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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Noel - IAS #11

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday.  I've had a busy few weeks with class projects that needed to be done. Wow!  I don't know how people do this all the time - work and go to school and take more than 1 class. This last project that was due today was a real doozer - a scavenger hunt on the Internet. We were given 10 different scenarios to look for and find answers to the questions. It was tough. Luckily I get points for my research even if I don't find the answer, but I managed to get 7 out of 10. We'll see what I end up with as a final score. So far I've been doing pretty well with an average of about 90. Anyway it doesn't leave a whole lot of time for crafting, but I managed to sneak in a little time for this one.

Yes, time for another project for International Art & Soul. The theme for this fortnight is Flowers. My favorite thing. I love flowers whether there are an image or added embellishments. I've got to start thinking about Christmas so went with a Winter theme for this one. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with it so I left off a sentiment and will add that later.

  

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lili of the Valley - Noel
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Silver Metallic; Xpress It Blending Card; Shimmery White
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Attitude
  • Accessories - Flowers and Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections; Die - Memory Box, Frosty Border; Silver Gel Pen
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; BG000; BG10; E50, E51; G34, G28, G43; R35, R37; V0000, V01, V12; Y11, Y23, Y26
That was pretty easy. Love the colors on this one.  I hope you'll hop on over and play along with us this time. Can't wait to see what you do with flowers. You could win one of our Prize Badges or be picked as one of the Top 3. 



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Surfer Dad - IAS #10

Hi my friends. Getting a late start today. I've been really busy the last couple of weeks with my class assignments. The research lately has been very time consuming causing many days of late nights. It's been so hectic that I forgot to post my card for this challenge on our Design Team page so for now, it's not on the IAS blog. I decided I'd go ahead though and post it on my blog. I really like how it came out.

 





Materials Used:
  • Images - Make It Crafty - Surfer Dad; Beach stamp set by Provo Craft (very old)
  • Sentiment - See D's Birthday collection
  • Cardstock -Stampin Up Yo Yo Yellow, Baja Breeze; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Cupcakes & Carousels
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Sun punch
  • Copic Markers - BG11, BG23, BG000; C1; E000, E00, E11, E25; E40, E42, E43, E44; Y06, Y13, Y15, Y21; YR04.
 That's about it. Our theme for this challenge is For The Men. So anything with a masculine theme is good. I hope you'll pop on over to the International Art & Soul Challenge website and see what the rest of the Design Team has created. We are a Just For Fun challenge, after all crafting really is just about having fun :). Although we don't give away prizes we do have some awesome badges for you. You can enter our challenges with any types of craft that takes your fancy so long as you follow our theme. We would love to see how creative you are so altered art, die cutting, glass etching, jewelery etc. are all permitted.We will have a new challenge for you each fortnight so be sure to check in with us regularly and we hope you have lots of fun playing along with us.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Dare2BArtzy Blog - Summer
Great Impressions - Masculine Final Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Fast & Furious - Men
Crafty Calendar  - June Boys Will be Boys
Imagine That -  Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Frosty Rory - Creatalicious No. 116

Hello again. I'm back for another blog post. Wow!  It was so good to be able to be in my stamp room the other day and be creative. I also took all the cards I've made and haven't given away (way too many) and organized them into plastic containers. I used the ones from the SU stamps that I've been unmounting. .They really fit very well. Glad that I figured out a way to use them instead of just throwing them in the trash.

So, here we are with another challenge for Creatalicious. For this fortnight, the challenge is Anything Goes with Using Your Favorite Colors.  My favorite holiday is Christmas and I love the non-traditional Christmas colors (blue and silver).  I haven't put a sentiment on this one yet. Not sure if I want it on the outside or just on the inside.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lacy Sunshine - Frosty Rory
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Soft Sky
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - All Is Calm
  • Accessories - Recollections - Flower and bling flourish; Kirarina Wink Silver Metallic; Kirarina Wink White; Stampin Up corner rounder punch
  • Copic Markers - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10; E25, E27, E29; E50, E51, E53; N0, N1, N3, N5, N7; R00, R29; Y06, Y15, Y21; YG03, YG61
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous --

Store  -  Blog
Prize  -  3 digis of winner's choice
 
I hope that you will stop by the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has going for your inspiration and then jump on it and play along with us. You know you want to. You could be the winner of this fabulous prize or picked as one of the TOP 3. Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Friend's Birthday - CYS May

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are all enjoying a day off with friends and family or just chillin'. I spent time yesterday with my family. We were celebrating two high school graduations. My grandson (the youngest) and my youngest great nephew. Next we start on college graduations. It was a pleasant day with lots of fun chatting, food and photo taking. Can't believe he's all grown up.

