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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Little Chickadee Marci - IAS

Hello again my friends. Happy Sunday.  It's a chilly one here today. I moved to Texas thinking it was going to be nice and warm and pleasant all the time, but not so! It does get cold down here. All that Arctic air comes sweeping down the plains right to Texas!

Today I have a card I did for International Art & Soul. They are so good about not pushing me to get a card made for every challenge. I'm just so happy when I can break free of school work long enough to get one done. This is actually a kit I bought from Heather's Hobbie Haven awhile back and just now having the chance to put it together. The kit actually included all of the pieces that I needed. The theme for this challenge was to Add Some Sparkle. This is a shaker card so there are sequins and stars that sparkle in the shaker and I also added some sparkle to the trees and lamp post.

  • Image - La-La Land Crafts - Little Chickadee Marci
  • Sentiment - same
  • Cardstock - Marshmallow; kraft; Neenah Solar White 80#
  • Designer Paper - Simple Stories - Blizzard, Snow Cute, Silver White Winter, Wonderland
  • Accessories - mixed sequins and glitter; La-La Land Crafts Dies: Double Stitched Circles, Three Christmas Trees, and Lamp Post
  • Copic Markers: E000, E00, E11, E15, E17, E19, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E39, E47, E59; R05, R17, R20, R29, R30, R32, R35, R39, R89; W6, W8, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99.
That's it for today. Come on by and check out what the rest of the team has created to inspire you to add some sparkle to your life!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Birthday Brian - Creatalicious Final

My last post for the day and a sad one. This is my last post for the Creatalicious Design Team. I've really enjoyed working with Melanie and being a part of this great group. I just felt that I was not giving the group the attention that it deserves with all the time I am needing for school work. Someday maybe I'll get the chance to be on the Team again.

The them for this challenge is Anything Goes + optional use a stencil (which I didn't do).

Materials Used:

  • Image - Dr. Digi - Baking Brian
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Party Parts
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Cool Caribbean
  • Designer Paper - Crate Paper - Confetti Collection
  • Accessories - Recollections flower; round punches; ribbon from my stash; border punch
  • Copic Markers - BG10, BG11, BG15; E000, E01, E31, E34, E37, E43, E44, E50, E51, E53; W0, W3, W5, W8; Y18, Wink of Stella - silver; silver gel pen
I hope that you will pop on over to the Creatalicious Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Team has created for your inspiration. There is a design team call for three new members so if you love to create, give it a go. They are a great group.


Grateful - CCC Monthly Challenge

Hi again. I'm here again today with another new card to share. I did say I was catching up. It's a good day to be in the house. Days like this I would like to be a polar bear so I could just hibernate until it got warm again. At least I'm only a little late for this card. This one was done for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month the hostess sends all the other members a kit with images, sentiments, designer papers and/or embellishments to go with it and we all make a card or two or three - however many you can or care to do that month. I'm usually lucky to get one done.  For November, our hostess was Suzy and she sent all this and more for our cards. I chose to make it an Autumn theme with the falling leaves.

The stamp set and image are from Always Thankful stamped on Recollections #110. The designer paper is Peach Brush Strokes and brown burlap ribbon.

Copic Markers: E0000; E31, E34, E35, E93, E99; G21; Y11, Y18, Y19; YR00, YR01, YR04; W1, W3, W5, W7

That's it for this one. Hope you have a great day!

Happay Haunting - CYS - October

I can't believe how far behind I am on getting my cards posted. School work has completely taken over my life. It's been hard and busy every minute. I have craft supplies in boxes I haven't even opened yet and trying to get a grip on getting my Christmas cards done. Thank goodness for grocery delivery service. For now, catching up on cards that I made but never got posted.

This card required minimum stamping at all. I just stamped the gaiters. Then just use the die cuts to cut out the pieces and then put them together. This is a set from Stamplistic. I've had this for awhile but hadn't had the time to play with it. I got the stamp set, single die for the whole thing, and then individual dies for each part. It has a lot of versatility. You can use for Halloween or use to make an elf for Christmas.

This card for for the Challenge Your Stash group I belong to on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month one of the group chooses a theme and everyone makes a card for that theme. Suzy was our hostess in October and her theme was - well - Halloween of course! This was supposed to be posted back in October, but life got in the way.

Papers, cardstock, bling, stickers - all from my stash.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Flora - Happy Halloween - Creatalicious #150

Hi my friends, Happy Sunday. I'm only about 4 days late getting this posted. It's been quite a week. This past week was MidTerms so very busy with school work.

It's time for a new challenge over at Creatalicious and the theme is Anything Goes with the optional wet or dry embossing.
My image is Flora Button from our sponsor Little Blue Button Stamps.

Prize  -  $10 voucher

I hope that you will come on over and join us. You could be the winner of this prize or picked as one of the Top 3. Have fun!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Paisley

Good morning. It's been a mixed bag of emotions this week. It started off with my having to have Paisley euthanized on Monday. She had been dealing with pancreatitis for some time but had been getting along well with no problem with her appetite, but it was only a matter of time. That time came on Sunday evening/Monday. She had her own room and when I went into feed her Monday morning I didn't see her. It's a small room so she couldn't go very far. I looked around and found her curled up under the large food storage shelving unit I have in there. I knew then that it was time to let her go. She was just two months shy of her 19th birthday, the oldest cat I've ever had. She's now been reunited with her brother Chancey and her other step-siblings that have gone before. She was one of  so many rescues that I've had. A Russian Blue and so beautiful, sweet, and loving. She is missed every day. I still find it hard to believe that she's not in her room whenever I go by or have to go in there for something. Rest in Peace, my beauty.

The good part of the week is that my Monarch butterflies have finally returned. I've been looking at my Milkweed almost daily and seeing nothing and then yesterday, I started counting little caterpillars. I had to go back to the nursery to get more plants because there were so many caterpillars (about 60 or more). I knew they would eat up those original plants in no time at all and would need some backup food. I think the summer was too hot for them and they made their way farther north. Now they are on the south route back to Mexico for the winter.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sparkle and Shine - IAS # 43

Hi friends. Happy Sunday. At least I hope it is where you are. We are to have some nice weather today after days and days of rain. I'm tired of it. Also, our weather is starting to cool off. I'm so not ready for the cold yet.

Since Glynda had her bladder stones, she has been on a different diet. I had five large bags of Kit & Kaboodle stored in my garage. I like to have food storage for my kitties too. The outside kitties all have to be on the same diet as Glynda so I needed to get rid of that extra food. This morning after my hair trim appointment I went by Friends For Life, a no-kill animal shelter and took them all the bags of food. They were very appreciative. I support them on a monthly basis because if anything happens to me, that's where I want my kitties to go to find loving new homes.

I do have a card to share today. This is one that I created at the CKC Convention back in August. It is from Stamplistic. I love their stamps.  This one is called Love Is Love and to make this card, we cut off the outside circle with the words in it.

They are made so you can use the stamp by itself or you can use the all-in-one die and cut it out with that, or you can use their layered die cuts where each piece of the stamp has it's one die so you can layer it all up.

 For this one, the green and purple sparkle are solid colors and then the black lace are die cuts. Those are real Swarovski crystals layered on top.

For this challenge at International Art & Soul, the theme was NOT CAS - Layer It Up! I hope you'll pop on over to see what the rest of the Design Team has created and we would LOVE to see what you create.