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Friday, January 31, 2014

Salty Honey Heart

So, tomorrow is Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl!  Are you football fans??  I'm kinda.  I like to watch a good game.  I'll probably be glued to the set cause I got some $$ riding on this one.  One of the girls at work gets a pool together every year. I can't resist! Wish me luck!

Today's card is for the Sunshine Mail Foundation.  If you don't know about them, please check out their blog.  Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Designs
They have some great digital stamps to choose from.

One of the blogging groups I belong to is Stamp Addcits!  And yes, we are!  Each month we have a TAT- Try a Technique.  This month the technique was the "Salt" technique.  I must say that I wasn't too crazy about this one, but I did give it a go.  The idea is that you take some glossy cardstock and smear reinker all over it with your Aqua Brush.  Then you sprinkle salt on top of that and then mist it with your trusty mister!  Let it dry or use your heat tool to dry it quicker.  Since I needed to have it done for today (I made this last night), I used my heat tool.  After it's dry, brush the salt off the c/s and see what you get.  I don't think mine worked all that well and I may give it another try with not so coarse salt.  Anyway, at least I can say that I did it. ;)  Here's my Salty card.
I really love the way the image turned out.

Materials Used:
  • Image -Stitchy Bear - Scrapper's Delights - Honey
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up Retired set - Mon Ami
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Glossy cardstock; Stampin Up Strawberry Slush
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray
  • Reinkers - SU Strawberry Slush and Red Riding Hood
  • Accessories:  Wild Orchid Crafts - Lace; SU Dimensionals; SU Strawberry Slush Reinker and Red Riding Hood Reinker; Coarse salt; Mister; Heat Tool;
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E00, E01, E11, E21; G46; E46; R81 R83, R85; Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38
Well, that's it.  Hope you'll decide to play along with us this week.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

A Creative Romance - Show Us Some Love
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - More than Two Colors
Fun with Shapes and More - Valentine
Jellypark Challenge - Lots of Love
Keep it Simple - Square
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
SweetPea Stampers - Love
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sharing the Love
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Love
MilkCoffee Challenge - Valentines/Love

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kitty in a Cup - CCC #54

Hi my friends!  I hope you all are able to stay warm and dry.  Isn't this the craziest weather!  Last Friday we had a freezing rain/sleet storm that left ice on the roads making for hazardous driving for the Texans down here.  Heck, they have trouble driving when when the weather's clear.  ;)  I decided to stay at home and wait for it to clear off a bit, but then I got a call from the granite guy telling me that his installers would have time that day to come fix my granite counter top.  There's a seam over the dishwasher and one side of the granite was slipping down leaving a little step.  So, I was glad to tell him to send the workers over and get that fixed right up.


So happy to have this all fixed up again.  I sure hope it doesn't happen again after another seven years.

Well, tomorrow we're supposed to get another ice storm, not enough to cover trees and down power lines like they get up North, but it'll make driving hazardous again.  The good thing is that this time, our office is CLOSED!  Yep, I get a free day off. 

Well, enough about that.  Time to show you my card for Creative Card Crew.  Not one, but two cards tonight.  We have two wonderful sponsors this week - 

Sponsored by Scrapping Center
Aurora Wings
Prize: $15 gift Voucher

Prize: $15 gift Voucher
Now, on to my card
Materials Used:
  • Image - Aurora Wings - Kitten in a Teacup
  • Sentiment - Whimsey Stamps - Lovely Spring
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Real Red; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - From my stash
  • Sketch - MFTWSC112
  • Accessories - Martha Stewart border punch; 1 1/4" round punch; Flower Die Cut; Nestabilities Lacey Rectangle; Ribbon - stash; bling - stash
  • Copic markers - B0000, C1, R24, R34, R39; R59; G14, G17, G05
I think the ice storm we had on Friday gave me a brain freeze because when I was originally making this card, it completely went out of my head that I was supposed to use 2 designer papers for it.  Duh!  So I was happily going along putting my card together like this:

 I really liked this one, but I was able to just lift the image mat and the sentiment mat and place them on the other card base that I made. Now I have to color up another image and sentiment so I can put them back on this card.

I hope you'll take out some time to get inky and come join us this week.  You could be one of our winnters.  Hop on over to the CCC Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team has come up with.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dare to Dream - OSAAT #196

Hi and Happy Sunday.  The OSAAT vacation break is finally over and I've got a card to share with you.  I am glad to finally be back in full swing and getting projects done.

This week the theme at One Stitch at a Time is Anything Goes.  Super great and easy.  Everyone can do that.  Our sponsor this week is our own StitchyBear Digi Outlet with the prize of the complete set of images that the DT used in challenge #194.
To win the main prize you MUST use an Image from our store.   You can still enter with a non StitchyBear Digi Outlet image but will be entered into a separate draw to win $3 to spend in our store.  I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Here's my card using Daydream image by Alipeeps Art which you can find in the StichyBear store.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Daydream - Alipeeps Art
  • Sentiment - LOTV - Pretty Grungy Words #60
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Rose Romance (retired)
  • Designer Paper - Crate Paper - Little Bo Peep
  • Accessories - 1 1/2" round punch; Ribbon - American Crafts; Martha Stewart - Fir Branch punch; Flowers - Prima; Nestabilities Die - Opulent Ovals
  • Copic Markers - BG0000; E21, E23, E25, E27; E50, E51, E53; G05; R01; R81, R83, R85; 0

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Lots of Layers
Sentimental Sundays - More than 3 Layers
The Squirrel and The Fox - Show off your new thing - Die cut set
My Sheri Crafts - use a Digi
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Digitally Sweet - Must use digi image
Polkadoodles - Girl Talk
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin With the Dragon - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Foxy Love - Sunshine Mail

Hi Friends!  Well, it's about time I got a new card up on my blog.  The vacation was nice, but it kind of puts a damper on my motivation and then it's hard to get myself back on track.  I hope your New Year has started out to be a good one.

