October 20, 2017

Christmas Crazy Rudolph

Here I had thought I was caught up enough to join a swap in a group - back in April - what a silly girl I was!   I ended up going into the largest whirlwind of my life soon after, with my dad's passing.  What was I thinking?!

I joined the Christmas Crazy swap on SCS.  My friend Jeanette hosts and girls are having' some fun there!  The join was only for one exchange.  I received the cutest card kit from my new friend, Jen.

Since Jen is my new friend, I hope she does not think I am too much of a flake! She created the cutest card with the kit that I sent to her.  I am just now getting to the kit that she sent to me.

Well, one benefit of being so behind is now I have a completed Christmas card to use {wink!}.  Thanks again, Jen.

Have a great day~

October 6, 2017

Dueling Darlings - August

Carol, was the sweet hostess for our August Dueling Darlings at SCS.  We received a fishing themed kit.

My first reaction was great I can send my dad a card.....well, then I remembered not really something I can do any longer.  My dad loved to fish. In fact, one of our winter projects is to research out the fishing poles and tackle that he had.  I do not want to give or sell any of it, until we know what we have.  Our garage is starting to resemble Cabela's!

My dad had a fishing boat that we knew nothing about as well.  We took it to the marina and consigned it with the company that my dad purchased it from, so we could sell it within the summer season.  They had a much larger buying pool and were so nice remembering my dad.  The boat sold the first day to someone that was so excited to get the boat, it makes me happy.  My point in telling you this, is that my dad did not get to use the boat but a handful of times as my mom got sick and he took care of her, then he was sick.  Go out there, use your 'boat', go on that trip, it matters!

Of course Carol sent a variety of images.   I was first drawn to the cute image, then I thought I need to challenge myself and used the fish image.  There was more realistic fish DP, so I used that.  One of them had this bad a** fish on it.  It is the background piece and I had to cover him up, as he kinda scared me! LOL   My photo does not pick up the little hints of Spica glitter I used on the fish image, to give him some depth.

Now the fun image that Carol sent, I had used before.  I made this card a long time ago, but will share again, since he is in theme with the kit. Here is a card made with the Whipper Snapper image.  He is the cutest little thing!

Thank you Carol, for a great kit for August.  I enjoyed working with it!

October 3, 2017

Dueling Darlings - July

Hello!  The Dueling Darlings on SCS had their posting in July.  I am posting today.  Just a 'lil late! Our theme was Midsummer Night's Dream.  Perfect - it is fall and now you can 'dream' it is midsummer!

Heather, sent the most adorable kit.   I remember there being a discussion with which image to use.  Well, since I am so late and posting by myself, I chose the Penny Black , Fairy Sweet.   The image is so cute, I just love her!

Speaking of love, I am in love as well with that DP she sent from KaiserCraft Botanica Collection.  I had to use it for the whole card, not just a little piece! And those little shiny embellies, I wanna pet them!

I added a few flowers to the main flower from the kit.  We were challenged with using a Canadian maple leaf on our card.  I used two of them as leaves under the flower.   They blended with the DP quite a bit, but they are there! Added a little glitter to her fairy wings, as it is a Midsummer Night's Dream of course.

Thank you Heather, for the kit and waiting patiently for the card.  I enjoyed working with it.

Have a great day~