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Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas - 12-11-17

When I bought this die I thought I had a great item for this year's Christmas cards, but I find it difficult to find a design that works well.  But I do keep trying!  It does not seem to show in the photo but there is shiny gold paper behind the star at the top of the stable.  I used a snow flake embossing folder, and the distressed stripes as well.  There is a bit of DP, some burlap looking ribbon, a glittery star, and an unnamed sentiment stamp.
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
Christmas:   Pink Gem Challenge 
                      Christmas Blog
                      Simon Says Stamp Monday  
                      Christmas cards all Year Round
Snowflakes:    Allsorts
                        Mod Squad
Red and white with a pop of green:   Dar and Diane

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Guest DT card for Scribbles Designs

Find the sentiment here: 
Freebie ~

I will be needing some anniversary cards this month, and this cute birdhouse with the cute couple will work well.  I chose a freebie, the postage stamp heart, to go with it.  This image also gave me a chance to use the Paper Studio embossing folder featuring a number of different birds. The mats are a dark olive green.
Check out the Scribbles Designs blog for current challenge and Design team opportunities.
Challenge #59, A tree-mendous Time of Year, runs until Dec. 14 at 9 p.m PST. Scribbles images are offered as prizes.
A design team call is open until midnight PST on Dec. 15.
Sketch:   Cheerful Sketches
Colored image:   My Creative Scoop
 Use a critter:   2craftycrittercrazies 
Any:    Crafting by Designs
             Through the Craft Room Door
             Classic Design Team
             A Bit More Time to Craft
             Morgans Art World
             Digi choosday
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Word Art Wednesday 
              A Perfect Time to Craft         

Recycled Christmas card 2017 - 12/9

All the cream colored pieces are cut or punched from an old card.  The sentiment stamp is Studio G.  The gold strips are both metallic ribbon.  The embossed images are shiny IRL.  The circles are cut from dies.
Note:  it is so sad to see a few more challenges closing at the end of the year.  All the best - but the challenges will be missed.
Sketch (reversed):  Verve sketches
Christmas:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
                      Aloha Friday Challenges
Christmas Scene:  Tuesday Throwdown
Carol - O Holy Night:   Dies R Us
Any:    Come and Get It

Friday, December 8, 2017

Starry Bethlehem - QKR Stampede challenge #272 ~ option: Non-traditional Christmas colors

The weekly challenge at QKR Stampede is always anything goes.  This week, the optional twist is to use non-traditional Christmas colors.  I used black, white and gold rather than the traditional red and green.  The image from Eureka/QKR Stampede is called Bethlehem, and the sentiment is also Eureka.  I added the starry embossed background (folder by Cuttlebug), some glittery gold cs, gold metallic ribbon, and gold gems.  The stars are colored with a metallic gold marker.
Sketch:   Catch the Bug
It's Christmas:    Crafty Calendar
Non-traditional Christmas colors:   Pile it on
                                                             Delicious Doodles Challenge 2
Spirit of the Season:   Dare 2b Artzy
 Any:   Cards Galore
            Crafting Circle  
            A Bit More Time to Craft
            Crafty Gals Corner
            Through the Craft Room Door
            Classic Design Team
            Morgans Artworld
            Crafting by Designs
            Word Art Wednesday
            Perfect Time to Craft


Monday, December 4, 2017

For Terry

I am sending this to our son-in-law who faces a long recuperation/rehab to recover from a major stroke.  He has a great sense of humor and I think he will appreciate this image by QKR Stampede.
Sketch:   The House that Stamps Built
Monochrome:   Addicted-to- Stamps
Any:    Crafty Gals Corner

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Scribbles Designs ` Guest DT card for Christmas Carol Celebration Dec. 1-5

This uses the lovely image The Tolling of the Bells, available here.

