I swear to you that I must have this mental ailment where you have blackouts and days pass without you being aware! Where does the time go? Honestly, the only excuse that I have for this post being late were my priorities for last week. I helped my Mom move last week, and when you add a major item like that to your already hectic schedule, something has to give. Anyway, enough whining!
Now, instead of "whining" how about some "winning"? I have a WINNER for my blog candy which I had posted last week. Only I'm going to make you work to see if you are the winner. . .I'm such a brat aren't I??? I'm hiding the name of the winner somewhere in this post! LOL Since I didn't really make you work to enter, I'll make you work to find out if you won. When you find your name, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your snail mail address and I'll get your prize right out to you. You have 4 days from the date of this post to respond or I'll have to choose another winner. And to all those who didn't win, I'm sorry and I wish you could all have won. OK, on to the post (happy searching)!
First card to share:
The only thing stamped on this card is the sentiment on the mat (Waltzing Mouse). I needed a "new home" card, and was looking for inspiration and this is what I used (CLICK HERE) I didn't want to do the standard "little house" stamp and I thought what a great idea to just do a "door". I made it kind of "rustic" looking. The "siding" was strips cut out and ran through my CB. Everything on the door (except the brad for the door knob) was either hand cut or die cut. I made the flower pots from scratch, and all those little flowers are hand cut from some printed paper I had. Talk about my fingers hurting! But I do like how it turned out. I'm not a big fan of "punch out" cards, but sometimes they can be cute.
This is quickly becoming one of my most favorite color schemes. On the left panel, I heat embossed the feather image after stamping it with Versamark and using clear ep. The right panel I dry embossed with my CB. Colored the bird image with my pencils, added a ribbon and made a double bow with my Bow Easy. The feather and bird image are both by Inkadinkado. I made this for a young neighbor woman's 81 year old Mom who broke her femur! Ouch!
Last card to share. . .
As any of you who have been following me for awhile know, I'm a HUGE Fall/Halloween fan. So I'm thinking that since time seems to be flying by so quickly, it is time to get a jump start on the Fall season cards. I sponged the background after stamping and embossing the wheat image in clear ep. That way, the wheat resisted the ink and maintained the original color. The little "strap thingies" came out of my head. . .(well, not literally!) I used the SU word window punch and just wrapped them behind the card after putting a little dark copper brad in each. I kinda like 'em. . .
One quick project:
PIC OF THE WEEK:
|SUMMER FUZZ BALLS|
Well, there you have it. I didn't take the time to take pics of my craft room. I need to clean it up first before I let you see it, so that will be for next week! Congrats to the winner!! After taking out the one multiple comment and the one's that said to exclude them I ran random.org and the winning number was 36.
Hope you are all well! Thanks for visiting me. I'm on my way to see what you've been up to. I always enjoy my visits with you! Hope you had a safe and happy 4TH!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."