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Fun on ICE...

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   First of all, you are not going crazy, the card that I linked is not the same as the one above.   The more I looked at the red sentiment the less I like it, so I did the sentiment in blue and used a cloud die.  So this is alow laying cloud just at the tree line but it works for me.  My mind had much on it when I started putting my card together during the night.  I had been looking at create a smile sketch for a few days and was planning to use some dies I have to give the look, but when I saw this background paper it just seemed to work so well, too bad I missed the link cut off.    I took liberties with the sketch, but it was defintely my inspiration and also the challenge photo at Just Us Girls served as inspiration.    Yesterday was my Multiple Myeloma infusion treatment day and I get steroids as part of the treatment, so I didn't even go to bed last night, because I always have so much drive going.   I take steroids every Tuesday, but only get the infusion every 4th Tuesday

Christmas Trees Card....

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I just loved this card , made by Jen Timko, so much so that I ordered the Pine Tree Honey Cuts and the Vintage Holiday paper pad along with some other goodies from the Honey Bee Company.    So of course, I've just been dying to play with it all, and today I did just that!  I also used a sentiment from the vintage SU set Joy Christmas.   It's simple and clean and I like it!   I hope you do too!     Thanks so much for stopping in have a great and safe week!       Kathy  

Brown Christmas Card...

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  Never have I made a Christmas Card where I used shades of "Brown" predominantly.   Since this is the year I wanted to "branch out" and try different challenges and challenges out of my comfort zone I decided to give the current challenge at 52CCTD my best shot.   I am also linking to some "anything goes" challenges...Just click below and it will take you to the Websites.     The verdict is out on my card.  There are some lovely cards that have been posted for this challenge.   It's just that I have always been very traditional with Christmas (red/green black/gray with pops of color, or shades of blue). So I went shopping and  I downloaded some lace papers and used a very old CTMH set to create a Nativity.   The embellishments are SU Cinnamon Cider (last year's incolor) in this years book!    I am starting to incorporate digital into my artwork...I just love the brown lace papers I downloaded from Etsy.   I look forward to building my digi stamp c

Penguin Triple Trouble card....

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  This week Double Trouble Challenge and  Try Stampin on Tuesday are combining their challenges.  At Double Trouble Thing 1 wants participants to use 3 pieces of patterned paper on the cards and Thing 3 wants a Penguin to be used.   I guess for this week Thing 2 is TSOT and they are providing the sketch.   This is the first time I have played along at Double Trouble, and I just hope I am doing what is required,  it may take me awhile to get the hang of it!   I used colored pencils on a download stamp from PinkGemDesigns on ETSY.   The Papers are Winter Seamless digital from PaperStarrStudio also ETSY.    I printed the digi papers on a 4 on 1 vertical label program in word on watercolor paper.  I had some left over, I messed up or it would have been enough for 2 cards.   The image I then printed on 4 x 5 watercolor paper in the photo program, next I printed the same image on 4x5 white CS.   I die cute the watercolor image in an oval and fussy cut the CS image.  If I had wanted to wat

Blue and Gray Birthday Card...

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Today has been a fun play day...it has snowed off and on all day and since we don't get much snow here in SC, it  has  been a treat.  We are officially snowed in,  everything was closed for the day.   For many years I worked in Radiology with the local hospital system and we had to report to work snow or no snow, so as you can imagine I am loving being retired.   I kept looking at this Try Stampin on Tuesday sketch trying to come up with a way to use it.   This morning as I was waking up, I remembered the Lovely Day stamp set that came with one of the Paper Pumpkin kits a couple of years ago and thought it would work well with this sketch.  I used retired SU DSP that works well with the challenge at  Seize the Birthday use Blue and Gray.  I ended up stamping the cake with crumb cake ink so I decided it was a spice cake!   Since the lovely stamp was a little on the big side I decided to just stamp it on the tag and add a little navy clothes pin.   Thanks for stopping by and have a

Psalm 145.8

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For this sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches I decided to show the card I made from it last February...I used Bible Verses both times but the looks are totally different!   I am also linking at Make The Cards Challenge "encouragement."     I used the color scheme at Paper Players, but somehow missed the cut-off time for linking (bummer).    It is supposed to start snowing anytime now where I live.  We don't get much snow, so I'm just playing around and taking it easy today!    Thanks for stopping by,   Kathy  

Husband's Valentine...

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As I started putting together the "ingredients" for this card, I decided that the color scheme and sentiment would be work perfect on a Valentine for my husband.   That's when it's ok to give a man a somewhat frou frou card, or at least I think so!     It will have a gift card inside for his hobby.   I probably won't get a card, but he will tell me to order myself some card making goodies which works for me!   He would take me somewhere nice to eat, but since I am immunocompromised and  Covid continues to rage we will order food from a nice restaurant and pick it up at the curb.    The photo at The Card Concept speaks formal to me, but I think I used the colors a little less so and using gray as a neutral I pretty much stuck to the  color scheme as it appears.  The 2nd card with the black base is actually the first card I made, Clean and layered is the look I was going for!  But the camera shows everything and the Just a note didn't imprint good and I filled