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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Thinking of You - IAS #123

 Hello, my friends and Happy Sunday. I'm just a little behind the time getting this card posted. It's been a busy day with church and then trying to finish up decorating my Christmas tree and my house. It's about as done as it's going to get. I have items that didn't find a spot on the tree or any table, shelf, or cabinet. Where did all this stuff come from? I haven't purchased anything new in years although I did buy a new tree in 2020 so I could put more of my decorations on it and still not enough room. This is as big as it's going to get though - 6 feet since I have to put it up and take it down myself. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful season of the year when we celebrate the birth of the Christ child. I'm so thankful for His choice to come down here and set the example for us as to how we should live - with kindness and love for all.

So, here is my card for International At & Soul, challenge no. 123. This is the last challenge for the year and it will run for the whole month of December. This gives those of us on the Design Team time to spend with our families for the holiday. Our theme for this challenge is to use Dies and Punches which was chosen by yours truly. I think you can have lots of fun with this one. 



I'm sorry about the color of this. The photo does not do it justice at all. I even redid it after submitting it for the Design Team. This was used with Heartfelt Creations products including:

  • Burst of Spring collection
  • Cheery Pansy Die
  • Cheery Pansy cling stamp set
  • Eyelet Royale Die
  • Ticket and Ties Die
  • Cheerful Note Sentiments cling stamp set
  • Flower and leaves shaping molds
  • Rajni Chawla's cyrstal clear glitter and Heart of Gold prills
  • Inks and sponge daubers

 Sorry I didn't make note of what colors I used from Stampin Up to color the pansies.

That's it for this card. I hope that you'll hop on over to the IAS challenge website to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you. We have some talented ladies with all different mediums. I love to see the different things everyone creates. You could be the winner or one of the Top 3. Remember, you have the whole month of December to play. Hope to see you there and have a very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Merry Christmas - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello again. I have another card to share with you today. It's the 21st of the month and the day we share our cards for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. There is a hostess each month and she ends out a card kit to the rest of the members of the group. Then we each create a card or more from the items in the kit. This month our hostess was Sue (stampinspooky or SCS). She sent us each a winter kit, but let us decide what image to use. I liked the silver cardstock with the center die cut out, so decided to make a simple Merry Christmas card. I've been very busy the last few weeks getting ready to go out of town for the holiday so didn't have a lot of time to play in my craft room. No matter, Sue sent a bunch of stuff in the kit that I'll be able to use later when I have the time.

 Materials Used:

  • Sentiment - Stampin Up, Snowflake Sentiments
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up, Pacific Point and silver
  • Ink - Stampin Up, Pacific Point
  • Accessories - Bling, Stampin Up; Snowflake dies - Sue's stash
This was pretty easy and I can't wait to use some of the rest of her kit. I love using blues and silver for Christmas cards.

Let It Snow - IAS #122

 Good morning, my friends. Happy Sunday. I'm coming to you this morning from sunny southern California. Here to spend time with my oldest daughter and her family for the Thanksgiving holiday. We have a lot of fun plans for the week. I hope I can hold up with it all.

Today I have a card for the International Art & Soul challenge. This is challenge No. 122. I can't believe we've been going this long and plan to continue into next year. I hope you'll come join us in the fun challenges. 

This fortnight the theme for the challenge is Winter which was chosen by Design Team member, Tricia. I love winter as long as I don't have to be out in cold weather or snow. LOL! Had enough of that growing up. 

This one was pretty east. The snowy scene is slimline paper from Whimsey Stamps. The images are from CC Designs, Build a Snowman. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on to Xpress It Blending Card as well as the snowmen. I used Copic markers to color them using G21, G24, R46, and R56. Simple, but I think it turned out cute. Love the Whimsey papers and slimline cards.

l hope you will hop on over to International Art and Soul and show us your Winter creations. Have a great holiday.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Christmas Cheer

 Good morning my friends. I hope you are having a great start to this week. It's going to be a busy one for me as I get ready to go see my daughter for Thanksgiving. I will also be attending the final performance of Sister Act in a community theater in California that my granddaughter is in. This is the first show since the pandemic and the first one I've seen her in since 2018. This is her dream to be on the stage. 

