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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Peace - CYS August

Hello friends. I hope you are having an awesome Wednesday. I don't know about you, but since I have been home not working, the days just fly by. There is always so much to do and only a little gets accomplished each day.

Today is the 28th of the month and the day when we do a reveal of the card we made for the Challenge Your Stash challenge. Each month the hostess gives us a theme and everyone creates their card from their own stash. You are not allowed to use anything new or buy something to use for your card. The theme for this month was given to us by Kelly (MiamiKel4 on SCS) and it was to use a stencil on your card. I looked through my stash and didn't find anything at first, but then found one that had a lot of words on it. I saw the word PEACE and thought it would go great with this stamp set.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up - The Newborn King 2014
  • Sentiment - Stencil
  • Card stock - Stampin Up Silver Metallic; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Season of Cheer
  • Ink - Stampin Up, Night of Navy; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Sequins
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B16; e000, E02, E31.
I didn't want to color the whole image. I thought it would make it too much, so just went with outlining the trees and added a pop of color to two of them and to the people.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes with Christmas
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas/Winter goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Floral Arrangement - Creative Card Chicks

Hi my friends. Happy Wednesday. My card today is for the SCS swap group  Creative Card Chicks. Each month our hostess sends us a kit of images, sentiments, paper, and embellishments for us to use to make at least one card. Our hostess this month was Terry Serman. I was so happy to see that she included images of flowers in the kit that she sent us. I love to work with flowers. This one went so well with the designer paper she sent.

 Materials Used
  • Image - Deep Red Clingstamps - Floral Arrangment
  • Sentiment - The Angel Company
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Papertrey Ink, Sweet Blush
  • Accessories - Silver dot ribbon, mini flower with bling, classic oval nestabilities, bling, edge punch
  • Copic markers - G43, G46; R01, R02, R05; R12, R14, R17; RV0000, RV00, RV02
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Double D Challenges - Pearls, Gems, or Rhinestones
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Ribbon
Dream Valley - Hand colored image

This card was picked as one of the Top 3 over at Crafting Happiness!!!!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Flowers - IAS # 65

Hello my friends and happy Sunday! It's been two weeks since I became unemployed. It's still a little strange not to have to get up early and get off to work. Then, today I had to go to the Post Office to mail off a letter. I'm not used to doing that; I always posted things at the office. It's been good though. I have been getting a lot of things done around the house - organizing, trashing old papers that I don't need anymore. Years ago for my family history research I would print off copies of census records of family members, but now that I can access them online anytime, I don't need to keep an actual copy of it. More time also now for what I love - card making!

Today I have a card to share with you for the International Art & Soul challenge for this fortnight. This was my idea for a theme - flowers. I love flowers and love working with them. This Power Poppy image was perfect for it because it combined my two loves - flowers and butterflies.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Power Poppy, Pure Prairie Spirit
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up, So Saffron
  • Designer Paper - Recollections - All Girl collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin Up So Saffron
  • Accessories - Stampin Up scallop oval punch
  • Copic Markers - E04, E07, E27, E33, E34; G21, G24; R20, R21; RV13, RV14, RV17; Y13, Y15, Y18; V20, V22; YR21, YR23, YR24, YR04.
I hope you will pop on over to the International Art & Soul challenge and check out what the rest of the design team has created.  While you're there, don't forget to link up your creation using flowers for the creation of your choice. You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3. Good luck. See you there!

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Dare2BArtzy - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything GoesC
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes with an Occasion
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colourific Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes