Friday, October 31, 2014

Minecraft Birthday!

Supplies: Paper: crumb cake, old olive, black, white, grey, dark grey, brown  Accessories: score board, 3/4 inch square punch, Silhouette: 1/16 inch squares for sword
My nephew is turning 10! today on Halloween.  I cannot believe it, he has grown up way too fast!  We got him Minecraft toys for his birthday, so I thought this would compliment the gift we got him.  I honestly don't know a whole lot about Minecraft, but thank goodness for Pinterest!  I found this card to copy!  Thank you for the inspiration.  Then, I saw the sword, and thought how cool is that?!  I cut out a bunch of the little squares on my Silhouette and went to town putting together this sword.  After I was done, I wished I had made it the focal image, but it is a fun surprise as you open this z-fold card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn and Craft Lounge  Ink: Color Box whisper grey Memento tuxedo black  Paper: black, grey, and white  Accessories: wink of stella clear, copic markers, dimensionals
How cute is that spider and web??  Oh Lawn Fawn, how I love thee!  This card is another card that I found on Pinterest, this is pretty much a copy, of this card.  Thank you Amy from Prairie Paper and Ink for the inspiration!  I didn't have the exact brand of stamps, but I found some that worked well.  I used a spider web from Craft Lounge to stamp the webs in the background, and then I stamped the web and spider, colored, and cut it out.  I adhered it with dimensionals.  I loved how Amy added grey along the lines of the spider web, it added dimension to the web that is just perfect.  I also went over the grey and the spider with my wink of stella clear marker.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy "Whoo"llaween!

Supplies: Stamps: Warmest of Wishes  Ink: Memento Luxe tuxedo black, early espresso, Memento cantelope  Paper: grey, daffodil delight, white, early espresso  Accessories: Tim Holtz tree die cut, owl punch, 2 inch circle punch, sponges
I love punches and die cuts, and when I actually use them I love them even more!  I sponged the moon and tree with ink to add some texture to the die cuts.  I colored in the treat bag and beak on the owl.  Easy peesy for this card.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Have a Corny Halloween!

Supplies: Stamps: Lawn Fawn, Studio G  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: white and black  Accessories: copic markers, ribbon
Lawn Fawn did it again, they stole my heart with these candy corns.  I started stamping, masking, and coloring these cuties not exactly knowing what I was going to do with them.  Then my husband walks in and asked how things were going.  I was pushing these aside and he said you are going to use those aren't you, they are so cute!  I about fell off my chair.  Not the words I was expecting to hear from him!  So now I had to use them!  I trimmed it up a bit, added some ribbon and a sentiment, and it came together.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Creepy Crawly Halloween!

Supplies: Stamps: Penny Black  Ink: Memento Luxe toffee crunch, tuxedo black  Paper: white, black, and patterned paper  Accessories: Tim Holtz sparkle twine, piercer, stamp a ma jig
Hi!  I am not going to openly admit how many attempts it took to complete this card...  Oh jeez!  I thought this would be so simple!  I have been seeing the angles on cards and wanted to try it, I like the interest it creates on a CAS card.  I didn't realize how difficult it would be to line up my sentiment on an angle, even with my stamp-a-ma-jig!  I am glad I stuck it out, it is something different from my usual card.  And I like the creepiness of the card.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

All Eyes on You!

Supplies: Stamps: Tags so Much  Paper: Patterned paper?, gumball green, white, black  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: Cuttlebug Boo die cut, Spellbinders scallop circle nestabilities, circle nestabilites, 2 inch circle punch, ribbon, copic markers, wink of stella clear
Hi Stampers!  It has been a weekend of Halloween cards!  And let me tell you Pinterest, saved me from my creative blocks all weekend!  For this card the inspiration I got from Pinterest was from this card, I loved the google eyes on the scallop circle!  So that is where I started, and I used the sketch from SCS this week to complete it.  Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned all week for more of my Halloween cards!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trick or Treat

Supplies: Stamps: Studio G  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Paper: gumball green, white, black, patterned paper?  Accessories: Martha Stewart web medallion, copic markers, Martha Stewart spider web border punch, gumball green ribbon, crystal effects

Hi Stampers!  I checked my email this morning and saw the SCS sketch challenge, and loved the sketch!  It is a great sketch to use patterned paper, fun label dies, and more.  I am definitely going to use this sketch again!  With Halloween around the corner I dug out my Halloween stamps to find an image that would fit in the Martha Stewart spider web medallion.  I found one, and thought it would be fun to add the spider web border as well.  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

New to Me

Supplies: Stamps: SU Patterned Pines  Paper: SU crumb cake and Neenah white  Ink: Versamark  Accessories: SU embossing folder, detail white embossing powder, Spellbinders circle and scallop circle die cuts, gingham ribbon, dimensionals
Hi Stampers!  It is time for another featured stamper challenge on SCS!  This week's featured stamper is crafty Julia.  I chose this card to CASE from her gallery.  I chose to use an embossing folder instead of using patterned paper, I embossed my trees, and I changed the color scheme. 

This was a fun card to make.  I just got this stamp set at a rummage sale this weekend, and I got to use my new embossing folder.  I love the filigree look to this folder! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 13, 2014

Hi There!

Supplies: Stamps: Elzybelle, Papertrey mixed messages  Paper: Neenah white, SU crumb cake, Amuse wasabi pinstripe Ink: Memento tuxedo black, craft white ink  Accessories: waterbrush, banner punch, SU clip, piercer, wink of stella white glitter pen, copic markers
What happens when the DVR is recording two shows and I can't watch TV, the husband is gone, and I don't have any prep work for tomorrow??  I get to make a card!  This card is for the CAS challenge on SCS, it is to use piercing.  I inked up my image, but did not ink the bee "trail" and pierced it instead.  I added grass with my copic markers.  To color the focal image, I used a waterbrush with white craft ink and painted the white on the chick and the bee.  As I was doing so I remembered I didn't use I was REALLY careful not to touch the stamped image.  Then I used my copic markers to color in the image so the colors popped against the kraft paper.  I added some glitter to the bee wings using the white wink of stella marker.  I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using a banner punch, and attached it with a clip from SU.
That's all for today, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oh My It Has Been Way Too Long

Supplies: Stamps: Petite Pairs Paper: cherry cobbler and crumb cake  Ink: old olive, cherry cobbler, crumb cake, soft suede  Accessories: Stampin Up ribbon, ribbon slide, Cuttlebug embossing folder, stamp a ma jig, sponges
Hello Stampers!  As I went to post this and saw that my last card was an Easter card...I wondered where the time went.  Stamping has been on the backburner too long for me.  It is too bad stamping shopping doesn't end up on the backburner rather than the actual stamping! LOL!  There always seems to be time for that! :)  Anywho, I was determined to make a card.  Sundays I always enjoyed the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  So that is where I headed.  I found a card to CASE and had a plan.  It was nice to get inky again.  I wasn't planning on inking up the embossed image, but I like the pop of color it adds to the card.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hippity Hoppity Easter's On It's Way

Supplies: Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular  Paper: kraft and white  Ink: Versamark  Accessories: Darice egg embossing folder, Sizzix embossing folder, Prickly Pear die cut, Silhouette pinking circle cut file, detail white embossing powder, dimensionals, Stampin Up ribbon, pink and blue 3 mm pom poms.

I adore this little bunny, and I am having fun making some CAS cards with it.  I wanted a more dainty embossing folder for the pink one, and thought the Easter egg folder would be great for the blue one.  I wasn't sure the large eggs would work with the small focal image, but I think that it looks sweet.  Thanks for stopping by!


Hoppy Easter

Supplies: Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular Paper: Neenah white, pear pizzazz  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: pear pizzazz ribbon, 3mm pom pom, colored pencils, Adorning Accents edgelits, oval frame embossing folder, stamp a ma jig
I was browsing through the featured stamper's gallery and came upon this cute CAS card.  I loved the simplicity.  I added a touch of color by adding the scalloped edge and ribbon.  I also changed the orientation of the oval frame and made it an almost square card.  I started out with a 4.25x4.25 and then added the edge, so now it is about 4.25x4.5  Now I can't seem to get the "Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter's on it's way..." out of my head... :)  Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Make a Wish

Supplies: Paper: white and strawberry  Accessories: scallop border punch, MFT pennant die cut, Sizzix birthday embossing folder, copic markers. ZIG wink of stella clear
Hello Stampers!  This weeks CAS challenge on SCS is to use dry embossing.  I die cut the pennant and then embossed the make a wish greeting.  I colored the embossed image with copic markers and added glitter to the star and candle of the focal image.  To complete the card I added a scalloped border trim to the top of the card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blushing Bunny

