Monday, March 26, 2018

Make It Monday #316 with Lizzie

A card for this week's MIM with Lizzie using stenciled edges

PTI's Beautiful Butterflies, Butterfly Dreams & Window Works 
Basic Dots stencil - in CP inks.


Lizzie's card

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Merry Monday #283 with Leanne - Puppy

This week Leanne wants us to us a puppy on our cards for Merry Monday
I used this sweet little digi image from Creativitybug.blogspot.com.
I had help coloring this with Copics from my blogging friend, Kara Lynne of Bright Hope Creations on my recent trip to The Craft House where I met her and 4 other blogging friends.  See previous posts.  She is such an amazing colorer (is that a word?) and such a great teacher.

Please join us each week to work on getting your cards done before the busy holiday.


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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Update on the Happy Couple and the Triplets


The happy couple in the hospital....

 Ramie has been in the hospital for two weeks today.  They have scheduled their C-section for April 26th, the day after her birthday.  She is being monitored twice a day and the babies are doing well.  Baby girl is 2 lbs 2 oz., boys are 1 lb 13 oz and 1 lb 11 oz.  So all have grown.  She is starting her 28th week this week and that was the goal, but hope to go to 32 weeks.  Please still keep them in your prayers.
If anyone is interested they are on Instagram - mightymultiples.


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PTI's March 2018 Blog Hop

A card for PTI's Blog Hop

Inspiration Photo

I was a little stumped on this one and it is not one of my favorites.

PTI's Lilies of the Field in CP Colors
PTI Modern Background Stencil


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Friday, March 23, 2018

CAS Mix Up March 2018 Acetate & Birthday Card for my Grandson, Brennan

Today is my only grandson's birthday and he is 15 years old.   However, he will be the only boy  just for another month when his triplet cousins will be born, 2 boys and a girl.
This card is also for the CAS Mix Up challenge and I am getting it in just under the wire.
I am not very good at making shaker cards, but thought I would give it a try.  I really have to think about it when making one.  I don't like to think that hard.  Lol...


PTI's Birthday Balloons in CP inks.  Keep it Simple Birthday
HAI sequins


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Monday, March 19, 2018

Merry Monday #282 Photo Inspiration

Hello, this is Linda and it is my turn to host this week's Merry Monday Challenge.  Use the photo below for your inspiration.
Come join us at MM

Avery Elle Pinecones colored with Copics.


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Stamping with Blogging Friends is the Best

Here are some of the projects that we worked on while at the Craft House.
Marcia showed us how to use a stencil to make an image with water on DOX sponged backgrounds.
Nancy brought her Finetec pearlescent watercolors and this image on black card stock to color.
And Kara helped us color this sweet little bear scene with Copics.

Marcia brought the makings for this sweet Easter pop up and Birgit brought the makings for the sweet deer pop up for inside the card.

Nancy brought this Concorde & 9th stamp set (I think) for us to stamp with Catherine Pooler Inks that Colleen and I brought for them to try.

And this is the front of the little deer pop up that I made for Birgit's card.

And I still have more things to make into cards.  Just not enough time....


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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Most Amazing Weekend with Blogging Friends


I have to share with you the most wonderful weekend spent with these awesome blogging friends.
Colleen and I were the last to arrive in Wichita and were met by these 4 smiling faces.
Kara Lynne, Birgit, Marcia and Nancy P.  We arrived on Thursday and had the most amazing bonding experience ever.  Now, we already had bonded as blogging friends, but the bonding has increased ten fold.  It was as if we had been friends forever.  We talked, laughed, stamped, ate and had the greatest time together in this wonderful house called The Craft House.
This first picture is taken on the rainbow stairs which only shows a glimpse of them.  The second one is the craft room and the third is the kitchen area.  Now this house sleeps up to 16 people, but we were glad that we had a small intimate group.  The 6 of us took over the whole craft room and were spread out on all the tables.  Not sure we would have had more room for any more people.
Everyone brought a project to share and we learned how to color these cute little bear with Copics.   Kara was a fabulous instructor and we each got one on one time with her.
Marcia and Birgit each brought adorable pop ups and Nancy shared her Finetec fluorescent water colors.  Marcia also brought her Lindy magic colors for us to try.   We really didn't have enough time to do everything we wanted, but had so much fun trying.
Unfortunately, Nancy had to leave on Saturday and it was sad to see her go.
Sunday, Birgit and Marcia had to leave around 12:30.  Kara at 6:00, and  Colleen & I didn't have to leave until 7:40.  It was too far to go back to the house so we went to a Panera for a bite to eat and spent some time coloring.  And I really did have some one on one time with Kara.  We then went to JoAnn's and Kohls and to Wendy's to use up more time.  We ended up taking the car back about 4:00 and to the airport about 4:30 for our journey back home.  I got home about 11:30 and Col was after midnight.  But what a wonderful time we had and the memories will live on forever.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Merry Monday # 281 with Kim

Kim has an inspiration photo for us this week at MM
Please join us and get your cards started early.  Check out what the rest of the team has made for inspiration.

Free Digi stamp on Pinterest.com already colored using Copics to highlight.
Catherine Pooler  SOA Peppermint Stick background stamp

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Monday, March 5, 2018

CAS Watercolour March 2018 Challenge Garden

A card for CAS Watercolour


Penny Black Delicate Silhouttes, Art Impressions Foliage, PTI's Graceful Greetings with Tombow, Dual water brush pens and Aqua Brush.


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Make It Monday #314 with Lexi Color Wheel Cards

A card for this week's MIM
Well, I am into my butterflies again.  This is PTI's Butterfly Dreams which they are retiring.  So glad I have it as it is one that I go to more than anything, especially the red one.  I used CP inks in rainbow colors.
PTI's  Shape Shifters, Circle.

Here is Lexi's card

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Merry Monday #280 with Kelly


Kelly has a inspiration photo for us this week at Merry Monday
Come  see all of the fabulous inspiration by our Merry Makers and join in the challenge.
I picked the gold stars and the greenery and pop of red for my inspiration.

PTI's Cutaway Tags Winter with CP inks, PTI Round Off Edgers,  Gina K Foil Mates in gold foil

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