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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #531 - Anything Goes!

Good Morning!

Today is a special day!

 We are celebrating the 10th Birthday of Krafty Chicks Challenge (originally 4 Crafty Chicks at the inception)!  WOOHOO! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHICKS! Along with this celebration, since it is the 5th Thursday of the month, it is also our Anything Goes Challenge.

Below is my card for the ATG challenge,  a slimline card I created for double duty for this challenge and for my Sept PenPal at StampNation.  I just love those little critters!

I wasn't a part of Krafty Chicks (actually 4 Crafty Chicks in the beginning) until November 2016 so below is a "blast from the past" card that I had created in September 2010 on my first blog: "Snap, Scrap & Dazzle".  It was a birthday card for my hubs:

Lordy, going back and looking at those cards from a decade ago, WHOOEY!  It's like looking at old school photos from your childhood and sometimes you just cringe.  LOL. It was fun, though, to go back and then see how my creativity has evolved(hopefully). No comments on that needed, mind you! hahaha 😒😉

Now, as always, with the Anything Goes challenge you may create whatever your creative heart desires and we will select three winners. AND, as part of our birthday celebration, and because we appreciate all of our participants who join in the fun with us weekly, we will select 3 EXTRA winners by Random.org.  These three lucky winners will receive a few crafty goodies as a prize, because what's a birthday without gifts?  

So be sure and stop over at the Hen House and check out Leanne and Lori's projects from now and 10 years ago and also our Guest Designer's, Cheri's.  This is Cheri's last week with us as October winds down.  It's been a blast having her Guest with us and sharing her fabulous creative talent with us!  

Finally, we still have our DT Call going on as well! 

If you think you'd like to join us, please send your crafty resume along with 3 of your favorite creations that you feel show off your talents to 4craftychicks@gmail.com by 12 pm MST on Wednesday, November 4th...we look forward to hearing from you! 

Krafty Chicks Birthday Blessings!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas Inspirational Blog Hop -October 2020

Happy Sunday
It's October 25th!

That means today is a Keeping Christmas Blog Hop!

Christmas is 2 Months away!

 Now hop along the list below to see the rest of the Design Team's projects:

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

Keeping Christmas Blessings!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Recycled Teenagers



I have a card to share today.  Not to brag, but today is my birthday and I share my birthday with three childhood friends.  I always make them birthday cards.  This is one of I made. Not saying for whom because they may be late getting to them. (Postal service these days, ugh).  I used the challenge from the Less Is More challenge for the layout of my card. AND THEN forgot to link it up to the challenge! 😕

I used a Golden Girls image (Blanche) by Kindred Stamps and colored her with Copics.  The balloon dies are by Lawn Fawn cut from inked up cardstock using Catherine Pooler Designs.  The scalloped stitch die is by Pretty Pink Posh. The sentiment is by Riley and Company. The DP is Garden Party by Pebbles. 

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Birthday Blessings!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #530 - All Occasions

Good Morning! 

Boy are these weeks flying by!  Everytime I turn around it seems like it's Thursday again!  So with that said, it's time for another challenge at Krafty Chicks.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #530 - All Occasions

I recently got to spend a day with Bonnie Klass, stamping and catching up.  Of course we were masked and across the room from each other. It's good she has a BIG craft room with two long tables! LOL. I think we spent as much time chatting and catching up as stamping.  This pandemic has definitely proven how much human contact and relationships are key to all of us. When you've been mostly home with the same people for months, it's nice to have someone else to visit.  Hopefully we will be able to do it again in the near future.

Anyway, I borrowed one of her new Stampin' Up stamps and made several backgrounds, including this one.  I came home and created this card by adding the stitched square window, sentiment and dragonfly and then affixed it all to a blue background and green cardbase.  

Be sure and check out Leanne and Lori's posts and our Guest Designer, Cheri.  ALSO, this week we are having a Design Team Call!  We are looking for a 4th Chick for the Hen House!  We mostly like to just have fun and create.  There are some duties you have to abide by, like commenting, hosting challenges, picking winners, etc. Go to the Krafty Chicks Challenge Blog to get all the info on what the role entails and how to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 4th at 12 pm Mountain time.

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #529 - CAS (Clean and Simple)

 Good Morning!

Wow, Thursday crept up quickly once again! I can't believe it's time for a new challenge at Krafty Chicks already.  I'm hosting again this week and the challenge is CAS.  

Krafty Chicks Challenge #529 - CAS (Clean and Simple)

I had started one card and things kept going and going until I decided it was not CAS.  So, I had to start over.  I used a background stamp and sentiment by Sugar Pea Designs.  I stamped the background with InkOn3 No Line ink.  It gives a nice soft, subtle look all on its own.  I die cut a stitched circle for the sentiment and stamped some leaves that came with the sentiment set around the edges.  I set it on a krafty cardbase.

Now check out  Leanne and Lori's blogs as well as our Guest Designer's, Cheri.  Come play along with us and create anything you wish as long as it is CAS.

Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #528 - Christmas

 Hello Thursday!

It's time for a new challenge over at Krafty Chicks Challenge.  I'm hosting and it's our Christmas challenge!  Come play along with us.  There's not too many more weeks before Christmas will be knocking on our doors!

Krafty Chicks Challenge #528 -Christmas

I got together last week with my fellow Cary crafty friend, Bonnie Klass.  We shared new stamps and dies and spent a day stamping and gabbing, as we do when we get together.  It had been at least four months since our last crafty day.  Anyway, she had this beautiful Christmas tree stamp and I did several of them in various ways.  This one I gold embossed. I also decided to color in the open areas with my Prismacolor pencils I've not used much.  After coloring, I sparkled it up with a Nuvo glimmer pen.  The sentiment I embossed in gold on vellum.  I placed the panel on some gold foil cardstock and then on a black card base.  It really shimmers a lot in real life.  

We have a new Guest Designer, Cheri, this month.  Be sure and check out her blog as well as Leanne and Lori's blogs.  

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Krafty Chicks Blessings!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Krafty Chicks Challenge #527 - Stamp Act, Week 1

Good Morning!

Hello October!

Who else cannot believe it is already October?

It's also Thursday and time for a new challenge over at 
Krafty Chicks Challenge!

Leanne is our hostess.

(must have stamping)

I decided to get a Halloween made.  I used an old stamp set by Stampin' Up with the owl, spider, pumpkin bag along with others. I still love it.  I used an orange watercolored background that was sitting around and stamped the "ghoulish" word stamp by My Favorite Things on it in Orange Twist ink by Catherine Pooler.  I placed a black Cobweb mini cover plate die cut in black on top of it.  I then adhered the whole panel on a black cardbase embossed with a spider web emboss folder by Sizzix. The images were stamped in Grape Crush, Orange Twist and Lime Rickey, die cut and set on top. Lastly the sentiment by Ellen Hutson was stamped in Versamark and embossed in white on a black strip and popped up with foam tape.

Stop by the Hen House and see Leanne and Lori's projects and our October Guest Designer, Cheri.  Then why not ink up some stamps and play along with us.  You have until Wednesday, Oct. 7th at Noon, MST.

Krafty Chicks Blessings!