CAS-ual Fridays Challenge – Birthday Boy

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge – Birthday Boy

Hello everyone!! Today starts CAS-ual Fridays next challenge, CFC148 – Birthday Boy! Please check out the amazing projects by the other challenge team members, lots of talent, lots of inspiration!! And if are inspired to join us, you could win a gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

I have to say that I have been having so much fun creating my cards for these challenges! I just love getting creative with these sets!! 

Okay, here’s what I did. First, I stamped a rainbow using the largest chevron stamp from the CFS set, Zigs & Zags, on white cardstock. To create my rainbow, I stamped my first color, which was red, then I stamped my next color, orange, in the white negative space of my red chevron and down a few stripes, so it would look like it was transitioning into the next color. I continued this progress through all my ink colors. 

On a 5″ x 7″ panel of white cardstock I stamped my sentiment which is from the CFS’s new Bravo set, in versafine onyx black ink. Then using a ruler, I continued the line of perspective of the letters of the “Hooray” off the page. Next, I cut out these lines and around the bottom portion of the letters using an x-acto knife and my ruler. Lastly, I cut down my chevron rainbow to fit behind my panel, glued to the panel, then adhered my panel to my card base. I hope you enjoyed and are inspired to create a along with us!!

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

Hello everyone!! Today I am so happy to be participating in the Calling All Sistahs May Blog Hop! After Michele Gross of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps was diagnosed with breast cancer she created this amazing line of stamps and dies called Calling all Sistahs to create breast cancer awareness. In addition, fifty percent of the profits from this line goes to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. for research and medical help. Isn’t that amazing and so so wonderful!! In addition to her line, she also created a monthly blog hop to support breast cancer awareness. And this hop is your friendly monthly reminder to check yourself, do your monthly self-exams and get your yearly mammograms.:)

calling all sistahs

And what is a blog hop without PRIZES!! Three lucky commentors who comment along the hop will win a $15 gift certificate! Comments close on May 19th @ 11:59 pm EST

And without further ado here’s my card.

Sistahs blog hop 1First, I stamped the beautiful ribbon from the Hope Ribbon set in a gradation of pink inks repeatedly but flipping the ribbon alternately on a 5″ by 7″ panel of dark pink cardstock. I then stamped my sentiment, which is from Calling All Sistahs set, in embossing ink and embossed it in silver. To help it pop a little more I used my grey copic marker to create a shadow under the words.Isn’t it a great sentiment!! Michelle comes up with the best sentiments. I then mounted my panel to my pink card base and she’s finished!Sistahs Blog Hop 2.jpgAnd here’s an inside shot. This sentiment is again created from the Calling all Sistahs set. I also silver embossed it and added a shadow with my copic marker. I hope you enjoyed and continue along our hop, next up is the super talented Lisa Harrolle, and don’t forget to check yourself!


CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Archana Bhurke

Nora Noll

Susan White

Shona Chambers

Bonnie Sharp

Lori Kobular

Diane Jaquay

Jeanne Jachna

Theresa Knopf

Alanna Moses

Jennifer Ingle

Joanna Harty

Kristie Goulet

Kelly Griglione

Kimberly Rendino

Ceal Pritchett

Lisa Lahiff

Lydia Evans

Lori McAree

Claire Apostoloff

Vicki Dutcher

Channin Pelletier <<You are here>>

Lisa Harrolle <<Next hop>>

Heather North

Waffle Flower’s May Challenge

Waffle Flower’s May Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’ve got great news to share! I’m apart of Waffle Flower’s Design Challenge Team!! Yay!!! I’m so excited and humbled to be apart of this awesome group!


I’ve created a special card for this challenge. I made a birthday card for my youngest daughter for when she turns 2! I’m really early, her birthday isn’t even till August, but I just thought the Willy & Friends set was so cute and it reminded me of her (she’s a little goofy).

First, I stamped the “2” from WF’s Calendar Numbers set, the plate (which I believe is just ground or a shadow) and the monkey’s accessories from WF’s Willy & Friends set, and the candles and cake (which I created from the pie stamp) from WF’s Tiger & Lily set on white cardstock and then colored them in with my copics. I then stamped the sweet little monkey on Kraft paper, which is from the Willy & Friends set too. I did this to stretch my copics, I’m embarrassed to say I only have a set of 24 and didn’t really have the right colors, but I do love every single one I do have!

