Monday, December 31, 2012

My Fave Mo's Card for 2012

I know it's late, but I decided to play over at Mo's Digital  Challenge this week.  They want us to show our favorite 2012 card created using a Mo's image.  This one is called Tom and Tilly and you can get it here.  I loved this very special couple, because they remind me of my sweet husband and myself.  (\If any of you guessed the backsides were the reason, you would only be partially right.)

In July Jimmy and I celebrated another wedding anniversary.  We were very young when we got married, but so in love and headstrong.  Here it is 46 years later and I still feel so safe and protected when he puts his arm around my shoulders and I rest my head on his shoulder.  This image kinda says it all for me.

I'll take this time to wish you all a very Happy New Year.  I hope it is a healthy, happy and creative one for all of you.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Flower Soft Class

Flower Vase Card
DP-Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection; Ribbon form my stash; SU Ornament Punch , Gold Edging- Elizabeth Crafts;  Flower Soft - Christmas Green, Strawberry, Sweat Pea, Summer;  sentiment stamp-SU, Edge punch - MS, pearls from my stash

Tree Card
Materials Used:  Friskars Cloud Punch; Sizzllix Embosslits Beautiful Wings;  SU Pendant Park Tree Stamp and Hello Stamp; Heather and Shamrock Flower Soft; DP Heidi Grace-Forever Love//Happily Ever After  

Tea Cup Card
DP - Creative Imaginations, Samantha Walker Collection, Blue Pansies, Bo Bunny Dot paper, Doily, pearls and ribbon from my stash; Quilled flower made with Quilled Creations Wildflowers Quilling Die,  Medium Teacup Stamp from Sweet Impressions Stamps; Flower Soft is Ocean, scalloped circle is SpellbindersLarge Scalloped Circle Die.

Inside View of Tea Cup Card
Sentiment is a stamp I have had for ages and do not know the manufacturer; DP is Bo Bunny and the tea bag is from Lipton.                                                                       

Raeann the owner of our LSS, Scrapbooks By the Sea asked me to teach a class using Flower Soft.  I have to admit that my favorite use for Flower Soft is using it for snow scenes and white fur on winter coats but I was in the mood to make a Spring card.   I tried to show some of the many uses for Flower Soft so I have created three entirely different scenes.  Flower Soft is very versatile and easy to use.  It really adds dimension and interest to your cards or scrapbook pages.

So if you are not doing anything on January 24, 2013 come on over and join us.  Pish Posh if you are worrying about the distance, just hop on that plane and come on down for some warm beach weather.  If you need assistance with hotel accommodations, just give me a call.

Hugs, my crafty friends,


Challenges I will be entering this in are:

Sassy Cheryls Show Me Thursdays
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers - Inspired By A Song
The Pink Elephant Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snowman Tags

They are loving Snowmen over at Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week.  Well, could that be because she draws some of the most spectacular snowmen around?  Yep, she sure does.

I was finished with my cards for this year but needed to make some gift tags.  So I printed out this darling little snowman called "Merry Winter Snowman Bulb Stamp".  I cut them out and glued them to a large scalloped circle (SpellBinders) cut out of pink glitter paper.  The paper is thicker so it is perfect for a tag.  I used Copics to color them all in pastels.  One is blue, one pink and one violet.  The pink one came out pretty pale, (naughty camera) so you can't really tell but it shows up beautifully IRL.  I used a bit of Stickles on the hangar for a bit more bling.  You know you just can't get too much bling at Christmas.  Red and green ribbons will be tied in bows to decorate the gifts perfectly.

I am just about ready for Christmas.  All the children and grans will be here to celebrate with the Kahuna, Momma and me this year.  My daughter and I have been baking up a storm so looks like elastic waist pants again this Christmas.  Tomorrow I will finish up the deserts with Cherry Yum Yum and Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding and some Snowball Ice Cream treats.  The Kahuna takes over the kitchen on Christmas Day.  He will be cooking our feast and I will be handing him things, wiping up and washing the dishes.  Sounds like I got the worst end on the deal.  NO WAY,  You should taste his meals.  MMMMMM, he was a chef IRL you know.

Have a Safe, Happy and Blessed Holiday!    Muwah!

Challenges I will post to:

Sassy Cheryls' Loving Snowmen
Make It Monday- Anything Goes

Monday, December 10, 2012

Always Always Believe

Hey Ho, look at me.  I made a card with no foam tape, no buttons and no ribbon.  It is incredibly flat and easy to mail!  This has to be a first with me.  What I liked about it, is that it is still layered enough to be interesting and has lots of dimension.

The precious digi is from my incredibly talented friend Kimberly Hecker of Oak Pond Creations.  She named this guy, "Say What Snowman".  You can get him here.  While you are over there pop in and see all the other wonderful drawings Kim has done.

I printed the snowman once on white paper and once on the green checked paper. I then fussy cut the snowman out of the white and the trees out of the plaid.  I colored the snowman with Copics and had the card almost finished when my darling little snowman developed a nose bleed.  Tragedy struck.  I grabbed the  tissues and tried to clean up the mess but was a fatal bleed and the poor guy didn't make it through my surgery.  Well I printed him again, colored him up and this is his twin brother Harvey.  Harvey wanted to remember his departed brother so I cut the hat off and plopped it jauntily on Harvey's head.

The sentiment is a clear dollar stamp from Michaels or AC Moore, the snowflakes are a punch from Recollections, Green Plaid Paper is from Authentique and the Red DP is from the Dear Santa collection from My Minds Eye.  Finished up with some Stickles and wahlah it is complete.  Fast and Easy (minus the surgery time) but I still think he is kinda cute.  How about you?

Entering this in:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Christmas is Coming
Deep Ocean Challenges - So This Is Christmas
Charismacardz Challenges - Christmas
Kaboodledoodles Challenge-Use-Color-Red

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What A Mess!!!!

My husband, the Kahuna, gave me a lecture today about making a mess in the kitchen when I cook.  It started out something like this: " When you cook you lay everything down instead of putting it away immediately.  You butter toast and get crumbs on the counter.  You do the same thing when you scrap.  You make a big mess and then have to spend all that time cleaning it up.  Linda, I know you are a good cleaner, but I just hate to see you put yourself through all that.  Why can't you be more like me.  I never make a mess".

Well I apologized and said I would try to do better in the future.  Just like an obedient little girl should.  But under my breath I was saying something else.  Then I looked at the picture of my workspace yesterday when I was making my White Christmas card.

Hmmmmm, I hate it when he is right.

Entering this in the Sassy Cheryl SMT Challenge.  Come on chicken, show me what your space looks like.  I have to make cookies tonight and I do have a problem with flour.  I feel another "talking to" coming on.

Friday, December 7, 2012

White Christmas

Sassy Jackie is the hostess over at Sassy Cheryl's this week and she is "Dreaming of a White Christmas".  I love a white challenge, because it really is a challenge for me.  I have studied all the inspirational cards those Sassy ladies provided and decided that it is layers and texture that make a white card so spectacular.  This is my third attempt at a white card and I really think I like it.

I had a different image in my mind, but I have misplaced my Cricut cutting pad so I had to rethink my layout.   (I cleaned up and reorganized my work space and it has magically disappeared..)  Originally I planned to use a Christmas tree to give the elf something to hang his ornaments on.   I used Spellbinders. embossing folders, Sissix dies, a crimper and punches to achieve this look.  Lots of pop-up tape too.  Look closely and you will see some Glossy Accents, Stickles and Flower Soft too.

I hope you are at least in the middle of your Christmas To-Do list at the time of this post.  I wish people would rest a bit more and not let alll the "nice" things you do this Christmas  cause you stress and a poo-pooey mood.  It kinda takes the fun out of the season for you and those around you.  Sit back, have a cup of cocoa and let the elves take over for you.  After all, they have the magic.

Entering this in Sassy Cheryl's 144th Challenge - Dreaming of a White Cristmas.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Away In The Manger

Boy did I have fun with this one.  I made it for the 4 year old granddaughter of my bestie friend Jeri.  She wanted something whimsical with a religious theme for her Christmas card.  Now little girls and whimsy are just too fun for me.

