Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Flower Challenge #39

Here is a card for The Flower Challenge
I know it's not even Winter yet, but I'm thinking Spring with this card as I am looking out at dreary old rain.  

 Altenew's Classic Tulips stamps and dies with CP inks, with Classy Stripes stencil sponged with Distress Ink.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Triplet Update Halloween, Trip to the Ocean & Santa Picture

It has been quite a while since I posted an update on those babies who are toddlers now.
Halloween photo shoot didn't go too well for Justin. He didn't like the spider around his neck and I don't blame him.  Ramie thinks she's scarred him for life.  And as you will see in the last picture, it is Justin again crying with Santa.  Poor baby.  He seems to be the sensitive one.  You can tell when his little lip just starts quivering.

Justin, Connor & Anna

We went to the Pumpkin Patch on the day before Halloween and the patch was pretty bare and this was the second one we went to.  The kids had so much fun though.  Behind us is a hay stack for pictures.

They had a special day at the Portland Zoo for Halloween and the kids dressed up as dragons.
The night of Halloween, the door would ring and the babies ran to the door to see who was there and Anna started handing out the candy.  All you would see is these cute little tails scurrying to the door.  So adorable....

Newport Beach- Babies first trip to the Ocean and they had a great time.
We were supposed to go on MTW but Ramie had to fly to get her mom from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota where she was getting a second opinion.  Unfortunately, she has  chronic lung disease and has to be on oxygen the rest of her life.  She stayed with Ramie's sister in Seattle for a week and then came back with Ramie.
Anyway, they changed their plans to go to the ocean on W-F and we had to go to dad's on Friday so were not able to go and as it turned out Kelly invited us for Thanksgiving dinner so we went up a day early and dinner with them.  We had an early Thanksgiving with Brad & Ramie, the older girls and Ramie's sister's family and Col and Scott.

Time out for lunch
Dad & Anna 

Connor & Mom

 Mom & Justin

 Fun on the beach.

And lastly, a visit with Santa.  Apparently, when Ramie tried to put Anna on Santa's lap she started crying too.  So Justin wasn't the only one afraid of Santa.  In fact, I have a picture of Brad crying while on Santa's lap with his arm stretched out for me to get him.

Unfortunately, since the day after Thanksgiving we have all been sick with flu like symptoms.  First it started with Brad, then Ramie, the babies have colds, and Rhonda came down with it last Wednesday (when we had to watch the babies & Avery Wednesday through Thursday) and me a couple days later.  It was our first overnight watching the babies.  Rhonda and I spent the whole weekend binge watching A Million Little Things and New Amsterdam.  And I have not yet been able to set a time to spend in my craft room.

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

CAS Christmas November 2019 Reminder

Welcome to our last challenge for 2019.  We are taking a break for the month of December.
Don't worry though, we will be back on January 3rd to get started for 2020.

Come join us with Trina's challenge to make a warm and cozy card.

PTI's Winter Window & the Ton Cozy Poinsettia for the sentiment stamped with CP inks.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

AAA Cards #153 & CAS Watercolour Nov. 2019

Two cards for two challenges
The first challenge is to use CAS and One Image + Optional twist Shimmer
And the second challenge was Monochromatic
First, I embossed the butterflies with clear embossing powder then used my Ziggies to watercolor both  Avery Elle Butterflies.
My Bff, Colleen gave me the two background pieces so I do not know the name of them.
The yellow piece behind the butterfly was from my stash
I did use a little shimmer on the black portion of the wings but hard to see.
It was fun to make something other than a Christmas card.

AAA Cards

CAS Watercolour

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Twofer Challenge #22 & The Flower Challenge #38

It has been quite awhile since I have entered  Darnell's Twofer challenge.  Here are my two cards.
This time the twist is that you can use the same occasion for each card. 
 And also a card for The Flower Challenge

Darnell mentioned that this could also be entered into The Flower Challenge

I used PTI's Holiday Greens, and Altenew's Poinsettia and Pines
I used CP inks and colored the poinsettia with Copics.  PTI black & white stripes.

