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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Hotwheels Vintage Sports - CYS

 Hi, my friends and happy Friday eve. Are you all ready for Trick or Treating this weekend? We don't have any small children on our block anymore so I'm not expecting anyone to come to my door and haven't prepared anything either. Our church did a Trunk and Treat on Wednesday night so the kids did have something to dress up for.

I do have a card to share with you today. I made this card some time ago and I cannot find where I wrote down the ingredients for it. I know that the image is from Lili of the Valley and it's called Vintage Sports. The cardstock looks to be Stampin Up Real Red and the few sequins I used are also from Stampin Up. I used my Copic markers to color the image, but have no idea what colors I used. Sorry. I need to do better with writing down my supplies.

I made this card for the Splitcoast Stampers Challenge Your Stash group. The idea is to use only items we have in our stash to make our cards and not go out and make any new purchases for it. Our hostess for this month was Sue (stampinspooky) and her theme was to make a masculine card with at least one layer and to use an embellishment. I think I nailed all three of those requirements. I call it Hotwheels!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Boo - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello, my friends. Happy Sunday. Wow! This has been a really busy week. The week included my birthday which meant a couple of lunches. The kids came for dinner tonight, so there was on-going cleaning the house all week since I can't do it all in one day. I got it all done (well, most of it) and we had a lovely dinner (I thought). I hadn't made spaghetti in awhile, so that's what we had with plenty of sauce of the best meatballs. Brownies with fudge frosting for dessert. Also, got the Halloween decorations out since the kids were coming. All this is why I was late getting this post done which should have been on the  21st (which was my birthday date). 

This was for the Creative Card Chicks challenge group on SCS. Each month the hostess sends out a kit to the rest of the group and then we make a card or more with the items that she sent. This month our hostess was Kelly (ScrappinCEO) and she sent a fun Halloween kit. I did use my own image for the card, which was okay with Kelly. It was our choice. 

Materials Used:

Image - From my stash

Sentiment - From my stash

Cardstock - Black

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Designer Paper - Graphic 45 Midnight Tales; Stampin Up Halloween Night; Be Dazzling

Bling - Stash

This was a fun card to put together. I don't usually send out Halloween cards, but I may put this in my stack to send to a friend next year.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Celebrate You - IAS

 Hello, my friends. It's Wednesday which means I am very late with getting my post done for International Art & Soul. It should have gone live on Sunday, but life gets in the way sometimes. The theme this fortnight was to use mostly orange and yellow which was chosen by DT member CG. I had a time with this challenge until I came across this pattern paper and thought it went very well with the theme. I chose the image which is a new one that I've purchased because I'm always in need of a birthday card and there are so many in October.

Materials Used:

Image - My Favorite Things - Birthday Cutie

Sentiment - Same as image

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black

Cardstock - StampE5in Up Soft Suede

Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Reunion collection

Accessories  - flowers from my stash; border punch; Scallop Oval die

Copic Markers - B0000; E23, E25;  E50, E51, E53; Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26; YR02, YR04; YR20, YR21

That's all for today. I hope you will pop on over to the IAS challenge blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you and while you're there, add your mostly yellow and orange creation. You could be the Winner or one of the Top 3.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Double Scoop

 Hi my friends and Happy end of the week! I'm glad to see this one go. I think I'm finally over the crud that I've had for the last three weeks. Spent today trying to upload/download? the new upgrade for RootsMagic. No go. Spent hours trying to get connected to a support person. No luck. Maybe I'll try again tomorrow. Maybe not. It's just so frustrating.

Anyway, some happy thoughts. I decided to play along with the Outlawz' Monday Greeting card challenge. The theme was to use blue and yellow. I found this designer paper and it inspired me to create this card.

I kept it pretty simple.

Materials Used:

  • Image - My Favorite Things - Double Scoop of Cute
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Essentials Collection
  • Cardstock -  Stampin Up - Crushed Curry
  • Accessories - Bling from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B14, E13, E15, E23; E50, E51, E53; R46; R11, R12; Y15

I've also been purging my craft room this week. Time to scale down and find new homes for stamps, papers, and whatever else I think needs to go.