Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Wise and Precious House.... WAW Guest

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice

I am so very sorry to have been away for so long. seizures and migraines have been keeping me in bed. being on the computer is like kryptonite to Superman - sure to send me straight to seizure city.

this post is going to be super fast, only because it is already a week late for my guest posting over at Word Art Wednesday. thankfully they are a very kind and forgiving bunch. ;)  and I'm ever so happy that I was able to get my projects completed ahead of time since these were the last things I made before everything hit. nothing crafty has been done in weeks, sadly. :(

anyhow, y'all don't want to hear about any of that. on to my card. papers are from the Basic Grey Origins collection, precious little cottage digi is by Saturated Canary, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon and seam binding (distressed with inks) are from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and buttons are from my vintage stash. doily was sprayed with several shades of glimmer mist. accent dots were added to card base with a white gel pen.

thanks for your patience in waiting on posts from me! sure does mean a lot! I hope to be back to crafting in the next few weeks. it normally takes about that long for my seizures to cycle through....

if, by chance, I have won any challenges, please pop me an email. I haven't been around to check the challenge blogs in ages because it is just too hard on my head. I'll try to get caught up on that as soon as I can. if you happen to come across my name, I would be ever so grateful if you could shoot me a message. thank you! :)

have a great day! love to all of you! :)

Creative Moments - anything goes
Classic DT Open Ch - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Sunny Day - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes w'patterned paper
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Paradise of Stamps - anything goes
Crafty Friends - anything goes

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sun Fun Beach Kitty

Winner at Show Us Your Cats
Winner at Crafty Calendar

Coffee of the Day - Salted Caramel

I have a fun little shaped card to share with all of you today. I know it seems like it's been ages since I last shared anything with you. so very sorry about that. been so busy behind the scenes getting projects made for upcoming posts. :) horrid tease, aren't I?!

I am also joining the Doctor Digi DT over on their Facebook page, posting every other Thursday. the images are a hoot, some causing eyebrows to raise! not in an offensive way by any means, so don't worry.

edit - sadly some health issues have come up so I am now a 'one hit wonder' with this team. I'm not going to be able to be a part afterall, much to my dismay. but please do head to the store and Facebook group to see all of the fun things they have to inspire you.

Today is my first day posting, so pop over to the group. if you head to the store, you'll find sections of both free images as well as some called 'cheapies.' both of the images on my card today come from these 2 areas.

I placed the fun cat, Schrodinger (ha! the nerd in me loves this!!) under the beach umbrella and then fussy cut the scene. I then painted in a little sand and ocean for him. the great sun card shape is a template from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

papers are from the Basic Grey Shine On collection, buttons are from my vintage stash, red twine is from Michael's, and little flower is by Wild Orchid Crafts. sentiment was generated on the label maker.

p.s. I have a secret I have been hiding. Moon Pie, our rescue cat from 2 months ago, has an online girlfriend. yep. it's out now. meet Princess Anna. she is the model for my cat coloring these days. because it's not easy to paint a black cat and not have it look like a blob. so I seem to always paint Anna. grins! isn't she a beauty though? he comes up to the monitor every time my friend, Debra, posts a piccy of her. isn't that a hoot? he is smitten!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a most amazing day! :)

Crafty Creations - on the beach
Double D Challenges - I love polka dots (why, yes, I do!)
Creative Moments - anything goes with circles option
Show Us Your Cats - anything goes with a cat
Deep Ocean - seaside/beach
Classic DT Open Ch - anything goes
Critters and Creatures linky party - anything goes with a critter or creature
Cutie Pie - cute plus work, rest, or play
Animal Friends - summer
Country View - hot summer days
Creatalicious - sea/beach
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes w/patterned paper
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
Allsorts - spots and stripes
Crafty Calendar - summer fun
Dare 2B Artzy - animals

Thursday, August 4, 2016

YOU are the Definition of Gracious! plus a bit of news...

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Cupcake

Hello to all of you lovely Bells!

I don't know about you, but I always seem to be in the need of thank you cards. almost every image Elisabeth Bell creates can be used for a thank you themed project. it's super easy to add your own thank you type sentiment to most any of the images from her wonderful store!

