Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Morning Meets Jiggles

I'm getting ready to leave for my Utah trip to see family and watch a wedding.

 <== Yep, this beautiful girl (in my wedding 16 years ago.  Yikes, I'm old)

became THIS beautiful girl ==>

And she is getting married THIS WEEKEND.

I'm super excited to see all my nieces and nephews.  But since I will be away for a week, I wanted to show you one more Doodle Pantry card.

This is Jiggles the Giraffe.  How cute is he?!!

I'm using the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  It totally worked with my image.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Vickie's SSMIS

I am trapped in the house with 4 wildly rowdy boys so I'm trying to get ahead of laundry, and stamping requirements.  I look at my boys (who I know were given a hefty amount of smarts from their dad) and I see them doing the STUPIDEST things today -- youngest used an entire roll of blue tape to attempt to "lock" the others in the TV room.  And this was with me IN the house.  God knows what they would do left to their own devices.  (Sigh)  I'm assuming that they will grow out of this phase (soon please!)

Any-who, this is the July secret image for my monthly image challenge.  It's called Sea Shell Jar and it's by Stampendous.  It's super pretty; it certainly made me yearn for a vacation to the beach.

I don't know why but this image gave me a bit of trouble coloring.  I think the sky should have been a bit more subtle.  I tried twice to shade it and this is the best one!  I've decided that I need to work on my sky skills more -- it prolly didn't help that I spilled my latte on it!!  Damp images rarely make a good card; it definitely called for some creative cutting!!

I'm also entering my card in the Catch The Bug Photo challenge.  If this isn't beachy, I don't know what is!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

SS 422: You're Hotter Than a Firecracker

Good morning peeps!

Happy Saturday!  It's time for another Sketch over on the Saturday Sketch blog.  We have a new sketch for you and the return of a favorite sponsor: Drawn With Character.

How cute is this image?  It's called: Cartoony Firecracker!  I love his little face!!  I know, you are probably saying ... Fourth of July is over, right?  Actually I gave this card to my hubby even earlier than that.  This is his Father's Day card!  We are soo busy during the summer that I have to be even MORE organized with my card-making than normal!

I hope you will find time in YOUR busy summer to join in the fun.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

SSW2-94 Sami Stamps

It's another Wednesday and that means another challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This week we are sponsored by Sami Stamps.  She is offering a great prize of a $12 gift certificate to her shop.

This week I'm using Samantha's beautiful Wild Flower Beauty.  I tried to make my flowers look like a hibiscus but all I succeeded in doing was making them look confused!

I urge you to hurry over to the blog and leave some love for my teamies.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mojo 456: Happy Anniversary

I'm back with my anniversary card.  It's kinda pink and a wee bit too busy for the hubster but I love this image so much that I don't care what he thinks.  (Psht, like I made this card for him.  Kidding!)  The inside says "I feel pretty ... when I'm with you.  Happy 16th Anniversary."

I'm using the Mojo Monday sketch and Art Impression stamps.   These images are super fun to paper piece.  Meet the Square Dancers (aka: Brenda and Joe).  I'm entering them in the Art Impressions Blog challenge because who wouldn't want the chance to win MORE AI images?!!

Sorta CAS and "Fresh"

I was looking at the calendar to help my youngest figure out how many days until his birthday (he swore that it was in two days -- it's in four)  But as I looked at the calendar I was stunned to notice that my anniversary is tomorrow.  Well crud.  I need a card.

This little cutie is destined for a niece so I'm headed downstairs to come up with something for the hubster.

I used the Freshly Made Sketch this week.  This card is pretty CAS for me.  I like layers and I did try to contain myself :-)

I'm using the Doodle Pantry image Honey Bear Birdie.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

SS: 420 Please Let Me Be Skinny

It's Saturday ...

and that means it's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week, since it's the second Saturday of the month, we are sponsored by the amazing Simon says Stamp.  They are providing our winner with a $25 gift certificate to the store.  Wow, such a great prize!

I'm using an image from Art Impressions, the Skinny Yet set, for my card this week. This is the last of the three sets that I bought (I showed you the other sets last week ... kinda thinking I need a few more!!)  I paper pieced her body suit.  I gotta say that I feel this way each time I do something even remotely healthy.  I walked to the mailbox and gave up butter on my theatre popcorn ... am I skinny yet?!!

Anyway, we really DO hope that you will join in the sketch fun this week.

Psst: this is my second post of the day.  If you are looking for the Doodle Pantry post, scroll up!

Doodle Pantry: Crafty Hazel

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring the challenge over on the Crafty Hazel Christmas Challenge site.   There is a new Christmas challenge every Saturday and she always has some GREAT prizes.  This week's challenge is to use some purple, a little or a lot.  Well, that AND to make your card Christmas-y.  But who doesn't need to get started on their Christmas card stash?

I'm using the Doodle Pantry set: Holiday Nutcrackers.  I love nutcrackers so this set was a must have for me.  They always remind me of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet ... an annual event for me as a child.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SSW2-93: Bugaboo

Happy Wednesday Peeps

I hope that your Fourth of July weekend was fun.  Ours was, but nothing productive was achieved.  Some of the best weekends ARE lazy and unproductive though!

Since it's Wednesday, that means it's time for another sketch challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  I loved Sally's sketch this time ... perfect for using up all those scraps that all paper hoarders have!

This fortnight, we have the fabulous Jodie from Bugaboo Digi-Stamps as our sponsor.  I just love her images.  I'm using the image: "Tulip Hedgie"   I love ALL her hedgies - and soon I will own them all!  Our lucky winner will get SEVEN images.

We'd love to see you join in the fun this time!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Doodle Pantry AIMP - July

Happy July!

Or as my youngest calls it, "18 days until it's all about me" day!

Lots of birthdays this month for me.

And because it's the first of the month, we have another digital challenge over on the Doodle Pantry blog.  As always, it's an anything goes challenge.  Remember, you must use a digital image on your card.  I'm using one of the new images over on in the Doodle Pantry shop.  It's called Joyful Pig.

I'm also using the sketch over on the Try Stampin On Tuesday site.