Jul 23, 2016


Happy Saturday! 
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS, our sponsor for the challenge is Create A Smile Stamps.

To make my card I started with an A2 card base and a panel cut with the Silly Stitched die from Lil' inker Designs. I stamped the wreath image from the set Warm Welcome  in Baked Brown Sugar and the flowers and leaves with some Simon Says Stamp inks and cut them out, next I added the Welcome die cut on and added the sentiment. to finish the card I popped my panel up with some foam tape. 

I am also entering this one in the challenge at 

Jul 22, 2016

Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas in July blog Hop

Hi there and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas in July blog hop! 
The set I used is one of my favorite Christmas sets in our Line, We Three Kings. 
I love the silhouette image and the sentiments are wonderful as well.
I created two cards with different techniques for the background. For the above card I used Dr. Martin's hydras watercolors to create a watercolor wash. I embossed the star in gold and added a frame around the scene. 
For the bottom card, which I am not very happy with I tried a new to me technique, also using watercolors to create a "universe" background. I embossed the star and sentiment in white.

You will be able to find all the team participant blogs at the end of this post. Simply click on their name and it will take you to their blog. The list will be on each person's blog so no need to hit the back button. Just look for the next blog in the line-up and off you go. 
Please be sure to leave each team member so livelong the way. We will be drawing a winner from all of the blog comments and that person will receive a FREE Christmas stamp set (In Stock) of their choosing from our line!
Oh and one more thing, Christmas stamps will be 15% off through the weekend  so you can start your Christmas card making early, just use code CMASJULY at the checkout.

Happ Hopping!

Jul 21, 2016

Because the world needs some kindness

Happy Thursday!
Our world has so much hate in it today, we need a little more kindness. This card is for a grandmother I have never met, who is having to go into a nursing home and she just needs pick me up. She told my friend, after seeing that she had mailed out cards, I didn't think people did that anymore, so we are going to bombard her with some handmade kindness. 
To make my card I started with a white A2 card base and a panel cut with the Silly Stitched die from Lil' Inkers, I stamped my floral image from the April my Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts on a scrap piece of yardstick and colored it with Copic Markers RV55, RV63 and RV66 for the flower and YG03, YG41, YG45 and BG75 on the leaves. I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and silver thread to embellish but still be mailable.

Entering this one in the following challenges 

CAS Mix Up - July challenge

CAS on Sunday - Sequins

Happy Little Stampers - Die Challenge

Jul 19, 2016

Look for Rainbows

Playing with some more distress inks for the 30 day coloring challenge at The Daly Marker. To make my card I started with a white card base and panel cut A2 size. I ran the panel through a stitched die and then started blending my colors. I started with Twisted Citron at the bottom, blended in Cracked Pistachio, then Peacock Feathers followed by Blueprint Sketch and last Wilted Violet. Next I stamped the Blowing Butterfly Tree and stamped only the first part of the sentiment stamp Look for Rainbows, both from So Suzy Stamps. to finish my card I flicked a little water on the top to depict the rain.

His Timing

I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Sharing this one. I used a couple different sets, The Sea one of my all time favorites and Truth Quotes 1, recently released. 
To make my card I used a white base cut to A2 size and a white panel cut 3 3/4 by 5 1/2. I stamped the image from The Sea using Versafine Onyx black ink. To create my ocean scene, I punched a circle out of a post it note and used the negative part to sponge my sun, then I cut the circle in half and covered half of the sun and also placed some post it tape across the panel so I could blend the blues for the water and the oranges and pinks for the sky, after I achieved the look I wanted I stamped the greeting from the set Truth Quotes 1 also in the Versafine Onyx black ink.

Sets Used

I am entering this one in a couple challenges 

Create a Scene 


Nautical/By the Sea

Jul 17, 2016

AAA Cards #69

Happy Sunday, 
I have been away for a couple of weeks and missed posting this this morning. We have a new game at AAA Cards and you are going to love it, it's to use your favorite stash. One of my favorites sets from Stamping Up is the set You've Got This, it's such a beautiful set and fun to color. I also used another favorite of mine Timeless Textures in the background.

Jul 11, 2016

Elegant Bride

I am up on the So Suzy Stamps blog sharing this card that featuring a couple stamps that would make a fabulous wedding card, because there is nothing more elegant than a beautiful bride on her wedding day.
To make my card I started with an A2 sized card base, a white panel cut down to 3 3/4 by 5 1/2, a strip of patterned paper cut 1 1/4 by 5 1/2, and a strip of black glimmer paper cut 1/4 by 5 1/2. 
I added all three pieces to the base and then stamped the sentiment using the Elegance stamp on the white panel near the bottom. Next I stamped the image from the Bride and Groom Circle stamp on a scrap piece of paper using the Mini Misti tool so I stamp it repeatedly in the same place to get a crisp image, and then cut it out with a circle die and added it to the front a little of centered.

Here is a close up of how crisp you get the image by using the Misti tool