Friday, June 30, 2017

CHNC Extra DT post, July 2017

Hey bloggers!  How ya doin?  Stopping by very quickly to schedule this post for my DT commitment for CHNC Extra...and here is my card for July:

 This adorable Bugaboo image is BUGRBLOCKS.  So super cute!  As you can see, the one in the lower left corner is Rudolph...he's just hangin' out with his buddies, Donner and Blitzen!  Looks like they might be playing hide-and-seek...or maybe Rudolph and Donner are shy?  Either way, Jodie has made them really cute, and easy to color.  They were colored with alcohol markers, and Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen was added to Rudy's nose and the "M" in the sentiment.  Glossy Accents also adorns Rudy's nose, but you really have to see it in person to tell.  Speaking of that sentiment, I really like that it is included in the image.  It sure saves me some extra steps in trying to find "the right one" from my extensive stash.  That yummy paper is from the Perfectly Plaid Christmas Lawn Fawn 6x6 pad.  It was so hard to choose which paper to cut into first!!
I found this sketch on the Outlawz blog:
and thought that this image would fit just right.  I just now noticed the "with love" sentiment suggestion in the lower left corner...I hope they will be OK with mine!
Christmas With The Cuties:  Clean And Simple
The Merry Christmas Challenge:  ATG optional "snowmen" theme
Crafting by Designs:  Get Ready for Christmas
Fab'n'Funky #357:  Christmas Crackers (anything Christmas)
Crimbo Crackers #135:  Sentiment
Well, I need to get going...the hubby and I are headed out to supper at our favorite local restaurant!  Make sure you stop by the CHNC Extra blog this month to see all the DT creations, as well as those of your fellow crafters!  Don't forget to add your own could be the random winner of 4 Bugaboo images of your choice!  I look forward to seeing what is in store...
Take care and God Bless!
~Marie ~

Friday, June 16, 2017

CCAYR Mid-Month Inspiration Time Again!

Howdy friends!  It's the middle of the month again (JUNE!!!), and that means it's time for the CCAYR Christmas Belles to give you some inspiration for this month's House/Cottage theme.  Here is mine:

I decided I wanted to make this birdhouse card again, just like the one posted here.  No cardinal this time...I am having an issue with my Silhouette software not recognizing my machine on the new desktop, so I had to dig out this Studio G bird stamp.  Stamped it in Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink, and punched out a small heart.  Leandra (my DD), said that I should stamp the word "home" in the bird house opening and place the heart underneath it to convey the message that "home is where the heart is."  Pretty clever of her, I think!  Used the Martha Stewart branch punch to make something for the bird to rest on outside the house.  The woodgrain embossing folder is from Darice.  Added Snow-Tex to the roof of the birdhouse, and some holly leaves and berries for some holiday d├ęcor above the opening. 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #30:  ATG or optional Fur, Fluff, Feathers or Fins theme
The Merry Christmas Challenge:    Anything Christmas or optional snowman theme
Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas
Crafting by Designs:  Things with Wings
Simon Says Wednesday:  Emboss it
Crimbo Crackers #134:  Shaped Card
Mix It Up #2:  ATG with optional "Sgtamping" twist
Happy Little Stampers:  ATG with optioanl "tree" twist
That's all for tonight!  Thanks for stopping by...make sure you visit the CCAYR blog to check out all of the DT creations, and to join in!
God Bless,


Hello friends; welcome back to my blog!  My Squirrel Sisters and I are back at it again, hoping to inspire you to dig out your supplies, old...