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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Riley Birthday - IAS #116

 Good morning and Happy Sunday. It's a beautiful day here in H Town with no rain so far. We did get some yesterday evening which I was happy for. I can't believe the summer is winding down and it will soon be fall. I have a few birthdays coming up so I was glad to see our theme for this fortnight on International Art & Soul was a card for a birthday which was picked by DT member Chriss. I actually made this card some time ago, but never used it and hadn't posted it yet on my blog.


Materials Used:

  • Image - Riley & Co. - Birthday
  • Sentiment -
  • Card stock - Stampin Up - So Saffron; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Birthday Memories; Birthday Basics
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Die - Scallop Oval; Stampin Up Ribbon; Bling - Stash
  • Copic Markers - B14; E25, E29; R17; W7, Y02, Y15

That's it. I hope that you'll come join us and show off your birthday cards. You could be picked as the Winner or one of the  Top 3. It's all fun.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Happy Anything - Challenge Your Stash

 Hello, my friends. Happy weekend. It is for us here in Texas who are not feeling any effects from Hurricane Ida. I pray for those in Louisiana who are in its path and pray that they will be kept safe.

I am back today to share a card for the Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoast Stampers. For this challenge we make a card to go along with the theme of the month chosen by one of our members. Then we each make a card for that theme using only items we already have. We are not to go out and buy anything new to finish our card. This month I was the hostess and my theme was to use dies or punches - no stamps. Most all of my friends know that I love flowers and butterflies. I've had this die and paper in my stash for a very long time an it all just went together and easy since I didn't have to do any stamping.

I called it Happy Anything because I didn't put the rest of the sentiment on the card front. You can put anything you like on the inside like birthday or anniversary or anything else you want. I used Stampin Up Dusty Durango card stock for the mat and the die cuts. The designer paper is Authentic Delightful collection. I'm not sure where the dies came from. I keep a book with samples, but this one didn't have a name next to it. I used some bling from Studio 18 to finish off the card.

Off to see what the rest of the group came up with. Stay safe.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Cupcakes Party - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello, my friends. It has been a busy couple of weeks and I am very late getting this card posted for Creative Card Chicks. Our post date is the 21st-23rd. I had an unexpected, but pleasant, visit from my daughter who lives in California. It was great to see her and her husband. We had last been together for Christmas in 2019, before the pandemic hit so I missed my trip to see her for Thanksgiving in 2020. We had a great time together with my other daughter and her family that live here in Texas. Visiting kept me from getting my card uploaded.

Creative Card Chicks is a group on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month we have a hostess who makes up a card kit of images, designer paper, and embellishments and sends it out to the rest of the members of our group. Our hostess for August was Terry and she sent fun images of a tower of cupcakes to make a party card.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Taylored Expressions - Sweet Tooth Tower
  • Sentiment - Taylored Expressions - Sweet Tooth Tower
  • Cardstock  - Stampin Up; Neenah Solar Crest Super Smooth White
  • Designer Paper - American Crafts, Photo Play/Make Some Noise
  • Ink  - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Doodlebug Sequins; Ribbon - Stampin Up
  • Copic Markers - B00, B02; E23, E25, E27; E40; G21, G24; R11, R35, R81; Y13, Y17; YG07
That is all for today. I hope I won't be so tardy for my next post which should be tomorrow. 

Sunday, August 15, 2021

A Blooming Marvlous Day - IAS #115

 Hello, my friends. Happy Sunday. It's been pretty nice most of the day although HOT and HUMID. It does look like we might get some rain dumped on us this afternoon. Not that I'm complaining. We can use the rain although my gardens are looking pretty pathetic. I'm trying to decide what to do with them over the winter and then what to do in the Spring. I really want a butterfly garden, but I'm not sure I have enough sun in my backyard for that. My pecan tree really blocks out a lot of it. Maybe I'll have a tree service come and cut some back to allow in more light.

Today I have a card to share for International Art & Soul.  The theme for this fortnight is CAS - Clean and Simple. This means that the card should be relatively simple with a lot more open space and not a lot of embellishments. It was my turn to pick the theme.

As you can see, this one was relatively easy to make. I first stamped the flower image on a piece of Xpress It Blending Card and colored with my Copic markers. I then add the little bee and colored it and then added the sentiment. They are all done on the same piece of cardstock. The colored cardstock is from Stampin Up - Mauve Mist and Sweet Sugarplum. I then used some Diamond Stickles on the bee's wings and a yellow Liquid Pearls for the centers of the flowers. The images were all stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black. Only four Copic markers were used for the coloring - G21, G24; V01 and V04.

That's it for this one. I hope you will hop on over to IAS and join in the fun with your own creation. See what the Design Team has made to inspire you. You could be the Winner or one of the Top 3. I hope to see you there.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

On the Dunes - Fun in the Sun - IAS # 114

 Hello my friends. Happy Sunday. It's bright and beautiful and HOT here today. Well, it is August in Texas. What else can you expect? It has been a quiet week compared to the last many weeks with going to school. It's nice now to be able to spend some time with friends (out to lunch and book club) or working on genealogy family research, or just some quiet time with a book. You know. That regular life. I did manage to spread out some cedar granules over my back yard and flower beds. They are supposed to help repel mosquitos out of my yard. I hope it works. I'll let you know next time.

With the summer here, I'm sure many of you are traveling around the country or your own state by various modes of transportation. Our them over at International Art & Soul comes at just the right time for this. The theme is A Mode of Transport and was chosen by Design Team member, Hazel. I don't have many stamps to go with this theme, but I actually made two different cards. I wasn't sure which one I liked the best. I chose this one and will save the other for another occasion.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Lili of the Valley - Vintage Sports; Gina K Designs - My Island
  • Sentiment - Gina K Designs - My Island
  • Card Stock - Stampin Up - Whisper White; Confetti Tan; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Whimsy Stamps - Glorious Sky Slimline collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - circle punch; Silver gel pen; wavy paper cutter; Stampin Up Close to Cocoa and Glorious Green markers
  • Copic Markers - B32; E25; E30, E31, E33; R12, R14, R17; N2, N2, N3, N5

That's it for now. I hope you will pop on over to the International Art & Soul challenge website and see what the rest of the time has done for your inspiration. Maybe you can get an idea for a project to enter into our challenge. You could be chosen as the Winner or one of the Top 3. It's all fun.