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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Exotic Enchantment - CK #65

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you are all enjoying yourselves on this lovely day. I have so much to be grateful for, but most importantly for my very life and His abundant Grace. I will be gathering with my sister and our family members later today, but we will be missing one of the family. My sister's husband passed through to the other side of the veil early Monday morning.  He had been sick in the hospital for only a week and we thought that he was improving, but then took a turn for the worse and they had to put him on continuous dialysis knowing that he might not make it. Then I got that dreaded phone call at 12:20 am. Monday telling me that he was gone. We will have the viewing on Friday evening and the service/burial on Saturday, but meantime we are celebrating all that we are thankful for and for all the years that Frank was part of the family. He was a very kind, decent, generous man who went around quietly doing good for others.  He will be missed by many.

Sorry, I don't want to get all sad and mopey, because that's not what any life is about. We celebrate life whether here or in the hereafter. That's exactly how Frank would have wanted it. So on to my card for this week's Creative Knockouts challenge. Our theme is All That Glitters, so don't forget to add some sparkley stuff to your card this week.

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Paper Shelter - Exotic Enchantment
  • Sentiment - 
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stamping Up, Cool Carribean
  • Designer Paper - Stampin up - All is Calm
  • Accessories - Flower (my stash); Ribbon (my stash); Doily Die; Nestabilities Blossom Die; Bling (my stash); Stickles - Baby Blue; Stampin Up - small label punch; 
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; BG10, BG11; E11, E21, E50; R81; Y00, Y21, Y28
Our fabulous sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter. They have some fabulous items in the store. You must go check it out. Then stop over at Creative Knockouts and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.  Can't wait to see what you do.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Scarecrow and Friends - CCC #75

Hi my friends and Happy Tuesday!  Enjoying the cold weather????  Brrr. . . .  I distinctly remember the weatherman saying that we weren't going to have an Arctic Vortex this winter.  Ha!  He lied.  :)  Home from Southern California and it wasn't much warmer there.

It's time to get on with the business at hand - This fortnight our theme for Creative Card Crew is Stripes!  Use any form of stripes on your card.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.  Here's my card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - QKR Stampede - Scarecrow and Friends
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up -
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Wild Wasabi and Crushed Curry; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up
  • Accessories - Corner Die; Twine
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B37M B41, B45; E13, E15 E18; E23, E25, E27; E40, E41; E70, E71; YG11, YG03; Y15, Y18, Y19, Y28, and Y32
We have two fabulous sponsors -

Prize: $10 Gift Voucher
Prize: 5 Digi Images
Hop on over to the Creative Card Crew challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you and then get inky and join us.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes/Stash (Twine)
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - 2 or More Papers
Cuttin and Stampin Challenges - Thanksgiving
Die Cuttin Divas - Thanksgiving with a Die Cut
Inky Chicks - Down on the Farm
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Use a Digi
Craft Your Passion - Pumpkins or Turkeys 
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Add a Sentiment
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Ribbon or Twine
Great Impressions - Thankful Thoughts
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - I'm Thankful for - 
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Cut it Up - Let's Talk Turkey
Simply Create Too - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Friday Outlawz Challenge  - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Pilgrims, Indians,Turkeys, or Scarecrows

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Strawhat - OSAAT #224

Hi my friends.  I hope everyone is doing well.  I'm still in southern California visiting with my daughter and family.  I've seen the play twice and enjoyed it more last night since I wasn't as tired as I was on Wednesday night after an early wake up and a long day of traveling. We'll be going again tonight, but unfortunately my son-in-law won't be here with us.  His grandmother (90 yo) suffered a stroke on Wednesday so he flew home to be with his family at her bedside.  Prayers for them will be appreciated.  She has requested nothing to keep her alive so it's only a matter of time until she passes.  She is ready to go, but will be greatly missed by all of the family.

With Thanksgiving coming upon us soon, it is a time to reflect on all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us by a loving Heavenly Father and to give thanks for all that we have.  Our theme this week for One Stitch at a Time is Anything Goes With Thanks.  Here is my card.

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Stitchy Stamps - Strawhat
  • Sentiment -Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Really Rust; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Digital Paper from Panda Bear Designs
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Really Rust
  • Accessories - Cricut Cartridge - Elegant Edges; 1" circle punch; bling and ribbon from my stash
  • Copic markers - E09, E25, E27, E29, E31, E33, E44, E47, E49; E50, E51, E53; R46; Y08, Y18, Y19, Y32, Y35;YG67, YR12, YR14
Our wonderful sponsor this week is our own Stitchy Bear Designs and you could be the winner of the November prize pack -
 Can't wait to see what you create.  Hop on over to the OSAAT challenge blog and check out the rest of the design team creations.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving with Stella - CK #63

Hi friends!  Happy Thursday. I'm coming to you from sunny California!  It's a little warmer here than it is back home in H Town. Came here to see my grand daughter in her Senior High School play - The Government Inspector  Great spoof!  The kids all did a fantastic job. We will be going back to see it again and maybe again!  Her dad is out of town right now, so we'll see it Saturday night when he gets back home.

It's time for another challenge from Creative Knockouts. Our theme this week is Banners.  Use a banner on your card.  Here's mine.

