Friday, February 23, 2018

Thinking of Meow (You)

I have some MEOWS for you! If you are a cat lover, Eyelet Outlet is the place you need to go. They have a lot of different cat items - brads and a variety of Washi Tape designs. The best part - the price is very economical. So hurry... head on over to Eyelet Outlet and check it out. HERE is the link to make it really easy to see what "Cat" items there are.

I decided to make a cat card again this week with my Eyelet Outlet goodies. (My first card as an Eyelet Outlet design team member was also a cat-themed card).

Eyelet Outlet Products:

The kitten brads come in a package of black and white. I wanted a tan-colored cat in my conversation bubble, so I colored one of the white ones with a Copic Marker.

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: CC Designs Meowy stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Wild Wasabi CS and DP from the DCWV Girlhood Stack

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A Fork In the Road

Have you ever encountered a fork in the road? You thought you were heading one way, but something came up and you just weren't sure where it was taking you.

I've had those kinds of experiences, which is one of the reasons why I love this Yogi Berra quote.

If you come to a fork in the road take it.

That's just one of four great stamps in the Wise Men stamp set from The Project Bin.

I love the size of the stamp (it makes a bold statement):

I used some subtle bicycle designer paper in the background to coordinate with the bicycle charm. And I thought just a pop of orange was a nice addiction.

Here is the inside:

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: The Project Bin Wise Men stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and SU Old Olive CS and Dream Street Papers Clubhouse Dungarees and K & Co. Happy Trails DP plus a scrap of Orange DP from an unknown vendor

Die: MFT Blue Prints 7

Embellishments: Brads and Charm from unknown vendors

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A Subtle Thank You

FYI - I have two blog posts today... this one and the next one which is my Ready, Set, Go! post. Keep scrolling if you want to see it, too.

There's a new challenge at Craftaholics R Us today... it's easy peasy. EVERYONE should participate! It's...


I needed a Thank You card... someone had done something VERY nice for my husband and I, so I made a Thank You card as my "Anything Goes" project.

Please participate:

February 21 - 27

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Stampin' UP! Heartfelt Blooms

Inks: AMuse Studio Slate and Gina K Onyx Black

Papers: Recollections Black and 110# White, and Gray (from an unknown vendor) CS and Bo Bunny Press DP

Embellishments: Your Next Stamp Gum Drops

Give me a J, E, A, N, and T

The third Wednesday of every month is the day that Kelly, Barb and I agreed would be the day for Ready, Set, Go! What is Ready, Set, Go? Each month one of us chooses a theme for the three of us to use in making a card/project. The idea is that these the theme needs to be one that is a bit extreme, that stretches beyond our comfort zones.

This month Kelly chose our theme...

Create a card (or project) using at least three of the letters in your first name! Your letters may include the image itself, for example: K, L, and Y for Kelly could be K (Kangaroo), L (Lace), and Y (Yellow).

Hmmmm... my name is Jeanette, so the letters I had to choose from were J, E, A, N, and T. I decided to use all five of them.

J = Java
E = Enamel Dots
A = AMuse Studio Ribbon
N = Night of Navy
T = Tempting Turquoise

That was such fun!
Thanks for a GREAT theme, Kelly!

Be sure to head over to Kelly's blog and Barb's blog to see what they made with the letters of their names.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp/Die: Stamps of Life coffee4two stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections White and SU Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise CS and SU Polka Dot Dp and scraps from my scrap file

Embellishments: AMuse Studio Ribbon and Gina Marie Enamel Dots

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Personal Challenge 2018 - Week 8

This is the 8th week of my 50-week personal challenge of 2018. Each week I research one of the United States (in the order they attained statehood) and share some of the things I discover about that state. Then I choose one fact as inspiration for a card.

This week's state is...
South Carolina
Date of Statehood: May 23, 1788

I learned a lot of interesting things about South Carolina this week.

South Carolina is the only state in the U.S. that grows tea.

Weird laws in South Carolina include 1) If a man proposes marriage to a woman, by law, the marriage must take place, 2) It is illegal to keep a horse in the bathtub, and 3) When approaching an intersection in an automated vehicle, the driver must stop 100 feet from the intersection and fire a gun or rifle to warn horse traffic.

The Shag, not the Charleston, was designated the official state dance in 1984. 

Bishopville, South Carolina, is home to The Button Museum, the brainchild of one Dalton Stevens. A lifelong insomniac, one night in 1983, Stevens decided to while the hours away by sewing buttons on to one of his suits. Two years later, he had successfully attached more than 16,000 buttons to the garment. Stevens kept his project going, adding buttons to all kinds of bizarre objects. Today, the fruits of his labor—including a button-covered hearse—can be viewed in a hangar he rents.

