Wednesday, February 3, 2016

What's up chickadee?


I've got a quick note card to show you today...


My image is "Chubby Chickadee" from Doodle Pantry.  The digi paper is from "Canada Goose."   The chipboard button, brown hemp, and ribbon are all from my stash.  The LO of my card is a previous sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (I'm on the TMS DT). 

As I was putting this all together and preparing my post, I had to smile.  I guess we can say "it's a small world" or "great minds think alike" or something like that.   Get this...
~Chubby Chickadee set was released in Oct 2014.
~Late October 2014, Doodle Pantry (I'm also on the DP Creative Team) sponsored Tuesday Morning Sketches.
~This was the sketch from that challenge!
~When I went to get the link for Chubby Chickadee, I realized that Ellen, who is also on the DP Creative Team, used Chubby Chickadee for her card (using this sketch) for that DP sponsorship post.  So if you click, the Chubby Chickadee link, you will see Ellen's card made using the same image and sketch as mine.  :)
I just thought that was kind of neat!

This week, Doodle Pantry is sponsoring Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #290 with a theme of "All creatures great and small."  So make a card with a creature and play along.  Remember that if you use a digital image, you can enter Doodle Pantry's Ants in my Pants Digital Challenge 14, too.


Challenges I'm entering...
Word Art Wednesday #219 - anything goes family friendly
Creative Moments #86 - anything goes w/ opt twist (I went anything goes)


Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Love - TMS #337


Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   Today is Groundhog Day.   Yes, I'm hoping for 6 more weeks of winter since we really haven't even had a winter in my part of the world yet!  Our snow has been sadly missing this year. :(  

Ok, I'll stop whining and show you my Valentine card...


My sentiment is Doodle Pantry Unfailing Love.   I changed the color of it in paint.net then layered it slightly offset for this effect.  My DP is MME Bohemia and Canvas Corp Blue & Ivory Mini Dot Reverse.  The circle is embossed with CB Love Language.  I inked the edges of the circle and banner with VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria.

Challenges...
My Time To Craft #314 - Love is all around
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #173 - embossing
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Valentine


Our sketch is the last favorite from last year.  This week was Kris's pick...


Kris is also sponsoring this week and is offering a great prize!!!

Grab bag of stamps (20+)
 plus a package of heart doilies and some heart lace ribbon.



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Have a beautiful day! -Doodle Pantry New Release


Happy Monday to you!  And Happy February 1st!

Today, we've got some new releases and some updated sets for you at Doodle Pantry!   First, take a look at my card then keep scrolling to see everything.


 My colored image, sentiment, and digi paper all came from Flame Lily.  I love the rich colors in this beautiful set!  (Outlines are included, too)  My image was cut with Spellbinders Tile Works and the sentiment was cut with A2 Matting Basics A.  They were both inked with TH peeled paint distress ink.  The green paper was cut with a MS border punch.  A bit of ribbon and a few adhesive pearls finished it off.

Challenges...
Crafting with Friends #13 - anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #183 - anything goes
Crafting From the Heart #97 - anything goes
613 Ave Create #161 - anything goes w/ opt twist use your stash (I've had this border punch for a very long time, plus my ribbon is so OLD!!)




Here are all the sets now available...

 Flame Lily...




Unfailing Love...(come back tomorrow to see a project with this)




Horses 1 and 3...(these are the "undressed" version of Carousel Horses 1 and 3)




Missouri Mini Mazes...




Minnesota Mini Mazes...




Cocoa Cup Ants (Updated)...




Cocoa Cup Ants (Additions only)...



And February 1-2, the full sets are currently 20% off!!

I've got another card to show you along with a reminder that Doodle Pantry's Ants in My Pantry Digital Challenge 14 begins today at noon, so check it out over on the BLOG. The them is always "Anything Digital Goes."  This card is made using an image from Asian Plants.   It was cut out with Spellbinders Petite Ovals, and the edge was inked with gold ink.  The panels were embossed with CB Distress Stripes and With Gratitude EFs.



Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Congratulations, Blogiversary Winner!


Happy Monday to you!  It is February 1, can you believe it?  That means January is over and it's time to choose the winner(s) of my blogiversary candy! :) 


Drum roll, please......

Winner of the parcel of mixed goodies is...





Congratulations to #9 turtlebug - a new follower!  :)



And the winner of the Damask embossing folders is...


