Saturday, May 19, 2018

Life is Good

Life really is good - at least most of the time.  

This little guy is taking life easy.  I'd love to be wherever he is taking it easy too.  Maybe sipping on a margarita instead of attempting the ice cream though.  I couldn't even enjoy that ice cream here right now though because it's so hot it'd melt before I could take a bite.

Anyway, the penguin and palm tree are from Penguins in Paradise (My Favorite Things).   The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.   I used some distress inks to make the clouds, paper pieced the swimming trunks, created "sand" with some designer paper, and added some clear crystals.

This card followed the sketch challenge at My Favorite Things so I'll enter it there.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Family Photos

This will be Rambo's card to Jim for Father's Day coming up next month.  Rambo thinks pretty highly of himself and can't think of a better gift to give him. 

This card is really nothing more than bits and pieces I had sitting on top of my desk before cleaning it up.  That's a piece of a Lawn Fawn window die - and no idea why I cut this part off other than I probably had some brilliant idea that didn't work.  It's on Kraft paper - that doesn't look like Kraft at all in the photo.  Looks too gray or something......Of course that could be because of the light reflecting off my hair too. 

The profile in the bottom window shows off his beauty in case everyone wants to ooh and ahh over him  -  and he really DOES expect everyone to ooh and ahh.    The top window shows how sweet he can be - at times.......... and then of course you have the fun image poking out from behind the frame showing his humorous side.

Lots of snippets on here so I'll enter this in the challenge (326) at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Birthday Balloons

If you'll notice, the blue balloon doesn't have a string attached.  I'm sorry but it just looked weird to have a piece of string sticking out at the bottom beside the orange balloon.  So, what we're going to do is pretend the string came off that one and the balloon is starting to float up to the ceiling.  Yes!

I used two products from My Favorite Things - a balloon stencil and also that Happy Birthday die.  The background paper is from Lawn Fawn the the clear crystals are from Studio Katia.

I'd like to enter this in the sketch challenge at My Favorite Things.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Back When

It's time for me to start getting some masculine type cards going for the year. Most of the guys birthday's aren't until later in the year but I figure there's no time like the present to start on them.

More than likely this one will be going to my son.  I'm always kidding him about getting old.....gosh, he's going to be a whopping 43 this year!  Doesn't seem possible since I'm not that old!
On the inside I thought I'd write a note about how this reminded me of his first bicycle!

Anyway, I used a cycle die from Memory Box and a sentiment from a very old Close to My Heart set of stamps.  The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches and I'll enter this in their challenge.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Two Buds in a Basket

Sorta like two peas in a pod, we have two buds in a basket!  This will be going to a friend of mine who is really more like a sister to me.   We claim each other as sisters anyway since neither one of us have one.

The image and sentiment are from the Furever Friends set of stamps at My Favorite Things and the die and patterned paper are also from My Favorite Things.    I colored the image with Copics using a gel pen to make the polka dots on the basket and then popped up both the image and the sentiment. The small cut out heart is from Simon Says Stamp.

I'll enter this in the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge and also at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

In Spurts

I'm still hanging around somewhat but you'll only be seeing me in spurts I guess.  There are several reasons for this.......can't seem to get a good picture of anything I do, the camera is almost as old as I am and probably going on the blink, it could possibly be the camera operator malfunctioning or going on the blink too, the phone camera doesn't seen to want to cooperate with the lighting .......and then you have...... the weather is gorgeous here so it's nicer to be outside instead of cooped up in the house, and last but not least - just the plain old being busy.  Take your pick for one of those as an excuse!

Anyway, here's one of the latest.  I used the new dachshund stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs.  It sorta looks like he just threw up the ball.......YIKES!  Maybe he just hit it with his nose causing it to bounce instead.  Whatever........

Rambo was pretty excited thinking the stamp set was made just for him.

I'll enter this at Pixie's Crafty Workshop - to use snippets and over at Allsorts - All about Pets.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Cat in a .......Pot

No, this little cat isn't in a hat at all!    He's in a pot and all decked out with his Santa hat and stocking with a lot of Wink of Stella for Christmas.  A tiny bit of distressed ink behind the image and he's a done deal.    He's from Penny Black and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things.  Short post and a super clean and simple card that I wanted to enter in the Rudolph Days Challenge

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