Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Make It Monday #291 with Ashley Emboss Resist Shadow Sentiments

A card for this week's MIM 

I used PTI's Beautiful Butterflies and Graceful Greetings Sentiment  and did the same for the butterfly as well as the sentiment.  I almost threw this in the trash because I wasn't happy with the 2 colors I used,   These were the DOX inks so I sprayed it and was able to get a salvageable background.
The stripes were MFT BG Diagonal Stripes that I stamped with CP black ink and got a perfect impression with one inking.  Love those inks.

Ashley's card

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CAS Watercolor Card July 2017 -2

It's been a week since I have been in my craft room and I have really missed it.  I was finally able to make another card for CAS Watercolour 
I embossed MFT Romantic Script on some Bristol cardstock, then used my DOX to watercolor around a masked butterfly from PTI's Beautiful Butterflies.  I got this inspiration from one of Nicole's cards from PTI's last release, except hers was a bird. 
Die is PTI Mix & Mat Scallop Die

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Color Throwdown #451

A card for this week's Color Throwdown 


WPlus 9 Beautiful Bouquets Mums another stamp set that I got from my BFF for my birthday.
Using my Ziggs to watercolor.  Still need practice with watercoloring.  
PTI's Keep It Simple Thinking of You
Gina K. striped Foil Mates foiled with a dark pink foil.  It really is a pretty, bright pink. 

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PTI's Create Along with Us July 2017

A card for Create Along with Us 
I picked the beautiful card below by Nicole.  I wish I had put the sentiment down lower on the card.
PTI's Garden Party first stamped in H/A  Unicorn and then stamped over with PTI inks.
H/A Infinity Rectangles that I got for my birthday from Colleen.
PTI Boutique Borders Thanks

Nicole's Beautiful Card
Hang in There Card

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CAS Mix Up July 2017 - Tissue Paper

Another card for CAS Mix Up

Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle, PTI Graceful Greetings and Harvest Berries
On this one I rubbed  gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on it with my finger. 
Much prettier in real life. 
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Friday, July 7, 2017

CAS Mix UP July 2017 Challenge - 2

A second card for this challenge CAS Mix Up
Stamp, Die Cuts, Framing and Tissue Paper

Tissue Paper made with Distress Inks,  Birthday Cheer Die, Balloon Bash Die and Stamp
Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle Dies. 
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CAS Mix Up July 2017 Challenge

My first card for CAS Mix Up using Embossing Folder, Die and Tissue Paper

Cuttlebug Happy Birthday EF, PTI's Let's Party Die and Tissue was made using Distress Inks,  Not sure what the black spot is on the tissue.  
I made several tissue backgrounds so this is the first of the cards.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Make It Monday #290 with Betsy - Combining Stenciling & Masking

A card for this week's MIM 
with Betsy

PTI's Forget Me Not with PTI inks
DOX sponged background,
MFT's Stitched Scallop 

Betsy's card


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CAS Watercolour July 2017

My card for CAS Watercolour 

I used Brushos to create some background pieces and then die cut the butterflies from Rubberneck Butterflies are Free stamp set.  Sentiment is PTI Keep it Simple birthday,
Used DOX to sponge a little on the edge
PTI's To the Point Edgers & Linen Paper

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Color Throwdown #449, Creative with Stamps #16 & Just Us Girls #400 & Pictures of Brad & Mt. Rainier Climb

One card for 3 challenges
I have only been in my craft room about 1 day a week for about 4 weeks.  So ready to get back in here.

Got my order from PTI yesterday:  Garden Party, Birthday Cheer & To the Point Edger Dies.
in Catherine Pooler's Inks




My son, Brad fulfilled a long time dream of climbing to the summit at Mt. Rainier this past week.  
Here are a few pictures.  His cousin, Shawn was supposed to go with him, but pulled something in his neck and was unable to go.  So Ramie, his wife of two weeks, said she would try it.  She is a great hiker but had not trained for it.  She made it to Camp Muir, 10,000 ft, and tried that night at midnight to go.  That is the time they go in the dark and can only see a couple of feet in front of them.  Scary....  About one hour into it she had to turn and go back to Muir.  She said it was too hard.  Two guys also turned around.  We are so proud of both of them, Brad for making it and Ramie for even trying.

 Brad is on the right

Plus we are dealing with trying to figure what to do with my dad who will be 97 in August.  He needs more care and needs either someone all day or an Adult Family Home.  That has weighed hard on me and my sister.  Hard to focus on card making.  We have a couple of people working on things for us.  Maybe you could keep us in your prayers that we are able to find the right solution for him....

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Make It Monday #289 Building Wreaths with Small Images

A card for this week's MIM 

Lizzie's Card
MIM 289 Thinking Of You Card 

 PTI's Embellished Elegance, Life Is Beautiful & Banner Sentiments in Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Terracotta Tile, Summer Sunrise,  Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Merry Monday #254 with Lori

Lori wants us to use a Moose on our cards this week.  Come join in the fun and also get your Christmas cards done ahead of time.
 We will be taking a break for the summer and returning again on September 4th.

However, our 2nd Annual "Christmas in July Summer Link-Up!"  will run from July 3 until August 31st. There is a $15 Starbucks card up for grabs via to one lucky participant throughout the summer!

MFT Merry Christmoose colored with copics.  Clear Wink of Stella and Strawberry Nuvo Jewel Drops

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

PTI's June 2017 Blog Hop

I always make my blog hop card ahead of time but haven't been in my craft room since last Monday to stamp.  Today I decided to come in here and saw that is was Blog Hop day and started on my card and I must say I am happy with it.
Inspiration Photo
Blog hop inspiration 

PTI's Friendship Jar Flowers and Just the Jar on Melon Berry Cardstock, Terracotta Tile & Hawaiian Shores and Spring Moss  Jar is on vellum
  CP - Bellini Ink
Nuvo Jewell Drops Grey Mist

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Make It Monday #288 with Lexi Pantone Chip Inspired Cards

After a weekend of Wedding festivities with my son and his new bride., I am joining
 in PTI's MIM  challenge this week with Lexi.  For wedding pictures, see previous post.

I used Berry Sorbet and Soft Stone for background with PTI's Modern Stencils, Mega Gracious Vases,  Petite Pots & Butterfly Hope

Couple of Lexi's cards

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Wedding Pictures June 17, 2017 - Beautiful Couple & Family

This weekend was a weekend full of wedding celebrations.  Friday night we went to Brad and Ramie's for a pre-wedding celebration and met Ramie's family that came in for the wedding.  She is from Florida but has lived in Washington for  6 or 7 years.  There were, friends and family from Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.  We are all so happy for this wonderful couple.
Then Saturday was the big day.  They woke up and the power went out and they were planning to get ready at home.  Fortunately, they were able to get into their hotel room early so she and the girls packed up everything to get ready there.  The rest of the day went off without a hitch.
The ceremony was beautiful.  Avery, my youngest granddaughter spoke at the wedding about Best Friends that she wrote herself.  There wasn't a dry eye in the house.  She did an fabulous job but then towards the end started to cry but finished.
We had a wonderful meal and then did some dancing.  Yikes, I haven't been on the dance floor for many, many years, but it was fun....
Brad and Ramie tied the knot on June 17, 2017 at C I Shenanigan's on the Tacoma, WA waterfront
 Pictures taken before the wedding

 Avery, Chad, Ramie, Brad, Kailey & Maddy

Chad walked his mom down the aisle.

My beautiful granddaughters, Kailey, Avery & Maddy

Kailey, Chad & Maddy

And  Colleen and me

Brad and me
 at his house just before we left for the wedding.

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