Saturday, September 20, 2014

OH Deer...

I thought I'd share one of my rejected cards for the week.  This was the first card I made for Freshly Made Sketches this week and I didn't like how it turned out at all.   Sometimes that happens and we start over...and sometimes we start over several more times.  lol  I loved my second attempt, so thankfully I didn't muck it up too many times.   I did sponge clouds behind my little fawn, but they don't really show up in the picture.  

You didn't show me this one, Mom!  :)   

It has been an extremely trying last few days.  The new thing is to scream.  It is getting old super fast, so we are trying our best to get her to stop.   She has been testing us so much lately.  I had three really good days with her, but it's not been so great since Jason's been home.  I'm crossing my fingers that tomorrow is better.  I have my stamping ladies over and it seems like both Laila and the cats are crazy on that day.   I usually end up a big stressed out mess.   The good thing is we already have plans to either go out or pick up dinner and all my supplies are prepped and ready.   I just need to clean up a bit and make a yummy snack.   I'm off to see what dessert or appetizer I want to try from Pinterest.  

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Hugs! 

Friday, September 19, 2014

SSS Tag It Challenge

I never was a huge fan of tags, but I'm really starting to embrace them.  Maybe being on the Freshly Made Sketches team with a tag lover like Jen Mitchell has rubbed off on me.  :)   When I saw that the new Wednesday challenge on Simon Says Stamp was a tag challenge, I decided to play along.  I am still using my last card kit and trying to get as much use of it before the new coffee themed one arrives this month.  Woo Hoo!   

Someone LOVES getting to put her little "buddy bucks" into the machine and hitting the button.  It's always a nice incentive to behave while we shop.  ;)   It's been rainy the past 2 days here, so we were all happy to be out a little this evening.   

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Stampin' Up! Four Feathers

I saw this awesome card over on the Stampin' Up! blog and just had to make one!  Jen C. really knocked it out of the park with her card.  I might tweak mine a little bit more because I don't love the sequins and feel like it needs a bit of something splattered on it.   We will be making this at my event this weekend, so maybe we can all do our own interpretation and make them all different.  :)

Laila says the best way to eat your peanut butter sandwich is to stick your fingers in and get out all the good stuff.  Don't bother with the bread.  ;)   So silly.   Today we are going to attempt watercoloring.  It should be fun.  It's also my first day to volunteer at the pet store with the cats that are up for adoption.   I hope I can give lots of snuggles and not get too attached.  

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hello There

I found a fun new way to play along with Simon Says Stamp!  I am really enjoying their card kits, so I love to use those for the challenges they host.   This one is on Flickr and was a color challenge.   I used some of the papers that came in the last kit to make a simple card.  I LOVE it!   I find it hard to mix so many patterns, but I like how it turned out.  :)   I hope I got my colors close enough.  They looked different on the monitor in my stamp room.  

Now the color that I thought was blue looks more teal or green and the red/orange looks bright organge.    Hmm...   I'm going with it anyway!  lol 

I guess it's a good thing that I'm not doing events outside of my home now.   I seem to have lost both my calculators to a toddler.  ;)  Out of all the fun goodies in my stamp room, that's what she had to have to bring out.   

Stampin' Up! Wonderfall

I seem to pull out this Wonderfall set a lot lately, but it just seemed so perfect for this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Cindy L. created such a fantastic sketch and I enjoyed creating with it so much.  I dusted off some old designer paper that I bought way back in my first year as a demonstrator.  Do you remember it?  I LOVE it.  It's heavier than normal patterned paper and so nice.   I tend to hoard it, but man!  I have SO MUCH paper.   It is time to show it off! Do you have a favorite paper that you can't seem to cut into?  Try it with our sketch this week and let me know that you did.  I'd love to see it!

I miss Fall so much.   Growing up in a state where you get the lovely colors makes it hard to now live in one where you don't.  We need to plan a trip up to see my family so I can show Laila all the pretty leaves and enjoy some real Fall weather.   Maybe next year...   

Pardon the messy hair.  She will not leave a bow in and it gets out of control.    She found this bag while we were in my stamp room yesterday and she just had to have it.   She cracks me up because anytime she puts on a purse, she keeps her arm up so that it doesn't fall off.  It's so adorable.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thanks a Latte

I wanted to ink up my new coffee set from Lawn Fawn, so I thought the new challenge at MarkerPOP was perfect for that.   I love using greens for coffee cards!   I stamped, colored, and cut out this little image a few times and layered it on some rectangles that I cut from my Lil' Inker stitched rectangles dies.   Love those!   

Challenge #52

I used the three green Copics I own, G21, G24, and G28.   I obviously need to add more greens to my wishlist.  :)   

Sometimes you need stop eating lunch and go sweep.  She's so silly! She has been so sweet and snuggly this week.  I love it! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Simon Says HUGS!

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge was to make your own background.   They are showcasing Gelatos over on the blog, so I thought I'd pull out mine and try them again.  I still don't think I have the hang of it, but it was fun to play with them.   I paired the purple I used with the darker Concord Crush color.  It's retired, but still one of my favorite purples.  I popped up my diecut you on dimensionals to give it a little more depth.  

She came clopping through the house with Jason's shoes on the other night.  That girl loves her some shoes.  We struggle to find ours now because she's always put them on and walked off with them.