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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thor Superhero - CK #91

Hi my friends from a very wet logged H Town!  In case you haven't heard or seen us on TV news, we had a record 10+ inches of torrential rains on Monday night. Pretty scary night. Luckily, my house is up on a slope so no water got in. I did lose power for 4 hours. We have had rain off and on, more on than off, since December. The most we've had in years.  In fact we are almost to our year mark and it's not even June yet. Then our office was without power on Tuesday morning so we were closed. An extra day off was nice. I was afraid that things were going to be bad this morning because I woke up to more thunderstorms but this one passed over us pretty quickly and I was able to get to the office even a little late.

The extra time off gave me some extra time for stamping. So let's get to my Creative Knockouts card for this week.  In case you wonder why I chose this image to use,  one of my sons-in-law has a birthday in June and it so happens that his name is Thor, so I thought this would be a great card for his birthday.  Hmmm. . must say, it really doesn't look like him, but I bet he'll like it. Besides that, his family are addicted to all those Marvel theme movies.

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Bugaboo - Thor Superhero
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Old Olive; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Archaic
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Label Punch; Die (?); Twine from my stash
  • Copic Markers - E34, E37, E42, E44, E47; N0, N1, N2; R27, R37, R59; T3, T5, T7; Y15, Y26, Y32

Our theme this time is Tic Tac Toe.  Use the chart below to determine how you will make your card. I used a Digi Stamp, Sentiment, and Twine for my card.


 Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps. They have some great fun images and they have a Freebie Friday if you didn't already know.  For this challenge, they will award 7 digi images to one lucky winner.
I hope you'll stop over at Creative Knockouts and see what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you and then you can get inky and join in the fun. You could be our winner or one of our Top 3.  See you there!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Frankie's Flower - OSAAT #237

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday!  At least I hope it is where you are.  I was so happy to see sunshine yesterday. It's been nonexistent for quite some time now. I had big plans to purchase some more plants and get my planting done. I have little pots sitting all over my flower beds just waiting to be put in the ground. With all the rain we've been having, I haven't been able to get outside to plant. Unfortunately as I was going out the back door I slipped on the very slippery door mat ( that is now gone) and fell on my backside with my right leg up under me, so my right foot took the brunt of the fall. It got all scraped up and is black & blue on the side and on my big toe and the toe next to it. Hurts to walk. I've been icing it down and not doing too much except I did go run my errands right after it happened. Guess I didn't realize how bad it was until I got home. Hopefully, it will heal up quickly. Of course this puts a stop again to my lunch time walks.

So, on to my card for this fortnight's One Stitch at a Time challenge.  Our theme this time is Anything Goes With Appreciation. So get all those Thank You type stamps out and thank someone for something they've done for you. Here's my card. Someone told me that they thought he looked sad, but I think he's very cute.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Frankie's Flower
  • Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up, Not Quite Navy
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Not Quite Navy
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Remarkable Collection
  • Accessories - Label Fourteen Die; Martha Stewart Edge Punch; Circle Punch; Stampin Up Scallop Circle Punch; Bling from my stash
  • Copic Markers -  B0000; B21, B41; B60; E40, E42, E43; E29, E34, E37; R24, R37, R59; Y06, Y13, Y18, Y19; YG03, YG93
Our wonderful sponsor is our own Stichy Stamps and the prize is the May Prize Pack for one lucky winner.

 Of course, you could also be chosen as one of the Top 3. So go check out what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you and come along and play with us.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges;
Scraper's Delights - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Clean and Simple (CAS)
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Coffee, Cake & Cards - Must say Thank You
Graph'It Colour - Anything Square
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes - CAS
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Die cut or Punch

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Birthday Surprise - CK #89

Hi my friends.  Are you feeling as waterlogged as I am????  We're going through the Monsoon season here in H-Town.  You know the old nursery rhyme - Rain, rain go away!  But don't come back another day!  I bought a bunch of flowers a couple weeks ago but haven't been able to get them in the ground yet. Hopefully on Saturday when we'll get maybe a little break from the rain.

For now, here's my card for this week's challenge at Creative Knockouts. Our theme this week is to use Washi Tape on your card. To be honest I must say that I'm not much of a Washi Tape lover. I'd much rather use ribbons and lace, but I gave it a go. It didn't turn out too bad. The tape does give it a big pop of color.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Sami Stamps - Birthday Surprise
  • Sentiment - Stamping Up
  • Cardstock - Xpress it Blending Card; Stampin Up Baja Breeze
  • Ink - Stampin Up Marina Mist
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Hootenanny
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - Marina Mist Ribbon; Petaloo Flowers; Crystal Effects; Stickles - Yellow; Washi Tape (various); SCS - SC402
  • Copic Markers - B000, B00, B41, B52; E18, E29, E49; R20, R24; Y18, Y19, YR01, YR16, YR24
 Our fabulous sponsor this time is Sami Stamps!
And the prize is a $12 GC from her store. She's got lots of great images over there. Check it out.

Don't forget to hop on over to the Creative Knockouts blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you and then get inky and come join us. You could be the winner of that Sami Stamps GC or picked as one of the Top 3.  Good luck.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Flowers
Crafting for all Seasons - Birthday with 4 of something (flowers)
Crafty Gals Corner - May Flowers
Fresh Brewed Designs - Ribbon or Twine
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenges - Flowers
Digi Choosday - Flower Power
Doodle Pantry - Anything Digital Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes - Add some Flowers
Loves Rubberstamps - Add a Sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 3, 2015

You're Otter This World! OSAAT #236

Hi friends!  Happy Sunday. It is here since we've had some nice sunshine weather the last few days. I was actually able to go to the Nursery yesterday and pick out a bunch of Perennial plants for my gardens, most to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. I've had some monarch caterpillars on some of my plants over the last 2 weeks, but I haven't seen any of them go full cycle and become a butterfly. One of these days I'll get things set up so I can protect them and give them a safe place to hang their chrysalis and become a Monarch.

Time for Spring cleaning too - clean out the closet of Winter clothes and get the Summer ones put in. As I was working on the laundry, my dryer quit putting out heat to actually dry the clothes.  Ugh!  Hopefully I'll be able to get it fixed soon.

Well, Sunday means it's time for another challenge over at One Stitch at a Time and our theme for this fortnight challenge is Anything Goes for a Special Lady.  It's up to you to decide who that is - could be a mom, grandmother, sister, daughter, etc. My card did not turn out the way that I had all set out in my mind at first, but I am pleased with how it finished up.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Sentimental Susan - Otter This World
  • Sentiment - Sentimental Susan - Otter This World Sentiment
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Red Riding Hood
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Blast Off Collection
  • Accessories - Marvy - Large Oval Punch; Ribbon and stars from my stash
  • Copic Markers - W0, W1, W2, W3
Our sponsor for this challenge is our own Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
The Prize for one lucky winner will be the May Prize Pack.

 Hop on over to the OSAAT Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you. I hope you'll come on and join in the fun.  You could be the winner or one of our Top 3.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Twist Something Feminine
Come and Get It - Something for a Female (Mother's Day)
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Mother's Day/For a Lady
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge  - Hip to be Square
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delight - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jenny's Flowers

Hello my friends!  A lot has been going on since I last posted. I was able to take a few days off work and travel to Provo, Utah to attend my grand daughter and her husband's commencement exercises at BYU. They are very blessed since they both have a great job and a cute little apartment. They are planning to stick around Provo for some time to come and eventually will go for their Masters.  After the graduation was all over, I went on to California to see my other grand daughter in her final High School Musical performance.  She graduates HS in June and then in the Fall will be off to the University of Utah where she was accepted into their Musical Theater program. She's very excited. That will leave my daughter and her husband as empty nesters!  Unreal that the girls are all grown up.

Luckily I took off on Monday so I was able to work on a couple DT cards that needed to get done this week.  Here is my card for this week's challenge over at Creative Knockouts - Our theme is Finish the Inside.  So you can make any kind of card you want, just as long as you decorate the inside of the card. I decided to make an easel card and put my sentiment on the inside.  This is a card for Mother's Day.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Color Ink - Jenny's Flowers
  • Sentiment - Color Ink - Jenny's Flowers
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Bashful Blue; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Simple Stories - Summer Fresh collection
  • Accessories - Marvy Circle Punch and Scallop Circle Punch; Nestabilities Classic Oval Die; Petaloo - Dark Red Flowers; Wild Orchid Crafts - small red roses and sweetheart blossoms; Martha Stewart - Leaf Branch Punch and Edge Punch
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B21, B34, B41; E02, E04, E07, E15, E18, E21, E50, E51, E53; E93; G12, G21, G82; R01, R20, R22, R24, R27, R39; Y04, Y08, Y18
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Color Ink Digital Stamps
And the prize for one lucky winner is a 7.5 Euro GC
 Now it's your turn. I hope you'll join in with us and get inky. Hop on over to the Creative Knockouts blog and see what the rest of the DT have to inspire you. You could be the winner or chosen as one of our Top 3.  See you there!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
DL Art - Mothers Day
The Outlawz - Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes
ScrapbookerPhD - Mother's Day
Southern Girls - Get Wordy
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Moo-Mania - Butterflies
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 19, 2015

I Know I'm Cute - OSAAT #236

Hi my friends and happy Sunday!  I hope that you are staying warm and dry.  It's the rainy season down here in H Town.  You know what they say - April Showers bring May Flowers!  If so, we should have an overabundance of blooms all over the State!  ;)

It was a busy day here. I started off by getting up early so I could get to the grocery store and home before it started to rain. Luckily it never did rain here today although it was all around us. My daughter who lives here in Texas came over for dinner with her family. My grand daughter who is in her first year of college decided some time ago that she was going to be a Vegetarian, so it's always hard for me to come up with new and exciting meals for when them come to dinner. Tonight I made a Vegetarian chili which turned out quite well. I'll get the hang of this soon enough.

Anyway, enough of that. Here is the card that I made for OSAAT this week and our theme is Anything Goes with Daughters/Girls.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Reeces Scrap Pieces - I Know I'm Cute
  • Sentiment - Unnamed collection - "True Friend"
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Growing Gray
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray
  • Accessories - Doily Die; Bling from my stash; Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; Gray Flower - Recollections; Pink flowers - Michaels
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B00; E00, E21, E34, E35, E37; E47; R81, R83, R85; T2, T4, T6
 That's it'1  I hope you'll come join in with us this week.  You could be the winner of the April Prize Pack from our wonderful sponsor - Stichy Bear or picked as one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pile It On - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Quirky Crafts - Blooming Quirky
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Floral Fantasy
Crafty Calendar -  Add a Sentiment
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Use a Die Cut/PUnch

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fashion Presents - The Best CK #85

Good morning my friends!  Here I am, just a little late getting my card posted for Creative Knockouts. I knew there was something I was forgetting last night. Hope everyone is having a good week.  We have entered into the rainy season - rain, rain, and more rain.  I know we need the water but I'm ready for a break!  At least it isn't snow.  ;)

So, here is my card.  Our theme this week is Texture.  Add some sort of texture to your project for this week.
I decided to use the longer size card for this image. It fits into a regular #10 envelope. I used paper piecing for her dress and added some lacy die cuts and then just some little glitter glue on the present for added texture.

Materials Used:
  • Image - A Day for Daises - Fashion Presents
  • Sentiments - My Favorite Things
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Whisper White, Ultrasmooth Vanilla, Dusty Durango
  • Designer Paper - LOTV - NitWit Collection Country Lady
  • Accessories - Flowers - Petaloo; Ribbon - Recollections; Copper Glitter Glue - stash; Doily Die and Star Cascade Die
  • Copic Markers - E000, E21, E34; E41; E35, E37, E57; YR15, YR18, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27
 Hope you'll come join us this week.  Our great sponsor is A Day for Daisies who has a $12 gift certificate for one lucky winner.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

As You Like It Challenges - Favorite Markers and Why - Copic Markers - many colors and they blend so well.
Aud SEntiments Challenge - Birthday Sentiment
DL Art - Use the Color Orange - 
Moving Along With the Times - Anything but a Square
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Fussy Cuttin'
Scrap & Craft - Ribbon or Twine
Seize the Birthday - Birthday - Tall and Skinny