CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #159

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #159

Hello everyone!! Today starts a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our theme this time is “Fight Like a Girl”.


For this challenge, we ask you to make an encouragement card that includes the color pink.

And here is what I came up with!


Alrightly, here’s what I did. First, I stamped the large burst from CAS-ual Fridays’ Exclamations stamp set in pink dye ink then immediately stamped it again but offset. So yup, some more 2nd generation offset stamping.🙂 I repeated this process several times on a 5″ by 6 1/2″ card base and on a 5″ by 6 1/2″ panel of white cardstock. Next, I stamped the medium burst in pink pigment ink and 2nd generation stamped randomly on the card base and panel.


I then stamped my sentiment in versafine onyx black ink using the Calling all Sistahs stamp set on my panel. I then used a white gel pen and outlined “girl” so it would pop. Lastly, I adhered my panel askew onto my stamped card base.

I hoped you enjoyed and are inspired to give this challenge a try!🙂


Girl Friday

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #20

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #20

Hello everyone! I don’t know about you but over here October is a crazy busy month. On top of Halloween and Oktoberfest festivities we have like 5 birthday this month! In fact my daughter’s birthday party is today and I am still scrambling to get everything I need done! Oh well, its a very good kind of busy!

Alrighty, who’s ready for a new Tic-Tac-Toe challenge?


This time I went down diagonally with Metallics, Dew Drops, and Use Puns. And here’s my creation.


Okay first, I stamped the plate and a bunch of bananas using the Waffle Flower Willy and Friends Stamp Set onto a 4 3/4″ by 6 1/2″. Then I created 2 banana masks using an all-adhesive post-it note. I then covered my stamped bananas with my mask and stamped another bunch of bananas onto the plate. I then covered those bananas and stamped another bunch. I repeated this process of masking two bunches of bananas then stamping another bunch till I created my tower of bananas.

img_2308Once my tower was finished, I created a mask of the plate them masked the plate off and stamped my adorable monkey. Now that my focal image was all stamped I copic colored. I used E37, E21 and R20 (cheeks) for the monkey and Y00 and Y08 for the bananas. Yup, I used just 5 colors for this whole scene. I was able to create a pretty good gradation and shadows on my monkey simply by layering single colors. Next, I stamp and gold embossed my sentiment onto a small scrap of black card stock. I then fussy cut it out, leaving a small border and put it aside.

img_2309I then created my striped accent by stamping a background stamp from CAS-ual Fridays’ Zigs and Zags Stamp Set repeatedly onto a strip of black card stock and embossing it in gold. I then adhered my strip onto my cardbase, put some foam adhesive on the right back side of my panel only and glue on the other half then adhered my panel onto my cardbase as well. I did because it creates a cool look because your left side is adhered flat and neat while the right side get some dimension.


Lastly, I adhered my sentiment and then added some dew drops onto the bananas.

I hope you enjoyed and found some inspiration for the new challenge at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge blog!! Now I’m going back to tackling my very long party prep list.



Faux Watercolor Stamping Video

Faux Watercolor Stamping Video

Hello everyone!! Today I’m over at Waffle Flower Crafts with a ………. VIDEO!! Shocking I know! I’m rather shocked myself. If you are curious, please head on over to the Waffle Flower blog or the Waffle Flower YouTube Channel and check out my very first video and this awesome Faux Watercolor Stamping technique!😉


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #158

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #158

Hello everyone!!

It’s fri-yay!! Not only is it Friday, it is also the start of a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays!


Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog is pink and the CAS-ual Fridays’ Challenges will be breast cancer themed to spread awareness. The first challenge for October is called “1 in 8”, meaning 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. For this challenge you must create 1 card/project that features 8 of something. ex: 8 colors, 8 patterns, 8 sequins…etc. Sounds like fun huh!!🙂

So here we go!


First, I stamped the beautiful ribbon from the CAS-ual Fridays’ Hope Ribbon Stamp set in pink on a 5″ by 6 1/2″ white card base. Next, I cut one of the “never’s” off a sentiment stamp from the Dream Then Do Stamp set. And yes I you read that right, I said CUT! I know – blasphemous, but I often cut my stamps and I have never regretted it. It allows me to make the most of my stamps and I can just put your stamp back together on my acrylic block. I see it as an additional feature of clear stamps.


Okay so after I cut my stamp I stamped the “never, never give up” in black on my over my ribbon. I then repeatedly stamped the single “never” 6 more times, so totaling 8 “never’s”.😉

Next, I stamped and white embossed the single “never” on a strip of black card stock, then added some black craft foam to the backside. I then die cut a ribbon out of vellum using the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die. Lastly, I adhered the vellum ribbon over the pink ribbon using a couple tiny dabs of multi medium matte and the adhered the white embossed “never” over the final “never”.


I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to give this challenge a try! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!


CAS Girl Friday

Gradation Backgrounds with Layering

Gradation Backgrounds with Layering

Hello everyone!! Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday thus far!

I’m over at Waffle Flower Crafts today sharing how I made this colorful birthday card for my little brother’s 21st birthday!


Please head on over to Waffle Flower to see how I created this card! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!


Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #19

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #19

Hello everyone!!! It’s October which is absolutely awesome and you know what is also awesome? There is a new challenge up at Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Blog!


This time I went down the left side with color inspiration, alphabet stamps, and background wash.

The “color inspiration” element for this challenge is simply one of your own choosing, so I decided to go with a nebula themed color palette.


And here’s what I came up with!


First, I created, stamped, and embossed my sentiment using Waffle Flowers’ Cutaway Alpha Stamp Set on a 5″ by 6 1/2″ panel of watercolored paper. I embossed my sentiment in gold first, then stamped and embossed it again but this time in clear and slightly off-set. I did this to create a white shadow behind the letters so they will stand out better against my watercolored background.


Now that my sentiment was complete, I watercolored my panel with the colors in the palette to create a galaxy background. If you are curious about the watercolors I’m using then check out this post. When my watercoloring was dry I then splattered some watered-down white acrylic paint to create the look of stars. Lastly, I adhered my watercolored panel onto a black card base.

I hope you enjoyed and you’ll give challenge 19 a try!