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Saturday, January 7, 2017

JUGS meets CAS(E) this Sketch and CAS Mix Up!!

Hi Friends!  It is so nice to be back playing in the studio, it has been forever!
DH and I headed back down to AZ on New Years Day, we had to check on the house painters and then turn the key over to our renters...a quick turn around for sure.  The first day it poured, like really hard...hard enough to have "washes" over the roads...definitely had to slow down to go through them!  We were thinking we could have stayed home for rain! *wink  But the last couple of days were very nice and the reason people love to go to AZ in the winter!  But enough, I am back and happy to be housebound because of SNOW right now, then 1 1/2 inches predicted of freezing rain!!  I know we will lose our power with that much ice on the lines!  But I get to play so I love this weather!!
 I am entering this is two challenges, the first is the CAS(E) this Sketch then the Word for this week's challenge over at Just Us Girls is "NEW".
I was playing this morning with NEW alcohol ink and NEW Yupo paper.  When I was done I needed to make a card, saw this sketch and thought it would be perfect to put the two together.  Also NEW is the flowers I die cut and colored with copics.  The flowers are Altenew Doodle Blooms.  My sentiment is from PTI Wet Paint I. Loll just suggested I add this to the CAS Mix Up Card challenge, so I will take this one there also, thanks Loll!
Thanks for stopping by and checking on me!! 
I think I might just sit by the window and watch the pretty snow come down.  I have been knitting Boot Cuffs and I started another pair last night, so I can knit while I enjoy the white stuff!  Hope you all are safe and dry and warm!!
Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. What a beautiful piece of alcohol ink, Colleen! Love the layout!

    1. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. LOVE the mix of colours on your alcohol ink panel Colleen. So pretty!! And what a fabulous layout and design. This card would be perfect for CAS Mix Up and I hope you'll join us there! xx

  3. Gorgeous thank you card with the alcohol ink pretty! Love all the white, pretty flowers, and butterfly, too!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful card Colleen, and I love how you used the Yupo paper and Al inks for the bottom portion of your card...SO pretty! :0)

  5. Hi Colleen, glad you got some stamping and knitting time because of our Oregon weather. I just finished a baby girl knitted hat and have made several new cards the last several days...1st we had snow (never happens on the coast) and now lots of rain...that does happen :-) I just got the Doodle Blooms stamp set from Loll for Christmas :-) Gosh, we have a lot in common my friend. TFS your beautiful card with your new alcohol inks and stamp set. Have fun with your new toys. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix UP. Hugs..

  6. YAY Colleen! Great to see you in the gallery at CAS Mix Up! xx

  7. What a fabulous result you got with using all those 'new' products. Great effect with the alcohol inks. Lovely finish with those pretty flowers and big bold sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.

  8. Those big snowflakes coming down for several hours was certainly a treat--so beautiful! You certainly made good use of your time with this beautifully artistic card, Colleen! I'm jealous you're getting to play with Yupo--may have to try it this year!

  9. What a beautiful mix of inks on Yupo and die cut blooms! The layered white panel keeps it CAS - thanks for joining us in the CAS mix up challenge Colleen - isn't it great to be stuck inside so you don't feel bad crafting! Julia xx

  10. Beautiful card, love the alcohol inks colours you used.

  11. Such a pretty card and a wonderful take on the sketch!


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