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.

FTHS139 Hoppy Birthday take 3

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

MFTCC44 Ainsley Hello

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

FTHS154 Hot Chick

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

PTI SAF 2014 — Challenge #5 Antique Embossing

I had to come back to the Regency Era — it was giving me problems!  For the Antique Embossing challenge, I opted to create a tag using Tag Sale #14.  I stamped the script text multiple times on the tag and a sentiment.  Then I used the wreath & die included in the kit and embossed that with gold.  The embossing powder was being finicky and not staying on!  To create a bit more of an antique feel, I inked up the edges of the tag and I like how it almost looks burned!

Challenge Submissions
PTI SAF 2014 – Antique Embossing

Supplies: PTI Regency Era stamps & dies, Tag Sale #14 die; gold embossing powder, Amuse inks, ribbon

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JJ Celebrates

Hi all!  A very quick post!  It’s been a LONG and HOT day!  I’m very much looking forward to Sunday when our high should only be 85 (instead of 98 and real feels of 100+)!

Today’s Catch the Bug challenge is Tag, You’re It!

I opted to make a wine bottle tag.  I used JJ again and combined her with the MFT wine bottle die.  I kept it simple with a black, read and polka dot theme.




Challenge Submissions
Catch the Bug – Christmas in July – Tag, You’re It
My Craft Spot — #104 Christmas in July

JJ Celebrates
Stamps: Bugaboo JJ Calendar Months – January; PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  
Ink:
Copics: C3, C5, C7, C9, R22, R24, R27, R20, E00, RV10, E25, E27, E29
Other Stuff:

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