Sunday, October 28, 2012

Soon things will calm down?????

      I am really starting to crave some good ole boring life around here. Adrienne moved home August 2011 and there has not been a dull moment since!! The custody hearing is off until the first of the year so that hopefully can stay on the back burner until at least after the holidays. And in 13 yes 13 days we will have made it through 2 daughters getting married in 6 months. Sincerely hoping that I will soon be back to my blog on a regular basis. Look for a giveaway when that finally happens!
   Today I had a few minutes that were not dedicated to anything urgent..... should be cleaning something but decided to hide in my craft room and have some fun. (multiple phone calls from the bride to be with detail issues but kept playing)
 The challenge at the Hambo Hoedown for this week is hexagons. I have seen the hexagon stamp on peoples layouts and cards and really like them but do not own the stamps. So I thought I would go into MTC and create my own digi stamp.The original plan was for a black outline but changed my mind mid stream (I know surprise surprise) and decided to color in the hexagons.I love my MTC! I think it made a fun Happy card and I am quite pleased with it. I used the mouse painter digi from Hambo Hoedown that I adore!! Added some glitter pens and called it done.

I know I need to work on my photography skills..............

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you ae having a happy day!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Buttons Galore

  I have had a super busy week. Can hardly believe it is only 28 days until the second wedding!! But I have squeezed out a little time to play.  I am posting the only layout I have gotten done this week. I just can not seem to squeeze scrappin in right now GRRRRRRR I have had this one "in my head for weeks" and it just did not get done. I am on a quest to find blog inspiration and found Scrap It Girl. the challenge for the month of October is buttons... must use at least 12.... I think I have that covered. I am also entering it at SNC for the scrap one person challenge. As a new twist I am also going to link it to Scrap Fits warm up challenge. the challenge is to use either buttons or bows. or both.....hmm do not think I should add any bows to Neal's layout LOL.

does it not get any better? He is a handful but sure is cute!!!!
  Thanks for stopping by.
Live the Life you have Imagined.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall means Halloween

  I made this card for 2 challenges ..... Are we beginning to see a pattern developing? The new challenge  at the Cuttlebug Spot is simply fall. And when you have 3 grandkids and 2 daughters that think they are still kids, fall is a lot about halloween. I am not a fan of halloween at all but I do make little gifts and cards for all the grands. This card is for my 11 year old granddaughter that thinks she is 21. I was going for something a little more mature. She loves purple so I think she will approve. I am also entering the Scappin n chattin yahoo groups challenge for a die cut card.

The die cut was a free file from Birds Cards. I love her files and this is the first one I have done since my "return" to the craft room. Can't wait to do more!!
I wish it showed up better but I coated the embossed layer with a thin coat of copper glitter glue and it really looks great in person... oh well guess you will just have to believe me! LOL

Thanks for taking the time to visit me.
Have a blessed day.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World card making day

I could not let the day pass without creating one card. So here is a super quick one that actually satisfies 2 challenges. It is so much fun to try to get back into papercrafting after my life got derailed. I am definitely going for totally different types of challenges than before.The first one for this card is Pretty Pink Posh:10 minute challenge. Now that is truly a challenge for me. I usually have so much trouble deciding on paper that 10 minutes is a joke. I was determined this time to do it and I used all my 10 minutes but am happy with the results.

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As you can see the colors are blue gray and red. I would have never put those together but I love them! I am happy that the card that I made can be used for a man. They are hard for me.

The second challenge is a sketch at Artful Delight  I as searching for scrapbooking sketches and found this card sketch. I just love the simplicity of it and knew I was going to try it. This will definitely be a go to for me. I am happy with how quick it was and like the results.

                                                                   This is my card! 

                                                   Time it took to create...
                                                          9 mins and 52 secs (whew)

  Thank you so much for taking the time to look and I hope you have had a wonderful World card making day.

Two challenges in one!

  The way things have been going around here lately, I can hardly get any crafting done much less a challenge This morning while my granddaughters slept in, I did some blog surfing and I think this is going to fit the criteria for TWO challenges.So here goes. The first challenge is at Lawnscaping. I discovered this site this morning during a blog hop. They have the greatest stamps.  I do not own any  YET...... Can't wait to get some!!!! My texture in the project is the burlap.
   The second challenge is Lasting Memories the theme this week is Autumn Splendor. I think this layout captures autumn well! These pictures were taking in 2011 during our annual trip to the pumpkin patch.

The paperpiecing is from Scrappydew.
I think their files are absolutely adorable.  All the papers are from my stash and the sentiment and embellies are Reminise. I created the date cut in MTC.

 Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope this autumn day is full of blessings.