Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday Stamps Sketch #166 Challenge using My Favorite Things Stamps

It is Monday and I am here again with a card I created for a challenge. This time, it was a sketch from the Sunday Stamps Blog that inspired me to make a Christmas card.

I made a ton of cards this weekend and I think this one was my favorite!!

Below is the inspiration sketch SSC166:

I started out by die cutting a piece of snowflake paper patterned paper, wrapping some red twine around the front and adhering it to a gray A2 card base.  I then used an embossing folder on white card stock to create snow and die cut three squares out of it. I adhered these over the patterned paper.

Next I went through the mess on my desk and picked out some images that I had previously stamped and colored in using Copic Markers. (I should post a photo but am too embarrassed right now. My husband says it looks like a hoarders desk!!)

I adhered the images over the squares, added an embossed sentiment, a little stamped holly and I was done!!

Making cards is a no brainer when the images are already colored in to use and layer on a card!!

That is all for today. Thanks for stopping by!!

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Stamps-My Favorite Things Santa’s Elves” and BB Bitty Bears
Dies-My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints #13, Bitty Bears Die-namics,” Santa’s Elves Die-namics,” and Pierced Square Stax (retired)
Ink-Memento "Tuxedo Black,” Versamark Ink
Paper-Stampin Up! Gray, Neenah Solar White, and Bazzill “Black

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Clean and Simple Stamping Sketch With Lawn Fawn

Happy Sunday!!

I hope you are all doing well. I have not been posting as of late. Not that I have not been creating but life has been catching up. Once I get home from work and the gym, get ready for the next day, I just don't have energy to do anything but sit on the couch.

My new thing, though, is stamping images and coloring while I watch TV. That way when I do have time, I don't have to color the images from scratch as well as make a card!!

Today I am sharing a card I created that was inspired by a sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping.

Here is the card I created:

I used Lawn Fawn's "Winter Otter" stamp set to stamp the otter and I colored it in with Copic Markers. I attempted to make it look like it was covered in fur but it was an epic fail.

Here is the sketch that inspired me:

Instead of making the card square, I made a smaller square and used the box as my foal point.

The sentiment was stamped using My Favorite Things retired "Toasty Greetings" stamp set and the paper strips are scraps that I had on my desk.

The candy cane is actually not the one that comes in the stamp set. I lost it on the mess on my desk so used a different one that I found in the pile.

What is your secret to getting it all done? Do you plan your blog posts out and then make your projects ahead of time? Do you just use Instagram? Let me know your secret!!

That is all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

(Affiliate links are used when possible at no extra cost to you.)
Stamps-My Favorite Things "Toasty Greetings," Lawn Fawn "Winter Otter"
Dies-Lawn Fawn "Winter Otter" Lawn Cuts, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Flurry" Fri-dies, Umbrella Crafts "Nested Squares"
Paper-Neenah Solar White, PTI Classic Kraft card stock, Paper Scraps

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Autumn Blessings for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Today is my turn for some CAS-ual Fridays inspiration over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. We were asked to make a fall card and I chose to use the "Acorn Fri-dies" as my focal point and a sentiment from the matching "Autumn Blessings" stamp set.

I kind of am addicted to die cutting right now and am trying to use scraps of patterned paper as much as I can. I chose red and orange as my leaf colors because these are my favorite colors on fall trees. My neighbor across the street has a tree that has leaves that turn that exact orange!!

I chose to stamp and then fussy cut the "blessing" sentiment so I could make it part of the grouping rather then use a strip.

I added the little heart from the "Fun-Fetti Fri-dies" because it was sitting on my desk and I thought it would looked nice over the green. Besides, I don't think I have made a card lately that doesn't use this die set!! I think it is one of my all-time favorites!! (and I have A LOT of dies.)

I hope I have inspired you to create some Autumn cards of your own. If you are interested in giving yourself a shopping spree, use my code nora2017 to get an extra 15% off your purchase at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store.

I thank you for stopping by. Have a fabulous day!!


Friday, November 10, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Sneak Peek of the new "Sugar Plum Fairy" and "Ballerina" Fri-dies

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you all had a fabulous week!!

Today I am part of a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps mini release to showcase the new "Sugar Plum Fairy" stamp set and the new "Ballerina" Fri-dies. Both are available in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store today!!

In honor of the release, I am part of a hop. Please go to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for the full list of the Ink Squad's blogs.

I created a card that showcased the ballerina from the new "Sugar Plum Fairy" set and die cut her out with the new "Ballerina" Fri-die.

To start off the card, I adhered a piece of patterned paper over a top folding, green A2 card base.

I then covered covered the bottom half of a white card stock panel with matching patterned paper. I adhered this to the card front.

I then used an action wobbler to adhere the ballerina to the top of the white panel.

I stamped a sentiment in gray using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Snowy Sayings" stamp set onto a tag I created with a corner rounder and hole punch. I added some holiday twine through the top and adhered it to the card using foam adhesive. My last step was to adorn the dancer with some sparkle using silver glitter glue.

Want to purchase these new products? Hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store and use my code nora2017 to get 15% off your order-even sale items!!

I thank you for stopping by today!! Have a FABULOUS weekend!!


Friday, November 3, 2017

Twenty Five Days of Christmas Tags with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Friday!!!

Today I part of the Twenty Five Days of Christmas hosted by Tracey McNeely for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

I created a tag using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps new "Joy" stamp set, along with their "Tag Buddies" Fri-dies.

