Saturday, October 31, 2009

Unscripted sketch 29

This will be my last card today, and for a few days actually as I have 3 days of 12 hour shifts coming up, so no time to craft for a while. This card is for the Unscripted Sketch. I used my beloved Cosmo Cricket paper again paired with a Gink K stamp from awhile back. Ribbon and sentiment from Papertrey, and clip is from CTMH. I hope to be able to practice a little more with my copics and get better with coloring. Need to check out a few tutorials I think! Don't forget to set your clocks back tonight before bed...daylight savings time ends! Hurrah for the extra hour of sleep!
Have a good rest of the weekend. Later!

Card Patterns Saturday Challenge #39

I have been doing several blue Santas this year for some reason. I wonder if he minds? I have 3 different challenges I'm going to try and get in on today, so if you check back later there may be another post! This is for the Card Patterns challenge if you want to go over and check out the sketch.
I just got back a little bit ago from the big Neewollah parade (Halloween spelled backwards!). If you're not from around southeast Kansas, it's a very big deal around here. Lots of bands from all over Kansas, floats, clowns etc. This year there was 144 entries into the parade, so it's usually always at least 2 hours long. There's also a carnival, food stands, arts and crafts, theaters, numerous bands, (some well known..Smash Mouth for one this year, and some not so well known) but always good! It carries on for almost a week. I usually don't go as I don't like to fight the crowd (trust me, there are huge crowds),but I decided to go with my daughter and grandson this year. I must say, I'm glad I did. It was fun. But I opted out of the carnival and rides and came on home...after all...I have card challenges to do! Have a great Saturday!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge Card

I love how this card turned out! I fell in love with PaperTrey Inks "On my couch" stamp sets designed by Lisa Johnson. It makes paper piecing furniture so much fun! Almost like re-arranging your house without all the effort. There's all kinds of lamps and pillows...even a cat you can put on the couch. Too much fun! I love just as much these papers from Cosmo Cricket. I reach for these papers all the time..(note to self, order some more soon!) This card is from the sketch challenge over at Taylored Expressions. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween. Remember to watch out for the little ones!

Thursday Cute Card & Friday Sketcher Challenge

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are all doing wonderfully well! It is bitter cold here in Kansas with a brisk southwestern wind. I went for a walk earlier this afternoon and had to have a stocking cap, gloves, and 2 jackets! When I got back in, I was ready for a nice warm cup of cocoa! Which in turn fit right in with the Thursday Cute Card which was to make a card with a drink or cocktail on it. I used some liquid applique to look like whipped cream sprinkled with a little chocolate (brown chalk sprinkles). Hmmmm....
Here's a close up look of the "whipped cream"...

Now, I used the sketch from the Friday Sketcher site for the design of the card. Below is the sketch, so play along and make a card!
I'll be back later with a card from Taylor's Expression's cupcake challenge! If I don't see you again...have a wonderful weekend and spend some time with those important people in your life!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Got Milk? (You know, to dip the gingerbread man in?)

Good's early, about 3AM central time. The day will soon be here with all it's challenges, but for now... got my coffee, waking up alittle before I spend some time with God, then off to work. I have a couple of 12 hour shifts to do the next couple days, so I won't be back until Friday to catch up on this weeks challenges.
This card is from an older sketch that I never posted. I used a little liquid applique on the "man" for frosting. Stamp is from PTI. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Remember, you're in charge of your own attitude! Make it a good one and be a blessing to someone today! Later...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mercy Tuesday Sketch Challenge #45

Good morning! I poured myself a cup of coffee and started right to work on Mercy Tuesday's challenge card today. I took a little liberty and added the flower as another focal point as I thought it looked a little plain otherwise...still not sure if I like it all that well! Oh well, it is what it is!
I'm going to be making a special sympathy card for my sis and her hubby today. They had to put their little dog down yesterday due to cancer, and they are devastated. The dog was their faithful family member and went everywhere with them, loved like a child. Some people don't understand that love for a pet, but for those of us who love our furry friends the pain of loss is all too real. But I know that my God comforts in loss of pets too, because, that's just the way He is! What makes us, His children sad, makes Him sad also. Later...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mojo Monday #110

I got my Papertrey Ink goodies in the mail today, so decided to use them for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge today. I used Holiday Button Bits and PTI paper along with aqua mist buttons. I was excited to find 2 glittered buttons in the batch that looked just perfect for Christmas tree bulbs, along with one that had some red swirls that fit right in with the color scheme! Can't get better then that! I would never have thought of using red and aqua mist and ocean tides together, but the colors were all in the patterned paper, so I gave it a try. The sun came out a little while ago, so I'm going to head out for a walk in a little bit. Have a great day. See you on Tuesday for Mercy Tuesday sketch challenge!