I have one more card to share with you from the card kit that Carol (momcgw) sent to me. It is a different stamp set so I didn't include it with the cards I posted yesterday. 

I love making these slimline cards. They are so easy and great to mail in a business envelope. Her kit did not include designer paper the size I needed so I picked one of the "busy" designs and cut two sheets of it to make it the right size and it turned out okay.

The stamp set is Jillibean Christmas Cheer. I used Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler and Handsome Hunter cardstock for the base and the mats. The ink used was SU Red Riding Hood and Handsome Hunter. The designer paper is Pebbles, Merry Merry collection, and I used a length of red ribbon Carol included in the kit.

These card kits are such fun. I'll have more to share in the coming days.

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Holiday Filigree - Carol's Card Kit

 Good morning my friends. I hope that you are enjoying a lovely Sunday morning. The weather's a little chilly here, but the sun is shining and it will be a beautiful day. 

Today I have a few cards to share with you. I am a member of a card kit group on Splitcoast Stampers. At the start of the year, each member picks a month to receive card kits from the other members. They also pick the theme for their kit. Then during your month you receive all the kits from the other members and make cards from them. My month this year was October and my theme was Christmas. What a great way to get Christmas cards made. My first kit that I'm showcasing is from Carol (momcgw). So far I have made two cards from this kit.

The images and sentiment no. 2 are from Inkadinkadoo - Holiday Filigree. Inks used were Stampin Up Handsome Hunter and Baked Brown Sugar. Card stock was included in the kit. Designer paper was from the Pebbles, Merry Merry collection. Copic Marker for No. 1 was Y18. 

Accessories: No. 1 - The Paper Studio - red bling; Crafter's Square - Red glitter tag. The brown ribbon was also included in the kit.

Thanks Carol for a great kit. I'm sure I'll use this set again.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Remembrance - IAS

 Good morning, my friends. I hope you are having a great Sunday. The sun is shining here even though the temps are a little on the chilly side. Did you all remember to turn back your clocks? I did, but my kitties were still on daylight savings time. I'm sure they'll get used to it soon enough.

Today I have a card to share with you for International Art & Soul, which is a challenge just for the fun of it. We love to make crafts and share them with our friends. I hope that you'll come and join us and let us see what you can make. Today is the start of challenge no. 121.  Our challenge this fortnight is Remembrance and has been chosen by DT member Sall. This was so appropriate since we celebrate Veteran's Day this month.


This was a pretty easy card to make once I chose my image. The design just sort of came together.

Materials Used:

Image and Sentiment - Stampin Up. Bloom With Hope

Cardstock - Stampin Up Real Red and Gold Foil; Xpress It Blending Card

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampendous - Frantage glitter and embossing powder - white

Copic markers - G21, G24; B0000, B000; N6; R14, R24, R37

I hope to see your creations remembering someone from your life. Come join us.


Thursday, October 28, 2021

Hotwheels Vintage Sports - CYS

 Hi, my friends and happy Friday eve. Are you all ready for Trick or Treating this weekend? We don't have any small children on our block anymore so I'm not expecting anyone to come to my door and haven't prepared anything either. Our church did a Trunk and Treat on Wednesday night so the kids did have something to dress up for.

I do have a card to share with you today. I made this card some time ago and I cannot find where I wrote down the ingredients for it. I know that the image is from Lili of the Valley and it's called Vintage Sports. The cardstock looks to be Stampin Up Real Red and the few sequins I used are also from Stampin Up. I used my Copic markers to color the image, but have no idea what colors I used. Sorry. I need to do better with writing down my supplies.

I made this card for the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge Your Stash group. The idea is to use only items we have in our stash to make our cards and not go out and make any new purchases for it. Our hostess for this month was Sue (stampinspooky) and her theme was to make a masculine card with at least one layer and to use an embellishment. I think I nailed all three of those requirements. I call it Hotwheels!