Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thanks!

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by
 
Today I want to share a card I made with the Candy Cane Collection, from Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval.  I used the candy cane background (this is so incredibly versatile and can be used all year long) and Merry Labels from the Candy Cane Lane Collection.  It also includes Thanks from the Lovely Notes collection. 
 
I can not say enough about the Stamp of Approval boxes.  There are a ton of possibilities with each box.    A new box is usually released each quarter.  I'm always excited to see what the next box will bring. 
 
This card is fairly simple!    I embossed the candy cane background die in purple..  Added the ribbon (which really does match in person).  I offset this and popped it up with some foam tape. 
 
I then stamped the thanks, which looks absolutely cute and hand painted..
 
Thanks for looking!  I am entering this into the challenge at Catherine Pooler's website for a chance to win the next Stamp of Approval Collection!
 


Monday, April 17, 2017

You are my Hero

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Today is the 17th of April and that means a self breast check is on the orders for today!  Please do not take it lightly and remind a girlfriend!
 
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps, on the 17th of each month has several card makers who remind the public to do a self breast exam.  This is saving lives and women have found lumps through our reminders. 
 
Please stop by the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog here.  There is going to be some excited news announced, so please be sure to stop by.
 
I created an artistic card for this month.  I also veered from the 'pink' breast cancer theme because to me purple is a happy color.  You are my hero came to life pretty quick. 
 
I first took 4 petals Fri-die and cut 3 of each size.  I then took a dauber and colored with Distress Oxide ink edges.   With  the color Tierra (from Catherine Pooler), I took my pinky finger and put a dab of yellow on the center.  Then with glue I placed a small dot and used prills.  I set these aside to dry.
 
While that was drying, I took some watercolor paper from Tim Holtz and with purple color I simply just randomly made a spot 3 flowers would fit.  I was a tiny bit impatient, so I took my heat gun to the purple to help speed the drying time.
 
I then took So Pretty from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and with Distress Oxide and my MISTI stamped You are my Hero.  This is the perfect sentiment for so many occasions. 
 
To finish the card, I cut purple cardstock to mat the white cardstock.  The card is a standard A2 size card.
 
Cas-ual Fridays Stamps products used:
So Pretty - Stamp Set
4 Petals - Fri-Die
 
 


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rainbow of Thanks

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Today I am sharing a card I made for the Cas-ual Fridays Stamps challenge, Rainbows. 
 
 
I had a general idea of how I wanted this card to come together.  I first took the 4 petal Fri-die and colored with a dauber, the edges of each in Catherine Pooler inks.  I took my pinky and with the color Tierra, dabbed the center.  I then glued each flower together.  I used prills for the center of each flower to give it some interest.
 
I then took Thank you from So Pretty stamp set and stamped this on the bottom right corner.  I used my MISTI because I wanted a dark impression and the MISTI allows you to stamp as many times as you'd like in the same spot.
 
I'd like to say this is a pretty CAS card.  For me, this is a very simple 'almost' one layer card.  The outcome is just what I had in mind.
 
 
This card is entered into the Rainbow challenge at Cas-ual Fridays Stamps blog here.
 
Cas-ual Fridays products used:
So Pretty - Stamp set
4 Petals - Fri-Die
 
 
 
 
 


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