Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mr. & Mrs.

Happy Sunday!

I haven't done a lot of paper crafting the past two weeks with school craziness, but I did make this wedding card and envelope for an awesome teacher (now teacher trainer) I work with, Katie Q, now Mrs. Fleck. This is sized a little larger at 5" x 7" so plenty of staff members would have space to sign. I used lots of goodies, old and new, from my stash on this one.

My fab sister-in-law gave me an envelope maker for my birthday back in July, so I, ummm, finally broke it open to make this coordinating envelope. I'll be using it ALL the time now! It's so easy! I used my (old) Basic Grey magnets for the closure and it turned out so nicely!

I'm officially on Fall Break, so you should be seeing a lot from me this week! *smile*
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: November Sneak Peek #3

Happy Wednesday and Happy CAS-ual Fridays Stamps November Sneak Peek #3!

We've already had two great new stamp sets shown so far this week, but this is my favorite because it's texty goodness!! Swoon! I love everything texty! This new set is called Out Loud and it has 4 text blocks in different fonts and 2 sentiments in different fonts. This set is so versatile, I know it'll be a "go to" set for me constantly!

For my card today I used the text to create little feathers. I'm crazy mad about feathers right now! And texty feathers are the best! :) I should have 'spiked' my feather edges out a little better, it's kind of hard to tell in the photo. I also branched out with a bright color this time! lol! Shredding that burlap ribbon was really fun too! hehe!

Head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog now because you won't believe all the different styles and looks the design team came up with Out Loud. You'll want to leave a comment there for a chance to win the set for yourself, too! :)

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: November Sneak Peek #2

Happy Tuesday!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

I'm back with the second sneak peek of the November release for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, yay! Today's new stamp set is called Wallflower, and you are going to love it! It has great sentiments and stamps that coordinate with the 4 Petal Set Fri-Die! So many possibilities!

Up first, I couldn't resist heat embossing this great sentiment in white inside the perfectly-sized frame on this patterned paper. I finished it off with a little button and some chevron ribbon that I've been hoarding! lol! Super quick card! 

For my second card, I was envisioning the four petal stamp covered with red flocking! I added the "my friend" sentiment but you could totally "holiday" this card up! I stamped first with red ink, then applied some clear glue and covered it with Martha Stewart's red flocking. I admit I lost control of the sewing machine a few times, so don't judge too harshly! ha!

Be sure and head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see the wonderful cards from the rest of the design team and leave a comment for a chance to win the new Wallflower stamp set! 
p.s. Michele is showing an image of the whole stamp set, which I really appreciate in a sneak peek! 

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

Monday, November 11, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: November Sneak Peek #1

Happy Monday!
I'm so excited to share some sneak peeks for the November CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release! Today's new set is called Butterbows and you are going to love the beautiful butterfly rainbow and all the lovely sentiments! 

For my first card, below, I heat embossed the rainbow stamp with red embossing powder and die cut a heart shape on the panel above it. The sentiment "You still give me butterflies" is so perfect! I used the CAS-ual Fri-Die 4 Petal Set to make my butterfly out of wool felt and glittered it up!

For my second card, I imagined a golden Christmas wreath made out of the rainbow stamp. I stamped it twice to form the circle shape and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I used the sentiment from the Christmas Carols set which fit perfectly. The polka dot cardstock  from a Jenni Bowlin kit and the little bow from a Studio Calico kit give it a fun twist, I hope! :)

I tried to show some different looks and different holiday cards you could create with the new Butterbows set. You must head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog now and see the amazing cards from the rest of the design team and comment for a chance to win it!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop! 
If you're hopping along, you just came from Jennifer Priest's awesome blog! 

If you read this post from Cath at Moxie Fab World back on November 1st, I'm sure your heart sank just like mine. How can paper crafters throughout the world survive without the creative inspiration and challenges from Cath?! The thought is inconceivable! 

So in order to pay tribute and show our love and appreciation for Cath, a monster blog hop was organized and engineered, and I'm so happy to be a part of it. I really owe Cath a lot. I won several of her Moxie Fab Challenges early in my paper crafting days, and it gave me the confidence to put myself out there, aim higher, and achieve more. Thanks for that, Cath! 
I know a Moxie Fab Future awaits you, no matter what you decide to do next! 

Keep hopping along with us as more bloggers share their love and gratitude for Cath!
Next up is my friend and creative genius, Bev Gerard!

Here's a full line up of all the stops on the hop!