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Friday, October 6, 2023

Fall Is In The Air

 Well Hello there!

It's been a good minute since I shared anything here!  Life has been a little chaotic in the Salkeld Suite this year.  I've been able to craft a little here and there but not as much as I'd like and definitely haven't had the time to share things.

Our Ellie has had a year herself, which wound up with her being on bedrest/confined, went through physical therapy and ultimately, knee surgery, which entailed more confinement and more recuperation for her.  So that in turn increased her humans responsibilities in caring for her convalescence.  Now she is fully healed and running around like her normal wild self.  Now both cats are going through their own issues that have required multiple vet visits and meds.  The hubs and I are just trying to keep the chaos down to a minimum at this point.  So it makes crafting more challenging.

This is a card I created for my Stamp Nation penpal.  I pulled out a background made two years ago using the "leaf painting" technique and a gel plate.  I added some gold splatters to it, stamped a sentiment and then added the braided frame (Fall Frames Dies by Catherine Pooler).  Ive been trying to use up background pieces I've had sitting in my UFO box.




Thanks for stopping by!

Nance
























Monday, April 24, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #567 - Pink, Orange, Yellow - Week 2

Hello!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was a bit soggy but with a nice cool down.  The hubs and I spent a Saturday evening full of laughter at the Kathleen Madigan comedy show in Durham.  Very funny evening! 

Today is the beginning of Week 2 of our color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.  And, it is also my last week on the team.  Life has just been accumulating in other areas and I have needed to decrease some obligations in order to keep me sane, but still creative when I can be.

So here is my final card on the team:



 


Come play along with us! 

Smiling Rainbow Blessings!


 

Monday, April 17, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #567 - Color Challenge

Hello!

It's time for a new two week challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.


This challenge is a color challenge - 
Yellow, Orange and Pink

 


Come play along with us! 

Tropical Blessings!



Monday, April 10, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 566 Reminder

 Good Morning, Monday!

Hope you had a good holiday weekend and spring break if you partook!



My card was created using a background I made in the Online Card Class Stenciled 2.  I used a sunflower stencil from The Crafters Workshop and I created a mirror image of it on the bottom.  Then I ink blended the whole card lightly with the light color ink.  Next, I took a basket weave stencil and stenciled it in the pale yellow randomly around the panel.  Lastly, I added the sentiments and water drop gems.




Stop by the Cupcake blog and see all the wonderful sunflowers everyone created.  If you play, you have until Friday evening to share your sunflowers!

Sunflower Blessings!











Sunday, April 9, 2023

Friendly Little Hello


Good Evening!

Thought I'd post another card I made for my StampNation March Penpal now that she has received it.  The background is another stenciled one from the OCC Stenciled 2 class.  Lots of good techniques in that class!  All products (except the colored gems) are by Catherine Pooler Designs including the ink.




Friendly Blessings!

















 

Sparkly Pink Bunnies

Good evening!

Happy Easter!  I know it's almost over but thought I'd share a card I created with a background made from the Online Card Classes Stenciled 2 class a couple weeks ago. 



I love those bright pink sparkly bunnies, they remind me of marshmallow peeps, which many of my family love (I am not a fan other than of their bright colors and sponginess to look at).  The bunnies are a stencil by Echo Park and I stenciled them with Bo Bunny Sugar Paste mixed with Be Mine pink dye ink by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I chopped off the bottom corner of it, added that cute border, also by Catherine Pooler Designs (I think) and stamped the sentiment in the same Be Mine pink ink.


Sparkly Easter Blessings!




 

Monday, April 3, 2023

Egg-stra Special Chick


Hello again!

I have another post for today.  



I've been trying to finish up a few cards for Easter and use a couple of new to me products I recently bought.  This card is all NBUS except for the ink, sentiment and the enamel dots.  The egg die and the chick die are both from Whimsy Stamps.  The chick is part of the Penguin Pals die set.  The egg die I cut in half with a border die (Catherine Pooler Designs) to create the cracked egg.  The stenciled background is an egg stencil by Simon Says Stamp and inked up with Catherine Pooler inks.  The sentiment is from Stamping Bella.

I love how this card turned out with all those bright rainbow colors.


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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  Come again soon!

Egg-stra Blessings!





 

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #566 - Sunflowers


Good Morning, Monday!

It's time again for a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #566 - Sunflowers


My card was created using a background I made in the Online Card Class Stenciled 2.  I used a sunflower stencil from The Crafters Workshop and I created a mirror image of it on the bottom.  Then I ink blended the whole card lightly with the light color ink.  Next, I took a basket weave stencil and stenciled it in the pale yellow randomly around the panel.  Lastly, I added the sentiments and water drop gems.




Stop by the Cupcake blog and see all the wonderful sunflowers everyone created.  Then come share some sunflowers with us over the next two weeks!

Sunflower Blessings!



















 



Monday, March 27, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Reminder #565 - Black & White

Hello Monday!

After a sunny and warm weekend, it's a rainy Monday here in central North Carolina.  It's the 2nd week of our Black & White challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.  I created a new card for it...





More inspiration is over at the challenge blog.  Come play along with us this 2nd week before it's too late! 


Blessings!













 



Monday, March 20, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #565 - Black & White

Good Morning!

Hope you had a nice weekend wherever you are.  
It's Monday and a cold one here in Cary.  

It's also time for a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.