The Scribbles Design team is holding a special 5 day challenge.  Note the specifics:
Christmas is on its way and this time of year, everywhere you go or every radio you turn on, you can hear the dulcet tones of beautiful Christmas carols emanating from the speakers around you. As such, this year we want to celebrate the coming of Christmas with the theme of Christmas Carols.

Each day for the next five days at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog, you'll be given a task to do related to a Christmas Carol. Complete the task of the day and have a chance to win a special prize.This event is an extra event in addition to our challenges which will still be taking place during their regular time slots.

Day 2: The Tolling of the Bells

The word 'bell' or 'bells' is part of several Christmas carols. Many people are familiar with the song Jingle Bells, A definite classic during the holidays. However, there are some other carols both popular and more obscure where bells are featured. For your chance to win today's image, email us a list of FIVE Christmas Carols other than Jingle Bells, with the word 'bell' or 'bells' as part of the title.

Please email Lisa (DT Coordinator) at 

All entries that contain a list of five carols with the word bell or bells will be entered into a random draw. One winner will win the image pictured above.

Back to my card.  I colored with Twinkling H2o's.  Since I started printing digis I have avoided using water based coloring due to the smearing of the ink.  I decided to try this, and - no smearing!  Has the ink formula changed?  At any rate, I like the shiny look for the bell.  The bg paper looks brown on my screen, but is actually more of a deep burgundy.   I added shiny gold ribbon and a computer generated image.  
Sketch challenge:   Incy Wincy
Christmas:   Aud Sentiments
Any:   Classic Design Team
             World Wide Open Design Team

Friday, December 1, 2017

QKR Stampede challenge #272 ~ Anything Goes / Option - Christmas Tag

This week, the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede has the option of creating a Christmas tag. You may enter up to 3 times before 3 p.m,. EST on Thursday for a chance to win some QKR images.  There is also a winner for some one using QKR/Eureka images.
I must admit that hubby and I need more gift card holders than tags, but this was fun to make.  I used the Spellbinder Labels 1 die. The DP is double sided - great for a tag.  I used the Holly image (from the QKR Stampede store) which I colored and fussy cut.  Now cutting is not really my thing, but I am pleased with the result - including leaving a bit of white to provide contrast.  The sentiment is also from the QKR - Stamp On It store.  I added metallic cord for the tie.
Tag:     Tag You're It
Tag for a present:    C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
Spots/stripes:    Creative Craft Cottage
Red & Green - Christmas:   Christmas blog Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Any:    House That Stamps Built

Crafters Cafe DT card for Challenge #186 - Embossing

The theme for the current challenge at the Crafter's Cafe is Embossing - wet or dry.  Easy Peasy for me - I could use an embossing folder for almost any card I make!  This time I selected the swirls (Cuttlebug) to echo one of the designs on the teacups.  The best wishes is from a Spellbinders die - and is kind of generic, when I do not know how the card will be used.  I added a crinkly embossed ribbon.  I kind of decided on red and white as the main colors thinking it could be used around Valentine's Day.  You may find details of the Crafter's Cafe challenge here, and the image is available here.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Colors:   Your Next Stamp
Any:   Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Christmas 2017 - Isaiah 9:6

Hubby and I send cards celebrating the birth of Christ.  I just found this image on Pinterest - It came from this blog.  I think I will use it several times.  I already have about 3 dozen cards made but I need more, and will donate some to  our church Quilter's group who are having a craft sale this week.  The stars embossing folder is by Cuttlebug; the tree punch is from the Paper Studio and the ribbon is Offray.  I used bits of gold sequins to trim the little trees.  This verse evokes for me a portion of Handel's Messiah - included in my list of favorite Christmas music.
Sketch (part of a month of Christmas challenges):   Beccy's Place
Christmas carol:  Allsorts 
Red and Green:   Christmas Blog Challenge
Large sentiment:   Pile it On
Christmas:    Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
                       Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2
Any:    Word Art Wednesday
            Corrosive Challenges

Saturday, November 25, 2017

M is for Music - Christmas 2017

At one time I hoped to do most of  the "month of Christmas" alphabet challenge at Beccy's Place.  Well, more visitors than usual, then an unexpected hospital stay by hubby put an end to that idea.  (Hubby is back to normal now - they think he had a reaction to medication that caused disorientation.)  So, rather than do the A, B, C's in order I will just try to do a few more - here, M is for Music.   Inspired by Christmas Carol:  Angels we have Heard on High.

