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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Valentine Henry II

Hello my friends and another happy Sunday! Hope you are all doing well. We had an eventful week this past week. We have a new addition to our family. Her name is Sweet Petunia and I sure hope that she grows into that name. Currently she is a real feisty little kitty. I'll have to post a picture some other time. All of mine are on my phone and I need to upload to my computer. Her mom is Frosty who I took to have spayed last week. She went missing for a couple days but is now back in the fold in the backyard on the patio. She's doing well. Petunia has been crated since she came home Tuesday night, but I decided that yesterday she was coming out to mingle with the other 4 kitties. Well, that didn't go as well as I hoped it would.  It's 2 against 2. Paisley and Corey hiss and growl at her. Casper and Maggie Mae aren't quite sure, but they are being polite. Petunia doesn't let it get her down. She's all over the place. Oh, and she does not walk at all. She runs everywhere! Today she learned how to get on my bed, so that's where she's curled up right now. I put her back in the storage room at night where she can eat in peace since I know the other kitties would be her best friend so they could get at her food. It worked well last night. And then I gave her breakfast in there also. I will probably keep that up for some time while she's still eating kitten food. There is dry food out in the house where the other kitties eat, so she does have access to food during the day when she gets hungry although I have not seen her eat any of that yet. So wish us luck that they will all decide to live in some sort of harmony.

Now, getting to my card for today. I had colored another copy of Valentine Henry, so I decided to go ahead and make another Valentine card. This one is quite simple.
Materials Used:
  • Image - CC Designs - Valentine Henry
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Sweetheart Candy II (retired)
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Real Red
  • Designer Paper c- My stash
  • Accessories - Sew Fancy Glitter baker's twine
  • 1/2" round punch; 7/8" Stampin Up scallop punch
  • Copic Markers - B91, B95, B97, B99; E50, E51,E53; G21, G24; E23, E25, E27; R29, R37, R46; Y13, Y15, Y18
That's it for today. Hope you have a great week.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - LOVE
Come and Get It - Love is in the Air
Dare 2B Artzy - All You Need is Love
Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts and Flowers
heARTful Stamping - Love
Allsorts - Hearts and/or Flowers
Challenge Up Your Life - Hearts

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine Henry - IAS #1

Hi my friends.  I have some big news to share with you. You may remember that I was on the Design Team for One Stitch at a Time awhile back, but then had to step down. They were a great group to work with and I really missed being a part of that group. Recently I learned that Stitchy Bear was closing its shop's doors and that OSAAT was going to also be closing down. Sad yes, but then I heard from Jane who was our leader over there and she told me that she was starting a new challenge blog  group named International Art & Soul. It's Just For Fun - no prizes, but great badges for your blog if you are a winner. Jane asked me and the other designers from OSAAT to come back to the new group as the design team. How could I saw no, so here I am with my first card for the new International Art & Soul challenge. You will see that I have a list of all their blogs on the left side of my blog. I hope you'll go ahead and check them all out as you play along with us. The theme is always Anything Goes, but there is also a Twist.  This time the Twist is "Love Is In the Air." With Valentine's Day right aroun the corner, this is perfect.  Here is my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - CC Designs - Valentine Henry
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things - Valentine Collection - Retired
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Bordering Blue
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Designer Paper 
  • Accessories - Rick Rack from my stash; Martha Stewart Leaf Punch; Hat Pins; Flowers from Petaloo and Wild Orchid Crafts; Spellbinders, Nestabilities Classic Oval Die; Stampin Up Label Punch
  • Copic Markers - B91, B95, B97, B99; E50, E51, E53; G21, G24; E23, E25, E27; R29, R37, R46; Y13, Y15, Y18.
Well, that's it.  Again, I hope you will join in the fun and become a regular contributor to our new challenge.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Love
Come and Get It - Valentine
Dare2BArtzy - All You Need is Love
Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts & Flowers
Dragonfly Journeys - Love is in the Air
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - Love Hearts
Classic Design Team - Anything Goes
Craftaholics - Love/Romance

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Creatalicious #108 - Hearts It Is

Hi friends.  Here I am back again already. I have been keeping pretty busy in my craft room coloring up a bunch of images and making cards. I did have a pleasant weekend with friends over for dinner, then the movies to see La-La-Land!  How many of you have seen it and if so what did you think?  Sunday dinner at my daughter's house and a game of Sorry.  I wasn't sorry, I won!  LOL!

In the meantime, I made this card for the latest Creatalicious challenge.  The theme, of course, is Anything Goes. The twist is to add some hearts!  How can you make a Valentine card without using any hearts?

 Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

is offering 2 images of winner's choice

Here is what I came up with.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Dr. Digi - Be Mine Doug
  • Sentiment - Dr. Digi - Be Mine Doug
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Pink Pirouette
  • Designer Paper - CC Designs - Smoochie collection.
  • Accessories - Ribbon, heart stick, doily, Silver gel pen
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B12, B21; C1, C3, C5, 67; E50, E51, E53; R81, R83, R85
That's it. I hope you'll come play along with us. You could be the winner of our fabulous prize from Dr. Digi or you could be picked as one of the Top 3!  Just have fun!

 I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - ribbon or lace
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes with A Die Cut
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - Pink and Gray
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love!
The Outlawz Monday Greetings - Every thing is Love with a Sentiment

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Starry Night

Hi my friends.  I hope all are doing well this weekend with weather conditions. We've been going through our 2nd cold snap of the Winter, but it's gradually going to start warming up again into the mid 70's this week. It's been a crazy Winter.  We get 3 day cold spells in between our Spring weather.

