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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Addicted to Stamps Challenge #160

Hi there ~
I'm back with a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps, and this time we have a beautiful photo inspiration to help jump start your creativity! 

Here is my card:

I was inspired by the mushrooms and the color palette to create my card. I stamped the mushrooms from two stamp sets, and thought it would be fun to include a bunny giving the honey jar to the bear. Lots of Copic coloring and blending for the sky and grass with a touch of Wink of Stella (honey jar) and my white gel pen (for the mushrooms). I also added a narrow black border to ground the layout...and that was it!

Our sponsor is Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet, and they are offering three images (up to $10.00 value) as a prize for the winner!

I hope you'll take the time to check out the Addicted to Stamps Blog to see what my teamies have created and join in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Addicted to CAS Challenge #71

Hi there blog friends ~
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS! The super talented and oh, so sweet Joanna is our Hostess, and she chose 'Blue' as the code word for this challenge! Also, Linda will be joining us again as our Guest Designer, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be sponsoring this challenge, and they are offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to their store for the winner!

I decided to create two cards, and my first one is heavily inspired (CASE'd, really) by Anna Kossakovskaya with her first card in THIS POST. Here is mine: 

I fell in love with Anna's card, and couldn't wait to use my new PTI Vintage Linens stamp set. So, I used SSS Audrey Blue ink for the flowers and SSS Mint ink for the leaves. I placed the vellum over the card base and scattered my new 'Rainstones' here and there so I could have a place to add a touch of glue underneath (I prefer to keep the vellum snug against the card). The tag is from MFT, and to that I added a few enamel dots. Actually, the sentiment is perfect, as I am very grateful to Anna for inspiring me to create this gem :)


For my 2nd card, I wanted to have a little fun, and I happened to spot these adorable birds in my Silhouette library:

 I used the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble die and stamped a sentiment from their Flutter By set. The images are called 'Three Birds' and were created by Jamie Koay. I cut them on my Silhouette and colored them with Copic markers. Lastly, I added a few musical notes from PTI's Boy Basics Rock On stamp set...and that was it!

We would love to have you stop by the ATCAS Blog to see what the DT has created, and play along in our challenge! 

Have a great weekend...Thanks so much for stopping by,

Friday, August 28, 2015

Stamplorations Inspiration Project Post #31

Hello there ~
A quick post to share a card I created for Stamplorations Inspiration Project Post, where we are being asked to CASE one of the cards created by the Inspiration Team. I chose to CASE Deepti's card, using the same set that she designed called Lotus Love
Here is my card:

Deepti used no-line water coloring on her card, but after several failed attempts, I decided to go with clear embossing powder and my Brushos. I die cut the panel with Mama Elephant Femme Frames and mounted it with foam tape onto a PTI Soft Stone card base. I stamped a small sentiment also from Deepti's set, and that was it!

Thanks so much for stopping by...and for all of your lovely comments! I appreciate them very much!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Muse Challenge #129

Hi everyone,

I have a card to share for this week's challenge at Muse. Anita Bowden has provided us with inspiration with her fabulous card:  

Here is my card:

I was inspired by Anita's color palette, design, and gold splatters. I used two shades of blue ink for the Stamplorations Bubble Stencil to create a gentle ombre effect, then die cut the SSS 'Thanks' die. As a nod to her gold leaves, I die cut the butterfly with gold foil cardstock and I used black cardstock for the sentiment, just as Anita did on her card. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by ~ Have a great weekend,