Wednesday, February 28, 2018

On the CAS-ual Fridays Blog With Michele Ferguson

Happy Hump Day!! I cannot believe it is the LAST DAY OF FEBRUARY!!! Where has the month gone???

Today I am on the CAS-ual Friday's Blog using the same stamp sets as my friend, Michele Ferguson. I LOVE doing these type of challenges and asked her to join me. So PLEASE-hop on over to her BLOG and leave her some LOVE!!!

For my first card, I used the "Coffee Cup Fri-die" and elongated it to make a larger coffee cup. This was all Michele's brilliant idea!!! I then ran it through my die cut machine with an embossing folder and used some alcohol inks on top of it to make a cool pattern. It kind of reminds me of a pottery mug.

I layered it over a background that I created using Distress Stains. The "coffee stains" were made with Distress Ink and some containers on my desk!!!

I heat embossed a sentiment from the "Hot Coffee" stamp set in gold and used a pink heart that I die cut using my favorite "Fun-Fetti Fri-die" set. (I don't think I ever do a card without this set!!)

For my next card, I die cut the "Coffee Cup Fri-die" out of a background paper that I had created a couple weeks ago with a stencil and some glitter paste. I thought the way the glitter was situated that it would look good on the mug.

I then layered this over another background that I created using a combination of Distress Stain and Distress Ink.

I used a die cut heart that was sitting on my desk to embellish the middle of the mug. I covered with a glitter pen and then Glossy Accents.

The sentiment was stamped with a stamp from the "Hot Coffee" stamp set with some brown dye ink.

To finish off this card, I created a middle using the "Shenanigans" stamp set. I thought the sentiment on the front reminded me of a belated birthday so I made the inside of the card a birthday card.

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

More Cards!!

It is FINALLY Friday!!!

After work today I have FOUR DAYS off in a row!! Yippee!! I really need to catch up on some sleep and cleaning my craft room. I read this week how someone took everything out and then put things back, purging as she went along. That would take me too long but I really need to get stuff off my floor. are a few more cards I created last weekend for Valentine's Day.

My first card was made just for Charlotte. We have an inside joke about how I "love her more then toast" so I knew when I saw these Doodlebug Die-cuts that I was using them for her Valentine.

She LOVED it, like I knew she would too!!

I added some clear sparkle marker and Glossy Accents on the butter and the hearts.

The background was made with an old embossing folder.

My next card I used the Lawn Fawn "Stinkin' Cute" set. It was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest but I can't find it now!!

I had colored in the skunk during the 30 Day Coloring Challenge and it was perfect for a Valentine!!

I think my favorite part is the little red Stickles on his nose!!

The LAST card I am posting today is another one I whipped together using odd and ends from my desk. It was totally CASE'd from a card that Yana Smakula created.

I apologize for the photos. I had a hard time taking pictures of the gold!!

I added some Nuvo Crystal drops in white around the card when all was done.

I am entering this into AAA cards "All You Need is Love" Challenge #108.

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

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Card #1
Paper-Bazzill “Dark Kraft,” “Cotton Candy” Pink Card Stock
Die Cuts-Doodlebug Design So Punny “Chit Chat” Cardstock Pieces, Doodlebug Design So Punny “Odds and Ends
Dies- Simon Says StampStacked Hearts

Card #2
Stamps-Lawn Fawn “Stinkin’ Cute,” PaperTrey Ink
Paper-Neenah Solar White, PaperTrey Ink “Soft Stone,
Ink-Ranger “Jet Black” Archival Ink, MFT “Red Hot

Card #3
Paper-Neenah Solar White, Bazzill “Chablis,”

Other-Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Nuvo “Indian Gold” Embellishment Mousse, Simon Says Stamp Stencil, Nuvo Crystal Drops “White,” Ranger Ink Palette Knife

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Thursday and some MORE Valentine's Day!!

Hello everyone!! Happy Thursday. This week has been so looooonnnnng!! It felt like Friday on Tuesday!!

Today is my birthday and I am 49 years old. Blech. It is not the number that gets me but the wrinkles, the lack of eyesight AND the breaking down of my body that irritates me. Youth is wasted on the young!!

Anyway, I am posting some more of my Valentines that I made this year.

I used a mix of stuff that was on my desk for this card.

The flower is from Altnew's "Beautiful Day" and the sentiment is from I don't know-it was in the mix with leftovers I have!!

The next card I used scraps as well.

The pig is from LDRS designs and the sentiment is a retired Simon Says Stamp set.

I added a leftover heart from yesterday's post on his lap.