The stamps are from Recollections and they are a clear cling stamp.  I received them from my Inky Digit pal Betty Podel for Christmas last year and I had never inked them.  Out came the stamps, Copics, Stickles and gems and this is the result.  Quick and oh so fun.

Gotta keep this quick. I am on my way to my Inky Digits Christmas party.  It is a covered dish and I am bringing Acorn Squash Soup and Sausage Balls.  If I don't hurry up and get this food out of the house, I won't have any left to take.  The Kahuna is in his hunger mode.  LOL

Take care, thanks for stopping in and happy crafting.

Tis the season, you know!

Challenges I am entering this in:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday Challenge

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Time

Yep, believe it or not it is time to decorate the house.  Just in time for me to deck out my mantle, Mo Manning gave me this free, YES I SAID FREE, Gingerbread Man.  You can have it for free until Friday, November 30, by clicking here.  Mos is also running a contest on her Facebook page until then.  If you make a project using this cute little guy and post on her Facebook page you will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to her store.  If you are interested, hop over real quick and get busy making something delightful.

I took the gingerbread man and printed him in two different sizes on SU Crumbcake cardstock.  I inked the edges with TH Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy and CTMH White Daisy ink.  I used a white gel pen to draw zigzag lines around the edges. Buttons for buttons and black pearls for eyes finished decorating him. The mouths were made with White Opal Liquid Pearls. I threaded Hemp cord through holes in the hands and linked them together.  Bits of colorful ribbon tied to the hemp finished off my garland.

What amazes me the most about these little men is the dimension Mo created when drawing a flat gingerbread man.  She drew them with edges which makes it stand out from clear across the room.  I am not sure how much you can see from these pictures, but they are really special.  Mo sure knows how to draw!

Hope you enjoy this post and get in on the special deal before it ends.  Let me know if you enter, I would like to check out your creation too.  Happy Crafting!


Challenges I plan on entering are:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Well that nosey bunch over at Sassy Cheryls SMT Blog (which I am a proud member of) is celebrating their 100th week.  To celebrate Cheryl is giving a $10.00 gift certificate away.  Now that is definitely something I don't want to miss out on.  This challenge is the time for you to post a picture of what you are working on.  A time for all the fellow bloggers to peek in your window and see what you have been up to.

Well I have been up to my elbows in making presents.  Unfortunately it is the most secretive time of the year, so I can't show them to you yet.  But here's a little tease.  All those things in the picture helped me create scrapbooks, cards, tags, baked goodies, quilled snowflakes, crocheted and knitted goodies.

Yes this Santa's helper has been B-U-S-Y working on "Smile Makers".  So what are you waiting for?  Grab your camera and show the rest of us nosie-rosies what you are up to in this "Happiest Time of The Year".

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Birthday Greetings from The Mouse and God Bless Our Military!

MickeyNoahBirthday MickeyNoahBirthday.jpg

It's one for the boys time over at the Sassy Cheryl house this week.  Here's my take on the challenge.  I have had this little guy for awhile and just now got around to coloring him.  I love this little guy so much I even colored with my two hardest shades, Red and Black.  They are always a challenge for me and this time was no different.  I put down so much ink that it tends to bleed outside of the line.  I have been practicing a lot and didn't do too bad this time. (Don't look too closely at the shoes lol) I am determined to master these two colors.

If you would like to add "Noah Is All Ears" to your digital library, click right here.  Hurry and do it today because Cheryl is having her $2.00  weekend digi sale.  Every weekend she offers two of her newest digis to us for $2.00 and there is a $1.00 bin too.  Be sure to check them out, there are so  many  marvelous finds in there. 

Hope this post finds you all enjoying a long weekend.  Here in the US we are celebrating Veteran's Day this Monday.  Thank you all of you Veterans out there.  America is a beautiful place to live with many freedoms to enjoy.  We certainly would not be able to say that if it weren't for you.  God Bless all of you and God Bless the parents and family members of our military.  They too make many sacrifices for all of us to live our wonderful lifestyles.

Card Recipe:

Digi printed on Cryogen White Cardstock - The Paper Temptress
Cuddlebug Embossing Folder - Holly Ribbon
Happy Birthday sentiment and balloon cut on Cricut  

Challenges Entered:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Guess What's for Dinner

Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  That means big ole yummy Turkey dinners and guess who brought home the turkey this year.   Now I don't know what she told that poor bird to get him to come home with her, but I have a feeling it was not that he was going TO BE the dinner.

