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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nurse Ashley - CCC #56

Hi my friends.  Welcome back again to my blog.  Is it Spring yet????  I heard we were supposed to get one more cold snap here in H Town this week, but now I'm not so sure it will get that cold to freeze. I sure hope not.  I'm done with that.  Yesterday was my mom's birthday.  She would have been 98 years old.  I do miss her and my dad.  So many good happy memories.  I wish that she could have seen some of my work.  She was gone by the time I got started on my card making, but she was a budding artist.  I guess whatever talent I have I've come by it through her.

I do have a card to share for Creative Card Crew.  Our theme this time is Get Well.  We have two wonderful sponsors this time.
$15 Voucher

 3 Free Digis

I saw this image on Imagine That and knew that I wanted to use it for my card.  I also saw this wonderful digital paper in the store and thought that I'd give it a try.  I've never actually used digital paper before, but this card needed the specialty paper.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Imagine That - Nurse Ashley
  • Sentiment - Imagine That - Speedy Recovery
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Wild Wasabi; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Imagine That digital pack
  • Accessories - Lace - We R Memory Keepers - Down the Boardwalk; Flower - Basic Gray - Hello Luscious collection; Spica Gel Pen - Silver
  • Copic Markers - B0000; C0, C2; E00, E11, E21; E30, E31; G12, G40, G43; R00, R01, R12, R30, R46; Y11, Y15, Y21
 I hope you'll hop on over to the Creative Card Crew challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspirations and then get inky and put a card together for the challenge.  I think we all probably know someone who could use an uplifting card.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Anything Goes - Square
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Use a Sentiment
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes - Use Flowers
Love to Create - Anything Goes
MarkerPOP - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Outlawz Sunday - Clean and Simple - Flowers
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Square, Circle, Rectangle
Pumpkin Spice - Flowers
Get Inky - Buttons
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' For the Weekend - Flower Power

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Steampunk Profile - OSAAT #200

Hi my friends!  Welcome to another edition of One Stitch at a Time blog post.

First, thanks for all the advice for getting my hands back in shape.  I do use Eucerin on them but when they have a crack, I need more than that and will use some Bach's Rescue Cream on the crack and put a band aid over it. Usually it is much better in 1-2 days.  The Eucerin just soaks into my hands and I have to keep applying it over and over.  This cold Winter weather has really been hard on the skin.

We had lovely weather yesterday and today - starting to warm up.  I got out yesterday and cleaned up the patio and brought in all the Winter kitty bedding for a good washing.  I could totally live with this weather year round.

This week at One Stitch at a Time, our theme is Use a Digi.  I always love doing that one.  You can be very creative.  Oh, and there is a prize and a sponsor for this week, we have wonderful Prize this week -7 image Prize pack and our Sponsor is our Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet.  To win the main prize you MUST use an Image from our store and please put an # after your name so we don't miss you.  Runner up prize for person using non-store image is $3 to spend in the StitchyBear Digital Outlet.  So everyone can win something.

So, on to my card

I was a little intimidated by this image with all those cogs and wheels in her hair, but once I figured out what to do with them, it all came together rather nicely I think.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Alipeeps - Steampunk Profile
  • Sentiment - None- There are some words on the d/p so I just left it at that
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - More Mustard; Gold Metallic c/s
  • Designer Paper - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells
  • Accessories - Spellbinders - Sprightly Sprockets Nestabilities Dies; Gold Labels Four; Classic Oval; Cheery Lynn Die - Lace Corner Deco H; Ribbon from my stash; Spare Parts - clock face; Black Multiliner and Blue Multiliner Pens
  • Copic Markers - E0000, E01, E21, E31, E33; R01, R21; Y21, YR21, YR20
 That's it for now.  Hop on over to the OSAAT blog and check out what the rest of the Design Tea has done to inspire you and then get creating.  I'd love to see what you come up with.  Have a great Sunday.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Cover your card base with pattern paper
Feeling Crafty Challenge - Use Dies or punches
Lothian Crafts ONline - Love Using Your Dies
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Time Machine
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Use Die Cut or Punch
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Love Bear - CCC #55

Hi friends and welcome to Tuesday!  It's hard for me to type these days.  My hands are so  dry from the cold Winter weather and I get little cuts on the tips of my fingers.  Ouch!  I go around with band aids on my fingers.  People look at me a little strange wondering what happened.  ;)  Working with paper at the office doesn't help either - filing, opening and closing files - all that paper dust dries my hands out too.

