Sweet 16 of 2016

Hello!  Yes, it’s been a very long time!  I didn’t intend to take such a long absence, but it just kind of happened.  2016 was a big year for many reasons.  My family was finally able to put a plan to move into action and we moved back to my home state of Wisconsin.  It happened rather quick, even after trying to make it a reality for years.  No matter how you slice it, moving is always stressful, crazy and difficult!  We are renting an apartment so that we can take our time to find the right house in the right neighborhood.  I’ve lost my dedicated crafting space, which is a big reason you haven’t seen a lot from me.  {Four humans and a big dog in a 2 bedroom apartment can be interesting, to say the least!}  I can’t promise there will be an uptick in posts coming in 2017, but there just might be.  🙂

Before I get on to the Sweet 16, if you are looking for me and I’m not blogging, you are likely to find me more often on Instagram or my Facebook page for PRT.

Anyway, I wanted to end the year with my Sweet 16 for 2016.  Here we go, in chronological order:

JANUARY

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I was thrilled with how this BIG burger turned out!  Coloring can be daunting sometimes!

FEBRUARY

 

This is counting as one of the sweet 16!  My kiddos have gerbils and these were little cards from the gerbils to their humans.  Unfortunately, we lost Sandy on Halloween.  Smokey is still with us and my daughter now has Dusty — a gerbil who looks almost the same as Sandy.

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My husband’s birthday card and again, I was thrilled with the coloring.

Sophisticated Script Hello

I absolutely adore the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script alphabet set.  It is a brilliant concept and I used it a lot — I made over 100 name tags for students in the PTA Art Show with this alpha and they turned out really well.  This was such a super CAS & quick card in some of my favorite colors.

MARCH

FTHS Knit Happens

Again, coloring and a Birdbrain.  Love the rich & warm colors.

FTHS142 Keep Calm

This was super fun as well!  Homemade enamel dots!

APRIL

KG April Color Prayers

KG Hello Paris

A pair of watercolor cards for Kennedy Grace Creations.  Love the clean lines of the thoughts and prayers card and love the watercolor background for the Eiffel Tower.

MAY

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This is a card of my daughter’s — she pulled it all together on her own and it’s a great card!

KGC Hydrangea Birthday

Purples are not my favorite, but this came out really spot on!

JUNE

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Flossie the Flamingo {I felt the need to name her!}

FTHS158 Cold One

Love the monochromatic grays!  I finally gave my husband this card in November!

JULY

KGC Coral Rose Love tray up top

This was part of the staging of our house to sell it.  I put this little tray in our bedroom, pulling in the colors of the room.  It was quite love-ly.

SEPTEMBER

These were tags for teacher thank you gifts and I love how they turned out.  They popped a punch and were quick & simple!

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My niece was married in September and this was my card for the newlyweds.  It was also my entry to the MFT Card Design Superstar contest.

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Orange is definitely not a favorite color of mine, but this turned out quite well.  Love the addition of the gold.

So there you have it!  My Sweet 16 of 2016!  I hope 2017 brings you prosperity, health, happiness and lots of crafty time!

HUGS ~~ Cammy

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KGC – In Sympathy

Hi!  I’m on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with a sympathy card.   My stash of cards has been depleted and unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card the other week.

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I wanted to color the Just a Rose flower without actually having to color it.  I kept just the tips of the petals pink and did some very minimal addition of gray on the outer part of the petals.  After coloring, I cut it out with a Stitched Circle STAX die.  For my panel, I cut it with Blueprints 13 and then stamped the Romantic Script stamp on it with Tickled Pink — I wanted it to be very subtle.  Finally, I added all of these pieces to a Pink Lemonade card base.  The rose is popped up on a circle of fun foam.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pretties stamp set and is stamped with VersaFine Onyx and embossed.  Finally, I added in some sequins from Pink Champagne.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

cammy

KGC – With Deepest Sympathy

Hi all!  I’m here today with a very simple, yet pretty sympathy card.  Unfortunately, I needed to create this card.  A friend, who also had a child with Type 1 diabetes, passed away suddenly last week.  She was battling some serious health issues, but this was still unexpected.  She was one of my biggest fans, supporters and cheerleaders with my crafting.  She was incredibly strong and passionate — a fierce protector of her boys.  I always said I am Type A and she was Type A+.  She will be missed.

KG Cynthia Sympathy

For my card, I cut a panel of Neenah Solar White with Blueprints 13.  I stamped one of the floral bunches from Grace’s Happy Heart in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics.  I then stamped the sentiment from Grace’s Little Notes in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I wanted to add a little sparkle (She deserves a little sparkle.) and pulled Pink Champagne sequins to finish this off.  My card base is  Grout Gray, one of my favorite neutrals.

Make sure to stop by the Kennedy Grace Creations store to pick up your own sets & sequin mixes!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

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