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.

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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!  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday Inspiration with Prickley Pear

It's Monday and time for some new inspiration from Prickley Pear.    I felt a bit off with my card last week, but this week I managed to stick with my style and I love my simple card.  It really shows off the gorgeous wheat image and that beautiful sentiment.   I added a bit of splatter with Heidi Swapp color shine and some simple enamel dots for embellishment.

Stamps:  EE0069 Thankful for YouFF0104 Wheat Stalks
Colors:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss

Be sure to check out the Prickley Pear blog for lots more inspiration.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stripping Down

I forgot I had one more HYCCT card to share.  I made this one for Holly's challenge to "strip down" and use strips on our card.   I love this technique as it is a great way to use up scraps!  We did this one at my World Card Making Day class too and it was fun to see how different everyone's looked depending on the papers they picked out.   I added a big shabby bow for fun.

I recently signed up for a daily email of toddler activitiy suggestions.   One of them was a bowl of water with a bit of dish detergent added and a whisk.   It has been a hit this week!   I was able to get some work done in the kitchen while she "cooked bubbles" and it was great for both of us!   It has activities for lots of ages, so I totally recommend it.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hope and Chicks

Wow!  I haven't posted since Monday?!   It has been that kind of week though.   I am so worn out.   My mom will be here on Tuesday and we have so much to do to get ready.   The guest room became the toy graveyard and it is taking forever to go through it all.   I am crossing my fingers (and toes) that Jason drives a large load of stuff to donate tomorrow.   Anyway...  So all this cleaning/sifting through old things means not a lot of stamping time.  I took the week off from Freshly Made Sketches and all I've made are these two cards in this post.  The first one was actually started last week, so I have only made one and glued another together.   Sad!!!!!!   I do have a cute image colored, but that's as far as I've made it.  This card was made for Diane's HYCCT challenge to use pink and purple along with two of something.   I used two colors and two strands of twine.  I found this die at the craft store last week and thought it was so perfect.  I am happy to add it to my HYCCT supply bucket.

This is my card for Fran's "chicks stick together" challenge.  The stamp is an Easter stamp, but it just seems fun and silly, so I think it can celebrate a lot of things.   :)

I've leave you with a bit of humor for the day.   Laila tends to copy the cats a lot and play with their toys.   Here was today's cat-like activity:
So, so silly.

Monday, October 13, 2014

PPRS Monday Inspiration

Well, it's Monday and my first time joining in with the Prickley Pear team!  Every Monday we post a little something to inspire you.  I have to admit that I was super nervous and made a few cards before I could decide on one to post.   I have some fun Halloween images to work with and this was the first one I pulled out to ink up.   Don't you just love that tree?!    So spooky, but so awesome!    The little spider is Henry and he's pretty cute I think.  :)

Stamps:  HH0022 Whomping WillowBB0052 HenryEE0065 Witching You

Be sure you head over to the Prickley Pear blog to check out all the other great cards.

For some reason Laila remembered that she had a tricycle months back.  She wasn't quite tall enough to ride it and it caused it a bit of upset, so it was put up.   After her asking about it for days, I finally decided to let her try it out.  Thankfully she figured it out this time after a bit of frustation.   She goes backward a bit better than forward, but at least she's working on it.  :)  Happy Monday!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Double the Pink

I feel like I haven't posted in ages.  It has been such a crappy week that I haven't really had much to post.   I did make a couple cards on Thursday when I went to stamp with some friends, so I'll share those with you today.   This is a card for Misti's HYCCT challenge to use something sugary with the always optional pink.  

This one is for Kathy's Laughter is the Best Medicine challenge to make a funny card.  ;)  

We are trying to plan out a reading corner in Laila's bedroom, so we did a bit of chair testing yesterday to see if she liked rocking or if she liked one with an ottoman.   I need to try a bean bag next before we decide.  Hopefully this week will be better and I can get some stamping done.   October is the start of my rough period missing Eli, so we'll see.   It's always difficult to get through the holidays.  Adding in the toddler in the middle of some major terrible twos and whew.   I bought ice cream AND chocolate at the store today.