Sweet Sunday, 365 cards challenge & Stampin' Sister's in Christ Challenge

Hello everyone! Happy Monday to you all! I'm so happy that I was able to combine 3 challenges into one card this morning. Sweet Sunday challenge #41 for the sketch, 365 cards challenge to use some kind of stick pin, and Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge to show thankfulness. I even had the very verse stamp that was used for the inspiration over at Stampin' Sisters! I have to do a few chores around the house today before I can play anymore, but I'll be back later with the Mojo Monday sketch hopefully. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by. God Bless and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Card Patterns Saturday Challenge #38

It's a lazy Saturday with not much going on, so I whipped up this card for the Card Patterns
sketch challenge. It's a beautiful fall day outside, so am fixing to go outside and enjoy it. I might even get a chance to take a little nap this afternoon! Thanks for stopping by...I'll be back on Monday! Have a great rest of the weekend.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.....

Okay, this is my final challenge card for today. This challenge was from the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog site. The challenge this week is to make a card or project that features the nativity or religious theme of Christ's birth. I used a stamp set from Close To My Heart called Let us Adore Him. And although the actual scripture verse used on the Stampin' Sisters in Christ site was Luke 2:11, my verse is actually Luke 2:12. Papers and ribbon are also from CTMH. I hope you've enjoyed seeing all my challenge cards posted today, and also hope you jump on the challenge band wagon and do some challenges yourself. Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm...that cold October wind is blowing from the north....a good nite for soup I think. Till later......

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge 88

Fridays sketch challenge over at Tayored Expressions is posted. I decided on doing Santa in a non-traditional color scheme. I must say I like it. It's a fairly simple card. I paper-pieced Santa's robe as I didn't have any copics or pencils that quite matched that color of blue.

Here's the sketch to follow:
Hop on over and see some of the great cards being posted for this challenge.

Christmas Joy - Friday Sketchers Challenge 75

I have several sketches to do today, so I'll post them as I get them done. Here's the first from "Friday's Sketchers" site. I don't make square cards very often, so it was fun to do something different from my norm. It's one more Christmas card done and in my stash ready to be mailed off after Thanksgiving! Yeah!
Here's the original sketch:
It's really fun to play along with these sketch challenges. It broadens your imagination, gets some cards done, and sometimes you even have a chance to win some fun stuff!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cute Card Thursday...Challenge 83..Candy Corn

Today's challenge is "Candy Corn" which really is any candy or sweet themed card. I decided to use the gingerbread man from CTMH's "Gingerbread" stamp set. Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink "Everyday Button Bits" and paper is from Basic Grey "Figgy". I thought the gingerbread man had to have googly eyes, and a few sparkle buttons. I should have used liquid applique to make frosting swirls on his arms and legs, but was too lazy to go dig it out! I used to love to read my kids the gingerbread man story. Always when I'd made gingerbread cookies they'd play with them, chasing each other around chanting the gingerbread song "Catch me, catch me if you can...can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man... until they finally would chomp their heads off (including of course all the graphic screams of someone getting their heads chopped off, or arms, or legs...!) Makes me want to go whip up a batch of gingerbread cookies!
Have a happy day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sweet Sunday sketch challenge #40 final post final sketch challenge! It's tough working on the days of the sketch challenges cause then I have to make them all quickly to get them up in the right week! I was happy to see this sketch as it gave me a chance to break out my papertrey ink stamp set "Quilters Sampler". I haven't used this stamp set near as much as I should!
Sorry the picture is a little blurry. It was getting dark in my room, but didn't want to use flash!
I've had a good day catching up on all the challenges. Hope you all got to play a little today also!

Mercy Tuesday Sketch Challenge #44

Mercy Sketch Challenge #44 - I like this one...a little off balance... just like me most of the time!
I used the "Fruit of the Spirit" stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs.
Here's the along and have some fun!

Have a great day!

Mojo Monday on Wednesday!

After doing a quick run through of my house today to pick things up and do some laundry, I was finally able to play and do Monday's sketch. Here's the sketch for this week:
Here's my card made with the sketch.

Have you noticed how early and how colorful the trees are this year? I don't know if the weather and moisture were just right or what, but the colors of even the plain ole oak trees are so much deeper and prettier then normal this year. Anyway, that's the inspiration for my card: fall colors, fall papers, fall sentiment.....I am a fall kind of gal!! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I love PaperTrey Inks stamp set Believe and have used it several times on my Christmas cards for this year. The tree is easy to color, just adding some darker green highlights here and there. You can't really tell it in this picture, but I put some gloss on the holly berries with some liquid glass (CTMH) so they shine. I've added some depth with some pop dots. Pretty simple card. Sometimes simple is best! (my own theory!)
Today is Mojo Monday, so make sure and play. I won't be able to make and post a card until Wednesday since I work today and tomorrow. After 12 hours at work, my idea of a good time is pajamas, recliner to check out the news for a bit, and bed.
It looks to be a beautiful day today so make sure you enjoy it. Each day is a gift you know!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Christmas Blessings.......

