Friday, April 29, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Release Week Day #5

This is it folks!  The final day of release week and I hope you have had fun seeing all of the inspiration that the CAS-ual Fridays Team has created.  I know it has been a blast to share my projects with all of you.  Pssst - make sure you check out the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for information on a giveaway and how you can get yourself entered to win!  Today we are sharing the Tin Roof stamp set which is perfect for background and the Smile die...

This card was sort of a happy accident as far as the background is concerned.  I had wanted to use fun bright colors but with varying shades, so I grabbed one of my neon ombre ink pads, I then inked the whole thing once for one side and again for the other side making sure that the same colors touched each other in the middle. I loved the look of it, but boooooo I had made a little mistake and pushed a little too hard on the corner of the panel... so I decided to try restamping this background on another panel but with my blue ombre ink pad... this time the inking turned out perfectly fine but the colors didn't pack the punch I was going for.  So with a little creative cutting I was able to combine the two backgrounds into one and ta-da!!!  I then diecut the word smile three times, twice on white card stock and a third time a piece that I had run my ombre ink pad over.  I layered them all together and added Wink of Stella to the top layer for that extra POW!  I finished it all off with a strip of black card stock and some paneling.

That's all from me, don't forget to stop over on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration and a chance to win a $15 certificate to the store!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Release Week Day #4

Hello most amazing people!  Can I just reiterate how happy I am to be on the CAS-ual Fridays team? It's just so awesome!  Today we are sharing the Bravo stamp and die!  Again, this set has a fun mix of sentiment styles that you can really just play around with.  Take a peek at what I've created...

I went a little sticker happy with this one, hehehe!  I just thought it would be cool to have all of these various arrows pointing to the fun sentiment.  To create this card I started by trimming my sentiment in half and curving it around the word Applause.  I added a mix of yellow to the sentiment with watercolors.  I finished it with some distress ink around the edges in a bright blue and some fun complimentary enamel dots.

This set is great for lifting someones spirits or just telling them they've done an awesome job.  Check out more fun and inspiration on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Having fun with Mint Owl Studio

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Hello!  Today I am here and on the Mint Owl Studio blog sharing this fun layout I've created with the Class Act stamp set.  As I've said before this set is so much fun to color and play with, and it is so versitile!

I love creating my own embellishments for layouts, as you can personalize them for your specific page.  I stamped all of my images on separate card stock, colored them with my Copic markers and then added them to my layout with foam adhesive.

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

CAS-ual Fridays Release Week Day #3

Hello again!  Are you having a blast with this week's inspiration and awesome release happen over at CAS-ual Fridays?!  I sure am!  Today we are sharing the new Thanks Stamp and Die Set...

The script for this set is so much fun and mix matchy I just love it!!!  To create this card I started by grabbing a circle I had in my scrap pile, I then diecut my tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-dies in a bright pink.  Next I diecut the thanks out of both Gold and Silver Glitter card stock, layered them slightly off to one side and adhered them to my tag.  I then stamped the sentiment and went over the little circles with a Gold gel pen.  I finished it all off my running a strip of patterned paper, the circle, popping the tag up with foam adhesive and a few colorful sequins for added shine!

I'm so happy you stopped by my blog today and you can find more inspiration with this set you can head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Another Gray Hare...

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Hello!  I am back today with a funny little Birthday card I've made based on the Share Joy Challenge hosted by the amazing Taylored Expressions....

Bwahahaha!  These guys just crack me up!  I'm so happy that TE came out with these grumpy little characters!  This one is from the Party Grumblings Set.  I can't wait to give this card to my Dad for his Birthday on Thursday.

Here is the sketch and the challenge was to keep it CAS...

I am also linking this up to the Seize the Birthday Challenge: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting Friends!

CAS-ual Fridays Release Week Day #2

It's day 2 of the amazing CAS-ual Fridays Release week and we have lots more fun inspiration with the new Dream Then Do Stamp Set.  This set totally rocks, as it is full of uplifting and inspirational sayings that are perfect for so many projects!  Here's a card that I've made with this set...

This card is a total CAS classic in design as I stamped the sentiment, adhered it with a panel, added patterned paper and enamel embellishments... ta-da!  Like I said, I love the sentiments in this set and I can really see this one on a layout, or on the top of gift wrapping for the Graduate in your life.

Thanks so much for visiting me to today!  You will find more inspiration and peeks at this set on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, April 25, 2016

April Papertrey Ink Hop

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I was able to squeeze in a minute of play time today to join in this month's PTI Blog Hop, yay!!!  And this one was a real doozy...

I wasn't quite sure where to start so I just kept looking at the colors and thinking circles... finally I pulled out my Twig Wreath Set and PTI inks...

for the leaves I used repeated stamping with various inks to achieve an ombre look.  I then diecut the Stripes Diagonal Cover Plate and tucked my panel inside.  Added some sequins, and ta-da!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!