Monday, June 17, 2019

CAS Christmas June 2019 Reminder

I am the host for this month's CAS Christmas
This is a reminder that you still have plenty of time to get your cards in.  Please join us and use your favorite gift stamp set.
Come check out all of the inspiration by our DTs.
Avery Elle Christmas Packages colored with Copics

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Seize the Birthday - No Topping

So excited to be your STB Party Surprise Guest again for the month of June

So I do not remember or couldn't find the stamp set that I used to make this card.
But I embossed in clear over Versafine Black Ink and watercolored with Distress Inks.
This is a card I made at our recent retreat using the Cut Up technique that Nancy presented at the retreat.  It was from a video that Jennifer McGuire made.

Please join us to build up your birthday cards and come look at all of the lovely creations made by the team.

No Toppings

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Monday, June 3, 2019

CAS Christmas June 2019

I am happy to be your host for the month of June.  We are already half way through the year, time to get serious about getting your cards done.  Come see all of the inspiration by our team.
This month I would like you to use a gift/gifts on your card.  Please join us at:

PTI's Gifts of the Season in Catherine Pooler Inks.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Eat Sleep Craft Repeat 2019

Had the most amazing weekend crafting with all of these ladies.
Front Row:  Christine Alexander, Susan Bridgman, Colleen Foelker, Bonnie Klass, and me
Back Row:  Trina Pham, Darnell Knauss, Loll Thompson & Nancy Littrell
We all gathered in Surrey, Canada, near Crescent Beach in a home that Loll rented for us.  Colleen and I were only able to stay for 4 days, but the others were there a week.
It was such an honor to be included in with these talented ladies.
Loll is a fantastic organizer and planner along with Christine and Susan's help it was an awesome weekend.  
We all presented a technique to share with one another and made some fabulous cards.
My technique was one I saw on Kristina Werner's Blog using DOX inks to blend and then emboss in white.  I really loved this technique.  On her blog she shows different colors to blend together to get some amazing backgrounds.

Some of the cards I made during out retreat

Sponging with DOX inks and white embossing

Each of us is previewing a different technique so please come take a look at how much fun we had.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Seize the Birthday, May 23 - Presents

My second card as Surprise Party Guest STB
It's always great to have a stash of birthday cards on hand.  Come look at all of the inspiration and join us in the challenge.


I used Avery Elle Holiday Glass, colored with Copics
PTI's Mix & Mat Confetti
PTI's Swoosh for the sentiment 

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Friday, May 17, 2019

CAS Christmas May 2019 Reminder

A reminder that you still have time to enter into this month's CAS Christmas
Trina wants us to create a card with a stocking on it.

This is Stamps of Life - Stockings 4 Christmas with PTI Christmas Prints pattern paper
The Paper Studio - Snowflake embossing folder 
PTI's Jingle All the Way Die

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Triplets Turn ONE

We are so blessed to have these beautiful babies in our lives
They are so much fun and it melts my heart when we walk in and they all have big smiles for us and crawl to us immediately. 
They are all crawling and pulling themselves up, walking along furniture and getting into everything.
Last week, Mom and Anna went to Florida for a visit and the boys, Avery and dad stayed with us for 6 days because they were having an open house that weekend. (which btw, they sold their house.)
Anyway, we are pooped trying to keep up after those two busy boys.  That is why you have kids when you are young. Lol   Really miss those little guys but needed the rest.  They left here Sunday to pick up mom and Anna then headed down to Portland that afternoon as Avery had tryouts for Premier Soccer.  She made the A team. Yahoo for her. 
These babies are such troupers, but mom is the biggest trouper of all.  She doesn't let the fact that she has triplets stop her from doing anything.
They come home today and we will be going to watch them tomorrow.  Miss those little babies.  It's been over a week since we have seen Anna and 4 days since seeing the boys.
Also, my Bff is coming in tomorrow and we are headed up to Canada for a Craft Retreat with Loll, Bonnie, Darnell, Trina, Susan, Christine & Nancy.  So excited to meet those lovely ladies. More on that later....
I guess that is about it for now.  Lots of pictures below.  ENJOY.

From a very risky pregnancy to happy, healthy ONE year olds.
Connor 3lbs. 8 oz. to 22lbs.
Anna 3lbs. 7 oz to 18 lbs.

Justin3lbs 3oz. to 18 lbs.

Birthday photo session
Connor, Anna & Justin 

The birthday theme was Llama Farm
Connor, Anna, Justin 






I've had enough of this.
Not sure which one this was.

Connor, Justin & Anna
Ok, mom are you done yet? 

The boys did not enjoy their birthday cake, as they were woken up and so many people were around, so Rami did a re-do.  She got them each a cupcake and let them have at it.

Justin was into it this time.

Anna really loves her food. 

Connor not as much, he really likes his fruit and veggies. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Balloons - Surprise Party Guest

This month I am honored to be the Seize the Birthday's Surprise Party Guest.  Come join us to fill your stash of birthday cards.  The team has some awesome cards as inspiration.

First card, I sponged Distress Ink Oxides on the cardstock and then die cut this PTI Paper Clippings Birthday.
I used Nuvo Glitter Drops on the balloons.


This is a second one that I sponged a Chevron stencil on cardstock and then cut out the die cut.
You can see it better in real life than in the picture. Used Glossy Accents for the balloons.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

CAS Christmas May 2019

This month Trina would like us to make a card with a stocking on it.  Please join us at CAS Christmas 
Come see all of the inspiration form the DT's

MFT's Stitched Stockings in CP Inks
PTI Mix & Mat Snowflakes

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CAS Christmas April 2019 Reminder

My second card for CAS Christmas
There is still plenty of time to join our challenge this month.   Nance would like your to use an elf on your card.  Check all of the inspiration by the team.

Art Impressions Sleigh Bells
Gina K. Foil Mate stripes in green along with the tag.
Elf colored with Copics

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes #163 Guess who's turning One?

I can't believe that the triplets will be one on April 26th.  It was such a blessing when they came into our lives.  They are such beautiful, happy babies all so healthy and adorable.  This is the card I made for Anna, Justin and Connor and I am entering it in STB

And Now

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

CAS Watercolour April 2019 Challenge

Didn't get to play on Monday, but wanted to see if I had any mojo left after leaving Colleen's.  I guess there was still a little left.  Lol  Need to practice my watercoloring whenever I can. 
This is for CAS Watercolour
using Poppies

Ellen Hutson Poppy Friends and Flowers colored with Distress Inks.  I tried my Ziggs, but just struggled with that one
PTI's Mix & Mat Confetti
PTI Keep It Simple Thinking of You

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CAS Christmas April 2019 Challenge

This month Nance would like us to use an elf on our Christmas cards.  Please join us at
CAS Christmas to get ahead start on your cards.  Come see all of the inspiration by the DT's.

I used MFT's Santa's Elves colored with Copics.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangles
PTI's Jingle All the Way Sentiments

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Creative with Stamps #37 - Birthday - 3rd Anniversary & Stamping with my Bff

A card for CWS

This was done with alcohol inks on Alcohol Ink Foil Tape Sheets and then embossed with and embossing folder.

I was down in Portland last week visiting my Bff, Colleen and we had fun creating.  It has been awhile since we have been together and a long time for crafting for both of us.  So our mojo was gone, but I think we resurrected it during my stay.

Here is a picture of several cards I make during my stay.
We also have such a great time and get ideas from one another.

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