stamps


Good Morning Peeps.

It's Saturday and that means it's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  We have a fun new sketch and the return of a favorite sponsor: it's Samantha from Sami Stamps.  Our prize this week is a voucher for $12 to use in the Sami Stamps Etsy shop.

I'm making more Christmas cards -- trying to beat the rush.  This card is made with an image called Chilly Bunny.  This is our last challenge with Sami Stamps as our sponsor.  She is taking a break from sponsoring challenges to spend more time with her family.  We will surely miss using her sweet images.

I hope you have time to give the sketch a try!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bee Strong, Little Grasshopper


Oh my gosh, I had such a great time with this month's challenge from Gerda Steiner.  This image is soo stinking cute and was EXACTLY the card I needed to send my buddy who is still fighting cancer.

I'm using the sketch from the Catch The Bug Challenge this week.  I DID add an extra stripe ... it just looked better with five stripes rather than four.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

FTH #164


I had a near miss today while cooking.  I was trying to chop onions while consulting a new recipe.  I cut the tip of my fingernail off.  Yikes.  THAT could have been bad had I chopped just a tad closer!  Thankfully, the Irish Stew was finished and an emergency room visit was NOT required.

Here is my card for the sketch challenge over on the From the Heart blog.  I thought that this image would make a perfect "manly" birthday card.  I'm using the FTH image "Birdbrain Brew."  I rotated the sketch and then switched the embellishments because I didn't want to cover up those darling pretzels on the image.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SSW2-107: March?!!


Yikes, it is March 1st.

This is the busiest month for me.  There are lots of birthdays and parties to plan (I will have a 14 year old this month, double yikes!!), and of course, Spring Break.  This year we will be driving back to Arizona to see friends in Phoenix and family in Tucson, visit the Meteor Crater, go to the lava tube in Flagstaff and maybe visit Sedona.  Phew, that's a lot to cram into one week off!

But I'm getting ahead of myself, it's only March 1st.  It's a Wednesday so it's time for another challenge on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This challenge, we have Sami Stamps for our sponsor.  I'm using her sweet "Frost and Whiskers Friends" image.  How sweet is that cat?!!

Our winner will get a $12 Gift Certificate to the Sami Stamps shop.

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