Thursday, September 20, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Nate and Friday

Hi everyone!! Today I am on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today. Below is a sneak peek of my card.

Hop on over to see a step by step on how I created my card!! Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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Stamps: *CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Nate and Friday"
Dies: Spellbinders Circles and Oval Nesting Dies, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies"
Paper: *Neenah Solar White, *Bazzill "Red Devil," My Favorite Things Striped 6" by 6" paper Pad
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink-*"Fired Brick" and *"Candied Apple," *Ranger Archival Black

Sunday, September 16, 2018

My Favorite Things You Could Be a Card Design Superstar

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you all had a nice weekend. It has been beautiful here in Connecticut after a week of rain. Low humidity and sunny. I am looking forward to fall temperatures, though. It is my favorite time of year!!

I have been busy making cards but not having much time to actually post. I am hoping to do better this week.

Today I am posting 2 cards that I created for the My Favorite Things You Could Be a 2018 Card Design Superstar Challenge.

It is a TOTAL long shot because there are some FABULOUS designers that have posted but I figured I would give it a shot. You can't win if you don't play!!

My first card is for the Clean and Simple category.

I stamped the background on a Persimmon cardstock folded into a 4" by 5 1/2" card base using the MFT's Striped Background stamp (retired) in MFT Persimmon dye ink.

Next I die cut a Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics and heat embossed it using pearl embossing powder. I adhered it over the card base, with just a smidge overhanging the right side. I thought the Mandala looked like a snowflake so I figured on a Christmas theme for this card.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from MFT's Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set and used foam adhesive to pop it off the mandala. I then used Tonic Rosewater Jewel Drops to adhere some sequins from the Princess Sequins Kit.

My second card is a long shot but I am entering it into the Coloring Virtuoso Category.

I originally tried to create a background using Copic markers but it didn't turn out so I used images from the MFT Birthday Chicks stamp and Die set to create the card.

I used Copic markers to color in the birds using a dot method. I wanted them to look like they had little feathers.

I adhered them over a white, MFT Single Stitch Line Tag Corner Square Frame Die-namic. I then adhered a cupcake from the same stamp set that I had colored in using Copics, covered the top with Glossy Accents and adhered some sprinkles on top.

My last step was to adhere the sentiment, also from the Birthday Chicks stamp set, onto the front of the card.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you all have a fabulous day!!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

My Turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hi everyone!! Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a great morning.

Today it is my turn to post at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. Below is a sneak peek of my card.

So hope on over and see how I created this card step by step. Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Time to Party with CAS(E) This Sketch #287 and Seize the Birthday "Anything Goes"

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope all you Americans are enjoying your day off. I can smell the short ribs right now that my husband is smoking on the deck.

I have been working on cleaning up my room today and getting some projects done. I used the scraps on my desk to make the card below for CAS(E) this Sketch #287.

Here is the sketch that inspired my card:

I stamped the border using Mama Elephant's "Swinging Borders" set on a diagonal. I colored in the banner using yellow, green and purple Copic markers.

Instead of using a rectangle piece of paper, I decided to just use the hippo image and balloons from My Favorite Things "Happy Hippos" stamp set.

I added clear sparkle marker over the banner and used Glossy Accents over the balloon.

I am also entering this into the Seize The Birthday "Anything Goes" challenge.

While doing all of this, I have been watching some interesting movies on human trafficking. It DOES NOT only go on in other countries but right here in the USA-Dallas, Houston, New Orleans are just a few of the BIG cities. Amazon Prime has a fictitious movie that I viewed and then I watched the documentary "Stopping Traffic." It is truly disturbing but we need to stop this!!!

Anyway, I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a fabulous night!!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Epic Fail for CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #286, My Entry for CAS(E) this Sketch and Less is More Challenge Entry #2

Good morning friends!!

I hope you all are having a nice morning. I am getting ready to go to a picnic later. Made Whoopie pies as my contribution and looking forward to seeing some old co-workers.

Today I am posting three cards. The first is a card that I made to send to my daughter at college. One of her nicknames is "monkey" so I used Mama Elephants "Monkey Agenda" and the "Swinging Borders" stamp. I used CAS(E) this Sketch #286 as my inspiration.

However, then I messed up. I stamped the sentiment crooked and I had to improvise by covering it up. This made me place the monkey in a place I wasn't planning to place it. I needed this card so there was NO WAY I was throwing it out!!

The leaves were colored in with *Copic Markers and then used a *Tonic Clear Sparkle Marker over them.

I then used some *Glossy Accents over the banana.

So due to my mistake, I created ANOTHER card for my entry to CAS(E) this Sketch #286.

Once again, I switched it up and am hoping it is okay. Instead of a HUGE sentiment, I used the Mama Elephant "Swinging Borders" stamp and then a tiny My Favorite Things smile sentiment from the "All Smiles"stamp set.

I then used a monkey for the shape on the side of the sketch.

I chose to color in the leaves darker then my first card.

I also covered the leaves in with a *Tonic Clear Gloss Marker and *Glossy Accents.

My next card I created using the Less is More Challenge #378 as my inspiration.

I used the DoCrafts *"Moroccan Tiles" die for my squares.

I die used some of the cuts inside the squares for the flowers.

The hearts were die cut using CAS-ual Friday Stamps *"Fun-Fetti Fri-dies." I used sparkle marker and glossy accents over them to give them some shine.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things "Bitty Bears" stamp set.

Well that is all for me today. I am off to walk with a friend. Have a FABULOUS day!!

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