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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Overdrawn - PSC81

Good morning.  I'm posting this just a little late - should have been done last night.  Things have been crazy at my house the last couple of weeks getting ready to have new windows installed.  I have 19 windows and all the window coverings have to be down and everything within 3 feet in front of the windows has to be moved.  Finally got all the window coverings down last night with the help of some manly friends.  The windows are being installed on Saturday.  This also means that my fur babies need to go stay at the vet over the weekend.  Wish us luck with this project. I don't want to even think about having to put all the window coverings back up!

On to my card.  This week at Perfect Sentiment we have a fun theme - Make Them Laugh! Your card can be for any occasion but it must have a humorous sentiment.
Materials Used:
  • Image and Sentiment - Bugaboo - Overdrawn
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Baja Breeze; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Out of Print
  • Accessories - Ribbon - Michael's; Nestabilities Labels Four and Circle Eyelet; Corner Die ?
  • Copic Markers - BG0000, BG01, BG07, BG10, BG18, BG72, BG90; E40, E41, E42; E50, E51, E53; N2, N4; R01, R12, R22, R46; Y02, Y13, Y18
As you may have guessed, our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamp. This week they are awarding 7 free digis to a random winner. 
Make sure you visit them and check out what they have to offer.

It's your turn now.  Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has in store for you.  You can check out the links on the sidebar.  I look forward to seeing what you create for us this week.  Have a great one!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Lilliana - Simply Betty Stamps Challenge

First I want to say Happy Memorial Day to all of you and a big THANK YOU to all those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces and putting their lives on the line to keep our Country free and the great country that it is.

I've had this card done for awhile, but have been busy with house stuff and no time to do a blog post.
The image was a freebie from Simply Betty for us to use on the Monthly Challenge.  This month there was a twist of a color combo.  We had to use white, yellow, orange, and black.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Simply Betty Stamps - Lilliana
  • Sentiments - Kraftin Kimmie - Isabelle
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Reunion
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart Border Punch - Embroidery; Stampin Up Oval Punch; Cricut Cartridge Paper Lace - Lace 2; Stickles - Orange Peel; Bling from my stash
  • Copic Markers:  N1, N3, N5; Y04, Y08, Y11, Y13, Y17, Y18, Y19, Y23, Y38; YR01, YR02, YR15, YR16, YR68 Multiliner .05
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simply Betty Stamps Monthly Challenge - Lilliana and Color Combo
Created With Love - You Lift Me Up - Layers
Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes
Fitztown Challenge - Anything Goes
Get Inky - Glitter
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
No Matter Which Challenge - Things With Wings
That Craft Place - Dies/Punches

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

PSC80 - Anything Goes!

Hi my friends!  Hope you are having a wonderful week.  It has been busy, busy, busy here at my house.  Lots going on with the house and the yard and then there's just life!

I do have a card for you this week for the Perfect Sentiment challenge.  You'll love this one because it's ANYTHING GOES!  Yea!  This week you get to make ANY paper crafted item of your choice.  Just make sure there is a sentiment on the front.  This was such a fun card.
I got this image from Lili of the Valley Stamps UK.  They probably had a stamp like this at one point in time, but it's not available in the store anymore, but what they do have are these really nifty Sketch Pads.  You can see them HERE.  You get 10 images (3 of each) for a total of 30 images to play with.
Materials Used:
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Touch of Kindness
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Vintage Violet; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Natures Garden
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Flowers - Petaloo; Die Cut - Memory Box Whimsey Circle; Circle punch and Stampin Up scallop circle punch; ribbon from my stash; Liquid Pearls; Stickles
  • Copic markers - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV13, BV23; E50, E51, E53; G12, G24; R00, R01, R12; Y04, Y18, Y21
Our  lucky random winner this week will win 3 free Christmas digis from Perfect Sentiment.

So, now it's your turn.  Grab your paper and ink and get started.  You could be the lucky random winner or chosen as one of the Perfect 3.  Hop on over to the Perfect Sentiment Challenge blog and check out what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.  Good luck!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Get Inky - Die Cuts
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Flowers
LEJ Designs - Die Cuts or Punches
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Lady Anne - Vickie's Challenge - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Monthly - Anything Goes
Three Scrappy Girls - Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - May Flowers

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tea For Two

Good morning!  I've had this card done for awhile, just haven't had the time to get it posted.

