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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Be Merry - Pixy Two - CCC #77

Hi my friends and Happy Tuesday.  It is with mixed emotions that I let everyone know that this will be my last post for Creative Card Crew as I will be stepping down as part of the Design Team starting with the New Year. It's been great fun and I've enjoyed every minute and every challenge. Unfortunately, personal things sometimes get in the way and with a full time job already, I could no longer honor the commitment I made when I joined the group. I wish them all the best and look forward to being a participant in the challenges some times rather than on the design team. That all being said, here is my last card.  Our challenge this time is so easy - Anything Goes. Also to give the Design Team a break this challenge will go for three weeks but there will be no commenting from the Design Team during that time. I know they all look forward to gearing up once again with the start of the New Year.

Materials Used:
  • Image - A Day for Daisies - Christmas Pixy Two
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things -
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Ruby Red
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Ruby Red and Kiwi Kiss; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper -
  • Accessories - Stampin Up small and medium oval punches; Flower - Petaloo Dahlias;  Memory Box Die - Kensington Christmas Tree; Red bling from my stash; Liquid Pearls White Opal; Inkssentials - Glossy Accents
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B21, B34, B41; E000, E00, E11; E25, E27, E35; R22, R24, R27, R39; YG03, YG11, YG61
We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:

Prize: $10 Gift Voucher
Prize $12 Gift Voucher
Hop on over to their websites and check out all the fabulous things they have and then get on over to Creative Card Crew and see what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you. I hope you'll plan to join in the fun and play along with us. You could be one of the prize winners or picked as one of the Top 3.  Good luck!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

HO! HO! -- NO! - OSAAT #226

Good morning and happy Sunday!  Ooops!  I'm just a little bit late getting my post up for this fortnight's One Stitch at a Time challenge. I was so busy yesterday afternoon and evening finally getting my Christmas decorations up.  I only have a small tree (I'll share with you later) and it was hard to decide what to put on it and where it would go. I decided that I need a larger tree and hope that the boys will leave it alone. They already decided that they wanted to play with Baby Jesus from the Nativity.

You know I'm a cat person and I love Grumpy Cat. I was able to incorporate one of his sayings into my card. Our theme is Anything Goes with Glitter!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Bah Humbug
  • Sentiment - Computer generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Cherry Cobbler; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Joyous collection
  • Accessories - Recollections - Flourish; Ribbon from my stash; Nestabilities Classic Circle and Scallop Circle; 1 and 1 1/4" circle punches; Liquid Pearls; Frosted Lace Stickles
  • Copic Markers- E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; N2, N4, N6; R20, R32, R35, R37; R39, R59
I hope you'll come over and join in the Holiday fun at One Stitch at a Time and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created.  Our wonderful sponsor is Stitchy Stamps.

For this weeks fantastic challenge its
Anything Goes with a Glitter
The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the December 5 image prize pack.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Merry Christmas
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery and Sparkley
Jellypark Challenge - Ribbons and Bows
Pile It on - Anything Goes - Christmas (Come and Get It)
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Scrapbook Blessings - Anything Goes Happy Holidays
That Craft Place - Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes with Ribbon
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Christmas
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
Crafty Catz - Last Minute Christmas
Jo's Scrap Shack - Happy Holidays
Pattie's Creations - Christmas Cards
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Dragons Lair Design - Christmas Time

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Silver & White - Crafting by Designs

Good morning!  I hope you are all doing well.  A few weeks ago I posted one of my cards on the Crafting by Designs website.  I was surprised and delighted to find out that it was Spotlighted on their website and I was asked if I'd like to be a Guest Designer!  Well, of course I would!  So excited.  I was given the choice of a theme to use and I chose Silver and White. Here's my card.  Would you believe - no Copic Markers on this one.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Angel by Elizabeth Bell
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Christmas Banners
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Whisper White and Metallic Silver
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - 25th and Pine
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Going Gray
  • Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - metal corner and white flowers; silver flower from my stash; Doily Die cut; Martha Stewart Fir Branch punch; silver ribbon from my stash; Oriental Trading - nativity charm; Stampin Up silver metallic thread and small label die; Versamark pad and Stampin up silver embossing powder
Make sure you hop on over to the Crafting by Designs challenge page and see what else is going on. You could be asked to be a GD too.  Also check out their Facebook page and follow along. Thanks for stopping by.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
Cuttin and Stampin - Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas - Non-Traditional Christmas
Just Inspirational Challenge - Anything With Wings
Loves Rubberstamps - Winter or Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Christmas with a Bow
Get Creative Challenges - Christmas
Love to Create - Non Traditional Christmas Colors
My Creative Moments - Anything Christmas or Winter
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la Creations - Christmas
Stamp and Create - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Hi friends and happy Sunday! We are done with Thanksgiving and now on to Christmas. Have you gotten your shopping done yet. I stayed up way late the other night doing all mine on Amazon. Lucky me, all my kids have Amazon Wish Lists so it was pretty easy to just go see what everyone had on their lists and pick out things. Of course, I then had to e-mail what I had gotten one person to all the others so we didn't get the same things. I think most of them are already on their way to me. Next up - wrapping and shipping!

