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Sunday, January 25, 2015

OSAAT #229 - Purple Jack

Hi friends.  I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday. As I am writing this on Saturday evening, I just want you to know that this is the first day in 3 weeks that I have NOT had a sore throat.  I do hope that it's finally gone for good. I guess I'll see in the morning. Thanks for all your well wishes through these trying weeks. I was finally able to get my house cleaned up and the floors scrubbed. Good thing since my kids came over for dinner.  It turned out pretty good too.

Our theme for One Stitch at a Time this week is Anything Goes with the Color Purple. I thought this would be an easy one since purple is my favorite color, but I ran into a few snags. As I was trying to figure out a layout and what dp to use with it, I realized that I had NO pattern paper in all my stash that would really go with this image. For those that know me, you would not believe that is possible because my paper stash is pretty large. I finally had to go to the Internet and search for some digital papers to use.  Finally found a collection by Jessica Stewart, but I only ended up using one of the papers. I think it was perfect.

When you go over to the OSAAT challenge blog you may notice a slight difference in the card that is posted there in the Design Team.  That's because I had completely forgotten to put the sentiment on it, but I wanted it on there, so I fixed that tonight.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Floppy Latte Designs -  Jack In the Box
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Eat Cake
  • Cardstock - Xpress it Blending Card; Stampin Up - Lovely Lilac
  • Designer Paper - Digital Collection by Jessica Stewart
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Lovely Lilac
  • Accessories - MFT - Flourish Die; Lavender Stickles; Ribbon from my stash
  • Copic Markers - E93, E95, E99; G05, G16, G28; R22, R27, R37, R43; N1, N3, N5, N7; V17, V22, V25; Y18, Y19, Y35
Our sponsor for this challenge is our own Stitchy Bear who will give this prize package away to one lucky winner.

Now hop on over to the OSAAT Challenge and see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you and I hope that you'll come along and play with us this week.  After all - it's PURPLE!

Challenges I'm entering:

Come and Get It - Ribbons and Bows
Dragonfly Dreams - Your Favorite Color (Purple)
The Outlawz - Sunday CAS
Di's Digi Designs - Add Sparkle
Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Send A Smile 4 Kids -Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream It Up - Birthday Wishes

Scrap & Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Something Old; Something New (Old Die); (New designer paper)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Something New (designer paper)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Loves to Scrap - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge- Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Crazy Dress - CK #73

Hi friends.  Happy Thursday.  Oh wait, it's cold and rainy out again.  Guess it's not so happy after all.  You remember a few weeks ago when I was sick and had that sore throat that I thought went away.  Well, it didn't. It came back the next day and I've been fighting it ever since. Finally went to an ENT last Thursday and they did another Strep test which was negative, but he went ahead and put me on another stronger antibiotic which seems to be helping little by little each day. I'm really hoping that in the next 4 days it will finally be completely gone.  I must say, it's been a doozer.  I've never had anything like this before - a sore throat that just hung on for so long.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Now, we have a new challenge from Creative Knockouts, and our theme is Lots of Embellishments!  What fun.  I love adding different things to my cards. I thought I'd do something a little different this time with the shape. I made it so it would fit into a regular business-size envelope.

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Stamping Boutique - Crazy Dress
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Pixie Pink
  • Ink - Stampin Up Pixie Pink
  • Designer Paper - LOTV - NitWit Collection - Bonnets and Bowties
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Radiant Rectangles Die; Pearl Smooch; Large Pink Flower and blue flowers - Petaloo; Sweetheart Blossoms - Wild Orchid Crafts; Ribbon - stash; Stampin Up - pink dots; Spica Silver Gel Pen; Recollections - Bling
  • Copic Markers: B0000; B21, B32, B34; RV02, RV13, RV14, RV55; V01, V12, V15; YG21, YG11
I hope you'll come play along this week. Hop on over to Creative Knockouts and see what the rest of the design team has for your inspiration using images from our Sponsor - The Stamping Boutique.

