Friday, August 18, 2017

Cactus Hello

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

My kids and I officially made it through the first week of homeschooling! Woohoo! My kids have been enjoying themselves, which makes me think we made the right decision this year. I mean, they're actually looking forward to Monday! Say, what?!...lol I'm just happy they're enjoying it and the transitioning seems to be going smooth for them. :)

Anyhow, I do have a card to share today! Yay!
(Which my crafty time is certainly more in the evening now.)

I'm playing along with the current CASology Challenge.


It's like the challenge was calling to me...When I saw the cue card, I thought this couldn't be anymore fitting...I just happened to have a new cactus set sitting on my desk waiting to be inked up! Seriously, that rarely happens for me. So this was kinda a big deal. lol


Keeping things simple, I just stamped on my images and then did a little coloring with colored pencils. Once done I added my sentiment and topped things off with some twine. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...See you soon!

AJVD post-I understand.

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm quickly swinging in today to share a sneak peek of my card up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

One kind word...

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday! (I believe? lol)
Hope all is well?!...

As you can tell, I'm not too sure what day it is. lol I've been watching and attending all these live class sessions for homeschooling and my kids have pretty much been doing the same thing. Though, their sessions are way more fun. lol Next week suppose to be more of a 'on track' week for scheduling with classes and whatnot, so things should start to settle down some and become more routine. ;) Annnd once things get more routine, I should be finding that sweet spot for crafty time. (fingers crossed...it'll probably be at night, but it's still crafty time. lol)

Anyhow, I am stopping in today to share a card I made for the current Altenew August Inspiration Challenge.


Gorgeous, right?!...
If you know me, you know that these colors are nowhere near my go to colors. lol Though I am happy to say, I tried my best annnd I enjoyed going outside of my norm. ;) 


Well?...I started with focusing on my flowers, which I used blues for. Then brown for my leaves. After I was stumped for a bit trying to think if I wanted a white base or colored or patterned, etc. As you can see, I went with using patterned paper. I thought the strips played well with everything?...


To finish things off, I added some gold sequins and my sentiment down at the bottom. Not too hard, right?!... ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Wishing you...

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday!
Hope all is well?!...

Things have been so busy here, lately! And even with things being so busy, I still managed to find some 'escape time'. Yay! :) Comes next week, I might saying something completely different! lol School starts Monday...which my kids are excited for, so I'd say we're off to a good start. ;)

Anyhow, I'm swinging in today to share a card I made for the current CASology Challenge.


So what's cuter than a kid in a tiger costume?!...I don't know. lol


Cute, yeah?!...(Hopefully you're not getting tired of seeing this set either. I know I used it on my last couple cards, but the cuteness factor just has me.)


You might or might not be able to tell?...But there is a touch of twine on my card and I did add some color to my face/hands, as well as a little 'blush' on the cheeks. I certainly need to figure out how to show it better on my photos...which seems to be a never ending thing. lol (Perhaps I should buy a photo editing book of some sorts?!) ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend and see you soon!

Friday, August 11, 2017

AJVD post-Happy Birthday

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a simple and fun card. Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card! Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

P.S.

Once again I sincerely apologize for my 'here and there' visiting. School starts this upcoming Monday for my kids, so I've been trying to get more organized and try to line things up. My thinking is, if I have things 'set' things will probably go pretty smoothly. (hopefully) ;) Once things get situated better, you'll certainly see more of me around. Thank you in advance for understanding and thank you so much for all your kind comments/visits on my blog. <3

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Umbrellas

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday, almost Friday!
Hope all is well?!...

*For my SRM Stickers post, please scroll down.

Today, I'm sharing a card I made for the current Crafting Desert Divas Monthly Challenge on Facebook. I was gonna just share it on there, but thought I'd share it here too! :)


Again, I only have one set from them. So you gotta use what you have, right?! ;) Personally, I don't think I'll ever get tired of my one set and I hope you won't either!?! (heehee) And of course I'll buy more sets...I just need more money. lol


Seriously, though...How cute are those umbrellas?!...
Once again I kept things nice and simple. Some more coloring with colored pencils and a little bit of masking. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thank so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

SRM Stickers post-Doggy Treat Tubes

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post, today. I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with some fun doggy treat tubes! Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full reveal. Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Teacher

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday!
Hope all is well?!...

Somehow I found some crafty time to sneak in today and to be honest, I'd need to sneak in some more!...I have some ideas brewing. ;)

Anyhow, I made this card for the current CASology Challenge.


Okay. Seriously, this card took me about 6 or 7 tries before I finally got everything to work for me! 


I know, I know, it's so simple so how could it take that many tries, right?!...Well, at first I was trying a different fruit and it wasn't really working in my favor. So I moved on to another and well, that didn't work for me either. Then came the apple. I was happy with the apple. Though, upon stamping the apple I did a little masking with the leaves and ACK! I forgot to removed the tape! Yeah, real lovely what that did to my card. (catch my sarcasm there) Okay, again I started over. Only to press down my box and realized I pressed a little too hard and BOOM! Brown ink in the middle of my square! Oh I had wishful thinking at the point...I'll just cover it up with the apple. Ha! Nope. Finally, on my last attempt I got it. But then came the 'teacher' part. Could I even stamp letter for letter 'teacher' without messing it up?!...Well, happy to say I DID. Yay!...Talk about a process. lol Have you ever had cards like this?...So simple yet so hard?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend and see you soon! 


Friday, August 4, 2017

AJVD post-Harvest Blessings

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a simple and sweet fall card. Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also, while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...see you soon!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

When life gives you puddles...

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday, almost Friday!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm swinging in to share a 'just for fun' card. I had a gift certificate to Craftin' Desert Divas, which I didn't own any of their stamps but knew I wanted to try them. (They are just sooo cute!) I have to say, I'm very pleased with the set I choose and I will certainly be buying some more sets in the future. :) Just thought I'd share that. lol

Anyhow, on to my card.


Cute, yeah?!...I just couldn't resist getting those little characters/images! I chose to color my images with colored pencils. Which I think in real life my card shows the shading of colors more. Though I couldn't get my photo to show it as well unless I chose to have my photo 'off-balance' (so to speak). And I didn't want my photo looking all funny. lol But I think you can probably somewhat see what I was doing/going for?...Hopefully. ;)


Well, that's it for me. I'm gonna try to catch up on some commenting/visits. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I'm happiest when...

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Things are starting to pick up more here, only because I'm trying to get everything together for my kids to start school. If you read my last post, we were debating between homeschooling or public school and we've decided on homeschooling this year. :) My kids are happy and well, that makes me happy. So good all around. Oh, and believe me, there will be crafty time...even if that means locking myself in the room. lol ;)

Anyhow, I'm sharing a card I made with some goodies I won from the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop. :) And upon finishing my card, it struck me...Virginia has a Summer Blog Party going on and I thought how fitting for my card! Don't you love it when things work out like that?!... :)



Oh, yes. I kept things very simple. 
I added my fun little images one by one and then my sentiment. After, I did some coloring with colored pencils. That's it. Sweet and summery, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Woohoo

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! Yay! :)
Hope all is well?!...

I'm swinging on in today with a card I made for the current CASology Challenge, which it also happens to be their 5 year anniversary! How awesome is that?!!...



Balloon seems to be suitable, don't you think?! ;) 


Keeping things nice and simple. I added my 'woohoo' using some letter stamps and then added some fun little party animals and balloon on top. Did some easy coloring and called it good. Fun, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...see you soon! 


AJVD post-Even in the desert...

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post, today.
I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a fun and simple card. Here's a little peek.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Have a sweet day

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday, almost Friday!
Hope all is well?!...

Things have been a little crazy right now...with school starting back up on Aug. 10th, we're trying to figure out what we're gonna do. You see, my kids want to go back to homeschooling this year and well, I have mixed feelings about it. I mean, we've done it in the past and things should be a little easier because they are older. Then again, there's four of them and the time to tend to each one might be a little too time consuming...especially, when I have things that have to be done. So for now, we're weighing out our pro's and con's to each and have to go from there. Talk about getting down to the wire though! lol ;)

Anyhow, I'm swinging in today to share a 'just for fun' card.


Yep. Nice and simple and sweet, yeah?!...

