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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Party Girl

 Hello, my friends. Happy weekend. I hope everything is going well. 

Today I have a card to share with you for the Splitcoast Stampers - Challenge Your Stash challenge group. This is the sixth year of that this challenge has been going. Barb (barbaralynn) is our leader who started the group and is also the hostess for the month of January 2023. Each month the hostess picks a theme and then everyone in the group makes a card using only those items found in their stash. No new purchases are supposed to be  used in making our cards. The theme that Barb chose for us to use this month is - Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary for 6 years of this group. Make a celebration card that has metallic on it.

This month I've used an old stamp I've had for many years and have never used. This is Julie Nutting's Party Girl. 

Materials Used:

  • Image and Sentiment - Julie Nutting - Party Girl
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Taken With Teal; Teal Metallic; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Picture Perfect Party
  • Accessories - Enamel Dots
  • Copic Markers - BG11, BG15; E50, E51, E53; RV63, RV 66; Y15, Y18
  That's is for today. 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Christmas Classics

 Hello, my friends. Happy Thursday. We are having a lovely sunshiny day today although the temps are rather cold. I'm staying in for the most part although I did make a trip to the dry cleaners and then treated myself to some Crumbl cookies! Yummy!

Today I have the last of my 2022 Card Kit swaps that I received. This one is from Barb (barbaralynn) who is also our leader and keeps us all on track. These were simple, but fun to create.



The images are from Northwood Rubber Stamps. There is no name for the designer paper and the enamel dots and sequins are from her stash. I used my Copic markers to color in the images. G24 and R37 for Ho Ho Ho and E23, G24, R14, R27, Y17, and Y35 for Noel.

Thanks to all the card kit group for the fun kits. Can't wait for the 2023 kits to start coming.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Frosty Friends

 Hello, friends. Happy Tuesday. Wow! What a weather day. There was severe weather over to the west of where I live, but luckily, we didn't get any of it except one or two claps of thunder and a couple heavy downpours of rain. A girlfriend got heavy rain all day at her house. It is all cleared off now and even got a bit of blue sky before clouds and darkness have starting rolling in for the night. I hope you are all safe from the wintery storms rolling across the U.S.

I have two cards to share with you today. The stamp set was sent to me from Tracie (tclary) who is one of the members of the card kit swap group I belong to. These are from the kits I received back in October. The stamp set is called Frosty Friends from PhotoPlay.



I used Stampin Up Cranberry Crisp cardstock for the base and mats on the cards. It is an older color and I can't believe I still had a few pieces of the cardstock since it went so well with the designer paper. The designer paper is from Carta Bella, Christmas Market collection. The embellishments are from Tracie's stash. I used just a few Copic markers to color the images - B0000; G21; N6; R17, R46; and Y17.

That's it for today. I have two more cards to share from another kit. I'll be back tomorrow to showcase them.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Snowman Roundabout

 Hello, my friends. Happy Monday. I hope you all have a great week. We are supposed to get some severe weather tomorrow so I hope we all stay safe. I hear that it is moving across the states. 

I have some cards to share today. These are from a card kit swap that I belong to on Splitcoast Stampers. There are six of us in the group and each month is assigned to one of the members which means we each have two months out of the year (one in each half). For our month we get to choose the theme we want and then the five other members send that person a card kit for that theme. The kit includes images and sometimes sentiments, designer paper, and all kinds of embellishments that they want to include. It's always exciting to see what is in your kit. These cards are from my second month last year which was in October. My theme was Christmas. These did not get done in time to use them for my Christmas cards last year so they'll get put away for my cards for 2023. 

This card was from a kit sent by Terry (terry serman). She sent a bunch of images and fun ribbons and other embellishments. I only made one card so far, so I have tons more stuff to play with. 

The image is from Newton's Nook and the designer paper is from Stampin Up Penguin Playmates. It goes so well with the images. I used SU Tranquil Tide for the card base and the mat. I also used some tiny snowflakes around the circle sentiment. I colored the image with Copics - B63; BG53, BG57; G21; N6; R17; YR02.

