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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all - CK #55

Happy Thursday my friends.  Guess what!  I finally have my car back and everything is working correctly!  Happy day!  Now, if I can just find out what happened to my garage door opener? ?????

Thursday means it's time for another great challenge from Creative Knockouts.  Our theme this time is Happy Fall Y'all.  Create your card or project with a Fall theme. Here's my card -
Materials Used:
  • Image - Simply Betty Stamps Retired
  • Sentiment - Whiff Of Joy - General Sayings II
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Hello Honey (2015 In Color)
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Color Me Autumn
  • Accessories - Ribbon Braid (stash); Bling (Paper Studio Gemstones); Stampin Up Oval Punch; Nestabilities Classic Circle Die
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E0000, E000, E00, E04, E08, E21, E13, E31, E33, E95; R21, R32; Y11, Y15, Y21; YG03, YG11, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR30
We have a fabulous sponsor this challenge Craft Classes Online (formerly My Creative Classroom).  You could win a seat in the classroom:

 So what are you waiting for!  You could be the winner of this fabulous prize, but you can't win if you don't enter.  Hope to see you over at Creative Knockouts.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn Colors
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try Stamping on Tuesday - Yellow, Orange, Brown
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie - Shades of Autumn
Paper Make up  - Clean and Simple
Lexi's Creations - Autumn Colors

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monthly Challenge - Girls of the Baker's Dozen - Babies

Hi friends, today I have 2 cards to share.  These are for an SCS group I belong too called Girls of the Baker's Dozen. Each month one of the girls sends out an envelope full of goodies to the rest of us including images, papers, embellishments.  Could be anything, but it's always fun.  We get to use what they send and add to it from our own stash if desired. I'm usually behind in getting mine done. These are from a kit sent by Zella (russnzella if you're on SCS).  They are all about babies.  I had to do one boy and one girl.

The images and paper are from Zella's envelope.  I added the flowers (Prima with yellow brads) and ribbon (Stampin Up) and the cardstock (Stampin Up Baja Breeze).  I used my Copic Markers to color the images - BG01, BG11, YR21, YR23, YR24.

I just loved using both these images, but this bunny is so cute.  It's from Whimsey Stamps.  Zella also sent the sentiment image (not sure where it's from), the button, and the papers that I used.  I added the cardstock base (Stampin Up Rose Romance), the wide ribbon (I believe also from SU), the twine, and I inked on some  Stampin Up Blushing Bride around the image.  I used my Nestabilities scallop Rectangle die to cut out the image.  To color the image, I used my Copic Markers - B0000, C00, C4, C6; E30, E31, E33, E35; R21, $30; YR23, YR31.

These were so fun to put together and can't wait to get started on the next 2 envelopes that I have waiting for me.  Thanks Zella for some fun things to play with.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Inspector Em - CCC #70

Happy Tuesday my friendsI hope you're having a great day. Yesterday was a crazy day at work.  We've used WordPerfect at my job for as long as I can remember, but now are switching over to Word.  I mostly have an anxiety attack every day because I have to know something in Word right then that I haven't learned how to do yet.  :(  I've been doing pretty well on my own learning new things using Word, but a Table of Contents is pretty intense and complicated. Each day is a new one and each day gets me closer to being more adept at using Word.

It's much more fun to be making cards and doing some creating in my stamp room.  Today is the day for Creative Card Crew's latest challenge. The theme for this challenge is Steampunk/Urban. I'm still learning about Steampunk, but it's a fun process.

Here is my steampunk/urban card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Kenny K - Inspector Em
  • Sentiment - Tim Holtz - Word Bands
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up More Mustard
  • Designer Paper - Urban scene found on my computer.
  • Accessories - Tim Holtz Sprockets; Twine; Cycle image found on my computer
  • Copic Markers - E31, E33, E35; E50, E51, E53; E47; G43; N0, N2, N4, N6; R46; YR12, YR23, YR24, YR31
Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are:
Prize: Surprise! Dies and/or Acrylic Stamps

I hope that if you haven't tried Steampunk yet, then you'll take a chance and come out of your comfort zone and give it a go.  It'll be fun.  Don't forget to hop on over to the Creative Card Crew Challenge blog and check out what the rest of the design team has come up with.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Round
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Digi
Lacy Sunshine - Use a Window
Scribble & Scrap- Anything Goes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Party Time - OSAAT #219

Hi everyone!  Look!  It's September and we're finally back at One Stitch at a Time after having a lovely Summer vacation!  I sure missed everyone.

And!!!!  I finally have my car back and the A/C is working!  So happy.  Now to get on with the business at hand.  Here is my card.  The theme is Anything Goes using A Die!

Materials Used:
  • Image - My Heart Pieces - Party Time
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Simple Sayings
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Kiwi Kiss
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Archaic
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Classic Circle Die; Memory Box Corner Die; Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Copic Markers -  B0000; B12, B21, B34; E01, E04; E07; R20; W00, W0, W2, W4, W5, W7; Y21, YG03, YG11 YG61, YR09, YR15
Our sponsor this week is our own Stitchy Bear and here is the prize package:

 So, I hope you'll hop on over to the One Stitch at a Time website and check out what the rest of the Design Team has in store for you.  Our challenges starting today will run every other week.  More great inspiration coming up. Come join in the fun.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Digi
Jellypark Challenges - Pets or Animals
Digi Designs Challenges - All About Animals
Craft for the Craic - Anything with Circles
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digistamp

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fancy Dress - CK #53

Hi Friends and Happy Thursday!  It's still Summer here, but for the 1st time since 1997, we have gotten through the month of August without having the temperature reach 100 degrees.  I think I would enjoy that more if I had my own car back to drive with working A/C.  That's right.  The car has been at the dealer this time (#6) for over a week.  I can only hope that they are rebuilding the A/C from scratch. ;)  No worries; I'm still driving their Equinox.  I'm even getting used to driving it.  It's so big!

Now it's time to get on with my card this time for Creative Knockouts.
This time our theme is Tic Tac Toe!  Here's the grid to use across, up/down, or diagonal. 


Materials Used:
  • Image - Crafty Sentiments - Fancy Dress
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Thinking of You
  • Cardstock - Xpress it Blending Card; Stampin Up Blushing Bride
  • Designer Paper - Dovecraft - Tea Party
  • Accessories - Pink Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Green sparkle flowers - Prima Wishful Thinking; Ribbon from my stash, bow made using my Bowdabra; Martha Stewart Edge Punch  and Fir Branch Punch; Sentiment mat is one that someone sent me I pulled from my stash.
  • Copic Markers - B0000; C1, C3, C6, C8; E50, E51, E53; R43, R46; R81, R83, R85; Y11, Y15, Y21; YG01, YG11, YG41
Our fabulous sponsor is of course - Crafty Sentiments! Go check them out.  Then hop on over to Creative Knockouts and check out the rest of the Design Team.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Lots of choices here.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anyhing Goes
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Girly
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Stash Item Ribbon and Sentiment Mat
Craft room Challenge - Something Old (Ribbon) Something New (Green sparkle flowers)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes - Use a Digi
Dream Valley Challenges - Flowers
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday & Ribbon
My Heart Pieces - Use a Digistamp

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