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Thursday, April 27, 2017

4CC#348 - Gift Card Holder

Happy Thursday!

 It was brought to my attention that my post didn't post.  Alas, that's what I get for trying to get a little ahead by making titled/empty posts ahead of time, forgetting and making a new one, then deleting said new one and scheduling the old empty one.  O..M..G!  I need a vaca, which I'm getting in a week!  Hopefully I will find my mind then!  LOL

It's another crazy week around here! Lots going on. Been looking at new facilities for our dog while we are on vacation. Then, after the monumental deluge of rain we had last weekend/Monday, discovered a roof leak/water damage, roof buckling and now trying to get it fixed before we leave so we don't come home to our roof and attic sitting in our living room.

Today IS Thursday and so there is 
a new challenge happening 
4 Crafty Chicks!

Lori is our hostess this week
and she had decreed us to create gift card holders!

I perused Pinterest and Google and You Tube for something different to try for this challenge and found several tutorials for gift card purses ----

 You can see the tutorial I used here.  It was really easy except the gift card has to go in kind of angled or the corners tear a bit.  It is closed with a flap made from a small oval punch with self stick velcro on it.  I may try one of the other tutorials I saw because this one was a little tight for an actual gift card.  The video shows putting small candy or lip balm inside. 

Here are some other photos of how it looks when open ---

(Note the Jersey Mike's GC used as my prop.  Have to give a shout out to the son's biz.  If you're in Chapel Hill, NC, JM at Farrington makes great subs! <wink wink>)

Check out the other Chicks' projects over at the Hen House.  Some really fabulous gift card holders, just too too adorable! 

Crafty Chick Blessings!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Star Congrats

Hello again, Monday!

Another card for today...

It's almost graduation time again and so I am adding to my stash that I sell to my Hubs' colleagues.  Also, I have two grads in my family this year, my oldest son, getting his Master's in History and my daughter in-law (his wife) getting her Bachelors of Arts in History.  Woot! Woot!  So proud of both of them!

I tried out another new cutting plate from Hero Arts, Star Confetti.  The stitched dies are Lil Inker Design's.  Sentiment die is Catherine Pooler and I  believe the grad cap die is Impression Obsession, but not totally sure.

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Graduation Blessings!
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Butterfly Wishes

Happy Monday!

Playing around with the new Catherine Pooler inks this morning and sharing the result with a couple of challenges...

I took the ink pads and just ran them across white cardstock then die cut the butterflies.  Such gorgeous vibrant colors!  These inks are part of the Spring Fling collection of inks by Chatherine Pooler --- It's A Girl, Bellini, Garden Party and It's a Boy.  The sentiment die cut is also Catherine Pooler.  The butterfly die cut is Stamplorations.

I used the sketch from the Fusion Challenge---

Clean & Graphic Style

Butterfly Wishes & Blessings!
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

One in a Minion!

Happy Saturday!  Happy Earth Day!

It's also my niece, Sophia's birthday party day!  She turned 3 on April 17th.  We couldn't make it to SC for her party this weekend but I'm thinking about her today and hoping she has a blast!  I'm sharing the birthday card I made for her and that I'm hoping she will like it.  She loves Minions and Peppa Pig.  Her party today is Peppa Pig themed.  I didn't have any Peppa-ish stamps, so I went with a Minion card.  

I CASED this card, by Robin Anderson, that I found on Pinterest....

 I added a little of my own flair with the heart gems and flower buttons.  I also printed out a digital printable and colored it for the inside and added a sentiment...

Sophia Birthday Blessings!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Friends Are Sunshine

A quick post...

Inlaid diecutting, watercoloring, embossing and stamping...I die cut and inlaid the umbrella a yellow and red butterfly.  You can't see in the pic, but the umbrella base is embossed.

This photo shows the embossing a bit better---

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

4CC#347 - Butterflies

Wow!  It's Thursday already?

This week has flown by.  I'm all thrown off on days.  Must be since the hubs had Monday off.  That's a rare thing.  At any rate, the weekend is one day away, which is always a good thing!

it's time for a new challenge at 
Tamie is our hostess this week!

I love making butterfly cards.  I do have to say though, my mojo has been missing for a while and Tamie really stumped me on this challenge.  Maybe I just had too many ideas and couldn't narrow down my choice!  ;) .  Yeah, that's what I'm going with.  LOL

I created my card using a sun stencil from My Favorite Things and two stamp sets from Stamplorations, Trendy Butterflies, Trendy Butterflies 2, Flutter Zen 1 Dies.  

Make sure to stop by the Hen House and see what Leanne, Tamie, Lori and our April Guestie, Christine, has created for our butterfly theme and then link up your own butterfly project and share it with us!

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April Theme/Sketch - Theme:  Stamps & Wings

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!  

It's been a warm, sunny, breezy and relaxing day full of family and good food.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

I created this card for my son and daughter-in-law.   I used the Clearly Besotted "I Got Your Back" set.  Aren't those meerkats adorable?  The sentiment is from Lil Inker Designs, Spring Sentiments.  I also masked a little basket of eggs from Paper Sweeties Planner Series, Happy Icons.  I colored the images with aqua markers on watercolor paper.

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Easter Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Rewind

Happy Sunday!
Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

Lots of celebrating today -- food, family and fun.  

There's also still celebrating going on over at Paper Sweeties! Today is our Release Rewind Day, our last day to share projects using the new stamps and die sets now available in the Paper Sweeties Shop.

For my last card, I used the paint drip stamp from the new set "You Add Color" and combined it with the clouds from "Let's Go to the Beach", the hearts from "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and the sentiment from "Showering You With Love" set.  

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's cards, all so fabulous and fun!

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

There's still time to play in our April Inspirational Challenge, it's Anything Goes too!  Come play along!

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I switched the sketch upside down. 

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Saturday, April 15, 2017


Happy Saturday!

It's been one very hectic, crazy week!  Unfortunately it didn't involve as much time in my craft room as I wanted or needed.  I did manage to get a few cards done along with team cards.  I am hoping to kick back and enjoy the holiday weekend, eat some good food, watch a movie or two with the hubs and youngest son, Facetime with family and maybe take a nice spring walk! 

This card was for my youngest son, Ben.  He turned 23 on April 13th.  I recently bought the VW van die cut, it's by Flora and Fauna. The cutting plate is by Hero Arts, paper by My Favorite Things.  I switched out the streamers with glitter streamers and some of the confetti.  Warning...reinstating tiny bits of confetti from a die cut...not so easy!  LOL

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Birthday Blessings!
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