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Friday, September 30, 2022

Autumn Blessing Girl - CYS

 Hello again. Seems I have another card to share today. I'm a little late in posting this one. It's for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. I was supposed to post it on September 28, but when I went to do that I realized I had done a card for the October theme and not for September, so back to the drawing board (or craft table). Each month there is a different hostess and she picks the theme for the month. Then we all make a card according to the theme, but we use items that are in our stash already so no new supplies are used. This month our hostess was Vickie Y and her them was Autumn Leaves.


 Materials Used:

  • Image - Bugaboo - Autumn Blessing Girl
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Painted Harvest
  • Card Stock - Stampin Up - Pumpkin Pie; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Carta Bella - Hello Autumn
  • Accessories  - Die cut leaves; Martha Stewart Leaf Punch
  • Copic Markers - E21, E23, E25; E50, E51; G21, G28; N0; Y13, Y18; YR04, YR07, YR21

This was a fun challenge and easy to put together once I decided on an image to use. Sorry that Bugaboo is no longer in business. She had some great designs and some that you will see from time to time on my blog.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Autumn Colors

Take A Bite

 Hello, my friends. Happy Friday. I hope you are all safe from Hurricane Ian. I have several friends and family down in Florida and, thankfully, they are all safe with no damage to self or property. I know many are not so lucky. Sending up prayers for all in Florida and those still in the pathway. 

I do have a card to share with you today. This one is for the current challenge over at Power Poppy. I've been a fan for a long time and own many clear stamps and digi stamps by Marcy. I've just started actually participating in the monthly challenge over there. I'm also proud that my card for last month was picked as the winner of the challenge and received a $20 gift card to the shop (which I've already used). The theme for this month is to make a card for The Blossom Challenge: Eat Your Fruit and Veggies. You must use one of the Power Poppy stamps featuring fruit or vegetables.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Power Poppy - All Things Apple-
  • Sentiment -Power Poppy - All Things Apple
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Wild Wasabi
  • Designer Paper - October Afternoon - Farm Girl
  • Accessories - Recollections - bling
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E01, E30, E31, E33; E40; G000, G20, G21; N1; R20, R21

That's all for this one. I hope you will hop on over to see what the Design Team has created and join in the fun. You could be the winner.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Power Poppy - Eat Your Fruit and Veggies
 


Sunday, September 25, 2022

Thinking of You - IAS #143

 Good morning my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been pretty good except for a tumble I took when I went to get my car inspected yesterday. There was a heavy plastic reflector on the ground close to where I parked my car which I didn't notice. That is, until my right foot stubbed into it and I went down on my left hand and left knee. I do have a small injury to my left hand, a larger injury to my left knee and also ripped my good black jeans. Also, got a big bruise on my left hip and some muscle aches and pains along my left side. Thankfully, I didn't break anything since my doctors cautious me all the time to be careful so I don't break any bones. So recovering from that. 

I do have a card to share with you today. I seldom have a card that I can use for a sympathy card in a pinch. I think this one would fit the bill. This was made for the International Art & Soul challenge. Each challenge theme is picked by one of the Design Team members. This fortnight's challenge theme is Wood/Trees and was picked by Mimi. This was not too hard to put together and not much coloring done except that I had to color the green and brown of the tree separately before stamping it on paper. Then I fussy cut the tree out and added the sentiment.



Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up - Thoughts and Prayers
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Chocolate Chip, Glorius Green
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Whisper White, Glorius Green
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Carte Postale
  • Accessories - Memory Box grass die

No coloring was done with this card. I hope you will pop on over to IAS and see all the great creations that the rest of the Design Team have recreated to inspire you. While there, join in the fun and let's see your wood/trees designs. Have a great week.


Friday, September 23, 2022

Have a Heavenly Day - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello my friends. I hope you've had a great week and a great weekend to come. I've been rather busy the last two weeks. Classes have started again so they have been keeping me very busy - Business Applications (Excel) and Intro to Humanities. So far I've been doing very well.

