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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Watering Can with Love

Happy Thursday my friends!  I am on a roll here with getting all these cards posted.  I sure have been a busy girl. Can't believe it with everything that has been going on this week.  And to top it all off, I am having Christmas dinner at my house on Saturday with my daughter and her family. Oh, yes! We did Christmas dinner at her house on Christmas day, but I poor son-in-law was recovering from having hernia surgery and he was only allowed clear broth/liquids so he didn't get to enjoy any of the yummy food we had, so we are having the dinner all over again, only at my house this time. I did tell them that there would be NO tree and NO gifts!  HAHAHA!

Today's card is for the Freebie/Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz. If you sign up, every month they will send you a free digital image to use that month to make your project. If for some reason you don't get your project done and uploaded to the challenge, the following month you have to buy the image from the sponsor's store to get back in the game. For some reason I always seem to be posting my card at the last of the month. I kept it pretty simple, but I'm happy with the way it turned out.


Materials Used:
  •  Image - Sandi Hugett - Watering Can
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Going Gray
  • Sentiment - from the designer paper
  • Designer Paper - Recollections - Valentine Collection
  • Sketch - Splitcoaststampers - Sketch Challenge SC402
  • Accessories - Recollections - Flower; Stampin Up Ribbon; Corner punch
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B00; G07, G21, G24; R24, R29, R39; R81,R83, R85; W1, W3, W5; Y17
That's it for today. I have another one coming up tomorrow though so  hope to see you back here again!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

The Outlawz - Freebie/Progressive Challenge - Use the free image
Cute Card Thursday - Fancy Corner
Meljen's Designs - Seeing Spots
The Paper Shelter - Make it Digital
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Clean and Simple
Cuttin and Stampin Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Flowers
Loves Rubberstamps - Use Ribbon or Lace
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Roxy's Wedding

Last Friday night I went to the wedding of the daughter of a friend from work. That's where I had the car accident. Finally got my car back yesterday. A long story there.  Won't bore you with the details. It's back and working fine.

Anyway, my coworker always wants to see my cards that I make and I knew that I had to make one for her daughter and not go buy one at the store. This is the card that I came up with.

And this is the envelope I fixed to go with it.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Inkadinkadoo
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - General Sayings II; Inside (not shown) Love Words from Hampton Arts
  • Cardstock - The card base and envelope are from a package I got at Michael's. The base is white and trimmed in the silver. I love silver and white together.
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Silver Embossing Powder; Stampin Up fancy label punch; Large pearls from Michael's; Teresa Collins - small pearls on butterflies; butterflies were punched by a friend (she sent me a whole little box full of different sizes and colors. I was lucky that these 2 happened to be in there); Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers; Recollections - Sparkle trim and pearl flourish; Cricut - Paper Lace, Flowers 4 (layered on top of base); Recollections - car sticker on envelope.
I'm not sure where I found the card I CAS'd for my card but here it is.



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Calum Birthday - OSAAT #231

Hi my friends.  It's Sunday again and will be a quiet one for me after our church meeting this morning. It's been quite a weekend. Won't bore you with the details of running my car into a ditch Friday night on the way to the wedding of the daughter of one of my work friends.  Ooops!  Not funny really, I wasn't hurt but looks like the car was (underneath) the outside still looks great.

Last night went out with my daughter and her family (son-in-law and 2 grands) to see Cirque de Soleil - Amaluna!  If it comes anywhere near where you live, GO SEE IT!  It was FABULOUS! I couldn't believe some of the things they did. Out to dinner after the show, so really a nice evening.

Sorry to go on and on, I'll get to my card.  This week our theme at One Stitch at a Time is Anything Goes with a Birthday!  Yeah, everyone needs birthday cards.  Here's mine.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Hope Jacare - Calum Clown
  • Sentiments - Stampin Up - That's the Ticket
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Baja Breeze; Xpress it Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Life of the Party
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Baja Breeze
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Die; Ribbon - Stampin Up - Marina Mist; Balloons from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BG18, BG32; E41, E42, E43; G21, G24, R46; T3, T5, Y32, Y35, YR15, YR08
I hope you'll come join us this week.  Stitchy Bear is sponsoring our challenge and the prize will be the February Prize Pack.

 We'd love to see what you create  Also, you could be chosen as one of the Top 3.  I hope you are all doing well, and not having to worry about where you're going to put your snow.  See you soon!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Birthday
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Send a Smith 4 Kids - Dies/Punches
showCASe our style - birthdays
Craft fvor the Craic - Happy Birthday
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge = Clean and Simple
DL Art Thankful Thursday - Use Blue
Scrap & Craft - Birthday'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Bird Day - CK #77

Happy Thursday my friends!  And it really is. It's almost to the end of the week.  I have my last PT appointment today, although I'd sure like to still go. I have to commit to doing my exercises every day, walk 30 minutes at least 3 times a week, and get back into a routine of doing a workout.  Yikes! That's a lot.

GOOD NEWS! Finally after 7 weeks of having a sore throat every day, I woke up on Saturday morning and it was ALL GONE! I went to a throat specialist last week and she took pictures of my throat. It was still all red and irritated and the tonsil base tissue was all swollen. I don't have any tonsils, but if I still had them, I would have had tonsillitis. So I got a prescription for another antibiotic, this time the right kind for what was wrong with me. So good to be all well again. Thank you for any of you who said a prayer and had get well thoughts for me.  I do appreciate it.

So, on to the challenge for this week for Creative Knockouts!  Our theme is Spots & Dots!  So cute.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Drawn With Character - Dancing Spring Chick
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Spring Sentiments
  • Cardstock - XPress it Blending Card; Stampin Up Rose Romance
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Latest & Greatest Collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts - Gold Filigree corner and flowers; lace from my stash; Martha Stewart, Fir Branch punch; Die
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B00, B12, B32; R81, R83, R85; YG03, YG11, YG63; Y11, Y15, Y18
 Our fabulous sponsor this week is Drawn With Character - as you can see some cute images in the store.

 I hope you will join in the fun and create something for the challenge this week. You could be the winner or one of the Top 3.  Good luck and Get Inky!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons - Dies and/or Punches
Inky Impressions - Cute and Cuddly
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Spots & Stripes
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Birthday with Sentiment
Cuttin and Stampin - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - Spring Pastels
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - ATG with a Die
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Use Metal
ABC Challenge - Die Cuts
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes
All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
Card and Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a Digi or Stamp
Crafting Musketeers - Cute
Craftyhazelnut's Pattered Paper - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion  - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Birds of a Feather
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Monday Morning Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Creations - Add Some Green
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Happy Birthday
Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty In Pink

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sleepy Valentine Owl - OSAAT #230

Hi my friends and Happy Sunday.  We are having a beautiful weekend here in H Town. It's about time!  I've had a quiet day today and as soon as I get this blog post up, I'm off to bed.

Our theme for our Challenge at One Stitch at a Time this week is Anything Goes With Love.  Valentines' Day is only a week away, which reminds me, I have a few things I need to put in the mail.


Materials Used:
  • Image - Gingerloft - Sleepy Valentine Owl
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - That's the Ticket
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Kraft
  • Designer Paper - Lily Bee Designs - We are Family Collection
  • Ink - Calypso Coral
  • Accessories - Nestabilities - Classic Oval Die and Scallop Circle Die; Petaloo Flowers; Wild Orchid Crafts - Leaves; Stampin Up Ribbon; Recollections - Bling; Paper Heart Doily from my stash
  • Copic Markers: B0000; E40,E41, E42; E55, E57, E59, E71; Y19, Y38; YR02, YR16, YR18
Our fabulous sponsor again is Stitchy Bear who will award the February Prize Package to one lucky winner.  You also may be chosen as one of the Top 3 selected by members of the Design Team.
Aren't these gorgeous images and papers. And that flourish is beautiful.  Hop on over to One Stitch at a Time and check out what the rest of the Design Team has done and then join in the party.  See you there!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Great Impressions - Love, Love, Love
Jellypark Challenges - Love is in the Air
Come and Get It - Love is in the Air
Glitter n Sparkle - Love is in the Air
Lacey Sunshine - Have a Heart
Pile it On - Use a Bow
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Flowers For You Girl - CK #75

Hi my friends.  Happy Thursday! One day closer to Friday.  We all love Fridays. Wish I had some good news about my throat, but I am still having issues with it and have an appointment on Wednesday to see a throat specialist. If she can't figure it out, not sure who can. My ENT thinks I might have Reflux although I'm not bothered by indigestion or heartburn, but having a chronic sore throat is one of the symptoms. So now I'm taking Prilosec to see if that helps.  So far, no.  I also changed my allergy medicine yesterday to see if that might be an issue. You know sometimes when you take a medicine for a long time, your body gets used to it and it stops being effective.  So we shall see.  Meantime I muddle through with 3-4 hours of sleep. It's amazing that I can get any work done at my office.

So this week at Creative Knockouts our Theme is Hearts A Flutter.  We are getting close to Valentine's Day, so let's see lots of hearts on those cards.  I went with mostly flowers. Aren't they the go to gift for Valentine's Day along with chocolates!




Materials Used:

  • Image - All Dressed Up - Flowers for You Girl
  • Sentiment - All Dressed Up - Flowers for You
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up, Regal Rose
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Sprintime Vintage
  • Accessories - Flowers Roses from Michae's; Sweetheart Blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts; Rose Flower trim and knobby trim from my stash; Nestabilities - Classic Oval Die; Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts; Mesh Trim - Michaels; Distress Tool; Tim Holtz Brick Road distress ink; heart bling from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B23, B41, B52; E31, E34, E50, E51, E53; E71, E74, E77, E79; G43; R81, R83, R85; YG21, YG11, YG03
Our wonderful sponsor this week is All Dressed Up. She has some really lovely images so don't forget to pop on over and take a look.  Now you must hop on over to Creative Knockouts and see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you and then get your inky on and join in the fun. You could be the winner this week.  Good luck.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Hand colored image
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Valentine or Love Sentiment
Dream It Up - Frilly & Fabulous
In the Pink - Love is in the Air
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Include People
Scrap & Craft - Valentine's Day/Romance
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Have a Heart
Crafty Gals Corner - Pinkalicious
Creative Moments - Anything Goes With Love
Fresh Brewed - Pink - Hearts or a Valentine
The Paper Shelter - Be My Valentine
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge - Roses and Lace
Clear It Out - Use Stash Item (Trim)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Use a Heart
Digi Choosday - In the Pink
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Monday Morning Challenge - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Pretty In Pink

Friday, January 30, 2015

Monthly Challenge Cards

Well, here I am back again today.  This time I have 2 cards to showcase. These are cards I made using kits from Monthly Challenge - Baker's Dozen Girls. Seems I'm always behind in making my cards. The Owl card was from a kit sent by Soni B way back in October. The Christmas card kit was sent by Paige. I always love seeing what each of the ladies send to us and then what everyone creates out of the same kit.


 The image, leaves, ribbon, and dp were sent by Soni. I only added the cardstock base (SU Chocolate Chip) and a computer generated sentiment.  Thanks Soni for the fun stuff to play with.


For Paige's card, I added the sentiment (SU stamped in Ruby Red) and colored the tree using Stampin Up markers Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip, and Ruby Red. I used Handsome Hunter cardstock for the card base, mats, and border trip which I made using an SU border punch.  The ribbon and tree bling are from my stash. The wooden star was provided by Paige.  Thanks Paige for a really fun kit.