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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Beautiful You in Red

 Hello, my friends. I hope you are having a great week. We have been having warmer weather for which I am very thankful. Did I ever say that I hate the cold. Glad that is pretty much behind us for this winter. Time to clean out the flower beds and decide if anything is being planted this year. 

It's also time for the monthly Challenge Your Stash challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month there is a new hostess who gets to choose the theme for the month. Then everyone makes their card following the theme and using just things that are found in their stash. We are not to buy anything new to make our cards. Then we all post our cards on the 28th of the month. That's today. This month the theme was chosen by Jeanette (Forest Ranger). Her theme is ~~My husband Brent and I celebrated our 40th anniversary earlier this month. The color for 40th anniversaries is Ruby Red, so let's make monochromatic RED cards this month. They do not need to be anniversary cards.

It wasn't too difficult once I chose the stamp set to use.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up -  Beautiful You
  • Sentiment - Same as imageSDA
  • Card stock - Stampin Up, Ruby Red, Whisper White
  •  Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Madeleine collection
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Red Riding Hood
  •  Accessories -  Nestabilities Die
That's it for today. Things have been a little quiet here, but hope to get back in my craft room soon.


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Pure Prairie Spirit

 Hello again. I'm back today with another card. I wanted to get this one in for the Power Poppy Blossom Challenge which ends in a few days. I thought I had missed it, but I didn't. The theme for this challenge is Clean Slate which means clean and simple without layers. I did that by stamping the image from the Pure Prairie Spirit stamp set directly on to the card base and inserting the sentiment up in the corner. Then I colored the image with Copic markers.

The markers I used were B0000, B00, B01; E23, E25; G21, G24; R81, R83; RV11, RV13; V20, V22; Y15, Y19, Y38; YG11, YG13, Y402, and YR04.

I love playing along in the Power Poppy challenges. Check it out. You could win a $20 gift card to her shop. What's great is that Marcy has a FREEBIE that you can get and use to enter the challenge. 

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

Power Poppy - Clean Slate

Some Birthday Cards

 Good morning. Happy Saturday. I wish I could say it had warmed up here and to many of you it might seem warm (53*) but to me it's still cold.

Last year I bought two card kits from Club Scrap - Legacy and Regatta. I thought the Regatta cards would be good for masculine cards and the Legacy for females. I'm just getting around to posting these and the kits contained all the supplies, so nothing from my stash and no stamping or coloring.

One of the things I like about these was the different folds that they used in some of the cards. I also liked the sentiment "Congratulations on being born." Just a few fun cards to share. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Valentine Gnome

 Good morning, my friends. Happy Friday! I hope you are having a wonderful day. It's cold here, but probably not as cold as it is in some other places - maybe where you are. I'm allergic to the cold, so I try to stay in as much as I can! LOL!  I have my heating service guy coming this morning to replace part of a duct that was destroyed by the opossum that got in my attic the week before Christmas. I didn't know that happened until I realized that my craft room was not getting any air. I didn't connect the two until the heating technician came yesterday to check it out and found the damage. Gladly they were able to schedule me for today. It's been hard to work in that room since the temps are down in the low 60s. 

I did get a card ready to share with you today. Today is the day for the Design Team to share their cards for Pattie's Creations challenge. The theme this month is Love, Love, Love or Anything Goes. Pattie always includes a freebie on the website to feel free to grab it or just make your own design. It's all good. You can enter the challenge three times so you get more chances to win. Pattie also has a discount going on at her Etsy shop so check it out. You can get 30% off.

On to my card for this month's challenge. The challenge starts today and ends on March 1. So you have a whole month to play along.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Pattie's Creations - Lovey, the Valentine Gnome
  • Sentiment - My Favorite Things - Valentines
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Real Red; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Sending Love collection
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E51, E53; N0, N6, N10; R12, R17, R21

That's it for today. Have a great weekend. See you back soon.