Friday, June 15, 2018

Stretching Your Stamps: A CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Post

Hey peeps!! I hope everyone is doing well. The blog has been slow lately as I have a lot going on. The school year is winding down so work has been crazy, helping the kids to get study guides done or organize notes. I also have been spending time with my daughter, as she is graduating this year. She will be off to DC in the fall and won't be around so all the time I can get with her I take!!

Today I am on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog with a step-by-step. Hope on over to see my creation!!!

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

Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Graduation Card with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you all are having a FABULOUS weekend!!

Today it is my turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I created a card mixing up the new "Celebrate" stamp set with "Shenanigans" and "Rad 2."

I am kind of obsessed with mixing sentiment sets as of late. Since I will be actually giving this card away, I used a series of blues with accents of silver since the colors of the school are blue and white.

First I used "Rad 2" and stamped the first line in blue ink. I then die cut some silver stars using the "Fun-Fetti Fri-dies," measuring their size to leave a space to stamp the "Celebrate" sentiment in light blue. I then covered the light blue sentiment with sparkle pen.

I adhered the silver stars in a line underneath the "congrats" and the "celebrate" sentiments. I then adhered the panel to an A2 card front covered in some patterned paper.

To complete the card, I added a sentiment strip that I had stamped using the "Shenanigans" stamp set. I used foam adhesive to pop it up from the card front.

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That is all from me today. I thank you for stopping by!! Have a GREAT day!!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Guest Designer Gig for CAS(E) This Sketch #274

Happy Thursday everyone!!

I am popping in with a Guest Designer post for CAS(E) this Sketch #274.

Here is the card I created:

Below is the sketch that inspired my card.

Instead of a circle like was in the sketch, I chose to use hexagon. I used the Hello Bluebird "Pig Day" stamp set for the images and the sentiment on this card.

I stamped the pig, the bird and the grass from the "Pig Day" stamp set and colored them in with Copic markers. I actually googled photos of pigs to color the pig more accurately. I wound up experimenting with a white gel pen over the Copics on the pig to give it some fine "fur."

I layered the octagons over a rectangle I had die cut out of patterned paper.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set under the image in black. I LOVE this stamp set and will be making a lot of cards with it.

I want to thank CAS(E) this Sketch for the chance to be a Guest Designer for this sketch!! I had so much FUN!!

I thank you for stopping by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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Stamps-Hello Bluebird "Pig Day"
Dies-Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax, Honey Bee Stamps "Hexagon Solid Stack" Honey Cuts
Paper-Neenah Solar White, Bazzill "Vibrant Blue" card stock, Recollections Patterned Paper
Other-Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Copic Markers, Memento "Tuxedo Black,” Ranger “Jet Black” Archival Ink, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Scotch Dot Adhesive

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Happy Thursday everyone!! Today I am on the CAS-ual Friday's Stamps Blog with a creation I created for the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.
I am sharing a card I created using the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Coffee Talk" and "Peace Love and Coffee" stamp sets with the "Coffee Cup Fri-dies."

I started by adhering a white 4" by 5 1/4" rectangle onto an A2, white card base. I then adhered some paper scrap squares I had in my stash.

I adhered a die cut from the "Coffee Cup Fri-dies" for part of my sentiment over the top left square. Under this, I stamped a few coffee beans from the "Peace, Love and Coffee" stamp set.

I then used foam adhesive to pop up a sentiment I stamped in orange from the "Coffee Talk" set over the beans. I adhered a coffee cup die cut opposite the sentiment.

My last step was to adhere a heart that was in my scrap bin over the bottom right square and then cover the "coffee" sentiment, the coffee beans, the "coffee" in the cup and the orange heart with sparkle pen and Glossy Accents.

I made this simple and in colors that could be used for both a male or female.

The stamp and die sets I used are available at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store right now. Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order!!

I thank you for stopping by today!! For more of the hop, click on Coffee Loving Cardmakers!!

Have a FABULOUS Day!!


Thursday, May 17, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sneak Peek-Sands of Time 2 and Hour Glass Die

Happy Thursday!!

Today is the last day of Sneak Peeks from the Ink Squad for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. Today we are sharing projects using the "Sands of Time 2" stamp set and the matching "Hourglass Fri-dies."

Here is the card I created using these products:

I started my card off by blending red Distress Oxide ink in the right bottom corner of the card and then spritzing water over the top. When it dried I misted gold over the top of the entire card front.

Next I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the "Sands of Time 2" stamp set in gold. I then used foam adhesive to adhere the hour glass that I had stamped and colored in using Copic markers. When I think of hourglasses, I think of the older kind that were made with wood. I tried to make the top and the bottom of the hourglass look like wood.

For my last touch, I wound some gold floss across the top and added a heart that I die cut using the "Fun-Fetti Fri-dies." I covered the heart with glossy accents, as well as some of the hearts in the hourglass.

These new products, along with the whole release is available right now in the "NEW" section of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store. Use my code, NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order!!!

Don't miss out on the other sneak peek projects are available on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog!

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!! Have a FABULOUS day!!