Today has been a relaxing day away from school books. Yes, I'm taking a class and it is really tough. It's an online class so I can become a certified genealogist - one of my passions. I love the research and investigation part, not so much the reading and writing reports part. We'll see how it goes. It's only been two weeks and I still have about thirteen weeks more to go. I was able to spend time in my stamp room again. So nice to get back in there and get creative.

I made this card with a girlfriend in mind. She loves pink. I'm going to save it for her birthday. No, it doesn't look like a birthday card, but this sentiment really spoke to me about her.  Inside it does have a birthday with for her.
This card was also for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on SplitcoastStampers. Our hostess this month was Terry L. (terry0926 on SCS).  Our challenge was to ~~Use your favorite floral stamps for your focal image. You can make a card for any occasion, but make sure you focus on flowers
We are not allowed to go buy anything new to make our cards, it all has to come from our stash. I also checked out the gallery on SCS and found a card by Gosia Hoot that I loved and so this is my CASE card from hers. I'm a day late posting this, but once I picked out the stamp set and the layout, it came together pretty quickly.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Bloom in Hope
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Feel Goods
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Blushing Bride
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Bittersweet
  • Accessories - Nestabilities - Dies. For some reason I didn't put this one in my book and have no idea what it's called and I can't seem to find it online either so probably retired.
  • Copic Markers: G21, G24, G43; Y02, Y08; Y19; R81, R83, R85; 110.
That's it. Hope you have a great week!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Coloring in Scrapland - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tickled Pink - CCC May

Good morning my friends. It's time for another card kit from the SCS Creative Card Chicks. Each month the hostess sends us all a kit with images, papers, embellishments and some direction and we are to make at least one card from the kit. This month it was Terry Serman's turn to send out the kit. I was happy to see that she used a retired SU set - Tickled Pink. I've always loved this set. So much fun.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Tickled Pink
  • Sentiment - MFT - Tickled Pink
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pixie Pink; Gink K - Layering White
  • Designer Paper - American Crafts
  • Accessories - MFT Sun Die; Paper Studio Twine; K&Co. Pink Gems, gold stickles
  • Copic Markers - I put my markers away before I wrote down the colors that I used. I know that I used RV52, RV55, and RV63 for the flamiingo and G07 for the leaves. 
That's it my friends.  Wishing you a great day!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge  - Use Summer colors
Imagine That - Creative Playground - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - More than 2 Layers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Things with Wings
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hooray for Hot Colors - IAS #8

Good morning my friends. I hope that those of you who are mother's with your own children or those who mother other's children in one way or another have a very Happy Mother's Day. I received a phone call from my daughter who lives in California last night and had a pleasant conversation with her. I have dinner plans tonight with my other daughter who lives here in Texas close to me. My grand children are going to fix dinner for us. Can't wait!

Today also is Challenge No. 8 for International Art & Soul. Our theme this time is Hot Colors. It hasn't gotten all that hot here in H Town yet, but I know that it will in time. Our summers can be brutal at times.
I just love this image. She looks so happy and vibrant. I thought she would be perfect for Hot Colors.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Make It Crafty - Melody
  • Sentiments - Hampton Arts
  •  Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black 
  •  Cardstock - XPress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Daffodil Delight
  •  Designer Paper - Basic Gray
  •  Accessories: Stampin Up scallop oval punch; Recollections - Flower; Wild Orchid Crafts - Lace
  •  Copic Markers - E31, E33, E37; E50, E51, E53; Y18; YG03; YR61, YR65 YR68
I hope you will stop on by and see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you and play along with us. You could be a winner of a lovely blog badge or one of the Top 3. Good luck.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers
Crafting With Dragonflies - Lots of Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes with Pattern Paper
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - For the Girls
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create With TLC - Anything Goes

Monday, May 1, 2017

Super Hero Birthday!

