Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Altenew Academy Day 6 with Kelly Latevola - One Layer Wonders

The last day of One Layer Wonders with Kelly at Altenew Academy
Layered Stamping

I don't have any Altenew bouquet flowers so used this from Avery Elle, Floral Bouquet
Watercolored with Distress Oxides and then Copics 
PTI's Boutique Borders, Birthday

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Altenew Academy Day 5 with Kelly Latevola - One Layer Wonders

Day 5 of Altenew Academy is 
Quick Background with Multiple Stamps

I used Altenew Peony Bouquet with Copics
PTI's Keep it Simple Happy Birthday and Frame


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Altenew Academy Day 4 with Kelly Latevola - One Layer Wonders


Day 4 is Building a Multicolored Bouquet
I used Altenew's Spring Daisy and colored with Copics.  I don't do well making my own frames as you can see I went all the way to the bottom on one side so had to do it on the second also.  
The shading was done with Gray Copics.  
You can take this 6 day class here at Altenew

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Merry Monday #296 with Nina

Nina wants us to make a rustic card.
So a few weeks ago, I had a good idea for my rustic card, but by the time I got around to making it, I completely forgot what that was.  On my.....Finally was able to come up with this one.

Sadly, this is our last challenge as Lesley has decided to close down the Merry Monday Challenge.
Hope to see you around blogland.  Thanks to all of my teammates.  It was so great working with you.

Stamps of Approval Hip Holiday, PTI Wood Grain Embossing Die, PTI's Holiday Plaid pattern paper.


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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Altenew Academy Day 3 with Kelly Latevola - One Layer Wonders

Day 3 with Kelly Latevola at Altenew Academy
Watercolor under painting.
I didn't have a bouquet type of floral arrangement of Altenew, so used this stamp from WPlus 9, Kind Soul
Used Distress Oxides to watercolor and then touched up with Copics


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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Altenew Academy Day with Kelly Latevola - One Layer Wonders Multicolor Stamping


Actually, I sponged multiple colors on this Altenew Watercolor Strips Stencil using Altenew Inks.
PTI Life Is Beautiful and Think Big Favorites 
Nuvo Glitter Drops
You can take the class Altenew Academy

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Altenew Academy Day 1 with Kelly Latevola - One Layer Wonders

Day 1 with Kelly Latevola in One Layer Wonders Altenew Academy

I used Altenew's Amazing You colored with Copics.
PTI's Keep It Simple Birthday

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Make It Monday #325 with Dawn Flowers in Reverse

Nice to get a card done for MIM although it is a little out of my comfort zone.  So many layers.
I used PTI's Doodlie Do.  Some Nuvo Crystal Drops, Keep it Simple Thinking of You.

Dawn's Cards

Father's Day 2018
Kailey, Dad, Connor, Anna, Justin, Avery & Maddy and Ramie in the second picture.

Anna, Justin & Connor


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Merry Monday #295 with Marcia

Below is the inspiration photo that Marcia wants us to use when making a card this week.
I used the candies and greenery as my inspiration.  This came together so easily so I made 3 more.



PTI's Background Basics Christmas & Holiday Greens with CP inks.



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Friday, June 15, 2018

CAS Mix Up June 2018 & Triplet Update

I have finally been able to play in my craft room for the last couple of days and it feels so good.  I have so many new stamp sets to try out.
This card is for CAS Mix Up June 2018


Gina K. Butterfly Kisses that I got for any early birthday present from my Bff, Colleen, one of many....
PTI's Shape Shifters Circle
Altenew's Watercolor Strips Stencil
The butterfly is from a sheet of Lindy Magicals that I made in Kansas complements of my friend, Marcia.  I die cut the butterfly and added several coats of Clear Embossing Powder.

Now a little update on the triplets
Miss Anna

Connor & Justin
At their last weigh in they were 5lbs. 8 oz, & 5lbs. 9 oz.
They are so amazing and precious.  And mom and dad are doing well.
They are moving up to Newborn sizes with a little room to grow.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Merry Monday #294 with Leanne

Leanne wants us to add a barn to our cards this week.  This turned out to be a very tough challenge for me as it just wasn't coming together.
Come join us at MM and see the great inspiration by our Merry Makers.


I bought this Art Impressions stamp set Old Barn just for this challenge.  Used Distress Inks to watercolor.
Hero Arts Vintage Christmas
Penny Black On the Town


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Monday, June 4, 2018

Merry Monday #293 Angels & Visiting with Blogging Friends.

This week I am your hostess for Merry Monday.
I would like you to use an angel/angels on your cards.  Come take a look at all of the inspiration by our Merry Makers and get ahead start on your Christmas cards.


I used this cute Digi stamp from Bugaboo, colored with Copics.


And a visit with Blogging Friends
So Colleen came up to visit  me on the Sunday before Memorial Day as we were having two guests join us on Wednesday the 30th.
Sunday and Monday, we spent some time visiting Col's aunts that live up here.
Tuesday, we went and helped Ramie with the triplets.
Colleen and one of the babies.  Not sure which one she held on Tuesday.

We picked up Marybeth from Marybeth’s time for paper
and Darrnell from djkardkreations at SeaTac Airport on Wednesday about noon for a very quick retreat, (visit)
On our way home we stopped at Impress at Southcenter, one of our only craft stores left.  


After an early dinner at Duke's Chowder House, we came to my house and here is a picture of us in my craftroom.
All day & night Wednesday we just visited and talked as if we had been friends all of our lives.
Thursday, Marybeth's sister, Marylou, (who lives about an hour away) came and spent the day with us.  We really didn't get much crafting done, but had fun none the less.

Marybeth and Marylou and Hammy.
Marybeth was trying out Catherine Pooler's Ink's and she and Darnell are sold.  Lol....

We went for lunch at Hop Jack's

Thursday evening they had an early surprise birthday party for me arranged by my BFF, Col
That was so sweet of them.  I was very surprised and got some lovely gifts and this yummy chocolate cake.   
Marylou took Marybeth home with her that evening and we missed her the minute she left.

Friday, we spent a little time in the Craft room, but had a pretty laid back day after a quick visit with the triplets.
Connor, Anna and Justin.

Oh these babies are just so sweet.  Love them so much.  Everyone is doing fine.  My sister and I are going over Tuesday and Thursday each week to help out and other times on call.  Lol.


Darnell stayed with us another day.  This picture is of us the day before she had to leave. 





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