Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CAS Birthday Card

Hold on to your hat, I'm posting again! Been working on different projects in between pool time. It's been so hot, that we haven't been going out to the pool until early evening, staying out until about 10 pm as the water is so warm. It feels good in the evening though after the temps drop some with a slight breeze. In this photo, Bret just put in the "pool boy" to vacuum the pool before we went in. It stops when done and turns off, then we can just lift it out. Isn't the sky beautiful?! That's what I was taking a photo of and poor Bret just happened to be in the photo as I snapped it. I loved how the sky went from a dark blue to a light blue back where the sun had set. It was a beautiful evening for sure!

Well onto my simple, CAS card. I needed another birthday card and I used some washi tape flowers that a sweet friend sent to me. Thank you sweet friend! So you see how simple this card is, but I think it turned out so pretty. Sorry for the glare, it was super sunny. 

As always, thank you for stopping by and visiting with me a spell. Your comments always bring sunshine to my day and I appreciate you so much! I will be by to visit you soon as well. Our heat wave is breaking tomorrow, so that will be welcomed, but then goes back up for next week. I know it isn't as high as the west coast, but still stinkin' hot with the humidity. I swear we are getting as humid as the south anymore. So stay cool where ever you are or come join me at the pool!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Hem stitched dies
My Creative Time Wow So Many Candles stamp set for the Wish Big and inside sentiment
Altenew die cut washi-I think, gifted to me
Purple snippets from my snippets mountain, so I think I will join in the Snippets Playground

Friday, June 25, 2021

A Painted Wood Project

Hello my crafty friends, hope your weekend if off to a great start! We had lovely weather this week, but will be going back up to hot temps on Saturday, which is ok by me as that means pool time. We added Edison lights around the pool, so it will be nice swimming in the evening hours.

While Bret had to work from home because he had Covid, I worked on a painting project. Mama Dares to DIY was selling some laser cut items and I fell in love with her truck one. So I ordered it-yep, I splurged and got it. Then I started painting it. So now I want to share it with you. It was a labor of love and I am pretty please at how it turned out.  I have it on a shelf, but would love to place it in a tiered tray when I get one. I keep missing them at the Target Bullseye spot. Dang it! lol Anyway here is my project in all it's glory.

Here's the truck. My late husband had a green truck when we first met and was dating. So I painted this one green. I have a Hobby Lobby red truck that was gifted to me for his last truck, a red one. You could pick what you wanted on the license plate, and this is what I chose since my journey changed with his passing. Not sure why the photo is blurry looking. Sorry about that! 

All the accessories that can be placed in the truck bed.

And here it is ready for 4th of July!

I hope you enjoyed my little painting project. It took me quite a while to paint all of these. But I sure enjoyed doing it. I used to paint ceramics and I've missed painting, so this kind of took me back to those days, only it was flat objects.

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

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Arteza Acrylic paint pens
Arteza Acrylic Outdoor paint
Zig Real Brush Watercolor Pens

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