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.

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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!}

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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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Happy 11th Birthday!

Hi all!  Happy Weekend!  My daughter has a sleepover to go to tonight for her bestie’s 11th birthday.  It’s a ’50s themed party — the girls love Grease and my daughter was hoping for a poodle skirt, but I couldn’t quite accomplish that.  I did manage to pull out an old skirt of mine {you know, the pre-children clothes!}, which reminds me of one that Rizzo would wear and a plain yellow tee, along with a “neckerchief” and black flats.  She’d still love a poodle skirt and a Pink Ladies jacket! {Just like me because this has long since a favorite movie of mine!}

Anyway, I made up a card today for the birthday girl and it turned out quite cute.

I was going to color up a sweet image that the birthday girl liked, but I just didn’t have time.  So I opted for some Top Dog Dies dies.  {Unfortunately, they are no longer available, as TDD closed in December.} 
Using Make a Cake, I cut the cake from Melon Mambo (SU) with a white icing trim.  I cut two candles from Harvest Gold (PTI).  The candles fit perfectly behind two number 1 candles, cut with the High Rise Numbers from MFT {also, unavailable, sorry!} and I was able to make it appear like the numbers are the candles.  Then I cut my banner sticks from Kraft and the Happy Birthday banner from Nightshift Blue (MFT) and Melon Mambo.  To finish off the front, I added in some pearly embellishments — since I’m not mailing it, I can use some of these bulkier embellies!

Since I had an additional happy birthday banner set, I added them to the inside panel to complete the card.


Challenge Submissions
Stampin’ Royalty – Birthdays
A Gem of a Challenge – Female Birthday

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Happy Birthday Unicorn

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  My daughter turned 10 on Monday.  It’s hard to believe that she’s 10.  A few of her loves are horses, My Little Pony and unicorns.  So when I saw the Unicorn die set from Top Dog Dies, I had to get it.  Of course, I procrastinated making my daughter’s card and was scrambling to make one the day of her birthday.

Because I was scrambling, I had to go with a CAS design.  To amp that up, I opted for glittery papers.     I pulled out some old Doodlebug sugar paper (I bought these papers when I was pregnant with my son and have been using scraps ever since then!)  I cut my unicorn from some cyan and pink sugar paper, as well as plain white card stock.  My unicorn is matted on a zig zag stitched oval from MFT.  I then added a Happy Birthday banner in pink sugar paper.  Fairly quick and with quite a pop of fun!  Perfect for a 10 year old!

Challenge Submissions
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge — Fantasy
Southern Girls Challenge Blog — #120 Whimsical, Cute &/or Fun
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday — No Designer Paper
Unicorn Challenge — Mythical & Magical

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