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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Red, White & Blue Christmas

 Good morning, my friends. Happy Thursday. I hope that you are having a wonderful day. We are still in the midst of the heat wave although it is not quite to hot as it has been the last month or so.  There is to be rain in our area later today and I hope that it comes over my house. 

In the meantime, I have a card to share with you today. It is for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month we have a theme to use to make a card. One of the members selects the theme and then we all make a card that goes along that theme. This month I was the one who selected the theme and it is to use Red, White, and Blue for your card. You would think that being it is July and the colors, that it would be some kind of patriotic, but my card is quite unlike that. I have been in the process of making Christmas cards and came across this packet of paper called Christmas Season by Maja Designs. It is kind of vintage looking and not your run-of-the-mill Christmas colors. This Santa image jumped out at me and I knew he would be perfect for the challenge.

And here is the inside. 

The Santa is on a little flap attached to the right side of the white card base. I used Stampin Up Bordering Blue and Read Red for the mats for the image and the sentiment. The sentiment is from SU Snowflake Sentiments. A doily cut in half and a small white bow finished it off. Hope you like it.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Holiday Hello

 Hello, again. It seems that I am on a roll today with another card to share with you. I actually made this one last month to enter in the Power Poppy June Under Glass challenge, but it looks like life got in the way and I never joined that challenge. Lucky for me, there is another challenge over at Power Poppy for a Christmas card that I can use this card for. Great!

Materials Used:

  • Image - Power Poppy Under Glass Christmas Keepsakes
  • Sentiment - same stamp set as image
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Old Olive, Whisper White; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Night Before Christmas
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Bling from Recollections; border punch
  • Copic Markers - B12; G24, G28; E23; N1, R27, Y15

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Power Poppy - Christmas or Holiday

Creative Knockouts - Christmas in July

 Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Sentiment

D.L. Art - Thankful Thursday - Christmas in July




Hello Sunshine - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello again, my friends. I'm back with another card today. This one is made for the SCS Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. Each month the hostess sends out a card kit to the rest of the group and we all make a card from it. It's always great to see what everyone else does with the same ingredients. This month our hostess was Roxie and she sent us all the same little stamp set that we were to use plus papers and embellishments to use. 

Right now I cannot locate the envelope all this came in so I'm not totally sure what everything is. The stamp set is from Hampton Arts - Jillbean Soup and included the sentiment and the clouds as well as the sun image. I also did not write down the recipe for this since all the information is with the kit that Roxie sent. Now to find it. I've been cleaning up and organizing in my craft room this past week, so I know it's there somewhere. I used a medium size circle die to cut out the middle of the sun image and then cut a circle of the orangey yellow to go behind it. I mounted a strip of yellow cardstock ovr the flower paper and then mounted the sun on it and fussy cut the cloud and added it with a pop up dimensional. The sentiment was stamped using Stampin Up ink.  Thanks Roxie for the fun kit and the great stamp set.

Mens' Basketball - IAS #138

 Hello my friends. Well, here I am again late to the party. Life just gets so complicated sometimes. One good thing is that school is done for the summer! Yeah! And I got an A in both my classes, so that is great!  It is still very hot down here in H Town. I know a lot of you are experiencing the same thing. Can we find a large, heavy duty fan that can blow this heat wave on its way?????

Today I'm sharing a card with you for International Art & Soul. Our challenge this fortnight is Masculine and has been chosen by none other than DT member Maggie.  That's me! I have a hard time with making masculine cards, so I thought this would be good for me to think on it and come up with a good idea and also to get some inspiration from the rest of the DT and from you!

Basketball is one of the sports that I like to watch on TV. Of course, the H Town Rockets are my favorite team.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Inky Antics - Boys Adventure
  • Sentiment - Echo Park - Basketball Collection
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Creamy Caramel
  • Designer Paper - Echo Park - Basketball Collection
  • Accessories  - Paper Studio - Enamel Dots
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B12; E50, E51, E53; E23; N0; R17

That's it for this one. I hope that you will pop on over to IAS and take a look at what the rest of the Design Team has created. Add your own card to the play list and you could be named a Winner or one of the Top 3. Best of luck.

I'll be back in a bit with another card to share.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Red, White & Blue

 Good morning, my friends. Happy Sunday. I'm a week late for getting this posted. It's been a busy week. Almost done with this semester of classes. Yeah! Only two more weeks to go. One week and then the finals. No problem.

You might think that this was a card for the Fourth of July, but no, it's for a birthday. This card was made for the International Art & Soul challenge where I am on the Design Team. Our theme for this fortnight was to use Red, White & Blue and was chosen by DT member Chriss. 

I guess you could use it to celebrate any occasion. 

Materials Used:

  •  Image - My Favorite Things - Beautiful Birthday Girl
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things - Beautiful Birthday Girl
  • Card Stock - Stampin Up, Baja Breeze; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Minds Eye - A Mother's Love
  • Accessories -  Bling from my stash
  • Copic Markers - BG01, BG02; E50, E51, E53; N0; R14; Y13, Y15

That's it for today. I've been working on Christmas cards for the last week also, so I should have some of those to share soon. In the meantime, hop on over to IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team has created. Jump in and share your creations.  You could be chosen as the Winner or one of the Top 3.