Sally and Her Thanksgiving Turkey is another creation of that Sassy artist Cheryl Alger.   If you would like for Sally to bring her Thanksgiving turkey to you house, just click here and she will pop right into your library. While you are over at the store check out the special sale and fund raiser that is going on.  Cheryl will be donating proceeds from the sale of two other Thanksgiving stamps to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  Check it out, I am sure you will find something you just "have to have" and be able to make a donation to help someone who really needs it right now.

Card Recipe:

Coloring Medium - Copics
Bird DP is from DCWV The Gree Stack
Chartruse DP is Papertrey Ink
Blue Dot is from Bo Bunny'Chartruse Twill Ribbon- Papertrey Ink
Spellbinder Die Cut and pan is from my stash.
Sentiment created in MS Word


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday

Devilish Jack-O-Lantern

Peek a Boo Mummy

Iris Fold Candy Corn

This spider is a clear plastic cup filled with black licorice pieces.
Closed Coffin 

Open Coffin

A good friend of mine, Denise Benedetto  held a Halloween card class.  I don't get the opportunity to attend many of these classes anymore but I had to go to this one.  She sent me an invitation for some fellowship.  Fellowship combined with paper, my goodness that sounded heavenly.  I immediately sent my RSVP and am I glad I did.  Just look at all the cute cards I made.  Isn't Denise a talented paper designer?  

This is one of the things I have been doing lately.  What have you been doing?  Snap a photo of it and post it here.  Who knows you may win one of the awesome digis from Sassy Cheryl herself.  If not, you will still have fun peeking into everyones world to see what they have been up to.

Happy Crafting, 


What's Up?

Halloween Photo Album
Inside page of album

Inside page of album
Sooo last week I told you I would post pictures of some of the things I have been working on, but life got in the way and nothing was posted.  I still have some things I want to get on my blog, so maybe tonight I will post a second one and schedule it for tomorrow.

I just had to show you this little photo album.  My bestie bud, Jeni (Flip Flop Creations) taught this at our Inky Digits Club Tuesday night.  Jeni is a sweetheart, but she does suffer from 2 VERY STRONG addictions:  Paper and Starbucks. She justified both addictions by combining them for this album.  It is made out of the Starbucks coffee sleeves.  We covered them with Halloween paper, punched 2 holes for the rings and began to decorated them to our hearts content.  Some of the pages are left open at the top to serve as pockets for memorabilia or journal notes.  I have left many of the pages undecorated so I can add my photos of kids and grans dressed up in Halloween costumes.

I haven't put the photos in, that is on my "To Do" list for next week.  I have this sitting on my china hutch right next to my Sassy Cheryl framed art.  It is doubling as a Halloween decoration.

So drink your Starbucks, recycle your coffee sleeves and post a picture of your creation.  I would so love to see if you make one of these.  They would be perfect for any occasion.  If you would like to see Jeni's and some of my other Inky Digit pals albums pop on over to Inky Digits Facebook page.

Happy Crafting Ya'll!

Entering this in Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Turtle Brew

I didn't like the way the top picture looked on my blog so here's a better picture of my card.  So much for posting in the wee wee hours of the morning.

My friend Kim Hecker over at Oak Pond Creations drew this cute little cross-eyed turtle and named her after me.  Aren't I special?  Ok, Ok I hear  your groans, but I am already back to reality.  I decided to make Linda in a Halloween themed card.   She has been busy bubbling up some nasty smelling brew for all those little devils and goblins running around on Halloween night.  I am not sure what all is in it, but since she is cooking, I can bet it isn't turtle soup.

I have been really busy crafting lately.  I haven't posted all the pictures but I will be posting them in the next week or so.  I have been teaching some card classes at my local scrapbook store, Aww Shucks where I met some new friends from all over the United States and Canada.  The nice thing about living in a tourist area is that we meet so many interesting people from many different places.  Kinda like the blogging world.

