Saturday, November 18, 2017

Encouragement Squad - Nov 2017

Hello crafty friends,

Here's a link to this month's Calling All Sistahs Challenge blog


I think this month's inspiration board is very relaxing, with it's two shades of greens, white and brown color combo.  I bet you can create something wonderful with this color combo.  Here's what I made with just one leaf stamp:





I used the largest leaf in the Pretty Posies stamp set to create my leaf pattern.  The Bravo die is from the Smiling die set and the sentiment is from the Sassy Smiles stamp set.

Thank you for stopping bye today.  Please consider submitting a card to this month's challenge.  Until next month... take care.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - Nov 2017

Hello crafty friends,



I can't believe how fast this year is going bye.  With the Holidays fast approaching, the next two months are busy ones for a lot of us, but please don't put off scheduling your yearly mammogram.  It really only takes minutes to have one done.


I used a sentiment from the Sassy Smile stamp set and the flower ribbon from the Hope Ribbon stamp set to make my card this month. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrow for November's Encouragement Challenge!  Until tomorrow... take care. 



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #78

Hello crafty friends,

For this Scrapy Land Challenge we are doing something a little different... in October some of us on the Scrapy Land Design Team took part in a Halloween card exchange.  It was lots of fun and we're sharing these cards with you today.


This is the card I made and sent Maryvonne Cousse.  A box card full of digital trick or treaters.

I received this super cool and spooky card from Lori Kobular and an unexpected pile of awesome Halloween goodies.   THANKS again Lori... I LOVE everything!


Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Until next time... take care.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Scrapy Land Challenge #77

Hello crafty friends,

Here's my card for Scrapy Land's Challenge #77...  My last Halloween 2017 card.



Looking at his cling cat stamp (sorry, I'm not sure who's it's by, because I lost it's package sleeve) gave me the idea of a cat clinging to a screen door, because it wanted out of the haunted house.  But my door die was a little too small in comparison to the cat, so I created a double door by die cutting the door twice, making sure I did one upside down.  In other words, the first door (left in above pic) I die cut with the green side up and the second door (right in above pic) with the green side down.

There are screens to fit this door, but after searching my craft room for almost 30 minutes, i gave up and used acetate to cover my shaker card.... which i stuffed with ghosts and bats on the top and skulls on the bottom.  I used this door die... Cheery Lynn Designs Screen Door w/Cat and the screens are these... Cheery Lynn Designs Screens  and for you dog lovers their a version w/a dog :)

Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Until next time... take care.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

2017 CAT LOVERS HOP - Card 1

Hello crafty friends,

As you know I'm playing along with other fun cat loving people at ...


and here's the first card I will be entering/submitting:


Yes, it's a Halloween card, but you know how much I love Halloween and you know how much I love cats... and it this October, just one week away from Halloween (four away from my bday, in case you wanted to know). 

I started this card by printing my digital cat stamp from Tiddly Inks (Pumkin Juice) onto water color card stock and coloring it with my Zig Brush Pens and my Wink of Stella.  I fussy cut my colored image and set it aside while I worked on my card's background panel. 

One square piece of card stock inked with Distressed Inks (purples and black).  For the moon, I used watered down black distressed ink and the white patches were made with white matte gelso.  I added some black glitter glue around the cards edge for a grungy look. 

Thanks for stopping by... until next time, meowie halloween!


2017 CAT LOVERS HOP - Day 2

Hello crafty friends,


Day 2's prompt is to share something cute or funny one of your cats does.  So I thought I would share Rusty's preferred method of drinking water. 




He will stand next to the sink and meow at you until you give him water like this and you can't rush him... he takes his time :)



Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 CAT LOVERS HOP - Day 1

Hello crafty friends,



I just found out about this blog hop and I'll be making a card or two for it this weekend.  Now the cool this about this blog hop is that we can take part is three different ways.  click on the above image to go to their site and read all the details, but one of the ways to win, is to play their daily games.

Their game today (day 1) is Kitty Roll Call, where you basically leave a comment letting them about your cats.  Here's what I wrote:

We had five cats in total.  A few weeks after we got married, my husband told me about a co-worker who had kittens. We ended up taking two brothers who we called Rascal and Domino. We later learned they were born on our wedding day! Domino was my lap cat and pillow cat. He just liked being near me. Rascal was more independent, but still very friendly. We all lived for 3 years in an apartment and later moved into a brand new house miles away.  Rascal passed away at the age of 12, but Domino was with us for 19 years.  He was the cat we introduced to our baby son in 2000 and the cat who had the run of the basement in our next new house in 2002.  After Domino passed, we were pet-less for several years, until we adopted Rusty.... an orange, tan and white tabby.  He is the most laid back chilled cat I have ever known.  He loves people, loves to be held like a baby and his purr has this little broken whistle sound to it.  When Rusty was two we adopted Bear.  Bear is my black slick panther.  When he was a kitten he would run around our family room without touching the floor, just flying from one piece of furniture to the next.  He is now two and much calmer.  He loves to sleep under the blankets and purr... he is a very long purer.  He does not like people and will hide when we have company.  But he loves hanging out w/me in my craft room.  He will nap right next to me when I'm making cards.  Well, that brings me to oct2017 and our newest kitty, who we were told was a girl, but is not and therefore went nameless for two weeks until we all finally decided on Storm as a name.  Storm is gray and white and looks like a husky.  He is also fearless and was ninja jumping his older brothers on day one even though he was a fraction of their size.  We are trying to break him of his biting habit.  Thanks for letting me talk about my boys.  I will have pictures of them on my blog.

Here are some pictures:



Rusty (nov2015)
Bear (dec2017)
Storm (Oct 2017)


from back to front:  Rusty and Bear (dec2016)

from left to right:  Rusty, Storm and Bear (oct2017)

from left to right:  Bear and Storm (oct2017



Thanks for stopping bye today.  Until next time...