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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Gone Fishing - CYS

 Hello again, my friends. Here is another Sunday card. This card is made for the Challenge Your Stash group on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month one of the members picks a theme and then we all make a card to follow the theme. The idea is that we do NOT purchase anything new to make the card, but we use only items we already have in our stash. Since I have tons of stash, I'll be able to play forever! This month our challenge was from Sharon and she wants us to use water on our card in some form. It could be an image with water, or watercolor your card, or use a spritz, or whatever else comes to your mind to use water. Then we all post our cards of the 28th of each month. For my card, I used a water image.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Inky Antics, Boys Adventure
  • Sentiment - Same
  •  Cardstock - Stampin Up, Soft Sky; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Fish Friends
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Cloud dies
  •  Copic Markers - B0000, B00, B12, B14; E23, E31, E33, E43, E44; E50, E51; G00; YR21, YR23

That's it for now. 


29 Years Old - Again - IAS #141

Good morning my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope you are having a great weekend. It's been a great summer here and I've been keeping busy with catching up chores around the house before classes start again in TWO weeks! I can't believe summer is almost over. I'm not ready for that. My yard finally did get all cleaned up from the pecan tree limbs that fell down. The heavy trash people came on Thursday and cleared that all away from my front yard. 

Today I have a card to share with you for the International Art & Soul challenge. This fortnight the challenge is to create a card or project celebrating birthdays. This theme was picked by DT Chriss. It was an easy one for me. I always have birthday cards done or in process. This one I actually did some time ago and try as I might, I cannot find where I wrote down all the information about it. Every time I make a card, I'm also sure to put down information for the recipe - what I used to make it. Sadly, I have looked through my two notebooks where I keep the information and cannot find it anywhere. I know that it hasn't been too long ago that I made it.

I searched online and the stamp is from Art Impressions - Out to Lunch. The cardstock and designer paper are from Stampin Up. I colored it with my Copic markers. If I can locate the recipe, I'll post it later. 

 I hope you you stop over at IAS and see what the rest of the Design Team has created and then add your card or project to the challenge. You could be the Winner or one of the Top 3. Good luck.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Let It Be

 Hello my friends. Happy Saturday evening. It's been an on again, off again day today - sunshine, rain shower, sunshine. It's good to have the rain. I like it when it comes and goes rather quickly and doesn't storm very much. There was one clap of thunder that scared both me and my kitties. It came out of the blue without any warning.

I've been working on some card and made this one for the Power Poppy Blossom Challenge. The theme for this month was to use a sentiment as the focal point of the card. This image was originally created as a full sheet and was done with the wording blank. I decided to color it all in and "Let It Be." LOL! 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Power Poppy, Let It Be
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up, Cranberry Crisp; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Maja Designs, Christmas Season
  • Accessories - Prima flower; brad and sequins from my stash
  • Copic Markers - RV19, RV34, RV42, RV55; YG61, YG63, YG67

It was pretty simple, but I like the way it turned out.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Power Poppy Blossom Challenge - Goes Sentimental

Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Di's Digital Designs - Add a Sentiment

Polkadoodles - Anything Goes




Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Bluebird of Happiness

 Hello again, my friends. I have been busy off and on the last several weeks making cards - mostly Christmas cards and did get a lot of them done. I'll be posting them as well as some other cards I made from two kits I got from Club Scrap. Tonight though I have a card to share for the challenge at Misti Monday August on SCS. The challenge was to use a small or mini stamp set to make a card. 

 These are the only three stamps in the little set. The yellow stamp may be a flower, but since there was no stem, I used it for a sun. I used my SU markers to color the bluebird so the colors would all come out right and it was great to use my Misti to get them all in the right place.

Materials Used:

Image and Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo, Bird

Ink - SU Brilliant Blue, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun

Cardstock - SU Brilliant Blue, PaperTemptress Cryogen White

Accessories - Darice Embossing Folder, SU dimensionals

That's it for this card. It was pretty simple to put together. I'm glad I had the embossing folder that just seems to be a good frame for the bird.

Hello Honey - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello, my friends. It's been a crazy couple of weeks. A week and a half ago a huge limb fell out of my pecan tree and took a few other limbs with it. Thankfully, it fell into the yard and did not hit anything except my little avocado tree that was growing in the middle of the yard. At least the patio and house were spared. I had some friends come and cut it all up and put down by the street. The heavy trash people will come pick it all up on Thursday. Next week I have a tree company coming to look at the tree to see if it is still healthy and to do some more major trimming. The piece that fell was half of the top of the tree. It's pretty tall. Then sometime during the night Saturday my internet went out and the technician finally came this afternoon to get it up and running again. 

I do have a card to share with you today. This I made for the SCS Creative Card Chicks monthly challenge. Terry was the hostess for August and she sent up this cute kit with adorable little honey bee stamps.

She stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image and sentiment are from Darcie's Hello Honey stamp set. The ribbon and dots are from her stash. I used a bit of Stickles Diamond on the wings to give it some sparkle. The image was colored with Copics E40; N4, N5; R46; Y15, and Y17. There are still more images and embellishments to use, so I'll be making more cards like this one.

Hope you are have a great week.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Happiness - IAS #139

 Hello my friends. Happy Sunday. Well, I'm a little late getting this card posted since it was supposed to be posted last Sunday. I guess the week just got away from me. Better late than never I always say. I've been working on getting some tasks done around the house while I'm on summer break from school. I finally got the final two chair seats recovered for my dining room. Now all six chairs look the same! Yeah! I still need to work on getting the three new valances done. They won't be so easy to do. The bases are wood and I've got to take them down and get the current valances off. I don't recall if I stapled the valance to the wood or glued it. Oh well, I'll figure it out. I only ever got two of the three valances finished the last time, so I'll probably start with the one that is empty and then go on to the other two.

On to my card. This is for the International Art & Soul challenge. The theme for this fortnight's challenge is Happiness. For me, happiness is a sweet little kitty. So glad to have all mine where they are supposed to be.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Whiff of Joy - 
  • Sentiment - 
  • Card stock - Stampin Up  - ; XPress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Plumeria
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Stitched Circle Die; Scalloped Circle Die
  • Copic Markers - E31, E33, E 35; E50, E51, E53; G20, G21; N1, N2, N4; R81, R83; V01, V04; YR15, YR16, YR21, YR23.

I hope that you will pop on over to the IAS challenge website and see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. While you're there, join in and show us your Happiness creations. See you soon.