Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CC&S 216

Hello, happy tuesday to you. I can't believe march is almost over.... time flies. For this week's sketch challenge at CAS colours and sketches I tried a new (to me) technique . I made my background using watercolor paper and various nail polishes. I saw this technique recently and wanted to give it a go. I added the nail polish to a pan off water (use pan you won't put food in) dipped the paper in and then let dry. The drying took a long time, so left mine overnight. I flipped the sketch . I hope you will join us.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CCC #9

Hello, happy you stopped in. This week the theme at Christmas Card Challenges is 'Mittens" I sure could use them today. We suddenly went from no snow most of the winter to several days of snow in a row. I used a spellbinders die for the mittens and several scrap pieces of paper for the rest of the card. I've challenged myself to only use scrap pieces of paper this month (expect card bases) . I hope to put a large dent in my huge pile. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March Pin-sights

Hello, it's been a really busy week. My work week was nuts, lots of overtime this week. And today I got to spend 9 hours at the Indiana state chess finals (thankfully our town hosted ) , so I'll be up de-stressing... err making cards. Anyone else find that crafting is stress relieving? I am playing along with the Classroom's pin-sights challenge. I took my inspiration from the hydrangeas in the bottom row of photos. Thanks for visiting.  Off to color something. 

PTI march blog hop

Victoria johnson 8
Good evening, It's been a really long day. I spent 9 hours at a boring chess tournament..... YAWN!! Then when I came home I had no mojo ..... mojo still absent . I'm not sure I'm happy with this card, but I think if I keep playing with it I'll mess it up and have no card to share... so here it is like it or not. Off to check out everyone else's cards.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CC&S 215

Hello, I'm stopping in with a card to share for this week's color challenge at CC&S. The colors are ones I would not normally use together, but I'm happy with the result. I stamped the image and used gold embossing , then watercolored the flower and background. I hope you will join us , I can't wait to see what other ideas people come up with for these colors. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Design Re-do

Hello, last minute post... rough day. We had crazy snow squalls and it took me forever to get to work, got there late, spun car around (thankfully didn't hit anything), get into to work to find all the locals ( those who live in the city in work, i  live 45 minutes away) were running late, work up alone, and then after everyone arrived i check my cell (which has been going crazy in my pocket the whole time) to find that hubby was in an accident, he is ok, car not so much. SO i'm going to bed early! PTI has a challenge I wanted to take part in , you choose a card you made that you weren't happy with and re-do it. The original of this card was not my favorite, I felt it lacked something. Here is my re-do. now off to bed, nite all.

CC&S 214

Hello, I'm popping in to share my card for this week's sketch challenge for CAS Colours and Sketches. I saw a sun when I saw this sketch. I wanted to have my background look like a sky without being too busy (remember it is a CAS challenge) . I am really happy with how this one turned out. I hope you will play along with us, excited to see what everyone comes up with for tis sketch.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

CCC #8

Hello, stopping in today with a card to share for Christmas Card Challenges. On this card I used some pearl ex in both silver and gold colors over my stamped trees. I wanted to try to get the same feel as the inspiration photo. I hope you will play along with us.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March challenge

Hello, It's been a crazy day here. We had a major software update to our EMR at work... yikes! It didn't go smoothly. So to unwind I'll be coloring the rest of the night. I recently picked up this lovely stamp, I couldn't wait to color it. I made a few different versions, as I wasn't sure which color I liked best . I tried to do a little no line coloring, but I really liked the lines in the flower. I'm going to play along with The Ton March "lucky" challenge.. Have a great night, off to color.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

CC&S 213

Hello, I stopping in today to share my DT card for this weeks color challenge at CAS Colour and Sketches. I really struggled with this color combo, I tossed plenty of attempts in the trash. But I really feel this is what makes this challenge good, it pushes you out of your comfort zone. I tend to like blues, aqua and green alot.... if you follow my Instagram you already know this. I hope you will play along with us.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Crafty Christmas Collaboration #2

Good Morning, I have a quick share before heading into work.. you know that place that prevents me from crafting all day. I loved the feel of Jessica's tree card. I don't own that stamp set, so I used what I have one hand.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Simply Create #125

Hello, I hope you are doing well. We have been having some crazy weather here in the Chicago area... unusually warm, thunderstorms, tornados, and now snow. Thankfully we have not had any damage here. I'm sharing my card for the Simply Create Too challenge #125 "lots of green " , I think I did good... It's almost all green. I hope you will play along.