Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CAS-ual Fridays Release-Day Four

Hello everyone!! Happy April Fools Day!! I hope you are all staying healthy.

Today is the last day of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release. I am showcasing a project that I created with the new "Heart Ribbon" stamp set.

I began using one of the ribbon stamps and repeatedly stamping it using four different colored pink inks.

I cut the panel down to a 3" by 4 1/4" panel and adhered it to an A2 sized card base as shown.

I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink onto black cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment in white. I then cut around the edges of the sentiment and adhered it to the card front using foam adhesive.

My last step was to adhere some random sequins around the sentiment. Below is a peek at the new "Hope Ribbon" stamp set.

This stamp set, as well as the other new stamp sets are available in the NEW section of the the CAS-Friday Store right now. Use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your total order!!

To see more fabulous projects with this new stamp set, please hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release Day 3

Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you are all doing well. 

Today is Day 3 of the March CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release. I created a card with the new "Happy Birthday" stamp set.

I started off my card by using the Curtis Stencil with two colors of Distress Ink on a white background.

I then used the Happy Birthday stamp set and double stamp set in an orange and peach color. 

I adhered the panel over two scraps of pattern paper. I did a pop up effect of the sentiment by covering up the darker cover with an aqua shimmer pen and Glossy Accents.

Here is a peek at what the entire stamp set looks like:

Want to see some more projects with this stamp set? Hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what the design team has created.

This stamp set, as well as the entire release is in the NEW section of the CAS-ual Fridays Store right now!! Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your entire order.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Day Two of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release-"Terrific Flowers"

Happy Monday!! I hope you are all well.

Today I am posting a project that I created using the new CAS-ual Fridays stamp set "Terrific Flowers."

I had so much fun with this stamp set. I used Tombow markers to "watercolor" my flowers.

I actually did it the Art Impressions way of coloring. I colored on my stamps, stamped the image onto watercolor paper and then took a round brush to blend the marker.

I then colored on my glass mat and used different shades of the purple and green to blend in more lights and darks. The background was done watering down Vintage Photo Distress ink and painting onto the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto white cardstock and die cut it with a circle die. I used foam adhesive to pop it up on the card.

This was a really cool way to "paint" that I will be doing it again. During this scary time, I have been trying all sorts of new ways to color and paint. I encourage you to do the same.

Here is the full stamp set:

This stamp set, along with all the other new sets being released is in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store RIGHT NOW in the NEW section!!! To get an extra 15% off your total order, use my code NORASENTME.

For more fabulous inspiration from the design team using this stamp set, hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

It is Day One of a CAS-ual Fridays Release!!

Hi everyone!! Today I am here to post the first day of the CAS-ual Fridays March Release!! Yeah!!!

The design team is showcasing the new set "Hot Momma." This set, as well as all the other sets that are being release are in the CAS-ual Fridays Store RIGHT NOW.

Here is the card I created.

When I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to make a "cake" with that sentiment!! I know, I know, my mind goes weird places sometimes.

I actually stamped the "hot mama" part of the card on five different pieces of scrap paper. I then cut each into strips and pieced it together!!

I created candles out of small strips of patterned paper and then used the Fun-Fetti hearts for the "flames."

Here is a sneak peek of the whole set:

This set, along with four other sets are available in the NEW section of the store.

Want to get an extra 15% off your total order? Use my code NORASENTME!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Please be sure to hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what other projects the design team cooked up.

Have a FABULOUS day!!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches and CASE this Sketch Challenge Cards

Hi everyone!! I hope you are all hanging in there. I am sure you are all like me and just wishing this would all go away.

I have been spending my time this week trying to prepare to help my students that I support at school via online. This is a HUGE learning curve for me. Usually I reenforce material that has already been taught but this means actually teaching it. Not sure I am liking this transition as didn't get my degree as a teacher for a reason. This also means learning new technology, which I am excited about.

Another thing I have been doing is attempting to clean up my craft room. My computer where I will be doing my lessons is in my room and I couldn't have the kids see my MESS. I did a Zoom happy hour with some friends last night and one of my friends actually commented on the chaos. It is slowly and surely getting better but I have so much stuff that I am NOT willingly giving up.

I was able to get some challenges done this week in between all my learning and cleaning. My first card I created for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #428.

I used Reverse Confetti's Butterfly Wreath stamp set that I colored in with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Sympathy.

The background paper is from 49 Market Irrevocable Collection.

This is the sketch that inspired this card.

For the next two cards, I used the CASE this Sketch Challenge #365.

I LOVED this sketch because I can use PATTERN PAPER SCRAPS!!! Do you know how much paper I have? And my scraps are overflowing!!! I did use some paper from some new 6" by 6" paper pads that I have been hoarding.

The striped and yellow dot paper are from My Mind's Eye "Tutti Fruitti" collection. The flower is from Pink Fresh Studio "Dainty Blossoms" die.

The "happy" die cut is "Big Lingo Type" from Birch Press Design. I have had it in my stash FOREVER and have never used it. The stamped part of the sentiment was from Hero Arts "Happy" stamp set.

For my second card, I used the scraps from the first card except for the middle portion.

I actually like this card better than the first. The middle panel is from Pink Fresh Studio's "Just a Little Lovely" 6" by 6".

I used the same products for the flowers, the "happy" and the sentiment.

These were so fun to make!!! 

Well, that is all for today. I hope you all have a great day!!!