Friday, February 24, 2012

OMG! I hate when I forget.....

Hello this fine Thursday!

I had company for the long weekend so I got thrown completely off :-) A couple of weeks ago, I won some wonderful candy at the "Love is in the Air" blog hop hosted by Lyssa at So Many Crafts. She offered a choice of an 'announcement' blinky or a digital scrap page. I chose to get the scrap page and this is the absolutely beautiful 12x12 layout that she sent me!!

I had her showcase my recently rescued purr babies! They are all girls so I told her to go toward pink and browns .... is it not just gorgeous?! I am oh so happy with it :-)

Yesterday, I had some time to work on my scrapbooks and that was fun :-) My time is not my own with a retired hubby and, today, I babysit two of the grandkids. ALWAYS SOMETHIN'!!

Kitty Hugs, Judy

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I got an award!!!

Hello My Friends!
Hope you are having a wonderful day after President's Day! Sorry for those who had it off and are back at work :-( I had company for the long weekend so I had to sneak in looks online and last night I saw that I had been given the "Liebster Award" by Susan from

"Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less that 200 followers.

I feel so honored to be recognized by Susan :-) I love getting this award because my husband is German and I have a strong German background, so it is kinda fun!

Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipients.

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award .
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

When I am doing a hop, or anything else in Bloggieland, I always sign up to follow those who are just starting to build their followers! I like to support them because I know how hard it is! So I am off the those I follow the find the 5 with the lowest amount of followers! I have started following several new Bloggers recently, so I will search them out :-)

Here are the five I have chosen from my list of blogs I follow:
Susan at
Crystal at Creations by Crystal
Becci Ray at Becci Ray
Laurie at What Can I Do Today?
ElamDesign33 at Ramblings of an Impatient Artist

All these wonderful ladies have blogs that you would love if you can give them a visit and follow them! Soon they will not qualify for this "less than 200" award and how great would that be?! And don't forget to go follow my benefactor, Susan, too!! I have to give her a great big THANKS one more time for spreading the love :-)

Kitty Hugs, Judy

Monday, February 13, 2012

Very quick Valentine's post...

Hello Monday Readers!

It is the day before Valentine's Day and I need to get my Hubby's wonderful Valentine posted!! I used the "Yours Truly" file from to make my first explosion box card. By the way, they are sponsoring the Light up My Life Blog Hop today!

So here it is :-) I used his favorite color - no pinks for him!

He has grown several rose gardens in the past. We can't have one here because of too much shade, so he put one in for his older sister! Therefore, I felt the paper roses were great for him :-) These roses are actually fun and fairly easy to make - there is a tute to follow. I even stamped them on the four sides. It is a old rubber stamp I probably got at Michael's. On the inside, I used the shapes that come with the file and stamped Valentine wishes on each one on the first layer. The second layer spells out LOVE. I am not going to go into any more details :-) This is our 44th Valentine's together - 2 years dating and 42 years married! I will have to say we are still best friends :-)

Hope you love the card as much as I do! I am so sporatic on posting because we are deep into bathroom remodeling and I am David's gofer, so that keeps me away from the computer. And now I have company coming for the long weekend :-) I am going to do better in the future :-) A little organization in my life would help!!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to all if I don't post tomorrow!!

Kitty Hugs, Judy

Friday, February 10, 2012

Doodle Pantry Challenge #20

Hello and Happy Day Before the Weekend!

Every day I mean to do a post and I don't get it done for one reason or another. Usually it is because I don't have my pictures ready to put up. I am going to make an honest effort to get all my pictures on my computer ready to go and find a time to make up the posts so I can add them in the morning when I think most people are looking. Yesterday, I made a card to enter into the Doodle Pantry Challenge and I did not get it ready to post until this afternoon .... see what I mean :-) A click on their name should take you directly to their site to get all the info.

Now, here is the card I made with one of their digi stamps that I have had for a while. On the inside, I stamped "We are best friends! Sending you love on your birthday!" I used 2 sets of My Thoughts Exactly stamps

and combined the available words to make up the sentiment! The sentiment on the front is part of the birdie digi stamp. Obviously, this will go to my BFF on her birthday :-) This is a fairly simple card and should have not taken long to make, but I am a total novice with coloring the digi stamps and I had to do 4 before I got one I liked :-) This one was the best. I used the few alcohol ink paint pens that I have (which is very few) Maybe two of them are Coptics and some others are Marvy LePlume. I have done a lot of canvas painting in the past so this should be easy for me, but it's not!

I used a base card from a Recollections Card and Envelop set. I layered the digi on two papers from a pack I have had forever and don't remember the maker ... I printed the outside sentiment, "I'm so happy!" on the same paper and added a tiny bird and butterfly stickers. I used the lime green twine that I believe I won and a neat double button that I had in my stash. Before I started my blog, I never kept track of the makers of any of my supplies so my stash is mostly "unnamed" ... sorry 'bout that :-)

Hope the weekend holds lots of fun things for everyone!! We are supposed to get some cooler weather so I guess I will put the shorts and tees away for about 2 days until it is hot again! We were completely cheated out of winter this year :-( Oh well....have a great weekend!!

Kitty Hugs, Judy

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2nd day of Valentines....

Good morning!
We are supposed to get a few drops of rain today ... it will not be enough, I can promise you that! We are totally missing out on Winter this year :-( Being in Florida, we look forward to the couple of months of cooler weather so we can actually work outside without experiencing heat stroke! Okay! Enough of the complaining --- I know we don't have SNOW!

Today's Valentines are for the Grand Kids! I used files from SVG Cuts. They were intended to be flat with the to/from on the back, so I used the weld feature on SCAL to make fold cards. I copied the bottom piece, flipped it, and did the weld. The files include the envelope.

Like all 10 year old girls, my two grand daughters are all into Peace signs so that is the one I chose for them. I "individualized" them for each girl. They are cousins that are 9 weeks apart. One is lime green and zebra and the other is turquoise.

For the just turned 6 grand son, I chose a football. His current sport is tag football and he loves it.

The 17 year old grand son is an All State tuba player. He also plays guitar and bass. So I, of course, chose the music clef. He is a wonderful teenager and will appreciate the card more than most :-) This year he has grown to over 6 ft tall!

It is hard to see, but I stamped "Peace" on the girls and "You Rock" on the music note.

Tomorrow, I will finish up with Hubs and kids. Thanks so much for visiting!! I love comments and I would so love for you to be a follower :-)

OH! I almost forgot! I wanted to include a picture of Spooky!!

Kitty Hugs, Judy

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day is so soon......

Good Wednesday, My Bloggy Friends!
At Christmas, life got in the way and I did not send a single handmade card. Soooo .... I have been busy and I have made all my Valentines and they are ready to go!! I am quite pleased with myself :-)I tried a couple of new techniques with great results and that was fun! I won't put them all on here today ... I will divide them up!

Mary from Cardztv did a video with a 7 fold card and I just loved it, so that was one that I just had to try. With Mary's excellent instructions, it was very easy to put together and I really liked the results :-) I used the Valentine Turtle from Little Scraps of Heaven on the front panel with layered hearts as the anchor. I stamped the heart center with a heart from an older set, the inside is stamped with the sentiment from another set and designs on the inside flaps. I do not remember the maker of the heart or sentiment stamps, but the "floral" designs are Inkadinkado. All the paper is stuff I have on hand. I know we all have enough paper to last a life time!!

For this card, I used a cute little frog girl paper piecing from "Happy Valentine's Day" by Scrapping Bug Designs. I used the standing frog girl and the paper pieced sentiment on the inside. All the paper from my stash, some Stickles, and a little wired ribbon bow.

Both of these Valentines are using paper piecings from Little Scraps of Heaven ... Love Hot Air Balloon and Valentine Cupcake. Instead of putting the word LOVE on the basket, I stamped "Love Always" on the heart balloon. I used some colored hemp twine and sticker flowers to further decorate. The more simple cupcake card has a punched border with ribbon trim. The Happy Valentine's Day! stamp is from a small Studio G set I probably got at Michael's.

Tomorrow I will post some more! I made my Hubby an explosion box card ... another newbie for me ... that turned out sooo cute! I am also going to try to get a picture of my outside fur baby that has decided she wants to stay with us. And ... GREAT!! ... she is an expecting mommy. I have a home for one, maybe two, so I hope that is all she has:-) Those of you that know the story from the start back in September, she is quite possibly the sister of our baby Boo Kitty ... or maybe his mommy. I almost have her trust enough to get her into the carrier for the trip to the vet where I can find out more. Ta ta til then!!

Kitty Hugs, Judy