I have a card to share with you today. It is for Creative Card Chicks challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month there is a hostess who sends out a card kit to all the other members and everyone makes up at least one card just from the items that are sent out to them. This month, I was the hostess to send out the kit. It used colors that I don't normally use, so I hope everyone enjoyed playing with the images and embellishments I sent.

Materials Used:

  • Image and Sentiment - Inky Antics - Birthday Wishes
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Crisp Canteloupe; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Beyond the Garden
  • Accessories - Ribbon - Stampin Up Peekaboo Peach; Petaloo flower; bling and slide charm from my stash; Stickles glitter glue; gold metallic pen
  • Copic Markers - BV20, E23; E50, E51; E43; YR01, YR02, YR04; YG61, YG63

That's all for today. I hope to get back here soon. I do have another card for Sunday, so stay tuned.


Sunday, August 28, 2022

Gone Fishing - CYS

 Hello again, my friends. Here is another Sunday card. This card is made for the Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month one of the members picks a theme and then we all make a card to follow the theme. The idea is that we do NOT purchase anything new to make the card, but we use only items we already have in our stash. Since I have tons of stash, I'll be able to play forever! This month our challenge was from Sharon and she wants us to use water on our card in some form. It could be an image with water, or watercolor your card, or use a spritz, or whatever else comes to your mind to use water. Then we all post our cards of the 28th of each month. For my card, I used a water image.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Inky Antics, Boys Adventure
  • Sentiment - Same
  •  Cardstock - Stampin Up, Soft Sky; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Fish Friends
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Cloud dies
  •  Copic Markers - B0000, B00, B12, B14; E23, E31, E33, E43, E44; E50, E51; G00; YR21, YR23

That's it for now. 

 

29 Years Old - Again - IAS #141

Good morning my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope you are having a great weekend. It's been a great summer here and I've been keeping busy with catching up chores around the house before classes start again in TWO weeks! I can't believe summer is almost over. I'm not ready for that. My yard finally did get all cleaned up from the pecan tree limbs that fell down. The heavy trash people came on Thursday and cleared that all away from my front yard. 

Today I have a card to share with you for the International Art & Soul challenge. This fortnight the challenge is to create a card or project celebrating birthdays. This theme was picked by DT Chriss. It was an easy one for me. I always have birthday cards done or in process. This one I actually did some time ago and try as I might, I cannot find where I wrote down all the information about it. Every time I make a card, I'm also sure to put down information for the recipe - what I used to make it. Sadly, I have looked through my two notebooks where I keep the information and cannot find it anywhere. I know that it hasn't been too long ago that I made it.

I searched online and the stamp is from Art Impressions - Out to Lunch. The cardstock and designer paper are from Stampin Up. I colored it with my Copic markers. If I can locate the recipe, I'll post it later. 

 I hope you you stop over at IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team has created and then add your card or project to the challenge. You could be the Winner or one of the Top 3. Good luck.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Let It Be

 Hello my friends. Happy Saturday evening. It's been an on again, off again day today - sunshine, rain shower, sunshine. It's good to have the rain. I like it when it comes and goes rather quickly and doesn't storm very much. There was one clap of thunder that scared both me and my kitties. It came out of the blue without any warning.

I've been working on some card and made this one for the Power Poppy Blossom Challenge. The theme for this month was to use a sentiment as the focal point of the card. This image was originally created as a full sheet and was done with the wording blank. I decided to color it all in and "Let It Be." LOL! 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Power Poppy, Let It Be
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up, Cranberry Crisp; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Maja Designs, Christmas Season
  • Accessories - Prima flower; brad and sequins from my stash
  • Copic Markers - RV19, RV34, RV42, RV55; YG61, YG63, YG67

It was pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Power Poppy Blossom Challenge - Goes Sentimental

Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Di's Digital Designs - Add a Sentiment

Polkadoodles - Anything Goes