June Wrap Up

I am so sad to see June go.  It means that July will go as quickly. 

On a personal side of things, June kind of kicked the doors in as it came along.  I had applied for a different position at school, which would have had me working summers.  In addition to that, and just trying to get caught up at home on everything I had let slide, I didn’t get to enjoy those first few weeks of summer break.

 

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When I found out that I didn’t get the position, I sighed a sigh of relief, grabbed some coffee and went to sit down for awhile.  HA!  I did want the job, but there were quite a few things that had be worried about the job.  So, I prayed and left it in God’s hands.  And like I said, felt relief when I found out. 

So since then, I’ve been enjoying summer. 

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I did two things this month, I have never done before.  I participate in a 5K Color Run.  Although I walked!  YAY for trying!! 

I also went kayaking.  And I loved that too!  Life is too short not to try things.  YOLO.  HA… is that still hip to say?  Is it Hip to say Hip?

Either way, I am thankful for these opportunities. 

 

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I had made myself a summer project list and I’m working on it.  Getting a little done here and there around the place.  Mainly some small landscaping jobs and working on a new Fire Pit area. 

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I wasn’t sure I wanted to mention, but we lost all of our turkeys and some chickens.  This lil Fluffy one was the lone survivor for awhile, but she didn’t make it either.  Circle of Life, but I was still sad to lose them. 

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We had more rain this month that usual, and we were without power quite a few times at various points.  Where we are, our cell service isn’t great either, so with no wifi, no phones.  After doing a few other things, the guys ended up having an impromptu Geography Bee with the map and the laser pointer!! 

We were even without power on Father’s Day, just as we were about to start lunch for everyone.  We postponed til dinner, but the kids were so bummed they couldn’t make Cup A Noodles without the Kuerig.  lol..  Sandwiches it was. 

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My friend asked me to join her at an oil painting class.  This was pretty good for only a 2 hour class.  Wish there were more hours in the day to do more of these. 

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June is a huge birthday month, and most of them all at the end of the month.  One thing we do, is birthdays.  Always with all the local family.  RC wanted an XBox One for his birthday, so we gave him one.  HA!!

So we are headed out for the holiday weekend.  To the lake.  Smile 

I will have lots to share with you in the next few days so do check back in! 


Using SVG Files on your Cricut Design Space

Hey Everyone!  Today I am sharing with you how to use your SVG files with your Cricut Design Space software. I was so happy it was so stinkin’ easy!

I am working stamps and SVG files from Craftin Desert Divas, Prickly Set and This and That sentiment set. 

Enjoy the video. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here are the still images of the cards I made.  I did add some black splatters after the video to make everything pop. 

 

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I have them all packed up in a cute lil box for my Etsy Shop. 

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Nessy the Loveable Legend | Masking Technique with Distress Inks

HI!!  Happy Monday!  Busy day at the Skiff house as we celebrate RC today who turns 14!!  That thought makes me so sad!! 

 

So I am playing along with the Lawnscaping challenge over at Lawn Fawn Challenge Blog today and distressing my card.  I created a murky blue water for Nessy to hide in!  HA!! 

 

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I also created a video today to go along!  Lots of fun!!  I hope you enjoy!!

 

 

 

Supplies Used:  Lawn Fawn: Loveable Legends, Let’s Polka in the Meadow

 

 

Today we are celebrating this guy!!  He has a busy day of football camp, pizza with his buddies and a nice family dinner tonight. He requested P Dub’s Lobster Mac N Cheese.

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Also on YouTube today is my winner of the Scrapbook Haul Giveaway!  Check it out!!


Simply B Stamps | Hey Betty

So, I was messing around online one day and stumbled upon some super cute images.  These are from Simply B Stamps.  I fell in love and nabbed up a couple of them and wanted to color and play. 

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I colored them before I had paper so I had to did around to find some, but my new Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka pad worked well with the fun white images. 

I paired her with the sketch from Mojo Monday to make this card layout work. 

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Its Friday Bettey

I think this is my fave image.  FRIDAY!!  YAY!  I picked some fun papers to go with it, and roughed them up a bit to make the background for her. 

 

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Both were super fun to play with!!  You will probably see them again or some new ones.  They are an adorable lil company!!

 


Scrapbook Blessings Club | Video Hop with MHK Designs

Hi friends!!

Today is a big day!  The ladies at Scrapbook Blessings Club are hoping along with the fun company, MHK Designs.  They have some SUPER cute images on their Etsy Store! 

 

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Welcome everyone to our Scrapbook Blessings Club June Video Hop sponsored by MHK Designs! We hope you enjoy all of our talented creative projects. To be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing, please stop by each design team members YouTube channel and watch their Hop video (there are 7 of us), subscribe and leave a comment. Also, if you like what you see, please give a “thumbs up”. Then, when you've finished all 7, send an email with "JUNE HOP" in the subject line, to SCRAPBOOKBLESSINGSCLUB@YAHOO.COM.

Our hop is open from Saturday June 25th - Friday July 1st, so you have PLENTY of time to fit in all of our inspiring videos and join giveaway!!!

 

NOW..WHERE TO SHOP?!! Please thank our wonderful sponsor by visiting her shop....

MHK Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/MHKDesigns?section_id=14977957

I also wanted to share some still images here with you of the cards I created!  Thanks for checking in!!

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Enjoy your Saturday!!


June 24th Flash Sale | CTMH

Last Flash Sale – Hope you find something AMAZING!!

http://katieskiff.ctmh.com/Default.aspx

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Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)

 

Don’t forget I’ll be sending a fun lil package to everyone who purchases from one of the Flash Sales this month!!


Faith Friday | 6.24.16

Happy Friday Friends!!  Are we ready for the weekend?

You need to know – TOMORROW I will participating in a Video Hop on YouTube for the Scrapbook Blessings Club.  Check out my YouTube page or come back here tomorrow for the link!

This afternoon is the last Flash Sale for CTMH!

Also, on Monday I will be announcing the winner for the Scrapbook Haul Video Giveaway!  If you haven’t already commented, do so this weekend! 

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Now, onto today’s Faith Friday video!

 

 

 

And here some some stills. 

The stamp set can be found HERE from Papertrey Ink. 

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And here are the cards I created for Stamp Club.  I die cut the clouds and sponged everything else with Distress Inks. 

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See you all soon!!


Ridiculously Awesome Birthday Card | Fun Fold

Hi guys!!

I have a fun card to share with you.  Lots of different folds and parts, but really super easy!  I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

 

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Here is the front of the card.

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And here is the inside. 

The measurements are as follows:

8.25” by 4.25”; scored at 5.5”

8.5” by 3.25” ; scored at 4.25”

Two White Daisy pieces cut at 4”3”

Patterned Paper

2.5” by 4”

4” by 5.25”

3.25” by 4” ; scored at .25” on 3 sides. 

 

 

 

Make sure you check out the goodies in my CTMH Online Store.  The patterned papers are retiring at the end of July.   Click on the images below to find them online. 

 

 

Thanks for watching today!


You're A Legend | Yeti Card

Hi guys!! 

Popping in with a fun and quick card today.  I played with the sketch challenge for this week over at Freshly Made Sketches.  But due to other projects to share, I’m too late to link it up. However, I still wanted to share it with you!

 

 

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I LOVE this set from Lawn Fawn, Loveable Legends. I showed it in my haul video from Saturday if you missed it.  I wanted it simply because I wanted to make a couple Sasquatch cards.  But then I saw him as a Yeti and said Oh yeah!!  Even better baby!!

Sasquatch cards are coming, but today he is Yeti, complete with Silver Wink of Stella fur! 

I created a mini scene for him to stand on and added some snow sequins!  Super fun! 

 

OK, if you are still here, I wanted to pop on with a quick note that I am hosting a LuLaRoe party tomorrow at my house and today ONLINE!  First, if you are local, come on out!!  Try on the goods. 

If you are not, and would want to look at the party, just shoot me an email – jstaskif at yahoo dot com ----> Link over there in the sidebar.  And I will hook you up with the inventory! 

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This isn’t the best photo, but I LOVE these leggings!!  AH!  LOVE 

 

 

OK, that is all peeps.  See you all soon.  Like maybe tomorrow!   *wink*


Craftin Desert Divas | Red, White and Blue Linky Party

 
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Hello friends! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is "Masculine"! We would love to see all of your projects that fit this theme! So go ahead and craft it and link it up on the Craftin Desert Diva's Blog.
 
Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over 
at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And don't forget 
about  the prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3! 
The more times you link up...the more chances you have to win!!
 
Our Sponsors for this Linky Party are:
 
One 4"x 6" stamp set
One Digi Stamp of choice
 
 
 
CCD Red White and Blue Linky Party 
Here is my fun lil card for today's Linky Party.  I used the new Yankee Doodle Bear Digi Stamp and colored him with my Copics.  I wanted to shake it up so I went with some Chevron Red and White papers for the background. 
The dies I used are from the fancy Frames Die Collection.  I wanted that cute lil flag at the top like that so it would add a pop of blue!

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 I finished the card off with some Red, White and Blue Glitter Sprinkles and Wink of Stella on the image. 
 
I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Have a great Monday!