26 October 2011

~ sweet sketch wed !25 AND try it on tuesday

hiya everyone! hope you all had another srcappy happy week! i sure did! i not only did another card using the sketch from sweet sketch wednesdaybut ~ i also got to particiapate in another challenge at try it on tuesday. their theme this week is alter something using fabric ~ and TIOTs sponsor this week is the craft barn.  i had fun creating for both challenges! AND AND AND...i even got another scarf knitted ~ a pink one! AND AND AND...i've completed the 1st slipper of a pair. ok..now...don't laugh too hard! (especially if you're a professional knitter!) this is my real first attempt at knitting a pair of slippers, so i'm still learning! it's an easy peasy pattern...but ~ i'm still workin on 'what wool' i need to use...and my tension! needless to say...i'm havin fun doing a little of this...and a little of that! oh...AND AND AND...the other project i've start on is a wooden bench for outside. i found another easy peasy pattern on-line...got the wood cut out ~ dh and i are at the sanding bit ~ and soon it'll be ready to paint...and yes...it'll be painted in fire engine RED! can't wait to show you a pic when i'm done!

ok...enough talking! here's my creations!

'merry christmas' (based on SSW's sketch)
 coloring detail 
 'altered notebook' ~ PRIVATE NOTEZ
i used an OLD  PILLOWCASE for the front of the 

altered notebook...
i stamped the design on it....then did a lil embellishing
and 'thanks' to donna c. for the scrumptious fabric flowers!
 yep....those are my tootsies 
i love the different tones in the wool 
what do ya think? kewl eh!
(updated: 9:16 pm today ~ 2nd slipper ..completed!)
thanks for poppin by and leaving some lovin
please know it is appreciated! have an awesome week chickies!
and hugs

20 October 2011

~ TIOT AND sweet sketch wednesday #124 ~

wowza...this week has gone by fast ~ but...i can't complain ~ the weather has been beautiful and we've managed to get in a few campfires and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air ~ along with friends ~ and a whole lotta laughter!
...and i even managed to escape ~ pop on over to my two favorites blog challenges and do a little creating ~ whohoo!
for my 1st creation ~ try it on tuesday's challenge this week is 'taking to the skies'...interpretated anyway you want. whoa..i had to think a little on that one....but came  up with another tag this week using some of  my older stamps that have collected a bit of dust on them...
for my 2nd creation ~ sweet sketch wednesday has another fabulous sketch. i love popping over there and challenging myself to see what i can  create using the sketches. and...i even got another christmas card done to boot! bonus!  and whoa..that image too a while to  handcut...those little lights are TI..NY! ack! the image is placed on pop dots to give a 3D effect...
both blogs have fabulous inspiration by the dt! hope ya get a chance to pop on over and give the challenges a try! come on...i dare ya!

'taking to the skies...and soar' (tag)
'merry christmas' 
thanks for popping by and leaving some lovin
please know it is appreciated!

and hugz

13 October 2011

~ 'ssw #123'... AND... 'try it on tues'

hiya chicikies ~ hope you all had a great scrappin happy week.
i sure had a whole lotta mojo happening! i'm back to doing some knitting again . whohoo! got one scarf completed for dh and i'm onto the 2nd matching one for myself. i'll post some pics of those once they're completed. man ~ i haven't knitted in years. i'm surprised i remembered how. the card i created is for this week's challenge over at sweet sketch wednesday ~ and the tag for try it on tuesday. i used to play there a while back ~ so i'd thought i'd pop in and give it a go. this week's tag theme is 'peace and tranquility' .sure felt great playing with some mixed media again! there's lots of great inspiration at both blogs...i hope you get a chance to check them out! and oh.....my last week's card for sweet sketch wednesday..made the TOP 3 ~ HOW KEWL IS THAT! i'm so stoked! thanks dt!

'THINKING OF YOU' (based on sketch at SSW)
 (coloring details)
dh and i love to go for walks where we live
it's so 'peaceful' and yes...'tranquil'...

the background is done with TM distress inks and water
i then stamped the background images in black
the 'couple' is stamped, handcut and colored with copics
the butterflies are handcut to give a 3d effect
everything is coated with modge podge

thanks for popping by and leaving some lovin!
please know it is appreciated
and hugz

06 October 2011

~ sweet sketch wednesday ~ #122

hiya chickies ~ whoa ~ it's sure been a while since i've been scrappin happy! summer is over ~ and wow ~ it was a busy one ~ had lots of friends over ~ lots of campfires ~ lots of scrumptious food and a whole lotta laughs! ah...what great memories! now i hope to get back into some serious creating!

i created these two cards for this week's challenge over at
 sweet sketch wednesday.
hope you get a chance to pop on over for some creating, too!
and...ah ~ i'm getting a little head start on a few christmas cards! can't complain about that!

CARD #1 ~ 'share love'
(click on the photos to make bigger)

CARD #2 ~ 'merry little christmas'
(made this for my gd...ssshh... don't tell)

ah...a new pic of dh and i (and our lil 'mojo')
we really don't have many pics of us together
i'm always on the other side of the camera!
but....i'm trying to make some changes there so our
kids will have some memories of 'us'
ok...'note to melody'...'get on the other side of camera'!
hope everyone has a rawkin scrappy week
and hugz