Sunday, January 31, 2016

Adore - CAS

Wow, it is quite windy and cold out, but was able to go for a hike with my friend Hatsumi!  Then returning home a nice little lunch with the husband and enjoying the tennis match on TV!  All is good today!

I was able to make this card in between my lounging around today!

This is a simple one-layer card.  I started by stamping and coloring the main image with my copic markers.  I love bright colors, so I wanted to give her eye shadow some color!!

I grounded the image on some circles that I touched with some color as well.  Then stamped the sentiment.

I thought I was done, but wanted to add a bit more interest to the card.  So I added a few hearts and dots around the main image.  Then as a final touch a bit of Wink of Stella to the dress!

I decided to enter this challenge in the CASology Challenge - Adore.

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Stamps:  The Alley Way Stamps
  • Copic Markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Wink of Stella

Friday, January 29, 2016

Tag You're It Challenge #37

What a great week of tennis with the husband.  We had a few practice sessions this week and it has been great!  Lot's of nice hitting---though, he keeps me running the entire court :)  We are headed out to the courts again this am...before the rain!

Anyhoo...there is a challenge going on at Tag You're It Challenge #39, if you haven't yet played along you still have time!  Here's the tag I created for the challenge:

I started by die cutting the tag on white card stock and a bit of green card stock.  I then created a little hill from the green card stock and highlighted it a bit with distressed ink.

I stamped the trees in the background and colored them with copic markers. I masked them off to add a bit of blue for my sky using distressed ink.

I then colored and cut out the trailer.  Added a bit of foam tape and stamped my sentiment.  As a final touch I die cut a few white clouds and that is it.

The inspiration for this tag is Erin's.  See what a cute tag she created!

Remember, there is still time to participate, so come join us over at Tag You're It!

Supplies Used:
  • Card Stock:  Neenah Solar White, Bazzill Lime Crush
  • Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies:  Happy Trails
  • Simon Says Stamps Die:  Cloud Border
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Distressed Ink:  Broken China, Salty Ocean, Shabby Shutters
  • Copic Markers

Sunday, January 24, 2016

CAS on Sunday - Paper Piercing

I'm still enjoying my mini-vacation that my husband surprised me with.  But before I left, I had to make a card for my friend Stefani's baby shower.  This is her first baby and she (and her mom) are thrilled to welcome their first baby into the family.

This card was inspired by the CAS on Sunday #75 - Paper Piecing.

I normally don't do a lot of paper piecing, but this challenge inspiration is a great way to dive right in!

I used this cute little chick stamp and framed it with my circle die.  I wanted to add a bit of interest to the card, so I added the background and the stitching around the circle.  I also added a bit of blue around my image to make it pop even more.  Then just added the sentiment to the bottom.

Come and join us at CAS on Sunday, we would love to see what you come up with!

  • Neenah White Card Stock
  • Stamps:  Alley Way Stamps and Paper Smooches Sentiments
  • Memento Inks

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Addicted to CAS - RED

It's been a fun week.  My husband and I are having a mini-vacation and having a great time enjoying the sun and sand!  Thanks husband for organizing such a fun trip.

Today is the start of another challenge with Addicted to CAS! The inspiration is from Doni.  Hope you come and play along as our prize for this challenge is a $15 gift certificate to Happy Little Stampers!

Here's my take on the inspiration, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

I started by stamping the image on my cardstock and heat embossing it.  I like to heat emboss my images when using my Copic markers especially when the image has thin lines---as it helps keep the color from running beyond the lines.

Once the image was colored, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed that as well.  I then cut some hearts from red scrap cardstock and adhered them to the card base.  I trimmed down the main panel and added a little foam tape and done!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Your Next Stamp:  Silly Monsters and Sentiments
  • Lawn Fawn Dies:  Hearts and Hills
  • Versamark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Embossing Powder

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Got Your Back!

It is a wet day today so no outdoor activities...bummer.  However, this does give me time to watch a bit of football and work in the studio!

I just received some new stamps and now I have time to try them out.  While inspired by Tracey's tag for Tag You're It, I didn't have this tag done in time for posting to the challenge.  However, if you haven't yet created a tag, there still is time to enter!

I started with stamping the background image with clear embossing powder, then coloring the circles with watercolor.

I then stamped and colored my images with copic markers.  Stamped the sentiment, heat embossed it and done!

I'm now working on a card with a similar style, but going to use my new Zig WaterColor pens! Yeah!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Keep It Simple

My second post for today.  I have a bit of time since there are not outdoor activities on the schedule for today---resting up for a week of tennis practice coming up, as the forecast is for dry weather!

I had time today for a new card, here's what I came up with...

Super simple one layer card...

In order to add a bit of interest in this simple card, I cut a rectangle on the panel to draw the eye to the image and sentiment.

I think this card took five minutes to make :)

I'm playing along with CASology this week, and the theme for the week!

  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Stamps:  Alley Way Stamps
  • Versafine Satin Red Ink

CAS on Sunday #74 - Winter

I'm thrilled to join my first CAS on Sunday as the newest design team member.  I'm very excited to participate with my European friends!

This is the first challenge for the new year and the theme is Winter.  Come on over and play along, we are excited to see what you come up with!

Here is my take on the challenge.

It has been unusually cold here, and we have all felt like snow people dreaming about when summer will come and warm us up!

This card is a one layer card.

I stamped my snowman and colored him with Copic Markers.  I then stamped the flip flops and added the dream bubble.

I then stamped my sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed.  As a finishing touch, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flip flops!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Stamps:  Paper Smooches, Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things
  • Copic Markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versafine
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Addicted to CAS - CAKE

I'm thrilled to be part of the design team here at Addicted to CAS!  What a great honor!

The challenge for today is CAKE!  I can't think of a better way to kick off the start of my tenure here! 

Jaydee is the inspiration for this tag!  We also are thrilled to have Elizabeth Stewart with us as our guest designer, so head on over and see what the design team came up with.

We, of course, can't wait to see what your creativity brings!

I started off by stamping my image and sentiment with Versafine ink, so I can use clear embossing powder to heat emboss the image.  I colored the image with Copic markers.  I also used my Copic markers to add a few dots surrounding my stars around the cake.  

As a final touch, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the stars and popped the panel on some foam tape and done!

  • Neenah Solar White Card Stock 
  • Bazzill Cardstock:  Cotton Candy
  • Lawn Fawn Stamps:  Bake Me A Cake
  • Mama Elephant Stamps:  Carnival Toppers
  • Versafine Ink:  Sepia
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers

Friday, January 8, 2016

Tag You're It Challenge #38

It has been a wet week so very few outdoor activities this week---until today.  My husband and I were able to play some tennis this morning---yeah! Then we are heading off for some lunch together.  And on top of that it is the first Tag You're It Challenge for 2016! What a great start to the coming weekend!

The inspiration tag is from our fearless leader Tracey McNeely!  This tag is so cute--love the elephant and the soft colors.

I was inspired by Tracey's watercolor background and colors:  grey, red and a splash of yellow.  Here is what I came up with...

I cut my tag from watercolor paper, then added lots of water to the paper.  I used some distressed ink to create the background.

On cardstock, I stamped my two images and colored them with Copic markers---keeping with the colors Tracey used in her design.

I then stamped my sentiment on some black cardstock and heat embossed it.  I popped up my spaceman and planet on foam tape and that was it!

Thanks Tracey for the inspiration!

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Distress Ink:  Chipped Sapphire, Picked Raspberry
  • My Favorite Things Dies:  Tags
  • Paper Smooches:  Space Cadet Stamps and Dies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • Versafine
  • Copic Markers