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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Picture Perfect - CCC #60

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Is it Spring where you live yet?  It finally arrive here last week and has been so beautiful.  Casper and Corey love to sit by an open back window and sniff all the out smells.  They are so full of life, running and playing all over the house.  Yesterday after our Easter dinner, my daughter got the laser pointer out and the kitties went crazy! I'm not sure who was having more fun, she or the kitties.

On to my card for Creative Card Crew this fortnight.  From the time I saw this image in the A Day for Daisies store, I knew I wanted to use it and how I wanted it to look.  Our theme this time is "Girly."  Here is my card.

This is my first time using this size of  card.  I bought a set of cards and envelopes   a very long time ago.  Not even sure where I got them, but figured it was time I started using them.  Here's an upclose of the image.


And here is the flower bouquet
Materials Used:
  • Image - A Day For Daisies - Picture Perfect
  • Sentiment - Unnamed set I got at Archivers at ScrapFest last November
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Lovely Lilac
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Lovely Lilac
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Kioshi - Carmellia
  • Accessories - Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl; Martha Stewart - Fir Branch punch; Stampin Up Scallop Circle Punch; Spellbinders Majestic Elements Radiant Rectangles Die; ribbon from my stash
  • Copic markers - BG000, BG11, BG72; E31, E35, E57; E50, E51, E53; V20, V22, V25; YG61, YG63; R01; YR20, YR61
We have two great sponsors this time -
Prize - $15 Gift Voucher

 $15 Gift Voucer

I hope you'll come on over and join us  this time.  I can't wait to see your creations.  Meanwhile, hop on over to the Creative Card Crew blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you.  You could be one of the big winners or chosen as one of the Top 3.

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:
Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anyhing Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Die Cuts or Embossing
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Crafts - 3 Different Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Lacey Sunshine - Make it Feminine
Stamping Sensations - Dies or Punches
The Squirrel and the Fox - Diecut or Punch
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Flowers
Totally Gorjuss - Die Cuts and Punches
Cut it Up - Birthday Card
Get Inky - Die Cuts
Scrapping4FunChallenges - Use a Stamp or Digi image
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Meadow - OSAAT #208

Hi my friends and welcome back to my blog.  This week was pretty uneventful which is the way I like them.  Our book group has finally gotten started again after breaking up about 2 years ago.  That was a fun evening out.  We read The Book Thief.  Next month instead of a review, we're going to watch the movie that was recently out.  I didn't get a chance to see it them.  The weather has been great and I was able to get my flower bed planted.  I'll share some photos later after it all spreads out and looks good.  There are a few tweeks that still need to be done.

Okay, on to my card for this time.  I was the lucky one to pick the image that my little team used this time and I chose Spring Meadow.  This last week it finally was really like Spring.  Beautiful days and cool evenings.  After choosing this image, I wasn't quite sure what to do with it.  I wanted a little scene kind of and hope that's how it looks to you.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Spring Meadow - Alipeeps Art
  • Sentiment - Whimsey Stamps - Lovely Spring Sliders 2
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Blushing Bride and Garden Green; Xpress It Blending Card; Shimmery cardstock for the clouds and I always forget where I got the stuff.
  • Designer Paper - Creative Imaginations - Loolah
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Flowers - Petaloo; Small Oval Punch - Stampin Up; Puffy Clouds - Memory Box Dies; Nestabilities - Label Four Dies and Fancy Leaf Dies
  • Copic Markers - BG01; E00, E21, E33, E34; G40, G443, G46; R81, R83; Y11, Y21

Our wonderful Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a 7 image prize pack of April images.



To win main prize you MUST use an Image from our store and please put an # after your name so we don't miss you.  Runner up prize for person using a non-store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  So everyone can win something.  I hope you'll join us.  Meanwhile check out what the rest of the Design Team has created and hop on over to the One Stitch At a Time challenge blog.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:


A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Allsorts Challenge - Spring Blossoms
Sunflowerfield - Easter or Spring
BMC Crafting - Get Inky - Easter or Spring
Stampin with the Dragon - Spring Time
Moving Along with the Times - Easter/Spring

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring - CCC #59

Is it finally Spring where you live?  I think we are finally past all the really cold weather and will be warming up.  Of course we still are having rain just about every weekend, so it's hard to enjoy the time off.  I did get some plants and shrubs in the ground today.  Nope, I didn't do it.  I have a great lawn guy who does the mowing and takes care of all that planting stuff.  I do miss digging in the dirt.

