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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy Birthday, Sandie!

Photo credit: Etsy

Hello again ~
This is a special post, in honor of my former teamie, Sandie Munro, who is celebrating a very special birthday! Sandie is a very sweet person, an amazingly talented CAS designer, and a lover of all things 'Purple'! 

Kylie is having a Surprise Linky Party, and the DT girls from Time Out are holding an Extra Challenge in Sandie's honor! The theme is CAS with the optional twist of purple ~

Happy, Happy Birthday, Sandie! I hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends, and that all of your birthday wishes come true!

I used one of my favorite PTI stamp sets, Embellished Elegance for this card. I don't have a lot of purple ink pads that match, so this card is monochromatic, except for the leaves. A small pearl on the center bloom, and a touch of Wink of Stella on all the flowers, and that was it!

Feel free to join us in wishing Sandie a Happy Birthday at Kylie's Linky Party or the Time Out Challenge ...there's still plenty of time!

Thanks so much for stopping by today ~  

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Addicted to Stamps & More #194 - CAS

Hello there, blog friends ~
It's time for another CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More! Our Sponsor for this challenge is Happy Little Stampers, and Kylie is offering a $15.00 gift certificate to her store for the winner!

Here is my card:

I'm really enjoying my new Reverse Confetti dies, so for this card, I created an ombre effect with Distress Inks, and colored this sweet little girl with Copic markers. After I stamped the sentiment strip, I thought it ‘needed something’, out came my embossing paste and diagonal stripes stencil. A few small silver sequins, and it was done and dusted :)

I hope you'll have some time to stop by the ATSM Blog to check out all the beautiful inspiration by my teamies...and of course, we would love it if you play along with us!

This week's Cue Card at CASology is 'Stencil', so I am adding this card to their challenge, as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Addicted to CAS #88 - Midnight

Hello again ~
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, and this time our Code Word is Midnight! A few details: Our Hostess is Carolyn, and our Guest Designer is Rahmat. Sami Stamps is sponsoring this challenge, and they are offering the winner a $12.00 gift certificate!

Here is my card:

I blended several distress inks for the background, then die cut the New York Skyline from MFT for my focal point, The fireworks and sentiment are from The Ton.

My teammates have created some amazing cards for this challenge...I hope you'll stop by the ATCAS Blog to check them out, and that you'll play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by, 


Friday, May 13, 2016

CAS Mix Up Challenge; Muse Challenge #165; Winnie & Walter Challenge Join in and Win; SSS Flickr Challenge #44

Hi there blog friends,
I've spent a lot of time in my craft room this week, so I'm playing along in a few more challenges...Here we go ~

Muse Challenge #165


First up is a card I created for the CAS Mix Up May Challenge, this week's Muse Card Challenge #165, and Winnie & Walter - Join in and Win Challenge. My card design is based on this gorgeous card (above) by the amazing, Anita Bowden. Here is my take:

I chose a slightly lighter shade of pink for my 'white space', and went with Anita's design and white embossing technique. I used pink and white Prismacolor Pencils to shade the petals and leaves, and added a few silver sequins for some sparkle. To fulfill the parameters for the CAS Mix Up Challenge, I stamped and heat embossed the flower, leaves and sentiment, and for 'my choice', I masked the elements on this card. For the Winnie & Walter challenge, I used all of their products for this card.

Here is a close up of the coloring:



I also wanted to share a card I created for the SSS Flickr Challenge #44.

This (2 week) challenge closed yesterday, and the theme was Mother's Day and/or Flowers. Since all of my Mother's Day cards were done, I decided to use the SSS Spring Flowers stamp set, and colored them with Brushos. The 'You' sentiment is also a SSS Exclusive set, and the patterned paper on the left side is from my stash.

So, that's it for me! Thanks so much for stopping by ~ Have a great weekend,