I don't have a card from me today, but I have one from my cousin Laquisha:
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I don't have a card from me today, but I have one from my cousin Laquisha:
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Here's a tip. Don't drink Crystal Light energy packets after work, especially when the clocks have just rolled back and 11:30 pm is still 12:30 am to your body... I should have been asleep already.
Anyway, I wanted to share this week's card for the Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz. Sketch us being sponsored by Paper Shelter this month, and we have a fantastic prize for one of our entrants. Here's my card using the geisha stamp (love it!) from Paper Shelter:
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Here are some cards I made for Halloween. I went the easy route and used the same colors and paper pad for all three. My table was a hot mess before I started, so I tried to keep from adding too much more to it.
|Halloween Helga from Talula Girl Stamps.|
|Image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy|
|Sneaker Witch digi by me from Guylou's Inimitability|
|The paper I colored on was sucking my markers dry! Tip: Don't go to make cards with stamps and Copics but no coloring paper!|
I pulled something in my back and don't feel like typing. Love me anyway! :D That's Charlotte Chic from The Greeting Farm minus her cute 'fro for a last minute Breast Cancer Awareness card. This was for my DT project at The Outlawz this week. Come play!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
|Cheeky Glamour -The Greeting Farm|
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Oh my goodness! I have been getting some of the worst mosquito bites ever this summer! I have two that I got two days ago. When I was bit, my foot was itching and on fire. I put some bentonite clay on the bites, and they were calm until yesterday afternoon. I put alcohol, Allegra ointment, benzocaine, and cortisone cream on them at different times with little to no relief. All night they itched and kept me awake. Well, I woke up this morning and my two tiny bites are huge and swollen. I put some more bentonite clay on them, and that helped white it was on and about 30 minutes after. Right am going crazy making myself not touch them. I am not a mosquito fan, but they sure love me!
Anyway, I'm a little better this week and am blogging on Wednesday like I'm.supposed to. Here's my card for the Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz. (I'm blogging on the blogger app on my phone. I have no clue where it's going to put my photo...)
Monday, July 29, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This week's card for the Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz has the super cute Cheeky Nice from The Greeting Farm's Naughty or Nice set. I put a nose on her because not everyone likes noseless faces, but after I did it, she reminded me of Stewie Griffin. Not that he even has that kind of nose, but I really wish I'd left off the bridge line...
Here's the sketch if you'd like to come play along:
Challenges: Color Me Creative Challenges - Anything Goes
Saturday, July 20, 2013
|Stampabilities sentiment, Webster's Pages ribbon, MS butterfly punch, stamped bg paper - I have to go to the basement to tell you who made it, Ice Stickles|
I told the very awesome Sharri that I was going to CASE her card from last week's Twisted Thursday Challenge on The Outlawz. Close enough to get me there!
**Challenges: Rhedd and Rosie's - Anything Goes, Ruby's Rainbow - Recipe, The Sisterhood of Crafters - BW+1, Word Art Wednesday - #89 Anything Goes
Thursday, July 18, 2013
|Sentiment printed with Smiley Monster from KevinandAmanda.com; School Daze papers from My Mind's Eye|
That's my card which was made for an awesome principal who retired last month after more than 30 years in education. And here's the sketch if you'd like to play along...
This month the Sketch Challenges are sponsored by Digi Stamps 4 Joy. You could end up with some cute, new digis just for playing along!
**Challenges: DL.ART - #113 Summer, Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes, Paper Pretties - Sentiment as the Focal Point, Crafts and Me - #138 Anything Goes
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
|I just got some Xpress it paper, and my E15 keeps pulling the color off the layers underneath. Any tips?|
As one of the folks who was bothering Kristy for a curly Oddie, I feel it's only right that I repay her by actually acquiring and USING the Gwen stamps from Some Odd Girl. This week, I used Party Dress Gwen and Paris Girl papers from Carta Bella on a card for the Sketch Challenge on The Outlawz. Since I'm up waaaaay past my bedtime, I'm going to be brief! Digistamps4joy is sponsoring the Sketch challenges for July, and there is a gang of prizes throughout the site. (There is sounds wrong, but after teaching collective nouns in tutorial last week, I feel like it must be correct. ?? Y'all know I have grammar issues...)
Here is the sketch if you'd like to play along:
**Challenges: Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes, Inky Chicks - Anything Goes, 'ABC' Challenges - Anything Goes, Created with Love - For the Girls, Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Let's Get Girly
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Now that it's quiet again, I stayed up late with my cousin making cards. Here's mine for the Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz this week:
|You know I HAD to get Charlotte Chic from The Greeting Farm! Her hair looks like mine!|
AND... Here's my lovely cousin's card!
|She was going for a 4th of July look, and I think she nailed it!|
Sunday, June 16, 2013
|Love You Daddy digi from Mo's Digital Pencil Too. Colored with Copics.|
I guess I should have cropped this at his waist so it would really match, but then you wouldn't get to see that big smile on his face!