Image - Christmas Carol Angel by Lemon Shortbread; Snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug; Misc. DP; metallic silver ribbon (WalMart).
Sketch:   VLV Sketches
M ~ Music:  Beccys Challenges 
Christmas:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge
Christmas Carol:   Allsorts 
Any:   Lemon Shortbread
            Scrappers- Delights
           Word Art Wednesday

Scribbles Designs Nov. 25 Inspiration

#A 17 Leaf Doodle 4
This is my end of the month inspiration card for Scribbles.  Check out their blog for details.  The current theme is "A tree-mendous time of the year:, and you may enter up to 3 times before 9 pm PST, Dec. 14.  This doodle leaf design is such a great one for so many situations.  I chose to use it for a sympathy card.  Unfortunately, my stash needs to be replenished.
I colored the image with Prisma pencils.  The DP I used has more of a green color IRL.    The sentiment is found here.
Challenges entered:  
Sketch:  Incy Wincy Designs
2 or more stamps:  Addicted-to-Stamps
Colored image:  My Creative Scoop
Any:    Pammies Inky Pinkies
             Lemon Shortbread 
             Word Art Wednesday 
             Through the Craft Room Door 
             Crafty Catz 
              Morgans Artworld

Scribbles Designs will be turning FIVE in January and we are looking to expand our team. If this is something you might be interested in, you can head HERE to find out all the info you need to know in order to apply.

Whether you have previous experience or have never been on a team, it doesn't matter. We'd love to hear from people with all levels of experience.

DT Call ends December 15, 2017. 
We look forward to meeting you!

Friday, November 24, 2017

QKR Stampede DT card for challenge #271- Anything Goes

I am always in need of thinking of you cards, and this image by QKR Stampede combines a cute image with a serious message.  I found some pretty DP (by Recollections) for backing, and used a bit of mesh/ribbon for an accent.  Half pearls complete the card.
The weekly challenge at QKR Stampede begins today.  The usual theme is Anything Goes - no option this week.  You may enter up to 3 times by 3pm EST on Thursday. 

Sketch:   Sweet Sketch Wednesday2
Large sentiment and things with wings:   Pile it on 
Texture ( 10 challenge max):  Dream Valley
Any:   A Bit More Time

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Heavenly Angel - Christmas 2017

My calendar for the day was clear, and I thought I could make a dent in the list of cards I would like to complete for a craft show at church, as well as add to my Christmas card stash.  Instead, I spent the morning struggling with a balky computer, and then time on line with a Geek Squad agent.  Now I am waiting for a technician to do an analysis.  Computers are great except when they give us trouble!
I did finish this card.  I recycled a strip from an old card - IRL it is a shiny green/fold, with stars.  I added a "negative" strip from a page of gold stickers.  The image is marked 2002 - Santa Rosa, and the sentiment is computer generated.   I dry embossed (Cuttlebug) stars on dark green cs for the background.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
"H" for heavenly angel and horn:  Beccys Place
Add a sentiment:   Crafty Friends
Christmas:  Trimmies C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.
                      Crafty Hazelnuts Christmasc Challenge
Any:     Word Art Wednesday
             Inspiration Destination

Friday, November 17, 2017

More recycled Christmas Cards, 2017

I am still trying to figure out how to use this great die cut.  This time, I used an old, glittery Christmas card as the backdrop.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The metallic gold ribbon is also glittery.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
"G" (gold, glitter):  Beccys Place

