Feb 18, 2018

Peace, Love Coffee

It is time for another encouragement challenge at Calling All Sistahs
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 top folding Crumb Cake card base and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. Next I cut the coffee cup out using the Coffee Cup Fri-dies both in a dark blue and patterned paper and then cut the handle off of the floral one and off set the dark blue one to give it more dimension. I colored the "coffee" using a Copic marker. To finish the card I added the greeting at the bottom. 

Only Die Cuts

Happy Sunday!
It's tie for another challenge at AAA Cards and our sponsor this tie is STAMPlorations.

My card is super simple because there is no stamping involved.
I started with a white top folding card base, a panel of Berry Burst and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. Using the Heart Breeze die by Simon Says Stamp I cut the hearts out of the white panel and attached it to the Berry Burst panel and then attached it to the card base. To finish the card I added the love greeting using a word die by Papertrey Ink

Feb 17, 2018

February Reminder Post

It's the 17 and that means it's time to check your girls!
Mammograms are important but so are self checks and we are reminding you to do that today. I have had several of my friends battle this horrible disease and have lost friends and my mom to breast cancer so please heed our reminder and check yourself.

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.

For my reminder card I started with a white top folding card base, a black panel and a white panel cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the heart background using the Heart to Heart background stamp in the Be Mine ink by Catherine Pooler. I also used the ink and put some directly on a scrap of paper to use for the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-die.  To finish the card and to also match the black mat. I stamped the greeting from the Word Ribbon set with versa mark ink on a strip of black cardstock and then embossed it with white embossing powder.

Nine Lives

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers with a voucher to their store.

For my card I used a Technique Junkie stamp, Kitty Duo. You can save 10% off this stamped your entire order by using my code TJ10Ceal at the checkout. 
To make my card I started with a white top folding white card base and a pane cut down with a stitched die. I stamped the Kitty duo using Hero Arts black ink using the Misti stamping tool so I could get a clean impression. I used a couple stencils to create the cloudy heart sky. The greeting is from a MFT set.

Feb 15, 2018

Pinsights Challenge

 I am excited to be guesting for the Pinsights challenge in the Classroom at Ellen Hudson

This is the February moodboard in which I drew my inspiration. 

 The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Color Trend Inspirational photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, they MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an inlinkz link up on the challenge post where you can submit your projects. 

List of Supplies all can be found at Ellen Hudson

Watercolor paper:    Canson XL
Embossing Powder:  Hero Arts White
Stamp Sets: Rustic Botanicals
                           Mondo Hydrangea

Zig Clean Color: Turquoise Green
                                   Dark Pink
                                   Light Violet

I hope you play along 

Feb 14, 2018

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Valentines Day and welcome to the last day of my 14 days of valentines inspiration. I hope you have enjoyed series as I plan to continue to do a inspiration series around all the holidays you would make cards for.

Today's card is also for the new challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More. To make my card I  started with a white top folding car base and a piece of polka dot patterned paper by Lawn Fawn. This card was easy to make using the Layers of Love bundle by Concord & 9th, all I did was diet the stitched panel and stamp the greeting underneath.

Feb 13, 2018

Partner in Crime

Welcome to Day 13 of my series 14 days of Valentines Inspiration. Can you believe February is almost half way over? 

Today's card using a new set by Hero Arts, a cute set at that! Love this little raccoon. To make my card which is actually the hubs valentines card, I started with a white card base, speaking of white did you see Shawn White's gold medal run tonight wow! one of the reason's I am posting so late is the winter olympics I love watching them. Oh back to my card. I stamped the image on a white panel cut down with a stitched die and masked it off to make the background behind the little guy. After making the background, I removed the mask and colored the image using Copic markers. To finish the card I added the little speech bubble.