Thursday, September 28, 2017

More Halloween Cards

I am sooo sick of all the drizzly rain.  Too cold and wet!  It IS the perfect excuse to stay inside and craft tho.

My second card uses the sketch over on the Freshly Made Sketch site.  I decided that the kids would like interactive cards and their sketch was PERFECT for a shaker card.

Despite all the card making (aka laundry, vacuuming and baking that I've avoided doing all week) I still have 10 more Halloween cards left to make.  Ugh!

I'm also entering the "Fall Colors" theme over on the Fab and Funky site and the "Trick or Treat" theme over on Cute Card Thursday.

At least I've had fun.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SSW2-122: Little Blue Button

Sooo, I got in a huge hurry to mail a few of my cards.  I quickly mailed this one off to a sick loved one and I didn't really notice that my picture was so terrible.  Sorry.  If you squint at it with one eye closed, it will look as cute as it WAS in real life.

Now that you can "see" the card better, I wanted to share that it's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

We have a fun new sketch and the return of Little Blue Button as our sponsor.  I'm using her image: Spike and Anna Having Coffee.  I thought that she was darling.

 Our winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to her store.  

Here is a bit more about Little Blue Button:

Little Blue Button Stamps started it's life in december 2012 as free digital stamps company "Digital designs by Olga".  Later in spring 2013 it was reborn as Little Blue Button Stamps and first Design Team started it's work.  In the summer of 2013 we started to produce rubber stamps which were pressed and packed by C.C.Designs company. In Fall 2014 we started to release clear stamps but due to some problems in my life I had to shut down both clear and rubber and continue with digital stamps only.  Now I continue to create designs for digital stamps and printables by LBBS and clear stamps for Russian store by Tamara Startseva.

Monday, September 25, 2017

2 More Halloween Cards

I'm finishing up two more to add to my stash.  I'm using the sketch from over on The Paper Players site. 

It was perfect for this darling Pure Innocence image from My Favorite Things.

It was a bit more challenging to think of something that would work with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch. My first thought was pumpkins but I thought that everyone would chose that image.

So I went with this hilarious image from Art Impressions.  Now that I AM an old bat, this image makes me giggle more and more!!

I hope your day is fantastic!!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Happy Shaky, Shivery Halloween

I need 20 Halloween cards, so I'm off to make those (see I TOLD you that I would get distracted from finishing my Christmas cards!)  I decided to use a few of my interactive stamp sets.  This fun little guy is the Wiggle Wobble Skeleton Set from Art Impressions.  I wasted a few minutes entertaining myself by posing him in all sorts of different ways.  I got WAY too much entertainment out of him!!

I'm using the sketch from Fresh Made Sketches for both cards.  It was fun and looks so different with each one.

I'm also joining the Crazy 4 Challenges Saturday challenge.  They want to see interactive cards.  Boom.  Done!

My next card has mini-shakers.  I'm using another AI set: Quivery Mini- Shakers.  How fun are those scared little trick-or-treaters?!!

And since there is embossing on the first card, it satisfies the QKR Stampede challenge this week.  How many challenges can I join in with 2 cards?!!

The Allsorts challenge blog wanted to see wings.  There aren't wings on the skeleton, but there ARE some on my little piggy.  Not your typical winged thing but, I think it counts!

SS 482 Fred She Said

Yep, starting my Christmas cards.  It seems like I always start with good intentions but then ... but then.  Yeah.

So here I am ... trying to finish early, but I don't think anyone will be surprised if I get busy and have a mad Christmas rush right after Thanksgiving!!

Since it's Saturday, it's also time for a new sketch over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  Our sponsor is Fred She Said.  There is a $10 gift certificate to the Fred She Said store for our winner.

I hope you join in the fun this week.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

TMS 420 "Fried" But In a Different Way

Yes, I'm fried ... but unfortunately mine does NOT involve the beach, sun and a margarita.  I am fried aka - super tired.  I had 2 meetings in Denver and ugly traffic on the I.  Can I just say to our state's budgeting committee ... please fix the Interstate now. Widen it. Soon.

But this is how I WISH that I had spent my morning.

I'm using the sketch over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches site.  Too cute.  I love the simple sketches.

I'm also joining in the fun on the QKR Stampede site of Anything goes as well as ...

the fun on the City Crafter Challenge Blog.  They asked to see something that I did over the summer.  If you were to plug in a billion kids at the local pool, then yes, this IS something that I did this summer!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SSW2-121 Bugaboo

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 Grumpy Gertrude - Fake Plants to make my card.  Jodie has so many hilarious images in her store.  It's definitely worth a look.

We would love for you join in the fun this week!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Taking A Break From Birthdays ...

I'm super tired today ... I may have too much wine and fun with a friend this weekend!  I needed some quiet time away from rowdy animals and boys.  So, I took myself off to the basement to finish up a few cards.

I'm using my new Art Impressions Elf Shaker set.  I am in love with how his box jiggles.  It makes me think of my kids at Christmas, shaking all the boxes under the tree to see what was inside.

I'm joining the "Off Kilter" theme over on the Art Impression blog.  I'm also using "Sketch or Trio" theme on the ABC Christmas Challenge.  I have 3 stamps: the elf, his present and the sentiment and this counts as a "trio."   Since I'm also using the "Off Kilter" theme, I'm counting that as a sketch.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

SS480 Just ME!

Welcome to another Saturday (sooo happy it's here).  Is it just me or does the week after a 3 day weekend seem longer than a normal week?

Any who .... another Saturday means that it's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we have a the return of a favorite sponsor: Just Me. Our winner will receive 2 dici-images from her etsy store.

This week I'm using her darling image: Sloth Love.

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

Friday, September 8, 2017

FMS304: More ... Wait For It .... Birthday Cards

Still working on my September birthday cards.  This is a From The Heart image.  I can't tell you how much I miss her talent.  Cancer stinks.

I'm using the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog.  It was so cute and worked perfectly with this image.

My next card uses an Art Impression image: Elephant Slider Set.  As you can see ... I kinda went with a cupcake/ birthday cake theme!  Can you tell that I'm dieting and not supposed to be eating carbs, sugar, soda, and everything good in this world?!!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy Birthday From the Dog

I ran yesterday.

Today my body is telling me what an extraordinarily STUPID idea that was ... and for good measure it's telling me that I am old!!  Party Pooper! So sitting down, and crafting between laundry loads seems like a good idea!!

When I saw this new set from Art Impressions, I knew that I had to have him.  I love that there is a die that lets you put all sorts of stuff IN his mouth.  How freakin' cute is he?!!

I'm using the sketch over on the Try Stampin' On Tuesday as well as the theme of "Punches and/or Dies" over on the Tuesday Throwdown site.

I'm also joining in the "True Blue" theme on Dragonfly Journeys.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

A Little Mousie Told Me It Was Your Day

Still playing with the fun interactive stamps from Art Impressions.  I LOVE this cat though I wish that I had more things to put in his mouth ... a bird, a ball, etc. (get on that AI!  How cute would that be, maybe with a "I'm on the ball" phrase?  Hmm?!!)

Using the darling sketch over on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog.

Friday, September 1, 2017

You Wear Your Age With Style

I think that I need a billion birthday cards this month (OK, maybe only 16) but it feels like a billion!!  Oddly I need a birthday card every single day during the week of the 17-23 (wow) how does that even happen?!!

So here is one that I made to use.  I absolutely adore dots and the color combination of grey and lime green so I made sure to use both on my card.  I'm using the sketch over on the Paper Play Sketches blog.  It was too fun not to join in this week.

I'm also joining in the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge