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Monday, August 27, 2012

Times Are Tough

Hello friends.  I sure hope that you had a wonderful weekend.  After the housecleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, and cooking, I had a great time with my daughter and family over for dinner on Sunday.  The last couple weeks have been busy with meetings and appointments, so I was happy to finally have time to sit down and do some crafting last night.

I belong to a group on Splitcoaststampers that take part in a Monthly Challenge Swap.  Each month one of the members creates a kit with paper and embellishments and sometimes some images and sends them out to the other members and then we all create one or more cards made with the items sent.  We're always free to add to what is sent if we like.  I'm really behind on getting my cards done, but I was able to work on one last night that came from Beachbound a/k/a Dody.  The twist on this one was that we were supposed to pick out a sketch from SCS Sketches and use it to make our card.  I chose SCS 242 for my card.
So, here is the card that I put together.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Clear Impressions
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - So Sorry
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • DSP - Not sure what collection it's from, but it is Stampin Up.  I really like it.
  • Punch - Martha Stewart Bird
  • Ribbon - Stampin Up
  • Copic Markers:  B0000; B32; Y21, Y32, Y35, Y38; YG03, YG05; W0, W2, W4; 0
The embossing was already on the cardstock so not sure which one it is.

That's it.  It was nice to get inky just for fun for a change.

I'm going to submit this card for the following challenges:
365 Cards - Stripes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Tweet, Tweet
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Favorite Color Combo
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Lots of Layers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Great Impressions - Anything with an Animal
The Oulawz - Sunday Challenge - CAS with an Animal
Sir StampaLot - Take Flight

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I appreciate each one.  Wishing you all a good week.



  1. wonderful job with that sketch, the color scheme works together so well.

  2. I saw this on SCS. Very cute card. I LOVE that little chick. I have this set. It's the very first set I bought...years ago and I NEVER inked it! I just never made a single card all those years ago! My DH even bought me a tiny kit but I never tried. I got addicted last year in May and I have been stamping ever since. I even used that cute bird bath stamp last fall! Your card swap sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. This is very cute Maggie, I like that little bird and your colouring (cute sentiment)! The embossing is a nice touch too and that's a great layout.

  4. Maggie- Your card turned out great. I really like how you used the embossed piece down the side. You always do such a beautiful job!

  5. Maggie I just love this. The colours and layout are just perfect. Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely DigiStamps4Joy digi stamps of your choice to the value of $20 Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

  6. Your card is really great Margaret and I love your colour palette.

    I'm afraid however that it's ineligible for Stampalot challenge as you combined far more challenges than our rules allow (listed top of our blog).

    B x

  7. So fun! I love the image of the bird in the bath and the use of the bird flying! Looks like my backyard! I love that you only embossed one panel! I never heard of that group on SCS..Very fun idea!

  8. Sound like a fun swap! Super cute kit and card. I like that little bird punch!

  9. Such a cute card, love the sunny colours and the fun image.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Beautiful card! Great job with the sketch! Love the color combo! :)

  11. What a fun swap and Dody sent you a beautiful kit to work with! This is just so soft and serene and all around beautiful! Glad you had a nice time with your family - that's always wonderful :)

  12. Maggie, your card is adorable! Love that bird inthe bird bath image!

  13. Maggie, this is so adorable! Love the addition of the bird and the embossing too.

  14. So very cute, thanks for playing along this week with Eureka Stamps;)

  15. What an adorable card. Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  16. Maggie, you did a great job on the card. Love it!

  17. What an adorable card-- I love the embossed panel and the diecut bird! So cute! Thanks for creating with us at Eureka Stamps this week :)

    Eureka Stamps DT

  18. Great colors Maggie! Such a cute little image!

  19. This is a great week.
    I love this entry and your talent is fantastic.
    Good luck this week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  20. Love this card- and the sketch. The embossing is a nice touch too- and love the bird you added. Glad you had a nice visit with your family!

  21. Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge. Beautiful job on your card!

  22. this is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at "Challenges4Everybody".
    Good luck! - Amelia

  23. Cute, and what a refreshing card (pun intended). Many thanks for joining us at 365 Cards.

  24. Super sweet creation! Love the soft colors :) Btw, your kitties are adorable!

    I welcome you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy for our newest challenge - I would enjoy seeing what you come up with!

    Lots of joy,

  25. Fabulous layers on this, Maggie! Love that image. Thanks for joining in our Lots of Layers challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hugz.
    NanaConnie DT

  26. What a great pick-me-up card, Maggie! (I have that SU! paper, too!)

    So glad you were able to join us for the August Challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.

    Hope to see you for September's Challenge - Sentimental Journey!


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