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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Feeling Better - Challenge Your Stash

 Good morning, my friends. I do hope you are not in the way of any of the stormy weather that is hitting our country right now. For those in the path of Idelia, I send up prayers that you will be safe and no harm will come to you or your family. 

I'm a little late in getting my card posted for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on SCS for August. We are to post on the 28th of each month, but life was busy and I was late getting my card done. Each month we have a hostess who picks the theme for the month. Then we all make our card with that theme in mind and using only items we have in our stash - nothing new is to be purchased to make our card. I never have a problem with that with all the inventory I have in my stash. I did use a stamp that I've had for a long time, but have not used before. It's from Whiff of Joy stamp company which went out of business back in 2015. I was sorry to see them go. The theme for the month of August was chosen by Lorraine (smhtwin on SCS). Her theme is "Here's what's cooking." Make a card that has a stamped image or cooking/kitchen-theme DP of anything you would find in a kitchen: food, pots and pans, oven mitts, blender, drinking glasses, etc.

 Materials Used:

  • Image - WOJ - Feeling Better in the Morning
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Ribbon Messages
  • Card Stock - Stampin Up - Real Red
  • Designer Paper - Simple Stories - Summer
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Ribbon (SU?), sequins
  • Copic Markers - B000, B01, E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, E25; G000, G00; R14, R17; Y23, Y26

That's all for today. I hope you're having a wonderful week. Stay safe.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Friendly Characters - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday. It's still very HOT and steamy down here in H Town. Unfortunately we did not get any of the rain from Tropical Storm Harold. It was all south of us. Everything is just drying up. I've been using my sprinkler system since it's been so hot, but even so, that doesn't really do it. We need a good rain. Also, this morning they announced a voluntary cut back on water usage here. I hate to go outside. I feel so sorry for my poor outside kitties who have to live in this, but they do have the patio and many places to get out of the sun and find some shade. They seem to be holding up very well. 

I'm a little bit late getting my cards posted for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. It's been a busy week so far. Each month we have a hostess who sends out a card kit for the rest to use to make at least one card to share. This month it was my turn to be the hostess and I chose to use the Inkadinkadoo stamp kit - Friendly Characters. They are fun images for kids or adults. I'm including both of my cards here.

I used Stampin Up Soft Sky card stock and SU Afternoon Picnic designer paper. The ribbons, bling, and doily are from my stash. I used only a couple of Copic Markrs to color the images -  B0000; E30, E31, E32.

That's it for today. Stay cool.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Beach Time - Pattie's Creations

 Hi everyone. I am really late to this party. It has been a really busy couple of weeks and I just haven't had time to get this card posted. There have been doctor appointments and tests and then I was helping with our women's church group make greeting cards to hand out to all the youth in our Ward before they went back to school this week. They were just fun cards of encouragement to have a good school year. We had a great turnout of ladies that came to help. 

For Pattie's Creations this month, the theme was Beach/Under the Sea or Anything Goes. I chose to make my card using the theme of Beach. I do miss the beach. I haven't been there is many, many years. I remember years ago I would drive down to Galveston (about an hour's drive) early on a Saturday morning; stay a few hours while the weather was cool; and then come on home when the beaches started filling up with people. For this card, I would just have to put myself in the picture.


  • Image - Pattie's Creations - Beach Time
  • Sentiment - Jillibean
  • Cardstock - XPress It Blending Card
  • Accessories - bling from stash; Stampendous embossing powder - Sand and Blue
  • Copic Markers - B0000; BG0000, BG01; E30, E31; G02, G03; R11, R17; Y15, Y19

That's all for this card. I hope you will pop on over to Pattie's Creations and see what the rest of the design team has created.  Have some fun and join in using your creative skills. We would love to see what you create. You must always use a digital or stamped image on your card. Pattie also includes a freebie on her site each month for you to download and use.