Friday, November 17, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays #187 - Gratitude with Altitude

Hi everyone!  The challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays is Gratitude with Altitude.  What does that mean, you ask?  I was a little stumped too until I saw what the design team came up with.  Basically it's giving some "lift" to your thankful sentiments.
This is what I came up with.  I bought this stamp set way before I was on the design team.  I just loved it and the sentiments.  I die cut the curve on the main piece then curved the green image on my Mini Misti to follow it and stamped it.  Then I stamped the top sentiment in orange.  The middle sentiment was stamped in Versamark on desert storm cardstock and embossed in white.  I made it a smidge longer than the main panel and cut the ends into flags.  This piece was raised from the main panel using dimensional tape.  To give the desert storm piece behind this panel some texture, I ran it through a quilted embossing folder.  Spectrum noir shimmer was added to the green image and sequins completed the card.
 
I used this week's CAS(E) this sketch for my layout.  Very cool one!
 
You can see more from the design team on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Frankly (CF)
Paper:  Recollections white, desert storm
Ink:  Versamark, lime rickey, tutti frutti
Accessories:  Edgers die (Reverse Confetti), quilted embossing folder, white embossing powder, Spectrum Noir shimmer, sequins, dimensional tape

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Just Us Girls #419 - Trend Week

Hi everyone!  I'm the hostess over at Just Us Girls this week, and it's our Trend Week.  I saw Jennifer McGuire do a video on silhouette stamping a while ago and thought it would be good for this trend week challenge.
 
I was at my LSS last week and came upon this Penny Black stamp set.  I thought it would look good stamped in black, so I bought it.  I wish my photo taking skills were better.  This card looks so washed out, when it really isn't!  I started by sponging some oxide inks onto a piece of Bristol white cardstock.  I left it lighter around the manger.  Then I stamped the images in Versafine onyx black.  I wanted to spatter it with some copic white paint, but I didn't want it to get all over the images, so I just used a white get pen.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment.  Starting to get those Christmas cards done!
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Three Kings (Penny Black)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, Bristol smooth white
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine onyx black, broken china, salty ocean, seedless preserves, black soot Distress Oxide inks
Accessories:  White embossing powder, white gel pen, fun foam 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time Out #96 - CASE Challenge

Hi friends!  The challenge over at the Time Out blog is a CASE challenge.
 
This is the card by Michele we are CASE-ing.  Love the layout and the way the she die cut the word on that angle.

So here's my take on it.  I used the same layout and design, but stamped this new plaid bg stamp in red and then the lines in black.  I die cut the word (which was a freebie from Concord & 9th) from the panel and three more times from white cardstock and stacked them together.  I mounted the panel onto a black panel and inlaid the word die.  I stamped Christmas on black cardstock and embossed it in white.  I added sequins to finish it off.  Maybe I should have left them off...not sure about them.
 
You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, my JUGs teammate Bobby, on the Time Out blog
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps: Plaid background (Concord & 9th), Communique Curves (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Versamark, rockin' red
Accessories:  Merry die (Concord & 9th), sequins, white ep 


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Just Us Girls #418 - Word Week

Happy Saturday!  We have a new Word Challenge over at Just Us Girls.  Maria chose the word THANKFUL.  Great word for this time of the year!
 
I was organizing my new stamps the other day and came across this free stamp I received from Concord & 9th.  I thought it was perfect for this challenge.  I stamped it in one of those Kaleidascope ink pads.  This one was from Stampin' Up, so it's an old one called Pumpkin Patch.  Then I used a wonky stitch die to cut it out.  I also came across this plaid cover die from Altenew while I was organizing and used it over the Distress Oxide inked background.  The colors matched the ink pad I used on the stamp perfectly.  The background was spritzed with water.  I added sequins too.
 
You can see more from the JUGs DT and our November guest, Trina Pham, on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Grateful for You (Concord & 9th)
Paper:  Neenah
Ink:  Spiced marmalade, fired brick, peeled paint, Kaleidascope pumpkin patch
Accessories:  Wonky stitches (Avery Elle), Layered Plaid cover die (Altenew), sequins, fun foam 


Friday, November 3, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays #188 - Anything But a Card

Hi friends!  I'm late getting this post up, but over at the CAS-ual Fridays blog, the challenge is to make anything but a card.  I love tags, and CF has some cute tag dies, so that's what I went with.
 
I love making tags for Christmas, and these just came out so cute.  I cannot wait to put them on some gifts!  I die cut four tags and found four different scraps of holiday paper and die cut pieces of them with the tag die as well.  I stamped the sentiments in Catherine Pooler inks and the snowflakes.  I added a strip of cardstock and Nuvo drops on top of that.  Then I added the ribbon and the button tied with twine 

 
You can see more from the CAS-ual Fridays design team on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Mistletoe & Holly (CF)
Paper:  Recollections white, real red, garden green, designer paper scraps
Ink:  Rockin' red, grass skirt, it's a boy, smoky slate
Accessories:  Scallop tags (CF), nuvo drops, ribbon, twine, buttons 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time Out #95 - Theme Challenge

Hey friends!  There's a new challenge over at Time Out and this time it's a Theme challenge.  The theme is sympathy, and there's an optional twist of distressing. 
 
I needed two sympathy cards for friends who lost their pets within days of each other.  One was a total surprise and passed unexpectedly.  The other was quite old, but still a sad loss.  I pulled out this pet sympathy set from Papertrey Ink.  I die cut a heart from red cardstock and stamped the paw prints across the heart.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in white embossing powder.  The heart was spritzed with shimmer spritz and layered onto a white cardstock impressed with an impression plate.  This was layered onto black cardstock onto a white card base.
 
On the inside, I stamped this beautiful sentiment and heart.

You can see more from the Time Out design team and our guest for this challenge, Sue, on the Time Out blog.  We are also sponsored by Happy Little Stampers for this challenge.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  With Sympathy: Loss of Pet (PTI)
Paper:  Recollections white, black, real red
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders heart die, impression plate (PTI), white embossing powder, shimmer spritz, dimensional tape



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just Us Girls #416 - Color Week

It's Color Week at Just Us Girls!  Vicki chose some colors that will work for Halloween or even a pretty card.
 
I pulled out this Monster Love stamp set because I just love these little guys!  I also wanted to send it to a little boy that is battling a rare form of cancer for seven months.  I saw a post on Taylored Expressions Facebook page about him, and all he wants are Halloween cards.  So I thought this would be a cute card to send to him.  I made the plaid pieces with a plaid builder set and the challenge colors.  The monsters were die cut then stamped.  I added shimmer to them and glossy accents to their eyes.  The background looked a little too white, so I spattered some black acrylic paint on it.   
 
If you would like to send a Halloween card to this little boy, here is the address:
 
Brock Chadwick
11 McKenney Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005
 
You can see more from the JUGs design team and our October guest on the JUGs blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Monster Love, Plaid BG Builder (MFT)
Paper:  Recollections white, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx black, flirty fuchsia, lime rickey
Accessories:  Monster Love dies (MFT), pinking edge die (MFT), glossy accents, Spectrum Noir shimmer, black acrylic paint



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