Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release Day 3

Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you are all doing well. 

Today is Day 3 of the March CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release. I created a card with the new "Happy Birthday" stamp set.

I started off my card by using the Curtis Stencil with two colors of Distress Ink on a white background.

I then used the Happy Birthday stamp set and double stamp set in an orange and peach color. 

I adhered the panel over two scraps of pattern paper. I did a pop up effect of the sentiment by covering up the darker cover with an aqua shimmer pen and Glossy Accents.

Here is a peek at what the entire stamp set looks like:

Want to see some more projects with this stamp set? Hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what the design team has created.

This stamp set, as well as the entire release is in the NEW section of the CAS-ual Fridays Store right now!! Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your entire order.

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

Monday, March 30, 2020

Day Two of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release-"Terrific Flowers"

Happy Monday!! I hope you are all well.

Today I am posting a project that I created using the new CAS-ual Fridays stamp set "Terrific Flowers."

I had so much fun with this stamp set. I used Tombow markers to "watercolor" my flowers.

I actually did it the Art Impressions way of coloring. I colored on my stamps, stamped the image onto watercolor paper and then took a round brush to blend the marker.

I then colored on my glass mat and used different shades of the purple and green to blend in more lights and darks. The background was done watering down Vintage Photo Distress ink and painting onto the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto white cardstock and die cut it with a circle die. I used foam adhesive to pop it up on the card.

This was a really cool way to "paint" that I will be doing it again. During this scary time, I have been trying all sorts of new ways to color and paint. I encourage you to do the same.

Here is the full stamp set:

This stamp set, along with all the other new sets being released is in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store RIGHT NOW in the NEW section!!! To get an extra 15% off your total order, use my code NORASENTME.

For more fabulous inspiration from the design team using this stamp set, hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

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

Sunday, March 29, 2020

It is Day One of a CAS-ual Fridays Release!!

Hi everyone!! Today I am here to post the first day of the CAS-ual Fridays March Release!! Yeah!!!

The design team is showcasing the new set "Hot Momma." This set, as well as all the other sets that are being release are in the CAS-ual Fridays Store RIGHT NOW.

Here is the card I created.

When I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to make a "cake" with that sentiment!! I know, I know, my mind goes weird places sometimes.

I actually stamped the "hot mama" part of the card on five different pieces of scrap paper. I then cut each into strips and pieced it together!!

I created candles out of small strips of patterned paper and then used the Fun-Fetti hearts for the "flames."

Here is a sneak peek of the whole set:

This set, along with four other sets are available in the NEW section of the store.

Want to get an extra 15% off your total order? Use my code NORASENTME!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Please be sure to hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what other projects the design team cooked up.

Have a FABULOUS day!!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Freshly Made Sketches and CASE this Sketch Challenge Cards

Hi everyone!! I hope you are all hanging in there. I am sure you are all like me and just wishing this would all go away.

I have been spending my time this week trying to prepare to help my students that I support at school via online. This is a HUGE learning curve for me. Usually I reenforce material that has already been taught but this means actually teaching it. Not sure I am liking this transition as didn't get my degree as a teacher for a reason. This also means learning new technology, which I am excited about.

Another thing I have been doing is attempting to clean up my craft room. My computer where I will be doing my lessons is in my room and I couldn't have the kids see my MESS. I did a Zoom happy hour with some friends last night and one of my friends actually commented on the chaos. It is slowly and surely getting better but I have so much stuff that I am NOT willingly giving up.

I was able to get some challenges done this week in between all my learning and cleaning. My first card I created for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #428.

I used Reverse Confetti's Butterfly Wreath stamp set that I colored in with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Sympathy.

The background paper is from 49 Market Irrevocable Collection.

This is the sketch that inspired this card.

For the next two cards, I used the CASE this Sketch Challenge #365.

I LOVED this sketch because I can use PATTERN PAPER SCRAPS!!! Do you know how much paper I have? And my scraps are overflowing!!! I did use some paper from some new 6" by 6" paper pads that I have been hoarding.

The striped and yellow dot paper are from My Mind's Eye "Tutti Fruitti" collection. The flower is from Pink Fresh Studio "Dainty Blossoms" die.

The "happy" die cut is "Big Lingo Type" from Birch Press Design. I have had it in my stash FOREVER and have never used it. The stamped part of the sentiment was from Hero Arts "Happy" stamp set.

For my second card, I used the scraps from the first card except for the middle portion.

I actually like this card better than the first. The middle panel is from Pink Fresh Studio's "Just a Little Lovely" 6" by 6".

I used the same products for the flowers, the "happy" and the sentiment.

These were so fun to make!!! 

Well, that is all for today. I hope you all have a great day!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Birthday Card Sneak Peek

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Today I am over on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog with a masculine birthday card I created using stenciling on dark cardstock.

Hop on over to the blog to see how I created this card!!! 

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

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Birthday Card for Freshly Made Sketches and The Flower Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!! Today was a gorgeous day outside and it made me happy to be alive!!!

My husband will be working from home starting tomorrow and this week we have been told that the paraprofessionals will be contacting kids to help with their school work. I have helped a bit with math, like doing a problem or getting resources to help the kids learn for that math class but I am a bit worried about the kids staying motivated during this time.

Today I a posting a card that I made for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #427.

Below is the sketch that inspired this card:

I did move the sentiment and hope that is okay but the rest I kept kind of true to the sketch.

I used My Favorite Things A La Modes Martinis on Me stamp and die set for this card. I colored in the girl with Copic markers and added some Sparkle with Stickles

I used Candy Apple Distress Ink to shade in the back and the red strip. The red strip I made a bit darker so it wouldn't blend into the background.

I colored in a purple girl too but have yet to make a card with it!!

I created another card for this month's Flower Challenge #42, Anything Goes.

I combined a die from Spellbinders and a flower from My Favorite Things that I had colored in using Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

This was a rather simple card to make but I like how it came out.

In other news, one thing I have been doing is cooking. I made Chicken Chili and cornbread the other night for dinner at my daughter's request.

I didn't have any cornmeal and actually had to go to the grocery store to buy it. I wound up buying polenta cornmeal to use but it worked. The cornbread was actually better because of it!!

Well, that is all from me today. Keep your chin up and hope for the best!!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A CAS-ual Fridays Critter Blog Hop

Hello everyone. Crickets here on the blog. I have been crafting slowly but not posting much.

I hope you are all doing well. It has been tough here sheltering in place this week but I am happy to do so to keep people safe. I have been finding things to do that I neglect on a daily basis, like washing curtains and making meals to freeze. I have also been teaching my daughter how to cook-something I am not bad at but HATE to do.

Today I am here with with a card I created for the CAS-ual Fridays Crafting With Hue Blog Hop. The design team all made critter cards!!

For my card, I used the Little Huggables Stamp Set and the Little Critter Fri-dies for my card.

I chose to use the cat image from the stamp set because I wanted to use the sentiment, "Meow you doing?" because I have a certain someone I am going to send it to.

I colored the cat with Copic markers and die cut it with the Little Critters die.

I used foam adhesive to adhere my kitty to an A2 card front.

I blended Ranger Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron onto this panel before placing the cat, and used Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer over it for a little sparkle.

The purple gems were adhered at the end around the sentiment to give it some emphasis.

To celebrate this blog hop, CAS-ual Fridays is having a sale!!! All Critters are 20% off!

To get an extra 15% off, please use my code NORASENTME.

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend and try to destress during these trying times.