Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sunday Tea with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Today I am on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog with a card that I combined three CAS-ual Fridays Stamps stamp sets.

I hand stamped a sentiment from "Heartfelt Sayings" in blue onto a piece of blue patterned paper and adhered it to a white A2 card front. Next I adhered a banner over that.

I die cut a tea cup and a tea pot using the CAS-ual Fridays "Teapot Fri-dies" and shaded them in with Copic Markers. I then stamped flowers and leaves from the "Peace and Comfort" stamp set on each of them.

I adhered the teapot and teacup over the banner.

What would my card be with out using the "Fun-Fetti Fri-die?" I adhered three die cut hearts on my card, covered them with a glitter pen and topped them off with Glossy Accents.

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I thank you for stopping by!!! Have a FABULOUS day!! Relax and enjoy yourself.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps:


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Some Challenges

Happy Sunday!!

This weekend was just beautiful and had a chance to take two beautiful walks, each with a different friend. So much better on the waist then going out to eat.

I had a couple hours in the craft room yesterday and created a couple cards for some challenges. I decided that going forward I am going to try to make two cards when I get out a stamp set. I used the Altenew stamp set "Budding Thanks" for both of my cards.

I stamped the flowers with the Altenew "Shades of Purple" and "Green Fields" mini ink cubes on a white, top folding A2 card.

For the softer colored tulip, I used the Soft Lilac and Lavender Fields ink. The darker tulip was stamped with Lavender Fields and Midnight Violet.

I used a sentiment from Altenew's "Beautiful Day" stamp set in black. I could not photograph it but I covered the flowers with a clear sparkle pen and added some clear sequins.

I am entering the "Time Out Challenges: Spring," and the Altenew April 2018 Inspiration Challenge.

I used the same stamp set for my second card but instead of using just the purple shades, I used a combination of the "Rose Petal" mini cubes and "Tropical Forest" mini ink cubes. 

The left flower I used both the purple and rose colors. I originally stamped it with the pink BUT it was too light so I over-stamped it with the two lightest purples. For the purple flower I used "Midnight Violet" and "Deep Iris."

I stamped an Altenew sentiment from "Label Love" with black dye ink. I adhered it to the card with foam adhesive.

The last step was to adhere a few sequins around the sentiment.

This card was inspired by the CAS(E) this Sketch #268.

Well that is all for now. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS night!!

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Stamps-Altenew *"Budding Thanks,"*"Beautiful Day," and *"Label Love"
Paper-Neenah Solar White
Ink-Altenew "Shades of Purple,"Tropical Forest,” and "Green Fields," Tsukineko "Onyx Black"
Other-*Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares

Friday, April 20, 2018

It's Michele's FIFTIETH Birthday!!!

Hello everyone!! Today I am posting a card for Michele-the owner of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps-50th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration. You should have come here from Angel Rivera's Blog. If you get lost along the way, go to  the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for the entire list of blogs for the hop!!!

I chose to make a card combining "WTF 2" and "Supercalifragilistic" stamp sets.

I made the type into a cake. I created it so that the red words are to be read together and the white sentiment strips that are read together. You can see this done in typographic posters.

I mounted the sentiments over an A2 sized card that I had adhered a panel where I had done ink smooshing on it in red, pink and flicked with gold.

I added gold hearts that I had die cut with "Fun-Fetti Fri-dies."

On the inside, I used the "Shenanigans" stamp set.

Be sure to comment on everyone's blog. There will be FOUR $50 gift codes randomly drawn from the comments on the blog hop participants blogs. Next up is Mary Moisan.

Happy 50th Birthday Michele!! I hope you have a FABULOUS day!!!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Products:
"WTF 2"
"Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies"

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gift Wrapping from the Mess on my Desk

Hey everyone!! Happy Monday!!

Today I am popping in for a quick post on a gift I wrapped to send out for my Aunt's birthday a couple weeks ago. I had taken photos of it but never downloaded them so I thought I would share today.

I needed to mail this in an padded envelope so I wanted the wrapping to be as flat as possible. I wrapped it up in tissue and then added some water colored images from Altenew's "Happy Bloom" stamp set on top.

I know, I know, the pink and read are not a "match" made in heaven but I kind have been mixing these colors up with each other lately. It is FUN!!

Well that is all for today!! I hope you have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Vacation and Some Challenges

Happy Sunday everyone!!

