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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.

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!

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.
 http://www.adayfordaisies.com/

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

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Bunny Slippers - OSAAT #234

Ugh! I just had my whole blog post done and then I hit the wrong button and it was ALL GONE! So, here it goes again.

Good morning!  Happy Sunday, Happy Easter, or Happy Passover whichever you celebrate today.  I will be going over to my sis's house later to have Easter dinner with all the family. I'm taking potato salad, cole slaw and lemon cheesecake bars.  Yummy! Can't wait.

I am also getting over another illness - seems I've developed some allergies to something in the air. It's been a rough few days, but hopefully I'm over it - doubled up on the Zyrtec.

I am celebrating Easter with my card for One Stitch at a Time -


Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Bunny Slippers; Stampin Up - Everybunny
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Everybunny
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze
  • Designer Paper - Panda Bear Designs - Easter Morning
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart edge punch; grass die; Stampin Up pearls; Stampin up label punch; butterflies are some more from my blogging buddy Brandy (ibalady12 on SCS)
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B00, B12, B41; BV13; E0000, E41; E50, E51, E53; N1, N3; R01, R20, R21; RV55; Y04, Y13, Y18, Y23
Our wonderful sponsor this week is our own Stitchy Bear
and the prize for one lucky winner will be the prize pack for April.


I hope you'll come join us this month.  You could be the winner of the prize pack or maybe chosen as one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
613 Aveue Create - Anything Goes
Fairytale Stamper - Things with Wings
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Die cuts and/or Punches
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Easter/Spring
Corrosive Challenge - Hop Into Spring

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Flowers for Mom - CK #83

Hi my friends, and happy Thursday.  Well, for me and a lot of you, it's like Friday since tomorrow is Good Friday and a holiday!  So nice to get a 3-day work week.  I could use it to rest up a bit. I came down with I guess an allergy attack. Started out with the scratchy throat, then the sore throat and low grade fever, and then the runny nose.  That's the worst when your nose drips constantly like a leaky faucet. At least it seems to be running its course pretty quickly, so hopefully I'll be over it by the weekend.

Got Easter plans?  My sis is having all the family over to her house so I just have to fix something to take.

I'm getting a little ahead of myself with my card this week for Creative Knockouts. It's more for Mother's Day, but I guess the little guy could be taking flowers to Mom for Easter. It is Spring you know!

Our theme is Die Cut/Punch Frenzy, so let's see those die cuts and/or punches on your cards. Here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Flowers for Mom
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Dusty Durango; Certainly Celery, and White
  • Designer Paper - My Minds Eye - Now and Then - Dorothy Collection
  • Accessories: Lacy Doily die cut; flower die cut; leaf die cut
  • Copic Markers -B0000; B41, B45, B91, B97; BG10, BG01, BG23; E0000, E21, E30, E31, E33; R02, R08; Y21, Y23, Y26; YG11, YG61; YR14, YR20, YR25
 Our wonderful sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Outlet. If you haven't checked them out, you should. There are scads of fabulous images in the store. 
The prize for one lucky winner is a $10 Gift Certificate to the store. Hop on over to the Creative Knockouts challenge blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team have created and then join in the fun.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
DL Art Monthly - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Punches and/or Dies
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Lots of Layers
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Whimsey Inspiration - Use a Die Cut
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Victorian Tea

Hi my friends. I haven't played with Teapot Tuesday in a really long time and even this card is about 3 weeks on the late side. I've had it done for awhile, but just didn't have time to get it on my blog.  What is Teapot Tuesday you may ask?  Well, it's a challenge over on Splitcoaststampers and every week those who want to join in will make a card according to a theme and send it off to someone to cheer up their day.

Here is the link to the story. Of course there has to be a story.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/teapot-tuesdays-f260/mmtpt345-~march-10-2015~-please-give-me-no-static-we-must-search-attic-t597341.html

And from there you can go to the link to get the address of the person to send the card to. But you don't have to send your card out if you don't want to. The challenge this time was Victorian. Here is my card.


Materials Used:
  • Lili of the Valley - I've had this stamp for some time and couldn't find it on their website, so maybe retired.
  • No Sentiment
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - So Saffron; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Lady Bird
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Ribbon - Bermuda Bay Dots; Prima - bling flower; Petaloo - blue flower; Wild Orchid Crafts - white sweetheart blossoms; Nestabilities Die
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BG000, BG01, BG11; C00, C1, C3, C5, C7; E02, E04, E07; E25, E27; E31, E34, E40, E41, E43, E47, E49; E50, E53, E55, E57; E95; R21, R30, R81, R83; W4, Y13, Y23, Y35; YR68