March 20, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #12

Hiya!

This is my second post of the day.  Please scroll down to see my second jingle belles challenge card.

It's time for another CASE-ing Christmas challenge.  This week we're CASE-ing Pat's card.  I love the penguin.  Too cute!



And here is what I created. 


I focused on the layout again, for this card.  You know how I love my non-traditional Christmas colors, so I went for it again.  This ribbon from Pretty Pink Posh is gorgeous!  I love how it ties as well.  Simple, and quick, and another card for my stash.  I'm a happy girl. :)

I can't wait for you to see what the other designers have created for you today.  They're all pretty great.  Hopefully,  you'll get the chance to go check them out, and maybe play along.  I'm off to work, and then we're headed to Kansas City for the weekend.   I can't wait to see Maroon 5. :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!







What's In It?
Paper: SU! Whisper White Cardstock, MME Signature Christmas Glitter Patterned Paper
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Be Joyful & Oh, Christmas Tree
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Pistachio Pudding, Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue
Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh Aqua Ribbon, MFT Pierced Circle Dies, Tim Holtz Brackets Die

Mission EMBOSS-ible, Take 2!

Happy Friday!

I'm excited that today is Friday, and I get to sleep in tomorrow and Sunday, sort of.  This afternoon, my daughter, her BFF and I are headed to Kansas City for the Maroon 5 concert tomorrow.  I cannot wait to see Mr. Adam Levine, up close and personal.  Anyway, onto my card for today.

It's the second week of the embossing challenge over at the jingle belles blog.  Here is what I made.


I wanted to keep this card simple as well, again, focusing on the embossing.  I included both wet and dry for this card too.  The Nativity Border die from Taylored Expressions was perfect for this card, and it really looks lovely set against the dark blue background.  I wanted to add a bit of "something" to my card, but wasn't sure what.  Then I decided to stamp the smallest star from the Verve Star of Wonder set, and then cut it out.  For some added "pop", I added some gold Wink of Stella, and called it done.  Simple and elegant.  I think I will make a few more of these, in different colors, and send them to the people in my bible study group.  I know they'd love them.

Again, Stephanie and Lauren have created two gorgeous cards for this week.  You should head over to the blog to see what them.  They're nothing short of amazing.

Have a wonderful day!






What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm & Solar White Cardstock, SU! Night of Navy Cardstock
Stamps: Verve Star Of Wonder
Ink: VersaMark, Gold Wink of Stella
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder, Taylored Expressions Nativity Border Die, SU! Cloudy Day Embossing Folder

March 13, 2015

Masculine Birthday

Hola!

This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down for my first jingle belles guest designer card. :)

This is the last of the cards I made last weekend, and hope I made it in time, for a few challenges I saw.  I tried to push myself to create another masculine card, since I don't do well with them. lol 

Here is my card.


I inked my embossing folder, and love how the Blueprint embossing folder looks a bit distressed on my paper.  I embossed the star with some silver embossing powder to give it a bit of pop, and added my sentiment.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets.  Paper Smooches has the cutest fonts and images.  I'm going to send this to R's son, for his birthday.  I hope he likes it.  I am going to submit this for the following challenges.

Virginia's View Challenge #13: Embossing
Just Us Girls #283: Masculine
Paper Smooches: Photo Inspiration

I'm off to work.  I hope you have a great weekend!






What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Fog Cardstock, SU! Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, SU! Dictionary
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Blueprint Embossing Folder, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags Dies, SU! Stars Framelits

Mission EMBOSS-ible!

Hello my friends!

I'm so excited to have you stop by today!  I have a card to share with you, as a guest, over on the jingle belles blog.  Lauren and Stephanie make amazing holiday cards each week, so I was thrilled to be joining them for the next two weeks.  I'm sure you know by now, how much I enjoy making holiday cards as well, so this was a win/win for me.  This challenge is one of my favorites too, embossing.  Here is the card I made.


I wanted to keep things simple, so that the focus would be on the embossing.  I included both wet and dry embossing on my card, as I love both.  I wanted a pink poinsettia, and think it turned out pretty well.  I used the colors from Color Throwdown #331, as they really struck me as being beautiful, and played into my love of non-traditional Christmas cards.  I added some leaves, and a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins, and was done.  I like the simplicity of this card, with the embossing and the sentiment as the main focus.  I'm going to submit this card for the following challenges.

