Saturday, May 27, 2017

Addicted to CAS: Graduation

Hello, friends!  I am here today to share a card I made for the new Addicted to CAS Challenge #112: Graduation.

Just as a reminder, they list the definition of "Clean and Simple" at the blog:

For my card, I made the one main focal point my die cut numbers -- the graduation year of 2017 -- made from green foil paper.  I left lots of open white space by keeping my focal point at the bottom of the card.  Minimal layers, no embellishments, and flat. I love CAS cards!

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp (Friendship Messages)
Inks: MFT (Black Licorice)
Dies: PTI (By the Numbers)
Other: DCWV (Foil and glitter card stock 6x6 pads)

I saved the die cut foil numbers and will likely use them on another graduation card.

You may be wondering why I keep using green on my graduation cards this spring?  I have three kids in high school and the school color is green.  Many of their friends in school are graduating this year and they are invited to lots of graduation parties, so these cards should come in handy!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CASology #250: LOUD

Hello, friends!  I'm happy to be here today with my card for the new cue at CASology.

This week we have a new sponsor...welcome to CASology, Sunny Studio Stamps!  If you haven't seen their products yet, you need to go check out the store.  I am in love with their new layering stamps (such as "Two Scoops" and "Perfect Popsicles")...they make the images look so real!

I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate to the Sunny Studio shop during one of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hops, and I ordered two stamp sets.  "Holiday Style" is an amazing set that creates the most amazing jingle bells and glass ornaments I have ever seen!  I also ordered "Sunny Borders" and used these stamps on my card for this week's challenge.  I was sent a sweet little star die as part of my package, I used it on my card.

With graduation season upon us, I immediately thought of how loud the ceremonies can be...the crowds, the music, the cheering!  I stamped a star border down the side of my card in a soft green ink, then used glitter paper for my die cut stars.  The sentiment banner was stamped and fussy cut, then attached to the main star.

Stamps: Sunny Studio Stamps (Sunny Borders)
Inks: MFT (Black Licorice), Hero Arts (Soft Leaf)
Dies: Spellbinder (Stars); Sunny Studio (small star)
Other: DCWV glitter paper

I can't wait to see how you interpret the cue card this week!  Be sure to link up your clean and simple LOUD card by noon on Monday (Central time).  Check out the team's blogs for more inspiration!

Guest Designer: Cornelia

** Our NEW Sponsor This Week: Sunny Studio

Thanks for visiting,

Friday, May 19, 2017

Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday}

Hi, everyone!  I'm here today with a sneak peek of my Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday} post using the fun new release stamp set, "Sketchy Alphabet."

Here is a sneak peek of my project:

I hope you will head over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog to see the full post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CASology #249: WARM

Hello, friends!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Just in time for the new cue card at CASology.

I used supplies from our sponsor, STAMPlorations, to make my card.  I know I love warm coffee all year round!  You may not notice right away, but I actually cut apart a "Warm Winter Wishes" die sentiment to just use the "warm wishes" portion on my card.  Isn't it great when you can use your seasonal dies for other purposes? I love that!

Stamps: STAMPlorations (Sketchy Coffee Cups); Papr Smooches (Shadows)
Dies: STAMPlorations (Warm Winter Wishes)
Inks: MFT (Black Licorice), Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Barn Door, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Carved Pumpkin)
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder border (Juli's Garden); DCWV brown glitter card stock

I am also playing along with several challenges today, including the following:

(1) STAMPlorations May CAS Card Challenge with the optional color twist of "feminine colors."

(2)  The Paper Players #344 - A Color Challenge from Claire using the fun colors below; I managed to find a patterned paper in my stash that had all four colors, then I added to it by splattering ink in the same four colors behind the cup:

(3)  CAS Mix Up Card Challenge  for May using this grid (I did stamping + splattering + paper-piecing as well as dry embossing):

I can't wait to see how you interpret the WARM cue card this week!  Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Angie

Our Sponsor This Week: STAMPlorations

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, May 15, 2017

AAA Cards #90

Hello, friends!  I'm stopping by today to share a card for the current AAA Cards CAS Game #90: Embossing challenge.

I made this card using some lovely Spellbinders cross die cuts and light blue and silver glitter card stock.  I embossed the oval frame using a Darice embossing folder, one of my very favorites.  I kept the design clean and simple by maintaining lots of white space.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies Crosses Two
Darice Oblong Doily embossing folder
DCWV glitter card stock
Lilac ribbon, clear gems

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

FMS #287 and ATSAM #241

Hello, friends!  I'm here today with two cards for the current Freshly Made Sketches #287 challenge using this fun sketch by Jen:

I'm also playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More #241: Anything Goes challenge.

I used two different pieces of patterned paper from my stash and two embossed sentiments from the same Hero Arts set to make my cards.  Quick and favorite kind of cards!  I stamped "Happy Mother's Day" inside the first card and will use it this weekend.

Stamp: Hero Arts (Good Friends)
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder (Birds & Swirls), white embossing powder, patterned paper

I'm also entering my second card into the current Addicted to CAS Challenge #111: Pink since my card is primarily pink "white space."

Stamp: Hero Arts (Good Friends)
Other: Sizzix embossing folder (Three Dots), white embossing powder, patterned paper

Thanks so much for stopping by today...have a great day!

Friday, May 12, 2017

STAMPlorations & CAS(E) This Sketch #221 - Mother's Day Card

Hello, friends!  I'm here today to share a card I made for a couple of challenges:

(1) CAS(E) This Sketch #221 following this wonderful sketch by one of my favorite cardmakers ever, Donna Mikasa:

(2) STAMPlorations May CAS Card Challenge using the optional color twist of "Pastel Colors."

I am in need of two Mother's Day cards for this weekend, so I used these challenges as my inspiration for my first card.

Using my Mini Misti, I inked the STAMPlorations Mom Subway Art Builders #3 - Quiet Strength stamp and stamped it twice with black ink, then a third time using VersaMark ink and clear embossed it for some shine.  I watercolored it using some Hero Arts inks, then die cut it and popped it up on my card base using foam tape.

Stamps: STAMPlorations (Mom Subway Art Builders #3 Quiet Strength)
Inks: MFT (Black Licorice), Hero Arts (Tide Pool, Orange Soda, Butter Bar)
Other:  Lawn Fawn (patterned paper), Sizzix/Hero Arts embossing folder (Florishes 3);  Lil' Inkers stitched rectangle die; foam tape; clear gems

While I'm at it, I will also link up this card to the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge, too!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by!