Tuesday, May 30, 2023

CAS744 Paper Clip

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. 

Yesterday was also National Paper Clip Day. I didn't even know there was such a day, did you? 

It seems fitting that this week's CAS theme is...

Paper Clip

Here's my card:

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

It's going to be fun to see what others create this week. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Verve Better Together stamped with Taylored Expressions Oyster Ink, Kind Words stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink, and Notebook Paper stamped with Taylored Expressions Sprinkles Ink

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Basic Gray CS 

Dies: MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles and Spellbinders Classic Ovals

Embellishments: SU Mini Paper Clip and a Heart-shaped Brad from an unknown vendor

Monday, May 29, 2023

More Technique Junkies May 2023

I'm back today with my third blog post of this month featuring cards I've made using stamps from the New Release at Technique Junkies. 

I used the Betty White Sentiments stamp set on all four of these cards.

Sentiment - Technique Junkies Increasing in Value

If you like saving money - and who doesn't - please use the code TJ10JEANETTE when checking out at Technique Junkies to receive a 10% discount.

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Supplies Used

Stamps: Technique Junkies Betty White Sentiments, Getting Old, and Increasing in Value stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 

Papers: Fun Stampers Journey Oatmeal Cookies, Hammermill 110# White and SU Basic Black CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stacks Rectangles, MFT Stitched Rectangles, and SU Stitched Shapes (Squares)

Embellishments: Enamel Dots, Flower Brads, Ribbon, and Washi Tape from unknown vendors

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Basket Weave

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 Sharon's turn. In honor of May Day and putting baskets on people's porches she asked us to include weaving or baskets on our cards. I might have cheated a bit. I misread the instructions and thought it was a basket weave theme so I used a piece of basket weave designer paper on my card. I'm sure glad there aren't any CYS police. EEK!

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Technique Tuesday Dazzling Dahlia stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black and SU Crumb Cake CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stacks Rectangles, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips, and SU Circles

Embellishment: Amazon Diamond Dots

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Catch Up Club - May 2023

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. (Yes, I know this isn't the last day of May, but I need to post a few days early this month, so I am.)

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 some of the cards from the 2023 Stamp Joy Friday evening virtual event.

Card #1

Card #2

It should be noted that while most cards posted on my blog are my own designs (albeit sometimes inspired by others), these Catch Up Club cards are not my designs. I've completed cards designed by the class instructor, 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...




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Friday, May 26, 2023

BK - Maple Leaf Stencil

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 Maple Leaf Stencil & Stamp Thru Set. You can check it out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE. Full disclosure here... of all of the BKRS stencils released so far, this one is my favorite. 

Card #1

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps items used:

Wooded Lane Stamp Set

Rearview Truck Stamp Set

Rearview Truck Die Set

Card #2

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps item used:

Elle the Elephant 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, May 25, 2023

Fan Club Christmas 2023 - May

It is no secret that I am a fan of Splitcoaststampers. I joined in January of 2008 and it soon became a place that I loved. Many friendships have been made there, I've gained inspiration and been challenged to try new things, I've participated in swaps and challenges and special events. Many of you totally understand what I mean when I say SCS is my happy place because it's your happy place, too. 

I didn't know there was such a thing as an SCS Fan Club in those days, but when I heard about it, I decided to join, thinking I could give back a little bit to the site that means so much to me. Little did I know that I get much more as a fan club member than I ever give. There are just so many fun perks, the monthly Fan Club Christmas/Winter Challenge, being one of them.

Each month you'll find a card here on my blog that I've made with for that month's challenge... but of course, I can't share what the theme is. If you are an SCS fan club member, you can learn all the details there. If you're not, I hope you'll enjoy my card anyway.

Here's this month's card...

The stamp set I used on my card is special to me because my friend Shelly gave it to me earlier this year when we attended Barb's No Foolin' Retreat. THANK YOU, Shelly!

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Stamp Set: CTMH Bethlehem stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and TE Lemon Meringue Ink

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Basic Black and Daffodil Delight CS 

Dies: Pinkfresh Ornate Banner

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

SCS Sketch #SC959

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 - SC959:

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!

Stamps: Technique Tuesday Fresh Peonies stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

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

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles, Paper Roses Stitched Circles, and Simon Says Sentiment Labels

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones