July 26, 2016

Happy B-Day

Well, I can let you know that when you are permanently behind, you tend to run though your stash of cards!   I needed a birthday card, so had to carve out some time to make one.

I have been working on it for awhile, but I am bound and determined to use the crafting supplies that I have.  Oh, I see cute things along the way that I want to buy, but dang I have so much paper that is unused.   I just have to use it!!!

I do feel like I get new things to craft with, when we have our monthly card kit for the Dueling Darlings on SCS.  That is always fun!  I also like how I get to remember what kit something I use was from and know that a little piece of my friends are going out with my card.

Today I used an older than dirt image I had from an image exchange - that should tell you how old it is!  It is a cute cat from Penny Black.

I paired the image with some paper scraps that I had - the end of those papers - never to be seen again!   Speaking of scraps, I try to not keep any scraps smaller than the polka dotted piece on this card.  Been there, done that, too much to dig through.  I wanted to use some black brads, but alas I did not have any, so I dug some rhinestones out.

So tell me, are you usin' what'cha got?   Do you think you could if you're not? Any tips or observations?  I do find it places another element in the creative process to make your thought work, even when you do not have exactly what you think you need.

Looking forward to seeing what you have to say!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Penny Black and More

July 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings - July

It is time for the Dueling Darlings from SCS to post for July.   It is Christmas in July.   Has the panic set in yet?  It did for me!!!!  We are half way there.

We were asked to share the first thing we do to get into the Christmas spirit.   To be honest, things have been so busy with parents these past few years, we have not been the best on decorating.  We will work on that one.

Kelly, sent us the cutest image to work with this month.  The DP was that great pink for Christmas type of paper.  You know, the non traditional colors.   I really like them and I am not so much a of a pink girl!

I certainly like the little pink house that Snoopy has in this card.  I added a bit of sparkle with Stickles, to keep him festive.  It was a fun kit to work with. Thank you, Kelly.

You know it made me think of this song...Pink Houses.  I had a girlfriend who was smitten with John Mellencamp back when he was a 'Cougar Mellencamp' {remember he changed his last name}!  I especially like his high kicks while dancing in the field of this video!

Mr. Cougar Mellencamp just creates a lot of questions, like why did you change your name, why did you name one of your children Speck, why do I know that you named one of your children Speck, who are Jack and Diane, why do Jack and Diane suck on chili dogs outside a Tastee Freeze and has anyone ever seen a pair of Bobby Brooks jeans?  I mean I did a Google search and this is what came up....really?  I am thinking these are not what Jack had in mind!

Please be sure to visit the entire group of Dueling Darlings to see their creations this round.  The blog links are located on the right sidebar.

Have a great day!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):  Christmas Card Challenges

July 2, 2016

Dueling Darlings - June

Happy 4th of July weekend!   How about that for a little late on my JUNE post for the Dueling Darlings on SCS?!

I have to apologize for missing so much.  I was really sick with a sinus infection.  I had thought I just had a nasty cold but could not get better. Then the coughing started.  Oh, the coughing.  I went the the doctor and found that I had a sinus infection and it had drained into my lungs.  Did I mention oh, the coughing?  After two rounds of antibiotics, I think I am on the mend for good this time!

I have not been on SCS yet, so I hope I did not miss anything about us posting, but I did get a kit from LJ that had the cutest papers in it for this round! They were fun to work with, when I was finally able to even look at the kit! There were great embellies too!

Our theme was pets and specifically to the Diva kit, dogs. I tried to use the image a bit different and one of the sentiments that were given. It was a nice kit, thank you LJ.

You know that I must now post a picture of my cat!  LOL  How can you have a pets theme and not insert a picture of, Mia?  Oh, okay, I will do two pictures!!!!

This is my favorite iPad game I play, Catfishin'!

Yeah, I am really that cute and in my mom's fake plant!

I hope you all have a great weekend.  I look forward to visiting to see what you have all created.