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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.



Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Dolly

Hi my friends and happy Monday!  I wanted to get this card posted last week, but other things got in the way and it never got done. Today I've been digging in the dirt and my fingernails are awful looking. I needed to repot some of my 4" size milkweed plants. I took 2 small ones and put them in a one-gallon pot. It was so hot and humid out that I could only stay outside for 1/2 hour and the mosquitoes were relentless.  Still have more to do, but they'll have to wait a few days. I have other things scheduled for the next couple of days.

Anyway, I wanted to get this other card on my blog.  It's the second image that I used from Jeanette's kit from Girls of the Baker's Dozen n/k/a Creative Card Chicks.  I had such fun with this image - I love her Whimsy hair. It was funny because I picked this designer paper because it had the dark purple color in it that I used for her coat, and then I went and covered it up with the image. LOL!  I still love it. It's been so long since I finished this and I didn't write down all the different things that I used, so I'll have to fill in some of it later.

Materials Used:
  •  Image - Whimsy Stamps - Dolly
  • Sentiment - Whiff of Joy
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up
  • Ink - Tuxedo Memento Black
  • Accessories - Ribbon, Stampin Up; Flowers by Petaloo; Edge punch, Stampin Up 
  • Copic Markers - C1, C3, C5; BV01, BV08, BV13; E04, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E95; R22, Y13, Y15, Y28; YG91, YG93, YR61
That's it.  I'll be back on Thursday with something new and some fun news.  Stay tuned.

I'm submtting this card for the following challenges:
Craft-Dee-BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Anything Goes with a Greeting
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Say it With Flowers

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Lots of Layers
The Ribbon Girls - Any Image



Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Birthday - Creative Card Chicks

Hi my friends.  I'm playing catch up with my Monthly Challenge posts from Creative Card Chicks f/k/a Girls of the Bakers Dozen. I've been making the cards, just haven't blogged them. In case you haven't heard of us yet, each month one of the members of the groups sends a kit to the other members and we each make up a card or two or three. It's always fun to see what the others come up with. First up is one of two cards that I made with Jeanette's kit.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Unity Stamps - Eyes Closed - See Clearly
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up
  • Ink - Tuxedo - Memento Black
  • Designer Paper
  • Accessories - Stampin Up label punch and ticket punch; brads from my stash; Prismacolor pencils; blender pen
That's it for now. I need to go look up a few things in my materials list. 
I'll be back in a day or so to post up the 2nd card I made with Jeanette's kit.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion -  Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Lots of Layers
Broken Fairy Challenge- Anything Goes with Celebration
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Clowning Around - OSAAT #264

Hello my friends.  Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a good weekend with no weather disasters.  It's been a crazy time down here in H Town - lots of rain and flooding in places it has never flooded before. Thankfully, I live in an area that does not flood which is also good for my caterpillars and butterflies. They do not like all the rain we've been having.

I want to bring you the card that I made for this challenge for One Stitch at a Time. The theme this time is Anything Goes With Layer It Up! So use lots of layers on your project.
 Materials Used:
  • Image - Clowning Around from BB Cakes
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - That's the Ticket
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up 
  • Ink - Stampin Up
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart Fir Branch Punch; Stampin Up Balloon Punch; twine from my stash; flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts; Stampin Up Ticket Punch
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; B000; B12; E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, E35; R22, R24, R27; Y13, Y18, Y19
Our sponsor for this challenge is our own Stitchy Bear and one lucky winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Stitchy Bear Stamps.  Good luck to all of you who enter. I hope you will take the time to play along.

Before I go, I want to let you all know that this is my last post for One Stitch at a Time. I am stepping down as part of the Design Team, but wanted to let Stitchy, Jane, and all the Design Team members that I've worked with over the last few years how much I enjoyed working with them and seeing their projects for every challenge. It's been a blast, but time to move on to new things.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Lots of Layers
Scrapper's Delight- Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - 3 or more Layers
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
artbymiran - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World - Happy Birthday