A couple weeks ago I made this card. It was an image and digital paper pack from Stitchy Stamps - Creator - Coosty Creations. I offered to show case it in a card. With all that was going on in our family the last few weeks I wasn't able to get it on my blog although the card was finished. In fact, I took it to my brother-in-law when he was in the hospital just a couple days before he passed away. Since he's kind of a country boy, I thought he would enjoy this image.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Coosty Creations - Kingfisher
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Thinking of You
  • Ink - Stamipin Up Island Indigo
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Island Indigo
  • Designer paper - Coosty Creations
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - Dots
  • Copic Markers - BG0000, BG01, BG10, BG15; E02, E23, E25, E27; E40, E41 E43; Y13, Y19, Y38; YG11, YG61, YG63

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Venetian Beauty - CCC #76

Good morning my friends. I'm still trying to recover from all the activity over the Thanksgiving weekend. I hope everyone was able to enjoy time with your friends and family. Yikes, now it's on to preparing for Christmas!  In the meantime, I have this card for the Creative Card Crew challenge this fortnight. Our theme is Birthday with Sentiment.
And a close up of the image with all the Lavendar stickles.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Delicious Doodles - Venetian Beauty
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Thinking of You
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Blushing Bride
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Blushing Bride
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Princess collection
  • Accessories - Ribbon from my stash; My Moments - small ink flower; Wild Orchid Crafts - other flowers; Nestabilities - scallop rectangle die; corner rounder; Lavender Stickles
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BV00, BV11, BV13; E41, E43, E44; E50, E51, E53; N1; R81, R83, and R85
Our wonderful sponsors this fortnight are:

Prize: Surprise!
Prize - 4 Digis.

I'm sorry to say that Delicious Doodles is closing their store at the end of the year. I love her designs and will miss being able to get new ones.  You need to hop over there and get them while you can. Come on over to CCC and check out what the rest of the Design Team has for your inspiration and join in.  You could be a winner.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Bling it On

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wishing You Joy - OSAAT #225

Good morning.  Sorry I'm a little late getting my post up this morning. Yesterday was brother-in-law's funeral and we were back at my sister's house until late. My daughter and her family had to fly back to California, but my cousin and brother & his wife are still here. It was a lovely service and they had an honor guard and 21-gun salute at the graveside in honor of his service in the Navy. He was very proud of that.

My card today expresses my feelings - I do wish you all Joy during this holiday season. Our theme for this fortnight is to use lace on your card. Here's mine --
Materials Used:
  • Image - Sentimental Susan - Taylor Angel
  • Sentiment - Just Rite - Noel Christmas Ornaments
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up, Real Red and Garden Green
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Joyous
  • Accessories - Liquid Pearls Ivory; Diamond Stickles; Lace from Michaels; Petaloo - large red flowers; Wild Orchid Crafts - other flowers; Martha Stewart - Fir Branch punch and lace edge punch; Circle punches; Nestabilities Label die
  • Copic Markers - B0000, C0; E00, E211, 321, E32, E35, E49, E57; G12; N5, N7; R24, R27, R29
 Our sponsor for this challenge is Stitchy Bear and you could be the winner of this November Prize Packet.
Hop on over to the One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog, check out the rest of the design team, and link up your fabulous creations.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Fairtytale Stampers - Bling, Bling, Glitter
Sentimental Sundays - Lots of Layers
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - All About Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge -  All About Santa
Kit & Clowder - Christmas
Kraftyhands Challenge - Christmas
The Outlawz- Friday Paper a la Mode - Anything Goes
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Something begins with S (Stickles)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Winter Wonderland
Digitally Sweet Challenge - anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Dies and Punches

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Exotic Enchantment - CK #65

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you are all enjoying yourselves on this lovely day. I have so much to be grateful for, but most importantly for my very life and His abundant Grace. I will be gathering with my sister and our family members later today, but we will be missing one of the family. My sister's husband passed through to the other side of the veil early Monday morning.  He had been sick in the hospital for only a week and we thought that he was improving, but then took a turn for the worse and they had to put him on continuous dialysis knowing that he might not make it. Then I got that dreaded phone call at 12:20 am. Monday telling me that he was gone. We will have the viewing on Friday evening and the service/burial on Saturday, but meantime we are celebrating all that we are thankful for and for all the years that Frank was part of the family. He was a very kind, decent, generous man who went around quietly doing good for others.  He will be missed by many.

Sorry, I don't want to get all sad and mopey, because that's not what any life is about. We celebrate life whether here or in the hereafter. That's exactly how Frank would have wanted it. So on to my card for this week's Creative Knockouts challenge. Our theme is All That Glitters, so don't forget to add some sparkley stuff to your card this week.

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Paper Shelter - Exotic Enchantment
  • Sentiment - 
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stamping Up, Cool Carribean
  • Designer Paper - Stampin up - All is Calm
  • Accessories - Flower (my stash); Ribbon (my stash); Doily Die; Nestabilities Blossom Die; Bling (my stash); Stickles - Baby Blue; Stampin Up - small label punch; 
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; BG10, BG11; E11, E21, E50; R81; Y00, Y21, Y28
Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter. They have some fabulous items in the store. You must go check it out. Then stop over at Creative Knockouts and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.  Can't wait to see what you do.

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:
A Creative Romance - Something Old (Flower)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Friday Coloring - Anything Goes - Christmas Twist
The Stamping Boutique - Sparkle
Winter Wonderland - Dies and Punches