4CC #391 ATG & Color Inspiration

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Happy Thursday!  

It's time for a new challenge at 
Lori is our hostess this week - YAY!

Her request is a color inspiration:


Is that not a gorgeous inspirational pic and combo of color?



I got some new Catherine Pooler stamps and inks and they were perfect for today's challenge.  I started by creating my background with alcohol inks, Stream, Cloudy Blue and Denim. The cutting plate is Stained Glass Plate by Catherine Pooler, cut out of white cardstock.  The butterflies and sentiment are part of the set, Faithful Fluttering, a new set by Catherine Pooler.  I stamped them in Catherine Pooler Inks, Rockin' Red and Juniper Mist for the larger one, and Juniper Mist and Stone Blue for the smaller one.  The postage die is also by Catherine Pooler.  I popped out the middle rectangle die a bit for some added interest.  It's hard to tell at the angle of the photo.

So, stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the Chicks' projects and leave them some blog love.  Then, ink up some stamps and play along with us using the color inspiration twist for the week or not, it's up to you!

Crafty Chick Blessings!





Paper Sweeties February Blast From The Past!

Friday, February 16, 2018

TGIF!

It's Day #3 of Paper Sweeties Blast From The Past!

Hop along and check out what all the Designers are showcasing as some of their favorite Paper Sweeties products in new or past projects.

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties February 2018 Blast From The Past

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Good Morning, Thursday!

Boy the week flew by!  WHEW!

It's the 2nd day of Paper Sweeties' 2018 Blast from the Past.  



Hop along and check out what all the Designers are showcasing as some of their favorite Paper Sweeties products in new or past projects.

Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld (You are
 HERE)

I made two new cards for today.  I did some watercoloring using an acrylic stamp block to create my backgrounds.  Then I stamped my images with Versamark and white embossed them.  On one card I added sequins while on the other I added some hearts cut from painted watercolored paper.






  

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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4 Crafty Chicks #390 ATG & Layers & Layers

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone felt some love yesterday on Valentine's Day.

It's time for a new challenge
at
4 Crafty Chicks!

Amy is our hostess, yay!

She has chosen the Twist of Lots of Layers ---

4CC #390 - ATG & Lots of Layers Twist

So, layer up, y'all!

My card is another Valentine that I made for my son daughter inlaw using Gerda Steiner's "Buckets of Love" stamp set.  It's a set of buckets and cats.  My son/dil have two cats and we have two kittens and so I colored these cats like our kittens, Rory (black one) and Bella (Grey striped).  

Stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the chicks' projects, including our guest designer, Tangii! AND, congratulate Tangii as she is now our permanent Guest Designer and will be hosting our Crazy Egg Challenges throughout the year!  YAY!   Be sure and give her and all the other chicks some blog love.  Then, play along with us and share your layered projects.  You might be one of our next Top Chicks!


Crafty Chick Blessings!

Paper Sweeties February 2018 Blast From The Past

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you have a day full of sweetness and love, no matter whether you have a significant other or not because everyone deserves some love and sweetness!


Today is also the first day 
of 
Paper Sweeties February Blast from the Past!

For the next three days,
 the Paper Sweeties Design Team is showcasing 
some of their favorite Paper Sweeties products 
from the past.

Hop through the DT List below and check out what everyone has shared and leave some blog love for them:

Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld (You are
HERE)

Since today is Valentine's Day, I decided to flash back to some Valentine decor, floating hearts, that I made with the With Love Sweet Cuts heart.
These were super easy to make.  I think I created about six or seven groups.  Each heart is made from 4 of the "With Love" heart die.   I cut each one out of different pattern paper and glued four of them together to make one heart.  There are also four of the lace heart trim also glued together around each group of four. 

I used some clear nylon thread/string to loop through the tops.  Usually I hang them across our mantle so it looks as if they are "floating" in mid-air, but our fireplace is undergoing a bit of a facelift AND with two hugely active and inquisitive kittens bounding around, I knew they would not last long this year.  The other nice thing about these hearts is that they fold flat and can be stored nicely in a box.






So I hope you enjoyed my "Blast from the Past" Valentine hearts and come back tomorrow for more.  It could be another past creation, OR it could be a new one OR it could be both!  You'll have to come back to find out!

Paper Sweeties Blessings! 

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Friends Fur-Ever

Monday, February 12, 2018

Good evening!

One more post for today.  I've been on an unusual roll of pumping out the cards and the posts.  Maybe the Hubs should work all weekend more often? ;)   Except the more I get done the more I have to do.  Somehow that doesn't seem right.  Maybe it's just I was that behind!

I seem to always have components of cards I start, dies or colored images, and then they sit to get covered up by more of the same.  So, this weekend I made myself use up some of them.  Everything on the card below, minus the sentiment, has been on my craft desk or in a bin anywhere from a month to maybe six months.  Not anymore.
SUPPLIES:

STAMPS: Sentiment - Sending Buckets of Love (Gerda Steiner). Plaid background stamp (Catherine Pooler).
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah); Navy (Bazzill).
INK: Be Mine, Juniper Mist (Catherine Pooler Inks).
EXTRAS: Scallop stitched rectangle and rectangle panel (WPlus9); Stitched Quilted Swirl cover die (Lil Inker Designs); Long banner die (My Favorite Things); Small banner (My Favorite Things); Doily heart die (Lawn Fawn); Cat die (Penny Black); Small navy heart die (Taylored Expressions). Pink heart enamel dot (Recollections).

I love that Penny Black cat die with their tails making a heart.  It reminds me of our two kittens who are the same age and good pals.  I'm entering this into the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge, Hearts, Hearts & More Hearts.

For Following Challenges:



Furry Blessings!
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You're Grate

Monday, February 12, 2018

Another quick card ---

I've been coloring more since The Daily Marker has had the 30 Day Coloring Challenge again.  I did these cuties from Darcie's Heart and Home.  I used Copics and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I created the cheese by using various size circle dies (some were tag hole dies).




For Following Challenges:




The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge


Cheesy Blessings!
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Never Hide Your Wings

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy Monday!

A quick card this morning to get in with the Casology challenge ---


I had some background paper left from the plastic wrap technique I had played around with a few weeks ago, so I cut them into butterflies. I cut the top layer out of  silver foil paper.  This is one of them.




Butterfly Blessings!
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