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

CAS Christmas November 2019

Welcome back to a new Challenge at CAS Christmas
Trina is our host this month and wants us to make a card showing warm and cozy.
Hope you have been joining us all year long and you have most of your cards done, cause there is only one more month left.  Yikes, how does that happen?
Spent a day with my Bff, Colleen and made this card.  So great to finally be able to stamp again.

PTI's Happiest of Holidays, MFT Winter Warmth 
Sentiment embossed in white and sponged with Distress Oxides.
Mittens and hat stamped with CP Inks.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Crafter Stamper Retreat October 2019 Indiana

Crafting ladies are the best.  
Brenda, Darnell, Sharon (bottom row)
Linda, Greta, Kara, Maria, Colleen

Kara, Brenda, Sharon

Maria, Greta, Darnell



Colleen & Linda

A wonderful time was had by all as we met in Nashville, IN for a craft retreat hosted by Brenda of Inksprired to stamp and her Sister in law, Sharon. These ladies worked so hard preparing meals, planning a fun filled week of crafting and making us feel right at home.  
It was so great to meet new crafters, Maria, Brenda & Sharon and seeing old friends once again, Kara, Darnell & Greta.
Colleen, Darnell and Brenda shared new techniques with us and Kara gave us one on one help with Copic coloring.   Crafting friends are truly the best.

I was finally able to get into my craft room and finish up some cards that we started at the retreat.

The first two were cards that Darnell helped us with using Ziggies, 
The third is an Altenew stamp set that Darnell was giving away and I was the lucky one to get it.
And the third was a technique that Colleen showed us by scribbling with Copics and then adding some Nuvo glitter (stuff) to it for a beautiful sparkly card.  Not sure what the full name of the glitter is called. 
And the forth was help from Kara on my Copic coloring.  Plus a piece of background of Color Bursts on Yuppo paper that Darnell showed us.

These items are still ones I need to make something from.  The two outside ones were techniques that Brenda showed us and I'm sorry I don't remember the names of these either.  Faux metallic is about the best I can do.
The one in the middle and the butterflies were techniques that Darnell showed us.
Color bursts on Yuppo paper and die cutting on a napkin and then dropping on watercolors. 
We had so much fun and so enjoyed making memories with new and old friend.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

CAS Christmas October 2019 Reminder

My second card for this month's Winter Scene Challenge

I used PTI's Mix and Mat Snowflakes as my frame and stamped Hero Arts Vintage Christmas with CP Inks.  The sentiment is from Stampendous Tis the Season.

Come join us in this challenge.  Hard to believe it is only 2 months until Christmas.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

CAS Christmas October 2019 Challenge

It feels great to start up again on CAS Christmas
After a long and stressful summer, selling our house and moving down to Oregon, I finally had a day to play in my craft room with my Bff, Colleen
It took me 3 tries to make this card.  The vision was there but the stamping was not.  Lol...
I like how it finally turned out.  
I used PTI's Winter Snow Globe die and stamp set, embossed the snow and globe bottom with embossing powder and colored Santa with Copics.   FYI, the sentiment is meant to be squiggly, so it isn't  crooked.  

Susan is hosting our challenge this month, and wants to see our Winter Scenes.  Come join us as there isn't much time left before Christmas.  It seems like I was just saying that about last Christmas...

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

CAS Mix Up October 2019 Challenge & Seize the Birthday #175

So glad to finally be able to play in a challenge, actually 2 challenges
Hard to get good pictures of shiny foil.
Foiling, Stamping, Die Cutting. Embossing Folder
"Add a Geometric Shape(s)"
 Not sure if the zig zag embossing folder counts as a geometric shape, but if not we will go for anything goes.

Gina K. Butterfly Kisses, Stamp, Dies and Foil sheets
CP Inks
PTI -Shape Shifters Oval #1

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