Saturday, September 24, 2016

Casual Seating


I received images from Patti (in a Mystery Image group on SCS) and decided they needed to "make a scene."


I hope Patti thinks I did okay with the images she sent.



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Images/Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Sitting Here colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Dusty Durango
Other Papers: from my scrap file
Leaf Punch: Stampin' UP!
Embellishment: Your Next Stamp Gum Drop

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Given with Love


This week's PDE Linky Party Challenge theme is ANYTHING BUT A CARD. 

That is a stretch for me... but I'm told that a stretch is a good thing! 

I sure hope you'll join the fun at PDE Linky Party and create ABAC. You have a week, the challenge will end on Thursday.

I made a gift box/bag:


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Flowers... Just Because


Sometimes it's nice to get flowers, just because... don't you think?





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Image/Sentiment: Stamping Bella Mason Jar of Flowers stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Recollections 110# White Yardstick and colored with Copic Markers and a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Soft Sky
Designer Paper: Recollections Home Basics Paper Pad
Embellishment: A Muse Studio Ribbon

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mid Week Peek at My Week


Whew! Seems like time has flown by since last Wednesday. Is it just me or do you think so, too?

For one thing, it was our little town's Fall Fun Fest. It lasts four days and each day is filled with vendor food, chatting with people we bump into, enjoying some local talent, as well as attending a concert featuring a Gospel Quartet from southern Illinois. Oh, and did I mention delicious funnel cakes!?!?!? There is a vendor there that boasts 34 flavors of funnel cakes. Who knew, right? So each year we get one to share among the three of us. We try to get a different flavor each year - but I have to admit, next year that may be more challenging than usual. Not because we've tried all 34 now... no, not by a long shot. But this year's funnel cake was so delicious....... I WANT ANOTHER ONE!

It was Chocolate Cherry! Oh. my. goodness!!!

Fun Fest isn't all we've done this week, though. We went to St. Louis one day. Had a little business to take care of there, but also got to eat at Sweet Tomatoes. Yum! And we had our association's Annual Meeting. It was the first one we've had since my husband became the Director of Missions of Greater Wabash Baptist Association - so that meant he was in charge. But truthfully, the meeting is successful because of the hard work of a lot of people. It truly was a great meeting.

And in addition to all this busy coming and going, I also managed to make twelve cards and completed two pages in my Bible Journal.

Here's one of the pages:


You are inscribed on the palm of his hand...
Isaiah 49:16


It looked better in my mind - but I keep reminding myself that I am fairly new to Bible Journaling and have never EVER done art journaling... so I am a beginner in every sense of the word.

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



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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Shake It Up!


Roxie is the September hosted of an SCS Monthly Challenge Group that I'm privileged to be a member - yep, I'm a Chickie! She gave us a GREAT kit of items to use and challenged us to make a shaker card.

I hope I did okay, Roxie!



Here's the inside of my card:



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Roxie's Kit - THANK YOU, Roxie!
Paper: SU cardstock and striped paper (also Pebbles "Woodland Forest" but I didn't use that piece)
Ink: Memento
Stamps: SU Cookie Cutter Halloween
Washi Tape: Queen & Co.
Dimensional Tape: SU
Shaker Card Filler: Hobby Lobby

I used my own yardstick - Recollections Black and SU Gray

Monday, September 19, 2016

Dainty Flowers


The Mystery Image swap group was hosted by Darlene this round and she sent us some dainty little images (SU - Flower of the Month) to use. She actually sent both the September and the October one and told us we could use either one or both - our choosing. I chose October, since my birthday is in October. I also chose to use pinks for my card (I don't use a lot of pink) because it reminded me of the common birthstone for October.

Darlene, thank you for making this round of the Mystery Image swap a lot of fun!




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Image: Stampin' UP! Flower of the Month colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Garden Green
Designer Paper: vendor unknown
Embellishments: Horizon Co. Charm, Morex Ribbon, and Offray Crochet Thread

Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Special Day


There's a new challenge at One Stitch at a Time.


Challenge #271
September 18 - October 1
Theme: Anything Goes with a Special Day
Sponsor: StitchyBear Digi Outlet 

A lucky participant will win a $10 gift certificate from StitchyBear so be sure to play along for a chance to win!


Here's my card:







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Image: StitchyBear Digi Outlet "New Baby" colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and White
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug "Baby"
Embellishments: Michael's Pearls and Offray Ribbon