Tuesday, July 29, 2014

You are a Fabulous Work of Art

Hello friends! 
Here it is the end of July already - holy moly...
I have a card to share with you today that I made for an exchange with a friend
recently (just before I smashed my poor thumb).
This is one of those cards that you dream of and when you wake up
you just have to dash right into your craft space and put it together.
So here it is:

These are four of the hot new in-colors from Stampin Up - the
only one missing is Mellow Moss.  I just LOVE them - so rich and gorgeous. 
The brush tip is one of the ornaments from a die set.
My friend Marlene really liked this card. I hope you do too :o)

I'm entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create -Challenge #82 Anything goes w/optional use a sentiment
Crafty Catz -Challenge #241 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge #29 "Anything Goes"
The Outlawz - Mondays Greetings "Anything Goes"
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #106 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting. D

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Winter Friends - From the Heart July Stamp of the Month

Hello friends - hope each of you are doing well.
In the heat of July I made a Christmas card :o)
Take a look:
Digital stamp and sentiment - From the Heart "Winter Friends"

I love making non-traditional colored Christmas cards - 
especially ones that have pink in them :o).
Just love this sweet image too.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #221 - Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year Round - July - Non-Traditional Colors
From the Heart July Stamp of the Month Challenge
Less is More Week #182 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today.
I'm sure glad that you did!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting!

Be happy in Life! MTTC #254 "Use Kraft"

Hi friends - hope you are all doing well!
It's time for another great challenge over at My Time To Craft.
The fortnight the MTTC Challenge #254 is the "Use Kraft".
You can color on it or use it as part of your creation.
It just needs to be obvious that you've used Kraft.

Here's my DT card to share with and inspire you:
Digital stamp "Blossom" and sentiment from Your Next Stamp.

Thanks to my new sidekick, "the splint", I have to keep my card designs pretty easy.  I can't use scissors and am barely able to glue using my left hand.  Fortunately I had spent a few evenings in front of the t.v. coloring with my copics - such as this darling digital image by Your Next Stamp.  I can stamp a little with my left hand but have found that it takes me a couple tries (I'm very right hand dominate). My sentiment on this card was stamped with my left hand and is just a wee bit crooked -
 but I was so excited that I actually did it without help that I decided not to redo it :o).

For the next few weeks, I do have some images that I can use to make cards - but it's going to be such a bummer to not be able to color with my copics.  Unless I can figure out how to do it using just my index and middle finger - hehe. I've gotten pretty good with a spoon and fork that way - but still can't time my own shoes. Big, Big Bummer! My advice to you is "keep your fingers out of your car door"!  Well Duh.... :o)

Anyway, enough of my moaning and groaning!    

I am entering my card in the following wonderful challenges:
Your Next Stamp - July Sketch

Addicted to Stamps and More! Photo Inspiration (flowers for my inspiration)

Crafting from the Heart Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #125 Bright and Sunny
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #187 - Anything Goes

My lovely DT pals at MTTC have made some terrific creations to share with you as well.
Won't you go visit them and say "hi"?
I hope to see your wonderful creations in our gallery this week.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting!D  

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Freebie from Deedee's Digis - Get it by July 24th!

Hello friends and happy weekend! I hope you are all doing well.
I have a new "sidekick" in my life for the next few weeks.

Yep...it's a splint!
I slammed my thumb in my car door on Wednesday and fractured the tip of my thumb.
And OH MY GOSH did that ever hurt!! I can honestly say that there are few other times I have felt that kind of pain.  Sadly this has put a tremendous crimp on my crafting abilities (and a whole lot of other things). I'll be wearing this lovely accessory for about a month - big bummer!  But like every challenge, I'm already figuring out ways to adapt. Like wearing pull on clothes and slip on shoes (very humbling to ask someone to help you tie your shoes).  And using pre-colored digital images - like this awesome one that is part of a set that is being offered for FREE (limited time offer - see details below)
 by Deedee at Deedee's Digis

Deedee had a crazy week and was very glad it was Friday
Boy do I know how that goes :o)
So she decided to offer this great digital set for FREE - Just because!
How wonderful is that?

Here's the sweet set you can get for FREE:
 "Triple Scoop" will be available to download for free at Deedee'shop 
thru the end of the day Thursday, July 24.

Here's my card using the pre-colored images for my card today - take a look:
 and here's the inside

I know you're gonna want this awesome digital set, but remember it's a limited time offer so don't wait to go out and get it.  I'm going to have some ice cream tonight
to soothe my sore thumb :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, July 19, 2014

RAWR...A Monster Hello

For those of you who don't know that's monster talk for "hello".
At least that's what my son used to say when he was about 3 yrs old.

Stamp and sentiment from "Silly Monsters" by Your Next Stamp

As soon as I saw this set I knew I had to have it because of my son.
He went through this phase where he would say "Rawr" as
a response to nearly everything. Then he would say
"I'm a monster"! He was a cute little monster :o).

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
ATSM #104 - CAS
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges - Spots & Dots
Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge #186 - Anything Goes

Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Geek is Chic!

