Friday, March 29, 2013


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This post is part of the set up "claim your blog" for bloglovin.  I hope you will follow me before July 1, 2013 when our lovable followers list will be gone.  If you are using Bloglovin now, let me know so I can become your follower.

I'm a bit confused about Bloglovin, so bear with me as I learn something new.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Beyond my comfort zone

This is the Easter Blessing themed sketch at Scrapbook Place Challenge Blog.

This sketch is more than I like to work with.While I might work with this many pieces, they aren't usually spread out.  So this was a real challenge for me.

The background is a new technique for me using paint and liquid inks. It was for a technique swap at SSSD. Easy enough and messy but fun to do and no two papers are alike, I did four 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

The little butterfly is SU and was punched from another piece of the background paper that I made.
The image is a From the Heart digital stamp. I really like working with digital stamps. The flowers in the upper right are from the same digi. The sentiment is a clear stamp from Stamps of Life. The band across the bottom is a sheer ribbon.
There you have it, my contribution to the Easter Blessing sketch at Scrapbook Place challenge blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Take Care

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Here Fishy fishy fishy

My daughter and her fiance like to fish and go fishing quite often. She called me on Saturday to ask me to pick up one of her kids, cause they were out in the boat fishing and wouldn't be able to get back in time. Likely story. Anyway, while talking to me she called out "here fishy fishy fishy". I laughed at her and ask if that would really work. A couple of hours later she called me and asked if I had gotten the pictures she sent. So I went to find my cell and this is what I found.

Isn't it beautiful? Unfortunately or fortunately for this fish, they had to release it. He/she was too big. Can you imagine, having to throw a 100 lb. plus fish back because it too big? This fish was longer than the 60" max. allowed for a keeper. Sturgeon can only be kept when they are between 40" and 60" from nose to fork.

The lesson here is; if you are fishing and aren't catching anything, maybe you need to call out "here fishy fishy fishy". Don't laugh, it worked for my daughter.

That's my fish story of "The one that got away". Do you have one? 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Easter Kid Card

Me? make an Easter card? Oh, yeah, I made one earlier didn't I. Well, here is another one.

This is my first "kid" card Its pretty plain, but I like plain, and I think little kids like plain.

 Scrapbook Place Challenge blog really challenges me. The  March Theme Challenge is " Egg-actly Speaking." After you get to their blog, curser down for the challenge.

I went with the egg part of this challenge. Got out my Cricut and started looking for eggs within the cartridges I have. I came up with this in Create a Critter. I thought the chick cute and wanted to use it. You know how it is when you get something in your head and just can't get rid of it? That happened here. No matter what, this card had to have this chick.

This card looks better in person. You can see the clouds in the background paper and that the egg pieces are popped, the chick is not. I was disappointed when I noticed that this particular image had no layers available.
So I had to draw in the beak and I added googly eyes for embellishment.