Challenges this card is entered in:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Calmness In Life

Inside View

Hello people!  My Wisconsin relatives aka the Italian Yankees have been visiting with us.  We had such a wonderful visit, but the have now returned to the cold north and we are quite lonely.  Anyone who knows my house won't believe I am saying this because my front door is a swinging door.  It is seldom lonely and never quiet.  My Mom who is now living with us says it is the crazy house.  I have to admit she is totally right.  LOL.  When we bought the house, my husband named it "Open Arms".  I asked him why that name and he said because he wanted everyone to feel welcome in it at all times.  Well my goodness, little did he know he put a curse on the house.  It is truly "Open Arms"!!

Anyway, or as Mina would say, "enough waffling for now" and onto my card.  I have to say that I learned this brick technique from Judy over at JayDeKay.  She is one of Sassy Cheryl's ever talented Design Team Members and I always love and covet her work.  When I saw her card I knew I had to try the technique.    Mine can't compare to Judy's, but it was fun.  I now "have to have" the same color inks she used so I can try it again.

Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week is an inspiration photo and I chose to use Sassy Sally The Autumn Bench Sitter  for my card.  The weather has been so beautiful the last few weeks, that I am back to taking my morning and evening coffee outside on the patio.  We have lots of trees and birds in our yard and I sit for hours watching them.  I chose this sentiment from SU Country Morning stamp set.  It reflects my current mood.  The dried herbs are another stamp from SU Garden From The Heart.  The pumpkins are drawn by me and hi-lighted with Prisma pencils.  The fence is a MS punch. The paper, flowers, ribbon, and frog are from my stash.  I didn't have a grass punch (now on my "must have" list) so I just cut a strip of green CS to resemble grass and hi-lighted with Prismas.  The leaves on the sentiment are cut from the Sassy Sally digi and colored with Copics.  I cut a square on the outside of the card and glued the digi on the inside flap to give it a window appearance.

Hope to get around to everyone's blogs later this week.  I have been peeking at them some, but didn't have much time to comment.  Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card.  Will be by to see you soon.

Happy Crafting, 


I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Friday, September 14, 2012

OPC Popcorn Cards

                                                                           Witches Welcome
                                                                      from Oak Pond Creations

                                                                 from Oak Pond Creations

Rae Ann at Scrapbooks By The Sea asked me to make a couple of popcorn cards with some Bo Bunny Paper she had.  She is going to display them as samples in her store.

 My good friend Kim Hecker drew these two awesome digis for her shop Oak Pond Creations.  Kim is so talented and I love working with her drawings.  Do yourself a favor and take a peek at her blog and store.  She is so talented, I am sure you will be glad you did.  She offers freebies on a regular basis and I know you don't want to miss them.

In case you missed my previous post on the popcorn card, I'll give you a quick description.  The card is glued on three sides with red line tape.  I covered a bag of microwave popcorn with DP and decorated it with some tulle and a circular sentiment.  You just slide the popcorn right into the card top.  They are nice and flat so they fit right in a mailing envelope and make nice treats for those special people you want to remember at Halloween.

Happy Crafting, ya'll!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Pack It In

Sorry for the blurry photo.  I didn't realize how blurry it was until I went to upload.  I had already given the card to Caroline and could not take another photo.

I went searching for an image for my Granddaughter's 14th Birthday.  I checked out Saturated Canary because Caroline loves all that beautiful hair that Krista likes to draw.  Caroline has always wanted to be a "Barber" and now her goal is to work at the "Mac" counter at our local department store while in High School, go to cosmetology school and then go to college to become a counselor.  Well if that seems like a crazy career path, remember the movie Steel Magnolias.

I found this sketch over at Splitcoast Stampers and teamed it up with some unusual color combinations. The sentiment was created in MS Word.  Coloring medium used was Copic Markers. Simple easy and so much fun to color.

Thanks for taking time to peek at my blog  Have fun and Happy Crafting ya'll.

Challenges to enter:

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Flying Hi To Say Hi!

Sassy Cheryl wants to see some Blue in your creations this week.  I think this one fills the requirement just fine.  The image is darling "Noah and Patches" for the Sassy Cheryl Store.  Can't you just feel the love here.  I love this image so much that I have used in twice this summer.  He is just too stinkin' cute to lay unused in my mahoosive Sassy Cheryl file.

