4 Crafty Chicks #292 - Anything Goes & Thank You!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Happy Thursday!

Today is the last day of March,
can you believe it?

Today is also my last day Guesting
with at
4 Crafty Chicks!

I've had a blast hanging out with these gals!

This week is the 
ATG Challenge - Golden Egg Award Challenge!

Make anything you want!  
Woohoo!

I chose to make a bright and springy
Thank you card!

It's my way of thanking 
Leanne, Tamie, Lori and Tina
for 
having me Guest Design 
this month with them!

THANK YOU!







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Aloha - The Challenge #66

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Monday!

It's time for a new challenge
at 
The Challenge!


This week it's our
Masculine Challenge ---
Use the inspiration photo to be inspired 
to make a 
masculine card.

Check out all the Design Team's projects for more inspiration:

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Monthly Featured Designer --Anita in France
Weekly Guest Designer---Caroline from KISS 


Here is my card---

I kept it clean and simple with some watercoloring and stamping.  The stamps are an old set from Taylored Expressions.

Come join us this week and play along in our masculine challenge!

For Following Challenges:


Challenge Blessings!
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Light of the World

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Good evening!  
I'm finally getting a card created for the new
and also 

It's only taken me til the very last minute before it's due!  LOL

Better "almost" late than never, right?


I started out with some watercolor paper and a yellow egg die cut from a card gone awry!  I lightly taped the egg to the watercolor paper and then saturated both with water and then brushed on some yellow watercolor. After it dried, I took a darker yellow and flicked it on top and then dried it.  My plan was to lift off the egg so there would be a white egg underneath, but I didn't tape it down enough and some paint oozed underneath.  So, plan B --- kept the egg on.  I stamped the sentiment (Taylored Expressions) in green ombre ink from Hero Arts using my Misti.  I lifted off the egg and stamped it again so all the words would stamp well.  I cut the panel and then placed the egg back on.  I die cut the back panel with the stitched scallop die Sunshine Die pack from WPlus9.

I used stamping, watercolouring and die cuts for my card.


Easter Blessings!
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Flights of Fancy --- Crafty TBT #5

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Crafty TBT!

I haven't posted a crafty Throwback Thursday for a while---



This is a photo card I made about five years ago.  The photo is one I took at the NC Museum of Art outdoor art trail about four or five years ago.  I added the digital sentiment from Create with TLC.  It's matted on a black background and white cardbase.

TBT Blessings!
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4 Crafty Chicks - #291 Less Is More-Guest Designing

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Happy Thursday!

Today is my 4th week of Guesting Spot with


I just love designing with these Chicks!

This week Lori is our host 
for
 Challenge #291 - Less Is More

We want to see your clean, crisp, less froo-froo, more space!

Here is what I created:


My image is a digital stamp from Aramis Lab on Etsy. It's one of several images from Lion Clipart.  I cut it with a postage stamp die from Simon Says.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  I adhered it all on a black background.  And there you have it!

Go check out the 4 Chicks' fabulous projects, leave them some blog love and then link up your own Less Is More card with us!  We can't wait to see what you create!

For Following Challenges:




4 Crafty Chicks Blessings!

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Hello Spring - The Challenge #64

Monday, March 21, 2016

Good Morning Monday
and 
Happy Spring!

Yesterday was the first day of spring, 
but it sure didn't feel like it
in North Carolina!

A little cold snap came through 
making for a very chilly day!
Brrrrrr!

But it is now spring --- YAY!

Today there is a new challenge
at 
The Challenge!


Take anything you want from our
Inspiration Photo to make
your project!

Look at those wonderful bright, springy colors!

Check out what the Design Team has done for 
added inspiration:

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Monthly Featured Designer --Anita in France
Weekly Guest Designer---

Here is what I created---

My image is a digital stamp, peonies, from Power Poppy Stamps.  I thought it was just gorgeous!  My dad loved peonies!  I colored them with pink and orange gelatos. green for the leaves,mixed with water on water color paper.  I added some gold Wink of Stella and Diamond Stickles to the centers.  The sentiment I cut from white foam, gold and black cardstock.  I was going to keep it gold at first but it just didn't show up too well so I stacked black on top and made it a little two-toned.  I layered some green patterned paper, dark coral, black and gold cardstock behind the image.  I wanted the image to have center stage.

For Following Challenges:





Once you have visited my teamie's projects, (be sure to leave them a comment), link up your own and share it with us.  We can't wait to see how our challenge inspires you!  


Spring Challenge Blessings!

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4 Crafty Chicks - #290 Humorous

Thursday, March 17, 2016



Happy Thursday!

A new challenge is starting
at 
4 Crafty Chicks!
This week is #290 - 
Humorous

Everyone loves to laugh and chuckle so 
we want to see your humorous cards!  

This is my 3rd week Guest Designing 
with the
4 Crafty Chicks!
I'm loving it!




I used a digital stamp from Hambo Stamps.  Are those "springy" bunnies adorable or what? I water colored them and the background.  I added a little glitter to their ears and bellies for a little fun bling.  The sentiment is a combo, part My Favorite Things, part Michaels bargain bin.