Christmas 2017 - recycled - F for follower

This image is another die cut from a previous year's card.  The sentiment is computer generated, and I added a couple of strips of burlap.  This is for F in the alphabet challenge from Beccy's Place.  Could be F for follow the star.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
"F" :   Beccys Place

Thanksgiving Blessings ~ QKR Stampede #270

This week the Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede has the option of "Give Thanks".  I like the look of a large sentiment with a background of patterned paper.  The challenge is open through 3 p.m. Thursday, and you may enter a maximum of 3 times.  Prizes are available for using QKR images as well as non-QKR.   This is one of the sentiments available from QKR Stampede.  The papers are from a DCWV Fall stack. I mostly covered the paper that includes the words family, foliage, and harvest - things for which we are thankful.   I added a bit of glittery fall leaf ribbon.  The wire edge adds a bit of texture.
Challenges entered:
Sketch (turned):   VLV Sketches  
Colors of Autumn:    Allsorts Challenge
                                    Crafty Calendar
Autumn Glitz:   Rubbernecker
Thankful:   Come and Get It 
Thanks:   Die Cuttin Divas 
Gratitude:    Dare2b Artzy 
So very Thankful:    Tuesday Throwdown
Monochromatic:    Di's Digi Designs
Large Sentiment:    Pile it On
Any:      Glitter 'n Sparkle
              Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
              Lemon Shortbread
              Scrapbook Stamp Society
              Paper Nest Dolls 
              Digi Choosday
              Word Art Wednesday
              Through the Craft Room Door



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Crafter's Cafe #185 - Tic Tac Toe ~ DT card

This is my card for the Design Team examples for the Nov. 15 challenge at the Crafter's Cafe.  The challenge is to choose a line from the Tic Tac Toe grid - with a twist.  The middle square - "charm" is required.  My line, a diagonal, is:  blue / charm / designer paper.  My image, provided by Bugaboo, is called Video Guy.  I like this image as it fits the masculine age group that can be a bit of a challenge.  Little did I realize that it was a bit more of a challenge for me, as my charms fit for a guy were pretty much non existent.  This key is the best I could do!  I added Washi tape.  The DP has been in my stash for a long time, as have the circle dies.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Digital image:   Star Stampz 
Sentiment:   Dream Valley
For Boys:    City Crafter
Masculine:   Cuttlebug Mania 
Any:     Emerald City Crafts 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Christmas 2017 ~11-12

This image is from my stash, colored with Prismas.  I used labels 4 Die cuts, ric rac for dimension, and dp from my stash.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning
"D"   Beccys Place

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Scribbles Designs Guest Designer

DT Call

Scribbles Designs will be turning FIVE in January and we are looking to expand our team. If this is something you might be interested in, you can head HERE to find out all the info you need to know in order to apply.

Whether you have previous experience or have never been on a team, it doesn't matter. We'd love to hear from people with all levels of experience.

DT Call ends December 15, 2017. 
We look forward to meeting you!

This is the card I made for the inspiration post this week at Scribbles Designs.  This image is called Cozy.  It has already been sent, and received by our Granddaughter-in-law.  She has a beloved dog named Gracie - do you see her name?  She loved the card, and told us that Gracie's favorite spot is on the back of the sofa!  Check out the lovely inspiration photo for the weekly challenge here.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is a freebie available at the Scribbles Store.
I used papers from a DCWV Stack called Teens, and a snippet of ribbon from my stash.  I added a few bones - I have a tiny punch from the $ bin at Michaels!
Challenges entered:  
Sketch:    Cheerful Sketches
Critter:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies 
Any:     A Perfect Time to Craft
             Crafty Girlz 
             Creative Fingers 
             Jo's Scrapshack
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
             Corrosive Challenges 
             Paper Nest Dolls      