I had a very busy day yesterday. I deep cleaned my fridge (never got to the freezer!!), took everything off of my counters and scrubbed them down, and cleaned my stove top which was a MESS!! In between, I made Whoopee Pies because I have been craving them ALL WEEK!!

I also had some time in my craft room. I have actually had quite a bit of time to stamp and color this week but did not really make many cards. It was just fun to "play" and if it came out, it came out.

Today I am posting a card that I created for CAS(E) this Sketch #267 and Color Throwdown #488.

Here is the card I created:

I stamped and colored the Wild Rose Studios "Bella With Friend" stamp with Copic Markers. I layered it over a piece of My Favorite Things "Berrylicious" card stock.

I then adhered a strip of PaperTrey Ink “Lemon Tart” over the top and stamped a sentiment from the Altenew "Beautiful Quotes" stamp set in black.

I finished off the card by using a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker over the butterflies and flower, which was hard to photograph.

To finish off my day yesterday, I went on a walk with a friend on a CT Rails to Trails. This is where in certain towns that they dug up where the old rail road tracks used to run and made walking/bike trails. They are so beautiful and incorporate miles and miles of places to hike.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a great day!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

My Turn for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Thursday everyone!! 

My spring vacation is almost over right now and I have mixed emotions. My daughter will be graduating from high school in June. This is the last leg of her senior year. 

For all you readers that have little ones-enjoy the time!! They GROW UP TOO FAST!!!

In honor of my daughter's graduation, I created a graduation card combining the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Bravo" and "Rad 2" stamp sets. 

I first stamped the "bravo" sentiment with navy dye ink onto white card stock. I then stamped the next two words with orange and red ink, all from the "Bravo" stamp set. To top it off, I stamped the "congrats" from "Rad 2" again with the navy ink. 

I die cut the panel and placed it over an A2 sized card base that I had already adhered some patterned paper to. 

I then punched out some stars that matched the three inks and adhered them around the sentiment block and it was complete. I LOVE how easy this card was to put together. Since I know a lot of seniors I will be putting many cards just like this in May!


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I thank you for stopping by today!!! Have a WONDERFUL rest of the day!!!

CAS-ual Fridays Supplies:
"Bravo" Stamp Set
"Rad 2" Stamp Set

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter and a Couple of Challenges

Happy Easter everyone!! I hope everyone has been enjoying their day.

I am just popping in to post two cards I created last night for some challenges. The first card I created I played around with some new stamps that I received this week.

I was inspired by three challenges for this card. The first being CAS(E) This Sketch #265. The other two challenges that I was inspired by for this card were two photo challenges. One was the Inspired By Challenge: Spring Sunshine and the other was an image from Time Out Challenges.


I used the sketch as a base for my card, the Inspired By photo for the background of my card and the Time Out photo as the color of my flowers.

I started off by stenciling the yellow onto a white background using the Echo Park "Diagonal Buffalo Plaid" Stencil. I layered this over a white card base and a piece of brown that I had embossed an diagonal line on.

I used Altenew's "Happy Bloom" set for my flowers. I colored them in by using Tombow markers as watercolors.

My second card was also inspired by a sketch and again I used Altenew's "Happy Bloom" set as my focal point.

I used the same watercolor technique with the Tombow markers to paint my flowers. I have to admit they came out a bit bright in this photo but they are more red in real life.

I used sketch #330 From the Freshly Made Sketches Blog as the inspiration for this card.

The "happy" die cut is from Sizzix. I used a sentiment from my very oldest PTI set for the stamped "birthday."

I embossed the kraft card stock on this card with a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

Well that is all from me today. I had fun sitting down and playing-something I rarely do anymore. I colored a few things that I hope to make into cards if I get a minute this week.

Have a great night!!

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Card #1
Ink-*Ranger “Jet Black” Archival Ink, MFT “Daffodil,”
Stamps and Dies-*Altenew "Happy Bloom," WPlus9 "Basic Greetings," Paper Trey Ink "Stitched Circles: Holes Die"

Paper-*Neenah Solar White, *Strathmore Watercolor Pad, *Bazzill "Twig," Kraft Card stock
Ink-*Ranger “Jet Black” Archival Ink
Stamps and Dies-*Altenew "Happy Bloom, *Sizzix Thinlets "Sentiment Words, Thins," PaperTrey Ink
Other-*Tombow Markers "Primary," "Secondary," *Sizzix Big Shot Machine,