4CC #364 - Sequins

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Good Morning!

We have a new challenge today 
4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie is our hostess and she has chosen

Stamps:Wreath - Wonderful Wreath (Stamp of Approval); Sentiment - Color Layering Leaves (Hero Arts).
Paper: White cardstock (Neenah); Patterned paper - Happy Go Lucky(Fancy Pants).
Ink: Green Grass (Stampin UP); Mint To Be (Catherine Pooler Inks).
Extras: Wonky stitched square die (My Favorite Things); Sequins (Paper Sweeties).

I thought I'd start early on some fall cards so I created a wreath card with sequin flowers.  It's hard to photograph sequins well, particularly when they're all over the card.  I used a dark red, red, orange, yellow and blue/green sequins.

I have to share another photo of my card...I had a little photobomber disrupting my photo session...

Hop over to the Hen House and see what my teamies, Leanne, Tamie and Lori have created along with our August Guest Designer, Lyn!

Then, get crafty and share 
your sequined projects with us! 

You have until Noon, Mountain time, Tuesday, August 22nd!

Chick Blessings!

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Paper Sweeties August Release Rewind!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Welcome to Release Rewind Day
at Paper Sweeties!

One last look at lots of fun and creative projects from the PS Design Team
using August's Release stamps/die sets!

Of course, now you can get the new sets too
over in the 
Paper Sweeties Online Shop!

Check out the Design Team's projects below:

And come play with us in our 
August BIRTHDAY/Inspirational Challenge 
going on all month!  

Paper Sweeties turned 5 this month!
To Sweeten the celebration, Debbie is offering a 'sa-weet' gift!  
Here's how you can get it:
Place a $25 order through the Paper Sweeties online shop during the month of August and you will receive the VIP Limited Edition "Thank You" stamp set for FREE!  Place a $50 order and get the stamp set AND coordinating Sweet Cuts die  for FREE!  

For Following Challenges:

Paper Sweeties
BIRTHDAY Blessings! 

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Paper Sweeties August Release Party!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Time to Party!

It's Release Day at Paper Sweeties!

All of the new August stamp/die sets 
are available starting TODAY 

So when I was making this card, my Hubs came into my craft room (as he does sometimes to peer over my shoulder) and saw me playing around with the flowers and sentiment from "A Friend Is" set.  He remarked that the sentiment format resembled a pot/vase.  Of course, I created a vase out of the sentiment for my alcohol inked and die cut purple posies!  Thanks to the Hubs!  He's my idea helper from time to time. Most of the time he's pretty good and this time was one of those times!  

You can hop through the rest of the Design Team's projects below:

Don't forget about our Inspirational Challenge 
going on all month!  

It's a special one ---
Paper Sweeties is celebrating 
its 5th Birthday 
the whole month of August!
What does this mean?  
Well... If you place a $25 order through the Paper Sweeties online shop during the month of August, you will receive the VIP Limited Edition "Thank You" stamp set for FREE!  Place a $50 order and get the stamp set AND coordinating Sweet Cuts die  for FREE!  How "sa-weet" is that?

For Following Challenges:

Stamping - Alcohol Inks - Dry Embossing - Die Cuts

Paper Sweeties
BIRTHDAY Blessings! 

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Paper Sweeties August Release Sneak Peeks!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hello Monday!

It's that time again!

Paper Sweeties Release week---

Today is Sneak Peeks of our new products for August!

A CAS card today.  That's gold foil cardstock for the scallop die and lines across the card.  

You can hop through the rest of the Design Team's projects below:

For Following Challenges:

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties Plan Your Life Series - August 2017!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hello Everyone!

Can you believe it's already time for another Paper Sweeties Release Week?
Today is Paper Sweeties' Plan Your Life Series Day!

I know August is back to school month for many kids but to me it's still summer.  I always think of it as the laziest part of summer.  Usually we take vacations in June or July so August is that "put your feet up on the deck and chill" month.  This month is definitely that for us.  We took a wonderful vacation in June and had a very hectic, rollercoaster July with roof replacement (still waiting on new gutters), cat illness/death, adopting a new kitty and cleaning out stuff.  My mom is visiting the first week of August, which has made it nice for me to just kick back with her.

So that's why my planner for August is easy and summer chill --- for a fun and easy going month!

Check out the rest of the Planner team's planners by hopping through the list below:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE)

Check out Paper Sweeties Inspirational Challenge this month too and play along with us!  

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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Happiest 1st Birthday!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Thursday, again!

I have another card to share today.  It was a two-fer ---- I needed a card for my niece, Kate's 1st birthday and a design team card for The Challenge.  Sadly, The Challenge has officially ended as Lesley understandably needs to devote her time to her precious baby girl.

Yet, I still wanted to share it.

I decided to use the Stampin Up Cool Treats set for the card and found a cute shaker card on Pinterest , which I cased.

For Following Challenges:

Birthday Blessings for Kate!
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4 Crafty Chicks #363 - Spotlight Technique

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Happy Thursday!

WOW!  This week has flown by! WHOOSH!

There's a new challenge today at 4 Crafty Chicks and I'm the hostess!

This is an old technique as far as stamping goes but for some reason I have never done it before now.  I had a lot of fun and created not one but two cards for some inspiration ---
I went to the SSAT Stamp Show last month in Raleigh, spent too much money of course!  I got this bird stamp at the Seaside Stampin' Ink booth, it's called Zen Macaw.  My hubs loves birds and collects ceramic ones and he agreed I HAD to get this one. 
Then, we saw this Zen Kitten one, it was sold out, but I was able to order it and have it shipped to me.  

I decided to use alcohol inks for my "spotlights".  I spent a whole evening creating alcohol inked backgrounds, which was fun in and of itself.  Then, I stamped the bird and cat on two separate backgrounds with archival ink and let them dry before die cutting them for the spotlight.   

I used a sentiment from Stamplorations on the bird card and a sentiment die from Lil' Inker Designs on the cat. 

I think the cat is my favorite.  It reminds me of our sweet Socrates who we just lost last week due to an illness.   

Go check out Leanne's, Tamie's, Lori's and our August Guest Designer Lyn's projects over at the Hen House.  And be sure and share your spotlight projects with us too!

For Following Challenges:
Stamping, Alcohol Inks, Spotlight Technique, 
Die Cut (Cat card)

Crafty Chick Blessings!
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The Challenge #94 - Inspiration Photo

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Good Morning, again!

The Challenge has a new challenge starting today ---

How fun and colorful is that photo?

It's loaded with inspiration! 

Here's my card ---
Stamps: Home Sweet Home (Avery Elle).
Paper: White Cardstock/base (Neenah Solar White); Black cardstock.
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Bellini, Party Dress, It's a Girl, It's a Boy (Catherine Pooler Inks); Copics.  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
Extras:  Birch tree cover plate (Taylored Expressions); Arrow sentiment dies (Technique Tuesday); Pink enamel heart.

I took my inspiration from that adorable pink camper, the sign and the colors.  I have had these arrow dies from Technique Tuesday for forever and when I saw the sign, I thought those dies would be perfect.  I decided to pull all the colors into the background for the sky and used the camper from Avery Elle, Home Sweet Home.

The rest of the Design Team all have fabulous projects to share you don't want to miss ----

Lesley Croghan

Come play along with us this week and share your projects inspired by our photo inspired challenge!  We love being inspired by you!

For Following Challenges:

My arrow sentiment dies are old from Technique Tuesday and the camper is from a "new to me" Avery Elle set "Home Sweet Home".

Challenge Blessings!
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