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Thursday, November 29, 2018

4 Crafty Chicks #431 - Crazy Egg/ATG

Happy Thursday!

It's also the 5th Thursday of the month!

That means an extra challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks ---- and not just any challenge ----

The Crazy Egg Challenge!

It's hosted by Tangii!

This was a double duty card, for Crazy Egg and a card swap at Stamp Nation. I love how it turned out.  I used the Layered Landscape stamp set by Neat & Tangled and the balloons are from Love Is In The Air stamp set by Catherine Pooler.  I used Catherine Pooler inks and embossed the sentiment with white WOW embossing powder.

Stop by the Hen House and check out the other Chicks' projects, all very cool and very different for this Crazy Egg challenge.  Leave them some blog love and then come play along with us as it's all Anything Goes this week!

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Special Thank You

Good Afternoon, again!

I have another post today.

It's a special post of thank you cards I made to thank those who donated to my PKD Walk and a friend's walk this fall.  If you're new to my blog, you'll notice on my sidebar a photo advertising the walk.  You can click on the link above also to learn more about PKD.

Short synopsis, I was diagnosed 22 years ago with ADPKD, adult onset polycystic kidney disease, which is an incurable disease that about 600,000 adult Americans have.  There is also a children's version, ARPKD, which children are born with.  PKD commonly is hereditary, meaning if a parent has it, their children have a 50% chance of developing it in adulthood. Some, however, don't have a family history and contract it by having a mutated gene for the disease. 

PKD is the growth of multiple cysts on the kidney that grow, enlarging the kidney and progressively affecting kidney function to the point of needing dialysis and a kidney transplant and then sometimes also resulting in death. Many, especially women, also have polycystic liver disease as well.  I have more PLD than PKD.  I'm very lucky as my disease has not progressed and I may never need dialysis.  My two now adult sons, however, both have a 50% chance of developing the disease sometime in the next 30 years.  That is why I fundraise -- to help fund research for a cure.  There is now some treatment that can slow the growth of cysts, but there is still no cure.

Anyway, I made a bunch of thank you cards for donors of my walk and of my friend, Jody's walk in Arizona.  Jody and I met off the PKD Facebook page a couple years ago.  I donate thank you cards to her, as part of my contribution to her walk.  

This year the Hubs and I went to Charlotte and walked with the Charlotte PKD Chapter.  We met some very nice people, all affected with PKD, either as the one with PKD or as a family member or friend.  

So I'm sharing some of the cards today...

I used a leaf stencil by Altenew and sponged an array of colors to coincide with the PKD logo (see image at top of post).  However, I wound up using a dark blue where they have a more dark teal color.  I adhered the stenciled panel to a cardbase that I inked the edges with Fiesta Blue.  The blue strip under the sentiment is also a Fiesta Blue inked panel.  I white embossed the sentiment

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sentiment- Note of Thanks (Catherine Pooler).
Paper: White cardstock -Neenah Solar white 110 lb.
Ink: Sweet Sixteen, Royal Treatment, Juniper Mist Fiesta Blue, Garden Party.
Extras: Leaf Burst stencil (Altenew); Label Die (Taylored Expressions).

Thank You Blessings!
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CAS Christmas - Santa Reminder

Happy Saturday!

It's halfway through November.

That means it's time for a mid-month reminder
CAS Christmas Challenge!

Christine is our hostess this month
she is looking for Santa on our cards.

Be sure and stop by the main challenge blog at CAS Christmas and check out the rest of the team's beautiful cards!

CAS Christmas Blessings!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Paper Sweeties November 2018 Release Rewind

Happy Friday!

Today is Rewind Day at Paper Sweeties.
One more day of projects showcasing the new stamp sets:

I made some tags/ornaments for today.  I bought these wooden chalkboard tags from Michaels a while back.  I also pulled out some leftover felt images cut from various Paper Sweeties dies.  I love how these turned out. 

Hop through the list below and check out the rest of the Design Team's projects:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

4 Crafty Chicks - #429 Snowflakes

Good morning again!

Lots of posts going on today.

Today there is a new challenge up 

Amy is our hostess 
her theme is ----

So I finally decided to get on board the foiling train. I bought a laminator and foil with some birthday money and thought I would try it out for today's challenge.

I bought a couple holiday colors of foil by Gina K, including this shimmery opal like one.  The first pic at the top of the post is how it looks without light shining on it.  The one right above is with some natural light shining on it to pick up some of the iridescent colors in it.  

I guess I should explain how I did it.  I used the snowflake cover plate from Lil' Inker Designs.  I took a Deco-Foil Black toner sheet cut just a bit larger than the cover plate.  I placed my cover plate on my Big Shot and then the toner sheet, toner side down and ran it through the machine.  Next I placed the cut toner piece on top of an A2 size white cardstock panel, placed the foil, shiny side up on top, placed it all inside a folded typing paper sheet and fed it through my laminator.  Wow, do I love it!

I also foiled the green sentiment.  The shiny white snowflake is die cut from white cardstock x two and then white glitter paper.  I placed a round die cut piece of vellum behind it to help it show up more on top of the foiled background.  I also placed a small circle of vellum under my sentiment.  I really love how it turned out.  So shimmery and fun!

Now go to the Hen House and check out the rest of the Chicks' projects and leave them some blog love.  And come play with us and make some snowflake projects!  

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Paper Sweeties Novemer 2018 Release Party

Happy Thursday!  
Wow this week flew by!  
And it's already the middle of November!

That also means today 
Paper Sweeties Release Party!

The new sets are now available Paper Sweeties shop.

Here is my project for today using the Merry set.
I used foiling for the sides of the card,the tree and the bow.

Hop through the DT list below and see what all the team has created.  They are some very talented ladies!

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Tomorrow is our last day of Release Week with our Release Rewind.  So come back and check it out!

For Following Challenges:

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Paper Sweeties November 2018 Sneak Peeks

Happy Wednesday!

It's time for a party!

It's release week at Paper Sweeties!

Today is Sneak Peeks!

The two new stamp sets are:

Check out what the Design Team has done by hopping through the list below:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Come back tomorrow for the Release Party when the new sets will be available in the shop!

For the Following Challenges: 

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

4 Crafty Chicks #428 - Holiday Treats

Happy Thursday!

It's time once again for a new challenge over at the Hen House 
with the 4 Crafty Chicks!

I'm your hostess this week.

Lots of holidays are underway all over the globe and many to come in the next two months.  What is a holiday, no matter what it is, without some holiday treats?  That's what the Twist is with this week's challenge ---

Thanksgiving in the U.S. is coming up in two short weeks and so I decided to make my card for it.  Tradition calls for Pumpkin or Pecan pie.  Quite frankly, my family's preference is my easy peasy chocolate pie.  

I was perusing Pinterest to help my mojo and found a cute idea from Stampin' with Tami and gave it a whirl.  I just used a plain and scallop circle dies for my pie.  The top circle I embossed with the Tim Holtz 3D basketweave emboss folder.  I sponged the edges with Versafine ink, Sepia.  I bumped the pie up with dimensional tape on top a silver circle.  

Next I used the Catherine Pooler stencil, Split Chevron, and sponged a background using Twilight and Stone Blue.  I stamped the sentiment (Reverse Confetti) in Icing on the Cake brown.  I had some left over background made from alcohol ink so I punched some leaves out of it.  I added them with a leftover acorn to adhorn my pie.

Now go visit the rest of the Chicks' and check out their projects.  Come play along and show us some sa-weet (or salty) Holiday Treats!  

For Following Challenges:

Sunday Stamps - #191 Fall Whisper

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

CAS Christmas - Santa

Happy Saturday!

Hope you're having a "cool" November weekend!

It's a new month 
and so
it's time for a new challenge
CAS Christmas!

Christine is our hostess this month.

She chose this month's theme to be 

Can you believe it's just about seven weeks until Christmas?????

Where did the time go?  
I swear I'm still back in August!  LOL

Anyhoo, it IS November.

So, apparently, I'm even more sparse on Santa stamps than I am on snowmen.  Whaaaat?  How does someone have NO Santa stamps for CHRISTMAS cards?  I'm still pondering that.

I did find an old stamp set that had the word SANTA in it so I used it with a Santa hat and belt.  

Actually, I have some Santa stamped I stamped from a set of Bonnie's that I misplaced and just found a two days after I made this card.  

First on my agenda after Christmas, is re-organizing my craft room more.  I even found Christmas cards from one of Bonnie's card classes LAST fall that I didn't finish. <eye roll>

So look for those Santas later in the month! <wink wink>.  Like I said the stamp here is very old.  I don't even remember the company.  I started by swiping CP Samba ink on some white cardstock for the background and made sure it was dry.  Then, I stamped the sentiment in CP Midnight black and then again with Versamark. Then, I embossed it with clear emboss powder.  I repeated the Versamark and emboss powder a second time.  I was going for a patent leather look.

The hat is a stamp from Catherine Pooler set, Christmas Charms.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and then colored it using CP re-inkers and water brush.  Then added a layer of glitter and other shimmer.

Be sure and stop by the CAS Christmas Card blog and check out the rest of the Team's beautiful CAS Santa cards!  Come play along with us, you have until November 24th!  Remember to keep it CAS!

Card Supplies
STAMPS: Christmas Charms (Catherine Pooler); Sentiment (From Stash).
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah 110lb Solar White)
INK: Samba, Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Versamark
EXTRAS: Clear emboss powder (WOW); Clear Wink of Stella; Glitter; Stitched square peek-a-boo die (My Favorite Things).

CAS Christmas Blessings!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

4 Crafty Chicks #427 Christmas

Happy November!

It's also Thursday
and time for
a new challenge

Leanne, our fabulous leader, is hostess this week with the twist being Christmas!  Come play along and get some Christmas cards done!

Love how this turned out! I used all Catherine Pooler stamps, dies and inks on my card.  The borders are a set from the last Stamp of Approval, Home for the Holidays.  The deer, bird and sentiment are from last holiday season's Stamp of Approval, Winterhaven.  The inks are the newest inks, Suede Shoes, Samba and Mardi Gras.  

Be sure and stop at the Hen House and see Leanne, Lori, Tangii and Amy's projects.  Leave them some blog lovin' too.  Then get inky and crafty and come play with us! 

Crafty Chick Blessings!