Wednesday, July 31, 2013

S'More Love

CAS- ology
Week #55

For my camp I thought I would cook up some s'mores for a summer love. You can never have enough love. For this OLC card I did a bit a shadowing to add some depth to the marshmallow and chocolate bar with a Copic T1 marker. They are stamped out in PTI Dark Chocolate Ink. All the hearts are stamped in Memento Love Letter Red. 
Happy Crafting

Stamps: Cosmo Cricket/ S' More Love; Stamping Up (Ascending Hearts)/ Oh, Whale!; Paper Smooches (Single Heart)/ Vegtastic

A Leafy Thanks

OWH Mid Week Throwdown Challenge
Die Cuts or Punches

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
 Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday! I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp die Berkshire Leaf Die Set. Going to be using this die a lot for some fall cards also. A little Bo bunny paper , some Candi dots, and the Hero Arts sentiment all for todays card.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hopscotch Hi

OWH Sketch 183
Here is todays sketch challenge. I used some Basic Grey Hopscotch Paper. Those tiny triangles caught my eye and decided to play them up. I pulled my triangle die cut and only  used a snippet of it on the side of the card. The small piece of paper does contain all patterns of paper in the larger sections if you looed really close! Have great Sunday.

Happy Crafting

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/ Hopscotch
Gems: Bo Bunny
Sentiment Die: My Favorite Things
Triangle Die: Kelly Purkey
Cardstock: PTI/ Berry Sorbet

Christmas Note

CAS- ology

I made a little Christmas note. What better than to go with gold than Christmas. I pulled the Musical interlude die from Memory Box and was going for a golden waved feel.
This was good reminder that I will need to order more gold and silver product for the holiday card making fun!

Happy Crafting

Sentiment:PTI/ Signature Christmas

Picture Perfect

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Picture Perfect
I saw this picture and at first it was where do go with that? After looking at Jennifer Mullen's card which I thought was terrific, I was so motivated to create (thank you!!). I went with a die cut thanks in black. I started out with a piece of neon yellow paper and used a distress marker (Tim Holtz, Spiced Marmalade) colored it up then blended it with water to give some intense) I put the thanks die inside the circle die taped it securely then taped to the paper. Only then cutting down to the bottom of letters. Carefully remove the pieces and trim as needed. Then for added dimension do another die cut of the sentiment and adhere it the piece. I also added shadowing under the lettering as well.
Then I added some leafy die cuts which one of them has been doubled. Then there is a Winterberry Sprig by Memory Box tucked in there holding a tiny gem. So more ideas came to mind but just so little time!

Happy Crafting

Dies: Paper Smooches/ Thanks, Loopy Leaf, Memory Box/ Winterberry Sprig
Cardstock: PTI/ Summer Sunrise, Black
Marker: Tim Holtz Distress/ Spiced Marmalade
Gem: Kaiser Scrapbook

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Whats Up


CAS(E) this sketch

Lots of fun going on over here ! So I made the background clouds in Memento Summer Sky ink using a Picasso stencil from Dreamweaver. The sweet little kites are  die cut from Memory Box using paper from Basic Grey Knee Highs paper. They just make most mod looking kites!

Happy Crafting

Sentiment Stamps: Simon Says Stamp/ Talk Bubbles 2
Gems: Bo Bunny

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Superhero Math

Paper Smooches Sparks Color Challenge
Kraft, Red, Blue, Cream or White

Well I got inspired by Emily Leiphart who had the cutest card here when this set came out. Then on pinterest I saw these ways to make superhero's and thought this is so Paper Smooches and would make a fabulous card!!! This would be perfect for a boys birthday. I did use Kraft as my background paper just in case you did not see that.  Hope you enjoy the card!
Happy Crafting

Stamps: Paper Smooches/ Super, Chart Toppers, Off the Charts
Dies: Paper Smooches/ Bam Bubble
Markers: Copic

Sea Shore


OWH Sketch 182

Simon Says Stamp
By the Sea

Sunday Sketch at OWH has all those little pieces! I altered it a bit made it fit this theme and used the paper pack Down by the Shore from Fancy Pants. My patterns were picked by using the 1st five swatch's on the cover that sold me on the paper on the first place. Really I almost just cut them off but they just were to narrow. Besides I was able to get an octopus to hold my sentiment up:)
Happy Crafting

Patterned Paper: Down by the Shore/ Fancy Pants
Sentiment: PTI/ Whale Wishes
Ink: Memento/ Nautical Blue

Chillax Penguin


Beat the heat and relax is what it seems to be all about (all good things to do!). Well better not to much chillax...Christmas is just around the corner! The penguin is masked off from the others in the stamp so he can enjoy the cool snow. I broke down and bought those mini neon inks from Hero Arts, so I used the blue for my snow! I am surprised it looks really nice and cool.  So now more exportation will be needed!!

