Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A simple Sympathy Card

Afternoon everyone.  I got the Sympathy Card made to send to our Friend Mikey's Family.  Here it is:

Until next time....................

A sad day.......but a good day too

Morning all. I have a horrible cold, but I don't feel as bad a s I look, from what everyone is telling me, LOL!  We got some bad news as we where heading of to bed last night.  One of my hubby's dearest best friends finally lost his battle with cancer yesterday evening.  Rest In Peace, Mikey, You will be missed very much!  He and Hubby were on the Boy Scout counsel  together and they went around and started up troops in areas where there were none.  Hubby will miss him very much as will I!   I have to make a sympathy card now, hmmm, thinking something along the lines of Cowboy Hat, boots, ect... he was never with out either.  And wouldn't ya know I don't have either in stamps or digi's  darn it!  I will find something though.......

Well off to take some cold meds and get breakfast for the family.  Thanks for stopping by, I am happy to know all of you!

Have a wonderful Day!

Until next time
Keep on being Crafty.............

Tuesday Color Challenge

It's time again for the Tuesday Color Challenge.  I want to take a minute before I share the challenge with you all to THANK the ladies over on Outlawz DT for the Color Challenge group for asking me to participate as a Guest Design team member this past month.  It has been fun and I was very honored to be part of this wonderful creative bunch.  OK enough of that  :) !  On to the Color Choices for this weeks Challenge:  

I really really like these colors.  And I found the perfect image from the Stamping Shack to use.  I hope you all like it.   The image is called "Skating Girl" and can be purchased on The Stamping Shack store. I made a center step card to be able to use the Twist of more than one fold.                      
That's all I have for today.  And thanks again for popping by for a visit. 

Until next time......................

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Making Christmas and other cards today.....

Hi all, it's a beautiful cool day here in Texas today, in the 50's and breezy.  I decided I had to really get busy on my card making so here is some of what I got done so far.  Also made a birthday card for my my dear friend Kelly who stays with my MIL a couple times a year when hubby and I need a break.  She is super sweet and great with Mom.  I am doing all this while trying to get the inside of the house ready to decorate for Christmas tomorrow. 

So I guess I better get back to cards and prepping for decorating.  Have a fun weekend all.

Until next time,

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Day

I want to wish all of my family, friends and followers a very, very Happy Thanksgiving Day!  I hope you all have a peaceful and safe Day.  Take care, eat lots and enjoy your day what ever you do!

Until next time..................
Bye Y'all

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sneak Peak of what's coming in December

Hi everyone.  Thanks for popping by my blog today.  I have a little sneak peak of what I am working on for The Stamping Shack Blog that I am a Design team member of.  I hope you all will pop over to the blog and check out all the DT members works and don't forget that we have our very 1st Challenge going on now thru Nov. 29th.  It's "Anything Goes" so please come join in the fun, we all would love it!  And now for a "peak" at the digi's, from The Stamping Shack, I'll be using in December.  Ha ha, now you have to come back to see what they are all about.  Also don't forget that The Stamping Shack Store has a lot of wonderful, cute & quirky digital images at great prices and they offer a once a week Facebook Image special too.  Now go over there right now and book mark them to visit often.  I promise you won't be disappointed.

Have a wonderful Day!

Until Next Time........................

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tuesday Color Challenge

Morning all, It's time again for the weekly Tuesday Color Challenge over on Outlawz Challenges.  I had fun making this card, it went to my BF for her Birthday.  I even tried to color the cat spotted like he really is.....  So here are is the color palette for this week and the twist was to add fabric.  I used some old lace fabric and added some gold color to it.  I like the finished product, what about you all, How did I do?  

                        Here it is.  The digi is called "Gifts Galore" and can be purchased over at The Stamping Shack.  They have some of the darn cutest digi's around!  

That's all for today.  Have a fun one.

Until next time....
Bye Y'all

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Hi everyone and a very Happy Sunday to all.  Today it's my turn to share a project with you all for The Stamping Shack Blog where I am a Design Team member.  I was having a really hard time trying to decide what to make for today's blog post then it came to me.  It's a tissue box cover!  You know for kleenex or Puff's.   It was actually easy to put together and I think it's cute.  I never have done one before so I think it turned out fairly nice for a 1st attempt.  Here is a picture of the supplies I used:
Cube Tissue box with bottom cut out, Tape Runner, colored twine, patterned Christmas paper, copic markers, lace trim, spellbinder dies, foam dots, poinsettia flowers, and a paper trimmer.

