4 Crafty Chicks #425 Finish The Inside

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Happy Thursday Ya'll!

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!

4 Crafty Chicks new challenge that is!

Amy is our hostess this week and she wants to see the inside of cards finished. 

If you're like me, I don't always fix up the inside of the cards I create.  I sell my cards to my Hubs' coworkers a lot and they like having the empty white space inside to write their own message to the recipient.  If it is a holiday card and sometimes a birthday card, I will go ahead and stamp a sentiment inside.  Sometimes even for myself I leave the inside blank and then I may print out a poem to put inside for whomever my recipient is. 

So here is my card --- 

And Inside ----

Now stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the Chicks' Projects they are reallly fabulous!  Then, why not join us this week and "finish the inside" of a card.  We love having you play along!

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I took my inspiration from the pink Jack-o-lantern and green spider in the photo.

Crafty Chick Blessings!

CAS Christmas - Bird Reminder

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Happy Wednesday!

We are halfway through October now - WOW!

Today is also Reminder day 
CAS Christmas Challenge!

Susan is our hostess this month 
 the theme is Bird!  

We have a second round of inspiration for you today.

I've had this tree emboss folder for years and rarely have used it and thought it would be perfect for some tiny pink birds as a Christmas card.  I embossed it on the smooth side of watercolor paper.  Then I used a Zig marker and water brush to create a subtle winter sky behind the tree.  I sketched a horizon at the base. The birds were cut from inked cardstock using Rose Petal dye ink.  I applied versamark then Heat & Stick to the ground and then applied glitter to create snow on the ground.  I did the same to a few random spots on the tree including some of the trunk.  The photo doesn't show it well.  I stamped the sentiment in Stone Blue dye ink to finish off the card.  

Stop by the CAS Christmas Card blog and check out the rest of the team's beautiful 2nd round projects.  Then, come play along with us adding to your Christmas cards, just remember to keep it CAS.  You have until October 24th to play along.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sentiment - Hero Arts.
Paper: Watercolor paper (Tim Holtz); White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb).
Ink: Rose Petal and Stone Blue (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark ink; Shadow Mauve (Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker).
Extras: Tree Emboss Folder (Cuttlebug); Bird die (Poppy Stamps); Glitter (Tim Holtz); Water brush (Tim Holtz).
CAS Christmas Blessings!

Paper Sweeties October 2018 Release Rewind!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today is the last day of the Paper Sweeties Release!

I thought I'd show another way to use Paper Sweeties' clothing, particularly since it's sweater/poncho weather. You can't see it but I put some shimmer on the two solid ponchos and the leaf and acorn.  

New Products 

The Design Team has one last inspirational project to share with you:
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

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Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties October 2018 Release Party

Monday, October 15, 2018

Today is Paper Sweeties Release Party!

I created a card with a tag using many of the sentiments from the new "I'm Nuts About You" Set.  I stamped them with Versamark and embossed them onto alcohol inked Yupo paper.  I fashioned the scallop border from the Rectangle Scallop Frame and Oval Scallop Frame.  The acorn was stamped and embossed onto alcohol inked paper also.  I finished off the tag with Robin's Egg seam binding.

New Products 

Happy Fall Y'all

Be sure and hop through the Design Team below and see all of their fabulous fall projects using this month's new stamp sets!

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

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Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties October 2018 Sneak Peeks!

Sunday, October 14, 2018


It's the middle of October 
time for Paper Sweeties!

Today is Paper Sweeties Sneak Peeks!
Come check it out!

New Products 

Happy Fall Y'all
Come visit the rest of the Design Team's projects and welcome our newest member, Lisa Golzbein! 

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

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Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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4 Crafty Chicks #424 - Pink Is New Orange

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Happy Thursday!
I still can't believe it's already October!  Weather here is still August time so I'm really thrown off.  After Tropical Storm Michael passes by we are going to finally have fall weather I believe.  I think the whole southeast could have done without Michaels overall and just welcomed cool temps. 

Well, let me get to the reason for my post ---- a new challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Put some pink on your project --- either replace orange with pink or just add pink!

It's October, time for pumpkins and all things orange and it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So I thought a twist on color would be fun.

