Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A Challenge Card and Some Totally Random Creations

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Just popping in with some cards I created.

This first card was inspired by some challenges.

I created the patterned paper using an Echo Park stencil on white card stock which I stenciled with MFT "Daffodil" and "Blue Breeze" die ink. I then adhered the panel to a light blue, A2, top folding card base.

I then stamped the sentiment using Sugar Peas Designs "Pucker Up" stamp set in black. I adhered a die cut blue banner on top and a white square over that. Next I adhered the lemonade images over the front of the square, using foam adhesive to pop up the glass and the lemon.

I am entering this card into Fusion Challenge Card Sketch and the colors by "Inspired By Hello Spring."

I was inspired by the sketch for the Fusion Challenge and the yellow and blue colors in the Inspired By photo.

My second random card design I made for a friend.

I die cut the Memory Box "Intricate Bee" out of gold glitter paper and mounted over a Memory Box "Honey Comb Stitched Circle Frame" die.

I die cut the thanks using WPlus9's "Basic Greetings" set, colored it in with a Spectrum Clear Sparkle marker and adhered it to the card front. I then covered it with Glossy Accents. I added a crown of embossed gold and tied some gold thread around the top.

My second card has the same card design BUT instead of using gold glitter paper (I ran out) I die cut the bee and embossed it in gold instead. I think I like it better.

Instead of using the WPlus9 greeting I used a die cut Lawn Fawn thanks sentiment.

Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for stopping by!! Have a great day!!

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Card #1
Paper-PaperTrey Ink “Spring Rain,” Neenah Solar White
Stamps-Sugar Pea Designs "Pucker Up" stamp set
Ink-MFT “Blue Breeze,” MFT “Daffodil,” Ranger “ *Jet Black” Archival Ink
Dies-Sugar Pea Designs "Pucker Up," MFT Die-namics Blueprints #13, MFT Pierced Square Stack (retired)
Other-*Echo Park "Diagonal Buffalo Plaid" Stencil, *Ranger Ink Tim Holtz “Mini Round” Ink Blending Tool, Copic Markers, *Sizzix Big Shot Machine, *Glossy Accents, *Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, *Scotch Dot Adhesive

Card #2
Paper-Recollections A2 card base, Die Cuts With a View (gold glitter), Bazzill “Black,”
Dies-Memory Box "Intricate Bee" and "Honey Comb Stitched Circle Frame," WPlus9's "Basic Greetings," and *"Scripty Thanks"


Monday, March 26, 2018

The Weekend, Lemons and Some Challenges

Happy Monday everyone!! Just a warning-this post is pretty photo heavy!!

I had a busy weekend. We went out for my husbands FIFTIETH birthday on Saturday night. He loves french food so we went to a local place and the dinner was delicious. Today is is real birthday and we made a cake for him to celebrate.

Yesterday I spent the day in Worcester, MA with a friend. We went to the Crompton Collective to shop and then ate. It was so fun to spend the time with a friend and I was a bit of a spendthrift!!

I love when I go places and there are murals on the outside of the building!! This is located on Canal Street so the mural was perfect!! On the right they had all these succulents in these antique metal drawers. It was really cool!!

I bought Charlotte two of these tiny succulents. They were only $5 each. The photo on the right I took just because I LOVED the old feel of the building this collective was in. The hall looked cool.

LOVED this cool flag made out of license plates!!

I actually bought the green shelf on the left for my bathroom. I think it might be too big BUT I can use it in two other places if need be. The quote was on a huge canvas on the left and I took a photo because I just loved it!!

I LOVED the sign they had posted in one of the stores we went into!! The last photo was the entertainment we had during lunch. They were local HS students and that girl can SING!!

Enough about my weekend!! I also made a couple cards on Saturday for a few challenges. I am still obsessed with fruit so please bear with me!!

The first card I created was for AAA Cards: CAS Game #111-Use Only One Third and Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #284-Clean and Simple.


I made another lemon die cut card but using lemon as the base and a bit of green patterned paper on the bottom.

I apologize for the photo. It is a bit dark. I didn't have time to edit everything as well as I usually do.

The dies are from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from Sugar Peas Design's "Pucker Up" stamp set.

For my next challenge, my primary inspiration was the Card Concept's Challenge #89, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge-Floral Frenzy, the Flower Challenge #18-Anything Goes and Time Out Challenge-Birthday Theme.


I started off by stenciling MFT Daffodil yellow ink on white card stock using a PTI lace stencil.

I then cut the bottom at an angle and adhered the stenciled panel to an A2, top folding Hawaiian Blue card base. I stamped a sentiment from MFT's "All Smiles" set onto a white card stock strip with Pool ink and adhered it to the card.

I then layered die cuts that I had cut out of white and aqua scraps onto the bottom right corner of the card.

