Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Strip Cards with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Paper Scraps

Hello everyone!! I am over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today with two cards I created from sentiment stamps and paper scraps. Here is a sneak peek of one of my cards:

Hop on over to see how I created this card and see another bonus card I created that is more masculine.

Have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Another Creative Weekend

Hi everyone!! I am popping back on to the blog to show case a few more cards I created this weekend. That is two in a row where I ACTUALLY HAD MOJO!! Whoot Whoot!! It happens so rarely with me that it makes me giddy.

That said, I also need time to clean my craft room. It looks like a tornado came into my room and there is stuff EVERYWHERE!!

Onto my cards!! The first card I used the Addicted to CAS Challenge #157- Fluffy, as my jumping off point for my card.

I am hoping that this card is clean and simple enough to even participate in this challenge!! I used Copic markers to color in this adorable panda from Gerda Steiner Designs "Lovely Panda" set.

I experimented in trying to make the bear look fluffy by using tiny flicks with my marker. I am actually happy with the way it turned out.

The sentiment is not how I originally planned it. I wanted it to be right on the card front BUT when I stamped it, I got distracted and it came out crooked. I hate to throw anything away so I just added a card strip with the sentiment on it over the top of my mistake.

I am entering this into the Addicted to CAS Challenge, as well as Just Us Girl's Challenge, Birthday and Seize the Birthday Challenge, no topping.

For my next card, I used the quilt from the "Inspired by" Challenge and the butterflies from The Paper Players Spring Theme challenge as my starting off point.

The great thing about this card is all the paper strips I die cut for the front were SCRAPS from my drawer!!

I could see this as a strip quilt, couldn't you? It was so fun to make that I cut more strips from the same papers to create another card but have not gotten around to that yet.

The butterfly and the doily were even left overs from another project. I always stamp or die cut more then I need because I am a person whom makes MANY mistakes.

I just stamped this today and I cannot even tell you what stamp I used for the sentiment. I have so many sets everywhere that I cannot find it!!

Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS night!!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

A Couple of Challenge Cards

Hello everyone!! Just popping in to post a couple of challenge cards I created this afternoon. It is the second weekend in a row that I have not only had time but ideas for some of the challenges.

My first card I created for Freshly Made Sketches #377 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes.

 I started off by literally flicking on three colors of mist on a white, top folding, A2 card front. Then I added an orange circle and a peachy colored square, mimicking the placement from the sketch below.
Then I added some orange roses and some greenery, which are from Altenew's "Vintage Rose" stamp set. Last week I had stamped a BUNCH of these roses in three different colors and put them aside to use on future cards.

My last step was to add some orange confetti randomly around the flowers.

Where did the orange come in from then? It was from a photo from Pinterest that was a challenge on a private FB page I belong to.

My second card I created is for CASE this Sketch #311.

I used a stamp by Gorjuss which I have had FOREVER!! I used Copic markers to color it in and then used a get well sentiment from WPlus9's "Get Well Gang"stamp set on the the bag label.

I die cut the little girl using an MFT die and popped the middle up using foam.

This is a pretty simple design but I really wanted to emphasize the image rather then use any pattern papers. I added several moonstone confetti sequins around the image for a little bling.

Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS night!!

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Card # 1:
Paper: Neenah Solar White, My Minds Eye Papaya, Peach Scrap
Stamps: Altenew Vintage Roses, Memory Box Best Lift Typewriter Sentiments
Dies: Altenew Vintage Roses, Spellbinders Pierced Circle Dies, Spellbinders Pierced Squares
Mist: Ranger Dried Marigold Distress Stain, Heidi Swapp Citrus Color Shine, Ranger Picket Fence Distress Stain
Ink: Altenew (orange roses and green leaves) and Memento Gray Flannel dye ink
Other: Sizzix Big Shot, Ranger Multi Matte, Foam Adhesive, Cartwright Confetti Sequins

Card #2:
Stamps: Gorjuss and WPlus9's Get Well Gang
Paper: Neenah Solar White, My Minds Eye Yellow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Sizzix Big ShotRanger Multi MatteFoam Adhesive, Cartwright Confetti Sequins

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A Card Trio

Happy Hump Day everyone!! I hope that you are all doing well. I cannot believe that February is almost over!! It has gone by so fast.

Today I am on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog. I created a trio of cards. Below is a sneak peek of one of them:

Hope on over to the blog to see how I created this card!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!

Monday, February 25, 2019

Happy Monday and Some Cards

Happy Monday! Just dropping by to add a couple of cards.

The first card I used two challenges as my inspiration-CASE this Sketch #310 and Just Us Girls #476-Photo Challenge.

I had fun stamping a bunch of different colored roses on my day off last week using Altenew's Vintage Rose stamp set and die cutting them using the matching dies. I decided to use a couple of the purple ones on this card.

I embossed the pattern on the white Neenah Solar White Cardstock using a Darice embossing folder.

The sentiment is from my new favorite Memory Box stamp set "Best Life Typewriter Sentiments."

Again, I am entering them into two challenges.

My second card I created for Inkspirational Challenge: Use Your Stash.

I used Sugar Pea Designs "Birthday Balloons" Stamp set and and the MFT cloud stencil for the background.

I was also going to do a color challenge but could not get the colors right.

Well, that is all from me today. I hope you have a FABULOUS day!!