Monday, May 4, 2015

Not the Polka, but Polka Dots!

Hi everyone!  Today I am happy to announce that I am the guest designer for the Greetings Challenge at the Outlawz!  Their challenge this week is a fun one - Polka Dots!  Who doesn't love polka dots?
Their sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and I used this simply adorable Ladybug Hello for my card.  I made an easel card!



I added some glitter to the butterfly and a little crystal effects to the ladybug.  The inside of the card has lots of dots made with a circle punch, and a little red flower to hold the easel up.  Since this image has the greeting built right in, it makes for a quick and easy card!  I hope you will play with us too!


Saturday, May 2, 2015

How about a Paper Ala Mode challenge for Mother's Day?

Hi everyone!  I'm filling in for someone at the Paper Ala Mode challenge today.  The challenge is Mother's Day and our generous sponsor is Scrapbook Stamp Society.  I chose this adorable Gritty Giraffe to make a happy first mother's day card for my daughter.

The giraffe is extra special for her and her husband because they had a sweet little baby onesie that was covered in giraffes that they both really loved.  I know she will love this card.


I colored the image with Copic markers and computer generated the sentiment.  I think it turned out really cute.  I hope you'll play along with us!  Here's the link - Paper Ala Mode

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Paper Ala Mode challenge

Hi everyone!  Today there is a new Paper Ala Mode challenge at the Outlawz with the theme Femme Fatale.  Rick St. Dennis is the sponsor and here is my card using 1940 Hat


Femme Fatale was a little out of my comfort zone, but I decided to just use the dictionary definition of Femme Fatale as a sort of greeting for my card.  I added some pearls and a flourish to dress the card up a bit.  

The ladies on the team made some fantastic cards though, so I urge you to go see them and to play along since there are some fantastic prizes you can win by playing.

Today I'm doing my usual grocery shopping, but I also need to do some house cleaning since I was out of town last weekend.  This place needs a good dusting!  The pollen is falling from our oak trees and the dogs are constantly carrying it in every time they go outside, so my husband and I have been sweeping daily.  Anyway, here is my menu for the week for those that are interested

Mushroom Spinach Quesadillas
Ham and Swiss Cheese Quiche
Ranch Pork Chops with mashed potatoes and broccoli
Chicken Sausage Lazone with noodles and peas
Barbecue Brisket with macaroni and cheese and baked beans
Ham Sandwiches and baked potato 

It was so helpful to have freezer meals to pull out for this week since I was out of town visiting my grandson, so I will probably double up on the Chicken Sausage Lazone and freeze one for next month and I'm sure I'll freeze half the brisket too.  

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sassy Humor

Well, I had a little more time yesterday afternoon to play in another challenge.  This one is for the Clean and Simple challenge at the Outlawz.  The theme is to make a humorous card - and those are my absolute favorite!

My card uses an image and sentiment my daughter created for her soon to be digital stamp website Sassy Cats.  



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Featured Stamper Challenge, Menu, and my Little Guy

Hi all!  I hope you are enjoying your day.  We have a lovely spring day here - not too hot and not too cold - but the pollen is everywhere!

I found a little time to make this quick card this morning for the featured stamper challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  If you want to see the card I chose to CASE it can be seen HERE.

My card uses a digital stamp from an Etsy shop called Striped Elephants.  I added the sentiment myself.


The background was embossed with an embossing folder full of birds.  I added a green ribbon and voila!  Another birthday card to add to my stash!

I am in the process of cooking my weekly menu.  This week we are having
hamburgers - fries
sausage, potatoes, mushrooms, and onions
roasted chicken, carrots, green beans
bbq chicken sandwiches, baked beans, corn
tuna salad sandwiches, baked potato
bacon, eggs, biscuits
chicken parmesan, noodles, peas

I have been cooking double of one thing or another each week so that when I go to visit my grandson I don't have to worry about cooking for that weekend.  Next weekend I plan on getting some grandma time in with this sweet little guy


He is growing so fast!  I will share the scrapbook I'm making for him soon!


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pretty In Pink

Hi everyone!  Well, I am excited to announce to you that I have been asked to join the Outlawz Paper Ala Mode design team and today is the first challenge with me on the team!  Being on a design team will force me to get back into blogging and creating more regularly.

The them this week is Pretty In Pink, and it's being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  They are offering an awesome prize of a $21.00 gift certificate to their store!

For my card, I used the ever fun Stella.  This one is called Stella Magical Substance.  I paper pieced the big cup and colored with Copic markers.  I love the sentiment that comes with this image.


I hope you will come and play with us!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quick Get Well card


Hi all!  Just wanted to share a cute little turtle that I found free at Birds Cards.   Colored it with Copic markers and added some pretty papers and a couple of buttons.