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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunflower Scene - IAS #58

Good morning. Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely ladies. You don't have to have children to be a mother. You could be an aunt, a good friend, a teacher, a fur baby mom. We are all moms in some way. We all touch the lives of other people hopefully for the good. Being a woman is a blessing. I will be spending some time with my youngest daughter and her family later today.

Right now I have a card to share with you. This is from another kit I received from the Card Shower Swap group that I got in January. I received this one from Heather (JadeOnline). The theme for the challenge on International Art & Soul this fortnight is Ecology/Conservation. I thought the farm theme and sunflowers were perfect for this. I think the card could be used for just about any occasion.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampendous - Sunflower Scene
  • Sentiment - Sunflower Scene
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Hello Honey; Staples 110#
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - English Garden
  • Accessories - Prima Flowers and brads from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000; E13, E17, E18; G21, G24, G28; Y13, Y15, Y18; YG61, YG63, YG67; T5, T6, T7
 That's it for now. I hope you will come visit IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team has for your inspiration. They are truly amazing. Come join in the fun. You could be picked as the Winner or one of the Top 3.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Have Fun on Your Break! CYS April

Hello again on this beautiful Sunday. I do have another card to share with you today. This one is for the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS. Each month the hostess gives us a theme and we each create our own card to follow that theme. We are only to use things that are in our stash and not go out and buy anything new. For April our hostess is Jen (Jennifrann on SCS) and she wanted us to use "orange and buttons."  I was lucky again because I got this cute kit from Lori back in January in the Card Shower group on SCS.

I wastn't sure at first what I would do with this card since all my grands are done with school for now. Yes, three graduations from college this year!!! But my youngest daughter is in college the same as me, so I thought I'd save it and send it to her when Summer Break comes up in July.

Materials Used
  •  Image  Simon Says Stamp - School Bus Friendly Frolic
  • Sentiment Simon Says Stamp - School Bus Messages
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Groovy Guava
  • Designer Paper - School Rules
  • Accessories - Crystal Effects; Stampin Up - Button - Sycamore Street Collection
  • Copic Markers - Y15, Y18, Y19; W3, W5, W7, W8

Happy Birthday - IAS #57

Good morning and Happy Sunday! It's a beautiful day in H Town. Sorry about those of you that are having snow. My butterflies are doing well. I have five in my hutch that are ready to emerge and have already released six that were outside the hutch.  Everyday I find a few more lurking in the garden and I transplant them into the hutch for safety. I have not see any wasps around yet, but have been plagues with slugs so I'm looking for ways to rid the garden of those pests.

Today I have a card I made back last year that I have never blogged and it was perfect for the International Art and Soul challenge for this fortnight for Birthdays!

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Lili of the Valley - Presents
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Happiest Birthday Wishes
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Raspberrry Ripple and Glimmer Paper
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Picture Perfect Party
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - sequins; ribbon from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B12, B14; C00, C1, C3, C5; E000, E00, E34, E35, E37; G40, G43; RV17, RV19; Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38
 I hope you will pop on over to IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team has created. These ladies are fabulous. Join in the fun. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

With Sympathy - Creative Card Chicks

Hello my friends.  Happy Easter. I hope you are all enjoying your day. It was a beautiful one here. Couldn't have asked for it to be any better. After attending church, spent time with my extended family. Always love getting together with them. I didn't think I ate too much, but I'm still feeling full. My sis made a mincemeat pie which I could not pass up!

I do have a card to share with you today. This is for the SCS Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. Our hostess this month was ScrappinCEO. She sent us a kit with this pretty flower image. I love flowers. And she sent a butterfly. You kow I love butterflies too almost as much as I love flowers. BTW, so far I have had 4 Monarch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis. I have my new hutch up and have at least a dozen chrysalises in there. 

 This image came from Cardmaking & Papercrafting issue #168 designed by Jenny Ellory.  The paper is Stampin Up Share What You Love. I used SU Real Rust for the base of the card and the embossed strip is SU Pear Pizzazz. The butterfly is punched using a Martha Stewart punch.

 Here is the inside of my card. The sentiment is from the Cardmaking & Papercrafting #165 and the enamel dot is from Recollections.

The Copic markers I used were E02, E04, E07; G21, G24; R22, R24, R27; T10; Y08, Y15, AND Y18.

That's all for today. Have a great week.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter Egg Tree - IAS #56

Good morning and Happy Sunday. We have been having some beautiful weather. I was actually able to work outside yesterday digging up clover from my flower beds so I could get Spring planting done. It took most of the day with time outs to east the knees and back.. I was going to have the lawn guy do it, but decided I didn't want to wait; I'd rather have him come and do the planting which he will do on Tuesday. Not to be fooled, our temps are down in the high 40's this morning!!! Feels like 44*.

The days are flying by. I'm just a little late getting my post up for International Art & Soul this fortnight. Thank you to Hazel for reminding me. For my card, I used another Card Shower kit that I received back in January from our Hostess Heather. It was a fun kit. I did put on it Happy Spring since I had just made an Easter card. Hopefully it will feel like Spring next Sunday when it is Easter.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Your Next Stamp, Easter Egg Tree
  • Sentiment - ?
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Kiwi Kiss
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up English Garden
  • Accessories - Ribbon, circle punch, Stampin Up scallop punch
  • Copic Markers B00, E04, E07, E21, E23; BG23; G21, G242; V25, Y19, and YR68
 That's it for today. I hope you will stop on by and see what the rest of the design team has created and you may want to play along with us. You could be one of the Top 3 or the winner to add our widget to your blog. Have a great week!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Happy Easter - Challenge Your Stash/Card Shower

Hi my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope all is well where you are. We had predicted severe thunderstorms this weekend.  Wellllllll. . . we did have a thunderstorm this afternoon with lots of rain, but no way near severe. It may have hit somewhere else in the viewing area, but glad it wasn't here. I was able to get everything done that I needed to do - including finishing up my school semester!!!!!! Yeah!!!!! Finished up my final exam yesterday afternoon. So far I have an A in both classes. Now a two week break before the start of semester 3.

Today I have a card with a two-fold purpose. First of all, I made this for the SCS Challenge Your Stash challenge. This month the hostess is Barbara (bejoyce). Our challenge was to make a card with a bunny on it or any animal if we didn't have a bunny.

I belong to another SCS swap group - Card Shower Challenge. Each month there is one hostess who is the recipient of card kits from the rest of the group. I was the recipient in January and this is one of the kits that I got from Angie. The image is from Penny Black, sentiment from Stampa Rosa. The butterflies are from Jesse James and ribbons from her stash. The designer paper is My Mind's eye Memorable collection. I used Copic Markers for coloring - G21, R01, R81, R83, R85; T10; W0, W2, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y18.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Tea Time - Monthly Challenge

Hello, I'm back again with my second card for the day. This is one I made for the SCS Monthly Challenge Creative Card Chicks swap. Each month the hostess sends out card kits to all the other members and we make a card from what she sends. This month the hostess was Roxie (morgainegeiser). I chose to use a beautiful die she sent of the teapot with flowers on it. It is a little busy, but I thought to interrupt all the flowers with a dark outline of the teapot with the Night of Navy cardstock she included.

The image and sentiment are from Tea Together cut with Tea Time Framelits die. The pattern paper is Share What You Love and the cardstock is Night of Navy.  I did pull out a small doily to use behind the die to also break up all the flowers. That's all for today. I have one more card, but I think it will wait until tomorrow.