On to my Spring card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lacy Sunshine - Zinna Flower Pot
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - A Round Array
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Groovy Guava
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - On the Bright Side One
  • Ink - Memento - Brown
  • Accessories: - Large Flower - Michael's; Small Roses - Wild Orchid Crafts; Nestabilities Oval Die; My Favorite Things - Mini Album Bracket Die; Ribbon - Stampin Up Soft Sky Taffeta; Stampin Up mini scallop circle punch; Yellow Stickles
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BG000, BG01; E23, E27, E29; E50, E51, E53; Y17, Y18, Y21, Y38; YG21, YG25, YG61
We have two fabulous sponsors this week:
with a fabulous prize

 Prize - 3 digi stamps

I hope that you'll join us this time at Creative Card Crew.  Head on over to the challenge blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has done.  Then get your crafty on and join in.  You could be one of our winners this fortnight.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
The Cutie Pie challenge - Cute with Dies and Punches
Eureka Stamps - Ribbon and Bows
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Design - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Add Flowers
The Ribbon Girl - Spring

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rainy Day - OSAAT #206



Good morning and it is since it is morning when I'm finally getting my blog post up.  Oops. Sorry. I had a busy day yesterday with working out in my flower beds pulling weeds.  Gosh, where do they all come from?????  ;)   It's a back breaking task, but has to be done.  I also bought some more plants to go in those beds, so as soon as my lawn guy gets over here and gets them planted, it will look very pretty.

I had great fun working on my card this time and had a blogging friend of mine in mind as I put it together.  She recently lost her mom to ALS, a dread disease. I actually know 2 other people who have lost loved ones to this disease.  I wanted to share in her sympathy, but also wanted it to be uplifting.
Here's a close up of the paper pieced umbrella.
And then the additional sentiment inside.
Materials Used:
Image: BBCakes - Rainy Day
Sentiments - Both from the Internet and computer generated
Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Strawberry Slush
Designer Paper - NitWit Collection - Perfect Pair
Accessories - Bling from my stash; Petaloo flowers; Nestabilities Scallop Square Die and Labels Fourteen Die; Flourish Die - maybe Memory Box
Copic Markers - B0000, C0, C1, C5, C8; E31, E33, E35, E47; G00, G40, G3, R81, R83, R85


The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a 7 image prize pack.


To win main prize you MUST use an Image from our store and please put an # after your name so we don't miss you.  Runner up prize for person using a non-store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  So everyone can win something.  I hope you'll join us.  Meanwhile check out what the rest of the Design Team has created and hop on over to the One Stitch At a Time challenge blog.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Create your Own Color Challenge (Pink/Green/White)
Pile It On - Floral Fantasy
My Time to Craft - Beary Nice
Open Minded Crafting Fun - Animal Antics
A Creative Romance - Spring Flowers
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Cut it Up - Anything Goes with a Die Cut
QKR Stampede - Rain Rain go Away
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Spring colours
The Outlawz Friday Challenge - Anything Goes with Alcohol Markers
Totally Paper Crafts - Think Pink
Cuttin and Stampin Challenges - Paper Piecing
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Anything Goes


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Peace - CCC #58

Hi friends.  Thanks for all your happy thoughts.  This past week has been considerably better than the previous two.  I'm still working with the police department trying to find out who it was that stole my wallet.  I am very much more aware of things around me these days.

