I Wheelie Like You

Hi all!  Happy Thursday!  My kiddos got gerbils back in November and I had to get the super cute Lawn Fawn set Wheelie Like You.  I colored up two gerbils on Tuesday for The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge.  {If you aren’t familiar with this, check out Kathy’s blog.  It’s a great time — lots of support, no stress!}  My kiddos can be a bit nosey around my craft table and I was trying to keep them a secret.  Of course, my daughter spied them and exclaimed “They look just like Sandy & Smokey!” — then she awaited further details, which I didn’t tell her.  🙂

Sandy Wheelie Like You.jpg

This is Sandy — as you can see, she resembles the color of Sandy, hence her name. She’s my daughter’s gerbil and she really loves her wheel.  We can hear her running in it and she’s quite friendly.  I wanted to create a shaker and make it look like the bedding in her cage.  Both she and Smokey like to move their bedding all over the place, creating tunnels, etc.

Smokey Wheelie LIke You

And here’s Smokey’s card.  He’s completely black, save for a tiny bit of white under his chin.  Unlike Sandy, he doesn’t use his wheel.  He does like to pile up his bedding, tunnel through and boy, can he zip!  He’s more skittish than Sandy.

Just in case you want to see the real deal, here are Sandy & Smokey.



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Challenges Entered

Fab ‘n Funky — All Creatures Great & Small

The Crafty Addicts — Anything Goes/Cute & Cuddly

Lawnscaping Challenge Blog — Sending Love




MFTWSC202 Thanks a Latte

Happy Monday!  It’s a gross, rainy and cold one here. YUCK!

I made up my MFTWSC card yesterday and opted to go with a 3×4 gift card holder.  Currently, everything I’m making is going into the craft fair stash, so it’s going to be Christmas, Hanukkah and Holiday Greetings from here on out.

I purchased the Perk Up set and the Coffee Cup die-namics last month.  My husband is a coffee junkie and has turned me into one to a degree as well.  Although, he would have an IV of coffee, if he could.  I made up my cup like the Starbucks red holiday cups.  The sentiment is stamped on a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX and the additional strip above is the smallest flag, cut twice to create the double fishtail ends.  Inside is an additional embossed panel with the slits for the gift card.

I created an envelope to go along with the gift card using my envelope punch board.

Challenge Submissions
Sweet Stampin – To Die For

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PTI SAF 2014 — Challenge #13 Retro Rainbows

The 80s were definitely my decade!  I opted to make another 3×4 with the cute sunglass image included in the SAF set.  I stamped it multiple times, using Hero Arts neon inks.  I added in some of the tiny & cute sentiments.

Challenge Submissions
PTI SAF 2014 — Challenge #13 Retro Rainbows

Supplies: PTI Stampers Select, 1980s SAF stamps; Hero Arts Neon inks

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PTI SAF 2014 — Challenge #7 Rhinestone Designs

The roaring ’20s provided my favorite die of the SAF.  I love this piece!  I can just envision it as a pin or headband.  For the first challenge of the era, I cut it out of True Black and added a whole slew of rhinestones to it.  I created a small 3×4 silver card with some great paper that was included in the kit. Quick and simple!  Well, actually, the quick is debatable!

Challenge Submissions
PTI SAF 2014 — Challenge #7 Rhinestone Designs

Supplies: PTI 1920’s stamps, papers & dies, True Black cardstock; silver card stock, rhinestones

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