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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Friends Warm Your Heart - Stash

 Hello again my friends. I hope you are all doing well. We finally got a nice rain today after being dry for awhile. It doesn't usually take too long for the rains to come here. We get moisture coming up off the Gulf a lot. 

I do have a card to share with you today. This one I did for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. There is a hostess for each month. The hostess picks the theme and then we all make a card following the theme and ONLY using items from our stash. We are not to go out and buy something new for the challenge. That's why they call it Challenge Your Stash. I must say it will be hard to go out and buy new things right now. I took a trip to Michael's yesterday and was surprised at the lack of stamping/scrapping items for sale. The pandemic has certainly taken its toll on them. I know that there is a big back log of items coming to the US from China, so once the shipping industry gets itself in gear, there will probably be a ton of stuff at the craft stores.

This month our hostess was Jeanette and her theme was to use something that began with the letter "S." That was an easy one. I pulled out this Build a Snowman stamp set and put this one together. I love how it has little clothes to cut out and can dress him/her however you like. Blue also seems to be a good color for winter and snow since it's kind of a cold color. I used the Bashful Blue cardstock from Stampin Up and a piece of designer paper that was in my stash as well as the ribbon. It might also be Stampin Up. Colored with my Copic markers. 

A fun challenge and another winter/Christmas card done.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Floral Butterfly - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello friends. Happy Sunday. I hope you are all well and enjoying your day. The weather here has been great the last few days, but will change starting tomorrow bringing rain. It's okay. We need it and I have no plans to be out and about. It will help clean of my milkweed plants. I had an infestation of aphids this last week and sprayed them all (over 60) with a combination of blue Dawn, vinegar, and water. It killed the aphids. Now I hope it doesn't kill my plants. They all seem to be doing okay after I washed them off to get the dead bugs off them. I still have seen some aphids on other plants, but not so many that I can't just squish them dead. I go check on them every day. I'm hoping that these will winter over and I'll have a good supply to start off next spring. I released the last Monarch of the season this morning.

So, on to my card for today. I'm a few days late getting this one posted. It is for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Card Chicks challenge. Each month the hostess sends out a kit containing images, designer paper, and embellishments - bling, ribbon, flowers, etc. to each of the members and then we make at least one card from the kit. This month, I was the hostess and used the Heartfelt Creations Floral Butterfly collection for the images and they also have the dies to match. This collection was perfect since I love butterflies and flowers.

Materials Used;

  • Images - Heartfelt Creations - Floral Butterly collection
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Card stock - Papertrey Ink - Lavendar Moon
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up, Beyond the Garden
  • Accessories - Pearls from my stash
  • Copic Markers - E21, E23; E93, E97; R11, R12, R81, R83; E20, E21, E24; Y15; N5

That's it for this card for today.