I combined Noah and Patches with an airplane I made using a Paper Piecing Template from Frances Meyer Inc.  I have had this template for several years so I don't know if it is available any more.  It was fun tracing and cutting out this little airplane.  It is popped up with foam tape for dimension.  Clouds were punched with a Friskars punch and then accented with a Prisma pencil.  Border Sentiment was a clear stamp from my stash.  DP is from DCWV Nana's Kids collection.  Card stock was all from my stash but I believe all is Stampin' Up.

Thanks for popping in to see my card.  Have a fabulous week and be sure to schedule some fun time in your own  Crafting Place.


Sassy Cheryl's Are You Blue
Dude Time Doodles - Use Two Shades of Blue
A Gem of A Challenge - A Boy Thing

Monday, September 3, 2012

Feeling Under The Weather?

I found this beautiful paper over at Aww Shucks Scrapbook store.   It is from the Caroline Collection by My Minds Eye. It followed me home so I had no choice but  to find something to make with it.  I decided that Tilda would be the perfect compliment .  I wanted to show off the beauty of the paper, so I used it on each layer of the card.  The sketch is from Sketch Saturday.  I wanted to use a doily on the card and played with several positions.  I finally folded the doily in half and fan-folded it.  I thought it carried the parasol/umbrella one step further.  The sentiment is a clear stamp from my stash.  I curved it around and stamped on the circle with Old Olive SU ink.  I love the bend-ability of using clear stamps.

I love flowers, but don't tend to use bouquets of them on my cards.  I have seen so many cards with lots of flowers and I admire them, but I simply never get that flowery with my cards.  The floral paper and the weather sentiment reminded me of the old saying, "April Showers Brings May Flowers" so  it called for a floral bouquet.  I am glad I pulled out my stash of lovely flowers.  They give this Get Well card a cheerful, happy look to it.

Whether it is rain or shine where you live, I wish you all a week filled with fun and peace.  Oh yeah, a bit of uninterrupted crafting time would be nice too!  TTFN, Linda


Sketch Saturday
Digi Doodle Shop - Vintage
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Show Me Thursday at Sassy Cheryl's

Lots to show you this week.  First picture is the Autographed Illustration from Cheryl Alger.  I won it and I am still so stoked.  I found this cute little pumpkin frame.  I keep it right on my desk so I can stare at it for inspiration!  

This is my youngest grandson, Jonathan, aka Fin, Finny.  He has a knee cap that keeps sliding out of place and it is quite painful.  He has had several trips to the hospital and many braces in the last 2 years.  The doctors wanted to wait until he had stopped growing before doing surgery, but he has injured it too many times.  Their only option was to do the surgery now.  In the first picture he is showing off his stylish surgery cap before he is wheeled into the operating room.   Isn't he the cutest thing?

This picture is of his brace.  It is very high-tech.  It even has a plastic pack that fits around the brace.  He has a cooler of ice water with a hose that pumps cold water around his knee to keep the swelling down and ease his pain.  Isn't that remarkable.  

I am happy to report that his surgery went fine and he is doing great.  The surgery was done on an outpatient basis and he is at home recuperating.  He can even return to school on Tuesday but his recuperation will take 6 months but then he should be able to resume his sports!  

That is a little of what is going on in my world this week.  I would love it if you would share a bit of your world with us over at Sassy Cheryls SMT.  Just take a picture and write it up and post it here.  Cheryl gives one of her fabulous digis away to one lucky entrant too!  Hey and that was how I won that fabulous signed illustration of my Grey Witch!  I am SOOOO glad I played along that week!

Hope to see you there!  Have a fabulous week!  Hugs, Linda

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Fast Is Fine, But Accuracy Is Everything". Wyatt Earp

 My ruler is so tall and heavy, it kept tipping over my whole pencil jar.  I tried storing it flat, but then couldn't see it because it is clear.  I needed a solution.... What to do???   Re-purpose my oatmeal box, that's what I did.  I thought I was going to have to add some pebbles to the bottom to keep it from tipping over but it is working just fine without them.

