Thursday, June 24, 2021

Follow It

Hi my crafty friends! As you all know we are losing the notifications by email with Blogger. I'm not savvy with this stuff, but I did manage to get Follow It installed on my side bar. If you would like to keep following me, please sign up using the form on the side bar. Hopefully I've did it right and you will get notifications from me using that!

Thank you for continuing to follow me, I appreciate it and you!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Birthday Cupcakes

Hello my crafty friend8nday, then storms came through and brought our temps down low. We didn't even get out of the low 60's on Tuesday with the rain continuing. Today, it was beautiful out though. Nice and sunny, but temps only reach the low 70's. Tomorrow is supposed to be a repeat, then back to hot again. I guess the whole summer is going to go this way. lol 

I made a slimline birthday card. You know I am not a good watercolor but I like trying so I keep trying to get better. I don't but maybe one day it will click or someone will tell me what I'm doing wrong. I used some digital paper I printed and  had left over from other projects for my "wallpaper". Stamped my cupcakes and watercolored them and the cupcake stands and fussy cut the out. Punched a "table" for them to sit on and to add my second sentiment on. Even though I'm not good at watercoloring, I think the card still came out cute. 

As always, I thank you for visiting with me for a spell. Your comments always make my day and I appreciate you all so much. I will be by to visit you as well soon. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Close to my Heart: Cutie Pie stamp set-it was a stamp of the month years ago
My Creative Time stamp set: Wow, So Many Candles
Stampin Up scallop punch
Zigs/Arteza Real Brush Watercolors
Homemade enamel dots-small ones
Nitwit Digital Collection-Bee-lightful for the "wallpaper"

Monday, June 14, 2021

Simple Birthday Cards

Goodness, I've been gone for a long time! Sorry about that, it got a little crazy here. Bret contracted Covid from work. Was sent home to work and to get tested, we didn't realize yet he had Covid. He test and it was positive. So he had to work from home for 2 weeks. Everyone was worried about me, but I wasn't. I just had a peace about it plus I was fully vaccinated for over 2 months so I felt I was protected. And I was. 10 out of 12 employees in his department got Covid. Yikes! His boss had no symptoms and that is where they think the spread really came from. I mean, if you have no symptoms how would you know?! Bret faired well, he only had some minor symptoms thankfully. He lost his smell and taste on certain things for about half a day. Other than that, he felt fine. But then when he was outside with the dogs walking back the yard, he would get out of breath easily. That has finally gone and he is good. Then we started laying landscaping fabric down. Got someone to cut the bushes and the 3 guys spread the mulch. I helped Bret haul 3 wheel barrels of left over mulch to the back of the garage. I didn't do as much work as the guys did, but I was exhausted. Plus I sprayed for weeds several times. We are still filling in with mulch in less filled in areas, hanging lights around the pool and just working outside. Oh and mowing, lots of mowing I have been doing. Then my back locked up on me, so I'm trying to take it easy so that can heal up. Bret said it is from doing to much, maybe....But he did the most of the work! I'm getting to be a candy butt! lol

But I'm back with a couple of Cricut birthday cards. I needed some quick ones as we were so busy, so Cricut to the rescue. I hope to be back to commenting regularly better, but outside chores are still calling, so I will do my best.  Here are my simple but I think cute Cricut cards:

I colored the flames on this card with my Ziggies/Arteza Real Brush Pens The cut out flames are black because I chose to do a black panel behind. Three of the candles are drawn on with a pen by the Cricut Joy and it wrote the sentiment as well for me. Love the black and white with the touch of color.

This cute lama card was for Dwayne's uncle. I just thought it was funny and thought he
would get a kick out of it. He did. 

Well that is it for me. I hope you enjoy these simple little cards. I hope to post a bit more now, we will see how it goes. Life does get in the way doesn't it?!! Plus it is summer and the dogs want to be outside all the time. So I take them out often and play ball with them. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I hope to be by to see you too. You guys are always so patient with my sporadic posting and commenting.  I appreciate that!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Cricut Joy
Design Space
Zig/Arteza Real Clean Brush Pens
Lama card colorful panel is from a SU paper pad, sorry I don't know the name

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Easter Shirts for the Grands

Hello my crafty friends, I hope everyone had a great Easter with many blessings. We had a nice, low keyed one here. I cleaned and cooked. Wore myself out as I had been sick a few days before. So Monday was a rest day for me! 