Friday, November 10, 2017

Recycle Christmas 2017

Here is another of my recycled cards for this year.  I have lots of beautiful cards to recycle, but I also am addicted to using a sketch challenge as a starting point.  Here the real challenge is to find a pre-made card with an image that works wirh a sketch!  This one uses Labels 4 dies, some cs from my stash, and a starry embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  So, for the "C" challenge - Christ child, Christmas, card, Cuttlebug, cord, and, of course challenge.  This is for Beccy's 30 days in November Christmas challenge. 
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
"C" -  Beccys Challenges
Any:   Polkadoodle

QKR Stampede #269, ATG-option, Touch of Gold

This is my Design Team card for the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede - with the option of a touch of gold.  You have until 3 pm Thursday, Nov. 16, and you may enter up to 3 times.  There is a separate category for anyone who uses a QKR Stampede or Eureka image.  I will add an anniversary or wedding sentiment later.  You may see a few embossed hearts across the top of the black layer.  I used metallic gold cs for the Majestic Elements (Spellbinders) circle, and a bit of the leftover "negative" of the circle for the strip dividing the cream and black bg layers.  A few half pearls complete the elegant motif.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Any:   Creative Fingers
            A Perfect Time to Craft
            Crafty Girlz
            Love to Craft
             Jo's Scrap Shack
            Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
            Classic Design Team Challenge


Thursday, November 9, 2017

B is for Baby Jesus

This card features two recently acquired dies.  The sentiment is cut from an ornate circle die.  I cut a small piece of yellow cs to fit behind the stable roof for the star.  The BG is a Cuttlebug star folder.  I cut the oval opening to frame the manger scene.
I am a bit frustrated because the red in the photo is not the red IRL, which is a bit darker and more subdued in appearance.
Sketch:    52 Christmas Card Throwdown
B is for Baby Jesus:   Beccys Place

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Beccy's 2017 Christmas challenge "A"

I am planning to enter as many cards as I can in Beccy's alphabet challenge.  This is "A" for angel.
Sketch:   Your Next Stamp
Beccy's  Christmas "A":  Beccys Place
Any/Christmas:  Angies Digital Stamps
Add a sentiment:   Dream Valley
W for white:  ABC Christmas Challenge
                         Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Monochrome Thanks for fall

Paper from DCWV fall stack; Cuttlebug Thanks die; Close to my Heart Stamp, VersaMagic Gingerbread ink; gold cord.  The background has no stamping - the design is all part of the DP.
Sketch:  Tuesday Morning Sketches
Signs of the Seasons:   Heart 2 Heart
Fall:   House that Stamps Built
           Dies r us 
Thank you:   Cut it up Challenges
                       Cuttlebug Mania
Thankful:   Die-cut-Divas
                    Creative With Stamps (10 ch max) 

Friday, November 3, 2017

For Terry

This is such a fun sentiment for a humorous get well/thinking of you card!  Image and sentiment by QKR Stampede.  The image is watercolored, using my aqua brush.
Water colors:   Tuesday Throwdown
Any:   Word Art Wednesday

QKR Stampede DT card - Challenge #268, Anything Goes/option - Angel

This angel is called Caroling Angel.  I trimmed her with gold and a bit of copper.  Please join us at the QKR Stampede challenge this week.  The challenges are always Anything Goes, and it is up to you if you wish to choose the option (Angels).  The use of QKR Stampede images is also optional - there is a separate QKR Stampede winner who gets additional images.  You may enter up to 3 times by 3 p.m. Thursday.
Both sentiments are computer generated.  A bit of copper ric rac separates the pieces of DP.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Copper and gold:   Rubbernecker
All dressed up:    Incy Wincy
Christmas - optional, wings:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 
Any holiday:   Hiding in my Craftroom
Any:   Crafty Creations
           Classic Design Team Challenge
           Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

