Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Retirement Card

Hello my crafty friends, I have to apologize for not getting around lately to visit your blogs. I had picked up something and had been very sick. A bug really gets the Lupus stirred up and I get hit double whammy. Finally feeling more normal, but the tummy isn't quiet right yet and I'm moving very slow. So that is why I haven't been why to visit. Of course the issues with the septic didn't help and now issues with poor Savannah. Not sure how that will play out for her. I sure hate to lose her as I'm so attached to her now, she and Kahlua are my girls. 

But lets get on to why you are here shall we?! My Stampin' Up Lady is retiring. I don't buy much SU at all, but would go once in a while to make cards, for socialization. Went more before Dwayne passed, and only a couple of times since. Anyway a bunch of us are getting a gift card for her and I was asked to make the card. This is a 5x5 square card, not mailing it so I could go with a square card.  I used all snippets to make this card, even the card base is made some a larger snippet that was given to me. So will go over to the Snippets Playground to play along. 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting me for a spell, I promised I wiped down surfaces with disinfecting wipes so you won't catch my bug! As always, your comments bring rays of sunshine in my life. I will be by to visit some of you today and hopefully will catch up in a few days. Thanks for your patience with me and all that is going on in my life right now. I sure do appreciate you all even though it doesn't seem much like I do, I really do! I appreciate all your support throughout the years as well. Just seems like life is a little crazy right now and shows no signs of settle down any. So please bare with me. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Explore Die Cutting machine
Images from Design Space

Monday, April 22, 2019

Twofer and Snippets Playground Challenges

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you all had a blessed Easter! We had a good one here, very low keyed which is nice, just myself, Bret and my step father for a meal. We had to eat off paper plates because I'm having septic issues and having a hard time getting any kind of help about it. As Bret has told me before, you just can't give work away. sigh One day hopefully we will have it fixed!! It all has had me in a tizzy and thus resulting in some flares, so haven't felt the best either. But we will get there eventually.

I wanted to play in the Twofer Challenge, but really had no clue what do make. I don't have much in the way of Zoo animals either. But that is the point of a challenge, right?!! So I went to Pinterest for inspiration. I saw a few cards that I thought were cute and that I could kinda' put my own spin on. I decided to use a SU panda bear for both my cards. The bear has a balloon in his hand and I didn't want it, so I masked it off before I stamped him. As always I will have the supplies I used in the recipe section below. I also used snippets on both cards, so will go and see if I can play in the Snippet's Playground.  It will be my balloon card, using black snippets for my stacked "hooray". 

As always, thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me for a spell. Your visits always make my day and make me smile! If I haven't been by to visit you, I will be soon. I do get behind or don't make it every time. Trying not to spend so much time on the computer and do things. Have a card party coming up, so keep your fingers crossed that my potty and sinks works by then!!!

I had a play with Brusho's powders one day and I didn't think anything was looking very good. I'm not very good with them or don't know how they are supposed to look, not sure which! So I quit but kept everything I had done as I figured I could die cut something and get my use from them. Well, glad I did because it worked out well for my balloon. It's much greener in person and has some browns in there as well then what it shows in the photo. I stacked three layers of the "Hooray" to get some dimension to it, added my twine and called this one done. 

This one is very simple, just a frame, some die cut letters and a star in my Panda's hand. I might go back and put "to the world" on yet for Joy to the World. Not sure. Or maybe "Christmas" for Christmas Joy. 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
My Creative Time-Stitched Circle Balloon Dies, Bunch of Stitched Stars
Amazon-Hooray Stamps and Dies-no name, so unbranded I guess NBUS
Stampin' Up-Party Pandas NBUS
Brusho's powders
Canson Mixed Media paper

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Twofer Challenge-Balloons!

Hello my crafty friends, I hope your week is winding down in a good way. These weeks fly by that is for sure. I pray that if you are in the path of these awful storms, you are safe and warm. I can't believe the crazy weather that has been. Also praying for those in the Brazil school shooting. We need a little good news and I wish the news would focus on good news over so much of the bad.

I wanted to try and play along with the Twofer Challenge for this month,  it is balloons. Had no clue what to do. I have many balloon stamps, but I remember a balloon cluster die cut and thought let's see what I can do with that. Well I'm happy to say that I actually thought out of the box with this die even though my cards are very simple! Very unusual for me! lol So I used my balloons as balloons, then I thought lets cut off the strings and tie part of the balloon and use the shapes as a geometric design, then my eye saw eggs. So that is what I went with. I'm sure someone else has probably thought of this, but I haven't looked. Anyway, all the supplies I used will be listed down below. I also used snippets (everything is a snippet except the card base), so will go over and join in at the Snippet's Playground. 

Sorry I'm behind in my commenting once again. I haven't felt well and haven't been on the computer much. But I will be by to visit again, bare with me. As always, your comments bring so much joy and sunshine to my life and I appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to visit me!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Simon Says: Balloon Bouquet die (not sure, but this could be a NBUS)
Maymay Made It-Up, Up and Away Stamp Set NBUS
My Creative Time-To My Best Peep stamp and die set
Stencil for my clouds on card two-not sure who it is by
Zigs/Arteza Watercolor Real Color Pens on card two

Friday, February 22, 2019

Stars and Snippets

Hello my crafty friends, Happy Friday evening to you all. I hope you all are well and are ready for the weekend. These weeks seem to fly by, the months seem to fly by even more! But that is ok for now as I'm looking forward to spring like many of you are. The bird are really singing so maybe soon!

I wanted to slid in to the Twofer Challenge which I believe ends on Sunday evening. So not sliding in by the skin of my teeth, but still sliding in a little later than normal. I really had to think on this one and nothing really ever came to me, so off to Pinterest I went. So my cards are down right copied!  You can find the original cards here and here. Of course the originals are much better than mine, but still happy with how mine turned out. I used some NBUS as well as  snippets, so will join in over at the Playground.  As always I will have my supplies listed down below in the recipe section. 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me for a spell. I know the weather has been rough, but hopefully spring will be here soon. I also thank you for your sweet and lovely comments, you always brighten my day bringing much sunshine to my life. I will be by to visit you as well. Even though I do get behind on my visiting! Yikes! Just bare with me and I will be by. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Card 1
My Creative Time-Bunch of Stitched Stars dies NBUS
                               Wow, So Many Candles-sentiment
Simon Says Stamp-Seeing Stars-for the itty bitty stars- NBUS
Hero Arts Ink Cubes-Crimson, Orange Soda, Tide Pool, Pastel Mint,
Delicata Gold Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Snippets from the snippet pile

Card 2
My Creative Time-Bunch of Stitched Stars dies
Paper Trey Ink-Birch Background stamp NBUS
Delicata Gold Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Stampin' Up-Peaceful Wreath NBUS
Snippets from the snippet pile

Friday, February 8, 2019

It's A Party.....on paper!

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you all are having a wonderful TGIF! We enjoyed some warm weather this week after the Polar Vortex cold, melted all the snow but had rain too, so couldn't get the dogs out because the lawn is so soggy. Now the temps are dropping like a rock and the wind is howling. Such crazy, crazy weather. I had a little health scare this week, but it was my own crazy brain that made it worse than it was. I thought I was having liver issues because a friend said my eye whites looked yellow. Well they aren't, my liver is fine and it was all muscular skeleton from my RA and this crazy weather. Of course it doesn't help that I hold all my stress in my back, so doc tried really hard to crack my back. He got it a little bit, but to many years of holding stress doesn't make for an easy to back crack! Anyway, thanking the good Lord that all is well with my liver!

Trying to build my stash of birthday cards, but they seem to go out the door faster than I can keep a stash of them. I am trying to use some stamps that I don't use often this year, so got out these circle stamps and used. I love the rustic look of these dots, as I didn't try to get a great inked image. It just looks like a party on paper. lol I think these cards are fun and bright. I hope whoever gets them thinks so too! Did use some black snippets, so I'm off to play at the Snippets Playground. 

Supplies will be down in the recipe section as always. I also want to thank you for taking time out of your day to visit me. Your comments always bring so much sunshine to my life. I know I'm a bit behind in commenting, but will be around shortly, I promise.

 This is how I finished the insides of the cards, to match the outsides.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Simon Says - Lots of Dots Stamp set
Maymay Made It - Big Time Sayings Stamp set
Distress Oxide Inks
snippet black papers

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cheers to Di at the Snippet's Playground!

