Monday, August 13, 2018

Just Us Girls #453 Fast Watercolors


A card for JUGS  Love this technique by Jennifer McGuire and not sure why I haven't used it or remembered it as I struggle so much with watercoloring.  I love how this turned out and it is so easy.
I embossed the flowers in white, then used my Distress Inks, direct to paper and then squirted with water and that's it.  Easy, peasy.  Also, thanks Sue for the challenge.

Altenew Peony Bouquet & Peony Scrolls with Distress Inks.
PTI's Diagonal Stripe Cover Plate, Keep It Simple Happy Birthday, 

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PTI's Create Along with Us August 2018


My card for this week's Create Along with Us
I chose the card below for my inspiration by Kelly.  I am not ready to make a fall card yet...
This card did not come easy to me.  I tried several different ideas before I settled on this one.
It's so funny (frustrating) that sometimes cards come together so easily and other times, ugh....

PTI's Vintage, Linens and white cardstock, Think Big #12 Happy Birthday
MFT Scallop Frame
WPlus 9 Bold Banner

                                                  Kelly's card








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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Make It Monday #332 Petite Pattern Play with Michele

I was finally able to make a card for this week's MIM
I have been able to play in my craft room for 3 days this week.  It's been in the 90's so perfect and the babies are on a working road trip with mom, dad & Avery, so we didn't get to see them yesterday.  Miss those cuties.  They get back today sometime so will be able to see them tomorrow.  Yeah!!!

So, if you haven't noticed, I am on a aqua and pink kick lately.  It started with a JUGS challenge using these colors and I really have like it.

PTI's Mix & Mat Confetti, and two oldie stamps sets both PTI,  Butterfly Dreams and Garden Grace, Communique Curves

Michele's adorable card.


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CAS Watercolour August 2018 Challenge

I really struggle with watercoloring.  This is my fourth image that I tried to watercolor.  First I tried my Ziggs then decided to try another image and my Distress inks without much success.  Finally came up with this one that is just ok to me.  I used Lawn Fawn's Our Friendship Grows watercolored with Distress inks.



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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

CAS Mix Up August, 2018 Challenge

A card for this month's CAS Mix Up, with my stencil monoprint, stamping, die cuts, coloring.


I used a flower stencil and my Distress Inks,
The butterfly is from Rubberneck - Butterflies are Free colored with Copics.
Sentiment is PTI's Keep It Simple Get Well

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Friday, August 3, 2018

CAS Christmas August 2018 Challenge

I am so excited and honored to be asked to be on the CAS Christmas Design Team.
This is my first card as a Designer Team Member.
Thanks Loll and Bonnie for inviting me to be on the team.

The Challenge this month is to use a tree on your card.

I used an old wood Stampin' Up stamp which I embossed in Liquid Platinum.
PTI Mix Mat Snowflakes

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Make It Monday #331 with Stephanie, Seize the Birthday - Stripes and Triplets Update

A card for this week's MIM
Creating  Mixed Background Texture with Stephanie

PTI's Garden Party, Communique Curves, Scalloped tags & Diagonal Stripes Cover Plate

Stephanie's Card
Also entering into STB
Our "Toppings" option this time is...
"Stripes"


And Finally
The triplets are 3 months now, as of the 26th and growing so well and beautifully. The last time they were weighed they were well into 8 lbs. so I'm sure they are at least 9 lbs. or more.  My sister and I go over and help Ramie on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are on call as needed.  But she is such a natural with these babies, you would never know they were her first.   You can just see the love on her face as she looks at each one.  They are getting to the point where they are interacting with us and it is so fun.   These little ones have been lots of places already in their short life.  On a road trip, soccer games, out to dinner, up to the foothills of Mt. Rainier.
They just make my heart melt. 
So precious and we just can't believe how blessed we are.
Enjoy!!!

BTW, spent the day with the babies yesterday and found out they weigh 11 lbs.  My guess was a little off.
Had to post this.  Just came in:
Anna poses for mom as the boys sleep
Connor & Justin


Miss Anna is so photogenic

Identical twins even sleep alike,  Connor (l) Justin (r)
They even put their arms up at exactly the same time.  Lol

Connor & Justin in their summer wear.  Tank tops & shorts

Another beautiful shot of Anna.  Mom was playing dress up and taking pictures.

(L to R) Justin, Anna & Connor

Connor sleeping


Justin sleeping

Avery with Justin on top, Connor and Anna
Another one of those identical twin things with the same expression on their faces.  Lol
Avery is such a great big sister.  She is 12...

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