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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Gnome Home - CYS

 Hello friends, It's the 28th of the month and time for another Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. This is an open group and anyone can join. Each month there is a hostess who picks the theme for the month, then everyone else makes a card following that theme and using only items that are in our stash. No new things are to be purchased. It's a lot of fun and helps me to think outside the box at time. This month I was the hostess and my theme was to do a CAS card - clean and simple which means no embellishments to clutter it up.

I thought this gnome was quite delightful. He can be used for a variety of occasions. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Colorado Craft Company - Slimline Gnome
  •  Sentiment - Same
  • Cardstock - Slimline cards,
  • Designer Paper - Stash
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E23, E25; E50, E51; G21, G24, G28; N0, N6; R14, R20, R27; and Y18

That's it. I'll be back soon with more cards to share.


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Card Kits from Terry

 Hello again, my friends. It's Tuesday here and I'm back with some more cards to show you. Spent most of the day on classwork. Lots of reading to do. Glad to take a break. 

I've got two cards to share with you today. I belong to a card swap group. There are six of us in the group. Twice a year we each get to be the recipient of card kits from the other five members of the group. We each get to pick the two months we want to receive our kits and the theme of our kits which is fun. I'm really late posting these cards since my month was back in April. I just haven't had the time to sit down and play with the kits until now. My theme for April was Masculine, so all the kits sent to me had a masculine theme to them. 

This first set of cards was from Terry and her images and embellishments had a sports theme. Great cards for guys. 

For both cards, the images come from The Angel Company, who are no longer in business, but great images.  For card No. 1, I used Stampin Up Night of Navy cardstock; card No. 2 I used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip. The designer paper for both Miss Katie Sports Life.  I used enamel dots on both and a football brad on the All Star card. 

Copic markers were used to color in the images: Card No. 1 - E23, E50, E51, E53; N1, B18, and B26

Card No. 2 - E40; E50, E51, E53; G24, G46, and Y15.

More to come.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Hedgehog Birthday - Creative Card Chicks

 Hello, my friends. Happy Monday. I hope all is going well where you are. We were blessed to have rain today - twice! So happy to see it. 

It's been a crazy month so far. I was out of town for a long weekend vacation and then came back to classes starting, so I had to dive right back into learning. I'm in week 3 now, so things are moving along. One of the classes that is a requirement for my certificate is Office Procedures. Part of that class is that I have to do a typing test every week besides practice for 50 minutes every week. It's crazy. I worked in an office for over 40+ years. Well, it's going okay. I only did 43 wpm on my first test so I only have to bring that up 25% over the course of the semester.

On Friday I had facet joint injections in my low back - 3 on each side. It seems to be helping, but I'm giving it at least a week to see if it has really done some good. 

Yes, I do have a card to share with you for the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge on SCS. Each month we have a hostess who sends out a kit to the rest of us and we all make at least one card from the kit to share. This month our hostess was Vikkijo and she sent the cutest kit with this adorable hedgehog image. I saw a FB post yesterday of a real-life hedgehog scooting around a garden. It was so cute. I think I'd love to have one, but I don't think my kitties would like it very much.

All the supplies were sent in the kit by Vikki Jo. I used my own cardstock which is Stampin Up So Saffron. The image was colored with Copic Markers - B0000; E30, E31, E33, and E37; Y15 and Y17.

Thanks Vikki Jo for a fun kit. I have plenty more supplies to work with.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Jelly Boots - Pattie's Creations


 Hello my friends. Happy Sunday. I can't believe it's September already. We're told though that we will still be having higher temps and drier days. We are supposed to have some scattered showers tomorrow so perhaps we'll get some rain. 

I'm just a little late with this card for Pattie's Creations. I should have posted it on Friday since it is the first Friday of the month. The theme for this month is School Days or as always, Anything Goes. The Jelly Boots and Umbrella reminded me of my school days walking to school, rain or shine. Back in the day, we lived close enough to the school that we didn't get a bus ride, but it was still a pretty good hike. 

Materials Used:

  • Image - Pattie's Creations - Jelly Boots and Umbrella
  • Sentiment - Hero Arts - Spring Sayings
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Marina Mist; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Kaiser Kraft - Paradise
  • Accessories - Gold metallic twine; bling drops
  • Copic Markers - BG000, BG01, BG02; E08, E13, E23

I hope you'll take the time to pop on over to Pattie's Creations challenge and see what the rest of the design team has created. You might even want to join in the fun. There is always a random winner and also a winner if you use one of Pattie's Creations images. You could win two images from her Etsy shop. Remember, you must use a stamped or digital image on your card. Pattie always includes a freebie on the website that you can use for your card. Have fun.