Friday, September 22, 2017

WOW! What a week!


Oh my goodness! I was thrilled when a friend told me (a week ago today) that I'd been chosen as Customer of the Day at Our Daily Bread.

Thank you Maxine for letting me know... and thanks to Our Daily Bread for selecting my Bible Journaling page (click HERE to see my original blog post or HERE to see it on the ODB blog) to feature on their blog. What an honor!!!

Yes, this has been a GREAT week.

I enjoyed spending some time with dear friends over lunch one day. I had a day of shopping - and Chipotle and Starbucks! I got some wonderful news that for now will need to be kept quiet. I made 16 cards! Oh the list goes on and on.

One of the cards I made was inspired by Chapter 38 of the book 50 Truths Worth Knowing.


The Most Meaningful Legacies Can't Be Measured


Christine wrote fondly of her grandmother Lucy in this chapter. Grandma Lucy "was a housewife, grandmother, crafter, and unparalleled cook." Christine remembers typical Italian feasts for holidays and homemade holiday ornaments and other treasures gifted to her through the years.

She also remembers that is was Grandma Lucy that she called, when as a newly married woman she needed help with various tasks. For instance, Grandma Lucy calmly encouraged Christine as she cooked her first Thanksgiving turkey

But the greatest lesson Christine learned by her beloved Grandma Lucy was to life life to its fullest. After all, that's what Grandma Lucy did... and she taught from example. Not only that, she was always one who generously handed out encouragement to the granddaughter she loved so much.






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Supplies Used

Images/Sentiments: Mark's Finest Papers Coneflowers stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Colored Pencils 

Special Touches: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink and a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker

Papers: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White CS and AMuse Studio Polka Dot DP

Embellishments: Sequins from an unknown vendor

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Autumn with My Chickie Friends




I love working with kits that I'm given because they allow me - force me - to use items I might never choose on my own. Sometimes they are easy peasy, other times they are a stretch for me. But EVERY time I find something to like about the kit and the process.

Today's cards were made with a kit I received from the hostess of the Creative Card Chicks group - we lovingly refer to her as Kelly 2 (since we already had a Kelly when she joined our little group). THANK YOU Kelly 2!

It was exciting to get the kit - the papers in it are lovely!!! Then I started playing with it and I wasn't able to do those gorgeous papers justice. I tried, and hope Kelly 2 isn't too disappointed in me.

Card #1





Card #2




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Kelly 2's Kit included the following items...

SU Papers: Painted Autumn DP and Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tangerine Tango CS

Images (stamped with Memento Ink): Craft Smart Leaf Border & Leaf, Inkadinkado Be Thankful, Michael's Simple Pumpkin, and Studio G Broom Stick

Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Delightful Dijon Ribbon and Tangerine Tango Enamel Dots, and Button from an unknown vendor

The only thing I added to make my cards was some more of the same colors of cardstock.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Halloween Fun



I bought this stamp a number of years ago - at Archiver's. It's still difficult for me to believe that they closed all of their stores and went out of business. I loved going to their stores.

And now it seems so many stamping businesses have closed, causing us to need to do much of our shopping online. I miss being able to go into the store and could literally spend lots of time just perusing the many products.

But, you didn't come to my blog to hear me lament over the loss of shopping opportunities. You came to see my care, right?

I made this card for the Craftaholics R Us Challenge that starts today...


September 20 - 26
Theme: Fall Colors

I hope you'll participate!






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Supplies Used

Stamps: Northwoods stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Ink for Sponging: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink

Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Old Olive CS and Stampin' UP! DP

Embellishments: Enamel Dots from an unknown vendor
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Try Something New with Acrylic Paint



I had such a nice surprise a few days ago. I had  private message from Jessica of JessicaLynnOriginal. You might remember that I was on her design team for a period of time. She is such a kind/generous woman.

Her message was extra special because she gave me a few of her new images to create with. Isn't that awesome. THANK YOU, Jessica!

I decided to use on for today's Try Something New card.

The image is called Spring 2107 Bumble Bee Humble and Kind and can be found HERE. It's a limited edition, so I'm not sure how long it will be available.

The "something new" I tried on this card involved acrylic paint and a plastic card (like a credit card). I first randomly smeared three colors of acrylic paint onto white cardstock letting each one dry before adding a color. Gold. Yellow. Black. Then I decided to add a bit more black by just putting a dab of black acrylic paint on the very edge of the card and lightly tapping that onto the cardstock.

It has a bit of a messy look, but that's okay I suppose.



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Supplies Used

Image: JessicaLynnOriginal Spring 2017 Bumble Bee Humble and Kind colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry CS

Extra Feature: Master's Touch Acrylic Paint

Embellishments: Michael's Ribbon and Stickles Glitter Glue

Monday, September 18, 2017

Truckload of Apples



LJ is the host of the Mystery Image swap group - and she chose a striking image for us to use. It's a Stampin' UP! stamp... from the Countryside stamp set.






I hope LJ and my fellow sappers like my card.

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Supplies Used

Image (stamped by LJ): Stampin' UP! Countryside stamped on PTI Confetti CS withMemento Tuxedo Black Ink (I colored it with Copic Markers)

Papers: Recollections Black and Kraft CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Eyelet Outlet Apple Brad

Sunday, September 17, 2017

It's a Special Day




Anybody want some birthday cake?

There's a new challenge at International Art & Soul - and the theme is Special Day. That means birthdays (with or without cake), Anniversaries, Births, etc.)







I hope you'll participate!


September 17 - 30






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Supplies Used

Stamp: CC Designs Baker Nancy stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers Core'dinations White, Recollections Blue, and Stampin' UP! Daffodil Delight CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Birthday Brad from an unknown vendor

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Change The World



I cheated. (Shhh! You didn't hear it from me, but you can, too.)

Sweet Stampin' has what I consider to be an impossible challenge starting today. The theme... *gasp! ... is to use your Favorite Stamp.

How. can. that. be?

I have literally HUNDREDS of stamps. I can't possible choose a favorite.

What to do? What to do!?!?!

I adapted the theme... a.k.a. I cheated.

I chose the most recent stamp I've gotten from one of my most favorite stamp companies - Unity Stamps. This stamp set is actually the one I received for being a Growing in Unity Gal. The stamp set is called Beauty in Everything.




I hope you'll ink up your favorite stamp 
(or cheat a wee bit, like I did) and participate


September 16 - 22

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Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Unity Beauty in Everything stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Core'dinations White, Recollections Brown, and Stampin'UP! Marina Mist CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Michael's Ribbon