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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bringing in the Tree

Well, yes I am starting to work on my Christmas cards. This one I've had done for awhile but hadn't put it on my blog yet. It's been quite a week for me. I was at a church activity last Thursday evening and as I was walking to my car after the activity was over, I stubbed my right foot into a buckled sidewalk and went down, hitting both knees, my left arm, right hand, and upper lip.  Ended up at the ER with a fractured left arm, abrasions on the other extremities. They put it in a soft cast at the ER, but the orthopedist told me on Monday that I didn't need the cast, just a sling. He wants me to use the arm, but not to overdo it with anything strenuous and go back in 2 weeks to have another x-ray taken. I think I'll have him check out my right knee. It got banged up pretty bad too and is sore. Just want to make sure it's not any worse than that. Then yesterday I started getting a scratchy throat and runny nose. This morning I had some congestion!  This is certainly NOT my year.

So, enough about all that, here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Willow Designs. I couldn't find it online since Willow Designs is no longer in business.
  • Sentiment - Sticker 
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up, Real Red; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Carte Bella - Have a Merry Christmas
  • Accessories - Poinsettia flowers; Spellbinders Die; white liquid applique; crystal effects
  • Copic Markers: B0000; E15, E18, E27, E31, E34; R24, R27, R46, R56; G46, G82, G94
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - G is for Green or Gold
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Cute Christmas
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies or Punches
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas or Optional Color Challenge

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Flower Girl - OSAAT #258

Good morning my friends. I hope you are having a good weekend and the weather is not being too bad to you. It's a little on the chilly side here, but at least we have sunshine. I've hired a new lawn service and they have been busy this week cleaning out all my flower beds, trimming the lawn and fertilizing it. Went to the nursery today to pick out some flowers for the beds and to buy a ton of Milkweed to feed my hungry Monarch caterpillars. It's going to be a great season for them. So far I have 9 that have already made their chrysalis and there are more than 2 do
zen caterpillars crawling around the little milkweed plants I bought today. I'm sure by tomorrow or Monday, they will have devoured all the leaves.

Meantime, it's time for another challenge over at One Stitch At a Time.  This fortnight the theme is Anything Goes With Embossing.  You can use any kind of embossing you like. I decided to use an embossing folder. I have a ton of them and haven't used one in a really long time.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Flower Girl
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Small Sayings
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Lavendar Moon; Stampin Up - Whisper White; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Accessories - Heart Doily; Bling from my stash; lace from my stash; Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Sizzix Tulip frame embossing folder.
  • Copic Markers - E50, E51, E53; E34; R81, R83, R85; V000, V01, V12; Y11, Y18, Y23; YG11, YG61, YG03
That's it.  I hope you'll pop on over to OSAAT and join in the fun this challenge. You could be the winner of a $10 gift certificate to use in the store.
Or, you could be picked as one of the Top 3.  See you there.

Also, our wonderful Stitchy has told us on the Design Team that you can buy anything in the store at a 25% discount until March 23. She told us that we could pass this on to you, so take advantage of this deal and head on over there.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Square or Rectangle Cards
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes
artbymiran challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Add a Sentiment
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favorite Embossing & Why?  Dry embossing, it's quick easy, and can really set off your image.
Craft Rocket Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Springtime Bear

Happy Sunday my friends.  I hope you are having a great weekend.  Our weather here is just beautiful and should be for a few days. I've been spending a lot of time cleaning up and organizing my stamp room. It's a work in progress, but I look forward to it being all done. I'll share photos when it's all finished. In the meantime, I'm sharing a card that I made just for fun.
Materials Used:
  • Image - From Lili of the Valley, but it's no longer in their store and I don't know what it's called
  • Sentiment - See D's Piece of Cake (old stamp set)
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Calypso Coral
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Believe collection
  • Ink - Tuxedo - Memento Black
  • Accessories - Flowers, Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts; Martha Stewart leaf punch; Martha Stewart edge punch; ribbon from my stash
  • Copic Markers - BG11, BG13, BG57; E04, E08, E13, E17, E31, E33, E35, E39, E47; G14, G09; N2, N4; R08, R22, R43; Y15, Y21, Y26
That;s it.  I do have a destination for this card and hope that the recipient likes it and enjoys looking at it.  Have a great week!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Ribbon Girls - Easter/Spring or Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of Layers
Imagine That-Creative Playground - Happy Birthday - Anything Goes with Something Colored
My Time to Craft - Flowers
Scappers Delights - Anything Goes
Artbymiran - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Plant a Flower Day

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Floral Cupcake - OSAAT #257

Good morning my friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  The weather here has been picture perfect.  Unfortunately, March will be coming in like a lion this week with stormy weather. Not that we can't use the rain. Other than that, everything is great. I'm finally over my ickies and my sis's surgery went well and she's on the road to recovery. So, here I am with my card for One Stitch at a Time this fortnight.  Our theme is Anything Goes with a Fancy Border.

I actually did the inside of this one and wanted to show you the cute sentiment that I used. I do need to put a paper boarder on this before it gets sent out.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Floral Cupcake - Kaz Kraftz
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Remembering Your Birthday
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Crushed Curry
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Tea Garden (So sorry to hear that BG is going out of the designer paper business.  I love their papers).
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart - border punch; Pink Liquid Pearls; Cheery Lynn Designs - Italian Flourish Tiny Doily
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B91, B93, B23; E30, E31, E34; R43, R46; R81, R83, R89; BV00, BV02, BV11; Y06, Y13, Y19, Y23, Y32, Y38; YG11, YG61, YG63.
That's it for today. Our wonderful sponsor - Stitch Bear Stamps is giving away a prize to one lucky winner.
Don't forget you could also be pick as one of the Top 3.  So come on over and join in the fun.  Stitchy Bear also sponsors a Facebook Challenge, so you could be a double winner if you use an image from Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet.  Hope to see you there.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Use a Die Cut
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Floral
Imagine That: Creative Playground - Birthday
artbymiran challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude -Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes