Friday, September 3, 2021

CAS Christmas September 2021

A  card for this month's CAS Christmas hosted by my Bff, Colleen.
She would like us to use plaid on our cards.  Come join us as the countdown is getting near.  So much inspiration created by our DT's.

I used Avery Elle's Frosty Friends colored with Copics.  The paper is Gina K. Winter Whimsy
After posting this I decided to some clear bling to the middle of the snowflakes.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Color Hues #24

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer for Color Hues
It is such an honor.  Come join in the fun using these two colors.
The challenge is to use Turquoise & Coral
I used a technique by Jennifer McGuire called Floating Die Cut Frames and after an unsuccessful attempt was able to come up with this card.
I used Pinkfresh Infinite Blooms, stamp, stencil & die set. (See video above) I made 3 sets of them to fill up the page and then was able to die cut the oval.  I then popped it up for more dimension.  Then used some miscellaneous bling. I used PTI's Berry Sorbet & Gina K's Turquoise Sea

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

CAS Christmas August 2021 Reminder

There is still time to make a card for this month's challenge of decorations, chosen by Cathy.
Come see all on the inspiration by our team.  If you haven't started your cards yet, now would be a good time to join us at CAS Christmas

I used PTI's Holiday Greens, Ink to Paper, It's a Sign Holiday Sentiments and a Die from Memory Box Swirl & Classic Ornament sent to me by my good friend, Loll for my birthday.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Colour Hues #23

Sneaking in a card for Color Hues

I used Pinkfresh It's a New Day Floral, stamp, stencil & die set. 
Gina K. Inks.
Communique Curves from PTI for the sentiment.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

CAS Christmas August 2021

This month, Cathy would like us to make cards with decorations on them.  Come join us at CAS Christmas.  Only 4 more months till Christmas and less than that to get your cards done.

I used an old PTI stamp set, Deck the Halls with Gina K inks and some red mirror card stock for the bow.
with Lattice Cover Plate 

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Color Hues #22

A card for Color Hues using Lime Green and Aqua
I smooshed some Gina K's inks to create the background behind the die and the butterflies.  The die sheet was given to me by my BFF, Colleen so I don't know the name.
Pinkfresh Small Butterflies, Stencil, Stamp & Die.  Just love this and how easily they come together.  I embossed with Liquid Platinum EP.
Love, Love, Love this set so much.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

CAS Christmas July 2021 Reminder

There is still time to enter a card for this month's challenge at 
Just use a poinsettia on your card and be sure to make it CAS. 
Hope you join us.

Stampendous Poinsettia Wishes colored with Copics. Gina K inks for sponged strip.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

CAS Christmas July 2021

Hello everyone. I am the host for this month's CAS Christmas challenge and I would like you to use Poinsettias on your card.  I am pretty much a traditional colors for Christmas type of gal, but we welcome any cards traditional or non-traditional colors.  Come join us and get working on those cards.  We are heading on the downhill slope and Christmas will be here before we know it.

Our Guest Designer this month is Sandra (Sandma's Handmade Cards)

I used Avery Elle's Holiday Bouquet colored with Copics. The red frame is Waffle Flower's A2 Lacey Layers Die.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

CAS Christmas June 2021 Reminder

You still have plenty of time to enter into CAS Christmas for this month.
Hideko would like us to use snowmen on our cards. Come join us and get those cards done early.  The DT members have lots of fun inspiration to help you get started.

I used Tailored Expressions Masked Oval Stencil and blended with Gina K. inks.
Sunny Studio Feeling Frosty stamp set and MFT Snowfall. 

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

CAS Christmas June 2021

This month Hideko wants us to use Snowmen on our cards.  Who doesn't like snowmen?  They are my favorite as far as Christmas Decorations.
Come join us at CAS Christmas.  Remember, June is the half way mark to Christmas.  Yikes how is that possible?  Time to get those cards made, so you aren't scrambling in November.

Stampendous Snowman Smile, colored with Copics
Darice Snowfall EF.

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Color Hue #18 Purple & Teal

A chance to enter into Color Hues again.  And this time I don't have an extra color. Lol

This is a stamp, stencil set that I borrowed from Colleen after playing with her for the day.  It is Taylored Expressions Butterfly Wishes.  Used Gina K's inks and Master Layout #1 oval.  The single butterfly is Rubberneck Butterflies are Free.

