Winter Wonderland In May

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hello Again!

Have you played in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge yet?
If not, this is your reminder that there is
just one week left to join in!

Susan has been our hostess this month and she chose "Snowman" as the theme.
Well it appears that I am lacking in the snowman stamp area as well as ornaments from last month.  With a 12x14 box bursting with Christmas/Winter stamps.  How am I lacking?  LOL  However, I did find I have several digital images of snowmen and so pulled out one of them.  I haven't used digital stamps in ages it seems and I do like these marshmallow snowmen images from Bugaboo Stamps I have.  

I printed the image on watercolor paper and colored it with my Zigs.  I went for non-traditional colors.  I did use a clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to the snowman and snowflakes.  I originally had planned to make a shaker card using the stitched dome die, but after cutting all the layersI just liked it better without the acetate on top. So, I made a "glass-less" globe instead.  After putting it together, I thought my globe reminded me of those little plastic souevnir snowglobes we could get as a kid from practically every souvenir shop across the country.  

I did think my background needed a little pizzazz so I used a stencil of small circles and made snowfall using Whipped spackle and Wonderlust glitter.  When that was dry I added some Wink of Stella to each one as well.

Today the whole team has new snowmen projects to share as a reminder the challenge is still going on.  Be sure and check them out too at the CAS Christmas Challenge Blog. Then, dust off those Frosty snowman stamps, ink up and join us.  Just make sure to make it CAS (clean and simple).  You have until May 24th to join us!

Stamp Supplies:
STAMPS: Snowman (Bugaboo Stamps). Sentiment from Winter Woodland Set (Catherine Poole).
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah Solar White 110 lb); Watercolor paper (Strathmore); turquoise - Stash.
INK: Toner, Zig Real Brush watercolor pens; Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks); 
EXTRAS: Stitched dome die (My Favorite Things); sentiment frame die (My Favorite things), Clear Wink of Stella; Whipped Spackle (Faber Castelle); Wonderlust (Wow); Turquoise/medium blue craft foam from Michaels. 

CAS Christmas Blessings!

4CC #403 ATG with Buttons Twist

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Good Morning!
It's time for a new challenge
4 Crafty Chicks ---

Button, button, who's got the button? LOL  
Anyone else play that game as a child?  

Amy is our hostess 
she wants to see buttons on our projects. 

Stop by the Hen House and check out Leanne, Lori, Amy and Tangii's projects using Buttons. Then come play along and link up your projects in our Inlinkz, with or without our twist as we are always 'anything goes'. 

Adding to Following Challenges:

Stamp Supplies:
STAMPS:  Butterflies - Faithful Flutterings (Catherine Pooler); Sentiments - (Stamplorations)
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb Solar White); Gold Vellum (Recollections).
INK: It's a Girl, Sweet Sixteen, Party Dress and Icing on the Cake (Catherine Pooler Inks), Versamark; Gold Colorshine - for splatters (Heidi Swapp).
EXTRAS: Gold emboss powder (Wow); buttons - Stash.

Crafty Chick Blessings!

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Paper Sweeties Release Rewind Day - May 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Welcome, Wednesday!

Today is the last day of 
Paper Sweeties May Release!

I decided to make a Gate Fold card.  As it sometimes happens, my original thought is not what translated onto the card.  Still, I like how it turned out...

Check out the rest of the team's final projects for the May Release:
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld (You are 

Tomorrow is the last day of the Release so be sure and come back!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Paper Sweeties Release Party - May 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you are having a good day wherever you are.  The south is about to be inundated with about 10 days of rain, so it's going to be soggy.  We need it though, so no complaints here!

Whatever your weather, take some time to check out 
Paper Sweeties Release Party
The new products for May are now available in the Paper Sweeties Shop!
I got a little creative and made lemons out of leaves to go with one of the sentiments from the new set, "Hey Ya'll".  

The rest of the Design Team have some pretty awesome projects too to check out:
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld (You are 

Tomorrow is the last day of the Release so be sure and come back!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!

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Paper Sweeties Sneak Peeks - May 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Happy Monday!

Today begins a new Release for
Paper Sweeties!

Paper Sweeties Release Sneak Peeks!

