Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CAS Game #101 - Inspired by a Film

Oh boy, the folks at: AAA Cards have come up with a super "FUN-tastic" challenge. 
 
Let me begin by saying I love I mean LOVE Christmas movies.  I'm crazy over classic movies, but Christmas movies that are classics are the BEST.. I could no way choose between my top favorites, like Bishop's Wife, Holiday Inn, White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, It happened on 5th Ave.  So  I chose something a bit more recent.  I will give you three hints to see if you can come up with it.  
HINT #1~ The holly berry leaves are to represent mistletoe.
(didn't have a mistletoe stamp)
HINT #2~ The skyline in the snow globe. 
HINT #3~The word Magic in the Sentiment.
Any ideas?  Gosh this is fun.  Reminds me stuff I use to do when the kids were little.  aww. the good ole days.  

OK...πŸ₯Drum roll PleaseπŸ₯

Did you guess it correctly?    I thought the Mistletoe over the snow globe would for sure give it away.πŸ˜‰

And now for the credits. ↓
Starring in today's Movie card are the 
Fabulous Stampin UP Holly Berry Happiness
along side the Mama Elephant, Believe in Magic.
Thank you for viewing today's showing.. stayed tuned for more magical cards in the future.  

I'm "looking" forward to seeing what everyone comes up with."
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Week 270: ODD~Spooky Cat


I decided to try the challenge at: Casology
  
 I got this idea in my head about using it literally as in odd numbers.. and what better way then Halloween.  SO I pulled out my Michael's alphabet/number set stamped them down, of course 3x (odd haha)  and still had to color them in a bit because they didn't stamp even( get it even)  omgosh.. I'm cracking myself up with the puns today.  The witches hat is from stampin up called Spooky cat.    I think it came together cute and very simple.  And notice 3 (odd number) images were stamped.  Yay.
 A bit sad I had to add extra color to the numbers so it didn't match the orange background, nevertheless not to shabby.  I probably would like it better if I had masked the witch's hat and not the number 3, but I left it because I was cutting it short on time here.  Perhaps my next card I'll try it that way just too see if I like it better.

I DO LIKE it BETTER.... WAY BETTER.. I wish I could put that one in the challenge spot.  May I do that?  I wonder..Don't ya all like it much better then the first one?  Live and Learn I guess πŸ˜‰
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

FMS308~Tree for All Seasons & SCS


  What a day.  I tried to give our dog a bath.  I tell ya there is nothing like a wet springer spaniel that decides to burst out of the bathroom and get the house soaking wet.  Floors walls..  I really should have waited for my husband to do this, but I wanted to surprise him.. and Surprise is what happen because when he came home, I was done for.  So taking it easy the rest of the day. 
So onto card making.  I can do that with not much pain.   This particular card I made for the challenge at: Freshly Made Sketches
I used my old stampin up classic set from the year 2000 called Tree for all Seasons.  It's a lovely little set and I thought the layering would work wonderful with this sketch design.  A bit of colorful leaf washi tape and copper paper to enhance the appearance of this rather simple card.  I also like the bonus of the twine tied in the leaf button.. just keeps it real and rustic.
And being Sunday I also made a very quick card for my SCS (Scripture Card Sunday)  I am still playing with that new to me background set.  I stayed with all greens on this card, after realizing I have way to many green ink pads.  Some are not so "juicy" anymore, and no refills possible since they are older.    Oh gosh what to do??  
I'm also including some pictures today of this golden leaf.  It was in a puddle by my back door and I thought it was just gorgeous.. I love how the water droplets on top of it are like little pearls and how the water ripples around it because of our gravel driveway.   So pretty even on a gloomy day.  
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

CTS #243~Let It Snow Plus MORE


 I made this card today for the challenge at: Case This Sketch
  
I brought out my old faithful tall stampin up snowman from Let it Snow 1997.  I colored him in, cut him out and the just kept it extremely simple. I did add a little strip of silver foil paper to spruce it up a bit. OH gosh a Lovely tall spruce would look nice for this sketch as well.. shucks. I should have tried that.  Well perhaps next time. πŸ˜‰
Onto card number 2 today... this is from my brand new (used) stamp sets that I found at the consignment shop in town.  They were on sale too.  Also even more exciting is that some stuff I had there had sold so I was able to use that money to purchase these sets.. It's like the store paid me to have them. haha.  Can you believe how reasonable these were for stampin up sets?  I would not have ever bought that stipple Hydrangea but being that it was only 1.79.. I figured I'd give it a try.  Looking forward to playing with all of them, except perhaps that big sentiment one.  I thought it was lovely in the store, but getting it home OMGOSH. they are huge, and also brand spanking new.  Perhaps the original owner thought the same thing.. They would be lovely for a scrapbook-er I suppose.  I might end up selling those ones.  Overall with prices marked below asking I just didn't want to pass that up.  
One last thing to share with ya all.  These adorable pencil boxes for Halloween.  I found the idea here at: The Lady and Her Stamps I did have to adjust a few sizes though, but not a problem they turned out cute.  I used the Spooky Cat from stampin up for the images.  The pencils are from the dollar section at Target.  I  didn't think I had the cello bags on hand, and then I remembered that I made these cute doggy treat bags this past summer.. so YAY. I had some leftover.  Now I can probably stick a treat in there too for the kiddos.. and not the milkbones. haha.
                                                                                                                                     


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Friday, October 13, 2017

TMS#424~Thanksgiving

 I made this card for the challenge at: Tuesday Morning Sketches
Both the turkey and the sentiment are from Michael's.  At least from what I can remember, they have been in my stash for awhile.  The little corner piece is a miss match from stampin up that a friend gave me.  So no name of the set on that one.  I know it had a lot of cute corners though.   I wish the picture would show the embossed background better.  I used the basket weave folder.. because my mind was thinking of a basket of bread or dinner rolls that you would serve at Thanksgiving, of course not with this cute little turkey. haha.  I colored him with pencils and my aqua painter and then cut him out.  Same with the corner piece.
I think the card came together sweetly.  This is an awesome sketch design to work with.  I see a Christmas card in the makings for this sketch.  
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

FMS308~Christmas Stampin UP Style

Yay❕ I kind of got my groove back this evening.  Gosh I was stuck and didn't think I could make anything creative and then I came across this lovely challenge at: Freshly Made Sketches 
I knew I must play along.  And what better way to get me out of this mood then with Christmas.  So I pulled out a few different stampin up sets and began working on this cute little card.  I love how the washi tape looks so different from the background to the one with the bow on it.  All because I taped it on white paper to make it pop more.  Can you name the different stamp sets I used to make this card?
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Cards In Envy Fall Leaves


 Well after my doctor's appointment yesterday I'm having trouble finding my "creative mojo" today.  Sometimes a person just feels zapped, so to help snap me out of my lull I cruised through the blog challenge list and decided to play with Cards In Envy  Blowing in the wind (fall leaves) is the challenge.  After looking at ALL of the most adorable cards on display there,  I realized I was not going to be able to compete with such fine artists.. so I went with a simple approach and brought back the triple layer card.  Not sure exactly what it is called, but I know it was quite popular a few years back.  I just thought it would work lovely to give the card some dimension, but would still be able to nicely fit in the envelope.  After I stamped the leaves I colored them in some fall tones and then sparkled them up a bit with wink of stella gold and clear.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

PP365~Autumn Colors~Sunflower

I made this card for the challenge at: The Paper Players
  
Lovely autumn colors to play with, however I only have Crushed curry in my collection, so I had to do a lot of improvising to make this work.  I used a stamp set that I purchased from the Michael's Craft store awhile back.  I colored it using my aqua painter and ink pads.  Then I cut out the flowers, butterfly and sentiment and arranged them nicely on the layered card stock.   This is actually my 7th card I made today, the other 6 I can't post because I made them by taking a class from a demonstrator.. so they are not my own designs.  But they are so lovely.  I wish I could share.  SO I was very busy stamping but only one for show. haha> that reminds me of the saying: one for the money two for the show.. three to get ready and four let's go.. whatever is that even from?  oh I'm drifting with my thoughts again.. better call it a day. 
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Monday, October 9, 2017

