Sunday, November 22, 2020

Dumpster Fire 2020

Hi friends! I have been stamping away this month, but I am so behind on posting!!  I have made a card every day this month thanks to the support of awesome friends. It's so nice to have someone to chat with as you stamp. :) I got this cute? dumpster fire stamp set from Kindred Stamps and it seemed pretty appropriate for this year. Whew. lol I was thinking about even making some Christmas cards with it. Stay tuned for that. Can you believe it's December?? Yikes. 

It's still warm here in Texas, so we're seeing our lovely pollinators still yet. Last week I found this bee and it was lethargic and not moving. Laila and I gave it some water and it eventually perked up and flew. It was cool to be able to take some photos of it up close while it was so calm. It even walked on my hand for a bit as it gaining strength. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week and avoid any dumpster fires. Hugs. 


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Distressed Fall Leaf


Tuesday! Whew. Today has been a long day. It feels like it should be Thursday by now. lol I wanted to share the first card I made this month. It uses an older set from Concord & 9th that I just love. I used distress oxides, embossing powder, and some distressing tools. It's always fun to do a clean and simple card with distress products. :)

I'm tired, so it's a quick post and run from me today. I am ready for pajamas and my book!  I hope you are having a great week!!!  


Monday, November 9, 2020

Grinchmas Coffee

Hi friends! I just realized I totally forgot to post yesterday. I did stamp and have kept my streak so far. :) Yay! Yesterday I made this card for both a Splitcoast Falliday Fest challenge and the Coffee Lovers Fall and Winter blog hop. I got this cute set from The Sassy Club last year and totally forgot about it. I found it in my drawer this weekend might have squealed a bit. I am not a big Christmas person as I find it stressful and difficult emotionally. So Grinchy stamps are perfect. :) I made a little pocket inside for a gift card since the challenge was to make a gift card holder. 

Now I'm off to stamp a bit tonight. :) 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Fall Leaves

Back again! Don't faint. lol Thank you to those who have reached out. It's always nice to know someone is still following along with me. :) Do you have a favorite season? I LOVE autumn, but we don't really have one here in Texas. My husband ordered and planted a red maple in our backyard this month so that I could maybe have a little bit of the colors in the years to come. I thought that was so sweet. For now though, I enjoy the colors in my crafting. This card was done using a technique from the Falliday Fest challenges. You can find the directions here

The leaves are Lawn Fawn dies and I used a few colors of Distress Oxides. I don't have all of those, just one of each color really. It works though. 

My sweet girl. I sure do miss her a bunch. I thought they returned her to me so thoughtfully. I keep touching her urn every time I walk by. I've lived in Texas for 18 years and she was with me for all but 6 months of that. I just love cats and she was a special one. We have two others, but they aren't "my" cats if that makes sense. 

Friday, November 6, 2020

The Shining Moon


Hello strangers!  How is everyone?? Surviving COVID? Election? It's been crazy, right?  I know my mental health is in the crapper, so I made a deal with myself to try and stamp every day this month. I've made it so far! I've been doing the Falliday Fest challenges on Splitcoast along with a friend. It's good to have accountability, huh? This is the card I made for the challenge using a source of light. 

The tree die cut is Tim Holtz, the moon is Altenew, and the sentiment is from Neat & Tangled. It was simple, but my Facebook friends loved it. 

We're still just here. Laila's still a work in progress. We found a new psychiatrist and she seems to actually listen. Hopefully we can get her stabilized and happy. I had to stay goodbye to my 18 year old kitty last week so I've been struggling a lot with missing her. I got her ashes back today.