Hi again my friends. I'm a little late getting this posted to my blog. I belong to a group on Splitcoast Stampers - Challenge Your Stash. The idea is that we create our card using only items that are already in our stash - no buying anything new. This month the idea came from Kelly (MiamiKel on SCS). The idea was to create a Super Hero card or a card with Super on it somewhere.
I was really worried about doing this card until I found this great digital image from Dover Publishing. The sentiment is a retired stamp from Stampin Up. The Lightning bolt is also from Dover Publishing.

I used my Copic Markers to color the image. What fun that was.
E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; G21, G43, G82; R23, R27, R37; Y06, Y08, Y11, Y18; YR0000, YR09, YR15, YR27, YR61, YR68.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Celebrating You - IAS #7

Oops, just a little late getting this posted. Got tied up last night making cookies for my kids that are coming for dinner today. This is my second post for today, this time for International Art & Soul.  Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes - Vintage. You are not limited to making a card, but can create any project as long as you follow the theme. Here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Ching Chou Kuik - Time Flies
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up retired
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pink Pirouette; Xpress it Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima Princess collection
  • Accessories - doily and ribbon from my stash; butterfly sent to me by a friend; Stampin Up oval punch; Nestabilities Gold Labels Four
  • Copic Markers - E11, E21, E34; E50, E51, E57, E59; B000, B01; G12, G43; R02, R81, R83; Y26, Y28, bon YG93; V05, V15
Since our challenge is Just For Fun, we don't have a sponsor, but we do have some really pretty blog awards that you can win or you can be named as one of the Top 3 by Design Team Members. I hope you'll come play with us.  Thanks for stopping by.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges
 Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes'
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
JO's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Use Something Digital
Really Reasonble Ribbon Put a Bow on It
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes or Wheels

Happy Everything - Creatalicious #114

Good morning my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope that your weekend is going well. If you are in one of those cold places that is getting snow, YIKES!  It's been pretty nice here, but we are supposed to get some of that cold air here in H Town by Monday. Crazy weather this Winter.

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you. My first is for the challenge over at Creatalicious.
Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes - With the Optional For the Girls/Mother's Day. Mother's Day will be coming up pretty soon. Since my mom has been gone now for a number of years, I decided to do a card that I could use for any special occasion.
Materials Used:
  • Image - My Favorite Things
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - XPress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Going Gray
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Essentials collection
  • Accessories - Stampin Up small labels punch; Martha Stewart Lea Branch and Fir Branch punches; Memory Box Flower Flourish; Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections; hat pin from my stash
  • Copic Markers -B0000; C2, C5; E31, E33; E50, E51, E53; G28; R01, R21, R22, R24
That's it  . . I hope that you'll come play along with us.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is




$15 gift cert.
You could be the winner or chosen as one of the Top 3. Hope to see you there.  I'll be back in a bit with another card.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes'
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
JO's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Woodland Deer - Creative Card Chicks

Good morning friends.  I hope you're having a great weekend. We were predicted to get rain yesterday, but it didn't come around my house. We did get a cooling off overnight though from the cold front coming down from the North. Time to get the yard man over to get flowers planted and get ready for the butterflies. My sis and niece have already been releasing some. I'm getting a late start.

Today it's time to post my card from the Creative Card Chicks group over at Splitcoast Stamperes. This month it was Kelly's (Miamikel4) turn to send us a kit. These ladies really do challenge me every month and I love to see all the cards that they create from the same kit. It's inspiring.  Here is my take on the challenge.
Kelly sent us the images from the Stampenous set In the Woods. I didn't clutter up the front with a sentiment. I'll put that on the inside. The designer paper is from My Paper Studio "Woodland Retreat" collection. We were challenged to use the deer and the tree trunk on our card. Of course, you know how I love flowers, so decided to ground the tree with a garden of flowers. These were all in an SU stamp set that I cut apart and planted around the tree. The deer is standing on a little piece of ground made from a piece of burlap ribbon. I used my Copic markers to color in the deer, tree and flowers. That's it for today. Easy peasy. See you next time.