South Carolina houses the only colony of free-ranging rhesus monkeys in the United States. There are about 3,500 monkeys on Morgan Island, which is also known as Monkey Island.

In 2014, an eight-year-old girl wrote a letter to her state senator suggesting that the wooly mammoth become the official state fossil. Despite the fact that some creationists took issue, the measure was passed in May of that year.

The largest tires in the world, earthmover tires that measure 14 feet across, are made in Lexington, South Carolina.

On average, about 10 tornadoes touch down in South Carolina each year, usually in the spring.

South Carolina is home to the world’s hottest chili pepper, Smokin’ Ed’s “Carolina Reaper,” grown by Ed Currie of the PuckerButt Pepper Company. Currie’s peppers are so hot that often people who eat them will spasm and vomit.

The world’s smallest police station is in Ridgeway. It’s about as big as a toll booth and was in full use from 1940-1990. 

About 2/3 of South Carolina is forested, and almost 3/4 of the forests in the state are privately owned. Approximately 48 percent of South Carolina's forests is pine, 52 percent is hardwood. 

There is a town in South Carolina named Due West, and you can probably guess where it is geographically.

If you go to Marion and drink water from Catfish Creek, you’ll become infatuated with the area and want to stay forever…. according to the folklore, at least.

God’s Acre Healing Spring in Blackwell, SC is rumored to have healing waters that can cure the sick and wounded. The previous owner of the land officially deeded the land to God.

The first club for golfers in the United States was created by Scottish settlers in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 29, 1786.

South Carolina does not have any professional sports teams. There is no NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, or MLS. However, Spartanburg, South Carolina is home to Duncan Park Baseball Stadium, the oldest minor league stadium in the country.

I've decided to go with this bit of South Carolina information for my card's inspiration...  Snow in South Carolina is very rare: On average, the state receives less than an inch each year. When there is snowfall, chaos reigns. 

I recently received some images from Janet and decided the "pirate/snowman" was the perfect image for this week's card since much of South Carolina is coastal. 

Thank you, Janet... I had fun with the images you sent.

I created the snow layers with torn white CS and added Stickles Glitter Glue to the torn edges to give the look of glistening snow.

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Supplies Used

Image/Sentiments (provided by Janet): Darcie's Shiver Me Timbers (I colored the image with Copic Markers)

Papers: Recollections Black and White and SU Vintage Violet CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Stickles Glitter Glue and a Snowflake Brad from an unknown vendor

Monday, February 19, 2018

36 Already?

I can hardly believe it is already the 36th round of the Unidentified Image card swap that my friend Barb started. WOW! That's about 6 years of swapping, since we swap every other month. Each round the hostess chooses the image we will use, sending it to them with the previous rounds cards. Sue hosted this round. She chose this amazing image - Penny Black Botanical Notes. Thanks for hosting, Sue!

I added sparkle to the butterfly and to the center of the flower, 
using Stickles Glitter Glue but unfortunately it doesn't show in the photo.

Sue also sent a Rubber Stampede sentiment, but somehow I failed to get a picture of the inside of my cards before I mailed them and that's where the sentiment is. I'm sorry I can't show it to you.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Image (provided by Sue): Penny Black Botanical Notes stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Recollections 110# White CS (I colored it with Copic Markers.)

Papers: Recollections Black and SU Yo Yo Yellow CS and DP from an unknown vendor

Embellishments: AMuse Studio Rhinestones and Stickles Glitter Glue

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Life Is Good

The International Art & Soul "Use What You Have" Challenge starts today. Well how easy that one will be! Especially since many of us have way more stuff than we use. LOL!

Oh, wait. Maybe that's just me.

Anyway, I pulled out a fun stamp/die set that I've had for a while and created my card. Of course I also already had all the papers and the little butterfly brad.

WOW! That's an Eyelet Outlet brad, too. I've owned it for a while - before I was invited to be on their design team. But if you like it and want some, I'm just saying... these darling butterfly brads are on sale at Eyelet Outlet ($1.29 for 12 of them).... check them out HERE. They have the fall colors of them, too... HERE.

So go shopping, have fun! Just don't try to use any "newly purchased" items on your entries in the International Art & SOUL "Use What You Have" Challenge.

I hope you'll Use What You Have 
and participate in the 

February 18 - March 2

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Supplies Used

Stamp/Die Set: Your Next Stamp Jessica with Her Horse stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections 110# White, SU Bashful Blue, and Brown (from an unknown vendor) CS and American Crafts Mountain Pass and Paper Pizazz Blue Sponged DP

Embellishment: Eyelet Outlet Butterfly Brad