Friday, December 31, 2021

New Years Eve with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

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 Hello my friends!! It is the eve of 2022 and I am so happy to say good bye to 2021. I am ready for a reset!!! How about you?

Today I am on the blog with a card for CAS-Fridays Stamps. I used the Champagne Flute Dies and the Pop Fizz Clink stamp set to create this festive card.

The background heat embossed but I did a little trick. I used the Bubbly Stencil and did a direct to paper method with the Versamark Ink through the stencil. I then used gold embossing powder on top of that. I knew if I did this technique with this glitter embossing powder, it would not be perfect but I like how it came out. 

All this gold made the card really difficult to photograph too!!

As a bonus, we are also blogging about our favorite card we created for the CAS-Fridays Design Team. 

This was my favorite card that I created all year. I was able to get MESSY and used techniques that I haven't used in years. I also LOVE the colors. Here is the link to my original BLOG POST to see how I created this card. 

What is a celebration without a sale? TONS of products are on sale at the CAS-Fridays Store. Use the code below to get an extra 22% off!!

That is all from me today. I hope you all have a FABULOUS and SAFE night.
(I will be going to bed early myself!!!)

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Happy Holiday Card with Kat Scrappiness

 Hello everyone!! I hope you are all doing well. So exhausted here. I am TRYING to get my Christmas cards written and mailed but not sure I will get them all out in time. It is okay if they are late, isn't it? 😟

This is a quick post with a card I created using a bunch of Kat Scrappiness supplies. I am on the Kat Scrappiness Blog with a step by step for this card. I used the actual background die as a stencil!!! I had so much fun making it and so decided to post it here too. 

I love the little decorations on the trees. They are from the Christmas Funfetti Sprinkle Mix at Kat Scrappiness!

To see how I created this, hop on over to the Kat Scrappiness Blog!!! There is also a sale going on. The Kat Scrappiness Slimline collection is on sale. Save 15% using the code SLIMLINE.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS Wednesday!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Week 2 of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #534-Snow People

Hello everyone!! I hope that this post finds you all well. 

I am popping in today with a card to remind you of the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #534.


The theme is to create a card with Snow People.

I tried to make my card as simple as possible. I used a mix of new and old supplies. I used the Honey Bee Stamps Pierced Snowflake Die on a red card base as my starting point.

I die cut a white rectangle using my pierced rectangles from The Greetery and die cut a square out of that. I stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant's Jingle Greetings on my rectangle and adhered it to my card.

I used a combo of Prized Ribbon and Peeled Paint Distress Stain on the tiny square and used foam adhesive to adhere it in a diagonal over the rectangle opening. I added a die cut tree and a Mama Elephant stamped snowman to complete my card.

I hope that this card inspires you to come on over and play with us this week. I cannot wait to see what you create!!! Pop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Blog to see what the other DT members created!!

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

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

A Christmas Card for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

 Hello everyone!! 

Today it is my turn over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. To see how I created my card, please hop on over to THIS POST.

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

Monday, December 13, 2021

Time for a NEW Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #534-Snow People

 Happy Monday everyone!! 

I don't know about you but at this time of year, I feel like I am on a never ending treadmill. So many things to do but not enough time to complete everything you want to do! 

That said, this card for the new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #534 was done at the last minute and I LOVE how it came out!!! 

This week the challenge is a theme challenge-Snow People.


I used a mixture of old and new products on this card. The snowman is *Jack Frost from Elizabeth Craft Designs. He is one of my new winter products that I bought this year.

I combined him with some snowflakes from my stash and the new Sophie Snowflake from SSS. 

I stamped the Typed Christmas sentiment from Hello Bluebird with Berrylicious ink from Pinkfresh Studio. 

The background paper is from my scrap stash. It was originally a 12 by 12 Christmas paper and it worked perfectly for this card!!!

I hope that you like my card and have time to join us this week at Cupcake Inspirations. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

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

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Week Two of the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #533

 Hello Crafty Friends!!

 Today I am popping in with a card that I created for week two of the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #533

This challenge was to use the colors red, white and cream on a card. 

I actually added some gold and green as well because I thought that it needed it.

I started off by using a circle stencil and blending Festive Berries for the red background and then a Stamperia "Alchemy" stencil over it in Fired Brick Distress Ink.

The trees are Tall Pine Trees from the Frantic Stamper Inc. The snowflakes are from my stash that I cut out awhile ago. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Snow Globe Sentiments. I use these sentiments a TON and I think need to make a bunch ahead of time.