CCT19 & TTTC018 ~ Critters in the Arctic & Snow Much Fun

 I made this card today for two different challenges:

I chose the left hand side of the tic tac toe board.  So that would be: animals, layers, and sparkle.  And my winter sports theme is ice skating.  I used the moose from "Snow much fun" Avery Elle and the ice block and sentiment from Lawn Fawn.  Critters in the Arctic. Gosh I had a fun time making this card.  It was a bit of the ole fussy cutting as I colored and cut out the moose, and then his sweater and iceskates.  I must say the sweater even looks like it is knit.  How fabulous is that?   Lots of sparkle going on here. This was one of my last 3 sheets of sparkle paper.  My choices were orange, pink or this lovely lilac color.. I think I chose wisely.  It's kind of "cool" with the ice and all.  Speaking of ice I resorted to my silver foil paper and stamped it with stazon and it worked. YAY.  Then  I cut it out carefully so as not to smear it.. I just didn't trust the ink would "staz..on" haha.
I had to share a picture of HP.. he cracks me up.  I was taking a picture of my card, which of course I always show him my cards when I'm done making them.. but after taking the picture today he peaked around the pillar as if to see what next.  aw~he melts my heart.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

CCC #23 ~ Merry Tags Framelits

Gosh I truly love making Christmas cards.  This one I made today for the challenge at: Christmas Card Challenge Blog
 
The purple and silver work fabulously together. So royal and elegant.  However taking a picture with this silver foil paper is extremely difficult.  I took the top picture with my camera, and my daughter stopped by and took the bottom 3 with her fancy phone.     I only stamped the sentiment which is from Merry Mice, stampin up.  However I masked off part of the stamp to make sure I only stamped the words I wanted.   I also used Merry Tags framelits.  I wish I had the matching stamp set for this one, but I do not.  I think it still turned out lovely.   A little extra sparkle/shine with the silver twine. (did that rhyme?)





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Merry Monday #259 {Christmas Trees}~Wishing You Cheer

In case you missed my SCS.. I posted it yesterday.  I was a bit early, or in blog land right on time.  
Today I made this card for the challenge at: 
I needed a little Christmas Spirit in my heart today.   You see I was trying to decorate for fall/Halloween, and I've just not been able to do things like this since surgery, and folks, I tried. But it didn't go well.  After putting up garland around the door frames.. I was done, my back went out and legs throbbing.  I  lost the ability to stand on my tip toes and the funny thing is I'm a very tall gal, so you wouldn't think I'd ever need too, but we have very high ceilings here/door frames.  So even I have too.
  Ok.. enough explaining my need for a Christmas card.  So onward.. I used a stampin up set from 2007 called Wishing you cheer.  I cut out the little tree as best I could today, and to give it a little bling I added a few drops of gold glitz dazzling details.  I did try to color in the bulbs at first but  it just seemed to over power the little tree, so hence the gold sparkle drops.  I especially like the layering on this card.  Helps to create a focal point with such small stamped images. 
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sketch 232~Night in Bethlehem

How does one take a picture with that lovely silver foil paper not glaring?   I don't know.  I haven't seemed to master the art of that yet. Oh well, I will keep trying.

 I made this card today with my brand new stamp set.  In fact it just came in the mail today.  It's the only one I could order (for now)  and I'm really happy with it.  I can't wait to play around and make more cards.  This particular card I made for the challenge at: 
This is a stamp set from stampin up called Night In Bethlehem.  I think it is a lovely set, and I'm looking forward to making many cards with it.
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#TGIFC128 ~SCS