Well, that's all for me today. I'm gonna try to catch up on some commenting in a bit and then hopefully sneak in some crafty time. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Meet me at the Tiki Bar

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope all is well?!...

It's another stormy day, here. In all honesty, I love storms, especially good ones. But not necessarily having them all day. lol (You know, I do like to hit up the beach before they roll in. lol) Not to mention, where does anyone even get the motivation to do anything when it's stormy out?!!...Please let me know. lol ;)

Anyhow, my card today is for the current Inky Paws Challenge.



I think my card pretty much explains itself. Simple and fun, yeah?!...I also actually used pigments inks for my images rather then dye inks. (I thought my other ink pads needed some love, too. ;)) 

Well, that's it for me. I'm gonna try to do some much needed commenting and then maybe sneak in some crafty time. :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Mr. & Mrs.

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday!
Hope all is well?!...

It's nothing but thunderstorms here, so what better way to spend the day crafting (and editing photos that I had sitting on my camera lol)?!...Though, I'll be short because there is some good lightning and well, probably not the best my sitting here on the computer. ;)

Anyhow, the card I'm sharing today is for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge.



I kept things simple and I know you probably can't really tell?...though I heat embossed my cake in white. After, I did some watercoloring with a couple flowers and leaves. Once done, I added my sentiment in the middle of my cake and then added my cake to my card base, which I chose a soft stone cardstock for. Easy peasy, yeah?!...


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 


Friday, July 21, 2017

AJVD post-Not your circus...

Hey y'all! Happy Friday! :)
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog with a fun and simple card. I'm also using one of the new stamps sets...here's a little peek.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. Also while you're there, I;d be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SRM Stickers-"HELLO"

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post, today. I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a simple and fun card! Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full card. Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Friday, July 14, 2017

I miss you

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!! :)
Hope all is well?!...

*For my AJVD post, please scroll down.

I'm swinging back in today to share a card I made for the current Altenew July Inspiration Challenge.


Well, if there's one thing I love about Altenew, it's their stamps! Seriously, it doesn't take much to make the images speak for themselves! ;) 


Honestly, I wanted to added some more images but I just couldn't! lol I thought and tried but I simply just loved the way the one stamped image looked, so I left it to be the center of attention. Once I had my stamping done for my stem and rose, I added a simple sentiment below and topped things off with a little bit of twine. Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your Friday and weekend...See you soon! 

AJVD post-Hello Friend...Thanks

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...

Just a short and sweet post for me today. I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a card and tag. Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full projects! And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

You're turtley awesome

Hey y'all! Happy Wednesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Things have been busy here with all the summertime fun and my kids bickering with one another! lol You'd think my kids would be worn out and relatively mellow, but oh no, leave it to them to find something to start arguing about...I sure do love them, but mom's gonna need a vacation for herself after summer. lol ;)

Anyhow, today I'm swinging in to share a card for the current Paper Smooches July Challenge.


With the challenge being 'anything goes' and it being summertime, I came up with a summer themed card. 


I started with my background, which I did some stenciling for. And wait. Did I say stenciling?!...lol I've been pushing myself to add a little more touches here and there to my cards and not to mention, the never ending pile of stuff I have yet to use! ;) Once I had my stenciling done, I did some coloring with my images using markers and then started to assemble my card together. To finish things off, I added my sentiment piece and some twine. Simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

P.S.

Once again, I sincerely apologize for not visiting your blogs as much right now. With things being busy and trying to stay on top of DT work, among the other daily things. I will be trying to make some visits soon. I thank you for understanding. :) 


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pizza party

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm still trying to slow back down from the 4th and having some company visit. Also my husband has been on vacation from work (which he goes back tomorrow), so I'm trying to savor the last little bit of having him home. Along with trying to 'touch up' some things here and there inside our home.


Anyhow, I'm sharing a card I made for the current CASology Challenge. 


I think my card pretty much explains itself...I just did some easy coloring with pencils and then added my sentiment once done. That's it. Clean, simple, and quick, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Friday, July 7, 2017

AJVD post-Cup of love cactus

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!
Hope all is well?!...