On a 5″x 7″ panel of white cardstock I cut out the scalloped circle using WF’s Flower Circles Inverted die. I then stamped on this panel the little rug in black. On another 5″ x 7″ panel, I blended some inks, sprinkled water, and when it was dry, I stamped the sentiment which is from WF’s On My Mark set. I also added white gel pen to the sentiment to make it pop. I then assembled the shaker card used craft foam and spray adhesive. I then adhered all my copic colored pieces to the front panel and also adhered a “Yippie”which I cut out using a WF die. After I had it all assembled I felt like it was a little unbalanced so I drew and colored the little presents. Lastly, I added glossy accents, white gel pen highlights, and stickles. I hope you enjoyed and I have inspired you to try this month’s challenge.

CAS(E) this Sketch #171

CAS(E) this Sketch #171

Hello everyone!! I’ve been away from my craft room these last couple of days, my sister and my brother in-law came to visit us from Seattle. Lots of laughter and extensive family time was had by all! 

I’m here to share a card that I actually made before she got here but I got too busy to photograph it. I made this card for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #171 and for Color Throwdown, but I missed the deadline for CTD.  

Here’s this week’s sketch. 

HAnd here’s my take.

I stamped and gold embossed flowers and leaves from CAS-ual Fridays set, Pretty Posies, on watercolored paper and then watercolored them with distressed inks. When they were dried I fussy cut them out. I then cut a rectangle frame using my cricut, then pressed my embossing pad on it and gold embossed it too. I then splatter Heidi Swapp gold color shine on a panel of Kraft paper. 

Next, I stamped the largest chevron from CAS-ual Fridays Zigs & Zags in black repeatedly on a strip of white cardstock to create striped paper. I then stamped my sentiment, CAS-ual Fridays’ Wallflower, in versafine onyx black on my splattered panel and then added a shadow with my white gel pen. Lastly, I glued my striped strip down on my card base, then my panel, and then my frame and leaves and flowers. I hope you enjoyed!! Thanks for stopping by!

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge – Birthday Girl

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge – Birthday Girl

Hello everyone!! I’m so excited to share with you my first card for CAS-ual Fridays’ Challenge as a challenge team member!! 

I hope you play along with us, CAS-ual Fridays is giving away a $25 certificate and they’ll double it if you use CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

First, I created my candles by rolling 6″ by 2 1/2″ strips of copy paper (cardstock doesn’t work, too thick) and gluing the end down to secure them. I felt like I was rolling cigarettes, of course, I never done this before but that is sure what they looked like. I then ink blended on my candles in different shades of purples and pink. Next, I created the flames using the CFS set, Wallflower. I stamped the largest flower in the set on yellow cardstock with orange ink them fussy cut out the individual petals.

 I then created the background panel by blending my some of my purple and pink inks on the center of a 5″ x 7″ panel of white cardstock. Next, I stamped some of he flowers from the CFS new set, Pretty Posies, in a light purple over where I blended. It’s very faint and covered by the candles so it’s alittle hard to see. I then sprinkled on some water and blotted it up with a paper towel. Next, I stamped my sentiment which is from CFS’ Shenanigans set, in an yellow-orange gradation by inking the entire stamp in yellow then rolling the lower half on my orange ink pad. Lastly, I adhered the candles and flames to my panel, added wicks with a marker, and then went stickles crazy and added glitter to the flames and created and glitter ombre at the base of the candles with just little dots of the stickles. I hope you enjoyed my card and were inspired to participate in the challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration Squad

CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration Squad

Hello everyone!! I just wanted to pop in to share some super exciting news!!! I’m now  apart of the CAS-ual Fridays’ Challenge Design Team!! I’m so excited to be on this team, such a honor! 😊

If you want to learn more about me or the rest of our talented team, please check out CAS-ual Fridays’ Challenge Blog. And make sure to stop by there tomorrow to see who the final two team members are and on Friday for our new challenge!

Make it Monday #247 and CAS(E) this Sketch #170

Make it Monday #247 and CAS(E) this Sketch #170

Hello!! I’m here with a card to share for Papertrey Ink’s MIM Challenge #247 and for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge

Melissa at PTI shared a really neat watercoloring technique in her video and I had to give it a try, and who could resist CAS(E)’s  current sketch.

So here’s what I came up with.

I stamped and masked flowers and leaves from PTI’s In Bloom set on watercolored paper in versafine onyx black. I then blended red, violet, and green inks over my images. Then with a water brush, I brushed water over my blended areas to create a watercolored look. I then went in with more color to add detail and depth. After that I splattered black watercolor paint over the panel. 

I then cut my panel into four sections and watercolored the cut edges where the image was cut (this really made the cut look clean and finished). Next, I mounted my sections on craft foam and then adhered them onto my black card base. After that I stamped my PTI sentiment and added some black enamel dots. I hope you enjoyed, thanks for stopping by!