I'm ahead of the game here today for my SCS (Scripture Card Sunday)  I suppose this is the day I should really be posting it, since then it will be out tomorrow, but I made this card with my scripture verse today and wanted to share it because I'm also entering it in the challenge at: TGIF
When I first saw the colors for this particular challenge I immediately thought perfect for a hamburger card.  But folks I just don't have any burger stamps.. so hence I took a "walk" in a whole different direction. haha.  Using shoe stamps from stamping up and a single scripture verse from the craft store.  I whipped up my ketchup and mustard card with a bit of "bun" color for the "back"ground.  Sometimes I just too silly.   Any ways I had to add a little line of pearls to give it some bling.  Not to shabby.
Btw-if you've been following me the past few days I mentioned I have been having a lot of laptop problems with facebook.  PRAISE the LORD I think I figured it out and facebook was no help.  It was nothing short of a miracle.  After downloading malwarebytes.. thinking that was the problem.. then onto restarting from a different date..which is difficult in windows 10 and that was not the problem.. just added more issues because it re-configured my whole computer.  I changed my password  and that was not the answer.  I did a hard shutdown, and even did multiple scans with my anti virus often..Nothing was working and I wasn't about to down load some weird thing that Facebook told me I had to, because after researching it I found out it is a 3rd party, and can cause further damage... any ways ..You know what worked folks.  I uninstalled Chrome.. and then reinstalled  it. I just pray it stays working.  There you have it just in case you ever run into troubles like that. 
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Friday, October 6, 2017

CTS #242~Fintastic Friends

Well, I'm still dealing with Facebook login problems on my laptop.  grrrr.. So once again I resort to card making to forget my troubles.  This card I made for the challenge at: Case This Sketch
I used my lawn fawn set called Fintastic Friends.  It really made the time go by so quickly. I suppose it was all the coloring.  My sentiment was two long so I ended up just stacking it instead. But, doing this technique, I always end up grabbing the scotch tape on the ink side.. oh boy did I have inky fingers.  Thank goodness for the handy wipes in my desk drawer.  Overall I think it turned out cute.
I also included a few pictures of my flowers remaining in the yard.  I can't believe they're hanging on, especially with the cooler temps at night. 
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

CCT18~Merry MIce & Wrapped In Warmth

Technology and I do NOT get along.  Trying to log into my personal facebook page on the lap top and it says.. NOPE.. some malicious malware or something but I can download something to clear it up.. WELL I've learned not to do that.. what is so funny is the same laptop lets me log into my card facebook page, just not the personal one.  *sigh.  FrustratedπŸ˜• If you have any suggestions please let me know. 
 So it was time for a Christmas card.  They always put me in a happy mood.  Turn on a little Christmas Music and stamp away my troubles.   I wish it were that simple.. I think ignore my troubles is what I do.  Anyways moving forward.
This card I made today is for the challenge at: Christmas Card Throwdown
I used two stampin up sets.  Wrapped in Warmth for the sentiment and Merry Mice for the mouse.  I did a lot of fussy cutting because I stamped him on polka dot paper and had to cut him out and then also sneak in there and cut out the little carol book too.   You might have to look closely but the pink is added on the scarf, hat and mouse ears.  Gosh I think he turned out cute.  I  like how the ric rac ribbon adds a little something "special" to the card.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

#tgifc127 ~Halloween PIzza Box



 No card today.. instead this wickedly fun Pizza Box that is just the perfect size for a giant chocolate chip cookie.   Sorry to say I didn't get to baking any up today.  I so bad wanted to, but just not able.  Had a dentist appointment that took quite a long time and well ya all know it's very difficult for me to get around and the chair was not comfortable.   Any ways I'm glad I went I haven't gone in years.  I know WOW.. but we don't have dental insurance and so  I just try to do my best.  They say it's either allergies or clenching causing the pain, but so thankful to the LORD it was not tooth decay/or such.   Sorry for the long story there but that's why the NO baking today.  Just a bit broken after the dentist visit.  By the Way they have a spectacular aquarium there.  And being that I act like a child I have to know certain things.. like if you have a "Dory" why can't you have a "Nemo" in the same tank.. the lady told me they would fight to their death they don't get along.. only in the movies.. interesting..eh?  

Ok.. enough of that and onto this delightful pizza box.  I made it for the challenge at: TGIF 
I chose the middle row straight down.   I made a belly band to hold my pizza box closed and then glued some lovely polka-dot ribbon to it.  Love that stuff.  I got it at walmart for a dollar.  I then stamped my little spider whom I've nicknamed Charlotte and colored her in, and cut her out.   I think the sentiment is perfect for this Halloween treat box.  I added a bit of clear wink of stella on her to sparkle things up a bit.
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