Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dogs-love and fur : )

I made a card for a One Card a Month Swap in the Enjoy Michael Strong Yahoo Group.

and I made a punched border for the inside:

I used a tutorial for the Woodgrain background from Karen Ds blog- link HERE  I used distress inks and played around with the look I wanted. I started with Antique Linen, added Weathered WOod, used a touch of Brushed Corduroy and a tiny touch of Stormy Sky.  I scored at every 1/2" on a 4" x 5.25" piece of white Georgia Pacific cardstock which had Elmers glue painted on in up and down stripes.

Image Cloisonne Dog by Michael Strong, Sentiment Technique Junkies (Dog Quotes S137)

Rubys Rainbow- Animal Magic
City Crafter- For the Love of Pets
Tuesday Throwdown- AG
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

ATC's- Circles

My ATC group theme for the January swap was 'Circles'.

 I used Gelli plate backgrounds on Deli papers, cut out a Memory Box flower die which seemed just perfect. The flowers and dragonflies (Cheery Lunn die)
 are cut from waste napkins from a workshop using shimmery sprays. I added white gel pen circles and a jewel on each flower center.

Here are the trades I received
Left: Linda O
Center: Mary W and shimmery circles
Right by Carol- tin man

Left- Harriet
2nd from Lt-Diane S
2nd from Rt-Carol
Right- Mari S

Left- Marcy
Center: Joann used a stencil and shimmery paint and glittery shapes
Right- Dee De

Lt- collage- Noreen
Rt Cindy K using acrylic thru the embossing machine and glued it to cardstock.

 Barb I. from Florida sent up swaps- she was in the area, but we could not work out meeting up.  I traded ATC's for her.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Bugaboo Day 7

The theme for the Bugaboo 6th Birthday Bash is a recipe :1 animal, 2 layers, 3 brads, bling or buttons.

 Having limited supplies is a bit challenging, and I cannot find the bling a brought with me- luckily, I found three rhinestones here : )   I was also not sure whether the base layer is one and the elephant layer is two, so to be on the safe side, I went with the above card.

  Dad is having a rough day today, feeling aches and pains as people do after surgery.....  He is doing better than I expected and I am thankful for that.  He is very chatty and knows all of the staff, who is married, where everyone lives, etc.......even when he does not feel well.
  I am hanging in there- have a stuffy head and cough that is making me have full out asthma attacks- got started on antibiotics and steroids tonight.......  Oh boy!

Anyway, Happy 6th Birthday to Bugaboo!  Thanks for a fun challenge- I now have a few B-day cards on hand : )

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Bugaboo Day 6

For day 6 of the Bugaboo 6th B-day bash, we have a photo inspiration.

 I used the colors and the circles, plus the elephant from the inspiration picture. I punched out 3/4" and 1" circles, ran them thru an embossing folder and added them to the card. Inspiration from a couple of members of the DT. I used a rarely used Spellbinders die for the image and cut it out again in the blue and brown.
 The image is colored with Copics and I added lots of Stickles to the image too.

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Bugaboo Day 5

The Bugaboo Day 5 theme is to make it funny : )

I thought an Over the Hill card would be funny, as that is where I am at in life.....the over 50 crowd..... The image was colored with Copics and the sentiment is from Create with TLC.  I added on 'Spectacles' aka reading glasses... with a black pen.....

I could not get a good picture of this card- it looks a bit better IRL......

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bugaboo Day 4

Bugaboo's 6th Birthday Bash Day #4 challenge is a Tic-Tac-Toe board.
 I chose to use 2 or more animals, a Sentiment and a button.

I had a Copic marker issue where it blobbed out ink for the first time ever! Yikes!  I am out of town and had no extra images, so did my best to fix up this image.... My Mom still gives this card a thumbs up, and so I guess it will do.......    Sentiment is from Create with TLC and is punched out with a SU punch. The image was cut out using a Memory Box stitched die and I re-ran it through to make it shorter. I added Stickles to the dots on the gift and on the the balloons.

My Dad had surgery Wednesday on his lung- he has Emphysema and had his lung collapse, and the chest tube that was inserted had a 'leak'..... He had a resection of an area of the lung, and now has 2 chest tubes.   He is doing very well so far- for 87 years old..I am impressed!

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Bugaboo Day 3

Day 3 of the Bugaboo 6th Birthday Bash is a color challenge.
  I colored the image with Copics and added Stickles for some shimmer. There is also shimmer added using Wink of Stella to the background stitched circle behind the image and to the darker blue circle behind the  sentiment. The dark blue backing is embossed using a cloud themed EF.
  The stitched dies are Memory Box and the sentiment circles are all SU punches. The sentiment is Create with TLC.

