Sunday, April 20, 2014

Paper Players 192

I wanted to play in the Paper Players Challenge today; washi tape.  I adore this stuff! 
The little black stripe at the top is washi tape.  I think I am joining the crowd of trying out Jennifer McGuire's techniques. That girl has some serious fresh ideas.  On this card, I used embossing paste [Studio Wendy Vecchi] with a stencil [Dylusions Flower Medley] and then put gold sparkle embossing powder on it. 

 Before heat embossing it, you need to let the paste dry.  It was waiting for me this am and worked perfect for this challenge.... I thought.

When I actually popped over to the Paper Players Blog, it said washi tape & CAS.  Whoops I sort of missed that CAS part with my first, I made another one!

Aww, now that's better - all that lovely white!  I used Inspired By Stamping; Paris and Tickets.  My tower is a MFT die, Eiffel Tower. and yes, the edge panel is washi tape.

Hope you all have a fabulous Bunny Day!

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, April 19, 2014

New Challenges!

I popped over to Paper Playful to see what other challenges were around blogland and came up with a couple of new ones!  I started with Sketch Saturday, We Doobadoo; embellishment, and one I haven't play in for a long time, Less is More; make me smile.

Well, I have to say, even though she is no longer with me, my Mom makes me smile!  I used STAMPlorations Mom's Subway Art Builder #5.

I used my own embellishments too;

 Shimmer Smooch for a sparkle, bow with roses, and sequins.

I might of stretched the sketch a little with the center, but I just saw this technique, and wanted to try it.  I used my MFT  Snowdrift die to cut the panel and then left space between when adhering it on to my card base.  I love this look.

Another fun Saturday, creating in my stamp room~

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Just Us Girls #236 - Color

Sue V has chosen one of my favorite color combos!  Yep, blue and orange and white.

I used an old Stampin Up stamp set, Simple Shapes.  You can look for this set on Ebay - yep, retired.  I really adore graphic type cards, and big dots are lovely :).  My sentiment is from Hero Arts, Essential Messages.

I hope you pop on over and play.  I can't wait to see all the fabulous cards with these colors!

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, April 18, 2014

Inspired By Stamping

Today is my day over at Inspired By Stamping.  I have made a quick and fun Easter card.

Pop on over to Inspired By Stamping to see the stamps sets and tools I used to make this fun card!

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Combined Challenge

Runway Inspired Challenge and CAS(E) this Sketch are combining their challenges - how fun is that.  I don't normally play in the Runway challenge, but my fellow stamper friend, Deepti is the Guest Designer.  In support of her, I am playing along. [Hi Deepti!]

I cut a circle stencil and sponged on ink, then I overlaid a diamond cut out, and sprayed it with Mister Huey's White Spray Ink.  I used Dare 2B Artzy stamp set, Get Well Smiles.

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Tryout and a few Challenges

I adore CASEing fellow stampers! I look at cards and think 'gee why didn't I think of that', then I will be inspired for making my card.  Therefore, I was very excited to see CASE Study is looking to add to the Design Team.  Since you can't be considered if you don't play, I decided to trow in my hat [well, card anyway]. ;)

For this DT tryout, we are to pick a stamper who inspires us and CASE their card. Here is my CASE:

I used Hero Arts, Playful Flowers and Butterflies, along with a sentiment from my brand new, just arrived in the mail today, Simon Says, Flower Friend.  [I love this font!]

I found this card below, which initially I thought was one of Chupa's, but looking further I think it was a card she pinned just because. 

So, apparently, I am CASEing an unknown stamper. I hope this is okay since CASE Study does pick stampers from all over.  Plus, I really liked the card I created, so I am going with it.

For today's challenges I am joining in A Blog Named Hero; layers, Curtain Call; use confetti, Shopping Our Stash; use numbers and lastly, Virginia's View Challenge; stencil.  Also qualifies for CASE Study this week!

In honor of Jen sponsoring Curtain Call, I used her April Sketch For You To Try.  I don't have any of her stamps, but I had fun with the sketch anyway.  My background is water colored and after it dried, I used a stencil.  I went with fabulously bright colors because when you are on the other side of 55 your eyes start to go!  [Right?!] -- Lol, my friend is going to kill me when I write that on the inside .................. bawahaha! 


