Good morning and Happy Monday to you all! I hope you all had a productive weekend and were able to squeeze in a little fun time too. I got a lot of crafting time in and feel so relaxed this morning! Guess I just needed that craft fix! This post is a long one today, but if you bear with me, there are TWO cards to share!
I think I've mentioned before that I like to get recipe ideas from Organizing Junkie. It's a wonderful site with not only menu planning ideas but all sorts of organizing ideas too. Anyway, I thought I'd join in and post my menu for this week
Monday - Vegetable Spaghetti with ground beef and sausage - side salad - garlic bread
Tuesday - Hubby's in the mood for pancakes so we're having breakfast for dinner! Eggs, Pancakes, Bacon and Biscuits
Wednesday - Chef's Salad with boiled eggs and diced ham
Thursday - Mexican Chicken and Spanish rice
Friday - leftovers
Saturday - Hubby's cooking Sirloin Steaks and wild rice
Sunday - Mushroom Bacon Chicken using rest of bacon from breakfast night
Of course this menu is totally flexible if Brock decides he wants to go out to eat I'm certainly not going to argue! LOL!
I received this sweet award from Rhonda at Rhonda's Creative Spirit
The rules of the award say that you have to
1) Copy and Paste the award on your blog.
2) List who gave you the award and link to her blog.
3) List 10 things that make you happy.
4) Pass the award onto other bloggers and visit their blog to let them know!
So, ten things that make me happy are
1. Having a surprise day off work because of snow!
2. Watching our dog hunt and play at the park.
3. Giving people cards that make them laugh.
4. Being able to spend time with my husband.
5. Having friends who "get" me.
6. Having dessert.
7. Knowing that I'm loved.
8. Having a bed to sleep in at night.
9. New art supplies.
10. Cloudy days.
I would pass this award on to individual people I know, but I've seen so many people already have this award or that award so I'm not going to pass it on to any particular blogs - I'm just passing it on to every person out there who gets joy in creating art of some kind! Thanks Rhonda for thinking of me for this sweet award!
Yesterday the ice was melting away and we got Riley out to the park. She had a blast and found a hole that must have really smelled good because she dug and dug. When we finally pulled her off she looked like this
Needless to say it was directly to the tub with her when we got home! She got all cleaned up and smelling nice again and ate a good dinner and curled up in a dryer warmed blanket. AH! See? She was named well 'cause she lives the life of Riley! LOL!
Finally - on with today's cards! Ironically, the first card deals with another animal in the tub! I had a lot of fun making this one. It's for the sketch challenge on Papercraft Planet, and the colors fit in perfectly with the Colour Create Challenge too!
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I used the just released Shy Bear Bubble Bath image and colored with copic markers. I really debated how I wanted to do the bubbles. I finally opted to color them in pale shades of pink, blue, and lavender. Then I stickled them. The puddle on the floor has crystal effects on it.
I used a border punch from Martha Stewart twice and filled in some of the circles with small white pearls. The sentiment is computer generated and popped up on pop dots. I think the font I used is called Juice.
Here's my second card
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This one was done for yesterday's featured stamper challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. You can see the card I CASED here. I used one of Angie Davis's images from Squigglefly called Roses. It was colored with copic markers and the center of the flower is flocked with yellow. The words are computer generated.
Squigglefly is sponsoring the Pink Elephant challenge today and the challenge is to make a card using lots of pink, so this card also fits into their challenge! You should swing by there and take a look at the cards the design team made with images that Robin Willis drew. They are all fabulous!
Now I'm going to check out the new challenge on the Squigglefly blog and I hope you do too because now there is a prize every week! You know you want to play!
Have a great day ya'll, and thanks for stopping by!