Virginia's View Challenge: Embossing
The Card Concept #30: Photo Inspiration
ODBDSLC230: Sketch (my loose interpretation)


Stephanie and Lauren have created two beautiful cards for your viewing pleasure, and I do hope you'll head over to check them out.  Maybe you'll get the chance to play along and slowly build your holiday card stash in the process? :-)

Have a wonderful day!
      





What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Peace On Earth
Ink: VersaMark, Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Dye Ink
Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh Pink Peonies Sequins, Sierra Scroll Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Blossom 2 Dies

March 12, 2015

Thanks...You're Amazing

Greetings friends!

I hope you're having a great day.  I am really enjoying the awesome weather we're having, and plan on going for a bike ride with my daughter after work today.  It's so nice to be able to get back outside and "play".  I hope everyone is having nice weather in their area as well.  I hope it lasts for a while. 

Anyway, here is the next card I have to share with you.


I LOVE the bright, cheerful colors here.  The yellow with the polka dots paper from my March SSS Card Kit is fabulous!  I really like the colors this month.  I decided to make this into a shaker card, so I could use some of my new Pretty Pink Posh seed beads.  They are also pretty fabulous.  I know exactly who I will be sending this to, and hope she enjoys it.  I'm going to submit this for the following challenges.

Sparkle & Shine Challenge #1: Photo Inspiration
Retro Sketches #156: Sketch (my loose interpretation)
Pile It On #59: Green

I'm off to work, and am hoping to be done early, so I can leave a bit early.  I'll be back soon with another something crafty.

Hugs!






What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, SU! Wild Wasabi Cardstock, SSS March Card Kit Patterned Paper
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Talk Bubbles 2
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Star Dust Stickles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles & Thanks Dies, MFT Stitched Oval Dies, Simon Says Stamp Green Seed Beads, Pretty Pink Posh Clear and Marshmallow Seed Beads, Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Green Sequins

March 11, 2015

Love You

Hiya peeps!

How are you doing?  Are you having a good week, so far?  It's been gorgeous out, so we've been spending lots of time outside.  Unfortunately, this has caused a delay in getting my cards posted. lol  There were several challenges I wanted to participate in, and I made several cards on Sunday, but am just now getting around to posting the first.  I hope I'm still on time for them. :-)

Here is the first.


I love the simplicity of this card.  The clean lines, and the small pop of glitter look lovely together.  I will be sending this to R, at some point this week.  He says he loves getting random cards in the mail from me, and that he keeps them all.  How sweet!  I will definitely continue to send him cards.  I am going to submit this for this weeks Paper Players challenge (#235), which is a color combo of Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake and So Saffron.

That's all for me.  I'm headed to join my bible study group for an evening of fellowship and worship.  I wish you all a great evening!

Hugs!






What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, SU! Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White & Wild Wasabi Cardstock, Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
Accessories: MFT Love Die, Simon Says Stamp You Die, Star Dust Stickles, Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars

March 6, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #10

Greetings!

How's your week been?  It's been pretty crazy for me, work wise, but everything else seems to be going pretty well.  I'm hoping to spend some time in my crafty room again this weekend.  It's supposed to be in the 30's all weekend, which is like a heat wave for us, so I may decide to go play outside instead. lol

Anyway, onto this weeks new CASE-ing Christmas challenge.  This week we are CASEing another one of Mynn's cards.  I love the simplicity of it, and her use of washi tape.



Here is my interpretation.


I went with the same basic layout, and changed it up slightly.  I love the CAS look of this, and the washi tape heart turned out better than I thought it would.  I think I'm going to create another of these, but only use the red and white candy stripe washi tape.  I think I'm in love with it.  I'm going to enter my card for the following challenges.

Merry Monday #148: Use Red & Green
One Layer Christmas Card Challenge #5: Anything Goes (hoping this is close enough to one layer)
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

I do hope you'll head over to the challenge blog to see the other wonderful cards that are posted.  I'll be back soon with another something crafty.


Hugs!






What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm & Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Recollections Noel
Ink: VersaMark
Accessories: Detail White Embossing Powder, Various Christmas Washi Tape, SU! Basic Pearls, Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins, MFT Pierced Heart Dies

February 28, 2015

Happy Birthday

Good Saturday to all!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope everyone has had a good week, and will get lots of crafty time, to make stuff this weekend.  It's another freezing weekend here, but that's ok.  I'm going to stay indoors, until we head to see the bull riding later tonight.  I haven't been to anything like that in years.  I'm sure it will be a blast!

I was excited to pick up some more MFT goodies recently, and wanted to play with them immediately.  Here is the card I made.  Love how this turned out!


The colors are bright and cheerful, and go very well, set against the kraft cardbase.  I'm thinking these dies are going to be used frequently.  I love how unique they are.  You could combine all kinds of colors and patterns.  The ideas are floating around in my head like crazy now.  I'm going to send this to one of my male friends, for his birthday.  It's masculine, right? lol  I'm going to submit this card for the following challenges also.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Take Your Pick (I chose the product theme, kraft)
Colour Me #60: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Deligh & Neutral
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes    
Seize The Birthday: Masculine
ShowCASe Your Style: Birthday

That's all for me.  I'm off to do laundry, and try to make another something crafty, for fun.  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Hugs!






What's In It:
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, SU! Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Tangerine Tango Cardstock,
Stamps: MFT Wavy Greetings
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars, MFT Ride The Wave Dies

February 25, 2015

Word Art Wednesday #172 - John 15:9

Welcome!

I'm so happy to have you stop by today.  I am always excited when Wednesday comes around.  It means there are only two days until the weekend, and this weekend I am hoping to have tons of fun crafting with some new friends.  When I moved here, I was sad to learn that there aren't very many people in my area, who are into papercrafting.  I haven't been to a crop in over two years, and until recently, didn't have any friends to craft with locally.  I bumped into a woman at our new Hobby Lobby, and we got to talking.  Next thing I knew, I was invited to a crafty gathering at one of her friends' homes.  I'm excited!

 I'm also excited to share another Word Art Wednesday card with you.  Sadly, this is my last card for them, as guest designer.  I had an amazing time, and everyone was so wonderful.  I am truly blessed to have been a part of their group this month.  As always, these challenges are Anything Goes, with the option to use their word art files.  This weeks sponsors are: Heart & Soul Rubber Stamps (2 mounted or 4 unmounted stamps of choice) and Deedee's Digis digital sponsor (3 images of choice).

Here is the card I made for this weeks challenge, with our verse, John 15:9.


I'm so excited to have been able to get a better picture of my card today.  Yay for sun!  I wanted to go CAS with my card, but still have fun with some bright colors.  I kept it as simple as I could, and love how it turned out.  I really wanted this weeks verse to be the key focus on my card again, and think I achieved this pretty well.  I added a bit of embossing, some sparkly butterflies (although you can't tell in the photo) and some beautiful Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  I am going to put this card with a few others, and send them to my sister.  I know she'll love them!

I do hope you'll head over to the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the other gorgeous cards that were created for today.  They're all amazing!

Blessings,






What's In It?
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Hello Honey & Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Aqua Polka Dot Patterned Paper
Stamps: Word Art File, Clearly Besotted With A Flourish
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Accessories: SU! Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, SU! Beautiful Butterflies Die, Sierra Scroll Embosing Folder (by Anna Griffin), White Pearls, Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Drop Sequins

February 23, 2015

Monochromatic Birthday

Hiya!

It was another freezing weekend here in NW Iowa, so I was excited that I didn't have any plans or errands to run outdoors.  Instead, I got to spend the weekend in my craft room, making stuff.  Here is the first card I have to share with you.


I absolutely love this card, although this is attempt #4.  I couldn't get the idea in my head, to cooperate with my hands. lol  Finally, I masked the oval and the butterflies in the center, for an easy (almost) one layer card, added some twine and flowers and was done with it.  It's my attempt to get more comfortable, and better, at the CAS type of cards.  I hope the recipient of this card likes it.  I am excited to combine the following challenges in my card.

Seize The Birthday: Birthday w/optional toppings of hearts and/or arrows (there are hearts on my butterfly wings)
Addicted To CAS #57: Mask
Papertake Weekly: Bingo - I chose blooms, free spot & ribbon (I used twine)
CASology #134: Monochrome
CAS(E) This Sketch #111: Sketch
Show CASe Your Style #9: Birthday

I'll be back soon with another something crafty.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Hugs!






What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies & Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Studio Calico Blush Crush Dye Ink, Ranger Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Copics: R46, R59, RV52 & RV55
Accessories: Spellbinders Large Smooth Oval Dies, May Arts Pink Twine, I Am Roses Paper Flowers