Friday, January 30, 2015

Birthday Wishes!

Hello!  I have been very busy the last couple of weeks, especially this one prepping for my class and class kits.  Wednesday's class went well, but the big one is tomorrow, as I have 14 ladies coming!  I do have a card to show you today.  It is one I made earlier in the month for Gary's son who turned 43!  Yes, 43 ... my hubby had his kids when he was like 17.  I felt like it was okay to do a fun card instead of a serious manly card.  Here is the card ... enjoy!



As you know, I love owl stamps!  This one is an image from Rubber CafĂ©.  The balloons and that tiny cloud are from two die cut sets made by Taylored Expressions that I picked up at the Grapevine convention!  A fun card, don't you think?

I will see you tomorrow for the Saturday sketch share!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  This is my second post today, so this one is short and sweet.  Check  out my other one for the Saturday share and happenings in my life going on!  I saw today's pin come up on my wall yesterday, and as a crafter, I could so relate.  It gave me a giggle, I hope it does for you too!  Enjoy! 

(Note: I tried to increase the size of the pin so it could be read easier but everything I tried did not work, so if you can't increase the size then go here to my pin). 


See you soon!
Happy Stamping!

Tina

Saturday's Sketch Share (on Sunday)!

Hello!  I have a pretty good excuse for being late ... maybe ...we can blame this one on the postal service because for some unknown reason this week, it took Debbie's card longer than the usual one day to get to me.  But, of course, if I wouldn't been gone yesterday to go to another stamp convention, I would have been home to get the mail and do the post on time.  I guess I can't blame it all on the postal service!  Hee, Hee!  The show yesterday was small but always fun with friends!  And I got to drive my new Captiva Sport ... YEA!  I so love being back in a small SUV.  I have missed it so!  I guess we had better get to what you came for, right?  This week's sketch was the choice between circle and square.  Debbie and I both went square.  And both are seasonal, winter for her and Valentine's for me.  Let's do it ... I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used!  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketches
I like the way they both came out.  However, I think both cards would have worked a little better if they would have been larger size squared cards, as there is a lot going on in a very small space.  What do you think?

In between buying a car, going off to Tyler twice, once with family, and once to go to an estate sale, I have been working a lot on my January class which I will be teaching this next week.  Donna even helped me one whole day, cut and score!  Aren't friends the greatest?  But, I am not done prepping yet.  I am making 32 kits!  So, it takes some time!  I do have a couple of cards that I made for birthdays that I haven't shown you yet, I will try to get them on here later in the week.

Oh, and the Sunday words of wisdom is following this post.  It's about crafting ... it will give you a giggle!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Words of Wisdom!

Hello!  I was thinking ... should I keep doing the posts on Sunday sharing quotes?  Yes, I think I will.  So, here is my pick of the day ... enjoy!


Makes you think, doesn't it?

My class is not this week but next, however, I have already started prepping and that is because I have more sign ups than I have ever had!  I also have 7 or 8 new ladies.  I guess it is safe to say that my explosion box is a hit! Plus, there are three ladies at church that I showed my box to before I took it to the store and they want me to make them boxes for gifts.  So, that is 7 more!  I do have a couple of cards started or done that I want to show you this week too, so I will hopefully see you soon!

Happy Stamping!

Tina. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday's Sketch Share and Winner Announced!

Hello!  I bet you were wondering why you didn't hear from me this week, especially since I said I would announce the winner for my 1000th blog post giveaway on Tuesday.  There is a reason and I will tell you but you are going to have to sit through the Saturday's sketch share first.  Let's do it... I will show you my card, Debbie's card and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card


Debbie's Card

The Sketch
The stamp image I used is a little clear stamp I picked up at the show.  ($1.29) The reason why I say it is cheap is that the ink bleeds a little when you stamp it, but it is awful cute!  And the sentiment was so appropriate for this week ... hoot, hoot, hurray!  Mainly, because I got my stamp shack space cleaned and organized!  Well, as much as possible when you have a LOT OF STUFF!  I know you know what I mean!!  It took three days this week to do it but I feel so much better not that all the holiday stuff is put away and the piles of scraps of cardstock are put in folders.  A sigh of relief!  Okay, next, what do you think about this week's sketch?  I like it!  It is especially nice when you have a small image that you want to showcase ... like out cute little animal images!
 
I told you above there was a reason that I didn't announce the winner as planned on Tuesday.  You see, I had 4 commenters, all of which are good friends.  And I just didn't think it was fair for me to draw a name.  So, last night at crop, I got my friend, Karolyn to draw a name.  And here is your visual of the "happening" ...

 
And the winner is ....  Virginia!!

 
 
I texted her and she told me she wanted her gift card from Hobby Lobby.  I ordered it online this morning and it is on it's way to her!  Woo Hoo!  And, thanks Karolyn for helping me out!
 
See you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!
Tina
 


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Saturday's Sketch Share (on Sunday!)

Hello!  Do you know you only have about a day in a half to leave a comment on last Monday's post here for a  chance at a $25 gift card from me?  Right now, I think there are only a few entries, so the odds are in your favor!  I am late in doing my Saturday sketch post because yesterday I went to the stamp convention in Grapevine.  I love this one because I always see a bunch of ex-customers of mine.  And yesterday was no exception!  I got to talk and catch up with a lot of people that I haven't seen in a while. And then I got to spend a little money on stamps and dies and have a meal with my stamping friends.  Doesn't get much better than that!  Well, let's get to the cards and sketch for the day.  I will show you my card, Debbie's card, and the sketch we both used.  Enjoy!

My Card

Debbie's Card

The Sketch
I think both cards are great!  I have done this sketch before and I love it!  It needs to be in the "go to" folder, for sure!

I think I am skipping the words of wisdom post this week, as it seems this Sunday got away from me.  I promised myself I would get to cleaning, putting away, straightening my horribly messy craft room.  I am procrastinating about it. And it is cold outside, so that just makes me want to do it even less.  But, I do have some new goodies to play with, so either I will get to cleaning or play with my new stuff amid the chaos!  See you soon with another creation!

Happy Stamping!
Tina

Friday, January 9, 2015

Feeling Arful?

Hello!  First things first ... have you left a comment on this post for a chance at a $25 gift card?  If you haven't yet, you better go do it, as you only have a few more days to get in on the giveaway!  Now on to today's card ... I  made this one for a friend at church that broke her arm.  I thought it would bring a smile to her face.  I hope it does the same for you.  Enjoy!


I used a 6 x 6 pad of paper from a couple of years ago, as I went looking for some papers that had some brown tones.  Cute, huh? 

Tomorrow is my Saturday sketch share day but I am having to put it off until Sunday as I am going to stay with a friend tonight and then will be at the stamp convention in Grapevine tomorrow. 

See you on Sunday for two posts!
Happy Stamping!
Tina

 
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