Saturday, June 3, 2017

SS466: Happy Birthday Elephant

It's Saturday again (and another new month ... seriously, where is this year going?!!)

As you probably know, Saturday is the day when the new challenge is posted over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we have the return of Sasayaki Glitter as our sponsor.  The prize to our winner is one free digi image from the shop.

I'm using the image, Baby Elly's Birthday, on my card.  Such a cute little image, perfect for any birthday card.

I hope that you will join in the fun this week.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Paper Play Sketches 43

I've had this image for some time now.  I finally decided that TODAY was the day to ink him up.  I loved him and really all the circus themed stamps in the SugarPea Design release so I grabbed up a few of them.

I had planned to use him for a monthly swap that I'm in but after using the die, I think, perhaps not.  It's a bugger to get all the pieces out it.  I just don't feel up to running that die through the 24+ times I would need to send it out to the girls!!

I really liked the sketch over on the Paper Play Sketches site so I joined in.  I replaced the grass with my circus background but otherwise stayed true to the sketch.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

SSW2-113 Dilly Beans

Welcome back.  It's time for another Wednesday challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. 

This week we are sponsored by Megan Suarez of Dilly Beans.  I'm using her image: Framed Snowman 5.  I love all of her snowman images; I kinda have a thing for snowmen.

I hope that you will join in the fun this week.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SS 462: Little Friends

It's another Saturday and that means that 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: Crafty Sentiments Design.  She is generously offering 3 free digital images to our winner.  The images are super sweet;  I'm using her darling image: Little Friends.

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

So glad that you stopped by.

Friday, May 19, 2017

SSS510: "W(h)ining A Bit"

Today I'm avoiding the piles of laundry that need folding by crafting (I say that like it's a surprise that I'm avoiding the laundry pile!)  I still need a few birthday cards so I decided to join in the sketch challenge over on the Catch The Bug blog.  I DO like a good sketch.

I'm also joining in the Wine challenge over on the Dragonfly Journey site.

Stay warm Colorado peeps.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gerda Steiner Progressive

Six days left in the school year and we have snow predicted for tomorrow.  Is it terrible that I'm hoping that the district will burn a snow day and give us a day off tomorrow (we've got quite a few that are unused!)?!!  I'm still tuckered out from the graduation festivities last weekend.  I'm pretty sure that a bit of a sleep-in would take care of that!

And speaking of taking care of things, I banged out the card for the Gerda Steiner Progressive challenge that she has each month.  The May challenge was to use this sweet image, Flower's For You. Want to join in the fun?  Simply buy this one and make a project.  The next month's image will be yours for free.

I'm also using the sketch over on the Tuesday Morning Sketch site.  I LOVE when the sketches are simple and totally usable.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches 402

I'm finishing up the last of my Mother's Day cards.  These are the last two.  This first one is headed off to my sister.  When I saw this sentiment from Riley, I knew that I had to have it ... who doesn't want a butt-load of wine?!!

I'm using Lovelle from Art Impressions and the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

For my second card, I used the sketch from the Sunday Stamps blog.  I dug out my Happy Hopper stamps to use for this card.

Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there.

SSW2-112: Cute As A Button

Happy Wednesday friends.

9 days of school left in this year ... not that I'm counting (OK, I'm totally counting) I'm pretty excited to not make lunches for a few months!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This fortnight we have a new sponsor; it's Cute As A Button.

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

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sketch Saturday 462

Happy Saturday everyone.

I was beginning to doubt that I would make it, honestly.  What a long week!!  But here we are, ready to enjoy TWO days of sleeping in and doing nothing.

I thought I would share my Saturday creation for Sketch Saturday.  This week we have a new sponsor: Paper Nest Dolls.  She is offering our winner 3 digital images of their choice.  Cool.  We hope you have time to join in the fun.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

More Cards ... Really, I Suck at Housework

It suddenly occurred to me that other people (you know, other than me) would be celebrating Mother's Day and I thought, "hey" ... maybe I ought to send cards.  Yikes.  I suddenly need 6 cards to send out.  So here is one ... five more to go.

I used the sketch over on the Catch The Bug site.  I also used this new Bugaboo image.  Super cute!

And then, my hubby's friend at work at a heart attack over the weekend.   (insert ANOTHER "yikes" here!)  Fortunately he got to the hospital in the nick of time so he will be fine. But suddenly we needed a card for him too.  I used the "Interactive" theme over on the Pile It On blog.  I love the little "chill pills" in the shaker part of the card.  It is soo fun to make shaker cards!

Monday, May 1, 2017


I wanted to join in the blog hop fun over on the From The Heart blog.  Their hop was full of CASE cards (copy and share/steal everything).  The talented artists over there challenged us to pick one of their designers to CASE.  While all of the DT members are soo talented, I chose Ruth from Tip Top Toppers Things to copy.

Specifically I chose THIS card.  I fell in love with her dots and fun lay-out. I added a few more dots with the ribbon and the flamingo's scarf but tried to remain true to her design.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Paper Play Sketches 41

It's snowing out.

Not much accumulation ... only about 7 inches ... but since May is two days away, it feels like a lot.  But snowy days do make for fun days watching silly movies and crafting.

