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Sunday, September 3, 2023

Jelly Boots - Pattie's Creations


 Hello my friends. Happy Sunday. I can't believe it's September already. We're told though that we will still be having higher temps and drier days. We are supposed to have some scattered showers tomorrow so perhaps we'll get some rain. 

I'm just a little late with this card for Pattie's Creations. I should have posted it on Friday since it is the first Friday of the month. The theme for this month is School Days or as always, Anything Goes. The Jelly Boots and Umbrella reminded me of my school days walking to school, rain or shine. Back in the day, we lived close enough to the school that we didn't get a bus ride, but it was still a pretty good hike. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Pattie's Creations - Jelly Boots and Umbrella
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Spring Sayings
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Marina Mist; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Kaiser Kraft - Paradise
  • Accessories - Gold metallic twine; bling drops
  • Copic Markers - BG000, BG01, BG02; E08, E13, E23

I hope you'll take the time to pop on over to Pattie's Creations challenge and see what the rest of the design team has created. You might even want to join in the fun. There is always a random winner and also a winner if you use one of Pattie's Creations images. You could win two images from her Etsy shop. Remember, you must use a stamped or digital image on your card. Pattie always includes a freebie on the website that you can use for your card. Have fun.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Feeling Better - Challenge Your Stash

 Good morning, my friends. I do hope you are not in the way of any of the stormy weather that is hitting our country right now. For those in the path of Idelia, I send up prayers that you will be safe and no harm will come to you or your family. 

I'm a little late in getting my card posted for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on SCS for August. We are to post on the 28th of each month, but life was busy and I was late getting my card done. Each month we have a hostess who picks the theme for the month. Then we all make our card with that theme in mind and using only items we have in our stash - nothing new is to be purchased to make our card. I never have a problem with that with all the inventory I have in my stash. I did use a stamp that I've had for a long time, but have not used before. It's from Whiff of Joy stamp company which went out of business back in 2015. I was sorry to see them go. The theme for the month of August was chosen by Lorraine (smhtwin on SCS). Her theme is "Here's what's cooking." Make a card that has a stamped image or cooking/kitchen-theme DP of anything you would find in a kitchen: food, pots and pans, oven mitts, blender, drinking glasses, etc.

 Materials Used:

  • Image - WOJ - Feeling Better in the Morning
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Ribbon Messages
  • Card Stock - Stampin Up - Real Red
  • Designer Paper - Simple Stories - Summer
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Ribbon (SU?), sequins
  • Copic Markers - B000, B01, E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, E25; G000, G00; R14, R17; Y23, Y26

That's all for today. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Stay safe.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Friendly Characters - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday. It's still very HOT and steamy down here in H Town. Unfortunately we did not get any of the rain from Tropical Storm Harold. It was all south of us. Everything is just drying up. I've been using my sprinkler system since it's been so hot, but even so, that doesn't really do it. We need a good rain. Also, this morning they announced a voluntary cut back on water usage here. I hate to go outside. I feel so sorry for my poor outside kitties who have to live in this, but they do have the patio and many places to get out of the sun and find some shade. They seem to be holding up very well. 

I'm a little bit late getting my cards posted for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. It's been a busy week so far. Each month we have a hostess who sends out a card kit for the rest to use to make at least one card to share. This month it was my turn to be the hostess and I chose to use the Inkadinkadoo stamp kit - Friendly Characters. They are fun images for kids or adults. I'm including both of my cards here.

I used Stampin Up Soft Sky card stock and SU Afternoon Picnic designer paper. The ribbons, bling, and doily are from my stash. I used only a couple of Copic Markrs to color the images -  B0000; E30, E31, E32.

That's it for today. Stay cool.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Beach Time - Pattie's Creations

 Hi everyone. I am really late to this party. It has been a really busy couple of weeks and I just haven't had time to get this card posted. There have been doctor appointments and tests and then I was helping with our women's church group make greeting cards to hand out to all the youth in our Ward before they went back to school this week. They were just fun cards of encouragement to have a good school year. We had a great turnout of ladies that came to help. 

For Pattie's Creations this month, the theme was Beach/Under the Sea or Anything Goes. I chose to make my card using the theme of Beach. I do miss the beach. I haven't been there is many, many years. I remember years ago I would drive down to Galveston (about an hour's drive) early on a Saturday morning; stay a few hours while the weather was cool; and then come on home when the beaches started filling up with people. For this card, I would just have to put myself in the picture.


  • Image - Pattie's Creations - Beach Time
  • Sentiment - Jillibean
  • Cardstock - XPress It Blending Card
  • Accessories - bling from stash; Stampendous embossing powder - Sand and Blue
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BG0000, BG01; E30, E31; G02, G03; R11, R17; Y15, Y19

That's all for this card. I hope you will pop on over to Pattie's Creations and see what the rest of the design team has created.  Have some fun and join in using your creative skills. We would love to see what you create. You must always use a digital or stamped image on your card. Pattie also includes a freebie on her site each month for you to download and use.

Friday, July 28, 2023

Free - Challenge Your Stash

 Well, I'm back again today with one more card to share with you.  This one is for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on SCS. Each month we have a hostess who chooses a theme for us and then we all make a card using our own stash of supplies - nothing new is to be purchased in order to make our card. I never have a problem with that since my craft room is full of supplies that I even forget that I have. 

 Our theme for this month was chosen by Pansy which is "Feeling Free." We were able to interpret this any way we wanted. This month I wanted to use a stamp set that I haven't used before. For a number of years I was an avid raiser of Monarch butterflies. To me they are the epitome of freedom. Their whole life cycle is fascinating to watch and then see them as they fly off after emerging from their chrysalis to freedom is just amazing. I wasn't really very happy with the way this stamp set stamped the images. They were not real clear and concise, but I went ahead and used them anyway. Sad because I may not use this set again.

Materials used:

  • Image - I believe this came from one of my stamping magazines.
  • Sentiment - Same 
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pale Plum; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Kioshi
  • Copic Markers - G21, G24; N4; V12, V15; Y19; YG01; YR65, YR68

 This is it for today. I'll be back soon to share more with you.

Wonderful - CCC June

 Hi I'm back again today playing catch up for Creative Card Chicks for the June challenge. The images Terry sent were so cute that I didn't want to pass them up. Poor Terry. She ended up sending me this kit three times because the first two have gotten lost out in who knows where. Somehow they have never shown up at my house. Lucky for me, third time was a charm and I got her cute kit.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Penny Black, Wonderful
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Spring Sentiments
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - SU Bordering Blue; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Echo Park, Smell the Flowers; In Full Bloom
  • Copic Markers - B0000, E25, E31, E35; E40, E42; G21, G24; R85; Y13, Y15

Great! All caught up.  Thanks Terry for the cute, fun kit. I still have some supplies to put to use.

Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams - CCC July

 Hello, my friends. Gosh, it's been awhile since I've posted a card for Creative Card Chicks. I missed June, but I plan to catch up on that one. This post is for the July challenge which we received from Sue (stampinspooky). Sue sent us the card kit with all the supplies except for the cardstock used for the base and mats. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up - Sailing Home
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - High Tide
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Midnight Muse
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Come Sail Away
  • Accessories - SU - Real Red Ribbon; anchor - Sue's stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B24; E0000, E11, E40

Thanks for the fun kit, Sue. I still have some supplies left that I need to use up on more cards.