Congratulations to #5 Donna - a longtime follower!  :)


Yes, I drew for that prize even if I didn't make 200 followers.  I have to say that something very strange happened.  My hubby and I were both sick last week.  Unfortunately, we're still fighting whatever this is. :(   For that reason, I was a little (actually a lot) out of it some days.  I had previously been keeping an eye on my followers number and saw 199.  Yay, I thought, only one more to go.  I was really miserable last week and didn't pay a lot of attention to anything, but when I checked followers on Sunday, it said 187.  What???    I did a quick google search and saw that others had suddenly lost followers with no explanation.  ???  It's weird, but I decided to give away this prize, too, anyway. 

So CONGRATULATIONS, ladies!!  I hope you enjoy your prizes!!  


Friday, January 29, 2016

I ♥ snowmen and kitties!!


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Today, I've got 2 cards to share that I want to get posted for a few challenges.  They both use From the Heart Stamps images that are colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  The DP for both is Paper Crate Pretty Party.  

Challenges...
613 Ave Create #160 - anything goes w/ no twist
Cuttlebug Mania - "Baby it's cold outside" -use snowmen (I used Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics die)
From the Heart Stamps i {heart} sketches #136 - sketch and/or twist (I just used the sketch)


My second card...

Challenges...
FTHS FREE Stamp of the Month January - must use Cozy Kittens
Come and Get It #102 - round things
Die Cut Divas January - new technique/die/stamp/colors (I used my new SSS Tiny Tag die)
My Time to Craft #313 - tag it

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Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I'd rather be skiing!! -TMS #336



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Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I've got a card today that could not have been more perfectly timed.  Take a look, then I'll explain.


Our family loves to ski!  We are not experts by any stretch of the imagination, but we love it. [In the spirit of total truthfulness... my son does not ski... he snowboards.;) ]  Sadly, last year, even with all the snow we received, it never worked in our schedule to go skiing.  Soooo sad!!!  
But... our wonderful church family gave my husband and me a get-away of 3 days at Smuggler's Notch in VT and we were scheduled to head over there today!We were scheduled to go today....  until a stomach virus and severe sinus issues hit our home.  So... not today!  :(  Hoping and planning for next week.  We're looking forward to time away {just the two of us} and to hitting the slopes!

Here's our wonderful sketch by Melissa...  another of our favorites from 2015... this week it is my choice...  *I LOVE this sketch!  Since it debuted last March, I have used it many, many times!!


My DP is Recollections Cozy Lodge and my image is FTHS Rather Be Skiing Snowman.  He is colored with my Spectrum Noir markers (DR7, OR2, EB7, EB2, GG1, GG2, BT1).
He was cut out with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A and inked with TH antique linen.  The snowflake is one of Sweet 'n Sassy's Small Snowflakes dies.  Brown hemp bow finishes it off.

I am sponsoring this week with a snowman stamp set, soooooo... we'd love you to make your card a winter theme, too, if you'd like.  :)    Play along to win this Hampton Art "Let It Snow" stamp and die set!




Challenges...
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - snow or snowflakes
Winter Wonderland Jan 22 - something new (my paper is new)
Addicted-To-Stamps #118 - masculine
Craft Your Passion #296 - anything goes
Craft-Dee BowZ January - anything goes with a handmade bow
Spectrum Noir January - anything goes, but must use Spectrum Noir markers


 
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Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy 14th birthday!



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Hello!  Are you trying to keep warm in your part of the country?  Or maybe you/re preparing for the huge storm this weekend in the mid-Atlantic/Northeast?   Not me.  We're pretty much normal temps but, sadly, barely any snow. :(
If you get the snow, go play in it and think of me! ;)

I've got my son's birthday card to show you.  A question and then an explanation...
Have you ever played "Punch Buggy" or "Slug Bug"?
My husband and I and one of our daughters went to Brazil last June to work with some of our missionaries.  We had such a wonderful and blessed time!!  Driving across/around Sao Paulo can literally take hours, so we played games in the van.  There are LOTS of VW  Beetles there.  The Brazilian name is "Fusca."  Sooooo... when we saw a Fusca, we'd yell "Fusca." (But we did not punch anyone!)  We came home and when I saw a Beetle, I said it and we had to explain to the rest of the family about it.  So we don't play Punch Buggy; we play Fusca now.  My son is always on the lookout for them.  It's become quite a joke and has taken on a life of it's own, so I used a yellow Fusca -actually 14 of them- on his card.  (A yellow Fusca is worth 2 pts!)

Here it is...


We did have to tell him that he could NOT bring this card into the van as we drive and count these! LOL

Supplies...
~ Classic Bug & Gas Can colored image from Doodle Pantry (the sentiment it DP, too, but I forget which set it's from)
~computer "edited" sentiment
~baker's twine
~Studio Calico Story Time DP
~Recollection adhesive "rain drops"

Challenges...
Fab 'n' Funky #288 - buttons or bows or both (I have a bow)
Seize the Birthday - anything goes birthday and/or CAS topping (I went anything goes)
Cupcake inspirations #343 - photo inspiration colors or theme "Around the World" (I kind of got both... my colors match and the theme is from Brazil!)


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Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Welcome, baby! -TMS #335


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Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!   I made a baby card last week for TMS and I've got another this week...


Recipe:
~ CTMH Baby Carriage clear stamp
~ the Paper Studio "Sweet Pea" DP
~ Inkadinkado clear sentiment
~ Stampendous white embossing powder
~ EK Success "Swiss cheese" border punch
~ Darice "Lace" border EF
~ Spellbinders Circles
~ Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles


I stamped the image on some of the DP and fussy cut for some dimension.

We have a new sponsor this week... Jennifer Tomasic Sinsley, a Close To My Heart Independent Demonstrator.  She is offering Assorted Edges stamp set!  This is awesome!!!




Our sketch is another fave from 2015.  This is the sketch Melissa chose for us to play again... (The DT made my sketch look amazing, so you really need to visit their blogs to see!)

  

Challenges...
Crafting From the Heart #95 - anything goes 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January Challenge - must use patterned paper
{PIN}spirational Challenge #157 - inspiration pic (inspired by the dotted BG)
Through the Craft Room Door Jan 19 - anything goes 


 ****Please don't forget to visit my blogiversary post + giveaway!*****
 

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!


Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Lord is a strong tower!


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The Lord truly is our strong tower!  I'm so thankful for that at times like this.  My card is for my cousin.  He has been in the hospital since early November, and the doctors do not know why he is having the trouble that he is.  He knows the Lord and is trusting in Him for every day, but it is difficult for him and his family. 


Supplies:
~ Sheltering Lights image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry
~ Authentique "Latest & Greatest" DP
~ Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A
~ Baker's twine

Challenges...
Word Art Wednesday #217 - anything goes/family friendly (2nd entry)
Craft Your Passion #294 - anything goes
Creative Moments #84 - anything goes w/ optional twist (I didn't do the twist)
Addicted to Stamps and More #176 - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations #12- anything goes


Thanks so much for stopping and have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Just for baby - TMS #334


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  Happy Tuesday to you!  It's time for Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  I'll get right to it with my card...



My paper is "Sweet Pea" from the Paper Studio, the image is cut with Spellbinders Labels 8,
**I've got a set of Spellbinders in my blogiversary giveaway**
my image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers and it is "Just for Baby" by Floppy Latte Designs at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps, our sponsor for this week's challenge!

 
We're still playing again with the DT's favorite sketches from last year and this week is Jenee's pick... (as you can see, I turned it)
 



Challenges...
Crafting From the Heart #94 - anything goes
Use Your Stuff #206 - use one or more brad (I've been hoarding this pretty fabric brad forever!)
Cuttlebug Mania - something new (new baby, used Spellbinders Labels 8) 
Tuesday Throwdown #276 - add dimension 



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to go check out the creations from the TMS DT...

Jenee
Jessi
Kris
Melissa

We'd love to have you play along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

French horn Christmas


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Am I making Christmas cards again already?  Yep!  I sent every one I made in 2015 so have started on those for 2016.

I love music!  My family loves music.  There is almost always music playing at our home, we love to sing, I play the piano, and my kids all play an instrument.  My oldest daughter plays the French horn - which is my favorite instrument aside from the piano.   [I realize that their horns are not exactly like a regular French horn, but if you love horns, you need to listen to Vienna Horns.]

All that chatter because my card has a French horn...


My image and sentiment are Doodle Pantry's COLOR French Horn.  Beautiful set!!  My DP is Recollections Cozy Lodge.  I used Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Labels 18.

Doodle Pantry is sponsoring today's challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge with a theme of Christmas, obviously, but also "use red."   Please play along!  Remember that if you use a digi, you can also enter Doodle Pantry's Ants In My Pants Digital Challenge 13 HERE.


Challenges...
jingle belles JB:16:01 - something old, something new (Image is "old" and had been printed waiting to be used for well over a year!  Paper is new.)
Word Art Wednesday #217 - anything goes family friendly
Creative Knockouts #123 - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday - something new (paper is new)

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!!!

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