This is card is for Sunshine Mail Foundation.  The theme this time is Anything Goes - With a Twist for Valentine's Day.  Oh yes, it's coming up pretty soon!

Our great sponsor this time is Meljen's Designs

To play along with us all you need to do is:
Make a card with the theme above and send it to Sunshine Mail so it can brighten a child’s day.
Link your card up with Mr. linky so we can see your wonderful creation and a winner will be chosen at random to win digi’s from our sponsors.

Here is my card - 
Materials Used:
  • Image - Meljen's - Sweet Little Foxy
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Fancy Flexible Phrases
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Groovy Guava and Smokey Slate; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Fall Flowers
  • Accessories - Coluzzle Circle Template; Nestabilities Blossom Die; Border Die (?); Ribbon - Stampin Up Peach Parfait; Prima Flower; Bling - Doodlebury Designs
  • Copic Markers - E23, E25, E27; G43, G46; R24, R35, R39; R46; Y17, Y38; YR20, YR21, YR02; YR23, YR27

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sweet Melissa - CCC #53

Hi again!   So I also have this card for Creative Card Crew.  Well, looks like I'm a day late for this one.  I should have had it on my blog this morning, but I thought it was supposed to be tomorrow  Ooops!  Well, I guess it's better late than never.  ;)

Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with this Sketch from Seems  A Little Sketchy.  You may rotate or flip the sketch. You can add on to it as well, just be sure that we can make out the sketch.
We have 2 great sponsors this time - 

Check out the Creative Crew Challenge Blog for the prizes for this challenge.

Here is my card:

Materials Used:
  • Image - Kenny K Downloads - Sweet Melissa
  • Sentiment - Lili of the Valley 
  • Carstock - Stampin Up - Smokey Slate; Baja Breeze; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - My Mind's Eye
  • Accessories - Stampin Up Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch; Large Square Punch; Circle Flower Die
  • Copic Markers - BG01, BG11, BG15; C0, C3, C5; E00, E01, E04, E21, E50; G12, G20; R01; Y21, Y26
I am submitting this card for the following challenges:
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Feminine
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - Say It With Flowers
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Seems a Little Sketchy - Sketch

Sunday, January 12, 2014

OSAAT - Design Team Call

Hi friends!

I don't have a card post to put up today (I will in 2 days so be on the lookout) ;)   I did want to let you know about the Design Team call for One Stitch at a Time.  Here is what is posted on the challenge blog today.

DT Call
Well as its that start of the year. We feel its the right time to see if any other card creators would like to join our large team of DT  girls..
The position we offer is a bi weekly DT  member. So 2 creations a month. This would be working as part of our mini teams. Following our Anything Goes and Use a Digi themes.
Your term would start in February and end at the end of June ( unless you wish to continue with us )
Do you think you could offer our team something ?
 To apply ....
Telling me a little about you. Including any other DT commitments you have . Please include a link to your blog.
The DT  call will end on Saturday 18th January at 10pm GMT

I just want to say that I truly love being part of this group.  They are all so friendly and helpful.  So if you think you'd like to be on a DT, give it a whirl!  Would love to have you as one of my Teamies!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2013 in Review

Hi again!  I'm so glad to be back to blogging again.  With the new year I have made some resolutions which I won't bore you with now, but I did decide on a Word of the Year which is FOCUS!  This is a big word for me.  There is so much in my life that I need to focus on and not just my papercrafting.  There is still another week before the Design Teams start up again, so I'd like to share some cards from my blog through the year.  Seems like everyone is doing this.  Thought it would be fun.








 I think all of these cards show a little bit about my style - that I don't have one.  I love doing fancy cards and adding all the flowers and embellishments, but I like going outside my comfort zone and trying my hand at CAS or masculine cards.  I'm looking forward to the year ahead and hopefully growing my talent even more. 

Blessings to all of you and wishes to you for a very Happy New Year.  May all your dreams come true.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends!  It has been so long since I've posted on my blog.  Both Design Teams I'm on have been on a hiatus with the holidays.  In a way it was good for me because first I was sick for a couple weeks and didn't have the mojo to get anything else done and then I was out of town for Christmas in California with all my family (both daughters and families) and while we were there, we also were able to attend the wedding of my oldest granddaughter.  It was a fabulous time for all of us.

It's always been a family tradition for us that the kids get to open one gift on Christmas Eve and it's a new pair of pajamas.

On Saturday the 28th my granddaughter and her fiance were sealed in the San Deigo Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She was so beautiful and I thought her face would be hurting by the end of the day because she just kept smiling all the time. 

She was beautiful and my daughter did a fabulous job making it a perfect day for her.