Monday, May 25, 2015

Love You Sew!

Sorry for posting again today.   I just realized the deadline for colourQ was tonight and I wanted to get my card entered.  I haven't played along there in a while and am happy that I actually did!   This one is also for the Paper Smooches SPARKS Designer Drafts challenge.   I love this cute set for making cards for Mom.  I need to get another sewing set or quilting set so I can mix and match some stamps!  :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Needle Little Love
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, SU Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Memento Black, Copics
Others:  SU Doilies, SU Brights Candy Dots


All of the rain is making our butterfly garden very happy!  :)

Double the Challenge with SSS and MFT

I actually managed to play around a little this week and do some challenges!  It seems like it's been forever since I did that and I enjoyed it so much.   This one is for the MFT Card Challenges sketch and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use a stencil.

Stamps:  MFT Geek is Chic
Ink:  MFT Grout Gray, Versafine black
Paper:  MFT Grout Gray, MFT Sno Cone, MFT Blu Raspberry, MFT Black Licorice
Other:  MFT Geek is Chic Glasses dies, MFT Scattered Bars stencil, Glossy Accents, Recollections Enamel Dots


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Curtain Call with Newton's Nook

I loved the challenge at Curtain Call and since the sponsor is Newton's Nook, I knew I just had to use my Flirty Flamingo stamps.   I ended up making two cards as I was in a total mojo-less crafting spell this week.  I like them a bit better now that I'm in a better frame of mind, but they almost had me in tears earlier this week.  

Similar cards, just a bit of a different look.  :)  

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.   We are hoping to do some grilling on Monday, but it looks like we might be rained out.  Bummer!  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Pinwheels for the Divas

Before I show you my card, I have to tell you that this is post 1000 on my blog!  What a milestone!   I might have to get a little giveaway in the works to celebrate, so be sure to check back soon! :) 

Are you ready for summer?  This adorable set from Two Paper Divas called Summer Chillin' is perfect to celebrate those summer birthdays!   I love the little pinwheel image and used it to make card this week.   Simple, but bright and fun!

We are already getting some HUMID days here in Texas, so I'd rather not see the true summer come along.   Our spring season has been rain, rain, rain, so we haven't enjoyed much outside time at all lately.   Laila is going a bit stir crazy, so here's the attempt for today to keep her occupied.  :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rain, rain, rain...

It's Wednesday, which means a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches!   I'm totally admitting that this week was a struggle for me.  I haven't been in a creative mood in what feels like ages now.   I have been sitting at my desk watching Sons of Anarchy and working on organizing my stamps and dies.  That's about it.   I tried a few things with the sketch before ending up with this.  I don't know how I feel about it, but I was happy to at least get a card made.   Cindy's sketch is fabulous as are the other designers' cards, so I think you'll have a great time playing along.   I plan to pin it and try again later when my mojo returns!  I'm totally blaming it on the never-ending rain we are having lately.   I need some sunshine!

Isn't that fabulous?  I need to pull out my butterfly dies and try it with that.  It looks so perfect on the sketch!

Yesterday was a Hello Kitty day!   I know the picture is blurry, but I love her face.  She's just too cute sometimes.  :)  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

TPD Paper Elements #2

Ack!  I could have sworn I posted this already!  I think my brain needs more coffee this week.  It's been such a crazy one!   Anyway...  This is my card for Two Paper Divas this week.  I love the new set that came out this month called Paper Elements #2.  It has a notebook paper stamp and a library card stamp.  Here I used the notebook paper with another TPD stamp, Love with Your Heart.

Paper Elements 2     love_with_your_heart2

We haven't seen the sun here in Texas for a while, so I think that influenced my choice of all neutrals!  I'm seeing some sun today, so I might be up for some bright colors if I stamp today.  :)

Laila has been getting sick in car every now and then and a friend suggested it might be car sickness.  To combat that, we decided to finally flip her to forward-facing.  She was getting close to maxing out the rear-facing capacity of her seat anyway, so it was almost to that point anyway.  I'm a bit sad about it, but I'm happy we made it to almost 3 years.  She is LOVING being able to see through the windshield and keeps asking to go for rides.  It's a constant chatter of what she sees and questions about things during the drive.   She doesn't miss much! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Freshly Made Butterfly

Happy Wednesday! I'm still trying to wake up as I stayed up WAY too late last night reading.  I just had to finish my book (The Girl on the Train).   Anyway... today is Freshly Made Sketches day and we have an awesome new sketch from Jen Brum.  I am still in a bit of shock that she used a circle as she hates those, but remember you can use any shape.   :)

I kept my card super simple and in a favorite color combo of black, gray, and yellow.   These butterfly thinlits really make a statement, so you don't need much to make them shine! 

LOL  She asked me to take her picture and then gave me this crazy look!  I'm a bit scared!