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Friday, June 30, 2017

Poppy For You - Creataliious #118

Hi friends and Happy Friday!  Yeah, made it to the end of the week.  Happy Friday, Happy Payday, Happy weekend, Happy day off on Monday! Yippee, don't have to go back to work until Wednesday.  Wish it was time off to play, but school work calls my name!  I received an overall B+ for Module 2 and am hoping to bring that up to an A or A+ this next Module, so I need to stay focused. Wish me luck!

Time to get to the business for today. I'm already late getting this posted, but ran out of time last night to get it done. The challenge this fortnight over at Creatalicious is Anything Goes with the Optional of Red, White & Blue. Here is my card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Crafty Sentiments - Emma Loo - Poppy For You
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up Retired
  • Cardstock - Papertrey Ink - Poppy Parade (just perfect)
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - A Mother's Love (just perfect)
  • Accessories - Ribbon from Stampin Up; flowers and center from my stash; Stampin Up Little Label punch; Nestabilities Classic Oval die
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B12, B14, B34; R22, R27, R25; E50, E51. E53; E23, E25, E27; C5

That's it for tonight. Gotta go hit the books. I hope you'll hop on over to Creatalicious and see what the rest of the Design Team has for your inspiration.  Come play with us. You could be the winner of the Crafty Sentiments prize or picked as one of our Top 3.  Have a great and safe weekend and a sparkley 4th of July!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Relax A Bit - CYS - June

Hi friends. Here I am again for the second time today. This time I am on time. This is a card for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoaststampers. This month Suzy was the Hostess and challenged us to make a card showing our favorite beverage. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do like a good cup of caffeine-free tea now and again.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Mark's Favorite Papers - Relax A Bit
  • Sentiment - Mark's Favorite Papers - Relax a Bit
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Soft Sky; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Have a Cuppa
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B000, B00; E00; G12, G14, G16; R22, R24, R27
That's it for today. Hope you have a great week.

Beach Babes - CCC June

Hi friends.  Happy Wednesday night. It's been kind of a rough week, a bit of illness, but hopefully it's past. Getting kind of tired of that.

My Genealogy class is going well. Even with all I think I know, there is so much more to learn about research. About half way through the course. I don't know how people work and take a full load of college classes.

Luckily, I had a day between Modules to play a bit in my stamp room. It was feeling quite neglected. This is one of the cards I was able to put together for the Splitcoaststampers site - Creative Card Chicks. Each month one of the members sends us a kit with images, papers, and fun embellishments to use to create a card to two. This month is was Debby's turn (littledeb on SCS). She's planning a holiday soon and will be a beach babe.  I am really a little late getting this posted. I really liked the bright colors of the designer paper, so I brought that into the image. I even have the perfect person to give this to.

Materials Used:
  • Image - unknown
  • Sentiment - Deadbeat Designs
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Debby's stash
  • Accessories - K&Co., flip flops; Paper Studio - Enameled Dots
  • Copic Markers: BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02; C3; E21, E23; E30, E31; E40; E50, E51, E53; G0000, G12, G21; R81, R83; Y11, Y15, Y18; YR01, YR01, YR68
That's it. Thanks Debby for a fun kit. Hope you have a great time on your Vacay~

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Noel - IAS #11

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday.  I've had a busy few weeks with class projects that needed to be done. Wow!  I don't know how people do this all the time - work and go to school and take more than 1 class. This last project that was due today was a real doozer - a scavenger hunt on the Internet. We were given 10 different scenarios to look for and find answers to the questions. It was tough. Luckily I get points for my research even if I don't find the answer, but I managed to get 7 out of 10. We'll see what I end up with as a final score. So far I've been doing pretty well with an average of about 90. Anyway it doesn't leave a whole lot of time for crafting, but I managed to sneak in a little time for this one.

Yes, time for another project for International Art & Soul. The theme for this fortnight is Flowers. My favorite thing. I love flowers whether there are an image or added embellishments. I've got to start thinking about Christmas so went with a Winter theme for this one. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with it so I left off a sentiment and will add that later.

  

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lili of the Valley - Noel
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Silver Metallic; Xpress It Blending Card; Shimmery White
  • Designer Paper - Bo Bunny - Attitude
  • Accessories - Flowers and Lace from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections; Die - Memory Box, Frosty Border; Silver Gel Pen
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; BG000; BG10; E50, E51; G34, G28, G43; R35, R37; V0000, V01, V12; Y11, Y23, Y26
That was pretty easy. Love the colors on this one.  I hope you'll hop on over and play along with us this time. Can't wait to see what you do with flowers. You could win one of our Prize Badges or be picked as one of the Top 3. 



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Surfer Dad - IAS #10

Hi my friends. Getting a late start today. I've been really busy the last couple of weeks with my class assignments. The research lately has been very time consuming causing many days of late nights. It's been so hectic that I forgot to post my card for this challenge on our Design Team page so for now, it's not on the IAS blog. I decided I'd go ahead though and post it on my blog. I really like how it came out.

 





Materials Used:
  • Images - Make It Crafty - Surfer Dad; Beach stamp set by Provo Craft (very old)
  • Sentiment - See D's Birthday collection
  • Cardstock -Stampin Up Yo Yo Yellow, Baja Breeze; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up Cupcakes & Carousels
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Sun punch
  • Copic Markers - BG11, BG23, BG000; C1; E000, E00, E11, E25; E40, E42, E43, E44; Y06, Y13, Y15, Y21; YR04.
 That's about it. Our theme for this challenge is For The Men. So anything with a masculine theme is good. I hope you'll pop on over to the International Art & Soul Challenge website and see what the rest of the Design Team has created. We are a Just For Fun challenge, after all crafting really is just about having fun :). Although we don't give away prizes we do have some awesome badges for you. You can enter our challenges with any types of craft that takes your fancy so long as you follow our theme. We would love to see how creative you are so altered art, die cutting, glass etching, jewelery etc. are all permitted.We will have a new challenge for you each fortnight so be sure to check in with us regularly and we hope you have lots of fun playing along with us.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
Dare2BArtzy Blog - Summer
Great Impressions - Masculine Final Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Fast & Furious - Men
Crafty Calendar  - June Boys Will be Boys
Imagine That -  Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Frosty Rory - Creatalicious No. 116

Hello again. I'm back for another blog post. Wow!  It was so good to be able to be in my stamp room the other day and be creative. I also took all the cards I've made and haven't given away (way too many) and organized them into plastic containers. I used the ones from the SU stamps that I've been unmounting. .They really fit very well. Glad that I figured out a way to use them instead of just throwing them in the trash.

So, here we are with another challenge for Creatalicious. For this fortnight, the challenge is Anything Goes with Using Your Favorite Colors.  My favorite holiday is Christmas and I love the non-traditional Christmas colors (blue and silver).  I haven't put a sentiment on this one yet. Not sure if I want it on the outside or just on the inside.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lacy Sunshine - Frosty Rory
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Soft Sky
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - All Is Calm
  • Accessories - Recollections - Flower and bling flourish; Kirarina Wink Silver Metallic; Kirarina Wink White; Stampin Up corner rounder punch
  • Copic Markers - BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG10; E25, E27, E29; E50, E51, E53; N0, N1, N3, N5, N7; R00, R29; Y06, Y15, Y21; YG03, YG61
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous --

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I hope that you will stop by the blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has going for your inspiration and then jump on it and play along with us. You know you want to. You could be the winner of this fabulous prize or picked as one of the TOP 3. Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Friend's Birthday - CYS May

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are all enjoying a day off with friends and family or just chillin'. I spent time yesterday with my family. We were celebrating two high school graduations. My grandson (the youngest) and my youngest great nephew. Next we start on college graduations. It was a pleasant day with lots of fun chatting, food and photo taking. Can't believe he's all grown up.

Today has been a relaxing day away from school books. Yes, I'm taking a class and it is really tough. It's an online class so I can become a certified genealogist - one of my passions. I love the research and investigation part, not so much the reading and writing reports part. We'll see how it goes. It's only been two weeks and I still have about thirteen weeks more to go. I was able to spend time in my stamp room again. So nice to get back in there and get creative.

I made this card with a girlfriend in mind. She loves pink. I'm going to save it for her birthday. No, it doesn't look like a birthday card, but this sentiment really spoke to me about her.  Inside it does have a birthday with for her.
This card was also for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on SplitcoastStampers. Our hostess this month was Terry L. (terry0926 on SCS).  Our challenge was to ~~Use your favorite floral stamps for your focal image. You can make a card for any occasion, but make sure you focus on flowers
We are not allowed to go buy anything new to make our cards, it all has to come from our stash. I also checked out the gallery on SCS and found a card by Gosia Hoot that I loved and so this is my CASE card from hers. I'm a day late posting this, but once I picked out the stamp set and the layout, it came together pretty quickly.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Bloom in Hope
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Feel Goods
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Blushing Bride
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Bittersweet
  • Accessories - Nestabilities - Dies. For some reason I didn't put this one in my book and have no idea what it's called and I can't seem to find it online either so probably retired.
  • Copic Markers: G21, G24, G43; Y02, Y08; Y19; R81, R83, R85; 110.
That's it. Hope you have a great week!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Coloring in Scrapland - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Angie's Digital Stamps - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers