Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Less is more Shadow Stamping Altenew Debut!

Less is more Shadow Stamping
 Altenew Debut!

I thought the idea of shadow stamping this origami hummingbird
fresh from my mailbox today was the perfect LIM
What do you think?

Altenew Ori Kami

CASology CUE Card #90: Note!

CASology CUE Card #90: Note!

I hope that you are inspired to join us this week.

You all have been working your best at making CAS cards, 

and we have been so lucky to be able to enjoy them 

in the Gallery!


The Wonderful Sponsor this week is:

Check out their brilliant NEW Releases!
I am crushing on the set with the hedgehogs!!

I wanted an old world feel with a modern flair

This Momenta Cardstock is double sided and so artistic
I had to use some for an elegant note card
Mama Elephant Fair Feathers Stamps 

Some CAS Design Tips:

- One layer is less bulky and perfect for CAS cards
- Minimal imagery keeps it from being "busy" or cluttered
- Lots of FREE or open, "white" space simplifies the design
- "Less is More" on colors keeps it pleasingly CAS

I added a panel, and popped up the image.
Keeping the color neutral keeps the CAS feeling alive!

Join us at CASology this week!
This week's SPECIAL 
Guest Designer is:    Dena

Maureen Merritt -- Please stop by and say farewell !

Maureen is a great designer and we will see her around!!!
Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dynamic Duos- Freshly Made

Dynamic Duos- Freshly Made 

Hey there buttercup...
Well the color is called So Saffron, and paired
with wisteria it is this weeks dynamic duos!

I used Freshly Made Sketches and 
this awesome Hampton Art Stamp with 2 little flowers
I loved shading them in
and popping a few of them up!

Lizzy Anne Designs Hey There
Hampton Art Hot Fudge Studio PS0620
Memento Tuxedo Black
Pearlescent Pearls White Ivory

i LOVE these little Flowers!!!
Don't you?!!!

Posting to dynamic duos #98 
Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron

Saturday, April 12, 2014



One of Lesley's THE CHALLENGE cards
Inspired me to do this card, 
She used the retired hostess set
Simply Soft, which after I saw that card I HAD to have.
The set I used is the Stampin' Up! more current 
set that you can still get called
Happy Watercolor

My last card went way overboard for me on layers, 
so I simplified this go round.
This is still not a CAS card, but with this sketch, I love it!

Posting to Lesley Croghan's THE CHALLENGE #4

Colour Me and THE CHALLENGE!

Colour Me and THE CHALLENGE!
Well, stay-cation is almost over, 
it has been just grand!
Card making, and more card making!

LOTS of Yellow!
I hope your day was sunshiny!

Posting to Lesley Croghan's THE CHALLENGE #4

Unscripted Sketches - 5yr Anniversary Blog Fun! --- BLOG Candy!

Unscripted Sketches - 5yr Anniversary
Blog Fun!  ---BLOG Candy!

There are 2 ways to win on on the Unscripted Sketches blog, 
So go check it out!

And you can win blog candy here!
leave one comment on this post, 
you will have until Friday April 18th 9pm to comment
 Saturday at 6:00am, 
I will post the winner!
See below for what you will win!
Hooooray !

Here is my take on the Sketch, it really
lends itself for lots of spring goodness!

Paper Source MUM Solid and MUM outlined flower
PTI Embellished Elegance
Avery Elle Brushed Sentiment
Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, 
Versa Magic Persimmon, Sea Breeze
Ranger Liquid Pearls

Posting to Colour Q#236
Check this blog Challenge out-
 Seriously lovely cardmaking
going on there!

Winner chosen randomly will win this BRAND NEW Stamp Set:  Since I am Using a lovely Avery Elle Set, 
YAY: It will be the Avery Elle Love Notes Set!

I hope you are excited! (I am!!)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cure for the Monday Blues #12

Cure for the Monday Blues #12

Wow, YES number 12!
Okay to step right in and link to this lovely challenge!
I stretched it and I loved the rug with the large leaf shaped 
with the black dots
So I took that and added some lovely pink stripes and a 
soft bubblegum pink inked sentiment
So do what you feel, let this take you anywhere!

There is still time to play!
Check it out (here!)
What can you dream up?

Sketchbook Saturday- I love you More

Sketchbook Saturday- I love you More

I was smitten at first sight with
Chupa's card for her Sketchbook Saturday Card.

This was immensely wonderful
to put together, and relatively quick!
Don't you love that about washi?

Case Study - Thanks!

Case Study - Thanks!

I guess I could not get enough of that stencil,
So during my Survivor I stenciled away and made this 
stained glass like card.

I set all the pieces like Jax card, and it was too much, 
settles on this design.
It is funny, this card I am CASing is why I posted Jax in my sidebar long ago, she has mad skills!

I have already been a GD for Chupa, 
and would DIE if I was on her DT....
Just throwing that out there.... So there is a DT call later..
I will try out.

