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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Seize the Birthday #237-1 & NBUS #38


One card for two challenges: STB & NBUS




This is a new Stamp, Stencil, die kit from Altenew, called Fragrant Florals
I saw a video from Jennifer McGuire on it and had to have it.  Loved how she did the flowers in different colors.  Of course, it was OOS when I went to get it, but I put my name on the list and ordered as soon as it came back in stock.
The butterfly is another one from my stash of Small Butterflies by Pinkfresh. Sentiment is from Gina K.'s Sentimental Bouquet.
Feels good to enter some challenges.


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Seize the Birthday #237


I was able to create a couple of cards for STB 
My favorite cards are butterflies and flowers so couldn't pass up a chance to enter this challenge using Pinkfresh's Small Butterflies, stamp and stencil set with Gina K Colors. The flowers are a Pinkfresh stencil also, but I don't know the name of it.  It belongs to Colleen, my BFF.
Underneath, I have an AI piece that I had in my stash.  In fact, all of these were in my stash. 
The bling is from Pretty Pink Posh
Sentiment is from Gina K.'s Sentimental Bouquet.




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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Color Throwdown #689


A card for this week's Color Throwdown
It's been a while since I have entered a card here, but this is my time of year where flowers are usually the theme.  Floral and butterfly cards are my favorite cards to make. 
And I couldn't resist these colors.



Used Gina K's Fearless Joy with her inks.
Sentiment is from Gina's Wild Blossom set


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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Color Hues #39


This used to be my favorite color combination several years ago.
So, I just had to enter a card for 
 for Color Hues


I used Pinkfresh's Daisy Wreath Stencil Set with Gina K inks.
Gina K's Festive Stencil & PPP jewel embellishments.



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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Triplets turning 4 on their next birthday.



Justin's Card 





Connor's Card




Anna's Card


Just a quick little update on the Triplets.  This month on the 26th, the Triplets will be 4.  Can you believe that?
They are such a joy and so much fun.  They are like little miniature people. 
Anna loves to sit with the adults and carry-on conversations with them which she does quite well.
Their vocabulary is unbelievable, and they use it in the correct context, too.
The other day Connor and Anna were doing a painting game on the computer, and they started talking about camouflage. Ramie said they had been talking about that just the day before.  Amazing what these little ones learn.  
These pictures are a little serious, because I was trying to get without them making funny faces or smiling with that goofy smile that kids do when you tell them to SMILE.
Brad and Ramie are on a much-needed vacation by themselves.  They are in San Francisco for the week.  The babies (we still call them that) are in Seattle staying with her sister who has two boys 9 & 5.
Avery is staying with us as she has soccer.  We are all missing the little ones.  Not sure we have gone that long without seeing them.
I really liked how these cards turned out so thought I would share.
Anna is really into Unicorns; Justin likes sharks and Connor dinosaurs.
The wobbles are a little big, but I know they are going to love them.  Lol
We are having the craziest weather.  Last week we had two days of summer weather.  One day was 70 and the next was 78.  Today it is about 47 and tomorrow it is supposed to snow.  What???  We do not usually have fluctuations like that in our weather.
Hope you enjoyed my post.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Paper Players #581 - 2


Another card for Paper Players
Used the same Pinkfresh's Beautiful Blooms stamp/stencil with Gina K. Inks.
Sentiment is Papertrey's Birthday Bash.


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The Paper Players #581





A couple of cards for this week's The Paper Players
Spring is in the Air.  I am all about Spring and looking forward to it.  Today we have a beautiful sunny day, but still only 49 degrees.  


Had a play day with Colleen a week or two ago and she brought over this stamp/stencil set that I have been playing with.  It is Pinkfresh's, Beautiful Blooms using Gina K. Inks.
The butterfly is from Pinkfresh's Small Buttlerfiles stamp/stencil set.
The second card has a piece of AI background that I had in my stash.
Makes, making florals so easy and beautiful.


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Monday, February 21, 2022

Color Hues #35


I'm still trying to get in the groove of making cards for challenges.  This card is for Color Hues
using Pink and Navy.


I used Pinkfresh"s It's a New Day Floral and Small Butterflies, stencil, stamp and die cut sets using Gina K. Inks and her Sentiment from Wild Blossom.



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Thursday, February 17, 2022

CAS Christmas February 2022 Reminder


There is still time to enter CAS Christmas for this month using a winter scene.  Come see all of the inspiration by the team.



I used Hero Arts Vintage Christmas with Gina K. Inks


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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

The Paper Players #578


This is a card I made for The Paper Players for this week.
Using the following colors.  I played with some Alcohol Inks this week with these colors in mind so I could make a card.  Not sure what the background die is called but I got it from my BFF, Colleen.  The stencil is PTI's Modern Background and inked with Gina K's inks.  The Butterfly is Pinkfresh Butterflies.  I just now noticed it doesn't have a sentiment but could be for a number of occasions.







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Friday, February 4, 2022

Color Hues #34


A card for Color Hues which I have not had a chance to enter for quite a while.
I used Pinkfresh's Small Butterflies stencils, die and stamp set.    The sentiment is from Gina K.'s Rose Peonies



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Thursday, February 3, 2022

CAS Christmas February 2022


Welcome back to another CAS Christmas.  This month Christine would like us to make a Winter Scene on our cards.



I used Hero Arts Vintage Christmas
Poppystamps- Sloping Hillside Die
Background sponged with Gina K. inks

Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer
 Izzy (IzzyScrap)


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Monday, January 17, 2022

CAS Christmas January, 2022 Reminder


You still have time to enter into this month's, CAS Christmas challenge of silver and gold.
  Come join us and get a head start on your Christmas cards.
The DT's have lots of inspiration for you.


I used Gina K.'s Ornamental Snowflakes embossed in silver and gold.

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Cas Christmas Challenge January, 2022


So, it has been quite a while since I have posted a card for a challenge.  See previous post to see what I have been up to. It is great to be back crafting.
Our first CAS Christmas Challenge is by our wonderful host Julia who would like us to make a card in Silver and Golds.  Now, I know it's January and that might be the last thing you want to do is make another Christmas card but think how happy you'll be next November when you have your cards done. 

Say hello to our talented, Guest Designer, Lisa of (My Paper Tales).



I used Gina K's Peace Love & Joy embossed in Silver and Gold
The sentiment is from Gina's Perfect Poinsettia.


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