Paper Sweeties has some "sa-weet" new products:

Hey Y'all - Stamp Set
Sweet Cuts Treat Box

I made a trio of treat boxes with the Treat Box Sweet Cuts set, which has the box die and those cute little word dies.

Hop through the Design Team below and check out all of their fabulous projects with this month's Release! 
Michelle Bala
Nancy Salkeld (You are

Stop by tomorrow for Release Day 
and more projects!

Paper Sweeties Blessings!
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4CC #402 Polished Stone Twist

Thursday, May 10, 2018

It's Thursday, WOW!

The weeks are just zooming by! 

It's time for a new challenge 
4 Crafty Chicks!
I'm hosting and I chose an old technique as the Twist this week, 
the polished stone technique with alcohol inks.

I spent an afternoon playing around with this technique and ended up with many backgrounds.  This was one of my favorites. It reminds me of the ocean.  I used the wave dies from My Favorite Things and cut a second set out of gold vellum so each layer would stand out.  

Make sure and stop by the Hen House and check out the rest of the chicks' beautiful projects!  Everyone did an awesome job with the polished stone technique!  Then come play with us either with our regular ATG or try out the Polished Stone Twist!

Card Supplies:
STAMPS: Mermaid's Tail (Essentials by Ellen); Sentiment from Ocean Wisdom (Stampendous).
PAPER: Neenah Solar White 110 lb; Yupo paper; Gold Vellum.
INK: Versamark. Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler); Patina, Sailboat Blue, Aquamarine and Gold Mixative Alcohol Inks (Tim Holtz).
EXTRAS: Gold Emboss Powder (Wow); Wave emboss folder (Stampin'Up); Wave die (My Favorite Things); Gold sequins (Michaels).

For Following Challenges:

Crafty Chick Blessings!

Yay! It's Your Birthday!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

I keep forgetting to post this. Sharing a birthday card I made for our youngest's 24th birthday last month.  I have some alcohol inked backgrounds screaming to be used so I took one and used it along with the Yay dies by Ellen Hutson.  

For Following Challenges:

Birthday Blessings!
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CAS Christmas Card Challenge - May 2018 - Snowman

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hello again!  
It's a beautiful sunny warm day here in central NC.  
We are experiencing a bit of a heat wave presently, 
so it feels more like July.  
At least the humidity is down and the pollen is gone! 
My head is grateful!  

With that said, there's a "cool" challenge starting today over at 
Susan is our hostess this month 
Snowman is the theme.

I do have a few snowmen stamps/dies and I chose to use one I've had for a long time but have never used, one of those NBUS or rather NBUD (never before used die) from Paper Smooches, the "Melted Snowman" die.  

I bought this because it reminded me of a Christmas globe I bought my hubs a long time ago when we were first married.  It's a plastic snowglobe called "the incredible melting snowman".  All it is is a snowglobe with water in it with a nose, eyes, buttons and a hat floating around.  He still has it and I set it out every year.  What can I say, we're a "puny" kind of couple.  hahaha

So here is my version of the melting snowman on my card:
It's all dies except for the sentiment, which is by Fiskers and the scarf is cut from paper stamped with the plaid stamp by Catherine Pooler in Catherine Pooler ink.  I don't remember who the stitched snow hills are by.  I really need to spend about 3-4 days re-organizing and labeling all of my stamps and dies.  I need to get in the habit of doing it when I get new ones.  

Now stop over at the CAS Christmas Card Challenge blog and see what all the other ladies on the team have created for this month's Snowman theme.  They are so fabulous and fun, the cards AND the ladies!  Then, play along with us and get some snowmen cards created for your Christmas stash, remember to keep it CAS (clean and simple)!

Card Supplies:
STAMPS: Sentiment "Winter Wishes" set (Fiskars); Plaid stamp (Catherine Pooler)
PAPER: Neenah solar white cardstock; White glitter paper (Recollections); Midnight (Catherine Pooler); Orange from stash; Chocolate (Catherine Pooler).
INK: Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler).
EXTRAS: Melted Snowman Die set (Paper Smooches); Stitched hills (maybe Spellbinders).

CAS Christmas Blessings!

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