Jun 20, 2018

Make Your Mark

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps & more and this week we want you to 

To create my card I started with a Coastal Cabana card base, and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I was super happy when SU brought my favorite color Coastal Cabana back in the color revamp. I used the Floral Statements also by Stampin Up and the Stampin Up Blends to color the image. I have lots of thank you cards to make so you may be seeing lots of them appear on my blog

Jun 19, 2018

Ink Blending with Versfine Clair

This month we are collaborating with Imagine with Versafine Clair inks and I am up on the Joy Clair blog with this card using one of our new releases Born to Sparkle to show how well they blend together. 
Be sure to head over for all the details o how I created my sample. 

Jun 18, 2018

Peace and Comfort

Happy Friday! 
It's time for a new challenge at Calling All Sistahs.
 Each month we have a new inspiration photo for you to use to create a card to send out to someone who needs it. It doesn't have to be cancer it can be a sickness a loss of a loved one, a loss of a pet or someone who just needs a word of encouragement. The real challenge for most of us including me is will we actually mail it? 
I have started a group on Facebook called Because Kindness to help us mail more cards out to those who need them, the group is closed so only the group members see the addresses. I would love to have more members so if you are on Facebook and this is something you are interested in please request to join through facebook.

oh and there is a prize involved 
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 create my card, I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the image from the set Peace & Comfort   and then filled it in with a Copic marker, next I stamped the floral images from the Pretty Posies set and colored them also with Copic markers.
To finish the card I added some sequins for a little bling

Jun 17, 2018

June Reminder

It's the 17th and that means it's time to Call All Sistahs to check your girls!
Mammograms are important but so are self checks and we are reminding you to do that today. I have had several of my friends battle this horrible disease and have lost friends and my mom to breast cancer so please heed our reminder and check yourself.

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.

To create my card, I started with a white card base and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the floral ribbon from the Hope Ribbon set using It's a girl ink by Catherine Pooler. Next I stamped the greeting from the set Dream Then Do to keep it simple. For the pink mat I used the direct to paper technique with the It's a girl ink

Jun 16, 2018

Map Collage with Daniel Smith

I am up on the Technique Junkies Stamps blog with this card using one of the June releases. Be sure to head over for the details.

Remember you can save 10% off your order at Technique Junkies Stamps excluding new releases and clearance by using my code TJ10Ceal

Jun 14, 2018

My Sweet Petunia & Alexandra Bloghop and Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the collaboration bloghop between Alexandra Renke and My Sweet Petunia.

You should have arrived here via Alexis blog but if not I have a complete list at the bottom of this post ,so be sure to stop by everyones blog and leave a comment to be eligible for the prizes.
Speaking of prizes they are so generous, one lucky commenter will win $50 in products from My Sweet Petunia and another lucky commenter will win $50 in products from Alexandra Renke. You have until Sunday June 27th 11:59 PM CST to leave a comment. Winners will be announced on Tuesday June 19 on both My Sweet Petunia and Alexandra Renke blogs. 

To create my card I started with a top folding white card base and a piece of Alexandra Renke 12x12 plain paper cut down with a stitched die. Using the Mini MISTI I randomly placed the postage stamps from the International set by Alexandra Renke on the card front and was able to ink them up all at once to create a background and also line up the images to go inside the postage stamps.  

I used a postage stamp die as the mat to mimic the postage stamps. I randomly added some strips of the Have a good trip washi tape as a fun element and to finish the card I added the die cut Go See Do cut out of two colors and pieced together. 

Your next stop is Diana, hop on over to see what she has in store for you and done't forget to leave a comment.

Jun 10, 2018


It's time for a new challenge at AAA Cards, thank you to all those who help us celebrate our 4th birthday! Our sponsor is Uniko with a stamp set of those in stock to the winner.

My CAS sample uses some Ctherine Pooler inks and stamps