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!