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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Butterfly Kisses

 Hello my friends, I hope you're having a great week so far. I know there is a lot of unrest around the country and the world but hopefully we can all take some time to share some kindness and love. I'm hoping that Spring is finally on the way.

Today I have a card to share for the SCS Challenge Your Stash challenge. This is a monthly challenge where there is a hostess each month who picks the theme for the month and the rest of the group will make a card using only stamps and supplies from their stash. No new items are to be purchased to make our cards. This group has been going since 2017. This month our hostess is Sue (stampinspooky). Here challenge is Make a Black & White card with a silver embellishment, which could be silver paper, sequins, ribbons, etc.

Here is the card I created.

Materials Used:

  • Image - The Cat's Meow - Butterfly Kisses
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Silver Metallic; Whisper White
  • Designer Paper -  Graphic 45 - Patterns and Solids
  • Accessories  - silver pearls

That's it for today - No Copics or coloring. This was pretty easy once I picked out the stamp for my image. Now on to more creating.


Saturday, March 18, 2023

More Club Scraps

 Hello. Happy Saturday. I hope all is going well for you. It is cold and rainy here in H Town. It's time for Spring. I haven't started any spring planting yet, but did go out and got a fig tree and an avocado tree. I can't wait until they start producing fruit.

Since I've been inside out of the cold and wet, I've been working on some cards from Club Scrap. I love their layouts and fun card designs and such a variety for different occasions. 

 This first group is from the set call In Transit. This is not all of them there are twelve cards in the set, four of three different designs. The ones on the right have a pocket on the front with a pull out sentiment tab. They would be good for masculine cards.

This next set is the Butterfly Box with Cards.

On the right side is a box made from the kit and on the left are four different layout cards that go in the box. The set comes with enough card stock, designer paper, and embellishments to make two boxes and eight cards (four for each box). These would make lovely gifts for a girl friend. Also, you can use the instructions to make additional boxes and cards from your own card stock and designer papers.

That's it for today. I hope you have a great weekend.

Sunday, March 12, 2023


Hello, my friends. Happy Sunday. I hope you all have enjoyed your weekend and ready for the new week. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about getting up early and going to work since I am retired. Days are getting longer now that we are in Daylight Saving Time. I know there are many that do not like the change, but if we're going to keep it at one and not change, I vote for DST. I like it staying light longer.

Well, I do have a card to share with you today. It does have a funny name - Pretzel, but that is exactly what it is. 

I made this card for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Swap. Each month there is a hostess who sends us a kit of supplies and we each make at least one card for the kit. Then we upload it on the 21st of the month. As you can tell, I am very late for February. Life gets in the way sometimes and things just don't go as planned. Terry was our hostess for February and sent some cute images. Some were images of beer mugs and I'm not a drinker, so I decided to use the pretzel images she sent for my card. 

Materials Used:

Image - Tim Holtz, Beer Blueprints
Sentiment - Art Impressions - Chocolate Therapy
Card stock - Stampin Up - Real Rust
Designer Paper and bling - from Terry
Copic Markers - E09, E11, E13, E15, and E18

Thanks it for today. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Berries and Bricks

 Hello again, my friends. Happy Saturday. I hope you are having a good weekend. It's a bit chilly here in H Town, but the sun is shining so that's great. It will warm up soon to 80. Yikes! H Town doesn't know what kind of clothes to wear. It's warm one day and cold the next.

I have started working on Christmas cards and have a couple to share with you. I'm going to post two of them here for the Christmas card challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. Each month has a different theme and I'm playing catch up so I'm doing January (Berries) and February (Bricks). They are both simple

Materials Used:
  • Image - Power Poppy - Season's Greetings.
  • Sentiment - Same as image
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up; True Thyme; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stash
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Splitcoast Challenge #324
  • Copic Markers - E02, E04, E07; E30, E31; R46, R56; W4, W5; Y26, Y28, Y32; YG01M YG61, YG63

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up Festive Fireplace
  •  Sentiment - Stampin Up - Oh What Fun
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Always Artichoke
  • Designer Paper - Maja Designs - Christmas Season
  • Accessories - Stampin Up - Window Punch
  • Copic Markers - E31, E33, E35, E37; G24, G28; N2, N4; R14, R27; Y15, Y18, Y19, Y26


That's it for today. Have a wonderful weekend.




Friday, March 3, 2023

Birthday Gifts

 Hello my friends. I hope you are all doing well and not being impacted by the terrible weather across the country. I am not a cold weather person, so happy to be here in the sunshine and warmer (at least for now) weather in H Town. 

I do have a card to share with you today. This is for Pattie's Creations' monthly challenge. The theme for the month of March is Birthdays or Anything Goes. You must always use a stamp or digital image on your card and it does not have to be from Pattie's Creations. Pattie does provide a freebie if you want to use that for your card.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Pattie's Creations - Gift Time
  • Sentiment - Crafter's Companion - Happy Birthday
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Primrose Petals; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Pink Paislee - Birthday Bash
  • Accessories - Stampin Up border punch; Recollections - Bling from my stash
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers - B21, B23; R81, R83, Y17, Y35

 Check out Pattie's Etsy shop for lots more images for birthdays and other occasions. Then check out what the rest of the Design Team has created.