I used an MFT stamped pig on this card with a PaperTrey Ink sentiment.

The background paper is OLD Doodlebug Design that has been in my scraps FOREVER!!

Well, that is all for me today. Have a GREAT day!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day and Twofer Challenge

Happy Valentines Day!! I hope you are all enjoying this Hallmark holiday.

I was presented with the nicest Valentine from Charlotte with some candy and my husband brought me home some beautiful flowers. I know that many do not celebrate this day but we always do. Just kind of fun. Charlotte-who is a senior in HS-celebrated it by giving her friends Valentines. The kids at work were running around with pink and red gift bags.

Today I am posting my Valentine's that I created for the Twofer Challenge #2, which is hearts.

I used the Simon Says Stamp "Stacked Hearts" die for the repeated product, with some Doodlebug "So Punny" die cuts for my cards.

I started by using Brusho "Rose Red" on watercolor paper. When it dried, I die cut it using the "Stacked Hearts" die.

I layered the hearts over some Kraft polka dot paper that I had die cut. I then adhered the Kraft over a red A2 card base. Then I popped some of the hearts inside the die cuts.

I then adhered the olives and the sentiment die cuts over the front. I used a bit of glossy accents to the pimento part of the olive and some google eyes.

For my second card, I used the stacked hearts but used white paper.

I actually cut the die cut apart and placed it on my card. I then added back some of the white hearts and also some of the hearts from the red die cut.

I added the die cuts to the card front and added some google eyes.

My last touch was to cover the red hearts in clear sparkle pen and glossy accents.

I am entering these into the Twofer challenge,  AAA cards CAS #108 "All You Need is Love" challenge, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Die Cut.


I thank you for stopping by!!! Have a wonderful night!!

(Some affiliate links are used when possible at no extra cost to you)
Card #1
Paper-PaperTrey Ink “Pure Poppy,” PaperTrey Ink Kraft Basic Patterned paper, Strathmore 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad
Dies-Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts,” Gina Marie Designs Double Stitched Rectangle
Other-Rose Red,” Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Glossy Accents,” Doodlebug Design So Punny “Chit Chat” Cardstock Pieces, Doodlebug Design So Punny “Odds and Ends, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive

Card #2
Paper-PaperTrey Ink “Hawaiian Shores,”Neenah Solar White, Strathmore 9 x 12 Watercolor Paper Pad
Dies-Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts,”
Other-Rose Red,” Big Shot Machine, Glossy Accents,” Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker, Doodlebug Design So Punny “Chit Chat” Cardstock Pieces, Doodlebug Design So Punny “Odds and Ends, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Bunch of Challenges and a Monday

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all are having a great start to your week.

I spent all of Saturday in my craft room making Valentines for people. I also packed up two care packages-one for my neighbor and one for my nephew-to send for Valentine's Day BUT they will probably not get them in time. I meant to have them packed by Saturday to bring to the post office but as usual, I am LATE!!! Is anyone else like this?

Today I am posting a couple cards for some challenges.

First up, I created a card for Freshly Made Sketches #323. It is NOT my favorite card I created this weekend but figured I would post it anyway.

I used Doodlebug Designs "So Punny" paper and a My Favorite Things "Love" Die-namic to make the card front.

Here is the sketch:

I layered up the sentiment with black and white to give it a "shadow" to cover a boo boo I made. 

The stupid black paper frayed when I die cut it and I needed something to hide it. 

I am also going to enter this into the "Inspired By" Challenge which is "Got Mail" this week. The paper has tiny pieces of mail all over it!!

The next card is just as simple as this card is and I created it for my father and step mom. I used the negative part of the love sentiment as my jumping off point.

I dug though some of my OLD patterned papers to make the heart. I actually dug them out for a different card but wound up not making it.

The letter die is from Lawn Fawn and I covered it with clear Sparkle Marker and Glossy Accents.

I am entering this card into the AAA Card blog which has a "Love" theme this week.

While I made these cards this weekend I listened to a lot of podcasts. They are my new "thing" to listen to while I craft. I listened to this "Dirty John" podcast about how this con man became enmeshed with the California family. Totally FASCINATING story!!! I linked it to a place where you can get it from but I actually listened to it via iTunes. 

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!

(affiliate links, used when possible at no extra cost to you)
Paper-Doodlebug Design Company "So Punny" 6"x6" paper pad, Core’dinations “White," Bazzill “Black,”Bazzill “Dark Kraft,” PaperTrey Ink “Pure Poppy,”
Dies-MFT "Huge Love" die-namics, Die-namics Stitched Heart Stax, Lawn Fawn "Coles ABC's"