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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ruff Day?

Hi everyone ~
Every once in a while, we all have a rough day, right? Well what could be sweeter than a card to lift someone's spirits!
I haven’t played in the CASology Challenge in a few weeks, and since this week’s Cue Card is ‘Pet’, I really wanted to play along...Here is my card:




When I saw These 2 Cards by Barb Engler, I just had to buy this stamp set, and luckily, I received it in time for the CASology Challenge. It has the cutest cat and dog images, so I stamped the dog, and colored him with Copics, then die cut him out. Love this fun sentiment too, so I stamped it with Versamark and used Liquid Platinum EP to add a little shimmer to this card...A few silver star sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, some Glossy Accents for his nose, and my card was finished.

So, that’s it for me today...Thanks so much for stopping by ~
Barb



Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - You Are Pawsome
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White; MFT - Steel Gray
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Liquid Platinum
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp - You Are Pawsome; Lil’ Inkers - Stitched Mat Rectangles
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - Silver Stars
Glitter: Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen (dog collar)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Follow Your Dreams

Hello everyone!
I haven’t played in the Muse Card Challenge in a few weeks, so when I saw the card that Therese Calvird provided for this week’s inspiration, I decided to play along...Here is her card:



I was inspired by the CAS design and colors that Therese chose for her card, so my interpretation is quite literal. I used flowers and stems from a few different PTI stamp sets, and chose a sentiment from Clearly Besotted. I added a few gems and some Wink of Stella clear glitter, and I was finished.



And...since the large flowers are die cuts, I would like to submit this card to Virginia's View Challenge.

So, that’s it for me today...Thanks so much for stopping by ~
Barb




Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Bold Bouquet (dots and tiny flowers), Turning a New Leaf (leaves and stems), Daydreamer (lavender flowers)
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Hero Arts - Passion Flower, Grape Juice; Mama Elephant - Sunshine
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Dies:  Papertrey Ink - Daydreamer
Gems: KaiserCraft - Light Purple Rhinestones
Glitter: Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ATSM #104 - CAS


Hi there blog friends ~ We are back with another fun challenge this week at Addicted to Stamps  and More Challenge Blog, and our theme is “Clean & Simple”! And, to get things started, I’ve created this card:



My inspiration for the design of this card was based on Gayatri Murali’s sketch Here. I wanted to use the Mama Elephant banner from the 'Bloomsies' stamp set, and paired it with those sweet little flowers and leaves from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the banner and sentiment with Delicata Golden Glitz to add a little shimmer to the card, and a few small gems to the centers of a few flowers...and that was it - Clean and simple with lots of white space!

I hope you will take a peek at the ATSM Challenge Blog ~ My teammates have created some amazing CAS cards, which I hope will inspire you to join in the fun!


And, don’t forget, we always have a wonderful sponsor, and for this challenge it’s Eureka Stamps, who is offering the winner of this challenge 3 digi stamps!





                                         
                                      




Since I used die cuts on my card, I would also like to enter it in Virginia's View Challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by ~
Barb



Supplies:
Stamps: Mama Elephant - Bloomsies (banner and sentiment); Lawn Fawn - Penelope’s Blossoms
Ink: Delicata - Golden Glitz; Hero Arts - Fresh Peach, Butter Bar, Pale Tomato, Green Hills
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Dies: Mama Elephant - Bloomsies
Gems: Hero Arts - Small Pearls

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Miss You More Than Just a Little

Hello everyone!
I have a card to share today, and would like to enter it into 2 challenges: Addicted to CAS for the code word 'Sky’, and the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge for the inspiration photo.

Here is my card:





I wanted my scene to appear as if you were looking toward the Manhatten skyline from Hoboken, NJ. So, I masked my PTI Mat Stack die and used the negative portion to ink the sky in 3 different colors, and the lower portion in blue to depict the Hudson River.  Then, I die cut the cityscape in black and added gold stars to the sky (Mama Elephant Confetti) as a nod to the gold in the inspiration photo.

So, that’s it for me today...Thanks so much for stopping by ~
 

Barb






Supplies:
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Hero Arts - Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Pale Tomato; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, True Black; DCWV - Gold Foil Cardstock
Dies:  Mama Elephant - Cityscape, Confetti; Papertrey Ink - Mega Mat Stack

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hooray!

Hello everyone!
I’m back with a quick post...
When I saw Laurel Beard’s Shaker Card for this week’s Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, I was inspired to open my new balloon dies, and give it a try. I used ‘hot pink’ for the background, and I also created a matching pink pencil case with my PTI Coin Purse Die (since it’s my sweet granddaughter Desi’s birthday this week and she LOVES pink!).




 
I used several dies for this project, so I would also like to link it up to Virginia’s View Current Challenge, to use Dies.

So, that’s it for me today...Thanks so much for stopping by ~
Barb
 
 

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Perfect Day
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White
Patterned Papers: Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine; PTI - Bitty Dots
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Balloons; Lil’ Inkers - Stitched Butterflies; Papertrey Ink - Coin Purse
Sequins: Lawn Fawn; Pretty Pink Posh
Felt: Papertrey Ink - Raspberry Fizz
Twine: Pretty Pink Posh

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mama Elephant and Me Challenge

Hello everyone!
I’m back with a quick post...I’ve been playing with my new favorite Mama Elephant stamp set, and I created a card for their Current 'Mama Elephant and Me' Challenge. This month, they are using this inspiration photo:



I was inspired by the colors in the photo, so I used my Copics and colored the same little girl at 2 different angles, then straight forward. I also love all the tiny ‘accent’ stamps in this set, so I thought it would be fun to use them for a few of the apertures.



I’m also enjoying my new Pretty Pink Posh Tag, and used it to create the apertures for this card. The stars were cut with foil cardstock and the ME Confetti die. For fun, I made a little orange pom-pom for my gift box, the same as what is shown in the inspiration photo!

So, that’s it for me today...I hope everyone had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by ~
Barb


Supplies:
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart
Ink: Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, Lemon Tart; DCWV - Foil
Dies: Mama Elephant - Confetti; Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Duo l
Markers: Copic

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kylie!!!



Source: Naturally Gifted NY - Etsy


Hello there blog friends,
Our Design Team Leader at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge Blog is Kylie...and today is a very special day ~ It’s her Birthday!!! Loll has organized a special Linky Birthday Party to celebrate, and I wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world (Thank you so much for hosting, Loll)! Here is my card:




For my card, I used my new 'Heart Blooms' Die that I recently won (among other lovely goodies) from Judy Marino's  recent Giveaway ~ Thanks, Judy! I paired it with PTI's Wet Paint sentiment, and added a few sequins.

Happy Birthday, Kylie! 

I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends, and that all of your birthday wishes come true! Enjoy your Linky Birthday Party, too!

If you would like to join the party, please feel free to link up your card on Loll's Blog, which will be open for 2 weeks!

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Wet Paint
Ink: Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, Sweet Blush; Avery Elle - Mint To Be Heavy
Die: Simon Says Stamp - Heart Blooms
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh