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Saturday, July 6, 2019

A Sunny Hello - Challenge Your Stash

Hi again. It's past time also for posting this card, but as I posted earlier, I've been out of town and doing school work these past two weeks, so I haven't had time to do a blog post.

The month of June was my turn to be hostess for Challenge Your Stash on Splitcoast Stampers. We each post a theme and the others in the group make a card using that theme. My theme was something with Sunshine and Yellow! That made me think of summer.

All the items including the image are from my stash. When I print off an image, I usually print off at least two of them in case something happens and I mess up the first one. I found this one in my stash of extras. I tried looking on my computer to see where it was from, but I couldn't find it among my digital stamps. I also didn't want to take the time to go through eight years of blog posts to see if I could find it.

The Sunshine and Sentiment are from a retired Stampin Up set called Simply Summer. The charms are also from my stash. I didn't write down the name of the designer paper I used, but the cardstock is Stampin Up Bordering Blue. It's really hard to see, but I used some light color embossing powder on the sand to give it some texture.

The Copic markers I used were; B0000, B00, B12; E00, E01, E02, E11; E20, 321, E23, E30, E39; R30; Y15, Y18; YR02, YR04, 0, W2.

That's it for this month. I need to go check out the theme for July.

Big Birthday Wishes - CCC

Hi my friends. It's been a while since my last post. Hope ou had a fun 4th of July.

I was gone for a week in Pittsburgh attending the Genealogical Institute there. It was great. I hope I learned a lot from the course I took. After I left Pittsburgh a week ago Friday, I fly to Atlanta where I met my youngest daughter and we visited with my younger brother and sister-in-law for the weekend. I had not seen him in about ten years, even longer for my daughter. It was a great time.

This past week I've been catching up on school work. A lot of writing to be done, but got everything submitted late last night. Only three weeks left in this semester! Yay!

So in between all the hectic comings and goings and school work, I did manage to get a couple cards made. This is the first one for Creative Card Chicks, our Monthly Challenge group on Splitcoast Stampers. Suzy (SuzyS1104) was our hostess for the month of June and she sent us a great kit to use.

Materials Used:
  • Image and Sentiment - AI - Big Birthday Wishes
  • Paper - DCWV - The Floral Fair collection
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Mint Maccaroon
  • Accessories - Flowers - The Paper Studio "Vintage Blush"; circle punches
  • Copic Markers - B14, B21, B23; E23, E27, E31, E33, E35; E40 E41; E50, E51, E53; G0000, G000, G21, G40, G43, G82; R81, R83, R85; Y13, Y15, Y18, Y19; W1, and W3
That's it for this one. I sure had fun with t his and my youngest daughter had a birthday on July 1 which we will celebrate tomorrow, so I will use this card for her.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Carousel Birthday - IAS #59

Hello again. This is my second post of the day, but it is also a week late. I made this one for International Art & Soul - Lace and Pearls. The challenge is still open so you have plenty of time to hop on over and play along.

I made this card from a kit I received from Pia as part of the Card Shower Swap group on SCS back in January.

Materials Used:

  • Image - and Sentiment - Stampin Up Carousel Birthday
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Coastal Cabana
  • Accessories - Pearls and lace from my stash; stitched circle die
  • Copic Markers - BG0000, BG000, BG01; W1, W4, Y13, and Y15
I hope you will go and check out the projects from the other design team members.  Come play along. You could be the Winner or one of the Top 3.


Boho Bull - Monthly Challenge Creative Card Chicks

Hi my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope that you are having a great day. Summer has come to H Town - hot and HUMID! Ugh! Hard to believe that some are still having cold weather.

My card today is from a card kit that I received from Joyce (ashlyn on SCS) for the Monthly Challenge - Creative Card Chicks. I'm just a little late posting this. Reveal date was May 21, but school has really been keeping me busy with reports to write and quizzes to study for.

Materials Used:
Image - Picket Fence Studio - Boho Bull
Sentiment - Boho Bull
Cardstock - Stampin Up - Pistachio Pudding
Accessories - Washi Tape (Kit); bling from my stash
Copic Markers - BG000, BG01; E40, E41; YG00, YG01; YR21, YR23, and YR24

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Sunflower Scene - IAS #58

Good morning. Happy Mother's Day to all you lovely ladies. You don't have to have children to be a mother. You could be an aunt, a good friend, a teacher, a fur baby mom. We are all moms in some way. We all touch the lives of other people hopefully for the good. Being a woman is a blessing. I will be spending some time with my youngest daughter and her family later today.

Right now I have a card to share with you. This is from another kit I received from the Card Shower Swap group that I got in January. I received this one from Heather (JadeOnline). The theme for the challenge on International Art & Soul this fortnight is Ecology/Conservation. I thought the farm theme and sunflowers were perfect for this. I think the card could be used for just about any occasion.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampendous - Sunflower Scene
  • Sentiment - Sunflower Scene
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Hello Honey; Staples 110#
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - English Garden
  • Accessories - Prima Flowers and brads from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000; E13, E17, E18; G21, G24, G28; Y13, Y15, Y18; YG61, YG63, YG67; T5, T6, T7
 That's it for now. I hope you will come visit IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team has for your inspiration. They are truly amazing. Come join in the fun. You could be picked as the Winner or one of the Top 3.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Have Fun on Your Break! CYS April

Hello again on this beautiful Sunday. I do have another card to share with you today. This one is for the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS. Each month the hostess gives us a theme and we each create our own card to follow that theme. We are only to use things that are in our stash and not go out and buy anything new. For April our hostess is Jen (Jennifrann on SCS) and she wanted us to use "orange and buttons."  I was lucky again because I got this cute kit from Lori back in January in the Card Shower group on SCS.

I wastn't sure at first what I would do with this card since all my grands are done with school for now. Yes, three graduations from college this year!!! But my youngest daughter is in college the same as me, so I thought I'd save it and send it to her when Summer Break comes up in July.

Materials Used
  •  Image  Simon Says Stamp - School Bus Friendly Frolic
  • Sentiment Simon Says Stamp - School Bus Messages
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Groovy Guava
  • Designer Paper - School Rules
  • Accessories - Crystal Effects; Stampin Up - Button - Sycamore Street Collection
  • Copic Markers - Y15, Y18, Y19; W3, W5, W7, W8

Happy Birthday - IAS #57

Good morning and Happy Sunday! It's a beautiful day in H Town. Sorry about those of you that are having snow. My butterflies are doing well. I have five in my hutch that are ready to emerge and have already released six that were outside the hutch.  Everyday I find a few more lurking in the garden and I transplant them into the hutch for safety. I have not see any wasps around yet, but have been plagues with slugs so I'm looking for ways to rid the garden of those pests.

Today I have a card I made back last year that I have never blogged and it was perfect for the International Art and Soul challenge for this fortnight for Birthdays!

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Lili of the Valley - Presents
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Happiest Birthday Wishes
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Raspberrry Ripple and Glimmer Paper
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Picture Perfect Party
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - sequins; ribbon from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B12, B14; C00, C1, C3, C5; E000, E00, E34, E35, E37; G40, G43; RV17, RV19; Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38
 I hope you will pop on over to IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team has created. These ladies are fabulous. Join in the fun. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3.