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mushroom Fairy - IAS #6

Hi my friends. I can't believe that it's Easter already, the middle of April. Where does the time  go? I hope you are getting to enjoy your weekend. We had a holiday on Friday from work so it's been nice to have the 3 days off. It's been busy around here though. I am having some small jobs done around my house, not by me, but this great handyman and his helper. It's so great to find someone who knows how to do so many different things so that I don't have to hire 6 different people to do all my jobs.  I'll be going to my sister's tomorrow to celebrate Easter with all my family. I hear that the Easter Bunny will also be making a trip. If he does, I'll be sure to post a photo of him.

Today is also time for another challenge from International Art & Soul. Our theme this time is Things with Wings.
I used a stamp I got from Lili of the Valley a very long time ago. I'm not sure what her real name is, but I call her Mushroom Fairy. Sorry that I didn't write down all the ingredients that I used. The cardstock is from Stampin Up - Pink Pirouette; the flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts, the die from Spellbinders; lace from my stash. I also used some Stikles on her wings and headband. The sentiment is a retired SU stamp.

I used Copic markers for the coloring: E00, E02, E04; E30, E31, E33; E84; R0000, R81, R83; RV0000, RV00; RV02; V0000, V01, V04, V12; Y17, YG03, YG05

Well, that's about it. I hope you'll come join in the fun and play with us. Of course, since this is JFF, we don't have a sponsor, but you could earn a lovely badge for your blog is your card is chosen as the winner or one of the Top 3. See you next time.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Come and Get It - It's a Girl Thing
Dare2BArtzy Blog - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafting Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Flowers or Anything Goes
Doing Life - Anything Goes


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Challenge Your Stash March - So Sorry

Hi again. I've got another post for today that I'm late with. This was supposed to be posted back on March 28 for the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS. This challenge was given to us by Shelly aka mcschmidty. We were to make a sympathy card, with some green and 3 of something. March seemed to be a month full of sympathy cards and this has already been sent to a dear friend on the unexpected passing of her daughter from a viral infection which attacked her heart and she was gone. I hope this and the other experiences of my friends prompt us to keep our loved ones close and always remember to let them know of your love for them.

Materials used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Corner Garden (I love this stamp)
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - So Sorry
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Garden Green
  • Accessories - Enamel Dots; Nuo Dots
  • Copic Markers - B000, B12, B14; G12, G24, G43; G46; BV000, BV01, BV13; E37; R32, R43, R46; R81, R83, R85; Y15, Y18, Y19; YR61, YR65, YR68
That's it. I'll see you again soon.



CCC March 2017 Birds & Friends

Hi friends and Happy Sunday. I hope that the weather where you are is not too bad. We are supposed to get storms this afternoon, so I wanted to get a couple cards posted before the weather turned bad. I'm a little late for this one for March. I was supposed to post it back on March 21. What can I say, I'm a procrastinator. It's for the monthly challenge for the Creative Card Chicks and the kit was sent to us by Sue aka stampinspooky. I'm really not that great with CAS cards and this was no different. I know that it needs something else, but I couldn't figure out what else to do with it. Everything I used is from the kit except for the base card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Language of Friendship.
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Oval All
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Naturals White and Marina Mist
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Marina Mist
  • Designer Paper - K & Company
  • Ribbon - Stampin Up
Accessories - Round Circle Punch and Circle Scallop Punch. Stampin UP oval punch and oval scallop punch.

She also sent a second kit, but I haven't had a chance to work on that one yet. A future project.  Happy Day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Somebunny Loves You - Creatalicious #112

Hello again my friends. I hope you are off to a good start with your weekend. I am. I did the grocery shopping and one errand on the way home from work last night. Today, just one errand and then the whole weekend is MINE! We're supposed to get some serious storms on Sunday, so I'm glad that I get to stay inside. My church has a special conference which happens twice a year and lucky for me and a lot of people it's on TV and the Internet so no need to go to our Meetinghouse to attend. I could even be in my jammies. LOL!

