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Thursday, December 28, 2017

4CC #383 - Glitter

Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge 

It's our last challenge for 2017!
Can you believe it's time to ring in a new year soon?

Lori is our hostess this week!

Her challenge is

Stop over at the Hen House and see the rest of the Team's projects.  Then, link up your own glittery creation and play along with us!

For Following Challenges:

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks #382 - Tags

Happy 1st Day of Winter!

It's a balmy 50 F here in the Triangle of NC.  So not exactly a winter wonderland, more like soggy and damp after yesterday's rain.

Today is Thursday 
so you know that means

a new challenge 

Tamie is our hostess this week.

She has chosen our theme ---

I made several and they came in handy preparing packages to go out in the mail.

Stop by the Hen House and see the rest of the team's projects including our Guest Designer, Karola!  Then come play along with us.  Your tags don't have to be Christmas.  They can be whatever you want.  

Are you ready for Christmas yet?  Luckily we are finally pretty much ready.  Our oldest son and wife are flying in today.  We saved the tree decorating to be done with them and our youngest son, so that happens tonight.  Then, lots of celebrating can commence!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas (just 5 days away) and Happy New Year!

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Paper Sweeties 25 Days of Christmas Designer Blog Hop!

Happy Weekend!

Are you ready for Christmas?  It's just nine days away. 
How crazy is that?

I am NOT ready.  

I am ready, however, to share another project for 
Paper Sweeties 
25 Days of Christmas Designer Blog Hop!

I used the stamp set, Merry Little Christmas for my card.  I stamped with Versamark on watercolor paper, embossed in gold then colored with Zig markers and water.  Then used a gold fine sharpie to add some detail around the gifts.

December 2nd: Nancy Salkeld

December 4th: Karen Letchworth
December 5th: Lori Turner
December 6th: Maria Patrick
December 7th: Larissa Heskett
December 9th: Michelle Bala
December 10th: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 11th: Mackie Robertson
December 12th: Lori Turner
December 14th: Maria Patrick
December 15th: Michele Henderson 
December 16th: Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)
December 17th: Karen Letchworth
December 18th: Jinny Newlin
December 19th: Lilian Forsyth
December 20th: Debbie Marcinkiewicz
December 21st: Kathy Schweinfurth
December 22nd: Lisa Bzibziak
December 23rd:  Karen Letchworth
December 24th:  Lisa Bzibziak
December 25th:  Debbie Marcinkiewicz

While our hop continues everyday, our Inspirational Challenge is going on as well through the end of December for a chance for you to play along and share your inspiration with us!
For Following Challenges:
25 Days of Christmas Blessings!

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

4CC #381 Christmas/Winter Critters

Good Morning!

It's Thursday and that means ---

a new challenge is up at 4 Crafty Chicks!

I'm the hostess this week and I'm late to my own party!  GAH!  

If that's not bad enough, there are still no decorations up in our house yet, not even the tree.  So we've now gave ourselves a deadline to have everything decorated on the 15th.  That's tomorrow!  We shall see if it happens.  lol

Now on to the present challenge of the challenge that I'm hosting---

I have to admit I'm a sucker for cutesy little critters on Christmas cards.  

Here is my card
I used a llama from the stamp set, Little Llama, by Pretty Cute Stamps.  I colored him with Zigs and Copics.  I added some Wink of Stella to the hat, scarf and snowflakes.  I colored around him with Copics and stamped a few snowflakes by Mama Elephant.  The background is a plaid stamp by Catherine Pooler stamped in Fiesta Blue ink by Catherine Pooler.

If you haven't already, stop by the Hen House and see what my fellow Chicks have created and our Guest Designer.  Lots of more adorable critters to see!

For Following Challenges:

Christmas Crafty Chick Blessings!
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - December 2017!

Good Morning!

Happy 2nd Day of Hanukkah!  It's also just 12 days before Christmas.  
Are you ready for either?

Today is Plan Your Life Series
Paper Sweeties!

The Paper Sweeties Planner Team is sharing their December planners.  

