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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Happy Day - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello, my friends. Good Tuesday morning. I hope things are going well with you. Weather here in H Town is starting to warm up. That brings the bad air quality so people are cautioned about being outside for too long. I don't get along with the heat very well, so I'm happy to stay indoors with the A/C.

Today I have a card to share with you for the SCS Creative Card Chicks monthly stamping group. This group has been around for a long time. We are down to only six members now, but we're still enthusiastic about card making and love to see what we get every month. The way it works is that we have a hostess each month. For the first six months, the hostess will send out a card kit to the other five members. For the second, six month, the hostess can either send a card kit or post a challenge and the members will use their own stamps and supplies to make their card. Either way, it's a lot of fun. This is our first month of our new season. It's been so many years I've lost track of how long we have been doing this.

For this month of May, Suzy (SuzyS1104) is our hostess and she sent a fun card kit for everyone. When making our card we are to use the items sent in the kit and only use the cardstock in our stash for the base and any mats we may need. 

 Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up - Cherish Friendship
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Bloomin' Marvelous
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Pure Poppy
  • Designer Paper - Simple Stories - Summer Farmhouse
  • Accessories -  Joanne's Candy Dots, Stampin Up oval punch and scallop oval punch; stitched die, banner die; Dollar Tree - Twine
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E00, E23, E25; G21, G24; R14, R29

 That's it for today. Thanks Suzy for a fun kit. There is still plenty more to play with that I haven't used yet.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Spring Daffodils

 Hello, my friends. Happy weekend. It's been good weather today, but it looks like we'll get some stormy weather later tonight and a rainy week coming up. 

I have a card to share with you. This is for Pattie's Creations challenge. It's always Anything Goes at Pattie's Creations, but we also have the theme of Flowers. My younger brother passed away this past January and one of his favorite flowers was the daffodil. I chose this image to use for my card.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Pattie's Creations - Potted Spring Daffodils
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Spring Sentiments
  • Card stock - Stampin Up - Cucumber Crush; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Remarkable collection
  • Accessories - Nestabilities classic oval die; bling from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E95, E97, E99; G21, G24; Y13, Y15, Y18

That's all for today. I hope you'll pop on over to Pattie's Creations and see what the rest of the design team has created and go ahead and join in the fun.  Pattie does have a freebie image that you can use on your card since you must have a stamped or digital image on your card. There will be two winners per challenge with each winner receiving 2 images ($3.00 maximum per image) from Pattie's Etsy Store (sets are excluded). There will be a random winner from entries who used a Pattie's Creations image, and the other random winner can use ANY digital or stamped image. Good luck.

Friday, April 28, 2023

Balloons Gretel - CYS

 Hello, welcome back. TGIF! I hope you're having a great day. It's sunny and warm here today after starting out chilly and raining. Today is the 28th of the month and so it's time to share my card for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on SCS. This is a monthly stamping group where we have a hostess who picks the theme for the month. Then all the members make a card for the theme using only the supplies they already have in their stash. No new products are to be purchased to make your card. This month our hostess is Tracy (taclary) and her theme was ~~this is my pre-birthday month, so let's make a card with balloons! Here is my card.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Swiss Pixies - Birthday Gretel
  • Sentiment - Art Impressions - Chocolate Therapy
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Bordering Blue; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Carta Bella - Let's Celebrate
  • Accessories - gold sequins; foam squares
  • Copic Markers - B21, B23; E00, E01, E11; E30, E31, E33, E35; E25, E27, E57; R14, R17, R29; Y15, Y19; 0
 That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Christmas with LOTV

 Hi, my friends and welcome back. It's Wednesday today. I was able to get my classwork done early so I have some free time to blog some cards and then spend some time in my craft room. Yay!

I have three Christmas cards to share. These are easy because I just have to pick a layout to use. The images are from Lili of the Valley and are pre-printed. They do not have a website anymore, but I believe you can purchase digital images on Etsy. ( I just love their cute images. I did check out the site and these three images are available in digital format if you want to try your hand at coloring them. I used a few die cuts and some metallic thread to dress them up a bit.

 This first one is called Bringing Gifts. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant, Sentiments of a Yeti. The card base and matting is Stampin Up Real Red. The Designer Paper is Carta Bella, Have A Merry Christmas.

This second one is Christmas Candle

This one is called Little Bears Christmas Tree. The card base and matting for this one is Stampin Up Chocolate Chip. I neglected to write down where the sentiment came from.

Precolored images are a lot of fun to work with. I've used a few of the LOTV rubber stamps in the past. Right now I have lots of these to work with.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Flowers Feed the Soul

 Hello my friends. It seems like forever since I have posted anything here. Classes have resumed so I'm busy with that and also my genealogy research side jobs. Life is good. 

I do have a card to share with you today. I'm really late getting this posted. It is for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge over on SCS. Things were a little different this month and will be for the next year to come. For this year in April we did not receive a card kit from the hostess, Sue (stampinspooky). Instead we were to use our own stamps and other supplies to make a card for Spring! and using lots of spring flowers and colors. I was loving our nice spring weather until it turned colder and nasty on Sunday. It is starting to warm up again and I hope it continues to do so. 

So here is my card. It was pretty simple except for fussy cutting the flower images. I love flower stamps, but wanted to use something that I've had in my stash for awhile that I have never used, so this was it.

Materials Used:

  • Images - Stampin Up - Flowering Fields
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Spring Sentiments
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Apricot Appeal
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny
  • Copic Markers - E23; R21; Y13, Y15, Y19; YG11, YG13; YR21, YR23, YR24

That's all for today. Hopefully I'll find some time to post some other cards that I've been finding a little time to put together. I've been using some Christmas images that are pre-colored from Lili of the Valley. 

 Have a fabulous week.

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Dragonflies Fly

 Hello, my friends. Happy Easter weekend. Sorry I am a day late in getting this card posted for Pattie's Creations. Remember that you must always use a stamped or digital image on your card. It does not have to be a Pattie's Creations image and Pattie always has a freebie image you can use on the challenge page. This month we are using Butterflies or Dragonflies or you can use Anything Goes. We love to see whatever you create. The challenge will go through May 3 so plenty of time to get your cards in - a limit of three cards per person.

Here is my card.

Sorry, but I didn't write down the company for the sentiment. It was all pretty simple to put together. I did color the image with my Copic markers - B0000, B000; E23, E25; N3; V01, V04, V12; YG61 and YGY63.

I hope you will pop on over to see what the rest of the design team has created and we would love to see your creations. Have a wonderful Easter.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Butterfly Kisses

 Hello my friends, I hope you're having a great week so far. I know there is a lot of unrest around the country and the world but hopefully we can all take some time to share some kindness and love. I'm hoping that Spring is finally on the way.

Today I have a card to share for the SCS Challenge Your Stash challenge. This is a monthly challenge where there is a hostess each month who picks the theme for the month and the rest of the group will make a card using only stamps and supplies from their stash. No new items are to be purchased to make our cards. This group has been going since 2017. This month our hostess is Sue (stampinspooky). Here challenge is Make a Black & White card with a silver embellishment, which could be silver paper, sequins, ribbons, etc.

Here is the card I created.

Materials Used:

  • Image - The Cat's Meow - Butterfly Kisses
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Silver Metallic; Whisper White
  • Designer Paper -  Graphic 45 - Patterns and Solids
  • Accessories  - silver pearls

That's it for today - No Copics or coloring. This was pretty easy once I picked out the stamp for my image. Now on to more creating.