Monday, February 27, 2017

Merry Monday #237 with Nina

This week Nina wants us to use Shimmer &/or Sparkle on our cards.  The second picture is not a good one but it does show how much shimmer there is.

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PTI's Botanical Blocks #III using LuminArte Shimmer stuff that my friend gave to me eons ago and I used them a little at first.  I thought they dried up and weren't any good anymore, but found out that you just add some water and they are good to go again.  Modern BG stencil in Aqua Mist and some DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Little Time Out to Heal

Just wanted to let my friends out in blogland know that the reason I have not been able to comment and play in challenges is because, last Friday, I had a Laminectomy, back surgery to correct some sciatica.  I am on the road to recovery and yesterday was the first time I even got on my computer.  It so made me want to play in my craft room.  The first three days after surgery I was wondering if I did the right thing, but as time is going by I'm pretty sure I did.  Would just like to get back to normal again.  Even though I am not commenting know that I am looking.  It's just that still being on pain meds, makes me a little loopy.  Well my family and friends would say I am that way already. lol
Take care and hope to be back in another week or so.
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Merry Monday #236 with Lori

Oh wow, last Wednesday had no mojo when trying to make this card.  My friend sent me a couple of cards to help me and I so on Sunday morning I was able to come up with this fun card.  I like how this turned out.  The watercolored background is one I found in my stash that was perfect after several tries with smooshing, using my Ziggs etc.  Should have looked there first.  
This week our host is Lori and she wants us to use Stockings on our card.  Come join us at Merry Monday


PTI's Stocking Prints, using CP's inks,  Colored a panel with my Ziggs and then die cut them out.  I used Clear Wink of Stella on stockings and then on the words forgetting that the Zigg colors with re-activate.  Darn.
Avery Elle 

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PTI ~ Celebrating Past Present and Future 2010

So I was having trouble making a card with this wreath.  I think I have only used it as a Christmas card, but did not want to do Christmas

I was inspired by my Colleen (my BFF's) card below

And she was inspired by this card by Betsy

PTI's Wreath for all Seasons- flowers from Color Pops Butterflies.  And of course I had to add a little butterfly.

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PTI - Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2011

This is Winter Penguin one of the featured stamps fromPTI's 2011 

I was inspired by Danielle's card below
Winter Penguin - Danielle 

PTI's Winter Penguin, Backgound is Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper that I had in my stash.
Snowflake die, Diamond Stickles.   

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Monday, February 13, 2017

PTI's Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2008

Celebrating 2008 with PTI 
I didn't have any of the stamp sets used today but went with 
MFT Tropical Flowers, PTI's Flower Fusion #9, Text Boxed for the leaf in Berry Sorbet and Green Parakeet.

Using this card for inspiration by Denise:

FS64 Congrats Michelle _pb 

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Merry Monday #235 Use a Snowman/woman or Snow-family

I am happy to be your hostess this week.  I would like you to make a card using, snowman/women or  snow-family.  Come join us at Merry Monday 
Get a head start on your Christmas cards.   Come see the inspiration created by our Merry Makers. 

I decided on non-traditonal colors for this card which is rare for me.
Wild Rose's Girl with Snowman colored with my Ziggs.   Wink of Stella clear and added some polka dots to the little girl.  Used a gold Uniball pen for the stars on the scarf.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

PTI's Celebrating the Past, Present & Future: 2007

Two cards to celebrate the past with PTI 
Using Text Boxed
1st one is all PTI,  Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet
2nd is Green Parakett & CP's Fushia

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Celebrating the Past, Present and Future Favorites with PTI

This is one of my favorites which I made for Create Along with Us in September
Come join the fun in PTI 10 Year Celebration.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Color Throwdown #429 & Muse #202 with Anita

A card for two challenges.  Love when that happens:

Anita's card

MFT's Tropical Flowers in CP inks,  PTI's Wonderful Words, Hello

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

CAS Mix Up - February 2017 - Lots of SNOW

Finally got a chance to play in this month's CAS Mix Up  

I used Design Objectives embossing folder on BG,  a piece of Inka gold from my stash for the circle.
PTI's Beautiful Butterflies on Corrugated cardboard with some Inka gold  on it.
Keep It Simple Thinking of you.  Three sequins.

It's been quite awhile since we have had snow like this.  It was so gorgeous.  In fact in the last 4 years, since I retired, there has basically been none.  I thought once I am retired, it can snow all it wants.  Well we finally got our wish.  It is really wet and heavy.  Got 8-10".  This was yesterday and today it is still in the yards and in our long driveway.  The main roads have been plowed and are basically wet, were a little icy this morning.  It is supposed to warm up and it will all be gone in a couple of days.

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The Flower Challenge #5 Case Therese, GD.

A card for The Flower Challenge with Therese


Therese's card

Memory Box English Rose Collage Die,
Inca Gold and PTI's Berry Sorbet ink 

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Make It Monday #275 with Amy Stamped Dangles

A fun technique by Amy on MIM this week.  Check out her video.
The only problem is remembering which stamps go where, because you use several different ones.

Amy's card.

PTI's Heart2Heart #2, Beautiful Butterflies, Round Repeats, Balloon Bash & Wonderful Words, Birthday
with CP inks.  Needed to add some PPP sequins to cover up a spot....
Added some stripes and dots with black & white Uniball pens. 

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Merry Monday #234 with Kathy

Kathy would like us to make a CAS card which is my usual style, but this one seems like it needs something else.
MM  come see all of the inspiration by the Merry Makers and join along.

Avery Elle Holiday Glass colored with Copics, PTI's Jingle all the Way
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