Sunday, January 25, 2015

You Totally Rock


Take a good look at this card because there is something on there that you may not see from me again in a LONG time....gold glittered ribbon.  I am so NOT a fan of anything gold but I have to grudgingly admit that it really does look awesome on this Valentine card that I made for my nearly 7 year old granddaughter.  I took my inspiration for the colors from the January mood board over at the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog:


Don't you just love those colors?  They look so good together and I thought they would be perfect for this card for Abby.  A couple of years ago all she wanted for Christmas were "rock star" clothes...lol.  Last month for Christmas Dave and I gave her a Hello Kitty karaoke machine so she can practice her rock star singing.  I think she is driving my son and daughter-in-law crazy with it....ha ha.

I used this sketch from My Favorite Things and am linking it up to their Wednesday challenge:


I am also linking this up over at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Have a Heart challenge 

Oh, I sooo wish it was not Sunday night.  My work week starts in less than 11 hours.  I wish I could just stay home tomorrow and craft all day but retirement is still 5 years away.  Have a wonderful week.

~~Sandi~~

It Moose Be Your Birthday


My dad lives just outside the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  One of the best places to visit when we are out there is Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.  The elk roam free there...even right through the tourist section of Estes Park.  Well this cute little moose from the SugarPea Stamps "Merry Christmoose" stamp set just really reminds me of those elk. Since my dad's 83rd birthday is next month I thought I would use the image of the moose from my new stamp set and make a card for my dad. 

I used my watercolor pencils for the first time today on the moose.  I was amazed at how easy it was and delighted with the results.  Now my coloring/shading skills still need a l lot of work but I am happy enough with the results that I put the moose on a card and feel comfortable enough to share the card on my blog. I paper pieced his little scarf.  I used this sketch from Seize the Birthday:


SugarPea Designs is having a special blog hop to celebrate their one year anniversary.  I just bought my first two sets from them and I am well on my way to being their newest (and biggest!) fan.  I am linking up this card to their birthday blog hop.  They have some very generous prizes.  To check out more information go
check out their blog

Thank you for stopping by....I hope my little moose put a smile on your face.

~~Sandi~~

Love Always Wins


Here is a little card I whipped up Friday night with the current sketch at  CAS(E) this Sketch.  I love CAS cards and have been working for 2 years to be able to nail the design and I still struggle.  It is not as easy as it looks.  CTS has some awesome sketches that always get my mind racing and my mojo flowing.  Here is the current sketch:


For more details and how you can enter go HERE.

I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge -- Have a Heart 

Thanks for stopping by.

~~Sandi~~

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wake Up & Be Awesome


This is Cole. He is 9.  He plays baseball  (very well in fact).  He's good in school. He's a good son, big brother, little brother and a great friend. He's polite, friendly and usually always upbeat and positive.

And he wakes up every morning and is awesome.

I love him.  He is my grandson and I couldn't be any more proud to be his grandmother.  So I made this page to commemorate his awesome-ness.  Those wonderful pictures? Cole's mom took them, posted them on Facebook and tagged me.  She's awesome too.  And Cole's brother Jake and his Dad?  They are awesome too.  There is a long line of awesomeness in this family.

I used this sketch from My Scraps and More Sketches....why?  Because it is AWESOME.  Ha. ha you knew that was coming!!


I am also linking this up with the current issue at Paper Issues -- Say it Ain't Snow Cold Outside. We don't have snow here in Florida so I do not have many snowy pictures but the challenge also said to also link up our pages featuring the color blue and there is more blue on this page than a flock of blue birds. And you know what?  I think Cassie and Paper Issues are pretty awesome too.

Thanks for stopping by...I think you are pretty awesome also..ha, ha.

~Sandi~~

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I love you


Yesterday I was home sick from work.  I got bored with daytime TV and wandered into my scrap room.  I played around with my new watercolors that Dave gave me for Christmas and die cut some hearts out of felt.  I put this sweet little card together and added a tiny little Lawn Fawn sentiment heat embossed in silver. 

I used this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch but did not enter it in their sketch challenge since I already entered a card.



I am entering this in the Curtain Call Soft Scarf challenge:


 I am also entering this in the Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Have a Heart Challenge 



Well, thanks for stopping by and checking out what is coming out of my scraproom.  I actually came home tonight and made a layout and I like it!  I will share that tomorrow night.

~~Sandi~~

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #106


I was able to make a couple of cards for challenges recently and like to choose to create cards that are challenging.  Clean and Simple cards continue to challenge me and I just cannot seem to wrap my head around the design.  But practice makes perfect so I keep trying.  Here is a card that I made with this sketch #106 from CAS(E) this Sketch:


Thanks for stopping by to check out my card.  Have a wonderful rest of the week.

~~Sandi~~

You're the Bomb


In November I won the monthly Sugar Sketch challenge and received a credit to use in their shop for their stamps.  I waited for a Christmas stamp set to be restocked to use my credit and I am glad I did!  In the meantime, the new releases came out and the set I used on this card became available for purchase.  So I got TWO stamps sets and I could not be more thrilled.  

I have 2 sons and 2 grandsons and I always send out Valentine cards.  However I try to keep them "male-friendly" -- no pink lace, loads of hearts/flowers or over the top "mushy" sentiments.  Punny cards are PERFECT and this stamp set has several.  So check out their shop.  Their stamps are high quality photopolymer and stamp exquisitely.To check out the sketch challenge and to check out their items for sale, go HERE.


This is the sketch I used ......perfect for my card, dontcha think??

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card and my blog.  I love to read your comments.

~~Sandi~~
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