I made some shirts for the newest grand and her sister to place in their Easter baskets. I chose my designs and then cut them out of HTV. Got them iron on and was done. I did mess up on the ears of the bunny for the oldest sister, but I don't think she will care or even notice. It bugs me, but not enough to recut the insides of the ear again. lol Call me lazy or thrifty. lol

Mowing season has started and Bret has already mowed twice. He just said he would mow, so I didn't question it as I know it won't last. lol As always, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me. Your comments always bring rays of sunshine to my day! 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Design Space Images
Easy Press Mini
HTV from different vendors

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Twofer Challenge

Hello my crafty friends, I hope you have been having as nice weather as I am having. Rain tomorrow though, but I'm ok with that since the temps are staying up too. 

I'm skating in by the skin of my teeth here for the Twofer Challenge which is "your choice". I must say I thought it was even harder not having a prompt word. lol I guess I need to be told what to do! So here are my Twofer's. Simple, quick and easy. I used the palm branches on both of my cards, but thought they looked like feather's too. So that is how I went with it. I have to apologize for the photo's looking so blurry. Not sure why as my original's aren't. Must have happened in the photo editing. 

                                     This is a one layer card, I don't do one layer very often!

So that's it. Just two very simple cards. I did try to make the feather look like it was floating downward, but didn't succeed with that. lol Maybe it doesn't make as good of a feather as I thought! Or maybe, probably, it is human error. 

As always I thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to stop by and visit with me a spell. I always enjoy your visit and they always bring much sunshine to my life.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Jesus, palm branches & Sentiment: Maymay Made It Stamps "He's Alive"
Wow Platinum embossing powder
Thinking of you: Maymay Made It " From All of Us"
Black Paper from Paper Studio, Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

CAS Mix Up Challenge

Hello once again crafty friends, please don't faint that I'm posting twice in one day! lol Yesterday was dreary as well so I had a play day. The dogs were napping so it let me have that play. I have been loving the look that everyone is getting doing the print making with die cuts and I've been wanting to try it now forever. And this was the time since CAS Mix Up Challenge is having this challenge hosted by Bonnie. Well I finally did it! It's not as good as Loll or Bonnie and the DT makes, but I'm happy with my outcome for the first time. Hopefully I will get better at it. I didn't put a sentiment on this card yet, I will once I decide what I want to use it for. Ready for it?

Not too bad right??? I need to dig through my stash and see what other dies I have that will work and practice some more. I used Real Brush pens but next time I think I will use Distress Inks. But I'm still please with the results on my first try. 

As always, thank you for taking time from your busy schedule and visiting with me for a spell. I so appreciate you and you always make my world brighter. Until next time.....

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Zig and Arteza brush pens
water color paper
My Creative Time layering dies for the frame
Sunflower die - not sure but think AliExpress and not sure if I bought it or if it was a gift from
a sweet blogging friend. My mind is like a sieve, I put stuff in and it all runs out! 

Trying Again

Hello crafty friends, happy St. Patrick's Day and happy hump day to you all! It's a dreary one here and will be for a few days. I'm ok with that as we have had some really nice bright sunshine.

I'm trying again with the CAS Christmas Card challenge. I wasn't totally happy with my first try, but am liking this second try better. Although I think I could have possibly used more red. What do you think? A simple CAS card, just die cut my poinsettia and colored with with DIO's and blending brushes. Popped parts of it up with foam dots and put it on my card. Not a good one for the post though, but I still love the poinsettia made 3D looking. If I make more I will be keeping them flat for posting though. We will see if I make more.

                                                         Showing the dimension

As always I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me. I so appreciate you and enjoy your visits, they make my day so much brighter! Have a wonderful week and will "see" you soon.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Poinsettia die - AliExpress
Scallop panel die - AliExpress
Merry Christmas stamp - AliEpress
Distress Oxide Inks - candy apple and peeled paint
Seed beads - ancient stash from needlepoint days
Gold Splatters - Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in Red Gold 
Blending Brushes - Amazon