Our theme for Creative Card Crew this week is Animals and our images come from our sponsor Whiff of Joy.  Here's my card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Whiff of Joy - Gladrial
  • Sentiment - Just Rite - Noel Christmas Ornaments
  • Ink - Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Deck the Halls
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Classic Circle Die, Scallop Circle Die, Stampin Up Small Oval Punch, Medium Oval Punch; Martha Stewart Leaf Branch Punch; lace ribbon trim and bling from my stash; flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; Stickles - Xmas Red and Yellow
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B21, B34; E04, E07, E09; W1, W4, W7; Y17, Y23; YR000, YR21, YR14, YR27, and YR65
Our wonderful sponsors this week are -
$15 Gift Voucher
Prize:4 digi's 

I hope you'll hop on over to the Creative Card Crew Challenge blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has done this time and then join in and create something! This could be the week when you're a winner.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
MarkerPOP - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Flower Frenzy
613 Avenue Create - Birds of a Feather
Challenges4Everybody- - Anything Goes

Lexi's Creations - Punches and Dies
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunburst - OSAAT #204

Good morning!  Sorry about getting this up late.  After a stressful week, last night while I was taking my shower, my bathtub started to back up. Ick!  Lucky I was able to finish, but then got distracted from my blog post to trying to find a plumber to come out.  Couldn't get one for last night, but one should be here this morning sometime.  You know how it goes - they give you a window and you have no idea what time they'll show up. 

On to my card. Our theme this week is Use a Digi.  I was a little daunted when I got the images for this post.  Could not for the life of me figure out what to do with it.  Then I remembered the Starburst technique and thought it would be perfect for it.  This one is pretty CAS.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchey Bear - Sunsigns IV
  • Sentiment - Computer generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Crushed Curry, Gold Metallic; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Essentials Collection
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Classic Oval, Big Scalloped Oval; Martha Stewart double edge punch; Stampin Up Starfruit ribbon
Can you believe that I didn't have to use any Copic markers on this card.  ;)

The Sponsor for this weeks challenge is StitchyBear Digi Outlet with a 7 image prize pack.  To win main prize you MUST use an Image from our store and please put an # after your name so we don't miss you.  Runner up prize for person using none store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  So everyone can win something
You must link to our challenge blog.  No backlinking, you project must be a new project, blogged after our challenge goes  live.

Hope to see your card show up on the OSAAT Challenge Blog. Hop on over and check out what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you.




Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mr. Postman - Sunshine Mail

Hi friends.  Boy am I glad this week is over.  It's been rough.  Started out last Saturday with having my wallet stolen at my local grocery store.  Been trying to deal with an uncooperative assistant manager and the local police department to see if they could apprehend this crook.  What a nightmare trying to remember all the things that were in my wallet and what online accounts were attached to my debit card.  Luckily, I was not out anything, but a couple of banks were.

Then the other day I went to the orthopedist for a follow up to my knee injury back before Christmas and to check on an old upper arm injury.  Turns out I have bursitis in both places and the good doctor was only to happy to give me a couple of shots in both places to get rid of the pain, BUT I have pain now from the shots.  She did tell me that all the pain should go away in a few days.

You also know how much I love kitties. Well, I had a poor neglected and very sick kitty show up in my back yard last night and was able to quickly trap it and called the vet.  Unfortunately, it was too sick to save and we ended up having to euthanize it this morning.  Was not a happy time. I was glad that it found it's way into my yard  and that I was able to help it and put it out of its misery.  You could see that it had been neglected for some time. 

You see why I'm glad to put this week behind me.

Now on to my card this week for Sunshine Mail Foundation.  I wasn't sure I was going to get this card made for the challenge with everything else that's been going on.
Materials Used:
  • Images and Sentiment - Deasy Designs - Mr. Postman Collection
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Crumb Cake
  • Designer Paper - Glitz - French Kiss
  • Accessories:  Stampin Up Small Label Punch; Ribbon from my stash
  • Copic Markers:  B0000; E04, E09; E31, E34, E35; E40, E41, E43; E50, E51, E53; W2, W5, W7

 Our sponsor for this challenge is Deasy Designs Digital Stamps.

I hope you'll take a few minutes and bop on over to the Sunshine Mail Challenge Blog and check out what else the Design Team has created and then get creative yourself.  It's for a great cause.

I am submitting this card for the following:
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Monocrhomatic