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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Chalkboard - CCC #69

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  How's everyone doing.  Well, my car is back in the shop today.  I made the wrong call with not taking it back on Friday.  Even if they didn't work on it, at least I would have had a car with a/c.  It sure was hot driving around doing errands on Saturday.  This morning I started 4 weeks of PT, twice a week.  It's for my bum left arm.  No pain, no gain, right!  She gave me homework!  I feel like I'm a kid going back to school. Hahaha!

On to my card for this fortnight's challenge at Creative Card Crew.   Our theme for this challenge is to make your project using the Chalkboard technique.  So fun.  Here's mine.

This was such a simple card to put together once I figured out what to use on it. 
The image and sentiment are from a retired CTMH stamp set called With Sympathy. I used Stampin Up Basic  Black for the card base and sentiment panel.  The sentiment panel is layered on a piece of Stampin Up Orchid Opulance.  I used Stampin Up white craft ink to stamp.  The flowers are from The Paper Studio - Glitter Flowers.  What do you know - No Copic markers this time.  ;)

Hope you'll check out what the rest of the Design Team has done to inspire you and then join in the fun.  You would be the winner or one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this card for the following chllenges:
Clear It Out - Favorite Color Combo Anything Goes - Purples/Black - Old CTMH stamp set
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - CAS
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Misteri - Bring It On - CK #51

Hi my friends.  Well, it's almost time for school to start.  I don't have any little ones to send off, but I do go to work every day and have to deal with the traffic.  Wish I could tell you that the A/C in my car is all fixed and freezing me out, but after having it back in the shop for the FIFTH time and picking it up tonight and being assured that it was working, I was so frustrated and disappointed to have it not working properly.  Needless to say, I'll be calling the Service Tech and the Shop Forman tomorrow to find out what's going to happen next.  At least the A/C is my house is working again.  Too bad I can't drive it to work. ;)

On to my card for this week's Creative Knockouts challenge where our theme this time is Tag It!  You can add a tag to your card or just make a tag - your choice.  I have never made a tag before, so I thought I'd challenge myself and make one for this week's challenge.  I did a little research to see what everyone else was doing.  Here's what I came up with --
Materials Used:
  • Image - DigiStamps4Joy - Misteri - Bring It On
  • Sentiment - Tim Holtz - Alpha Stickers
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Ranger Kraft Tag
  • Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft - Paridiso
  • Accessories - Prima flowers; Basic Gray brads; Stampin Up Burlap Ribbon; Bird Photo - Paridiso Paper collection
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; E50, E51, E53 E18, E47; G14; R43, R46; YG11, YG13, YG41, YG45; YG67; YR000, YR01, YR21, YR61, YR65
  • Spica Gel Pen - Gold
Our wonderful Sponsor of course is DigiStamps4Joy  You really must go check out her store and see all the wonderful images she has.
I hope you'll hop on over to the Creative Knockouts blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has done and then get your supplies out and join in the fun!  See ya next time.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
4KraftyGirlz - Anything Goes
DL Art - Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digistamp
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Use something Old from Your Stash - Prima flowers
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Use your stash - Prima flowers
Oldie but a Goodie - Anything But a Card - Prima Flowers
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BBQ Summer Goose - CCC #68

Hi friends, and happy Tuesday!

If it's not one thing, it's something else!  :(  Still having issues with the A/C in my car.  It's back in the shop for the 4th time since early July.  Let's hope this time they get it right and I won't have to take it back again for this problem.  So now, I come home from work tonight and the A/C in my house is on the fritz! :(  And I just bought a total protection home warranty for my house, but it does not go into effect until Wednesday.  :(  What can I say, except Drat!!!

Can't do anything about it tonight, so I guess I'll get on with my card and hope that things will be better tomorrow with the car fixed and the A/C fixed without too much $$ and trouble.

Our theme for Creative Card Crew this time is Embossing - either wet or dry - your choice.  Here is my card.

