Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Happy Little Stampers Case The Designer June 2016...Mother's Love

Hello and happy May.  I'm here to post a card for Happy Little Stampers Case the Designer challenge.

Our inspiration this month is provided by Ramat.  Take a look at this gorgeous inspiration card.

I was inspired by Ramat's beautiful pink flower and her silver embossing.

I used Altenew Wild Hibiscus stamps.  After heat embossing them in silver, I colored the flowers and leaves with colored pencils, then fussy cut them.

I added some woodgrain texture to my card front, before adhering the flowers and leaves.

Our challenge will run for the entire month of June.  I hope you will play along.  Please head over to the Happy Little Stampers Case the Designers blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

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CASology Week #200: CAS

Hello and happy Tuesday. It's time for another challenge at CASology.   We are celebrating our 200th Challenge, and have a very special Cue word for you.

This week, our cue word is CAS.  What do you think of when you see the word CAS?  I hope you think of CASology!

Did you know that CAS stands for Clean and Simple?

Just a reminder, here are some guidelines for making a CAS card:

--One main image
--Lots of open space--uncluttered
--Limited layers and embellishments
--Quick and easy to recreate (note--it may take a long time to get a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake.)

Now, it's your turn.  How does CAS inspire you?  I hope you play along this week. Please remember to keep it Clean and Simple.

A celebration is so much better with prizes, don't you think?   Several members of the CASology DT will be offering blog candy.  Each participating DT member will select a random commenter from their blog who also linked up a card at CASology.  Winners will be announced on each DT blog as well as on the CASology blog next Tuesday.

Here is a picture of what I will be offering to the winning commenter on my blog.

Please remember to leave a comment here AND link up a card at CASology for a chance to win my blog candy.

Prize courtesy of Melissa

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

Joyce (that's me)

Guest Designer:  Diana

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ColourQ #344.... Happy Birthday

Hello and welcome to another week of ColourQ.  I think I was influenced by those colorful fish in the inspiration photo, because I went nautical for my card this week.

I used Guiding Lights stamps and dies and the Waves cover plate.

Please head on over to the ColourQ challenge blog to see more inspiration from the design team. I hope you will join in the fun and play along this week.

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The 12 Kits of Occasions: May, 2016

It's time for our May 12 Kits of Occasions post.  This month, Sharron is our hostess and her theme is 'Here Comes the Sun'.  She sent a wonderful package full of sunshine and happiness.  So many fun things to play with, and nothing I already had.

I really had a lot of fun with this kit, and it was just perfect for a Southern California girl.  I can see using some of these cards to send a bit of sunshine to my oldest daughter, when she is freezing in Maine next winter and is yearning for a bit of California sunshine.

Of course, I have lots of leftovers as well. I can't wait to see what everyone else did with their supplies so I can CASE them with my leftovers.

Here is a peek at the kit Sharron sent out.

Photo courtesy of Lindsey
Here are the cards I made this month.

Sharon sent all these wonderful little stamped and die cut pieces.  I decided to color them in and sprinkle them around, just like if I were stamping a background pattern.  I traced around all the pieces with a grey Copic marker to give the look of dimension, and then popped up that little lizard with foam tape.

I just loved this little jaunty bird, and gave him a shiny beak and googlie eye just for fun.

This island cutie reminded me of trips to Hawaii--we would often happen upon hula dancing shows in the courtyard of our hotel.

And, for this gorgeous and delicate butterfly, I decided to go a little more elegant and less cute.

I used so many of the elements in this kit, but still have so much left over.  Thanks so much, Sharron, for sending such a wonderful kit.

That's it for me today.  Please visit us over at the 12 Kits of Occasions blog, where you can see a list of all the other designers and click over to their blogs. 

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Friday, May 27, 2016

ColourQ #343...Happy Birthday and a Masked Sympathy Card

Better late than never....I have a card for this week's ColourQ.  I really love these colors together, and am glad I finally had a chance to whip something up.

I used PTI Script Swirls Birthday stamped in black for my focal point, sponged over it with Distress Abandoned Coral, and then added some splatter stamps in Delicata Gold.  Really only took moments to make, once I had a chance to sit down and get started.

I am also linking this up at AAA Cards #65 where they are celebrating their 2nd birthday, Simon Says Monday Make a Wish, and Seize the Birthday (no toppings).

This week's Make it Monday #250 is all about masked backgrounds, and Laurie has a great video about it.  I masked off a section of my card and sponged Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup and Orange Zest inks in the open space.

I stamped an image from Larger than Life--one of my very earliest PTI purchases--I'd say I've had these stamps for at least 5 years--and I am entering this card at Retro Rubber #39: May Flowers.

I am also entering this card at Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time Out #57...Reminder...Happy Birthday

Hello!  There is still time to play along in our challenge at Time Out.  Our challenge is 'inspired by words'.

'May All your weeds be wild flowers'

I used Canopy stamps by Avery Elle, stamped on water color paper and colored with Zig markers.

I am also linking this up at AAA Cards #65, where they are celebrating their 2nd birthday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes.

Please head over to Time Out to see more inspiration from our Design Team and Guest Designer. Our Guest Designer this week is Julia and we are sponsored by Clearly Besotted.

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PTI Blog Hop May 2016

Hello.  I have a quick post today where I am playing along at the PTI Blog Hop as well as AAA Card's 2nd Birthday.

I was inspired by the popsicles in the photo.  I used Summer Sweetness stamps and stamped a random pattern all over a piece of water color paper.  Then I sprayed the paper with lots of water.  After the paper dried, I stamped on the popsicle sticks and the sentiment.from Ombre Sentiments Birthday.

I am also linking this card up at Simon Says Wednesday Anything Goes.

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