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Tuesday, November 7, 2017


November: Hostess ~ Jody

I originally chose November because I wanted to celebrate Gratitude or Thanksgiving, as I was searching through the scriptures for verses for those words, I came across the following scripture:
"Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving" - Psalms 147:7

…this verse spoke to me, as music and giving thanks to the Lord through song has always been an important part of my worship and study. One year I took our hymn book and studied the scriptures that went with each hymn, it was a wonderful new way to study and added much to my life. Two of my favorite hymns are "How Great Thou Art" and "Come Thou Font of Every Blessing", as the words in these hymns expresses our gratitude to the LORD.

Your challenge is to make card that represents how worship through music touches your life. It could be something that represents a favorite hymn, a song of gratitude, your favorite type of music, anything along those lines, the field is wide open. Looking forward to your creations.

 I took a CAS approach- stamped the image and embossed it, then colored it in with Zig markers. I added some clear Nuvo drops and a bow in twine. 

 I love music- and learning to play the piano is on my bucket list : )  I am currently beginning my 3rd year.  I am getting there- need to practice more! My Mom played the piano and also sang- she had a beautiful voice!  With her Dementia she has lost some of the piano skills (she can play the older music beautifully), and does not project enough when she sings.  

You can see all of the cards HERE on Splitcoast.

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Shake it Shake it : )

Tuesday Throwdown is having a challenge for Shaker Cards. ( I have joined the team again!)  The Sponsor is Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

  I love the Country Snowman- doesn't he scream let's enjoy the day?!!!  I printed out the image and fussy cut it out.  I colored with Copics.  The die is colored over the cut lines with a white Signo pen and a Stardust Sakura gelly roll pen. The snow (MS) and snow glitter (Sparkle and Sprinkle) and a few sequins are added for the snow.

I hope you will join in the fun at the Tuesday Throwdown Blog!!!

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Unity- Plaid

 I had a few minutes to make a card using some new stamps : )  I joined in a challenge for 'plaid' on the Unity FB group.

 I stamped this image on cardstock twice in black, and on plaid DP in white.  I fussy cut the plaid and the (2nd) white cardstock, then glued them in place.  Then I colored the image with Copics. The die is Gina Marie. The ribbon is from DLART and is Mocha- I won this in the Spring Coffee Blog Hop.  I love the sentiment- I think it is very encouraging! 

Unity- plaid- FB
The Ribbon Girl- Use ribbon
Hiding in my Craft Room- Fall Colors
My Time to Craft- Paper Piecing

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Monday, October 30, 2017

End of the Road

It's the end of the Falliday road!  LOL  These are the last two challenges for me : )

For the first challenge at SCS, I used a technique called Splash Watercolor.  It is a bit different than the way I work with Distress Inks. I used a Unity image. The cardstock is white shimmery, Gold metallic and watercolor paper. Sequins are SU. Distress inks are Broken China and Peeled Paint.

For the Ways to use it challenge at SCS, we used fiber- it is good for you.  LOL

 The image is from Createful Heart Digis and is the stamp of the month at The Outlawz progressive challenge. I colored it with Copics. The DP is unknown. I added tree dies using Glorious Green and Wasabi.  The fiber was in my stash.  For my outdoorsy son, this is spot on!  Love it and will sent it to him before I put it away and forget about it!


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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Stampin'

I am working on Christmas cards completing the Falliday challenges. This is the Sketch challenge from last week at Splitcoaststampers.

 I used a stamp from Unity, DSP SU.

 This is for the Featured Stamper challenge

 And, one more today- this is for the Inspiration Challenge. The stamps and DSP are from SU.

 This stamp is SU, and the die is from ebay. We have a friend who will soon be a Grandma for the first time- her daughter was our kids babysitter back in the day. She does not know if it is a boy or a girl, so here I am prepared in advance....!!!

Challenges TBA

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stella Christmas

Stella pulled through with a snarky sentiment I needed for yet another Falliday card.  LOL , Gotta love Bugaboo!

