Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: With Sympathy

Happy Tuesday!

I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog, yay!

I pulled out the beautiful Casual Comfort stamp set and Casual Trees Fri-Dies to make a sympathy card. I find these the toughest cards to make, do you? It's tricky to find that right mix that shows caring and comfort, but not too bright/flashy and not too dark/depressing. And it's especially hard to make one when you actually need it, because then you're in no state to create. Okay, I'm rambling. I hope you enjoy the card, this is a lovely stamp set and die to work with on an occasion such as this.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: Casual Comfort by CAS-ual Friday Stamps 
Cardstock: SU Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: SU Early Espresso
Accessories: Casual Trees Fri-Die, Big Shot, SU washi tape, twine, Coastal Cabana ribbon.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Curtain Call: Love You So!

Greetings from Kansas City, MO!

Still on vacation but had to play along with the Curtain Call's 1st Anniversary Challenge!
Isn't the inspiration photo dreamy?! I finally broke out my SU triangle punch and Geometrical set! Yay!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: SU Geometrical
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, various MME patterned paper
Ink: SU Island Indigo
Accessories: SU Triangle Punch, MME Enamel Dots

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Fusion Challenge!

Happy Wednesday!

Still on vacay but made one more card with my mom while she was quilting! Good times!

I played along with the Fusion Challenge this week, fun! I used both the sketch and the inspiration with my texty little flags. I love that mini banner punch from Stampin' Up!

I got to stamp with my sweet little niece last night, so I'll have more to share soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: Tim Holtz cupcake.
Cardstock: Studio Calico kit Bazzill, MME patterned paper.
Ink: Staz-on Brown, Tim Holtz markers.
Accessories: October Afternoon Public Library diecut starburst, SU banner punch, Tim Holtz Aquapainter, MME enamel dot.

Monday, July 21, 2014


Happy Monday!
I'm blogging from Missouri country, outside Lake of the Ozarks, so pretty!
I have a suitcase of supplies and have managed to make one card!

I played along with CAS(E) this Sketch #85 and Casology Pet challenge. I am missing my doggy Scout, so this was the perfect challenge! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and happy stamping!

Cardstock: some Bazzill from Studio Calico kit, polka dot from SU.
Accessories: October Afternoon Bookworm diecut stickers and letters, woodgrain washi tape, mini banner & tag punch SU, metallic twine, silver glitter enamel dots and star crystal.

Friday, July 4, 2014

This is Epic!

Happy Independence Day, America!

I've been doing lots of creating this week, including this card for the birthday of a coworker's daughter. It's got a lot going on, as dh would say, right? :)

I played along with Cast Study #198, and oh my, the inspiration from the design team was out of this world! The inspiration card was from the July Muse Shari Carroll, and as much as I love it, I love the new one she created based on it, even more! Go see it, seriously!

Hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: "HB" from It's Your Birthday, retired SU.
Cardstock: Jenni Bowlin 12x12 patterned paper.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Elle's Studio printed diecuts, October Afternoon Hooray sticker, SU Gumball Green embossing powder, heat tool, Studio Calico speech bubble wood veneer & thin cork from kit, Thickers, Heidi Swapp circle heart journaling piece, SU Starburst Framelit die, Big Shot, SU arrow wood veneer.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Red, White & Blue!

So many reasons to celebrate!
(I am still alive, in case you were wondering!) 

Summer school is over so I'm officially on vacation AND I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog! A little red, white, and blue seemed in order for this week, right?!

My first card above uses the Shenanigans stamp set and the Treble Clef Fri-Dies. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and added "let freedom ring" in my own handwriting, which I'm trying to embrace, even if I'm not Ali Edwards or Heidi Swapp! :)

For the card below, I used the super fun Ka-Boom stamp set. I embossed the sentiment in red on the wooden tag, and I attached a Lifesaver over the little bomb stamp on the tag. I'm not sure why, lol! I had them leftover from summer school, and it was red, hmmm, surely there was another reason...? I love the way the fringe trim turned out! I used the fringe scissors on red tissue paper, so easy!

Hope you enjoy my red, white, and blue cards! 
All the stamps and dies I used are in-stock at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, so check them out!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs & happy stamping!

Recipe #1
Stamps: Shenanigans by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake & glitter red cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Navy marker.
Accessories: Treble Clef Fri-Dies, Big Shot, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Studio Calico kit white star.

Recipe #2
Stamps: Ka-Boom by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake.
Ink: Versamark, SU Real Red.
Accessories: White office tag, wooden tag, Studio Calico kit white star & blue ribbon, SU gold sequin trim, red tissue paper, red embossing powder, heat tool.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: In the Cards

Happy Tuesday!

I'm super excited to share my day on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today!

I got out one of my new favorite sets, In the CardsI love the versatility of this set! :)
One of my co-workers needed a graduation card in red and black, so I whipped up the card above. I am just nuts about that rectangular card die from the Shuffle Fri-Dies!

For my next card, below, I played along with CAS(E) this Sketch #78. Isn't that a fun sketch? I used the Shuffle Fri-Dies again to make the wavy, movement lines and part of the sentiment from In the Cards, along with "birthday" from Shenanigans. I always end up reaching for Shenanigans, must be in my blood! ha! 

I hope you enjoyed today's projects with In the Cards! Check out the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog for lots of inspiring cards from the rest of the design team and special guest designers! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Recipe #1
Stamps: CFS In the Cards.
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Basic Black.
Ink: Versamark, SU Real Red, Memento Black.
Accessories: CFS Shuffle Fri-Dies, Big Shot, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Washi Tape, black/white twine.

Recipe #2
Stamps: CFS In the Cards and Shenanigans.
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, Front Porch patterned paper by Pebbles (Marshall's $2.99!). 
Ink: Memento Black.
Accessories: CFS Shuffle Fri-Dies, Big Shot, foam dimensionals.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #76: Miss You Already

Happy Tuesday! 
I am LOVING these long days of daylight, how about you?! 

Here's another card I made at my weekend retreat, playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch #76. Don't you love this sketch?! I think I may be using it again and again! *wink*

I heard teachers at school talking today and we only have 12 more days of school! Hard to believe! I'm teaching summer school again this year, so I don't start my final countdown quite yet! lol!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: SU Just Sayin'
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake & Paper Pumpkin Kit watercolor paper; Studio Calico patterned paper.
Ink: SU Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, SU Word Bubbles Framelits Dies; October Afternoon Flash Chip Partly Cloudy cloud & raindrops; Jenni Bowlin kit wood chip clouds.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Case Study #191: Celebrate

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start!

I went to my annual spring retreat last weekend so I got to make a few cards! Yay!

I had to play along with this week's Case Study #191 inspired by the brilliant and sweet Wida Miller! I *finally* used my new PTI Stripes Horizontal Die to achieve the repeated horizontal lines of Wida's sentiment, then I used the tumbling triangles for color in place of the flowers. I don't know about you, but it seems I never have enough birthday cards on hand!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: none
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Amy Tangerine patterned paper
Accessories: Big Shot, PTI Stripes Horizontal die, SU Triangle Punch & Dimensionals, Silver Sequins from Michael's, MFT Die-namics LLD Accent It-Celebrate Die.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Happy Happy Happy

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog, so I hope you'll go check out my projects!

I got "happy" with the new Sunbeams stamp set and shared a pattern for a little box to fit some yummy Sixlets treats! Wouldn't they be cute for a birthday party or school party treat?! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hugs and happy stamping!