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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saucy Fairy - OSAAT #260

Hi my friends and Happy Sunday.  It's a little gloomy here with the rainy weather, but I'm not complaining. We always need the rain for the grass, flowers, and trees. My lawn guy put some sod down a week ago, so I'm still wanting it to rain on it so it will give it a good start. I did some repotting today, so those pots could use a little rain on them too.  I've been waiting until I'm actually finished with the yard and flower beds so I can do a blog post about my garden and butterflies. That will come. Just to let you know also that my arm is healing up nicely so the doctor tells me. It's still pretty sore when I try to do somethings, so I try not to do those things. It also wears me out! I'm so tired by the end of the day that I just fall into bed.

Anyway, for now I get to showcase my card that I did for One Stitch at a Time.  Anything Goes with Wings!
Materials Used:
  • Image - IkesArt - Saucy Fairy
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Everyday Grungy Sentiments
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up, Mint Macaroon; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - J'Adore collection
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Accessories - Lace and Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; Stickles - Crystal; Recollections - Doily; Spellbinders Die - Radiant Rectangles
  • Copic Markers -  BG0000; BG000; BG01; BG10; BG11; E00, E21, E29, E34, E37; R01, R21
 That's about it for this time.  I hope you'll join us and play along Anything With Wings!  You could be the winner of a $10 coupon from Stitchy Bears Stamps
Or, you could be picked as one of the Top 3!  See you on the flip side.

I am submitting this to the following challenges:

Come and Get it - Things With Wings
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Girs, Ladies, Women
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Lots of Layers
Little Claire's Designs - Spring Colors
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
A beautiful mess - Anything Goes
artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cut It up = Use a Die with Flowers
Dragons Lair Designs - anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Things With Wings with Ribbon or Trim
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Flowers

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Balloon Girl - Monthly Challenge for March

Hi Friends and Happy Sunday!  I sure hope you are having a great weekend. I'm still limited in what I can do around the house and been having some insomnia issues the last several nights.  Even if I can't be very productive, my wonderful Monarch caterpillars are going after it.  This past week I was able to release 11 butterflies. I finally searched out and found out how to tell if they are males or females. The last 2 I released were one of each. I still have tons of chrysallis' that I'm waiting on to hatch and a ton more caterpillars chomping down on all that Milkweed that I've had to be buying. They are fun to watch though and I love it when I can open the hutch door and encourage them to fly away.

Today I have a card to share. It's for a group that I belong to called Girls of the Baker's Dozen. In May we start a new round and the name will change since we don't have 13 members anymore. This card kit was sent to us by Sue and she sent us all the ingredients except an image or sentiment. She decided to leave that up to us.

I've had this image colored up on my desk for some months now and just never got around to making a card to use it on. I think it goes very well on this one.

The DP, ribbon, and flowers are from Sue's kit.  The bling on the flowers is from my stash. The Copic Markers I used: B21, B32, B34; E00, E04, E11, E21, E25, E27, E31, E34; R20, R21; YR04, Y409, YR18

That's it.  I have 2 more cards from the April kit that I'll get posted later this week.  Have a great week.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Blessings - FB Challenge - Birthdays
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes with Ribbon
A Gem of a Challenge - Don't Be a Square
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
artbymiran Challege - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dragons Lair Designs - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Flowers

Sunday, April 3, 2016

29 Again! OSAAT #259

Good morning friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Mine - quiet, but that's good. I'm just about over whatever it is I had last week. Still dealing with the arm. I don't know if you have this in your area, but last year I joined Instacart. They work with a few different retail stores such as HEB, Whole Foods, Costco, Petco, and some others where you can shop online and someone will do your shopping and then deliver the items to your home. Yes, it does cost, but in the time that I've been a member, I've had enough occasions to use their services and it's more than paid for itself. I've had about 99% good luck with the service. I don't use it all the time, but for times like these with the broken arm, days you don't feel well, the weather's bad, it's great not to have to go to the store.

Anyway, I'm just a little late getting my card posted.  I was dealing with a noisy neighbor who was having a wild party in their back yard. They were finally told about 9:30 to turn the noise level down which they did. So, here's my card for this fortnight's challenge over at One Stitch at a Time where the theme is Anything Goes With Distressing!


Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Birthday Girl
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up 
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Summer Starfruit; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black; Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, Wild Honey
  • Designer Paper - Stitchy Stamps - Grungy Girl from Panda Bear Designs
  • Accessories - Bling and Violet Flower - Recollections; Yellow flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Spellbinders - Classic Oval Die and Lacy Oval Die; Distressing Tool
  • Copic Markers - E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; V01, V04, V06; Y06, Y15, Y18, Y28
Now, it's your turn.  I hope you'll come join in the fun. Our sponsor as usual is Stitchy Stamps and they are providing a $10 Gift Certificate for one lucky winner.  You could also be named as one of the Top 3, so I hope I see you over there.
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Glitter N Sparkle - Use a Punch or Die
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Di's Digital Designs - For the Girls
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Use a Number
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dragon's Lair Designs - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bringing in the Tree

Well, yes I am starting to work on my Christmas cards. This one I've had done for awhile but hadn't put it on my blog yet. It's been quite a week for me. I was at a church activity last Thursday evening and as I was walking to my car after the activity was over, I stubbed my right foot into a buckled sidewalk and went down, hitting both knees, my left arm, right hand, and upper lip.  Ended up at the ER with a fractured left arm, abrasions on the other extremities. They put it in a soft cast at the ER, but the orthopedist told me on Monday that I didn't need the cast, just a sling. He wants me to use the arm, but not to overdo it with anything strenuous and go back in 2 weeks to have another x-ray taken. I think I'll have him check out my right knee. It got banged up pretty bad too and is sore. Just want to make sure it's not any worse than that. Then yesterday I started getting a scratchy throat and runny nose. This morning I had some congestion!  This is certainly NOT my year.

