Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Love Is

Happy September!  It's most definitely the start of fall here with crisp, cool evenings and the odd patch of yellow leaves on the trees.
I'll give you a bit of an update on how the reno and move is going.  Slow.  hahhahah... we worked our buns off this past weekend and are nearly finished painting.  I will be so glad when the last room is finished and I swear, I am never, ever painting again.  Too old and too fat for that!  But it's all for a good goal because once we are finished and the second week of November rolls around, I am retiring from my job and we are moving to the city.
Today's card uses one of those sweet All Dressed Up digis and the name of these two cuties is Love Is.  I've actually had this card done since February and am finally getting around to posting it.  In case you hadn't heard, All Dressed Up is having a DT call and a competition where you can win some images so be sure to check that out.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Image - All Dressed Up Love Is
Sentiment - PTI Tiny Tags 2
Dies - Taylored Expressions Cloud Duo, Lil Inker Stitched Circles
Paper - Authetique 'Faith' collection
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes (DT call for the blog) 
ABC - O is for Open
Love to Scrap - Flower Power

Monday, August 8, 2016

Kisses - Saturated Canary

Hi there!  I hope you are well and having a wonderful summer.  Ours has been quite rainy and very hot this last while.  Everything looks green and lush with all the moisture we've had.  I'm not sure of the numbers but someone told me it is a record amount of rainfall this year.
I've been very slow and a procrastinator about getting a card posted but finally, here it is.  This is a Saturated Canary image call Kisses and my first go at doing curly hair.  It's not the best but I am happy with it nonetheless.  I made this card well over a year ago and it's been in a small stash of unposted cards until now.  I don't know why her skin looks so pink... I even took more pictures and the proper colour just doesn't show.
I lightly sponged Tim Holtz's Weathered Wood distress ink around the image and sprinkled some of that wonderful Frantage around the image and on the hearts.
A bit of an update on the move... well, that is very slow.  We are still painting and now installing some new cupboards.  It seems like we aren't accomplishing a whole lot but once those cabinets are in and I finish painting the closets, we will be much, much closer.
Thanks for stopping by.  I do enjoy your visits and comments and cannot wait to get back to crafting more.
Have a great week!
Hair - E37, E35, YR24, YR20
Dress - B234, B21, B00, B000.  I added some white highlights with a white Prisma pencil
Apron - W2, W1, W0
Boots - C10, C8, C5, C3, C1, C00
Image - Saturated Canary Kisses
Sentiment - Technique Tuesday's All My Heart (Ali Edwards)
Misc - Shabby Blue Frantage,  Tim Holtz's Weathered Wood distress ink
ABC Challenge - M is for Maiden
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - It's all About Embossing (mine is the Frantage)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Anything Goes - use glitter, embossing powder or flocking

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Grumplings Birthday Card

Hi there and how are you doing?  Gosh, I can hardly believe it's been almost 6 weeks since I've posted but it is.  I was starting to get a little worried you know... like do I want to keep making cards or should I sell my stuff?  Must have been the lack of mojo but today I had no choice.  It is our son-in-law's birthday in a couple days and I need a card!
I'll give you a bit of an update as to what I've been doing.  We've been so busy with the new house.  You know how it is when you decide to paint... then you need to replace baseboards and while we are at it, we might as well upgrade the flooring.  Sheesh... every weekend after work we zip off to the new place, work like fools all weekend so we can get back to another work week at home.  On the upside, we've finished painting the main floor, the baseboards are on and we will be putting in new kitchen cabinets in a couple weeks.  It is a good thing there is no rush because we have all summer to get this done.
Anyway, back to my quickie card.  I used Taylored Expressions Party Grumplings for this one.  I love that set.  It's perfect for quick cards, especially guy cards and I like the sarcastic humour of the sentiments.
I hope to get by to visit some blogs this weekend.  I have been taking quick little peeks at some of your pages and the plan is to pop back this weekend.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Winter Fun - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Today is the beginning of a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' so be sure to head on over to see what cutie bits the girls on the team have created.  The theme this month is Winter Fun and our sponsor is Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I have to admit, this is the first time I've used a Little Miss Muffet stamp but I guarantee it won't be the last because they've cute some sweet images there.


For my card, I used the Polka Dot Pals - Issi digi image and used Copics to colour her.
About the moving - the sorting and packing continues.  It is slow but we do have lots of time because we don't have to be out of here until October so it does remove a lot of pressure.  I'm sure we'll get to the point where we just want to be in the new place and end the back and forth... we'll see!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Image - Polka Dot Pals - Issi
Sentiment - Card and Scrap #82
Dies - Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, Shabby White Frantage, Copic Multi-liner for doodling
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Make it Girly
Marker Pop - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes #41 but use a die sold by Scrapyland (mine is the Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a twist of Use a Die Cut
Cards in Envy - Just us Girls
The Crazy Challenge - Use Three Layers or More
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes #33
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes #9

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Morning Coffee - Bugaboo

Happy May to you all!  Where on earth has the time got to so that we are in the 5th month already?  I don't know about you but it's zooming by for me.
I decided that I would try to get some of the cards posted which I have had in the 'not blogged' pile on my desk and this is the first.  This is Bugaboo's Morning Coffee and this digi image just cracks me up... it could be, no wait, it is... me!
If I remember correctly, the card worked up fairly quick because after all, there's not much to it.  A sentiment, an image and some pearls and that's it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Robe - BV13, BV11, BV00, BV000
Hair - E47, E44, E43, E41
Image - Bugaboo's Morning Coffee
Sentiment - computer generated
Stickles, Copic Multiliner for doodling
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes Apr 26-May 2
A Beautiful Mess - #2 Anything Goes

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Grace's Little Note - Kennedy Grace Creations

