Jul 18, 2017

Carols at Christmas

It's my turn to make a sample for the new challenge at  Addicted to Stamps & More and this week it's Anything Goes!  There are lots of different inspiration so make sure to stop by

My card previews a set by Stampin Up that will be available in the 2017 Holiday catalog. The set is entitled Carols at Christmas and has come coordinating dies as well. If you would like to earn this set free ask me how!
To make my card I started with a white top folding card base and a panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the greeting "Peace on Earth" in Versamark ink and embossed it in white, next I sponged Dapper Denim over the majority of the panel leaving some white at the bottom and then spritzed with water. I used the coordinating Card Front Builder thinlits to cut out the trees in white glimmer paper, then added them to the front. To finish the card I stamped the deer in Early Espresso, die cut him out and added him coming from behind a tree.


Just Keep Soaring

Can you believe it, it's already time for our third encouragement challenge at Calling All Sistahs
Congratulations to the winner from last month. 
Our challenge is to use the inspiration photo below to create a card to send someone a word of encouragement as they go through a struggle. It doesn't have to be cancer it can be for someone who has lost someone, lost a job, or just needs a word of encouragement. The real challenge is will you mail it? I love to go to the mailbox and find happy mail instead of or with the bills, always makes my heart happy.

There is a prize involved as well, a $25 voucher to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and if you use CAS-ual Fridays products and are the winner it will increase to $50

To make my card I started with a white top folding card base, a black panel for the mat and a piece of bristol smooth for the front. I stamped the image from the Floating set in versamark ink and embossed it in white. 
I used the new distress oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Lucky Clover and blended them together for the background. To finish the card I added the greeting and colored in the hearts with a Copic Marker

Thanks for stopping by! 

Jul 17, 2017

CAS July Reminder

It's the 17th of the month and time for the Calling All Sistahs reminder to check your girls. I have quite a few friends fighting this horrible disease at the present time, so please get your mammograms so you are not added to the count. 
As I have said before I lost my mom to breast cancer at a young age and I am a survivor myself so cancer hits home with me and I do not want any more of my friends to have to fight this horrible disease.

Cancer can be beaten if caught early so please do self exams and get your mammograms once a year if thats what the doctor suggests. You can also help find a cure by purchasing products from the Calling All Sistahs line where 50% of the profits go towards breast cancer research.

Now for my reminder card. 
I used the Word Ribbon and the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-die on my card. I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of gold stripe design paper. I added a little pink to the sides of the striped paper, gotta have pink somewhere right? Next I stamped the Word Ribbon in Versamark ink and embossed it with Guilded embossing powder from Brutus Monroe and then sponged some pink around the edges.

Stop back by tomorrow for our Encouragement challenge. We would love for you to play along and send out an encouragement card to someone who needs it.

Jul 14, 2017

Just BEE Cause

I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog today with this card featuring one of the new releases Sweet as Honey
Head over for the deets on how I made this card.

Jul 12, 2017

Drive by Crafts

I am up on the Drive by Crafts blog today featuring some Concord & 9th products. Head on over for the details on how I made this card

Happy Birthday Robin

Today is the Hubs birthday and I wanted to give a shout out to the guy who makes the world a better place, definitely my world. He is the best! 

To create his card, I started with a white card base and the Globe Greetings stamp set by Concord & 9th. I used the distress oxide inks in Walnut Stain for the holder and Broken China and Lucky Clover for the globe. I love how the globe turned out using the oxide inks! 

If you are his friend on Facebook give him a Happy Birthday shout out. 

Jul 8, 2017

AAA Cards meets Less is More

It's time for another challenge at AAA Cards  (wait it's not Sunday right!?) for this challenge we are collaborating with the team at Less is More so we are starting our challenge a day early. Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers with a $20 gift certificate to their store. 
The challenge is a simple one layer card BUT it has a twist, to use colored cardstock instead of white. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

For my card I used a kraft card base and the Bamboo Rose set by Altenew. I colored it using the new Chameleon two tone pencils. I love they way these pencils blend together with a flip of the pencil.