But I'm sure you'd rather me show you my card for this challenge from Creative Card Crew.  Our theme is pretty easy - Keep it Simple and Sweet!  We have 2 great sponsors this time.  First Marianne Design

And they have this fabulous prize
And QKR Stampede will provide 5 digi images.
Lots of opportunity to win a prize here!

Here is my card that I created using one of QKR Stampede's fabulous images.  I thought this little Love Bear was so cute. Doesn't he look smitten!

Materials Used:
  • Image - QKR Stampede - Love Bear
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Happy Heart Day
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Strawberry Slush
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Perhaps Collection - Julia
  • Accessories - Nestabilities Die Cut; Stampin Up Small Tag and Large Tag punches; Ribbon from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E000, E00, E13, E25, E42; C0, C1, C3; R21, R22, R32; YG61, YG63, YG67
Now it's your turn, so hop on over to the Creative Card Crew Challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has to inspire you.  I hope you'll join us.  Can't wait to see what you come up with. Let me know if you play in the challenge so I'll be sure to check it out.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations -Anything Goes/Valentine's Day
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Hearts/Love
Card Mania - Love is All Around
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Valentine
Digi Makeover Challenge - Hearts
Lexi's Creations - Valentine's Day/Love
Love to Create - Pink and/or Red
Ooo La La Creations - Use a Heart
The Pink Elephant - Happy Valentine's Day
The Ribbon Reel - Photo Inspiration + Ribbon

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Good morning.  I hope that if you are in the path of the newest Winter storm that you'll be able to stay inside; if you have to go out, please be safe.

Today I have a card that I made for a group I belong to called the Monthly Challenge Group and each month we get a card kit to make cards from.  I'm not always up with the group and mostly behind in getting my card done.  This card is from the January kit that was sent by Paige.  She sent some fun images and great papers and embellishments.  Lucky I have a few more images to work with to use all the stuff she sent.

Materials Used:

Image - Inky Antics - Worldly Women #1
Sentiment - Inky Antics - Worldly Women #1
Cardstock - Stampin Up - Crushed Curry and Brilliant Blue
Designer Paper - Stampin Up
Accessories - Ribbon from Michael's; 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" round punches; Flower - Recollections; Liquid Pearls; Pearls - Recollections; Doily
Copic Markers - B0000; B000, B21, B34, B26; C5, C6, C7; E000, E01; E50, E53, E55; G46; R01; R43, R46; Y08, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y19, Y32; YR30, YR31, YR24

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Scrap Creations - Favorite Embellishment (flowers)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Girly
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Vintage Valentine - OSAAT #198

Hi friends!  Happy Groundhog Day and SuperBowl Sunday!  Who are you rooting for?  I'm for whichever ones have the right numbers so I can win the Football Pool at the office!

It is time for another challenge over at One Stitch at a Time!This week the theme is Anything Goes!  We love those don't we.  Our sponsor is our own Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet.
The prize this time is "All the Images that were used in Challenge #196."  Fabulous.  You could really add to your stash of images.

Here is my card to show you.  I just loved working with this image.

Materials Used:
  • Image -SBO - Reeces Scrap Pieces - A Vintage Valentine
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things - Heartbreaker
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Real Red  and Cherry Cobbler; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - From my stash
  • Accessories - SU Label Punch; Martha Stewart - Leaf Punch; Cheery Lyn Designs Italian Flourish die cut; Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers; Ribbon and Lace from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E000, E00, E01; E42, E44, E47; R01, R22, R29, R39; R81, R83, R85; Y32, Y35, Y38
That's it.  I hope you hop on over to OSAAT and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration and then get inky yourself and create something for the challenge.  See you next time.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

 A Creative Romance - Show Us Some Love
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - More than Two Colors
Fun with Shapes and More - Valentine
Jellypark Challenge - Lots of Love

QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
SweetPea Stampers - Love
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sharing the Love
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Love
MilkCoffee Challenge - Valentines/Love
Challenges4Everybody - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Add ribbon
Robyn's Fetish - Valentine card
The Corrosive Challenge - Feel the Love
The Ribbon Girl - Hearts