Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Just Us Girls #429

It's been quite awhile since I have entered the JUG"S challenge and as soon as I saw this photo, I thought they were pansies, but realized they weren't after looking more closely.  But I went with pansies anyway in the colors in the photo.

Altenew's Pretty Pansies in CP Inks. PTI Mix & Mat Pinked Edge
Altenew, Watercolor Stripe stencil

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Make It Monday #313, with Betsy Mask & Stack

A card for this week's MIM with Betsy to mask and stack.  I was going to use my favorite butterfly stamp, then saw that Mona used it so wasn't going to and tried making a card with Beautiful Butterflies but it wasn't coming together so decided to go back to my original plan, Butterfly Dreams and I like how this turned out.

Here is Betsy's sweet card

PTI's Butterfly Dreams with CP inks and Avery Elle's Floral Frame

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Merry Monday #279 with JoAnn

This week JoAnn wants us to use a poinsettia on our card for the Merry Monday Challenge
Come see all of the inspiration for your Merry Makers

Stampendous  Poinsettia Wishes colored with copics.
PTI Round Off Edgers

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Make It Monday #312 with Laurie

A card for MIM
Framing a sentiment or images.

I used PTI's  Birthday Balloons, Bigger Blooms, MFt Scallop Rectangle & CP inks.

Here are Laurie's cards

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Exciting Announcement Baby Shower

Picture of Avery in the middle with two of her friends. 

Maddy & Kailey on the left and Ramie's cousins and sister to the right.

I have been waiting since October to make this announcement, however in November we found out that my son, Brad and his wife, Ramie are expecting very high risk triplets so we have been cautious about spreading the news, YES, I said triplets.  Oh my gosh what a shocker.  So they have a set of identical twin boys and a girl.  The twins, however are called MoMo twins.  Their chance of conceiving these type of twins is 1 in 200,000.  And they did not use fertility drugs and my son had a reverse vasectomy a year ago, so I'm sure the odds are even greater.  You remember that he just remarried last June, this is the second marriage for both of them and he has 3 girls ages, 12, 15 & 17.  Ramie did not have any biological children, but a 17 year old adopted son.  And of course they wanted a baby together.!!!!  So the babies are progressing along quite well, all genetic testing came back great and they are growing as well as single term babies.  They are doing so well.  Ramie is about 22 weeks and they need to get her to at least 28 weeks and hopefully to 32 weeks when she will have a "C" Section.  So the first week of March she will have to go into the hospital for 24/7 care until the babies are born.  The risk is that the twins can be entangled in the umbilical cords or air supply could be cut off.  If one of the babies needs to be born, than they all have to come out and will undoubtedly spend several weeks in the NICU.
So they will probably be born hopefully sometime in April.  Their actual due date should be June 20th.
We are beyond excited about these little blessings although it took us all a while to get here.  So please keep them in your prayers that we can get them to 28 or better yet 32 weeks and that they are all born healthy.
Yesterday, my sister and I had a baby shower for them and they got so many cute things and it is really getting exciting.

Here is a description of the type of MoMo twins.
Monoamniotic twins are identical twins that share the same amniotic sac within their mother’s uterus. Monoamniotic twins are always identical, always monochorionic and are usually termed Monoamniotic-Monochorionic ("MoMo") twins. They also share the placenta, but have two separate umbilical cords.
This is where the high risk comes in 

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Merry Monday #278 with Debbie

This week Debbie has an inspiration photo for us to use.  Come join us at Merry Monday to get a head start on your Christmas cards.  I struggled a bit with this photo.  Used the ornaments, doggie and tree as my inspiration.
This is the first time I am able to use my new MM signature.  Thanks, Leanne...

SOA Ornamental Background in CP ink,  & Here we Come Caroling 
Penny Black On the Town Tree
& Little B Christmas Die
& Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops

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Monday, February 12, 2018

PTI's 11th Anniversary Day 5 - Use a retired stamp set

This is my all time favorite butterfly stamp set from PTI
Retirement List Set Challenge
The challenge is to use a set that they are retiring this year.
I just love this butterfly set and in particular the bottom one.
I also used Bigger Blooms for the sentiment and this is one of my favorite Happy Birthday sentiments.
Wow, I made this in about 20 minutes.  Love when that happens.
Stencil is Altenew Watercolor Stripes

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PTI's 11 Anniversary Day 7 - Using Dies only

A card for Day 7 of PTI's 11th Anniversary 
Using Dies only - No Stamps

PTI's Let's Party Die 

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Merry Monday with Deanne #277

This week Deanne wants us to use a stencil on our card for Merry Monday
Come join us to get ahead start on your cards this year.

PTI's Snowfall Style stencil with Nuvo Glitter paste
Gina K, Foil Mates in a pretty turquoise color that is hard to see in picture.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Darnell's Twofer Challenge #2

Here is this month's card for the Twofer Challenge
and I entered the first card in CAS Watercolour challenge on the post above this one.

I used PTI's Limitless Layers, Hearts in both cards.
Also used Swoosh dies and TCW Hearts Stencil in first card.
Second card I used PTI's With All My Heart, and MFT's Sending Thanks

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CAS Watercolour February 2018 Challenge -2

If at first you don't succeed, try again.  I used AI with my first entry, but that didn't qualify.  Loll was so sweet and sent me an email letting me know.  I had a suspicion it might not.
So this one is a water color wash with my Koi watercolors.
with PTI's Limitless Layers, Heart dies.  Background is TCW Hearts stencil.
I'm also entering this in Darnell's Twofer Challenge but will be in my next post.

You can play at CAS Watercolour

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

CAS Watercolour February 2018 Challenge

My card for CAS Watercolour

I used Alcohol Inks with this so hope that qualifies.
PTI's Mix & Matt Confetti, Swoosh Die

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PTI's 11th Anniversary Day 4 - Floral Challenge

I have had this stamp set for awhile now and just couldn't seem to get my mojo working with them.  I had been trying them with Copics and it just wasn't working for me.  So finally decided to use my Ziggs to see if I had any success.  And I think I finally did.  Yeah for me!!!!
This is for PTI's Floral Challenge.  

I white embossed first.  BTW  the stamp set is Stemmed Statements 
To the Point Edgers 

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

CASology #286 Butterfly & Muse with Anita #252

A card for two challenges:

Avery Elle Butterflies colored with Copics 
Penny Black Delicate Silhouettes with CP inks

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Monday, February 5, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Day 1 Sketch Challenge

My card for the 11th Anniversary sketch challenge for PTI

Dawn's Card

I used PTI's Warm Regards with the pretty dogwoods, Basic Dots stencil all in CP colors.

Of course, I have picked a flower card to use as my inspiration.  Getting back to my favorites, florals and butterflies.

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Merry Monday #276 with Colleen

Your hostess this week is Colleen and she wants us to use the photo below as inspiration for this week Merry Monday

I tried to re-create the look of the candle in the window pane with some greenery.

Avery Elle's Holiday Glass & Holiday Bouquet, colored with Copics and CP inks.
PTI's Mix & Mat Snowflakes

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