Monday, October 15, 2012

a few projects

Ahhh  Fall time!  Cool, crisp mornings....the warmth of the sun.  I just LOVE this time of year! 
I have been able to enjoy a couple mornings just sittin' on the deck sippin' my coffee.  With this weather, I've been cravin' me some Vanilla Carmel Coffee Mate....I guess I better get me some.

One morning while sittin' outside I asked my hubby to cut me a few my surprise he presented me with three boards.  I got out my paints and this is what I came up with....
I'd still like to add something like raffia or ribbon....just not sure!
I also made a few paper pumpkins.
Thinkin' about on the back side of the BOO adding a Christmas type paper then painting JOY. 
Whatcha think?

I've also been inspired by of coarse Pinterest (who hasn't ~ right?) and have several other little things going on.  Once completed, I'll share.
Until then, I'm hoping to get a challenge in.....

Sunday, September 30, 2012

a challenge....finally!

Do you ever just have one of those days??? 
This morning I was up before 6 am (yes AM) after telling my hubby last night that
I really wanted to sleep in..haha said the 4 legged hounds!  
After seeing my sister's projects I thought I'd better get my creative mind a going!  Once again, haha..a nap sounded better. 
However, I did still have a productive day, but once again my blog gets the last of my attention. 
I checked out several blogs for inspiration
and decided that Retro Sketches had a challenge that I needed to do.

retrosketches #31...


Isn't fall time a beautiful time of year?
October Afternoon is such pretty paper!
Whatcha think?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Fall Ya'll

It's a beautiful fall day here in NW Arkansas!
I spent the morning outside with the hounds enjoying the warmth of the sun.  However, sneezing like crazy.
I did manage to get some playing around in the craftin' room done....
my little Halloween canvas.  I used Claudine Hellmuth's Studio multi-medium gloss with Adorn It Halloween paper.  The black bird is chipboard that I stamped with black then put Glossy accents on it.  Stamped happy halloween & bird with a fence on the lower right side, put a little orange string around it then painted the little stand.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Whatcha think?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Missin' in action.....

Help.....I've fallin' & I can't seem to get back into 'blog-land'.  Wow I really can't believe it's been 3 months....don't ask because I can't even come up with a good excuse.  I guess with my step son's wedding, a friend's wedding, doggie classes and life in general, it just got put on the back burner.

I don't have any pictures of projects, however, I've been working on a few new things.  I made a couple pumpkins using a circle punch and a mini canvas.  Hoping that take two will work on the canvas...not too happy with the results of the first try.  Sooooo......since I remembered my password & how to type to post on my blog again.....I'll be back.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

An unexpected gift ~

Ya know I wasn't planning on playing along, however, I received an unexpected gift that needed a cute Thank you card. you go....

Thank you to Retro Sketches for my inspiration today! 

I really enjoy your blog! 

Not feelin' challenged today...

My posts are usually linked to a challenge or even two....I've been a little under the weather this week, so no challenges, just a couple man-cards.  Of coarse, I offered to make a card for 'the head' guy's birthday at work...I know...I could have used one of the challenges as inspiration, but wow by the time I checked them out, over 100 + entries already.  Any they are.....

 Inside I stamped...You're not getting any younger...step on it!  Happy Birthday.
Just "Happy Birthday" inside this one.

I figured the ladies could choose which one they wanted to give.
I like the kid on the bike best.
Whatcha' think?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


These past few weeks have been a world wind. 
I finally made myself sit down this evening to make a card. 
Retro Sketches had an awesome sketch using a tag.  I love tags! 

 Then CAS-ual Friday's challenge was a Masculine card using designer paper. 
Well, with Father's Day right around the corner, it got me thinkin' ....

This is what I came up with using pieces of scraps from My Mind's Eye paper. 

Whatcha think?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Whippet Wednesday

 Doc & Zeke (at Grandma's)

 Zeke, enjoying the sunroom
Hey...that's no's Corky...the Brussels Griffon & Doc.

My Gang ... the four legged kiddos!

a retro challenge

Happy Wednesday! 
Since I work Saturday, I had today off...yay!!!
Anybody that knows me, knows that I'm crazy in love with my dogs.....which inspired my retro sketch card challenge today.

Whatcha think?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

ahhh Spring ...

What a wonderful time of year ! 
All the newness.... birds singing, blooms galore with beautiful rich colors.

I've decided that this year is going to be all about 'the newness'.  I'm entering my first double challenge.  CAS-ual Fridays April showers bring May flowers

So, what do ya think?
I know one thing, I wish my camera took better pictures.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Slug bug ....

Cas-ual Fridays challenge this week is 'getting your sketch on'....I actually had a hard time trying to figure out what to do.  Needless to say, I kind of switched things around a little.

I found this beetle stamp several years ago at an Estate matches up nicely with the 'just to bug you' stamp...don't ya think?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Opposites Attract...

Remember Paula Abdul's song..."Opposites attract"?  I loved that song.
I really enjoyed coming up with an opposites attract color scheme for this weeks challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

 I used yellow &, whatcha think? 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Just Because....

Ahhhhh...a day off in the middle of the week.  After some cleaning I decided that I needed to play.  I haven't used my Big Shot & Copics for awhile, soooo....I'm playing along with Bombshell Stamps April Sketch Challenge today.  I have several of the Bombshell stamps and love the, how'd I do? 

supplies: Echo Park 'Happy days' paper, pearls, ribbon, copics,
Nestabilities, and of coarse..Bombshell Angel.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy Easter....

What a week....I'm glad that I had an opportunity to sit down & put a simple little card together this morning.  The sun's shining...the birds are chirping....

Cas-ual Friday's challenge was something you'd find in an Easter basket....of coarse nothing's better than a little bunny.
Have a beautiful day !

Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Beginnings & Name That Tune

Hello....after a lot of brainstorming and the desire to challenge my card making....I've decided to start a blog just for my cards.  My previous blog was a mixture of goodies....thrifty finds, antiques, dogs that I beautified, and my cards.  Therefore, I'm going to 'celebrate' with my very first challenge at Cas-ual Fridays .. Name that Tune.

Celebrate & have a good time...come on...

Gotta love the 80's 

  supplies used:  Echo Park Paper (Happy Days), BoBunny Aquamarine Dot, Recollections pearls, Stickles-silver. Rubber stampede, Memento tuxedo black