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Thursday, January 28, 2021


 I have been playing with Procreate on my iPad since before Christmas when my kids gave me the whole bundle.  I don’t think this qualifies as an entry for Ike’s Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge but I thought I would share it.   The image is a furr-bie  (freebie) on the challenge blog this month.  It is Cat Smiles and he is so darn cute!   The very simple .gif occurred after a few hours lost in Youtube watching really talented folks do amazing things 😼.

This is my first attempt to .gif anything and it came out pretty good😊.  Come enter this month’s challenge with your kitty related project!  And check out Ike’s Art and Ike’s World Challenges blog, too!

Far East Beauty Gecko Galz January Challenge


This is my project for the Gecko Galz January Challenge.   This is one of the many challenges and blogs that slip my memory!  I was really glad I found it today!  I used the Smitten Digital paper pack and the Japanese Traditions Digital Collage Set to make this card using a free template from Stampington & Company.  Totally didn't take a photo of the inside but I added a freebie sentiment "Follow Your Dreams".  I used three of the images from the collage set and one of the papers from the paper pack.  I cut out the panels and the card base (orangeish cardstock) with my Cricut.  I added the images to a panel and attached to the front and gold embossed around each window.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Day 6 of the Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop!

 I am going with my second choice for today's post since life jumped in the way of my original plans!  But that's ok because I learn something new every year about Poe and this year I discovered that the very famous artist Manet made illustrations from The Raven!  I really loved his raven and it was included in a set of digital downloads from Mrs. Cogs Crafts!  I plan on framing this with a new mat!

My little Poe doll was sitting on the shelf watching all the blog hop fun and feeling so left out!  Better late than never, dear Poe!  The image included the cool typewritten title and I really liked how it looked so I left it.  

This is going in the last day of the blog hop and all the deets can be found HERE~ Also, check back at LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog for the My Dark Valentine Blog Hop coming up in a couple of weeks!

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021
January 19 - 23

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Day 4 of the 6th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop!

 I made a Poe theater years ago with royalty free images and digi images all from scrap.  I was proud of it but when I saw this Poe Theater at Raidersofthelostart on Etsy it made me want to do it all over again!  I ditched my drop from the ceiling characters and backdrops of years past and went with what I thought would be the best way.  Then remembering how impossible it was to photograph anything on the inside of the theater I went with a modified version aka. lazy Nan way!  I just cropped these and didn't mess with the photos and even threw in a behind the scenes look at the chaos that consumed my afternoon!  The cat food box is not showing but that is the base!  My house is a no throw zone for any packaging cardboard!  And when these projects happen I just smile to myself and pat me on the back!

I love how sexy Poe is looking in this one! 😍

And of course this is going right to the blog hop at LeighSBDesigns!  All the details including the linky party can be found HERE!

                                          Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021
                                                                    January 19 - 23

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Day 3 of the 6th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop with LeighSBDesigns!

 I am still playing with Procreate on my iPad; I refuse to give up at this stage!  I had the delightful Winter Raven by our hostess LeighSBDesigns to work with today and what a joy it always is to work with Leigh's images!
This is going in the linky party for this:

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Day 2 of the 6th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop!

 Welcome back for day 2 of the blog hop presented by LeighSBDesigns!  I used the Edgar Allan Poe Portrait and Signature image (I didn't use the signature on this one 😋) by LeighSBDesigns!  I added a funny sentiment and umbrella with rain in Cricut Design Space cause that is about the only design software I can manage to get to cooperate with me!  Then just printed out on paper and used the Arteza watercolors.  Still cannot get my printer to print on ANY kind of watercolor paper 😢...yep, definitely user error!  I am not to blame for messing up the tape removal from this one either!

So check out the Blog Hop post HERE at LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog for all the details, a few simple rules and the linky party!  See you there!


Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop 2021
January 19 - 23

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LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

LeighSBDesigns 6th annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop

 It's that time of year again!  LeighSBDesigns 6th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Blog Hop!

Just hop HERE to check out the details and a few simple rules and the linky party!  Come play with us!

I found this super cute Poe Matchbox on Etsy at Raidersofthelostart and printed it out.  I inked the edges up and made a nice little home for the Poe doll that was included in the set along with his Poe home sticker.

And away we go for another fantastic blog hop!

Ike's World Challenges #140 Friends or Friendship/Anything Goes!

 Hi all!  It's the midway post at Ike's World Challenges and we are on number 140 with the theme(s) Friends or Friendship and or Anything Goes!  Lots to choose from so let's get started with my Best Fishes card!

You see this super cute image, Fishy Friends?  It is a FREEBIE at Ike's World Challenges right now!  Our lovely Ike gives us such love with these freebies so check us out and be sure to leave some love back for Ike in the comments!  This was colored up with Spectrum Noir Markers and the sentiment is from a Mama Elephant. 

Now show us your lovelies so we can stop by your blog and visit and leave YOU some love!  And check out Ike's Art for some fabulous images!