Friday, April 28, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone!! Today it is my turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog so I decided to play along with this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Challenge:

I started off my card by stamping a border from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Daisy Chain" stamp set with Versamark ink onto white card stock and then heat embossed with a light pink embossing powder.

I then ink blended navy ink down the front getting lighter and lighter until the end left some white card stock showing. Next I die cut the center of the panel and mounted the frame onto a pink A2 card base and then popped the center up inside with fun foam, adding a space in the middle to tie some pink jute.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Heartfelt Sayings" onto a piece of die cut pink card stock. I used adhesive foam to adhere to the card front.

The last step was to use glitter glue in navy and pink in the middle of the daisy's as you go down the card front.

I hope this card inspires you to come on over and join the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Want to shop? There are a ton of retired stamp sets on sale over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store. Use my code nora2017 to get an extra 15% off.

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


Monday, April 24, 2017

Cleaning My Desk Up with Cupcake Inspiration Challenge

Happy Monday everyone!!

It has been a week since I have posted. Not that I have been non creative but taking photos has not been my thing as of late. I am trying to use my camera on manual and there has been a huge learning curve. Some of my the photos I am posting today are not perfect but please bear with me.

I have been slowly cleaning up my desk. I have a TON of images I colored in and am trying to actually make cards with them rather then just put them in a box as I usually do.  I created a card to play along with this week's Cupcake Inspiration blog-"Animals."

First I took some Candied Apple Distress Ink and blended it down a piece of white card stock I had die cut using My Favorite Things "Blueprints #13." I then adhered this over a piece Kraft card stock.

The little sheep, the polaroid frame, the hearts and the "i love" part of the sentiment were sitting on my desk, just waiting to be used. I adhered the sheep and the sentiment strips with foam adhesive. I adhered the hearts and die cut a "you" out of a scrap of red card stock I had in my scrap drawer.

I then used a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen colored over all the hearts and the "you" die cut. I completed the card by covering each of these then with Glossy Accents.

That is all for today. I have a ton of other cards to post but am attempting to photograph them again.

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



Friday, April 14, 2017

Prom Shopping and CAS Colors and Sketches Challenge #218

It is Good Friday in the United States and it is the last day of my vacation. Today I went shopping for a prom dress with Charlotte. We fortunately found one in the first place we went to. It is a small place called Red Door Boutique that is about twenty minutes from my house.

I loved this shop because you made an appointment with a stylist and she was the one who went into the room with Charlotte to dress her. It made it much easier on me. I just sat on a couch waiting for her to come out and model it. The next best thing would have been a cocktail for the parents while waiting!!

Charlotte picked the green on the right for her dress. I do have photos of HER but will wait to post when she ACTUALLY goes to prom and is all dolled up. My daughter is more of a tom-boy in the way she dresses so getting her to wear a dress is a miracle in itself.

On another note, I have been attempting to get my craft room in order this week. It is slow going and part of me cleaning up is using up stamped/colored images I have on my desk. I don't want to start using new supplies until I use the old up that I worked so hard on-KWIM?

Today I am sharing a card I created for the CAS Colors and Sketches Challenge #218. I mixed images from My Favorite Things "Happy Hedgehog" set and a few other random sets to finish off my card.

Here is the sketch that I used to create the card:

I actually flipped the sketch a bit to make it how I wanted it to be. I am hoping that this it will be okay to still enter but I am going to try!! I also chose to emboss an area with my score board straight across the top in lieu of adding a piece of patterned paper.

I used Copic Markers in B0000 and B000 for the sky in the background. I just flicked across the panel many times, not worrying if it was perfect. I wanted a bit of white to show through like clouds. For the grass, I used a flicking motion with markers YG01, YG03 and YG05.

Instead of the square on the sketch I chose to include a speech balloon with the sentiment and the addition of a die cut heart.

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