Hello friends hope you are doing well.
It was hot today! Even too hot for me to be outside for long. 
I was fortunate to spend a couple hours with a friend yesterday making cards.  
Since I was in the crafting mood, & in my cool crafty space I made this card - 
the idea for which has been rolling around in my head for a couple days.
Take a look:
Stamp set - "Smarty Pants" by Kraftin' Kimmie

The challenge from last Saturday at Kraftin' Kimmie was "Doodling".
I must admit that doodling makes my heart pound in fear 
as I am not at all comfortable with my doodling abilities :o).
But... part of why I participate in these on-line challenges is
to try new things and hopefully grow as a card crafter.
So, even though I missed the deadline for that particular challenge,
I was able to still make the deadline for the Kraftin' Kimmie  
Now that I look at it, it doesn't seem so bad at all.
In fact, I kind of like my messy doodling :o) and might try it again.
 That is a BIG might - but still a possibility - lol!

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Stampin Royalty Challenge #236 "Anything Goes"
Sister Act Challenge #65 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much friends for stopping by to visit me today!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, July 12, 2014

MTTC #253 - Paper Piecing

Hello friends!  So nice of you to stop by to visit me today.
A special hello to my newest follower - granmargaret :o) 

It's been a busy past couple of weeks for me with not much time for crafting.
Summer is so short here - and there are lots of outside projects to do.
Plus I want to soak up as much of the sunshine and fresh air as I can :o).

This fortnight the MTTC Challenge #253 is Paper Piecing. 
Here's my DT card to share with you:

No one in particular in mind for this card. I was cleaning out some baskets 
of stamps to get ready to sell and came across this darling duck
and it seemed like a perfect stamp to use paper piecing with.

I really enjoyed seeing the Christmas creations in the last MTTC Challenge.
I can't wait to see what you create for MTTC #253 using Paper Piecing.
My lovely DT pals have also made some wonderful creations to share with you.
Won't you pop on over to their blogs and say "hi" too?

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #230  Forever Young
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Things with Wings
Love to Create - Challenge #123 Fussy and Fancy or Clean and Layered

That's it for me today. Thanks so much for visiting!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Kylie!

Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you...Happy Birthday dearest Kylie...
Happy Birthday to YYYOOOOOUUUUU! 
And...Many More :o)

Wasn't that the best blog singin' you ever heard? LOL.

This week we are celebrating the birthday of a lovely lady
named Kylie Purtell - Whooot Whooot. 

Our sweet blogging pal Loll Thompson has organized a fun birthday hop 
in Kylie's honor. Be sure to pop over to Loll's blog to get the details 
and see the links to all the other blogs and cards.

For a while Kylie was addicted to butterflies.  But I see that she has 
dropped that from her blog now.  Hmmmm...wonder what she is addicted to now?
Well no matter for now since my card for her has a cute littlebutterfly on it.
Cheers to you Kylie: 

Kylie, dear friend, I hope that you have the most amazing birthday 
and that this next year of life is full of many blessings and great happiness.
So thankful to have met you and have the opportunity to celebrate you.
Big {{{HUGS}}}} D

P.S. For those of you who may be wondering, this cute image,
sentiments and papers are from Deedee's Digis.
The set is called "Bugs and Blooms"
You can purchase it here

Friday, July 4, 2014

Christmas in July - first ever Blog Hop - 52CCT!

Hello, friends!  Welcome to July at 52CCT!  
Welcome to the 52 {Christmas} Card Christmas in July Blog Hop!  If you've arrived here from Asha's blog, you are on the right track!  If you haven't and want to participate for a chance to win honors and/or prizes, please go back to the original hop post and follow along with us!  

So, what do you need to do to participate and have a chance to win?!  Leave a comment at each stop along the way (including the main challenge post) and then make a Christmas creation based on one or all of the following prompts and then link it up below! Participate as many times as you like this month.  
Maybe each week you might want to try a different challenge (see prompts below).  

Here are the prompts to inspire you:
(Choose one, two, three, or all four!)

Four different shades of pink from lightest to darkest, grey and light green.

For my DT card this month I used the color challenge.
Take a look:

Thank you for coming by to leave a comment!  Don't forget--hop along with us starting at the original 52CCT post for multiple chances to win honors and prizes!  Your next stop will be be Deborah's blog
Merry Hopping! 

I'm entering my card in these following challenges too:
Christmas Card Challenges #31 - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - July - Non- Traditional Colors
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Deedee's Digis - July Digi of the Month - "So Cool"

Hello friends! A special shout-out to my newest follower Zella.
So happy to have you along in my creative journey.

Now that June has just somehow evaporated (poof, where did it go?),
 it's time for another monthly challenge at Deedee's Digis.  
Here's the newest Digi
Talk about cute - right?!!

If you participated last month in Deedee's June Digi of the Month Challenge
you should receive this set for free to use in July.  

If you are just joining us and want to get started, you can purchase the 
July Digi of the Month set  in Deedee's Shop for the very awesome price of $1.25.
Then make and share a project with us on the challenge site to get a free image
in August.  Pretty cool - huh?

Here's my DT card to share with and inspire you this month:

Doesn't this just make you smile :o)
Decided to keep it CAS and let that darling penguin take center stage.
I found that great paper in my stash. Love how it mimics ice cubes.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #78 Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark 
(like a moth to a flame I'm already back and playing along - lol)
Come and Get it Challenges - Animals
Crafty Catz -Challenge 237 "Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

That's all from me today friends.
Today is supposed to be 90 degrees. Hoping to get outside and
enjoy that warmth - at least a little.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D