Monday, January 16, 2017

January Gerda Challenge


Happy Martin Luther King Day!!

I'm spending mine: vacuuming, doing laundry, shoveling snow and posting all the cards that I made earlier in the week. Um, yeah, not much of a holiday for me.

Well, playing downstairs in the craft area isn't so bad but the others ... blah.

This is my take on the Gerda Steiner image for January.  It's a super cute one this month ... perfect for all those Valentine's Day cards that need to be made.

I used the challenge over on the Freshly Made Sketches site but didn't get it posted on time.  Bummer.  Oh well, I'll be more organized next week (I'm not holding my breath on that one!)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

SS: MissTiina


It's another Saturday so 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: MissTiina.  She is generously offering a $20 gift certificate to her blog.

Be sure and stop by the Sketch Saturday blog and check out all the other DT cards.



Monday, January 9, 2017

What's Up?


I had some time to tinker this afternoon.  I had an eye appointment that left me pretty much blind as a bat so I used these images that I had colored earlier.  I JUST got this set in the mail.  I seriously love Birdie Brown images.

I'm using the sketch over on the Your Next Stamp blog.  It was too perfect with these stamps.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Snow Day!!


I think I'd enjoy snow days a tad more if I weren't the one responsible for clearing the snow off our property.  While the snow-blower made the process faster, it was still super cold (below zero) and it's snowing again so I will likely have to repeat it before the sun sets.  Yay.

With my extra time, I worked to refill my birthday card folder.  I used all the extra Bugaboo images that I had printed.

My first sketch comes from TMS.  It's a revisit of a favorite sketch.  I really love this pretty sketch.  To see what I did with it the first time, click here.

I decided to leave off the flower and embellishments this time because I thought that it would make my card a tad busy.

My second card is from another favored Tuesday sketch blog: Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

Did you notice that both cards are pink?  That's because my pink DP drawer is stuffed with such pretty papers that it no longer closes!  So I'm hoping that I'll need more girl birthday cards than boys  birthdays for a while!

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Year of The Rooster!



Jeannie from Dragonfly Journeys is celebrating the Year of the Rooster.  I looked through my many stamps and the closest I could find was this set from Birdie Brown.  It's her Whole Herd set.

Since I needed a congratulations card for my pregnant niece, I thought that this set would work.  I think it should count for her challenge because I'm pretty sure that a "rooster" was involved in THAT process!

Congratulations Tiffany and Logan!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

SS444: Get The Fire Extinguisher!!


It's Saturday and that means it's time for another challenge on the Sketch Saturday blog.  We have a new sketch for you and the return of Bugaboo as our sponsor.

I'm using a Bugaboo icon: Stella.  I think that I have nearly all of the Stella images in Jodie's shop!  This one is called Stella Birthday - Fireman Call.  Totally hilarious.

I hope that you have time to stop on by the blog, and join in the crafting fun this week!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

DP: Orange You Thoughtful


I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Ours was great.  One gift that I gave was so perfect for the recipient that I was giggling in anticipation (doesn't it make you happy when you pick the perfect gift?!!)

AND we found out that another baby is going to be born in July!  I am totally excited to be a Great Aunt again.  Unfortunately I will likely miss seeing this little face until Thanksgiving (I'm already planning to go to Utah!!) since she is due in July and our summer visit is locked in for June. (Sigh)

But in other news, I wanted to share the "Thank You" card that I made for the boys to give their grandmother.  I'm using the Doodle Pantry set: Cherry Nice Mice.

I'm also using the sketch over on the Freshly Made Sketch.