INAS #75 Recycle

Good Morning,

I was very excited to see this challenge on International Art and Soul, Challenge #75 Recycle, because I saw these cute little snowmen made out of wine corks at a fair and wanted to try my hand at making one.  There are dozens of tutorials on Youtube that will tell you how to make these.

Isn't this fun?  The body is one wine cork, the head and hat is one wine cork cut in half. The brim of the hat is a piece of cork that I bought and the nose is a toothpick painted orange.  I just drew the eyes and mouth with a sharpie.

Here it is from the side.

Here it is up close:

I also saw some tutorials of wine corks made into car key holders with beads hanging down. Who knew there was so much you could do with a wine cork?  The ribbon is a prize from my friend Diana at DLART.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Christmas Crafts All Year Round - January -Anything Christmas or Holiday Related
Crafty Catz - ATG w/twist - Funny (I think he's kinda funny)
Crafty Fingers - #177 ATG
Cut it up - #191 Snow Much Fun
As You Like It Challenge - ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please go to International Art & Soul to see what my DT Sisters have created!


First Snow

Good Morning,

Mo's Digital Pencil is having a challenge on her blog called #287 Something New! (With a Mo's Image).  As soon as I saw the challenge I knew what I would make.  I have seen this digital stamp  in Mo's store many times, it is called Kai in the Snow and it reminds me of my own daughter the first time she saw snow. (Something New!)

My daughter Kelly was about 18 or 19 months old when we woke up to snow!  I put her in her snow suit and took her outside.  She was amazed!  "This is snow, I said" Kelly answered me back "no?" "Snow, I said".  "no?" I tried to teach her how to put the S in front but finally gave up and called it no.  I was so young when I had my children, I was 22 when Kelly was born and so strong.  I put her on one of those old wooden sleds that had belonged to my husband when he was a boy and pulled her all around our neighborhood.  We watched children sledding, I taught her how to make a snowball and throw it, we had fun!  Then we came home and had hot tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  Kelly called her daddy on the phone and tried to describe "no" to him,( I think she thought it was only at our house. )  It was a wonderful day.

Here is my card:

Here is a close up of the digital stamp:

Recipe for Card:

Mo's Digital Stamp - Kai in the Snow
Colored with Copic Markers
Paper - Dark Blue glitter paper and silver paper
Dies - Spellbinders Classical Scalloped Circles and Ribbon Banners
White paper embossed with snowflake folder
Sentiment- from stash
Snowflakes from stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil - #287 Something New!
Cards 4 Galz - #113 White and Blue
Craft Rocket Challenge - #66 Something New
Cute Card Thursday - #617 What's New?
Moving Along With The Times - #114 All Things New
Through the Purple Haze - #163 ATG
Cut It Up - #191 Snow Much Fun! (Must Use Dies)
Your Next Stamp - #130 Shades of Blue
Simply Create Too - Monochromatic
A Perfect Time To Craft - January ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - January ATG
Daisy Chain Challenges - #37 Wintertime
The Diva's that Cut - January New Things (Must Use Dies)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - #124 Winter Blues

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!


Lucky Dog Winter Dreams

Good Morning,

Isn't it strange how things happen sometimes?  For those of you that follow me on my personal facebook page you know that I recently posted about my dog Duncan and how he discovered pillows over the Christmas Holidays.  He will get two of them, put some of his favorite toys in between the pillows and take himself a nice winter nap.

Isn't that cute?  As you can see, he has his green squeeky ball and his stuffed fox so he can smell them while he sleeps?  Who knows?

I was looking through some of the challenges that I go to a lot, when I looked at  Crafty Catz I saw that some of the design team members had made cards with a digital stamp of a dog asleep.  The digital stamp is called "Lucky" by SheepSki Designs.  I had to get the stamp right away!

My next challenge was to try to color a brindle dog!  Not easy, but here it is:

Here is a close up of the stamp:

Recipe for this card:

Digital Stamp - SheepSki Designs
Thought Bubble Stamp - Dare2BArtzy  Ruff Day Stamp Set 
Colored With Copic Markers
Dies - Spellbinders Card Creator #8
Everything else I used to make this card is very old!  The papers and brads are about 14 years old!
Paper - Basic Grey - "Max and Whiskers"
Brads - Bought on e-bay years ago

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz - ATG with Optional Twist - Animal
Dare2BArtzy - January Challenge - Winter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - January - must have animal
Stinkin' Inkers - Warm Up
Through The Craft Room Door - Challenge 14th January 2020 ATG
Try It On Tuesday - What a Cutie/Make Someone Smile Today
Use Your Stuff - #389 ATG
Crafts Galore Encore - #71 January ATG
SheepSki Designs - #34 Square Cards

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!


Get Well Hippo

Good Morning,

I haven't been spending a lot of time in my craft room.  I seem to have lost my MOJO, has anyone seen it?  Could you send me some of yours?  I don't mind if it is a little used.

So my very good friend had to have surgery last week.  She has a husband and three kids, as if that weren't enough stress, her father in law is in the hospital and her sister in law is in labor!  Yikes!  So my hubby Matt and I have been bringing food to her house cause we just love her so much.

On Saturday, my hubby made this delicious, cheesy lasagna (it hasn't been baked yet in the photo) and I sent this card that I made many months ago.

So that was my serious card, yesterday, I spent some time in my craft room making this cute little box card that I found on the silhouette site.

Isn't it cute?  Here is a photo of it from above.

And here is the delicious Mac and Cheese with Ham ready to go to my friend's house. This recipe is my husband's grandmother's homemade recipe and it is yummy!

Here is the back of the card with get well wishes.  The stamp is from jillibean

I am entering this box card into the following challenges:

DLART January Linky - ATG
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - ATG with Animal

Thank you so much for stopping by!