Happy Crafting

Image Stamps: Memory Box/ Snow Fall, Penguin Parade
Sentiment: Paper Smooches/ Slang Gang
Sequins: Avery Elle/ Winter White
Gems: Bo Bunny
Ink: Hero Arts/ Neon Blue
Marker: Copic/ T1

Thursday, July 18, 2013


Casual Fridays
Polka Dots
  Here is my card! Lucky to play... I used Amazeballs stamps for dots. (someone still needs to explain that to me but I think I am getting now??) Anyway I kept to one layer expect for the sequins.
Happy Crafting

Sentiment: PTI/ Signature Greetings
Inks: Memento/ Tangelo, Real Teal

Monday, July 15, 2013

Birthday Dad

Simon Says Stamp
Pin It

OWH Mid Week Throw Down Challenge
 Masculine Cards

With all the birthday talk on the blog land made another one. I used some Basic Gray Life of the Party papers with an Impression Obsession birthday stamp. By doing a little straitening up I came across my small stash of mini clothes pins (found some in red also... you know the holidays are coming!) The mustache idea was something I saw during fathers day parade of cards which I thought was just a great touch to add that masculine punch.

Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Better Together

OWH Sketch Challenge 181
Created this for OWH sketch of the week using patterned paper from Carta Bella / Well Played. Such fun 6x6 pattern paper pack plus love the overall colors. This is on of those love cards without being to mushy, just enough remind someone about being together. Have a Happy Sunday.

Happy Crafting

Dies: Simon Says Stamp/ Air Vent; PTI/ XO
Sentiment: Unity
Cardstock: PTI/ Aqua Mist, Ocean Tide
Dots: Craftworks/ Candi
Markers: Copic/ BG11

Neon Congrats

CAS -ology

This week its Neon! Had to dig a bit deep in the stash for this one...yikes! Used some papers from scrapbooking and really had to look. So I decided to die cut some triangles from MFT to use as accents to make this sentiment even hipper!
Happy Crafting

Sentiment: Simon Says Stamp/ Square Sayings

Friday, July 12, 2013

Special Day

Retro Sketches #71

Moxie Fab World Birthday Challenge

Lots things going on as always! At least I got one card done. I saw this sketch liked it! Very far away from one  layer but hopefully not two cluttered. I used some fun papers from Carta Bella / Well Played so much fun. I am entering this at Moxie Fab World Blog , Cath is having all kind of contestants there for birthday cards and birthday related stuff!

Happy Crafting

Patterned Paper; Carta Bella/ Well Played
Stamps: My Favorite Things/ LJD-On The Line
Twine: May Arts
Accents: Studio Calico

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Youre Sweet

Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge# 180

Well hello all! Sure has been one of those busy week ends all starting to wind down now...I went with a more CAS design since this sketch really just calls for that. I could see so many more cards with this. Also picked some very quiet colors, Kraft is so relaxing.
Happy Crafting

Dies: Memory Box/ Dancing Tulips, PTI/ Honey Bee
Stamps: PTI/ Honey Bee
Cardstock: Neenah/ Natural White
Ink: Memento/ Rich Cocoa, Dandelion 
Gems: Kaiser Scrapbook


This weekend is just flying  by! The grand finale fireworks here. I went with the multi color firework using three different colors of ink. I used Memento: Love Letter, Dandelion, and Nautical Blue. The Nautical blue was so intense it was stamped off before placed on the image. All stamps from Waltzingmouse Stamps/ USA 1776 Collection.
Happy Crafting

Friday, July 5, 2013


Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge
Trend Watch : Ocean
The mission is  create anything ocean, follow the picture it closely or loosely...and just have fun! Well against all odds my little gold fish is going to make past the school of blue fish some how because he has some faith today! Nice card for encouragement.
Happy Crafting

Stamps: Spiritual Sampler
Inks: Memento/ Tangelo, Bahama Blue
Copic Makers: T1, YRO4
Gems: Hero Arts
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Patriotic Thanks

OWH Mid Week Throw-down
Color Challenge: Red, White, Blue and Kraft

Simon Says Stamp Challenge
Patriotic Colors

Well I was lucky just to get a bit of crafty time in today! Getting ready for the big weekend family will be spinning in and out (Ha!) . Anyway hope still to get more inky time once this cooking is done.
So my card is  more paper than ink but lots of fun!
I pulled out the Bo Bunny Anthem papers to get some mojo going. I found this sketch  here. The thanks is die cut out in Kraft cardstock. At OWH a patriotic thank you cards are welcome because many are sent to sponsors and such so it a good addition for this group.  Anyway hope you like the card. Have a fun and safe 4th of July!
Happy Crafting

Patterned Paper; Bo Bunny / Anthem
Cardstock: Neenah/ Desert Storm
Dies; My Favorite Things Die-namics/ Star Border; Memory Box/  Script Thanks
Stickers: Starform

Monday, July 1, 2013

Pretty in Pastel

The Play Date Café
Pretty in Pastel #188

Beautiful colors this week especially for all the hot weather we are getting! I picked this Efflorescence flowery stamp by Penny Black and inked it up some Angel Pink ink by Memento. It came out so soft and pretty and you can still see the pinkI die cut the happy out of Winter Wisteria from PTI and added bits from Raspberry Fizz. All adhered and popped up  on the main panel then trimmed out so the sentiment could be stamped. Hope you enjoy the card.
Happy Crafting