This was a great set of images to use - so many choices and sentiments to go with them.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Imagine That - Summer Gertie Goose
  • Sentiment - Imagine That - Summer Gertie Goose collection
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Real Read; Papertrey Ink white cardstock for embossing
  • Ink - Stampin Up Real Red; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Stampin Up wide blue ribbon; Michaels - blue twine; corner die; Stampin Up oval punch; Spica Silver Gel Pen; Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: B91, B93, B97; C0; E33; R05, R24, R37; YR01, YR02, YR16
We have two fabulous sponsors this time -
Prize - surprise - dies or acrylic stamps

Prize - 3 Digis

I hope you'll come play with us this Fortnight.  You could be the lucky winner or one of the Top 3!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Clear it Out - Embossing wet or dry - Embossing Folder
Crafting Sentiments Designs  - Anything Goes
Fan-TAstic Tuesday - Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
MarkerPOP Challenge - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Perfectly Rustic - Masculine
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
The Paper Dolls Next Challenge - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Fussy Cutting

Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Lap Full of Kittens - CK#49

Hi my friends.  Hope this finds you all well, dry, and happy!  Things have pretty much settled back into our old daily grind.  Me working; kitties laying around sleeping all day, chasing each other around all night.  Well, maybe not all night. ;)  Happy to say that Maggie's eye has cleared up.  No more meds.  She is much happier.  And the boys are doing well also.  I learned something new today - how to download stuff from my Kindle to my computer!  Wow! Who knew? 

If you haven't looked at my Amalia's Christmas Lights card from 2 weeks, ago, please check it out.  It won Top 3 over at Party Time Tuesday.  I need to get the button on my blog.  Super excited.

Now on to my card for today's challenge.  It's another Creative Knockouts day.  Our theme this time is to Use a Doily on your card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - A Day for Daisies - A Lap Full of Kittens
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Early Espresso; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima Madeline collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories:  Nestabilities classic oval die; lace doily; Stampin Up Lace doily tape; square punch; Stampin Up small label punch
  • Copic markers:  E00, E02, E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; C0; BG0000, BG01, BG11, BG53; N5, N7; YG61, YG63, YG67; YR00, YR12, YR16
Our fabulous sponsor this week is of course , A Day for Daisies! Go check them out.
I hope you'll stop by Creative Knockouts and check out what the rest of the design team has in store to inspire you.  Then get your supplies out and come join us.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Clear it Out - Use your stash (doily tape, doily)
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make a Square or Rectangle Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover - Must Use Digi
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Friendship Day
Come and Get it - Use a die

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Henry Hugging Bauble - CCC #67

Good morning friends and happy Tuesday!  Thank you for all the good wishes for Maggie Mae.  She's such a sweet kitty.  She was on an antibiotic for 4 days and it was making her sick, so I've stopped giving it to her.  The capsule was huge for her little mouth; made for people; purchased at a people pharmacy.  Since the vet is not even sure what, if anything, is wrong with her, then I can't see upsetting her, stressing her out, and giving her meds that might not be anything good for her.  I'm still putting drops in her eye and it is almost cleared up.  The rest, well, we'll see how things go.

So, on to my card for this Creative Card Crew.  Our theme if you can't tell is Christmas in July.  I had such fun putting this one together.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Whiff of Joy - Henry Hugging a Bauble
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Joyous Celebrations
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Marina Mist; Metallic Silver; Xpress it Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Deja Views - Christmas
  • Accessories - Recollections Ornament Sticker; Scrappin Dreams - Silver Twine; Stampin Up - silver stars glitter; Silver Gel Pen; Crystal Effects; Silver Glitter; Stampin Up small oval punch
  • Copic Markers:  B0000, B01, B02, B04; E0000, E01, E31, E33, E35; E41, E42, E43; R24, R27, R29
Our wonderful sponsor this fortnight is Whiff of Joy, and the prize is 1 rubber stamp.
I hope you'll come play with us.  I know that I really need to start working on those Christmas cards.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Christmas in July
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Glitter, Embossing, Flocking
The Crazy Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Storyteller - Christmas in July
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Christmas in July

