Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Sunshine

If you come to my blog often, you might have noticed that in March I took the 30-Day Coloring Challenge, which kind of got me started. Each month since then I've developed a "personal" challenge on one sort or another.

March 1-30... 30 Day Coloring Challenge
April 3-23... Bible Journaling Challenge
May 1-7... A Week of SCS Challenges

Now, it's June and today I'm starting a 7-day Previously Uninked Challenge. Each day during this week, I will create a card/etc using a stamp from my collection that up until this point has not been inked. Sadly, I have a lot of stamps to choose from.

Day 1 of my personal challenge
Stamp Set (Previously Uninked) CC Designs "Sunshine"

This card also features the requirements for the new Sweet Stampin' Challenge...

June 24 - 30 
Theme: Lots of Layers

I hope you'll participate!

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Image/Sentiment: CC Designs Sunshine stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Daffodil Delight CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Michael's Ribbon and Buttons from an unknown vendor

Friday, June 23, 2017

Joy in the Morning

PDE Linky Party has a new challenge today - Anything But a Card (with the optional challenge of doing a Planner Page.)

I didn't do a planner page... I know they are quite popular right now, but I'm just not into doing them. I have a planner that I used to keep my DT and Blog on target, but I do not decorate it. So instead, I did a Bible Journaling page with a "To Do" feature.

Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones!
     Praise his holy name.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
     but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
     but joy comes with the morning.
Psalm 30:1-5

This verse reminds me of the FIRST thing that should be on my To Do list... each and every morning I should seek God, sing to Him and find joy!

I hope you'll participate at PDE Linky Party this week.

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Supplies Used

Image: Unity Dream of Being stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers
Saying: Unity Brystl Girl stamped with Brilliance Mediterranean Blue
Ink for Distressing: Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Paper: Stampin' UP! DP and Recollections CS
Embellishment: Michael's Washi Tape

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Beach Babes

The Creative Card Chicks are headed to the beach! Okay, not all of us... but this month's hostess Debby is... so she chose beach-themed items for us to create its this month. THANK YOU, Debby!

She included the following items...

Image/Sentiments: Art Impressions Beach Babes, Deadbeat Designs I'm so Glad and Whatcha Been Up To, and Print Works You Are Simply Amazing
Paper: American Crafts (flip flops), Paper Pizazz (sun border), and some others
Embellishments: K & Co. flip flops, Paper Studio enamel dots, and twine and buttons

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The only thing of my own that I used was yardstick for the card base and layering - Recollections Yellow and SU Tempting Turquoise.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mid-Week Joy Report & RSG

I've had a fabulous week. Our daughter is here from Alaska, so there's been lots of time spent with her, which of course I love!

We've had fun meals and even went to the local coffeeshop in a nearby town for a girl's outing. We've talked and talked. We've gone geocaching (see her photo ---->).

I've also made 6 cards this week. The one I'm going to show you today is actually a 2-fer. It's the card for the Ready, Set, Go challenge. If you don't know what that is, you can go HERE to read about it.

This month, Barb chose our theme. She asked us to put something that starts with a "R" (Ready), a "S" (Set), and a "G" (Go) on our card. I'll explain what I did a bit later in this post.

This being Wednesday, I also needed to create a card based on a chapter int he book 50 Truths Worth Knowing. I decided to make one card that works for both of these items.

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Chapter 25
It's Not the Size of the Gift that Counts

Rob dated the woman who would become his wife for 4 years. During all the time, her guitar remained unused. He often wondered about that, but she said that while she used to play along with a Neil Young recording when she was in college, she now had let the rigors of a budding career get in the way of her hobby.

That being said, she longed for that CD but it was unavailable. She was saddened to read that there was no plan for a remastered release.

Rob didn't give up. He kept watching.

Years passed. They married. Then one day he found out the Neil Young CD had been released. He bought it for his wife and hid it under her pillow.

She came home from a late night of work and found the treasured gift. She immediately pulled out her guitar and played along. When Rob went into the bedroom, he found her truly beaming. She was delighted that he had found the CD and given it to her.

The Letter "R" - Ribbon and the color Red
The Letter "S" - Staples and the color Silver
The Letter "G" - Guitar and Grunge

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Supplies Used

Stamps: Stampin' UP! Gorgeous Grunge and Jazzed Up

Ink: Encore Silver, Gina K Black Onyx, and Tim Holtz Distressed Antique Linen

Papers: Recollections Black, Red and White and Stampin' UP! Silver CS

Embellishment: Ribbon from an unknown vendor (attached with staples)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Try Something New with Distress Inks

I decided to play around with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I tend to have a love/hate relationship with them, so I wanted to embrace them and try to love them more. LOL!

I taped a stencil on top of a piece of watercolor paper and then used a fluffy paint brush to spread three colors of Distress Ink randomly all over the stencil. To make it even more mottled, I sprayed water on the piece after I'd removed the stencil.

This technique gave the paper a dirty smudgy look, which i thought worked well for this card.

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Stamps: Recollections Anchor, Stampendous Better Travel, and Travel the World from an unknown vendor

Inks: Gina K Onyx Black and Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, and Salty Ocean

Papers: Recollections Black, Kraft, and White CS and Watercolor Paper from an unknown vendor

Stencil: Tim Holtz

Embellishments: Brads from an unknown vendor

Monday, June 19, 2017

Admit It, You Love Popcorn

My son absolutely loves to go to the movies - he seems approximately 50 every year. My other son - Brock - loves to go to the movies, too, but for him, it's all about the POPCORN!

That's one of the reasons why I love the Frantic Stamper die that I used on today's card.

Frantic Stamper Dies:

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Frantic Stamper Dies: Popcorn #FRA-DIE-10224, Striped Frame & Insert #FRA-DIE-10230, and Tickets #FRA-DIE-10223

Papers: Recollections CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishment: Brad from an unknown vendor

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ho Ho Ho It's Santa

I host a group on Splitcoast Stampers called Christmas CraZy. It's a bi-monthly swap group. Every round I pair up the participants and they send a Christmas image and DP to their partner. We each make a card with the goodies we receive.

By nature of the group, an even number of participants is needed. Therefore, if the number who sign up is even, I don't participate that round. Such was the case for the May/June round. But... two of the women noticed, and I received a surprise from each of them. Today's card is the one I made with the goodies that Sue sent me. (I've not made a card with the other surprise items yet, so I'll have to show you that at a later date.) THANK YOU Sue!

This is the card I made with the image/DP that Sue sent me:

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Image and DP from Sue... I think the image is Stampede "Santa Collage"

My Supplies Used

Card Stock: Recollections 

Embellishments: Imagine Crafts Irresistible Pico Embellisher (for the glasses) and Stampin' UP! Ribbon