Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Blueberry Blossom time at Penny Black

Do you suppose there are flowers like this anywhere in the world? ...  I hope so : )

Please join me at the Penny Black Simplicity blog to see my whole card : )

Tell me... if you had to choose between tacos the rest of you life, or being skinny which would you choose?? ....Softshell or hardshell??

BIG (((HUGS)))

Monday, July 16, 2018

That's not funny! and some Blog Candy!!

Why did the strawberry cross the road?.....  
Because it’s Mom was in a jam

Hello friends this post is embarrassing to write!  Almost as soon as I posted that we had found THE perfect home in New Mexico we learned the owners were returning from overseas and would not be renting the home after all.

I had just finished packing up my entire crafty space too!!

I need some smiles friends can you help? 

I went searching on my computer for the picture of this funny card I created about 10 years ago.  My picture taking "studio" has improved with time so this picture is funky but I doctored up the lighting in Photoshop and it looks ok I guess. It makes me laugh and that is what I need most right now : )

I am extending an invitation to all my bloggy friends to join my pity party my Linky party!! Please post your fun and funny cards to make me laugh. Each entry comes with the chance to win my blog candy!! : )

The party will continue through August 6th.  I suspect I will need that many laughs once I resume my search for the "real" perfect home!! : ) I know God has a treasure in His pocket for us so, while we are disappointed, we acknowledge Him and know if that had actually been THE perfect home for us we'd be moving in to it : )

About the prize... : ) can you trust me? it'll be nice!! I have not decided if I will give away some of my treasured NBUS or if I will give away a gift certificate.  If the winner is out of the US then I am fairly certain it will be a gift certificate - simply for the ease in shipping.  Either way if you GOTTA know! I will come back and post a picture otherwise be excited and show me your funniest cards!

There is no limit to how many times you can enter.  The Linky will close at midnight MST on August 6th.

Thank you friends and thank you in advance for all the giggles!!

BIG (((HUGS)))

Monday, July 9, 2018

Have a Great Day Sisters!

Hello friends I hope you are having a great day! As a Penny Black "Simplicity Sister" I am honored to share a card today using products exclusively from Penny Black.

Last month I received a beautiful birthday card in my mailbox from a sweet friend, Birgit, of Crafting While I Wait blog.  I love it and decided to CASE it  : ) Here is Birgit's card:

Here is my take on her beautiful card:

I drew inspiration from the blue sky day outside the window on Birgit's card.  It was easy peasy with Penny Black's new Window die.  Thank you so much Birgit for the inspiration!

Supplies by Penny Black:
51-443 Art Deco Window
51-428 Floral Arrangement
30-283 Snippets

Ok, Vikki..... So why don’t they play poker in the jungle?.........  Too many cheetahs! giggles

I am excited to share that we have found a home in New Mexico! : ) All my careful planning is paying off as we approach our moving day.  We are seriously torn between wanting to be settled in our new home and not wanting to leave our Mexican friends who have become family! but there is no turning back now : )

Before I go I wanted to FINALLY share pictures of my picture taking set up that blogland's friend Jeanne of Creative Bliss asked me about way back in April. As you can see it is nothing fancy at all! but the success I have with my images has a lot to do with the lights we use.  I tried to get a good shot of the company name in case anyone wants to look into getting something like this.

I punched the holes in this shade myself because without them we were afraid the lights would get too hot and shorten the life of the bulbs.  It worked great!

I hope these images help you in some way.  Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

I still have lots to do to get ready but I want to say - thank you for visiting me : ) I have been blessed by so many people who have kept in touch with me even though I have been gone from blogland so much!! A couple more months and I will be settled in my new crafty space!! I can hardly wait!  Don't give up on me I'll be back!

Last but certainly NOT least please please please consider a visit to Penny Black's Simplicity Blog for oodles of CAS inspiration!

BIG (((HUGS)))