Eggs Galore

Eggs, eggs everywhere, not a chicken in sight, but what a cute chick! Have I mentioned that I am pretty corny? I believe it is one of my endearing qualities. This is my Easter card. I am very happy with the finished product. All that fussy cutting flowers was not a ton of fun, but the outcomes works for me. In my rush to get out of the house this morning, I left the post-it with all the details on my craft table. I'll update the details tomorrow. Speaking of tomorrow, it is the last day to participate in my blog candy. RUN, don't walk to your craft space and make a card using this sketch.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!








Moxie Fab Package and one Card three ways

Howdy all,
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. The highlight of my weekend was sushi and a pedicure with my friend, Kate.  Nothing like a full belly, a massage chair and a hot stone foot massage. Wish I could do that every weekend. 
Actually, that was not the only highlight of my weekend. On Saturday when I returned home, under my welcome mat was a package of goodies from Moxie Fab World! I won one of Cath's drawings. Oh, my, she sent me a a bunch of craft stuff. Look at the American Crafts package of FUN! Of course, I will pay it forward by keeping some in my "To Be Blog Candy Pile", but the rest I will have a blast figuring out how to use in upcoming cards.

Also, this weekend, I spent some time working on a new card. I spent a good amount of time trying to decide where to place the elements. As you can see below, I moved the little witches hat and pumpkin around about 50 million times. OK, a slight exaggeration, but I did struggle with where they should land. Finally, I just said, "Enough." and stuck them down on the card. I'll share the final card in a later post with much better pictures.

Remember my blog candy and challenge (See the top of this page). April 1 is just around the corner and I said I would give the PTI stamp set away if I have 250 followers. As you can see, I am no where near 250, but I do loooove my 21 (at last count) Followers. So, I might drop it down a little. Spread the word and tell your blog friends to sign up as a follower. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

American Crafts


Gossip, 2S4Y, and Embellish Magazine

Hello all!
I wondered why my inbox was blowing up with blog candy comments and then I saw the email from Craft Gossip.com. They posted about my blog candy; link is at the top of the page if you have questions! SO excited to get the word out to others that I am hosting a blog candy challenge. All I want to do is share some craft love and encourage creativity. OK. I admit. I do feel cooler now that I have been on Craft Gossip.

Last night, I spent the evening talking on the phone with my BFF and making this card. This is a double whammy for 2Sketches4You and Embellish Magazine. Set a craft goal yesterday, and accomplished it. Now if I could just do that in my work life, personal life...back to the important stuff.

I tried a some new things on this card. At one of the numerous blogs I visit each week, maybe even one from the JustRite blog hop, the card maker noted that she did not fully ink up the stamp. I liked the result, so I tried the technique on my card. Also, Debbie Olsen recently did a tutorial on how to color white silk ribbon with Copic refills. Well, I have no refills, so I colored the whole ribbon with R29 and put it in a plastic bag added a couple drops of colorless blender and smushed it around achieving much the same effect as Debbie. Finally, I had nothing navy in my paper stash so I used PTI Enchanted Evening to ink white card stock to make myself a sheet of dark blue paper. I left a little white peeking through and you can see that in the punched edge. All and all, I am pleased with the end result. I even like my blue and green poinsettias.
This week I have spent some time fine-tuning a new weekly posting I plan to host. Not a challenge, but a way to toot your horn and show off a little. Still getting the kinks worked out, but I hope to roll it out next week.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

Craft Gossip
Embellish Magazine
Debbie Olson


Stamps: Peaceful Poinsettia (PTI), Majestic (American Craft),

Ink: Frost (VersaMark Dazzle), Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Chai Blend (PTI)

Paper: Bank Roll (Bazzill), Stamper's Select, Kraft (PTI)

Copics: R29, 0

Other: Oyster Twine (Gartner), Green Grass Pearl (Queen & Co.), Button from stash, Double Loop Punch (Martha Stewart)


Triple Card Score

As I speculated, no post this past weekend. Too much fun eating my way through Savannah and visiting with friends. We had a great weekend! DT, you can come back when ever your want a little Savannah in your life. 

I did get a chance to create last night. I love NCIS, but I am too cheap on a tight budget so I use an antenna rather than pay for cable. Well, as of late, my channel 11 has not been receiving. So, I missed last night's episode and managed to muster up some creative mojo to replace the NCIS crew. 
 A triple challenge card including Lucy's Card's, Clean and Simple style, Color Cue from Wplus9 Studio, use white, teal, light yellow and bright pink and Paper Crafts Go-to Sketch Challenge #1. It felt good to make something after taking a few days off. I also started collecting my supplies for the Embellish Magazine and 2S4U challenges. Need to knock those out tonight. A girl has to have goals. 
Things are warming up here and I am loving the later sunlight. Not such a fan of the sand gnats that come with the hotter days, but I'll survive.  Thought I would also share a picture of the pots on my front steps. So festive and springy...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Scattered Showers (sentiment), Heidi Grace: Valentine's Day

Ink: Papertrey Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Chai blend VersaMark Dazzle, Frost

Paper: Papertrey Ink: Stamper's Select, Lemon Tart Bazzil: Watermelon Sensation and I am not sure the name of the teal-blue paper.