**Thanks for the gift certificate, Colleen!!! I thought I'd bought this digi for Father's Day last year, but thanks to you, I have it now! :D HUGS to you, sister!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Here is my first card:
And a close up since easel cards are a beast to try to photograph...
|Doodlebug Cap & Gown paper, Stampabilities sentiment, Congrats stamp from Hampton Art|
Anyway, I colored these two girls (and another) with my Copics at the same time. In case you want to know, they were colored about the same way with E13/15/17 but the one on the top has a base coat of YG41 while the second was colored first with YR21.
**Challenges: Through the Craft Room Door (HEY YALL!) Anything Goes, Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
My teammates on The Outlawz have been great in my absence; no one has grumbled-at least not to me-about my lack of projects or comments. They don't even know how thankful I am for that. I kept up my other duties there (monthly prizes, setting up Inlinkz, etc.), but I let crafting go. You folks who work, have kids, and craft are some really awesome folks! I don't have the time management skills for that! Maybe had they diagnosed my ADD when I was young someone could have helped me with some strategies...
Anyway, my project is for this week's Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz. As usual, I'm pushing the sketch!
|Why does this look fuzzy?? GRR! Anyway, that's super adorable Content Ollie from Some Odd Girl!|
I have three TGF stamps colored and papers picked so I should be back with some more cards soon. Thanks again for praying for my mom! Her name is Barbara, and we appreciate your prayers more than you know! :D
**Challenges: 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, Paper Makeup Stamps - Anything Goes (with a digi), Forever Friends - For a Child
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Before I run away, I want to send a big thank you out to all of you who are praying for my mother and/or my family! Sandi, thank you so much for the card and shawl you sent her! Saturday she asked if I sent you a picture of the living room as the colors in the shawl match our carpets perfectly. :D And Mary Joyce, thank you for the adorable card! I'll be back soon (ish) with pictures!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
|Glam Bella (colored with Copics), Glitz paper, CTMH sentiment, Want 2 Scrap bling|
And my red dress card:
|I don't know where this image is from; it was in our crop bags.|
I got a really nice card from Barbara from Little Miss Muffet Stamps a few days ago. If I'm looking post-deficient again this week, I'll make sure you see it!! :D
Saturday, March 2, 2013
I know it's been weeks, but I'm still here! So sorry for disappearing, but I started back full time in the classroom and found out last week that my mother's pneumonia is actually lung cancer. So, I've been a little busy.
BUT here I am today! I paid for a crop a few weeks ago and figured maybe I would get something done. So far that's hardly been the case! I did, however, get something done (finally) for the current blue and yellow challenge at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. I was wondering how I could get a project for this challenge, and this Authentique paper was in my goodie bag at the crop! Thank goodness!
I just finished coloring a new stamp from Diva Glam. Hopefully, I'll be back with her on a card soon!
Miss you all and thanks for praying for my family!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I made him a little (5.5"square) tent card/sign using Mo Manning's digi Chad in Timeout. Put my guy in the corner all you want; he's still going to be a pig-headed bugger! I haven't decided what should go on the other side yet. I'm debating about a scripture or a picture for the times he's not feeling like fighting! :D
**Are any of you who follow blogs via Reader missing posts? I follow a lot of blogs, but lately I have been seeing the same posts in the afternoon that I saw in the morning. I follow my own blog, but the last four, five, six posts haven't showed up in Reader either. I had to actually add a subscription to my blog for them to show up. ??? I am slowly going down the VERY long list of blogs I follow and adding subscriptions to them in Reader because I am pretty sure I'm missing a lot of your posts! Maybe my phone is just angry with me because I just saw a lot more posts on my computer than I have all day on my phone...
Friday, February 15, 2013
Just wanted to tell you about the new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability. This time Kim has given us BINGO! Not related to this challenge, but typing that reminded me of my grandma. One of the times she came to visit, I took her to the VFW around the corner from my house, and we spent the night playing bingo... :D
|Lotus is Perplexed (digi stamp) from Guylou's Inimitability, Happy Go Lucky paper from My Mind's Eye|
Well, looks like we're about to get going up here. I'll be back with the rest! **If you'd like to play along, you have until 10 p.m. EST on February 28 to enter your card on the challenge blog. You don't have to use a Guylou's Inimitability stamp to enter, but there are always some freebies to be found somewhere in the store!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Today, there are some adorable new stamps over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps! I picked one of my favorites from the release and came up with this:
|Cupcake Surprise Cherry from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This & That papers sent by my Secret Sista, Kristin!|
Friday, February 8, 2013
I'm publishing from my phone, so I'll have to come back later to add the sketch so you can see it and come play! And here it is...
Please remember if you use any Little Miss Muffet Stamps or Pollycraft image, the challenge is Anything Goes!
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
I feel like I'm in the middle of a moment - like I have too much in my brain and too much energy. As such, sitting here at the computer is making me feel a little crazy. Therefore, this post will be one my lovely, super short posts!
