Friday, February 27, 2015

Beautiful Day


I decided to make a couple CAS cards last evening with a new set a dear friend gave me for my birthday.  The background and saying is from Beautiful Birthday set by Amuse (thanks Shirley), and the flowers were in my stash forever (by Paper Inspiration). This set makes the cutest backgrounds and has the best saying in it!  Butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

And of course a few fun challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays: The CAS Challenge
Meljen's Designs: Seeing Spots
Scrapbooker PhD: CAS (use a stamp)
Throwback Thursday Challenge #TTCOOL
Word Art Wednesday #172: Anything Goes

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Anniversary

Our annuals girls stamping weekend had to be rescheduled due to ice and snow so I spent some time in my craft room and  made up several anniversary cards to have on hand. This stamping up owl punch is so versatile. The cards are all just slight variations of this one.  I thought they turned out  cute.
Some fun challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Jellypark Friends Challenge Blog: "Love is in the air"
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique: Hearts


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Victorian Collage

I have this stamp set forever and pulled it out because I wanted to make a card to go with this embellishment!  The stamp set is Eloise Cottage from Red Rubber Designs, papers KI Vintage Charm.  The embellishment is made from a used dryer sheet.  I saw this on Pintrest ( and had to try it, I did make several changes to personalize it.  You can hand cut circles, I used my scallop die cut, cut two of each size, placed them on waxed paper, misted lightly with Walnut ink, patted with paper towels to dry most of the way, then put glitter glue on the edges.  You are supposed to wait for it to dry but of course I went ahead and put my brad in the center right away and put it on my card, what is crafting without a little mess.   Let me know if you try this embellishment, I'd like to see your cards. I would like to enter this in Sketch Saturday: Sketch 348

Sunday, February 15, 2015


This is for my great nieces Baptism next Sunday.  I have made a similar CAS card before and felt it was just right for a Baptism so just changed it up a bit with the die cut and embellishments.  Looking forward to the day with family.  Also have our annual stamping girls event next Friday and Saturday so have been getting my projects ready for that, looking forward to that time with good friends, stay tuned to see those projects!  Hope everyone had a special Valentines day/weekend!
A few fun challenges:
As you like it challenge: Favorite CAS or Fussy
CAS(E) this sketch: #110

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Winter Wonderland

It is in the mid 60"s here in St. Louis, Missouri and here I am posting a Digi from Sparkle and Sprinkle called Winter Wonderland!  I colored this up a few days ago when we did have ice and snow on the ground!  This was such a fun image to color  with Copics and then add glitter, glitter glue and use my snow pen. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend, thanks for stopping by!
A few fun challenges:
Addicted to stamps #97: Lots of layers
Crafting by designs: February Anything Goes
TTCRD: Feb 3-9: Anything Goes

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monthly work birthday cards

This is one of the group cards I made for February birthdays at work. The stamp is a Northwoods,  I stamped it a second time in black, colored with Copics, fussy cut and then covered with Versamark and then holographic embossing powder.  See how it shimmers?
 A few fun challenges:
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle: Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday: 5th Saturday, choose any sketch 215-345

My other February work birthday cards:

Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and a great weekend!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

House of Cards February Challenge

It is time for the February House of Cards Challenge with the theme of LOVE.  How perfect for the month of Valentines day.  I hope you will join the challenge!
This stamp set is from Sparkle and Sprinkle and I thought it would be just adorable for the Love theme and for my husbands Valentines Day card. Easel cards are one of my favorites so first I made my base 11x 4 1/4 "(scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4"), and 5 1/4 by 4 1/4".

 Next out came the Copics: Y000,G12&94 E13, R20&22, and then B000,12&1, for the water.  For the water, first I laid down my blender pen, then the blues and used the blender pen after to get the soft water look. Then the free, yes free glitter Sparkle and Sprinkle sent with my stamps(Orchid Rose sparkles) on the hearts, red tinsel embossing powder on the word love (masked from a saying set I had). Washi tape works great for masking. Other supplies: Die cut: Spellbinders Scallop Circles, ribbon from Michaels, K&Co. paper.
To see the fabulous creations of the rest of the design team and to join the challenge go to House of Cards.

A few more fun challenges:
Addicted to Stamps:#97 Lots of Layers
Glitter and Sparkle challenge: Anything Goes
Love to Create: #151 Lace or Ribbon, Pearl or Gems and your favorite Valentine colors
Sparkle and Sprinkle: loose glitter
The Pink Elephant: #282 Love
The Ribbon Girl: Romance is in the Air