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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

Merrriest Christmas Wishes - IAS #72

Hello, my friends and Happy Sunday. It truly is a sunny day today although still a bit chilly out. Did I ever mention that I am NOT a fan of cold weather? LOL! I'm trying my best to deal with it.

Today I have a card for the International Art & Soul challenge. The theme is Christmas With No Image. That was hard for me until I got these beautiful laser-cut card bases in the mail the other day. I saw someone on a YouTube showing how to add glue to the back of them to make a card. Of course, I had to get some.
The white card base is from Stampin Up as well as the Gold Glitter cardstock. The sentiment is also from Stampin Up - Watercolor Christmas. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and then used Gold Glory embossing powder, also from Stampin Up. Then cut it out with a scallop circle die. The ribbon from my stash.

There are some other great creations from the Design Team on the Challenge. Hop on over and check them out and then get creating. You could be a winner or one of the Top 3 for this challenge. It's all fun.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Fairy on Mushroom - IAS #71

Good morning and Happy Sunday from a chilly H Town. Yes, I know some of you are freezing and have snow, but I could see my breath when I went out to feed the outside kitties, birds, and squirrels this morning. This is not what I signed up for when I came south from PA. Oh well, it is supposed to warm up some today before another freezing Arctic Blast hits us later this week.

Today I have a card that I made for the International Art & Soul challenge this fortnight. The theme was UK Myths and Legends. I love fairies so that's what I used for my card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Fairy with Mushroom by Connie Fong
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple
  • Card stock - Stampin Up Regal Rose and Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Authentique Latest & Greatest collection
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Accessories - Ribbon - Stampin Up Pool Party; flower - my stash
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; E000, E00, E21, E35, E51, E93; E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49; G21, G24; R81, R83, R85; RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99; Y13, Y17; YG23, YG25
I hope that you'll pop on over to International Art & Soul to see the other fabulous creations from the design team. Come join in the fun and play along. You could be picked as the winner or one of the Top 3 with a badge to display on your own blog. See you soon.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Connie Fong - November Monthly Challenge 2019
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Fantasy
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes with Mostly Pink
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes with Buttons or Bows

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Magical Day

Wow! Happy Sunday. I can't believe it's been a over a month since I've posted. It's been a really busy time. School has been crazy and I've had to spend a lot of time reading and writing. Also, doing some work for a genealogy client. So much to do and so little time.

In October, I was the hostess for our monthly swap - Creative Card Chicks on Splitcoast Stampers. It was my turn to send out a card kit to the rest of the group. This is just one of the images that I sent and I used items from the kit for my card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - All Dressed Up - Magical Day
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny Spiders; Stampin Up
  • Accessories: Stampin Up web doily; Jolee's spider; Stampiin Up Pumpkin Pie ribbon
  • Copic markers - W1, W3, W7, W8; Y000, Y15, Y18, Y19; YR02, YR16, YR18
That's it for today. I do have some other cards to share, just need to find the time. Hope you all have a fabulous week.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Heartfelt Blooms - CYS

Good morning again. Happy Sunday.

I have another card to share with your today. I'm late getting it posted since it was supposed to be done yesterday. Oh well, you know how crazy the days can get sometimes. This one is for the SCS Challenge Your Stash group. Each month the hostess picks a theme and everyone makes a card using only items in their stash to make a card for the theme. This month is was Suzy's (SuzyS1104) turn to be the hostess and she chose "Get Well, Hope You Are Better, Thinking of You" as some ideas to use for our cards.

I must say it looks better in real life. The clip is just to hold it closed while I took a picture. I used the Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms for the image and sentiment. I believe the ink and cardstock I used as More Mustard. For some reason I did not write down the things I used. I believe the designer paper is also from Stampin Up. I'll have to check that out.

Santa Paws - IAS #68 (Tags)

Hello my friends, and Happy Sunday. I hope you've had a good week.

It's been a nondescript week, but I have been working on some Christmas projects - some for gifts and trying to get more cards done. This is one of the cards I finished for the challenge over on International Art & Soul. I think it's so cute. Our theme for this fortnight is Tags. As you can see, I just added my tag to this cute card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Santa Paws
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Santa Paws
  • Card stock - Stampin Up - Real Red; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - From my stash
  • Accessories - eyelet, twine, round corner punch, corner punch
  • Copic Markers - B12; C2, C5; E000, E00, E01, E03, E04, E11, E13, E18, E30, E31, E33, E40, E41, E42; G21, G24; R11, R14, R17; W2, W7; Y18, Y32; YR00, YR02; black multiliner; white aryllic paint marker.
That's it. I hope you stop on by IAS  and check out what the rest of the design team has created. They are awsome.  While you're there, go ahead and post your tag project. You could be the winner or picked as one of the top 3.