I'm joining in the fun over on the Paper Play Sketches site.  I rotated the sketch ... just cuz.  My image would have fit either way, it just felt right rotating it.

I'm using a fun image I picked up over on the Bugaboo site.  It made me giggle.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SSW2: 110-DSB

Yay, Wednesday.

Time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.  This week we have Sally-Ann Hancock from Digi-Stamp Boutique as our sponsor.  She's offering our winner a  £10 voucher to her her store.

I'm using the image Umbrella Lulu for my card.

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

SSS 508

I've been under the weather for the past few days.  Colds on the weekend are the worst!  Today was the first day I felt well enough to head back to the gym.  On my way, I was trying to convince myself why I shouldn't go but I just kept driving.  Finally I arrived and just went in for the class.  Yay me.  I'm a little sore but I'm glad that I went.

I spent the rest of the day catching up on cleaning and finally allowed myself a bit of play time.  I joined in the sketch challenge on the Catch The Bug Challenge blog. 

I have elements of the sketch but I kept changing it a bit until my card was quite different than the sketch! (like my image was too big to fit in the middle like it was supposed to and my secondary rectangle was supposed to have scallops but doesn't)  Oh well.  It's still a cute card.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sketch Saturday 460: Pamper Yourself

Happy Saturday!!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we are sponsored by Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique. She is offering our winner a £10 voucher to her store.

I rotated the sketch to fit the image I choose to use: Alyssa Relaxing.  I'm hoping to take my own advice and pamper myself this weekend.  Wine and a movie sounds FANTASTIC (tho maybe not in that order!)

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hip To Be Square

I found time to join in the sketch challenge over on the From The Heart blog this week.  Since Faith is still feeling under the weather, they are recycling an old sketch.  It's fine with me because it was a fun sketch (and honestly, I don't think I used it originally).

I'm using the "Birdbrain Needs Coffee" image.  One of my very favorite images in the From The Heart store and seriously, this could be a selfie of me on ANY given morning.

I'm also joining the fun over on the Dragonfly Journeys blog.  Her theme is Hip To Be Square ... I have a square card (and plus I'm a bit of a sci-fi nerd so that's square too)

Friday, April 14, 2017

"Hi" with Sunday Stamps

Getting my Gerda Steiner monthly challenge image done.  It's this darling little bear; his name is Pen Pal Bear.  I loved his little pencil and it seemed like a good opportunity to whip out some of my school papers to use.  By using this little bear, I will get next month's image for free.

I'm also using the sketch over on the Sunday Stamps blog.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

SSW2-110: Little Blue Button

Hello Wednesday friends.

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

We have a new sponsor for our challenge.  It's Little Blue Button.  Our winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to her store.   This week I'm using Miss Lily and the Snowman on my card.  It's never too early to start on my 2017 Christmas card stash!

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.

I hope you have time to join in the fun

Saturday, April 8, 2017

SS458 Drawn With Character

It's Saturday and that means it's time for a challenge over on the Sketch Saturday blog.  This week we have Krista from Drawn With Character as our sponsor.  Our winner will receive 3 digital images from her etsy shop.

I rotated the sketch to better fit my image.  I'm using "Bunny Holding Easter Egg" to make my card.

I hope that you have time to join in the fun.

Friday, April 7, 2017

TMS 397: Swagger

I'm pretty sure that I broke my friend.

I JUST bought this stamp set and the same day that it arrived, she slipped on some ice and broke her ankle.  Coincidence?  I think not.

Actually I bought this AI set because another friend's husband broke HIS leg on some ice too.  At the time, I wondered if I should also buy the woman set but I didn't.  I'm a little sad now because it would have been PERFECT!!  Oh well, next time I shop.

I'm using the sketch on the Tuesday Morning Sketches site.  I loved it's simplicity; so easy to use again and again.

I'm also submitting this card to the Art Impression blog for their "Wish You Felt Better" challenge.  Perfect timing huh?!!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 206

It's a snow day here.  Since we had the day off, I decided to make the youngest child finish his project for Language and Literature.  He had decided to make a game based on the book, Life As We Knew It and ... it wasn't nearly done.  Now granted, it isn't due for a week, but why put it off (especially since I had told him that if he wasn't done by Sunday, he shouldn't plan on going to his brother's birthday party)  Ouch, guess who is having to parent today?!!  Unfortunately he is notorious for doing things last minute and slap-dash

Thankfully, it is mostly done now (around 3:00 I was done with all the whining so I sent him on his way.)  In the blissful silence I made this card.  It's not a terribly happy card either (kinda fits the grey theme of the day) but I needed one for my neighbor.

I used the sketch over on the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog.  It totally fit my image from Bugaboo

I'm off to bake now.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SSW2-109 Bugaboo

Hello Wednesday Peeps!

It's time for another challenge over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog.

March is nearly over and in the spirit of the March Madness NCAA basketball games, I decided to use this image from Bugaboo.  Yep, we have Jodie as our sponsor this week (yay).   This is Gus-Basketball.  How cute is he?

Jodie is offering up 4 free images to our winner.

I hope you find time to join in the fun.