Sunday, March 27, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #165

Happy Easter!! I hope you all had a FABULOUS day. I spent time with some of my extended family, whom I have not seen in a few months.

Yesterday was Chris' birthday. We left him alone to do whatever he wanted to do for the day. He spent it playing video games and relaxing. Love this man!!

We did go out to a local barbecue place that he wanted to go to for dinner. It is cafeteria style and oh so delicious.

This was my meal. I took half home, which will be my lunch at work tomorrow.

Today I am sharing a card I created for CAS(E) this Sketch #165.

I chose to flip the sketch a bit for my design and I am hoping they accent it!!

Here is what the original was:

I probably should have put the circle with the baby sleeper on the right side now that I think of it. I was looking at it the wrong way and just moving the whole border down rather then just flipping it 180 degrees.

Anyway, I needed a baby card to go with a gift I bought for a co-worker so making this is not wasted.

The card base is PaperTrey Ink's Aqua Mist and I layered a piece of Amy Tangerine patterned paper from the "Rise and Shine" collection. I used a My Favorite Things "Pierced Rectangle" to die cut it. I then layered a die cut scrap that I had stamped with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's "Little Bundle" set.

Using foam adhesive, I layered a white card stock circle over the border strip. I then adhered the little sleeper that I had stamped and die cut from patterned paper, (also from "Little Bundle") as well as used some Studio Nuvo Crystal Drops to make the little white buttons.

My last step was to adhere some sequins around the circle.

I had a TON of fun creating this card and die cut and stamped a TON from this new Lawn Fawn set. I plan to make a bunch of baby cards to have on hand from this set.

Thank you for stopping by!! Have a great week!!


Friday, March 25, 2016

CASology Week 190: Weather, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #6

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I am off today and have been doing a lot of chores, making a birthday cake for my husband's birthday tomorrow and have spent a bit of time in my craft room. I love days like today!!

I have been busy crafting as of late but have not been able to share. Good things have been happening to me! I will let you all in on my secret in a couple of weeks.

That said, I made a card this week to enter into two challenges. First, I am playing with Stamping Smiles Design Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #6. It is my "reject" card that I created for an upcoming blog post I have this week. There is nothing wrong with it but I created two cards that day and liked the second card better.

I chose the top row across for my card-showers, glossy accents and umbrella.

I am also playing along with CASology, Week 190 and the theme is "weather."

I also decided to play with Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge this week. The theme is "Rain or Come Shine."

Here is the card I created:

I started off with a white card base and adhered three strips of red patterned paper across the card front. The paper I used were just scraps that I had in my scrap drawer. I have so many that I could probably make a hundred cards like this!!

I then I die cut the white panel using the My Favorite Things "Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frames" die and adhered it over the patterned paper. I stamped some raindrops from Pretty Pink Posh's "Rainy Days" stamp set in My Favorite Things "Sno Cone" dye ink  at the top right corner and used glossy accents over the top to give it a "wet" effect. I also stamped the sentiment in black at the bottom.

My next step was to stamp the umbrella from the same stamp set in My Favorite Things "Persimmon" dye ink onto white card stock and die cut it out using the matching die. I also stamped and die cut the long part of the umbrella, as well as the handle. I adhered all to the card, using foam adhesive for the umbrella itself.

I added some Studio Nova drops in "Buttermilk" over the umbrella for some texture, as well as some clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on the handle.

This is the perfect day to post this card as it is has been raining on and off here today. I thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!!