Aug 29, 2015

Tweet Birthday

Happy Saturday!

Time for another Addicted to CAS challenge and our code word this week is Blue. A little blue or all blue it's up to you

For my card I used a cute Birdcage die from The Stamps of Life
the greeting is from the birdcage2stamp set.
I used the pointillism technique for my background

Supplies from The Stamps of Life

Aug 27, 2015

Color Me ...Playful

This post should have gone live Wednesday, but we have been house hunting and I really haven't thought much about my blog. 
We did find a house here in Maggie Valley and put a contract on it, now we just need our Colorado home to sell. I have attached a picture of our new home below 
Now for the Color me challenge, This week we are using Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Cajun Craze & Tangerine Tango... 
I used the hostess set Floral Wings along with one of my favorite go to sets Gorgeous Grunge

Our new home

And our creek

Aug 23, 2015

House Hunters

Happy Sunday!

Welp, our home is on the market and we are on a plane headed east to house hunt. All prayers and positive thought are appreciated for our house to sell quickly and that we find one on our hunt this week. I will be back on Wednesday with a card for the Color me challenge, until then 

Aug 20, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200 Celebration

Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 200th sketch and their are lots of prizes to be had, so stop by and congratulate them and play along.

When I saw the sketch this Lovely as a Tree set immediately came to mind.  It is truly a timeless set and can be used anytime throughout the year. I made a christmas card with it, but just imagine the trees stamps in Early expresso and then sponged in yellow, orange and green for the fall. 

Aug 19, 2015

Color Me Subtle

It is time for another Color Me challenge. 
This week we are using Basic Grey, Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo

For my card I watercolored a butterfly die cut with Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo re inkers and the stamped from Gorgeous Grunge in Basic Grey as my background.  The greeting is from a new set Birthday Blossoms.

Lets Go Shopping!

Aug 18, 2015

And it Begins

Welp, the stager is coming today, and I am so dreading it. I have no idea what she has in mind (neither does she because she hasn't been here) but I am not a messy housekeeper, so my house doesn't have that much clutter, other than my closet of course and the hubs office. I am sure those will be her main focus areas, as well as the unfinished basement. So the greeting on my card I am thankful that His mercies are new every morning and I hope hers are too.

Now for the deets on my card, To get my straight line, I masked off an area with post it tape to sponge my grass and sky using distress inks, I removed the tape (mask) and then stamped my silhouette image for the set Landscape Silhouettes and the greeting from Be Encouraged. I rounded the corners to soften it up.

I am entering this one in a couple challenges


SNSS sets used 

Aug 17, 2015


Warning long post

Happy Monday!

I hope every one had a great weekend. I have had very little time this weekend for stamping. 
The time has come for a very long post, as you know or you may not, we have been transferred to North Carolina. It is a bittersweet move for me. I am originally from South Carolina and have 2 sisters in NC with our kids and the rest of the family in SC. The hubs is from Virginia and his Dad and brother are there, so it's closer to family and lots of friends but I love Colorado, it's a beautiful state, the weather here is amazing, no humidity, lots of sunshine, even in the winter, and the snow, well it's not so bad here because it usually doesn't stick around for long. We are moving from one mountain range to another, leaving the rockies and going to the smokies.
I have made many sweet friends here and it's going to be hard leave, not to mention my Ah-Mazing studio that the hubs finished for me. I started my Stampin Up business here and it is doing well, I have great customers/friends who come to my classes that I hold each month. I am definitely going to miss it and everyone. I am not saying goodbye because I plan to visit and hope that some of them would even visit me. 

Here's the dealio, I may be moving but that doesn't mean you have to stop taking my classes, it can be done online. The first of each month I will send out a coupon code and it you place a qualifying order using that code then I will send you a kit in the mail with all the supplies to make 3 cards. I will also offer technique classes and others online as well. If you are in the Cherokee NC area then guess what? You can attend my classes! If you live in that area and want to attend my classes or just want to meet up and stamp shoot me an email at ceal331@gmaildotcom. I would love to make new friend and gain some new customers.
I am truly grateful for each of you my friends

Now for the deets on my card. The stamp sets I used is Gorgeous Grunge and Vintage Leaves. I used an old technique that works beautifully with the leaves and stamped Gorgeous Grunge for the background. I added some gold thread and linen thread to finish it off.

I made this one with a couple challenges in mind, the sketch is this month's challenge from Stamplorations 

I am also entering it over at The Mod Squad, for their challenge of Heat 

Lets Go Shopping!