May starts another year of the Monthly Challenge Group over on Splitcoast Stampers.  It was Suzy's turn to send out the challenge envelope and she sent us a bunch of great goodies.  I'm sure I'll be able to get a few more cards using them, but this first one had limits to it.  We were supposed to make a card using ONLY the things that were sent.  Very hard for me because I always want to add flowers and stuff.
I was allowed to add my cardstock of course which is from Stampin Up. 
  • Tea cup - Stampin Up - Tea Shoppe; embossed with Pink Zing embossing powder.
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Tea Shoppe
  • Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Tan embossed cardstock - Paper Studio - not sure about the EF.
  • Designer Paper - Paper Studio - Mirabelle Floral
  • Pink Lace - Recollections
That's it for this one.  Hopefully I'll have some time to create something with the rest of the goodies.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring Thank You - PSC79

Good morning and Happy Wednesday.  Welcome to another Perfect Sentiment Challenge day.  This week we have one you're going to like.  It's almost as good as Anything Goes (but it's NOT)!  This week's challenge is to  create a Thank You card with a Spring Theme.  You can use Spring embellishments like butterflies or flowers, etc, or you can use a Spring image. There are also Spring Themed embossing folders like birds and swirls, butterflies, etc.  Lots of choices.  But don't forget it needs to be a card and you must include a sentiment on the front.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Patti's Creations.
She will award 3 free digis to one lucky winner.

Without further ado, here is my card for this week.
My inspiration for this card comes from Bev Rochester (All the Things I Love) and her card called Winter Fairy which you can see HERE!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lili of the Valley - Rosey Posy
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Lovely Labels
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Baja Breeze; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray Plumeria
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Baja Breeze
  • Accessories - Flowers by Prima and The Ribbon Girl; Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; Nestabilities Classic Circle Dies; Stampin Up Scallop Circle punch and scallop border punch; 1 1/2" circle punch
  • Copic markers - B0000; B000, B01; BV0000; E25, E31, E34, E40, E41, E43; E50, E51, E53; G12, G24, G43; R01, R81, R83
Now it's our turn.  Hop on over to the Perfect Sentiment Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration.  They are also listed on the left side of my blog.  Then get your stamps, digis and ink out and create your card to enter.  You might be the lucky random winner or be chosen as one of the Perfect 3.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes and Use 2 Papers
LEJ Designs - Borders and/or Corners
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - May Flowers
Sweet Stamps - Spring
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Flowers
Cupcake Craft - Lots of Layers
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Fortnightly Challenge - Pastels
Get Inky Challenge - Die Cuts
Pink by Design - Thank you
Love to Create - Flowers
My Craft Creations - Floral
Songbird Challenge - Bloom and Grow
Three Scrappy Gals - Flowers
Use Your Stuff - Flowers

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Little Change - Welcome Casper and Corey

I thought I'd give you all a little update on Maggie's Cat House.  As most of you are aware, I've lost 2 of my kitties over the last few months which was very sad.  I miss them very much.  During that time, we've had an addition to our house.  I've had a feral black female cat visiting my back yard for a few years now and comes daily to breakfast and dinner.  About 3 summers ago, she had only one kitten and I was able to capture it and give to a girlfriend of mine who is a cat rescuer.  Then she kind of disappeared and I didn't see her but every once in awhile.  It was about November last year when I came home from work one day and found 2 little white kittens in my back yard.  I had no idea where they came from or who they belonged to.  I thought they may have come from the house behind me.  They were not friendly and escaped my yard though a breach in the fence which I patched up and fixed after they left.  Then in December, I came home from work one day and there they were - momma and her two little kittens in the back yard.  Here is Wanda - the momma.

And here are her little twin boys when they came with her to my back yard in December.
Aren't they just the cutest little things.  I was able to trap mom and the babies and luckily they were just big enough that they could be neutered and old enough and weaned so that mom could also be spayed.  After that mom came back home and the babies went to live with a girlfriend who was trying to domesticize them.  When they first came I wasn't sure if they were boys or girls, so I named one Casper and the other was going to be Coreline, but ended up being Corey.  I tried to find a home for the little guys.  Since I already had 4 cats inside, I really wasn't in the market for more.  Well, I guess things work out the way they should.  First, we lost Reggie in January and the boys were ready for a forever home, but Corey wasn't sure he wanted to be an inside kitty and really would rather that I just leave him alone.  Casper on the other hand was a little sweetheart - he just loved to snuggle.  I also thought that maybe Casper would be a good playmate for Maggie Mae.  She's just a little girl and always loves to play.  So it was decided to bring them both home and see how they did.  They stayed in a cage for about a month (which wasn't the funnest thing to do), but I also had Paisley to consider since she also had the run of the house.
When I was able to determine that Corey just wasn't going to be a house cat (he used to try to crawl up the side of the cage whenever I would open it to clean out the litter box or give them food and water), it was time for him to go outside.  This was a tough decision because I didn't know if the other kitties who lived outside would accept him out there and whether he would accept my back yard as his home and not run off somewhere else.  But it all went fine after a little shaky start.  He and his momma have reconnected.  They are friends as well as the other kitties that live out there.  I've watched him grow and blossom into his own special self.  He loves to run and play, chase the birds, squirrels, and bugs. He even has cat toys out there to play with.  I love to sit out there and watch him play.  I do hope that one day he will let me touch him and scratch his ears.  I'm working on it little by little.
Isn't he beautiful!  This is Corey sitting on top of the squirrel feeder.  One can hope!

