Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Squeaking this one in ... I have ONE day left in the month of November and I finally finished my card (did ya' catch my funny pun? It's a mouse and I am squeaking it in? Ha!! I kill myself!)
It was a busy month but I wanted to be sure to use this darling image from Gerda Steiner. Since I used this image, I will get next month's image for FREE! It's a great way to collect Gerda's sweet images. There is STILL 24 hours left in the month to join in the fun.
Tuesday Morning Sketches blog. It was the perfect sketch to showcase this little mouse.
It's the last Wednesday of the month so it's time for another tutorial. This month I'm altering a tin and filling it with fudge to give to my neighbor.
I had SO many people help me make this year's Junior Diabetes Research Foundation "One Walk" fantastic and I'm trying to make something for each of them.
My first step to altering my tin was to gather up all my supplies. I knew that I needed a container of some kind, some ribbon, an image and coordinating holiday papers
But ... I wasn't really certain what materials would work so I gathered a bunch of things in anticipation. Thankfully, my kids took one for the team and ate one of their favorite cookies so I could have this tin.
Step Two: Ugh, can you believe it ... the tin was 2 inches too big for standard 12 x 12 papers so I had piece the papers to cover the entire tin. I was seriously bummed out but, on the bright side, I doubt my neighbor will notice or care. He will be more interested in the fudge.
Step Three was to decorate the top using my Spellbinders dies.
Bugaboo image: Christmas Hedgie. I colored him and cut it out, also using my dies.
Finally, I popped him on my tin, added some ribbon and called it done. It was a fairly easy project. My only recommendation is to use REALLY strong tape. I ended up using this tape, but any permanent tape will work.
I think that my neighbor will really like the fudge.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Happy Day Before Thanksgiving!!
I have to tell you guys that I made this card THREE times this week. The first time, I had a senior moment and got my dates confused. So I quietly posted it on Saturday the 18th (I had forgotten that Wednesday was when I needed it to post, not Saturday) Sooo, I made another. It's below ... for some reason, I just hated it; the green and pink wasn't working for me. Aaaaaand I made a third one (see above). The good news is, I got three Christmas cards done trying to complete ONE DT project. Seriously, getting old (and forgetful) really stinks!
Any who ... it's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge blog. This week we are sponsored by our fearless leader, Anne. She has a stamp set to give to our winner.
I'm featuring an oldie but goodie from the Bugaboo Stamp store called Kidz: Christmas Boy And His Dog.
Why don't you join in the fun?
Sunday, November 19, 2017
It's Sunday and time for a new sketch challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog.
Bugaboo image: Bentley - On The Inside. It's hilarious and the perfect image for a new baby. Yep, baby Raylee arrived a tad early so I SUDDENLY needed a "welcome baby" card ASAP. This image was so quick to color that it really fit the bill.
We hope you join in the fun!
Saturday, November 18, 2017
It's Saturday and time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.
Crafty Sentiments Designs. Our winner will receive 3 digital images from her shop.
I hope you have time to join in the fun this week.
We've got a brand new challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog. It's time for the November Bingo Challenge.
I also used the darling Bugaboo image: Reindeer Blocks...such a sweet image.
The rules are simple: Create a project and post a link to it on Bugaboo Stamps Challenge blog by 11/18/17 at 6:00 AM EST to be entered a random drawing for 3 possible prizes: ten ( 10) (using Bugaboo only), seven (7) or four (4), using any image!
Don't forget, if you don't own a Bugaboo image, there is a freebie each Friday. You can get yours HERE!
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Yesterday, a friend pointed out to me that our kids have only 4 weeks left in this semester. Ack!! Really?!! And that means that Christmas is only 5 weeks away. How can that be?!! (taking a deep, cleansing breath) I can do this.
It's Wednesday and the Christmas rush is ON!!
We have another sketch challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. We have Tammy from the A Day For Daisies shop as our sponsor. She is giving our winner a $12 Gift Certificate to her shop.
Why don't you join in the fun?
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
I think that it's just plain mean to have snow so soon after Daylight Savings kicked in. Here we are, trying to adjust to how soon the sun goes down and then add in the super-cold temperatures too?!! I'm so cold that I'm considering setting my feet on fire!
So how better to deal with the freezy-squeezy weather ... why, make a winter card of course! The Art Impressions blog challenged us to make a 3-D card and of course I wanted to use my new AI set: Santa Paws. I decided on a slider; I made my little dachshund running toward his buddies, who are no doubt Christmas caroling.
I love slider cards. I could play with them all day!
Sunday, November 5, 2017
It's time for another sketch on the Catch The Bug blog. This fortnight, I'm using the image: 2 Snowman. It's another darling image from the Bugaboo digital image store. This cutie is only $1.50 ... so cute and soo inexpensive!
Remember, you can enter the challenge up to 3 times. If you use a Bugaboo Image, you could WIN 10, 7 or 4 Bugaboo Images of your choice.
Do you NEED a Bugaboo Stamp to use? Head on over to the store, click on the Friday Freebie tab and you can get this week's freebie.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
I'm killing two birds with one stone (OK, it's a card but you get the idea). There is a brand new challenge over on the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog AS WELL AS a new challenge on the Catch The Bug Challenge blog. So I'm using the sketch and an image from Bugaboo to complete both challenges. I'm using one of my favorite images: Gus - Old Fart. He's such a hoot.
Lemon Shortbread. She is giving our winner 3 free digi-images.
Over on the Catch The Bug site, our theme this week is Anything Goes. You may use any image on your project to win the Seven or Four-image prizes, but if you have Bugaboo images, we would LOVE to see them! If you don't HAVE a Bugaboo image, there is a freebie available each Friday. You can get yours here.
I'm also joining the Coloring Challenge over on the Color Inspiration Monthly Link-Up. You want to see amazing coloring, this is the site.