Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Rudolph Day

Hello crafty friends, the 25th of the month has come and gone already! What is so special about the 25th of the month you asked?? Well that is when Maureen over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo has the Rudolph challenge start every month! My goal is to play along each month to have a good stash of Christmas cards made by Christmas. So why not join in?!! It goes from the 25th to the last day of the month, closing at midnight PST. Now I gotta get my card linked up for the challenge!

So here is my little card that I made to enter into the challenge. Isn't this little snowman cute?!! I was inspired by Sheila over at LaLaCrafts to use my Spectrum Noir markers and color as she has been using her's to do the 30 day coloring challenge that is going on in blogland. Thanks Sheila!!! I haven't used them in a long while because some of mine have dried out and I haven't gotten the refills for them all yet. So I picked some colors that weren't dry and did me some coloring and boy did I enjoy it! I'm not real good with coloring but know enough to get me by with some simple coloring and shading. 

As always I thank you for taking time out of your day to visit little ole me! Your comments always bring much needed sunshine to my day and I appreciate them so much! I will be around to see you too soon!!! Any questions about  my supplies, feel free to email me and I will answer them. My email is in the all about me section. 

 And as Auntie (Darnell) says, here's my twofer! lol A very simple CAS card. I used my Zigs to color this little peeping snowman in with. I love my Zigs but I think I really love coloring with my Spectrum Noir's the most. 

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Snowmen: Maymay Made It stamps
Stitched squares, rectangles and postage dies: My Creative Time
Sentiments: First card-My Creative Time and second card: SU set

Saturday, March 25, 2017

May You Weather This Storm

Hello my crafty peeps! I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit or even posting. Life has been a bit busy as I have been volunteering some, getting together with friends, shoveling snow, elderly sitting and many other things as well. So I'm way behind! Of course not getting my notifications either still. Some are coming in now and I am very happy about that!!! Because out of sight is out of mind for me-sad but true. It's been two weeks since I've posted!!!! OMGosh, where does time go??? 

Anyway, I am Guest Designer over at the Snippet's Playground, how exciting is that?!!! Thank you Di for having me today!! I hope I do not disappoint. So to play at the playground all you have to do is use snippets (scraps) on your project and it doesn't have to be a paper project either! I have a few people I'm trying to encourage as they are going through very hard times with their health, so my card is an encouragement card. I used a window die and made the front of my card look like the inside of a room. Or at least I hope it does! I die cut the window into the card base, using all snippets, I put "wallpaper" above and below the "chair rail" and for my curtains. I stamped and colored two potted plants as well for the front of the card. I also have acetate in the window. That was a snippet too! Then I proceeded to stamp my scene inside my card base. I colored with my Zig Clean Color Markers, images were small so not much shading I'm afraid. But I still like the way it turned out. After I got my inside scene and sentiment done, I worked on the other side of the window-the outside part that will be seen from the inside. Clear as mud???? I embossed a brick pattern on another snippet after I cut the window out. Stamped and colored my flowers for the window box you can't see. And that is it! A simple to make card but busy one! lol 

The inside scene that you see through the window

Inside the card, but the outside of the window- confused yet??

Savannah saying we are out of here! lol Recipe at the bottom of this post As always I appreciate you stopping by and visiting with me a spell and I promise I will be around soon to visit you too!!!!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Window, flowers-My Creative Time
Sentiments, rain, clouds, girl-Hero Art's Feb. kit

Friday, March 10, 2017

My Apologies

Hello crafty peeps, I wanted to pop in and tell you all why I haven't been around to visit. First off I'm still not getting my notifications by email on the blogs I follow by email, which is most of them! Secondly my computer went. So had to order a computer. Good news is that it came last night and Bret got me all set up with it. Thank God he was home for spring break and could help me with it. And thank God that I had backed everything up last Sunday before it went. When I downloaded Window's 10, it corrupted my computer and Bret wanted to try and fix it for me by taking off the corrupt W10 and then reinstalling it. Well, no could do. The whole computer went. So I'm thankful we did it that way instead of it going out on me before I backed up everything. Bret was after me about getting a new computer at Christmas, I guess I should have just did it then, but didn't want to spend the money. Didn't want to spend it now either but I can't go without a computer. Doesn't that sound funny?!! Because we used to go without computers! Times sure have changed haven't they. Plus I wanted to keep my other computer as long as I could since that was the last one Dwayne bought for me and it wasn't that old. I know in the whole of technology it was old, but to me it wasn't. lol So now I'm back up and running and will be around soon to try and catch up with what all you all have been doing.  After having a nice week, we have snow today. Boo And snow for Sunday as well. Just keep repeating, spring is coming, spring is coming, spring is coming!!! lol  My other news is that I will be elderly sitting for a new lady two times a week. I'm a little nervous about it, but it should go well. I'm just always a nervous Nellie when starting something new. Hope you all are having a fabulous day!!

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wish Big

Happy Saturday my crafty friends! I hope your weekend is going well. I went to lunch on Friday with my retired teacher buddies and then we went to see The Shack. The book was very good and I highly recommend it if you've never read it. But you don't have to read the book to see the movie although the movie goes by the book very well. The movie was very well done too, I loved it. Cried and laughed throughout the movie! A must see!!

Ok, enough chatter, I have 5 birthday this month, I did one birthday yesterday. Now getting the rest ready to go. I made this birthday shaker card for my brother. He is 10 years younger than me. I used craft foam for my lift up for the sequins. Not much to say about this card as it is self explanatory. Hard to see the balloon shape in this picture, but I assure you it is a balloon. The items I used are down in the card recipe section. The pattern paper is a snippet, so if the Snippet Playground is open tomorrow, I will play along there. 

Card Recipe:
My Creative Time Balloon dies-NBUS, Banner dies and stamp set for the "wish big".
Twine from my stash for the balloon string
mix of sequins from who know's where