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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Christmas Tree - IAS #105

 Good morning. Happy Sunday! I hope you are doing well. It's a little on the cloudy, rainy side this morning, but that is not dampening my spirits. A week and a half left in this semester! It's also exam week in Math 108X so not looking forward to that. 

I do have a card to share with you today for International Art & Soul. Our challenge this fortnight is Shaped Card (no squares/rectangles) and has been chosen by DT member CG. I am not good at doing shaped cards but when I remembered that I had these great dies from Heartfelt Creations that I have not used before, I knew they would be perfect. 


This really came together pretty quickly. There was no coloring done on this card. I started out with a white 10x 7 piece of white cardstock, folded over to 5 x 7. I then use the Booklet Basics Die set to cut out the base of the book pages. I used the largest of the basic dies and a piece of Stampin Up Glitter red cardstock and which was glued to the white base card. That was then glued to the Booklet Frame die which I cut out of Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler. Two pieces of designer paper were cut out and adhered to the top of the Basic Die for the book. The top layer is from October Afternoon - Make It Merry collection called Make a Song. I made sure to cut it so that the song title and the tree were showing with some of the music bars. The flowers and leaves are from my stash. I didn't make them. I wish I could find more of those poinsettia flowers though. I love them. 

That's my card for today. I hop you will pop on over to IAS and see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration. Give it a try and join in the fun. I'd love to see your shaped cards to give me inspiration.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Easter Boy - CCC

 Hello my friends and Happy Sunday. Also, Happy Spring! I'm so glad to know that the cold weather is on its way out and it will start getting warmer now. We have still been having chilly mornings, but it turns out really nice in the afternoon. I've been getting out the last few days and with some help have gotten the flower beds all cleaned out from the leftovers of the big freeze! Sad to see everything go that has been growing for some time in the beds. I guess it's time for a do-over. Not sure yet what I'm going to do. Going to take my time and decide what would be best. Glad to know that my fig tree made it through without any major issues and it is starting to put out new leaves. I cut it back too so hopefully that will help with getting more and better fruit this year. I play to cover it with tulle netting to try to keep the birds and squirrels from grabbing the fruit before I can. The grapefruit tree looks terrible, but I see some very tine green spots on the limbs, so I'm hoping in time it, too, will start putting out new growth. I probably won't see any fruit this year, but hopefully next year we'll have some again.

On to my card for this month. This is one I did for the Creative Card Chicks group on Splitcoast Stampers where we have a hostess every month who sends out a card kit to everyone and all the members make at least one card from the kit and post it on the 21st of the month. For March, Roxie was the hostess and she sent us some cute bunny rabbits to use and we were to make a masculine card. Since it was to be a boy card, I used all the "blue" items that came in the kit.. Mine came together pretty easily.

 The image Roxie sent is from Inky Antics. I suppose that the sentiment is also, but not sure. The paper and the enamel dot are from Stampin Up. I mounted the d/p on some Stampin Up cardstock - Dapper Denim. I used a few of my Copic Markers to color in the bunny - G24, R30, YR02, YR04, YR09, W1.

I hope you are all doing well and able to stay warm. Have a great week.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Fancy Fold Snowman - CYS

 Good morning and happy Monday. I was able to enjoy a nice day yesterday and dinner with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren (who are adults) last night. We are still eating outside and it was pleasant. Today, the pleasant has chilled down a bit and gotten somewhat windy out. I think we'll be back to warming up by the middle of the week.

I have a card to share with you today. I made this for the Challenge Your Stash group over on Splitcoast Stampers. The idea is to just use items from your stash to make the card to go along with the theme of the month. This month's theme came from Danielle and it is to make a fun fold card- any fold as long as it's not just folded in half- and include the color red.

 The image and sentiment inside come from an unidentified stamp set. I believe it came in a stamping/papercraft magazine, but I wasn't able to find the correct one. The fold is made with a 5 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock, scored at 2", 4", 8", and 10". There is designer paper on the inside and outside of the two folded sides. The snowman was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Xpress It Blending Card. It was then matted on a 2" square piece of red cardstock and then mounted on a piece of SU Whisper White. The image was colored with the Copic Markers - G05, R46, YR04, W0, and W7. I used some white liquid applique on his hat for the fur trim. The designer paper is from Stampin Up This Christmas collection. The snowflake die on the right side is from Memory Box - Frosty Border and then I finished off the card with some glitter red bling dots. I would love to have more time to play in my craft room.