Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENT ----- FUSION Design Team!

IS BACK!!!!

And Here is the Design Team!!


The first challenge will begin January 2nd!

So DEFINITLY check it out!

I also made a quick card today amidst my attempts to totally relax from the during the final days of vacation.
The trip to Missouri was very Wonderful!!!











Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sketch it Saturday - Unscripted Sketch#237

Another Seabrook Page!

Alas, I was hoping that I would have had all of the albums
completed by Christmas, however I will just keep plodding on and finish them in the spring!
A gift this fun, will just take more time!
Love the beachy colors and the smiling faces of friends on the beach!

This is a SUPER Fun sketch, I am liking them more each time.This one is perfect for cards too!
So much fun to add several little panels!

Join in (HERE!)




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Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

CASology CUE Card #76: Party!

CASology CUE Card #76: Party!

Happy Christmas Eve to those celebrating!
About now, I am up helping my husband and his mom with the prep work for the celebration this evening.
Karin, Scott's mom, has for over 30 years have celebrated by having a Christmas Eve Party.
Several traditional dishes that are only made on Christmas Eve are enjoyed.
Family comes and presents are exchanged.
 It is so FESTIVE!

WOW!!  
We have a 2 week party, I mean 2 week challenge this week!!
Party is such a great CUE!!!

This week the wonderful  Sponsor is :  STAMPlorations
and joining us this week is our
Guest Designer:  Kara

I LOVE the Lil' Inkers Balloons and "popping" them up really would brighten my day!
I went with a birthday invitation theme instead of Christmas.
What does PARTY bring to mind for you?
Join in the FUN (HERE)

Stamps: Lil' Inkers!



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LIFE 
each week!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sketch it Saturday - Unscripted Sketch#236


Another GREAT Sketch!  I am loving this Sketch Team, 
I can do layered, CAS, or Digital.
Sky's the limit.

So much FUN!
What can you see in this sketch?

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CASology CUE Card #75: Knit!

CASology CUE Card #75: Knit!

Hello everyone.
Keeping warm I hope!  

This week's CASology CUE is KNIT

My mother has always been a knitter.  
Let's just say that I don't have the knack --or the patience really.  
I am a lefty, or a southpaw you can say.
When my mother tried to teach me, she being a right hander, I got all confused, frustrated and at the age of 13, really wanted no more to do with it after that.  
I really love that she knits though!
(I have the cutest hats!)  
So I have  a few stamps with her in mind.

This card making session was a family affair!
Conrad and I stamped 
this knit poinsettia with several ink colors on paper 
and my mom selected the best color combinations.
I designed a few cards and Conrad made a few design of his own.
I will have to say, 
I really think his designs are great!

What fits the Knit for you?
Show us (HERE!!)
I am so glad to see all of the additions to the Gallery lately.
You guys most definitely make it hard to choose, and so enjoyable to view them all!  
I may not pop in on every single one of your entries, but I do admire each and every one!


Two layers:

Single Image, Large overlapped sentiment with a color layer:

Single Image overlap large sentiment NO color layer:


Conrad so pleased with his artwork!!!


Conrad's color design (I helped with the sizing and cutting of the cards, he
selected the colors and design!)
He told me, the words, they really don't have to be black do they?
"No, any color you want." I replied.
He showed my husband too.  
"These look like Aunt Kim made them, huh uncle Scott."
He smiled and said  "They look terrific!!!"

And here are Conrad's 2 card designs:






Please visit the Wonderful Designers of CASology
The CAS Dream Team that brings you
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LIFE 
each week!
Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!
This week's Wonderful Guest Designer:  Kimberley Markotoff
otherwise known as:
Kim of Art Keeps Me Sane!
Love her style!!


The reason I purchased this Knit stamp was that one fine day there was a drop in card make and take at the local Impress at Bellevue Square (no longer at that location).  The feature stamp was 20% off that day if you made the card,
And this was the card I made that was designed by Impress!
Cute isn't it!!!

Have an EXTRA Crafty Day!

Monday, December 16, 2013

We're having a party!!!

We're having a party!!!
We're having a party!!!

All your friends,
 furry 
and non furry have come together!!!!!

Carol Mayne of  Just Me: C
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
You are simply the BEST!

Bev of HappyDance
Wonderfully and thoughfully coordinated your pals to say 
Happy Birthday!!!

I just HAD to ink these little pals up to say happy birthday!
I can't wait to see all the other BlogPals Cards!!!

Supplies:
Sentiment: Studio g by Hampton Art
Catslife Press 1116D, (bulldog) 1115D (kitty) 1118D (mutt)
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics


Supplies:
Impress Dots
Sentiment Neat and Tangled Across the Card
Inks: Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black
Hero Arts Bubblegum
Darice Sequins

Happy Birthday Carol!!!!
Again, you are Simply THE Best!
I know all of these surprises will warm you right up!

There are several of us wishing Carol a Happy Birthday. 
 Be sure to visit the rest of the well wishers, and naturally, go and give Carol your best wishes too!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sketch it Saturday - Unscripted Sketch#235

Another Card for Kyleigh!