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Bugaboo Day 2

The Day 2 challenge for the Bugaboo 6th B-day Bash is a Sketch challenge.

  The cupcakes are Washi tape on a birthday themed DP. The Sentiment is Create with TLC. I used lots of stickles on the gift box.

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Bugaboo 6th B-day Bash

I saw that Bugaboo is having a 6th Birthday Bash with 7 days of challenges over on Donna's blog.
The theme for day 1 is "Wild thing, You make my heart sing"

 And, on the inside, " 70 is fine when you're Feelin 29"  It is my SIL 70th Birthday- she will LOVE this card : )  I colored the image and the rhinestones with Copics. Sentiments inside and out are both by Create with TLC. DP is by SU (retired).

I had to run off to Ky again to help my parents. My Dad had to have lung surgery this week suddenly, so I have limited supplies and am taking pictures with my cell phone......... but I still wanted to join in the bash : )

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Dueling Darlings

It is time again for another Dueling Darlings challenge. We are a group of blogging friends from Splitcoaststampers.  This month was a challenge by Tracie and Barb-they sent us card kits, and we create with a theme in mind. Our theme for this month is Get well and warm soup : )

I am in the Dazzler group and Tracie sent us this fun image from C.C. Designs called Chick-N-Soup.  Isn't he adorable.  She also sent a few embellishments for our cards.  Be sure and visit the Dazzler and Diva Blogs listed to the right, below on my sidebar. 

An added challenge was to add our favorite soup recipe or link to the soup.  
My absolutely favorite soup is Chicken Tortilla Soup, and the recipe is by Suzanna Dean. She shared this recipe on her Blog a while back.  
Suz's Chicken Tortilla Soup
I make a few adjustments for spicy-ness and no cheese for me - Yummie!!!

Sketch- Your Next Stamp aka YNS
Moving Along with the Times- Spots and Dots
Outlawz Color challenge- Rhinestones, DP, Dry Embossing

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Roses x's 3

I saw a card on my blog friend Donna's blog, and LOVED the card & stamp..... so I bought the image and went to coloring : )

  I do not usually go for yellow first, but I love this Paper Studio DP. The Roses image is by Sandy Huggett and is the Progressive Freebie at the Outlawz and it is colored with Copics.

Glitter and Sparkle- Tic Tac Toe- Ribbon, digi, gem

 I decided to make another.....

 More of the Paper Studio DP, and I used the sketch challenge at the Outlawz. I pulled out some swirls of rhinestones from years ago- by Prima.  Yeah for challenges! I colored this image twice and fussy cut out the top layer:

Tuesday Throwdown- Add dimension
Pile it On- S for swirls of bling
Sweet Stampin -Flowers

 One more card....... I was on a roll!  I used a sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for yet another CAS card.

 The DP is Prima. The Roses image (by Sandy Huggett) is the Progressive Freebie at the Outlawz. I colored the image with Copics. The dragonfly is a Globecraft Piccolo accent and is embossed using Cranberry Wine Enamel EP. The stitched die is by Memory Craft.

Freshly Made Sketches-Sketch
Sweet Stamps - January AG
Hiding in my Craft Room- Use Scraps- Hoarded Prime DP scraps

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Aiden is HIS!

My nephews son was baptized, and I had to make a card for the occasion.

 This card is really shimmery and was very hard to take a picture of......

 The white cardstock is Paper Temptress and the Blue from SU.  The images Impression Obsession (retired) are gold embossed. The ribbon is silk. The die is Cheery Lynn.

 He is in a family gown. He was perfect all day- no fussing and lots of smiles.  He is very engaging with people- especially the ladies

Creative Moments- New Beginnings
Word Art Wednesday- AG
ABC Challenge- Y is for your choice

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Candles, lot of 'em..........

My SIL is celebrating her 70th Birthday!!!  That's alot of candles : )

 This is another new stamp- I could not resist the sale and it was perfect for her Birthday. I colored the image with Copics, added shimmer with Wink of Stella on the candles and the stripes on the hats.

Dragonfly Journeys- Birthday
Sketchy Colors- Red, brown and blue
Fantasy Stampers- Birthday
Crafters Cafe- Square cards
YNS- Sketch

 We spent Christmas in Colorado- the entire family and had a wonderful time celebrating together.  We spent some time hiking through the Colorado National Monument and Arches National Park in Moab.
  Happy New Year to you, and I hope 2016 brings you many blessings!

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