Dec 1, 2016

25 Days of Christmas Tags




I finally got around to making a tag for Tracey McNeely's 25 days of Christmas tags challenge. I was inspired by her tag from Day 1. 


For my tag I paired up the Blowing Snowflakes stamp from So Suzy and a greeting from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps from the Snowy Sayings set. 
The tag is from Pretty, Pink, Posh. I stamped the image and greeting in Versamark ink and embossed it in white. 



It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house, the hubs is  on vacation this week and has been helping me get the house decorated for Christmas,  We have already put up 5 of the 7 trees that we do and both fireplaces are festive. He is going to do the outside tomorrow and by the weekend we should be all set for our get together on Sunday. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays, I love to decorate, wrap presents, watch Christmas movies (Charlie Brown tonight) and most of all the true meaning of Christmas, because without a baby there would be no cross and without the cross there would be no salvation.

Now to the deets on my card. it uses this cute little Elf from the MTF set Santas Elves.  I stamped the image on a white panel cut down with the Blueprints 15 die. I colored him with Copic markers and created the subtile background by stamping the snowflakes in second generation.
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Refuge



I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today sharing this card using one of our recent sets Faith Quote Blocks.  I needed a masculine card for a friend who is fighting cancer and this set was perfect. 
To make this card, I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of plaid design paper cute down with a stitched die. I used the Mini MISTI to line up the verse on a white panel and then stamped it in Early Expresso, next I colored it in with Copic markers C4, BG72 and W1. To finish the card I added some Nuvo drops from So Suzy Stamps.


Nov 29, 2016

Thankful Mice




Quick card while I have a little Mojo. I have had this cute little Lawn Fawn set since last year and never inked it up, so I made a card for a couple challenge sites and then after I made it realized that the challenges had ended, oh well. 
I did get some coloring done for the 30 day coloring challenge at The Daily Marker.

My mind really hasn't been on card making lately as we have fires raging all around us, we need some rain here in the mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, if you have watched the news today, you know Gatlinburg TN was in the path of a fire, this same fire is only 20 miles from me as the crow fly. I have a lot to be thankful for but so many are without a home right here at Christmas and that makes me sad. 

Nov 27, 2016

The Color of Spring



Happy Sunday! 
I am up on the So Suzy blog today sharing this card using a November release The Color of Spring paired up with this gorgeous Peony and the Beech Line Leaf.

To make this card I started with a white top folding card base, a white panel cut down with a stitched die and a frame in Sweet Sugarplum.

I randomly stamped the Peony on the white panel using Blackberry Bliss and Sweet sugarplum and the Beech Line Leaf in Pear Pizzaz. I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment because if I didn't I would totally mess up my stamped panel. I stamped a separate image of the Peony in Blackberry Bliss and fussy cut it out to add to the front, I added foam tape to it and also to the frame to give it more dimension.


To finish the card I added some wink of Stella to the Peonies. 





 


Nov 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Addicted To CAS




It's our fourth birthday at Addicted to CAS and to celebrate we have six sponsors Happy Little StampersA Day For DaisiesSami StampsEureka StampsCreate a Smile Stamps and STAMPlorations so you will want to play along. 
Our code word is Congratulations and this will be our last challenge of the year. We will be back on Jan 7, 2017






Nov 23, 2016

Thankful For MISTI Bloghop





With this being the season of gratitude and Thanksgiving coming up in a couple days, we are having a Thankful for the MISTI blogshop. 
We will be giving away two Misti's one to you and one to a friend or relative you are thankful for! To be eligible to win, leave a comment on all the blogs listed below through Sunday and the winner will be notified on Monday.

  
I am definitely thankful for my MISTI, I remember I first heard of the Misti, I could not wait to order one but then when I ordered it, I had to wait on it because there was such a demand and Iliana was making them herself. Now we can all be thankful that we can order them and have them in a few days or so. 

How am I thankful for the MISTI? Let me count the ways
1. Now I purchase two and three step layering stamps because the Misti allows me to stamp the layers without messing up and getting frustrated. 
2. Now I can stamp a greeting on a card that I watercolored without the fear of messing up because I can overstamp it until it is crisp.
3. Now I stamp straight, no more throwing away a card because I wait until last to stamp the greeting and stamp it crooked. 
4. Now I can purchase alpha stamps that look like hand lettering because I can line them up perfectly with the Misti. 
5. Now I can make multiples of card, like at christmas in half the time because of precision stamping with the Misti.
6. Now I can place a panel straight on my card front because I use the Misti to line it up. 


The card I made, yeah that would have never happened if I didn't have the Misti, me and layering stamps never happened until Misti came along.

Misti has saved me a ton of time and paper, I don't know how I ever stamped without it, I use it on 97% of the cards I make and I love it so much I have al three sizes and multiples of the original and mini.  

Happy Hopping and Happy Thanksgiving!

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