Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mistletoe and Holly CFC 208

I am WAY behind on making Christmas cards this year. But I decided that I am not going to stress about it. I will make as many as I can between now and December and will order some photo cards for the rest. It has been a difficult year and unfortunately my motivation to craft just wasn't present for quite awhile. I am starting to feel the desire to create again and that is a good thing.

I must admit this card started out to be entered in the Casual Friday CFC 207 challenge to use mint. I watercolored the background and then did not get the rest of the card finished before the deadline. But I was not going to let a good background go to waste so I was able to re-purpose it for the current CFC 208 Challenge....Use Those Sequins

I also popped up the whole watercolor panel with foam tape so I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Pop It Up Challenge

That is it for now....that 4:30am alarm comes early so I am going to hit the sheets. Thank you for checking out my blog.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Birthday CAS Project

My Favorite Things has a very cool challenge going this year.....every month they challenge you to make a birthday card. This month the challenge is Clean and Simple. I usually struggle putting together a clean and simple card but this card came together very quickly for me. I used my favorite new set of Stitched Flower dies and some Gingham print paper. I popped one of the flowers up with some foam tape to add a little dimension and interest.

I am entering this card in the MFT Birthday Project -- Clean and Simple

Thank you for stopping by my blog.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Pawfect Birthday

Although we will not be feeling any fall-like weather here in Florida for several weeks yet, I am getting into a fall frame of mind. I made myself my first pumpkin spice iced coffee today and it was delicious. I made this card last night and really enjoyed the process. I love crafting with the colors of fall. I inked up two new stamp sets from My Favorite Things for this card & used MFT sketch #401:

I am also entering this card in Laurel Seabrook's Inspired By Fall Picnic Challenge:

I was inspired by the plaid so I paper pierced the cute girl's sweater with some warm plaid. It just looks like she is ready for a fall picnic to me. I also incorporated many of the colors into my card.

Finally I am entering my card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Stamp It On Challenge.

Well, that is it for now. I am going to go watch football as it is the first game of the season and my Bears are playing our arch enemies...the Packers. These rivalry games are always good.


Snappy Birthday Adam

My baby boy is having a birthday next week. I cannot believe that my youngest is turning 37. Seems like I was just 37 myself. Time moves on relentlessly. I have learned in the last two years to make everyday count.
I used one of my favorite stamp sets from Newton's Nook to create this card. I also used their fun sketch:

I am entering this card in the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #80
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Stamp It On

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope the rest of your weekend is just what you need it to be. I am looking forward to a restful day tomorrow.


Monday, September 3, 2018

My Favorite Things Sketch #400

What a busy holiday weekend this turned out to be! I had plans for a lot more crafting than actually got done but I did make this card. I actually thought up how I was going to use the sketch from My Favorite Things last night in bed before falling asleep. Have you ever done that? The sketch had me stumped until I decided to watercolor on it for those 5 elements at the top of the sketch.

I used my brand new Hello die from MFT also. I am entering this clean and simple card in the
and in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Happy 17th Birthday Jacob

Wow! It has been quite awhile since my last blog post and so much has happened. Some good but I have had to deal with some very difficult and sad things as well. Slowly but surely life is beginning to take on its old familiarity and my desire to craft is returning. I must admit, I started working on this card more out of necessity than inspiration. After all, my oldest grandchild, the one who made me a grandma is turning 17 and well, I just could not send him a store bought card. As I began to work on this card, I really began to enjoy the process and actually have plans to get crafty over this long upcoming weekend.

Here is the card I made for Jacob:

I used this awesome sketch from Your Next Stamp:

I also used two of their stamp sets.....the adorable dog and Party Animal sentiment are from the
Party Pets set. The small Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Keepin' It Reel set. I am entering this card in their Sketch Challenge #96.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.

Well, that is it for tonight. One more work day and then I intend to enjoy every minute of my three day weekend. I hope you enjoy yours also.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

My Granddaughter's Creation

My 10 year old granddaughter Abby flew down here to Florida from Chicago all by herself last weekend and we are enjoying some awesome time together. Abby loves to craft so today we had a craft day. Abby paper pieced a parrot to look like our Quaker parrot Max, made a card and we tie-dyed some t-shirts.

Abby loves llamas so she wanted to use my new llama stamp. I told her about the Kids Summer Vacation Challenge at Simon Says Stamp and she wanted to enter this card:

For sparkle she added 3 sequins and she colored the llama with my Copic markers. I think she did a fabulous job on this card with very little input from me. Here is a picture of her and two of today's creations:

That is it for today....thanks for stopping by my blog.


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