Monday, February 28, 2011

Getting Back in the Groove

Today was the first significant amount of time I've spent in the Craft Cave since before I went away.  Our vacation was wonderful - everything we had hoped it would be - and for the first time in forever we completely relaxed.  It was bliss.  We were sad to leave our resort but excited to come home and see the hounds.  Unfortunately we only had 3 days with them before we lost Scout and so I was really not in the mood for cards last week.  A friend at work asked me to make some birthday cards for her for this week so I had to get going.  I finally started checking out a few blogs this weekend and trying to get back in the groove.    Thank goodness for some challenges to help clear the cobwebs from the crafty part of my brain!  :)  For this card I used the colours from The Play Date Cafe Challenge #70 and The Sweet Stop Sketch #97.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; PP: Scenic Route; Journaling Tag: Scenic Route; Stamp: The Paper Source; Ink: Plaette Reflection Blue

Does Nestabilities have a star nest?  If so, I need to invest in one because those stars were a pain in the butt to cut out!  Must look into that...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

RIP Scout

Scout was my first dog.  Due to her rough start in life she was never an easy dog but she was my girl and I loved her.  She has been through so much with me in the last 8 years and I credit her with getting me through the break-up of my first marriage.  When all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and sleep away the rest of my days Scout would give my hand a nudge and remind me that she needed things from me.  We took a lot of long therapeutic walks together.  She always knew when I needed a cuddle and didn't mind when my tears got her fur all wet.  Over the years she's made me laugh and also occasionally made me want to throttle her but she was always there.  Even with 2 other dogs at home the house now seems empty and probably will for a long time.  Rest in peace, Baby Girl.    

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 96 - Whateva!

A few of the girls at work have requested Valentine's Day cards for their guys.  One of them wanted "something cute and a bit silly" so I broke out my brand new Lawn Fawn stamps.  Their stamps definitely fit the cute part of the request and I figured I could provide the silly.  I really like their alphabet sets as I feel like they give me more freedom with my sentiments.  (I know I could create sentiments on the computer but the computer is in my apartment and the Craft Cave is upstairs in Mom's apartment - I'm too lazy to run up and down creating computer sentiments!)  So here's  my interpretation of a cute and silly Valentine:
Supplies:  Card Blank: Handy Hippo; Stamps: Rubber Stampede heart, Lawn Fawn crown & sentiment; Ink: SU Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black; Other: Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic pens, Pop Dots

I'm going to enter this in this week's Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.  The theme is "Whateva!"  and I think this card fits nicely in the "Whateva" department!  :)  Have a great day!