Wednesday, February 25, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Wish Big!



Hello all! Hope everyone is safe and warm!

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

I always need birthday cards, so I played with the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Bold Wishes,  Shenanigans, Bubble BoxLinked Fri-Die and the Fusion Sketch challenge. I had fun with this one and the "bonfire", I'll just have to send it to the right person with a great sense of humor! :)



Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Hugs and happy stamping!



Recipe
Stamps: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Bold Wishes and Shenanigans
Cardstock: SU Basic Black & Shimmery Gold, Studio Calico patterned papers.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Linked & Bubble Box Fri-Die, Big Shot, Heat Tool, Black and Cherry Cobbler  SU Embossing Powder, SU Cherry Cobbler ribbon, stapler, Heidi Swapp Cherry Color Shine, red and gold sequins.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Feliz Cumpleanos!


Happy Sunday!

Popping in with a quick card I made for a co-worker this week.

I used the awesome Everyday Occasions Card Kit in Spanish from Stampin' Up! 

My friend Jenni gets the card kits a lot, and I admit, they do come in handy! 
It's nice having everything you need right there together for a quick card!

Hope life is treating you well! 

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!



Recipe
Stamps, Cardstock, Accessories: SU Everyday Occasions Card Kit
Ink: Versamark
Misc: Heat Tool, Ranger Cobalt Embossing Powder.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Be Brave...Curtain Call Challenge







There is still time to jointhe Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


You have until January 10th at 8:00 AM CST to be inspired and share your project!

Current challenge details and link-up are here. 

A randomly selected participant in the challenge will receive 6 new clear stamp sets from Hero Arts! Sweet, huh?!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!



Recipe
Stamps: SU Spread the Joy
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Heat Tool, Ranger Cobalt Embossing Powder, Wood Accent from Studio Calico kit, sewing machine, thread.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

SU Spread the Joy: Cure for the Monday Blues #39




Happy Sunday!

Popping in to play along with Cure for the Monday Blues #39
Isn't that inspiration photo yummy!!!

I used my new SU Spread the Joy set, love it, 
as well as the SU Sweetie Pie Frames set.
Inking up new stamps, feels good! ;)

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



Recipe
Stamps: SU Spread the Joy and Sweetie Pie Frames
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Basic Black, & Metallic Gold.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, SU Gold Sequin Trim, Big Shot, Studio Calico feather die.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Curtain Call Challenge: b r r r ...let's get together

 

Happy Thursday! 


It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

I'm super excited to be the guest designer this week! :)



I don't know about your weather, but I've been saying "brrr" every day for the last two weeks, so when I saw this beautiful scarf, I knew I had to go with that feeling.  I used my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heart Board Fri-Die and Verve "Sip and Savor" stamp set, along with some old Basic Grey chipboard letters. 



Curtain Call has a new sponsor, Hero Arts, for this challenge!  A randomly selected participant will receive SIX new clear stamp sets from the Hero Arts, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!


                         

Check out each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!
They are crazy good! 

Soft Scarf Designers




Check out more awesome Curtain Call goodness and follow them at:


 

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge for the challenge details and to play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!



Recipe
Stamps: Verve "Sip and Savor"
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Studio Calico patterned paper
Ink: SU Midnight Muse
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heart Board Fri-Die, Big Shot, Basic Grey chipboard letters, wooden accent from Studio Calico kit.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Love You!




Happy Monday! 

Holiday break is over! Teachers back at my school today, kiddos coming tomorrow! :)

I whipped up this little card on Saturday for the Fusion Card Challenge!
Isn't that picture dreamy? I just used the sketch here, but I love that chalkboard and banner!
It's the one year anniversary for the Fusion challenge, can you believe that? 
Time flies, right? They always have great inspiration. 
I turned my oval piece a little sideways, but that's how love is sometimes, right?!

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


Recipe
Stamps: SU Countless Sayings 2
Cardstock: SU Rose Red, Studio Calico kit paper & glittery paper bag (cut up)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Black Embossping Powder, Heat Tool, SU Black Satin Ribbon, SU Small Oval Punch, SU Heart Embossing Embossing Folder, Big Shot, SEI Gold Glitter Dots, Creative Memories Oval Cutter.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps January Release #3: Smitten




Welcome back to the 3rd and last day of the January release for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

Today we have a fabulous new stamp set: Smitten!

This set is another beautiful combination of big, block sentiments and graceful, scripty ones. I love the old-fashioned word "smitten" and use it along with "courting" all the time when reminding my dh of our early romantic days! hehe!

For my card above, I embossed the sentiments, then made a watercolor heart around them. To me it looks like a heart tornado, which actually fits pretty well, I think! lol!

For my card below, I kept it super simple and played along with the CAS(E) This Sketch #104. I embossed the sentiment in black, then used the heart die from the new Tic Tac Toe Fri-Die (shown yesterday) with some glittery red cardstock. 





Be sure and head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog and see the the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team and leave a comment for a chance to win Smitten! The January release will be available at the CFS store website on Saturday, but keep checking over there because Michele is known to let things out a little early sometimes! :)

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



Recipe #1
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Smitten
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Marker
Accessories: Heat Tool, SU Black & Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Aquapainter.

Recipe #2
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Smitten
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, SU red glitter cardstock.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Heat Tool, SU Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Tic Tac Toe Fri-Die, Big Shot, foam dimensionals.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps January Release #2: Tic Tac Toe and 3 in a Row!






Eeek! I'm back with Day #2 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps January Release...

Meet the "3 in a Row" stamp set and "Tic Tac Toe" Fri-Die!

I bet you are going to fall in love, just like I did! 

If you've played along with Michele's super popular CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog, this Tic Tac Toe may look familiar...it's based on one of her most popular challenges, click here. What great timing with the new 2015 kick-off and new Girl Fridays over there!

There are so many possibilities with this set and die, you won't believe it! 
You'll find little word sentiments, big word sentiments, and a great set of four dies!
Check out the work of the other designers over at the CFS blog!
You'll want to leave a comment there for a chance to win these for yourself! :)

I'll be back tomorrow at midnight with the final day of the January Release!

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


P.S. In case you wonder, when you use your big Tic Tac Toe die, the center square will be empty with the square separated. I just saved the square piece and put it in the center and attached the whole thing to the card front with foam dimensionals. You can't even tell, right?! I love being able to use the negative and positive pieces of the die! :)


Recipe
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 3 in a Row
Cardstock: SU Gray and red polka dot paper, Studio Calico text & pink polka dot paper (note: I layered gray cardstock under my patterned paper to make the die cut outs a little "chunkier".)
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Tic Tac Toe Fri-Die, Big Shot, hole punch, corner rounder, red jute, black embossing powder, heat tool, foam dimensionals.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps January Release #1: Mwah



Who doesn't like smooches?! 


I love the smooches in the new Mwah stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Michele really outdid herself here! There's a great mix of block and curvy, graceful sentiments.

In my card above, I repeatedly stamped the smooches using a little tone on tone with the pink, then heat embossed the "mwah" with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder for a little drama. 

In my next card, below, I went for a more old-fashioned look I thought would be perfect to send to my mother. I heat embossed the block sentiment "with all my" using silver embossing powder, then heat embossed "heart" using white embossing powder. Isn't that scripty "heart" awesome?! Can you tell in the photo I used the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heart Board Fri-Dies? Love that die and stamped right on top of it! 



You'll want to head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog now to see all the beautiful cards from the rest of the design team, so many different styles and looks! Plus, leave a comment for a chance to win this new stamp set!

I'll be back tomorrow for day 2 of the new January release!

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



Recipe #1
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Mwah
Cardstock: SU Blushing Bride
Ink: SU Blushing Bride, Versamark
Accessories: Heat Tool, SU Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, Pink Posh Designs sequins.

Recipe #2
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Mwah
Cardstock: SU Pool Party, stripe paper Studio Calico, red paper Carta Bella, floral paper from my scrap collection.
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Heart Board Fri-Dies, Big Shot, SU doily, silver amd white embossing powder, heat tool, white heart from Studio Calico kit.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Naughty or Nice, Candy Cane Style!



Happy Saturday! 

Happy because I'm officially on Christmas vacation from school for two weeks AND 
I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog!

I had some with one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets, Naughty or Nice
The name says it all, right?! :)

I was inspired by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Candy Cane for these projects. I knew the "Candy Cane Ready" was the perfect sentiment for the challenge!


For my card, I used two of the sentiments from the Naughty or Nice set, along with some washi tape and patterned paper. For my little holiday peppermint holder, I used another sentiment for the flag, then I used the fun polka dots punched into circles and sewed them into a little garland! So fun and easy! I got the cute red berry box at Michael's for 50% off, a set of 8 I think, and it was very reasonable. Love those things, I may  have a problem!

Hope you enjoyed today's CAS-ual Fridays Stamps projects! 

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!


Card Recipe
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Naughty or Nice
Cardstock: SU Whisper White
Ink: Memento Red
Accessories: Washi Tape, Pretty Pink Posh red sequin, Michaels silver sequins, Jenni Bowlin sticker label, SU silver cord.

Berry Basket Recipe
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Naughty or Nice
Cardstock: SU Soft Sky
Ink: Memento Red and Black
Accessories: 3/4" Circle Punch, sewing machine, red stripe paper straw, Michaels berry basket, Walgreens yummy peppermint candies.