Casper and Maggie Mae have also gotten to be friends.  They do love to chase each other around but usually it's Casper who pounces on her to get her to play, but when they rest, many times this is where they end up.
I just love this picture.  You can't see it too well in these pictures, but Casper and Corey both still have a little tuft of black hairs on top of their heads.

As you may notice, the blog header has changed since I lost Chancey last month.  We remember them, but I thought it time to update the family photos.  I think this is where we're supposed to be and I'm not planning on adding any more to the family.  Paisley is still not quite sure she likes having Casper in the family, but I do hope over time she'll come around too.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

PSC78 Birthday Wishes

Hi friends and welcome to another Wednesday and another Perfect Sentiment Challenge.  The theme this week is to make a card for the Occasion of your choice, but you need to use some Dry Embossing and make sure there is a sentiment on the front of your card.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter -
They are awarding a $20 gift voucher to one lucky winner.

Here is my card for this week.

Materials Used:
  • Image - The Paper Shelter - Fair Day
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Circle of Friendship
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Marina Mist; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Playdate
  • Accessories - Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Roses; The Ribbon Girl, blossoms; 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches; Nestabilities - clasic circle die and scallop die; Border embossing folder; Crystal Effects
  • Copic markers - B0000, B34, B41, B45, B97; E50, E51, E53; E70, E71, E74; R20, R21, R23, R24, R27, R29; Y11, Y13, Y21
Now it's your turn.  Hop on over to the Perfect Sentiment Challenge  and see what the rest of the DT has created.  Then I hope you'll join in and post your own creation.  You may be the lucky winner this week or be chosen as one of the Perfect 3.  Good luck!  That's it for today.

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments - Use a Sentiment
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Flower Power
Craft Your Passion - Floral Delights
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Lots of Layers
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Happy Birthday
Paper Playtime - wet or dry embossing
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Embossing
Three Scrappy Gals - Flowers
Wild Orchid Crafts - 3 or more different flowers

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Amanda

Last Monday, April 29, was my granddaughter Amanda's Sweet 16 birthday.  She is very sweet too.  A lovely young lady.  She lives in California though with her family so I don't get to spend as much time with her as I'd like to.

Her heart's desire is to someday be a professional dancer.  She has been taking dance lessons since she was a little girl.  I think she has a dance lesson of some sort every day which keeps her mom on the road a lot picking her up from school and getting her to and from her classes.  She has 2 recitals every year - the year end one and then she also dances in Nutcracker at Christmas time.
I wanted to make a card for her that would reflect her dance as well as her beauty and grace.  I love this beautiful image and thought it would be perfect for her.

I kept it kind of simple for the trip to California.

Materials Used:
  • Image - My Favorite Things - Winter Recital
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Circle of Friendship
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Rose Romance; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Happy Day
  • Accessories:  flowers hand crocheted by a friend; Birthday charm - Oriental Trading Co.; Lace - Spare Parts - A Paper Studio; 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches; Nestabilities - Label Four; Brad is from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E31, E33, E35, E37; E50, E51, E53; R81, R83, R85.
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Color Me Creative - Celebrations
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

Wags N Whiskers - Girl Birthday
Jelly Park Challenges - Girly Girl
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend - Die Cuts/Punches
Happy Campers - Use Lace
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PSC77 - In the Garden

Hello friends.  Happy Wednesday.  That means that it's time for another Perfect Sentiment Challenge.

This week the theme is to create a card and make it Feminine.  You can use lace, pearls, bling, lacy die cuts, doilies, anything that a girl loves.  Don't forget to include your sentiment on the front.

Our  wonderful sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish.  She will award 5 free digis to one lucky random winner.

Here's my card for this week's challenge.  I thought I'd make it look a little bit like a garden with the wood look dp and the flower paper.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Robyn's Fetish - Leslie in the Garden
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Garden Sliders
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Apricot Appeal; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Reunion
  • Accessories - Lace - The Paper Studio, Spare Parts; Doily Die Cut - My Favorite Things; 1 1/4" circle punch; bling from my stash
  • Copic markers - B0000; BG000, BG01, BG11; E23, E27, E35; E50, E51, E53; G21, G24, YG06; Y17, Y18, Y35, Y38, YR01, YR12, YR65
Now it's your turn.  Hop on over to the Perfect Sentiment Challenge  and see what the rest of the DT has created.  Then I hope you'll join in and post your own creation.  You may be the lucky winner this week or be chosen as one of the Perfect 3.  Good luck!

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
{Pin}spirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge - Flowers
Get Inky - Fabulous Floral Fun
Love to Create - Punches and/or Dies
Pretty Little Ribbons - Spring
Stamp and Create - Use a Die Cut
Outlawz - Monday Greeting Card - Anything Goes