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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Krafty Chicks #461 Anything But A Card

Good Morning! 

It's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Leanne is our hostess this week 
she wants NO CARDS.

Our son and DIL are moving in with us from Oklahoma this week.  Our DIL has never lived anywhere else but Oklahoma so it's a really big change for her.  So, I combined this week's challenge with making  a wall hanging for them as a "welcome to your new home" kind of gift.

I started by stenciling a background with Versamark and then I used Hero Arts pearl white embossing powder.   The maps I got off Google, fussy cut and added craft foam behind them for dimension.  The heart is Avery Elle and the sentiment is from "Sweet Home" by Catherine Pooler.  

Stop by the Hen House and check out the fabulous "Non Card" projects by the rest of the Design Team.  Then come play along and make Anything But A Card.

Krafty Chick Blessings!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Krafty Chicks Challenge #460 Washi Tape

Happy Thursday!

The week is just flying by!

It's time for another challenge at
Krafty Chicks Challenge!

Lori is our hostess this week.  She has chosen Washi Tape for our Twist!

So break out those rolls and show us what you can do!

Stop by the Hen House and see what the rest of the Design Team has created with Washi Tape and come play along with us this week!
Krafty Chick Blessings!

Monday, June 17, 2019

CAS Christmas - It's a Wonderful Life

Hello Monday!

It's halfway through June!  

So today is Reminder Day 

Linda is our Host this month
her chosen theme is 

I chose a set of gifts from Lawn Fawn, Simply Celebrate Winter. Stamped on watercolor paper, colored with Zigs and a waterbrush and die cut with coordinating die.  I've been on a non-traditional color kick for Christmas cards so I continued it for today's card.  I cut out an extra die to add dimension to the gifts and placed them on top of a background piece made with the baby wipe/alcohol ink technique.  I die cut a piece of my inked panel to place in the middle of my scored card base.

Stop by the CAS Christmas Card Challenge Blog and see the rest of the Design Team's Reminder Projects.  Then why not come play along with us and get some Christmas cards made for your stash.  You have until June 24th to play along!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Krafty Chicks Challenge #459 Camp Out

Good Morning Crafters!

Can you believe half of June is just about gone?  Feels like it just started.

Today there is a new challenge over at
 Krafty Chicks Challenge.

Tangii is our hostess this week and the twist is Camp Out!

I recently bought one of the Gina K Designs wreath builder templates and so I thought it would be cool to create a more masculine "camping wreath".  It was so easy creating this card!

Now stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the chicks' camping projects.  Then, link up your own Camp Out project and play along with us through Wednesday, June 19 at Noon, MST. 

Card Supplies
STAMPS: S'more Fun (Taylored Expressions); Gone Camping (Technique Tuesday); Love you S'more (Lawn Fawn); Buffalo Plaid background (Catherine Pooler Designs).
PAPER: Neenah solar white; Catherine Pooler Premium White cardstock.
INK: Rouge, Lemongrass, Sage, Spruce, Over Coffee and Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler Inks).
EXTRAS: Wreath builder template (Gina K Designs); Liquid Pixie Dust (Inkon3).

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Krafty Chicks Challenge #458 Die Cuts

Good Morning!  
It's Thursday!

Hope you're having a wonderful first week of June!

It's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks today.

Amy is our hostess.

She has chosen our Twist to be Die Cuts!

Since it's June and the beginning of the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere, I decided to make a beach/sea/tropical card using some fun dies. I also used a background I had created when my friend, Bonnie Klass and I experimented with Dirty Pours about a year ago.  This background was made on canvas paper. I've been saving it for an underwater theme card so it was perfect for my school of fish dies and coral by Memory Box.  The bright orange coral is from Memory Box.  The other "coral" is actually fern/cacti dies by Spellbinders and a twig die by either Memory Box or Poppy Stamps I believe but I thought they looked a lot like coral, particularly inked up in bright colors. 

Please stop by the Hen House and check out the Team's Die Cut projects. Also, welcome our June Guest Designer, Lisa Bzibziak from Life of a BZscrapper! So glad to have Lisa here this month.  Then, come play along with us and create a project using Die Cuts for our twist or one for our always ATG challenge.  

Krafty Chick Blessings!

Monday, June 3, 2019

CAS Christmas - Gifts

Hello Monday!

Happy June!

It's almost summer in the Northern Hemisphere!  

But it's still cool over at CAS Christmas with a new challenge beginning for the month of June!

Linda is our hostess this month
she has chosen Gifts as the theme!

I have to admit, I drew a blank on this challenge at first.  I have a couple small Christmas gift stamps and a couple birthday ones, but for some reason my mojo went out the window.  Then, I was looking through my stash of homemade backgrounds and thought, I'll make my own gift with dies.  So I took the stitched peek a boo die, cut it from silver mirrored cardstock, trimmed it down, added an alcohol inked background in the middle and a silver bow die for the top.  Voila - a Christmas gift!  I also had the perfect sentiment, by Paper Sweeties to add.  To top it all off, I added a thin trim of the same silver mirror cardstock as a frame for my gift.
Be sure and stop by the CAS Christmas Blog for a look at all the rest of the Design Team's beautiful inspirations for this month's challenge.  Also welcome our Guest Designer for June, Leslie!

It's almost halfway through the year, which means halfway until Christmas!  Come play along with us this month and get your Christmas card stash started or added to.  We love to be inspired by you as well!

CAS Christmas Blessings!