Sunday, March 15, 2020

CAS Christmas March 2020 Reminder

Please join us at CAS Christmas and get a head start on your cards.
Colleen is our host and would like you to make a card with Winter Flower.
Come and see all of the inspiration from the DTs.

I used a Tim Holtz mini Stencil set with Christmas florals.  I stenciled with Distress Inks and then added colored pencils to enhance the flowers.
The sentiment is from PTI's Pen & Ink

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Headlines that will brighten your day. The Triplets Update!

I thought we could all use a little lifting up in the light of all that is going on in the world.  What better way than to do a toddler update.  If you can believe it, the babies will be two next month, April 26th.  How can that be?  They are getting cuter every day and are all so funny with their own personalities.   So whatever one does, whether good or bad the other two follow along, (example - taking off their clothes, climbing up on furniture or cabinets.  You get the picture.  All 3 of them are climbers and not afraid of anything....
The other day I was down making their lunch and Rhonda was up watching them.  She was changing one babie's diaper and Justin had pushed a chair up to the window and was standing on the small arm of the chair and reaching for the blinds wand.  She looked up and remember she is on the floor and it isn't easy for a 66 year old to get up from the floor.  Lol....She got to him before he fell.  Oh my they are so busy.
Speaking of Justin, he had to go to the Pediatric Urgent Care for Stitches and actually, he was just walking and there wasn't anything on the rug and he just tripped and fell into the leg (corner) of the same chair.  He did really good once the initial crying was over.  The other two have bruises on their faces from falling.  They love running around in a big circle.
BTW, mom isn't doing Instagram anymore.  She just doesn't want them out their with the crazies around and it is hard to take pictures of moving targets.  HaHa….
I stuck a couple videos in here.  Hope you will be able to open.

 They love their backpacks and going for a walk.  Actually, a leash for mom and dad.  Lol

We  join the triplets for a walk.  Mom took the picture.

The boys get their first haircut.



Anna gets bangs.  Dad likes her hair in a pony.

Playhouse outside

 Helping mom vacuum.

Coming down the stairs. (Ugh, scary)
They usually have an adult down all of the way.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

CAS Christmas March 2020

Colleen wants us to use Winter Flowers on our cards this month.  Come join us at 
CAS Christmas and help get a head start on your cards. Come look at the inspiration from the DT's.

It is our Second Birthday Celebration. 
 $25 Gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp for Challenge Winner.
This is Avery Elle's Holiday Bouquet colored with Copics.
The panel is a new die from the Greetery Crimped Frame that my Bff gave me for Christmas.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Color Throwdown #580 & The Flower Challenge #41

This used to be my favorite color combination, (purple & green + gray) not sure why I stopped using it, cause I like the outcome.
This is a card for two challenges
The Flower Challenge

I used a miscellaneous leaf stencil and sponged on DOX inks.
The flowers and sentiment are from Ink to Paper: It's a Sign Birthday Sentiments
The Die is from The Greetery Crimped Frame

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

CAS Christmas February 2020 Reminder

Here is my second card this month using Joy here at CAS Christmas.  Please come and join us to get a head start on your cards.

I embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Stamp set is one I borrowed from my Bff.
Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

CAS Watercolour February 2020

So the best way for me to do a card for the CAS Watercolour is to just do a wash of color for a background.  I just have trouble with my watercoloring.  

This is a red wash using my Gansai Tambi watercolors.
The stamp set is Gina K. Inspiring Poppies

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CAS Mix Up February 2020 Challenge

A card that I started last week and finally finished to enter into this month's

I used Memory Box Delicate Butterfly die and converted it into a stencil and then sponged with Distress Oxide Inks
Then used The Greetery's Crimped Frame 
Both were gifts from Col, my Bff...  Thanks friend.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

CAS Christmas February 2020

I am so happy to be your host for this month at CAS Christmas and hope you will join us.  Let's spread some JOY by using Joy on your card.

Stamps of Approval Joy Wreath Die sponged in greens and reds and offset to show both,.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Day 1, 2 & 3 The Coloring Challenge Road Trip On-Line Class with Kathy Racoosin

Days 1 & 2
Plucking Colors not in the same color family 
and using color pencils to enhance in the nooks and crannies.  I need a lot of work on this.  I used a red color pencil on the first flower and a brown one on the second one.  I have trouble getting thin lines.  Also struggle leaving a white (sweet) spot.
The second picture is adding some white dots.

Day 2
I tried using different color plucking and like this one better, but it still needs work.
Kathy Racoosin says to be fearless.  I tried some white lines trying to be fearless.  Ugh.

Days 2 & 3
We worked on the face on Day 2 and then went on to the dress. 
Finished on Day 3.
I like how this turned out better. 

Another Day 3 project using Critters and using Colorless Blender for texture by putting it on a small piece of  wash cloth.
I think he turned out pretty cute.

It was a fun class with lots of tips to enhance your coloring.  Kathy always wants you to color at least 10 minutes a day to help improve your coloring.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CAS Christmas January 2020 Reminder

We are half way through our challenge this month and hope you come and join us at CAS Christmas Don't wait till October/November to work on your Christmas cards.

We would like you to use a tag on your card.

Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo
PTI's Fab Flakes embossed in white and then sponged with CP ink.
Background embossed with The Paper Studio EF.
Sentiment from PTI's Deck the Halls

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Monday, January 6, 2020

CAS Mix Up January 2020 Challenge

A card for CAS Mix Up
Starting out the week on a good note, playing in my craft room.
I really like this technique.  Not sure why I don't use more often.  (I just forget about it until someone brings it up again.) LOL

I used Gina K Whimsical Wildflowers colored with Copics,
PTI Birthday Bash Sentiment
PTI Melon Berry Striped card stock

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

CAS Watercolour January 20 & Seize the Birthday #180

After struggling quite a bit trying to do some watercoloring, I finally was able to create this card for 
I first tried watercoloring a floral bouquet and that just did not come together.  I just have so much trouble with water colors.  I tried the wet method and dropping in colors using Distress Inks, but it just didn't turn out.  So I decided to do some watercolor smooshing and finally after some struggle again came up with this background.  
I used Rubberneck Butterflies are Free stamp set and used my Ziggies. 
Cottage Cutz Nested Stitched Scallop Oval dies

I have had a happy week being in my craft room several days.
So much fun....

I am also entering into STB

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