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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Mouse's Birthday - The Outlawz

Hi everyone and Happy Twisted Thursday!  Yes, it's Twisted Thursday over on The Outlawz today. The Twist for today's challenge is to use torn edges and twine. Pretty easy peasy. I'll tell you how easy. I had all the pieces of this card sitting on my desk just waiting for some inspiration to put it together. So I tweaked it a little here and a little there and came up with this design - torn edges and twine!
 

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampavie - Mouse with Cupcake
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Retired set
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Basic Gray
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - A Mother's Love
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - White Twne, and color dots; Prima - Flowers; distressing tool
  •  Copic Markers - B000, B00, B01; E31, E33, E34; E25, E27, E29
That's all for now. I've got a few cards coming up before the end of the month, so stay tuned!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Winston! Creatalicious #124

Hi my friends. Here I am again. Of course it's been a hectic week at work, at home and at school. It is quite an experience. Thank goodness I was able to sleep in this morning an have an easy day. I got all my school work done and submitted yesterday so today was a free day.

I've got a card today for Creatalicious. Luckily I had some time previously to get this one done, just late to getting it posted. We do have a Design Team call, so if any of you are looking to join a new team, now's your chance. It's a great group. You only have to create one card each month, either the 15th or the last day of the month depending on which team you are on. Melanie is great to work with. She's so forgiving of our shortcomings. Check out the challenge thread here. Here is my card.


Materials Used:
  • Image - Paperdoodles - Birthday Winston
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Tasty Treats
  • Accessories - Ribbon from my stash; Stampin Up Candy Dots;  Stampin UP Scallop Edge Punch; Wink of Stella Gold; Kararina Wink Dandelion
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B00, B02; E000; E21, E23, E25, E27; E47; T5; Y12, Y18, Y35
I used a sketch from MOJO Monday Week 188, April 25, 2011 by Sarah Bigelow.

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Prize  -  £6.75 / US $10 digi voucher
 
That's it for now. I hope you will hop on over and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you. Have a great week!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Spooky - CYS

Hello again my friends. Happy Thursday. It's the 28th of the month so that means it's another challenge from Challenge Your Stash on Splitcoaststampers. The idea is to use things that are in your stash and not go buy something new to use to make your card. We are given a theme to use and then go from there. This month our hostess was Terry S and her theme was to use Washi tape or our cards. I was good with that. I have a whole box of Washi that I hardly ever use, so it was good to get some of it out to play with. I had a Halloween theme in mind.

Materials Used:
Image - Besties - Not So Wicked Wendy
Sentiment - from some dp in my stash
Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie
Designer Paper - A piece from my stash.
Accessories - Washi Tape - C3, C5, C7; E25; E50, E51, E53; E93; G21, G24, G28; R20; V01, V04, V05; Y19, Y21, Y28; YR15, YR16, YR18; YR24

That's it for today.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Autumn Leaves are Falling

Hi my friends. I hope you are all doing well. Everything is well at my house although people are still cleaning up from Harvey and will be in the process of rebuilding their homes and their lives for some time to come. It's heartbreaking.

I've added something new to my life.  I've gone back to college!!!  Wow! It's been a long time, but this time I intend to finish what I've started. The plan is to eventually (3 years) receive my Associates Degree in Family History Research and then become a certified genealogist. Currently though I'm taking the prerequisites to apply for the Associates Degree.

Meantime I try to fudge in a few minutes here and there to play in my craft room. I have a few cards that will be showing up on my blog in the next few days. The first one is way late getting posted. It was supposed to be posted Sept. 21-23, but things were just way to busy to get that done. This card was for the monthly challenge over on the Creative Card Chicks thread on Splitcoaststampers. Our hostess this month was Kelly Henkins a/k/a Kelly 2 a/k/a ScappinCEO.  Kelly2 sent us all the ingredients, we just had to sort it out and make a card or two.  I made one so far.
The designer paper she sent is the Painted Autumn collection from Stampin Up.  The little leaves are from Craft Smart (Michaels) and the broomstick is from Studio G. I layered everything on Chocolate Chip from SU. The card base is SU  I colored everything in with my Copic Markers. I have a list somewhere. :)  It was a fun kit to play with.  Thanks Kelly2.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

IAS #16 Lace and/or Pearl

Hi my friends. Happy Sunday! What can I say? The City is finally starting to clean up although there are still areas that have flooding and people cannot get back into their homes yet. For many life is starting to get back to a normal routine. I went back to work on Thursday although not everyone was back. On Friday they brought pizza and salad in for us for lunch. That was really very nice. I don't indulge in pizza very often, but I did on Friday. It was yummy. It's nice that we can have our crafting to bring some light and smiles into our lives. It's especially important at times like these. I'm so happy to participate in International Art & Soul.

The day before Hurricane Harvey hit I was taking classes at a CKC Convention in The Woodlands which is about 45 minutes North of H Town. I was disappointed that some of the vendors pulled out and left, but so thankful that some of them stayed through Friday and showed us some exciting creative projects. These cards were presented by Susan from Clear Scraps. She and her husband are the owners and they manufacture all of the products that are sold in their store. This was the first of 3 classes that I signed up for. They are acrylic cards.

Here is a photo where you can see the acrylic layer on top which has been distressed with white stazon ink.
 

Here is our Dandilion card. I didn't put a sentiment on it yet. I'll decide that when I decide who I want to send it to.
 And the inside.

Here is card No. 3.
And the inside.

Materials Used:
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Ink - White Staz-On; Black Staz-On
  • Stamp - Stampendous Floral
  • Zig Painty Pens - White, Yellow, Green, Black
  • Clear Scraps Acrylic
  • Lace, ribbon, doily, chipboard words, flower, pattern paper all provided
International Art & Soul is always a Just For Fun challenge.  Our theme this fortnight is to use Lace and/or Pearls.  I hope you will come join in the fun. You could be the winner or one of the Top 3 and receive a lovely icon for your blog.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Creatalicious #122- Pure Innocense


Hello again my friends. Wow! I'm really busy this week. Glad to have been able to get this card done for Creatalicious.  Well, this card was scheduled to be posted on August 31, but it looks like for some reason, it never posted.  ???????????

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Paper Shelter - Pure Innocense
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Balloon Adventures
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Mauve Mist; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Fairy Belle
  • Accessories - 
  • Copic Markers - E21, E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; BG0000, BG01; R81, R83, R85; V01, V000
Our fabulous sponsor this fortnight is The Paper Shelter

 

 Prize - $15 Gift Certificate

Come on over and play along with us. You could be the winner of this fabulous prize or picked as one of the Top 3.  Surely you have a fairy or dragon laying around. 








 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Prairie Flower - CYS

Hi my friends. Well, Harvey has finally moved on away from H Town. Sadly, it has moved over to Port Arthur which is substantially underwater and Beaumont which is getting hammered. They had to evacuate 250 residents of a nursing home this morning and finally tonight got the last 12 patients onto a huge helicopter and they brought them back over this way to Conroe. H Town is not out of the woods yet, there is still a lot of high water in places including in our downtown area. And the cleanup starts.

With all the time off from work (back to work tomorrow), I had time to play with my stamping toys.  This card was for the August Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Our hostess was Darlene and she wanted us to create our own background and not use any designer paper. Yikes!

Bringing some light and sunshine I made this pretty card with a lovely bunch of Prairie Flowers.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Power Poppy - Prairie Flowers
  • Sentiment - Power Poppy - Prairie Flowers
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Pink Pirouette; Papertrey Ink -
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Nestabilities; SU scalloped punch; Cuttlebug flourish embossing folder.
  • Copic Markers - (coming)
That's it for this time. Hope you all are safe and dry.