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Friday, May 28, 2021

Merry Christmas - Slimline - Challenge Your Stash

 Hello my friends. Happy Friday and Happy Memorial Day Weekend. I hope you stay safe if you are traveling over this holiday weekend. I will be having a quiet weekend at home. I went to the nursery this afternoon and bought some more plants for my empty flower beds, so I hope that the weather will cooperate and I'll be able to get those planted as well as weed out the beds. That is an ongoing, never ending job.

Today I have a card to share for the SCS Challenge Your Stash challenge. Each month we have a hostess who chooses the theme for that month. Then we all make a card using that theme and supplies that we have in our stash. We are not to go out and buy anything to make the card. It's always fun to see what everyone comes up with. This month our hostess was Barb and her challenges was to make a slimline card or mini-slimline card. Your choice of vertical or horizontal, but be sure to include a sentiment. I am just  getting on the bandwagon for these cards and really love them. I did recently purchase a couple of dies to use when making them, but I didn't use them on this card. This card is actually doing double duty because the challenge over in the Splitcoast Fan Club Christmas Challenge for February was the sketch for this card. So I'll be posting it over there also.

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Kitty Cactus - Creative Card Chicks

Hello, my friends. I hope that you're having a great day. I have another card to share with you today. This is for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. Each month the hostess sends each of the members a card kit which includes some images, pattern paper, and various embellishments to use to create a card or more. Then we each post our card starting on the 21st of the month. I'm also fascinated to see what each of the members creates out of the same kit. This month the hostess was Terry. She stepped in to do an extra hostess this month since our number of members has dropped by a few so some are doing something extra this year. If you're interested in becoming a member, check out our thread on SCS.

Here is my card from Terry's kit she sent. It was fun seeing the cute animal images as cactus.

Of course I had to pick the kitty cactus image. 

Materials Used

  • Hero Arts - Cactus Animals
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pool Party; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Designer Paper - Not sure which one this is.
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Pool Party Ribbon; Gina Marie enamel dots
  • Copic Markers - Neglected to write down the color numbers.

Congrats Grad - IAS #109

 Good morning. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all doing well. I think it's time for some sunny days. We have had so much rain over the last 7-10 days, my backyard is like a swamp. The kitties appreciate it after it stops because they like to go lap up the rain water. Granted they have a large bowl of fresh water every day on the patio, but there is something about the rain water that attracts them. Go figure.

Today I've got a card for International Art & Soul. The theme is Graduation which was picked by DT member, Debbie. I don't have anyone graduating this year, but put this one together. 

Materials Used:

  •  Image - Whiff of Joy - Graduation Willow
  • Sentiment - Stampendous - Cap and Gown Day
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Crisp Cantelope; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Crate Paper - Confetti Collection
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Ribbon; Wild Orchid Crafts - Flower
  • Copic Markers - B95; E40; E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; Y13, Y15; YR21, YR23

 Do you have a graduate this year?  How did it go with the COVID restrictions in place? I hope that it didn't put a damper on the celebration. Hop on over to the IAS challenge website and see what the rest of the DT has created. I love that they are all so different and inspiring. Join in the fun and let's see your graduation creations.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

I'm a Little Teapot - IAS #108

 Good morning. Happy Sunday. Most important - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Sending wishes to all my friends who are mothers whether it is to your own children, friends, nieces, nephews, furbabies. . . I hope you enjoy your special day. I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers  yesterday from my oldest daughter who lives in California. It is sad that we don't get to see each other as often as I would like, but I do enjoy chatting with her from time to time. 

I do have a card to share with you today for the challenge over at International Art & Soul. The theme for this challenge was chosen by Design Team member, Hazel, and was to make a card or project depicting a nursery rhyme. When I was trying to figure out what to do for this, I googled "Nursery Rhymes" and was amazed at how many there are. Looking over my stamps I decided to use one that I have not used before and I think was perfect for this challenge.


Ever since I made this card, the little jingle has been running through my head. I also thought this was a sweet image to use for a greeting for Mother's Day, "Sweet and Warm Thoughts of You."

Materials used:

  • Image - Bildmalarna - Mimosa Tea Party
  • Sentiment - Art Stamps - Teacup Blessings
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Pretty in Pink; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Crafts Mark - Beautiful Day
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Pretty in Pink Ribbon; Stitched Die, Scallop Circle Die
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B12, B41; E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; R20, R21, R22; R81, R83; Y15

That's all for today. I hope you enjoy your day and that you'll pop on over to IAS to see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration and that you'll join us and show us your favorite nursery rhyme.

 I am entering this in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goe
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Layers
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's - Use Pattern Paper
Creations in Pink - Anything Pink