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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 --

Store  -  Blog
Prize  -  3 digis of winner's choice
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

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tickled Pink - CCC May

Good morning my friends. It's time for another card kit from the SCS Creative Card Chicks. Each month the hostess sends us all a kit with images, papers, embellishments and some direction and we are to make at least one card from the kit. This month it was Terry Serman's turn to send out the kit. I was happy to see that she used a retired SU set - Tickled Pink. I've always loved this set. So much fun.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Stampin Up - Tickled Pink
  • Sentiment - MFT - Tickled Pink
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up Pixie Pink; Gink K - Layering White
  • Designer Paper - American Crafts
  • Accessories - MFT Sun Die; Paper Studio Twine; K&Co. Pink Gems, gold stickles
  • Copic Markers - I put my markers away before I wrote down the colors that I used. I know that I used RV52, RV55, and RV63 for the flamiingo and G07 for the leaves. 
That's it my friends.  Wishing you a great day!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge  - Use Summer colors
Imagine That - Creative Playground - Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - More than 2 Layers
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Things with Wings
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hooray for Hot Colors - IAS #8

Good morning my friends. I hope that those of you who are mother's with your own children or those who mother other's children in one way or another have a very Happy Mother's Day. I received a phone call from my daughter who lives in California last night and had a pleasant conversation with her. I have dinner plans tonight with my other daughter who lives here in Texas close to me. My grand children are going to fix dinner for us. Can't wait!

Today also is Challenge No. 8 for International Art & Soul. Our theme this time is Hot Colors. It hasn't gotten all that hot here in H Town yet, but I know that it will in time. Our summers can be brutal at times.
I just love this image. She looks so happy and vibrant. I thought she would be perfect for Hot Colors.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Make It Crafty - Melody
  • Sentiments - Hampton Arts
  •  Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black 
  •  Cardstock - XPress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Daffodil Delight
  •  Designer Paper - Basic Gray
  •  Accessories: Stampin Up scallop oval punch; Recollections - Flower; Wild Orchid Crafts - Lace
  •  Copic Markers - E31, E33, E37; E50, E51, E53; Y18; YG03; YR61, YR65 YR68
I hope you will stop on by and see what the rest of the Design Team has to share with you and play along with us. You could be a winner of a lovely blog badge or one of the Top 3. Good luck.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flowers
Crafting With Dragonflies - Lots of Flowers
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes with Pattern Paper
Making Memories Crafting - Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - For the Girls
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create With TLC - Anything Goes

Monday, May 1, 2017

Super Hero Birthday!

Hi again my friends. I'm a little late getting this posted to my blog. I belong to a group on Splitcoast Stampers - Challenge Your Stash. The idea is that we create our card using only items that are already in our stash - no buying anything new. This month the idea came from Kelly (MiamiKel on SCS). The idea was to create a Super Hero card or a card with Super on it somewhere.
I was really worried about doing this card until I found this great digital image from Dover Publishing. The sentiment is a retired stamp from Stampin Up. The Lightning bolt is also from Dover Publishing.

I used my Copic Markers to color the image. What fun that was.
E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; G21, G43, G82; R23, R27, R37; Y06, Y08, Y11, Y18; YR0000, YR09, YR15, YR27, YR61, YR68.

That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.