Sunday, February 7, 2016

Love Is In the Air

Challenge #255

Theme: Anything Goes with Love Is in the Air
Sponsor: StitchyBear Digi Outlet

One lucky participant will win a fabulous prize, 
so be sure to play along!

Here's the card I made:

Image: StitchyBear Digi Outlet "Corey"

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Image: StitchyBear Digi Outlet "Corey" colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pink Pirouette
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Recolloections Brad and Ribbon from an unknown vendor

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Price Is Right...

... for a fun Challenge!

JessicaLynnOriginal Digi
--- Free ---
You sure can't beat the price.

I used the image to make a card for the Sweet Stampin' "All You Need Is Love" Challenge...

February 6 - 12
I hope you'll participate!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: JessicaLynnOriginal True Love Brentwood Owl colored with Copics
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Irresistible Pico Embellisher (on eyes) and Ribbon from an unknown vendor

Friday, February 5, 2016

Peek at My Week

Fridays come around every seven days, don't they? While most of you are looking forward to a weekend, I'm in some of my busiest days  of this week. I am out of town for three back-to-back meetings (today/Friday, Saturday and Monday). Let the fun begin.

What can I say about this week?

It. has. been. busy.

I had meetings - Tuesday and Wednesday.

I made at least one card - every day up until today.

I swapped and mailed out cards to a group I'm in on SCS.

I unpacked 5 bins.
(They hadn't been touched since we moved in November.)

I studied for conferences I'm leading.

I did research for a meeting responsibility.

I cooked, cleaned, and washed dishes.
(One of the things I made was a GREAT BIG - delicious - kettle of soup. YUM!)

I shopped (locally) and plan to shop in the city some this weekend.

AND.......... I celebrated my wedding anniversary with my DH taking Brock and me out to dinner.

One of the big highlights of my week happened when I was talking to my daughter. (She lives in the bush of Alaska and has a fairly new puppy named Barrow.) I heard my grandpuppy bark! His little bark is just so sweet.


That's Brittney and Barrow... 
Aren't they cute?!?!?!

Life is good!

It also can be heartbreaking - as we've said goodbye to a 96-year-old church member this week, and also to a friend's brother. And my mother-in-law is nearing the end of her long battle with Alzheimer's.

I guess for that reason I am a little melancholy as I type this post. I know that you understand, because you, too, have experienced heartache in your life at some time.

 SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Come back tomorrow - Instead of just talking (like today's post), I'll have a card to show you.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Super Fan

It's nearly Super Bowl time.................. so let's have some football fun!

 Stamp Set -  

Yes, you'll notice I am not using the team colors of either team... that was intentional. Truthfully, I didn't even know who was playing until I googled it to find out.

Go Team Go

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: JessicaLynnOriginal Brentwood Owl NFL Football Superfan
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White
Designer Paper: Reminisce Blizzard Blue
Embellishments: Michael's and Oriental Trading Candy Dots

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Best Friend Trio

Barb sent an adorable Whipper Snapper image to the Baker's Dozen group to create our January card... and she sent other goodies, too! So many, in fact, that I couldn't use them all on this one card. THANK YOU, Barb!

Here's what Barb sent:

Whipper Snapper Designs "Best Friend Trio" (stamped with Memento ink)

Whipper Snapper "Someone Say Snow"and "Up to Snow Good" (that's the one I used) 
Northwoods "Love Snow"

Designer Paper

Stampin' UP! "Winter Frost"

Stampin' UP! All Is Calm Silver Snowflake
White Snowflake Brad
White Plastic Snowflake
Stampin' UP! Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine
Stampin' UP! White Taffeta Ribbon
Stampin' UP! Silver Elastic Cord

Here's the card I made:

Here's the inside:

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The only thing of my own that I used on this card is some cardstock (Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Soft Sky)... and my Copics, of course.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bear Hugs

It's time for a new challenge...

 are the sponsors for the challenge 
and will be giving a PRIZE to a lucky participant, 
so be sure to play along for a chance to win.

Here's the {PIN}Spirational Photo for this challenge:

I used a Penny Black stamp to make my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Penny Black "Christmas Hug" 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, and Irresistible Shimmer Pico Embellisher
Cardstock: Recollections Black, Red, and White
Designer Paper: Recollections Christmas Paper Pad
Embellishments: Oriental Trading Brad and Ribbon (a gift from Barb... THANK YOU, Barb!)

Monday, February 1, 2016

MelonHeadz Love

There's a new MelonHeadz Challenge...

February 1 - 14
Theme: Love

We would LOVE for you to participate!

I used images from the MelonHeadz Illustrating Valentine Stringbeans Bundle to make my card...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Images: MelonHeadz Illustrating Valentine Stringbean Bundle
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Pixie Pink
Designer Paper: Recollections All Season Paper Pad
Embellishments: Michael's Pearls