Thursday, February 28, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #92: Wallpaper!

It's CAS-ual Fridays time!

Come play along with us with CFC#92: Wallpaper...stamp your own background!

How fun and creative, right?! I know you'll do better than me, because I almost ran out of cardstock with rejects before settling on using the mason jar from Jenni Bowlin, ha! I wanted to fill the jars with zombie heads (Walking Dead, Governor, get it?), but alas, I was fresh out of zombie head stamps, so I went with Michele's great sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps set Breathe

So what are you playing for this week?! 
How about a $25 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson's store. Awww, yeah! 

Head on over to CAS-ual Fridays to see the AWESOME cards from the newly debuting Girl Fridays, wowza, talk about some talent!! Then link up your own creation!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
(And if you have a zombie head stamp, let me know where I can get one, okay?!)

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

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Breathe, Jenni Bowlin Mason Jar
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: SU Early Espresso Twine, Prima Flower.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge #30

Happy Wednesday!

Here's a quick card I made for the Runway Inspiration Challenge #30. I think this is my first time to play along with this one. Usually those artsy, fashion photos scare the bejesus out of me! ha! This card isn't exactly my dream card, but I refused to give up!

Hope you're having a good week! Tomorrow is my formal observation at school, eeek! Nothing more stressful than having two people sit and watch everything you say and do with students for 30 minutes, and in a teeny, tiny room, no less! hehe! Wish me luck! :)

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

Sunday, February 24, 2013

More Than Friends...

Happy Sunday evening! Did you catch the Oscars? What did you think? Longest opening act ever?

Here's a little card made just for fun! What?! No challenges?! hehe!

I used the new single stamp Spec-Tacular from Stampin' Up. Have you seen the single stamps? There are some seriously cute ones! The sentiment is from Good Times from Mama Elephant, a great sentiment set.

Past my bedtime, so TTFN! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

CFC#91: Hi Ho Silver!

It's CAS-ual Fridays time!

I hope you join us for this week's challenge, CFC#91: Hi Ho Silver!
Create a CAS project using a touch of silver!

I immediately decided to use a technique that I haven't for some time.
I'm not even sure of the name of it, but basically you heat emboss with silver embossing powder repeatedly over the same space (I did 5 times), then you stamp your main image into it. The silver embossing powder is thick and soft, so the image goes right into it. I used a Jenni Bowlin feather stamp that was in her kit last month. Then I added that great sentiment and swoosh from one of my favorite CAS-ual Fridays Stamps set, Breathe.
Here's a close-up:

Ready to play with some silver?! 
You might win a prize from this week's sponsor, Ribbons Unlimited!

I can't wait to see what you come up with! 
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

60th Happy Birthday!

Happy Wednesday! Hope you're having a great week!

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her friend's 60th birthday, so I rooted around in my stash and whipped this up last night! I played along with the Retro Sketches #51 and The Play Date Cafe #169, although I missed the upload deadline! Doh!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #90: Black & White Plus 1

It's CAS-ual Fridays time!

Are you ready to play along with this week's challenge?!

It's CFC#90: Black & White Plus 1...create a CAS project using black and white plus one other color! 
Super easy and fun!

Plus, the exciting new...all 3 new CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets are now available in the store! Woot!

Plus plus, Michele is announcing the new Girl Fridays! Go stop by and say hello! You won't believe the uber talented girls joining the team! Woot! Woot!

So...for my card...I added some SU Gumball Green, love how bright and fun it is with the black and white, and I used parts of 2 new CFS stamp sets...the polka dots from Only You and the sentiment from Breathe. I stamped...again...on tissue paper, two rows of the polka dots on about a 10" strip, then brought the ends together and scrunched it up to make a flower. I don't know about you, but I never get tired of polka dots! I kind of wish now I had just made some different size tissue flowers and not added the other stuff...maybe I'll try that for version two! *wink*

I hope you'll come play along with us! The winner of this week's challenge will receive a prize from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! Can't wait to see what your "plus 1" color will be!

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

Stamps: Breathe & Only You from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Cardstock: SU Basic Black, Whisper White, Amy Tangerine chevron paper.
Ink: Memento Black, SU Gumball Green.

Accessories: Big Shot, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, SU Gumball Green ribbon, Jenni Bowlin button, black and white baker's twine, tissue paper. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Sneak Peek!

Are you ready for some CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sneak Peeks?! 

Here's a little peek of "Beanstalks" that will be available this Friday! 
You are going to love this versatile set!

For the card above I went bold and bright while 
below I went more neutral with embossed white on kraft cardstock.
For an accent piece, I stamped the beanstalk on white tissue paper, 
then wrapped it around a small wooden dowel, 
cut it down in size, and glued it to the ribbon. 

Be sure and head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to check out more 
Beanstalks cards from the Girl Fridays AND check on Tuesday and Wednesday 
also for sneak peeks of two more awesome new stamp sets!

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

Card #1
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Beanstalks
Cardstock: SU Whisper White & Basic Black.
Ink: Staz-on Black; SU markers Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo.
Accessories: Washi Tape, Sewing Machine/Black Thread, Pick Your Plum Mini Clothespin, Creative Memories Corner Rounder.

Card #2
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Beanstalks
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, SU Pear Pizazz.
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pear Pizazz Seam Binding Ribbon, white tissue paper, small wooden dowel.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #89: Love Song

It's CAS-ual Fridays time! 

Come join us for this week's CFC89: Love Song...
create a CAS project using song inspiration in honor of the Grammys on February 10th!

I immediately googled to find out the Grammy nominees for this year...
then I had to go to iTunes for soundbites because I didn't know half of them, hehe!

I ended up choosing Stronger from Kelly Clarkson. 
Does it count as a love song? I think so, you have to love yourself and stay strong first, right?!

Head over to CAS-ual Fridays to enter and see what the other Girl Fridays came up with!

 I can't wait to see what song you choose! 

You know you might like to win a prize from this week's sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! *wink*

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

Stamps: SU Under the Big Top (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Big Top Birthday DSP (retired)
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: SU Pure Color Pencils (retired), mini clips (Spring mini catalog), and 1 3/4" & 2 1/2" Circle Punch; Washi Tape, sewing machine, black thread.

Monday, February 4, 2013

PDCC #167: Everyday I'm Shufflin'

When I saw Kelly's card here this morning for the The Play Date Cafe Challenge #167 I LOVED it and decided I HAD to make a yellow card too! 

Well, mine sucks compared to hers, but I decided to go ahead and share it anyway since I'd spent two hours on it! haha! Maybe it's because I was watching two episodes of The Following and serial killers and cardmaking don't go together. But man, Kevin Bacon looks good! 

That's all I got tonight! hehe! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Stamps: Mama Elephant Good Times
Ink: SU Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock: Certainly Celery DSP, Whisper White, So Saffron.
Accessories: Clip from Pick Your Plum.