Friday, March 17, 2017

Hope

Hello!  Today is the 17th of March and that brings a reminder for YOU to do a self breast exam.  This blog hop has caught lumps.. so please be sure to complete it.  This is a great monthly reminder!  Michele from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps has created such a wonderful reminder for us all.  Be sure to comment along the way.  3 lucky commenters will win a $15 gift certificate to the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps store!  Comments must be made by March 19th at 12 am EST to qualify. 
 
You should have arrived from Sue.  Should you get lost along the way, please refer back to Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog

It would be absolutely incredible if YOU could participate in the monthly bog hop as a card maker!  All you need to use is ONE Cas-ual Fridays Stamp or die to participate.  Please join the Facebook group for more info https://www.facebook.com/groups/1015868698493563/.  

The more we get to participate, the more people we reach.. the more lives we can save by early detection!
 
Cas-ual Fridays Stamp products used:
 
 
 
1.  To start the card I embossed in gold the Full on Floral stamp. 
2.  I then took a blending tool and covered the entire background.
3.  From the Be stamp set, I took the butterflies and embossed those gold.  I lightly blended some ink on those as well. 
4.  For the hope die, I heat embossed a patch of gold and then die cut from that heat embossed area. 
5.  I took a piece of ribbon and decided diagonal placement for the hope and butterflies. 
6.  After placing the hope I took the butterflies and lightly with a pen rounded the wings to make them lift off the card.
 
 
  
 
Your next stop on the hop is Kimberly
 
 


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Be what you want to BE

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
 
Have you ever tried mirror image stamping??  I had not ... until I made this card for the So Suzy Stamp Mirror Image event.   I can see this will be a technique I will use more in the future... You definitely need a good silhouette stamp or solid image for this to work well. 
 
Products used from So Suzy Stamps:
 
I first took my sun stencil and made my background.  I blended out the inks to make a more vibrant look using Tiki Torch and Orange Twist from Catherine Pooler.
 
I then held my breath and had Justine Hovey's YouTube video playing while I gave it a try.  Believe it or not, this was my first try.  After I did it, I said geez.. why didn't I practice on a scrap piece of paper first.  Anyways, thank goodness it turned out great the first try.
 
I love this technique and I'm so glad So Suzy Stamps hosted the challenge.  I love to try to things and this will be one I keep in my think tank.
 
 
This card is entered into the challenge:


Happy Birthday

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.
 
Today I want to share a card made for the Cas-ual Fridays Red, Pink and White challenge.
 
 
The new release from Cas-ual Fridays caught my eye.  I purchased a few goodies and thought I'd use them for my challenge card.
 
I used:
Full On Floral (background)
Heartfelt Sayings
 
To make my background,  I embossed in white from Brutus Monroe.  I just love his embossing powders.  I then took Rockin Red from Catherine Pooler Designs and with the ink blending tool started heavy red and the made the ombre look .  I then tied some white ribbon and stamped Happy Birthday from the Heartfelt Sayings in Red from Brutus Monroe.
 
The card is super cute and will definitely make someone's birthday a little brighter!
 
 
This card is entered into the Cas-ual Fridays Challenge here


Friday, February 17, 2017

Be Brave


Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  It is the 17th of February and today is the day we remind a sistah to do a self breast exam.  This monthly blog hop has saved lives!  Lumps have been found through the reminder of these hops, so please don't take this as just another blog hop.  Do the self breast check and remind a friend or family member as well.
 
Michele, the owner of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps, started this blog hop as a reminder to all women. 
 
This is a blog hop for ALL to participate in.  Hop along with us and you have a chance to win (2) random winners will be chosen among those who comment along the hop to win a gift certificate to the store..! 

Comments must be made by 12:00am EST on February 19th, 2016 to qualify.
 
It would be absolutely incredible if YOU could participate in the monthly bog hop as a card maker!  All you need to use is ONE Cas-ual Fridays Stamp or die to participate.  Please join the Facebook group for more info https://www.facebook.com/groups/1015868698493563/.  

The more we get to participate, the more people we reach.. the more lives we can save by early detection!