This was so much fun.  I had the perfect piece of paper in a DCWV La'Creme pad.  The scallops were already in the pattern so I punched holes in every-other scallop and laced it together with Bakers Twine.  12" paper is not quite wide enough so I filled the spot with a coordinating solid piece of card stock.  The inside lining is a piece of black Swiss dot paper from Making Memories.

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week is "Back to School" and this project is for my "school supplies".   School is a place of learning and my craft table certainly fits that definition.  Don't you agree?  So every minute, hour or day we spend at our craft tables is an exercise in improving our minds!  It may not be calculus or Shakespeare, but it is certainly a learning experience.

I made a tag using Triple Heart Raggedies from Sassy Cheryl  that I just absolutely adore (I know, I adore all of them), but I really do adore this one.   I have had this one for ages, but it is still available in the $1.00 bin, The tag is cut from the same card stock and DP from the box.  (The reverse side of the tag is the DP).  The measuring tape is from my stash and the sentiment is computer generated.  I saw this sentiment on a cutting mat over at Aww Shucks Scrapbook store.  It is a quote from Wyatt Earp and I think it fits his lifestyle and mine quite well.  I wished I had remembered to type Wyatt's name on the tag.  It would have made it so much more meaningful.  To all my friends across the pond that may not know who Wyatt Earp is, he was a famous gunslinger and sheriff in the "Wild Old West" days.  He was very fast but also very accurate lol.

Well I am off to school today.  I have a get-well and a birthday card to complete today.  What ever you are doing, be sure to find some time to go back to school today.  Hugs ya'll!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Happy Birthday

Well is this paper busy or what?  I loved the paper and it is a circus theme, but I am not used to working with such a busy pattern.  Whew, I think I think it works good.  What do you think?  The paper is from Sassafras.  The polka dots is frm My Minds Eye and the green border was cut right off of the DP.

It's Birthday time at Sassy Cheryl's and  Sassy Sally Clown's Around fit my mood perfectly.  I hope the fashion police don't catch Sassy Sally in all these mismatched colors, but she does match the paper.

Card was quick and easy to make.  I colored her twice and popped one image on top of the other to give a dimensional shadowing effect.  Balloons were cut with a Sissix Die.  Circles were cut with a Spellbinders.  Happy Birthday stamp was from a local scrapbook store that is no longer in business.

I'm having a busy week, helping out at the local scrapbook store.  The owner has gone to a show in Tennessee so I am holding down the fort.  Gives me three days to color a bit.  I am leaving my Mom for an entire day, so I am a bit nervous.   I feed her breakfast and give her meds before I leave in the morning.  The Hospice Nurse comes in the afternoon and my husband feeds her lunch.  Then I am home for supper.  Today worked out smoothly, so I have my fingers crossed for tomorrow and Saturday.  Saturday, my friends Jeni and Kim are coming to the store for a crop, so we should have some fun then too!  Maybe some crazy pictures will be taken and show up on Sassy Cheryl's SMT.  Who knows....

Whatever you are doing this week, I hope you fit a bit of crafting in your schedule.

Have a Good One,


Monday, August 20, 2012

Bundles of Love

How do you like  these cuties.  I got them FREE over at Spyder's Corner.  I "met" Spyder when I visited her blog linked in to WOYWW.  I instantly became a follower because I liked her creations.  She has now been creating "freebies"  that she generously shares.  You should hop on over there and check her out.  I think you will be glad you did.

I printed these little bears on Paper Temptress Cryogen White paper and then printed them a second time on some scrap DP. I colored the bear with Copic markers and cut the blankets out of the DP.  Did a bit of paper piecing.  Cut out a large scalloped leaving the top fold clear of the die and then embossed the scallop with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder. The sentiment is an embellishment I had in my stash.  I finished it off with a bit of ribbon wrapped around the top fold and tied in a bow.  I decorated my envelopes to coordinate with the card.

Very quick, easy and fun.  I made both in one night.  Thanks Spyder for this cute digi.  Hope I did your artwork justice.  They are just too stinkin' cute.

Happy Crafting everyone and I hope your Monday was a wonderful beginning to a wonderful week.

Hugs, Linda


Make It Monday-Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge - Animals or Teddy Bears
MAWTT-Anything But  A Square