Butterfly Wishes

Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Monday!

Playing around with the new Catherine Pooler inks this morning and sharing the result with a couple of challenges...

I took the ink pads and just ran them across white cardstock then die cut the butterflies.  Such gorgeous vibrant colors!  These inks are part of the Spring Fling collection of inks by Chatherine Pooler --- It's A Girl, Bellini, Spring Party and It's a Boy.  The sentiment die cut is also Catherine Pooler.  The butterfly die cut is Stamplorations.

I used the sketch from the Fusion Challenge---

Clean & Graphic Style



Butterfly Wishes & Blessings!
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One in a Minion!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Saturday!  Happy Earth Day!



It's also my niece, Sophia's birthday party day!  She turned 3 on April 17th.  We couldn't make it to SC for her party this weekend but I'm thinking about her today and hoping she has a blast!  I'm sharing the birthday card I made for her and that I'm hoping she will like it.  She loves Minions and Peppa Pig.  Her party today is Peppa Pig themed.  I didn't have any Peppa-ish stamps, so I went with a Minion card.  




I CASED this card, by Robin Anderson, that I found on Pinterest....

 I added a little of my own flair with the heart gems and flower buttons.  I also printed out a digital printable and colored it for the inside and added a sentiment...


Sophia Birthday Blessings!


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Friends Are Sunshine

Friday, April 21, 2017

A quick post...

Inlaid diecutting, watercoloring, embossing and stamping...I die cut and inlaid the umbrella a yellow and red butterfly.  You can't see in the pic, but the umbrella base is embossed.


This photo shows the embossing a bit better---



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4CC#347 - Butterflies

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wow!  It's Thursday already?

This week has flown by.  I'm all thrown off on days.  Must be since the hubs had Monday off.  That's a rare thing.  At any rate, the weekend is one day away, which is always a good thing!
AND,

it's time for a new challenge at 
and 
Tamie is our hostess this week!
YAY!



I love making butterfly cards.  I do have to say though, my mojo has been missing for a while and Tamie really stumped me on this challenge.  Maybe I just had too many ideas and couldn't narrow down my choice!  ;) .  Yeah, that's what I'm going with.  LOL


I created my card using a sun stencil from My Favorite Things and two stamp sets from Stamplorations, Trendy Butterflies, Trendy Butterflies 2, Flutter Zen 1 Dies.  

Make sure to stop by the Hen House and see what Leanne, Tamie, Lori and our April Guestie, Christine, has created for our butterfly theme and then link up your own butterfly project and share it with us!

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April Theme/Sketch - Theme:  Stamps & Wings




Crafty Chick Blessings!
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Happy Easter

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!  

It's been a warm, sunny, breezy and relaxing day full of family and good food.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


I created this card for my son and daughter-in-law.   I used the Clearly Besotted "I Got Your Back" set.  Aren't those meerkats adorable?  The sentiment is from Lil Inker Designs, Spring Sentiments.  I also masked a little basket of eggs from Paper Sweeties Planner Series, Happy Icons.  I colored the images with aqua markers on watercolor paper.

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Easter Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Rewind

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Sunday!
Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

Lots of celebrating today -- food, family and fun.  

There's also still celebrating going on over at Paper Sweeties! Today is our Release Rewind Day, our last day to share projects using the new stamps and die sets now available in the Paper Sweeties Shop.



For my last card, I used the paint drip stamp from the new set "You Add Color" and combined it with the clouds from "Let's Go to the Beach", the hearts from "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and the sentiment from "Showering You With Love" set.  



Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's cards, all so fabulous and fun!


Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

There's still time to play in our April Inspirational Challenge, it's Anything Goes too!  Come play along!

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I switched the sketch upside down. 




Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Celebrate

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Saturday!

It's been one very hectic, crazy week!  Unfortunately it didn't involve as much time in my craft room as I wanted or needed.  I did manage to get a few cards done along with team cards.  I am hoping to kick back and enjoy the holiday weekend, eat some good food, watch a movie or two with the hubs and youngest son, Facetime with family and maybe take a nice spring walk! 

This card was for my youngest son, Ben.  He turned 23 on April 13th.  I recently bought the VW van die cut, it's by Flora and Fauna. The cutting plate is by Hero Arts, paper by My Favorite Things.  I switched out the streamers with glitter streamers and some of the confetti.  Warning...reinstating tiny bits of confetti from a die cut...not so easy!  LOL

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Birthday Blessings!
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Paper Sweeties April 2017 New Release Party!

Saturday, April 15, 2017


It's the weekend!

Happy Saturday!

Today is Release Day
at
Paper Sweeties!


New Stamps/Sweet Cuts:


Here's my card:




Visit the rest of the Design Team and see what they've created with the new proudcts:

Nancy Salkeld (You are HERE!)

Our monthly inspiration challenge is still going on also.  It's just halfway through, so you have lots of time to play along with us!  Paper Sweeties supplies not required, but if you have some, we would love to see them on your project.  Click on the graphic below and it will take you to where you can link up!

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Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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