I thought that I would get a jump start on my Christmas cards for 2017 so that I don't get down to November and have a crunch time like I did last year trying to get them all done. The card I'm showcasing today I made for a group I"m in on SCS called Challenge Your Stash. There is a challenge posted every month and we are to make our card using our own supplies from our stash and NOT go out and buy anything for it. This month of January it was a color challenge from Barb to only use White, Black, and Silver. At first all I could think of was wedding cards but then I remembered this SU stamp set and I knew it was what I wanted to use.

The picture doesn't really do it justice with the silver embossing. Looks so much better IRL.

Materials Used all from my stash:
  • Image - Stampin Up - The Newborn King stamp set
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - The Newborn King stamp set
  • Cardstock - SU Whisper White, Basic Black, Silver Metallic
  • Accessories - Versamark stamp pad; SU Silver embossing powder; silver metallic ribbon; Spellbinders Nestabilities scallop dies
Pretty simple today and no copic markers were used in this project. :)

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes (twist no sentiment)
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday
The Outlawz Paper a la Mode - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delights - Anything Goes
artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede- - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
CHNC Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Starbucks Kelly

Good morning my friends.  I hope you are having a great weekend. It's a beautiful day here in H Town so welcome after all the rain we have had this past week. Blah!  Not much going on. Petunia is still being a sassy girl and it looks like she may be a permanent fixture in our home. I'm thinking of calling her Zelda! She's such a fierce warrior when we're playing with her bird on a string toy. She doesn't particularly like to be picked up, but neither do my boys, but I think there's hope for her to become a sweet girl.

Well, on to my blogpost. I belong to a group on Splitcoast Stampers called the Creative Card Chicks. We have a monthly challenge where each hostess sends a card kit to the rest of the group.  The kit must include images, dp, and any embellishments you want to add. We can add anything we like from our own stash. This month our hostess was Jeanette (Forest Ranger). I loved her kit and knew what I wanted to do from the start. I think this is the first time EVER that I had my card done way before time to post it. One of our group LOVES Starbucks. She has to have her fix every day in order to keep up with her active brood. So, I called this Starbucks Kelly!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Unity - Dream of Being
  • Sentiment - Unity - Dream of Being
  • Cardstock -Recollections  Kraft and 110# White; Stampin Up Garden Green
  • Designer Paper - Canvas Corp Coffee Stamped on Recollections Kraft
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Gina K Onyx Black
  • Embellishments- A Muse Studio Baker's Twine; green dots from my stash; SU Dimensionals
  • Copic Markeres: B0000; E30, E343, E35; E50, E51, E53; E57; G21, G24, G46; R30
That's it. I hope you'll come back again. 2017 is going to be a fun filled, busy year.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Imagine That! Creative Playground - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
artbymiran - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes
Morgan's ARt World - Anything Goes

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Penguin Friends

Hello my friends and Happy New Year's Eve!  I can't believe it's the end of 2016. The year has really flown by, but I'm not sad to see if pass. It's been quite a year. I'm ending the year with an adorable kitten that I am trying to find a home for. Her mom is one of my outside cats that I have not been able to trap yet in order to have her spayed. I will be attempting that again this weekend.

It's time now to get on with the business at hand with a new post for Creatalicious. Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with the Optional New Year's/Wishes.

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Paper Shelter - Penguin Friends
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Bashful Blue; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Juniper Berry Collection
  • Accessories - 1 3/8" round punch; 1 1/2" round punch; lace and rick rack from my stash
  • Copic Markers: B0000, B000, B00, B14, B60; E42, E44, E47; E50, E51, E53; C2, C3, C7; R01, R35, R45, R59; Y17, Y19, Y38, Y26
 I found this saying in a Vellum stack that I've been hoarding.  It's from the DCWV Summer collection which I'm sure is not available anymore, but I thought the saying was very appropriate for this card and a good thought to start off 2017.

I hope you'll hop on over to the Creatalicious Challenge and join in the fun. The theme is optional so it's always Anything Goes. The twist is up to you whether you want to use it or not.  You could be the winner of this awesome prize from our sponsor or chosen as one of the Top 3.  Good luck!

Prize - $15 Gift Certificate

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Creatalicious #104 - Merry and Bright

Hello my friends.  Has November been as busy for you as it has been for me? I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I've done some traveling this month. First I went out to Tempe Arizona for a 4-day Boot Camp with Jennifer Dove.  What a fabulous time. I'll have to post some pictures of what we did and some of the people that I met. It was very intense - 4 days of coloring and learning new techniques and brushing up on the old ones. I was home for a week and then fly out to California to spend Thanksgiving with my oldest daughter and most of her family. The trip was nice and uneventful with lots and lots of food.

Luckily I did find time to work on my card for this month's Creatalicious Challenge.  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with Optional Traditional Christmas Colors. Easy, peasy. I hope you play along with us.  Here is the card that I created.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Elfie Elizabeth by Art by Miran
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up, Lots of Joy
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Gold Metallic and Mossy Meadow
  • Designer Paper - Carta Bella - Have a Merry Christmas collection.
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Accessories - Flower by Prima; brad and ribbon from my stash, doily die; circle punch; Stampin Up scallop punch; Liquid Pearls white; Stickles yellow
  • Copic Markers - B000; E000, E01, E04; E11, E25, E27, E35; G21, G24, G94; R22, R24, R35, R46; Y08, Y15, Y18, Y19.
 Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

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I hope that you'll come and join in the fun and get working on those Christmas cards. You could be the winner of a fabulous prize from our sponsor or you could be chosen as one of the Top 3!  Good luck to all.