I used some Tonic Nuvo drops in white for the flower centers and daffodil colored sequins around the flowers.

Well, that is all for me today. I hope you have a great start to your week. I thank you for stopping by!!

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Card #1
Paper-Lemon Chiffon” Card stock, Recollections "Coastal Village" 6" by 6" paper, My Minds Eye (green polka dot), Bazzill "Classic Green," and PaperTrey Ink “Pure Poppy
Stamps-Sugar Pea Designs "Pucker Up"
Ink-MFT “Dill PickleRanger “Mowed Lawn” Distress Ink, Ranger “Squeezed Lemonade” Distress Ink, Ranger “Mustard Seed” Distress Ink
Dies-Spellbinders Market Fresh "Make Mine Lemon Lime," CAS-ual Fridays "Fun-Fetti Fri Dies"

Card #2
Paper-Neenah Solar White, PaperTrey Ink “Hawaiian Shores,”
Stamps-MFT "All Smiles"
Ink-MFT "Daffodil Ink," Hero Arts Tide Pool
Dies-Memory Box "Fine Cut Leaves," WPlus9 "Bountiful Blooms"
Other-Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive, Daffodil Sequins, PTI Lace Stencil, Nuvo Crystal Drops “White,” Ranger Ink Tim Holtz “Mini Round” Ink Blending Tool

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sunday with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps-To the Moon and Back

Hello everyone!! It is Sunday here in blog land and I hope you are having a great weekend.

Today I am on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I created a card using the Somebunny Stamp Set and matching Bunny Fri-dies.

I actually made this card for my daughter. She will be going away to college in the fall and I am already making cards to put away to send to her. How sad is that? I am going to miss her so much!!

I started off this card by making a night sky background by layering Distress Inks and then literally shaking white, gold and silver mist over the top.

When that dried, I layered it over a white A2, top folding card. I stamped the sentiment from the Somebunny stamp set in blue on a white card stock strip and adhered it over the sky.

I then adhered a bunny that I had stamped and colored in using Copic Markers. I used tiny dots in various shades of brown to get a fur like look. I colored his tail and tummy with grays using the same technique.

What would a card be without using my favorite Fun-Fetti Fri-dies? I die cut stars out of gold, silver and white paper. I then added some glitter glue over the top of the white stars and I was done.


If you are interested in any of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps supplies I used today, use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your total order!!

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

Monday, March 19, 2018

Some Challenge Cards

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a nice day.

It is quite cold here today but the sun is shining. Apparently we are going to have ANOTHER Nor'easter this Wednesday and yet another foot of snow. I cannot wait for March to be over at this rate. I do not want any more days off from work!!

Today I am sharing two cards that I created for some challenges. The first card is for CAS(E) This Sketch #263.

I have been using some of my pile of never opened product and dug out the "Make Mine Lemon Lime" by Spellbinders and the sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs "Pucker Up" stamp set.

I shaded in the lemon and the lemon slice with some "Mustard Seed" and "Squeezed Lemonade" Distress ink. I also covered the online in the slice and the heart with Tonic's Aqua Shimmer Glitter Pens and Glossy Accents.

The strip of patterned paper is from the Recollections "Coastal Village" paper pad that I picked up at Michael's this weekend.

I added some google eyes and a smile to complete the card.

Here is the sketch that inspired this card:

While I was on this fruit theme, I created another simple card for the Fab Friday Challenge, Sketch #133.

I took a little liberty from this sketch and hope it will be accepted. Instead of a square, I used a lime die cut from the Queen and Company "Fruit Basket Kit." I bought this last spring and had never done anything with it so I pulled it out to make some cards.

I actually made a few cards from this kit but will post them at a later date.

I shaded the limes with Twisted Citron,Mowed Lawn,” and Peeled Paint” Distress Ink.

Well, that is all from me tonight. Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!!


Friday, March 16, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps March Release Day 5: Little Birdies Stamp Set and Birdie Fri-Dies

Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone has had a great week!!

Today is the last day of the sneak peek of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps March Release. The Ink Squad used the "Little Birdies" and "Birdie Fri-dies" for their projects.

I created a birthday card using this stamp set.

When I saw this stamp set I knew I was going to use it to paper piece. I started off the card by stamping and fussy cutting the birds out of some patterned paper scraps.

I then stamped the image onto a blue rectangle that I had created a hill on using a piece of green patterned paper. I adhered the paper pieces and google eyes onto the corresponding birds. Next I adhered the blue rectangle onto an A2 card front that I had covered in patterned paper.

I stamped a sentiment from the "Little Birdie" stamp set in green on to a white card strip. I used foam adhesive to pop it on the card front.

I stamped a sentiment inside the card in green.

The whole March release is now available in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store in the NEW section. Use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your total order.

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