I didn't get a sketch challenge done today as I was babysitting my grandson last night and today. He came and spent the night while his mom was working. I can't tell you how many games of "Yahtzee" and "Sorry" we played. We then found a chicken invasion game on the computer we played until we both was too tired to hold our eyes open any longer! But even after going to bed I didn't sleep, as Wyatt is a real bed hog...feet on my face, feet over my shoulders, feet wrapped up in the blankets till they're ripped from the bed, feet in my get the picture? No sleep for grandma at all! I'll be happy to hit the bed tonight! Then this afternoon he drug out all of his Thomas the train stuff he hasn't played with for a year or so and my entire scrapbook room was a maze of railroad tracks, buildings, and trains....but I digress. Since I don't have a challenge card to show you, I'll post another Christmas card I made this last week. I think I have about 15 in my stash now. I'm hoping to get several more made later this week to add to my growing pile. I'll be happy to have my cards made early this year! Now if I just remember to send them! Have a great rest of the weekend...I'll be at work!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday's Card Sketch Challenge!

Today is Fridays sketch challenge over at Taylored Expressions ..I'm trying to find you guys a challenge for each day of the week...3 so far...still looking for others! Now this doesn't mean I'll get a card done for each one on the day it is posted....but, I am going to try. I love getting inspiration from others out there in blog land! I need all the inspiration I can get! Here's the sketch for today:

And here's the card I made for today's sketch. It's pretty simple, but I like it. Papers are from Cosmo Cricket and cardstock from PaperTrey Ink. Stamp set is Papertrey Inks Everyday Button Bits
It's a beautiful crisp, sunshiny day today. Perfect day for a walk, so I'll be heading out in a bit!Supper is cooking in the crock pot, my house is all clean....don't ya just love those kind of days where there isn't anything pressing and you can just relax and do whatever? They don't come around very often, so you gotta enjoy them when you can! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Christmas season begins.....

I promised you lots of Christmas cards coming up over the next few weeks. I'm working on getting mine done early this year! So far I haven't made any duplicates, so they are all different. That's something new for me. I usually make only 2 or 3 different styles and then make multiple copies of each. But decided against that this year. But because I'm doing that, I have to start much earlier to get them all done! That's good news for you! You get lots of eye candy to look at, and maybe you will even borrow a few ideas for your own cards! I love snowmen, always so jolly and happy. Oh to have the cares of a snowman....well, come to think of it, that might not be so good if you have a sunny day huh? Hope you have some sunshine in your day today!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Hey are ya? Here's the other card I made for the grandkids for Halloween. Spooky, huh? I've decided I'm just going to send the kiddies a little cash instead of adding to all the tooth decaying candy they're already going to have. Then they can decide what they want. Do you have as hard a time buying for your kids or grandkids these days? It's so hard to buy them something they don't already have, or don't's just so much easier to give them some bucks and let them buy their own. Fortunately, my grandkiddies are old enough now that they can appreciate picking out what they want, and don't miss unwrapping the package so much. - Don't forget, you can click on the picture to get a closer look at the details of the card. Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 you!

Want a little scary? Well, ok, not very scary, but very cute! This is one of the cards I made for my grandkiddies for halloween. I thought the little pumpkin kid was soooo cute and reminded me of my little ones when they were younger. I can't say I'm sorry I'm not out in the cold going door to door anymore tripping and falling and tearing their costumes, not to mention spilling their candy all over the ground, having to get down on your hands and knees and hunt in the dark for every last piece amid all the tears....oh yeah, don't miss that at all! Have a goodie!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm alive.....and a card sketch!

Wow, I bet everyone thought I had skipped the country!! Well, I actually did for awhile. I went to Texas and stayed with my sister for a week at the end of September. It was so much fun. We laughed, we cried, we shopped, we painted ceramics (she has a huge garage full of ceramic molds and pours her own, fires them in a kiln...the whole enchilada!), and we walked, ate, tried new recipes. ...It was a blast. God has been so good to me to give me such a sister as Sharon! Then when I got back home, I decided it was time to fall house down came all the curtains, cleaned cupboards, closents get the drift. So needless to say, I've been busy...just not blogging! But...I think I'm all caught up now and ready to get back in the groove! I'm going to start doing the MojoMonday sketch as often as I can (tho it may not always be on Monday) - the sketch stays up for a week, so play along if you like! Here's todays sketch
And here's my version! I needed a congratulations/good luck card for a friend at work who has accepted a job with the VA and will be moving on, so wanted to wish her well on her new endeavor!
I have lots of fall, halloween, and Christmas cards to share in the days to come, so check back often. I'll try and put a new one up each day for awhile.....(till I get ya trained to come and see again!)
Have a wonderful day...God Bless!