I'll be back with a few more cards.


Saturday, January 21, 2023

You Warm My Heart - CCC Monthly Challenge

 Hello my friends. I hope you are all doing well this January weekend. I hope the weather is not so bad where you are. We are having a kind of rainy day with cool temps. I am so looking forward to spring. It can't come soon enough for me, but we still have to get through February and we have had hard freezes during February over the last two years. I'm hoping that we can break that cycle this year. We already had a pretty hard freeze over Christmas.

I have a card to share with you today. This is for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. This month we were only given a theme to work with, no kit as we usually do. Our hostess this month was Debby (littledeb). Her challenge was to make a card using a snowman as the image. We were also supposed to use blues and purples and snowflakes. I got the blues okay, but missed the purples. Oh well. I think I did pretty good.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Inky Antics - Warm and Wonderful Snowmen
  • Sentiment - Same
  • Card Stock - Slimline base; Xpress It Blending Card foraA images
  • Designer Paper - Whimsy Stamps - Frozen
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories  - Recollections - Snowflakes, bling
  • Copic Markers - B0000; C0; G21; E23; N6; R27, R39; YR02, YR04

That's it for today. 

Friday, January 6, 2023

Winter Wishes

 Hello, my friends. I hope you are all staying safe and well and having a Happy New Year. Welcome to 2023! 

I'm here today with another card for Pattie's Creations. It always is posted on the first Friday of every month. You must use a digital or stamped image on your card. It does not have to be one of Pattie's Creations, but you should hop on over to her Etsy shop and check out all her cute designs. If you do use one of her images, you have an extra entry for the challenge. Check Pattie's challenge blog for all the details for entries and being a winner. The theme for this month's challenge is Snow/Snowmen or Anything Goes so anyone can play along with the challenge. 


I used one of Pattie's creations for my card - Winter Snow Globe printed on XPress it Blending Card. The sentiment is from Power Poppy - Cozy Cupfuls stamp set and stamped on Stampin Up Whisper White. A piece of designer paper from Carta Bella Christmas Delivery was used on top of a white card base and a piece of gold metallic thread was tied around the card. Copic markers were used to color the snow globe - B0000; C00; E31, E33, E37; G21; R17; Y04.

Thanks it for today. I hope that you'll hop on over and check to see what the rest of the design team has created and join us for the fun. You could be a winner.

Friday, December 9, 2022

October Card Kit #2

 Hello again, my friends. You'll probably be seeing a lot me coming up. I have tons of cards to share. Some from the fabulous card kits I received back in October from the Creating Fun Card Kits challenge I belong to over on SCS. Today I have two cards to share from the kit I received from Carol. There is so much stuff in this kit, it will take me a long time to use it all up. Sadly I can't find the paper where she wrote everything down. I think I have most of it written in my notebook. Thanks so much Carol for the fun kit.

This first card had a Unity Stamp called Happy Winter Gnome and the sentiment is also from that same stamp set which Carol included in the kit so I can make lots more fun cards using this stamp. The card stock is from Stampin Up, Real Red. The designer paper from The Paper Studio and lots of paper also included in the kit. I added some bling from the kit and I must say that the snowflakes were dies from my own stash. The image was colored with my Copic markers E50, E51, E53, E93; G21; N0, N2; WR, R14, R24, R46.

I think this is such a cute image. He's trying to balance all the gifts as he's on his way to a party. This stamp is an Itty Bitty stamp also from Unity Stamps. It's called 'tis the Season to Give. For this one I used SU Gumball Green carstock and the same paper pack from The Paper Studio. I used the Nestabilities Classic Oval die to cut out the image. I most always use the next largest die for my images and then trace around the outside edge on the colored carstock and fussy cut that out for the oval mat. The candy cane is from Jolee's Boutique which was included in the kit.

Now that I have a bunch of cards made, it's time to start signing them and getting them ready to put in the mail. I still have more to share, so I'll see you later.