Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Another teenager in the family

My grandson, Matthew, turned 13 yesterday.
Right now I have 4 grandsons in their teens.
Having a conversation with any of them is like pulling teeth.
I did get a smile when Matt opened his card.
The Paper Shelters 9th Birthday Blog Hop - Birthdays/Celebrations 


Monday, December 9, 2019

Joyful Stars Close to My Heart December Blog Hop

Welcome to the December

Close to My Heart Joyful Stars Blog Hop.
Have some fun hopping between the blogs of this group of talented Close to My Heart consultants, and me, where we share creative projects using CTMH products.
Here are my contributions:

 I've used papers from all three of the new paper packs in the Close to My Heart  November, December 2019 catalog.  The stamps are all retired CTMH stamps.
Now, since this is a blog hop,

you might have arrived here from  Marie Flayer's blog.
Your next stop is Stephanie Huber's FB page
(click on the "Post" link )
 Stephanie is currently experiencing some technical difficulties.
Please hop to Andrea Sherman's blog to see her wonderful No Peekin' Gift tags.

The hop is circular.
If you are just starting here,
simply continue hopping until you find your way back,
making the full circle.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Belated Birthday Sloth

First, I must apologize to my regular blog visitors for my unplanned brief hiatus from blogging.
I had a little mishap, while sharpening my carving knife, which required a few stitches in my thumb.  Ouch!  I'd say it was sharp!
That kind of limited my crafting.
Not to mention the fact that I had to turn my craft table back to a dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner.
Dinner is over and so are the leftovers. 
The stitches are out and I'm back to cardmaking.

My sister-in-law's birthday came and went, giving me the perfect excuse to use this adorable sloth from Mo's Pencil 
and a new die I recently purchased.  
You might think I sent her card late on purpose.  Hmmm... 

2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge - AG with a critter  

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Send a Smile 4 Kids December Challenge

There is a new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

The December theme is Winter Cards 4 Kids

or Anything Goes 4 Kids .

This card will go to a SAS4K volunteer who will send it on to a children's hospital for patient use.  
If you are interested in making and donating cards to SAS4K, you can find all the information you need right here.
 I hope you'll enter this month's SAS4K Challenge.  
We love to see your wonderful creations and visit your blogs.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Drafty here

 I'm glad this penguin, a digi image by Connie Fong, is all bundled up because it has been in my draft folder.

Did you know that if you are writing a post and do not hit the orange Publish button when you are finished, the blog post is saved in your draft folder? 
I thought I had published this card, which was to be my entry in the Double Trouble Challenge #42, and in reality I never did.   
Senior Moment!
It's too late for that challenge but it will be perfect for the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania Challenge - Animals (The pretty white lacey layer was die cut on my Cuttlebug.) 
Crafty Catz Challenge #484 - AG with option of spots and/or stripes
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Christmas/Winter

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Way Behind at Beccy's Place

Finding time to make a daily Christmas card for Beccy's Place November Holiday Card Challenge has been a little hard this year.  Consequently, I am way behind.  It's an alphabetical challenge but I'm skipping around.  Here's a card using a colored digital image (by Beccy) of an "I"ce skate inside a die cut frame.


Double Trouble Challenge #43 Card 2

   Somehow I missed making a card for DTC #42.   
Therefore, I've made a second card for DTC #43.
It has glitter, and a snowman and is also entered at 
The digi image is from Beccy's Place 
and the sentiment is a CTMH stamp.

Additional challenges I am entering:
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite way to add snow and why (I like the glitter brushes to add snow because it's a no mess way to get the glittery look.  This snowman has a good coating of clear Wink of Stella.  I also like to use glitter paper for die cut snowflakes.  I have a teeny die that made the 1/2" flakes on this card.  It's perfect to use on teeny glitter paper scraps.)
Crafty Catz Challenge #484 - AG with optional stripes (scarf) and spots (on the poinsettias) 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #465 - AG Christmas with option of something beginning with an "R"  (Red
Beccy's Place November Holiday Cards Challenge - "S" for snowman. snowflakes, scarf, spotted poinsettias