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!!

Monday, November 15, 2021

New Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Fall Foliage #532

 Hello my crafty friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!

Today I am popping in with a fall card that I created for this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

The next two weeks it is a theme challenge-FALL FOLIAGE. My card is more fall plants as the Sunflower and pumpkin are "fall" oriented.

Our sponsor this month is PJMoore Illustrations. The owner generously gave us a couple of digital stamps to use. This one is called "Bear with Pumpkin and Sunflower."

Isn't it the CUTEST? I colored it in with Copic markers and then used some retired dies from MFT to frame my little bear. The pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn's 6 by 6 Watercolor Rainbow paper pad.

Please hop on over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge to play with us this week. I cannot wait to see what you create!!

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

Friday, November 12, 2021

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello everyone!! 

This is my second post for the day for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter 2021. I created a card using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Coffee Products

I created my background by blending Antique Linen Distress Ink and misting with Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress Stain. 

I then stenciled over the top with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using the CAS-Fridays By the Beans Stencil. I stamped the sentiment using the CAS-Fridays Cup of Coffee stamp set and brown dye ink. 

I adhered a teal die cut coffee cup die cut using the CFS Coffee Cup Die. I added some Glossy Accents over the brown "coffee" in the cup.

That is all from me today. Be sure to go over to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Fall/Winter 2021 for all the details to enter to win some FABULOUS Prizes!!!

If you feel like shopping a shopping spree at the CFS Shop, use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your order, including sale items!!

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

Got Coffee???-A Shaker Card with Kat Scrappiness!

Welcome to my blog!

Kat Scrappiness is pleased to be a returning super sponsor for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop for the Fall/Winter 2021. As a design team member, I’m thrilled to show you a project I created using some of the Kat Scrappiness “Coffee” related products. Kat Scrappiness currently has over 100 Coffee themed products available here!

I started my card by ink blending Festive Berries and Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the background. I then flicked three colors of mist over the top.

While the background was drying, I used the Kat Scrappiness Layered Coffee Cup Die to die cut the coffee cup out of Neenah White Cardstock and Kat Scrappiness red Rainbow Confetti Slimline paper. I used Festive Berries Distress Ink to blend the coffee warmer and adhered all the pieces of the cup together.

I also cut out the sentiment from brown cardstock using Kat Scrappiness's Got Coffee die.

I set my coffee cup and sentiment aside and made a flat shaker card. I used the Coffee Bean Sprinkles as my shaker element. I then adhered the card together as shown.

Remember, *everything* in our “CoffeeCategory is 15% off from NOV 12-19TH. As an added bonus we will include EVERYTHING else on our site as well!!!! Use coupon code: “FWCOFFEEHOP” for 15% off your order.

We are also having a giveaway! Since Kat Scrappiness is a super sponsor, we will be giving away a $25.00 gift card to the store, PLUS a flash prize which is a surprise package of Kat Scrappiness products! Please see the
Coffee Lover’s Blog for details!!

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

Monday, November 8, 2021

A Belated Birthday Using the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #531-Week 2

 Hey Crafty Friends!! I hope you are all doing well.

Today I am back with a belated birthday card I created using this weeks Cupcake Inspirations Color Challenge #531.

We were to use the colors Tangerine, Brown and Blue.

I started off by die cutting blue cardstock with a Stamp Market Die.

I layered a jar and flowers from The Greetery. I used Kat Scrappiness Sparkling Snow Pearls for the middle of the flowers of the hydrangeas.

The little bird is from Paper Trey Ink. I printed the sentiment out myself from the computer.

I hope you come and play with us this week at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #531. I cannot wait to see what you create.

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

Friday, November 5, 2021

A Belated Birtdahy Card with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello everyone!!! 

Today I am on the blog at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps with a belated birthday card. To be truthful, I only should make belated birthday cards because I NEVER REMEMBER to send my cards out in time! How about you?

Hop on over to my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blogpost to see how I created this card!!!

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

Monday, November 1, 2021

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #531

 Hello my friends!!

Today I am posting a card for a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. It is to use the colors brown, tangerine and blue on your card. 

I have to admit that this was something I had to think about. I decided to use some dies by Spellbinders to create this card. Below is this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Badge #531.

I used the images on top of the cupcakes, as well as the colors for the my inspiration. The layered die cuts look like they have a flower image on them.

The polka dot paper is at least 10 years old and is from My Mind's Eye. I layered it over a light blue, A2 sized card base.

My sentiment is from The Greetery. It is a really simple card but I like how it came out. Sometimes simple is good!!!

That is all from me today. Please hop on over to The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog and play with us this week. I cannot wait to see what you create!!!

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