Monday, April 13, 2015

Sassy Humor

Well, I had a little more time yesterday afternoon to play in another challenge.  This one is for the Clean and Simple challenge at the Outlawz.  The theme is to make a humorous card - and those are my absolute favorite!

My card uses an image and sentiment my daughter created for her soon to be digital stamp website Sassy Cats.  

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Featured Stamper Challenge, Menu, and my Little Guy

Hi all!  I hope you are enjoying your day.  We have a lovely spring day here - not too hot and not too cold - but the pollen is everywhere!

I found a little time to make this quick card this morning for the featured stamper challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  If you want to see the card I chose to CASE it can be seen HERE.

My card uses a digital stamp from an Etsy shop called Striped Elephants.  I added the sentiment myself.

The background was embossed with an embossing folder full of birds.  I added a green ribbon and voila!  Another birthday card to add to my stash!

I am in the process of cooking my weekly menu.  This week we are having
hamburgers - fries
sausage, potatoes, mushrooms, and onions
roasted chicken, carrots, green beans
bbq chicken sandwiches, baked beans, corn
tuna salad sandwiches, baked potato
bacon, eggs, biscuits
chicken parmesan, noodles, peas

I have been cooking double of one thing or another each week so that when I go to visit my grandson I don't have to worry about cooking for that weekend.  Next weekend I plan on getting some grandma time in with this sweet little guy

He is growing so fast!  I will share the scrapbook I'm making for him soon!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pretty In Pink

Hi everyone!  Well, I am excited to announce to you that I have been asked to join the Outlawz Paper Ala Mode design team and today is the first challenge with me on the team!  Being on a design team will force me to get back into blogging and creating more regularly.

The them this week is Pretty In Pink, and it's being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  They are offering an awesome prize of a $21.00 gift certificate to their store!

For my card, I used the ever fun Stella.  This one is called Stella Magical Substance.  I paper pieced the big cup and colored with Copic markers.  I love the sentiment that comes with this image.

I hope you will come and play with us!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quick Get Well card

Hi all!  Just wanted to share a cute little turtle that I found free at Birds Cards.   Colored it with Copic markers and added some pretty papers and a couple of buttons.  

Monday, March 9, 2015

Featured Stamper challenge

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is off to a good start.  I played in the Featured Stamper challenge at Splitcoast stampers yesterday.  The card I cased can be seen here.

My image is one I got free is for subscribing to Through The Classroom Door.  It's drawn by Anne Fenton, and I think it's so lovely and just perfect for the card I chose.  My sentiment was done on the computer.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Easel/Green challenge

Hi everyone!  Here's a card I made for the Paper Ala Mode challenge at the Outlawz.  The challenge is make an easel card and the twist is green.  Green is my tree, which is a free  image I found   at

I computer generated my sentiment and added a little punched flower with some yellow glitter in the center.

Today is a lazy pj day for me.  I may get a few more cards done before work tomorrow!  Sure am missing that hour we lost!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Weekend crafting & cooking

Hi everyone.  I hope you are having a good weekend.  I have gotten a lot of things done today, and one of them is making these two cards.  The first one was made for the free for all challenge at Splitcoast Stampers where the challenge was to use a tree.  The tree image is one I had from Squigglefly.  

 I colored it with Copic markers and used chalk for the sky.  I don't know if you can see the bit of glitter I added, but it's there!

The second card is one I made for a friend who has done a great job losing weight.  I thought the little Shy Bear (also from Squigglefly) was the perfect thing to send her.  I computer generated the sentiment.

I have completed my cooking for the week.  We are having Creamy French Onion soup with ciabatta bread, spaghetti made with ground beef and sausage, shrimp scampi, chicken pot pie, and then one night we will have roast beef sandwiches with baked potatoes and meatballs with rice and macaroni and cheese.  The last two dinners are not ones I make ahead of time.  Tonight however, we are having Reuben sandwiches from Arbys.