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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Heartfelt Butterfly Birthday

 Good morning my friends. I hope you are all doing well. The heat continues to make us sizzle down here in H Town, but after a brief heavy shower yesterday, it has cooled off a little bit. It's only 87* right now instead of 95*. I was glad to see even that little bit of rain. 

I have a card to share with you today that I made for the SCS Challenge Your Stash group. Every month we have a hostess who chooses a theme for us to use when making our card. Then we all make a card and post it on the challenge thread on the 28th of the month. This month of June, Tracie (taclary) was our hostess and she picked the theme ~~Flowers are blooming, butterflies are everywhere so lets see a butterfly on your card.

This was not too hard for me. I love butterflies and had this great kit in my stash to use. It's from Heartfelt Creations and has flowers, butterflies, and the dies to go with them along with some beautiful papers. I must confess that I did scan the HC gallery and found this beautiful card. I did make a little change to it. The great part was that there was no stamping or coloring involved, so it came together very easily.

 I also love slimline cards. They are fun to make and easy to mail. This card was made using the Floral Butterfly collection and the original was created by Susan Smit. I used the yellow and purple/blue flowers. The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up stamp set (Vintage Labels). I used a scrap of SU Wisteria Wonder for the mat. I added the little butterfly up in the left-hand corner.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Oldies Birthday

 Good morning my friends. I hope you are all doing well. It has been so hot and dry here in H Town. We are in the middle of a drought. I've had to start using the sprinklers on the lawn and flower beds so it all doesn't dry up and blow away. Today I have more cards from my Birthday Card Kits. I have two cards today from Carol. So much fun with these and she generously sent me the stamp sets so I'll be able to make a bunch more cards from these stamps. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Art Impressions - no name on the stamp
  • Sentiment - Art Impressions - Chocolate Therapy
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Soft Sky
  • Designer Paper - Pink Paislee - Birthday Bash
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Paper Craft - bling
  • Copic Markers - B000; B00; E50, E51; E25; G40, G43; R0000, R00, R01, R20; V01, V04; W1

Materials Used:

  • Image - Art Impressions - Chocolate Therapy
  • Sentiment - Same
  • Cardstock - 
  • Designer Paper - Pink Paislee- Birthday Bash
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Paper Craft - bling; round punches
  • Copic Markers - E23; E31, E33; R20, R21; N0, N1, N2, N6; V01, V04; YR00, YR02; R35; Y11, Y15; E50, E51, E53
 Such fun. I have one more card to share for this round of Card Kit cards. 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Feeling Blue?

 Hello my friends. Another card to share with you today. This is for a new challenge that I just found and hope that I can take part more often now. It's for Misti Monday. Do you know what a Misti is? I couldn't work without mine. The idea for this challenge was to make the sentiment the focal point of the card front. 

Materials Used:
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Friendly Advice
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Tranquil Tide; Lovely Lilac
  • Cardstock - Whisper White; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - A Mother's Love
  • Accessories - Recollections Fabric Flower, Frame Dies; Sissex label die

 I'm entering this in the following challenge:

Splitcoast Stampers - Misti Monday- Sentiment is the major focal point on the card front

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Parcel of Gifts

 Hello, my friends. Happy Wednesday. Finally I've come to the last card kit I received from Barb of the Card Kit swap group. Barb is our leaders and keeps us all organized. I received lots of images and fun embellishments to play with and I'll be making more cards with what I have leftover so far.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Taylored Expressions - Birthday Mail
  • Sentiment - Just Saying
  • Cardstock - 
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - It's My Party
  • Ink - Hero Arts - Intense Black
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Ribbon
  • Copic Markers - B000, G40, G43; RV14; Y13, Y15

Thanks so much Barb for the fun kit with lots of leftovers to still play with.


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Two Chickies

 Hi everyone. I am on a roll these days. Here I am again with another card to share with you. This one is for the SCS Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge Swap. Each month one of the group is the hostess and she sends each of the other members a card kit including images and a variety of embellishments. This month our hostess was Vikki Jo. She sent us a great kit with some fun images. Then we each make at least one card and post it on the 21st of the month. Here is my card.

Materials Used:

  • Image - House Mouse
  • Sentiment - Found in my of excess sentiments I've received. Not sure where it is from.
  • Ink - Memento
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Crushed Curry
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Marbleous; Paper Lattice
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Embroidered Ribbon; Champaign Rhinestones; Die
  • Copic Markers - E04; E30, E31; E40; G21; R81; Y13, Y15, Y17

 Thanks Vikki Jo for a fun kit.

I am submitting this card for the following challenge

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, June 20, 2022

Loads of Flowers

 Hello again, my friends. Pardon me for skipping posting another Card Swap Kit yesterday. I had another card I needed to post for a group that I'm on the Design Team for. So, back to card kits. This card is from the kit I received from Tracie. Lots of fun embellishments included and a bunch of extra images for more cards.

Materials Used:

  • Images - Newton's Nook - Loads of Blooms
  • Sentiment - Same
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Real Red; Neenah Classic Crest
  • Designer Paper - My Favorite Things - Time to Celebrate
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Bling and Trim - Stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E50, E51, E53; G20; N4; R24, R46; Y13, Y15; YR02

Thanks so much Tracie for such a fun kit and I can't wait to play with more images and the great sentiment stamp set you included.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Think Peaceful Thoughts

 Hello, my friends Happy Sunday. I hope you are all doing well. I went and got my 2nd COVID booster yesterday afternoon. No problems, just a sore arm. It took four hours for it to get sore after the injection. The pharmacist was great. It was just a really quick stab and done. I will be wearing a mask to church tomorrow though. We have a number of members who have come down with COVID and I don't want to take any chances. I may not stay for Sunday School though. I also have a really good friend that got it. She called me the other day to chat and told me she was over it but her husband now has it. Is it ever going to end????????

I have another card to share with you today. This one is for the International Art & Soul challenge where I am on the Design Team. The theme for this challenge is 4 Legged Friends. Of course, mine had to be a kitty. Doesn't he look like he's thinking peaceful thoughts, hoping his master won't get angry at him. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Whimsey Stamps - Love Me Anyway
  • Sentiment - Power Poppy
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Going Gray
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Nature's Garden
  • Accessories - Bling from my stash
  • Copic Markers - C8; E02, E04, E08; G21; Y15, Y18; R00, W00, W1, W3

That's all for this one. I'll be back later with another card to share. I hope that you will pop on over to the IAS Challenge and see all the great creations that the rest of the Design Team have made for your inspiration. Then join in the fun and create your own card or scrapbook layout, or whatever crafty thing you like to do, just remember to follow the theme - 4 Legged Friends.  See you next time.


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Purrfect Birthday

 Hello again. I'm back again today with another card from the Card Kit Swap that I'm part of. Today I am sharing a card that I made with Darlene's kit. She sent a ton of embellishments that will take me a really long time to use them up. So nice to have choices. Isn't this just the cutest image.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Simon Says Stamps - Purrfect Birthday
  • Sentiment - Same
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Real Red
  • Designer Paper - My Favorite Things - Party Time (she sent me the whole pad)
  • Accessories - Honey Bee Stamps - Bling; Ribbon - stash
  • Copic Markers - B01, B02; G21; R000, R14, R24; YR01, YR01

Friday, June 17, 2022

Happy Birthday Sweetie

 Hello again my friends. I am trying to play catch up with a bunch of cards I've been working on lately. I am part of a Card Kit Swap group on Splitcoast Stampers. There are six of us in the group. At the start of the year, we all decided what kind of theme we would like to receive our card kits for. Over the year, we will receive two kits from each of the other members. So that will be ten card kits over the year. We also picked the two months when we wanted to receive our kits. My first month was April and then it will be my month again in October. My theme for my April cards was birthdays. Wow! I got a bunch of really cool stuff from the others in the group. I only made one card from each kit to start with, but I have tons of stuff in all the kits to make tons more cards when I have more time.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Inky Antics - Worldly Women
  • Sentiment - Same
  • Cardstock -Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Stampin Up Pink Pirouette
  • Designer Paper - First Edition - Let's Celebrate collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories -  Flowers and ribbon from Terry's stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E23, E50, E51, E53; G21; R20, R21, R22; Y15, Y23

 That's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with the next kit. Thanks also to Terry for sending the extra stamp set. Can't wait to use that one too.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Kitty and Friend

 Another card that I am late posting. This card is for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month there is a hostess who picks the theme for the card making. Our hostess for May was Shelly and her theme was to use a bird on our card. I didn't have just a plain bird, but I found this cute stamp that I've not used before so thought I would ink it up. It does have a little bird. This was supposed to be posted on the 28th of May, but life gets in the way as well as school so I'm late, but better late than never. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Joann Sheen - Very Best Wishes
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Barely Banana; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Blissful collection
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E31, E33; Y13, YG61, YG63; W1, W2, W3, and W4


Power Poppy Tulips

 This card was made for the Power Poppy Blossom Challenge. We are to use a Power Poppy image of a spring blossom. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Power Poppy Tulips
  • Sentiment - Power Poppy Tulips
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up, Pink Pirouette; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Dovecraft - Tea Party
  • Accessories - Bling from my stash; Stampin Up Ribbon
  • Copic Markers - G21, G24; R20, R21, R22

I am submitting this card to the following challenge:

Power Poppy - Spring Blossoms


Monday, June 13, 2022

Twirley Pinwheel Birthday

 Hello again. I am so much late getting this card finished. I made it for the Splitcoast Stampers Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. I had some challenges getting this one made. Each month there is a hostess who chooses the theme and sends the rest of the group a card kit with images, sentiments, embellishments to make at least one card. For May, Sue (stampinspooky) was our hostess. Her kit included some Pinwheel dies instead of images. It took me some time to figure out a layout for my card. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Pinwheel Sizzlet Die
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Wishes Your Way
  • Cardstock -  Stampin Up - Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Summer Smooches
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Daffodil Yellow ribbon, sequins

It was easy to put this together once I figured out a layout and no Copic Markers used. 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Happy Birthday Hot Stuff

 Hello, my friends. Happy Sunday. I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted on here. Life has been crazy the last few weeks. For one thing, my computer got hacked and I was the victim of a scam. It is scary stuff. I was able to get my laptop checked out by the Geek Squad and they were able to remove the malware that was loaded on it. I do feel a little safer, but after something like this, it's hard to know who to trust.

Classes have been going well and only six more weeks to this semester. Then a short summer break before fall classes start up again.

Earlier this month, my son-in-law celebrated his birthday. I won't say which one, but he's getting up there. He does like to BBQ and I thought this stamp set would be great for his birthday card.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Inky Antics - BBQ Time
  • Sentiment - same
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Lemon Lime Twist; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Bubbles and Fizz
  • Accessories - Stampin Up sequins
  •  Copic Markers -E23; E40; E50, E51, E53; W1, W3, W4, W6; Y15, Y18; YG61, YG63

I did dress it up a bit and wrote his name on the front of his apron free hand.