Mae’s Crafty Creations

Man's Best Friend

Happy last day of September.  It is hard to think about being in the last quarter of 2010.  Didn't we just start the year yesterday or possibly last week?  

My S2G project for today features this great Man's Best Friend image.  It reminds me of our dog Zoom.  He loves to jump up into our lap with his front feet and give kisses.  The chair and our lap isn't big enough for him but he thinks I love it.  I do & I appreciate his kisses but he gets heavy after a bit.

Isn't this the sweetest?  What pure love we get from our pets.  They are blessing for sure.
Please join us in our challenge.  Head on over to the challenge blog and show us what ya got. 

Magnolia Blog Candy

This wonderful blog candy is being offered over at Chrissy's blog.  It is ending on Thursday so run...don't walk and get your name added to the list.  Chrissy has posted all the details!  

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Welcome and thanks for joining us for another "super scary" Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls.   We are still celebrating our four legged friends and todays twist is to add some spooky to your project.  
Today I am showcasing Ghoul Friends.  Don't ya just love these kitties singing to the moon???

I created a 7 x 31/2 card and then realized my dp wouldn't fit.  So I matted my image to fit the entire card and cut the dp to fit each side and hid the gap behind my image.  Trick I had read from other blogs.  I also used a trick from Debbie Olson.  I was reading one of her posts and she needed to change the color of her swirls.  She used a coordinating copic color and colored each rhindstone.  I had to try it with my pink swirls and it worked.  They now coordinate prefectly.  
I added diamond glaze to the moon for some extra shine.  The brown kitty was a bit too dark so I ran the colorless blender over it to lighten it up a bit.
Now it's your turn.  Show us your spooky stuff and post your creations over at the S2G challenge blog.  It just hit me...these cats remind me of the song "Stray Cat Strut" by the Stray Cats.
Happy Thursday to y'all.  I am so shocked it is Thursday again and the middle of September to boot.  Nic has a football game on Friday and rain is in the forecast.  This will be the teams first real challenge.  Our last two games have been blowouts.  Here is a picture of Nic (#81 the tall one with the red hair) & his girlfriend Kelly...GO VIKS!!!


Today for the Thursday challenge over Shirley's 2 Girls we are honoring our critters with a birthday celebration. I have used two different digi stamps for my project.  Don't you just love this pup jumping from that cake?  What a perfect caption.  Isn't Spot a great image to add to your pet's gift?  I grabbed a new bone from Zoomie's bag and some treats for this picture.  I tell ya...that dog didn't even let me get the bag all the way open until he was at my side.  He followed me upstairs and was sniffing my desk trying to get his bone and treats.  He had to sit in the hallway until I snapped some shots.

We would love to see your challenge entry, so bop on over to the challenge blog add you entry and good luck on the challenge.  Yummy prizes are in store!!!
Happy Hump Day!

NEWS!!! ***Today is the last day to enter into the S2G blog hop challenge.  Visit the challenge blog to check out the blog candy being offered.  Some wonderful goodies!!!***

Today I am sharing this super cute image from Bells n Whistles.  It is called Beary Big Hugs and isn't it just adorable.  I love images by Elizabeth Bell.  Her talent is amazing and just fit my cuteness factor.

I was thinking of my son's high school colors and one of the cheers that his girlfriend and the cheerleaders do..."PURPLE POWER".  Isn't she and the bear the most squeezable ever??

I used my nesties to frame the image and embossed the background cardstock with a cuttlebug folder.  Topped it off using my bow easy bow and added some rhinestones for extra bling.  What do you think???

Critters Gone Wild...

It's Shirley's 2 Girls "Critters Gone Wild" Blog Hop.  The design team is saluting the critters in our lives.  

The sisters are RELEASING ALL NEW DIGI Stamps that have to do with our 'little 4-legged friends'. Those sisters are going NUTS again with a fabulous BLOG CANDY
package!  Everything from ribbons to glitters! 

We'll have 1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the blog candy and 3 critter digis & a 2nd place winner of 2 critter digis!

Here’s how to win….Grab your favorite furry friend and let’s go for a walk around the DT’s blogs! . . On the last stop you will be directed back to the S2G Challenge blog so you can leave us some love. The winners will be selected from the comments left on the Challenge Blog.  

If you walked here from Laurel's blog, then you’re in the right place. If not, head on back to the S2G Challenge blog to start from the beginning. You don’t want to miss a thing!

**Don’t forget ** We also have our regular Twisted Thursday Challenge with the usual TWIST this week~ The TWIST this week is to use ...SPOTS & DOTS. Chances are better to WIN if you use a S2G DIGI or Clear Stamp. We'll also pick someone from this
Challenge to Be a GUEST DT for a CUSTOMER BLOG HOP next month!  Exciting...isn't it!

Today my project is titled Picture Perfect.  I was inspired by a layout I saw in Cardmaker Magazine.  My dp is spotted/dotted and I hand stitched the sides.  I really like making the 6x6 card but need to purchase some envelopes for them.  You can do so much with that size.
I tried to color the pup the same as my Zoom and think it came pretty close.  Here is a close up of the image...
Our Zoom is a Vizsla and is a ball of energy.  He is getting older now and turning gray with less energy but still such a cutie with velvet ears.

Ready for your next stop on your walk…Then head on over to Melissa's blog and hope you had fun while visiting here. 


Today is Nic's first day school.  He is now a junior at Puyallup High School.  A JUNIOR.  That means only this year and next.  Two more years before college and he keeps mentioning colleges in New York.  We live on the west coast y'all and he is interested in the east coast.  That is far away from home.  I get being on your own but mom will have to visit no matter what, no matter where.  I have never visited the east coast and would love the chance but I will be flying across country a lot!!!

Shirley's 2 Girls is devoting this month to all the wonderful critters out there.  My image features this sweet fluffy kitty on her flocked pillow.  She looks so comfy.
I embossed my cardstock using my nesties to showcase my image.  I added these rhinestone swirls and fun polka dot ribbon.  This is the first time I have embossed cardstock and will keep at it.  It is fun learning new techniques from others.  That is what this whole hobby is about.  Over at S2G we have weekly challenges for everyone to share their work and possibly win a free digi.  We have also started a tutorial page so stop on over to see something new.

Have a great Thursday!