I have taken the precious 'Little Miss Mouse' image and added a great sentiment from Create with TLC so that my card is ready to send off to a fabulous friend. adding pretty papers from the Basic Grey PB & J collection, Zipper Stop seam binding, and embellishments lets my friend know I think she is pretty special and appreciate all she has done for me! :)

buttons are from my vintage stash, dies are by Spellbinders, and sentiment & banner punches are by SU!. large golden colored flower and pretty aqua sparkle in lower corner are from Michael's. other flowers & leaf are from Wild Orchid Crafts. the fairy's wings are accented with a wink of stella glitter pen and distress stickles are in the center of each golden flower.

I'm so excited to announce that I'm now a permanent part of The Digi Bells Design Team! this is like a dream come true! :)

please be sure to welcome our new Guest Designers as they post in the next few days. :) and join our latest challenge, too! always something fun going on over at The Digi Bells!

thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Crafty Boots - use a stamp
Artistic Inspiration - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - summer floral
Get Creative - lots of blue
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Crazy Challenge - sunshine and smiles
Card and Scrap - anything goes
CCC Digi - anything goes
Emerald Faeries - make it sparkle (wink of stella glitter pen, distress stickles, aqua sparkle gem)
World Wide Open DT Ch - anything goes
Robyn's Fetish - faeries

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have Faith and Be a Fisher of Men

Winner at Little Miss Muffet

Coffee of the Day - Carrot Cake

Today I have the honor of letting all of you know that I have been invited back to the WordArt Wednesday challenge blog all this month as a guest designer! I was so excited when Karen sent me the email asking if I would like to return. :) of course!  it's always an honor to be asked to be a guest designer with a blog, but especially one that glorifies God in such a beautiful way as these ladies do.

Today's lovely scripture really spoke to me  as a back to school card for our youngest son, Ryan. he is in school in Indiana pursuing a double major in both Youth & Children's Ministries. he has been away all summer in an internship with a huge church there. I know God has Ryan exactly where he needs to be. :) This beautiful scripture today, paired on the inside with Matthew 4:19 "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." go so perfectly with this adorable stamp from Kraftin'Kimmie.

papers are from the Basic Grey Bowties collection,  Kraftin'Kimmie stamp is a retired one called Fishin' Friends, orange seam binding is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, while orange jute string/twine is my fabby Michael's find. buttons are from my vintage stash. die for scripture is by Spellbinders, and little grass snippet die is by My Favorite Things. accent dots were made with a white gel pen and a small piece of a Starbucks coffee cozy was inked to nestle beneath the cut out fisherman with his pup. :)

thank you so much for stopping by today! may your day overflow with joy in all that you do! :) and hello to my most recent followers! I'm so happy to have you here!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wed. - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - tic tac toe: button, patterned paper, ribbon/twine
Craft-Dee-BowZ - anything goes with a handmade bow
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Dream Valley - buttons & bows
Male Room - Olympics/sports
Scrappy Hands - sports

Monday, August 1, 2016

Winter Friends Bring Christmas Joy

Winner at Delicious Doodles

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Hazelnut

Just another manic Monday..... grins! now you will have that wonderful song stuck in your head all day - grins! so while you sing along, I'll share with you my newest creation for the monthly challenge over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra. :) as always, we are sponsored by Bugaboo, so get your holiday bells ringing so you can play along for a chance to win some cute images!

I have used the adorable Peekers - Winter Friends image on my card, along with papers from the Basic Grey 25th & Pine collection and a sentiment from Create with TLC. liquid applique and shimmerz paint accents were added to her hat, while little touches with a spica clear glitter pen were added elsewhere on the main image. stickles covers the snow on the ground.

pink seam binding is from Zipper Stop, gorgeous ombre lace trim is vintage as are the buttons, large glitter rose is from Michael's, and the rest are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

thank you so much for stopping by! I hope your week is off to a great start! :)

Sweet Sketch - sketch turned on its side
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
ATG with Create with TLC - anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge - anything Christmas goes
Glory of Christmas - use kraft cs (card base)
Allsorts - a touch of sparkle
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas in July
Classic DT Open Ch - anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - anything Christmas goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - anything Christmas goes
Little Claire's Designs - anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - anything goes
Art by Miran - anything goes
As You Like It - fave papers & why (Basic Grey without a doubt! anyone who knows me knows that I have been a BG gal from the very beginning. their style suits my vintage/shabby style to a T! even their more retro designs can always find a way onto my projects. even though they have retired, I still use them on almost every project!)
Delicious Doodles - All Creatures Great and Small