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Friday, December 9, 2022

October Card Kit #2

 Hello again, my friends. You'll probably be seeing a lot me coming up. I have tons of cards to share. Some from the fabulous card kits I received back in October from the Creating Fun Card Kits challenge I belong to over on SCS. Today I have two cards to share from the kit I received from Carol. There is so much stuff in this kit, it will take me a long time to use it all up. Sadly I can't find the paper where she wrote everything down. I think I have most of it written in my notebook. Thanks so much Carol for the fun kit.

This first card had a Unity Stamp called Happy Winter Gnome and the sentiment is also from that same stamp set which Carol included in the kit so I can make lots more fun cards using this stamp. The card stock is from Stampin Up, Real Red. The designer paper from The Paper Studio and lots of paper also included in the kit. I added some bling from the kit and I must say that the snowflakes were dies from my own stash. The image was colored with my Copic markers E50, E51, E53, E93; G21; N0, N2; WR, R14, R24, R46.

I think this is such a cute image. He's trying to balance all the gifts as he's on his way to a party. This stamp is an Itty Bitty stamp also from Unity Stamps. It's called 'tis the Season to Give. For this one I used SU Gumball Green carstock and the same paper pack from The Paper Studio. I used the Nestabilities Classic Oval die to cut out the image. I most always use the next largest die for my images and then trace around the outside edge on the colored carstock and fussy cut that out for the oval mat. The candy cane is from Jolee's Boutique which was included in the kit.

Now that I have a bunch of cards made, it's time to start signing them and getting them ready to put in the mail. I still have more to share, so I'll see you later.

Thursday, December 8, 2022

With You in Mind - October Card Kit #1

 Hello my friends. I hope you are having a great day. Christmas is getting closer. Have you gotten your shopping done yet? I have and I'm so glad. Now all I need to do is wrapping. Such fun. School semester is just about over. Finals are due next Wednesday. I already have one projected submitted - it was the hardest - my Excel class. We had to come up with our own project and then use all the functions that we've learned all semester. I actually did okay on it. I'm hoping to just tweak it a little bit and resubmit it before the due date. But, I'm feeling a little more at ease and had some extra time today. I have a couple of cards to share. I belong to a card kit swap group on Splitcoast Stampers. There are six members and. Every month someone else is the recipient of a card kit from the other five members. Each of us will choose the month to receive and also the theme of the kit we'd like to get. My month was October and I chose a Christmas theme. I'm just now getting the time to actually play with the kits that were sent  to me. I was able to make two cards so far from this first kit. It was one that was sent to me by Darlene (luvcardmaking). Darlene actually sent me the stamps for this one. 

As you can see, I used the same image but chose to do in different colors. It's an Itty Bitty stamp from Unity Stamps called With You In Mind. The designer paper is from Gina K Designs. The red card uses Stampin Up Real Red cardstock, and the green one is Wild Wasabi. On the red one, I used some bling that Darlene sent as well as the Nestabilities classic oval dies. The green one has some twine that she sent in the kit. I also used Copic markers to color the images - B0000; G24, G43, G46; R14, R17, R37. Thanks Darlene for the fun kit.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Wintertime Wishes - IAS #148

 Hello my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope you are having a great day. We've had a little bit of warm weather, but it's a bit on the cool side this morning. We are expecting a warm up for a couple days starting tomorrow. I'll be happy with that. Weather is so crazy as it goes up and down. I have to keep two sets of clothes in my closet - those for warm days and those for cold days. Well, the cold days are good for staying in and doing some crafting. I do have a card to share with you today. This one is for the International Art & Soul challenge. The theme for this challenge is Winter and it will run until the end of the year. Sadly, this is the last challenge for this group. It was decided that it was time to put it aside and move on to other things. I'll sure miss the group. We've been together with this group since 2018, but prior to that we were part of another group, so it's been a long time. 

The images and pattern paper come from the Heartfelt Creations' Winter's Eve collection. The cardinal image and poinsettia are also Heartfelt Creations and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Stampin Up. I also used some HC prills on the flower. 

Since this is our last challenge, I hope you all will come join in the fun and maybe you will be picked at the Winner or one of the Top 3 for this challenge.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Kitty Snowman - Pattie's Creations #201

 Hello my friends. Good Friday morning. I have some news to share. I'm now a member of the Pattie's Creations Design Team! So excited to get started with this group. Be sure to check out Pattie's Etsy shop to see all her great images. You can find a link on the challenge blog. All challenges are one month long and start on the first Friday of the month. The theme for December is Winter Around the World or Anything Goes. You can enter three times. 

Image - Pattie's Creations - Kitty Snowman
Sentiment - Stampin Up - Santa Paws
Card stock - Stampin Up - Gumball Green
Designer Paper - Carta Bella - Have a Merry Christmas
Accessories  - Stampin Up - Santa's Workshop Dots
Copic Markers - B0000; E23, E25; G21, G24, G46; R29, R39, R59; YR02, YR04, YR07

I hope you will pop on over and check out the rest of the creations made by the Design Team. Then pull out your supplies and join in the fun.