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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #500 - All Occasions

Good Morning!

Well, Wake County, NC, the county I live in is now in a "shelter in place" Order, more restricted than just the previous "Social Distancing at Home".  We have one of the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the state.  I've been home for 13 days now since they did their first closings and "Stay At Home" request.  So far, I'm not too stir crazy.  I have enough to keep me busy I believe.  The hubs of course is still going to work since he is an ER nurse at one of the hospitals in Raleigh.  It's really upsetting that hospitals do not have enough supplies for what they may be seeing but it's heartwarming to see the community coming together and donating the necessary supplies to help.  Dave even put out a request on NextDoor Neighbor site asking for masks and gloves from neighbors and so far several have left things on our front porch for him to take to the ER on his shifts.  

Of course for us crafters, we have one thing to keep us distracted that also will help ease the anxiety of others and let them know they aren't alone --- making and sending cards.

So with that, let me announce this week's challenge over at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

It's Challenge #500 actually!

This Thank You card is stamped using Medallion Mix-Up and sentiments from Whimsical Wreath stamp sets by Catherine Pooler Designs. They were stamped in Hero Arts White Unicorn pigment ink and Soft Granite shadow ink.  I added grey twine around it to finish it off.

Be sure and stop by the Hen House and see what the rest of the team has created for All Occasions, including our Guest Designer, Donna.  This is her last week with us so give her some blog loving.  Then, come play with us and link up an All Occasion card in our challenge.  It can be a thank you, sympathy, Easter, graduation, etc.  

Also, please stay healthy and safe.  If your community has asked you to social distance and stay home, please comply to help keep this nasty virus contained so fewer will be infected.  

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas Blog Hop - March 2020

Hello there!
Today is March 25th!  

So it's time for a Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop.

This is an inspirational Christmas blog hop full of Christmas cards, tags, bags, other Christmas paper projects to inspire you throughout the year to help you get in the  mood to create Christmas cards all year round so by the time Christmas comes, you have quite a stash already made and ready to sign and mail. 

My card ---
I used ornament dies by Lil Inker Designs.  Cut ornaments from patterned paper by Catherine Pooler and arranged them on a watercolor background created with Catherine Pooler ink.  The sentiment die I believe is Sizzix and the tree is Catherine Pooler Designs.

Now, hop through the DT list below and check out all of the wonderful festive cards by the team.:

Kelly Lunceford (Creator) - Off this month
 Nance Salkeld (You are HERE)

Hope you enjoy our hop this month.  Be sure and come back next month on the 25th for new inspiration!

Keeping Christmas Blessings!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #499 CAS

Good Morning, Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge over at Krafty Chicks Challenge.  Tangii is our hostess this week, the third week.

I got some new things recently from Simon Says Stamp and thought I would use one for this challenge.  That cute little chick peeking out is a Simon Says die.  CAS cards can be very difficult for me sometimes.  I made this one verrrry CAS, as you can see.  

Go stop by the Krafty Chicks blog and see what the rest of the team has made.  Then, come and play with us in this very easy, "clean and simple" challenge!

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Monday, March 16, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #498 Christmas

Hello crafty friends!

Well, I'm soooo late making this post.  This week's Krafty Chicks Challenge is hosted by me and I'm just now getting my card posted to share.  It has been on heck of a ride the past two weeks!  And, I'm not talking about the Covid-19 pandemic, although WOW that's some crazy, scary stuff going on around our planet!  WHOA!  However, I've had a mess of things happening separate from that.  I've had another chronic UTI/kidney infection for the last ten days and it has knocked me hard this time.  Then, this weekend the good ole North Carolina tree pollen began in full force and has run havoc on my sinuses and allergies.  I guess that's the silver lining of the global pandemic, I can't go outside even if I was allowed because my head would explode from the pollen! So then I was in bed again for that.

Anyway let me get on to my post.  This week's challenge at Krafty Chicks is Christmas!

Go stop by the Krafty Chick Challenge blog and see the rest of the team's cards along with our Guest Designer, Donna. 
Then come play along with us while you are social 
distancing and get some Christmas cards done.

Krafty Chick Blessings!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #497 - Stamp Act

Well, hey there!  

There's a new challenge over at Krafty Chicks Challenge today.  Leanne is our hostess this week.  It's the first week of March so that means a Stamp Act challenge!

I made this card for two things --- this challenge and for my February PenPal over at StampNation.  Lots of stamping done here --- the background, the middle layer, which I fashioned to be like a paper coffee koozie.  The top layer is a die cut not totally cut and then stamped with coffee cup stamps.  Then I cut the die cut again out of ombre'd cardstock.

Stop by the Krafty Chicks Challenge blog and check out the rest of the team's projects.  Also, welcome our March Guest Designer, Donna.  Then, come play along with us this week.  

Krafty Chicks Blessings!