Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bear Hugs

Your Next Stamp is having a fun challenge that I wanted to get in on....Shades of Blue Challenge. So I colored my koala blue and gave him a monochromatic background. I love doing something every once in awhile that is quirky and unexpected.

That is it for now....I am off to a card class held at my local library.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

~~Sandi~~

Monday, January 20, 2020

Have a Pawfect Birthday

I have a friend up in the midwest who loves cats. I thought this little girl with the kitty reminded me of her and would make a cute birthday card for her. The stamps are from My Favorite Things. I used their weekly sketch:
I am entering this card in their Sketch Challenge 
Thanks for stopping by....I hope you are enjoying a long holiday weekend.

~~Sandi~~

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Have a Narly Valentine's Day



I really enjoy making Valentine cards....probably because I love telling my family that I love them. I saw this challenge to use something new and something old on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and I just had to play along. This is the second card that I created for this challenge. I recently bought the Diagonal Gift Card Pocket and the Winter Narwhal and I used them for this card for my youngest son and his girlfriend.
I found that not only is the pocket perfect to tuck a gift card or some cash into, it is also the perfect place to add a little sentiment card for an easy interactive card like this:
Nearly everything else on this card is from my older Lawn Fawn stash....the partial sentiment that says Valentine's Day is from the How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on stamp set, the die cut hearts are from the How You Bean? Shaker add-on die set. For the water the narwhal is swimming in I used the Lawn Cuts Stitched Hillside Borders. Finally the paper is from my favorite Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad that I have had FOREVER....Let's Polka.

Well there you have it.....two Valentines completed about 18 more to go....lol
Thanks for dropping in and checking out my blog.

~~Sandi~~


Lawn Fawnatics Old and New Challenge

I recently revisited one of my first loves when I first got started stamping....Lawn Fawn Stamps. Some of their new releases have been so adorable that I could not resist buying a few items....some of which I used on a couple of Valentine cards that I made last night and this morning. Here is the first one that I want to share for the Lawn Fawnatics Old and New Challenge.

I love my new Diagonal Gift Card Pocket that I recently bought. It is perfect not only to add a gift card but also a little hidden sentiment like I did here:
Nearly everything else on this card is from my older Lawn Fawn stash....the hippo and stamped hearts are from the Year Four stamp set, the sentiments Happy Heart Day and Happy Valentine's Day are from the How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add-on stamp set, the die cut hearts are from the How You Bean? Shaker add-on die set. For the lawn the hippo is grazing on I used the Lawn Cuts Stitched Hillside Borders. Finally the paper is from my favorite Lawn Fawn 6x6 pad....Let's Polka.

I think I pretty well hit the Old and New on this challenge. Thank you for stopping in to check out my blog. Hope you are having a restful and wonderful weekend.

~~Sandi~~



Friday, January 17, 2020

Coffee


Yes, I will admit it, I am a coffee addict. Being retired, I do not need my coffee first thing in the morning since my mornings are much slower and more relaxed which just gives me more time to sit and enjoy a cup (or two or three...lol). My love for coffee has rolled over into my card making hobby. I am in a coffee loving paper crafters group. We have a monthly card swap where we send cards all over the world and then we receive a card as well. The above card is my January swap card that I sent to Texas. I used this perfect sketch from Sketch-n-Scrap:


That's about it for now. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

~~Sandi~~

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Snappy Birthday Noah

Our nephew Noah is turning 12 years old this month. He was born prematurely but you would never know it now. He is very tall and a healthy fun kid.

For his card, I used one of my favorite stamp sets from Newton's Nook and their sketch #114.
                               I am entering this card in the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge.                                                                                                             
                              Well, that is about it for now....thanks for checking in on my blog.                                                                                                                                                                                               ~~Sandi~~       
                                                                        ,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Monday, December 30, 2019

Family


I am working hard on catching up on my documenting in my Traveler's Notebook. This is one of my favorite photos of the year. It includes most of my family from the Chicago area when I was up there in September. Unfortunately my teenage grandsons were not with us this evening so they are missing from the photo. I used this sketch from The Scraproom Blog:


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

~~Sandi~~
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