Sunday, November 27, 2022

Color Hues #53

A card for Color Hues using the colors Scarlet & Green
Still in Christmas mode. 

I used Echo Park Diagonal Buffalo Plaid stencil with Gina K Inks and a couple of pre colored images from MFT Happy Ho-Ho Holidays with Copics. 
Pinkfresh Essential Jewels Mix
Gina K's Master Layout #11

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Seize the Birthday #252 Case a STB Designer

Barbara would like us to Case a STB Designer for the STB Challenge
I have cased my bestie, Colleen, One Smile lifts a Spirit.   She actually gave me this stamp/stencil set for my birthday.  I picked the last card in her post with the soft peach but used a light pink, and a Cuttlebug EF, PTI pattern paper, & sentiment from Wishes Come True.

You can also post an anything goes card as long as it is a birthday card.

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Seize the Birthday #251 - Many of Something

I am so excited to join the STB Design Team.  Thank you, Nancy, for the invite.  Ashwini would like us to use many of something.   If you choose to not use the topping, you are always welcome to make any kind of birthday card.  
If anyone knows me, they know that I love flowers and butterflies.  And I chose butterflies for this challenge. 

The background is an Alcohol Ink sheet and the die cut sheet both of which I had in my stash.  I used PTI's Balloon Bash, Rubberneck's Butterflies are Free and Avery Elle's Butterflies with CP inks.
Gina K Disco Ball Sequins.

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Color Throwdown #717

A card for this week's CTD #717
Mustard, Pink & Green

Used Gina K.s Star Flower with CP & Gina K inks.
Altenew Classy Stripes Stencil
Spectrmnoir Crystal glitter pen on petals & leaves
Gina K's Disco Ball embellishkments

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Color Hues #52 Turquoise & Mustard

My card for Color Hues

I dug out and old PTI stamp set Harvest Berries and used it.  It always was a favorite of mine so decided to give it some love.  The butterfly is from Gina K's Friendly Silhouette, and sentiment is PTI's Keep it Simple, Praying for You.  Using Catherine Pooler Inks.

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Addicted to CAS #232

A card for Addicted to CAS
It is better to make these cards for a challenge rather than having to make one for a reason.  

I used Taylored Expressions Masked Oval Stencil, blended with Gina K. inks and Summer Silhouettes.
The sentiment is from PTI Keep it Simple Sympathy.

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Color Hues #51 & Crazy is our fame - Stencils are our game

Two challenges today with one card.

A new challenge by Diane & Darlene 

Our first OPTIONAL theme is:


More inspiration not using the theme but

Used Altenew Leaf Burst stencil with Gina K inks.  PTI's Autumn Pumpkins

Sentiment from Gina K, Autumn Wreath Builder

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Flower Challenge #73

Happy 6th birthday to The Flower Challenge.

Trying to get back into a routine and enter some challenges.  Since flowers is one of my favorite things to make cards with, I had to enter this challenge.
I wanted to practice my Copic coloring so, used Altenew's Fragrant Florals to color with Copics.  It took me about 2 days to color this. (Partial days) I wanted to go slow, and I really am happy with how it turned out.  When I was done coloring, I wanted to restamp and was so afraid to do it and rightly so, because I messed up on part of it and got some double stamping in places.  Grrr...  The stamp is so big it doesn't fit on an A2 card so was able to cut off some of the problem areas and then used a Copic Multiliner to fill in the double lines.  The sentiment was one I had in my stash and not really sure where it is from.

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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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