Challenges I'm entering:
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream It Up - Birthday Wishes
In the Pink - Pink and Pearly
Scrap & Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Something Old; Something New (Old Die); (New Flowers)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Something New (Flowers)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Loves to Scrap - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge- Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Tropical Ice Cream - OSAAT #228

Welcome back and Happy Sunday to all my friends.  Wish I could say it was warm and sunny here, but again we are having some cold, rainy weather.  Boo! Hiss!  I wasn't made for Winter. My skin gets all dry and flaky and the skin on my fingers split from being so dry even though I lather them up all day with hand lotion. I'm ready for Spring!

In the meantime I have a new card to show you from One Stitch At A Time challenge.  Our theme this time is Anything Goes with Something New. I bet you all got some new crafty item for Christmas that you can use.
Materials Used:
  • Image - CraftyGirl Creations - Tropical Ice Cream
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Tempting Turquoise
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Island Oasis
  • Ink - Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessories - Oval Nestabilities Die; Flowers, brad, and ribbon from my stash; Martha Stewart Edge Punch
  • Copic Markers - BG0000, BG1, BG13, BG53; E18, E31, E33, E40, E44, E47, E49; R24, R27, R81, R83; Y13, Y15, Y18
Our sponsor is our fabulous Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and the prize is the new January Prize Package.

I hope you will come and join in the fun for this challenge. You could be the winner of this awesome prize pack or picked as one of the Top 3.  Hope to see you there!

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Fairytale Stampers - Flowers, Flowers
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge - Something New  - Flowers and Lace
Allsorts - New and Cute 
Kit & Clowder - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Starry Girl - Creative Knockouts #71

Hello my friends.  Hope you are staying warm.  What happened to the sunny South????  Got down into the 20's last night. I tried to cover all my plants and shrubs, so I hope that helped save them.

Today I have a card for Creative Knockouts.  Our theme is All About the Girls, so get as girly as you want! Our sponsor is Lemon Shortbread. Check out all her fabulous images.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lemon Shortbread - Starry Girl
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - 
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - On the Bright Side
  • Accessories - Stampin Up small and medium oval punches; Memory Box Die; Petaloo flowers; Martha Stewart Leaf Branch punch; doily; Lace from my stash.
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BG18, BG72, BG75; C0, C3, C5; E21, E23, E27; E47, E50, E51, E53; Y13, Y15, YR12, YR18, YR65
 Just thought I'd let you all know that Creative Knockouts is having a Design Team call. This is a great bunch of ladies to work
with so if you might be interested check out the requirements on the challenge blog when you go over there to link up your Girly card.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
The ABC Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Pattern Paper - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes with Die Cut
Die R Us Challenge - Anything Goes with Something New - Flowers
Ladybug Crafts - Say It With Flowers
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Anything Goes With Stash (Doily)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes + Orange
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Favorite Embellishment - Flowers

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Merry and Bright

Hi Friends and Happy New Year! I hope yours has been good so far.  Mine not so much. I've been sick since last Tuesday. Started out with a scratchy throat which got worse and then fever, cough, lots of blowing of the nose, sinus pain, and a still sore throat! That is up until today. I have to tell you this in the hopes that it might help one of you one day. A dear friend who moved 6 years ago to Arkansas has been in town helping her daughter and was able to come by to see me today. As we were chatting and catching up on things I mentioned about the sore spot on my throat and the throbbing sinus pain. So she reached into her purse and pulled out a box of Silver Lozenges. That's what they are called. They are made with Colloidal Silver. I've read online that there is no scientific proof that CS can ward off disease or fight infection, but I am proof that it does do that job. As I was sucking on that lozenge, I could actually feel the soreness going away in my throat and later the pain in my sinus lessened and stopped throbbing. I was sure I was going to have to make another trip to the doctor, but I seem to be on the mend finally. Terrible part about all this was that this was supposed to be my 4-day weekend vacation. Boo!  Didn't get to go anywhere, but I did spend some time getting my stamp room cleaned up and organized. It's almost done and you would NOT recognize it from before. I did pull some things out of there and boxed them up either for storage, to sell, or to toss. I will figure that out later.

