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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring Tulips

Hello friends and Happy Spring!  So sorry if Spring hasn't caught up to you yet. I know some are still digging out from snow storms. Been there; done that. Don't want to do it anymore. I'm so glad that our cold, rainy season seems to be over for the time being and we're enjoying some pleasant weather with a bit of sunshine.

I love flowers and tulips are one of my most favorite. That is one thing I miss about being up North is having the beautiful bulbs poke out of the ground every Spring. The image for our card this month was just what I needed. This card is for our Creative Card Chicks on Splitcoaststampers. Each month our hostess sends out a kit containing images, paper, embellishments, and whatever she wants and then we all will make a card or two or three and post it on our thread. This month our hostess was Paola. Sad to say she'll be leaving the group after this round for personal reasons. We all wish her the best.
Here is what she has to say about her kit. "The image is from a stamp set from Sparkle and Sprinkle which is kind of local to Florida. The paper is from Michael's (The zigzag is more blue than the green that it looks like.) The butterflies are die cuts.

I used Stampin Up Baja Breeze for my card base and some Stampin Up ribbon for the bow.  I used my Copic markers to color in the image - B0000, R81, R83, R85; YG03, YG06, YG63, and YGY67.

That's it for today. See you soon.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Ugly Sweater - IAS #29

Hello my friends and Happy Sunday! It's a little gray and gloomy here today, but hopefully the sun will come out soon and warm things up. Yesterday was a beautiful day and I was able to do just a little bit of work out there before I had to come inside and rest. That really irks me because I used to love to work out in my gardens and would spend hours out pulling weeds and digging in the dirt. That is one thing that age has placed limits on. 😧

So, what makes me happy now is time spent in my craft room. I did have a little bit of time during the last couple weeks to spend some time doing some creating. This card was made for the latest challenge for International Art & Soul. Our DT Team Member Jeanette picked the theme for our challenge which is to "Add Humor."

Materials Used:
Image and Sentiment- Art Impressions
Cardstock - Stampin Up Cucumber Crush; Xpress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Be of Good Cheer
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Flower from Hobby Lobby; ribbon from my stash
Copic Markers - B0000, B02; E00, E11, E23, E25, E51; G14, G16, G19; R24, R35, R46; Y18, Y35; YR04; W12

Now it' up to you. I hope you'll pop on over to the challenge blog and add your creation. I look forward to seeing some Humor on your projects. You could be a winner or one of the Top 3.

Our badges are our way of saying a big congratulations to you for sharing your creative spirit with us, for taking the time to join in and celebrating the freedom of art and crafting with us.  Please take your badge knowing it is given to you with all our love :)

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

heARTful stamping - Anything Goes + a stamp
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes Christmas
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Happy Birthday Butterfly - IAS #28

Hi friends and happy Sunday! I hope you had a good week.  Busy here.

I love nature - flowers, trees, birds, butterflies - all the beautiful creatures. The other day I heard on the news that there was a yellow cardinal feeding in the backyard of a home in Atlanta, Georgia. Wow! Then today on Facebook, someone actually posted a video of the bird eating from a bird feeder. It is BEAUTIFUL! I can't imagine seeing it in real life. I have a pair of red cardinals that come and feed at my bird feeder and they are gorgeous, but a yellow one - awesome1

My card today is simple. I was a little pressed for time this week, but wanted to get a card done for the challenge since I missed the last one. I knew what I wanted to do from the start and so happy that it turned out pretty much the way I envisioned it. Our theme for this fortnight is to use embossing (wet or dry) and to use a die cut.

Materials Used:
  • Die-Namites - Butterfly die
  • Practical Publishing Int's - Floral Friends Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts - Ribbon Messages, Stamp & Cut
  • Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Crisp Cantalope and Daffodil Delight, white scrap
  • Accessories - bling from my stash
All done!

I hope you'll come and join in the fun this week at International Art & Soul. I'd love to see what kind of dies you have and embossing you like to do.  You could be the winner or picked as one of the Top 3!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rory's Orchids - Creatalicious #134

Hello again!  Here is my second card for today.  This is for the Creatalicious challenge you can find HERE.  Our theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with the optional of Girly! I think I did girly pretty well on this one
Materials Used:
Image - Lacy Sunshine - Rory's Orchids
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple collectioin
Cardstock: Stampin Up Mauve Mist (retired), Certainly Celery; Xpress it Blending Card
Designer Paper - Basic Gray Kioshi
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Wild Orchid Crafts - Lace and Lace Butterfly; Flowers from my stash; Martha Stewart Leaf Branch punch

Copic Markers: E21, E23, E25; E40, E41; E50, E51, E53; R20; V000, V01, V04; Y13, Y18, Y19; YG00, YG03, YG11

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

Store  -  Blog
Prize  -  3 digis of winner's choice
I hope you'll come play along with us and pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for your inspiration. 

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes'
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Pearls and Lace
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Miss Anya Special Day - CYS

Good morning my friends. I have two cards to share with you today. This first one is for the group I belong to on Splitcoaststampers - Challenge Your Stash. Each month we are given a theme to use by the hostess and then  we all make a card to go with that theme.  Our hostess for February is Tracie (taclary on SCS). The theme was to use a heart somewhere on the card. I'm having a heck of a time with Photoshop and the color contrast. This has a hint of yellow.
 Materials Used:
Image - The Greeting Farm - Anya. I've had this stamp for a really long time and it finally saw some ink. 
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple collection
Cardstock: Stampin Up Pretty In Pink; Xpress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Pink &  Main Spring Fling collection
Accessories: Stampin Up Twine from Sweet Sorbet collection; Wild Orchid Crafts - Flowers; Martha Stewart edge punch and leaf branch punch; heart charm from my stash; Nestabilities Classic Oval die
Copic Markers: B0000; E35; E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; R14, R27; R81, R83, R85; Y21, Y23, Y26

That's it for this card.  

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes - Optional Use Flowers
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dollies - Anything Goes

Sunday, February 25, 2018

On Safari - Creative Card Chicks

Hello my friends!  I hope you're having a great Sunday. The weather here has been very rainy and dreary as it has been for most of the month. I always am so glad to get February over with. Everything else is going pretty well.

I am a couple days late with getting my card done for our Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge, but school and work kept me pretty busy this last week. We are changing our document storage at work to a document control database program instead of just keeping everything on our servers and there was a lot of work to do to get all the active files ready to be transferred to the new system. We've been having lots of training and meetings about it and more coming up this week. We'll go live in April.

Meantime, here is my card for the February Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge. Our Hostess this month was KellyS.  She sent us all some images and a kit of papers and embellishments to use to make our cards. It's always interesting to see all the different cards that are made with the same ingredients.

Materials Used:
Image: My Favorite Things - On Safari
Sentiment: My Favorite Things - On Safari
Cardstock: Stampin Up, Soft Suede
Designer Paper: Hobby Lobby
Accessories: Offray  Ribbon, Scallop scissors
Copic Markers: B0000; E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; T1, T3, T5; YG11, YG61, YG65

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Bloom With Hope - IAS #26

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great weekend. Mine has been 50:50. Saturday was great. I went to a genealogy seminar all day; met some great new people, and learned all about researching in the UK. I'm going to have to come up with a name for a new blog. I'm going to have to start one dedicated to genealogy.  This week I was contacted by someone looking for help for a research project so I've been HIRED! Wow! I didn't think it would happen so soon. I've very excited. I just hope I can do a good job. Anyone have any good ideas for the name of my new company???  Meanwhile, dealing with the old laptop and the new laptop and somewhere in between I have lost some files!!!!!  Not happy about that. I was able to search the old laptop and the external hard drive and the files aren't on either one. I'm going to contact the Geek Squad on Monday and seen if they think they can still get deleted files off the hard drive of the old laptop. Ugh!

So, to he business at hand. This is my DT card for International Art & Soul, Challenge No. 26 which is Anything Goes with Texture! You can make anything, but make sure you use some texture on it.  On mine, I used dry embossing. I haven't done that for awhile. I think it came out pretty good.

Materials Used:

Image - Stampin Up - Bloom With Hope
Sentiment - Stampin Up - Bloom With Hope
Cardstock - Stampin Up - Cool Caribbean
Ink - Stampin Up Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories - Ribbon from my stash; Stampin Up label punch; white embossing powder
Copic Markers - forgot to write them down, but I'm pretty sure I used BG0000 to start with.

I do hope that you'll pop on over to International Art & Soul this week and play along with us. You'll have fun!  You could be the top winner or picked as one of the  Top 3.