I'm just quickly swinging in today, to share a little peek of my project up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog.


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full project. Also while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SRM Stickers post-Baby Calendar

Hey y'all!
Hope you had a wonderful 4th?!...

We always throw a big celebration get together at our house, this year was the biggest yet. We love having people over and putting on a show, but talk about prepping everything and whatnot...whew...a lot of work, I tell ya! This is why I have scheduled post today. heehee. ;)

Anyhow...
I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a sweet baby gift. Here's a little peek I have to share.


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full reveal. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there, too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

You're my treasure!

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday and Happy July!! (Where is the time going?!...lol)
Hope all is well?!...

I was going through (and thinking) of the pile of stamps that I haven't used much or if used at all...which I must say, I thought I was on a pretty good kick of using them but then after going through my bins, I realized I put a lot of new stamps away before ever actually using them! I think for now on I'll leave them on my desk until I use them, at least once anyhow. ;)

Speaking of using new or barely used stamps, that's just what inspired my card. I believe I've only used these Waffle Flower Crafts stamps one other time, if I'm not mistaken.?...Bottom line, I used some stamps that haven't seen much ink! lol


Do you see my background?!...I actually picked up a sponge applicator! (that's only been sitting in my desk drawer for years. lol) I used a few different color inks for my background which I gradually blended in and I did leave a little white at the top of my card, to make it seem like it was the 'sky' above. After, I assembled all my die cut pieces and sentiment together on my card. Pretty simple, yeah?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

P.S.
You probably won't see another post for me until after the 4th. (I have lots of shopping and prepping to do for our gathering.) For those who celebrate, Have a Happy 4th of July!! :)


Friday, June 30, 2017

AJVD post-But first coffee

Hey y'all! Happy Friday!!
Hope all is well?!...


Today I'm up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog sharing a fun coffee card for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. Here's a little peek...


Be sure to swing on over to the A Jillian Vance Design blog to see my full card. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SRM Stickers post-Mini card set

Hey y'all!
Hope all is well?!...

Today, I'm up on the SRM Stickers design blog with a fun and sweet mini card set. Here's a little peek I have to share...


Be sure to swing on over to the SRM Stickers design blog to see my full reveal. And while you're there, I'd be so happy if you left a comment there too! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge

Hey y'all! Happy Tuesday!
Hope all is well?!...

Another short and sweet post for me.
Today, I'm sharing a card for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge.




I kept things simple. I started with my woodgrain background, which I used a couple different inks for. Not sure if you can really tell in the photo, though I used a grey for my base color and then added touches of a light blue-ish ink randomly here and there. Once done, I added my images in a blue ink and then finished things off with a banner and clear sequins (my sequins seem to be hiding...lol). Easy peasy, right?!...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!


Monday, June 26, 2017

You're sweet

Hey y'all! Happy Monday!
Hope your week is starting off right?!...

Today, I just have a short and sweet post to share. I'm working on a few things, as well as trying to catch up on some commenting. ;)

Anyhow, my card to day is for the current Paper Smooches Challenge, which I just happened to make in time! Always nice when you make it before the deadline and not after. lol


And oh my, to make a masculine card...that took some thinking! lol Though, I was able to come up with something. Yay! 


Hopefully this is masculine enough?!...I tried my best to stick with colors that would work for a man and kept things fairly simple. No glitter/sequins/etc. here. Just a touch of patterned paper and some fun pineapples, topped off with a 'sweet' sentiment. :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon! 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sometimes the smallest things...

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!
Hope all is well?!...

Yesterday, I shared my daughters card for the Coffee Lover's Summer Blog Hop and today I'm sharing mine...this is where the 'no line watercoloring' comes in. (If you read my post the other day, I mentioned my daughter watching me and trying her hand it at. Yet, my card the other day had no 'no line watercoloring' on it...so yeah, this is the card I made with the 'no line'.)


Okay on to my reveal...


Well, I had to go easy with the no line watercolor technique because I've tried and tried before with another image and could not get the hang of it. So I figured if I went really simple, how hard could it be?! lol I'll certainly try my hand at some more complex images as time goes by, but for now these simple images will do for me. ;)

That's all for me today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your day and see you soon!