Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Card Kit Cuties 2016 - #2


NOTE: If you were hoping to see a Mid-Week Peek at My Week post today, you're out of luck. I'm actually in the middle of a week-long vacation. I put this blog post together before I left, so I couldn't really do a peek at something that hadn't fully developed yet. I'm sorry. But I do have something to show you today.

As I mentioned in my blog post last Wednesday, I am the recipient of the card kits this month in a Card Kit Swap group that I am part of on SCS. It's such fun getting these kits. The kit I used for today's cards came from Barb.

Barb lives VERY CLOSE to the home of Whipper Snapper stamps - and gets to go regularly to their store. Is anyone as envious as I am? Anyway, she knows I love Whipper Snapper stamps so the images she sent in her kit are Whipper Snapper ones. She also set gorgeous designer papers (SU Sycamore Street), MANY SU ribbons, buttons, and brads, too. WOW! It was a colorful kit, that's for sure.

THANK YOU Barb!

I made two cards...

Card #1 - Whipper Snapper Spring Clementine










Card #2 - Whipper Snapper Haagen Daz Bear








The only thing of my own that I used for these cards was cardstock - Recollections Black and 110# White.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beautiful Blooms


I have a lot of Stampin' UP! stamps... and a lot of them haven't seen much activity. So I decided to pull one off the shelf and use it.

Stampin' UP! Birthday Blooms






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Image: Stampin' UP! Birthday Blooms stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and 110# White and Stampin' UP! Garden Green
Designer Paper: Crafter's Workshop "Moonlight Terracotta" and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Imagine Crafts Pico Embellisher, Paper Studio Brads, and Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Chick with a Hot Flash


The Creative Card Chicks have a hostess each month who sends out items to use in making a card and any special instructions she wants to specify. This month Paula is the hostess and she sent a fun kit featuring images from the Craft Lounge. Oh my goodness. "Edith" (the image) is just too funny, especially paired with the sentiments Paula included. I had a difficult time choosing just one sentiment to use.

Here's my card:



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Items from Paula: Craft Lounge Image/Sentiment, Hobby Lobby Papers, Shells and Clouds cut with Memory Box Dies, and the baker's twine.

THANK YOU, Paula!

The only thing I used of my own was Cardstock - Recollections Black and Kraft.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Woof! Woof!


The new One Stitch at a Time Challenge is HERE!


http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/ 

Challenge #269
Theme: Anything Goes with Men
Sponsor: StitchyBear Digi Outlet


I hope you'll play along for a  chance to win this Prize:





I used the StitchyBear Digi Outlet Bassett Hound image to make my card...









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Image: StitchyBear Digi Outlet Basset Hound colored with Copic markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: vendor unknown
Embellishments: Paper Studio Gem Stone Paw Prints


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Old-Time School


It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'...

http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 

August 20 - September 2
Theme: Back to School

Thanks to our Sponsor: Crafts U Love

I hope you'll participate!


Here's my card:






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Images: October Afternoon "Report Card" stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink
Die: Taylored Expressions Notebook Paper Border
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Red
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Foof-a-La Buttons and Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tags Talk


Fridays are exciting because it ALWAYS means a new challenge at PDE Linky Party. That's the good news. The bad news is these challenges only last one week............ so HURRY! Get busy and make a card and play along!

http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com/

August 19 - 25
Theme: Tags


I used a die tag that I've owned for some time but never used to add the "tag" feature to a card...


MFT Tag Talk Die






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Image: Inky Antic Delightful Dogs 2 stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers
Die: MFT Tag Talk
Cardstock: Recollections Black and 110# Cream
Designer Paper: Best of Pebbles Paper Pad and scraps from my scrap file
Embellishments: Paper Studio Brads and Twine from unknown vendors

Stick a Fork In It and Call It Done


I love the Stamping Bella stamp that I chose to use for today's card. In fact, I love it so much that I used it in a swap group I'm hosting this month.

Iron Chef Chicks



I really wanted to use food-themed designer paper that wasn't sweets (cupcakes) since the chicks are salting and peppering their concoction... but, alas, there was no appropriate designer paper in mys stash other than these cupcakes. Oh well.

Here's the inside:






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Image/Sentiment: Stamping Bella Iron Chef Chicks stamped on Recollections 110# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Bordering Blue
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Spoon and Fork Brads from an unknown vendor