When Life Sends You Showers, Dance in the Puddles

Monday, January 30, 2012

Penny Black Floral Frenzy

Just finished this card for a RAK to a friend and saw that the Penny Black Challenge of the week is Floral Frenzy. Now, what a great coincidence.  I think this qualifies, as there are lots of flowers plus a Penny Black sentiment - wish BIG. My image is a little House Mouse, dp is from MemoryBox Minuet paper pack, the flowers are Petaloo and the beautiful, detailed little butterflies are Cheery Lynn, cut from DCWV glittered card stock.  Oh yes, and I have been known to go into a frenzy on occasion so I guess that counts, too :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

Remember the old song you probably learned in school "Oh Where Have You Been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?" (Substitute Eddie boy, Eddie boy). Well, to answer the question, yes she can! and I'm here to prove it.  She was so impressed with Edwin's new, cool look that she ran right to the kitchen to bake him up a treat. I guess that "other boy" didn't stand a chance. Thank goodness! My money was on Edwin all along, he's just too dang cute for his own good. My sentiment is computer-generated and the pie is a 2x2 Quikutz die. I've had more fun with that pie die (lol), sure glad I got it. Just shows you never know where you'll find your next little treasure.

I have to take a break now. This card has activated my sweet tooth! Hope your weekend is sweet as ....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cool Eddie

Edwin has decided to be a "Cool Dude", that's what he told me today, 'cuz he thinks that maybe that will get Tilda's attention. See, she's been making googly eyes at another boy and Ed's not happy! So here he is, striking a pose, looking sooooo cooooool, don't you think? Let's hope Tilda thinks so. We'll just have to wait and see, huh?
The paper is Jillibean Soup, luv those owls! The buttons are from SEI and the coloring, compliments of Copic. What do you think? Will Tilda notice? Stay tuned ..........

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Little Bit of Cheer Up

Finally got a chance to play with my new Sweet Crazy Love Celebration Tilda. This new collection is sooo cute, isn't it? Someone needed a little boost up and a smile so I made this card.with the sentiment from Gina K's You Go Girl collection, dp from Doodlebug Sweet Cakes paper pack, QuiKutz heart dies and pink Stickles. The pearl flourish was from my stash and the valentine ribbon from RRR's February set. There - I DID remember where all my "stuff" came from this time. Please give me a gold star for today. That doesn't happen very often. In any case, I'm entering her in Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog "Red Pink White" challenge. Yes, I do a challenge every so often, just not often enough. Hope this little card conveys the message I'm trying to send and gives someone a smile. 

Oh, yes. She's colored with Copics and a little sprinkle of Sakura Stardust sparkle. Enjoy!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm Jumpin' the Gun, or "Is it June yet?"

I'm yearning for strawberries, fresh strawberries from my garden. Dripping, sweet, juicy STRAWBERRIES. Oh dear, I think I have a looooong wait, so to make the time go faster I'll just pretend my House Mouse is harvesting my first crop for me. Really, tho, I've been very busy making pink cards for a Breast Cancer Awareness auction my friend in Australia holds every year. If I get an early start, maybe I can make two or three batches. I'd sure like to. So far I have 20 cards done with 10 more to go for this batch. So if I haven't been posting much lately, that's why. Spending all my effort on cutting, pasting, stamping - you get the drift. Anyhoo - here's my strawberry dream. The pie is a little QuicKutz die and of course I don't remember where the rest of the embellies came from. My bad!!


I found some strawberry brads and a strawberry charm to go with the strawberry dp. Could this be overkill? NOT!!! Now I'm thinkin' maybe a run to Marie Callendar's for a Strawberry Pie???
 Whipped cream, anyone?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #104

Wow, where does the time go? I post some 2011 fave OWH cards, go back about my business re-organizing and making some cards for a special project and oops! It's Jan 17 already. Honest, peeps, I've  been so busy trying to get back in the groove that time just zipped past me. Too much catch-up to do I guess. That's what you get for being a wimpy sicky. Anyhoo, OWH Sketch for this week is sooooo simple and so perfect for my darling Hero Arts Owl Trio that I dropped everything to make this simple card just so I could play along.. Love my little owls and the DCWV Green Stack so I used this week's sketch:


to make this very simple card.

In the future, I promise to try to keep a closer eye on the calendar!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Retrospective

Operation Write Home is having a "Post Your 10 Favorite Cards" Hop/Challenge. What a great idea! I need to get back into the groove and what better way than to try and pick 10 cards I sent to OWH last year to display on my first Blog post of the new year. Keeping my ramble as short as possible, here are the 10 I picked to share in this post. Now I have to go get my first set of 2012 ready for mailing.