Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SN Sketch challenge with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hi everyone!  This week's challenge over at StampNation is a sketch challenge.  The Design Team is using CAS-ual Friday's stamps in honor of the Masterclass-Cards with Sass.  This class started on Monday.

All entries to the challenge on StampNation will be eligible to win a very generous prize from CAS-ual Fridays.

Here is a peek at the DT's cards.


Can you guess which one is mine?  Members can view the challenge here to play along.

I also wanted to share a peek at the cards that will be shared during the CAS-ual Fridays Masterclass.


Yummy goodness, right?!!!!  Members can view the first video done by my friend Heather North HERE!  I can't wait to see what is next in the class!!!

Remember these classes are free with your membership and will be on the site forever!  Awesome!

Click HERE for more details and to join us today!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Birthday cards

Hi everyone!  I have a couple birthday cards to share with you today.  Both use the GeoTrio stencil from the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings collection.  Even though this collection has sold out, the good news is the items from the collection will be available for individual sale later on in Catherine's store.


I absolutely LOVE the dots on this stencil, how they go from big to small or from small to big.  :)  I have been following everyone's rainbow creations from the Online card class, and have been inspired even though I am not taking the class.  I love black and white with a pop of rainbow!  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.


This card uses the chevron part of the stencil.  I placed the stencil one way, sponged with Midnight ink and then turned the stencil around to create this fun pattern.  I used the same Papertrey Ink sentiment, but added the pop of color on the "H", "B", & the "!".

I am adding both of these over at Seize the Birthday: Anything goes.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches

Happy Saturday everyone!  I have a couple cards to share with you all today inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.


I started this card by masking off the shape represented in the sketch below using masking tape.  I then placed the Marching Leaves stencil over and sponged using Midnight ink.  I stamped and die cut the bloom using Bristol paper so I could easily use my Zig Clean color brush markers to watercolor the flower.  I added some versamark from my Versamark pen to the center of the flower and sprinkled some Wanderlust embossing powder on it and heat set to add a bit of sparkle to the center.  I then stamped the sentiment and mounted onto a card base.

Here is the sketch.


While I had my supplies out I created another similar card, changing out the bloom color.


For this flower, I used my Zig Clean Color markers again.  This time just scribbled with a yellow and pink marker, spritzed with water to let the colors blend.  LOVE how it turned out!

I will add one of these over at Seize the Birthday.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Happy Fall

Hi everyone!  I am back sharing a couple more cards with you using the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Collection.  I know a lot of you will be getting your collections soon so I wanted to share some more inspiration with you all.


My cards are similar to these cards HERE, but I decided to do a full bloom instead of just a half bloom.  I used Catherine's Spring Fling collection of inks on this card along with Black Jack.  I used my MISTI to create even spacing of the leaves.  I die cut a circle and stamped the sentiment and attached to my card with foam tape.  Don't you just love those little acorns?!

Here is another one using my favorite rainbow colors!


After stamping the full bloom, I fussy cut it and attached it to a black card base.  LOVE how it pops on the black.

I am adding the top card over at TIME OUT Challenges:  Autumn with the optional twist of Speed Stamping.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

SOA Counting Blessings Release Day!!


Hi everyone!  It's Release Day for the SOA Counting Blessings Collection!  I sure hope you were on the Wait List because it looks like it is going to sell out again before the public release!!!  WOW!!!

I have more cards to share with you today using the goodies from the release.

All my cards feature the GeoTrio Stencil and the Bloomin' Bouquet stamp set.  The coordinating Bloomin' Bouquet dies are an add on and are available in the store.


The GeoTrio Stencil is very cool, there are three geometric designs you can use.  The first one is this amazing chevron.  I sponged over the stencil onto my card base using Fiesta Blue ink.  LOVE the result.  I then stamped & die cut the flower image using Tiara ink and the leaves & sentiment using Black Jack ink.  I popped the flower up using dimensional adhesive and added some sparkly clear sequins to finish off my card.


The next design on the stencil is gradient polka dots.They go from big to small.  I used Glass Bead Glitter Gel through the polka dots.  Stamped and die cut the flower and leaves and then added the sentiment from the Good Things stamp set using Icing on the Cake ink.


The last design on the stencil is the fun triangles.  Love the many, many uses for this ONE stencil. This time I used Whipped Spackle through the stencil.  Stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves and stamped the sentiment from Bloomin' Bouquet stamp set.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my cards using this amazing collection.  I look forward to seeing the many creations popping up all over Blog land.  That is my favorite part.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!