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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Blossom Bear - Creative Card Chicks

Hello! Happy Thursday night. It's been a great week. I finally GRADUATED with my Applied Associate's of Science degree in Family History Research yesterday from Brigham Young University-Idaho. All my classes have been online. The day started out kind of low key. I did have lunch plans with a few of my friends, but they turned that into a big surprise luncheon with more of my friends. They really made it so special. It was such a fun time. The Convocation was virtual yesterday afternoon. It had seemed so surreal until I was listening to them play Pomp and Circumstances and saw photos of all the graduates, and I got all emotional. Then I saw my own picture and it was real. I'm finally a graduate with a degree. That's not the end though. I'm planning to try for accreditation through ICAPGen - International Commission for the Accreditation of Professional Genealogists. Hopefully I can complete that in a year and then I plan to go back to BYU-I and work on my Bachelor's Degree. When I get that, I most likely will be able to walk the stage to receive my diploma. I'm counting on it anyway. Here is a photo of my friends, from left to right around the table: Judie, Peggy, Carole, Liza, Pok, Thora, Me, and Sharon.

 So, on to the task at hand - posting a card for the Creative Card Chicks challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. This month our hostess was VikkiJo. She sent us all a kit with images, papers, and embellishments to use to make a card or two or how ever many we can get out of the kit. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Anita's Back Street, Inc. - Bear with Wheelbarrow
  • Sentiment -  Whiff of Joy
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Designer Paper - Flower and Field
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Close to My Heart - pink brads; Stampin Up - pink ribbon
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B12, B14; E23, E25; E31, E33; G21, G24; R81, R83, R85; Y15, Y18; N10; W02, W04
That's it for today. Now that school is done for awhile, I hope to get more stamping done.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

SCS Fan Club Christmas Card Challenge

 And here I am again for the third time this month. I'm a little late with this card also. It was supposed to be posted back in March, but life got in the way, and I didn't find the time to get it uploaded although it has been done. This gives me the chance to get my Christmas cards done although I better step up my game or I'm going to be way behind in getting them done. 

The SCS Fan Club is doing sketch challenges this year so each month there is a different sketch to follow and you can make whatever kind of card you want as long as you follow the sketch. It's okay to tweak it a little bit, but as long as they can see the basic sketch, you'll be fine.

This was a pretty easy sketch to use although saving the image didn't do so good.

Materials Used;

  • Image - Great Impressions - Snowman
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up , Warmth and Wonder
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up, Soft Sky and White Glitter; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Fancy Pants, Timbergrove collection
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000; E30, E33; N0, N4; R56; YR04

I believe this is the final one for the day. I need to get back to stamping.

Happy Birdday! - Creative Card Chicks June 2021

 Hello again. Yes, it is still Sunday. I thought I'd do so catching up with posting some cards that are late getting posted. We're now experiencing the rainy part of the day. We've got light rain and thunder. I haven't seen any lightning as yet, and only a few drops of rain right now at my house. The loud noise does upset the kitties. 

This card is one I made for Splitcoast Stampers Creative Card Chicks hostess challenge. Each month, one of the group is the hostess and sends out a stamping kit to each of the other members and then we each can make a card to more with the supplies from the kit. Sometimes it is a challenge. Then we each will post our card(s) on the 21st-23rd of the month and see what everyone has done. In June, our hostess was Debby (littleDeb) and she sent this fun Flamingo kit. I used my own sentiment for it which I thought went quite well with the image.

Materials Used;

  • Image - Innkadinkadoo - Flamingo Fun
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Spring Sentiments
  • Card stock - Recollections 110#; Stampin Up Pretty in Pink
  • Designer Paper - Paper Studios
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Twine & Pearls - from her stash
  • Copic Markers - E02, E04; E40; G20, G21; R81, R83, R85

I don't know what the emobossing folder is and the paper that is embossed is a light weight and not sure where it is from either. This was a fun kit and had me thinking to get a card made.

Purrfect Birthday - IAS #113

 Good morning and Happy Sunday! It's a lovely day here in H Town, but so HUMID! I could barely breath when I went out to feed the kitties this morning. We have been having lots of rain lately, like for the past month or so. Mostly it's afternoon showers from the heat. At least it's not been a deluge like we had a few weeks ago. 

Butterflies are still coming. I have one in the hutch this morning to release later today after its wings dry and it won't have an issue with flying. 

This semester of school is just about over. I have reached a milestone - finished with my Applied Associate's Degree in Family History Research and will graduate on Wednesday, July 21! The graduation ceremony is virtual so I won't be going to Idaho for it.

Now to the issue at hand. Today I have a card to share for International Art & Soul challenge. This is the 113th challenge that we have done for IAS. Our challenge this fortnight is Use Thread or Beads and has been chosen by DT member Josephine. I have really been liking the slimline cards I've seen designers making and have jumped on the bandwagon. 

Materials Used:

  • Images - My Favorite Things - Housecats
  • Sentiment - MFT - Housecats
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Whisper White and black glitter; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Whimsy Stamps - BW Cat Prints
  • Accessories - WR Memory Keeper - Sewing Thread; Whimsy Stamps Slimline Card Builder Dies
  • Copic Markers - E02, E04; G21, G24; R05, R11; N5

This one was pretty simple to put together. Be on the lookout for more slimline cards.  I hope that you will pop on over to IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and then join in the fun. We love to see your own creations and ideas.