Monday, September 1, 2014

Tweet Tweet


I had a few more of this cute bird digital image from Newton's Nook printed out, so I decided to play along with the new Inky Paws challenge.  I did have to flip the sketch a bit, so I hope that was okay.  I REALLY hope to get some of their stamps for my birthday, but until then I can enjoy this cute bird.  :)  
Inky Paws Challenge #13 - Sketch Challenge - Newton's Nook Designs
I just love Jason for getting me Copic markers for Mother's Day.  I enjoy them so much.   I am still learning how to use them, but it's fun to play around with them.  Here I used Tangerine Tango and Bermuda Bay and tried to match up the markers with them.  


Someone is ready for basketball season.  :-)    My dad raised us to be big sports fans, so I hope Laila will love college basketball and NFL football as much as I do.   Right now she's all into the new cat piano we got at Target today with some of her birthday money.   lol    I was pretty happy with my pumpkin spice latte as well.   Yum!   Now if we can get the Fall weather to go along with it!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monster Mash Birthday


My new stamps from Lawn Fawn came yesterday from MarkerPOP, so I just had to grab my Copics and go play along with the current challenge over there.   These little monsters are SO stinking cute!  I just love them!   The sentiment is driving me a bit crazy as I can't tell if it's crooked or not, but that's okay.  It's a birthday card for a kid so they hopefully won't notice if it is.  lol

Challenge #50

I have so many more cards to upload, so I guess I need to just schedule some posts for the rest of the week!  I have had so much fun stamping this weekend.   :)  Jason is a true angel for giving me so much crafty time.  


Here's another of Laila's masquerade party at Michael's.  Meow! 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I LOVE Big Books


I have been stamping like a crazy woman this morning!  I was so happy to have lots of time to just relax and let the creativity flow.   This card is a one-layer card for day 4 of the Winnie & Walter/Simon Says Stamp Share the Love challenge.   I just started a new book last night that is 1154 pages, so I think it was a perfect card for now.   lol  

share the love graphic SSS

I used a Marina Mist, Old Olive, and Tangerine Tango along with a bit of Early Espresso.   I thought they made for a fun card.  


I don't know if I ever posted Laila's little craft she did at the library.   We didn't get to go this week, but I'm hoping to go back next week.   She was a bit shy before, so I'm hoping if we go frequently she might get out of that a bit.  

CAS(E) These Books


Oh man!  The September kit from Simon Says Stamp got here this week and it is a book themed one!   I LOVE books, so book stamps are a huge wow for me.   I decided to ink it up and play along with CAS(E) this Sketch.    I used a favorite retired ink, Baja Breeze *cry* along with Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake.   I already mailed it off to a sweet friend who is a librarian.  I hope she likes it and it brightens up her birthday.


I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend.  I hope to get lots of stamping in as I have a huge list of challenges I want to do and a bunch of stamps I want to ink up!  Before I go, here's the envelope and inside of the card.  :)


Fun huh?   I just love this set so much already!  Now I'm off to read my book.   I'm almost finished and ready for book three in the series.   I never thought I was a big sci-fi person, but I am enjoying the Song of Ice and Fire series.   We caught up on the Game of Thrones HBO series, so now I need to focus on the books.  


We went to feed the ducks today and got WAY TOO MANY ducks.   It was a bit overwhelming!   It also rained 10 minutes into our walk around the lake, so we had to run back to the car and come home.  Laila was upset, so I hope we can try again this weekend.  

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rainbow Birthday


Greetings!   Can you believe that I haven't stamped all week until last night?!   I was sure missing it, so I hope to catch up a bit this weekend.   Winnie & Walter teamed up with Simon Says Stamp for a fun set of challenges this week, so I decided to start there.  The first one was to use the rainbow color palette, so of course I grabbed my awesome ice cream set.  Still addicted to that one!  These sets pair wonderfully together don't they?


My little diva.   She has had quite the week.  She wouldn't nap at all on Wednesday, so that evening was ROUGH.    Yesterday Jason spent an hour and a half getting her down for both nap and bedtime.   I think she's in a state where she's making a lot of mental leaps, so her mind just doesn't want to stop and rest.   It's exhausting, but watching all the new stuff she's saying and learning is amazing.   I can't believe all the songs she's singing now!  

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

FMS Butterflies


Happy Wednesday!    You've made it halfway through the work week!   Yay!   It's also time for a new Freshly Made Sketch.   Our amazing guest designer Kim designed this week's sketch and I just love it.   Definitely one to pin and use again and again!


Last week Laila and I went shopping at Michael's and she picked out some paper for me.   I decided to use it this week, so that's where the butterfly paper came from.   :-)    I did manage to avoid buying the Hello Kitty paper, but only barely!  lol    We also found some clearance embossing folders, so the background is from a set of Tim Holtz ones we found.   


LOL  I love having her try on Halloween stuff, so it's now that time of year!   I already have her ladybug costume in the closet, but it's still fun to look around and see what else we can find.  She's a good sport as long as she has a snack.  Ha! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Screaming for Ice Cream!


Back with more ice cream!  It's like 97 degrees today, so I just had to do it.  I am sweating and I'm in the house!  Goodness.   I am so ready for Fall.  That just means NOT 90 degrees here, but whatever.  lol  I hate being so hot.   Anyway...   I am still using up the paper from my SSS August Kit.  August is coming to a close and I'm determined to use up a lot of my kit so that I feel okay about buying it.  I know the September one has shipped, so I need to get ready for new stuff this week.  Yay!   I just colored the images with my Copics, added some clear Wink of Stella, and the rest is pretty easy to see.   Super fun card to make.   It makes me happy to look at, so I'll call that a success.


We had a crafty morning with Laila today.  First I stamped with her and then Jason did some fingerpainting and coloring.  She had fun and it was so cute to watch.  


Now I'm off to do my Christmas card class! And sweat.  Happy Sunday!