Materials Used:

  • Image -  Bugaboo - Stella Thanksgiving
  • Sentiment - Bugaboo - Stella Thanksgiving
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Crushed Curry
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up 
  • Accessories - Spellbinders - leaf die; Stampin Up Oval punch, Scallop Oval punches; Ribbon - Stampin Up
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B01; C1, C3, C5; E03, E04, E17; E23, E25, E27, E29; E40, E41; E50, E51, E53; R00; Y06, Y13, Y18, YG11, YG61, YG63
Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo . They have some great images.  Check them out.  Then come on over and play with us this week. 

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - Any Holiday
DL Art - Anything Goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - Hand Color Image
Sassy Studio Designs - Colors of Fall
Fresh Brewed Designs - Fall Colors
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Cuttin' and Stampin' - Thanksgiving
Die Cuttin Divas - Let's Talk Turkey
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes - Add a Ribbon
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational Challenge - Inspirational Image
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Love to Create -Anything Goes
Melonheadz friends - Add a sentiment
My Craft Creations -  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Reindeer Lights - CCC #74

Hi friends and happy Tuesday!  It's starting to get a little chilly down here in H Town.  Time to get the warmer clothes out of the trunk and ready for it.  Not going to turn the furnace on yet though.  I've got a couple of space heaters to take the chill off for now.

It is time though for our next challenge over at Creative Card Crew!  Our theme this time is Christmas Joy!  Time to get started on getting those Christmas cards done.  Here's mine.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Imagine That - Christmas Lights Reindeer
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Deer Friends (retired)
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Real Red
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Joyous collection
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Glorious Green
  • Accessories - Flower and ribbon from my stash; 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches; Nestabilities Die; Stampin Up silver metallic thread; Oriental Traders - tree charm
  • Copic Markers - B14, B34; C0, C10; E02, E23, E25, E27; E04, E99; E40, E41, E42; R27, R37; Y04, Y18; YG05, YG25; YR04, YR07; white gel pen
We have two wonderful sponsors this time:

Prize - Surprise!

 Prize - $10 Gift Voucher

Now it's your turn. Hop on over to the Creative Card Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has prepared for your inspiration.  Get started on those Christmas cards and get your entries in. You could be one of the lucky winners or named as one of the Top 3.  Good luck.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - Use a deer
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Animals
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
ppinkydolls challenge - Anything Goes or Bling
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes with a Sentiment

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Snowflake Butterfly - OSAAT #223

Good morning my friends.  Did you remember to turn your clocks back so you get an extra hour to sleep?  I did, but then I woke up early so totally negated that extra hour.  Good thing though because I forgot to do my blog post last night.  I had a busy day with attending a baby shower and then errands around town and lots of household chores.

This fortnight we are making projects with the theme of Anything Goes With Distressing.   So lets see some of that distressing on those projects - doesn't have to be a card.  Here is my Design Team creation. I used Distress Ink on the edges of my papers and also tore around the edge of the dotted pattern paper.
He looks so happy to welcome that first beautiful snowfall of the year.  I hear some of you may have already been so blessed.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Digi Blessings - Snowflake Butterfly
  • Sentiment - Digi Blessings - Snowflake Butterfly
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Merry Little Christmas
  • Accessories - Snowflake - Petaloo Holiday Dazzlers; Wild Orchid Crafts - Corner filigree, lace and flowers; Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; ribbon from my stash; Nestabilities - classic circle die and lacy circle die; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Weathered Wood; Ivory Liquid Pearls
 Our sponsor for this fortnight is Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet and the prize is the November Prize Pack

Now it's your turn. Hop on over to the One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration.  Then get inky and join in the fun.  Hope to see you there!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girls - Christmas
Animal Friends - It's Cold
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut Christmas Extra - Christmas
Craftyhazelnut Pattern Paper - Pattern Paper
Cute as a Button - Christmas/Winter
Die Cut Divas' - Any Holiday Spirit
Doodle Pantry Digital Image - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft  - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Hi my friends!  First, I want to thank all of you who visited my blog to wish me a Happy Birthday!  It was a great birthday week.  I celebrated every day going out to lunch or dinner and still had a couple lunches left over for this week too.  I do love to eat.  Good think I like to work out too!  ;) 

On the the business at hand - here is the prize again in case you have forgotten what it looked like.
   This consists of: 
  1. October Afternoon 8 x 8 Paper Pad - Witch Hazel
  2. October AFternoon Witch Hazel embellishments
  3. Roll of Halloween ribbon
  4. We R Memory Keepers spider web brads
  5. Studio G Happy Halloween clear stamps 
  6. Jolee's Boutique - spiders and webs stickers
 Lots of fun stuff to play with.

On to picking the winner.  I went through all the comments and made a list as they were entered on my blog of each person who said Happy Birthday and gave each one a number.  Then I used my Random Generator to pick a number.  The number that was picked was No. 12.

I thought I could post the list here, but it won't let me attach it.  :(    I'll just have to announce it without showing the list

The winner of the Birthday Blog Candy for 2014 is BECCA CRUGER!
Congratulations Becca!  I need you to e-mail me your snail mail address so I can get your prize off to you.  Thanks again to everyone for the birthday wishes.  I also appreciate those who became new followers.  I need to come by your blogs and return the favor.  This was fun, and I look forward to having another blog candy giveaway sometime.