If you have been following me, or are visiting me for the first time, 
I have made a goal to send more cards OUT  (!!)
Great concept right  !!??!!
 One of the ways I have found is to make a feature to every so often, about every 8 weeks or so, 
 to send a card out to my lovely sweet 13 yr old niece Kyleigh.

This gives me an excuse to make something
 FUN
Colorful 
and maybe whimsical too!

 This week's Sketch it Saturday's Sketch on the Unscripted Sketches Blog 
really has TONS of Possibilities!
Here is my Bright, FUN, and Whimsically Nautical Take!



I hope you are Inspired to Create 
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Thanks for coming by!
I hope you can get Sketchy too!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Season's Greetings and so long: Pinspired!

Season's Greetings and so long: Pinspired!

Friday's First Things First!

====================
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to my newest follower:
Hey it is Tracey McNeely!!!!
of 
In My Creative Opinion!!
Tag --eriffic Queen
Check out her lovely Tags on the 25 Tags of Christmas!
----And also the of The Card Concept
Yes, a NEW concept in Card Challenges
Go Check it out! 
==================================
I am sad to day, yet another challenge is going out.
I really was hoping Pinspired would get more players and the DT is divine too!
I know they will be around.
Still...... 
Doesn't help that the stress of getting ready for our upcoming vacation is also taking its toll, scaring mojo away.
 Well this card is a post for pinspired and I really wanted to get these pine cones inky!
so here it is.
Simple, sorta Retro colors.



Posting to Pinspired


Also I took the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch!

Get Crafty!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CASology CUE Card #74: Snowflake!

CASology CUE Card #74: Snowflake!

Our sponsor this week also has some pretty awesome stamps!!!

Sponsor:  Serendipity Stamps
If you go to their site you should really
check out the winter scenes and scroll down till you see- Barn doors, rustic covered bridges, wintry scenes. 
Just gorgeous stamps really!

Snowflakes.
I love 'em!
I am a snow baby.
This card is literally me as a kid.
There are more pictures of me eating snow or in the snow than any other as a toddler.
Seriously crazy.. I should look for them..Ahh I found a few oldies..
These are going to be great
(see far below for some BLAST from my PAST pics!)

This is my take on snowflake, just what I used to do, look up at the wondrous falling snow,
and flick my tongue out to catch them!

What is your take?
Show us (HERE!!)


Mo's Digital Pencil Digital Stamp "Taste of Winter"
Sentiment
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Asstd.Copics


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BLAST FROM THE PAST!

I ADORE looking through old pictures.
Sometimes my sister and brothers when we get together will pass around old photos and reminisce.
How time sure does fly!

Here is a good and oldie.
 Me as a babe as we are stuck in the deep snow.
(Eastern Washington Circa 1970)
Mom in a Bouffant hairdo, check out that old boat of a car!
You know it was all metal and drove like a boat too!
Me staring lovingly at the snow.


Loron, (aka my stepdad) wondering why he did not have chains I think.
Mom, ......let me OUT, I want to eat SNOW down there!


Loron and Shawn build a big snow fort!


I approve, I must wander through it!


Hey, it may be chilly, but I don't mind!
(notice, me without gloves)


Below......I am older now just tuned 8.
Mom, you look so cute in the bohemian tunic and the pig tails!
I am just in the bottom corner, 
Can you spy what I am doing???!!!!
Yes, why that is a rather large chunk of SNOW I am eating!


And I love SNOW so much, I must walk around as I hug the large chunk of snow!
Looks like I have a dog in my arms, no it is 
SNOW!

Much later, I still enjoy the snow!

This is Me about 27 with my youngest brothers Dustin on my left and Theron on the right
Taking them on my annual pilgrimage to innertube!
(Now I take Conrad!!)

Okay and even newer
Look who the snowbaby is now!

And the most current!!!
Beautiful SNOW angel!!!!


ENJOY whatever you do!!!



You're so special to me: Dynamic Duos!

You're so special to me: Dynamic Duos!


(For my CASology POST click HERE!)

Lovely colors and perfect for a flower and leaves
a few butterflies and a pretty clean card.

This week's lovely color duo is 
Rich Pink and Green!

Check it out (HERE!)

Loved the colors with this set.


Posting to dynamic duos #82

Monday, December 9, 2013

Muse #47 : Later Alligater!!

Muse #47 : Later Alligater!!

Ah for the FUN of it!!!
Sometimes you see a card, and think wow, 
it would really be FUN to make that!!!

Eeeek What FUN, a wee little Gater!
 Later Alligater


Check out MUSE!



Therese Calvird's card is Amazing!

Muse Card for this week!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU: Case Study!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU: Case Study!

Okay, a few more Case Study!
I LOVE Feathers.  

And I do have even more feather stamps.
Alas I have to really start getting ready for our vacation to Missouri for Christmas.

 short and quick and a few cards.



Posting to: Case Study #169