Anyway, in December, The Outlawz started a new challenge called the Progressive Freebie monthly challenge. All we had to do was sign up and we were sent a free image to use. Then we had to use the image to make a card to enter the challenge which I did. I just haven't had the change to actually to do the blog post for it until now.  The image is from Simply Betty Stamps.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Simply Betty Stamps - Tangled Wednesday
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts
  • Ink - Cherry Cobbler
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Ruby Red
  • Designer Paper - My Minds' Eye - Mistletoe Magic
  • Sketch - Tuesday Morning Sketches #12
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - Scallop Oval punch; Wild Orchid Crafts - snowflake charm; Prima - Flower; Martha Stewart Border Punch - Snowflake Trim; Recollections - White Glitter Tape; Holiday Ornament Die
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BG01; BV13; C4, C8; E00, E21, E34; G48; N3, N4; R24, R27, R39, R43, R46, R89; Y11, Y21, Y32, Y35; YG03, YG63, YR23, YR24, YR68
There is a new January challenge up on The Outlawz website using a free image from All Dressed Up. Hope on over there and sign up so you can join in the fun.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Ding Dong Fae - OSAAT #227

Hi my friends. Happy Sunday after Christmas.  I enjoyed spending time with one of my daughters and her family. We had the traditional Christmas dinner but my poor son-in-law is recovering from hernia surgery he had on Tuesday, so he was not allowed to eat any of the food we fixed including dessert.  That meant lots of leftovers and I brought enough home to have 3 more meals. It's been really good.  And now we get ready for New Year's! I'm not a party person but I'm looking forward to having another 4-day weekend. Lots to do around the house including organizing and cleaning up my stamp room. It's a wreck! I am still working on some holiday cards to send out, but they are turning out to be Seasons' Greetings and Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. Sorry to my blogging friends that I didn't get them all done before the holidays.

On to what I think is my last Christmas card for this year. The theme over at One Stitch at a Time is Anything Goes with Stitching.
I thought that the paper was pretty busy and I wanted the image to stand out, so I didn't really add any embellishments to it.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Pookie Designs - Fae 1
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Cherry Cobbler
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas
  • Accessories - Spica Gold Gel Pen
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E11, E21, E50; G20, G40, G43; R24, R27, R39, R89
I hope you will hop on over to One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog and join in the fun. You could be the winner of the December Prize Package or picked as one of the Top 3.

December Prize Pack

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
A  Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Chistmas - Anything Goes - Christmas
Di's Digi Designs - Any Winter Holiday
A Crafty Mess - Traditional Christmas colors
Craft for the Craic - Favorite Christmas Colors
Stamping with the Dragon - Christmas
The Outlawz - Friday Coloring - Christmas
Wags N Whiskers - Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Tinsel's Tangle - CK #69

Good morning and Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has an enjoyable day with friends and/or family. I am spending the day with my daughter in Texas and her family. My poor son-in-law had hernia surgery on Tuesday so he won't be enjoying all the yummy food. My daughter has promised to make him the dinner when he's able to eat it. She's so good.

So, our theme for Creative Knockouts this week is Anything Goes!  Easy peasy.  No twists.  Just whatever you want to make. Our sponsor is the fabulous Lacy Sunshine. Make sure to hop over there and check out all the fabulous images she has.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lacy Sunshine - Tinsel's Tangle
  • Sentiment - Lacy Sunshine - Tinsel's Tangle
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Bashful Blue and Silver Metallic
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Powder Mountain
  • Accessories - Corner Die; ribbon from my stash; Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Spica Silver Gel Pen
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B21, B23; BV00; E000, E21, E34, E50; N2; R85, Y11, Y21, YR23, YR24
So, that's it.  I hope you'll take some time from your busy holiday festivities to join us with the challenge this week.  Hop on over to the Creative Knockouts website and see what the rest of the design team has for your inspiration. There is also a Design Call listed so if you're interested check that out.