We have a color theme - Black & White 

I went a little overboard on this color scheme as you see, I created two different cards.  I may have made a couple more but you'll have to wait another week to see! πŸ˜‰



So go check out all the rest of the inspiration on the Cupcake blog and then come play along making your own Black & White card! 



The above card is entered in the following Challenges:


Monday, March 13, 2023

CIC #564 - Bees Reminder


Happy Monday!  

Wasn't spring coming? I thought it was but, yesterday it was snowing in central NC!  Not a lot but still, obviously it was cold enough for it for a bit.  March is always a fickle month, weather wise.  Talk about your "march madness"!  hahahaha

Today begins our 2nd week of our Bee theme challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.  Here is another card I created for this week...

We also have a sponsor - 



They are providing two prizes for two different winners!  

I used three different images on my card, from their generous set they gave the team.  

I also cased a card from one of Whimsy Stamps' Designers card using one of the Revealers dies that I have and used for this card. I love how the card came out with the Pixel images.  I chose colors of Copics to color the images that matched my background paper (Catherine Pooler Designs).

Stop by the Cupcake blog and check out more inspiration from the rest of the team.  Then why not join us creating your own "bee themed" project!  

Just Bee-cause Blessings!



Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Sending Rays of Hugs



Hello Tuesday evening!

My week has not begun as I had hoped/planned.  I made this card on Sunday before everything began spiraling downhill.  I was finally getting a little more creative mojo flowing. Isn't that how it always goes?  


I was suppose to be at work Monday and take the dog to rehab after and instead, I spent that morning at my doc's office getting diagnosed with a bladder/kidney infection. NOT convenient! lol. Since then, I've been mostly sleeping due to the antibiotic and pain meds.  However, this evening I did manage to watch a Stamp Nation card class and do this blog post. 

All the stamps and dies are from the February Release, Boho Trends from Catherine Pooler Designs.  Background layer was in my stash - that I had inked with Minted ink by Catherine Pooler.  I stamped it with the Call Me Ray background stamp and embossing ink and embossed in WOW Fine gold embossing powder.  The background of the word die, the Butterfly Buddies, and the middle cardstock layer were from cardstock inked with Deck The Halls dye ink.

I also am finally managing to play in another card challenge - Color Hues.


Hopefully I'll be able to finish up a few more cards I had started later this week.  First, it's back to the doc tomorrow. 

Hugs and Blessings!



















 

Monday, March 6, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #564 - Bees

Hello again!

It's the first Monday in March!  Time is marching on and at least here in the south, the weather is feeling very springy.  And had to pull out my allergy meds since that wonderful greenish-yellow pollen has arrived in North Carolina! 🀧 πŸŒΈπŸƒ

Today is a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations. 


Our theme this fortnight is BEES.  I guess that's pretty fitting for the present conditions here at least with the pollen.  I have seen quite a few bees buzzing around the last few days as the plants begin to bloom again.



We also have a sponsor, Pixel Paper Prints, who has been very generous in giving us the cutest digital images.  My card (above) is using about five different images - the two bees, the adorable honey dripped heart and the heart shaped lines. I created my little scene placing the bees nose to nose on top of the heart.  I colored them with copics and placed them on a patterned paper background.

 Our sponsor:



There will be 2 lucky winners this challenge


Prize 1:  4 Digital stamp sets from Pixel Paper Prints, 50% Coupon on a single order with no limit on the number of items) and Permanent 25% off discount to my shop.


Prize 2:  2 Digital stamp sets, 35% Coupon on a single order with no limit on the number of items) and Permanent 25% off discount to my shop.

*(Be sure to read and follow our Rules to be eligible to win)*


Stop by the Cupcake blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration and then come play along showcasing bees  on your project.



Monday, February 27, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #563 Week 2

 Hello!  

It's the second week of our color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.  I made a 2nd card...



Pleas stop by the Cupcake blog and check out the rest of the team's inspiration.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sentiment from "Ladies That Lunch" - (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Paper: Neenah White Solar 110 lb; Light blue, pink, red cardstock - (Stash)
Ink: Versamark
Extras: Pinpoint Daisy background plate (Memory Box); Kinsley Heart layer die (Birch Press Design); pink gems; red heart gems.

Friendship Blessings!






Monday, February 20, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #563 - Happy Birthday With Love

 Hello!

It's Monday again!

A new challenge begins today at Cupcake Inspirations today, a color challenge.





Stop by and check out the rest of the team's inspiration at the Cupcake blog.



Card Supplies:
Stamps: Roses are Red, Love & Lace, and Everybody Say Happy - (Catherine Pooler Designs-CP Designs).
Paper: Neenah White Solar 110 lb; Midnight cardstock - CP Designs
Ink: It's A Girl, Be Mine, Samba, Rockin' Red, Oh Boy, Midnight - Catherine Pooler Inks.
Extras: Coordinating dies for Roses are Red-(CP Designs); With Love word die(CP Designs); White embossing powder (WOW); Sequins - C
rater Lake (CP Designs).

Ble
ssings!


Monday, February 13, 2023

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #562 - Valentine's Day- Reminder

 Hello!

It's time for the 2nd week of Cupcake Inspirations' Valentines Day Challenge!  We have a sponsor this challenge, the talented Whimsical Art Witch.


Here's my card - 










Prizes:
3 Digital Stamps of Choice to One Winner
3 Digital Stamps of The Whimsical Art Witch's Top Pick



Stop by the blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and enter in your Valentines projects to share with us.

Valentines Blessings!