Thursday, January 31, 2013

ATCAS #5, Less is More sketch #8

Hi friends!  My CAS card today is being entered in 2 different challenges.  This card has no stamping at all. You could  stamp "you" under the love die.

Here are the challenges...

I CASEd my good friend Maureen's card that she posted for one of StampNation's Winterland Challenges.  To create the perfect rhinestone heart, die cut or punch a heart, lightly traced around it with a pencil and then placed the rhinestones along the lines.  Perfection!  Thanks for the inspiration Maureen!  :)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper white
Ink:  None
Stamps:  None
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Heart framelits, Seasonal Sentiments die (Wplus9), small heart punch

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dynamic Duos #37

Hi friends!  Today I am playing along with Dynamic Duos color challenge.
Here is my card...

I really love these color paired together with Very Vanilla.  I CASEd my good friend Catherine's card here.

Here is the challenge...

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake & DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Stamps:  P.S. I Love You
Accessories:  Heart Framelits, Modern label punch, Paper Doily Sizzlit, mini library clips

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

StampNation sketch challenge #66

I have another post for you all today.  Please scroll down for my CAS-ual Friday card.  Today on StampNation the 66th sketch challenge was posted. 

Here is the sketch...

The sketch above is based on my friend Catherine's card.  You can view her card here.  I love the cards she made using this sketch.  Here is my interpretation of the sketch.

For my card I decided to use a window sheet to show off the sentiment stamped on the inside.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Patio Party DSP
Ink:  Black Staz-on
Stamps:  Seasonal Sayings (SU)
Accessories:  Window sheet, circle punches, baker's twine

CAS-ual Fridays #87: Make Your Mark

Hi friends!  I am joining in another CAS-ual Fridays challenge which is to create a CAS project using markers!!  This is the first time I have pulled out my SU! markers to color on a card in a long time.  Can you see the Crystal Effects on the cherries?  It is hard to photograph to make it shine.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Ink:  Black Staz-On
Stamps:  Curly Cute & Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories:  Oval framelits, Crystal Effects, Chocolate chip, primrose petals, cherry cobbler & basic black markers (SU!)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Black and White challenge

Hi friends!  Today I am playing along with Papertrey Ink's Black and White Challenge.

The challenge was to use only black and white while using at least one Papertrey Ink product.  I am in love with their word dies.  So very easy to put a quick card together with these dies.  I used their Counting my blessings die.  This card is for all of my lovely blog readers!  :)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Basic Black, whisper white, Night & Day DSP (retired SU!)
Ink:  Memento Black
Stamps:  One of a Kind (SU!)
Accessories:  Black ribbon, Counting my Blessings die (PTI), rhinestone

Sunday, January 27, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #12

Hi friends!  I love this weeks sketch challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch!  Here is my 2nd card using this sketch.....

Here is the sketch...

I am also playing along with The Play Date Cafe.  Here is the challenge...

My card doesn't use emerald but it uses a shade of green, which happens to be my favorite color.  You can't go wrong paired with white and black either.  

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper white, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Memento Black
Stamps:  One of a Kind (SU!)
Accessories: Delicate Designs Embossing Folder (SU!), Black ribbon (Non-SU),  pearls colored with a sharpie (SU!), Counting my blessings die collection (PTI)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Squeeze-A-Palooza #4 - Valentine's Day

Hi Friends!  Today I am playing along with Fresh Squeezed Stamps Squeeze-A-Palooza #4 challenge.  There will be two winners one will be randomly chosen and the other will be readers choice, the card with the most likes.  So please go over and vote for the card you like the best by clicking on "like" beneath your favorite card.  :)
This months challenge is Valentine's day.

I was inspired by this photo.

On my card the sentiment is from You said it, Sister!
I just realized this isn't really a Valentine's day card but I am sending it to a lovely couple who celebrates their anniversary on Valentine's Day!  Hope that is ok?!!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  You Said It, Sister (FSS)
Accessories:  Heart framelits, Scallop border punch, Lace Ribbon Border punch, twine.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge

Hi friends!  This is my second post for today.  Scroll down for my CASology Week #28.

I am playing along with PTI Blog Hop Challenge! 

I used PTI's Hexagon Cover plate for my design.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Tempting turquiose, Gumball Green
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  Friendly Phrases (SU!)
Accessories:  Hexagon cover plate (PTI), Gumball green embossing powder, Rhinestones

CASology Week #28

Hi friends!  Today I am playing along with CASology and their Cue Card for the week.  This week the cue word is.. 

My card....

One of my favorite drinks in the winter months has got to be hot chocolate!  Our winters are very long and cold up here in Northern NH.  This morning it was 25 below.  BRRRR!!!!!

I am also entering this card in the CAS(E) this sketch Challenge #12.

Thank you Ardyth!  :)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints DSP (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Island Indigo
Stamps:  Perfectly Preserved, Scentsational Season (SU!)
Accessories:  Rhinestones, oval punch, Simply Scored scoring tool

Thursday, January 24, 2013

100 weeks of inspiration challenge

Hi friends!  Kara from KandRDesigns is hosting a challenge to celebrate her 100th week of pinning to her Friday Inspiration File.  The challenge is to create something based on a project in that file.  There are lots of inspirational projects to choose from, however I chose to CASE Maile Belles card.

