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Thursday, February 23, 2017

4CC#339 ~ Stencils

Happy Thursday!

I can't believe the week has just flown by.

Today there is a new challenge up at

Lori is our hostess
her theme is 
4CC #339 - Stencils!
STAMPS:  Brushstroke Birthay (My Favorite Things). 
PAPER: White card base.
INK: Versamark; White emboss powder; Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy (Stampin Up).  Don't hold me to these, I forgot to write down what I used.
EXTRAS: Balloon die, Kathryn's Big Wishes (Stamplorations); Bubbles stencil (Stamplorations).

I sponged my background first and then lay the stencil on top then spritzed with water and dabbed a bit with a paper towel to lift some color up.  Then I cut the balloons, also Stamplorations and cut two other balloons to bump up the stenciled ones a little more.  Stamped the sentiment in Versamark then embossed in white.

Now stopped by the Hen House and check out my fellow chickmates' projects, which are fabulous, as always!  Then, go grab a stencil and create a beauty to share with us this week!

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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Monday, February 20, 2017

Warmth & Care

Happy Monday!

Today is a holiday in the U.S. ---
President's Day.

The Federal government, banks and most schools are closed. So, I've been in my craft room, (with the windows up, in the 70s and sunshine pouring in) playing around. I have a couple quiet weeks coming up before all the chaos of renovating (mostly DIY) descends upon the Salkeld's Sweet Suite for the next few months! I'm using my time wisely trying to get a lot of design team cards done, other special cards done, etc, ahead of time.  

I played around with some stencils last week and one of them I used the colors for the Color Throwdown challenge this week and then, I got busy with other cards and almost forgot about it.  Now, I'm just squeezing in before it closes.

STAMPS: Sentiment - Flourishing Phrases I (StampinUp).
PAPER: White cardbase.  Turquoise, Mint (closest thing to sage I had) and kraft cardstock. 
INK: Espresso (StampinUp).
EXTRAS: Abstract stencil (My Favorite Things); Succulent plants and vase dies (Spellbinders); heart die (Paper Sweeties); Label die (Reverse Confetti); Stitched oval die (Lil' Inkers Designs).

For Following Challenges:

Crafty Blessings!
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

4CC #338 Charms

Good Morning, again!

My 2nd post of the day ---

It's now time for a new challenge at 
4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie is our hostess and she has picked the theme --

Use a charm on your project this week.

I have to admit, I lack in the charm embellishment category.  I had to dig through several boxes of trinkets to find something worthy for a card.  I found this "love" charm tag, which I have several others with various sentiments on them.  So now I've tucked them away where I can find them to use again.  I cannot take credit for any of the hearts on my card.  My friend, Bonnie Klass, of Stamping with Klass, and fellow Cary-ite, sent them to me with a beautiful valentine card.  We met online  a couple years ago and then discovered we live about 10 minutes a part.  Since then, we've stamped together many times and sharing stamps, dies and company.  These hearts came at the perfect time and were the right touch for my card.  I pretty much designed the card around them.  So, shout out to Bonnie --- THANK YOU for helping with my card!  

STAMPS: Sentiment (My Favorite Things)
PAPER:  White card stock. DP 
INK: Black Onyx (Versafine)
EXTRAS: Heart dies (from Bonnie Klass); Banner die (Lil' Inker Designs); Stitched scallop border (Avery Elle); Charm (stash), red ribbon (stash).

Now stop over to the Hen House and check out my teamie's "charming" projects and leave them some blog love!  Then get inky and make a project using a charm and share it with us!  

For Following Challenges:

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties Febuary 2017 New Release Rewind

Happy Thursday!

Today is the last day 
of our 
Release Party! 

The Design Team 
has more fabulous projects to share with you 
so check them all out:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Here's my card ---

So was I aiming for a marshmallow bunny by using glitter paper and copper foil wrapped "chocolate" eggs, by using copper foil paper, as I used the color scheme from The Paper Players challenge.  I used copper foil for the flower centers and bow center also.

There's still time to play in our February Inspiration Challenge as well, as it lasts all month!  Come play with us!

For Following Challenges:

Global Design Project #74

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Paper Sweeties Febuary 2017 New Release Party!

Happy Hump Day!

Today is the day!

Paper Sweeties Release Party! 

All new sets are now available in the 
Paper Sweeties Shop!

Check out what the Design Team has cooked up for today!

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Here's my card ---

Don't forget about our monthly inspirational challenge still going on until the end of the month.  You could be our next Guest Designer and winner of an awesome $25 gift certificate to the Paper Sweeties Shop!

For Following Challenges:

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017


A valentine before Valentine's Day is over!

The die plate is from Lil' Inker's Designs.  I cut it twice, once in white and once in red.  Then, I cut out just bits of the red and glued on top 

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I used the photo with the interlocking hearts as my inspiration.

Stampin' Royalty #373 - Dies

Hope you had a loving day.  

Remember, love is universal and something we should share everyday, not just on Valentine's Day.

Love & Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties Febuary 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Today is Paper Sweeties' Sneak Peeks 
for our 
February Release!

Hop through the Design Team list below 
check out their projects using the new sets:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Here's my card ---

I love that bunny with his big floppy ears!  I decided to"color" my eggs, watercolor style.  I love how this came out. 

Come back tomorrow since tomorrow the new stamp/dies are available in the Paper Sweeties Shop!  We will have more inspiration for you too!  Woohoo!

Have a Sa-weet Valentine's Day!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Monday, February 13, 2017

Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - February 2017

Happy Monday!

Today's the Day ---

The start of Paper Sweeties February Release Week!


Today is Plan Your Life Series!

We have a new Planner stamp set:

Check out all the Planner Design Team's planners:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Here is my planner ---

I used a lot of hearts from various Paper Sweeties sets along with the Planner stamp sets.  The new Planner set, Wedding, has an adorable little convertible bug (love bug) and I used it along with a bouquet of flowers on my planner from the new set.  

So, change my layout a bit with the heart balloons and in doing so, decided to make some balloon strings, which didn't actually look right just drawing them on.  So, I put some twine in place, which now I think I should have used some baker's twine but oh well.  You live and learn!  It was getting late when I finished my planner and I thought I'd change it up later, but then time got away.  It looks a little better in real life.  lol

Don't forget about our February Inspirational Challenge going on all month long.  You could be our next winner, getting a $25 Gift Certificate and a Guest Design spot with us!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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