Getting to the business at hand, today's them is Anything Goes with the Optional Add Flowers. I LOVE flowers. If I can I use them on every card and it just so happens that our sponsor is where I get the majority of my flowers from - Wild Orchid Crafts. I love them. And they do have a few other embellishments besides their flowers. Flowers, for me, really dress up a card. It just so happens too that my image for this card is part of a prize I won for one of my other cards from Pink & Main. So cute.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Pink & Main - Somebunny
  • Sentiment - Pink & Main - Somebunny
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Early Espresso and
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Rose Cafe Collection
  • Accessories - Flowers - WOC; Lace from my stash; Fern Die - Memory Box Dangling Stems
  • Copic Markers - E23, E25, E27; E30, E31, E35; E50, E51, E53; E93, E95, E97; R32, R35, R37; G20, G21, G24; Y06, Y13, Y19.
That's about it. I hope you'll pop on over to Creatalicious and play along with us this time. I'm sure you have some flowers laying around your craft room just waiting to be added on to one of your cards. You could be picked as one of the Top 3 or you might be the winner of this prize.


 

Prize  -  £15 voucher
 
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack= Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Add Some Layers
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Heartfelt Sympathy - IAS #4

Hi my friends. So good to be back and chatting with you again - even if it is mostly one-sided. I do appreciate your comments that you leave so sometimes they are a little chatty. LOL!

I never seem to have a sympathy card on hand when I need one and maybe that's because I don't want to have to send one out to a friend. Lately though the sympathy cards I've made have come at a time when they are needed to send my thoughts and feelings to a dear friend who has lost someone very close to them. This card is the second one I've needed, the first I haven't blogged yet. A dear friend who I've know for at least 10 years lost a daughter suddenly this past week. They believe she had an asthma attack and no one was home with her to help her when she needed it. She leaves behind a husband and a 7 yo daughter. So, so sad.

My card here is for the International Art & Soul Challenge.  The theme of the challenge is Embossing - wet or dry, whichever you want. I embossed the sentiment which is the focal point of my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image/Sentiment - Stampin Up - Heartfelt Sympathy
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Mint Macaroon
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Madeline collection
  • Ink - Versamark
  • Accessories: Ribbon and gold brads from my stash; Sizzix Die - Fancy Labels; Stampin Stuff Vertigre Embossing Powder; Prima flowers
 Well, that's it. I hope you will pop on over to the IAS challenge blog and play along with us. You can enter our challenges with any types of craft that takes your fancy so long as you follow our theme. You could be chosen as the winner or one of the Top 3. We have lovely badges you can display on your blog.
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Optional Twist - Stamping
AAA Cards - Diecuts
The Ribbon Girl - Must use ribbon
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of Green

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Shanna - IAS #3

Hi again my friends.  Whoops!  I'm a little late getting my post done. I was so busy yesterday getting my Spring housecleaning done, even though I was not feeling great due to a bout of allergies which I'm beginning to see is a yearly thing. It was enough to have me off work for 2 days this past week. The good news is that my TV/Internet service is FIXED! I'm so happy that they were finally able to send someone to my house who recognized what was wrong right off the bat. I did have to call him once a couple days later after he was done because I still had an issue with it, but he was able to access the system remotely and tweak it just a little bit and get it working. So I guess it doesn't hurt to complain to the top. Got results! And they have been very nice about it with phone calls from the President's office to make sure everything was working correctly.

So, with a sigh of relief, getting on to my card for the International Art & Soul challenge for this fortnight.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stamping Bella - Shanna
  • Sentiment - See D's - Piece of Cake
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Life of the Party
  • Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts- Flower and Leaves; Cottage Cutz - Birthday Border
  • Copic Markers - C3, C5, C7; E50, E51, E53; G21; R81, R83, R85; Y13, Y19, Y23; YR24
That's It. I hope you'll come and join us. It's lots of fun which is my main reason for creating. We have lovely badges for your blog if you're picked as one of the Top 3 or the DT favorite!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with Rubber Stamp
Addicted to Stamps - Pastels
dare2BArtzy Blog - Lots of Layers
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly with a Die Cut/Punch
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Anything goes with a Die Cut/Punch
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Girly
Cut It Up - Birthday Cards
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hummingbirds - Challenge Your Stash

Hello again!  Post number 2 for the day. Can't believe it's the end of February already. We are ending on a chilly note. You know what they say - In like a lion, out like a lamb!

