Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sketched Coffee

You know me and my coffee...  When I saw the sketch at Sketch Saturday and the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge, I just knew they'd be happy together.   :)    I used some of the rich designer papers that came with the coffee-themed SSS card kit a few months ago.   I love the orange with the espresso!

My week is flying by and I have so much to do!   I have cards to mail off, cards to make, a class to prep...  We are taking a break tonight and taking Laila to see the lights at the Houston Zoo.    It was a discounted members-only night and we thought we'd try it.   

The Little People are a huge hit these days and yesterday she decided that her Minnie Mouse figures should go to school as well.   lol

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Freshly Made Christmas Trees

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Cindy H. is our hostess this week and she has a fun sketch.   I love the different ways it can be flipped and interpreted. :)   I pulled out my Simon Says Stamp card kit for Freshly Made Sketches again this week.  This time I used some of lovely papers from Lawn Fawn that were included with the kit.   I just love this tree image and it looks great in tradition or non-traditonal colors.  

See?  Isn't that a great sketch?   You can flip it all kinds of ways!  I kept it pretty close to the sketch this time.   I can't wait to see the gallery this week.  I know the design team knocked it out of the park!

That long nap she took yesterday really did some work on her hair!  lol 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MFT Birthday

Laila skipped her nap yesterday and went to bed early, so I had a little time to stamp before Jason got home from work last night.  I decided to play along with the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch.   My card is super simple, but it does have some fun layers.

I used two MFT sets, the Bokeh Builder set and Birthday Greetings set.

Laila and I had a bit of stamping time yesterday when she didn't want to nap.  :)   We are hopefully going to Michael's shopping today to get more storage for my craft room reorganization.    It's so cold, so we are waiting on it to warm up.  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration

It's Monday and time for some Prickley Pear inspiration!   I had this adorable little wreath image and was so happy to ink it up.   It is just the sweetest.  There's a larger version that is on my wishlist, so you might see it soon.  ;)    You know I love kraft and red, so I decided to go that route with it.   A bit of designer paper, pretty ribbon, and a few candy dots finish it off.  

I meant to take some other pictures in my normal spot, but I had already packed it up to mail off before I grabbed my camera. It's so much prettier in real life but looks a bit washed out in my light tent.

Stamps: CC0128 Bluebirds Wreath, SmCLR013C Scallop Circle & Oval 4 Floral

Be sure to go check out the other beautiful cards by the rest of the team!

Laila has been wearing Jason out wanting to jump, so we got her a trampoline!   Since it has turned cold (Hello, this is Texas!  What's up with that?!), she needed something to tire her out anyway.   She's been having fun and we love watching her jump.   She keeps wanting us to count as she jumps, so it's educational as well.  lol

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sewing for Mom

Hi!   It's been a while, but I managed to make something today.  This month seems busy and I'm stressed already, but sometimes we just have to take a break and create, right?    I made a couple other cards that I'll share with you later this week, but this one I can share today.   I combined the challenges at Curtain Call and Paper Smooches SPARKS to make this for my mom.  


I just love my Paper Smooches  set.  It is the most perfect set for making cards for Mom.   I stamped a bunch of the images and let Laila color them, so we are going to send both of them to her this week.  :)

Stamps: Paper Smooches Stamps, 4 by 6-Inch, Needle Little Love, Clear
Ink: Tsukineko Full-Size Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Tuxedo Black
Copics:  B21, B24

While Mom was here we tried to take Laila to get some pictures made.  It was a TOTAL disaster and I left in tears because I was so embarrassed by her screaming.  She's usually great with pictures, so I don't know what going on.   She's just so disagreeable about everything and screams SO MUCH lately, so I guess it shouldn't have been that surprising.   Anyway...  next Sunday we are trying pictures with Santa and I hope it goes better.   That's the one picture that I look forward to every year, so we are working hard to get her excited about seeing Santa.   Cross your fingers for us!  It's just at the photographer's house, so maybe it won't be as scary as the studio.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches Trees

It's time for a new Freshly Made Sketches challenge!   Yay!    The talented Kim is our sketch designer this week and she has a fun one for sure.   I had such a blast with it and LOVE my card this week so much.
I'm totally addicted to tags, baker's twine, and buttons, so this one was a no-brainer for me.   I finally broke open my November Simon Says Stamp card kit and I really LOVE the stamps.  I paired them with some inks and card stock from My Favorite Things.   Love the light gray and the blue together. 

Come play along with us! 

Just a bit of Christmas shopping.   She's obsessed with a Hello Kitty radio that seems to be in every.single,   Ugh!   We listen to Pandora Toddler Radio on my iPhone, so she doesn't even had any CDs to require a boom box!  Crazy child.

She even left it open on this page! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration

It's time for some Monday inspiration from the Prickley Pear team!   Lots of great cards to see over on the blog, so be sure to go check them out!  I went with a very clean-and-simple card to celebrate the harvest season (for squirrels).  :)   I love pairing a small image with a sketch like this one.  It gives them a chance to be the focus even though they aren't huge stamps.   I added a bit of texture with a woodgrain embossing folder and kept the embellishments simple with a button tied with twine.

Stamps used;  EE0167 Happy HarvestEE0170 Nutty, Sm. 

I love the little moments like this.  We were waiting in line to get coffee (and pumpkin bread) and she was having fun playing with daddy.  Love these two.