4CC #407 Dry Embossing Delight Twist

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Happy Thursday!

Time for a new challenge at 
4 Crafty Chicks!

Amy is our hostess this week.
The Twist is Dry Embossing!

I needed a thank you card for my son's girlfriend and roommate to thank them for allowing me to stay at their apartment over the weekend after driving across the country from North Carolina to California with my son who is temporarily moving in with them.
I started my card off with the alcohol inked background and used a diamond embossing folder by Spellbinders with my Big Shot.  I love the way it turned out! I then used the stamp and die set, No One Else by WPlus9.

Stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the Chicks' projects.  And then come play with our challenge, either our always Anything Goes or try out our Dry Emboss Twist, your choice!

Card Supplies:
STAMPS: No One Else (WPlus9).
PAPER: Turquoise cardstock; Yupo paper; Neenah white cardstock; Silver foil cardstock (Stampin' Up); black craft foam.
INK: Versamark; Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust (Catherine Pooler Inks).
EXTRAS: Word and flower dies - No One Else (WPlus9); Wonky Triangle Emboss Folder (Spellbinders); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inker Designs); Silver Emboss powder (Stampin' Up).

Crafty Chick Blessings!

CAS Christmas - Masculine Reminder

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Sunday!

It's the middle of the month and so a little reminder that the 
June CAS Christmas Challenge is still happening!

Christine has been our hostess this month.

The theme is Masculine Christmas cards.  

You have until June 24th to play along with us!

CAS Christmas Blessings!

Paper Sweeties June Release Rewind!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

It's the weekend! YAY!

It's also the last day of Paper Sweeties' Release week.

Our youngest son just moved from North Carolina to California this week.  I made him a goodbye card from the Home/Garden Treat box set.  I used the "brick" stamp to make the background.  I cut out a red door because our front door is red.  I'm actually on the road with him, a little mom/son roadtrip with some sight seeing stops along the way.

The Design Team is showcasing their final projects using this month's Release stamp/die set: Home/Garden set.

Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld 
(You are HERE!)

Until next month...
Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties June Release Party!

Friday, June 15, 2018


Happy Friday!

It's also Release Day 
Paper Sweeties!
Since it's summertime here in the Northern Hemisphere, I decided to create a little "tropical" community of houses using the new House/Garden Stamp set and coordinating Sweet Cuts.

Be sure and hop through the rest of the team below to see their Release projects as well:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jinny Newlin
Karen Letchworth
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld 
(You are HERE!)

The new Stamp and Sweet Cuts sets are now available in the Paper Sweeties Shop!  Go check it out.  Come back tomorrow for the final day of Release week.

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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4CC #407 Birds N' BloomTwist

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy Thursday!

Time for a new challenge at
4 Crafty Chicks!

I'm your hostess for this week!

This week's twist is Birds and Blooms.  
Choose one or the other or both or play in our always "anything goes"!  Your choice!

Last Saturday was my husband's and my 28th wedding anniversary.  He's a bird freak so I decided to make this card for him.  
It has been a hectic last few weeks with moving our son's furniture, belongings and dog back to our house as he prepared to move from NC to CA (furniture and dog not going with him just yet).  I am road tripping with him to keep him company on the six day cross country drive.  I did manage to watercolor this for the Hubs though using a water brush and my Zigs.  

Stop by the Hen House and see what the other Chicks have created, always so beautiful!  Then, come join us and play the twist or just our ATG regular challenge.

Card Supplies:
STAMP: Bird image - Robin 2 Flower Branch (Elizabeth Crafts); Sentiment - Stampin' Up
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah); Watercolor paper (Strathmore) Bright blue (Bazzill).
INK: Versafine (Black Onyx); Zigs Real Color Brush Pens. 
EXTRAS: Zigzag stitched circle die (My Favorite Things); Swirl Cover plate (Lil Inker Designs); small banner die (My Favorite Things); 

Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peeks

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy Thursday!

It's almost the middle of the month.

That means Release time 
Paper Sweeties!
I decided to make a little doghouse using the new Home/Garden stamp/sweet cuts sets that go with the treat box die release in May.

Check out the rest of the team's projects by hopping along the list below:
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld 
(You are HERE!)

Come back tomorrow for more inspirational projects with this month's Release sets.

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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4CC #406 Love Is In The Air Twist

Thursday, June 7, 2018

It's Thursday!

Time for a new challenge 
4 Crafty Chicks!
Leanne is our hostess this week!

Love is the Twist!

Stop by the Hen House and see what the rest of the Chicks have created.  Then linkup your own project either using the Love Twist or just Anything Goes!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sentiment - Impression Obsession.
Paper: White cardstock (Neenah); Black cardstock - Midnight (Catherine Pooler).
Ink: Fiesta Blue, All That Jazz reinkers (Catherine Pooler Inks); Verasmark.
Extras: Light Modeling Paste (Liquidex); Stencil - Mandala (Studio Katia); White Emboss Powder (Wow); Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh).

For Following Challenges:

I was inspired by the photo and the colors.

Crafty Chick Blessings!

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Masculine

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Happy Sunday 
Happy June!

Summer is here!  YAY (except boo for the southern humidity)!

There's one way to beat the heat though
that is to play along with this month's challenge
CAS Christmas!

Christine is our hostess this month.  
She has chosen the theme of Masculine Christmas cards.
That's a good thing for me because I do lack in manly Christmas cards in my stash.
I wanted to do something a little non-traditional for this challenge.  I have had the soda stamp and die set from My Favorite Things for a long time and not used it yet.  I also had a piece of alcohol inked background on foil paper from Tim Holtz that just seemed perfect.  So I cut the bottle from the AI foil cardstock, cut the scarf, antlers and bottle top from silver foil cardstock.  Then I stamped the "peace" with versamark and embossed with silver emboss powder.  It barely fit.  For my background, I wanted to keep it simple because it is a CAS challenge and I wanted the soda bottle to stand out.  So I used postage stamp dies from Simon Says and "embossed" instead of cutting them.  Final touch was the sentiment from Papertrey Ink on a banner die inked in Fiesta Blue ink from Catherine Pooler Inks.

Stop by the CAS Christmas Blog and check out the rest of the Team's manly Christmas cards,  so may different styles.  Then get crafty, play along with us, and add some masculine Christmas cards to your stash. You have until June 24th to play along several times.  Just remember to create a new project each time and make it CAS! 

Stamp Supplies: 
STAMPS: Peace sentiment (Hero Arts Layering Snowy Tree); Tis Season (PaperTrey Ink Signature Christmas Set).
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb); Silver foil cardstock (Stampin' Up); Foil specialty paper for alcohol ink (Tim Holtz).
INK: Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark; Patina, Cloudy Blue, Stream alcohol inks (Tim Holtz Ranger).
EXTRAS: Soda bottle die (My Favorite Things); Antler and scarf dies (Flora & Fauna); Banner die (Reverse Confetti); Postage stamp dies (Simon Says).

Entering In Following Challenges:

CAS Masculine Christmas Blessings!

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