You should have arrived from Lisa's blog

My card this month is super simple, but super meaningful.   You see, a former co-worker of mine was a 2 time breast cancer survivor.. first round dating back 20 years.  This past Christmas she got some devastating news.  She had fallen and found out through that fall she had cancer in her body... again.   This card is more than just a card.. it's a card to remind her that she is loved and so many are praying for her.   So no matter what is going on in your life.. just remember to Be Brave.  ~With Love From Your Sistah

I used from Cas-ual Fridays - Calm & Loving
Pretty Pink Posh sequins - Sisterhood Sparkle
Twine

 
The next stop in the hop is Lydia Evans
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sympathy - Card Challenge #55

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.
 
Today I would love to share a card made specifically for a challenge at Your Next Stamp.  This is a sketch as well as color challenge.

Here are the guidelines...   I made my sketch a variation of the sketch picture.  I got the inspiration from the circle, but opted to use many circles instead of one large.

   
 
 
Products used:
Your Next Stamp:  Elegant Greetings
Your Next Stamp: Circle Panel Die
Your Next Stamp: Bow-tiful Little Bows Die
 
 
 
 
I entered this card into the Challenge #55 at Your Next Stamp

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Never, Never, Never Give Up

 

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  It is the 17th of January and today is the day we remind a sistah to do a self breast exam.  This monthly blog hop has saved lives!  Lumps have been found through the reminder of these hops, so please don't take this as just another blog hop.  Do the self breast check and remind a friend or family member as well.
 
Michele the owner of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps started this blog hop as a reminder to all women. 
 
This is a blog hop for ALL to participate in.  Hop along with us and you have a chance to win (2) random winners will be chosen among those who comment along the hop to win a gift certificate to the store..Comments must be made by 12:00am EST on January 19th, 2016 to qualify.
 
It would be absolutely incredible if YOU could participate in the monthly bog hop as a card maker!  All you need to use is ONE Cas-ual Fridays Stamp or die to participate.  Please join the Facebook group for more info https://www.facebook.com/groups/1015868698493563/.  

The more we get to participate, the more people we reach.. the more lives we can save by early detection!
 
This month we have a special collaboration with Pretty Pink Posh.   Pretty Pink Posh sequin collection, available exclusively at the CFS store, to help us support Breast Cancer Awareness.  Michele will be donating 50% of the profits, just as she does with the other items in the Calling All Sistahs collection, to NBCF.org  Quantities are limited and once they are gone, they're gone.  
Stop by here to see this beautiful sequins. 
 
 
 
 
 
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps products used Dream then Do stamp set and Curtis Background  and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins called Sistahood Sparkle
 
      
 
 
Your next stop is Sue Nagata
 
 
 

 


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy New Year!

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
 
Where oh where did the Holiday season go??  I got so far behind with my wreath and ornament orders that NO Christmas cards got sent out!!  I had all intentions in making and then I quickly realized it was December 25th and that was not going to happen.  Into my stamp stash I went. 
 
I have a love for fancy fonts and so I found the Wintery Script from Lawn Fawn and knew this would be my card.  I then when to Pinterest for a bit of inspiration and saw circles and twine and all kinds of goodies.. So I got out the Circle die plate from Queen & Company.  I knew this would be it!
 
I first took the die from Queen & Company and cut 25 with my Vagabond 2.  It was super simple and now I have a big stash of circles from the negative. 
 
I then took the Happy New Year stamp and my Mini MISTI (which is the most incredible tool)  and stamped in groups of 5 with Brutus Monroe embossing ink and embossed with Brutus Monroe Gilded.  Once I complete 25 in this process, I started my layering.  I found 3 different golds that I wanted to use.  I adhered the layered piece and then to my card base.
 
I used my Cricut for the inside.  I did not want to handwrite on all 25, so I did a simple New Years message on the inside and let my Cricut do the writing for me.
 
I then added a few stars from a pack I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  After a while, I got to thinking a stamped star would be easier.. So I got out the Papertrey Ink stamp set Star Scribbles and stamped a few stars. 
 
I love the different looks each card holds.  I was bumming that I did not get to send out Christmas cards, but it turned out for the better.. these are SUPER cute and I know the recipients will be surprised to receive the card.
 
 
This card is entered into the Simon Says Wednesday challenge:  Anything Goes