Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hot Dog Birthday Card

Hello and happy Hump Day!

Did you know that today is National Hot Dog day?  Well, it is.  We have this great little hole in the wall called Dog House (of course) that is a local favorite.  Best chili cheese dog in the world!  They have 5 tables, so sometimes you make new friends over lunch.

Anyway, to celebrate this day, I created:
My big brother has a big day coming up.  Yup, the Big Five Zero.  I can't believe how fast time flies, and really, it doesn't seem like we are really getting older.  It's like my head thinks we are in our 30's.  But of course my body is screaming like it's 90 most days.

I'm featuring Mini Set Boy Balloon by Bugaboo Stamps with a computer generated sentiment.  I added quite a bit of glaze, since I couldn't put sequins or pearls on a "boy" card.  I cut the 50 a few times and glued together to make the numbers thick, and added pop dots all around so there's different layers.

That's it for today.  I thank you for looking and hope you get a chance to have a hotdog!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Goofy Squirrel Birthday Card

Hello and hope you are having a wonderful day.  A couple cards back, I admitted that I hadn't made my baby's birthday card.  Her birthday was months ago.  Well, I finally got around to putting something together for her:

I usually pick something that represents them (a girl, a sport, a theme, etc), but this year I asked what Bit wanted on her card and she said a squirrel.  Ummm, ok.  I wasn't aware she liked squirrels.  Come to find out, that is currently one of her favorite animals.  So my card features Goofy Squirrel from Bugaboo Stamps.

I added a touch of glaze, popped up the acorns and arrow, and cut the 7 a few times and glued together to make a thicker number.  I copied Lisa Lynn's layout, and the sentiment is from a Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin kit.

Thanks for taking a look at my latest and have a wonderful day.

This meets the following challenges: Crafty Creations: Anything GoesSimon Says: Add a Number, Sisterhood of Crafters: Birthday, and Watercooler Wednesday: Occasions.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Purple Mermaid Wish Big Card

Hello and hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  It was a good time for me to catch up on a few things I've been wanting to do around the house.  We have been traveling a lot lately, and we finally have a couple months before our next trip.  It really makes me appreciate my home life.

For today, I would like to share a card for the latest Corrosive Challenge Blog: Anything Goes.

Since I've had such limited time for crafting, I made a fairly simple card.  I'm featuring Thessa from Lee Ann's World on Etsy.  I was going for monochrome so I created my background on 110lb white by putting down some copic ink on acetate and adding a bit of alcohol, then I flip the cardstock onto the acetate (I find this is cleaner than flipping the acetate onto the cardstock).  I made my background a bit too flat, so I dropped plain alcohol on the paper which made the water like effect.

My sentiment was made using individual alpha stamps and I messed up by not putting the "BIG" more in the right corner.  Well, I tried.  And overall, the card is still pretty cute IRL and I will send this along to a mermaid lover.

Join in this month if you get a chance.  Always a favorite challenge, and it runs for the entire month.

This meets the following challenges:  Through the Craft Room Door: Anything GoesGet Creative: Monochrome, Challenge Up Your Life: Vitamin Sea, and My Time to Craft: Seaside.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Up in the Air with From the Heart

Hello and happy July!  I can't believe we are already half way through the year.  At least I've already done some of my Christmas shopping...yes, I'm one of those who buys throughout the year, but when something is on sale, I figure I end up saving in the long run.  At least that's my excuse.

Today I'm sharing a card for the latest challenge at Papercraft Challege: Up in the Air -or- Anything Goes.

I'm featuring a cute From the Heart stamp by artist Faith who is no longer with us.  We just got back from Disneyland and these balloons remind me of all the balloons for sale on the streets.  Anyway, I tried the transparent balloon coloring, and wasn't really successful, but I gave it my best shot.
Just a touch of glaze on the heart balloon, and popped up sentiment to cover up the balloons I was especially disappointed with.  Oh well.

That's it from me today.  Play along this month if you get a chance and thank you for visiting.

This meets the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies: Anything Goes with a CritterA Perfect Time to Craft: Anything Goes, Crafts Galore Encore: Anything Goes, and Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes.


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