Sunday, January 19, 2020

Twofer Challenge and finally a post!

Hello my crafty friends, I can't believe it is has been since November since I've posted. I said it would be sporadic and boy, that is what it is! Christmas has come and gone, although I still have Christmas to have with two sets of family. So much has been going on from the loss of my Sister-In-Law's father. to dogs keeping me busy, to Bret's overnight business trips and us going away. We spent Christmas in Virginia and the weather was amazing. High 60's and 70 degrees. We let the dogs run outside and tire themselves out some and they loved that. Maverick is coming along pretty good, but still have to keep a good eye on him as he won't ask to go potty, but instead sits by the door and if I don't see him, then he will have an accident. Another problem we are having with him is food aggression. He doesn't like the girls to come near his food, but he won't fight Savannah-she is to big to take on, but will attack Kahlua. Most of the time, Kahlua is with her own food dish and Maverick thinks that should be his too. And it isn't all the time that he attacks her. No rhythm or reason's except that food is always involved and it's not every time they eat. So I am working with him on that one! It upsets me so much when he attacks Kahlua as her nerves are on edge now even more. She is a nervous dog to begin with. So think she needs some anxiety meds even more. I pray that Maverick grows out of this bad habit, with the help of me trying to teach him not to be this way. We have come a long way, but still have a ways to go!

Anyway, these "kids" keep me hopping! I was told they see why I don't get anything done as I'm always up and tending to dogs. Yep, about right. But Bret is was home this past Saturday and Sunday, so I took advantage of that and was able to make a few cards to enter in some challenges. So lets get on with it! 

This is for the Twofer Challenge that Auntie Darnell hosts on the 10th of each month, ending on the 24th. You make two cards with two different designs for two different occasions using the same stamps, dies or stencils. Get it? It is also the Twofer's 2nd Blogaversary! Happy Blogaversary!!!! How fun is that?! I hope it continues to grow in participants and there are many more years of the Twofer Challenge!

Here are my twofer's using hearts. Nothing special, had to do them in quick fashion so they are quick and CAS! But I am fairly happy with them. I did mess up with my one heart on the first row, go figure, but decided not to waste it and keep going. Hopefully the eye isn't drawn in to much to my boo boo. 

 stamped a rainbow of hearts and added a sentiment

using the same heart stamp, I added a few hearts to this sentiment

So there are my two very quick and CAS cards for the Twofer challenge. I know, really CAS, but I got the job done. I know I haven't been around to comment at all in a while. Hoping to soon, but keeping so busy with the dogs and getting out some and seeing some movies. But I will definitely try and do some commenting here soon. As always I thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit me and seeing what I'm up too. You are appreciated more than you know!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: candy apple, spiced marmalade, fossilized amber, lucky clover, faded jeans, and wilted violet to stamp my rainbow hearts

My Favorite Things: Keep on Rockin' stamp set for the heart beat sentiment

Lawn Fawn:  Woodgrain Background stamp set for the heart

My Creative Time:  Happy Thoughts stamps and dies for the "heartfelt" stamped sentiment and the die cut "thanks"

score board


Cat Craig said...

Brenda, your hearts at the start of your heartbeat card add a nice touch of color to the bold black sentiment. Your rainbow of hearts really make the heartfelt sentiment stand out. Thanks so much for joining in at Twofer Card Challenge. So glad you had some time to craft.

Carol L said...

It's good to know you're busy with life in general because that helps fill empty hours - tending to the dogs and going to movies. I love your CAS twofer cards, and no one would barely notice the mishap had you not mentioned it! I wish I could go CAS more often but I keep layering until I can't layer anymore LOL Great heart cards, both of them and it's so nice to see you blogging cards again! Hopefully you'll find more time in the future to make more cards! Take care and stay warm! Hugs!

Marcia Hill said...

You may have been gone awhile and your cards may be super QACAS, but they're both FABULOUS designs Brenda! Your rainbow of heart thanks is so colorful & bright and your red, black & white heartbeat card with the simple scoring is them both! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my gosh, Brenda, I just finished a thank you card with a rainbow of hearts too! I still have to make my second card for the Twofer. It's good to see you back again and I hope you will have more time to stamp. I love the heart beat card, it's a great Valentine.

Bonnie said...

Great cards, Brenda, and I don't see any boo boos! Love the rainbow of hearts and the EKG is perfect with pop of hearts! Sounds like those dogs keep you running! Hopefully they will slow down soon.

Happy Dance said...

Can't find a boo-boo Brenda. What I did find was a duo of CAS delights! Your thank you card is sweet and lovely. A veritable double rainbow of hearts!! And your sentiment is placed perfectly. Love it! And your second card trips my trigger to no end. That simple sentiment with the EKG in between is waaaay cool, and then you add three pretty red hearts to it. (Reminds me of the cath lab....) And the score lines. Well girl, those finish off this beauty just right. Love this one too! Thanks so very much for joining us at The Twofer Challenge. xo Bev

Tina Campbell said...

Sweet cards Brenda :) and really not a bad way to spend Christmas when your a Northern gal :)
Hugs my friend, Tina

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Brenda, you really do have your hands full with that trio of canines.
Loving your quick cards, they are gorgeous.

Jane Willis said...

They are stunningly CAS, packed with impact.
Guest Designer at Twofer Card Challenge

Marilyn said...

Glad to see you back blogging! I haven’t posted any cards that I made over the holidays either. Just busy. Pretty cards!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

Liz said...

Wonderful CAS cards, Brenda. A great way of using your heart stamp. xx

Darnell said...

It's so good to see you back on your blog, Brenda! I'm glad you are keeping well and just busy, busy with those Kids! How great that you were able to get away to Virginia for the holidays and take the Kids with you!

Thank you for playing in Twofer's 2nd Blogaversary challenge as your first post back in Blogland! You know I love CASliciousness and so I'm loving both of your cards! They are both sending lovely messages. Great score lines on your first card and I love the row of rainbow hearts on your thank you card. I would NOT have noticed the boo-boo if you hadn't said and I couldn't even find it at first, lol! In fact, I don't know how you managed to only hiccup once!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Your two hearts cards are both adorable, Brenda. Great designs! I bet it was nice to get some time in your art studio and have a play.

Puppies are a lot of work ... I get it! :) I'm sure with a bit of training from you, Maverick will chill out about his food. xx

Anita in France said...

Two wonderfully QCAS cards, Brenda! The pop of red in the hearts on that first one really draws the eye to the cool line art and sentiment ... and the colourful rainbow rows of hearts are just sweet with the crisp bold sentiment! Great to see you back ... and thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)