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Friday, July 28, 2023

Free - Challenge Your Stash

 Well, I'm back again today with one more card to share with you.  This one is for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on SCS. Each month we have a hostess who chooses a theme for us and then we all make a card using our own stash of supplies - nothing new is to be purchased in order to make our card. I never have a problem with that since my craft room is full of supplies that I even forget that I have. 

 Our theme for this month was chosen by Pansy which is "Feeling Free." We were able to interpret this any way we wanted. This month I wanted to use a stamp set that I haven't used before. For a number of years I was an avid raiser of Monarch butterflies. To me they are the epitome of freedom. Their whole life cycle is fascinating to watch and then see them as they fly off after emerging from their chrysalis to freedom is just amazing. I wasn't really very happy with the way this stamp set stamped the images. They were not real clear and concise, but I went ahead and used them anyway. Sad because I may not use this set again.

Materials used:

  • Image - I believe this came from one of my stamping magazines.
  • Sentiment - Same 
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pale Plum; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Kioshi
  • Copic Markers - G21, G24; N4; V12, V15; Y19; YG01; YR65, YR68

 This is it for today. I'll be back soon to share more with you.

Wonderful - CCC June

 Hi I'm back again today playing catch up for Creative Card Chicks for the June challenge. The images Terry sent were so cute that I didn't want to pass them up. Poor Terry. She ended up sending me this kit three times because the first two have gotten lost out in who knows where. Somehow they have never shown up at my house. Lucky for me, third time was a charm and I got her cute kit.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Penny Black, Wonderful
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy - Spring Sentiments
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - SU Bordering Blue; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Echo Park, Smell the Flowers; In Full Bloom
  • Copic Markers - B0000, E25, E31, E35; E40, E42; G21, G24; R85; Y13, Y15

Great! All caught up.  Thanks Terry for the cute, fun kit. I still have some supplies to put to use.

Sail in the Direction of Your Dreams - CCC July

 Hello, my friends. Gosh, it's been awhile since I've posted a card for Creative Card Chicks. I missed June, but I plan to catch up on that one. This post is for the July challenge which we received from Sue (stampinspooky). Sue sent us the card kit with all the supplies except for the cardstock used for the base and mats. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stampin Up - Sailing Home
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - High Tide
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Midnight Muse
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Come Sail Away
  • Accessories - SU - Real Red Ribbon; anchor - Sue's stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B24; E0000, E11, E40

Thanks for the fun kit, Sue. I still have some supplies left that I need to use up on more cards.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Beach Gnome with Surfboard - Pattie's Creations #208

 Hello, my friends. Well, I am a day late with getting this card posted. It's been a busy month and I haven't been able to get anything posted all month. Luckily, classes are over in a week and a half so I'll be on summer break. A little breathing room.

It's the first of the month so time for another post for Pattie's Creations.  The theme is always Anything Goes, but for the design team we can use the theme of Summer Fun. I chose to use Beach Gnome and make it into a beach scene. Just remember to always use a stamped or digital image on your card. Pattie always provides a free image for you to use if you like. You can also check out her Etsy shop with a link on the challenge blog and see what fabulous digital stamps she has. Here is my card.

 Materials Used:

  • Image - Pattie's Creations, Beach Gnome with Surfboard
  • Sentiment - Power Poppy
  • Card stock - Stampin Up
  • Designer Paper - 
  • Accessories - Sailboat charm; cloud dies; fancy edge scissors
  • Copic Markers -B0000, B00; E02, E11, E23, E25, E31, E42; G02, G05; N0; Y15, and Y19

I hope you'll pop on over to Pattie's Creations and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created. Join in the fun and show us your creations of either Something That Flies or Anything Goes. There are two winners each month; one winner is randomly drawn from all entries and one winner is randomly picked from those using a Pattie's Creation image.  Good luck.