Hello my crafty friends, the celebration of Di continues. First off I want to say if you are in the part of the country that is extremely cold, please stay warm and safe. It is winter after all, so it is what it is.

For my card today, I'm sending cheers to Di for her 7 year anniversary of running the Snippet's Playground, it is really 8 years old, but Di took over the challenge blog from Jules after a year. So for Di, it is 7 years of running the blog. She is an amazing host, so kind, so friendly, so talented, I could go on and on about how wonderful Di is! Parsnips, the bear is a hoot and tends to get us in some trouble out on the playground behind the bike shed, but he is a sweetie as well. And then there is the ever so cute and new to the family, Dudley. If you have had the privilege of playing along with your snippets (scraps) please do! Everyone makes you feel so welcome!! Di gives out prizes every fortnight (two weeks) out of her own pocket! So come and give it a play along won't you?! 

My cards are on the masculine side, as I needed some for my stash. But I know many women who enjoy a cold beer, especially in the summer time. I can't drink a whole beer, so my late hubby always gave me the first cold drink of his when he had one. I miss that! But some of the boys will give me the first sip if they are here. So I guess I'm bringing the Brewster's behind the bike shed this go around. lol Yes, I used snippets, all papers are snippets except the card base.

If you stuck with me this far, kuddo's to you! As always my list of supplies will be down in the recipe section. I want to thank you for taking the time to visit me and leaving me a comment. Your comments always bring sunshine and warmth to my day. I will be by to visit you soon as well!

We are having a snow squall coming through as this Arctic storm comes in with the winds. Brrrrrr............I'm going to hibernate except when Kahlua has to go potty. lol  

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
All cards use the Apple Blossom-Bubbles and Fizz stamps/die and embossing folder from the Papercraft Essentials Magazine

Card 1:
Paper Studio-Plaid Tidings-plaid snippet
Spell Binder Circles
Red snippet-no clue what paper company
Blue snippet-again no clue what paper company
Brutus Monroe-Ultra Fine Embossing powder in Penny
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 2:
Paper Studio-Plaid Tidings-plaid snippet
Paper Studio-cream snippet
white snippet-no clue what paper company
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 3:
DCWV Metallic's Mat Stack-gold and black snippets
white snippets
My Creative Time Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies
My Creative Time Stitched Starburst Dies
Shimmer Pen
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Pentel Gold Pen

Card 4:
Paper Studio Glittered CS-gold glitter snippet
Paper Studio black snippets
white snippet
Delicata Gold ink to ink up folder embossing
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Zigs/Arteza watercolor pens
Pentel Gold Pen

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Special Event!

Today is the start of a special event! Di's friend Darnell from across the pond has initiated a surprise Blog Hop to thank Di for the SEVEN years she has managed the Snippets Playground where we go to show off our snippets makes, enjoy bonfires, have hot toddies, jump rope, play on the Playground equipment, trade beads, horse-around in the tree house, ride bikes, play with Parsnip (and now Dudley), and generally have an amazing and fun time! This special event will run from Jan. 27th at 12:05 PST to Feb. 10th at 11:55 pm PST. 

Oh Gosh, I believe I first played in the Snippet's Playground challenge  in Nov. of 2014. I could be wrong, but think that was the first time. I was encouraged to play along by Mary of Carolina Cards. She had told me how fabulous Di and Parsnips was and she was right! Di is an amazingly sweet and talented lady not to mention very generous. She has the cutest little puppy, Dudley that is new to the family and she tells of his puppy antics. And of course there is Parsnips. He is so much fun as well.

So for my card, I made an encouragement type card (using a snippet of course!) for Miss Di for her 7 years of having the Snippet's Playground Challenge. Thanks for all you do Di as you do a lot and I know what a challenge it is to run a challenge! Love ya lots!!!

As always, I thank everyone who took the time to come and visit me. Your comments always bring so much sunshine to my life and makes my heart swell. I will be around to visit you soon too! 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
versafine onyx black ink
distress oxides inks
hero arts unicorn white ink
My Creative Time-Speech Bubble Sentiments stamps and dies: fabulous amazing talented, you
AliExpress: Frame