Friday, February 26, 2021

My Turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Inspired by Pinterest

 Hello everyone!! I hope you all are doing well. I am popping in today with a sneak peek to my card that is on CAS-ual Fridays Stamps today. 

To see how I created this card, hop on over to my post

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I hope you had a FABULOUS day!!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day on CAS-ual Fridays

 Happy Valentine's Day!!! I am over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Blog today with a Valentine. Below is a sneak peek!!

I had a lot of fun using the new Kistch Flamingo Distress Spray Stain and Embossing Glaze. Hop on over to my post to see my complete card!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Valentine's Eve

 Happy Saturday!!! I am just popping in with two more cars that I created for some challenges. They are Valentine themed, which cracks me up since we don't really celebrate Valentine's Day in my home!!! My birthday is on February 15th so we just roll it into one.

I created my first card for my daughter, though I should have made it for my husband!! He LOVES Pandas!!!

This card was inspired by this weeks Global Design Projects Sketch #278 and this weeks colors on The Color Throwdown #629 badge. 

Instead of ombre stripes like on the sketch, I used a Heart Border die from Mama Elephant. I chose to die cut it from the colors on the Color Throwdown badge.

The panda was dug out from my stash of colored in images. It is from the Lovely Pandas by Gerda Steiner.

The sentiment strips were from Taylored Expressions Mini Strips Valentine. I tucked some die cut hearts around the little bear that were die cut from a retired CAS-Fridays die.

My second card I had fun creating using Pretty Pink Posh's Layered Heart Stencil and a die cut sentiment using SSS's Big Valentine's Day die.  

I used the new Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink along with Candied Apple and Spun Sugar.

The sentiment is three layers of red cardstock that I covered with Christmas Red Stickles to give it some sparkle and shine.  

I am entering this card into some challenges too. I am entering this into Watercooler Wednesdays WWC 308, The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #152 and The Card Concept #148. The WWC308 was to create a card for an occasion and the colors were inspired by The Cupcake Inspiration and The Card Concept.

That is all from me today. I have one more card I created for Valentine's Day but I had to fix a boo boo and need to let it dry. I will post it maybe tomorrow.

Have a FABULOUS night!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

I Love You More

 Happy Tuesday!! It has been snowing here all day and I had a couple hours in my craft room. I created a couple of Valentines.

The first I used Inspired by Challenges (#IB160). 

I used both the badge and the sketch to create my card.

I used the new Ranger Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink to blend behind my heart that I die cut from some 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Paper.

The hearts behind my kraft heart are from Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts Die and the Macrame Borders and Tassels dies for the border is from The Greetery. 

For my second card was inspired by The Card Concept Challenge #148 and Just Us Girls #570 Valentines. I used the sketch from Try Stamping On Tuesday


I started off with using a pattern paper background.

The die cut hearts are from Lawn Fawn-Candy Hearts. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things "My Galantine."

That is all from me tonight. I thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

A CAS-ual Fridays Post

 Happy Tuesday everyone!! Today I am over on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog with a pet sympathy card using a rainbow of colors. 

Be sure to pop on over to my post to see how I created this card and for a little pick me up to a gray, winter day!!!

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

Monday, February 1, 2021

Using my Stash: Valentines

Hello everyone!! I cannot believe how long it has been since I have posted ANYTHING on this blog. Moving my craft room from one floor to the next has taken me forever, since I have had to sort through everything and clean out the upstairs room too. It still is not complete BUT I am getting there!!!

In my sorting, I found some things that I decided I wanted to use. I forgot I even had this little kit from Making Memories and so I put it on my desk to remind me to use it when I had time. Well, this weekend I did!

I didn't use everything but I did pull out a lot and made three cards. I added a few things to it here and there but I love what I created!!!

This first card is my favorite. I used some pattern paper from my stash and added the frame, which was in the kit, that I had fussy cut it out. I then used foam adhesive to pop the "adore" bingo card up over it. 

The little ticket and red twine were also from the kit. I added the xoxo that was sitting in my stash. I think it should have been the opposite, though, right? Oh well, it is adhered too well to pull it off!

I finished the card off with a Valentine sentiment stamped using Taylored Expressions Mini Strips: Valentine.

I am going to enter this card into this month's Color Hues Challenge: Red and Pink. I am also going to enter this into Just Add Ink's Challenge: Pick 2-banner, border bow. I have the bow and am counting the strip as my border!

For my second card I used items from the kit AND a stenciled heart background that I created last year and never used.

The little pattern square and ticket were from that kit. I added a doily and the felt heart, two other things I discovered as I was going through my stuff. Everything old is new again!!

That sentiment strips are from my stash as well. I just paired them together. 

I don't do a lot of heavy layering on my cards because it is a pain to send but I love how this came out too!!!

My last card is a sympathy card.

The heart, the button, the twine and ticket were all from the kit. I added a Prima flower from a HUGE jar that I own, as well as some hearts that were die cut using a retired CAS-ual Fridays die.

The sentiment strips are from my stash. I think they are Taylored Expressions

The next two cards are kind of random for this post. I created them last month when I was doing this fun, stenciled/stamped/blended winter backgrounds.

The elves are Mama Elephant Little Agenda Elves that were colored and die cut

Other images are a combination of My Favorite Things and Lawn Fawn. To see how I created the background, go to this post. I don't have the energy to write it all down again!!!

The beauty of this card was that I had all the little images stamped and colored ahead of time. I just had to die cut the frame and make the background!!!

The last card is in this winter theme as well.

The snow man is from Mama Elephant's Little Snowman Agenda, the hills are from Simon Says Stamp and the trees/house are from Lawn Fawn.

The sentiment is from Hello Bluebird. Out of all the cards I created that day, this one is my favorite for some reason. 

Did I bore you yet with all my cards? This has been kind of a long post but now I am done!!!

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