Saturday, January 27, 2018

A Pink Ribbon for Tic-Tac-Tuesday Card

My card today was inspired by Tic-Tac-Tuesday #1 - the board that was posted on Try Stampin' On Tuesday's site a week or so ago.  

 I went straight across the top for my card . . . black, die cut and pink.  

And there was some sparkle there!  Nothing like some sparkle to say "never give up hope".  

Happy weekend!  I hope you find some time to create. 

Supplies Used - Never Give Up Hope
Stamps:  Hope Ribbon (CAS-ual Fridays); Good Reading (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Black and Pink to Red Ombre (Hero Arts); Versaark; Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Slate Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp); White Cardstock (Catherine Pooler Designs)
Accessories:  Wanderlust Embossing Powder (Wow); Ruffled Ribbon (CAS-ual Fridays); Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Time Out Challenge - Thankful

Thankful was the theme for the Time Out Challenge, and I recalled having some scraps on my table from a layout.  When I flip thru my scraps, the pattern papers below were in the front.  This one was design, cut and paste! 

Super simple card . . . just required some thought. 

I hope you find some time to create.


Supplies Used - Grateful to Call You My Friend
Paper:  Desert Storm and Solar White Cardstock (Nina); Pattern Paper (Kiwi Lane)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Watercolor for Stamp our Stash

I happened upon a challenge, Shopping Our Stash, which is exactly what I need to do.  Stamp the stash of items in my crafty arsenal.  And so I played along this week with some watercolor. 

For this one I used a stencil and some Ken Oliver Color Burst inks.  And yes . . . I cut the pieces apart, but only so I could use that border stamp from My Creative Time. 

The Color Burst did a bit o "bursting" out of the line of the stencil.  A look that was a bit different. 

I hope you found some time to create over this past weekend. 


Supplies Used - Just a Note
Stamps:  Mad for Plaid (My Creative Time); Minis4Circles (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Violet, Lime Green, Lemon Yellow (Color Bursts from Ken Oliver); Licorice Archival Ink (The Stamps of Life)
Paper:  Powdered Sugar and Licorice Cardstock (The Stamps of Life);
Accessories:  Pattern of Rings (Winnie & Walter); White Linen Ribbon (Stampin' Up)

Embossing for Stamp Ink Paper

Embossing is the challenge at Stamp Ink Paper this week.  I went for the gold . . .

I started by creating my watercolor technique piece using Lemon Yellow and Crimson Colorburst, and then I cut my Concentric Circle Die.  Once it was dry, I embossed the "thanks" sentiment with gold embossing powder.

I then took a white panel, stamped/embossed my sentiment to match in gold, and then embossed the edges of that white panel and popped it on my card base.  

I love the look of those circles in the different shades of yellow and red.

Hope you find some time to create.  Cheers!


Supplies Used -Thanks for All You Do
Stamps and Dies:  Painted Thanks Stamp Set and Concentric Circles Die (Neat and Tangled); Butterly Notes Stamp Set (Catherine Pooler Designs);
Ink & Embossing: Versamark, Orange, Lemon Yellow and Crimson Color Burst (Ken Oliver); Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger)
Paper:  Canson Watercolor Paper; Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Claus for Celebration for Freshly Made Sketch

Created this card using the Freshly Made Sketch that is currently posted.  I used supplies from my Simon Says Stamp December card kit. 

I felt I had to do a little stamping,  so I matched up some ink to my paper and stamped the sentiment on the right side of my border strip to add a bit of interest. 

A pretty simple but fun card to make.  Love that sentiment stamp.  

I hope you find some time to create!  


Supplies Used - Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Aquatini and Rockin' Red (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah); Licorice (The Stamps of Life) Milk and Cookie Paper (Doodle Bug)

Encouragement . . . for CASology

The cue card at CASology this week is ENCOURAGE!  So here's a card I created to give a little . . .

I love the "font" of that super thin amazing die cut.   I used a pretty simple layout for this card and tried to take advantage of pattern papers. 

I hope you found some time to create today. 


Supplies Used - Amazing in Every Way
The Stamps of Life Kit of the Month - November 2017

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Joyful for Merry Monday

Embossing was the challenge at Merry Monday this week . . . either dry or heat embossing.

I went with the heat embossing of my sentiment, but as you can clearly see, there was some dry embossing in my die . . . didn't notice until I popped it out of the die.  It's that very slight border of the die.

I hope you find some time to create today.


Supplies Used - Joyful Holiday Season
Stamps and Dies:  Merry & Bright Boughs Stamps and Peppermint Stick Background Stamp (Catherine Pooler Designs; Merry Labels (CASual Fridays)
Ink and Embossing: Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up) and Versamark; Opague Bright White EP (WOW)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah); Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

#squadgoals for CAS(E) this Sketch

I am still working with my Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit, and used the inspiration from CAS(E) this Sketch for this one.

Loving all that "gingerbread-y" paper.   And those cute little epoxy gingerbread men are adorable. 

I hope you find some time to create this week. 

Supplies Used - From Our Squad to Yours - Gingerbread
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Versamark and Opague Bright White Embossing Powder (WOW)
Paper:  Solar White (Neenah) and Milk and Cookie Paper (Doodlebug)
Other: Christmas Squad Stickers (Simon Says Stamp)

Christmas Challenge #1 - StampNation

My favorite crafty place is StampNation, and I do have a resolution to find a better balance between work and life, and that means more creating and more StampNation.  So with the Simon Says Stamp Kit from December still on my table, it seemed appropriate to create a card for StampNation's first Christmas card challenge ever!  The challenge was sweet treats. 

I stamped and collected up the sweet treats from the kit. Love my white pen. 

If you've not checked out StampNation - highly recommend it. I've been a member for over six years and have met physically and virtually some awesome people.  Loads of inspiration and creativity. 

I hope you all find some time to create! 


Supplies Used - Basically Everything Sweet
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink & Embossing:  Black Ink (Hero Arts)
Paper: Desert Storm and Solar White (Neenah), White Dot (Bazzill); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug); Glitter Cardstock (Tonic Studios)
Other: Milk and Cookie Shapes (Doodlebug and Simon Says Stamp)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Santa + Paws for Less is More

First card post of 2018, and I can't believe it is a Christmas card.  But I was using supplies from my December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit, so it had to be.  And today I used a Sketch from Less is More to create my card. 

I envisioned this as Santa up on top of the roof, and the little kitty and puppy down below waiting.  

And of course they have treats ready for Santa.  

I stamped with black ink and used Stickles for all of my coloring.  So much fun creating this one.  And now it goes into a vault until next year. 

Cheers - and I hope you found some time to create today. 



Supplies Used - Santa - Kitty - Puppy
Stamps and Dies:  Christmas Squad Stamps (Simon Says Stamp) and Circle Dies (Sizzix)
Ink & Embossing:  Black (Hero Arts)
Paper: Solar White Cardstock (Neenah); Milk and Cookies Paper (Doodlebug)
Other: Black Diamond. Christmas Red, and Diamond Stickles (Ranger); Milk and Cookies Shapes (Doodlebug)