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Friday, September 30, 2016

Creatalicious Challenge #100 - BLOG HOP!

Hi my friends. Gosh it's been a long time since my last post. I really need to get crackin' and get more done. It has been a bit crazy at my house.  The caterpillar population has exploded once again and I've got them all over the place. I even grew 2 of them in a butterfly cage in my house. One just hatched out of its chrysalis today and I'll be putting it outside in the morning to hopefully fly away and find its mate. I think I'm about done for the season after these 50+ have all made their chrysalis and on to the next stage.

Well, to get at the business at hand. It is time to celebrate as this is our 100th challenge @ Creatalicious. Therefore we would like to celebrate with some prizes and a blog hop...Our theme for this anniversary challenge is "Anything Goes + optional let's celebrate". You're welcome to join us with the optional as the DT did, but as it is an optional, you can also chose not to do it  -  it's totally up to you. We just want you to have fun with us @ Creatalicious Challenges. We would like you to join us for our blog hop  -  through all the blogs of the designers.  Every one will leave a number or  letter for you, so pick them up, stick them together and leave us a comment with the right sentence in the comments on the Creatalicious Challenge blog.. Along the way, you should also leave a little love (comment) at each designers blog. You will find the hopping-list below. Make sure you check out all the fabulous prizes from our sponsors listed over on the Creatalicious Challenge Blog.

Materials used:
  • Image - Dr. Digi - Felix the Elf
  • Sentiment - Power Poppy - Bottlebrush Holiday
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up, Mossy Meadow; Papertrey Ink - Power Poppy
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye - Cozy Christmas
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Flower Punch; bling brads from my stash; Round punches; ribbons from my stash; holly leaves - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Copic Markers: E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; G24, G85, G94; R24, R35, R59; W7, W8; Y35
            This is the hopping list  - You should have come from Leslie's blog and from here you go to Stefi's blog.
Elizabeth H.
Rachel Taylor
Anna Rita  -  is taking a break  -  her letter is "C"

Maggie - You are here!  Letter "A"

Have a great time and good luck!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

artbymiran challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafting With an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Thursday Twist - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Monthly Challenge - Creative Card Chicks - July

Okay,ack here I am back again today with the second and last card to catch up on the Creative Card Chicks Monthly Challenge kits. This one we received from Barb and was such fun to work with. So many of my friends have long past seen their 29th birthday so this card will be perfect for any one of them.
Everything I usedla was from the kit except for the cardstock and dies.  The stamp is from Art Impressions - 29 Again set stamped with Memento Tuxedo black on Recollections 110# cardstock. The dp is from SU Birthday Bouquet collection. I also used the SU Pool Party blue ribbon.  I used SU Bayou Breeze cardstock for the base and mat. The doily is from Recollections Color Splash and the die is Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.

Copic Markers - BG10, BG11, BG72; E21, E34, E42, E47, E49, E50, E71; R30, R43, R81, R83, R85

I also followed Mojo Monday Sketch MOJO314 (October 2013).

Monthly Challenge - Creative Card Chicks - June

Yes, I am well behind in getting my cards posted on my blog. Lots of things have been getting in the way which I won't go into now. I will say that my latest project is raising a monarch caterpillar in my home and not in my hutch. All the ones in my hutch have made their chrysalis, so I'm waiting for them to hatch. I hadn't seen anymore in my garden all week until I found this one kind of big one all by itself. I don't think it will take too long for it to grow enough to make it's chrysalis too. I have a butterfly cage, so decided to try raising it indoors. This is only the 2nd day, so we'll see how hit goes. It does have a healthy appetite which means I have to keep cutting the tops of plants off to make little plants stuck in the top of a plastic food container for it to climb on and feed.  I'll let you know how that turns out.

For now I'm going to get eto the card kit that the Creative Card Chicks on SCS received in June from littledeb. Let me say that I lover Gerbera daisies so I was thrilled to receive this kit from Deb.
I'm not used to coloring on kraft paper, but I love how this one turned out.  Sorry I don't know what I did with the instructions that she sent that said what everything was and where it came from.

I did use my Copic markers to color. B0000; E23, E25; G43; Y35, Y38; YG06.  I also used some Chrystal Effects on the jar and some white liquid pearls for the white spray. Deb made is so easy. I also didn't put a sentiment on it yet. I'll do that when I choose to send it to someone.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Love You Forever - Creatalicious #98

Hello my friends and happy end of August.  Are your kids all back in school by now?  I hope that means you have a little more time for YOU!  I've had some ups and downs with my caterpillars, but right now all is good. I have about 30 hungry, voracious eaters in my hutch and hopefully that will transfer into 30 beautiful Monarch butterflies in about 2-3 weeks.

Now on to the business at hand and that is the current challenge for Creatalicious Challenges! I almost didn't get this posted. I had to get a new U-Verse Gateway for my TV/Internet and after I got it hooked up, I had lost my Internet connection. I didn't realize I had a new password for it. Duh!