This post is for another group I belong to on Splitcoaststampers - Challenge Your Stash. The idea is to make a card using only things that you already have in your stash - nothing new. Our hostess for this challenge was LauraJean. She gave us the challenge to "Take Flight." Think things that fly.  I was looking through my 1000's of digital images and found this gorgeous one. I love hummingbirds and thought it would be perfect. The lighting makes that large flower look more purple, but it's kind of mauve.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Ching Chou Kuik - Hummingbirds
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Good Greetings
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up; Mauve Mist, Certainly Celery
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Princess collection
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Certainly Celery
  • Accessories - Eyelet trim; liquid pearls; Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers; Martha Stewart Leaf punch;Stickles, Nestabilities Classic Round die; Stampin Up Window punch.
  • Copic Markers - BG07, BG13, BG15; E50, E51, E53; G24; R00, R20, R30; V0000, V01; Y15, Y21, Y28; YG11, YG13; YR18, YR24
So that's it!  Let's let February go and move on to March!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Add Lace
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Color Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Things With Wings
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Leather or Lace
Make My Monday - Birds
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes

Luck of the Irish - Creatalicious #110

Hi, here I am again. There is a lot going on right now including two posts in one day!  I haven't mentioned it before I don't think, but I've been having serious issues with my TV/Internet service. I don't want to mention who they are online, but after at least 8 months of dropped signal issues and other issues, I think it might finally have gotten fixed. I was inspired by a friend of mine who was having issues with her provider (not the same one) and wrote a letter to the  CEO of the company and they went out and fixed hers. So I tried the same thing. I wrote a letter to the CEO of my company and really didn't think I'd hear anything from them, but then last week I got a call from the President's office which started the ball rolling of getting a technician out to my house who actually knew what was wrong and how to fix it. That was last Wednesday. Since then I have still had a couple dropped signals, but not constant (3-4 during an hour show) like it had been. Today I got in touch with the technician who came last week to have him come back and tweak it a little more to see if he could get it working at 100%. He was going to come later, but then called me to tell me he was able to do it remotely without having to come to my house. Now it's a wait and see whether or not it's really fixed. Keep your fingers crossed!

So here's my card.
Materials Used:
  • Cute as a Button - Luck of the Irish
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Garden Green
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Believe Collection
  • Accessories - Stampin U - doily, label punch, and ribbon; Flower - Petaloo; Gold gel pen
  • Copic Markers - G00, G12, G21, G82; G03, G07; E50, E51, E53; R20; N4, N6, N8, N10; Y15, Y21.
Our wonderful sponsor this challenge is


Prize -  3 digis

I hope you'll come play with us. You could be the winner of this prize or picked as one of the Top 3!  Can't win unless you play!

 I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Aurora Wings - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Any Image - Must Use Ribbon
 
 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tone It or Tan It

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday. I hope you are having a great weekend. I am not looking forward to the end of it and going back to work on Monday. But, if I want to eat and continue stamping, I guess it's a good idea to go. 😆

Sweet Petunia (or as I like to call her, The Little Hellion) is settling in and finding her place in the family. Unfortunately her only friend is Casper, but at least she does have one friend here who will play with her and not hiss or growl at her whenever she gets a little close. I can understand it though becauseen e sometimes I want to growl at her. Most often though she's still a little love and I can pick her up and love on her a little as long as it's not too intense.

Time to show my card. This one is for the Monthly Challenge Group I belong to on Splitcoast Stampers - Creative Card Chicks. This month was Carol's turn (momcgw on SCS). She sent a fun kit to get us thinking about Summer rather than all the cold Winter weather so many people have been getting. Not so much here. We've had a very mild Winter.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Art Impressions - Tan It
  • Sentiment - Art Impressions - Tan It
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Marina Mist
  • Designer Paper - Echo Park Summer Party collection
  • Embellishments - From both of our stashes
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B12, B21, B41; C3, C5, C7; E000, E11, E30; R20, R81, R83; Y18
That's it.  Can't wait to see what we get for next month.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Paper Ala Mode - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delight - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine Henry II

