Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monday Mood Board #13, ATCAS #13, CFC102

Hi friends.  I am sharing my card for the Monday Mood board.  I love this week's inspiration.  Take a peek:

I had forgotten about these cool barn stars until just today and thought they would make the perfect card.  Here are some great directions by Amber Kemp-Gerstel.

I am also entering this card over at Addicted to CAS:

and Simon Says Stamp:  Anything goes

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, & Midnight Muse
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Stamps:  Strictly Sentiments (Wplus9)
Accessories:  Clear cut stackers: Pinking Squares (Wplus9), Star framelits (PTI)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Merry Monday

Hi friends.  I am sharing another Christmas card for Merry Monday challenge.  This week is a fun CAS sketch.  I embossed the tree and added dazzling diamonds glitter on the snow bank.   Here is the sketch:

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Kraft cardstock (PTI)
Ink:  Real Red, versamark
Stamps:  Reason for the Season (Stampabilities), Scentsational Season
Accessories:  White embossing powder, dazzling diamonds glitter, Scentsational Season framelits, Northern Flurry Embossing folder

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Red, White & Blue - CFC102

Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone in the US!!!  Today's card is for CAS-ual Fridays challenge in honor of Memorial Day, remembering and honoring those who have lost their lives defending our great country.  And let's not forget the families who miss them dearly.  I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the military families who make sacrifices daily for us.

Thank you for visiting and have a great weekend.  We are supposed to have a rainy weekend here in Northern NH but that just means more time inside creating.  :)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
Ink:  True Black (PTI)
Stamps:  Hero Arts set
Accessories:  Star Gazer die (PTI)

Friday, May 24, 2013

RIC #36

Hi friends.  Today's card was inspired by the Runway challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo:

I pulled my inspiration from her sweater with the fun triangles.  I used one of the triangles in Trendy Triangles from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  I stamped onto Confetti white cardstock in Blushing Bride and Basic Gray.  The ribbon reminded me of her balloony pants.  :)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Confetti White
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, True Black (PTI)
Stamps:  Trendy Triangles (FSS), Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Ribbon

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Merry Monday #63

Hi friends.  My card today is for Merry Monday challenge.  I have been missing the past few challenges and wanted to keep up with my Christmas cards.  I am happy to report that with this card I have made 70 out of my 150 Christmas cards.

This card uses the Bargello technique and also the fun sequins that I am seeing everywhere.  Here is the sketch:

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Gumball Green
Stamps:  Christmas Greetings (SU!)
Accessories:  Holiday framelits, 2 1/2 circle punch, pennant die, Banner trio dies (Wplus9), Sequins, & Festival of Prints DSP

Saturday, May 18, 2013

CAS(E) this sketch #28

Happy Saturday friends.  My card for today is for CAS(E) this sketch challenge.  This is my first time playing with these images from Bold Wishes (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps).  It is hard to tell in the photo, but Wish Big is embossed using Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.  Here is the sketch:

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, & Whisper White
Ink:  Pool Party, Versamark
Stamps:  Bold Wishes (CAS-ual Fridays stamps)
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Embossing powder

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Paper Players - Happy Birthday

Hi friends.  I wanted to share my OLC for today.  I used the colors from The Paper Players and I also used the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  Unfortunately, I am too late to enter in that challenge but that is ok.  Here are the colors and the sketch:

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse & Raspberry Ripple
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri & Sketched Shapes
Accessories:  Baker's twine, rhinestones, Darice embossing folder

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CASology, Retro Sketches & ATCAS #12

Hi friends.  I am sharing my card today for Retro Sketches, Addicted to CAS, & CASology.  I love hexagons, so I just had to play along with Casology's cue word: Hexagon.  I used Trendy Triangles from FSS to create the rainbow hexagon.   I then die cut a hexagon out of the white and adhered it on dimensionals over the stamped image.  It only took me a couple of practice tries to get the triangles stamped just right.   :)  Here is the sketch for Retro Sketches:

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry & Versafine black
Stamps:  Trendy Triangles (FSS) & You (SSS)
Accessories:  Rhinestone, You die (SSS)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

His & Hers Day 5 Homework

Happy Sunday friends.  I am caught up on my homework now.  Yay!  For day 5 we were to make Anniversary or Love cards.  I chose anniversary.  I used the same stamp set for each card and did some masking. 




Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic black, real red
Ink:  Memento black, Pacific Point, Hero Arts shadow ink soft blossom
Stamps:  Beyond Plaid (SU), Think Big (PTI)
Accessories:  Heart punch, dazzling details

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Play Date & CAS(E) this Sketch

Hi friends.  I am sharing today's card for The Play Date Cafe challenge and CAS(E) this Sketch.  I used the partial die cutting technique on my hello and also used Raspberry Ripple but embossed with clear embossing powder and it made it darker.  That was supposed to be my splash of Magenta but it now looks like a splash of burgandy.  :( 

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  Versamark
Accessoires:  Clear embossing powder, Hello die (PTI)

Friday, May 3, 2013

His & Hers Day 4

Hi friends.  I am a little behind on my homework.  Just finished up with day 4 where we were to make Mother's and Father's Day cards.  I used the partial die cutting technique for my cards.  Here they are:



I just couldn't bring myself to add anything more to the Dad card.  :)  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Thank you for visiting and thank you for all your wonderful comments.  I appreciate them and you!!!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

His & Hers Day 3, Monday Mood Board, & RS#61

Hi friends.  Sharing Day 3 homework with you all today.  His & Hers sympathy card.

I used the same colors for each card but used different stamp sets.


This card uses Quilt Prints by Wplus9 and I was inspired by the Monday Mood Board that Dawn shares with us for this week.  I also followed the sketch at Retro Sketches.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

His & Hers Day 2 homework

Hi friends.  Real quick post for me today.  Just sharing my homework for Day 2 His & Hers online card class.

Her card:

His card:

I used Cristina's technique of coloring vellum.  She colored her vellum with Copics and I have not got on that band wagon (yet).  I colored my vellum with Stampin' Up! markers and it seemed to work fine.  I am thinking now, looking at these cards I could have duplicated the Her card into a His card by just changing the colored vellum.  Hmmm!   I think the sentiment on the Her card would work ok for a male card as well.  It is not too fancy.  I would just change out the gold sequins for something different.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

I have been cleaning out my stamp room and have listed some Retired Stampin' Up! Stamp sets here.