Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Crazy oh so Crazy

Life is so crazy. I'm going crazy. I have my first craft show in 3 days and I'm not ready. Found a box of my cards down in the basement (JOY!) NOT! Somehow they got damp or wet and the envelopes stuck to all of them. (Insert heavy sigh with tears here.) I don't want to waste them, so somehow I'm going to try to figure out how to reuse most of them only if it is the fronts. I'm creative, right? In the midst of creating my items for sale, I forgot that I did not finish my gift card holders. Tomorrow night will be spent trying to finish them and whatever else I discovered I forgot.

This week I am the host of Crafting By Designs new challenge. I am challenging every one who would like to join us to an Anything Goes with a Twist of Christmas. Create anything your little heart desires, as long as it has something to do with Christmas. The fabulous Rick St. Dennis is our sponsor and he has graciously donated 3 digis from his store. Please click on Crafting By Designs to go right to our blog and get all of the information. While you are over there please show some love to our wonderful Design Team. They are such an awesome group of talented ladies.

I chose Rick St. Dennis' Christmas Couple to create my card. I used my own combination of colored pencils, chalks and added a little bit of  rub on to give it soft, vintage tones. The paper is from Michael's Recollections Open Stock and the ribbon was found in my leftover ribbon can, the sentiment is from Clear Stamps.
Personally I think Mrs. Claus is really rocking those shoes! I love her shoes.

Craft show readiness is calling me. Please drop me a line, let me know you were here. I love reading all comments. Please become a follower. I would love to have more followers. When I reach 50, I will be offering a little blog candy.

Have a great day!


Friday, November 1, 2013

Red & Black, Black & Red

November! Where has the year gone? The crazies have begun. My first craft show is in 15 days! Am I ready? NO! Am I close to being ready? NO! That damn September put me so far behind.

Ike's Art is the awesome sponsor for Crafting By Designs challenge this week. The challenge is very challenging, quite easy actually. Anything goes with a twist, use the colors Red and Black! Easy peasy! Click on Crafting By Designs to go over to our blog. You'll find all of the details and the link to Ike's Art over there. One lucky winner will win a $15 gift certificate.

Time is of the essence, not a lot to spare. Ike's Art generously gifted the DT a digi of their choice to use for the challenge. As soon as I saw this image, I knew what I wanted to do and when time slows down a little, maybe in 2014, I have a few more ideas I'd like to put on paper.
All paper is Recollections from Michael's. The "For You" tag, I'm really not sure. I found it in the bottom of my desk drawer.

And last night was poured down rain. My son did get some treats, quite a lot actually. People were giving out doubles and triples because of the weather.
Give up on what he was? ...... He was a "Cereal" Killer! A little play on words. Easiest costume ever!

Cleaning is calling me. Clean house today means play with paper day tomorrow :)

If you are a follower of my blog, wonderful. If not, why? I can not guarantee a fabulous blog post every week...But I will try. Every day musings and paper....Some days they're good, some days they're bad. 
Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!