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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Happy Birthday Candy Holder - OSAAT #256

Hello again my friends. I hope you are all doing well. Our weather has been gorgeous all week, but it's been a rough week for me. Got over the throat infection and then came down with allergies I guess, scratchy throat, runny nose, stuffiness. . .  I need to be over it by Monday morning. My sister is having a lumpectomy. They found it when she went to have her mammogram. Luckily, it's very small so after this surgery and a few weeks of radiation, she should be just fine. We'd appreciate your prayers.

Meantime I have a project to share with you for One Stitch at a Time. Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with 3-D. Not a card this time, but a bag, box, pop up, anything with 3 dimensions. Here is my project. You could use this as a party favor. It will hold little candies - kisses, m&m's, nuggets, or you could even use it as a gift box for a little trinket.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Floppy Latte Designs - Clown Doll
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Cameo Coral; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Minds Eye - Life of the Party
  • Accessories - Balloon Stickers; corner punch
  • Copic Markers - B21, B32, B41; E04, E07, E19; E50, E51, E53; Y23, Y26, Y28; YG91, YG93, YG95; YR12, YR15, YR68
Our fabulous sponsor of course is our own Stitchy Stamps and the prize for one lucky winner will be a gift coupon for $10 to use in the store.
This is a terrific gift since there are so many fabulous images and digital papers to choose from. I hope you'll come play along with us. You could also be chosen as one of the Top 3.  Don't forget that there is also a Facebook challenge for those of you who use FB, but you have to use a Stitchy Bear image to play along in that challenge. Have fun!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi friends!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope that your day has been a sweet, fun one that has brought happiness to you and that you have been able to bring happiness to someone else.  I hope my little card will bring  some happiness to you. Since I can't send a card out to each of you, I'm sending this one to all of you.

This card is one I made as part of my Monthly Challenge Group I belong to - Girls of the Baker's Dozen. The kit was sent by Carol (momcgw) on SCS (Splitcoaststampers).  I added the bling as my contribution to the card.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Art Impressions - Show the Love
  • Sentiment - Art Impressions - Show the Love
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Pretty in Pink
  • Designer Paper - Papere Studio - Random Doodle Hearts
  • Accessories - Ribbon and bling - stash items; Atyou Spica Gold and Red gel pens; Cyrstal Effects
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E40, E31, E35, E37; E50, E51, E53; R01, R20, R21, R24, R37; R46
 Hope you have a wonderful week coming up.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tea Time for Teapot Tuesday

Hi my friends.  I hope you are all doing well. I know that I am feeling much better after 6 days of antibiotics. Our weather right now is very dry so that's doing a number on the throat and the skin. My skin hates dry, cold winter weather.

While I was recuperating over the weekend, I decided to make a card for this week's Teapot Tuesday over on SCS. If you don't know what that is, you can check out the one for this week HERE. I kind of knew what I had in mind for it and was pleased with how it came together.

And the inside:

Materials Used:

  • Image - Bildmalarna - Mimosa Tea Party
  • Sentiment Outside - Stampin Up Mixed Medley; Inside - Stampin Up Heartfelt Sympathy
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black and Rich Cocoa
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Cool Caribbean; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Lucille collection
  • Accessories:  Martha Stewart Cat punch and Fir Branch punch; Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts; Lace, Really Reasonable Ribbon; Stampin Up scallop punch; Bling from Prima
  • Copic Markers: BG0000, BG01, BG11; E00, E01, E11; E40, E41, E43; R01; Y11, Y21, YR000, YR01, YR02; YR16, YR23, YR24
That's it for today.  I need to go post this on the SCS Forum.  

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Dies or Punches
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Heart and Rose - OSAAT #255

Hello again my friends. Wow!  Two cards in one week. I'm on a roll.  At least I am finally feeling much better. With the meds that I got from my primary the other day, my terrible, horrible sore throat is just about a distant memory, well, more like a nightmare!

I'm glad that I didn't have to get this card together at the last minute because I probably wouldn't have done it.  I've been such a slug this whole week, not really wanting to do anything.

We have a new challenge over at One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes With Love.  Ahhh! Valentine's Day on Sunday.

This was pretty easy. The image itself was so ornate that I didn't want to add any further embellishments to the card  Well, I wanted to but it just didn't need anything else added to it.

The front says Friendship is a wondrous thing.

And on the inside it finishes the poem with --  "There's so much happiness it can bring. I'm really glad that you're my friend And I hope our friendship will never end."

Materials Used:
  • Image - Crafty Girl Creations - Heart and Rose
  • Sentiment - Computer Generated
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Pure Poppy
  • Designer Paper - Prima - Madeline collection
  • Accessories - Stickles Red; on the inside is stamped a red heart from Stampin Up, Love Ya retired stamp set.
  • Copic Markers:  R24, R35, R45; YG93, YG95, YG99,
I hope you'll all come play with us this week.  You could be picked as one of the Top  3 or be the lucky winner of this prize pack from our awesome sponsor - Stitchy Bear Stamps.
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Dragonfly Journeys - Queen of Hearts
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Valentine
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Love is in the Air
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love
Dream Valley Challenges - Valentine's
Get Creative Challenges - Hearts
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - Valentine/Love

Friday, February 5, 2016

Snow Friends

Hi my friends.  It's been a down week here. I've been home ill with a terrible sore throat and finally went to see my doctor yesterday and got some meds for a throat infection although not Strep. Feeling better, but still not 100%. Hope the weekend makes a difference. It's hard to be productive when you're not feeling well.

I did work on this card for the swap group that I belong to - Girls of the Baker's Dozen Monthly Challenge.  The image and all the supplies came from Barb.  Thanks Barb. It was fun to play with this.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Whipper Snapper Designs - Best Friend Trio
  • Ink - Memento Black
  • Sentiment - Whipper Snapper Designs
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Winter Frost
  • Accesssories - Stampin Up - Silver Cord; plastic snowflake - Barb's stash
  • Copic Markers - B2l; BG000, BG01; BG02; BG15; C5, C7,C9; G14, G16, G19; R24, R37, R39; Y11, Y15, Y18, YR04, YR07, YR09
That's it for today.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafting With an Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Digital Delights with Louby Lou - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes