Monday, May 3, 2021

Happy Holidays


Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the May challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Christine and she has chosen ‘Foliage & Berries’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Robyn.


I've been shopping at The Greetery lately and I thought this branch and berries die was perfect for our prompt. I used distress inks to watercolor the branch then sprayed it with sheer shimmer spritz and left the outline white. I die-cut the bow (also The Greetery) with white glitter cardstock and used gold embossing powder for the sentiment. Here is a close-up of all the sparkle on the branch.



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I wasn't 100% happy with my card...it just doesn't feel CAS enough. So, I pulled out a stencil, which was a gift from Loll, and I got busy ~


Thanks, Loll! I should have reached for this stencil, to begin with :)
I used distress inks to color the holly, berries and stems then placed a layer of Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the top. I then used gold foil cardstock for the die-cut sentiment and gold embossing powder for the stamped sentiment. 


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 ~ 


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies
Card #1:
Stamps: Altenew - Warm Blessings
Dies: The Greetery - Inside & Out Berry Branch, Fit To Be Tied (bow)
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Tsukineko - Sheer Shimmer Spray; SSS - Ultra Fine Gold embossing powder; Red Gems - stash

Card #2:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Pretty Poinsettia (retired)
Dies: Reverse Confetti - Winter Words; MFT - Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Magenta - Berry Branch
Misc: Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Moonstone; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; DCWV - Foil Cardstock; SSS - Ultrafine Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ The wonderful Vicky H. is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Sky’. Our Guest Designer is Ma-Mi.
                         

This is the first time I played with this slimline die and I enjoyed using a new shape for my card...The clouds were stenciled and the butterflies were cut from an old Memory Box die.

We would love to see how the code word ‘Sky’ 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 - BB Greetings Galore
Dies: Mama Elephant - Slim Card Basics; Memory Box - Butterflies
Stencils: MFT - Clouds
Misc: Altenew - Eastern Sky, Iceberg; Tim Holtz - Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Reminder - CAS Christmas Card Challenge


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


I love this angled scallop die, so I decided to place it above my blended rainbow panel and add a sparkly Poinsettia into the corner. I embossed the sentiment in silver EP, and that was it!

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!


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew - Warm Blessings (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges; Penny Black - Layered Poinsettia
Misc: Altenew - Antique Silver embossing powder; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ The wonderful Joy D. is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Flower’.
                         

I needed a get-well card and thought this sentiment was perfect with these pretty blooms. I colored the jug and flowers with Copic markers, then mounted it onto a PTI mat.

We would love to see how the code word ‘Flower’ 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 - Mother's Day Bouquet, Beautiful Blessings (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Mother's Day Bouquet; PTI - Mega Mat Stack 3
Misc: Tsukineko - Sheer Shimmer Spray; Copic markers


Saturday, April 3, 2021

April CAS Christmas Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the April challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Trina and she has chosen ‘Rainbow’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is the amazing Izzy!


I started by watercoloring my new TH Woodlands Trees blending red into orange, yellow into green, and blue into violet with a spritz of sheer shimmer spray. Next, I used embossing paste on a falling snow stencil, added snowdrifts, and a 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 ~ 


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles (sentiment)
Dies: Tim Holtz - Woodlands Trees; MFT - Stitched Snow Drifts
Stencils: Sugar Pea Designs - Falling Snow
Misc: Altenew - White Embossing Paste, Watercolor Brush Markers; Sheer Shimmer Spritz

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Okay! Light the Candles!



Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Jaydee is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Birthday’. Our Guest Designer is the amazing Chrissie.

                                                  
I really get a kick out of this stamp and I hope my sister likes it too...she'll be 69 next week and this card is for her. I stamped the image and sentiment onto a 5x7 panel and colored it with Copic markers. Then I traced an old Hero Arts speech bubble for the sentiment and die cut an oval shadow die to create a mask to ground the lady. Lastly, I used 2 post-its and a marker (BG10) to make it look like water was coming out of the nozzle.   

We would love to see how the code word ‘Birthday’ inspires you! If you would like to see more 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: Art Impressions - Fire Out
Dies: MFT - Shadow; Hero Arts - Speech Bubble
Misc: Copic Markers; Copic Multiliner


Monday, March 15, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge ~ Reminder


Hello friends ~ Just a reminder that there is still time to link up your card for the March CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Loll is hosting this month and she has chosen ‘Kraft, Red & White’ for our prompt.


I started by embossing a panel of Kraft cardstock for texture. After I die cut the wreath and sentiment, I added a few red gems and that was it! 

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! And don’t forget we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary and there are prizes for the winner, top 3 designs, and a random draw! I hope to see you there ~



Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Dies: MFT - Joyful Wreath; Reverse Confetti - Joy
Misc: Tim Holtz - 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder (woodgrain); Red Gems - Stash

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hello and welcome to a brand new challenge at Addicted to CAS hosted by Raga.
Here's the theme she has chosen:


I guess I didn't realize how many stamps, dies, and stencils I had with shapes...not to mention in a variety of sizes, too! In the end, I decided to use a diamond stencil and dies.


Please excuse the glare. I tried photographing this card from every angle and between the silver foil cardstock and the silver embossing powder, I couldn't get a nice clean shot! After stenciling the diamond pattern and placing the die-cuts, I added this new layered bloom from Altenew. Lastly, I added a few crystal gems, and this card was finished ~

We would love to see how the code word ‘Shapes’ 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 - Happy Hummingbirds (sentiment)
Dies: Altenew - Craft-a-Flower 'Cosmos', Fine Frames 'Diamonds'
Stencils: Funky Fossil Designs - Distressed Diamonds
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Clear gems; DCWV - Foil Cardstock (Metallics); Altenew - Antique Silver Embossing Powder

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

3rd Birthday Celebration


Hi there, blog friends! It’s our 3rd birthday at CAS Christmas and we're celebrating with a few prizes! Our Hostess is Loll and she has chosen ‘Kraft, Red & White’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Gundi


I love the look of red and white on Kraft but rarely reach for this color combo...I started by stenciling the brick wall with Unicorn ink, then Copic markers to color the pup. Lastly, I embossed the sentiment, popped it up on a slanted strip, and added  Crystal Glaze for the lights.

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! 

And, don't forget...To celebrate our 3rd anniversary, there are prizes for the winner, top 3 designs, and a random draw! I hope to see you there ~



Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Happy Pawlidays
Dies: MFT - Happy Pawlidays, Slanted Sentiments
Stencils: MFT - English Brick Wall
Misc: Altenew - Crisp Pure White EP; Copic markers; Memories - Unicorn

Saturday, February 27, 2021

I Simply Adore You


Hi there ~
Hi there, blog 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 ‘Animal’. Our Guest Designer is the amazing Jen Mitchell.


There is no shortage of animal stamps in my stash, but my heart warmed to this NBUS set from MFT. I stenciled the clouds and grass and used Copic markers to color the pups. And, that was it...a clean and simple white frame with a little stitching, a few bones and a gold heart :)

We would love to see how the code word ‘Animal’ 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 - Puppy Pals, More Essential Sentiments
Dies: MFT - Puppy Pals, Inside/Out Stitched Square STAX; Mama Elephant - Lots of Hearts
Stencils: MFT - Clouds; Picket Fence Studios - Layers of Grass
Misc: Copic markers


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Twofer Card Challenge #35 - Balloons



Hi there ~ I finally carved out some time to create a card for the Twofer Card Challenge. Here are the rules:



Since the prompt for February is balloons I used a SSS stencil and started with a birthday card:


I took my inspiration from the rainbow for my color palette and thought it would be fun to use the camouflage technique for the die-cut sentiment. A few balloon strings and clear sequins, and that was it!