1. I picked out the paper then, using paper cutter, cut to fit each side and top of box.  

2. I added the lace trim to the top edge of box all the way around with Tape runner.  

3. I cut twine to fit each side corner of the box and attached with glue runner.   
       Here's a picture of it so far.

3. Print and color the Digi Image of  Elf Postage Stamp.  This digi is from the The Stamping Shack and can be purchased here under the Christmas section.

4. Cut small squares of green card stock slightly larger than Elf Digi and attach behind digi at an angle with foam dots.  Then place them on opposite sides of the box with more foam dots. 

5. Using your Die Cut machine and die of your choice. Die cut two of one image. to use on the opposite 2 sides of box.  I used my Spellbinder Grand Calibur and shapeabilitie Bird flourishes die. I cut and emboss them then attached to box sides with glue runner, added a poinsettia flower from Petaloo under each die for added dimension.  
I then added some ribbon for Studio G all around the bottom of box.  And then add some clear bling spaced out on the ribbon.  The I also added some red bling from studio G to the sides and top for a little more Pizazz, where you place it is totally your choice.  And so here are a few pictures of my finalized Tissue Box Cover. 

And lastly I added a satiny red string around the top where the lace is and tied in a small bow. That's it, it's all done. Just put over another box of tissues for some festive holiday decor.......

Thanks for visiting my blog today and check back often for more fun ideas.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

1st Challenge - The Stamping Shack

Morning all my crafty followers and visitors. I have a wonderful new birthday card to share with you today.  This is our 1st Challenge over at The Stamping Shack blog, where I am a Design Team Member (DT).  The Stamping Shack has some of the cutest, quirkiest designs at the best prices, you should pop over to the store and the blog and check out everything.  We also have a weekly Stamp of the week on Facebook, that runs on special pricing for the whole week.  And Katie the owner is adding new designs often.  So now on to my Card for the 1st ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE.  I used "Cupcake Girl Image" and it can be purchased here.  So here is my Design with this adorable image.

Please come on over to The Stamping Shack Blog and see what all the DT Members have in store for you.  And we hope you'll decide to play along, just remember you need to be a follower to play.  

I am also entering this card in the Following Challenge:

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting me. Now head over to the Stamping Shack store and Blog, Pleeaassee.....

Until next time.............

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Creative Freebie Challenge

Evening all.  It's a cool night here and DH just started a fire in the fireplace, YAY!  I made this cute snowman bookmark for the challenge over at Outlawz group - Creative Freebie.  You get a free digi to create what ever you like with and I got this adorable snowman drawn by Sandi Huggett, a member of the outlawz group.  I am going to give it to a friend with a handmade card for her birthday later in the month.  I think it turned out really cute!  Here it is:

Have a wonderful warm evening...............

Until next time

A little embarrassed!!

Hello Crafty Peeps! I am embarrassed to say I did not follow the colors for the Tuesaday Color Challenge.  No excuses, I knew what to use and just had green on the brain I guess and not the dark brown.  I made a new item with the right colors.  Here it is! (  :)  Blushing   )

Until next time,
By Bye

Tuesday Color Challenge

Hi everyone.  Sorry it's been week since my last post, but sometime life takes over.  We had our Annual weekend once a year getaway camping trip(it was a blast)  this past weekend and I had a lot to do to prepare.  Beside finding someone we trusted to stay with MIL all weekend  and Pet Sitting has picked up so needless to say I was a bit busy.  But I did find time to create this little table decoration for Thanksgiving time. I colored the digi image, called Autumn Girl from the Lilyputs Range at The Stamping Shack, with Copic markers layered the colored paper on green card base and embellished with the leaves and flowers. Then added the printed text.  It's for the the weekly Tuesday Color Challenge over at Outlawz.   Here is the color choices and twist we have to work with this week.

 Lovely isn't it.  I love these colors! Very Fall, Thanksgiving theme to me!
 And here is my table decoration:

OK so there it is.  I am very happy with it.  I even added the stand to the back to keep it standing nicely.There is a web site I love to visit by a very cool Lady named Christina.  Her website is: Card-making-magic.com .  She as tons of tutorials and one on this Lil stand.....Check her out she has tons of stuff to share.  Well time to get busy with house work, YUK!  Do check back because we over at The Stamping Shack are having our 1st Stamping Shack Blog Challenge "Anything Goes" on Nov.15th.  So come see what I came up with and then visit the stamping shacks Blog to see what the other design team members have come up with to inspire you to play along and I hope you will.  And don't forget we'd love for you to join in the fun over at Outlawz too!

Until next time,

Monday, November 12, 2012

Owl are U today??

Good Monday Morning, well almost afternoon......I am popping in to share this wonder Hanging Owl I rec'd from my sweet friend Wanda,from Card Making Friends Yahoo Group.  It came Saturday in the mail while we were away camping at the Renaissance Fair in Houston ( we had a great time!) I just had to share it, I love it, but I am an Owl lover.  Now where to hang him, hmmm.  
Have a wonderful day.  I am off to start all of our laundry from camping, it all smells like camp fire smoke.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for my Tuesday Color challenge for the Outlawz group.

Until next time...............................

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tueday Color Challenge

Good Morning everyone!  Today is the 1st Tuesday of my Guest Design Team Spot on the Oultlawz Group.  I am very excited to have been asked to do this.  It kinda makes me feel special that they like my creations enough to ask me to join in the fun.   So let's get this party started! 

Here is the picture of the colors we have to work with and the twist is to make it vintage.  You be the judge, but I think mine is fairly Vintage, at least I think so.   And here is my Vintage Card.  I tried to distress the lil girl image a bit to make it more vintage looking, I guess it looks OK.  And I only had a lighter tan so I that's what I went with!

Well you have a wonderful day.  I am off to pack camping gear for our annual camping trip this coming weekend, with 40 - 50 of our closet friends.  I love camping and am looking forward to it very much.

And don't forget come visit the Outlawz group Tuesday Color Challenge and hopefully you'll decide to join in  the fun!  

Until next time........................

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hello all. Today is my day as a New DT member for The Stamping Shack Blog to post a card project.  I have a really quick cute and simple card project for you today. The digital image I used can be found and purchased here at The Stamping Shack Store.  The image is called" Oscar & Daisy - Snow Pals", it screams Christmas to me.  So now, onto how I created the card.  

1 - Print digital image with  Merry to the left side of image and Christmas the right of image.  I did this in MS word.  I used the font "Harrington" in all capital letters in bold red type.  After printing I trimmed top and bottom very close to image with small paper trimmer.  

2 - Color image as you like.  I used Copic markers primary colors.

3 - Center image on card front and trim sides even with card base.  Attach to base with your favorite adhesive. I used my Xyron Tape runner.

4 - Using Spellbinders Edgabilities Ric Rack Die (edge #1) lay across top of card above image piece, tape ends down so it does not move on you.  Then using blue color used to color image trace top edge of edge die. Then do the same with red color on the bottom edge of die.  Un-tape die and move to bottom of card and repeat above instructions.  

5 -Then just add some bling where ever you like.  

Simple right?  If you like what you see check the stamping shack blog regularly to see what all the other creative DT members have in store for you. That's all I have for you today.  Happy Crafty Sunday!

Until Next time,

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Digi Store and Blog

Howdy Ya'll.  I have a long day today so I am posting a bit earlier than normal.  Today is my part time house cleaning job and I have Pet Sitting visits scheduled too.  So I'll be in and out most of the day.  Any way I wanted to tell everyone to come on over and visit "The Stamping Shack Store".  This is where I am on the DT  at.  They have some of the cutest digital images around and there are a lot more coming too.  I'll be doing a Blog Post this Sunday morning, Nov. 4th, 2012 on the Stamping Shack Blog. Please do come by and visit and leave some love.  I'm creating a Card Project with a  new digi stamp, so come check it out on Sunday. And there are some other fabulous ladies on the DT that you definitely should check out!   So I can't show you my card project for sunday's blog post on the stamping shack blog, but I can show you a quick and I mean quick thank you card I made for a friend.  Ted makes us the best homemade bread and will not take anything in return so I made this cute lil owl card for him.  See told you it was very quick to make!  I am a big Owl fan as many of you know.........thought it was Guy appropriate, don't you?

         And now here is a cool Halloween RAK I rec'd in the mail yesterday from another Card Making Friend, Lynn E., from a Yahoo Group I belong to.                                                                                              
    It's cool don't ya think?  I really like it!  Thanks Lynn.
OK well that is all I have for you for today.  Need to finish my coffee and get my day started. It's gonna be a busy one!  Hope your day is uneventful!

Until next time,
Bye Ya'll