Friday, July 4, 2014

For the 4th of July

Wishing you all a fun and safe Holiday.

I'm using the Hero Stamp set from Artistic Outpost......Both the Hero and She-roe sets are absolute favorites, they are amazing!  I stamped in Memories Blackberry Ink, which adds to the vintage look of the card, smudging a little Distress Old Paper ink, here and there. Playing in Lisa's Bloggers Challenge -  Red, White and Blue!   

I am at home, recovering from knee replacement.....I've been MIA for a bit, but I hope to be back again soon.  My love to all...........

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Going Fishin'

My Father's Day box card made with the Explore...............

Friday, June 13, 2014

My First Box Card!

Trending big time are these adorable box cards, and I bit the bullet. I won't tell you how many years this took me to put together, but you can imagine! This week at Lisa's Blogger Challenge it's FLOWERS, so I just had to do this, there..... it's Lisa's fault!!

I used an SVG cuts file in my Cricut Explore to make the box. I am still very uncomfortable using the machine, but I hope to get better as time goes on. The hardest part of this for me was to choose the papers! I am not very good at that....I have hoards of patterned paper, but don't feel comfortable using it. (When I started stamping and card making, we didn't have paper like that, so I never "learned" how! I really have to force myself to use it.) I really should stop buying it, but you know how that goes, lol.  I've already started laying out my next box card, hoping that it will be easier.

Thanks for stopping by, hugz.........


Friday, June 6, 2014

Artsy Fartsy for a Masculine Challenge

Today, over at Lisa's Blogger Challenge, it's a call for masculine cards. It's been like forever since I used this stamp, and I thought it made a great "man" card.

 It's also been forever since I saw Stampers Anonymous Ted doing this tech at a show. It's a very fun, relaxing tech, no rules!, I like that kind of thing!! I used distress inks and Sharpies.  My photo doesn't show the pop ups on numbers 3, 5 and 2........but I popped them high, and it really does add to the card.

Enjoy your weekend everyone, hugs..........


Monday, June 2, 2014

Meow Meow Meow Meow

The current Stampotique Challenge SDC 149 is turquoise, pink and polka dots!

This was a fun challenge.........I used distress pink and turquoise on water color paper, then sprayed with Goosebumps, leaving me some nice texture. The kitty's were stamped in black and then colored using alcohol pens. The dots were done using a stencil and embossing paste, then colored with markers. The tunes are washi tape.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Special Thanks and bla bla blah!

It's Memorial Day! A time for family BBQ's, picnic's and other festivities, but let's not forget the true meaning and take time to thank all our Service men and woman..........past and present, for all they have done to serve and protect our great nation! THANK YOU!!

We are having a little cook out today, but other than a swim in the pool, we'll be staying we are already hitting the middle 90's here in sunny, hot, Southwest Florida!

I've been MIA again, doctoring with back and knee issues...knee doc says it's the back,........... back doc says it's the knee.....back doc won after the MRI's came back.  Seeing the knee doc on Wednesday.  Been a down and depressing last few weeks which have affected and absorbed me completely...oh yea, add to it a case of food poisoning!  lol  never ending..wha wha

Glad to finally feeling up to creating something, hope the better me wins over the depressed me!

Playing in Lisa's Blogger Challenge, Armed Forces!


Monday, May 5, 2014

It's Cinco de Mayo!!!

Meant to get this up this morning, but ran out of time. Today I got to meet a dear friend to share in the indulgences of Cinco de Mayo, at our local Mexican restaurant, El Tarasco in Cape Coral. Food was fab as always, big party, party going on...$1.00 Corona's and free Tequila shots...can't ask for more than that.....good friend, good food, cold beer, free shots!!  Thanks Kim for thinking of me!!

 In Celebration, I am posting another fun tag for today. It's an Illusion, maybe, I think.....but the Caballero is in the bottle and the worm is out!...How can that be?

Funny, I just got this stamp....and when I was thinking about what to use for today, this guy just jumped out and says, "me, me, me!"  I think it worked out perfect.
Stamp is from Lost Coast Designs.

Thanks for lookin', hugz............