Thursday, November 30, 2023

Catch Up Club - November 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. 

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 two cards from the June 2022 Let's Stamp Together online event featuring a stamp/die/stencil set from Concord & 9th.



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. Cathy Zielske should receive all of the credit for these designs as she was the class instructor.

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

Barb

Darlene

Terry

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Items used from my stash:

CS - Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black, and SU Lemon Lime Twist

Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Taylored Expressions Cupcake, Kiwi, Lime Zest, and Strawberry Milkshake, and VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Find Detail White

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Studio Katia Majestic Confetti

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

SCS Sketch #SC986

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 - SC986:

My card:


This card is also my card for this month's Challenge Your Stash group. Vickie's theme for the group was to make White on White cards.

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!

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and White Glitter Paper from my scrap file

Embossing Folders: Sizzix Mini Poinsettia and Stampin' UP! Timeworn Type

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and Poppy Stamps Luscious Script Hello

Corner Rounder: We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

CAS770 Winter Foliage

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.

The theme is...

Winter Foliage


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: Unity Love Bug Christmas stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Real Red CS 

Dies: Impression Obsession Wacky Stitch Circle, and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots



Monday, November 27, 2023

More Technique Junkies November 2023

I'm back again with my third blog post of this month featuring cards I've made using stamps from the New Release at Technique Junkies. The three cards I'll share today all have animals on them.


Technique Junkies Old Loved and Rescued:


I also used the Puppy Pals stencil that is available at Technique Junkies.


Technique Junkies Bear:


I also used a sentiment from the Technique Junkies Inside Out Twisted Encouragements stamp set.



Technique Junkies Wolf and Throw Me to the Wolves:



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.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

In addition to the Technique Junkies stamps listed in this blog post, I also used the following items when making these cards.

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Taylored Expressions Chocolate Truffle, Mushroom, and Oyster

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

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, MFT Stitched Mod Rectangles, MFT Stitched Rectangles, and MFT Stitched Tag-Corner Rectangles

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots and Ribbon from an unknown vendor

Friday, November 24, 2023

BK - Fenced Pasture

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 Fenced Pasture stamp set. You can check it out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE. I used the BKRS Cloud Stencil to create the sky on both cards.


Card #1


I also used the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Flocks of Birds stamp set on this card.

Card #2

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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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Double Duty 2023 - Altenew

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 Altenew.



Card #1


Card #2



The thing/s that are the same on both cards (as per the challenge specifications) are: color of card base, layout, embellishments, dies, and perhaps most significant - I didn't color the image on either card. One was left totally uncolored and the other one I stamped on a piece of paper that was in my altered papers stash.

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: Altenew Blossom and Bloom stamped with Maker Forte Eclipse 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 Taylored Expressions Thanks

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

SCS Sketch #SC985

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 - SC985:


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: CC Designs Green One stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Lemon Lime Twist CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stacks Rectangles and Stamp Market Quick Strips

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Monday, November 20, 2023

CAS769 Scarecrows

It's Monday, which means there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS. It's going to be fun to see what others create this week.

The theme is...

Scarecrows



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: Whipper Snapper Sunflower Scarecrow stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

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

Dies: Simon Says Handwritten Hello and Unity Deckle and Stitches

Embellishments: Gina Marie Enamel Dots

Friday, November 17, 2023

BK - Sled and Lantern

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 Sled and Lantern stamp. You can check it out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE.


Card #1

Card #2


* * * * * 

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Thursday, November 16, 2023

SCS Sketch #SC984

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 - SC984:



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: Catherine Pooler Winter Wishes and MayMay Made It Let's Make Tiny Friends stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Dusty Durango CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, MFT Elegant Folded Banner, and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones