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

The next stop in the hop is Lydia Evans