Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Cup of Kindness Just For You

It was after 9pm but I got in my room tonight to do some die cutting for card s I want to make this weekend and I ended up putting this card together. I used this awesome sketch from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog:

For a quick card, I really like how it turned out. The sweet coffee cup, hot chocolate mug and the sentiments are digitals that were offered free by Julee Tillman, owner of Verve Stamps.  I think she actually created a stamp set from these images and sentiments and I really need to add it to my Verve collection.

 Thanks for stopping by tonight.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MFT Color Challenge 51

I usually shy away from color challenges....not sure why but I find them very difficult.  But recently I have picked up a number of stamp sets from My Favorite Things and in addition to their weekly sketch challenges, they also run a color challenge twice a month.  So recently I was at my local scrapbook store and I saw that she had some 6x6 MFT paper pads which will make entering the color challenges easier for me.  I decided to give the current challenge #51 a go. Here are the colors:

You can see I used all the colors....both in my coloring of the little girl (and her paper pieced skirt) and on the card.  After putting this card together last night, I realized it was not as had as I had first thought.  I am actually looking forward to the new challenge this Thursday.

I used this awesome card sketch again from Corri Garza at Paper Issues.

If you read my blog regularly you will remember that I made the birthday card for my grandson Jacob with the same sketch.  I rarely do that but I REALLY loved that card.

That's about it for tonight.  Thanks for checking out my blog.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy Birthday Dude!

I cannot believe that my grandson is turning 15 years old on Labor Day. And he is still as sweet and thoughtful as he was when he was little. What a blessing it is to have GOOD kids with big hearts. This card is for Jake and we bought him a cool geeky gift too that I think he will like....he and my hubby speak the same language....geek. LOL

I used this awesome sketch from Corri Garza at Paper Issues:

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Make for the Border Challenge because I used my new fringe border die....I LOVE that fun!

I am also entering this card in the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge

And finally the last challenge I am entering is Mod Squad's Challenge The Die's The Thing.

That is it for tonight.....this Monday is in the books and I am sooo glad. Thank you for stopping by.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

I'll Love You Forever. Literally

I love crafting Halloween cards and crafts.  When I saw the new stamp set Frightful Friends from My Favorite Things I knew I had to have it.  I love the fun sentiments and the images like this vampire I am sure to be using over and over again. I used the weekly MFT Sketch :

I am having a lazy and relaxing weekend this weekend and hope to get into my creative space for some crafting.  If so, I will be share to share it on here soon. Have a wonderful weekend.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Keepin' Cool By The Pool

My granddaughters got to spend a fair amount of time by the pool this summer and I was glad I got some pictures of one of their outings to a friend's pool so I could document their fun. I used an awesome collection by Carta Bella and this sketch from Grand Diva's Creative Corner:

I am also entering this page in Rochelle Spears Scrappy Friends This and That Challenge.

I used several border strips from that collection and the strip up at the top right hand corner of my page is washi tape....the red with white polka dots.

Well that is it for tonight and whew, I am glad this Monday is DONE! Mondays are most definitely not my favorite day of the week. Thanks for dropping in and checking out my blog.  I will be back in a day or two with another project.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hello Coffee

I saw this card sketch on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and I just loved it so I sat down yesterday and created a card with the sketch.  Here is my card:

In addition to the sketch challenge at Coffee Lovers Cardmakers I am also entering this card in the Mod Squad Sew Easy Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog....have a wonderful Sunday.


Skating With An Old Guy

I am making an album with layouts of when my son and grandsons were down here in Florida this summer and this is one of the pages. My hubby Dave got up early one morning, borrowed my son Adam's skateboard and he and 10 year old Cole went out skateboarding.  It was the first time Dave had been on a skateboard in over 30 years and he didn't do too badly. Cole, of course was a lot better than Dave but he has had a lot more practice. 

When I saw this sketch at My Creative Sketches, I really loved it and wanted to make sure to use it.  I am just getting this entry in under the wire but I am so glad I made time this morning to get this page done. Here is the sketch I used:

Well that is about it for now.  I am going to bed because we are getting up early to go shopping at Trader Joe's (my favorite).  I hope to have more time tomorrow afternoon/evening to be creative and I will be sure to share my projects here.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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