Sep 21, 2017

MFT SuperStar Challenge

Late night card share and my last entry for the Card Design Superstar challenge at My Favorite Things. This one is for the Innovation Master challenge for specialty cards. 
To make my card I used the cute Magical Dragons set and the Happy Birthday Circle Frame along with the Circle Shaker Pouches which make making a shaker card a lot easier.
I started with white top folding note card and a stitched panel cut down with a blueprints die. I used the Radiating Rays stencil behind the shaker and also masked off the dragon so it is shining behind him also. For the shaker i used the Shaker pouch and placed the Happy Birthday circle frame around it. To finish the card I colored the dragon using Chameleon pens and added the panel to the card base.

Sep 20, 2017

Coffee Lovers Fall Bloghop

I am back from Retreat, just in time to make a card for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I do not drink coffee but I  do drink plenty of tea and pumpkin spice lattes.

To make my card I used a new set by Stampin Up, Merry Cafe and the Coffee Cups framelits along with my favorite autumn sets, Vintage Leaves.

To make my card I started with a white top folding note card and randomly stamped some leaves from the Vintage Leaves set in Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Pool Party diagonally across the front of the card. Next I used some patterned paper and stamped the latte cup and lid and die cut them with the Coffee Cup framelits. I finished the card by adding the greeting  from the Merry Cafe set on a sleeve also cut with the Coffee Cups framelits.

Sep 18, 2017

Truth Is....

It's time for another 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.
oh and 
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

here is the inspiration photo

To make my card, I started with a white top folding note card, a black panel and a watercolor paper panel cut down with a stitched die.
To make the background, I used Catherine Pooler inks and a craft mat. The colors I used were Rockin Red, Orange Twist and Tiara. I rubbed each ink pad directly on the craft mat and the spritzed with water, next I smooshed the watercolor paper directly on the wet ink and then dried it with a heat gun, I repeated this step several times until I achieved the look I wanted.
After the panel was completely dry I added the image and greeting from the Truth Is set by Cas-ual Fridays  

Sep 17, 2017

September Reminder Calling All Sistahs

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 Calling All Sistahs set along with the Truth Is set.
I started with a pink top folding note card and a panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the image with memento ink and colored it with Chameleon markers. The greeting is from the Calling all Sistahs set and I stamped the little butterfly from the Be set.

Like the sentiment says cancer is not contagious but can be caught early so do those self checks and get those mammograms!

Give Thanks in Everything

Happy Sunday!
It's time for new challenge at AAA Cards. Our sponsor is Uniko giving away an in stock stamp set of the winner's choice. 
To make this card, I started with a top folding white note card, a stencil, the Maple Thanks set and the coordinating Nice & Neat Maple Thanks die by Neat & Tangled.
I stamped the Maple leaf on a scrap sheet of paper and colored it with Chameleon Markers and Color Tops to achieve the fall color. Next I used the coordinating die to cut it out. For the background I used the Pentagon stencil also by Neat & Tangled and wild honey distress ink. 
To finish the card I added the greeting and popped the leaf up using foam tape.

Sep 16, 2017

Birthday Tulips

Happy Saturday!
Its time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, our sponsor is STAMPlorations with a $10 voucher to their store. 

To make my card I started with a basic gray top folding note card, a white panel cut down with a stitched scalloped blueprints die and the Tranquil Tulips set by Stampin Up. This is a gorgeous photopolymer set you can earn for $10 with a qualifying $150 order or you can join my team and make it part of your kit.
On to the card, This is a layering set so I stamped the darkest color (Berry Burst) first and the the light color (Sweet Sugarplum). The greeting is from a different set Butterfly Basics also by Stampin Up.

Sep 14, 2017

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

I am up on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today sharing this card featuring two of our new released stamped sets, be sure to head over to see the details on how I made it!