Here is my planner:

As you can see, there's a lot going on this month.  Hahaha.  Right?  Like no one else's planner is packed!  That's why I kept mine fairly simple.  I was going to say "neat" but it isn't that "neat" and "tidy" I'm afraid.  I wrote out some important crafty dates on the left side and messed up.  So thank goodness for washi tape! 

I have to admit too, we still don't have our Christmas decorations up.  However, I do have 98% of my shopping done!  So here I am again, another holiday season and less prepared than I have ever been.  Funny thing, I'm not even stressed about it.  I must be in holiday denial or something.  LOL . That's ok, because I don't want to wake up and all of a sudden in a panic.

Check out the rest of the Team's planners below:

Check them out!

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Don't forget our 25 Days of Christmas Designers Hop is still going on through Christmas Day!

And come play in our monthly Inspirational Challenge that lasts through December 31st!  Link up your projects and share them with us!  We love having you play along!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter 2017 Blog Hop


Another weekend is upon us!

It's a special one in card blogland too---

Time for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Winter Blog Hop!


Some of the Design Team at Paper Sweeties is participating once again as well!


Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

FINALLY, here is my card!  It's been one of those weeks and so if you visited my blog earlier, my card wasn't here.  Now hopefully I can get back on track in the next couple days.  Maybe get some Christmas decorations up, some Christmas and grocery shopping done.  For now, going to sit back with some hot cider  (spiked with Buttershots of course), some tunes and "blog hop" while it's sleeting and cold outside.    

Paper Sweeties is offering not only a $25 Gift Certificate to the Paper Sweeties Shop but also has a special Flash Prize for one lucky winner!



Winter Coffee Loving Cardmaking Blessings!
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

4CC Challenge #380 Monochrome

Good Afternoon!  

I'm sooo late with my post for today's challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!   We were out of town over the weekend and first part of this week.  I still have my fall decorations up.  It's 18 days until Christmas and exactly two weeks before our kids come to visit! I have at least purchased a couple gifts but otherwise have done no shopping, including groceries.  If I weren't behind I wouldn't know how to function I think!  lol But, better late than never, right?

Leanne is our hostess this week
and she's chosen the theme ---

Let's see one color projects!

I needed a couple Hanukkah cards, so I decided to go all blue on this one.  

Stop by the Hen House and check out what my fellow Chickies have created and welcome our December Guest Designer, Karola too!  Then link up your one color cards and play along with us!

For Following Challenges:

The colors and star were my inspiration for my card.

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Plaid Bounty of Thanks

Hello!  Happy Monday!

Now, I know it's December and I should be continuing in full swing of Christmas cards, but I skipped out sharing a Thanksgiving card I made so humor me. 
I used all Catherine Pooler stamps/dies except for the pumpkin, which is Reverse Confetti.  The inks are also Catherine Pooler inks, Spa Collection.  I just love that plaid background stamp!  <swoon>

I made this card to give to the parents of our son's girlfriend for Thanksgiving as a thank you for hosting our son for a week in their home for the holiday.  It was his first time meeting his girlfriend's father and extended family, having already met her mom and sister.  The card and the son were both a hit!  A mother's work is finally done!  hahaha 

Anyway, I never got a chance to post it and so now I am and I can even still enter it into the Time Out Challenge #97 Inspired By Words. 

Thankful Blessings!
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop 2017

Happy Sunday!

Paper Sweeties has been invited to participate in 
Lori Hairston's 
Visions of Sugarplums Holiday Hop today!
I spent an afternoon getting "felt" happy (playing with felt), cutting way too many things out of felt. I now have a small box of Christmas felt die cuts and I intend now to use every last one of them! LOL  If you saw my post yesterday you saw some of the results.  My cards today also feature some felt cut dies.

Have you noticed a pattern or theme with my posts the last couple days?  I'll put it another way, do you think maybe I like that stitched tree tag a little?

Hop through the list below of the Paper Sweeties Designers and see what they have to share:

Paper Sweeties is also offering up a $25 Gift Certificate during the hop so make sure and leave comments along your way!  

Visions of Sugarplums Blessings!

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