This card is for this week's Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz. We have an awesome sponsor for Sketch this month, Angie Delarie!! She's giving a very generous prize! We also have a great set of site-wide prizes from some fabulous sponsors including Oozak and Paper Temptress! Here is the sketch if you'd like to come play:
**Challenges: Fab N Funky - Hearts/Valentines, 7 Kids Challenge Blog - Hexagons, Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Romance is in the Air, Paper Pretties - Valentines
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Anyway, our new challenge is to use gray, blue, and orange with a humorous sentiment. Thank goodness for Split Coast Samplers; there's a spreadsheet somewhere on that site with a ton of sentiments arranged by type. I couldn't tell you where because I saved it onto my Google Drive when I first saw it, but know it's worth it if you're frugal like I am. After I read some, I found a great image to go with one I liked. So here's Francesca with a quote from Ellen! (I'm going to test that Google Drive link; it might work...)
You have two weeks to get your challenge card linked up for a chance at a GDT spot and some free digis from Guylou's Inimitability!
**Challenges: Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes, Creative Belli Challenges - Rhinestones (I always forget to look in the bins behind my crafting area for buttons, brads, and rhinestones...), Inkspirational - Anything Goes (see pic)
|Gelsey Faerie by Simply Sophia at Little Miss Muffet Stamps; Hero Arts sentiment|
My brain just turned off! How am I supposed to write this post? Um... Yeah... There are some new Simply Sophia stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today. They're pretty cute! Go check them out and see how my awesome teammates used them and the Valentine's release...
**Challenges: Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes, Inkspirational - Anything Goes (see pic)
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Anyway, being sick is giving me a chance to use some images I colored ages ago on some cards. First is this image from A Day for Daisies that was colored last summer. (This is what I was going to use when my father reiterated his request for "old people"...)
|Birthday Invitation - A Day for Daisies, Sidewalks - October Afternoon, sentiment - Holly-Day Gwen Some Odd Girl|
Thursday, January 24, 2013
|I found a great sentiment from TLC Creations on my laptop for the inside of this card. It says, " I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met." Love it!! especially since Valerie looks like she's missing someone...|
I realized the other day that I had a bunch of LMM stamps on my external hard drive that hadn't been transferred to my laptop. After getting that straightened out, I looked around and found my girl Valerie looking like she wanted to be on a card. How could I resist?
On a side note, my E13 keeps dropping blobs of ink when I'm coloring. Air pressure issues? It starts off almost dry then all of a sudden, the nib is soaking wet and there's a huge spot of color on my image. I have colored a bunch of things since I last refilled it. After today's mishap, I opened both ends of the marker and laid it down flat when I switched to the other markers for her skin. That seemed to work. Any suggestions?
Anyway, we'd love to see your Hearts & Flowers projects! Don't want to go with the theme? Use ANY Little Miss Muffet Stamp or a Pollycraft stamp and do whatever you want in the challenge!
**Challenges: Oozak - Pink & Bling, House of Gilli - Pink & Bling, Bunny Zoe's - Anything Goes
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
*I'll be back in just a while with some details. I'm sick and trying to finish up some DT stuff since I'm stuck at home anyway... For now, just know that I CASEd Thanh's card over at Raise the Bar Challenges...
Okay! So, that image is Odette from The Greeting Farm's Roll Call set. I made her a little plaid skirt to go along with the plaid hat that Hello Ian wears. (He's who Thanh used...) Eiffel Tower stamp, Want 2 Scrap bling, Cupid rub-on, Papertrey Ink Block Alphabet Dies (run thrice so I could make those letters stand up a little), some Recollections washi tape and BAM! There's a card!
Forewarning - I half colored a gang of TGF stamps 2 weekends ago. Expect to see them as I attempt to use my stamps and serious paper stash...
**Challenges: Creative Card Crew - Girly, Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes, Lady Anne's - Anything Goes, Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Thank you, G, for helping me knock down my paper stash a little! Guylou decided that our first challenge of the year at Guylou's Inimitability was going to be I See Dots. Well, I pulled out some of the sheets from Basic Grey's Olivia pad and colored up this super cute new image Matilda and made it work! (Guylou used this image too, and her card is SO cute!!)
If you'd like to play along, you have until 10 pm EST on January 31 to get your project linked up. AND... G is giving away her new house stamp until tomorrow (1/20) night. Stop by the blog to find out how to get it!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
|I think I've decided that Prisma's Process Red is just about the most perfect blush color I can find in my supplies..|
The new Celeste Amberglow Heartstrings has so nicely decided to jump herself onto the front of a card!
Challenges: Avadares: Valentine's Day or Love, Lady Anne's - Sentiment + Anything Goes, Simply Create Too - Anything Goes, Sweet 'n Sassy - Anything Goes (use a digi)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
|I'm still in bad picture mode! The yellow isn't that bright... Dresses are Dolcetto, Prosecco, and Merlot by Little Miss Muffet Stamps.|