Saturday, October 22, 2016

Barrows of Fun

The Creative Card Chicks - a group on SCS - was hosted this month by Terry S. She sent us a wonderful packet of goodies for our card-making challenge. THANK YOU, Terry!

Truthfully, it was a LOT of embellishments, papers, images... a person could have made multiple cards. But time was not my friend, so I only made one card.

I love the Charles Dickens quote, so added it to the inside of my card:

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Terry's Kit included:
SU Always Thankful image/sentiment
Recollections DP
Hemptique "The Earth" Hemp Cord
Spare Parts Sequins
Flea Market Fancy Resin Flowers
Recollections Crochet Trim
My Paper Studios Gold Gemstones, Burlap Doily, and Vintage Daisy

The only thing of my own that I used was CS (Recollections Brown and Kraft)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Travel Worn Tag

There's a new challenge at PDE Linky Party - the theme is TAGS!

You have a week to get a tag made and join the fun!

Here's my tag:

My thought when making this tag was that I could put my contact information on the back of the tag and then laminate the entire tag. I could then use it as a luggage identification tag when traveling.

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Products Used
Images: Stampendous Suitcase World and a Globe stamp from Michael's stamped with Gina K Black Onyx ink
Tag: Paper Studio distressed with Ranger Distress inks (Antique Linen and Pumice Stone)
Embellishments: EK Success Epoxy Stickers, Recollections Enamel Dots, Target Baker's Twine, and Hemp from an unknown vendor

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Card Kit Cuties 2016 - #8

The cards I have to show today were made from the last of the card kits I've received so far in the 2016 Card Kit swap group. This was actually an angel kit... sent to me by Barb (the hostess of the group). One of the group members kind of disappeared early in the year, and Barb didn't want me to be short a kit, so she sent me an extra one. It was full of darling images (Whipper Snapper!) and embellishments and designer papers (SU Spiced Cider). THANK YOU, Barb! In addition to Barb's wonderful kit, I used some CS for layering and card bases (Recollections and SU).

Card #1
Whipper Snapper "Harvest Market"

Whipper Snapper "Horn of Plenty"

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mid Week Peek at My Week

This has been a busy - and productive week. WHEW! I'm going to say little because instead I have a lot to show you. I've been working on Falliday cards! Lots of them, though I am a bit behind and still working to catch up.

Before I show you my cards, let me say I also finally managed to get some time in the garage and got it straightened up and organized. YAY me! That's a job that had gone  undone since we moved in 11 months ago. And I prepared the breakout conference I will lead this weekend at a Resource Conference for Children's Leaders.

And I made some DT cards, too... total cards made this week is...... 21.

So... let me show you the Falliday cards I've made (FYI the inside of each card is decorated, too, but for sake of space I'm only showing the inside of a few of them)...

Card #1
Lydia - Start Spreading the News
(required using print so I used an actual menu from Lambert's)

Card #2 
Dina K - Watercolor Masking

Card #3
Lori - May Your Joy Be As Countless as the Golden Grain
This card was already on my blog - HERE

Card #4
Holly - Happy Holly Days
(I used a new ink - instead of Memento. Big mistake. It smeared.)

Card #5
Ann - Christmas Angel

Card #6
Sonja - Birthday Cards with a Special Wrinkle
(I wrinkled the DP and then added a touch of ink to it)

Card #7
Bev - Smear, Smudge, and Shine
(I sponged ink on the CS, then embossed it with clear EP)

Card #8
Lee - Snowy Leaves
(I added snow to the trees with a pearl pen)

Card #9
Barbara Joy - Joy Fold

Card #10
Jacqueline - Monogram It
(I know... this is an UGLY card, but it is what it is)

Card #11
Lisa - Whoo Loves You?

Card #12
Jeanne - Patriotic Thank You

Card #13
Ceal - Colors of Fall

I told you I'd been busy. ;)

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

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Card Kit Cuties 2016 - #7

I'm back today with cards that I made from another one of the card kits that I received in a swap. This kit came from Terry L... and it was such fun. The color scheme was shades of blue, the images were darling, and the embellishments were exceptionally nice. THANK YOU, Terry!

Image: Unity "Take the Moment" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
DSP: SU Blueberry Crisp
Papers: SU Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point, and Very Vanilla
Embellishments: Ribbon American Crafts (blue) and Michael's (white),  Eyelet Outlet Rhinestones, American Crafts Buttons, and Hemp Cord and White Enamel Dots from unknown vendors.

I added a bit of my own cardstock for layering and card bases.

As is my norm, I made two cards with the kit...

Card #1

Card #2

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Be sure to come back tomorrow for my Mid Week Peek... plus SEVERAL cards that I've made for Falliday on SCS.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Card Kit Cuties 2016 - #6

I have BIG news to share! I have completed the cards for all the kits I've received in Barb's Card Kit swap group on SCS. August was my month and I wanted to be sure that I'd complete my cards in the time allotted. I succeeded! Woo Hoo!

For those of you who know me, I tend to hoard card kits I receive, so this is definitely something big.

But, lest I get ahead of myself here... today I am ONLY going to show you the two cards I made from one of the kits. This kit came from Pansy and oh my goodness. You should have seen all the goodies in her kit! It was amazing!

Not only that, Pansy's kit saved my day. THANK YOU, Pansy!

See, the third card assignment in SCS's Falliday event was to make a card that included wheat/grain on it. I searched and searched my stash and came up with NOTHING! Then I happened upon Pansy's kit... and I'm pretty sure this DP is wheat! So voila! I made this card and uploaded it to the appropriate spot on SCS. Whew! Crisis averted.

Card #1 from Pansy's Kit:

Card #2 from Pansy's Kit:

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

EEK! It's a Spider!

Are you ready for a new challenge? I'm loving the fall/Halloween cards I've been seeing in blog-land lately and this challenge will help us see even more of them!

Challenge #273
Theme: Anything Goes with Halloween Colors
Sponsor: StitchyBear Digi Outlet - PRIZE $10 gift certificate

I hope you'll participate!

Here's my card:

StitchyBear Digi Outlet "Lucy Witch"

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Image: StitchyBear Digi Outlet Lucy Witch colored with Copic markers
Cardstock: Recollections Purple and Stampin' UP! Pumpkin Pie
Designer Paper: DCWV Halloween & Fall Stack
Embellishment: Spider/Bling from an unknown vendor