I started by die cutting a tag out of white card stock and randomly stamping the small snowflakes from the "Joy" stamp set with peach dye ink. I am into unconventional colors this Christmas and plan to make a bunch of tags in peaches and blues.

I then stamped the Joy sentiment onto a separate piece of white card stock, masking to make it two different colors. I then used Glossy Accents over the J and Y and Diamond Stickles on the snowflake.

When everything was dry, I cut the sentiment out and adhered it to the tag with adhesive foam. Easy Peasy and oh so FUN!!

I thank you for stopping by today. If you get lost along the way, hope on over to Tracey McNeely's Blog for the blog hop order!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!

Stamp Set-CAS-ual Fridays "Joy"    Dies-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Tag Buddies"

Ink-Gina K. "Peach Bellini" and "Red Hot"
Other-Glossy Accents, Diamond Stickles, Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Monday, October 30, 2017

Never Forget You are LOVED!!

Happy Monday everyone!!

October is Cancer Awareness month and Michele, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps had turned the blog PINK.  Michele has a "Calling All Sistahs" collection of products that consist of stamps and dies to send encouragement and love to someone who might be suffering from this terrible disease. She gives 50% of the proceeds of these products to Breast Cancer Research but this month she has increased her donation to 75%!!!

In honor of of this month, I created a card that used the "Word Ribbon" stamp set from this line to create an encouragement card.

I started off this card by dry embossing some pink card stock and then mounted over a matching A2 card.

I then stamped a white panel using butterflies from the "Be" set in different shades of pink. Next I stamped the sentiment from "Word Ribbon" over the top with brown dye ink.

I mounted the stamped panel over the card front, tucking some pink borders under it for a little more emphasis. I finished the card off by adhering some clear sequins around the sentiment.

If you like any of the products I used here today, use my discount code nora2017 to get an extra 15% off of your order from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store.

Don't forget you can use this code in addition to sale items too!!

I thank you for stopping by today. Never forget that you are loved!!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Supplies:

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Happy 5th Birthday CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!

Hello everyone!! I hope you are having a FABULOUS weekend!!

This month the Ink Squad had been celebrating CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 5th Birthday by creating projects with some of their Birthday Stamps, which are 20% off until the end of October.

Since it was my turn on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog
, I chose to create a card using my FAVORITE stamp set of all time, "Shenanigans."

I really wanted to use these stamps with some patterned paper scraps and CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Fun-Fetti Fri-dies." I created a little cake and topped it with some straw candles.

I also used the Fun-Fetti dies for the candle flame and topped them with some orange glitter glue.

I added some sparkle and Glossy Accents on the heart border as well to give the card a little shine.

This card was so fun to put together and could be made in bulk to have in your stash. I think I might stagger the "cake" layers a bit more then I did but I do like how it came out.

Want to go on a shopping spree? Use my code nora2017 to get 15% off, including sale items.

The Birthday sale will be ending soon so don't forget to place your order!!

I hope you have a great day!!! Toodles!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Supplies:

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sympathy Cards and Some Challenges

Happy Sunday everyone!! It has been so beautiful out today and I am LOVING the fall colors. This past week has just really brought out the oranges and yellows in the leaves.

Today I am sharing a few cards I created for some different challenges. First up are two sympathy cards I created.

The first one I kind of CASEd a card from Mary Beth that she created for PaperTrey Ink's "Make it Monday."  Mine is not as pretty as her card and I did not have the wreath she used but figured I would do the best I could

I used PaperTrey Ink's "Botanical Silhouettes" stamp set for this card and a wreath from Winnie and Walter.

For my second card, I created a sympathy card that was inspired by my card above but I used the colors from Color Throwdown #465 as the inspiration colors.

Again, I used the retired "Botanical Silhouettes" stamp set and added some butterflies from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Be" stamp set.

I used Distress ink in "Wild Violet" and "Dusty Concord" to do the ink blending on the card.

The sentiment is from "What Not Sentiments" by Your Next Stamp. I have to admit that this is my favorite card of the day.

My third and last card was inspired by two challenges-Freshly Made Sketches #309 and Inspired by the Little Things #69.

I used paper scraps and left overs from my desk for this card.

The thanks die cut is from Lawn Fawn and the leaf is from Simon Says Stamp! "The Color of Fun".

I used Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Pens over the thanks and then covered it with Glossy Accents.

Well that is all for me today. I thank you for stopping by!! Have a great night!!

(affiliate links used when possible on some products at no cost to you)

Card #1
Stamps-PaperTrey Ink "Botanical Silhouettes" (retired)
Dies-Gina Marie Designs "Double Stitched In and Out Cut Rectangle" and "Winnie and Walter's "In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways"
Paper-Stampin Up! Basic Gray and Gable Green
Ink-Stampin Up! Basic Gray and Gable Green

Card #2
Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Be," PaperTrey Ink "Botanical Silhouettes" (retired) and Your Next Stamp "What Not Sentiments"
Dies-Umbrella Crafts "Nested Circles" and Spellbinders "Hemstitch Rectangles"
Paper-PaperTrey Ink "Plum Pudding" and "White"
Inks-Ranger “Wilted Violet” Distress Ink and "Seedless Preserves," Hero Arts "Soft Purple"
Other-Ranger Ink Tim Holtz “Mini Round” Ink Blending Tool, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter PensScotch Dot Adhesive

Card #3
Stamps-Simon Says Stamp! "The Color of Fun"
Dies-Lawn Fawn "Scripty Thanks"
Paper-Simon Says Stamp! "Burnt Orange," "Black Bazzill" Core-dinations "White" Paper Scraps