Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy Green Birthday

I thought I'd do a quick share of the birthday card I made for my brother.  :)  I am not very confident in collage style cards, but I tried to do a simple version.  I think it turned out pretty fun.  I have to find more cute St. Patrick's Day stamps to use for him.  I only have one and I'm sure he'll get tired of seeing it every year,.  :)

I'm having a lazy day playing with my new Distress Oxide inks, so I'm headed back to do that.  I hope you are having a good week.

Our raining cloud experiment from yesterday.  :)  I put too much shaving cream in to start, so it took FOREVER for it to rain in our jar.  Lesson learned.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches 279

Hey!  We've made it halfway through the week.  Whew.  The week after the time changes are always brutal for me.  I feel like a zombie, so I think more coffee and a nap might need to happen every day,.  :)  This week I am hosting our sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I have been an awful member of the team lately, but they let me host.  :)  I picked a stamp set that I hadn't used yet and tried coloring it.  It's a cute one, so I'll have to try again soon.

Layers and banners!  Yes, please.  I hope you'll come play along!  Now I have to run before Laila destroys our kitchen.  I gave her a science kit and she's having a blast.  We have a lot of towels and clothes to wash, but hey, it's better than her watching TV.  She loves mixing and pouring.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

MFT Card Challenges 323

Happy Friday!  I woke up early, so I've had coffee and put this card together.  I colored this cute images yesterday for the 30 day coloring challenge and thought I'd use them for the current MFT Card Challenges sketch.  They seemed perfect for it.  Red and turquoise are another favorite color combination of mine, so it was fun to work on this one.

Now it's time to grab some breakfast and wait on Laila to wake up.  Jason has to take our car to the dealership today, so I am sure I'll get to watch Trolls again.  :)  Maybe if I do that he can play Pokemon with her once he's home.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hey!  Happy Wednesday.  :) How's everyone's coloring going?  I've managed every day so far, but I still have today to do.  I've been busy cleaning, plus our car wouldn't start so no playgroup for Laila. I have been taking stuff to Starbucks and coloring while she's there, so I was sad to not get that little time today.  Anyway, here's one of my coloring attempts from this week.  I used a beautiful set from Simon Says Stamp, so I thought I'd enter it into their Wednesday challenge since it's for a special lady/girl.

I will try to come back and list the supplies, but I have to run and finish up dinner.  I've been trying some new recipes this week and so far so good.  I hope this one is as well.  Anyone else addicted to the Instant Pot?

Oh, someone asked about my Ebay store I think.  I honestly don't have much there as some of it sold and I'm behind on listing new stuff, but here it is.  I'm working on a few more card kits, so stay tuned.
If you have a stamp set or occasion you'd like to see in a kit, let me know.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea

Back with my coloring for yesterday.  I love coffee sets, so last month's card kit from Simon Says Stamp was perfect for me.  I am always drawn to red and kraft (aka Crumb Cake), so I used it. Why not, right?  :) I colored the cups with grays and browns, added an embossed piece, and that was pretty much it.

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Stampin; Up! Real Red and Crumb Cake, Neenah Solar White
Other: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles dies, Tim Holtz On the Go embossing folder

I'm working on a card with the SU Indescribable Gift set that is very different from my last one.  I'll try to post it later today, but Jason's working overtime... It may or may not happen.  Laila isn't the best at entertaining herself.

Speaking of Laila, I do have an update on her testing.. We finally got her reports back this week and they diagnosed her with ADHD, combined type and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.  The recommendations were a playgroup, which she's in already, and therapy for her and our family  I hope we can get that going and help get her prepared for kindergarten in the fall.  I'm so nervous about it.  Our experiences with school haven't been positive at all.  I am going to make an appointment soon with the principal so he knows us and can maybe help with placement  She will need a teacher with the patience of a saint!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Day 3 Simon Says Stamp Some Bunny

I had to use the new card kit from Simon Says Stamp this week.  I love eggs and bunnies so much.  This was my coloring for yesterday.  I was just too tired to post it last night and then got behind today.  So many people at the grocery store had on perfume or cologne this morning and I came home with groceries and a headache.  If I ever run for a political office, my platform will be banning all perfume and cologne forever.  lol  I joke about it, but it triggers bad headaches and sometimes migraines for me.

Anyway... I got way off track.  One of the techniques I struggle with is masking.  I don't know why, but it just seems so hard.  I tried it on this one and I think it turned out okay.  I guess that masking paper was worth it!  :)

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Some Bunny
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Neenah 110lb and 80lb solar white, misc scraps
Others:  Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Dies

Now I'm off to work on more organizing.  My friend Meg told me about tracking our stamps in Evernote today and I can already see it will be a life changer!  If you haven't heard of it, google Evernote and stamp organization.

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Day 2: Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift

Are you participating in the coloring challenge this month?  Don't know what I'm talking about?  Check it out here.  Today is day two, so you can still jump in!  I colored a cute cat yesterday, but I  haven't put it on a card yet.  Today I colored this beautiful image from Indescribable Gift by Stampin' Up!  This is such a fun image to color.  I couldn't figure out where to put my sentiment, so I decided to use a word die to add some interest.  I cut it out on my panel and again on fun foam and then stacked them.  It's fun to camouflage your sentiment sometimes.

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift
Dies:  My Favorite Things Friends die
Paper:  Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Neenah Solar White, Authentique Classique Elegant
Copics: B0000, B00, B01, B02, E44, E47, E49, G21, G24, G28

Laila discovered that the shopping carts (we called them buggies back in Kentucky, but I guess in Texas they are carts) at Michael's were just the right size for her to push around. We walked all over the store that day.  :)  She cracks me up.

Happy Almost Friday.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Power Poppy Get Wool Soon

I didn't get a very good picture of this one, but I had already mailed it by the time I figured that out.  :)   One of my friends, Fran, is a knitter and also a weekend coffee buddy, so I thought this image from Power Poppy was perfect for her.  I was a little intimidated by it, but I think I did okay coloring it.  She send me a text yesterday that she loved it and her husband wanted to frame it, so that was nice to hear.

Laila and I went to the part yesterday and I did some cleaning, so no new cards so far this week.  I was worn out and went to bed early yesterday.  I did get my new card kit from Simon Says Stamp, so I'm hoping to ink up that tonight.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!  I'm off to clean out the 'fridge.  Such a glamorous life!  :)

Stamps:  Power Poppy Get Wool Soon digital stamp, Stampin' Up! Watercolor Trio (sentiment)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Caribbean Coast
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, 80 and 110 lb
Dies:  Avery Elle Wonky Stitched dies, MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Circles