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I like to send encouragement cards to our 14-year-old granddaughter, so that was the theme for my 2nd card:


After I stenciled the balloon, I colored the elephant and butterflies with Copic markers, then stenciled the clouds and patch of grass using an oval die.

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This is the photo of both cards to post on the challenge blog:


The Twofer Challenge is open until February 24th, so there is still plenty of time to play along ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Card #1
Stamps: MFT - Bitty Bears (sentiment)
Dies: Winnie & Walter - Happy; MFT - Slanted Sentiments
Stencils: SSS - Balloons & Patterns
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Versamark; Hero Arts Detail White Embossing Powder; Pretty Pink Posh - Clear Sequins; Copic Markers and Multiliner Pen

Card #2
Stamps: MFT - Adorable Elephants
Dies: MFT - Adorable Elephants, Oval die
Stencils: SSS - Balloons & Patterns; MFT - Mini Cloud Edges
Misc: Tim Holtz - Picked Raspberry DOX ink, Twisted Citron DOX ink, Tumbled Glass; Memories Unicorn ink

Monday, February 15, 2021

Yappy Christmas


Hello blog friends ~ Just a reminder that there is still time to link up your card for the February CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Susan is hosting this month and she has chosen ‘Dogs and/or Cats’ for our prompt.


I love the cute pups in this stamp set :) I colored this little guy with Copic markers and sat him on a scrap of gray cardstock after running it through my woodgrain embossing folder and corner chomper. The background was blended with Alternew inks...I added a fun sentiment and Crystal Glaze on the bell, and that was it ~

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!


Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Happy Pawlidays
Dies: MFT - Happy Pawlidays
Inks: Altenew
Misc: Copic Markers; Tim Holtz 3-D Woodgrain embossing folder; WRMK - Corner Chomper; Nuvo - Crystal Glaze

Saturday, February 13, 2021

You're an Amazing Friend


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Nancy is our Hostess, and just in time for Valentine's Day, she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Hearts’. Our Guest Designer is the amazing Joyce M.


This SSS Mosaic Heart is one of my all-time faves...I blended 3 shades of pink to create an ombre effect on all 3 hearts, added a few clear gems and sentiment strip, and this card was done and dusted.

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 - Flamazing (sentiment)
Dies: SSS - Mosaic Heart; MFT Stitched Rectangle STAX; Lil' Inkers - Stitched Hearts
Misc: Altenew - Inks; Lucy's - Clear Gems; Versamark Ink; Hero Arts - Detail White embossing powder

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

CAS Christmas Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the February challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Susan and she has chosen ‘Dogs and/or Cats’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Jane from Paper and Onions.



This cute little pup is from the 'Wintertime Cheer' stamp set by Penny Black. I colored the images with Copic markers and placed him behind the Snow Globe die cut. To make the sentiment pop, I stamped it with MFT Cherry Crisp ink and I created the shadow using light gray Copic markers.

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 ~ 


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black - Wintertime Cheer
Dies: MFT - Snow Globe
Misc: Copic Markers, Memento - Tuxedo Black ink; MFT - Cherry Crisp ink


Saturday, January 30, 2021

All You Need is Love


Hi there blog friends ~ Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Sue N. is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Pattern’. Crafty Milka is our Guest Designer ~
                         


I rarely use patterned paper, although I have mountains of it in my stash, so I thought it would be fun to back these chunky alphas with a checked pattern. I used dark blue ink for the sentiment and added a touch of pink on the heart...and that was it ~

We would love to see how the code word ‘Pattern’ 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 ~

And now, I would like to introduce the newest member of our family...


Gracie Lou - Born on January 7th - 8lbs 1oz
Suffice it to say, Mike and I are over the moon with our new granddaughter :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,








Supplies:
Stamps: PTI - Wonderful Words: Love
Dies: MFT - Double the Love
Misc: MFT - Tiny Check Paper Pad, Blueberry Ink; Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Ink (Picked Raspberry); PTI - Enchanted Evening Cardstock