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

CAS Christmas May 2021 Reminder

You still have time to join us at CAS Christmas
The team has lots of inspiration to show you.  Christine would like foliage & berries on your card.

I used Gina K's Holiday Tapestry with Gold Embossing on red cardstock.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

CAS Mix Up May 2021 Challenge

It's been awhile since I was able to enter a card in a CAS Mix up challenge
Use a stencil with blended rainbow colors.

I used Altenew's Splatter stencil with Gina K. inks, Rubberneck, Butterflies are Free, PTI's Birthday Bash for the Sentiment and The Greetery's Crimped Frame

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Color Hues Challenge #17 Red & Orange

A card for Color Hues

Oops, the green is not a neutral color, Duh
This was made with Prisma colors and Gamsol, with a technique shown by Gina K on her Stamp & Chats.
I white embossed and then blended the lighter color on the flowers and leaves.  Then I colored a darker color with pencils and blended them out with Gamso.  Love how this one turned out.  Used Gina K.s Love at All Times with Gina's inks.  PTI's Keep It Simple Thinking of  You.

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CAS Christmas May 2021

Christine is our host for this month at CAS Christmas and she would like us to use 
foliage and berries.
Come join in the fun and get your Christmas cards done too!!!

I used PTI's Beautiful Berries with Gina K inks, Darice EF and PTI's Mix & Mat Snowflakes

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Christmas with the Triplets and 3rd Birthday

I have lots of pictures to share with you in the life of the triplets since I last posted.  I know it's been quite awhile.  So, make sure you have lots of time. Lol
This is Anna & Connor at Christmas.  Somehow I didn't corral Justin for a close up of him.  He is in the third picture.  Justin is usually the one with the boo boo on the forehead, but this time it is Connor.  And it is in the same place where Justin is.

Ramie is so brave, the triplets help make Christmas, sugar cookies.
Dad & Justin

Ramie also lets them help her cook.  Anna loves to help her with dinner or with banana bread.
The boys like to help too. They are mixing the ingredients for their birthday cupcapkes.

And Anna is lining the pans.

The finished product...Decorated with Muppets.

The triplets celebrate their 3rd birthday.
They were so excited.  Connor shows us how old.

Getting ready to open presents
Separating into piles.

Anna opens some clothes while grandma looks on.  Not a whole lot of excitement on her face.  lol

Connor is excited over the clothes.
Although, he likes to dress in princess clothes or Anna's dresses.  We are hoping this doesn't last.  Anna was fine with it a first, but then one day said,  I don't want to share my dresses with you.  

Not sure what Connor was laughing at here, but such a cute smile.

Justin getting ready to open presents, with Connor looking on.

We very seldom get to see Anna with her hair fixed.  She generally just wears it down and hanging in her face.  I just love it when she lets Avery fix her hair.  

Anna is the sweet tooth of the three.
Yesterday, when we got there at 9am to watch them, she had helped herself to a cupcake for her breakfast even though dad told her no.  
I was helping her on her birthday, eating a cupcake.  She had dessert before dinner.

This is after singing Happy Birthday to each one separately and then telling them to say "Cheese" for a picture.  Can't you just tell? (the cheesy smile) lol



And some of the things they love to do.
Play in water.



Connor in the green, Justin is in blue and Anna is curled up in 
Nona's (Rhonda's) lap


Out with the neighbors in kayaks on Lake Oswego




All 3 in the kayak.

They love to go on hikes with mom & dad at Lescher Farm.

Not sure where this is.

This is right off the hill in front of their house.  They got to go sledding and had so much fun.

The next 2 pictures were Government Camp up in the mountains.  They spent a couple days of there with the neighbors.

And lastly, Anna takes after her mother and loves to shop.

She really wanted this watering can and at the last minute Ramie dumped it from the cart and didn't buy it.
In the car, Anna, crying, said to her why did you not buy me the watering can?
Ramie felt so bad, went back and got it the next day.

And they all got their own little flower box to plant their own flowers.

Connor in red, Justin in blue and Anna

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