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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Number 1 - Creatalicious No. 142

Okay, this is my last post for the day. I am just a few days late with my post.  Just sitting here watching fireworks on the TV. We had a terrible rain storm today and the big firework display here in H Town was cancelled. I wouldn't have gone, but a lot of people do. I'm watching Macy's right now, but will watch A Capital Fourth later.

This card is for the Creatalicious Challenge.  The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with the optional For A Hero! The theme is optional so you can still join the fun and not use the theme.

Last year we had some great heroes in our town - the Houston Astros! Our baseball team won the World Series. I colored this little guy with the Astros colors in honor of them. We're hoping that they can do a back to back and win again this year.

I think it may be time to look into getting a new camera. This one is not doing justice to the colors.
Sorry, but I can't figure out now where I got this stamp from. The cardstock is SU Midnight Muze and the designer paper is also SU Patterns Pack. The sentiment is from LOTV- Sweet & Simple.

The copics I used were B0000, B37; E00, E02, E04; YR02, YR04, and YR07.

I hope you'll come join in the fun. I can't wait to see your creations.

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I Forgot!

Hello again. Here is my blog post number two for today. Another group I belong to on Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) is the Challenge Your Stash group. In this group the hostess of the month picks a theme for us and we each make a card using that theme. The fun part is that we are only allowed to use items we already have in our stash. No new items are supposed to be used.

Our hostess for June was Lola (Raevon). Her theme for us was to use either an elephant or a flamingo. I had a hard time trying to decide which to use since I had images of both of them. I finally decided on this cute elephant image from Mo Manning called I Forgot.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Mo Manning - I Forgot
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Sweet Blush
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Rondelle Collection
  • Copic Markers - B0000; G24, G40; R20; W0, W2, W4
  • Accessories - Bling and ribbon from my stash; Nestabilities dies Classic Circle; Scallop Circle

I'm Stuck on You!

Hello friends! Yes, I'm still here. It's been such a long time that I almost forget how to create a blog post. First, Happy 4th of July! I hope you are enjoying your day. It was nice having the day off even though I spent most of it doing homework. I'm counting down the weeks though - only three more to go before this semester is over!

I've tried to squeeze in a little crafting here and there between class work. So I have three cards to get put on my blog. This is number one. I should have blogged it back on June 21, but I was too busy with school to get it on here even though I had it done. This one was for Creative Card Chicks, a stamping swap group on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month we have a different hostess who puts a kit together and sends it out to all the rest of the group. We each then make at least one card to share with the group. It's always fun to see what everyone creates. They are all different and always amazing. The month of June was Debby's turn to be hostess. She sent us all these cute succulent images, some great designer paper to go along with it and some fun embellishments.

The image is from Woodware and the paper from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment is from Deadbeat Designs. I had to figure a way to use the tag and I like how this turned out.

There was so much more to the kit. Maybe I'll have time one day to do some more crafting with the supplies. I usually write down what Copics I used, but sorry, I didn't do these. I think they were part of the RV and YG families.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

My Baby Boy - Creatalicious #140

Good morning and Happy June!  I don't know about you, but it really feels like Summer here. The temps are already in the upper 90's feels like over 100! Needless to say, I don't spend a lot of time noutside. LOL! Good old air conditioning.

I'm a little late getting my card posted, but this has been another busy school week with lots to get done. I was lucky I was able to get my card made for the challenge. Since the image is called My Baby Boy, I for sure went with a blue theme. We have a photo inspiration them this time. Not only did I use the blue, but also used a flower background.

Du kannst die Farben oder auch das Foto als Inspiration nutzen...
You can either use just one or more of the colours or the photo as your inspiration...

I don't do many baby cards, but it's always good to have one on hand just in case.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Cute As a Button - My Baby Boy
  • Sentiment -Stampin Up
  • Card stock - Stampin Up - Soft Sky; Xpress it Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - J'Adore collection (retired)
  • Accdessories - Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; ribbon and from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B000, B01, B02; E31, E33; E50, E51, E53; R20, R81, R83, R85; Y00, Y21, YR23

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I hope you'll come join us for this challenge. Hop on over to the Creataliciouis Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you. While you're there, you can always apply to be on the Design Team.  Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Edna with Cupcake - Creative Card Chicks

Hi my friends! I hope you are all doing well and having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I know I'm enjoying having three days off from work. Trying to get some stamping time in. Hard to do during the week when I'm working on school stuff - only 8 more weeks to go!

Today my card is for the Creative Card Chicks on SCS Monthly Challenge for May. We received our kit from Carol (momcgw) and it was just such fun to play with. I am late getting mine posted, but better late than never!
Materials Used:
  • Image - StampingBella - Edna with Cupcake
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Card stock - Stampin Up, Pretty in Pink;  Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer paper - Joann's
  • Accessories - Carol's stash
  • Copic Markers - B000, B00, B02; E000, E00, E01, E11, E50, E51, E53; R000, R00, R01, V25, W0, Y08, YR04, 0
Fun stuff.  Thanks Carol for a great kit. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Flower Elf - Creatalicious #138

Welcome back my friends. I'm a little late getting this posted, but better late than never, right! No more wasps, just busy with getting a handle on class work for this week. There is a lot of reading and writing.

Here is my card for the Creatalicious challenge for this fortnight.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Fabrika Fantasy - Summer Elf
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Sahara Sand; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up
  • Accessories - Ribbon - Stampin Up; Flower - Recollection
  • Copic Markers - BG70, BG72, BG75; E40, E41; R12, Y13, Y18; YG00, YG03, YG05, YG13
 Thanks to our fabulous sponsor for my image. I loved using it. 

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I hope you'll come play along with us. You could win this fabulous prize or be chosen as one of the Top 3.  Good luck. See you soon.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Happy Birthday Explosion - IAS No. 32

Hi all! Happy Sunday. It's all good here. Pain from my wasp sting is all gone and you would never know to look at me.

I have spent a lot of time today working on my lessons for the week. Both classes require a lot of reading and writing, which is not my thing. I've never been crazy about any kind of writing. I'd much rather be creating and making pretty things. One of the questions for the discussion board this week is "To what extent is writing a natural talent and to what extent is it a skill developed through hard work?" I know what my answer is. :)

Well, on to the business at hand and my real passion - card making! The challenge for this fortnight over at International Art & Soul was to make an Interactive Card. I was kind of late getting mine done because of school, but I had seen this tutorial and I thought it would be fun. This is my second attempt. I messed up following the directions on the first one, but I like the way this one turned out.


This didn't take much to put it together, just pay attention to how you are to score it and do the folding.
Materials Used:
  • Stamps - Stampin Up Happiest Birthday Wishes; Age Awareness; Balloon Adventures
  • Ink - Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Tasty Treats
No copics, no coloring.

I hope you'll come and join in the fun. I'd love to see what you create. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3 and receive one of these lovely badges for your blog.