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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Thank You

 Hello friends. I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend with safe celebrations. I had a quiet day yesterday studying for an exam for this week's nutrition class. I just hope I can remember half of what I've read through the last three weeks. There's going to be a lot of studying this week. 

I did have some time to get this card done for the Challenge Your Stash challenge over on SCS (Splitcoast Stampers). Each month there is a hostess who picks the theme and then we all make a card to go along with the theme using only items in our stash. This month the hostess was Sharon (smadson) and her theme was "to make May Day baskets and put them on the porches. Weave something or put a basket on your card."

 Here is my card. I was in such a rush this weekend that I neglected to write everything down that I used to make this. I do know that the images were from Papertrey Ink, Thank You Florals and Vase Collection stamp sets with matching dies. I love having dies that go along with my stamps to save all that fussy cutting. I used my Stampin Up stamp pads for the basket and my Copic markers to color the flowers and added some sequins from my stash to finish it off. I love using flowers for my cards so this was a lot of fun.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Happy Day - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello, my friends. Good Tuesday morning. I hope things are going well with you. Weather here in H Town is starting to warm up. That brings the bad air quality so people are cautioned about being outside for too long. I don't get along with the heat very well, so I'm happy to stay indoors with the A/C.

Today I have a card to share with you for the SCS Creative Card Chicks monthly stamping group. This group has been around for a long time. We are down to only six members now, but we're still enthusiastic about card making and love to see what we get every month. The way it works is that we have a hostess each month. For the first six months, the hostess will send out a card kit to the other five members. For the second, six month, the hostess can either send a card kit or post a challenge and the members will use their own stamps and supplies to make their card. Either way, it's a lot of fun. This is our first month of our new season. It's been so many years I've lost track of how long we have been doing this.

For this month of May, Suzy (SuzyS1104) is our hostess and she sent a fun card kit for everyone. When making our card we are to use the items sent in the kit and only use the cardstock in our stash for the base and any mats we may need. 

 Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up - Cherish Friendship
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Bloomin' Marvelous
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Pure Poppy
  • Designer Paper - Simple Stories - Summer Farmhouse
  • Accessories -  Joanne's Candy Dots, Stampin Up oval punch and scallop oval punch; stitched die, banner die; Dollar Tree - Twine
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E00, E23, E25; G21, G24; R14, R29

 That's it for today. Thanks Suzy for a fun kit. There is still plenty more to play with that I haven't used yet.

Friday, May 5, 2023

Spring Daffodils

 Hello, my friends. Happy weekend. It's been good weather today, but it looks like we'll get some stormy weather later tonight and a rainy week coming up. 

I have a card to share with you. This is for Pattie's Creations challenge. It's always Anything Goes at Pattie's Creations, but we also have the theme of Flowers. My younger brother passed away this past January and one of his favorite flowers was the daffodil. I chose this image to use for my card.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Pattie's Creations - Potted Spring Daffodils
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Spring Sentiments
  • Card stock - Stampin Up - Cucumber Crush; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Remarkable collection
  • Accessories - Nestabilities classic oval die; bling from my stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E95, E97, E99; G21, G24; Y13, Y15, Y18

That's all for today. I hope you'll pop on over to Pattie's Creations and see what the rest of the design team has created and go ahead and join in the fun.  Pattie does have a freebie image that you can use on your card since you must have a stamped or digital image on your card. There will be two winners per challenge with each winner receiving 2 images ($3.00 maximum per image) from Pattie's Etsy Store (sets are excluded). There will be a random winner from entries who used a Pattie's Creations image, and the other random winner can use ANY digital or stamped image. Good luck.