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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Heartfelt Blooms - CYS

Good morning again. Happy Sunday.

I have another card to share with your today. I'm late getting it posted since it was supposed to be done yesterday. Oh well, you know how crazy the days can get sometimes. This one is for the SCS Challenge Your Stash group. Each month the hostess picks a theme and everyone makes a card using only items in their stash to make a card for the theme. This month is was Suzy's (SuzyS1104) turn to be the hostess and she chose "Get Well, Hope You Are Better, Thinking of You" as some ideas to use for our cards.

I must say it looks better in real life. The clip is just to hold it closed while I took a picture. I used the Stampin Up Heartfelt Blooms for the image and sentiment. I believe the ink and cardstock I used as More Mustard. For some reason I did not write down the things I used. I believe the designer paper is also from Stampin Up. I'll have to check that out.

Santa Paws - IAS #68 (Tags)

Hello my friends, and Happy Sunday. I hope you've had a good week.

It's been a nondescript week, but I have been working on some Christmas projects - some for gifts and trying to get more cards done. This is one of the cards I finished for the challenge over on International Art & Soul. I think it's so cute. Our theme for this fortnight is Tags. As you can see, I just added my tag to this cute card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Santa Paws
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Santa Paws
  • Card stock - Stampin Up - Real Red; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - From my stash
  • Accessories - eyelet, twine, round corner punch, corner punch
  • Copic Markers - B12; C2, C5; E000, E00, E01, E03, E04, E11, E13, E18, E30, E31, E33, E40, E41, E42; G21, G24; R11, R14, R17; W2, W7; Y18, Y32; YR00, YR02; black multiliner; white aryllic paint marker.
That's it. I hope you stop on by IAS  and check out what the rest of the design team has created. They are awsome.  While you're there, go ahead and post your tag project. You could be the winner or picked as one of the top 3.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Christmas Presents

Hello again. Time for another SCS Fan Club Christmas card. I'm still playing catch up. This one is for the June challenge where we are supposed to have DOTS on our card. I think this one will fit the challenge.

Materials Used
  • Image - Retired Stamping Bella image
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Cozy Christmas
  • Card stock - Papertrey Ink - Pure Poppy; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye Happy Day; Basic Gray North Country
  • Accessories - Pearls and Ribbons from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B000; E27, E50, E51, E53; R24
Still working on more Christmas cards. Be back soon.

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:

Ike's World - Icy Christmas Anything Goes
The Holly and Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Christmas
Crafty Calendar - Lots of Layers
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, September 23, 2019

Little Furballs - Creative Card Chicks

Hi my friends. Happy Autumn. Well, it might be Autumn in other parts of the United States, but here in H Town summer is still hanging on. I hope none of you were affected by Tropical Storm Imelda. There was lots of flooding in and around H Town and a couple of my friends had water in their house. Luckily, my house is high off the street and ground so it stays dry.

Classes also got underway last Monday. I have two classes that I'm taking -- American Foundations (American History) and Research Methodology, Part 1. Last week was not bad - Introduction, but they are both gearing up already and I'll be having lots of work to do.

Today is the last day that we are supposed to be posting our September cards for the Creative Card Chicks swap. This month we didn't have a hostess as we usually do to send us a kit. Instead we got a theme given to us and then we had to create a card using that theme. For this one, we had a sketch to use.
Here is the card I created for the sketch.

This was an easy one since I didn't do any coloring on it at all. The stamp set I used was Stampin Up You Little Furball. I stamped them each with a different color - Chocolate Chip, Real Rust, and Basic Black. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I used SU Chocolate Chip for the base of the card and Real Rust for the mats. I just used a circle punch to punch the images out and popped them up with a Stampin Dimensional on the Real Rust mat. The designer paper is Authentique - Thankful collection and I finished it off with some gold bling. Easy, peasy this time. Hopefully, I'll have time to share a few more cards I've been working on. Not as much time now that classes have resumed. Have a great week and see you soon.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:

Show Us Your Pussycats - Furrything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenge - Cute Critters
Cute N Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes - No Twist
The Paper Girls - Anything Goes

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sparkle All the Way

Hello again, my friends.  Happy Monday. This is my first day back to school for Fall Semester. So far, so good. There is a lot to learn. One class is American Foundations which is American History. I had to take a Pretest and there is a lot I do NOT know about that subject.

Over the summer break I have been working on Christmas cards and this is one that I have ready for my blog. I hope to get the rest posted soon. This image is one that I got a couple years ago when Stitchy Stamps was still in business. In fact, I have used it before on a card, but I really like it.

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley - Swirly Festive Greetings. Card stock is Stampin Up Real Red, and the designer paper is some I've had for ages from Papertrey Ink called Sugar Plum.

I used Copic markers to color and added some Stickles to her wings and white puff paint to her Santa cap.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
stamps & fun - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper - Pattern Paper
DL Art - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create - Anything Goes + Optional add layers
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas - Christmas
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Winter Wishes
Sweet Stampers - Use a Sentiment
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Plant Love IAS #67

Hello my friends. Happy Sunday. I thought I was going to get back on here and share more of my Christmas cards I've been making, but this week has been really busy with one thing right after another.

I had the honor and blessing of taking part in a Family History presentation today. I was teaching the basics of using My second love is Genealogy, which is why I'm going to school. Taking classes. If you are in to genealogy and have not tried to keep track of your family and do research, then I invite you to do so. It's free!

Today I have a card that I made months ago from a card kit I received back in January from Sue (dani_fournier) for the Card Shower Kit Challenge. I loved it with all the butterflies on it. I just never had an occasion to post it, but this month was the perfect time. This is for the challenge over at International Art & Soul where the theme is Anything Goes with Things With Wings. Got it!

The image is from Unity Stamps. I think that the sentiment is from a Power Poppy stamp set. I used Stampin Up Pale Plum for the base card and the mats. The designer paper is Stampin Up butterflies. The Copic markers I used were B000 B00; E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; G21, G24; R14, R17; T6, T8; V01, V04; Y18, Y19; W0, W2.

That's all for tonight. Stop on by and see what the rest of the Design Team has for your inspiration. While you're there, you may as well post a card to the challenge. You might be picked as the winner or one of the Top 3. It could happen. See you next time.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Lots of Layers
Di's Digi Designs - Hand colored image

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tasty Treats

Hello my friends. You'll probably be seeing a lot of me coming up in the next week. I have been catching up on the DD Christmas Challenge and I have quite a few that I've made that I haven't posted yet. My card today comes from a Card Shower Kit that I received  back in January from Barb. I've been waiting for the perfect time to post the card and then I got way behind on my Christmas cards what with school and life. This one is for the March challenge which was stripes, staffs, or candy canes. Two out of three isn't bad. LOL.

This card is from a kit I received from Barb. Lots of fun embellishments. Thanks Barb for a fun kit.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Impression Obsession  - Tasty Treats
  • Card stock - Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Merry Moments
  • Accessories - From Barb - ribbon, metallic twine, snowflakes; Me, Memory Box Pentagon die
  • Copic markers  - E000, E01, E02, E04; E23, E40, E41, E42; G21; R29
 I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Around - Christmas Winter/Food or Drink
Sheepski Designs - Dies or Punches 
Sweet Stampers - Dies and/or Punches

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Garden Girl Poppy - IAS #66

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday. First day of September. I hope you are having a good Labor Day weekend and that if you are in the path of Hurricane Dorian that you stay safe and protected. I have friends and family in Florida and praying for them and everyone that may be affected.

I am still getting used to this "retirement." It seems so odd to be home all day. I am still keeping busy with lots to do around the house and in my craft room. School will start up again in two weeks and that will start to fill a lot of my time also.

This card I have for this International Art & Soul challenge is from a kit I bought some time ago from Heather's Hobbie Haven and finally had time to ink it up. Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with Layer It Up. A lovely easy challenge with so many ways to include as many layers as you like with layers of designer paper, embossed folders, die cuts, flowers or other embellishments on your creations - the list is so long; we just know this challenge will get your creative juices flowing.


 Materials Used:
  • Image - Stamping bella - Tiny Townie Garden Girl Poppy
  • Sentiment - Stamping bella - Garden Girl Flower Sentiments
  • Card stock - Neenah 80# Solar white; Marshmallow and Raven card stock
  • Designer Paper - Paisley & Vine - Vineland, Passion, and Bohemian
  • Accessories - MFT - Stitched rectangle die; La La Land Crafts - Lacy Heart and Hearts Flurry Border; Stampin Up - black rhinestones; black gel pen
  • Copic markers - C0, E00, E11, E21; E43, E44, E93; R08, R21, R22, R37; W5, W7, W9; YG03, YG17, AND YG67
I hope you will hop on over to the IAS challenge page and check out what the rest of the design team has created. While you're there, link up your card and maybe you will be chosen as the winner or picked as one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Allsorts - Feminine
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colourific Challenge Corner - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with Flowers
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

This card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at Brown Sugar challenges.