Saturday, October 3, 2015

MFT Purrfect for HYCCT

Meow!   :)   I love this cute set from My Favorite Things and I thought it would be perfect for the two challenges I worked on yesterday.   MFT has a great sketch at their challenge blog this week so I started off my card with that in mind.   The second is another Hope You Can Cling To challenge which asks us to use an image of a hand or our actual hand to make a card.   I am not quite brave enough for fingerpainting on my card, so I picked a cute Pure Innocence set with a visible hand.  Who wouldn't love a cute kitten being held by a sweet girl?  :)

Stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence Puurfect (retired)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate
Ink:  Memento Black, Stampin' Up! Smokey Slate, Copics
Tools/Embellishments:  Lil' Inker Stitched Retangles and Squares, Paper Smooches Paw Print die

Speaking of cats...  Laila was brave and got her face painted today at the festival we went to!  She picked out a cat face and did a great job being patient and sitting for it.  We were very proud of her.  :)   She didn't want to wash it off at all tonight.   Poor dear.   

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall Freshly Brewed Coffee

Still catching up on all the cards I want to make this week!  This card is one I finally got to make for the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!   I can't believe I'm only getting one done on the very last day.   I did just get this new coffee set though, so it was a bit of perfect timing.   It is also for today's Hope You Can Cling To challenge to make a collage card.  I don't know if I did a good job with that, but I tried.   :)   This is also my coloring for day 2 of Kathy at The Daily Marker's 30 day coloring challenge.


Stamps:  My Favorite Things LLD Perk Up, Stamper's Anonymous Fresh Brewed Blueprints, Bo Bunny Stained Textures
Ink:  Memento Black, Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Copics
Paper:  Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake, Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Stampin' Up! Early Espresso
Tools/Embellishments:  Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle Dies, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, MFT Blueprints 20, Simon Says Stamp Medium Dot Line die, Stampin' Up! Doily, Stampin' Up! Neutral buttons, Stampin' Up! Linen Thread

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Better Weather Days Ahead

Yay for October!  This is my favorite stamping month because of the Hope You Can Cling To challenges on Splitcoaststampers.   If you haven't heard about them, go over and check them out.   The first challenge is from Lydia and she asked us to make a card inspired by our least favorite weather.  Living in Texas, I hate being hot.  The sun is not my friend at all and neither is the humidity!   I thought I'd use my Lawn Fawn dies and make a card that would be useful for someone going through a tough time.   The layout is based on the current sketch at The Paper Players.
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Hello Sunshine
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx
Paper:  Stampin' Up! Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Tools/Embellishments:  My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers dies, Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangles dies, Stampin' Up! Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Stampin' Up! Neutrals Buttons

We were so excited to find that we had caterpillars in our butterfly garden!!   They will be Monarch butterflies, so that's even more exciting.  It is so fun to just watch them eat and crawl.   

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Two Paper Divas Bundle of Joy

Okay, I am so happy that this is the last day of this month.  It has been such a tough one for me and I will be happy to see it go!   I am so behind on stamping and blogging, but my mom is here now and I'm hoping to really catch up and maybe get ahead?  I'm thinking that won't happen, but caught up sounds good at least.  :)   This is my sweet little card using a new Two Paper Divas set called Bundle of Joy.  We love giraffes at our house, so I was excited to color this little cutie.    Now somebody needs to have a baby so I can send it to them.   Any takers on that?!  lol

Stamps:  Two Paper Divas Bundle of Joy
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Memento Black, Copics
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Stampin' Up! Crushed Curry, Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip
Tools/Embellishments:  Big Shot, My Favorite Things Blueprints 20, My Favorite Things Stitched Tags STAX, Stampin' Up! Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Studio Calico Wood Veneers Stars, Paper Smooches Baby Bow Die

These two are pretty much attached at the hip.   It's so awesome to see how much they love each other.  I admit it's a bit sad for Jason and I as we cease to exist when Grammy is here.   I guess we can share her for a couple of weeks though.  :o)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Freshly Made Flower

It's my week as sketch designer at Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm a bit unsure of this week's sketch, but I think it will be a challenging challenge.   That's the point, right?  lol   I made a few attempts before I decided to just go with this one.  I figure if it's a bad card, at least my flower is pretty.  :o)    The rest of the team totally rocked it, so be sure you go see their awesome creations over on the FMS page.
I still love banners, so this was a fun way to play with them.  I hope you will try it out and link up to the gallery this week!   Good luck! 

Laila has been enjoying her Koala Crate projects a lot more lately.   I was about to cancel it, but now she's actually sitting down with us to do it.   This was her snake she did over the weekend.   :)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Harry Potter Rocks!

One of my former coworkers is a huge Harry Potter fan like myself, so I looked around online to find a digital image to make a card for her.  Bugaboo Stamps has a bunch of really cool images based on different books and this is the one I ended up getting.  I LOVE it!  Now I need to go get more of them!   :)  Professor Snape for sure and maybe some of the Wizard of Oz ones for a friend who loves that movie!  It's it fun to personalize your cards for the person you are sending them to?  I love doing that!

I don't think you can tell, but I added some Crystal Effects to his glasses and some Wink of Stella to the stars.    I can't wait to go mail it!  She lives near me, so it should get there pretty quickly.  

My little stamping buddy crashed out on me while I was working on my card.  :)    Everyone seems to be feeling some better, but Jason did catch whatever it is I'm fighting off.  I feel some better today, but I still am not 100%.   My mom comes soon, so I hope we are all feeling better so we can enjoy her visit!