So, come play along with us and make us chuckle and laugh at your humorous cards!  Don't forget to check out the 4 Crafty Chicks' projects too and leave them some blog love!

4 Crafty Chicks Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Rewind!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Happy Hump Day

and
Welcome to 
Paper Sweeties March Release Rewind!

Today we are showcasing the new Coffee/Tea stamps/die sets along with previous Paper Sweeties products to show you just how all of Paper Sweeties Stamps can coordinate together!

All of the new Stamps and Die sets 
are now
FOR SALE
in the Paper Sweeties Shop!

My card ---

My card showcases stamps from Coffee, Yes Please stamps and Coffee, Yes Please Sweet Cuts. I made the sentiment from two different Paper Sweeties sets, one of the new ones, But first, Coffee Stamp set I left off "day" and then I stamped the "Easter" from the Happy Everything set.  I paper pieced the mugs and colored the coffee beans with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers.


I decorated the inside also since I made a peek-a-boo layer. I made the card for Easter and am entering it in the AAA Easter Challenge this week. 

Check out the rest of Paper Sweeties Design Team's fantabulous projects winding down this super fun four-day Release!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 
Nancy Penir
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)!


And --- don't forget we have a month long Inspiration Challenge still going on!  We love having you play along!

For Following Challenges:



Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Party!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Today's the day--
Paper Sweeties March Release Party!

I love a good party, 
particularly when it involves stamps!
YAY!

All of the new Beverage Stamps and Die sets 
are now
FOR SALE
in the Paper Sweeties Shop!

My card ---

I thought it very fitting to design a birthday tag for today's Release Party over at Paper Sweeties.  I used the new Release stamp set, Eat Cake and Eat Cake Sweet Cuts.  I also used the balloons from Party Time stamp set and coordinating Party Time Sweet Cuts.

Now, check out all the rest of the Paper Sweeties Design Team's fabulous projects using these fabulous stamp/die sets!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 
Nancy Penir
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)!

Don't forget to hop on over to the Paper Sweeties Shop and check out all the new Release stamps now on sale!  YAY!



I used inspiration from the challenge at Tag Your It challenge:





Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Easter Blessings - The Challenge #64

Monday, March 14, 2016

Good Morning Again!

Check out this week's 
new challenge
at The Challenge!


It's our color challenge this week!

Use the photo for some inspiration along with the colors 
and
check out all of the wonderful talent
of 
The Challenge Design Team
and
leave them some blog luvin'!

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Monthly Featured Designer --Anita in France
Weekly Guest Designer -- Amy Tsuruta
Here's my card---


I love this cutting plate from Taylored Expressions sooo much!  For today's card, however, I used it as a stencil.  I cut out the plate die onto chipboard to have a fairly sturdy stencil (hoping I can resuse it a few more times).  Then, I sponged on Night of Navy, Bright Blue and Pear Tart dye inks.  I layered it onto a panel of navy, then of grey before putting it on a white card base.  I used sentiments from Paper Sweeties and My Favorite Things, stamped them in Night of Navy on a vellum cut banner die from Paper Sweeties.  I set the ink with clear emboss powder and heat gun.

Now, show us your paper project inspired by our colors this week!  We love being inspired by you as well!

For Following Challenges:



Challenge Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Countdown!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Monday!
Today is Release Countdown Day
at
Paper Sweeties!

I hope you joined us yesterday for our Sneak Peeks!  Today we are counting down to our Release Day, which is tomorrow, the 15th.  That's when all the new stamp/die sets listed below will be for sale at Paper Sweeties Shop!

Come see what's new!


My card ---

I've had such a great time stamping with these new coffee stamp sets, so, so cute!

Check out all the Paper Sweeties Design Team's gorgeous projects using these fabulous stamp/die sets!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 
Nancy Penir
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)!


If you haven't already, hop over and check out the PS Planner Stamp Release with the new set Vacation.  And don't forget we have a month long Inspiration Challenge still going on!  
We love having you play along!

For Following Challenges:
I made my card with the Fusion Card Challenge in mind. And also entering it in The Card Concept as a Clean and Layered style.


Clean and Layered Style for The Card Concept


Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties March 2016 Release Sneak Peeks!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Happy Sunday!
Time for some Sneak Peeks 
by the
Paper Sweeties Design Team
for the new
Paper Sweeties Stamps/Die sets!

Over the next four days, the Paper Sweeties Team will be bringing lots of beautiful projects using the new stamps/dies.

Come see what's new!


My card ---


Check out all the Paper Sweeties Design Team's gorgeous projects using these fabulous stamp/die sets!


Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
Jen Shears - March Guest Designer
Jeri Thomas 
Jill Norwood 
Nancy Penir
Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)!

If you haven't already, hop over and check out yesterday's PS Planner Stamp Release with the new set Vacation.  And don't forget we have a month long Inspiration Challenge still going on!  We love having you play along!


Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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