Supplies: Stamps: Penny Black Ink: SU white craft, Memento Luxe wedding dress, SU pink piourette  Paper: GKD kraft, pear pizazz  Accessories: Impressions Obsessions bunny die cut, Martha Stewart grass border punch, SU border punch, pink twine, mini black/brown pearl, pom pom, studio matte finish, paintbrush, water
I made this card for the CASology's challenge, blush.  I added pink to his cheeks and ears, and a blush bow to meet the requirements of this challenge. 
I started this card my punching the scallop lace border on each side of my focal panel.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot to dry emboss my bunny die cut.  To add color I used the white wash technique, and then added pink on the ears and his cheek.  Then I applied the Studio matte finish to the pink twine, smoothed it out, and tied the tiniest bow I have ever tied and shaped the bow.  I let this dry and then applied a pom pom for the tail.  I inked up the border using the white craft ink to have it stand out from the card base.  I punched out the grass border and pulled the grass back to add some dimension after I adhered it to the focal panel.  Lastly, I added a pearl for the eye, stamped my sentiment, and adhered the focal panel.  There were two more bunnies in the die cut set, I might make the same style card with the other two bunnies.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Supplies: Stamps: Feeling Sentimental  Paper: black, kraft, white  Ink: Memento Luxe tuxedo black  Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, acetate, Doodlebug twine, My Favorite Things flourish die cut, candy dots
It is fun how sometimes our creations turn out completely different as they were planned.  I was browsing through the Featured Stamper's gallery and found this card.  I liked the simplicity and thought I would change the label to a butterfly, and to incorporate the colors I was going to punch out a butterfly in each of the colors, stack them up, and then you would see the colors on the wings.  So I got started and I decided I liked just the white layer with this particular butterfly punch, and I was going to add the colors with the candy dots.  I didn't have the right color, but found the ones I used.  Then I looked over at a card my Mom had made and I liked how she used this flourish die cut with a butterfly punch so I got mine out and thought it would be fun to cut it out of acetate.  I added it to the kraft and things started to roll.   I found some twine to match, and accented the butterfly with some black dots like the original card.  Looking back at the original card I was CASEing I thought I really strayed, but the inspiration all started with her lovely card! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Celebrate Carnival Style

Supplies: Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental  Paper: early espresso, burlap paper, Distress watercolor paper Ink: Black Staz On, Distress Ink: faded jeans, peacock feathers, wild honey, peeled paint  Accessories: stampin up button, K & Company twine, water spritzer, heat tool

The inspiration for this card came from the current CASology challenge, carnival theme,  and a tutorial I watched by Jennifer McGuire: Distress Ink Bleed.  It looked like fun, and I gave it a try on this card.  I would have liked more of the blue on the stamped image, but didn't want to redo it.  So I added a blue accent in the twine.  I cut the banner from burlap paper, what a cool product that is!  And I received a pin from a friend on this button treatment.  Loved the look and thought it would be great on this card. 

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!

Merry Christmas

Supplies: Paper: white, silver glitter, light blue  Accessories: merry and snowflake framelits and square lattice embossing folder
I have been seeing a lot of tutorials on using die cut inlays.  I decided to give it a try.  I really like the look, but I don't think it could be a card to mass produce for the holidays.  The framelits left a mark when I cut the images out so I decided to emboss the blue and white to cover up those marks.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Have a Bee utiful Day

Supplies: Stamps: hexagon stamps, Amuse, bee is stampin up  Paper: Recollections and We R Memory Patterned papers, white, black, crumb cake, and strawberry cardstock  Ink: Memento tuxedo black Accessories: scallop tag topper punch, hexagon punch, envelope punch board, twine, scallop polka dot ribbon, gem, copic markers, wink of stella marker

I followed this tutorial to complete this box.  I had a lot of fun making this, and I geared it towards Spring hoping this winter will come to an end.  As we got more snow last night! UGH!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Featured Stamper

Supplies: Stamps: Flower Shop, Papertrey mixed messages Paper: GKD heavy base weight kraft, Basic Grey Lemonade 6x6 paper pad, white  Ink: white craft ink, versamark, Memento: love letter, rose bud, bahama blue, tangelo, cantelope  Accessories: Martha Stewart tag punch, ribbon, Lawn Fawn twine, paint brush, white detail embossing powder, dimensionals

When I looked through the featured stamper's gallery this card caught my eye.  As I read the description and saw that she used a white wash technique, I was inspired.  I haven't tried this technique before and I really like the soft look and contrast it has on the kraft paper.  I made the following changes to my card, a different flower, my sentiment is on a tag, I matted it with a patterned paper, and I added an assortment of colors to my flowers to match my patterned paper.  This was a fun card to make!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Valentine Wishes

Supplies: Stamps: Stampendous Paper: white, black, pink, and Amuse pink gingham  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: Stampin up love die cut, black twine, heart rhinestones
Hello everyone!  I cannot believe I have not posted in so long.  I seem to be a Holiday only stamper this year.  Life is busy.  But I made some time today to make some Valentines.  This is the first, and it is for the featured stamper challenge on SCS.  I cased this card.  I changed the colors and that was about it, I loved it just the way it was!   Off to make some more Valentines.  Happy Stamping!