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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Easter Blessings - Challenge Your Stash

Hello again. Here is my second post of the day. I'm playing catch up, but I'm only one day late for this card to be posted. This one is for Challenge Your Stash on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month the hostess posts a theme for us to use for that month's card. We each make a card using our own images and supplies. The trick is that we can only use items that are already in our stash - nothing new is supposed to be used.

This month our hostess was Barbara (bjoyce) and her theme was "In like a lion, out like a lamb." We could use anything that represented Spring, Easter, Lions, Lambs, etc. As I was looking through my stash of stamps, I came across this one that was perfect for the challenge.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lili of the Valley  - Little Lamb
  • Sentiment - Gina K Designs - Baskets of Happiness
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Xpresss It Blending Card; Stampin Up
  • Designer Paper - Wild Rose Studio - Poet's Kitchen collectioin
  • Accessories - Petaloo Flowers; Stampin Up window punch; Netabilities Die
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B12; E21, E23; E50, E51, E53; R14, R30; RV14; T7; V01, V04, V05; W0; Y11, Y15, Y21
The label on the Stampin Up cardstock broke off the folder, so I'm not sure what the color is. I could probably figure it out by going back and looking at all their colors, but right now, no time. See you later!

She Loves Me - March CCC Monthly Challenge

Hello, my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all doing well during this COVID-19 global outbreak. I am doing fine. My children are constantly after me about staying at home. So I'm doing that. I will be happy to be able to get back out to see friends again.

It's been a busy month with school and raising Monarch butterflies. Normally the Monarchs are gone between November and March, but this past winter was very mild and it seems that they didn't all travel down to Mexico. Many of them stayed around here in H Town and I started seeing small caterpillars in January on my milkweed that I had cut back in the Fall. It's been crazy ever since. Every morning when I go out to check on them, I find over a dozen more. So far I have released 39 Monarchs and 4 Gulf Frittalaries have hatched. It takes a lot of time and work to keep those Monarchs fed with milkweed.

So, on to my card for today. This one was for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month each of the group receive a kit from the hostess and we each make at least one card from the kit and post it between the 21st and 23rd. As you can see, I'm a little late this month. Our hostess this month was Sue (stampinspooky). Here is the card that I created.

Materials Used:
  • Image - House Mouse - She Loves Me
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and Stampin Up Garden Green
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Mossy Meadow
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Garden Lane
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Enamel Dots - Regals; scalloped oval punch; Nestabilities, classic circle die.
  • Copic Markers - E30, E31; B0000, B000; G21, G24; Y02, Y15, Y18
A fun kit and I still have more goodies in it to play with.  Wishing you all good health.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Meowy Christmas - IAS #78

Hello my friends, and Happy Sunday. Well, it's not SONday here. It's kind of gray and gloomy although the temps are up to 70 degrees. Nice day to stay in and read or craft, whichever or whatever you like to do with your leisure time.

Today I have a card to share with you. This is for the International Art & Soul challenge. This fortnight the theme is to use a photo for your project which can be anything. You do not need to make a card. It can be any kind of project as long as you include a photograph. Once I picked out the photo that I wanted to use, it turned out to be pretty easy.


Materials Used:
  • Image - Photograph of my kitty Chancey was taken when he was about a year old. He and his sister Paisley were rescues that were found in a metal dumpster in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Allison back in 2000. I adopted them both from the lady who rescued them. Sadly, they have both passed over the Rainbow Bridge, Paisley, just last year shy of her 20th birthday. You can see photos of both of them down on the left side of my blog, It was fun to look back at the photos from when they were little.
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up Santa Paws 
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Real Red
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Joyous collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Bling - Recollections
See, easy peasy. I hope you will pop on over to the IAS challenge and see what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you. Go check out your photos and play along with us. You could be the winner or one of the Top 3. 

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Gem of a Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Animals/Birds
The Outlawz Festive Friday ala Mode - Occasions - Christmas
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles -Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas

Friday, February 28, 2020

Old School - CYS

Hello my friends and Happy FRIDAY! I hope you have been having a good week and looking forward to the weekend. I know I am. It's been kind of a stressful week here. As far as school goes and getting my genealogy business going, I've been working on my webpage trying to get it ready to launch. Not a lot on it yet, but I want to make sure it looks good and will attract the clients. To make matters even more fun, my email got hacked yesterday and I had all kinds of friends and acquaintances calling me about it. It was a phishing scam where someone was trying to get people to send them money. Luckily, as far as I know, it didn't work. My friends were all too smart to get caught up in that scam, but I had plenty of phone calls from people wanting to know what it was all about. That led to having to change my password on my computer and then on my phone. I still haven't been able to get my phone emails to work the way they used to and the provider support was not much support after all. I'm still working on that and hope that I can get it back in working condition soon.

