Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Washi Chevron Anyone? SCS Baker's Dozen Swap - Week #6

It's been awhile since I've posted and honestly since I've been crafty.  In the meantime, I'm getting lots of lovely mail from my SCS Baker's Dozen Swap partner Dawn.

I received this bejeweled washi tape chevron card last week and am just getting around to bragging about my swap partner.

This girl is seriously showing me all kinds of ways to use washi tape!! I only own two rolls. Guess I better get on it and get my collection going.

We're entering the second half of our Bakers Dozen Swap and I can't tell you how much I'm loving getting something delightful in the mail instead of just junk mail and bills.

Thank you so much Dawn!! I love it!

Monday, August 17, 2015

A Hot Chili Card to Enjoy in Hot Cali!! SCS Baker's Dozen Swap - Week #5

While I'm dying in this heat, I received this hilariously clever card from my swap partner Dawn.

It's a hot chili card she says for me to enjoy in hot Cali!

Love how clean and well designed her cards always are.  She used sequins AND bling this time.

I keep mentioning how she decorates the insides of her cards but keep forgetting to photograph them to share.

We're officially at the half way point now of our Baker's Dozen Swap.  My 7th card just went out today!

Dawn, if you're reading this, I absolutely looooove it!! It's hilarious!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SCS Card Sketch Challenge #552 Thanks Tim Holtz Crazy Birds Card

I'm still having tons of fun with my Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and Kuretake Gansai watercolors. This time, I decided to stamp a few of the birds and color them in advance so I could take out my Crazy Birds dies for a whirl.

They cut like a dream and these are pretty easy to align.  I can tell I have a little too much white border on the bottom right design of my stamped bird image, so hopefully next time, I'll get it perfectly right.

I was inspired by the current weekly Card Sketch #552 over at SplitCoastStampers, but made a few minor tweaks with placement.

Made this card as a very belated thank you to my fellow blog team member and friend Lynn to thank her for her incredibly generous support of a Card Donation Call I'm hostessing at SCS to benefit cancer patients at the Ronald McDonald House locations.

I'm hostessing the month of Jan 2016, and in addition for my call for cards which will be donated to the Pasadena, CA location, I'm also committed to donating a minimum of 10 cards each month to each of the monthly hostesses so that a different RMH location throughout the US can be highlighted.

Lynn sent me a whopping 162 cards WITH envelopes for the Pasadena location. 

Here's a sample of her GORGEOUS cards that she sent.  (I apologize for the low lighting; I couldn't find my DSLR at the time and had to rely on my iphone camera.)

I haven't yet made my way to the center yet to drop off by have set up an appointment with the Center Director to meet with her in a few weeks to drop off. I'll be sure to post pictures so Lynn can see how her generosity has impacted others.

Thank you so very very very much Lynn

"Thanks" Crazy Birds Card
Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper; Misc PP; Vellum
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bird Crazy 
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Kuretake Gansai Watercolors 
Embellishments: Oval SB Dies;QK Nesting Cookie Cutter Basic Phrase Dies
Size: 4.25" x 5.5" rectangular 

Monday, August 10, 2015

"Celebrate" with SU Manhattan Flower

Just a quickie today, so took a stab at this week's Muse Challenge #128 by finally whipping out my SU Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder that I just HAD to have about two years ago but never got around to using.  Yup, then I just adhered a "Celebrate" die cut sentiment from my QK Basic Phrases set using some silver metallic cardstock scraps.  Just kept this one super simple and quick.

Here's this week's inspiration card at the Muse by Michelle Ferguson.


Thanks for visiting! 

"Celebrate" Card
Paper: Recollections Cardstock
Embellishments: QK Nesting Cookie Cutter Basic Phrase Dies; SU Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder
Size: 4.25" x 5.5" rectangular

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