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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tickled Pink - CCC May

Good morning my friends. It's time for another card kit from the SCS Creative Card Chicks. Each month the hostess sends us all a kit with images, papers, embellishments and some direction and we are to make at least one card from the kit. This month it was Terry Serman's turn to send out the kit. I was happy to see that she used a retired SU set - Tickled Pink. I've always loved this set. So much fun.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Tickled Pink
  • Sentiment - MFT - Tickled Pink
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pixie Pink; Gink K - Layering White
  • Designer Paper - American Crafts
  • Accessories - MFT Sun Die; Paper Studio Twine; K&Co. Pink Gems, gold stickles
  • Copic Markers - I put my markers away before I wrote down the colors that I used. I know that I used RV52, RV55, and RV63 for the flamiingo and G07 for the leaves. 
That's it my friends.  Wishing you a great day!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge  - Use Summer colors
Imagine That - Creative Playground - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - More than 2 Layers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Things with Wings
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hooray for Hot Colors - IAS #8

Good morning my friends. I hope that those of you who are mother's with your own children or those who mother other's children in one way or another have a very Happy Mother's Day. I received a phone call from my daughter who lives in California last night and had a pleasant conversation with her. I have dinner plans tonight with my other daughter who lives here in Texas close to me. My grand children are going to fix dinner for us. Can't wait!

Today also is Challenge No. 8 for International Art & Soul. Our theme this time is Hot Colors. It hasn't gotten all that hot here in H Town yet, but I know that it will in time. Our summers can be brutal at times.
I just love this image. She looks so happy and vibrant. I thought she would be perfect for Hot Colors.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Make It Crafty - Melody
  • Sentiments - Hampton Arts
  •  Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black 
  •  Cardstock - XPress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Daffodil Delight
  •  Designer Paper - Basic Gray
  •  Accessories: Stampin Up scallop oval punch; Recollections - Flower; Wild Orchid Crafts - Lace
  •  Copic Markers - E31, E33, E37; E50, E51, E53; Y18; YG03; YR61, YR65 YR68
I hope you will stop on by and see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you and play along with us. You could be a winner of a lovely blog badge or one of the Top 3. Good luck.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers
Crafting With Dragonflies - Lots of Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes with Pattern Paper
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - For the Girls
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create With TLC - Anything Goes

Monday, May 1, 2017

Super Hero Birthday!

Hi again my friends. I'm a little late getting this posted to my blog. I belong to a group on Splitcoast Stampers - Challenge Your Stash. The idea is that we create our card using only items that are already in our stash - no buying anything new. This month the idea came from Kelly (MiamiKel on SCS). The idea was to create a Super Hero card or a card with Super on it somewhere.
I was really worried about doing this card until I found this great digital image from Dover Publishing. The sentiment is a retired stamp from Stampin Up. The Lightning bolt is also from Dover Publishing.

I used my Copic Markers to color the image. What fun that was.
E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; G21, G43, G82; R23, R27, R37; Y06, Y08, Y11, Y18; YR0000, YR09, YR15, YR27, YR61, YR68.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Celebrating You - IAS #7

Oops, just a little late getting this posted. Got tied up last night making cookies for my kids that are coming for dinner today. This is my second post for today, this time for International Art & Soul.  Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes - Vintage. You are not limited to making a card, but can create any project as long as you follow the theme. Here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Ching Chou Kuik - Time Flies
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up retired
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pink Pirouette; Xpress it Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima Princess collection
  • Accessories - doily and ribbon from my stash; butterfly sent to me by a friend; Stampin Up oval punch; Nestabilities Gold Labels Four
  • Copic Markers - E11, E21, E34; E50, E51, E57, E59; B000, B01; G12, G43; R02, R81, R83; Y26, Y28, bon YG93; V05, V15
Since our challenge is Just For Fun, we don't have a sponsor, but we do have some really pretty blog awards that you can win or you can be named as one of the Top 3 by Design Team Members. I hope you'll come play with us.  Thanks for stopping by.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges
 Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes'
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
JO's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Use Something Digital
Really Reasonble Ribbon Put a Bow on It
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes or Wheels

Happy Everything - Creatalicious #114

Good morning my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope that your weekend is going well. If you are in one of those cold places that is getting snow, YIKES!  It's been pretty nice here, but we are supposed to get some of that cold air here in H Town by Monday. Crazy weather this Winter.

