Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CASology Week #331...Wave




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is WAVE.  Although I am not a surfer, I live in a surf town, so I immediately had some Beach Boys music playing in my head as I thought of 'Catch a Wave'  I pulled out an oldie but goodie PTI stamp set, Aloha for my card. 






Now it's your turn.  How does WAVE inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the our Guest Designer Amy K. and the CASology design team.




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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Happy Retirement



Hello and happy Sunday.  I am popping in to share a card I made for 2 different Papertrey Challenges.


For the first challenge, Laurie challenged us to make a card using our favorite PTI stamps.  I could not decide between City Scene and Harvest Berries--2 older sets that I use all the time and totally love.  I think this challenge may be called Fabulous Favorites.


The second challenge is Transformation Tuesday.  I took a feminine card that I had previously made and made it more masculine.



Here is my original card.  


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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Time Out #128...Reminder...Wherever You Go....








There is still time to play along with our current challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge this time is a home sweet home photo challenge.



Here is a bigger picture of just the image.



I was inspired by the heart and the colors of red and cream.  I used All Your Heart-Say it Big stamp from our generous sponsor, Stamplorations, for my card.  I used Red and White ink, applied with an ink blender, but pounced rather than stamped, to create a dreamy red and white background, and then just stamped my sentiment in the corner.  After that, I created some texture using an impression plate.




Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is  , so please stop by her blog to see what she has created for this challenge.  Stamplorations is our sponsor for this challenge.  Details for the prize are on the Time Out Challenge Blog.


This challenge will run another week.  I hope you will take some Time Out of your busy schedule to play along with us.



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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CASology Week #330...Bouquet


Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is BOUQUET.



I used PTI Fresh Bouquet stamps for my card, with a traditional interpretation of BOUQUET.  After I made this card, I thought that I could have done something with one of the many wine-themed stamps I have.  Any takers for this idea?




Now it's your turn.  How does BOUQUET inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the our Guest Designer, Lynda, and the CASology design team.




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Sunday, February 3, 2019

My Crafty Roundup



I have finally had a crafty weekend!  Here's what I made:

I am entering this card at PTI Make it Monday #349: Negative Die Cut Backgrounds.  I used a die from the Shakers and Sprinkles kit, which I had completely forgotten about.  I am also entering this card at Just Us Girls #473: LOVE and Simon Says Monday Challenge: Love is in the Air.






My next card was inspired by the sketch at Just Add Ink #442 and The Paper Players #427: Love is in the Air.







Last of the 'love' cards is a card I made inspired by the challenges at Poppystamps #53: Love Me Do and Addicted to Stamps and More #326: Anything Goes.  I used the Party Lanterns die from Poppystamps for this card, and cut my lanterns out of a paint chip, which is how I got the nice ombre colors.  I am also entering this card at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #127: V is for Valentine.  Still not a snarky card, but this is the least mushy of my 3 valentines today.




Next up is a card inspired by the sketch at  MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge#422.  I rotated the sketch by 90 degrees and used some of my newest MFT wine stamps and dies.





I used Copics to color this festive penguin, and am entering this card at Day 1 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  It's my first time playing along, and I am going to try to participate as much as I can.


I am also entering this card at CAS(E) this Sketch #307, Addicted to CAS # 152: Birds, CAS on Friday #150: Birthday.





Last up is a pair of black and white birthday cards inspired by the challenge at Seize the Birthday




I made a second version of this card, and am entering it at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.




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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

CASology Week #329...Turn




Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   This week, our cue word is TURN.  I was thinking of things that turn, and I thought of a merry go round.  I had this stamp from a Hero Arts monthly kit, and it was waiting to see some ink.

I kept my card CAS by limiting my stamping to the bottom 3rd of the card, as well as by just sponging a bit of color over my image.





Now it's your turn.  How does TURN inspire you?


As always, remember the following CAS guidelines when creating your design:
  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope you play along this week.

Please head on over to the CASology blog and gather some inspiration from the our Guest Designer Swati and the CASology design team.




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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day




I am playing along with this week's Make it Monday #348: Lotsa Letters with my first card.  I was also inspired by the Throwback Thursday post where the Heart cover plate was featured.  The colors I used were inspired by brighter versions of conversation heart candies.



I am also entering this card at Addicted to Stamps and More #325, where the photo on the bottom right has rows and columns of little Valentine's Day items, and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #127: V is for Valentine.  SSOS is a new challenge for me, and I'm not sure if my card is too nice or not snarky enough?







My next Valentine's Day card is inspired by the sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches #305.  I paired up a puppy from ME Puppy Play with the dog house from Paper Smooches.  I can't remember where I got the Darice paw print embossing folder, but it's been in my stash for a while.



I am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday challenge:  Have a Heart.




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Friday, January 25, 2019

Papertrey Blog Hop




I have missed the past several months, and am finally playing along with the PTI Blog Hop this month.  With all the changes (departures) going on, I am wondering if this will be the last blog hop?  I hope not, but just in case it is, I didn't want to miss it.

This month, we have this photo for our inspiration.  I was immediately drawn to the pattern on the upper cake, and pulled out a very old set, Background Basics Random Stripes for my card.





I also used some older flower stamps, Beautiful Blooms II in colors inspired by the colors of the flowers in the inspiration photo.





Let's make it a PTI all the way post.  My next card is for this week's Transformation Tuesday challenge.

Original Card

I wanted to take this card I made using Brushed Birds, and create a simple card using my new Warmer Together stamps, which looked to me like Brushed Penguins.  I kept the design similar, and changed the animals and the colors.




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