Now, on to the card of the day. This is one that I did for the Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month we are given a theme to use and then we each make a card using our own stash supplies - no buying anything new to make this card. It all comes just from our stash. This month our hostess was Jen (jennifrann on SCS) and the theme she gave us was Old School" - old school techniques or supplies and/or images that remind you of the old days. This set I found in one of my stamp drawers from Graphic 45 that I purchased ages ago I thought was perfect.


Materials Used:
  • Image and Sentiment - Graphic 45 Primer 2
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Kraft and Very Vanilla
  • Ephemera - October Afternoon  
  • Copic Markers - B01, B04; E00, E01, E02, E21, E23, E40; E53; R05, Y13, Y18, YR02, YR07
 I'm thinking this could make a cute child's birthday card or just a thinking of you card.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - All Occasion
Lavinia World - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Thru the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Friday, February 21, 2020

Vintage Rose Sympathy - CCC

Hi, my friends. Happy Friday. I hope you've had a great week and will have a great weekend coming up. It's on the cold side here in H Town today. I'm finishing up my seventh week of classes with seven more to go this semester. So far, so good.

Today I have a card to share for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month we are gifted with a card kit from one of the Chickies. We each make at least one card from the kit and post it on our blog or in our gallery between the 21st and the 23rd of the month. So, I'm all ready to post mine today. .Our hostess for this month was Barb (barbaralynn on SCS). I love flowers so this kit was so fun to work with.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Gina K Designs - Vintage Rose
  • Sentiment - Same
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Delightful Daffodil
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Falling in Love
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Very Vanilla twine and ivory enamel dots; Stampin Up classic oval punch and scallop oval punch; Spellbinders Gold Label Four Dies; glossy accents
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000; G21, Y13, Y15; W0
 Thanks for stopping by.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
CAS on Friday - Color Challenge
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Monday, February 17, 2020

Color Me Happy - IAS #77

Hello everyone. Happy Monday. I hope it's been a great day for you. It started out kind of gray and foggy but turned out pretty nice. Classes this week are not so bad, so I'm hoping to have some free time to play in my stamp room.

I have one card to share with you today. This is one that I made for the International Art & Soul group. The theme is "Follow the Sketch" chosen by DT member Christine. It was pretty easy once I figured out all the pieces to it.

This is the sketch we would like you to follow,  you can flip it, turn it around, be as creative as you want.  All we ask is that the end creation recognizably follows the sketch.

 






Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Color Me Happy
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Lost Lagoon; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Auithentique - Essentials Collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Offray Ribbon; McGill Creativity, 2 1/8" circle Punch; Marvy 2" circle punch; Petaloo - Flower, Spring Darjeerling collection; Stampin Up enamel dots
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B00; YR23; W00
That's it for today. I hope you will stop on by International Art & Soul to see what the rest of the Design Team has created and join us in the fun. You could be picked as our winner or one of the Top 3. It's just for fun!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer - IAS #76

Hi, my friends. I am terribly late with getting my post up for this challenge. It's been a very busy week and I just didn't have time. Of course, Sunday was the Super Bowl and I was at my daughter's house for a little party. It was fun with lots and lots of good things to eat. During the week is always busy with school work. I hope you are having a great week and the weather isn't too bad for you.

Today I have a card for the International Art & Soul challenge. The theme is to create a project (card or otherwise) with the theme of A Favorite Song. That gives you plenty of leeway for creativity. I am still on a roll with making Christmas cards for 2020. I just haven't been able to get away from all the fun stamps and papers that I still have. I have had this stamp set for some time along with the die. It came in an issue of Papercraft. I love those issues where they give you free things.






Materials Used:
  • Images - Majestic Moments
  • Sentiment - computer generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Real Red; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - American Crafts - The Color of Memories collection
  • Copic Markers - B12; E000, E00, E01, E23, E40; G03, R46, Y19
The lights hanging off his horns is also a stamp in the collection. the bigger lights were cut from the designer paper.

That's it for today. I hope you will pop on over to IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team has created. Feel free to join in the fun. You could be picked as the "Winner" or one of the "Top 3." Have fun and enjoy!