Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lots of Hope

I have several HYCCT cards to share with you today.   This first one is for my friend Jen Timko's challenge. Her theme is "Hope Soars" inspired by this quote: “When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ….” ― Henry Ford Isn't that fabulous? She's a pilot, so no surprise that we are using airplanes. :)

Sabrina's challenge was to NOT use traditional adhesive.   Yikes!   I can't sew on cards, but I tried.   I did have to beat some serious dust off the machine that Mom got me several years back.   I'm hoping that maybe I can work on it and figure out how to do it so that it doesn't look so crazy.   I did try though!   I had to sew the button on by hand.   That I can handle!  

Julie's challenge was to smash ink or paint onto your paper.  I didn't have any acetate or glossy cardstock, so I put some Island Indigo reinker on my craft mat, added a bit of water, and smashed my paper into that.   Once it dried, I painted over it with some gesso to soften the colors.  I think it makes the perfect background for this cute little guy. I did a bit of paper piecing on his clothes to match up the colors as well.  

And finally, Natalie's challenge was soft and cozy.  You could use a soft material or images that conveyed that feeling.  I still had some of the fabric that matches my favorite Spice Cake paper, so I decided to use that.   

Whew!  That's enough for one day, huh?!

Someone is getting way too spoiled with their Grammy here.   I think Jason and I will be in for it once she leaves.  There might be a whole day of time-outs at this rate!   They are really enjoying their time together. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Freshly Made Flower

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.   I am the hostess thsis week and I hope you'll come over and play along!     We have been so busy for the past week that I was running in at the last minute to make my card.   It was a VERY quick one and super simple.   I wanted to combine it with Paula's Hope You Can Cling To challenge to not use any stamps. stamps!  :)

Be sure you go check out the rest of the design team cards and come play along with us.   See you in the gallery!

Laila did not want me to take her picture on Saturday when she wore her costume, but I managed to sneak in this one.  She is in a major NO stage at the moment and every single thing is no.   No, no, no, no, NO!  lol

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My Hero

Checking in and sharing another Hope You Can Cling To card.   Bridget's challenge was to make something inspired by your hero.   If you follow my blog, you know my mom has become a major quilter and I am so proud of her.  My card was inspired by her love of sewing.   I used my Paper Smooches sewing set and colored it with my Copics.   My layout was inspired by an awesome card by Kay Miller that I found here.  

Mom gave Laila the quilt she made her and they had to spread it out and lay down.  :)  

Monday, October 27, 2014

Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration

It's Monday and time for some new inspiration from the Prickley Pear team.   We've had some super nice weather here in Texas, so I pulled out my Fall colors and this awesome tree.   I couldn't resist adding one of the beautiful owls that are the focus of the set.  

Stamps:  Mini Owls

We went to a little pumpkin patch at a local church this week.   Laila had a blast and we came home with four pumpkins.  lol   She looked so adorable in this cute dress that my mom made for her.   One of the new-to-her things that she loved was the seesaw!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Feathers for Fall

I have a fun class this weekend and I thought I'd share one of our designs.  We are going to be doing a one sheet wonder type of class where we make 4 cards from one sheet of 6 x 6 patterned paper.   I'm trying to do a variety of cards, but my first card is a clean and simple Fall one.   I am a bit addicted to this layout and find myself wanting to use it all the time!

We've been having a blast this week with Mom.    We went to our local arboretum on Wednesday and Laila had a blast.  She had so much fun swinging that she didn't want to leave.  :) 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Golden Butterflies

I made it back to my Freshly Made Sketches team this week.  Yay!   Jen M. has a great sketch this week and there's so much you can do with it.  I was going to try some embossing paste for the rectangle, but I didn't have a stencil that would work for what I had in mind.   I am not usually a gold person, but I wanted to play along with the challenge at The Paper Players this week.   I had all this shiny glitter paper that needed to be used for something!  lol   The music paper tie it in with Susie's HYCCT challenge.


I hope my card is simple enough?   It's clean for sure.  lol    I have to say a big thanks to my awesome ladies on the design team who talked me through this one.   It involved a lot of taking apart and trying different things.  It's still not really my style, but hopefully all the glitter is distracting enough to hide the craziness.

Some pictures really don't need writing.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Won't You Be My Teddy Bear?

Yay for stamping!    I finally have the house ready for Mom's visit and had a little time (okay, an hour, but hey!) to spare.   I decided to work on a card for Hope You Can Cling To.   I was looking at Lee's challenge and thinking that I didn't have any teddy bear images.  I finally remembered that my Copic certification class had a little bear so I grabbed it and here is my card!  Yay! Remember you can find Master Challenge List here.

And my helper with the crazy hair.  lol  We are about to go get dressed AND comb our hair so we can go to the airport!   So excited!