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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Peaceful Petals - IAS

Good morning and Happy Sunday. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. I hope that it is the best one ever for you and me too! School starts up again in just a few days. It's been great to have a little time off. I went to California to visit my oldest daughter over the Christmas holiday. It was such fun to be with them and both of my granddaughters. It was more special because my oldest granddaughter and her husband will be moving back to California from Utah so she can take a new job there. Everyone is so happy for them and my daughter is over the moon happy to have one of her daughters back close to her.

It's now time to get back into the creative mode and I have made this card for the first challenge of 2020 for International Art and Soul.  The theme for this fortnight submitted by Jane is Monochromatic. I did the best I could with golds/bronze.

Materials Used:
  • Image and Sentiment - Stampin Up Peaceful Petals
  • Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Baked Brown Sugar
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart - Elegant Filigree Butterflies; The Paper Co. Studios- Autumn Harvest  Jewels
  • Copic Markers - E87; Y18, Y19, Y28
I case'd this card from sleepininseattle on splitcoaststampers who case'd it from Precious Kitty who used it for a Teapot Tuesday card MMTPT434.

I hope you will come join us for the New Year and pop over to see what the rest of the design team has created. 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Merry Christmas - Blue and Gold

Hello, my friends and Happy New Year. It is the second day of 2020. I hope you are all enjoying the new year and that many blessings come to you throughout. I know I am looking forward to a better year to come.

Right now I am catching up on cards that should have been made and posted in 2019. This one is for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on splitcoast stampers. Our hostess was Barb (barbaralynn) and her theme was to make a card with no stamping but using dies. This was my final Christmas card for 2019.
Materials Used:
  • Dies - Stampin Up, Delicate Ornaments, and Merry Christmas
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Shimmery White; Whisper White; gold metallic
  • Designer Paper - Don't remember where this came from. It was in a 6 x 6 paper pack that I've put away, I'll have to dig it out to see. 
  • Accessories - Gold metallic thread.
That's all for today. I still have a couple things to catch up on, but life is busy.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Thank you - CYS - November

Hello again. I've got another card to share for the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS. This time it is for the November challenge and Pansy (c-mouse) was the hostess. The theme she chose was to make a Thank You card. I've had this card kit from Stampin Up for some time. They are some all occasion cards and one set was for Thank You cards.
I really do n't have any materials to post here since it was all a part of the kit including the envelope. This was an easy one to make and now I have a box of all occasion cards for the coming year.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas or Happy Hannukah with friends and family.

It's Fall - CYS - October

Well, it isn't Fall anymore. Today is the first day of winter; the shortest day of the year, so now I can start looking to see how long the days are until we get to Daylight Savings Time again. 😊

I am a bit behind on my cards for the Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoast Stampers. This one was supposed to be for October. It was Vickie Y's turn to be the hostess and she got to pick the theme for our cards. So, the theme was to make an autumn card with autumn colors.

I was really able to really shop my stash for this one.
Materials Used:
Cardstock:  Stampin Up - Crisp Cantalope
Designer Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Image: Stampin Up Thankful Forest Friends
Ink: Stampin Up Early Espresso
Accessories: Ribbon and tag from my stash

I have one more to post for today and then I'll be on a short break. Have a great weekend.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Christmas in the Making

Good morning and Happy Sunday. It's a lovely day here today after a few chilly days and more chilly days go come. At least I can say we don't have any SNOW! I've been madly getting Christmas cards ready to send out and did make it to the Post Office yesterday to mail the bulk of them, but still have some from family and friends that will go in the mail tomorrow. Over this next week, I am going to be posting some of the cards that I've made this year that haven't yet made it to my blog. They have all been sent on their way to their destinations.

My card for today is from Stampin Up. This was for the March Fan Club Christmas Challenge. The theme was From Stripes to Staffs.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up Christmas in the Making
  • Sentiment - Same
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Ruby Red
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Holiday Treasures
  • Copic Markers: E50, E51, E53; G21; R14; R17; Y11, Y15; W0
I fussy cut out the sentiment and layered it on a piece of the Ruby Red cardstock. That's it for today I'll have another card tomorrow

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Christmas - Anything But a Card - IAS #73

Good morning my friends. I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday. It's a little chilly here this morning but should warm up to the mid-70s. I understand that another cold front is on the way that will drop the temps into the 30s. Brrrrrrrrrrr. . . . not looking forward to that.

Today I have a Christmas project - not a card. This is for International Art & Soul's four-week challenge. Yes, you will have a whole month to get something posted on the site. Both of these projects were super easy with kits that I've had for a long time.

The two-round accordion objects are ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree. These were made from a Stampin Up kit that I think I bought last year or maybe the year before and never got around to making them. Decided this year that I would do them and make one for each of my family members. They were pretty easy to put together and only required a little bit of stamping.

The piece in the middle is a slice of a wooden log about 3/8" thick. It was part of a kit I purchased from Papertrey Ink (also at least a year or so ago). It also was pretty easy. I put Mod Podge on the flat surface and then put the die-cut on and more Mod Podge over the top of it. I cut the banner from a small piece of green cardstock and then stamped the Merry Christmas on it. Adhered it to the block with a couple glue dots. You can't see it in the photo, but I also put an edging around the circle block with the Mod Podge. Fun projects. I have a bunch more to do with all the Papertrey Ink Make It Market kits that I have. I just need to find the time. I'm going to try to work them in throughout the year along with my Christmas cards and maybe have some more finished next year.

I hope that you will hop on over to the International Art & Soul challenge page to see what great projects the rest of the Design Team have created to give you some inspiration to join in the fun. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3. Have fun creating.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Merry Christmas in Blue - CCC

Here I am again this Sunday. This time I have a card for the SCS - Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. Each month we have a hostess who sends out a kit to the rest of the members and then we each make at least one card from the kit and post it on the thread, in our gallery, or on our blog. It's always fun to see what each person does with their kit. This month, our hostess was Joyce (ashjoy). She sent us a fun Christmas kit. One can always use Christmas cards.

The stocking and sentiment are from the Power Poppy Poinsettia set. The designer paper is from DCWV. I used Stampin Up Bordering Blue for the card base and a snowflake die from the Haishell Snowflake Die set.

Copic Markers - B32, B34, B37; E40; R24, R27, R37; Y15