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17 Jun 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C390

Hey everyone! Since it is the third week of the month for Crazy 4 Challenges, we have a sketch  - quite easy for you (and me-yay!).




I decided to do a bit of watercoloring - just a bit - and water-washed a blue and green background with Zig Real Brush Markers onto Crafter's Companion watercolour cardstock.



After drying with my heat gun - because I'm impatient - I diecut the watrecoloured panel with an MFT stitched rectangle.  I adhered that panel to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of patterned paper which was adhered to my white card base.



Using Papertrey Ink's Inspired by Prayer stamp set and Prayer die, I crafted my sentiment. A few sporadic clear sequins from Pretty Pink Post and it was finished!

Take a hop over to Crazy 4 Challenges and try out the sketch and link up!







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10 Jun 2017

June is Rose Month!

Good Day!  Did you know that June is Rose Month? Me either!

That is our challenge this week at Crazy 4 Challenges, - Roses!! Whether you want to use one rose or a bouquet of roses - anything is fine - just go for it!

I had extra dies from last week's card, so they were perfect to use! And....we have had to use these dang sympathy cards lately....ugh so sad.



I use all Reverse Confetti product for my card - except for the middle scalloped panel - that is Papertrey Ink. Check them out!

Just a short post today - I think I am the lucky recipient of intestinal flu - yikes and yuck.

3 Jun 2017

It's Repeat Day on Crazy 4 Challenges!

Good day - oh boy it feels good to be back - if even sporadically!

We have had a few changes going on in our home (all good) so I have been rearranging.  That means my craft room - holy yuck I have a lot of stuff - yikes.

Anyway - back to Crazy 4 Challenges. Did you know that today is Repeat Day! - so with your creation this week, we want you to repeat something three times.

It could be three circles, three flowers, three elephants - whatever you think deems repeating - even PICKUP YOUR SOCKS! - 3 times - we've all done that haha

I took a different route, sort of.  I used three images dies - two times each - and that counts believe me!



Using Reverse Confetti Rose Garden stamp set and Confetti Cuts, I stamped the rose image twice with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then sponged Piggy Back, Flamingo and Rose ink onto the roses and diecut them.



I stamped and diecut two leaves and two spriggy leafy things and arranged them all in a pleased order onto the Linked Circles Cover Panel Confetti Cuts, which in turn was popped up onto a panel of Smoke cardstock.  That whole panel was then adhered to my Piggy Back card base.

Using Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink, I stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti Simply Sentiments onto white cardstock and adhered it to my card.

There you have it!  Come on over to Crazy 4 Challenges and try this week's challenge!!









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29 Apr 2017

Forget Your Trebles!

Did you know that tomorrow is International Jazz Day?!  That is our theme for this week at Crazy 4 Challenges - music!  Use music designer paper, musical notes, - be inspired by a song - whatever musical moves your fancy!

I used CAS-ual Fridays Big Treble stamp set and their Treble Clef Fri-die for my creation this week.


Easy Peasy with these stamps and dies!

Take a look over at Crazy 4 Challenges and get your entry in there!

27 Apr 2017

Create Together with Marcie Sharp




Hey there - My lovely daughter Marcie Sharp has invited me to Create Together and I was most happy to oblige!

Marcie gave me this inspiration piece to work with and one rule - NO PATTERNED PAPER (eek!) and honestly, I almost went over and told her to pick another one lol! This is not really my taste, but I'm a professional - right? - right?? - so I made it work.


I started out using the SSS Falling Stars die and then it just evolved from there.  Since I could see Birthday in those stars, I brought out my Crafter's' Companion Sara Signature Happy Birthday stamp and Dies.



The balloons are embossed - isn't that awesome!!   One swipe through the Gemini Die Cutting and  Embossing Machine and that balloon was cut and embossed - perfect!

The sentiment is from Sara Signature stamp set - love that font!



That's all I have today - make your way over to Marcie's Blog - Cardmakin' Chaos - and see the awesome creation she has put together!