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


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Merry Christmas (with some snark)

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by.
 
If you are hopping with So Suzy Stamps on the Mini Snarkmas blog hop.. Welcome!!  We are posting a mini blog hop, so comment through the hop and you could win $25 from So Suzy Stamps.  See the end of my blog on the details!  FREE shipping through the 15th with a $25 order!
 
 
I am thrilled to share my creation with you.  I have a few friends who will be receiving this card..  Maybe once you see the inside of the card.. you too, can relate?? 
 
I first took a card base and laid out all of my coordinating papers, inks, dies and stamps.  I knew what I had in my mind, so I put it to paper.  I had purchased glitter paper at Hobby Lobby, so this was the perfect time to add some glitter to life. 
 
I then took the Merry Christmas ornament, using my MISTI and with gold embossing powder, heat set this part of my card.
 
 
 
I then used Simply Sinful from the So Suzy Stamps ink bite collection (I highly recommend So Suzy ink bites) and a blender tool to color in red on my ornament.  I then fussy cut around the ornament.  Originally, I wanted to pop this up but ended up placing it flat to my card.
 
 
I then added some sequins for some sparkle
 
Now to the FUN part .. the inside.. the FUNNY part.  You know you can relate to who would make you drink wine instead of coffee??!  Right??
 
 
 
I decided to do a few layers on the inside to match the front.  I stamped my sentiment in versafine black onyx.
 
 
 
 
 
That completes my card!  The outside appears to be a nicey nice Christmas card.. and the snark is the funnies on the inside.
 

 
 
Your next stop on the hop is the talented Salima at Salima0705
 
Comment along the hop for your chance to win a $25 gift card for So Suzy Stamps. Leave a comment on all blog hop posts by December 12th, 12pm PT and we will announce the winner later that day.
 
Be sure to stop by So Suzy Stamps and place your order for FREE shipping!

 

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