Monday, August 30, 2010

Stamping Cat-astrophe

Both of these stamps are old favorites of mine.  Unfortunately, I've forgotten the names of the manufacturers.  If anyone knows, please let me know.  I added Crystal Lacquer to the eyes of the cat to make them look real and used my clear glaze pen on the stamped paw prints.  This card is for a friend who is battling cancer.  Please remember him in prayer.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Dieing for a punch- No die cutting machines or punches can be used.
Stamping Sister's in Christ - Proverbs 27:17 -Use Metal
CES challenge - Anything Goes

Blessings
  • Received my first Zentangle from a friend. Awesome creativity!!!
  • Hubby found some good used books for me.  I was almost out.  
  • A phone call from a friend I hadn't talked to in awhile.
Have a wonderful day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Sunday, August 29, 2010

All that Glitters!

I found this piece of glittery dp in with some paper that I received in a swap and I fell in love.  I think I could become addicted to gliitery dp. lol  Today's card is also for someone special who is recovering from major surgery, so please keep her in prayer too.

The butterfly antennae are made from wire that I colored with alcohol ink. I added some touches of Stickles to the butterfly.  The background papers and parts of the butterfly that looks black are a rich brown IRL.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes - must have butterfly, fairy or angel.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Other than Christmas
Wild Orchid - Make It Sparkle
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Use metal

Blessings
  • My doctor gave me two free inhalers.
  • Our friend, Lloyd, who was in the bad accident last year, is able to do some farming again.
  • My hubby got over $17 worth of cereal for $2!!!  And it's healthy stuff too.  What a guy! :)
Have a terrific day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pretty Posies

I'm really sleepy, so I'll keep this short.  This card is for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.  This weeks challenge theme is Words to Inspire.  My main image is an older stamp from TAC.   I used a word charm for my sentiment.  The main image is painted with Twinkling H2O's, but you can't see the shimmer in my photo, unfortunately. Please pray for my friend that I made this card for.  She's recovering from major surgery.
 Blessings
  • I saw my first Monarch butterfly of this season.
  • Fabulous happy mail!!!
  • An evening out with my husband this week.
 Have a great day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Saturday, August 21, 2010

From the House of Mouse

Yes, we have a mouse in our house and not just on my adorable House Mouse stamps.  This is the real thing!  My daughter saw it, much to her dismay.  I don't know why those little furry critters scare me so much when they come out of some place unexpectedly, but they do.  I hope we catch this one soon.  We've also had an abundance of the huge wolf spiders lately.  Shouldn't the mice or spiders be eating each other?  I shouldn't admit to these creepy crawlies.  Now no one will want to come see me. lol

Anyhow, on to the real purpose of this blog entry, my card.  This card is for the Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge.  This weeks challenge is based on Proverbs 17:22 "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.".  Our challenge is to make a humorous card.  The yummy cake image is from Bee Crafty Digitals.  I'm afraid I don't know who makes the awesome sentiment.  It's a freebie, that I missed marking the company on, when I downloaded it.  I sincerely apologize for this.  If anyone knows who makes this digi stamp, please let me know, so that I can give proper credit. 
Blessings
  •  My hubby finished a class that was stressful for him and did very well. He finishes his degree in October!!!!
  • My sick fur baby is getting better.
  • New blinds in our bedroom.  They look so nice and they're room darkening. Oh yeah!!!
Have a marvelous day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wishing you a sunny day!

It's time to flutter!  This card is for the Flutterby Wednesday challenge.  I used a sweet digital image from Paper Cupcakes.


Here's a close up of the image.  Isn't that lady bug darling?



Blessings
  • Everything is looking so green and lush after the rain we've had.  My back window looks out on to the woods and I so enjoy my view.
  • We received a free gift certificate to Woody's BBQ yesterday.  That meant we could get take out for supper after a loooonnnggg week. :)
Have a wonderful day!!!


Inky hugs!
Shelly

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Believe in Yourself!

Today's card is for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.  This weeks challenge is based on Philippians 3:13-14 "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."  I used a digital image from Create with TLC.


I printed the image twice, so that I could cut the flower out and pop it up with double stick foam tape.


Blessings
  • Air conditioning - we were married for about 6 years before we had air conditioning in our home here in Florida. I try hard to remember that it's a blessing not everyone has.
  •  Our dogs - they enrich our lives with their love and antics.
Have a marvelous day!!!


Inky hugs!
Shelly

Monday, August 9, 2010

Baby, it's cold outside!

My card is a wintery theme, but here in Florida it's a typical hot, sunny August day.  The sky is such a gorgeous bright blue with big, white fluffy clouds in it.  My kind of day!

I made this card for the Ice Maiden challenge at Dezinaworld.  I used a digital image from Pollycraft.
 I added Stickles to the trim on the hat and coat and the snowflake embellishment.  I used faux flower soft that my friend, Becky, made for me on the snow.
Blessings
  • My sweet daughter who checks to make sure I have my sunscreen on when I'm going to be out in the sun.
  • Friends - both online and in person. :)
Have a wonderful day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just Fluttering By!

Hi friends.  I hope you all are having a great weekend.  It's raining here, but I'm happy with that, because we really need the rain. 

This card is for the Flutterby Challenge at Flutterby Wednesday.  This week's challenge is to use your favorite color, so, of course, my card had to be pink. :)  The template for this card is a nice freebie from Cuddly Buddly.
The other day when I arrived home from my water therapy this darling little guy was standing right by the fence watching me.  He was so cute that I just had to take his picture.  I find it amusing that the cows watch me like I'm interesting to them. lol

Blessings
  • Much needed rain several days this week!!!
  • My hubby found a whole bunch of good used books for me yesterday.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Very Stylish Award!

I received this lovely award from Ira.  It was such a nice surprise!  Thanks so much, Ira. :)


I'm supposed to share 5 stylish things about myself.


1. My style of dress is casual and comfortable.
2. I love earrings. I feel naked without just the right pair to wear with every outfit.
3. My favorite colors for clothing are jewel tones.
4. I adore trying all different scents of bubble bath. My favorite is Tropical Delight.
5. I can't wear eye make-up anymore due to my eye condition and I really miss it sometimes.

Now I get to pass the award on to 5 very deserving blog owners.  I've chosen these ladies, because I enjoy their blogs so much. Maria, Holley, Becky, Sue, and Tammy.  Thank you for the inspiration I receive from each of you.

Have a great day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Breathless!

Here's a fun card made with a sentiment from Create with TLC.   I used my Stardust pen on the colored letters to add some glitz.

Blessings
  • My little dog cornered a possum and wasn't injured.
  • A phone visit with my mom.
  • My loving family who is always there for me.
Have a fabulous day!!!

Inky hugs!
Shelly