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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Include an Animal - IAS #91

Hello. Happy Sunday. I am a bit late getting my card posted for International Art & Soul today. Our theme this fortnight is the Include an Animal - any kind of animal will do which was chosen by DT Member, Chriss. Of course, I love kitties and when I saw this snarky stamp set and dies, I just had to have it. This is just one of the images and sentiments from it.

 This set was from a company new to me - Granstamps - Snarky Cat - as well as the sentiment.
I used Stampin Up Pear Pizzazz for the card and sentiment base and also for the leaf branches punched using a Martha Stewart punch. The designer paper is Basic Gray - Out of Print collection and the flowers from my stash. Copic markers were used to color the image - G20, G21, YR20, YR21, YR23, and T8.

This is the inside. I used a scrap of the d/p and one leftover leaf branch to decorate it.

I hope you will pop on over to the challenge IAS BLOG
and see what the cute things the rest of the design team has created to inspire you. You could be picked as the Winner or one of the Top 3. See you next time.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Pink Hydrangea

Hello again. Happy Friday. I have another card to share with you today. This is a kit I received a few months ago from Diane (Glamour on SCS). It's the We are Creating Fun Card Kits group. Each month one of the members is the "hostess." All the other members send her a card kit with images, sentiments, die cuts, designer papers, and all kinds of ribbons and embellishments to make fun cards with. My hydrangea and all kinds of fun embellishments to work with.

I didn't get a list of any of the supplies so I have no idea where this image or any of the embellishments came from except from Diane. It was fun to color the image and put it all together. I colored with Copic markers - G20, G21, G24; R20 R81, R83; YG21, YG23; W3, T9.

That's it for today. Stay well, and stay safe.

Sweet Kitties Pets - CYS

Hello, my friends. I hope you are all doing well and not impacted by Hurricane Laura. Here in H Town, we were so lucky that neither Marco nor Laura came close to us. Not even a drop of rain. I have been busy, busy, busy with cleaning out my garage, workshop area, and laundry room area. The workshop area is storage and spillover from my craft room as is the laundry room area. I've also spent time cleaning up and cleaning out in my craft room. I can actually walk into it and not trip over stuff.

In the meantime, I have had some time to work on some cards. One I have to share today. This is for the Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month the hostess picks a theme and the rest of the group makes a card using that theme out of their own stash of supplies. This month I was the hostess and picked the theme of Pets! We are to make a card about our pets. If we don't have a pet, then we could make one up or use a friend's pet for inspiration. No problems. As I'm sure you are aware, I am owned by cats. I have four that live inside my house and I currently have three outside that I take care of. So you can imagine what my card has on it.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Great Impressions - Sweet Kitties
  • Sentiment - Great Impressions
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Baja Breeze; XPress It Blending card
  • Designer Paper - My Minds' Eye - On the Bright Side collection
  • Accessories - Nestabilities classic oval die; Recollections - Flower
  • Copic Markers - W0, W1, W2, W3; YR21; YR23
Here is the inside. I stamped the top part for the partial sentiment on the front; then stamped the whole sentiment and cut it apart to put the other half on the inside.

That's it. I could have left the flower off to make it a CAS card, but it seemed to need something more.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Need a Hug!

Good morning my friends. I hope you all have had a great week and looking forward to the weekend. I know I am. I'm still busy with cleaning and organizing my house. This last week I've been working on my craft room sorting and moving ribbons from my room to a file cabinet in my garage workshop. It's an old microfiche cabinet so it has 10 short drawers, perfect for storing spools of ribbon. I've also reorganized my flower collection and now working on all my embellishments. I have been purging some that I know I will never use and trying to figure ways to use what I have. Step by step.

Today I have a card to share with you. This is for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month the hostess sends out a card kit to the rest of the members including images, sentiments, all kinds of embellishments to make at least one card, and then we all post our cards the 21-23 of the month. This month I was the hostess. In light of our current situation in our country, I thought we could all use a little hug so I sent out a kit with this image and lots of other embellishments to play with. The embossing folder looks like wood, so I used the Dark Cocoa ink to distress it to give it some dimension.

Materials Used:
  • Image -  CC Designs - Scaredy Cat
  • Sentiment - Same
  • Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black, Dark Cocoa
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up = Comfort Cafe collection
  • Accessories: Circle Punch, Die - Tim Holtz Mixed Media Fresh Foliage; Embossing Folder - A Papaer Studio; Butterfly from my stash
  • Copic Markers - E30, E31, E37; R11; YR00, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27; W1, W4
 That's it for today. This will be going out to a dear friend to hopefully cheer her up during this crazy time.

Monday, August 17, 2020

More Flowers and Butterflies

Hello, my friends, and happy Monday! I hope you are all off to a great start of the week. We had a bit of a storm come through during the night. I heard some thunder, but it wasn't enough to keep me from going back to sleep.

I have some more cards to share today from the Card Kit Swap that I belong to over at Splitcoast Stampers. This kit was sent to me by Terry Ladwig (there are two Terrys in the group.). Terry sent me a Martha Stewart stamp set with all sorts of pretty flower, butterfly, and sentiment images in it. So far I have created three cards from it.

The card base is from Terry's stash of Gina K designs cardstock. The butterfly image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on to Stampin Up Very Vanilla cardstock. I used my Copic markers Y15 and YR15 to make it look like a Gulf Fritillary. The flowers were stamped with Stampin Up Eggplant Envy and the centers colored with the Y15. The designer paper (I LOVE) was from Terry's stash. I stamped the sentiment label in black and then added the sentiment and fussy cut it out and used my Copic marker V01 to outline it. The flowers and butterfly were all punched with circle punches, matted onto lavender circles, and adhered to a white strip of cardstock matted onto a strip of the cardstock and then adhered to the base to finish it off.

This card base is also from Terry's stash of Gina K designs. The designer paper is again from Terry's stash. I used Stampin Up Pink Passion to stamp the flower bouquet and then used a circle punch to cut it out and layered it on top of another circle of Pink Passion. The sentiment was also from the Martha Stewart stamp set which I stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and used a banner die to cut it out and layered it on a strip of Pink Passion card stock and fussy cut the end. Then added a strip of flowered ribbon and a couple pink flowers all from Terry's stash to finish it off.

This last card was pretty simple to create. The card base is also a from Terry's stash of Gina K Designs cardstock. the butterfly flowered paper is from her stash. I took some of the smaller images from the stamp set and used my Stampin Up Positively Pink and Glorious Green markers to color the images and stamped them on a strip of Stampin Up Very Vanilla. I used a couple of pieces of bling to add to the small single flowers and a drop of gold Perfect Pearls for the center of the flowers with the green leaves. I used another label from the stamp set and stamped it in Tuxedo Black and then added the Happy Birthday sentiment. I then outlined it using the Positively Pink marker and fussy cut it out. I adhered it to the card using Stampin Up Dimensionals to pop it up.

That's it so far for this set. I still have paper and cardstock left over so I know I'll be figuring out more cards to make from this great set. My thanks to Terry Ladwig for a fun kit.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Cats For Christmas

Hello and Happy Sunday! It's late in the day here. I've just been puttering around on a lazy Sunday. Watched a YouTube for Sunday School class and then watched and listened to a previous presentation by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. It's always a great way to start the Sabbath day. Our church has started a limited Sacrament meeting, but I have opted not to go back yet.

I do have a card to share with your today for International Art & Soul. The theme for this fortnight is Inspired by a Book. Any project you would like to enter is welcome as long as you follow the theme in order to be a winner. I've had Christmas on my mind lately and this is one of my cards. It is based on the book, "The Cat Who Came For Christmas," by Cleveland Amory. If you haven't read it, it is a delightful true story of how Mr. Amory, a dedicated animal person, rescued his first cat on Christmas Eve.

Materials Used:
  • Image and sentiment- Stampin Up - Santa Paws
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Cucumber Crush; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - 25th & Pine collection
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Gumball Green ribbon; dies
  •  Copic Markers - E23; E30, E31, E35; E40, E41, E42; G03, G05, R05, R11, R17; YR01, YR02; T5, T7, T10; W00, W2, W4, W6
That's it for today. I hope you will come join us. Hop on over to see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Flowers and Butterflies times Four

 Good morning and Happy Monday. I hope you all had a pleasant weekend. Mine was quiet and I was able to get in some time in my craft room to work on these lovely images.Two of my favorite things are flowers and butterflies.
I belong to a card kit swap on Splitcoast Stampers. Each member is assigned a month and they pick a theme for their month. During that month all the other members of the group send them a card kit full of images, designer paper, and all kinds of embellishments to make cards with. My month was awhile back, but I am just getting the time to play with all my kits. As you can tell, my theme was flowers and butterflies and I was not disappointed. This kit came from Darlene, and I loved playing with these images and coloring the different flowers and butterflies. The images are from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, but I could only find one of the images on their website. The designer paper is from Recollections, Conservatory Serre collection. Ribbons are from Stampin Up and the embellishments/bling are from her stash. My thanks to Darlene for such a fun kit.
I used Stampin Up Marigold Morning cardstock and the Sentiment is from Power Poppy - Good Thinking. The butterflies here are Monarchs and a Gulf Frittalary.
For this one, I used Stampin Up Tangerine Tango cardstock. The sentiment was cut from a piece of the designer paper. This butterfly should be a yellow swallowtail.
For this one, I used Stampin Up Pink Pirouette cardstock. I think the sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. The white butterfly is called an Orange Tip.
For this card, I used Stampin Up Bashful Blue cardstock. The butterfly is a Blue Northern. I added some bling for his body and some Denim ribbon.
Again, thanks to Darlene for such a wonderful kit. I still have one image of each to play with.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Spring Blooms

Good morning and Happy Friday! Yeah for the weekend. Of course, for me, it's just like any other day with being at  home. I do give myself a break from some of my weekly activities. Today I have three cards to show you, .These are from a card kit I received in a Splitcoast Stampers group that I am in. Each member is assigned a month and picks a theme for their kits. Then, each of the other members sends them a kit with images, sentiments, designer papers, and embellishments to make cards from.  My theme was flowers and/or butterflies. This is the first one I've had a chance to really work on. I received it from Terry. I love the images and the colors that she picked for it. 

The images are from Inky Antics - Spring Blooms and Rose Oval stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth. The designer papers if Pebbles Garden Party. Cardstock is Stampin Up Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, and Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet. All embellishments from Terry stash. Such fun and many thanks to Terry for a great and fun kit to work with.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Cup of Tea - IAS #89

Hello, Happy Sunday. I hope you all are doing well today. We've been having some rain, but it has cleared off for a little bit. I'm thankful because dinner eat my daughter's house is outside because of COVID-19. Don't want to eat in the rain or in the garage. We were in a drought, so the rain is welcome.

Today I am sharing a card for the International Art & Soul challenge. Hazel was the author of the theme of A Tea Party. Such fun. Did you have tea parties when you were a girl or maybe you still do? I combined the challenge with my favorite color - purple

This was easily put together. No coloring needed for this one.

  • Image - Stampin Up - Tea Party
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Vintage Violet, Very Vanilla
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Plumeria collection
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Vintage Violet
  • Accessories: Spellbinders - Gold Label Four; The Paper Studio - Flower
I hope you will hop on over to the IAS challenge blog and see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration. Then join in the fun and get creative.