This one started out as a three card ATC set but after coloring it up I couldn't cut it up! :) So that idea will go for another day I suppose!
Monday, September 6, 2021
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
It seems that my bounce back time after dealing with stressful events has tripled (at the very least!) and I have found myself slowly, slowly getting back in the swing of things after Hurricane Ida! We lost lots of tree branches but no actual trees on our land. My sweet horse has bounced back quickly after being in a daze at 6:15 am when I could safely get out to check on her on Monday. She is eating well again and happy :) We lost power totally around 11:30 Sunday night after being put in the more dangerous northeast quadrant of the storm after it turned and headed straight north after making landfall. We experienced hurricane and tropical storm force winds from early evening until about 5:45 am Monday. The zoo is doing great but we have had some thunder since the storm and the pups go crazy until I settle them down! The power was restored on Tuesday afternoon and we vegged out in the a/c the rest of the day! Please keep Louisiana in your thoughts as the destruction where Ida made landfall and went over is heartbreaking! Electricity may be weeks getting restored for many parts. That is the end of my coverage of Ida! So here is a quick ATC using that freebie paper and images from a magazine!
Saturday, August 28, 2021
We are in the track of Hurricane Ida today sixteen years after Katrina destroyed so much of our area. We are not evacuating because of the horse and the rest of our zoo. Frankly I would love to be heading away from this one but things just won't allow it. Flooding is not an issue for us just the wind. My house is surrounded by trees that I practically chained myself to them to keep my husband from clearing the whole two acres! Note to self: maybe not so good an idea? So I have done really all I can do to get ready now it is just sit and wait time. I am baking a ton of biscuits and tea cakes cause I get the munchies when I am stressed! While stuff is in the oven I wanted to post this one from yesterday.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
This lovely watercolor giraffe is from Gecko Galz's Safari Jewel It Collection. I wanted to make some small pieces but couldn't resist using the giraffe with the sentiment from Leigh's Stay Wild Steampunk Serengeti Grunge Sentiment Digi Set. I think it would look lovely as a wall print! I printed it out on cardstock but my printer just doesn't do a top notch print so I am just adding it from the computer here so the colors stay true.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Alrighty then....excuse making time! I had a doctor's appointment today for refills on my heart meds that turned quickly into a comedy sketch! The front office people thought I had insisted on a face to face visit apparently. I, on the other hand, had requested a video visit as our numbers are very high right now but was told no. Finally, realizing that maybe I could just make another appointment and get a video thingy I asked and was told sure! Much to my relief I quickly got out of the doctor's office and talked to my doc a few minutes later! He is a dear friend who is working round the clock and I have so much respect for him and his nurses! It was just so much like Who's on First? trying to figure it out in the moment! 😂 So time got away from me and it was almost dark when I went out to feed the horse. There was the most beautiful sunset happening! Rushing to finish feeding Asia and trying not to wrench my back any further, I fast walked back and got my phone to snap a quick pic! The trees in silhouette reminded me of our blog hop theme!
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Did anyone else get a giggle from my Sreampunk instead of Steampunk in my title last night? I certainly did! I couldn't even check to see how many other mistakes were in the post for my fit of laughter! Anyhoo, here we go tonight with another ATC to go along with my other one.
Monday, August 23, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
A gear Father's Day card (freebie) by Simply Crafts svg's seemed a good starting place for a steampunk birthday card! I am not going to lie; I had some mishaps with this one but all due to my limitations with Cricut! When my back is acting up so bad I can't get up or down :) I do a lot of shopping for images and svg files and projects! No, I don't drunk online shop but I do add some crafty downloads to the ole cart while I am down resting the spine!
Thursday, August 19, 2021
It's been ages it seems since I worked on any ATC's! I did today and had a great time!
I found this cool svg file at SVG Files.US after buying another file there. I liked that I could ink or color some parts of most of the images on it so I printed it out as a png file on some cardstock. I used some patterned paper that I had soaked up some Distress Oxide Spray with and then cut the border from the image sheet. I fussy cut the other elements and inked with Distress Inks. The sentiment was just made on Photoshop. Easy as all get out! (Southern phrasing there! :) So the images and Distress Inks did practically all of the hard work! Off the visit the Steampunk Serengeti Blog Hop presented by LeighSBDesigns! All the details and linky party are HERE!
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Super quickie tonight! I used Leigh's Giraffe Steampunk Serengeti Xtreme Slimline Panel Digi Stamp and a freebie Rectangle Box Frame SVG by Special Heart Studio. I really wanted a shadow box type frame for my giraffe and this worked great with some free digital paper from gathered.com. I just inked my image with Distress Oxides. It would have been better if I had had the time to use metallic pens on this (wink, wink...a Leigh inspiration!) but time was not on my side today!
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Thanks again to Susan R. for reintroducing the Butterfly Challenge to me! I have been going through the instructions on how to make so many fabulous cards! So here are the elements for this challenge #160:
This is my project for the midway post at Ike's World Challenges. The theme is always Anything Goes and this month we have a optional Animals theme that fits in perfectly with our Blog Hop! Play with us and Ike's World Challenges this month! I love giraffes...I just love them! These two are from Ike's Art Animal Silhouette Set.
Is anyone else pinning for fall weather? At my age I hate to rush the seasons but this summer heat has me beat! Here we are at the mid-way point of Ike's World Challenges #147 Anything Goes with an option of Animals! So to match the heat I am taking a safari trek to watch some giraffes! These are from the Animal Silhouette Set by Ike's Art. Ike is having to deal with a change in the Zibbett platform so we temporarily cannot link up to the images. We hope the platform will be back operational soon!
Monday, August 16, 2021
I wanted to make a steampunk luminary with the Cricut and I don't know my way around Design Space to create one. Jennifer Maker has a Christmas Tree Luminary Set that made it not so hard for me to do! I used the plain frame in PDF and cut that out with scissors. I printed Leigh's Steampunk Serengeti Rectangle Collage Lace Cutz large enough on patterned paper to be able to put them on copy paper and use for each window. I used copy paper because vellum in one of those things I never ever think of to buy when ordering craft goodies! All the items from the Steampunk Serengeti Collection are just a joy to work with....I am a tad obsessed!
Believe it or not the top pic is with the lights on and the bottom with them off. Somehow I managed to make them look exactly alike!
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Saturday, August 14, 2021
It is a cat's life on this rocker card with a lovely butterfly saying hello to this cute pair!
Friday, August 13, 2021
I have had more computer related crisis the past few days! My external hard drive crashed, broke, won't work and all my images for years were on it 😱 So here I start with my first digital image of this new period of starting over and it is Steampunk Easter Bunny by LeighSBDesigns!
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Here with another one from Leigh's Steampunk Serengeti Collection! I used the Collage Layer Lace Cutz which is available separately or in the Steampunk Serengeti SVG Cutz Bundle . I also used a sentiment from the Grunge Essential Sentiments set. I layered the Lace Cutz onto some pieces from the Gears and Leaves Layered Cutz that I had been playing with and put everything on top of a Steampunk Paper from Dragons Lair Designs (no longer in business).
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
So you ever run across an image or images that you had totally forgotten about? We all know I do ...all the time....over and over again! I loved this little Steampunk Octopus Freddie "Legs" Wise-Key #250 by Oddball Art and the Grunge Lace #342! Every time I browse at Oddball Art I am drawn to this octopus! Imagine my surprise when I found him on my Ipad today! :)
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
I was printing off some images for my design team project for Ike's World Challenges, where the theme is Anything Goes with an option to use Animals so why not combine your make for the Steampunk Serengeti Blog Hop with Ike's! I had an idea to try Ike's Elephant from the African Animals Silhouettes Set in some digital play! Ike is working to reopen the Ike's Art after Zibbet changed owners! What a bummer! I used Leigh's Gears and Leaves Layered Steampunk Elements Cutz Set as a layer and added the sentiment from the Steampunk Serengeti Grunge Sent Set that is part of the digital releases for this Steampunk Serengeti Collection!
Monday, August 9, 2021
Rolling in tonight with some fantastic svg cutz from Leigh's new collection Steampunk Serengeti! I played it smart this time and got the digi bundle and the cutz bundle cause I always want to play with ALL the new releases! I used the following from the Bundle SVG Cutz Steampunk Serengeti Collection: Africa Layered Lace Cutz and Steampunk Serengeti Text Layered Cutz. All of the new releases can be purchased separately or in the bundles!
Friday, August 6, 2021
Yay! It's my baby boy's birthday today! Happy Birthday, Noah! Time for another blog hop with Leigh and to celebrate the AWESOME Steampunk Serengeti Summer Collection Releases! There are digital stamps and cut files galore!Elephant Steampunk Serengeti Xtreme Slimline Panel, which you can get in the Bundle Digi Stamps Steampunk Serengeti Collection or just by itself. The fabulous frame and card is from the Bundle SVG Cutz Steampunk Serengeti Collection. It is available separately, too, the Steampunk Serengeti Animal Print Layered Frame and Xtreme Slimline Card Set. The SVG file cuts three mats in two different colors with mats. I stacked the frames together and glue before gluing onto the mats. The sentiment is from the Bundle set and also available separately, Steampunk Segengeti 3D Layered Text Panel Cutz. I got befuddled and ended up doing the sentiment by itself but I still love how it turned out! 😊 I stacked a two poster layers for the shadows and words then inked with Distress Ink and sprayed with some Moon Spray. The is the first day of the Steampunk Serengeti Blog Hop with LeighSBDesigns! The linky party and a few simple rules are located HERE!