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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Krafty Chicks #444 Shimmer & Bling

Good Morning!

Hope you are having a good week!

It's Thursday so that means a new challenge
Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Tangii is our hostess this week.

I put a lot of shimmer and a little bling on mine, using an alcohol inked and gold shimmered background and then cutting everything out in gold foil cardstock.  I love how this turned out!

Go to the Hen House and check out the rest of the Chicks' and their shimmery projects with bling!  Come play along with us and try our Shimmer & Bling Twist!

Card Supplies:
Paper: Yupo paper; White cardbase (Neenah 110 lb); Gold foil cardstock (Stampin' Up).
Ink:Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz).
Extras: Feather die (Catherine Pooler Designs); Cover plate - (My Favorite Things - old); Incredible/Wonderful dies(Concord 9th); You die (Cas-ual Fridays); water drop gems.

Krafty Chick Blessings!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Born To Stand Out

Hello Tuesday!

Today is a very special day --- 
it's our first born, Patrick's 27th birthday!


This is his birthday card I made ---

He loves meerkats so I had to get this stamp set from Art Impressions to use just for him.  I colored them with Zigs.  I popped up the guy on the left since he's the special "kat" today.  I used some Nuvo Crystal Glaze on the balloon and the hat pom pom.

I like how this turned out.  I don't color as much as I want.  For some reason, I feel daunted by it.  I'm always my worst critic.  I'm sharing this in the The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Everytime this challenge comes up, I want to participate and time gets away from me and then those daunting feelings begin to emerge.  That was a resolution of mine this year, to color more, practice more and yet here I am still daunted and intimidated.  However, since making this card, I feel a little more confident, a little less intimidated.  So, I'm hoping to forge ahead now, and like Kathy says, color "even just for 10 minutes a day". 

Birthday Boy Blessings!
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Purple Pearly Birthday

Hello, it's me again!  Told you I had lots to share.  I've been trying to give some of my different mediums a little more crafty love so here is another card using Perfect Pearls.  This birthday card is for my mother inlaw, whose birthday was yesterday. 

I started off by inking up some white cardstock with ink color, Royal Treatment, by Catherine Pooler.  After it was dry, I stamped the wildflowers from the Catherine Pooler set, Wonderful Wildflowers, the outlined flower stamps in Versamark ink and white embossed them.  Then I took the solid matching flower stamp stamped in Versamark and stamped the inside of the stamp.  Next, I brushed Perfect Pearls, the pearl color, onto the images and brushed off all the excess so that all that remained was inside the flowers.  Then, I took part of the Marble Swirl stamp, uninked, and stamped it over the images so wherever there was Perfect Pearls, mostly inside the petals, the image would adhere.  I then stamped a "happy" in the Royal Treatment on white linen cardstock and cut out the "birthday" sentiment from silver mirror cardstock.   I adhered the purple panel to a white linen cardstock base and added some small and medium clear gems for a little added bling.  I really like how it turned out with that cool pattern inside the flowers. 

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Pearly, Purple Blessings!

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Hey There...

Good Morning again!

finally got some good crafting time last week! Now, hopefully, I can begin to share the fruits of my labor.  Here is one of them.  I tried out a faux stained glass technique shown by Jennifer McGuire.

I used the Interlock Die, part of the recent release, Welcome Home, by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I started by adhering a 4-1/4x5-1/2 Stick It paper between two pieces of white cardstock.  I then placed the die on top of the top piece and using my metal shim, I ran it through my Big Shot so that it only made an impression onto the cardstock, not cutting it through.  Then, I ran the die through again with another piece of white cardstock, adhered to another piece of Stick it, smooshed Versamark onto it and then embossed it in silver embossing powder.  With the "Impressed" piece, I colored it in with Zigs.  Next I pressed Versamark all over the colored piece and embossed with clear WOW embossing powder.  Then, I peeled off the backing and pressed the silver embossed die on top of the colored piece.  After that, I decided to add Nuvo Crystal Glaze on top for extra punch.  While I let that dry overnight, I made the cardbase with Midnight cardstock and die cut the sentiment from the same and adhered to the edge.

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Hugs & Blessings~
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Keeping Christmas February 2019

Happy Monday!

It's February 25th, that means a new Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!  Each month on the 25th the Keeping Christmas Design Team showcases Christmas card inspiration to help you get started on your stash early!  

I tried a Perfect Pearls technique for my card today.  You can see the technique here. I used the house stamps from the Happy Place set by Catherine Pooler Designs. I kept the rest pretty simple.  I stamped, clear embossed and die cut Santa's sled (Here We Come A Caroling by Catherine Pooler Designs), added a simple greeting (Lawn Fawn) and some white snow dots to finish it off.

Hop along the list below and get inspired to create some Christmas cheer throughout the year!

Keeping Christmas Blessings!
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Krafty Chicks Challenge #443 Shades of Pink & Red

Happy Thursday!  

Time for a new challenge
Krafty Chicks Challenge!

Amy is our hostess this week
she is looking for a color scheme of pinks and reds!

This card came out different than my first thought.  I had inked up all the layers using ink to paper and then stamped them tone on tone for each layer, before cutting the hearts out.  My original plan was to fashion them together light to dark and make a shaker from the smallest heart window.  Well...I measured on my Misti where to place the cardstock so each panel would stamp the same (so I thought).  However, my last layer, the red, must have been a bit smaller so it stamped a little off center from the other two. Also, I realized the top two layers had a hard line on one side from the edge of the stamp.  So, I trimmed down the top two layers and just used the small heart die cut out for the red.  I stamped the sentiment and embossed with white emboss powder on black cardstock and cut tails off each end.  The "Hello" is a die cut from Ways to Say Hey by Catherine Pooler I glued down and then adhered the banner sentiment on top with foam tape.  Sequins were added to bring on some bling.  I wound up liking it just as well as my original idea.  I'll still keep the shaker idea in mind to try again.

Please stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the Chicks' beautiful projects.  Then come play along with us in our Color Scheme twist and you may be one of our next Chick Picks or play in our always ATG challenge and share a project with us.

Card Supplies:
STAMPS: Rondi's Window background stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs); Sentiment from Awesome/Wonderful Set (Catherine Pooler Designs).
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb Solar White).
INK: It's A Girl, Party Dress, Samba (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark.
EXTRAS:Hello Die from Ways to Say Hey Die set (Catherine Pooler Designs); White emboss powder (WOW); clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Foam Tape (3M); Glue (Gina K Connect); Double sided tape runner (3M); Micro glue dots.

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Peace Heart For CAS Christmas

Happy Sunday!

Today we are more than halfway through the month of February!

So today is REMINDER DAY
With it being February (Valentine's month) and the fact that I was on vacation the end of January and didn't get many Valentines made, I decided to go with a less traditional color scheme and stamp set for my Christmas card today.  I love that heart shaped globe by Lil Inker Designs and wanted to use it.  I think it's perfect with the die, Radiating Love Heart by Lil' Inker Designs as well.

With my Misti stamping tool, I inked up the stamp using CP Inks for a two toned look and stamped on CP Designs white cardstock.  Next, I took ink pad to paper and made a pink border on a white cardbase to match the light pink in the heart.  Then I die cut the Radiating Love Heart die on Neenah white cardstock after trimming it down to 4 x 5-1/4.  I also cut the sentiment from black cardstock twice, glued them together and applied clear Nuvo crystal glaze on the top layer. I fussy cut the heart stamp following along the shape of the stamp design and adhered it to the cardbase which I had already adhered the die cut layer.  Final touch was gluing the sentiment onto the heart.

Please stop by the CAS Christas Blog and check out all the rest of the creative team's projects.  Then come play along, you have until February 24th to link up your CAS Peace Christmas card.  

Card Supplies:
STAMPS: Heart - One Love (Lil' Inker Designs).
PAPER: White cardbase - Neenah Solar 110 lb; Premium White cardstock by Catherine Pooler Designs.
INK: It's a Girl, Party Dress - Party Collection (Catherine Pooler Inks).
EXTRAS: Sentiment die(Die-Versions); Radiating Love Heart die (Lil' Inker Designs); Nuvo Crystal Glaze (Tonic).

CAS Christmas Blessings!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Krafty Chicks #442 Sweets

Happy Thursday!

 💖 Happy Valentine's Day! 💖

I've was on vacation for 12 days and boy, has reality slammed head on since I returned!  I need another vacation already.  I've also really missed my craft room.  So what better way to get back into it than to be the hostess for this week's Krafty Chicks Challenge!

It is Valentine's Day so I thought a little "sweet" challenge was in order!

Stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the Chicks' Sa-weet projects!  Then come play along with us and make something papery sweet!

Krafty Chick Blessings!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Peace - CAS Christmas February 2019

Good Morning, Sunday!

Super Bowl Sunday!  Go PATRIOTS! 

It's February so new challenges are happening!

This month at CAS Christmas, Colleen is our hostess.

The monthly theme is PEACE!

I have had this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp for awhile and didn't get to use it for this Christmas.  I hope to use it a few more times for this coming Christmas.  I stamped the "manger" and just lightly brushed on some light brown using Zig Real Brush Water Pen.  I stamped the holy family and then selected rainbow colors from my Zigs to watercolor the image.  I did the same for the sentiment (by Catherine Pooler Designs).  I fussy cut the two images and bumped them up for a little dimension.  

Stop by the CAS Christmas blog and check out the rest of the design team's projects.  Also, welcome our Guest Designer, Linda!  Come play along with us all month creating your own CAS Christmas card themed with "Peace".  You can link up as much as you want just make sure its a new card each time.  

Stamp Supplies:
STAMPS: Nativity (Simon Says Stamp); Sentiment - Home for the Holidays (Catherine Pooler SOA).
PAPER: Watercolor paper (Tim Holtz); Neenah white solar crest 110 lb.
INK: Midnight (Catherine Pooler Archival Ink); Zig Real Brush Color Pens.

CAS Christmas Blessings!