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Amalia's Christmas Lights - CK #47

Hello my friends and Happy Thursday!  Ah, just one more day til Friday.  I'm also feeling happy because my boss is out of the office for 2 days. <insert happy face here>  I can use a bit of good news.  This week has not been all fun and games.  I had to take another one of the kitties (Maggie Mae) to the vet this week.  She's the little one in the middle of the header up above.  And what a sweetheart she is.  She likes to come sit up on my computer desk with me when I'm working and then she crawls up on my shoulder to snuggle.  I noticed the other night that she had a film over her left eye.  The vet drew some blood for tests and I should hear something back by Friday.  Right now I'm having to put 2 drops of meds in her eye 3 times a day.  Lucky for us she's not a psycho cat like Corey so I've been able to take care of this pretty well.  At least for now.  A prayer or two for her would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

Now on to my card.  It certainly is NOT cold here in H Town this time of the year, so do you think that having a challenge of Christmas in July can get us in the holiday spirit?  That's what it is over at Creative Knockouts this week.  I hope this will motivate me to get some more Christmas cards going or I won't have any to send out this year. 

Here's an up-close shot of the image.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Dilly Beans - Amalia's Christmas Lights
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up Holly Jolly Rub Ons
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Be of Good Cheer
  • Accessories:  Bling, snowflake & brad from my stash; Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts; 1 1/4" round punch; Nestabilities Classic Circle Die; Crystal Effects; Cricut Die Cut Winter Lace Cartridge; Stampendous Frantage Shabby White
  • Copic Markers:  B000, B12, B45; C8; E50, E51, E53; G00, G07, G14; N1, N5, N7, N9; R22, R24, R27; Y11, Y13, Y18; Y32, Y35, Y38
Our fabulous sponsor is Dilly Beans.  Check out her store.

Now it's your turn.  Hope you'll come play with us this week.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
4Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July
DL Art - Christmas in July
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes

City Crafter Challenge - Christmas in July
Clear It Out - Christmas in July (Stash - Snowflake, bling, Sentiment)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Hand Colored Image
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lots of Layers
Die Cuttin Divas - Christmas in July with a Die Cut
Digi Choosday Challenge - Christmas in July
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Square)
Scrap-Creations - Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly - Jolly Holiday
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - 3 or more designer papers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Digi Makeover - Must Use Punch or Die
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sea/Beach - CCC #66

Hai friends.  Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all have had a wonderful week.  Lucky for me this one has been pretty quiet.  Yeah!  I have been spending some time cleaning up and organizing my stamp room.  It's not done yet and will probably take a lot more time.

Meanwhile, I have another card for Creative Card Crew.   This time our theme is Sea/Beach.  At first glance, this may not look like Sea or Beach, but the last time I was visiting my daughter in California, we drove up the Pacific Highway to a restaurant on Laguna Beach.  There were all kinds of beautiful flowers growing around the restaurant including roses.  The two strips on the side remind me of the sandy beach.  The flowers in her hair remind me of sea anemones.

  • Image - Aurora Wings - Woman with Gardenias and Pearls
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Real Red
  • Designer Paper - Memory Box - Brioche
  • Accessories - Ribbon - Shear Creations; Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Martha Stewart - Leaf Punch; Nestabilities Classic Circle Die and Scallop Circle Die; Pearls - from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E50, E51, E53; E55, E57; R08, R20, R21, R22, R46; YG00, YG21, YG61; Y08, Y21, Y35
Our fabulous sponsors for this fortnight are:
Dies R Us - $10 Gift Voucher

Aurora Wings - $15 Gift Voucher

Now it's your turn.  I hope you'll come join us and show us your creativity.  You could be one of the prize winners or one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a handmade Bow
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Digi Makover - Girly Girl
Love to Create - Petals and Pearls
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Speedy Fox & Friends - Red
Crafty Catz - Flowers
Fussy & Fancy - All About Girls
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - anything Goes
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafty  Ribbons - Sunny Yellow with Ribbons
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
Crafts Galore Encore -  Anything Goes