May 23, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches for another Birthday





My card share today is another birthday card since I am bringing back birthdays, or at least trying to. I done with my May birthdays and starting on June. To make my card I started with a Blushing Bride card base and added a panel of the Birthday Bouquet DSP. To follow the sketch I added a Tip Top Taupe strip down the left die and some washi tape with a strip of white glitter tape to the right side. For the greeting I used some Watermelon Wonder to cut out the Happy word die for Winnie & Walter and then embossed the word Birthday from the Number of Years set from Stampin Up with white embossing powder on a strip of Tip top Taupe.

I am entering this one at 


and 
for their challenge of Make A Wish





May 22, 2016

Because I'm Happy





Got some time in my studio which makes for a  happy stamper, so quick card share for a couple challenges. 
I am entering this one in the CASology challenge of Stencil 


and the also at 

CAS(E) This Sketch


 To make my card, I started with a blank white panel and a stencil from Tim Holtz. I used Mermaid lagoon to make the design on the corner of my card, next I stamped out the flowers from the Hero Arts set You're so Lovely, die cute them and popped them up in the corner. I used the Happy word die from Winnie and Walter as my greeting and the word Birthday is stamped on the inside. 



A birthday Celebration!







Happy Sunday and welcome to our Birthday blog hop at AAA Cards.
 We are turning two and we're celebrating with lots of giveaways. Look at all these sponsors who have offered up prizes.




I am first on the hop but, you will want to make sure to visit each DT member's Blog, there are prizes to be won by visiting each of us. First off we will all have a hidden word on our blogs and each of us will ask a question and will pick a winner from the answers. Be sure to visit AAA Cards to get the deets on how to win.

Here's my Birthday card 


To make my card used two panels of watercolor paper. the first one I used the new Gansai Tambi Starry palette, and cut out the balloons using the Papertrey Ink Best Birthday die. On the second panel I made a wash background using Mission Gold watercolors, attached the balloons and added the greeting. I finished the card by adding sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to the panel and attaching it to a white card base. 

Now for my question
Birthdays=gifts
What is the best birthday gift (stamping related) that you have ever received. For me there is only one answer and it's definitely my MISTI. I don't know how I ever stamped without it, I use it on almost every card I make. Can't wait to hear your stories. 
One of my lucky commenters who answers my question will win this cute set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

 be sure to stop back by after the challenge closes to see if you won.

Your next stop is Coralynn, but I have a complete list below in case you get lost along the way 





Happy Hopping!


May 19, 2016

Stenciling with Paper Pumpkin



If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber then I have an alternative to this month's Paper Pumpkin for you. I took one of the card panels and used it as a stencil for my card. If you aren't a subscriber then you should be and you can sign up right HERE. The plus to being a subscriber is that if you love the kit then you can purchase a refill when they come available in my store and you may have skipped a month and then wished you hadn't sometimes the full kits are also available on my site. So join today what are you eating on??

To make my card I took the card front from the May Paper Pumpkin kit, and some Clarity Stencil brushes from So Suzie Stamps and brushed it with Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy and Bermuda Bay over a piece of white cardstock. The happy die is from Winnie & Walter and the enamel dots are from My Minds Eye.

I am entering this one in the stencil challenge at 






May 18, 2016

Sharing some Kindness





My card today is to send to a friend who is having a tough time, and I hoping this will bring a smile to her face. Because kindness does matter and this world needs more of it.

I made this card using the April My Monthly Hero from Hero Arts and the Silly Stitched dies from Lil' Inker Designs. The greeting is from Acts of Kindness set.
I stamped the flower on watercolor paper and colored it with Zig clean color markers.




May 17, 2016

Calling All Sistahs



Hello, friends and welcome to the Calling all Sistahs blog hop. You should have arrived here from Kimberly's blog, if not and you lost your way just go back to the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog and start over. 

The Calling all Sistahs is a blog hop to remind you to do a self check, so what are you waiting on. Early detection is the key to beating it! 
I lost my Mom to breast cancer when I was 21 so is why I am so passionate about beating this horrible disease.
 Michele a survivor herself has some gorgeous stamps in the Calling All Sistahs line and 50% of the profits from this collection will be donated to help with breast cancer  research and awareness. 

For my card I used the Hope Ribbon set. I embossed the ribbon with pink embossing powder and the greeting in gold. I added a little gold (even though it doesn't look gold) washi to tie in with the gold sentiment. 




You can find the complete list of links for the blog hop below. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes that will be chosen at random.

Happy Hopping! And don't forget to Get em' Squeezed!




May 16, 2016

Happy Retirement!



Happy Monday again. 
I saw a couple challenges that I wanted to play along in so I made a quick card using two more sets from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The image is from the set Wish you were Here, and the greeting is from the Retirement Sentiments.

This one is for the color challenge at The Color Throwdown 



and 
The one layer challenge at Less is More of At Sea


Here are the sets I used from Sweet 'n Sassy