Sunday, October 31, 2021

Bear with Apples

 Well my good friend Carol explained to me how to make a diamond point card because she is soooo talented and she wins so many challenges. So I just had to try it out. I pulled out an image that I had colored in my stash from Torico when she used to sell her own digital images.  I had this printed so long ago that I don't even know the name of the image.  I was able to find a few die cuts and an apple Martha Stewart punch, and voila. 

Patterned Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: Core-dinations; Recollections
Stamp: Torico
Dies: Spellbinder; My Favorite Things
Punch: Martha Stewart

Scrapping 4 Fun - Ch. 204 Use any Forms (Triangles and Ovals)
Word Art Wednesday - Ch. 515 - 516 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Ch. 425 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Ch. 508 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, October 28, 2021

A Halloween Hello

 This year, I just hadn't had the time to sit down to find and make Halloween cards. Then I received this beautiful card from a fellow nurse, Arlene when I was feeling stressed and it just made my day. One day I hope to be a nurse just like her......RETIRED, but that seems so far off, lol. So I thought that I should make a new Halloween card to send her, but oh my where are my distress oxides and even worse my Halloween stamps? So I decided to use an image from Beccy's Place Toil and Trouble and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things BB witch way is the candy.  I found my box that had my twine so I added plenty of that on my tag.

See below for some picture of my adorable kitten.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Park; Sweet Shoppe

Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp: Beccy's Place (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  My Favorite Things (see above for direct link)
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Twine: Divine Twine; Darice

Beccy's Challenge - October
Cupcake Inspiration - Ch. 530 Halloween Fun

Double Trouble Challenge Ch. 95 Include a witch
Sweet stampin' challenge blog - All Hallows Eve
Use Your Stuff - Ch. 434 Hallowe-en or pumpkins
Paper Shelter - Ch. 489 Halloween

here are a couple pictures of my helpful kitty when I was trying to cut out some pajama pants for my daughter.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Happy Birthday Tom

 Well I know it's been a long time since I have posted. I am in the processing of selling my house, but in July I moved into a condo.  I still have not unpacked my crafting supplies and my family was shocked that I had to have the movers come back a second day because I had soooo many things in my basement for craft supplies. Unfortunately my 13 year old Siamese cat passed away a month before the move and I was devastated. It was the first time that I was alone in the house. The day after I moved into my new place I got myself a new lilac lynx Siamese kitten that I named Polly after my great Grandmother Appolonia. This kitten is polydactyl, which is that she has an extra digit on each paw. So it's like she has a thumb and it looks like a mitten. Breeders consider it a sign of good luck and having her is she is my good luck charm. She is adorable and makes me smile and laugh.  So that's life. I am still trying to adjust to the new place and slowly find some time to craft.
I had to make a card for a friend who had a birthday this month. I used an image from Homebrew Herman from Dr. Digi's. And I put Glossy Crackle on the beer mug. I also used the background paper from Dr. Digi's beer backing papers.  

Patterned Papers: Dr. Digi's; Recollection; K & Company
Cardstock: Bazzil; Recollection

Stamp: Dr. Digi (see above for direct link)
Sentiment: Computer generated
Glossy Crackle
Spellbinders: Stars
Punches: EK Success

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - Sketch 217
Dream Valley - Ch. 257 Circles
Crafty Creations - Ch. 426 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Ch. 259 Anything Goes with optional twist add some layers