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Monday, July 29, 2019

By the Sea - Challenge Your Stash

Hello again. I'm here again already. So, I have two more days of work until I'm officially RETIRED! I can't believe it's really happening. Well, it wasn't really my decision. Our firm was acquired by a rather large law firm who decided to cut costs and eliminate my job and have our paralegal be the paralegal/secretary. Once our firm was sold, there was nothing my boss could do about it, so I am out! I'm not sure whether to smile and be happy or be sad. I've been saying for a long time that I have so many things to do and not enough time to do them. Well, now I'll have time. There is still school and now I'll also have more time for playing with my crafts.

I made this card for the Challenge Your Stash swap on SCS. Each month the hostess chooses a theme and we all make our own card to go with the theme, but we are only allowed to use items in our stash that we already have - no going out to buy something new. I tell you, I could sell out of my craft room; I have so much stuff. Our hostess this month was Pansy and her theme was Summer Water Fun. Wouldn't you love to be at the beach.

This one was pretty simple. I have looked all through my digital stamp images on my computer and could not find where I got this one. Strange. I didn't do too much too it. Just added a sentiment from a Power Poppy set called Good Thinking and some bling from my stash.

The Copic markers I used were: B0000, B000; E30, E31, E33, 340, E41, E43, E44; E47; E50, E51, E55; G14, G20, G21, G24; R30.

That's it for now. I hope to see you again soon.

Spring Chicken - CCC

Hi my friends. Well, I am very late getting this posted, in fact, over a week late. Sorry. Last week was the finals week for this third semester of school. I had two projects that were due and we only had until Thursday to finish up instead of Saturday. Crunch time. I did okay, walking away with an A in both classes.

Enough about that. Here is my card for this month's Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. Our hostess for July was Debby. She sent us this fun kit. I can always tell her kits because they always have something to do with nature or animals.
This image is so cute from Art Impressions called Spring Chicken. The paper comes from Hobby Lobby. She used a chicken wire stamp on a kraft paper. The string and button are from her stash. Always good to use up stash items.

Sorry, but I forgot to write down what Copic markers I used. I always write them in my book. I must have thought I had already done it and put them away. I know there were a lot from the E family.

Have a lovely week. I'll have another card real soon.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

A Sunny Hello - Challenge Your Stash

Hi again. It's past time also for posting this card, but as I posted earlier, I've been out of town and doing school work these past two weeks, so I haven't had time to do a blog post.

The month of June was my turn to be hostess for Challenge Your Stash on Splitcoast Stampers. We each post a theme and the others in the group make a card using that theme. My theme was something with Sunshine and Yellow! That made me think of summer.

All the items including the image are from my stash. When I print off an image, I usually print off at least two of them in case something happens and I mess up the first one. I found this one in my stash of extras. I tried looking on my computer to see where it was from, but I couldn't find it among my digital stamps. I also didn't want to take the time to go through eight years of blog posts to see if I could find it.

The Sunshine and Sentiment are from a retired Stampin Up set called Simply Summer. The charms are also from my stash. I didn't write down the name of the designer paper I used, but the cardstock is Stampin Up Bordering Blue. It's really hard to see, but I used some light color embossing powder on the sand to give it some texture.

The Copic markers I used were; B0000, B00, B12; E00, E01, E02, E11; E20, 321, E23, E30, E39; R30; Y15, Y18; YR02, YR04, 0, W2.

That's it for this month. I need to go check out the theme for July.

Big Birthday Wishes - CCC

Hi my friends. It's been a while since my last post. Hope ou had a fun 4th of July.

I was gone for a week in Pittsburgh attending the Genealogical Institute there. It was great. I hope I learned a lot from the course I took. After I left Pittsburgh a week ago Friday, I fly to Atlanta where I met my youngest daughter and we visited with my younger brother and sister-in-law for the weekend. I had not seen him in about ten years, even longer for my daughter. It was a great time.

This past week I've been catching up on school work. A lot of writing to be done, but got everything submitted late last night. Only three weeks left in this semester! Yay!

So in between all the hectic comings and goings and school work, I did manage to get a couple cards made. This is the first one for Creative Card Chicks, our Monthly Challenge group on Splitcoast Stampers. Suzy (SuzyS1104) was our hostess for the month of June and she sent us a great kit to use.

Materials Used:
  • Image and Sentiment - AI - Big Birthday Wishes
  • Paper - DCWV - The Floral Fair collection
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Mint Maccaroon
  • Accessories - Flowers - The Paper Studio "Vintage Blush"; circle punches
  • Copic Markers - B14, B21, B23; E23, E27, E31, E33, E35; E40 E41; E50, E51, E53; G0000, G000, G21, G40, G43, G82; R81, R83, R85; Y13, Y15, Y18, Y19; W1, and W3
That's it for this one. I sure had fun with t his and my youngest daughter had a birthday on July 1 which we will celebrate tomorrow, so I will use this card for her.