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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Thank You - IAS #24

Happy Sunday, my friends.

I am happy today since the weather has warmed up a little bit. At least it's not 26 anymore and hopefully won't be any more this Winter. It's been a rather cold week here in H Town. All the kitties outside are doing just fine. I have 2 dog houses in the backyard, and I put some unused flannel sheets folded up in each of them. The kitties love to lay in there now.

School starts up again this coming week. We are doing Math this semester and since that is my forte, I look forward to getting through this one without too much trouble. I have been able to sneak in some crafting time this week so I'm back in my happy place.

One of the things I created was this White On White card for International Art & Soul challenge. I have a few Thank You notes to write and thought this would be a good design. It's simple and slips right into an envelope.


No coloring on this one. I used a dot embossing folder on the front of the card, then I used an edge punch on the long edge of a strip of cardstock 2 1/2" wide. The trees are dies from Heartfelt Creations and the Thank You die was in my stash. I don't have listed where I got it from. The bit of bling also came from my stash.

I can't wait to see how you all handle this challenge and what you will create. You could be the winner this time or one of the Top 3. Hope you'll come join us.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year 2018 - Creatalicious #130

Hi my friends.  Here it is, the last day of 2017!  I, for one, am glad to see it go and hope that 2018 is a much better year. It's a little noisy in my neighborhood. The people who live behind me are having a party in their backyard with music and singing!  I was hoping it was too cold for this sort of thing, but it looks like they have a fire pit out there. I can see flames. Hope they don't set their house on fire. Also some fireworks going off in the street over there.

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas celebrations. I just got home last night from California and visiting with my oldest daughter, son-in-law and their youngest daughter. My other granddaughter and her husband were visiting his family in Arizona. Missed seeing them.

My card today is kind of doing double duty. That's kind of cheating, but with being ill and being away for Christmas I ran out of time and this one just fit the bill for two different challenges. I didn't even plan it that way, but turned out that way.

This is mainly for my Creatalicious Challenge card. The theme was Anything Goes  with optional Wishes. Also, I was the hostess for the Challenge Your Stash challenge this month, and my theme was to make a New Year's card without using any images of alcoholic beverages on it.

Materials Used:
  • Image - Penguin Friend (I thought this was a digital, but I can't find it in my stash)
  • Sentiment - computer generated
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up; Xpress It Blending Card
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray - Juniper Berry
  • Accessories - Lace and Rick Rack from my stash; circle punches
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B00; B14, B60; E42, E44, E47; E50, E51, E53; C2, C3, C7; R01, R35, R46, R59; Y17, Y19, Y38, Y26.
Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

 Prize  -  $15 gift cert.

I hope that you'll join us in showing us your wishes card. Just head on over to the Creatalicious Challenge website and see what the rest of the Design Team has to show you and let's see your creation. You could be the winner of this prize or be picked as one of the Top 3. 

Also, Melanie is still looking for some new members for the Design Team. This is a great bunch of ladies to work with and we get to choose fun images or sometimes use our own images like I did for this one. There are two teams - one that posts on the 15th and one that posts on the last day of the month, so you'll only have to create one card each month.

I am submitting this card for the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Celebrations
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Challlenge Your Stash - Gift Card Holder

Hello again. This is my second post of the day. Playing catch up.

For November, our theme was to Make a Gift Card Holder. Our Hostess was Vicky Y. This was just right for me since both my SIL's are getting gift cards for Christmas and I like to have something cute to put them in. I was looking through my stash of supplies and came across this little lunch box tin. It originally contained candy. I think I got it years ago at the Target Dollor Spot. Luckily, the sides and handle were already plain red, so all I had to do was cover the sides and then around the middle of the tin.

Then I just used some paper embellishments I've had in my stash for a long time along with tying ribbons to the handle. All done!.  Just perfect size for a Gift Card.

JOY - Creative Card Chilcks

Hi my friends. Happy Sunday. Things are moving right along toward Christmas. The weather outside has been frightful! One day in the upper 70's and the next day freezing with SNOW! That's right, we actually had snow here in H Town on Friday. Of course it didn't last long, but it was crazy to see it. I don't like the cold weather much, so I'm hoping we don't have any more of the white stuff this Winter.

I'm running rather late for getting my card posted for the Creative Card Chicks challenge for November and I was even the hostess this month. With the illness I've been dealing with and trying to get school work done, it's been really busy. Only 1 more week in this semester and then a few weeks off till the next semester starts.

