Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beautiful Blooms


I have a lot of Stampin' UP! stamps... and a lot of them haven't seen much activity. So I decided to pull one off the shelf and use it.

Stampin' UP! Birthday Blooms






Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: Stampin' UP! Birthday Blooms stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and 110# White and Stampin' UP! Garden Green
Designer Paper: Crafter's Workshop "Moonlight Terracotta" and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Imagine Crafts Pico Embellisher, Paper Studio Brads, and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Chick with a Hot Flash


The Creative Card Chicks have a hostess each month who sends out items to use in making a card and any special instructions she wants to specify. This month Paula is the hostess and she sent a fun kit featuring images from the Craft Lounge. Oh my goodness. "Edith" (the image) is just too funny, especially paired with the sentiments Paula included. I had a difficult time choosing just one sentiment to use.

Here's my card:



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Items from Paula: Craft Lounge Image/Sentiment, Hobby Lobby Papers, Shells and Clouds cut with Memory Box Dies, and the baker's twine.

THANK YOU, Paula!

The only thing I used of my own was Cardstock - Recollections Black and Kraft.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Woof! Woof!


The new One Stitch at a Time Challenge is HERE!


http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ 

Challenge #269
Theme: Anything Goes with Men
Sponsor: StitchyBear Digi Outlet


I hope you'll play along for a  chance to win this Prize:





I used the StitchyBear Digi Outlet Bassett Hound image to make my card...









Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image: StitchyBear Digi Outlet Basset Hound colored with Copic markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: vendor unknown
Embellishments: Paper Studio Gem Stone Paw Prints


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Old-Time School


It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'...

http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 

August 20 - September 2
Theme: Back to School

Thanks to our Sponsor: Crafts U Love

I hope you'll participate!


Here's my card:






Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Images: October Afternoon "Report Card" stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink
Die: Taylored Expressions Notebook Paper Border
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons and Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tags Talk


Fridays are exciting because it ALWAYS means a new challenge at PDE Linky Party. That's the good news. The bad news is these challenges only last one week............ so HURRY! Get busy and make a card and play along!

http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com/

August 19 - 25
Theme: Tags


I used a die tag that I've owned for some time but never used to add the "tag" feature to a card...


MFT Tag Talk Die






Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image: Inky Antic Delightful Dogs 2 stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers
Die: MFT Tag Talk
Cardstock: Recollections Black and 110# Cream
Designer Paper: Best of Pebbles Paper Pad and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Paper Studio Brads and Twine from unknown vendors

Stick a Fork In It and Call It Done


I love the Stamping Bella stamp that I chose to use for today's card. In fact, I love it so much that I used it in a swap group I'm hosting this month.

Iron Chef Chicks



I really wanted to use food-themed designer paper that wasn't sweets (cupcakes) since the chicks are salting and peppering their concoction... but, alas, there was no appropriate designer paper in mys stash other than these cupcakes. Oh well.

Here's the inside:






Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Image/Sentiment: Stamping Bella Iron Chef Chicks stamped on Recollections 110# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Bordering Blue
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Spoon and Fork Brads from an unknown vendor

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mid-Week Peek at My Week


Since joining the PDE Linky Party design team, my blog is busy on Fridays so I'm going to do my Peek at My Week posts on Wednesdays instead... so TODAY IS THE DAY!

This week has mostly been a creative one, though there have also been a few meetings to attend. We are leaving on vacation this Saturday - that's 3 days off. YAY! So  I've been working to get design team commitments, swap commitments, etc. finished up before we leave. A week ago I had a minimum of 25 cards that needed to be made before we leave. It felt like a daunting task. But I am pleased to say that I've made 29 cards since last Thursday. Whew! Mission accomplished.

Did I mention I now need to put together 9 blog posts and have them scheduled to go live at the appropriate time... before we leave Saturday morning. And I have to do laundry. And pack.

So much to do... one step at a time.

Two of the cards I made this week are very special. See, it's MY month. Did you know that? LOL! I am in a card kit swap group on SCS. We send a kit to one recipient each month and she has two months to use the kits, making at least one card from each. August is my month. The very first kit I received this month - quite a while ago - was from Kelly. Her kit was full of goodies - embellishments galore (buttons, sequins, wood pieces, flowers, rhinestones, gems, even some cork, and more!) papers ribbons/fibers and darling images from Kraftin Kimmie (Woodland Friends set). THANK YOU, Kelly!

The only thing of my own that I used on these cards was some cardstock (for layering and card bases) - Recollections Brown and Stampin' UP! Really Rust.

Here are the two cards I made with her kit...

Card #1







Card #2





Oh, and just in case you noticed.. yep, I did put the foxy sentiment on the wrong card. Duh!

*Edit - so I decided to fix my mistake. ;)


All better. Life. is. good.

SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!