Sunday, September 24, 2017

Flowers for a Special Friend


Are you ready for some fun? Do you like having an opportunity to win Unity stamps? If so, you are in the right place.

Well... you are in the right place IF you've come to my blog from Jen's blog... because this is a......

BLOG HOP!

If you just happened here, go back to the beginning - HERE - and hop all the way through. Leave comments on the blogs. Two lucky hoppers will win a Unity Prize Package.

We were asked to use our favorite Unity stamp for this hop, but you know me... I have WAY TOO MANY Unity stamps to choose one favorite - no, skip that because one can never have too many Unity stamps, right? But... I couldn't decide which one was my favorite. Shucks. It's just impossible! So I chose my most recently purchased Unity stamp set to use for this card.


Unity "Abundant Blessings"






Here's the entire list for the hop - just to help you out a bit in case you got lost along the way...

Me - Jeanette Cloyd




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Don't forget to hop on over to the Unity blog and leave a comment there, too.

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: Unity Abundant Blessings stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers and a White Gel Pen

Papers: Recollections White and Stampin' UP! Summer Sun CS

Embellishment: Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Noel


Today I have another card to show you that features Frantic Stamper Precision Dies from the September release.


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Supplies Used

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies: Layering Noel #FRA-DIE-10315 and Star on a String #FRA-DIE-10306

Papers: Recollections Black and Red CS, Crayola Stardust Paper, and DP from th eRecollections Stocking Stuffer Paper Pad

Embellishments: Michael's Rhinestones

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