Materials Used:

  • Image - Stamplistic - Christmas Tree
  • Sentiment - Melissa Frances - Wooden Elements
  • Cardstock - Stampin Up - Real Read
  • Designer Papr - Stampin Up
  • Accessories - Stampin Up ribbon; bling, stars from my stash; Gel pen; Stickles
  • Copic Marker - Y15; E25
This was pretty easy except for cutting out the four layers for the tree. Each one is graduated smaller which gives it dimension. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Fairy - Creatalicious #128

Hi my friends and welcome to December!  Feels more like September here - lovely Indian Summer weather, but not for long. Cold air is on the way. So not ready for that.

Just to let you know that I am feeling somewhat better today, each day a little more. I am actually doing okay when I am standing on my feet doing things rather than sitting and irritating the firey nerve endings where I have the rash. It is finally clearing up after a week of torture. Not sure how long this part of it will last though. Some say the pain is slow to recede. I was actually able to go outside today and do a bit of "yard" clean up. I have a bunch of plastic store gallon pots that I had milkweed in last year for my butterflies that I was saving. Decided it was time to get rid of all that, so I dumped the dirt from a bunch of them into my flower bed. I'll return the pots to the nursery the next time I go. Yard looks so much better.

Well, on the business at hand. I do have a card to share with you today that I made for the Creatalicious Challenge #128. Our theme this fortnight is Anything Goes with the Optional of Flourishes. I did use a sparkley flourish on my card.

Materials Used:
Image - FabrikaFantasy - Christmas Fairy
Sentiment - American Crafts embellishments
Cardstock - Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler; Xpress It Blending Card
Designer Paper - Stampin Up
Accessories - Ribbon, Flourish from my stash; Stickles
Copic Markers - E23, E25, E27; E30, E31, E33; E50, E51, E53; R24, R37, R39; YG00, YG03

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is

Prize  -  3 digi images
I hope that you'll pop on over and join us in the fun. You could be the winner of this prize or picked as one of the Top 3.  Oh, and by the way, there is a DT Call for 3 Team Members, so check that out too. It's tons of fun.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Under Glass - IAS #22

Hello my friends. It's been awhile since I've been able to post something here on my blog. School is almost done for this Semester, so hopefully I'll have some time. I'm also hoping that next Semester isn't as crazy as this one has been.

I'm a little late getting this one posted. I ended up in the ER yesterday morning and was diagnosed with Shingles. Ugh! Not fun at all. They gave me some meds and I saw my own PCP today w ho gave me a script for pain medication. Hopefully they will all help clear this up. My sister and cousin both had this last year and my oldest daughter is just getting over a bought of it. Is there an epidemic going around?  I will be getting the shot in the Spring when this is all out of my system and hope that I don't get it again.

I'm glad I was finally able to get a card done for International Art & Soul. It's been awhile.

Materials Used:
Image - Power Poppy - Under Glass - Christmas Keepsakes
Sentiment - Power Poppy - Under Glass - Christmas Keepsakes
Cardstock - Stampin Up - Real Red
Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Holly Berry
Ink - Tuxedo Memento Brown and Black
Accessories - American Crafts - Buttons; Stampin Up, Window Punch

Copic Markers - B0000, B00, B12, G24, G28; R24, R27; Y18

That's it for today. I have a few more cards and projects that I need to finish up. Got behind focusing on school work. Hope to have them ready soon.  I hope you'll hop on over to IAS and join us for this challenge. Great time to get some Christmas cards done. That's knocking on our doorstep. As always, you could be the top winner or picked as one of the Top 3.  It's all for fun. Keep well.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Girl!

Hi my friends!  Happy Halloween! I'm a little late getting this posted. Right now watching the Houston Astros v LA Dodgers. I won't say what the score is, I don't want to jinx them.

Today I have a card for Creatalicious - Anything Goes with the Optional Blue and Silver. As you can see, I skipped the optional. Ooops! I decided to do a double fold for this one.

 Materials Used:
  • Image - Alicia Bel - CumpleaƱos con Tarta (Birthday With Cake)
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Going Gray
  • Designer Paper - Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
  • Accessories - Recollections - Bling; Prima - Flower
  • Copic Markers - B0000, B000, B00; E50, E51, E53; E30, E31, E35; E37; R20, R21, R30; W0, W2, W4, Y18
Our sponsor for this challenge is

Prize - 3 digis of winner's choice

I hope you'll pop on over to Creatalicious and check out what the rest of the Design Team has to show you.   You could be the winner of this great prize or picked as one of the Top 3.

I am submitting this for the following challenges:
 A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Creates and makes - Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday - Anything Goes
Lemon shortbread  - Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - Halloween

This card was a Top 3 Winner at Through the Craftroom Door and will be included in their January/Februrary issue.