Jun 24, 2017

White on White

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, our sponsor this week is Happy Little Stampers with a $15 gift certificate.

Our challenge this week created a challenge for me at this time of year. I usually do a Christmas card with a white on white challenge with a snow theme,  but I really wasn't feeling Christmas so it was difficult to think something different and then I saw a white hugs die cut that wasn't used on another card, I just needed the negative space and ding the light bulb came on. 
I started with a white card base of course, the hugs die cut from the Cuddles & Hugs die set by Concord & 9th and also the Cuddles & Hugs stamp set by Concord & 9th. 
I inked with the heart image with versa mark ink and embossed it in white of  course, I used the heart die from the Heartstrings Dies to cut it out.
Using foam tape I popped the heart up in the center of the card and placed the hugs die on top.

Jun 18, 2017

You're Amazing!

Wow! I can't believe its already time for our second Encouragement Squad challenge. Congratulations to the winner from last month. 
Our challenge is to use the inspiration photo below to create a card to send someone a word of encouragement as they go through a struggle. It doesn't have to be cancer it can be for someone who has lost someone, lost a job, or just needs a word of encouragement. The real challenge is will you mail it? I love to go to the mailbox and find happy mail instead of or with the bills, always makes my heart happy.

There is a prize involved as well, a $25 voucher to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and if you use CAS-ual Fridays products and are the winner it will increase to $50

To make my card I started with a top folding card base and, a watercolor panel and a piece of designer paper. I stamped the floral image from the set Mon Ami with archival ink ad the watercolored it using strokes of Daniel Smith watercolors as inspiration from the brushes. To add a little flair, I added some dots to the image using a white gel pen.

Jun 17, 2017

CAS June Reminder

It's the 17th of the month and time for the Calling All Sistahs reminder to check your girls. I have quite a few friends fighting this horrible disease at the present time, so please get your mammograms so you are not one of them. 
As I have said before I lost my mom to breast cancer at a young age and I am a survivor myself so caner hits home with me.

Cancer can be beaten if caught early so please do self exams and get your mammograms once a year if thats what the doctor suggests. You can also help find a cure by purchasing products from the Calling All Sistahs line where 50% of the profits go towards breast cancer research.

Now for my reminder card. I started with a white top folding card base, a stitched panel and a pink scalloped mat. I stamped the butterfly from the set Be with versa mark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Next I punched a circle in a post it note and placed it on the panel centering the butterfly and then used distress oxide ink in Worn Lipstick to fill it in and then spritzed it with water. To finish the card I added the sentiment from the Word Ribbon set.

Jun 16, 2017

Sweeten your Soul

Hi there!
I am back with another guest post for Joy Clair. I love these stamps they are so versatile and can be used for both bible journaling or card making. 
This week I chose to journal in my bible with the Bee Kind set. This set goes perfect with Proverbs 16:24 "Gracious words are like honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body."

To make my bible journaling page, I masked off the Proverbs 16:24 verse in my bible and then sponged on some Fossilized Amber distress ink across the entire page and removed the mask to highlight the verse. Next I used the honeycomb image and randomly stamped it in Lawn Fawn walnut ink and then stamped the two sentiments and bees from the Bee Kind set in Memento Tuxedo Black. 
It's hard to see in the picture but I added some Wink of Stella on the bees wings and body to give them a shimmer. I also added some honeycomb wash tape that I found in my stash to give it more texture.

Jun 14, 2017

Drive by Crafts

I am up on the Drive by Crafts blog today sharing this card

Wanna know how I created the background on this card? Head over to the DBC Blog to find out.

Jun 11, 2017


It's time for another AAA Cards challenge and our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers with a $20 gift certificate to their store 

To make my card I started with a white card base and piece of bristol cut down with a stitched die. I love how the Distress Oxide inks blend on bristol paper. 
I stamped the image in versa mark ink and embossed it in white and then blended Broken China, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick over it.

Jun 10, 2017


It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS and this week we are all about celebrating. Our sponsor is STAMPlorations with a $10 voucher to their store.

I attended a retreat at the last minute and I had to get all my DT cards done before I left so this one was super quick and easy.
I used a pool party card base and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I used the MISTI to be able to over stamp. I stamped the first image in Island fresh ink and then again in Versamark and embossed in gold.