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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Challlenge Your Stash - Gift Card Holder

Hello again. This is my second post of the day. Playing catch up.

For November, our theme was to Make a Gift Card Holder. Our Hostess was Vicky Y. This was just right for me since both my SIL's are getting gift cards for Christmas and I like to have something cute to put them in. I was looking through my stash of supplies and came across this little lunch box tin. It originally contained candy. I think I got it years ago at the Target Dollor Spot. Luckily, the sides and handle were already plain red, so all I had to do was cover the sides and then around the middle of the tin.

Then I just used some paper embellishments I've had in my stash for a long time along with tying ribbons to the handle. All done!.  Just perfect size for a Gift Card.

JOY - Creative Card Chilcks

Hi my friends. Happy Sunday. Things are moving right along toward Christmas. The weather outside has been frightful! One day in the upper 70's and the next day freezing with SNOW! That's right, we actually had snow here in H Town on Friday. Of course it didn't last long, but it was crazy to see it. I don't like the cold weather much, so I'm hoping we don't have any more of the white stuff this Winter.

I'm running rather late for getting my card posted for the Creative Card Chicks challenge for November and I was even the hostess this month. With the illness I've been dealing with and trying to get school work done, it's been really busy. Only 1 more week in this semester and then a few weeks off till the next semester starts.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stamplistic - Christmas Tree
  • Sentiment - Melissa Frances - Wooden Elements
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Real Read
  • Designer Papr - Stampin Up
  • Accessories - Stampin Up ribbon; bling, stars from my stash; Gel pen; Stickles
  • Copic Marker - Y15; E25
This was pretty easy except for cutting out the four layers for the tree. Each one is graduated smaller which gives it dimension. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Fairy - Creatalicious #128

Hi my friends and welcome to December!  Feels more like September here - lovely Indian Summer weather, but not for long. Cold air is on the way. So not ready for that.

Just to let you know that I am feeling somewhat better today, each day a little more. I am actually doing okay when I am standing on my feet doing things rather than sitting and irritating the firey nerve endings where I have the rash. It is finally clearing up after a week of torture. Not sure how long this part of it will last though. Some say the pain is slow to recede. I was actually able to go outside today and do a bit of "yard" clean up. I have a bunch of plastic store gallon pots that I had milkweed in last year for my butterflies that I was saving. Decided it was time to get rid of all that, so I dumped the dirt from a bunch of them into my flower bed. I'll return the pots to the nursery the next time I go. Yard looks so much better.

Well, on the business at hand. I do have a card to share with you today that I made for the Creatalicious Challenge #128. Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with the Optional of Flourishes. I did use a sparkley flourish on my card.

Materials Used:
Image - FabrikaFantasy - Christmas Fairy
Sentiment - American Crafts embellishments
Cardstock - Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler; Xpress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Stampin Up
Accessories - Ribbon, Flourish from my stash; Stickles
Copic Markers - E23, E25, E27; E30, E31, E33; E50, E51, E53; R24, R37, R39; YG00, YG03

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

Prize  -  3 digi images
I hope that you'll pop on over and join us in the fun. You could be the winner of this prize or picked as one of the Top 3.  Oh, and by the way, there is a DT Call for 3 Team Members, so check that out too. It's tons of fun.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Under Glass - IAS #22

Hello my friends. It's been awhile since I've been able to post something here on my blog. School is almost done for this Semester, so hopefully I'll have some time. I'm also hoping that next Semester isn't as crazy as this one has been.

I'm a little late getting this one posted. I ended up in the ER yesterday morning and was diagnosed with Shingles. Ugh! Not fun at all. They gave me some meds and I saw my own PCP today w ho gave me a script for pain medication. Hopefully they will all help clear this up. My sister and cousin both had this last year and my oldest daughter is just getting over a bought of it. Is there an epidemic going around?  I will be getting the shot in the Spring when this is all out of my system and hope that I don't get it again.

I'm glad I was finally able to get a card done for International Art & Soul. It's been awhile.

Materials Used:
Image - Power Poppy - Under Glass - Christmas Keepsakes
Sentiment - Power Poppy - Under Glass - Christmas Keepsakes
Cardstock - Stampin Up - Real Red
Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Holly Berry
Ink - Tuxedo Memento Brown and Black
Accessories - American Crafts - Buttons; Stampin Up, Window Punch

Copic Markers - B0000, B00, B12, G24, G28; R24, R27; Y18

That's it for today. I have a few more cards and projects that I need to finish up. Got behind focusing on school work. Hope to have them ready soon.  I hope you'll hop on over to IAS and join us for this challenge. Great time to get some Christmas cards done. That's knocking on our doorstep. As always, you could be the top winner or picked as one of the Top 3.  It's all for fun. Keep well.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Girl!

Hi my friends!  Happy Halloween! I'm a little late getting this posted. Right now watching the Houston Astros v LA Dodgers. I won't say what the score is, I don't want to jinx them.

Today I have a card for Creatalicious - Anything Goes with the Optional Blue and Silver. As you can see, I skipped the optional. Ooops! I decided to do a double fold for this one.

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Alicia Bel - CumpleaƱos con Tarta (Birthday With Cake)
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Going Gray
  • Designer Paper - Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
  • Accessories - Recollections - Bling; Prima - Flower
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B00; E50, E51, E53; E30, E31, E35; E37; R20, R21, R30; W0, W2, W4, Y18
Our sponsor for this challenge is

Prize - 3 digis of winner's choice

I hope you'll pop on over to Creatalicious and check out what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.   You could be the winner of this great prize or picked as one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
 A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creates and makes - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes
Lemon shortbread  - Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - Halloween

This card was a Top 3 Winner at Through the Craftroom Door and will be included in their January/Februrary issue. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Halloween Witchy - CYS

Hello my friends, Happy Sunday. Only two more days until Halloween! Do you celebrate? Do you still take the kids Trick or Treating or do something else - party, Trunk or Treat? I always loved to see the little children come by in their cute costumes. I dress up a little bit for work that I can get away with: my ghost earrings and Halloween socks

My card that I have to share with you is in celebration of Halloween. One of the groups I belong to on is the Challenge Your Stash. Every month one of the members is the hostess and she picks the theme. Then each of us use only those items we already own to make our card - no using anything new. This month Jody was our hostess and her challenge was to make a Halloween card - either cute or spooky. As I said, I love Halloween, but I think my card is probably a little spooky, but hopefully also cute.
Materials Used
Image - Whimsey Stamps - Elf Queen
Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Orchid Opulence
All embellishments from my stash
Copic Markers -B0000; C00, C0; T5, T7; V01, V06, V12; Y0000, YG11, YG61, YG63

That's about it for now. Be back later with another card.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Halloween
Glitter N Sparkle - Halloween
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pile It on - October or Cobwebs/Spiders
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween Witch - Outlawz Twisted Thursday

Hi my friends, here I am again with a new card for The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday. This time I was invited to be a Guest Designer over on their blog. Come check it out. The twist for this Thursday is that there is NO twist - it's just Anything Goes so come and play along.

 Materials Used:
  • Image - The Greeting Farm - Hallo Witch
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Black Glimmer; Tangerine Tango
  • Designer Paper - From my stash
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - Spider Web Doily; Corner, black cat and stars from my stash
  • Copic Markers - E23, E25, E50, E51, E53; G21, G24; T4, T6; V15, V17; Y02, Y08, Y15; YR65, YR68
That's it for today. The sponsor this month at The Outlawz is The Greeting Farm and my image is one from their store.

                                                                 The Greeting Farm