Saturday, February 20, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Springy Smile

Happy Saturday!

I'm up today over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

 I made this happy card using Sassy Smiles and Friendly  Flowers Fri-Dies!

Head over to the CFS blog for the tutorial involving springs, highly flammable material, and gouging!!

Oh yeah, if you feel like picking up some goodies at the CFS Store, you can use my discount code for 15% off?! How cool is that?!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs & happy stamping!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop!

Welcome to the February Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop!

It's the 17th of the month, and you know what that means: get 'em squeezed!

You may remember when Michele of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps was diagnosed with breast cancer and created the Calling All Sistahs campaign to remind us sistahs to do our monthly breast self-exams. The CAS-ual Fridays Stamps design team and special guest designers from Laura's Loft are hopping this month to help raise awareness! 

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is now an official sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and they will be receiving the 50% profit donation from the sale of the Calling All Sistahs stamp and die collection for 2016. 

So, about my card...did you see what I did there? *wink*
I was driving home from work Monday trying to think of a card idea, and I happened to look down at my sweater vest and two, uhhh, you know. Lightbulb! Never in my life has a card came together so easily from an idea! lol!

I hope you'll hop along with us to check out all the inspiring cards!
Michele is giving away 3 $25 CAS-ual Fridays Stamps gift certificates drawn randomly from all the comments on the blogs during the hop! She'll announce the winners on February 20!

Next on the hop is Archana, so please head over and give her some love!
If you're just joining in, you'll find the hop starts here at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

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

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Calling All Sistahs
Cardstock: SU Basic Black, Whisper White, Studio Calico patterned paper
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Oval Tags Fri-Dies (discontinued) to make the "scoop neck" of the sweater vest, Big Shot, pink crochet trim, SU pink ribbon, SU Hodgepodge Hardware piece.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Blog Hop for Cox Family!


I'm here with a special post for the Cox Family Blog Hop!

The paper crafting community really is a small world and you may know Ann Cox. She  happens to be a fellow teacher, and I've grown to love this "cyber" friend of mine, even though she kicks my butt regularly at Words with Friends!

Ann's husband, Kevin, recently underwent a triple bypass surgery and is recovering, praise God, but he is also struggling with his one kidney. He previously donated one of his kidneys to his father for a life-saving operation. Kevin has been the primary caregiver to the couple's young son, Liam, while Ann teaches. So you can see, they have their hands full right now.

As you can imagine, when their paper crafting friends saw a need, they jumped right in to help! Ann's longtime friend, Karen Kelly, set up a Go Fund Me page for the Cox family, then another creative friend, Ashley Newell, came up with the blog hop to help spread awareness. If you are able to contribute, please know that any amount is appreciated.

Ashley has organized a great hop, full of warm and encouraging cards to support the Cox family, as well as great prizes for you, the hoppers! Please comment on all the blogs along the hop for your chance to win one of the prizes! Winners will be posted on Ashley's blog on February 11.

Cas-ual Fridays $50 gift certificate 
Lawn Fawn  $50 gift certificate 
Sugar Pea Designs $50 gift certificate 
Hero Arts $30 gift card donated by Amy Tsuruta

If you're following the hop, you would have arrived from Lisa Lara's blog.
Next on your stop is Stacey Shafer!
If you want to start at the beginning, head over to see Ashley Newell.

I hope you like my card. I struggle with creativity frequently during the school year, but this card actually came together very easily, like it was meant to be. :)

Thank you for visiting and please send a kind thought and prayer to the Cox family.

Card Recipe
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Butterbows
Cardstock: Spectrum White, polka dot scrap
Ink: Versamark, Memento Black, SU Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Gumball Green, Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Tag Buddies and Friendly Flowers Fri-Dies, Big Shot, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool, SU button & cotton thread, Creative Memories Corner Rounder.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: It's Your Birthday, Friend!

Happy Wednesday! 

I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays blog so I whipped up this little card for a special friend!

I created one of my special "I don't know what I'm doing" watercolor backgrounds! hehe! I used the sentiments from the Shenanigans stamp set and the Friend Fri-Dies, love that thing! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs & happy stamping!

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Shenanigans
Cardstock: Spectrum Noir White, Studio Calico kit patterned & vellum paper
Ink: Memento Black, Zig Markers
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays "Friend" Fri-Dies, Big Shot, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, SU heart sequins, water in spray mist bottle