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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Color Hues #49


Just squeezing this on the last full day of Color Hues Challenge
I have been trying to get to it for several days and was finally able to today.

Altenew's Fragrant Florals, stencil, 3D EF and die with Gina K. Inks.  Background is Echo Park Diagonal Buffalo Plaid.  I have just rediscovered this Stencil and I'm loving it.    It's hard to see in the photo but is very pretty IRL.
This is such a large flower that it doesn't fit on a A2 card so had to cut some edges.  I used the EF but it doesn't look like it.





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Saturday, September 17, 2022

CAS Christmas September 2022 Reminder


You still have plenty of time to enter this month's CAS Christmas challenge.  Hideko would like to see Sparkle and/or Shine on your cards   It's really time to start amping up on making your Christmas cards, so you can just relax come November.



I used PTI's Holiday Greens and The Greetery, Put a Bow on It.
Gina K's Disco Ball Sequins.


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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Less Is More ##473


Another card and challenge for today.  This is for Less is More Challenge
I love Black and White cards but never think of it until there is a challenge.


Avery Ell Butterflies, Gina K's Wild Blossom and Sending Love for the sentiment.





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Color Throwdown #709


Getting back into the groove of being able to enter challenges again.  No more watching the triplets 2 days a week.  They started Pre-School for the first-time last week.  See below for post on their first day.
I am entering this card in this week's Color Throwdown



I'm not ready for fall colors yet so used these colors on this pretty Gina K. Zinnia Stencil with her inks.



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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

AAA Cards #223


I am hoping to play in my craft room more and get into a routine entering card challenges.
It is bittersweet as the triplets just started Pre-School for the first time today. The last 4 years my sister and I used to babysit for them 2 days a week to help mom and dad out.  They will be going 4 days a week and so won't have that time together.  They are only 10 minutes away so we should still see them often and I'm sure mom & dad will want some date nights.  The post before this one is on their first day. 
Anyway, so it has been a really long time since I have entered AAA Cards challenge.  Here is my card.
I masked the sides and used Gina K's inks to blend the strip.  Used Gina K's Friendly Silhouettes stamp set and Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes for the sentiment.





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Triplets started Pre-School Today


Our babies our going to school.
First day of school pictures.








Their backpacks are almost as big as they are.



Oh my gosh how can this be.  It seems not that long ago we were contemplating how we were going to take care of three babies at once.  Triplets!!!
So, for the first time in 4 years we will no longer be watching them 2 days a week.  Today is our first Tuesday without them and it seems quiet.  HaHa.
The drop off went pretty well.  Anna and Connor started to cry but were fine after a couple of minutes.  I think it is harder on Ramie than on the kids.  Because of Covid, this is the first time they have been left with anyone other than family.  A couple of months ago, the triplets Nanny gave her notice so Ramie was faced with either finding another one or putting them in Pre-School.  Needless to say, she has been very stressed about it, but found a great school that she was happy with. 

These little babies have been so fun and such a blessing.

Earlier Years





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Monday, September 5, 2022

Color Hues #48 and Seize the Birthday #246, Plus NBUS #42


Color Hues is celebrating its 2nd birthday and STB is collaborating with Color Hues.  I am joining the celebration with this card, which has really taken a sharp turn on what I was intending to do.  Lol.  It seems like I always end up with pretty much the same design and so finally came up with something out of my norm.  I was determined to change things up a bit and finally came up with something I was happy with.

Happy Birthday Color Hues.



This can also be linked up to Darnell's NBUS because both stencils are new.





I used Gina K's Star Studded & Layering Confetti Stencils with her inks, Navy and Key Lime.
The butterfly is from Pink Fresh Small butterflies and the sentiment is from PTI's Birthday Bash Sentiments.




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Saturday, September 3, 2022

CAS Christmas September 2022


This month the amazing, Hideko would like us to add Sparkle and/or Shine to our cards.  Only 4 more months before Christmas.  How can that be?   Come see all of the amazing cards made by our DT's and join us at CAS Christmas.

Welcome, to our wonderful Guest Designer
 JoAnn (Crafty Nana's Blog)



I used Gina K.s Sparkle & Shine stamp set embossed with silver EP.



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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Twofer - The Paper Players #606 & Seize the Birthday #245 Sketch


Getting to play in two sketch challenges.  Two very similar sketches so going to go for a twofer.


&
STB

Gina K's Flower Garden Stencil with Master Layouts 1 and Gina's Wild Wisteria
The leaves were made with Zig markers, a technique by Gina where she scribbles with the Zigs and then Spritzes with water and the colors just flow together into beautiful backgrounds.  I have the best result with Bristol paper with my Zigs.
The Flower is one I had in my stash by MFT, Gerbera Daisies Die.




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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

CAS Christmas Reminder August 2022




Another old stamp set using pine leaves.  Trina is our amazing host this month.  Please join us at CAS Christmas and get a head start on your cards.


Avery Elle Pinecones colored with Copics


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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Just Us Girls #644



Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to make butterfly cards.  Just had to create a card for JUGS
this week, as the word is butterflies.  It's been quite a while since I have made a card for Jugs and would love to get back into a routine to join my favorite challenges.


I used a technique from Gina K. where she scribbles Zig markers on a page and then spritzes water on them to blend the colors.  I used Bristol paper as that is the best paper for me to get Zigs to move.  Then cut out the butterflies with Rubberneck's Butterflies are Free dies.  And a branch from one of Gina's sets.  I had a lot more butterflies in this color and a green color but had 3 little munchkins in my craft room and they seemed to disappear. (not the munchkins, the butterflies.)  These were the only 2 left.  Lol
I used Gina's Fizzy Stencil in Applemint for the background.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

CAS Christmas August 2022


This month Trina would like us to use Pine on our cards for CAS Christmas
Come check out all the amazing cards by our Design Team.  Christmas is closing in on us.  It's time to get serious about making our cards.
We would love to have you join us.

Welcome to our two wonderful guests.



PTI's Holiday Greens Border in Gina K's Inks. And Ombre Sentiments Christmas embossed in Silver



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