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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #522 - All Occasions

Hello Thursday!

I've been quite discombobulated this week and I cannot believe it's already Thursday.  I recently reorganized my craft room with some new furniture so been cleaning out a bit as I go as well.  And I just learned this week I have to have some knee surgery in two weeks so the hubs and I are trying to get ready for that.  I 've been hobbling around for two months and just got the diagnosis of a torn meniscus. While I'm glad to know what's wrong and be pain free very soon, I'm not looking forward to surgery.  At least the surgeon promises me my recovery will only be a week or two and no bulky brace or crutches.  

So, it's been a hectic time.  Anyway, let me get to business at hand ---- the new challenge is up at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

I made another slimline card using another background I made by ink swiping.  I sent this to my younger brother for his birthday in July.  He lives near the beach in SC so I thought it was appropriate.  I stamped everything in Midnight ink for a silhouette effect.  The compass image I stamped off and then stamped on my background to get a fainter look.

This is our last challenge for August so be sure and check out my fellow teammates' projects and our Guest Designer, Michele.  It's her last week.  We've been thrilled to have her guesting with us with her fabulous cardmaking style.  Come play along with us too!

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas Blog Hop August 2020

Good Morning!

It's August 25th!

It's time for the Keeping Christmas Blog Hop.

Four months until Christmas!  WOW!

I've been reorganizing my craft room this month.  I discovered I have A LOT of paper!  Not just printed paper pads but handmade backgrounds as well.  So, I decided I'd start trying to pare down this stash of mine.  So today's cards are made with background papers I created a long time ago.  They were created with the shaving cream technique.  I took some tree dies and stamps by My Favorite Things and created some bright and cheery cards.

Please hop through the list below and see what the rest of the Team has created this month for Christmas inspiration.  If you haven't created any Christmas cards yet, it's going to be here before we know it!

Kelly Lunceford (Creator)
 Nance Salkeld (You are HERE)

Keeping Christmas Blessings!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Watercolor Beach

Good evening!  

It's been a while again since I posted more than my DT cards.  I have been doing some coloring and watercoloring and stamping, just haven't turned things into cards yet.  This card, I watercolored the image about a week or so ago and it has been sitting on my table waiting.  So I wanted to enter it in the CAS Mixup.  Tomorrow is the last day to enter so I'm almost in the eleventh hour.

I decided to jazz it up with a bright yellow cardbase that I scored some lines into about mid-way down just for a little added interest.  I also mounted the watercolored image on some bright blue cardstock for contrast.  

For Following Challenges:

Beach Bummin' Blessings!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #521 - CAS (Clean & Simple)

I know summer is on its last legs but I've had my summer stamps sitting on my table wanting a little more love and use.  So for today's CAS challenge I decided to do a beach card.  Over at CAS Mixup their challenge this month is Beach watercolor.  So this card is doing double duty.  I took some Catherine Pooler dye inks with some water and a brush and created the background.  I took a wave emboss folder and embossed just the water part of the background.  Then, I cut the Summertime die into it.  I cut it again in white cardstock to provide a white border for the colored inlaid words.  Then, I took the folder with a small hammer and "tapped" the folder on the cardbase to create some waves to match the watercolored panel. 

I stamped the coconut, umbrella and straw with dye ink and then spritzed with water before stamping.  Then die cut and set on the corner.  There you have it - clean and simple.
The Hen House is full with more projects from the Design Team.  Go check them out.  Then come play in our CAS challenge. 

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Coconut, umbreall - Summer Lovin' by Catherine Pooler Designs.
Paper: White cardstock - Neenah Solar 110 lb; Watercolor paper - Strathmore.
Ink: Fiesta Blue, Sand Castle, Over Coffee, Coral Cabana (Catherine Pooler Inks).
Extras: Waves emboss folder (Stampin' Up); Summertime Die (Simon Says Stamp); Coconut, straw and umbrella dies (Catherine Pooler Designs).

For Following Challenges:

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #520 - Christmas

Wowza!  Just about the middle of August!  
Where is time going?

Anyhoo, it's Thursday AGAIN already!

Time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge and this week I'm hosting.

This gnome die by Simon Says has been in my NBUS since before Easter and I decided to finally use him.  I created the background using a heart stencil by Catherine Pooler Designs.  I inked it up in Rockin' Red ink (CP Inks).  Then, I stamped snowflakes in white pigment ink on top and set aside to dry while I die cut my gnome and card layers.  The back layer is stamped in Fiesta Blue with the sweater background stamp by My Favorite Things.  I inked up some Fiesta Blue on white cardstock to cut out a second layer of gnome pieces.  I finished off the card with some Nuvo crystal drops and sequin snowflakes.

Come to the Hen House and see what Leanne, Lori and our Guest Designer, Michele have made this week.  Then get inky and create some Christmas cards.  There's only 17-1/2 weeks left before Christmas, ya'll!  Time's a flying even in a pandemic. 

Card Supplies:
Stamps:Sentiment - Christmas Tug of War (Stamping Bella); Snowflakes - Making Spirits Bright and Chillin' Snowflakes sets (Catherine Pooler Designs), Sweater background stamp (My Favorite Things).
Paper: White cardstock - Neenah Solar 110 lb; White glitter paper (Recollections).
Ink: Rockin' Red, Fiesta Blue, Midnight - Catherine Pooler Inks. Unicorn white pigment ink (Hero Arts).
Extras: Stencil - Radient Heart(Catherine Pooler Designs); Crystal drops (Nuvo); Glitter snowflakes (Stash).

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #519- Stamp Act

Good Morning!

It's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge.  Leanne is our hostess and since it's the first Thursday in August, it's our stamping challenge.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #519 - Stamp Act 
(Must have stamping)
I created a slimline card this week with lots of stamping.  I used a background I had created a few weeks ago, using an ink swiping technique with distress ink pads. I stamped all the images with Midnight ink by Catherine Pooler for a silhouette effect.  I finished it off with some Nuvo Crystal Gems.  The stamps are all from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Don't forget to stop by the Hen House to see what Lori and Leanne have done.  We also have a new Guest Designer with us this month,  Michele Henderson.  Michele and I were on a couple design teams together in the past.  I love her style of creativity.  

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Sentiment: Vitamin Sea; Leaves - Leave Me In Paradise; Flamingo/Reeds - Stand Tall - All Catherine Pooler Designs.
Paper: White cardbase - Neenah Solar white. Light blue cardstock (too old to know).
Ink: Midnight-Catherine Pooler Deisgns.  Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink - Tim Holtz.
Extras: Nuvo Crystal Gems.

Krafty Chicks Blessings!