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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Natural World at Christmas IAS #103

 Hello, my friends. Happy Sunday. It's a little overcast today, but it has been warmer and mostly sunny, so that is a good day. It's nice to look forward to Spring and hope that Winter is now behind us. I hope you all are staying well.

Today I have a card to share for the International Art & Soul challenge. The theme for this  fortnight is The Natural World at Christmas (No Robins) and has been chosen by DT member Sall. I was a bit delayed in getting my card done and was trying to figure out what to make. I have a few reindeer stamps and when I pulled this one out, I thought it would be perfect for the challenge.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up - Merry Patterns
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Merry Patterns
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Chocolate Chip; Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Chocolate Chip; White Glitter; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Santa & Co.
  • Accessories - LaLaLand - trees die; Stampin Up fancy labels punch; SU Dimensionals

No copics were used in the making of this card! LOL!

I hope you like it and that you will pop on over to the IAS Challenge and play along with us. It's just for fun, but you could be named at the Winner or one of the Top 3. Have a great week!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Birthday Hummingbird - CCC

 Hello, my friends. Happy Saturday. At least this week has not been snowy or icey. That last week was a doozer! We are starting to warm up a bit and I'm certainly liking that. Of course, my yard looks a mess with all the dead plants and frostbitten shrubs and trees. My grapefruit tree took a real hit. It looks terrible, but they are saying to wait until late Spring to cut it back so I'm waiting. My gardenia bush also looks pathetic. I'm hoping that the roots are still good and that they will both recover. Covering the shrubs and plants even with freeze cloth did not do a bit of good. At least I did not have any damage to my house from burst pipes. 

I did get a card made for the Creative Card Chicks monthly challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. Our hostess this month was VikkiJo and she sent us some adorable images. So far I have picked this one to make my card. Besides butterflies, I love hummingbirds. .It's almost time for them to be coming through this area on their migration. I usually only have a couplel that come to my feeder, but I love seeing them.

All the materials were sent in the kit by VikkiJo except for the cardstock. I chose to use Stampin Up Tranquil Tide for my card. The image is from House Mouse, Bird Watching stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on SU Whisper White. The lovely designer paper is also from SU - Flowers for Every Season collection as well as the sentiment from the SU Any Time Greetings stamp set. I finished it off with a bit of twine from the kit.

That's it for now. I hope everyone is staying safe and social distancing. Hopefully, we'll get through this pandemic sooner than later.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Taco Birthday - IAS #102

 Good Sunday morning. I hope you are stng warm wherever you are. I think the only warm temps today are in the deep south in Florida. It sure isn't warm here in H Town. Temp here is 35 right down and expected to go down into the teens overnight. This is all due to an arctic blast sweeping down the middle of the country. I used to think this was a warm climate and it is ---- during the summer months. At least I'm lucky that I don't have to go out in this. It does keep me from seeing my family since we only gather outside still due to social distancing. 

I was able to get my second shot of vaccine for the COVID-19 virus this past week and did not suffer from any ill side effects. If you are on the fence about getting the shot - JUST DO IT!!! There are so many things that can go wrong with long-term side effects if you contract the virus. Stay safe and help others to stay safe also.

Today I do have a card to share. This is for the International Art & Soul challenge for this fortnight. Our challenge this fortnight is Off to Dinner and has been chosen by DT member Hazel. I had a hard time trying to figure out what I was going to do for this one and then I found this cute stamp that has never seen ink before although I've had it in my stash for some time. Once I figured out the image and design, I could not think what kind of sentiment to put with it. I thought about what kids here like - Tacos! After a short search online I found this sentiment and thought it would be perfect and turned it into a birthday card. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Lili of the Valley - this is an old stamp I've had and they don't sell rubber stamps anymore. I don't see it in their Digi Shop either.
  • Sentiment - Computer generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Confetti White, Apricot Appeal; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose collection
  • Copic Markers - B000, B00; E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; R20; W6; Y15, Y18; YR01, YR02

I hope you will all head on over to the International Art & Soul website and see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration and then join in the fun and show us your creations.