Monday, October 22, 2018

MFT Witchy Spell

Monday. Ugh. I did get to glue down this card that I started yesterday, but that's about it. I had to pick Laila up a bit after 9 so that's pretty much been my day. She wasn't even there long enough to be considered present for the day. I think I give up. :/ I hope to get my Halloween cards addressed and mailed out tomorrow if I can work on them after she goes to bed tonight. I promised myself I'd actually mail them this year.  lol This uses the MFT Card Challenges sketch and their Witch Way is the Candy set.

Off to find something else for us to do. It's been a longggggg day. Fingers crossed for a better week to come. 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

CAS Flowers

Hello and happy weekend. I hope you have some fun plans. I seem to have a cold, so my plans include napping, listening to some podcasts, and that's about it. lol I did a little coloring of this beautiful image this week, inspired by the amazing Shari Carroll. Sometimes CAS just works. I wanted to enter it in the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge as well as Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Dies
Copics: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, YR02, YR04, YR07, Y11, Y13, Y15, W0
Other: White Gel Pen

Maybe I'll get lucky and this hot mess will come cuddle with me. Probably not. She only likes me in times like this, when I'm trying to CLEAN. lol So NOT helpful. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Camping

I haven't played around with the cute set from Lawn Fawn very much, so I grabbed it this week. I used some fun hillside and mountain dies to make a little scene. The current Lawn Fawnatics challenge is all about bling, so all my stars have Wink of Stella and my tire centers are rhinestones. I can't ever seem to do photos where shiny things show up, but it's there!

Sorry I crapped out on you guys. It's been a rough parenting week and my depression and anxiety are through the roof.  I'm thinking it's just going to be like this for the next 12 years and I should get used to it. :/ Blah.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?

We've almost made it through half the week. lol It was a long day today, so I'm pooped. I forgot and only had one coffee. Then I broke my pour over coffee dripper and now I have no way to make coffee until Amazon brings me a new one. Hopefully no one is injured by my grumpy self tomorrow. Ha!!  I drive by Dunkin on my way home from dropping Laila off at school, so I figure I'll be visiting there tomorrow and Thursday. MUST HAVE THE COFFEE. 

I saw that we are supposed to have some cooler weather next week, so I made a snowman card. (Also, for you, Andrea. Thank you for sharing your snow picture with me.) Now it won't be cold enough for snow or anything, but 60s is great for here. It's been too hot lately.

Now I'm off to have a hot chocolate with a lot of marshmallows and read my book. :)

Monday, October 8, 2018

Pumpkin Spice?

I've been tired lately, so coffee has been on my mind a lot. lol I thought it might be fun to use this cute set today. I feel like it's one of the most difficult sets I have to color. The hair is just HARD to do. I need to spend like a week practicing or something because I can't get it. It doesn't look too bad on this one, so I was happy with it overall. I liked the colors of the clothing enough to overlook it anyway. ;)   I wanted to enter Pammie's Inky Pinkies and Crafting from the Heart challenges.

(Have you noticed I've pulled out the Spice Cake DSP? I still have some hoarded saved and thought it needed some love.)

One of my pretty visitors for today. :) It was a great day for butterflies in our area!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Halloween Hello

Happy Sunday. I didn't think I was going to get a card made and posted today, but I am REALLY trying to do it daily this month and didn't want to fail so far in. So, I grabbed my Halloween box of goodies and started working. I made a simple card using the sketch at MFT Card Challenges. I'd also like to enter Colour Crazy Challenge as well.

Have a most wonderful week! If not, have lots of coffee and wine. lol 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Zen Shark plus a Technique

I know it's Fall, but it's still SO HOT in Texas. We went to a "Fall Festival" today and it was like 91 degrees or something. We didn't get to stay long. I love the plant nursery where it was held. They are super nice and I love seeing the butterflies there. So yeah, no fall or Halloween card today; it's just too hot to even think about it. lol  Instead I'm sharing this card I made using a technique I saw on Splitcoast. It's called Coffee Filter Prints. I did make a background, but I ended up die cutting it to make my waves. I thought it would be cool that way.  I want to enter this one in the Crafty Friends Challenge and the QKR Stampede.

Laila and I visited it a while back and they were so sweet. They always give her food to feed the fish and they took us around to show us some cool caterpillars. I enjoy going there just for the nice staff as much as the plants and butterflies. :)

I hope you have a great Saturday. Jason works tomorrow and Laila is off from school until Wednesday, so I hope I can get some stamping in. It might be a bit more difficult, but I'll try.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Minecraft What?

Whew. Friday! Yay! Did you end the work week on a good note? I stayed up wayyyy too late finishing a book last night so I've been tired all day. I did make a batch of cookies to take to school for World Teachers's Day and made this card. That's about it. Oh, and weeding some in the garden. It actually DIDN'T rain today. We have a birthday party tomorrow (first non-family party for Laila) and the birthday boy likes Minecraft. I know zero about it, but I looked up some images and tried to copy one. My paper trimmer didn't cooperate as well as I liked with cutting 1/2 inch squares, but I think it will be okay. He's 7, so maybe he won't have super high expectations yet. lol

I'm going to enter my card in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge and A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Inky Halloween Paws

I almost forgot to do my blog post today. I would have broken my streak on day four. lol I played around this morning with the new (to me) Distress Resist spray and my distress inks. I used the colors from the current Newton's Nook Inky Paws challenge as my inspiration. I love this Halloween silhouette set of theirs and definitely don't use it nearly enough. I tried to make some dimension in my card and I hope it worked.

Now I'm off to bed. It's been a long day and I have to get up early tomorrow and try to get Laila to garden club on time. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Welcome Fall

Three days in a row!  Woot! I'm trying to work on crafting more, so I hope I can keep it going. :) This time of year starts the rough mental part for me, so crafty therapy is needed in spades. I grabbed my distressing tools and played around with this image I found in my need to do something with stash. Not my favorite card, but it was fun to make. That's the important thing. I wanted to enter it in three challenges: Double D Challenges, Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge, and Crafting by Designs.

I'll leave a couple butterfly pictures from my date last week at the butterfly center. It's humid in there, but it's my favorite place EVER. Butterflies everywhere!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Happy Bear Mail

Well, we've almost survived Tuesday. Whew. It felt like a long day today for some reason. I hurt my foot and can't do much, so that's probably why. I did get my hair cut and colored. It's very festive. lol She put a lot of purple in it this time. :)  I'm trying to work on adding more just because or blank cards to my stash, so this is one for that. I saw a cute design in the new SU holiday catalog, so my card was inspired by that. I wanted to enter another new challenge, Pammie's Inky Pinkies and also 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.  (and if you haven't checked out Paper Playful or Challenges for Days, you should! Lots of challenges listed.) I love finding new ones to enter.

I was so excited today. My absolute favorite butterfly, the Common Buckeye, finally came by to visit. It was here about this same time last year as well, so it looks like that's the time to pass through. I LOVE them and I was almost late to my appointment because I was out chasing it trying to get a picture. lol I hope more come to visit this week if we can keep the rain away.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Witch Way is the Candy?

Happy October!!  I guess it's time for Halloween stamps and decorations, huh? I was excited to grab this set from MFT as it's one of my favorite images to color. It's just so fun!!  I used it along with the current sketch at MFT Card Challenges. I'd also like to enter A Gem of  Challenge's last challenge (sad) and Dragonfly Journeys, both with a Halloween theme.

My goal for October is to get more creative time in and to get more cards in the mail. I'll also try to actually blog the cards I make, but for some reason that seems to be a HUGE challenge lately. I have mailed out several that I totally forgot to even photograph. Bummer, right?? 

I haven't posted a lot about our butterfly garden, but it's still going. It's been raining so much that I don't get to go out that often. I'm going to have a lot of weeding to do once we do dry up a little. Yikes. 

Have a great week. I'm off to grab a second coffee and check out some challenges for today. (and do laundry of course).