Wednesday, June 3, 2020

CAS Christmas June 2020 Challenge

Hello everyone, welcome to this month's CAS Christmas Challenge. Hopefully, by the time you read this, the CVOID19 virus will be gone and we will be back to normal.
  I am so happy to be your host and would like you to use bells on your cards.  We are to the half way point till Christmas (can you believe that) so if you haven't started yet, now would be a good time.... 

 I used Sunny Studio Holiday Style for these amazing looking bells.
Taylored Expressions' Rectangle Masking Stencil, 
PTI's Ombre Sentiments Christmas

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Twofer Challenge #27

I couldn't miss out on entering this month's Twofer Challenge using flowers.

I used Gina K.s Inspiring Poppies with a technique that she showed us on one of her live videos on FB using colored pencils and Gamsol making a window card.  
The second card is a Sympathy card using DOX and PTI's Keep It Simple, Sympathy.  The oval is from Taylored Expressions Oval Stencil.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

CAS Christmas May 2020 Reminder

A second card for this month's CAS Christmas
Loll would like to see winter berries on our cards.
Come join in the fun and see all of the inspiration by the DT's

I used PTI's Beautiful Berries - Winter - Sponged & stamped with DOX inks
Taylored Expressions Rectangle Mask Stencil 
Ink to Paper - Dotted Skinny Frame

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

CAS Christmas May 2020

This month Loll wants us to use Winter Berries on our cards.  Please come see all of the inspiration including the beautiful card by Lynne our GD this month.

I used Altenew's Peaceful Wreath stamped with CP Inks

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

CAS Mix Up April 2020 Challenge & NBUS #13

I am finally playing today and made the triplets a Birthday Card.  They will be two on April 26th.
And then I was able to play in a couple of Challenges with one card.

CAS Mix Up

Darnell's NBUS #13

I used Gina K's Sending Love stamp set.  I sponged on DOX inks and then stamped on the butterflies.  After that I used bleach to paint on the wings to bleach out the color.  I have done this before but it is always fun to revisit an older  technique.

Triplet card was MFT Beary Special Birthday colored with Copics

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Twofer Card Challenge #26

These are my two cards for the Twofer Challenge  this month.  It's been awhile since I have entered this challenge.  When I saw this umbrella, I couldn't help but picture some type of bug or as it turns out a turtle.  Usually, I can't think outside the box and just make two cards in the conventional way.But my little mind was able to come up with an unconventional way.  I have to explain that I can't even draw stickmen so to finish off the head, tail and feet for the turtle was a real accomplishment for me.  HaHa….

 Avery Elles's Weather It.  The turtle was colored with Copics.
PTI's Birthday Bash Sentiments, MFT Beary Special Birthday, Raindrops stencil
PTI's Stitched Pinked Edge Lable

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CAS Christmas April 2020 Reminder

A second card for CAS Christmas
Please join us to get a head start on your cards.
Bonnie wants us to us a Christmas Song on our cards

I used Gina K. Delicate Snowflake background stamp embossed in white.  Then used Taylored Expressions Masked Oval to sponge on some DOX inks.
The sentiment and tag are both from PTI
Keep It Simple Frames
In the Meadow

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Friday, April 3, 2020

CAS Christmas April 2020

This month Bonnie is our host and would you to make a card with a Christmas Song.
Come join along and get your cards done.  Time flies by and it's nice to get them done early.
I used PTI's Sing a Song of Christmas and sponged with DOX inks.  But first I embossed with embossing powder, then sponged using masks.  I made about 6 of them cause they were so easy.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

CAS Christmas March 2020 Reminder

Please join us at CAS Christmas and get a head start on your cards.
Colleen is our host and would like you to make a card with Winter Flower.
Come and see all of the inspiration from the DTs.

I used a Tim Holtz mini Stencil set with Christmas florals.  I stenciled with Distress Inks and then added colored pencils to enhance the flowers.
The sentiment is from PTI's Pen & Ink

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Headlines that will brighten your day. The Triplets Update!

I thought we could all use a little lifting up in the light of all that is going on in the world.  What better way than to do a toddler update.  If you can believe it, the babies will be two next month, April 26th.  How can that be?  They are getting cuter every day and are all so funny with their own personalities.   So whatever one does, whether good or bad the other two follow along, (example - taking off their clothes, climbing up on furniture or cabinets.  You get the picture.  All 3 of them are climbers and not afraid of anything....
The other day I was down making their lunch and Rhonda was up watching them.  She was changing one babie's diaper and Justin had pushed a chair up to the window and was standing on the small arm of the chair and reaching for the blinds wand.  She looked up and remember she is on the floor and it isn't easy for a 66 year old to get up from the floor.  Lol....She got to him before he fell.  Oh my they are so busy.
Speaking of Justin, he had to go to the Pediatric Urgent Care for Stitches and actually, he was just walking and there wasn't anything on the rug and he just tripped and fell into the leg (corner) of the same chair.  He did really good once the initial crying was over.  The other two have bruises on their faces from falling.  They love running around in a big circle.
BTW, mom isn't doing Instagram anymore.  She just doesn't want them out their with the crazies around and it is hard to take pictures of moving targets.  HaHa….
I stuck a couple videos in here.  Hope you will be able to open.

 They love their backpacks and going for a walk.  Actually, a leash for mom and dad.  Lol

We  join the triplets for a walk.  Mom took the picture.

The boys get their first haircut.



Anna gets bangs.  Dad likes her hair in a pony.

Playhouse outside

 Helping mom vacuum.

Coming down the stairs. (Ugh, scary)
They usually have an adult down all of the way.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

CAS Christmas March 2020

Colleen wants us to use Winter Flowers on our cards this month.  Come join us at 
CAS Christmas and help get a head start on your cards. Come look at the inspiration from the DT's.

It is our Second Birthday Celebration. 
 $25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner.
This is Avery Elle's Holiday Bouquet colored with Copics.
The panel is a new die from the Greetery Crimped Frame that my Bff gave me for Christmas.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Color Throwdown #580 & The Flower Challenge #41

This used to be my favorite color combination, (purple & green + gray) not sure why I stopped using it, cause I like the outcome.
This is a card for two challenges
The Flower Challenge

I used a miscellaneous leaf stencil and sponged on DOX inks.
The flowers and sentiment are from Ink to Paper: It's a Sign Birthday Sentiments
The Die is from The Greetery Crimped Frame

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

CAS Christmas February 2020 Reminder

Here is my second card this month using Joy here at CAS Christmas.  Please come and join us to get a head start on your cards.

I embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Stamp set is one I borrowed from my Bff.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

CAS Watercolour February 2020

So the best way for me to do a card for the CAS Watercolour is to just do a wash of color for a background.  I just have trouble with my watercoloring.  

This is a red wash using my Gansai Tambi watercolors.
The stamp set is Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

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CAS Mix Up February 2020 Challenge

A card that I started last week and finally finished to enter into this month's

I used Memory Box Delicate Butterfly die and converted it into a stencil and then sponged with Distress Oxide Inks
Then used The Greetery's Crimped Frame 
Both were gifts from Col, my Bff...  Thanks friend.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

CAS Christmas February 2020

I am so happy to be your host for this month at CAS Christmas and hope you will join us.  Let's spread some JOY by using Joy on your card.

Stamps of Approval Joy Wreath Die sponged in greens and reds and offset to show both,.

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