Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

This week's challenge is embossing.  Since I used digital images, I chose one of my embossing folders.
I started with 2 sheets of shimmer paper and cut each one in half then taped them together.
I then ran the paper through and embossed it. 
It's just gorgeous.
 I've had these tiny leaves for a while, I just love them.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Trick or treat!

Today I am using the Trick or Treat Troll image.
I just love his expression! He's so fun!

 I used my gel pens to high light the pre colored image.
And added lots of fun stickers I've had forever!
And topping it off with a fabric covered button!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

owl card

This is a cute simple card for today.  I printed the whole front as one piece on glossy card stock.
I love the shine, downside is the marker lines.
I added a fun flower to the card for some added shine.

This was a recent freebie from Little Scraps of Heaven

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fall friends

This stamp image and the background paper are freebies offered on the Imagine That facebook page.
I made this card for the fall challenge.
I'm also adding this to the 1,2,3 challenge on the blog
1 designer paper
2 digital images
3 mushrooms
 The embellishments I used on this card is a fall theme pack of die cuts I have had for ages, they match perfectly!

Sunday, September 18, 2016


This is a current challenge from Simply Betty on her facebook page.
Faces are not easy for me but I wanted to try.
Since Betty is the Queen of Halloween, I made this a Halloween card.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A little Sunshine

This is a sort of evolution of my crochet skills.  lol

I just finished this sunshine lovey blanket for my 2 year old great niece.  I made one for her new sister and she loves it, so I made this one in different colors and a little bigger for her to keep for herself.  Right now she's "sharing it with the baby".

 Isn't it pretty? I sure hope she loves it.

This is the one I made for our newest family member.  I cropped her face out as best I could for privacy.  I made hers in kind of a dusty rainbow, it looks desert like to me.

 This is the second one I ever made, this was a baby shower gift I made for my sister to give.
It is more the size of an actual lovey blanket. I still didn't have the pattern right.  I really like the primary rainbow on this and the bright yellow.

This is the very first one I made, cracks me up!  I didn't understand the pattern and couldn't figure out what I did wrong.  My daughter has this one, she uses it for her baby dolls and adores it. She's my biggest fan, I love it.  Everything I make is gorgeous to her, even the horrendous mistakes!
That is why it exists, she saw the blanket after I finished it and asked me to complete it for her baby doll.  I was going to rip it all out and start over, a cool thing about crochet, if you mess up, rip it out and start over, nothing lost but time.

I'm really proud of myself looking back at these photos.  It's funny how I got the sun right each time, but the blanket got better with each one.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Prickly pear Christmas greeting

Howdy, this is a fun card, simple and sweet, just what you need when you are making Christmas cards.  This one really makes me smile. I'm in no way a fan of snakes but this little santa dude is pretty cute.
The bow is a die from My Favorite Things.  I just cut one inch strips of red to create the wrapped gift look.
  I colored with my pencils and blended using gamsol.  I added some shine with my gel pens on the star and lights.  I also blended outside the lines of the lights to create a soft glow.
 I used my silver gel pen on the barbed wire greeting.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Nature of Christmas

Hello! It's that time again, another reminder for the 12 months of Christmas link up!
I sure hope you are playing along, it's getting close to the time we need those Christmas cards!

The theme this month is The Nature of Christmas.
Our sponsor this month is Sparkle and Sprinkle

I chose this adorable image to work with.
She is called Peace. There is a digital set or actual stamps you can purchase!

I made 2 cards using the papers that are up for wins this month.
I have a really hard time picking and making just one card as you can tell.
I love making Christmas cards so much, it's just fun to see the different ways you can use one image.
So this card, is more traditional. I love the colors in her coat.
The stockings are brads I picked up recently at a convention, a little twine and some gems and glitter and it's perfect.

For my second card I let the paper be the base, I just love that scene!
She's out picking her tree in the woods.

I purposely colored her dress with an odd pattern, I didn't forget any (wink)
Sometimes I challenge my OCD to not be so perfect. I feel it's good therapy. lol

So, how many Christmas cards do you have done?  I haven't counted but I know I'm over 30 because I had a lot left over from last year.
I told you I love making Christmas cards. lol
Thanks for stopping by, I'd love your feedback!

Meet Greg!

Let me introduce  you to Greg the gargoyle

Isn't he awesome?  I just love him!
I used the pre-colored digi on this card and used my gel pens to add some high lights.
I also used some flower soft to make the grass more realistic.
 I had this little kitty sticker who matched the green paper I used so I added him to the corner.
 How cool is this stuff?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bird Tree

Decorate To Celebrate!

It's time for a new challenge at Decorate to Celebrate!!!
AND, it's sponsor time, Stamp Prints has supplied us with images.
I chose this cute bird tree

 I chose this image because I have a tree outside my bedroom window that looks like this a lot.  
We have a family of Cardinals, lots of Mockingbirds and Doves who fill the tree.
I chose a step card and some background images I have for the card.
The snowflakes are from an embellishment RAK I was sent.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pop out cards

I have several cards to share with you today.
Cheryl has offered us another great card series.
Her cards are so fun!!

This one was perfect for Emily so I pulled out lots of bling and glitter paper and she loved it!!!

 I used my sketch pens in my Cameo to write her name on the banner.

In case you aren't on my TiggerScraps facebook page, I wanted to share this again.  I posted this on the recent challenge for Bugaboo digi stamps.
Their current challenge is outdoors, I better get busy.

This is another of Cheryl's cards.  I got out one of my favorite paper stack pads and cut several images in different papers then ended up with 2 cards.
When I have a card like this, I do that a lot, if I can't decide right away on papers.  That way I can mix and match and decide better.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Christmas Graph-gahn

Did you catch my post the other day about my Christmas afghan I'm making?  Here's the link if you missed it.

I finished 2 more squares for it.  I love how this is turning out.  I have a long way to go still but I'm having fun and getting quicker.

Stay tuned, next on my list is a candy cane square and a gingerbread house square!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Emily!

I don't know how it happened so quickly! 
My baby is 7!
We took her to Disney yesterday.  I had taken her when she was one but of course she has no memory of that trip.  So this was her "first time"

I made her a pretty cake that I filled with her favorite candies and I had to make a bag to put it in.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fall colors

So this week's challenge theme is Fall colors.
I chose the turkey, he looks so regal and calm. lol
Maybe he's the special turkey the president pardons each year...

 I kept it simple using some stickers for embellishments.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cute little witch

I chose the cute little witch for today. I love the colors Lisa used so I used her pre-colored digi for my card
I made the base with mirror paper and added a fun fabric pom pom and some gel pen embellishments.