Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fall Rabbit

Happy Sunday! I hope this finds everyone safe. The weather has been awful all over the place lately hasn't it? Goodness!!  I did take some time to stamp during our rainstorm yesterday. It wasn't even supposed to rain, but...  lol I used this cute, and free, digital stamp along with the sketch at Cheerful Sketches, the inspiration at TIME OUT Challenges, and the theme at Creative with Stamps.


I got in a distressing mood today and I kinda wish I had left it all clean. Can't undo that, right? lol Oh well. I can always remake it and leave the distressing stuff off. Do you ever do that? Think that might look good? ...and no! Why did I do that???

I won't have much time to craft this week. I have to volunteer at the school for the first three school days and then Jason will be home on Thursday. He is working an extra day on Friday, so I guess that will be my day to play. Or to catch up on chores. Dang never ends!!

This past Friday I took the two neighborhood cats and got them spayed/neutered and their vaccinations. I still have the female with me to let her heal more and man! She's a sweetie pie. I'm still raising a few butterflies here and there as well. We didn't have a lot of Monarchs in the spring, but they are around more now.

And just in case anyone is wondering what Laila's into right now. lol

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Guacamole Day?

Happy Wednesday. We've made it through half the week. Kinda. lol I hope yours is going better than mine. I did take time to play with this cute new set from Kindred Stamps. They have a Wacky Holiday of the Month club you can join and this is September's set. September 16th is Guacamole Day, so that's this month's wacky holiday. Funny, right? lol I can't wait to mail out some cards for it. I used the current sketch, flipped, from Sketch Saturday and played along with Simon Says Stamp Stamp It challenge for STAMPtember.

I'm off to shower and get ready for my first library volunteer shift. I am now regretting signing up since Laila's back to having issues at school, but I'll deal with my embarrassment and go I guess. She decided to hide her medicine last week instead of taking it, so I think that might be the issue. We talked about it and she took it today, so fingers crossed. It's one that can take weeks to work, so I'm sure we are starting over. This child!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Galaxy in Purple and Blue

Howdy! I know it has been a bit. I have actually been stamping some, but getting anything photographed or upload has NOT been happening. lol I did want to play along with a couple challenges, so I figured I should post in order to do that. :) I hadn't played with watercolors in a while, so I decided to try a galaxy background for the new Cupcake Inspirations challenge. I also wanted to enter a new to me challenges, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and Artistic Inspirations.

I hope everyone has been doing well. Laila already had her first mild sickness of the school year. That didn't take long, but she seemed to bounce back pretty quickly. I'm trying to remember her vitamins, some immunity type supplement, and hand sanitizer. School has been going well for her so far which we are so happy about. I get to start volunteering at the library for 3 hours a week and can't wait for that. Other than that we are just here. :)

She did lose her first tooth last week at school. She was so excited and her teacher was nice enough to send me some pictures. She had to go spend it already of course. She got a cool geode kit. Yay, science. 

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tiddly Inks Cat

Happy Friday!!  I can't believe we are over halfway done with August. It seems like the day are long, but the month is flying by. I've been trying to push myself into stamping more and I'm getting a few things made here and there. It usually takes me working on and off for a few days, but that's better than nothing, right? lol I had this cute kitty from Tiddly Inks printed off and I thought she might be fun to color. I made her into a card for the current Tiddly Inks Challenge. I think it is CAS enough?

We had meet the teacher night this week and man! Not only is her teacher awesome, but the classroom is fantastic. It's so big!  I hope it is a better year for her.

Have a great weekend! I figure I'll be busy getting ready for the first day of school on Monday. Yikes!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Teacher Time

It's almost time! Eight more days and school starts. We go on Tuesday to the official meet the teacher at the school. We've had coffee with her and then all the first grade teachers came to a local sno-cone place and all the incoming students were welcome to come and meet them. It was as 6pm, so a great time for sugary treats, right? lol  Anyway, I wanted to get started on my teacher cards to try and build a stash. I played along with the Cupcake Inspirations challenge and the SugarPea Designs challenge.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hang in There

Happy Friday!  I managed a little crafty time today and my poor card looks a lot like our current weather. We need rain, so I can't really complain too much. My garden will be happy.  :)  I used the colors from the Calling All Sistahs challenge. I need to hunt out all my encouragement stamps so I can make up more of those type of cards. There's always people who need a lift!

I've been tired today, so now that I've managed to upload my card I am off to bed to read. Or maybe watch a show. I found the Stephen King Mr. Mercedes show to watch and I'm curious to see if it's as good as the book. I'm assuming no because they never are, but I will give it a go!

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Coffee Mouse

Hello. Happy August. :) We are so close to the start of school! I know some places have started already, but Texas always seem to be later. Laila's first day will be the 20th. We did get to meet her new teacher and have coffee with her last week. I LOVE her. She has a completely different outlook than her kindergarten teacher and I think she'll be great for Laila. She got her gifted and talented certification this summer and is a second year teacher who is still excited about her job. So, fingers crossed!! 

On to the card. I found another set that I don't think I've ever inked up. Oops! I won it a long time ago and since it's coffee I had to put it in my stash. It's cute, right??  Perfect for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge too. :) I love the little mouse.

Her teacher knew she was into Star Wars, so she brought her a little Yoda and a Star Wars coloring book when we had coffee. :) So sweet, right???

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Alley Way Breakfast Club

Happy Sunday! It looks like another hot day here in Texas, so I may get to stamp a bit. It's awful to go outside lately, so we just stay in where it's nice and cool. :)  I decided I need to downsize my craft room a bit, but it's hard to decide what to purge. To help myself, I am going to try and work my way through my stamps and see if I can actually create something I like with them. If not, bye! :) I am hoping to also put them in Evernote as I go through them, so I can easily search when I have a need for something specific. Now we'll see how this plan goes. I have struggled to organize lately.

On to the card... The first set in my clear stamp bin was Breakfast Club from Alley Way Stamps. I believe the company is no longer in business, but it's a coffee set, so it has to stay. I loved coloring and arranging the mugs. Set one is a keeper!  :)  I think the Copics I used match Island Indigo pretty well, so I need to make a note of that!

Now I'm off to have a second cup of coffee before I try to do anything creative. I attempted to stamp a sentiment earlier and messed up my project, so I need to wake up more and try it again. Have a wonderful day!