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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