Thursday, February 29, 2024

SCS Sketch #SC999

I find that having a sketch to use can get my creative ideas flowing, so I love being part of the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge team. There is a new sketch to work with every Wednesday. I encourage you to check them out.



Here's this week's sketch - SC999:


This is Kim's first sketch as one of the four SCS Sketch Team artists. Didn't she do a good job? I had so much fun with her sketch!

My card:


It's always acceptable to tweak the sketch a wee bit and make it your own (there are no SCS police), so that's what I did.

I hope you'll use the sketch to make a card, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die: Technique Tuesday Crocus stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Petal Pink CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and Paper Cut Stitched Circles

Embellishments: Amazon Pearls

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Hi from a Crazy Bird

One of my favorite challenge groups is the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS, under the capable and organized leadership of my friend Barb. The idea is we can't shop for anything when making our monthly challenge card (which we post on the 28th of each month).

We take turns choosing the theme. This month it was Barb's turn. Since February is National Bird Feeding Month, she challenged us to create a card with a bird on it.

Remember those crazy birds that were so popular a few years ago (Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bird Crazy)? I had to use one of them on my card.



I hope Barb and the other Challenge Your Stash gals like my card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Lemon Lime Twist and Tempting Turquoise CS and DP 

Dies: Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles and MFT A Big Hi

Embellishment: Amazon Diamond Dot

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Catch Up Club - February 2024

In a text conversation amongst friends in the fall of 2022, we agreed that we were all falling behind in creating with items from virtual events, kits, even groups we are in. From that conversation the idea of the Catch Up Club took formation. We decided it was time to work on those cardmaking projects that were waiting for our attention. 

On the last day of each month we've committed to sharing card/cards we have made from something we need to "catch up" on. I'm a couple of days early this month, as I have other commitments on my blog these next few days.

You can view my original Catch Up Club post - HERE - for more details.

For this month's Catch Up Club post, I chose to complete a card from the 2022 Virtual Stamp Joy Event. 


The strips of color have the most amazing sparkle to them. That entire panel was embossed with Diamond Embossing Powder.



It should be noted that while most cards posted on my blog are my own designs (albeit sometimes inspired by others), the Catch Up Club cards are not my designs. In this series I complete cards designed by the class instructors, so while I've made the card, it is not original to me.

Please check out the blogs of my Catch Up Club friends, too...

Barb

Darlene

Terry

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Monday, February 26, 2024

CAS783 Mini Slimline

Each Monday there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS. It's always fun to see what others create.



This week's theme is...

Mini Slimline

Here's my card:


I hope you'll check out the challenge - HERE - and play along, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sentiment: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips in Reverse Everyday Occasions

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, SU Certain Celery, Lemon Lolly, and Pecan Pie CS and Glitter Paper from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Coneflower, Taylored Expressions Petite Scallop Mini Slim, and Taylored Expressions Mini Slim

Ink (for color blending): Taylored Expressions Potato Chip

Embellishments: Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals

Friday, February 23, 2024

BK - Forest Animals - Raccoon

Fridays are special days - who doesn't love TGIF, right? But here on my blog Fridays are also special because they are the day I get to post as a design team member for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.

This week the design team's cards are featuring the newly released Forest Animals - Raccoon stamp. You can check it out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE.


Card #1

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps item used:

Pines and Distant Mountains Stamp Set


Card #2

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps item used:

Seasonal Woodland Stamp Set

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You can find each of today's featured stamps HERE, at the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps web store.

And... don't forget to join us at the Fan Group and YouTube Channel:
Fans of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (Facebook group) is HERE
and the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps YouTube Channel is HERE

Jeanette Cloyd, Design Team Member

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Double Duty 2024 - Unity

In January of 2021, my stamping comrades Barb and Kelly and I debuted a new series/challenge. Double Duty was Barb's idea... and it is a GREAT idea! I've had so much fun with this series. Thanks for inviting me to play along, Barb!

This is Barb's description of the Double Duty concept...

Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  Post both cards on your blog on the same day—the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  Have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

Over the past year, things have changed a bit in who's participating, but not in the instructions. This year's Double Duty crafters are Barb, Carol, Darlene, and me.

This month's company is Unity.


Card #1



Card #2



The thing/s that are the same on both cards (as per the challenge specifications) are: the sentiment, the embellishments, and the color of card base.

Let's check out the other Double Duty cards, too...

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp/Die Set: Unity Seraphim Wings and the sentiment from Unity's Tulips and Daisies stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Basic Black CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and Simon Says Sentiment Labels

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

CAS782 Happy Birthday

Each Monday there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS. Yesterday was Monday, but it was a BUSY day here on my blog so I waited until today to share my card for this week's CAS Challenge on SCS.

It's always fun to see what others create this week.The theme is...

Happy Birthday

Here's my card:


I hope you'll check out the challenge - HERE - and play along, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: CC Designs Bears stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist CS

Stencil/Ink: AALL & Create Lotza Diamondz Stencil and Taylored Expressions Bubblegum Ink

Dies: Gina K Sentiment Strips and Unity Deckle and Stitches

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots