Saturday, September 28, 2013

I keep telling myself it's Autumn

Welcome to the weekend. It was a beautiful day here in Arizona. We enjoyed low 90s. This is the beginning of the gorgeous weather that we enjoy. It will last right through Christmas. Then, in my opinion, it gets a bit too chilly, but many people think the low 50s are great too.

So back East, my former neighbors are enjoying the falling leaves. I do miss that beautiful sight, but I could do without the raking. This digi stamp shows how much children enjoy this time of year.
Unfortunately, though I know it was a freebie, she is no where to be found. I printed four to a page and used them all. If you use digi stamps, you do need to keep records for blogging purposes.

Nestabilities Fall Foliage and banners, a little washi tape, some fussy cutting and lots of coloring round out my card.  I'm entering my card in the Simply Create Too  Fall/Autumn, no. 47. Why not join us?

Have a fun-filled weekend. 


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bugs, But No Butterflies

Well, I was feeling badly about posting a card with a snail and making poor excuses for not using a but, so, here is a C&S bug card. That little ladybug is from set as the snail posted last week...CTMH.

Ladybugs are my third favorite bug, after bees and ants. Yes, I love bugs, I do not wave bees away and I do my best not to step on ants. They're right up there with my love for frogs. So here's a ladybug BD card which I'll have to give to someone who likes bugs almost as much as me.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Simply Create Too Challenge no. 46

Hi Stampers,
The weekend has begun. I have a brunch tomorrow which I'm supposed to be making a light dessert for and I just don't feel like doing it. Unfortunately, it's gotta get done, since it's a specific request and I got a text reminding me to do it by the hostess today. I need to go to the store and I'm bummed about it as I put it off and now it's evening...I no longer drive after sundown....ahhh aging. The eye doctor is watching the cataracts, but my health insurance won't cover surgery until they get to a certain point of awful. In the meantime, my 15 yr. old grandson is hoping it won't be until well after he's earned his driver's license..ha ha.

So, at Simply Create Too, I will have a card up for the mid-week post that has a snail image and then I had the nerve to use a sentiment that says, "Love Bug".  Our awesome team leader, Diane, chose my challenge theme for this challenge. But I didn't stick with the program. A snail is not a bug, but I've waited about 4 years to use the set from my Close To My Heart demo days and I was bound and determined to do so with a little word license I'm afraid. I also wanted to use my cloud die that's been around for a while The only new toys are the hexagon shapes and the dsp.

Here's my card.

Simply Create Too challenge blog. You have two weeks. I'll bet you have several bugs in your stamp collection. Don't be like me...follow instructions and avoid having rotten tomatoes being thrown and have a great weekend.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"New To Me" challenge

Hi Stamping Community....I've been making cards like crazy and I've been in need of some fresh sketches. By blogging hopping and searching, which seems to take over much of my free time, I found
this one here STAMPlorations Holiday Papercrafting ChallengeThe sketch was fresh and new so I went with it.

Here's the sketch I followed.

I just received a bunch of dies from Overstock and the Spellbinders Fall Foliage was one set. Then I used an embossing folder from Darice and a Cherry Lynn die on the top. The banner is from a hostess rewards stamp set in the new catty. The ink is from Memento and the paper is SU and/or Geo. Pac. I used SU's new Candy Dots for the embellies to the  banner. 

This sketch will work with flowers and those hexies that are the rage....gotta use this one again.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Before I Go Check Out the LIM challenge for the week....

Yup, I've gone and done it again....made a card within 24 hours or so of checking on a challenge and then not posting it forthwith. Has that ever happened to you? Life got busy what with my SIL graduating with a well-earned Masters Degree and his parents coming from NC to share his joy. Having never met them in the 10 yrs., my daughter has been married to their son, this was just too busy and happy a time for me to retreat to my craft room. So, with the new challenge probably hovering in my sidebar this minute, I give you a looksie at the one I made for last weeks.

We were to use watercolors. And so I colored this lone tulip with my water colors and used an embossing folder. Then it's matted on the same cs.

Now for a peek at THIS week's challenge. I hope you can join the Limettes too.
Have a happy and blessed weekend.