Monday, August 27, 2018

AAA Cards: CAS Game #122 - Use a Stencil & Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

So nice to be in my craft room today.  My second card for the day.
I am entering this into two challenges

Gina K. Floral stencil sponged with Distress Inks
PTI's Gracious Greetings
Rubberneck Butterflies are Free colored with Copics

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Make it Monday #334 with Lexi - Glitter Inlays

A card for this week's MIM

PTI's Shape Shifters, Circle #1,  Noted Scallop A2
Bigger Blooms, Beautiful Butterflies
Martha Stewart glitter.  It looks silver in the picture but is actually a pretty Aqua.

Lexi's pretty card
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

PTI SAF 2018 with Betsy Water Your Flowers

My attempt at watercoloring with Betsy.
I was happy with this until I put the stamen in messed it up.  They are way to thick, but it is what it is. LOL.
I used Stemmed Statements & Birthday Style on Aqua Mist card stock.

Betsy's gorgeous card. 

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PTI's SAF with Dawn Planting Your Garden with Dawn McVey

This is the first year that I have not been with my BFF for SAF.  She recently underwent knee replacement surgery and is recuperating.  I originally was going to go down for SAF but we decided that it was best to come down after she was up and running.  I sure miss crafting with her and getting our mojo going together.
Well, it is 1:30 West Coast time and I am posting my first card.  I tried Betsy's watercolor technique and not real happy with it, but will try to make a card with it.
This card by Dawn is more in my wheelhouse, lots of bold colors and flowers.
I used Garden Party and made my own stencil to do the leaves.
And die cut the flowers and used my CP inks.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

CAS Christmas August 2018 Reminder

This is a reminder that there is still plenty of time to join us at

Come see all of the inspiration by the DT's

I used Hero Arts Vintage Christmas, MFT Stitched Scallops, The Paper Studio Embossing Folder, Snowflakes

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Just Us Girls #453 Fast Watercolors

A card for JUGS  Love this technique by Jennifer McGuire and not sure why I haven't used it or remembered it as I struggle so much with watercoloring.  I love how this turned out and it is so easy.
I embossed the flowers in white, then used my Distress Inks, direct to paper and then squirted with water and that's it.  Easy, peasy.  Also, thanks Sue for the challenge.

Altenew Peony Bouquet & Peony Scrolls with Distress Inks.
PTI's Diagonal Stripe Cover Plate, Keep It Simple Happy Birthday, 

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PTI's Create Along with Us August 2018

My card for this week's Create Along with Us
I chose the card below for my inspiration by Kelly.  I am not ready to make a fall card yet...
This card did not come easy to me.  I tried several different ideas before I settled on this one.
It's so funny (frustrating) that sometimes cards come together so easily and other times, ugh....

PTI's Vintage, Linens and white cardstock, Think Big #12 Happy Birthday
MFT Scallop Frame
WPlus 9 Bold Banner

                                                  Kelly's card

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Make It Monday #332 Petite Pattern Play with Michele

I was finally able to make a card for this week's MIM
I have been able to play in my craft room for 3 days this week.  It's been in the 90's so perfect and the babies are on a working road trip with mom, dad & Avery, so we didn't get to see them yesterday.  Miss those cuties.  They get back today sometime so will be able to see them tomorrow.  Yeah!!!

So, if you haven't noticed, I am on a aqua and pink kick lately.  It started with a JUGS challenge using these colors and I really have like it.

PTI's Mix & Mat Confetti, and two oldie stamps sets both PTI,  Butterfly Dreams and Garden Grace, Communique Curves

Michele's adorable card.

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CAS Watercolour August 2018 Challenge

I really struggle with watercoloring.  This is my fourth image that I tried to watercolor.  First I tried my Ziggs then decided to try another image and my Distress inks without much success.  Finally came up with this one that is just ok to me.  I used Lawn Fawn's Our Friendship Grows watercolored with Distress inks.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

CAS Mix Up August, 2018 Challenge

A card for this month's CAS Mix Up, with my stencil monoprint, stamping, die cuts, coloring.

I used a flower stencil and my Distress Inks,
The butterfly is from Rubberneck - Butterflies are Free colored with Copics.
Sentiment is PTI's Keep It Simple Get Well

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Friday, August 3, 2018

CAS Christmas August 2018 Challenge

I am so excited and honored to be asked to be on the CAS Christmas Design Team.
This is my first card as a Designer Team Member.
Thanks Loll and Bonnie for inviting me to be on the team.

The Challenge this month is to use a tree on your card.

I used an old wood Stampin' Up stamp which I embossed in Liquid Platinum.
PTI Mix Mat Snowflakes

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