Our theme is "Anything Goes + optional anniversary". You're welcome to join us with the optional as most of the DT did,but as it is an optional, you can also chose not to do it  -  it's totally up to you.  Here is my card.
And a close up of the image so you can see better the sparkle on his skin. He is a vampire, after all!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Sassy Studio - Immortal Live
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley - Sweet & Simple Sentiment Set
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Island Indigo; Stampin Up Shimmery White; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Authentique - Latest and Greatest Collection
  • Accessories - Wild Orchid Crafts and Petaloo; Martha Stewart Fir Branch punch; Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges; Spellbinders Nestabilities Basic Oval; Label Pin; Wink of Stella Clear
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B21, B23, B24; E0000, E000, E01; E21, E23, E25; E50, E51, E53; RV10, RV1l, RV52; Y0000, Y00, Y06; YG11, YG13, YG23, YG45
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

Prize  -  $15 gift cert.
I hope you'll come on over and see what the rest of the DT has to show you for your inspiration and that you'll join us with your lovely Anniversary creations!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sexy Edith - Monthly Challenge - August

Hi my friends.  I was hoping to get on here to do a blog post earlier this month, but last weekend I was out in Salt Lake City visiting my grands and attending a performance of Beauty and the Beast at the Hale Theater that my grand daughter was performing in. She did a fabulous job with her part and we all really enjoyed the whole show. Lucky I was able to visit with my daughter, son-in-law, other grand daughter, and grands son-in-law!  SLC and Provo are so beautiful even without the snow on the mountains. We went up to Sundance on Saturday night to see a performance of The Music Man. It sure felt cold enough to snow up there. We like to froze sitting in the bleachers outside watching the show. It was really good and worth it all too. Came back to rain showers every day and continuing into this coming week.  Hope they stop soon.

It is time again for another Creative Card Chicks post. This is a group on SCS that have a monthly card kit sent out by one of the Chicks to all the other members who then each prepare at least one card to show off to the others.  This month was Paula's (wannabe on SC) turn to be the hostess.
Paula sent us this cute image of Edith from an old set of hers from the Craft Lounge as well as the sentiment that I punched out with a label punch from SU and then I stuck it on a starfish die from Impression Obsession. I popped the cloud die cuts (Memory Box) up on stampin' Dimensionals for some texture and added 2 blue glass dots for fun.  The cardstock I used is SU Baja Breeze and the dp is from Hobby Lobby.

I colored the image with my Copic Markers - B0000; E21, E23, E25 E29, E31, E33,E35; G46; Y13, Y15, Y17.

I have a few more that I need to catch up on, but glad that I was able to get this one in on time.

 I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Summertime
Dragonfly Journeys - The Sky's the Limit
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Hot Hot Summer

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer Lazy Days - Creatalicious #96

Hi my friends.  Guess I've been slacking off somewhat lately. It's been busy and a zoo at my house.  Kitties and butterflies. They have me coming and going. I have a new white kitty outside. She decided to make my back yard her home about 4-5 weeks ago. She was in the family way at the time. She actually has come here to eat a few times before when she was pregnant, but would just come and eat and go home. This time she came and stayed.  Unfortunately, none of her 4 kittens survived. Now I'm having a devil of a time trying to get her in a carrier to take her to have her spayed.  Epic failure the first time. I think I'm going to have to dig out the trap and see if I can get her in there.  Gotta find something that she really likes to entice her though.  So far she has turned her nose up at canned chicken and canned tuna. Any ideas?

I sure hope to get some more cards posted soon. I actually have 3 in the wings just waiting to make their debut.

Getting down to the business at hand. It is time for a new challenge again today @ Creatalicious Challenges and our theme is "Anything Goes + Optional at the Sea / Beach."  You're welcome to join us with the optional as most of the DT did, but as it is an optional, you can also chose not to do it  -  it's totally up to you. We were each given a great image to work with. Here is my card.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Lacy Sunshine  - Summer Boo Beach Girl
  • Sentiment - Paper House Stickers
  • Card Stock - Stampin Up Cool Caribbean; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Paper House - Color Ways
  • Accessories - Paper House Beach Stickers; Magic Scrap - Turquoise Net; Ivory Liquid Pearls
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B14, B41, E00, E01, E11, E21, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E95; R81, R83, R85; YG09, YG23, YG45
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

Store  -  Blog
Prize  -  3 digis of winner's choice
I hope you'll pop on over to the Creatalicious Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the DT has to show you.   While you're there, pop on your own card and take part in the challenge. You could be the winner or one of the Top 3!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

arbymiran challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers  - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Design - Make a Splash
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Place that brings you peace and joy
The Outlawz Paper ala Mode - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Create Your Own Challenge - Summer
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Crafting When we Can - Squares
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Life's a Beach
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Zoe's Party Girl

Hi my friends and happy Thursday!  Has this week been dragging for you?  It sure has for me. I can't believe it isn't Friday yet!  It will get here eventually. I guess I'm just anxious for the 3-day weekend coming up.

Well, I told you the other day that I have some big news to share.  This week is my first post for the new Design Team that I am on - Creatalicous Challenges!  I'm super excited that I was chosen by Melanie to be on the Design Team. There are two teams and I'm on Team B, so our posts will always be the last of the month. Good for me, it gives me all month to work on my projects.  The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes + optional CAS.  I really, really have problems with CAS cards.  I have all that space and want to fill it up with flowers and doilies and bling, and etc.  You get the picture.  Well this time it's CAS, so very simple.

Materials Used:
  •  Image - Make It Crafty - Zoe's Party Girl
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Party Pants
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up - Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamp - Inkadinkadoo - Dot Flourish
  • Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories - Bling from my stash; Nestabilities Scallop Circle and Classic Circle Dies;  Stampin Up Scallop Circle Punch; Circle Punch; yellow Stickles
  • Copic Markers - B0000; B12, BG10, BG11, E00, E01, E1, E000, E21, E23, E25; Y32, Y35; YR000, YR14, YR16, YR23.
If you haven't guessed, our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Make It Crafty!

Prize - $10 gift cert.

I hope that you'll come join in the fun. Remember the "optional" twist is optional so you don't have to make your card CAS, just come have fun if CAS is hard for you. I can understand that.