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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Jade Pumpkins - IAS #93

 Hello. Happy Sunday, my friends. I hope you are all enjoying your day. It is good here, but supposed to have a cold front come through tomorrow and bring cooler weather. I'm so not ready for winter to be upon us. It was a great week. I released all the Monarchs that I had in my hutch which were about 24. One day alone I had 20 all at once. It was so amazing to see them all fly off.

Finishing up the second week of classes - so far so good. 

My card today is for the International Art & Soul challenge. This is a for fun challenge blog that we post to every other Sunday. This time the challenge is to make a project with Autumn Colors! It can be any type of craft you like as long as it fits the theme. Here is my card:

Materials Used:

  • Image - Simply Betty Stamps - Jade Pumpkins
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Hello Honey; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - We Are Memory Keepers - Autumn
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Ribbon - Hello Honey; Oval scallop punch; Oval punch; stitched die
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E25, E31, E33, E34, E35; E50, E51, E53; G20, G21, G24; T4, T6; Y06, Y13, Y18; YR00, YR02, Y404.

That's it for now. I hope that you will pop on over to the IAS challenge forum and take a look at what the rest of the design team has created. Join us with your own creation and you could be picked as the Winner or one of the Top 3. See you soon.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dancing Snowflakes

 Hello my friends. Happy Tuesday. It's been quite a day with pouring rain throughout. Tropical Storm Beta is causing havoc here as usual. Flooding all around town. Lucky for me, my house is set up off the ground so you need to step up to get in. That keeps the water out. Two of my outside kitties have been stranded on the patio since yesterday, but they are all curled up in their happy places with food and water, so it's all good.

Today I have another Christmas card to share. This one is very simple, and if I need to, I will make more of these to send out. It's great because I can make them whatever color I want.

I made this for the Splitcoast Stampers Fan Club Christmas card challenge. It is late. It was for the month of June. Each month this year is a different color and June was RED. Can you tell! LOL!

I used a card base of Stampin Up Whisper White and layered on a die cut frame cute from SU Real Red. The die is from Memory Box and is called Dancing Snowflakes. The sentiment was just perfect for this card. It fit just right in the center. It is from the Power Poppy - Flowering Santa stamp set, stamped using SU Real Red ink. Easy peasy.

I hope to have more to share tomorrow. I still have July, August, and September! Stay safe.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Winter Wonderland

 Hello my friends! Here I am again today taking a break from my online classes. There is so much reading to do, but lucky  me, so far I've aced all my quizzes. Let's hope that keeps up. 

I am playing catch up with my Christmas cards for this year. I am following a Christmas Card Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers where each month there is a different color to be the main color. I have two totally different cards for the May Challenge where the color was BLUE. 

This first card was pretty simple. 

Materials Used

  • Image - Stampin Up - Christmas Cuties; Great Impressions - Snow Drifts
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Christmas Cuties (inside the card)
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Marina Mist and Mint Macaroon; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Designer Paper - Fancy Pants - Winterland
  • Accessories - snowflake die - Tree dies
  • Copic Markers - E34, E35, E37; E50, E51, E53; B12, B14, B16; W00, W2, W4, W6 

I made this card with the Winter's Eve Collection from Heartfelt Creations using stamps and dies.

  • Snow Kissed Spruce Stamp Set
  • Frolicking Frosty and Spruce Die
  • Christmas Cardinals stamps and dies (retired)
  • Copic Markers - E23; G24, G28; R05, R17; T9, Y15; 
  • Accessories - White liquid applique; foam tape
That's it for today. I hope to be back tomorrow with more of my Christmas creations. Stay safe


Wild Party Animals! Creative Card Chicks

Good morning and Happy Monday. We are dealing with lots of rain today. Glad that I don't have to get out in it to go to work or the store for anything. What would I have done without grocery delivery!!!

Today I have two cards to share for the Creative Card Chicks monthly swap. This month Terry was our hostess and sent us a fun party animal kit. So far I have made two cards using the ingredients and images she sent. The images are from the Taylored Expressions set - Mane Event as well as the sentiments. These would be great for a child's birthday.

For this first one I used Stampin Up Bashful Blue for the mats and card base. The designer paper is from Pebbles - Party Animal. I added some confetti looking blue dots for interest and colored the image using my Copic Markers - B000, B12, B14, B18; E23, E30, E22; G24; T6; T10; Y11, Y15, Y21; YR02; YR04.