Here is my card ---
I used a spiderweb stencil and Catherine Pooler ink(It's a Girl) for my background.  The label is either by Taylored Expressions or My Favorite Things.  I cannot remember.  The witch hate, shoes, spider and flower are Catherine Pooler Designs stamps (see supply list below). The broom stamp is from Recollections.  I colored everything with Zig Real Clean Color Brush markers and/or CP inks. I sparkled things just a bit, adding some Wink of Stella to the shoestrings, hat band, broom band, spider and flower.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

Stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the Chicks' projects and wander over to their blogs and leave them some blog love.  Then come play along with us, either using our twist of using the color pink or in our never-ending Anything Goes challenge.  

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sentiment-Tickled Pink (My Favorite Things); Witch hat, shoes, spider from Everything But The Broom (Catherine Pooler Designs); Broom (Recollections); Flower from Giggles- (Catherine Pooler Designs).
Paper: White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb solar white); Watercolor paper (Strathmore).
Ink: Midnight archival; It's A Girl, Party Dress, Sand Castle, Icing On The Cake, (Catherine Pooler Inks); Zigs Watercolor Markers; Clear Wink of Stella.
Extras: Label die (Taylored Expressions);  Coordinating dies for Everything But The Broom (Catherine Pooler Designs); Spiderweb stencil (Clear Snaps).

Crafty Chick Blessings!

4 Crafty Chicks #423 - Something Old Is New Twist

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hello Thursday!

This week is flying by!  

It's time for a new challenge with the 4 Crafty Chicks!

Leanne is our hostess and she wants to see us use something old we haven't used for a while.

This week is use something Old and make something New.  So, I pulled out a couple old emboss folders, a really old Sizzix fancy layered die,  a really old sentiment stamp/die set.  I cased a technique from Jennifer McGuire. I love how it turned out. It's really good sometimes to pull out those older, neglected supplies  just may have to pull out some other old things and play some more.  

Make sure and visit the Hen House and check out the rest of the Chicks' projects and leave them some blog love too!  Then come play along with us this week.  You have until Wednesday, October 10 at Noon, Mountain time! 

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Say It - Hugs (Technique Tuesday)
Paper: White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb Solar White).
Ink: Shea Butter (Catherine Pooler Inks); Soft Granite (Hero Arts Shadow Ink).
Extras: Hugs die (Technique Tuesday - Say It); Juili's Garden Emboss Folder (Cuttlebug); Oxford Emboss Folder (Cuttlebug); Fancy layered die (Sizzix Thinlits); Pearl gems.

CAS Christmas - Bird

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hello Wednesday!

Can you believe it's October?  Doesn't feel like it yet here in NC, but then it rarely feels like Fall before November.  It would be nice to have some cooler temperatures.  I'll have to "think snow" I guess!  

It is time for a new challenge at CAS Christmas Card Challenge so that helps to make it feel "cooler".

Susan is our hostess this month.  She has selected the theme of BIRDS.

 I purchased the recent Stamp of Approval Collection by Catherine Pooler Designs called Home for the Holidays.  It has a lot of great Christmas stamps and dies in it.  One of them is a set of "Christmas Cookie" stamps, and this bird is one of those.  I chose to use just the die with Nuvo gold gilding flakes.  I cut the bird, smooshed it in Versamark and added Stampin' Up stick it powder and heat set it.  Then I just pressed the gilding flakes onto the sticky adhesive until it was all set then took a stiff, dry paint brush an brushed off the excess.

The ornament was made by creating a background using the tree stamp from CP Festive Trimmings (part of the same SOA collection), inverting it as I stamped to create a square pattern and cut a circle from it.  I cut a gold trim from using two circle dies as well to frame it. I glued it all together, added some gold twine to the bird to connect to a gold bow die at the top.  The pine "hook" was stamped onto a white cardbase using the same color as the ornament background, CP All That Jazz.  The sentiment is from the Winterhaven SOA of 2017 stamp set, Poinsettia.

Now stop by the CAS Christmas Challenge blog and check out the rest of the team's fabulous inspiration using birds!  It's now less than three months away from Christmas.  Do you have your cards ready?  Come play along with us this month and add to your stash!  Just remember to keep it CAS!

Card Supplies:
STAMPS: Background -Festive Trimmings (CP SOA Home for the Holidays); Pine hook-Christmas Cookies Set (CP SOA Home for the Holidays); (Sentiment - Poinsettia (CP SOA Winterhaven).
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb solar white); Gold foil cardstock (stash).
INK: Versamark; All That Jazz - (CP Party Collection).
EXTRAS: Stick it adhesive (Stampin'Up); Circle dies (Catherine Pooler); Bird die (CP Christmas Cookies Dies-Home for Holidays SOA); Gold gilding flakes (Nuvo).

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