Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CASology - week 191

Ah - I love having time to relax and stamp during the week!! I am back with another card. This one is for CASology week #191 - cue card - WASHI.  Washi tape, hmmm. So I started digging around in my stamp room and I found some unopened Washi tape! I bet I have had it for years and never even opened it. Well, today was a good day to open it up!

Here is my clean and simple card featuring WASHI tape!

Stamps and anchor die are from Lawn Fawn. Background dies are Mama Elephant. Washi tape is from Queen and Co.

Thanks for stopping by! 


Color yourself!

Today's card I made just for fun. Feeling a little blue and out of sorts. Then I remembered I had this cute stamp that I had never inked up. Felt like just the perfect thing for today!

I cut a circle from watercolor paper, stamped the words and then embossed them. Next I took some blue Distress ink and made a splatter background, I then added some green and then a spritz of gold.

I cut the scallop circle from some gingham paper I had and then layered it onto a white panel.

Some pretty sequins for bling. I didn't have enough of the gingham paper so I made another card with different paper.

This card I used more blue ink.

Funny how the same card can look so different by just changing a couple of things!

Here are the ingredients I used:

Scalloped die and the sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. Stamp is from Inkadinkado!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Mojo Monday #441

Hello and welcome! I am enjoying a day off work today, so I am doing some card making!
This card is for Mojo Monday #441. A square card design. Fun to try something different!

I used papers from Lawn Fawn and the word die is from Simons Says Stamp.

Pretty green - makes me think SPRING!

Thanks for stopping! Leave a comment if you are so inclined!


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Inspired by all the little things.....

I found another challenge blog! OH BOY! Lol Any reason at all to keep stamping! Inspired by all the little things!  The inspiration for this weeks challenge is this photo:

Love the colors and of course the succulents! Just back from a trip to Arizona, myself, I dug out this old Copper Creek collections stamp and made this card:

I watercolored the image. The dies are from Lil Inker Designs. I smudged the edges with some chalk ink. Then I added a few sequins and a bit of twine.


Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you will come by again soon!


Freshly Made Sketches # 229

Feeling kind of blue on this dreary day in Minnesota, so I made a spring themed card. I love the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week. It worked really well with this old Magenta stamp I have had in my collection forever!

I used square dies from Nestabilites and the silly stitched dies from Lil Inker designs.

I masked the stamp so I could stamp a flower in each square. I cut the squares from watercolor paper and colored with Tombow markers and a bit of Wink of Stella markers.

This is the sketch:

I hope you can find a little spring in your day today!
Thanks for stopping today - see you soon!


Casology 190- Weather

 Back again with another challenge card. This one is for this week's Casology challenge. Cue card WEATHER.

I just happened to have the perfect stamp I have never inked up!

Here is my card:

Stamp is one of Unity Stamps, stamp of the week.  I just love owls. Unity Stamps has some of the cutest ones! I water colored the image. Scalloped circle die and sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh. The cloud die is from Lil Inker Designs border builder set. Patterned paper is also from Lil Inker.
I used some mounting tape to pop up the cloud and give some dimension.

Whatever the weather, owl always love you!

Thanks for stopping today!


Cas(e) This sketch #165

Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of Saturday stamping! 
This card is for Cas(e) this sketch # 165.

For my card I used die cuts rom Mama Elephant and Lil Inker Designs.

Sentiment is also Lil Inker Designs. Patterned paper is Doodlebug.

Nothing better than a fresh coffee card in the morning!

Here is the sketch:

Thanks for stopping! Enjoy your day!


Monday, March 21, 2016

Mojo Monday 440

Happy Monday! I am playing along with Mojo Monday today! My card today uses a new die cut I just got from Pretty Pink Posh.

I love the look of black and white. It just looks so clean and sharp!
 I think it works well with this sketch! 

Detail view:

The word die is from Simon says stamp. I cut the word out of white paper first and then out of black paper then adhered them together to make it a little more sturdy. I then popped it up with mounting tape for dimension.
Papers are from Lawn Fawn

Thanks for visiting! 


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cas(e) this Sketch #164

Hello again. I am playing along with Cas(e) this sketch # 164.

Fun sketch this week. These clean and simple cards are getting easier for me!

I used my Lil Inker Designs Border Builder Die for the bottom of my card. The smile die is from Simon Says Stamp. Plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn.

A few rhinestones to add some sparkle. Thanks for stopping by today! See you next time!


CASology - week 189 - Doodle

Hello and happy Sunday! Today's card is for CASology's challenge. The challenge this week was "doodle". I dug out an old Magenta stamp that looks very doodled!

Here is my card for the challenge:

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and then watercolored it with crayons. I used some distress ink to create the background. I popped the image up with mounting tape and doodled around the the edge with a fine tip back marker.

Word stamp is from Amuse. I added a few rhinestones for a little bling. Happy first day of spring! Thanks for visiting today!


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tag you're It - challenge #43

I'm baaaack! This card is for Tag You're It! challenge #43.  This was our inspiration tag:

My inspiration from this gorgeous tag was the color choice and also to use just a word stamp on my tag. 

Here is my card:

 I used a new die cut set from Simon Says Stamp Dress up tags. What a fun die set! SOOOO many things you can do with it! I also used the large circle and large frame from the Silly Stitched Die set from Lil Inker Designs. The top of the tag uses a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn, I used some Versamark chalk ink to distress the tag and add a little color. Pearls from Kaiser craft for a little bling. Stamp is from PrintWorks. Ribbon from SU!

 I rubbed a little of chalk ink on the silly circle to bring out the pattern. Im pretty happy with how this turned out! Thanks for stopping today! See you again soon!


Freshly Made Sketches #228

I am back again with post # 2 on catch up Saturday! This card is for Freshly Made Sketches challenge #228.  This card just makes me smile. I love the sketch, love the papers. I am just really happy with how it turned out!

I got some new toys this past week and was able to put them to good use! The lovely plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn. I LOVE the color combo of pink and orange, it just makes me happy. I used my new Lil Inker Designs - Silly stitched dies. What a fun die set! I used the largest die for the outside of the card and the largest circle. The Hello word is a die from Simon Says Stamp. Ribbon is from SU.

Detail picture:

And finally the sketch I followed:
This was a fun sketch to use! Thanks for visiting!!


Mojo Monday # 439

Saturday stamping! Trying to get caught up today! This is my card for Mojo Monday. I used my Lawn Fawn Mom + me set, with the matching dies and some of Lawn Fawn's beautiful patterned papers!

Here is the sketch I followed:

Die cuts are from Lil Inker Designs. Thanks for visiting today!


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Honorable mention with CASology!!

This is VERY EXCITING!! This card won an HONORABLE MENTION from CASology!!!

Thank you CASology!!! 


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I've been published!! Just Cards Spring 2016 Issue

Exciting day here! I just got the spring issue of Just Cards and I was lucky enough to have 4 cards published in this issue!!!

Card # 1
Card # 2

 Card #3

Card #4

All stamps are from Unity Stamp Company with the exception of card #2, those dies cuts and stamp are from Li Inker Designs. Thanks for visiting today!