Sep 18, 2017

Truth Is....


It's time for another encouragement challenge at Calling All Sistahs
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.
oh and 
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

here is the inspiration photo


To make my card, I started with a white top folding note card, a black panel and a watercolor paper panel cut down with a stitched die.
To make the background, I used Catherine Pooler inks and a craft mat. The colors I used were Rockin Red, Orange Twist and Tiara. I rubbed each ink pad directly on the craft mat and the spritzed with water, next I smooshed the watercolor paper directly on the wet ink and then dried it with a heat gun, I repeated this step several times until I achieved the look I wanted.
After the panel was completely dry I added the image and greeting from the Truth Is set by Cas-ual Fridays  





Sep 17, 2017

September Reminder Calling All Sistahs



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 added to the count. 
As I have said before I lost my mom to breast cancer at a young age and I am a survivor myself so cancer hits home with me and I do not want any more of my friends to have to fight this horrible disease.

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 used the Calling All Sistahs set along with the Truth Is set.
I started with a pink top folding note card and a panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the image with memento ink and colored it with Chameleon markers. The greeting is from the Calling all Sistahs set and I stamped the little butterfly from the Be set.

Like the sentiment says cancer is not contagious but can be caught early so do those self checks and get those mammograms!





Give Thanks in Everything


Happy Sunday!
It's time for new challenge at AAA Cards. Our sponsor is Uniko giving away an in stock stamp set of the winner's choice. 
To make this card, I started with a top folding white note card, a stencil, the Maple Thanks set and the coordinating Nice & Neat Maple Thanks die by Neat & Tangled.
I stamped the Maple leaf on a scrap sheet of paper and colored it with Chameleon Markers and Color Tops to achieve the fall color. Next I used the coordinating die to cut it out. For the background I used the Pentagon stencil also by Neat & Tangled and wild honey distress ink. 
To finish the card I added the greeting and popped the leaf up using foam tape.

Sep 16, 2017

Birthday Tulips


Happy Saturday!
Its time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, our sponsor is STAMPlorations with a $10 voucher to their store. 


To make my card I started with a basic gray top folding note card, a white panel cut down with a stitched scalloped blueprints die and the Tranquil Tulips set by Stampin Up. This is a gorgeous photopolymer set you can earn for $10 with a qualifying $150 order or you can join my team and make it part of your kit.
On to the card, This is a layering set so I stamped the darkest color (Berry Burst) first and the the light color (Sweet Sugarplum). The greeting is from a different set Butterfly Basics also by Stampin Up.







Sep 14, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps



I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today sharing this card featuring two of our new released stamped sets, be sure to head over to see the details on how I made it!





Sep 13, 2017

Guesting in the Male Room




I am guesting over at The Male Room challenge blog for this week, I hope you will come play along the challenge is Masking


To make my card I started with a top folding Basic Gray note card and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. The stamp set I used is Space Explorer by My Favorite Things. I stamped the little astronaut and then masked him and stamped the moon. I colored all the images with Chameleon markers. To finish the card I added the greeting and used a Lawn Fawn star die and then attached the panel to the card front.





Sep 12, 2017

Bushel and a Peck


Todays card has double duty, I made this one for the Clean and Simple Genius My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar and also for the new challenge  of Clean & Simple at Addicted to Stamps & More.



To make this card I started with a top folding note card and a white panel cut down with a Blueprints stitched die, I used the Square Peek-a-Boo Window die and instead of cutting it, I used a mat and embossed it.  The set I used is Harvest Mouse, I stamped the bucket of apples inside the window and colored it with Chameleon markers. This is my second entry for the Card Design Superstar, this one is for the Clean & Simple category.