So, enough about all that, here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Willow Designs. I couldn't find it online since Willow Designs is no longer in business.
  • Sentiment - Sticker 
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up, Real Red; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Carte Bella - Have a Merry Christmas
  • Accessories - Poinsettia flowers; Spellbinders Die; white liquid applique; crystal effects
  • Copic Markers: B0000; E15, E18, E27, E31, E34; R24, R27, R46, R56; G46, G82, G94
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - G is for Green or Gold
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Cute Christmas
Crafting for All Seasons - Dies or Punches
Fab n Funky - Christmas
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Christmas or Optional Color Challenge

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Flower Girl - OSAAT #258

Good morning my friends. I hope you are having a good weekend and the weather is not being too bad to you. It's a little on the chilly side here, but at least we have sunshine. I've hired a new lawn service and they have been busy this week cleaning out all my flower beds, trimming the lawn and fertilizing it. Went to the nursery today to pick out some flowers for the beds and to buy a ton of Milkweed to feed my hungry Monarch caterpillars. It's going to be a great season for them. So far I have 9 that have already made their chrysalis and there are more than 2 do
zen caterpillars crawling around the little milkweed plants I bought today. I'm sure by tomorrow or Monday, they will have devoured all the leaves.

Meantime, it's time for another challenge over at One Stitch At a Time.  This fortnight the theme is Anything Goes With Embossing.  You can use any kind of embossing you like. I decided to use an embossing folder. I have a ton of them and haven't used one in a really long time.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Flower Girl
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Small Sayings
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Lavendar Moon; Stampin Up - Whisper White; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Accessories - Heart Doily; Bling from my stash; lace from my stash; Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Sizzix Tulip frame embossing folder.
  • Copic Markers - E50, E51, E53; E34; R81, R83, R85; V000, V01, V12; Y11, Y18, Y23; YG11, YG61, YG03
That's it.  I hope you'll pop on over to OSAAT and join in the fun this challenge. You could be the winner of a $10 gift certificate to use in the store.
Or, you could be picked as one of the Top 3.  See you there.

Also, our wonderful Stitchy has told us on the Design Team that you can buy anything in the store at a 25% discount until March 23. She told us that we could pass this on to you, so take advantage of this deal and head on over there.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Square or Rectangle Cards
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes
artbymiran challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Add a Sentiment
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favorite Embossing & Why?  Dry embossing, it's quick easy, and can really set off your image.
Craft Rocket Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Springtime Bear

Happy Sunday my friends.  I hope you are having a great weekend.  Our weather here is just beautiful and should be for a few days. I've been spending a lot of time cleaning up and organizing my stamp room. It's a work in progress, but I look forward to it being all done. I'll share photos when it's all finished. In the meantime, I'm sharing a card that I made just for fun.
Materials Used:
  • Image - From Lili of the Valley, but it's no longer in their store and I don't know what it's called
  • Sentiment - See D's Piece of Cake (old stamp set)
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Calypso Coral
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Believe collection
  • Ink - Tuxedo - Memento Black
  • Accessories - Flowers, Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts; Martha Stewart leaf punch; Martha Stewart edge punch; ribbon from my stash
  • Copic Markers - BG11, BG13, BG57; E04, E08, E13, E17, E31, E33, E35, E39, E47; G14, G09; N2, N4; R08, R22, R43; Y15, Y21, Y26
That;s it.  I do have a destination for this card and hope that the recipient likes it and enjoys looking at it.  Have a great week!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Flower Power
Ribbon Girls - Easter/Spring or Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Lots of Layers
Imagine That-Creative Playground - Happy Birthday
http://livelaughstamp.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes with Something Colored
My Time to Craft - Flowers
Scappers Delights - Anything Goes
Artbymiran - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Festive Friday - Plant a Flower Day

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Floral Cupcake - OSAAT #257

Good morning my friends.  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  The weather here has been picture perfect.  Unfortunately, March will be coming in like a lion this week with stormy weather. Not that we can't use the rain. Other than that, everything is great. I'm finally over my ickies and my sis's surgery went well and she's on the road to recovery. So, here I am with my card for One Stitch at a Time this fortnight.  Our theme is Anything Goes with a Fancy Border.


I actually did the inside of this one and wanted to show you the cute sentiment that I used. I do need to put a paper boarder on this before it gets sent out.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Floral Cupcake - Kaz Kraftz
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Remembering Your Birthday
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Crushed Curry
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Tea Garden (So sorry to hear that BG is going out of the designer paper business.  I love their papers).
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart - border punch; Pink Liquid Pearls; Cheery Lynn Designs - Italian Flourish Tiny Doily
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B91, B93, B23; E30, E31, E34; R43, R46; R81, R83, R89; BV00, BV02, BV11; Y06, Y13, Y19, Y23, Y32, Y38; YG11, YG61, YG63.
That's it for today. Our wonderful sponsor - Stitch Bear Stamps is giving away a prize to one lucky winner.
Don't forget you could also be pick as one of the Top 3.  So come on over and join in the fun.  Stitchy Bear also sponsors a Facebook Challenge, so you could be a double winner if you use an image from Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet.  Hope to see you there.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Dragonfly Dreams - Use a Die Cut
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Floral
Imagine That: Creative Playground - Birthday
artbymiran challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty-With-Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafting With an Attitude -Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes