Monday, March 19, 2018

Yay! Spring!

We had our first spring rain last night. My kittens are about 9 months old  now and have never experienced lightening and thunder before. we haven't had any serious rain in quite some time.
Whenever I get new stamps, I stamp them all out and color them. Sometimes I cut them out and they end up in a bag or box waiting for me to make cards. I usually don't think of it and color up new ones when I make a card. I have determined to try to use them up. Those and paper scraps and die cuts that are also in a box. Whenever I get a new die I grab a scrap of paper from my drawer and cut it out right away and it gets put in a box. Supposedly I will use these whenever I need a quick card. I also have a large box of finished cards to choose from.This cute set is from My Favorite Things. Even with the die cut, I am still having a sticking problem with my sliders. I am trying to figure out what is catching. Any thoughts, leave me a note. K,THX.

I got this Macaroon set from Aliexpress. There are 5 layers for the cookies. 

This floral set is AlteNew Vintage Roses. I love all the layering stamps. 

These dies are from Aliexpress.

These stamps are from The Sassy Club. Aren't they adorable?!?

The background dies are from Birch Press. I love it! It is probably the simplest card I have ever made.

The background dies are from Birch Press. I haven't gotten the base die yet, but I think they still look awesome.

The background dies are from Birch Press. I am working slowly on getting sets of these backgrounds. I love them. The horse is from the Funhouse paper collection and I fussy cut it and layered it on a second piece of card stock to make it firmer as the paper is rather thin.

The dragon die is from Aliexpress.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Hop and SPDMIU38

As soon as I got my hands on the Distress Oxide Ink pads I couldn't wait to try them. I didn't think there was anything new that could be done with inks until I spotted these on youtube. I think they have been quite a surprise to everyone who has been around  paper crafting community for awhile.
On this tag I used: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Broken China, and Faded Jeans. Then I used my Sugar Pea Designs Sugar Cut- Coffee To Go Dies. The cup sleeve is a scrap from my stash. I am really trying to use up some of that stuff out of my scrappy drawer.
I want to add this to:
The Winter Coffee Lovers Hop
Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #38

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My new friend!

This is my new buddy Squirtle. I got him on Black Friday from the Humane Society. I had picked him from a picture online. His picture just popped out to me and his name is my nickname for my little nephew. I was originally going to look for an older cat. Because of the looooooong wait for adoption on black friday they only let you see 2 animals. The other kitty I looked at, when I read his paperwork, I saw he didn't get along with other animals, so he was out. 

This picture shows his slightly orange stripage in the black.

I decided right off that I wanted to leash train him and was trying to figure out a way to make my own. This tiny t-shirt from a stuffy fit him but when I redesigned it to fit him better, it fell apart.

This was another fail. I ended up with a leather cord and a slip knot and he does pretty good with that. He thinks he wants to go out and explore the hallways. I haven't taken him outside yet and I don't want him out on my balcony because there is a tree right next to it and I can see him jumping over. I did get him a harness but it is too big right now and he can get out of it. The problem with the slip knot is when he freaks out he pulls back and it tightens around his neck. He is not comfortable with other people yet. If he sees someone in the hallway he freaks and does his best Halloween kitty and pulls away, so I pick him up to make him feel safe but he will put up a fight. 
He had an ear infection when I got him and has been feeling much better now. He spent the night of the super moon bouncing off the walls and knocking everything over for about 10 hours. ah, youthful energy. He let me sleep last night.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Delight IN The Little Things

For this card I used great-catch by Sugar Pea Designs. I used some scrap tags from my stash, matching them up on the inside and outside. I colored this in colored pencils.

Simple cards

Yup, I actually made a few simple cards. Actually these just started out as me trying out some new layered floral stamps. I added some scrap tags that I have had in my stash for a long time and left the inside is blank.