I hope that you hop on over and play with us this week. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!

Saturday, December 4, 2021

A Happy Hanukkah Card with CAS-Fridays Stamps

 Hello my friends!! Today I am on the BLOG over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps with a Happy Hanukkah Card I created using two stencils and a die.

Please hop on over to my CAS-Fridays BLOG POST to see how I created my card!! 

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

Monday, November 29, 2021

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #533-A Color Challenge

Hello my friends!! I hope that you are all well and have recovered from the Thanksgiving festivities. We hosted this year and it was so nice to be back to a semi-normal celebration. 

I have to be honest that I almost forgot to post my card for this weeks Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Between last minute cleaning, cooking and having my daughter home from college, the weekend was all about family. 

This week I have to call in to see if I have Federal Jury Duty. I am on the fence as to how I feel about it all. I think being on a jury would be interesting but it is a lot of time out of work. If I don't get picked this time, I can be picked again within two month time frame.

On to my card!! This is my creation for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #533-a color challenge. 

The challenge was to use red, cream and white on a card. This was really hard as I would not usually use cream and white together!!

I pulled it together by creating my my Blooming Poinsettias from Poppy Stamps in these three colors. My cream is more vanilla but I am okay with that.

I used a scrap for the Concord and 9th "joy" sentiment. I adhered it over a piece of paper from a retired Authentique 6 by 6 paper pad. I have SO MUCH paper in my Christmas stash that I cannot buy anymore!!

I tried to die cut each piece of the poinsettia using a different shade of the cardstock. Each piece was from my scrap drawer. I love how this came out!!!

I now challenge YOU to create a card using these colors. Hop on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to enter. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

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

Monday, November 22, 2021

My Turn on the CAS-Fridays Blog

Hello my friends!! I am popping in to say that it is my turn on the CAS-Fridays Blog. This is my THIRD post for today. As December is almost here, I created a festive Christmas card using some of my CAS-Fridays supplies. Below is the card I created.

To see how I made this card, please hop on over to my CAS-Fridays Blog Post to see how I created my card.

I also want to let you know that CAS-Fridays is having a HUGE sale!!! Hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Shop and treat yourself.

You can even use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total purchase, including sales!!!

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

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #532 Reminder- "FALL FOLIAGE" Week Two

 Hi everyone!! I hope you are all doing FABULOUS!! 

This week is Thanksgiving and I cannot wait for the day. On this day, I always make old favorites and sometimes add a new dish. What is your favorite thing about this American holiday?

Today I am popping in with a card for the second week of Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #532

Just a reminder that the theme this week is FALL FOLIAGE.


Once again, PJIllustrations is our sponsor and gifted us with some free images. The one I used is called "Fall and Foliage." Isn't that fox adorable?

Once again I used my Copic Markers to color in the digital stamp. I then used a Honey Bee Stamps Hexagon Solid Stack dies to die cut my image out. I mounted it over Kat Scrappiness's Rainbow Confetti Slimline Paper and a doily I had on my desk.

I added some Kat Scrappiness Sparkling Snow Pearls around a sentiment strip from my stash. I LOVE how this card came out!!

I hope you will join us this week over at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I cannot wait to see what you create!! 

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

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Tis the Season

Hi friends!! It has been a long time that I have sat down to just make a card for myself, using whatever I wanted. Today I did some cleaning and decided to take a time out create a card for two different challenges.

I created this for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #512 and The Color Throwdown #669.

I started by doing a bit of ink blending with Chipped Sapphire and Prized Ribbon Distress Ink. I then used a new stencil that I received from Stamperia. My last step was to use Gold Color Shine, Picket Fence and Prize Ribbon Distress Spray Stain.

I used Spellbinders November 2021 Small Die of the Month Club for my ornament. I die cut the ornament out of white and gold cardstock. I used some navy gems for some fun on my ornamnet.

My pine boughs and Typed Christmas sentiment are from Hello Bluebird and the foiled strips are from a DCWV foiled paper pad.

I had SO MUCH FUN creating this card!!! I am so into blue and gold at this moment. I wish I could make it my color scheme but I am not willing to spend money on new ornament.

I am looking forward to seeing my daughter this week. She is coming home on Tuesday and I have not seen her since October. This week is going to be so busy!!! I am having my family and Chris at Thanksgiving this year after not seeing anyone last year.

Well, that is all from me. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by!!! Have a FABULOUS day!!