Hope all is well with you and thanks for popping by.
I made today's card with one of the new release stamps at Kennedy Grace Creations using the Grace's Little Note set.  The sentiment is included in the set and the sequins are also Kennedy Grace and this mix is Spring Lilacs.  I love Michelle's sequin mixes and this one is a mix of soft mauve, cream, clear sequins and some pretty little seed beads. 
This will be my last post as a DT member for Kennedy Grace Creations and I'd like to thank the lovely Michelle and rest of the team for having me.  I would gladly stay on but we've had some unexpected events of late and my time over the next couple months is going to be spent moving and packing.  Yep, you read that right... we sold our place (that was a big surprise) and after a long house hunt have found another so will be moving.  Exciting stuff... we've lived on the farm for years and years and are now going to be city mice.
For the background, I lightly spattered the cardstock with Tim Holtz Bundled Sage distress ink.  The circles were cut with Gina Marie's X Stitched Circles.  If you haven't tried these dies, give them a go... they cut beautifully and are so reasonably priced.  You get 8 dies in the set for a mere $10.  She also has very affordable shipping.
I'd also like to tell you about a challenge over at Paper Garden.  You can enter the challenge which is a Mother's Day theme and visitors can vote on the entries.  I was sent some free samples of paper from Paper Garden and I am very impressed with the quality of it.  There's one series of card stock I am anxious to try - it is a shimmery, pearlized piece and is so pretty and will add a soft and classy bit of pizazz to project pieces. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

BV11, BV02, V01, V00, V000
Stamp & Sentiment - Grace's Little Note
Dies -  Gina Marie's X Stitched Circles
Sequins -  Spring Lilacs
Paper Garden - Mother's Day

Friday, April 15, 2016

Kennedy Grace Creations Blog Hop

Good Morning Crafty Friends and Welcome to Kennedy Grace Creations April Blog Hop!
We are so happy you have stopped by and joined us for this very special event!
Our newest release is now live and available for purchase in the store!


For my card, I used the gorgeous Honey Bee mix which naturally reminded me of BEES!  I've had this great stamp from Close to My Heart called Bumble Bee for ages and it was un-inked until I saw this pretty mix of sequins.
 I immediately knew a shaker card was in order and the card actually whipped up very quickly.  The photo isn't so great because the bee looks so orange-ish when in fact it's a softer yellow.  The flowers are CC Designs 3 point flowers and the very inner floral center is actually little flowers from the sequin mix.  For once, I had one of those pieces of paper that was perfect for a design.  You know, one of those things you see on other people's cards and wonder what on earth possessed them to buy it at the time and how great is it that they have it now? Well, it finally happened to me... this honeycomb paper with the big bee on it has been in the drawer for ages and every time I see it, I wonder why I bought it.  Now I know!

Michelle has created one new stamp set and three sequin mixes plus she will be giving away one prize a $15.00 gift certificate to the Kennedy Grace Shop to  one lucky winner.


We hope you have enjoyed this release and will hop along to see what our talented designers have made using the new stamps sets and sequins from the March release.
Your next stop is the lovely and talented: Sheena Joy
In case you lose your place on your way through all the blogs, here is the order:
Michelle - KennedyGrace
Karen O
Marilyn - You are here (and thanks for stopping by!)  
Sheena Joy

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Christmas Penguins - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Today is the beginning of a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' so be sure to head on over to see what cutie bits the girls on the team have created.  The theme this month is Animals and our sponsor is  All Dressed Up, who have some of the cutest digis ever!  
For my card, I used Christmas Penguins and just love these little guys.  I've had the image for awhile now so today was a perfect day to use it.  The card worked up very quickly... a cute image, Copics, Stickles and Frantage.  I love the way the striped paper looks like a candy cane border too.
Thanks for stopping by!
Image & Sentiment - Christmas Penguins
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, Shabby White Frantage, Copic Multi-liner for doodling
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up Facebook Challenge - Animals or Insects
ABC Christmas - H is for Hats
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - #20 Anything Goes

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Little Horse - Stamping Bella

Hope you had a great weekend.  Spring has sprung in my part of the world.  Little sprigs of green grass, perenial shoots peeking out, buds on the trees... it's all good.
Today's card is one I made for the colour challenge at Stamping Bella this week.  I struggle with colour challenges and find them rather difficult and this one is no exception but I decided to forge ahead anyway.
Here's the inspiration photo:
I love this Stamping Bella image.  It is called Little Horse and the sentiment comes with.  It's not a large image but what it lacks in size, it makes up in cute and that sentiment just cracks me up.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!
Image & Sentiment - Stamping Bella's Little Horse
Dies - Cheery Lynn Designs Polynesian Sail Oval, Gina Marie's X Stitched Circle, CC Designs 3 Point Flower
Bellarific Friday - Colour Challenge
ABC - E is for Everything
Fab n' Funky - Big Birthdays
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess = Anything Goes

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Colour Challenge - Kennedy Grace Creations

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your spring day weather is as gorgeous as it is here.
Today's card is my contribution to Kennedy Grace Creation's new colour challenge and I love the soft, pretty hues from the inspiration photo:
Now if these aren't pretty pastel and spring-like colours, I don't know what is.
The image and sentiment are both from the Grace's Happy Heart set and I used Copics to colour it.  The sequins are from Kennedy Graces' new Frosted Cupcakes mix which is a sequin assortment of pink tones, chocolate, clear and some seed beads.
 Have a good week!
R85, R83, R81, R00; G85, G63, G82
Image & Sentiment - Grace's Happy Heart
Sequins -  Frosted Cupcakes
Postage Stamp - Inkadinkadoo 76746
Paper - Marianne Design Vintage Romance