TCCC #184 The Sound of Music

This week MUSIC is the theme for the challenge at The Crafter's Cafe.  Check out the blog for some great inspiration from the team members.  Some of us used images from one of the sponsors - Dr. Digi. I selected this one called The Sound of Music.  I did my best Julie Andrews imitation!  I am not sure she ever wore a green jumper in the film, but I thought green went with the DP I was using.  I have more than enough supplies to last a couple of lifetimes, but, alas, not much for the music theme.  I used several bits from my DCWV Heritage pad, including a music piece.  You may enter the challenge up to 3 times, with a maximum of 10 challenges entered.  The challenge will run for 2 weeks.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Dress up:   Incy Wincy
Hand colored image:    My Creative Scoop 
Girls have fun:   Crafty Catz
Any:    Digi Choosday
             Lemon Shortbread

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For Adrienne

Image - QKR Stampede; comouter generated thank you.  Misc. papers from my stash.
This goes to our granddaughter, a student at the Air Force Academy.  She is a member of Wings of Blue, the parachute team - she has nearly 250 jumps in a little more than a year!
Sketch:  Stella Say Sketch
Girls have fun:   Crafty Catz
Any:   Inspiration Destination
            Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Double Gate fold

I have made gate fold but never double ones!  I have lots of double sided paper and this is a good way to use it.
There is a tutorial at SplitCoastStampers. 
The bottom photo is a particalview of the inside.

Paper - unknown
Snowflake punch
Image - Close to my Heart
Sentiment (inside) - Eureka digi

Under the weather challenge:  Heart 2 Heart
Snow:   Mod Squad
Any:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Flower Pot - GDT card for Scribbles Designs

It is time for more inspiration for the current challenge at Scribbles Designs.  You have until Nov. 14 to submit your entry.  See the details here. We hope to see your entry soon!
For this card, I used the image called Flower Pot, available at the Scribbles store.

I used Prisma colored pencils and some shiny gel pens to color the image.  The DP is from my stash, and the strip at the left is Washi tape.  The flower was a prize from the Netherlands - the label says RMS.
To back the image I used a technique from the current Falliday Fest challenge at SplitCoastStampers.  The technique called for inking up an acrylic block and applying the ink to the cs  for a background.  I opted to use a light touch with the ink for a shadowy effect.  (Hint - for a digi image, I first printed one on scratch paper to determine where the image would print on the cs.  I measured in from the edge of the cs, and then stamped from the acrylic block.  Let it dry, then ran it through the printer.  Voila!  The image printed on top of the bg.  But I am sure you can figure this out  LOL!!)
Challenges entered:  
Sketch:    VLV Sketches
Inspiration (background):  Addicted to Stamps 
Any:   Crafty Sentiments 
            Creative Fingers 
            Morgans Artworld
            Lemon Shortbread 
            Paper Nest Dolls 
            World Wide Open Design Team

Friday, October 27, 2017

TeaPot party for CalVets

This week the cards from SplitCoastStampers Tea Pot Party will go to CalVets.  They give cards to resident veterans.
The deer is die cut from a piece of card stock prepared with a faux, iced leather technique found here 
The die is by Poppy Stamps, and the  branches are Cheery Lyn dies.
Sketch:.  Tuesday Morning
Leaves:   Dies R Us
Christmas:   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2.
                      ABC Christmas Challenge  

Scarecrow for Halloween - DT card for QKR Stampede

I don't usually do Halloween cards, so this cute scarecrow will have to do!  He does not seem to be scary enough- it looks like he is attracting birds rather than scaring them LOL!  The bats and birds in the background are part of the DP.  At the bottom is a piece of felt - I cut it to look like a fence or dried grass - take your pick.  This is for one of the Falliday challenges at SplitCoastStampers.  I added button dies tied with twine.
This week the challenge at QKR Stampede is once again Anything Goes, with a Halloween Option.  This QKR image is called Scarecrow with friends.  You may enter the challenge a maximum of 3 times,  Winners receive QKR images.  The deadline for entries is 3 p.m. eastern time on Thursday.
Challenges entered: 
Sketch:    Sketch Saturday
Halloween:     Kitty Bee
                         Dis Digi Designs 
                         Dragonfly Journeys
                         Delicious Doodles 
 Cute:       Crafty Friends
 Dress up:    Incy Wincy
 Any:   Creative Fingers
             Jo's Scrapshack     
             Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sport lover

