Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SNOOPY TUESDAY ~ GOING AWAY CARD

Hello and welcome! Today's card is a going away card with a little reminder to keep in touch. I've popped up the chalkboard up on dimensionals and then popped Snoopy up on top of the chalkboard.

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The Snoopy stamp is made by Stampabilities, the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the papers are all from the DCWV.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Saturday, July 26, 2014

HOUSE MOUSE WATERCOLOR CARD WITH TIM HOLTZ ALTERATIONS DIE

Normally I would not put House Mouse and Tim Holtz in the same sentence together, but after I colored this adorable House Mouse image with watercolor paints for an "All About Summer" challenge, I was trying to think of how I would mount it on a card front.

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That's when I remembered that I got a Vintage Camera Bigz die in a bundle when I purchased my Vagabond machine from Sizzix and thought how cute would it be to put the watercolor on the inside of the card and get a sneak peek of it through the camera?!?
I just love when those "light bulb" moments happen. Anyway, since I used pearlescent watercolor paints on the image, I decided to add a little Shimmer spritz to the front of the card as well. 

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I used my 1 1/2" circle punch from SU! to punch through the layers before adding the camera. Then I mounted my watercolor on some cardstock, stamped a sentiment, and added it to the inside of the card.

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A little ribbon here and a starfish brad there and my summer themed card was done. I'm entering it very last minute into the challenge at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge (HMFMC174). I really hope they like it.

Now that the summer break is over, I'll be back to posting cards during the week and free sentiments on Saturdays beginning next week.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CTMH FABULOUS YOU CARD

I recently purchased this CTMH stamp set and I couldn't wait to ink it up. I have a bird feeder in my backyard and I love to watch them come each day. I colored this bird with my Copic markers to match one of my regulars at the feeder. The flowers were punched with the Bitty Flower punch from SU! and the layers are Nestabilities from Spellbinders.

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This card is going out to someone special for her birthday and as a thank you. I really hope she likes it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

STAMPSCAPES WATERCOLOR CARD

I recently saw this card on Splitcoast and was WOWed by it. The artist had taken a Stampscapes stamp and colored it with watercolors. Well after looking at it for a few moments I realized I have that stamp and thought I will definitely have to try that one day.


So here we are a few months later and I finally decided to break out my watercolor paper and pearlescent watercolors (which leave a beautiful shimmery effect) and give it a go. Here's what I came up with.

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I'm still new to watercolor so I'm still playing with adding and removing color (which is how I made the tire ruts in the road). I dabbed a wadded up tissue in the sky to remove color and make some clouds.

All in all it was a lot of fun although I did hate having to wait for the paint to dry in one section before I could do the adjoining section in a different color. That's when I decided to stamp another one and go back and forth between the two. I still haven't made a card from the other one, but I'll be sure to post it when I do.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Monday, July 21, 2014

SU! VOILA THANK YOU CARD

Hello and welcome! Today's card is a Thank You card that I made for the wonderful people who blessed my family with meals after my husband came home from the hospital.  With everything that was going on, it was such a relief not to have to worry about shopping or cooking during his first week home and I wanted to be sure to let them know what a blessing they are.

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This chef stamp was a gift from a friend in California and I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to place a sentiment on the platter. I colored it with my Copic markers and added a few score lines and Voila, it was done. :D

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FREE SENTIMENT SATURDAY ~ FREE DIGITAL STAMP ~ NO ELECTRONICS

Hello and welcome to Free Sentiment Saturday! Even though I'm not quite back in the full swing of things, I did have this digi made before my husband's health crisis so I thought I'd pop in and post it for you all. Thank you again for all the thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. He is doing fantastic!

This digi was inspired by a sign that was made by someone online (I'm pretty sure it was "Gilly's Place" recipe blog which is sadly no longer). I liked it so much I decided to make my own version of it and post it for you all.


Here's the deal: These digital stamps are available in jpg and png format. If you would like to have them, please send me an email and I will send them out to you. 

Send emails to: snoopyshomemadefunblog (at) gmail (dot) com. 

As always, my digis are free of charge because FREE is definitely in my budget and I know it's in yours too ...lol. One request though, please do not share these with others, instead send them here and I will be happy to send them the digis as well.

By the way, there's no expiration date on my digis so if you see one from the past that you'd like to have, send me an email at the above address and tell me the name of the digi or the date the digi was posted and I'll get it out to you.

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
I hope you're all having a wonderful summer!
  
Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Friday, July 11, 2014

BE BACK SOON!

I'll be taking a break from blogging as I help my husband recuperate from his medical ordeal. Hopefully by the end of the month we'll both be back in action. Have a great summer!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

GOD IS SO GOOD!

My husband was originally scheduled for exploratory surgery today to remove and unknown baseball sized "mass" in his abdomen but he was in so much pain on Sunday night that I took him to the Emergency Room. 

Long story short, they did the surgery Monday and found that his appendix had exploded months ago. They could see where it used to be, but there was no sign of it now. Instead there was a huge infection that had taken 6 months to grow. It was the size of a cantaloupe and had infected the muscle behind the intestines that controls your hip and leg movement. 

His white cell count never went up and only recently when it spread to the front of his abdomen did he start to have abdominal tenderness.

The surgery went well. They removed all of the infected tissue and did a small resection but reconnected everything and he's expected to make a full recovery.

The doctors are baffled as to how he could possibly have had such a huge infection for so long without his white cell count going up or without developing sepsis. I'm not. God protected him. I've been praying for his health for months because he seemed so run down and I've had others praying too and God answered our prayers and held him together until he could get the treatment he needed.

I want to say a huge THANK YOU! to everyone who had prayed for him (and for me) during this time. God answered your prayers!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Monday, June 30, 2014

PETITE PETALS THANK YOU CARD

Hello and welcome! Today's thank you card was totally inspired by the Petite Petals and Bitty Flowers punches from SU! I used a stamp set by Inkadinkado that I got at Michaels for the background and an old unmounted Thank You stamp from my stash.

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Once I punched the flowers, I inked the edges and pushed in the centers with the back of a pen on a mouse pad to get the edges to stand up a bit. Then I added some bling from SU! for a simple yet stylish thank you card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Snoopy :D