Wish me luck for CASE Study! - I would adore being on that Team~

Thanks for stopping by~

The Male Room

Today over at The Male Room, the theme is PET.  My first response was to go with a sympathy card, but I have done that in the past.  Instead, I went with an encouraging card;

While most people don't keep tigers as pets, they do have cute kitties -- so I am pushing this card, but it does work for a masculine encouragement -- don't you think?  The tiger image is from an out of business, business, and the tiny kitty is Stampendous -- probably 20 years old at this point :).

Come on over and join in The Male Room.  Let's see how you interpret PET.

Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seize the Sketch #18

It's time again for the Seize the Sketch Challenge.  Wow, last week had an amazing turnout!  That was really awesome!  This week's sketch is terrific too.  Here is my card:

I used the beautiful colors from The Paper Players #191.  [My flowers, PTI Rosie Posie, are really stamped in coral, but dam if I could get my camera to show that!]  My sentiment is from STAMPlorations, Mom's Subway Art Builders #5.  I am totally loving this sketch~

So, do you like the sketch? I hope you come on over to Seize the Sketch #18, and play along!

Thanks for stopping by~

Cardabilities Sketch #97

It's Cardabilities Sketch time!  This sketch is so fabulous - I had a great time creating with it!

I started with a dictionary page and gesso, did some spritzing with Dylusions ink, and then I used colored embossing paste with stenciled dots.  I cut my leaves out in both vellum and card stock for layering, added a button and a sentiment and this card is complete!  
 I completely love the end result!

Now, you need to pop on over to Cardabilities, check out the other DT's cards, and play along~  I can tell you, this sketch is a super fun one!

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, April 14, 2014

Card Drive for Lauryn!

 I just made a bright, happy card for Miss Lauryn using the Hero Arts set, Antique Engravings, with a sentiment from Gina K Designs, True Love [retired].  I used the sketch from Clean & Simple, and I am entering this into the A Blog Named Hero, build a background.

Isn't this little girl just precious? Let me introduce you....
was diagnosed with Leukemia on March 27, 2014. She is currently
hospitalized in the DC area undergoing chemotherapy to fight this
terrible disease.  Lauryn is Linda Payne's granddaughter...many of you in the stamping community probably already know sweet Linda!

news of Lauryn's illness spread via social media, many of you have
asked if there is anything you can do to help, so we have come up with a
plan. We decided to have a Card Drive and would like to invite YOU to help by sending "happy mail" to Lauryn and her family.

create cards to share your love and encouragement for Lauryn and her
family. Lauryn's parents are Josh and Elizabeth and she has two older
siblings: Lily and Logan. We thank the Lord for this dear family and
need to pray for them as they are seeking to glorify the Lord throughout
this trial. 

Cards can be mailed to:

Children's National
Hematology/Oncology RM 437
Lauryn Newsome
111 Michigan Ave NW
Washington DC 20010

You can find updates on Lauryn via a Facebook page that has been set up by some family. It is Fight on Little Lauryn.
They have shared how encouraging it is receive a simple "like" on a
Facebook status or words of love and encouragement that is posted.
is the fabulous group of bloggers who have joined us in promoting this
Card Drive. We would love for you to hop with us as numerous bloggers
have blog candy and all you need to do is leave a comment... 
Olga Jewell Craftieodamae
Mary Anne Kelemen Lakeside Stamping
Lisa Haines The Purple Place
Colleen Holmes A Card’s Delight
Anita Autore Cards & Coffee 
Sandra Van Blaricum Cards and Creativity 
Nina Brackett Crafting in Croatia
Linda Coughlin The Funkie Junkie
Kathleen Curry Will Stamp for Wine
Melissa Czapor My Many Journeys
YOU ARE HERE - Vicki Dutcher All I Do is Stamp
Tera Fujan Stamp Queen 
Joy Hadden Pieces of Joy
Karen Knegten Studio at the Lake 
Lee Murphy My Reality
Jackie Randolph Paper Moments 
Shirley Ross Card Art, Etc.
Brenda Turner Stamp It Up
Geri Utterback Geri’s Cards 
Cheri Weston Stamp’n Boomer 

How awesome to see all these lovely stampers joining in to support this little girl [and gramma Linda].  I am offering the following Hero Arts mini set to 1 random commentor: Winner chosen~

Have fun!!

Thanks for stopping by~

A Walk Down Memory Lane

A quiet Monday~ love it.

I used the fun set from Hero Arts, Floral.  I love that you can stamp first and then line up the die and cut - perfectly.  For the other products I used to make this card, pop on over to A Walk Down Memory Blog.

Thanks for stopping by~
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