PTI Wet Paint
Woodland Stencil
Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie Ink
Liquid Pearls
Tuxedo Black

Thursday, April 10, 2014

FUSION April 10th ---Giveaway Alert


Yummy, Yummy Pink and Petals!
How will this Sketch and Photo
inspire you?

Okay, this Card was made for a Co-worker friend's birthday.
.....Her desk is also where I got some of
additional inspiration, can you tell where?

PTI Happiness in Blooms
Basic Grey Freshly Cut Papers
Memento Tuxedo Black

Here is the Inspiration!

How to play:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

And the Fusion Design Team that starts the ball rolling!
Check out their Creations and leave the love!
(Just a little love goes a long way!)
Betty J
Cathy Weber 
Dannielle Robeson
Julia Aston
Katie Brooks
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Wiener ------You are Here!!
Stephanie Severin

 I hope that you enjoyed my cards all of the DT creations, and that you in turn will add to the FUSION Gallery!
Remember, you have 2 weeks to revel in inspiration and add your wonderful creation!!!
See you there.

And if you can, when you check out other cards, 
DT or players, 
please leave a little lovin hello! 
It means more than you know
 to brighten a day!
Here is where I drew some additional inspiration, so I would really
know she would like her card!....

I JUST LOVE colorful CUPS!
SO Happy!

And ANOTHER Fun one!
I just LOVE Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals!!!

Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanicals
Reverse Confetti Sentiment

I hope that you are inspired to play along!
JOIN IN !!!!

--------------I am EXCITED!!!!!!
I also wanted to let you guys know that I have coerced the leader of my 
Card Club Liz McDaniel to enter a card onto Flikr and start challenges.
She is the reason I am where I am!!!   
She effortlessly ensures that we meet once a month for the last 3+ years, and inspires us to use our supplies!!!
If you remember how daunting and scary that first time was, 
when you entered a challenge ----and you loved having a hello of support, only if you want to, and have a second,  I would appreciate it, 
if you leave her a friendly hello.
I know she is terrified..... she told me so, 
Encourage a fellow CAS person and stop by her flikr page and say HI!

Here is her Flkr: 

I get such a good feeling when I have one person make a card!

GIVEAWAY: If  Liz gets at least 10 comments on her Flikr Page, or more, I will draw from all of the commentors, and send them this, and a few other extras...: 

My heart is in the right place, I want her to feel great about starting this FUN
venture that we all love so much!
CARD Challenges!!!!


Muse - #62

Muse - #62

The AMAZING Vicki Dutcher of  - All i do is stamp!
is up to bat today on MUSE!
Go take a gander at her loveliness below and tell me
that you are NOT inspired!!!  
Wow,  I went BOLDER on this.
Yes,..... I know you are TOTALLY surprised!!

i touched it up with some waterpen to soften some 
of the ink and blur it a little!

PTI Stamps!!!!!
Wet Paint
Embellished Elegance
The Sweet Life
Delicata Gold Reinker
Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black Rhubard Stalk, Rocket Red

Inspiration this week!
Awesome Vicki Dutcher!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Latecomer - Virginia's View Challenge : Stencil It!

Latecomer - Virginia's View Challenge 
: Stencil It!

Well I am late to the party, but hey, 
am on Stay-cation this week, 
and relaxing and crafting and 
basically having FUN!...I showed up!

When I think of stencil I think FULL on, and I guess I need to
restrain myself next time....

Maybe I will do a less BOLD one....
I do hope you BOLD converts out there like this!

Heartwood Stencil - Memory Box 88540
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: 
Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey,
Impression Obsession Sentiment
Makeup Sponge

Male Room - Geek in all of us!

Male Room - Geek in all of us!

My husband really is a Sci-fi Geek!
Especially Star Trek.

When I saw the Male Room was having a Sci-Fi Challenge, 
I knew exactly what I wanted.
A FULL card for his birthday!

Can you guess whose uniform this is supposed to be?

This is SUPER easy to recreate.
I drew a sketch and used 5.5 and 4.25 piece of Dark Red Cardstock, and Black.
Mirror like silver sheet I clipped off a few pieces 
large enough for the oval and the inner emblem.
I cut at them until it looked right.
I colored the oval carefully with YR24Pale Sepia, 
you don't want to touch copic
on a shiny surface until it is completely dry.
I popped both up on double sided foam tape and adhered all.
Feel free to use my design, 
Perfect for the geekster trekkie, 
Like mine!

Okay, for those that haven't guessed, 
this is 
Jean-Luc Picard's uniform 
from Star Trek Next Generation.

This took only 14 minutes to make!
 Jean-Luc does not really say live long and prosper, 
but hey, you gotta for a birthday card quote Spock!

Ok, and here is my sketch, poor quality, but you get the idea!
Feel free to use this and make your own Trek-Geek Card!

I made another one for some close friends having their Anniversary this weekend!

Notice on theirs I added some dressed up brads!!!
Elegant PTI Wet Paint Set for the Envelope!!!

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