Copics: C1, Y0000, Colorless blender

Embellies: Recollections: Pearl, Heidi Swapp: Florals, miscellaneous button from my stash.

Other: EKSuccess Corner rounder, Heidi Swapp paper distresser


2 Sketches 4 You Bonus sketch

Hello all! I can say that now because I have followers. Yippie for me! Thanks for those who have already signed up as a follower or subscribed. Please spread the word so we have the 250 needed to have the drawing for the PTI  Floral Fusion stamp set. 

This weekend I am hosting a friend from Maryland, so I am pretty sure that I will not be posting or creating. Who knows, I may squeeze it in, but I feel like we will spend most of the weekend eating our way through Savannah. I have found some new places to try and I take hosting guest as my way to justify over indulging. Love it when people visit! 

This is my submission for the 2sketches4you bonus sketch designed by Sarah Martina. Love what Sarah does with her card making supplies. She is so talented. 

I used a file folder in my office to create a faux photo box. I think the picture turned out pretty well. The background adds something, but does not take away from the actual card. OK, I suggest everyone go get some good food and catch up with an old friend like I plan to do this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!


Stamps: Studio G: Hello, American Crafts: Majestic

Ink: Momento: Tuxedo Balck, Versamark: Dazzle

Paper: Card blak, Bazzill: Whirlpool

Copics: Spica Clear

Other: Bazzill Fab Brad,Darice Finishing Accents, Amy Butler Fabric


Floral Fusion, anyone?!

I know I promised this last Friday, but this is as soon as I could get it posted. I already posted here about the boxes of goodies. I have THREE boxes full of stamps, stickers, ribbon, embellishments, storage tools, buttons, etc. Now, I am adding... drumroll, please....  

CHA Summer Papertrey Ink stamp set, Floral Fusion!

Now that the stakes are MUCH higher, I have a new set of guidelines.

1. Submit a comment to enter on this post. If you have commented since the original post, I will include you and feel free to comment again for a second chance. Please only one comment per person.
2. Complete a card using the sketch or color combo and link to it using the Inlinkz a the bottom of the page to enter again
These are all Papertrey Ink colors, but any versions will do, just keep it in the same family. 

3. Become a follower of Asleep on the Couch to enter again. 
4. If you have a blog, post about the give away and link back to Asleep on the Couch. Please note this in your comment so I can give proper credit for multiple entries. 
Here is the catch, I will do the drawings on April 1 only if I have  250 followers. Now, I know that is a lot of people, but you cannot buy this stamp set and I am excited to share it with someone who is willing to help out my cause by spreading the word about Asleep on the Couch and participating in the fun.

Props to 1. LInda Lynch and 2. Robin Kirkpatrick for submitting challenge cards the first time around. Of course, they will get credit for those efforts. 

I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!


Owl be Irish for a day!

Even though I am a redhead, I understand that is due to my Scottish roots. So, I pretend on St. Patrick's Day to be a lovely lass from Er'land (that is my attempt at an Irish accent in writting). Here in Savannah, we go over board for St. Pats. Green fountains, parades with lots of Irish people, green beer and more green beer. Businesses close, mayhem in the streets, OK, maybe not that over board, but the wild rumpus definitely ensues. I can't wait for the fun to start! 
This is a 2Sketches4you and GetSketchy.com bonus challenge theme, Spring card. St. Patrick's means it is March, and after March comes April Showers. Of course, it is raining so hard outside as I type this that I am putting on my floaties (see insert) before I head to the car.

Did I just say April Flowers? I wonder how I might bring flowers in March? Tomorrow is the day I post the addition to the Birthday blog candy. Oh, that makes me think of PTI. They are having fun with the new release. Go check it out, here. Stop by tomorrow for the candy details.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

Paper:  Mi Casa (DCWV), Monkeying Around/Banana Leaf (Recollections), Lime Crush (Bazzill), white card base
Stamps: Series 12 and Series 29 (Studio G)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Chai, Chamomile (PTI)
Copics:  Y19, 13, YG0000, E37, 39, 33, W20
Other: Jelly Roll pen (Sakura), Diamond Glaze, embossing plates (Fiskars), Rain Forest, Pear Blossom, Mango Mamba Twinkling H2O (LuminArte)


Final Moxie Fab


This is my Love submission. See the happy couple riding off into the sunset? Ok, the sun is pretty high in the sky to be a sunset, but you know what I mean. This is definitely out of the box for me. I tried to create a scene around the adorable stamp from Heidi Grace. My execution is not perfect, but I think I will keep working on it. I feel like this type of card forces me to use my stamps in more creative ways. I also used masking, paper piecing, and of course, my Copics. Have you tried anything like this?

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

Paper: Silver Lining - Luster (We R Memory Keepers), white card base
Stamps: Valentine's Day (Heidi Grace), Road Trip (Inkadinkadoo), Everything Happy (Stampendous)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Copics: R29,R24, RV09, RV11, Y19, Y13, Y15, G24, G28,G12, R0000, BG0000, YG0000, BG45, BG10 Atyou spica clear
Other: Gemstone (Paperstudio) 

More Moxie

I was inspired by the Oscars to create, so this is one of my final submissions for the Moxie Fab Stamping Olympics. My first card is clean and simple. My color choice is bright and packs a punch. I read that the IT color this season is turquoise, so I added this ribbon. I like the final result. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

Paper: White(PTI), white card blank (Michaels)
Stamps: Thank You (Inkadinkadoo)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Copics: R24, R29, R0000, Y13, Y19, Y0000, RV09, BG45, BG10, Atyou spica clear
Ribbon: Celebrate It Dashes, Dots and Checks, Decorative Petals (Michael's), 
Other: Gemstone (Paperstudio) 

Reading is fundamental


The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and On-Line

I used my birthday gift card to buy this book on Saturday, along with a Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino® Blended Coffee and a peanut butter cookie. I had to use my "free" money for a little indulgence, plus I think it falls in the "calories do not count on your birthday "category since it was originally a gift given on my birthday. Do not judge me!  

Kari has a fresh view of making and selling your handmade products. The book is personable and fun while informative and chocked full of wisdom from successful designers and business people.  Already, I am waking up in the middle of the night jotting down ideas and thoughts. I am not sure I want to start selling my wares on a broad scale anytime soon, but I am inspired after reading this book. Expect to see changes in my blogging. No worries, all good stuff. I want you to have the best experience possible when you visit this little slice of the cyberspace pie. So, I am making some tweaks and doing some long term goals setting to ensure a quality product. I guess at this point, my product is Asleep on the Couch.

I still remember promising a bigger and better blog candy. I am adding a little floral flare to the pot, hint, hint. Look for the reveal later this week. This evening, I will post some new creations.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest thoughts and creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

P.S. Did you notice I have THREE followers? I know I have more followers than that, but it is so neat to see the little blocks pop up in the sidebar.  I love seeing how people visualize their identity. Notice the cute elephant from my friend, Kate, at KatyDidCrafts. Check out the great stuffed animals she makes...


Embellish and a few others


Hello all, I carved out some time last night to focus on the Embellish challenge.  So many of the challenge are asking us to think SPRING! I admit that is difficult when in Savannah we are waking up to freezing temps. Alas, I got the fever a little bit last night and this is the result. What do you think? So many of my latest cards have been feminine and fluffy. SO not my style, but I guess there is a sweet little girl hidden somewhere deep inside this crusty outer shell.  Get Sketchy posted a Spring theme challenge, so this is a double whammy. PLUS, I used an adapted version of the 2Sketches4You sketch as my jumping off point. 

Hoping to give an update on the birthday challenge turned on-going challenge by Monday. If you are a PTI fan, you will be eager to see what I am adding to the blog candy. Just a little hint, this is not available in any PTI monthly releases.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

Paper: Lemon Tart (PTI), Passionate, Bluff (Bazzill), Willow (Chatterbox)
Stamps: Everything Happy (Stampendous)
Copics: G28, Atyou spica clear
Other: Embossing plate (Cuttlebug), Double Loop punch (Martha Stewart), Celebrate Decorative Petals (Michael's), Gemstone (Paperstudio) 
Floss 3701(DMC)


Double whammy and the Olympics

I carved out some time for creating this evening. I had an offer to watch a movie and seriously considered it, but I've neglected my craft table so I stayed at home and gave it some love. I am pretty sure it feels better. Apparently,I enjoy personalizing inanimate objects. So, I managed to make one card. Yes, it is a double whammy. The sketch design I used is 2Sketches4You and the color combo is from Michelle Wooderson's colors for PTI's spring color challenge.

Not talking about the recent Olympics. No ice skating here, I guess this is really a triple whammy. Hey, that does sound like an ice skating move. This card is also my first submission for the Moxie Fab Olympics. I am entering this one under the "thinking of you" category.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

Paper: Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, Lavender Moon, Spring Moss(PTI), Clear Craft Plastic(Grafix)
Stamps: Scattered Showers (PTI)
Ink: Chai, New Leaf(PTI)
Other: Embossing plate (Fiskars), Crystal Fine Glitter (Martha Stewart)

Just an update

My work life got in the way of my craft and hobby life, so I have been MIA for a few days. I know the birthday challenge ended yesterday, but I have something big up my sleeve so I am extending the deadline. Participation was a little lack luster and I know that I can drum up some more participants with my surprise. I'll post in the coming days with some new creations and the surprise. Thanks to those who signed up to follow, left comments and attempted the sketch or color challenge. In the final drawing, I will include anyone who falls in those categories TWICE.  Thanks for the patience.

Thanks for stopping by and  I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!