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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Boxes and Bags - IAS #14

Good morning my friends.  I hope that you are having a great weekend. It's been busy here for me and I wasn't sure I was going to get to play in this project, but I really wanted to make this box. First, I got my DNA project finished and submitted on Friday. Wow! That was tough even with an open book. Now to wait for my grade. We are on to identifying people in photographs; very interesting. We are winding down the course - only 3 weeks left to go.

On to my project. Our theme at International Art & Soul this fortnight is Boxes and Bags.Here is the finished box.

Another view from the front.
And a view from the top.

The straight part of the ribbon got a bit cattiwampsus when I was photographing it. Here is a link to the template for creating this. It's from Graphic45. I love their papers and they have so many great ideas for inspiration.

The finished size is 4 x 4 x 5. I added a piece of cardstock to the top of the 4 x 4 box to make it taller and to accommodate the lid. You'll see as you look at the directions. Also, they say to cut the lid 5 x 5, but it has to be 6 x 6 to give you the 1" overlap and to fit the box. My cardstock for the base was from my stash. I have no idea where I got it. The designer paper is from the Autumn Spice collection from LilyBeeDesign. I believe that they no long are in business. I couldn't find them anywhere on the internet.

The sparkley trim is by Recollections and the brad on top is from my stash. No coloring.

I hope you'll come take the time to play along with us. I'd love to see the different types of boxes and bags. I"m always looking for new things. You could be our overall winner or one of the Top 3! See the link at the top. Good luck.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Celebrate Good Times - Creatalicous #120

Hello again my friend. The start of a new week. I hope it turns out well for you. I'm excited to start a new Unit in my genealogy class about DNA Analysis.

Today I have a card for the Creatalicious challenge. The theme is Anything Goes - Optional Stars. As you can see, I did not go with the optional this time.

Materials Used: 
  • Image - Kenny K - Texting Friends
  • Sentiment - Power Poppy - Mixtape 1
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Crumb Cake
  • Designer Paper - Pion Design, Scent of Lavender, Small Leaves
  • Accessories -  Recollections - Flower
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B93, B95, B97; BG01; E23, E25, E25; E50, E51, E53; G40, G43, G46; R81, R83, R85; R43; Y04, Y08; Y17, Y18.
         Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Kenny K.
Rock Your Crafts with KennyK Stamps! 
Prize  -  3 digi stamps

It's probably the last challenge they're sponsoring as we are starting on the last day of their sponsorship... So if you would still like a few more KennyK digis, get ready to join our challenge!
I hope that you'll come on by and play along. Being the winner will be the only way you'll be able to get Kenny K digi stamps since they have closed their doors. Sad. One lucky winner will get this great prize. If not the winner, you could be chosen as one of the Top 3!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Christmas Fairy - Challenge Your Stash

Hello again. This is my second post for today. I'm catching up on the cards I was to have posted early this month. I'm only 2 days late for this one which we post on the 28th of the month for the Challenge Your Stash challenge on Splitcoaststampers. This month the hostess was Carol (momcgw) and her theme was Christmas card or item (decoration). With limited time I went for a card to add to my Christmas card stash.

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Bugaboo - Fairy Christmas
  • Sentiment - Charm from my stash
  • Card stock - Xpress it Blending Card; Stampin Up Real Red
  • Designer Paper - Pion collection
  • Accessories - Arrow paper clip, ribbon; Nestabilities die
Copic Markers - B12, B14; E23, E27, E29; E50, E51, E53; G03, G07, G16; R24, R29, R37; Y18

That's it for today. Hope you have a good one.

Bringing in the Tree - July CCC

Good morning my friends and Happy Sunday.

It was so good to get back in my stamp room to be somewhat creative. My Genealogy class has been keeping me pretty busy. After our Unit on Documentation (writing citations) finished up (with a B-), we moved on to Forensic Genealogy. So interesting. This is all about finding people and includes DNA Analysis. I approach it with a bit of trepidation. Hopefully my lame brain will be able to get around it and I'll do well in this one.

But on to the card I have for you today. This is for the Monthly Challenge of the Creative Card Chicks on Splitcoaststampers. Our kit came from Roxie (morgainegeiser). She sent along a couple images, some papers and some embellishments.

The elements I used from the kit were the image from Stampin Bella, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The designer paper is from Bo Bunny - Sleigh Ride. The sparkley snowflake and twine are from Stampin Up. I added some bling from my stash to the tree and also created snow with my liquid applique. I used Stampin Up Navy cardstock and a gray metallic gel pen. I put the sentiment on the inside, but didn't photograph it.

Copic Markers - B00, B01, B02, B60; BG90, BG93; C3, C5, C7; E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; G21, G24, G46; R00.

That's it for today. It was a fun kit. There is another image from the kit that I've got colored up and hope to get it made into a card soon. Glad to be getting started on my Christmas cards.

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!

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

Crafty Sentiments
Prize  -  3 digi images

Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online base family company own and run by Suzette, the images are cute fun and make any cards and projects look amazing.

Suzette and Justyna are the main artist, all images are exclusive to Crafty Sentiments Designs and there is lots of digital stamps available, sentiments, rubber stamps, crafting CD's, exclusive Crafty Sentiments Designs dies and much more. you can also find us on facebook, printerest and twitter.

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~