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you. My first is for the challenge over at Creatalicious.
Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes - With the Optional For the Girls/Mother's Day. Mother's Day will be coming up pretty soon. Since my mom has been gone now for a number of years, I decided to do a card that I could use for any special occasion.
Materials Used:
  • Image - My Favorite Things
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - XPress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Going Gray
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Essentials collection
  • Accessories - Stampin Up small labels punch; Martha Stewart Lea Branch and Fir Branch punches; Memory Box Flower Flourish; Spellbinders Labels Fourteen; Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections; hat pin from my stash
  • Copic Markers -B0000; C2, C5; E31, E33; E50, E51, E53; G28; R01, R21, R22, R24
That's it  . . I hope that you'll come play along with us.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is




$15 gift cert.
You could be the winner or chosen as one of the Top 3. Hope to see you there.  I'll be back in a bit with another card.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Freestyle
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes'
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes
JO's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Woodland Deer - Creative Card Chicks

Good morning friends.  I hope you're having a great weekend. We were predicted to get rain yesterday, but it didn't come around my house. We did get a cooling off overnight though from the cold front coming down from the North. Time to get the yard man over to get flowers planted and get ready for the butterflies. My sis and niece have already been releasing some. I'm getting a late start.

Today it's time to post my card from the Creative Card Chicks group over at Splitcoast Stamperes. This month it was Kelly's (Miamikel4) turn to send us a kit. These ladies really do challenge me every month and I love to see all the cards that they create from the same kit. It's inspiring.  Here is my take on the challenge.
Kelly sent us the images from the Stampenous set In the Woods. I didn't clutter up the front with a sentiment. I'll put that on the inside. The designer paper is from My Paper Studio "Woodland Retreat" collection. We were challenged to use the deer and the tree trunk on our card. Of course, you know how I love flowers, so decided to ground the tree with a garden of flowers. These were all in an SU stamp set that I cut apart and planted around the tree. The deer is standing on a little piece of ground made from a piece of burlap ribbon. I used my Copic markers to color in the deer, tree and flowers. That's it for today. Easy peasy. See you next time.



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mushroom Fairy - IAS #6

Hi my friends. I can't believe that it's Easter already, the middle of April. Where does the time  go? I hope you are getting to enjoy your weekend. We had a holiday on Friday from work so it's been nice to have the 3 days off. It's been busy around here though. I am having some small jobs done around my house, not by me, but this great handyman and his helper. It's so great to find someone who knows how to do so many different things so that I don't have to hire 6 different people to do all my jobs.  I'll be going to my sister's tomorrow to celebrate Easter with all my family. I hear that the Easter Bunny will also be making a trip. If he does, I'll be sure to post a photo of him.

Today is also time for another challenge from International Art & Soul. Our theme this time is Things with Wings.
I used a stamp I got from Lili of the Valley a very long time ago. I'm not sure what her real name is, but I call her Mushroom Fairy. Sorry that I didn't write down all the ingredients that I used. The cardstock is from Stampin Up - Pink Pirouette; the flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts, the die from Spellbinders; lace from my stash. I also used some Stikles on her wings and headband. The sentiment is a retired SU stamp.

I used Copic markers for the coloring: E00, E02, E04; E30, E31, E33; E84; R0000, R81, R83; RV0000, RV00; RV02; V0000, V01, V04, V12; Y17, YG03, YG05

Well, that's about it. I hope you'll come join in the fun and play with us. Of course, since this is JFF, we don't have a sponsor, but you could earn a lovely badge for your blog is your card is chosen as the winner or one of the Top 3. See you next time.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Come and Get It - It's a Girl Thing
Dare2BArtzy Blog - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
heARTful Stamping - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafting Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Flowers or Anything Goes
Doing Life - Anything Goes