Sunday, July 31, 2016

Just Keep Swimming!

The July/August theme at Words 2 Craft By is "Just Keep Swimming." I got out this cute Hambo digi stamp from my collection:

I hope your summer is going well!

Monday, July 18, 2016

"It's a Heat Wave!" at Cards In Envy

"It's a Heat Wave" starting today at Cards In Envy; we are looking for your summer cards or cards with hot colors!

Here is my card:

Image: Create With TLC
Copic sketch markers

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Christmas cards for kids!

The new challenge at Send A Smile 4 Kids is "Christmas in July--Christmas cards for Kids".

Here's a card I made today for the challenge:

Thanks for stopping by! Stay cool.

"All Lined Up" Challenge

The challenge at Frilly and Funkie Blog is "All Lined Up": straight lines, rows, grids, columns, or stripes.

I haven't done vintage in awhile; I had lots of fun playing and creating this card:

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

"A bird in the hand...etc."

I had fun on this 96 degree heat advisory day (in our AC) playing with a new digi by Janet Klein of #veralanestudio. The digi made me think of the old proverb, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."*

Here's my fun little card:

Images: Vera Lane Studio at Etsy
Copic markers
Old World Mat Stack

I always am curious about where words and expressions originated so I had to Google this one. It probably started with the sport of falconry back in Medieval times. That's my trivia tidbit for the day.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

R.I.P. Ronni Grayberg Unger

I often give thanks for this card making passion that "found" me and keeps me busy with creativity and purpose even when times are hard. And I give thanks for the many wonderful people I may not have actually met but feel close to thanks to our shared interests. One of those people was Ronni Grayberg Unger, who I first got to know when we were volunteer card makers for Operation Write Home. When OWH closed down, many of us stayed "together" in a Facebook group so we would not lose touch with people who had come to mean so much to us. Ronni was a steady presence in the group, always courageous in spite of the many health issues that life threw at her. She always bounced back (or so she told us on Facebook), so her passing this week came as a shock. I just wanted to post a tribute here in case anyone from OWH might happen to see it. Rest in peace, Ronni; you are greatly missed.

Monday, July 4, 2016

"Beary Sweet" card

Hi and Happy 4th of July! I made this card for the Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge, using a Tiddly Inks digi set:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great holiday!

Stripes: new challenge at CIE

"Stripes" is the theme of the new challenge starting today at Cards In Envy, where your card can be any size as long as it's flat and fits into a regular envelope.

Stripes truly are a fun symbol of summer--from the red, white and blue to beach chairs and umbrellas and more! I have always liked this Raggedy Ann digi from MelonHeadz Illustrating! Have fun with this challenge and be sure to post your card at Cards In Envy!

Happy 4th of July!