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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.
 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Stamplistic Book Box CKC 2017

Hi friends.  We are still dealing with the remnants of Hurricane Harvey. Thankfully it has stayed dry in my house although we have had a ton of rain and it continues to come down, but not the torrential rains we saw yesterday. My office is closed today and at least tomorrow. Right now it's not possible to get to my office because of the high water around it.

This past weekend was a mix of fun and sorrow. Creative Keepsakes Convention came to my town and for the first time ever I decided to attend. It was being held up in The Woodlands which is pretty far North of where I live. There were a couple of workshops Thursday night and then workshops were scheduled for all day Friday and Saturday. Hurricane Harvey was predicted to make landfall Friday night down around the Corpus Christi area which is 4 hours South of the City of Houston. Shouldn't have been that bad for us.

I went to the workshop Thursday night that I was signed up for. It was put on by Stamplistic. So thankful for them for coming and staying. There were a few vendors who actually got to the venue and then turned around Thursday night and left.  Thought they would stay at least through Saturday. One of the vendors who left Thursday night after getting to the venue was Heartfelt Creations. I was really sad and disappointed since they were one of the main reasons that I decided to go to the CKC this year. I had purchased a lot of their products and wanted to take some classes to learn how to use their products.  Such is life.

So, getting to Stamplistic. Jennifer was FABULOUS. I can't say enough good things about her. She was patient, generous, and just a fun person to be with and learn from. I took this class to make this Book Box (by Kaisercraft) and I mean "make" it. It was a kit and it came in pieces. There were 4 of us in the class and we had to build the box piece by piece, painting, gluing, applying pieces of Kaisercraft scrapbooking paper. The class started at 3 PM and we were there until 9 PM. Some were there after that. I finished up the boxes yesterday and today while I've been home because of Harvey.
This is the front of the box. Decided I liked it the way it was and didn't want to add any more embellishments to it.

Materials:
  •  Designer Paper - Ubed collection -  https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/newsite/collections.php?col=217
This is the inside. Each of those little boxes had to be constructed and then covered. I used a 7/8" inch punch to punch out the half circles.
Materials used:
  • Stamplistic - Ochre Neopague Paint. http://www.stamplistic.com/product.php?id_product=3445

 You can see here the top, spine, and back, all of which are covered with designer paper.  What a fun time. Again, Jennifer from Stamplistic was so great. I got a photo with her but promised I wouldn't put it on FB, and I guess that also means not on my blog. I enjoyed spending some of my refunded $$ at the Stamplistic shop. I'll have another post soon of the Make 'n Take I did there.