Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday Morning Blues

I can't believe it is Monday morning already. It feels like I was just taking Taylor to school!

Today begins a new challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner

This week's challenge is Challenge #24: Anything Goes. For this challenge I used a Stitchy Bears Digi Stamp:  "Little Friends". I love this image... I'm a huge animal lover.. Tigers are my favorite animal.. always has been :)  I would just read about them for no reason at all. And I still love them as much now as I ever did as a kid. I just think they are the most beautiful, majestic creatures. I digress.. LOL Onto the card!

I used scrap papers for this.. my Prismacolor Pencils with some Gamsol for some extra blending. I did some embossing lines on the side and top of that middle white piece. .. well.. thats it.. Pretty simple card.. I wanted the main focus to be on the animals.


On Sunday morning the kids and I headed to church in the morning. It is always a good sermon there. I really enjoy going to the church. Now if I can just make the move to get a little more involved. I'm tried a couple of times with no success. I will try again soon.

After church we had to either go get my mother's vacuum or buy a vacuum since mine died. On the way to my mother's I made the decision to just go ahead and spend the money. We really need a vacuum in this home.. it is the three of us plus the dog and two cats. We went to have some lunch to waste some time and then on to Sears for a vacuum. After Sears we had to run into Walmart for a little bit of shopping and then home. Kevin was up early to watch the motorcycle race. After the race he went to lay down for a little bit longer. The kids and I did some clean up and used the new vacuum. The kids were really great today.. we had an exceptional day with then not arguing with me about chores or anything. We got a lot done and the place looks so much better.  I also worked on a card.. I got the images colored LOL That's it! So, the plan is to get the card together this morning and finish it after work if I still need to work on it.

Taylor came by last night.. her friend and her came down for something.. a GPS from her father. Her father wouldn't allow her to take it though, so Taylor called me asking if she could borrow mine. It is my little hand held GPS that we used for Geocaching. I told her she could come and pick it up along with the stapler that she forgot. They had to be back up to the school by 10 pm. It was about 7:45 pm or so when they left. It takes a little less than two hours to get back up there. She has her first class in the morning. I hope she buckles down and does what she needs to do to be successful.

I hope you all have a great day! I'm off to work.. another day.. another week beginning.


Desire Fourie said...

Susan this is just gorgeous. Love the colours and beautiful design. Hope you are having a fab Monday with not too many chores.
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

Sheila H said...

Fantastic coloring - your animals are so real looking! I love the combination of the image and the sentiment. It's nice to have you in our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Crafting Vicky said...

Wonderful card. But then again I always love what you do :D

Crafting Vicky said...

ok so now I'm back but with a DT hat on :D

The sentiment is wonderful with this image. And I really like the CAS feel of this card.

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Unknown said...

What a cute card! I love the added embossing lines you did... subtle yet great texture. Your coloring is amazing!!

Good luck to Taylor as she starts this adventure.

Vicky said...

Great card, such a sweet image and beautifully coloured. I love the sentiment with those animals!! Thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge

hugs Vicky xxx

Unknown said...

how cute is your card love those colours fab sentiment too thanks for joining us over at Crafty Catz Challemge Blog...hope to see you again hugs sassyxx

NanaConnie said...

Susan, It's the tail end of my lunch hour and I still haven't gotten to everyone's blog. I love this image and your coloring is fantastic! A perfect sentiment for all these guys cuddled together.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh how sweet!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Chana Malkah said...

Hello, there! Nice to see someone from "Mayretta"! Your card is very pretty! I love the non-traditional colors and image that you have chosen to wed with the Peace on Earth sentiment! But the Bible does say "The Lion shall lay down with the Lamb."
Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Chana, DT Coordinator I live in Decatur!

Lisa (aka CropDropNRoll) said...

Such an adorable image and great coloring! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Jackson's Digigal Expressions.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Love your card. Thanks for all you do for us Susan. joann sassy raggedy

Pat said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Bettina L. said...

I absolutely love the CAS design with the lovely coloured furry animals on it. Perfect for our challenge over at Dutch Dare Card Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for another challenge. Bettina xx

stampingbowd said...

Fabulous card! Super cute animals and great coloring!!! Your Tiger is adorable! I LOVED Koala bears when I was young. As a woman 15 months away from 50 I have given in to what I have always denied. I am a crazy cat lady!!! LOL Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends this week!

Curly said...

Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Animals with this superb creation,

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

Have a lovely day
Hugs Bridget :0)