Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Bunny and a Bee

Two challenge cards today - and that is certainly a challenge given all the crazy stuff going on around my house!



This week's Squigglefly challenge is "Get into Shape" (SFC0813). My card was made with Spellbinders dies and a new image (won't be available for another week - so this is a sneak peak) by Diana Garrison called Sweet Bunny. Isn't that Bunny adorable? I kind of overdid it with the Stickles, but everything is better with a bit of bling right?

You could win the challenge this week and get this image (or any other you like) if you join the challenge (be sure to use a Squigglefly image or sentiment somewhere on your card to make sure you have a chance on the prize).



I made my second card for The Case Study Challenge where the Muse is Teri Anderson. I used the Bonita Jones Busy Bee image available at Squigglefly for only 99 cents. This was a great challenge - I love Teri's style. This card was super easy to do - I think I am going to make several others! I can think of a zzzzillion bee sentiments!

Hugz to all!

Monday, February 18, 2013



It's "Use a Sentiment" week at Squigglefly (Challenge#7 this year - SFC0713) and team Rhonda (Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals) made up some really darling cards to inspire you. Mine was made using the My Doggie image and sentiment from Lynne Stansbery. The set has 4 fun sentiments and is super reasonably priced at $3. I tested this adorable image and sentiment on 21 women this weekend to make sure it had a high cuteness factor, and it passed with flying colors!

Everyone needs to grab a sentiment and come play with us. Anyone can play but you need to use a Squigglefly sentiment or image to qualify for the awesome prizes (there are free images available so that makes it easy).

The Snappy Scrappers Retreat I just got back from yesterday was wonderful! Getting away to the mountains with no technology or chores of any kind made me feel like a kid again!

Hugz to all!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Some Chocolates for My Parents



It is Pink and Black at Squigglefly (SF0613). I am so running low on time this week with extra overtime, only one car in the family since Kenny's Truck is in the shop, Valentines, and packing for my crafting retreat this weekend! Ok, those of you who know me well know that I haven't packed a thing yet. Anyway, I couldn't resist participating in the Squigglefly challenge which was the perfect opportunity to use this wonderful Maria Shega Cherry Cordial image. I mention I was low on time because I wanted you to know how fast I made this card - less than 30 minutes and that includes purchasing the image, downloading it, transferring it to a thumb drive, moving it to another computer (I like word on my laptop instead of the Apple version on my desktop), putting it in word with a sentiment (the time to think of the sentiment too), dragging my printer in here to the Kitchen Counter, printing the sentiment, hunting for the paper, cutting it all out, and sticking it altogether. It would have taken a lot less time if I had been organized or already had the image. These detailed images at Squigglefly are easy to make fast cards with because they don't have to be colored. My Pop loves cherry cordials and my Mom loves everything so this will make a great Valentine's card for them. I am also loading this card in the Teapot Tuesday Challenge at SCS since the challenge is actually all about my parents this week. The group is making cards and sending them to my parents to give them some support through my Mom's cancer treatments and this very difficult year they have both been through. Those Tea Party Sisters the best! Have to run get ready for work.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY HUGS to all!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Some Kissy Fish


Aren't these new "Kissy" fish by Diana Garrison just the cutest? This week's Squigglefly challenge (SFC0513) is a recipe! I really love to have a recipe as a jumping off place when I cook, so I think it is very inspirational when paper crafting as well. The recipe is a circle, a button, and a flower (or 2 circles, 6 flowers and a button like I used - LOL). This week the inspirational creations at Squigglefly are from Rhonda's team so be sure and check them out (the links are on the blog).

So gather your buttons, circles, and flowers and join us in the challenge.

Hugz to all!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Allie's Cotillion Pictures

My youngest darling daughter is in the back stretch of her Senior Year and this past weekend was her last Cotillion. This girl loves formal dances and all the dress shopping, hair and make-up appointments, and picture taking more than anyone I have ever seen. These were some pictures I snapped quick before they ran off to another picture taking appointment, and I seem to have caught them at the worst time of the day. The sun was awful no matter what we did and I have horrible picture taking skills anyway. Just pretend they don't have the sun in their eyes and there aren't distracting shadows and focus on her smiling face and beautiful dress - LOL!






She didn't have two dates - she was just taking pictures with some of her best friends - LOL.

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday! Hugz!!!