Saturday, August 16, 2014

I am toadally your prince!

This cute card (one of 2 of the same design) is made with the frog from Enchanted, from The Alley Way Stamps. The sentiments were cobbled together from the Enchanted set, with letters from Gabfest and Lawn Fawn's Riley's ABCs.

And dang it if I didn't loose the "i" from Prince, right on my desktop somewhere. It fell off the acrylic block prematurely.  I have been all over the desk, under scraps (embarrassing how many) around markers (they needed to be put back in the rack anyway) on the floor around my chair, and even my ironing board. (Don't ask.). I've even used my flashlight on a low angle to make that shiny doo-dad show itself.

It may turn up, but dang it, I'm gonna miss that "i", it was the only lower case "i" in the set. Lucky I can probably substitute the exclamation point, but really.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Well, it sure got my attention

Last week I was on vacation in north/central Florida, staying with my sister in DeLand. We made a day trip up to Gainesville, where I got a library card and we visited a museum. The museum was all about dogs and wolves, with a bunch of Florida natural history thrown in. There was also a butterfly house, which was awesome.

The Devil's Millhopper is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, by the way. Phooey!!

On Friday I went by myself to see a roadside attraction I've had my eye on for years. Barberville Produce at the corner of Highways 17 and 40, has the biggest, most attention getting yard art I've ever seen.

Yes, I wanted to climb on the chickens, but they must have seen me coming. Ideally I would have had someone with me to take my picture with the big critters, but this was a solo trip for me. My sister and her man had gone to Jacksonville for a football game. Oh, and they live nearby and had already seen this place.

They had some local raw honey, limited produce, and boiled or roasted peanuts. As I wandered all over the place and took a lot of pictures, the smell of boiled peanuts was omnipresent.  I couldn't help but think of chicken soup when I saw the size of the feet on those big chickens.

Did I mention I've had my eye on this place for years? I was always on the way to somewhere else and there was no time to dawdle over this stuff. 

These 2 butts are the back side of stools. Funny!

There was a lot of decorated Mexican pottery and enamel, and those bowls in back of this chichen are actual sinks. Thank goodness, I didn't see a single yard toilet in the place. Yay!

My HOA is pretty strict about yard art, so I didn't entertain the idea of bringing home a cow or dinosaur. This stuff is designed to get attention, and it certainly does.

The "produce" was tomatoes, kiwi fruit, mangoes, and watermelon. There were no green veggies. There was also some candy which I didn't look at. Yay me.




I did get a picture of my hand on the big horse's nose. This picture is my computer wallpaper, at least for a while.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Getting my pink on.


Sure, I just felt like doing some more pink cards. No excuses, I just wanted to.

The pony is from The Alley Way Stamps, as are the Happy Birthday and Hey You greetings. The dino, quote bubbles and You're dino-mite greetings are from Lawn fawn.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

More dragons, and dinosaurs too.

I really love this dragon, he looks wistful without even trying. I think I colored him last week before the stupid ants came back to my craft table. Really, ANTS? I haven't even spilled any food in there yet.


Not an especially productive weekend, but I was determined to make that paper pieced dino work. I spent WAY to long messing with different papers for him. Seriously, that pattern is too busy for a critter, unless you want to consider him camouflaged.  That's the exact opposite of what you want when you are making a card, LOL. I think I will sneak on a birthday present for the dino, what do you think?

The dragon is from The Alley Way Stamps, and the dinosaur is from Lawn Fawn, as are both sentiments.
Ok, the more I looked at the dino, the more he needed more birthday party accessories. I don't have a stamp of a cake with candles, but I was sure I had some presents. I could only find this one. DOH! After stamping, lining some with black pen, fussy cutting and gluing down, I remembered most of my present stamps are in the Christmas sets.  How silly of me!  I piled the presents up so he can almost reach them with those absurdly short arms.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dog dreams




Here are a few more cards I made a few months ago, uploaded for a furry critters challenge at Operation Write Home for their virtual card making party. All I did this weekend were feathered, so I found some old ones to feature!

All the stamps are from Lawn Fawn, Critters at the Dog Park and Critters on the Farm.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

My birdies miss you!

These are quick, and they kind of look it. Sorry, not all my work is so sloppy.




I believe I don't like the pointy "grass" that was cut with the Cameo. That would be in the last 2 pictures. The grass in the top 2 pictures was punched using an edge punch.

The birds are from the Bird Brain set from The Alley Way Stamps, the speech bubble is an edge die from Lawn Fawn, and the sentiments were printed from my computer. The fonts include Girls Are Weird, Boys R Gross, and one other that I can't remember.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's all about the blue!

My cards are mostly girly, so I decided to go blue. Not that a girl wouldn't love a cute blue dragon or blobby, but these are also suitable for little boys.

I went digging around in my paper and found some blue paper that wasn't the least bit green (hard to find in MY stash) so it wouldn't clash with the blue dragon I colored during the week.

 I've been concentrating on "missing you" cards, since that is what is most needed these days at Operation Write Home.

Then I did 2 more blue cards because I could.


The dragon and the blobby are from The Alley Way Stamps, and the dog, and the sentiment bubbles are from Lawn Fawn.

Maybe next time it won't be raining, and I can take pictures outdoors again. They are so much nicer in natural light.