Stella Says Sketch-Bugaboo- Sketch
Try it on Tuesday- Circles (die)
Bugaboo Crafty challenge- Christmas

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Friday, October 27, 2017


For the Challenge Your Stash Challenge this month, we are digging out 'older' stash Halloween 'stuff'.

 I combined this CYS challenge with the color challenge at SCS. I used old but well loved SU stamps which I cannot seem to part with- aren't they fun?  I added a Cheery Lynn Die which I cut into pieces and added the kids on the card.

 Thanks for a fun challenge Jody!

Daring Cardmakers- Blended backgrounds
Outlawz-Festive Fridays-Halloween
Die Cuttin Divas- Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown- Spooktacular

The CYS group can be located here.  List mom Barb had the brilliant idea- lets use our stash items- with a monthly theme, I am sure finding no shortage of items to use in my creative space for this challenge...!!! Even those in the 'get rid of' pile....... HERE is a link to all of the October cards the group members posted for this challenge.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Counting down.......

I have 7 more cards to make after today and a little less than a week to go to finish Falliday challenges.  I was able to work in a couple of swaps that I had not completed yet.....

 This is a new stamp at Michael Strong Stamps- isn;t it adorable?  I used the Way To Use it challenge at SCS and 'Cut Out' the bamboo. The Panda kanji is by Art Neko. This card is for a sketch challenge at the AOSA (About Oriental Art Stamps Yahoo group).

 I have never seen the Nightmare Before Christmas, so took the inspiration from the picture supplied.  I have a SIL who is totally all in to Halloween and everything that goes with it, so it will be going postal tomorrow.
  The bottom is a stamp by Rubber Cafe. The image on top of that is by Sweet Stamps and is actually a cork screw image : )  The pumpkins are Clear Dollar Stamps and the sentiment is Stampin Up.

 Lastly, this is an ATC for a lottery at AOSA
 This is for the felt challenge for Falliday. The theme of the ATC lottery this month is fans.  The background is called glue resist.  I stamped Elmers glue on the background with bubble wrap, once dry I used Distress Ink over it.  The fan is Stampin Up and was colored with Distress markers and embossed with clear EP.  The black insert with white image is Memory in the Making by Leisure Arts.

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Wednesday stampin

Another successful stamping day.  I even did grocery shopping and fed the crew a yummy dinner : )  I will get to blogs as I can, I really am trying hard to complete the Falliday challenges- another week.....we'll see!

I worked on a couple of the Falliday Tutorials today and a couple of cards too.

 The turkey tutorial is really so fun, I ended up making a couple of extras. I just love these : )

And, I also made the Witches hat

 This is a fun easy and cute little hat.

 This card is to showcase our favorite Holiday food.  I LOVE pumpkin pie.  This is a Clear Dollar Stamp image, sentiment is unknown, but I think it is Eureka Stamps.

 And, I made a card for the wallflower challenge- stamp your image off the corner.  I used an old set called Cottage Rose- still mounted on wood too!  LOL  This set is Stampin Up and I used Pale Plum and Plum for the flowers.  Sentiment is Sweet and Sassy.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stampin Away!

 I have a goal to work on Falliday cards, hoping I can try to complete the challenges. So, today I was at it again : ) 

 For the Coat of Many Colors challenge, I used ink through a stencil, then Light modeling paste through a different stencil. I added ink over the modeling paste. I used burlap with gesso painted on it. Added 'Joy' die cut out of foam and embossed over the ink because the ink would just wipe off. Added some ribbon to the bottom of the burlap. Stamped the flower image onto the background, then stamped it in black and fussy cut it out. I colored with Copics. The heart was fussy cut out. I added Sakura Stardust pen for sparkle over the heart and parts of the flower.
  Flower and heart- Unity. The 'joy' die is Memory Box.

  Fall drinks- think Apple Cider or Mom lives with me and she drinks only coffee : )  I know a few other people who are the same way. So, I had to play with ink and stencils and coffee cups!  The coffee mug images are Michael Strong and the sentiment My Favorite Things.

For the All Caps challenge, I used a sentiment by My Favorite Things embossed in black. The cupcakes are Michael Strong, colored with Distress Ink markers. The DP is SU.

Challenges TBA

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