Thursday, May 30, 2019

Eat Sleep Craft Repeat 2019

Had the most amazing weekend crafting with all of these ladies.
Front Row:  Christine Alexander, Susan Bridgman, Colleen Foelker, Bonnie Klass, and me
Back Row:  Trina Pham, Darnell Knauss, Loll Thompson & Nancy Littrell
We all gathered in Surrey, Canada, near Crescent Beach in a home that Loll rented for us.  Colleen and I were only able to stay for 4 days, but the others were there a week.
It was such an honor to be included in with these talented ladies.
Loll is a fantastic organizer and planner along with Christine and Susan's help it was an awesome weekend.  
We all presented a technique to share with one another and made some fabulous cards.
My technique was one I saw on Kristina Werner's Blog using DOX inks to blend and then emboss in white.  I really loved this technique.  On her blog she shows different colors to blend together to get some amazing backgrounds.

Some of the cards I made during out retreat

Sponging with DOX inks and white embossing

Each of us is previewing a different technique so please come take a look at how much fun we had.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Seize the Birthday, May 23 - Presents

My second card as Surprise Party Guest STB
It's always great to have a stash of birthday cards on hand.  Come look at all of the inspiration and join us in the challenge.


I used Avery Elle Holiday Glass, colored with Copics
PTI's Mix & Mat Confetti
PTI's Swoosh for the sentiment 

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Friday, May 17, 2019

CAS Christmas May 2019 Reminder

A reminder that you still have time to enter into this month's CAS Christmas
Trina wants us to create a card with a stocking on it.

This is Stamps of Life - Stockings 4 Christmas with PTI Christmas Prints pattern paper
The Paper Studio - Snowflake embossing folder 
PTI's Jingle All the Way Die

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Triplets Turn ONE

We are so blessed to have these beautiful babies in our lives
They are so much fun and it melts my heart when we walk in and they all have big smiles for us and crawl to us immediately. 
They are all crawling and pulling themselves up, walking along furniture and getting into everything.
Last week, Mom and Anna went to Florida for a visit and the boys, Avery and dad stayed with us for 6 days because they were having an open house that weekend. (which btw, they sold their house.)
Anyway, we are pooped trying to keep up after those two busy boys.  That is why you have kids when you are young. Lol   Really miss those little guys but needed the rest.  They left here Sunday to pick up mom and Anna then headed down to Portland that afternoon as Avery had tryouts for Premier Soccer.  She made the A team. Yahoo for her. 
These babies are such troupers, but mom is the biggest trouper of all.  She doesn't let the fact that she has triplets stop her from doing anything.
They come home today and we will be going to watch them tomorrow.  Miss those little babies.  It's been over a week since we have seen Anna and 4 days since seeing the boys.
Also, my Bff is coming in tomorrow and we are headed up to Canada for a Craft Retreat with Loll, Bonnie, Darnell, Trina, Susan, Christine & Nancy.  So excited to meet those lovely ladies. More on that later....
I guess that is about it for now.  Lots of pictures below.  ENJOY.

From a very risky pregnancy to happy, healthy ONE year olds.
Connor 3lbs. 8 oz. to 22lbs.
Anna 3lbs. 7 oz to 18 lbs.

Justin3lbs 3oz. to 18 lbs.

Birthday photo session
Connor, Anna & Justin 

The birthday theme was Llama Farm
Connor, Anna, Justin 






I've had enough of this.
Not sure which one this was.

Connor, Justin & Anna
Ok, mom are you done yet? 

The boys did not enjoy their birthday cake, as they were woken up and so many people were around, so Rami did a re-do.  She got them each a cupcake and let them have at it.

Justin was into it this time.

Anna really loves her food. 

Connor not as much, he really likes his fruit and veggies. 

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Seize the Birthday - Balloons - Surprise Party Guest

This month I am honored to be the Seize the Birthday's Surprise Party Guest.  Come join us to fill your stash of birthday cards.  The team has some awesome cards as inspiration.

First card, I sponged Distress Ink Oxides on the cardstock and then die cut this PTI Paper Clippings Birthday.
I used Nuvo Glitter Drops on the balloons.


This is a second one that I sponged a Chevron stencil on cardstock and then cut out the die cut.
You can see it better in real life than in the picture. Used Glossy Accents for the balloons.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

CAS Christmas May 2019

This month Trina would like us to make a card with a stocking on it.  Please join us at CAS Christmas 
Come see all of the inspiration form the DT's

MFT's Stitched Stockings in CP Inks
PTI Mix & Mat Snowflakes

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