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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Addicted to CAS Challenge # 91

Hi there, blog friends ~
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, and our Code Word is 'Fly'. Jaydee is our Hostess, and Create a Smile is sponsoring this challenge...The winner will receive a £15 voucher to the store!

PTI's Up, Up & Away was one of my first stamp sets, and I thought it would be fun to ink it up:  

I stamped the clouds with white pigment ink on soft stone cardstock, and used distress inks for the hot air balloons.

I hope you'll take the time to stop by, and play along with us at the Addicted to CAS Blog ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #177

Hello again,
This week's sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch was created by Leigh Penner, and I just had to play along! Here is my card:

I started by blending Sea Glass ink over the top portion on the card, then used pre-stamped images from the PTI Make it Market Kit (Sunshine & Rainbows). Since the birds in this kit only face left, I had to flip the sketch. I tried to do the mirror stamping technique with the kit stamp, but it didn't turn out very well...So, I die cut the elements, stamped the greeting, and added a few clear sequins for sparkle. 
Thanks so much for stopping by ~

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June - CAS Mix Up Challenge - Reminder

Hi there, crafty friends ~
I was asked to be Guest Designer for the June CAS Mix Up Challenge, and I'm back with a mid-challenge reminder! As the winner of the April challenge, I received some gorgeous copper die cuts from Loll, so I thought it would be fun to use one of them on my card: 

My apologies for the glare...this is the best photo I was able to get. I love the simplicity of this sprig, and the impact of the copper is amazing in person. To fulfill the parameters of this challenge, I kept the design CAS, stamped the sentiment with Versamark, sprinkled it with copper EP (my choice), and centered the copper die cut. The panel is cut slightly smaller than the card base, and placed with foam tape to add dimension. 

I hope you'll be able to find the time to check out this month's CAS Mix Up Challenge, and play along...the challenge will be open until June 24th, so there's still plenty of time!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Addicted to Stamps & More - Holiday

Hi there ~
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More, and our theme is 'Holiday'! In light of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, I created a fun card for my granddaughter ~

I love playing with this stamp set, so I started by blending my background (inspired by Laura Fadora), colored the 'Skater Kids' with Copics, and found my only 4th of July sentiment in my Hero Arts collection (stamped in PTI Pure Poppy)...the border speech bubble is from Lawn Fawn.

We would love to have you join us this week at the ATSM Challenge Blog ~ The winner will receive 2 digital stamps from Stamplorations

I am also entering this card at Virginia's View Summer Challenge...'It's All About Color'. Her challenges are always fun, and there is plenty of time to join in!

Have a great day, and thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, June 12, 2016

CASology #201 - Sunshine; Muse Challenge #169

Hi there blog friends ~
I'm back with a quick post to share two cards I created for CASology and Muse Challenges.

This week is my sweet friend Michele Ferguson's last challenge on the DT at Muse...I will miss seeing her posts there, and wish her well in all of her crafty endeavors! Here is Michele's card:

And, here is my take on her card:

I went with Michele's theme of hearts, vellum, and a scripty sentiment, and added a white embossed background pattern behind the hearts. I also colored the back of the vellum hearts with Copic markers, and created an ombre effect on the die cut sentiment. Lastly, I added a few PTI clear Rain Stones which picked up a glare from my camera flash. And, that was it!

I wish you all the BEST, Michele...because you are the BEST!!! It's been great fun 'playing cards' with you at Muse :)


My next card is for this week's challenge at CASology, and the Cue Card is 'Sunshine'

I recently bought my first Make it Market card kit from PTI called 'Sunshine & Rainbows', so it was perfect for this challenge:

Everything on this card is from the kit. I used embossing paste mixed with Squeezed Lemonade DI for the stenciled sun, and created an ombre effect (again) with 3 shadow inks for the die cut sentiment...Whimsical and fun...right up my alley!

So, that's it for me...Have a great week ahead, and thanks so much for stopping by,