Thursday, July 28, 2022

Hummingbird Frenzy and House Mouse

Little Red Wagon - Stitching Sensations
Addicted to Stamps and More - Any occasion

Stamp by Stampendous
Colored with watercolors
Glossy Accents added to feeder
Wonky Stitched Rectangles by Gina Marie Designs

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

An Ocean Breeze Sets the Mind at Ease

I am continuing to get stronger every day since my thumb surgery 2 weeks ago. I started occupational therapy yesterday and I am already WAY AHEAD with my therapy this time than last time so I am pleased with that. And I am only going once a week instead of twice a week so that's a plus. I have exercises I do at home and they are definitely helping me be less sore!!

Double D - Purple/Blue/Green

Stamps by Impression Obsession
Watercolors by Art Philosophy 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Merry Christmoose

 52 Christmas Card Countdown - Watercolor 

Stamps by Hobby Art Ltd
Watercolors by Catherine Pooler

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Another popsicle card

 Color Throwdown - Challenge #702

Stamps and stencils by Concord & 9th

Happy 60th Birthday!

One of my best friends is turning the big 6-0 this summer so I made her this card with 60 balloons. Yes I counted them! I'm not far behind, another year until I turn 60! That's hard to believe! LOL

                                                            Stamps by The Greetery
                                                            Number die cut by Sizzix
                                                            Gold washi tape for road
                                                        Sky stencil by My Favorite Things
                                            Stickles glitter and Nuvo drops on some balloons

Friday, July 22, 2022

You're One of the Coolest People I Know

More popsicles!! These 3 step stencils are so fun to line up and color :).

I went to my hand surgeon yesterday and got my stitches out in my thumb. I continue to have stabbing pains in my thumb area and they said its completely normal with this type of surgery. I had it last time too and it lasts for a few weeks. Its been HORRIBLE the past few days! On a positive note, I start my occupational therapy next week, which a week sooner than last time. I really do feel I am healing much faster this time and I hope to be back to be back to stamping real soon. Meanwhile, I was able to make this stenciled card. 

Hand Stamped Sentiments - Color Challenge #393
Cardz 4 Galz - Get Inky

Stamps and stencils by Concord & 9th
Inks by Distress Oxides

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Life Would Be Im-Popsicle Without You

Who says one can't stencil 1-handed? LOL  I got these today in the mail and I instantly had to make a card! Tomorrow I get my stitches out in my thumb and I cannot wait!! Then the occupational therapy can begin in 2 weeks!

I finally updated my Distress Oxide chart. Only missing 2 colors! I found the chart here or here.

CAS Colours & Sketches - Challenge #479

Stamps and diecuts by Concord & 9th
Inks by Distress Oxides

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Weekender Tote Ice Cream Anyone?

This weekender tote die cut by Concord & 9th is so fun!! I wish I could have this in real life - I would totally carry a tote bag like this !!! The die cuts make it super easy to just cut out, glue it together and voila! A instant little tote bag!! Very little stamping but I did stamp the tag that reads "For You".

You'll see I still have my arm bandaged up so no heavy duty stamping yet but I am able to color with my right hand since my left hand was done this time. Stitches come out Thursday!!

Simon Says Stamp - Let's Go on Vacation 

1 week after surgery and I am smiling!
This is Tino, our granddog. Emily
braided my hair which feels so much 
better than wearing it down! Hubby
isn't that great with getting into a 
ponytail but we're working on it!

Monday, July 18, 2022

Peace Joy Love

 Sweet Stampin' - Doodling

Stamp by Katzelkraft
Banner by Mama Elephant
Watercolored by Art Philosophy
Stickles glitter

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Christmas in July moose

I discovered this stamp company all the way over in England and a company in South Carolina sells them! I love moose and had to have this set. I see it's currently sold out so I see I am not the only one who loves it! I used some gold stickles for his hat and some black nuvo drops for some lines under his feet. I was able to make this card while recooperating from my thumb surgery a week ago.

Papercraft Challenges - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampers - Christmas in July
2 Sisters on the Blog - Anything Goes #64
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Holidays 
Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas in July
AAA - Christmas Pets

Stamps by Hobby Art Ltd
Watercolors by Catherine Pooler

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Butterfly Balloon

I made this card last week before my thumb surgery. Surgery went good. Will recover for a few weeks.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Butterflies, Dragonflies, Bees

Stamp by Unity Stamp Co
Watercolors by Jane Davenport

Monday, July 4, 2022

Hope your Birthday is One for the Books

 Dragonfly Dreams - Indoor Hobbies (reading)

Stamps By Unity Stamps

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Splitcoast Dare to Get Dirty 2022


Dare to Get Dirty is our annual celebration of creativity where we strive to inspire members of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club community to create with a series of challenges and a week of celebration. Fan Club members help support our free content site with a small annual subscription and receive some fun perks in exchange! This year, as we pass a significant milestone of 15 years, we are inviting friends and guests of the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club to join the fun.

Please join us the week of July 16-22 with a series of easy challenges each day. You can find the challenge information HERE. Share your projects in OUR GALLERY using the unique challenge keyword for the challenge.
We give away a lot of Dare to Get Dirty prizes to members of our Fan Club who share in our challenge gallery over the course of the event. Find out how to be a Fan Club member HERE.

This year we have MORE to share! Any participant - Fan Club Member or guest can post your projects on Facebook and/or Instagram using both #splitcoaststampers and #DTGD2022 for chances to win fabulous paper crafting prizes. (We also love it when you tag us on social media - @splitcoaststampers.)
Mark your calendar, stock the fridge with your favorite snacks and set the AC appropriately. We have challenges to accept, fun techniques to try, cards to make, and prizes to win!

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Your Kindness Matters

I am getting ready to have thumb surgery on my left hand on July 11th so I made a few thank you cards. Last time I had surgery on my right thumb in January, 3 of our neighbors made us meals and it was so wonderful not to have to cook :). 


Stamps by Concord & 9th

Friday, July 1, 2022

Keep Going, You Will Make It

 Color Throwdown - Challenge #699

Stamps by Gina K
Watercolors by Art Philosophy