Hello my friends and another happy Sunday! Hope you are all doing well. We had an eventful week this past week. We have a new addition to our family. Her name is Sweet Petunia and I sure hope that she grows into that name. Currently she is a real feisty little kitty. I'll have to post a picture some other time. All of mine are on my phone and I need to upload to my computer. Her mom is Frosty who I took to have spayed last week. She went missing for a couple days but is now back in the fold in the backyard on the patio. She's doing well. Petunia has been crated since she came home Tuesday night, but I decided that yesterday she was coming out to mingle with the other 4 kitties. Well, that didn't go as well as I hoped it would.  It's 2 against 2. Paisley and Corey hiss and growl at her. Casper and Maggie Mae aren't quite sure, but they are being polite. Petunia doesn't let it get her down. She's all over the place. Oh, and she does not walk at all. She runs everywhere! Today she learned how to get on my bed, so that's where she's curled up right now. I put her back in the storage room at night where she can eat in peace since I know the other kitties would be her best friend so they could get at her food. It worked well last night. And then I gave her breakfast in there also. I will probably keep that up for some time while she's still eating kitten food. There is dry food out in the house where the other kitties eat, so she does have access to food during the day when she gets hungry although I have not seen her eat any of that yet. So wish us luck that they will all decide to live in some sort of harmony.

Now, getting to my card for today. I had colored another copy of Valentine Henry, so I decided to go ahead and make another Valentine card. This one is quite simple.
Materials Used:
  • Image - CC Designs - Valentine Henry
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Sweetheart Candy II (retired)
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Real Red
  • Designer Paper c- My stash
  • Accessories - Sew Fancy Glitter baker's twine
  • 1/2" round punch; 7/8" Stampin Up scallop punch
  • Copic Markers - B91, B95, B97, B99; E50, E51,E53; G21, G24; E23, E25, E27; R29, R37, R46; Y13, Y15, Y18
That's it for today. Hope you have a great week.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - LOVE
Come and Get It - Love is in the Air
Dare 2B Artzy - All You Need is Love
Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts and Flowers
heARTful Stamping - Love
Allsorts - Hearts and/or Flowers
Challenge Up Your Life - Hearts

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine Henry - IAS #1

Hi my friends.  I have some big news to share with you. You may remember that I was on the Design Team for One Stitch at a Time awhile back, but then had to step down. They were a great group to work with and I really missed being a part of that group. Recently I learned that Stitchy Bear was closing its shop's doors and that OSAAT was going to also be closing down. Sad yes, but then I heard from Jane who was our leader over there and she told me that she was starting a new challenge blog  group named International Art & Soul. It's Just For Fun - no prizes, but great badges for your blog if you are a winner. Jane asked me and the other designers from OSAAT to come back to the new group as the design team. How could I saw no, so here I am with my first card for the new International Art & Soul challenge. You will see that I have a list of all their blogs on the left side of my blog. I hope you'll go ahead and check them all out as you play along with us. The theme is always Anything Goes, but there is also a Twist.  This time the Twist is "Love Is In the Air." With Valentine's Day right aroun the corner, this is perfect.  Here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - CC Designs - Valentine Henry
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things - Valentine Collection - Retired
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Bordering Blue
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Designer Paper 
  • Accessories - Rick Rack from my stash; Martha Stewart Leaf Punch; Hat Pins; Flowers from Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts; Spellbinders, Nestabilities Classic Oval Die; Stampin Up Label Punch
  • Copic Markers - B91, B95, B97, B99; E50, E51, E53; G21, G24; E23, E25, E27; R29, R37, R46; Y13, Y15, Y18.
Well, that's it.  Again, I hope you will join in the fun and become a regular contributor to our new challenge.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Love
Come and Get It - Valentine
Dare2BArtzy - All You Need is Love
Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts & Flowers
Dragonfly Journeys - Love is in the Air
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Love Hearts
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Craftaholics - Love/Romance

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Creatalicious #108 - Hearts It Is

Hi friends.  Here I am back again already. I have been keeping pretty busy in my craft room coloring up a bunch of images and making cards. I did have a pleasant weekend with friends over for dinner, then the movies to see La-La-Land!  How many of you have seen it and if so what did you think?  Sunday dinner at my daughter's house and a game of Sorry.  I wasn't sorry, I won!  LOL!

In the meantime, I made this card for the latest Creatalicious challenge.  The theme, of course, is Anything Goes. The twist is to add some hearts!  How can you make a Valentine card without using any hearts?

 Our generous sponsor for this challenge is


is offering 2 images of winner's choice

Here is what I came up with.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Dr. Digi - Be Mine Doug
  • Sentiment - Dr. Digi - Be Mine Doug
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Pink Pirouette
  • Designer Paper - CC Designs - Smoochie collection.
  • Accessories - Ribbon, heart stick, doily, Silver gel pen
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B12, B21; C1, C3, C5, 67; E50, E51, E53; R81, R83, R85
That's it. I hope you'll come play along with us. You could be the winner of our fabulous prize from Dr. Digi or you could be picked as one of the Top 3!  Just have fun!

 I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - ribbon or lace
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes with A Die Cut
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Pink and Gray
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love!
The Outlawz Monday Greetings - Every thing is Love with a Sentiment

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Starry Night

Hi my friends.  I hope all are doing well this weekend with weather conditions. We've been going through our 2nd cold snap of the Winter, but it's gradually going to start warming up again into the mid 70's this week. It's been a crazy Winter.  We get 3 day cold spells in between our Spring weather.

I thought that I would get a jump start on my Christmas cards for 2017 so that I don't get down to November and have a crunch time like I did last year trying to get them all done. The card I'm showcasing today I made for a group I"m in on SCS called Challenge Your Stash. There is a challenge posted every month and we are to make our card using our own supplies from our stash and NOT go out and buy anything for it. This month of January it was a color challenge from Barb to only use White, Black, and Silver. At first all I could think of was wedding cards but then I remembered this SU stamp set and I knew it was what I wanted to use.

The picture doesn't really do it justice with the silver embossing. Looks so much better IRL.

Materials Used all from my stash:
  • Image - Stampin Up - The Newborn King stamp set
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - The Newborn King stamp set
  • Cardstock - SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Metallic
  • Accessories - Versamark stamp pad; SU Silver embossing powder; silver metallic ribbon; Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop dies
Pretty simple today and no copic markers were used in this project. :)

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes (twist no sentiment)
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday
The Outlawz Paper a la Mode - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delights - Anything Goes
artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede- - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Starbucks Kelly

Good morning my friends.  I hope you are having a great weekend. It's a beautiful day here in H Town so welcome after all the rain we have had this past week. Blah!  Not much going on. Petunia is still being a sassy girl and it looks like she may be a permanent fixture in our home. I'm thinking of calling her Zelda! She's such a fierce warrior when we're playing with her bird on a string toy. She doesn't particularly like to be picked up, but neither do my boys, but I think there's hope for her to become a sweet girl.

Well, on to my blogpost. I belong to a group on Splitcoast Stampers called the Creative Card Chicks. We have a monthly challenge where each hostess sends a card kit to the rest of the group.  The kit must include images, dp, and any embellishments you want to add. We can add anything we like from our own stash. This month our hostess was Jeanette (Forest Ranger). I loved her kit and knew what I wanted to do from the start. I think this is the first time EVER that I had my card done way before time to post it. One of our group LOVES Starbucks. She has to have her fix every day in order to keep up with her active brood. So, I called this Starbucks Kelly!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Unity - Dream of Being
  • Sentiment - Unity - Dream of Being
  • Cardstock -Recollections  Kraft and 110# White; Stampin Up Garden Green
  • Designer Paper - Canvas Corp Coffee Stamped on Recollections Kraft
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Gina K Onyx Black
  • Embellishments- A Muse Studio Baker's Twine; green dots from my stash; SU Dimensionals
  • Copic Markeres: B0000; E30, E343, E35; E50, E51, E53; E57; G21, G24, G46; R30
That's it. I hope you'll come back again. 2017 is going to be a fun filled, busy year.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Imagine That! Creative Playground - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
artbymiran - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes
Morgan's ARt World - Anything Goes