I love the beauty of Maile's card, thank you for the inspiration Maile!  Her card is much better than my card, I digress.  I also loved that it was an easy card to mass produce, especially since I am working on my 2013 Christmas cards already.  I am happy to say I have 30 of my 150 completed.  

 Thanks, Kara, for hosting this challenge, and for your inspiration file. I love your work, and I love your choices for inspiration!

Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Memento black, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi
Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree, Elements of Style (SU!), More Merry Messages (SU!)
Accessories:  Rhinestones

I am also sharing another card that I made for StampNation's Winterland Challenge.  The challenge was to make a card representing a blanket of fresh fallen snow--All White.

 Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Gray
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Accessories:  Tulip frames and elegant lines embossing folders, Scallop edge border punch, Butterfly wings embosslit, white ribbon. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #10

Hi Friends, today is my first time ever playing along with 10 minute Craft Dash challenge #10.   Here is my card...

This was the challenge.....


Pink, gray and green reminded me of flowers/spring.  I searched for the perfect stamps and finally settled on this lovely flower from SU!  I had the card all done and thought it needed a little something extra.   That is when I thought of paper piercing the circle around the top of the flower.  I think it adds just the right touch.  I finished my card in 9 minutes and 10 seconds.  PHEW!!!  This challenge was a fun one but certainly gets your heart pumping to be able to finish it on time.  

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Gray, Certainly Celery & Pretty in Pink
Stamps:  Summer Silhouettes & Very Vintage Greetings (Wplus9)
Accessories:  Paper Piercing pack (SU!)

I am also sharing a card I made for a Sketch Challenge over at StampNation.  This is challenge #65.  Here is the sketch.

The sketch above is based on a Christmas card my good friend Catherine made a while back.  Her card is amazing and here is my take on the sketch.

If you love inspiration, ideas, exclusive videos, making new friends, etc.  I would encourage you to join StampNation!  It is a wonderful community.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock (SU!)
Ink:  Black Staz-on, Calypso Coral
Stamps:  En Francais, Create a cupcake (SU!)
Accessories:  Clear Cut stacker: pinking squares & Star dies (Wplus9), Calypso Coral baker's twine (SU!), button (odd one in my stash), embossing folder

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Merry Monday/Muse challenge

Hi friends, today I am playing along with Merry Monday Theme Challenge #46 (For the birds) and Muse Challenge #1.
Merry Monday's challenge was to make a Christmas card (woohoo!) with a bird.  This challenge was right up my alley, see yesterday's post.  :)  I just got the Perched Reed Bird die from Memory Box dies the other day and couldn't wait to use it on a card.

I am very excited to join in the first ever Muse Challenge.  The challenge was to draw inspiration from Amy Kolling's card.  I was inspired by her design/layout and I just love her card!

I also CASEd this card by Cristina.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry cobbler,  Jolly Holiday DSP (SU)
Ink:  Memento black
Stamps:  Pennant Parade (SU)
Accessories:  Perched Reed Bird Die (memory box dies), circle dies (spellbinders), Twine (PTI)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Washi Tape

Happy Monday friends!  I am participating in Simon Says......Use Washi Tape Challenge.  Here is my card..
For my card I took a small piece of cardstock placed the Washi tape over it and then die cut merry.  I am trying to get a head start on my 2013 Christmas cards and I am making a pretty good dent so far.  I usually make 150 cards to send out to friends and family.  I have 16 done so far.  My goal is to make a dozen or so a month.  My good friends/sistahs over at StampNation are helping to keep me motivated to meet my goal.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Real Red
Ink:  Versamark
Stamps:  Wonderful Words-Holiday (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories:  White embossing powder, baker's twine, rhinestones, Wonderful Words Holiday Die collection (PTI)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lucky Stars

Today I decided to play along with CAS(E) this sketch Challenge #11. 

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Woodgrain backround stamp (SU), Sentiment is from Hero Arts
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Basic Gray, Whisper White & Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Star Stackers (Wplus9), rhinestones

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winter Blues

This week over at StampNation we are having a Winterland Celebration to help beat the "Winter Blues".  Today's challenge was to make a card using shades of blue.  

StampNation is a membership site with almost 270 video tutorials, weekly challenges,  written tutorials, lessons in CAS stamping and SO much more.  I hope you'll come and check us out.  I'd love to see you there!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree (SU)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pool Party (SU)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party & Island Indigo
Accessories:  Rhinestones, square punch

Friday, January 18, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #86: Long & Short

I am participating in this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

The challenge is to create a CAS card that has one long side and one short side.  
 I usually make A2 cards so this was a fun challenge for me though I am not sure this is considered a CAS card.  What do you all think?  I used the block stamping technique on this card.  

Thank you for visiting and have a nice day!

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Tiny Tags (SU!)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Memento black
Paper:  Basic Black & Very Vanilla (SU!)
Accessories:  Vintage wallpaper embossing folder,  Crochet trim, jewelry tag punch, pearls (SU!)