The image and sentiments are the same for this card. I used Stampin Up Real Red for the card made and circle mat for the sentiment. The designer paper is from Pebbles - Happy Hurray! I added some red enamel dots from Paper Shoppe and some polka dot ribbon. Terry included a little pop up spring so I used that to pop up the lion. Fun times. The Copic Markers I used were B14; E23, E30; G24; R21, R22, R27; T6, T10; Y11, Y15, Y17; Y21, Y38.

Thanks Terry for a fun kit.


Sunday, September 20, 2020

Life is Lovely

 Hello again my friends. Here it is still Sunday and I have another blog post. This is my last post of card kits I received back in May from the card kit swap that I am in. This kit was sent by Carol (momcgw on SCS) and contained a bunch of beautiful papers, die cuts, bling, and all kinds of pretty embellishments. She also sent me the lovely stamp set called Fiskars by Teresa Collins. I had a great time making these two cards and there is so much more to play with in the kit for later.

For this one I used Stampin Up Bordering Blue for the card base. I used one of my dies to cut out the flower image and then sponged a pink edge around it.

For this one I used Stampin Up Bashful Blue as the card base and I used my Copic Markers to ink one of the pretty die cuts Carol sent. I believe it is Memory Box Flower Border. The sentiments are cut from a piece of the designer paper from Recollections. All the embellishments were included in the kit. I also used my Copic Markers to color both images, but forgetful me forgot to write them down this time.

Such fun toys to play with. Thanks so much Carol for a beautiful kit and I can't wait to create more with the rest of the items.

Butterflies, Butterflies, and More Butterflies!

 Hello my friends. It is Sunday evening here. We are just getting done with a big rain storm and have more on the way thanks to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Beta heading our way. It's not a severe storm, so I'm not worried and I live inland rather than along the coast where it may be worse. My house sits on an uphill, so I also don't worry about flooding. I hope that you are well wherever you are located.

Today I have another card to share from one of the remaining card kits that I received back in May. My these was flowers and/or butterflies. One of the swap members sent me a kit with a bunch of butterfly images in it and some really pretty flower paper. So far I have just made one card from the kit, but I hope to do more in the future.This was from Linda a/k/a SkyNacho on SCS.

Unfortunately, she did not tell me where the images came from, so I can't pass that along to you. The sentiment is one that I picked out since there weren't any included in the kit. No problem since I have tons of sentiment stamps. This one from Stampin Up Party Pants was perfect. I used Stampin Up Delightful Daffodil for the card base and sentiment base. The ribbon was included in the kit. I used my Copic Markers to color up the images - T5, T9; Y02, Y08; YR01, Y402, YR04; YR23; YR24, and YR27.  I had fun designing this card, and I'm sure will use the rest of the images in the kit at some future time. Thanks Linda for the fun kit.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Gnome Friends

Hello, friends. Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all doing well and away from the fires and path of Hurricane Sally! We are on the dry side here, so no rain except for the usual afternoon showers that are common here in Texas.

I had an outdoor project to work on today - reattaching the metal back of my bench. Back in May, I went to sit on it when my kids came for a visit and it just fell off. I recently had a handyman refinish the bench and when he put it back together, he used screws that were too short, so they just all fell out of the holes. It took some doing, but I've got it all back together with a nice new cushion on it and an old sheet so the outside kitties can sleep on it without messing up the cushion. Besides, Frosty likes to hide under the bench whenever it storms, so the sheet gives her a little more protection.

So, today I have a card that I made from a card kit sent to me by Shelly which is another kit received from the card kit swap I am in with my theme of flowers and/or butterflies. She sent me these cute little garden gnomes and I had fun putting this card together to make it sort of look outdoorsy.

The gnome image, as well as the sentiment, is from Simon Says Stamps - Spring Gnomes. The flower spray is Bloom from Pink Fresh Studios. The blue DP is from Bo Bunny Harmony collection. I also used a strip of washi tape across the top of what is like a brick wall. I added a couple sequins and colored with my Copic Markers. The panel and sentiment are popped up on a base of Stampin Up Delightful Daffodil.

Thanks Shelly for the fun kit. I have more fun images and embellishments to play with later.