Monday, June 27, 2022

Happy Birthday, Loll!!!

Hi there, blog friends!
After a 4 month hiatus, I am finally back to creating and posting on my blog! Unfortunately, everything is taking me a bit longer to do, and I am still having trouble with writing, coloring, and typing but I'm hopeful that these things will improve with time. On that note, I want to thank my friends and teamies at CAS Christmas (including our 'sister teamies' at CAS Mix Up) for your lovely messages and beautiful cards! You are the core of what makes our community so special...Thank You!!! 

Now, on to the reason for today's post...I am joining both teams to wish Loll a very Happy Birthday! You are an amazing leader, Loll...incredibly organized, extremely generous, always supportive in every way, and deserving of a special birthday celebration!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Thank heaven I had that little mouse in my stash, pre-colored and ready to go...The alphas were inked to create an ombre effect and I used gold metallic cardstock for the border. 

              Wishing you the happiest birthday, Loll! May all of your birthday wishes come true!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - You Take The Cake, Birthday Buds
Dies: MFT - You Take The Cake, Birthday Buds
Misc: Copic Markers; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hello crafty friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Toni is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Feline’. 


Sometimes I forget how much I like the effects of embossing paste, so I applied Altenew white EP to the SSS Tiny Dots stencil to create the background for this sweet little kitty. I colored him with Copic markers and framed everything with this MFT stitched sort of wonky square die. 
*If you know the name of this discontinued MFT die, please let me know in the comments...Thanks!

We would love to see how the code word ‘Feline’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog ~


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Quite the Pear; MFT - From the Heart (sentiment)
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Quite the Pear; MFT - Stitched Wonky Square
Stencils: Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Dots
Misc: Simon Says Stamp - Sea Glass cardstock; Altenew White Embossing Paste

Thursday, February 17, 2022

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Reminder


Hello friends ~ Just a reminder that there is still time to link up your card for the February CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Christine is hosting this month and she has chosen ‘Winter Scene’ for our prompt.


Another 5x7 Christmas card for a very special (and religious) person on my list :) Instead of using black for the silhouettes, I decided to use white so they would pop against the navy blue background. I splattered gold paint (like stars in the sky as opposed to snow) and used gold EP for the sentiment.                          

My teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire everyone ~ Come on over to the challenge blog to check them out, and play along with us, if you like! You have until the 24th to submit your card! I hope to see you there ~ 


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Sugar Pea Designs - Lost Without You
Dies: MFT - Nativity Silhouette; Mama Elephant - Slim Card Basics
Misc: MFT - Nightshift Blue Cardstock; Gansai Tambi - Starry Colors; Ranger - Super Fine Detail Gold EP

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hello crafty friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Raga is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Hearts’. 


I love Gnomes! This little guy is from a mini stamp set by MFT during their January release. I used a heart stencil for a background, colored the Gnome with Copic markers, and added a few sparkly gems.

We would love to see how the code word ‘Hearts’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog ~


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Love to my Gnomes; PTI - Keep it Simple: Valentine
Dies: MFT - Love to my Gnomes, Stitched Rectangle STAX
Stencils: Funky Fossil Designs - 4 Hearts
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

Thursday, February 3, 2022

CAS Christmas Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the February challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Christine and she has chosen ‘Winter Scene’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Izzy Scrap.


This is a fun die set that was a freebie from SSS during December. I started this 5x7 card by blending Distress Oxide Inks for the background, then I placed white glitter cardstock behind the stars and spritzed the panel with sheer shimmer spray. I used black metallic cardstock for Santa and his reindeer and added snow with a white marker. Lastly, I used Navy ink for the sentiment, and this card was complete! 

We hope you’ll stop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the beautiful Christmas cards by our DT and Guest Designer...The challenge ends on the 24th, so you have plenty of time to play along with us...It’s a great way to add some beautiful cards to your Christmas card stash! I hope to see you there ~ 


I would also like to enter this card in the following challenges:


Addicted to Stamps & More - Christmas





Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: SSS/CZ - Clean Line Christmas
Dies: Tim Holtz - Dash Away All; Mama Elephant - Slim Card Basics
Misc: White Marker (stash); SSS - White Glitter Cardstock; Hero Arts - Navy Ink; Bristol Cardstock; Imagine - Sheer Shimmer Spray; DCWV - Metallic Cardstock; Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Inks


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge

Hello crafty friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Vicki is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Triangles’. 


I used a trio of MFT triangle dies that were still connected (thank heaven), then stamped the Bitty Bears. I haven't used my Copic markers in a long time, so I had fun coloring...a sweet sentiment and a crimped border, and that was it ~

We would love to see how the code word ‘Triangles’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team, and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog ~


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Bitty Bears
Dies: MFT - Bitty Bears, Triangles; The Greetery - Crimped Frame
Misc: Copic Markers