Pre colored image by Dearie Doll, from a couple of years ago. Hi is by QKR Stampede. Grass die and baseball die by Die-Namics.  This goes to our son-in-law who will be hospitalized in rehab for several more weeks.  He is hopeful the Astros will win the World Series!
This will also be entered in the Falliday Fest challenge at SplitCoastStampers.
Sketch:  Sketch Saturday
Any, with a die:  Happy Little Stampers

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Reuse and recycle

The image is recycled from my stash of Christmas cards received; sentiment is SU; the silver oval at the bottom is the recycled foil cover from an International Coffee tin. The snowflake is cut from a bit of extra part of the card.
Sketch:   Sketch Saturday
Recycle:  Scrap-craft-inspiration.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Birthday Vines

Stamp - Close to my Heart; Die-namics vine die' Button dies; twine; tiny circle punch; misc. papers.
Sketch:  Feeling-Sketchy
Vine and Twine:   Heart2heart
Any:   Crafty Creations

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Operation quiet Comfort

Over at SplitCoastStampers the Falliday Fest is wrapping up.  One of the destinations for a card drive is Operation Quiet Comfort - this time, specifically, a thank you for the military.  I combined it with the challenge to recognize something beautiful - in this case, gratitude for the troops protecting America the Beautiful.  The stamp is part of a Close to my Heart set.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Beautiful:  Heart2Heart

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Christmas 2017, 10-21

This lovely DP came in a grab bag of supplies - no labels!  The stars are acrylic stickers; the stamp - Stampalicious; die cut added to the corner.  The bas cs is dark green.
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
Leaves (on dp):  Double D
Nature (tree):   Penny Black at Allsorts 
Creatures:  Southern Girls
Any Christmas:  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2
                             ABC Christmas Challenge  

Scribbles Guest design with Sunshine Mason Jar


I have an exciting announcement this morning.  For the next three months, I will be a guest designer at the Scribbles Designs Challenge.  You are welcome to check out the theme and join in the fun.  The photo above is inspiration for this challenge which ends Nov. 15.  Check out the details of the challenge here:  Scribbles Designs Challenge.Blogspot
The Scribbles shop has so many cute images, including several already filled mason jars and the corresponding sentiments.  Find them here.  For my card I added a couple of extra suns - included with the image.  I colored the image with Prisma pencils, and fussy cut the jar and the suns, then tied a bit of raffia around the neck of the jar.  (Not to worry - GDT cards do not necessarily follow the theme!)
Challenges entered:  
Sketch and color:   Your Next Stamp  
Hand colored image:    My Creative Scoop
Thinking of you:   Mod Squad
Any:   Lemon Shortbread
            Artistic Inspirations 
            Crafty Creations
            A Perfect Time to Craft

Friday, October 20, 2017

Another Thinking of You for son-in-law

I scored bit at a yard sale last week end - got lots of fabulous papers, and a lovely Close to my Heart stamp set, including this Thinking of You stamp.  I could have purchased a lot more, but I am trying hard to be reasonable!!!  This is another card for our son-in-law who will be spending the next six weeks at a rehab facility, while he has therapy to recover from a stroke.- learning how to walk again.
This card is entered in the challenges below, but also in the Splitcoaststampers Falliday challenge - HBrown asked us to make examples using fall colors with no white or vanilla.  The leaves are die cuts.
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Plaid:     Heart2heart
Leaves:     Dies r us
                  Crafty Sentiments
Close to Nature:    Penny Black at Allsorts  
Sentiment:    Dis Digi Designs
For the boys:   Dream Valley (10 Ch. max)