Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Balloons

***This is my second post for the day.  For my Dynamic Duos post please scroll down or click here.***


Hello again!  I just realized that the current CAS on Sunday challenge closes tomorrow and I haven't posted my card yet so here it is.  The challenge is to make a birthday card that uses die cuts.  I broke out some Avery Elle Fill in the Blank stamps and dies for my card and used happy rainbow colours for my balloons.  That's it from me!  Hope you all have a lovely evening!  

Celebrate New Goodies!



Hello hello!  I am celebrating today by playing with the new goodies my brother brought home for me!  I got stamps from Altenew, Lil' Inker Designs (and dies too!), Mama Elephant, Neat & Tangled and Sweet Stamp Shop.  It's like Christmas!  Here I inlaid some Lil' Inker dies and added a sentiment from Altenew.  I used the fun and bold colours from this week's Dynamic Duos challenge.  Enough chatting for now - off to play some more!





Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Brushed Gold) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Super Script) Altenew
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Dies:  (Cover Up die - Stitches & Stripes, Stitched stars) Lil' Inker Designs

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CASology #92


Welcome to Week 92 of CASology!  Take a look at this week's cue word:


A nice easy cue word this week with so many options for interpretation!  I went punny for mine.  It was super easy to put together - a die cut, some quick paper piecing and a stamped sentiment.  Probably one of the quickest cards I've made.  :)  And now it's your turn.  Check out the rest of the gorgeous designs from the Design Team and then get to work!  



Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that the deadline for entries is Monday at noon (CST).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Chocolate Chip, Brushed Silver) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Trowel from Mother Knows Best, Sentiment from A Punny Valentine) Fresh Squeezed stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Wavy Line) Mama Elephant
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, April 21, 2014

Washi Wishes

***This is my second post for the day.  For my Colour Me post plea scroll down or 


Hi again!  My second card for the day is a two for one challenge card.  I used the palette from The Colour Throwdown and the theme of using washi tape on a CAS project from The Paper Players.  I did some simple paper piecing on the flower and used one of my go-to sentiments from Papertrey Ink. I love the Think Big Favourites collection!  I think they're my most used PTI stamps.  This washi tape is one of the first rolls I got and it's seen quite a bit of use.  Probably more than all my other was his put together! 


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Pretty Momma) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Think Big Favourites #7) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Marker:  (Stampin' Write Melon Mambo) Stampin' Up
Gems:  Recollections
Washi Tape:  Crafty Basics

Quote Tag Thanks



Hello there!  I'm popping in with my first of two posts today.  This card is for the Colour Me challenge.  I had fun playing with dies on this card and combining different companies (Paper Smooches and My Favourite Things).  The leaves are seeing ink for the first time here (I know Lynn will be appalled!) but better late than never right?  I cut 3 of the "thanks" and layered them up.  I really like the dimension this creates and have been using the technique a lot lately.    Right, time to dash out and do a few errands and I'll be back later with another post!






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Leaves from Reflections) Paper Smooches
Inks:  (Pistachio Pudding) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Quote Tag) Paper Smooches, (Flower Trio & Leaf Trio) My Favourite Things
Punch:  (1/4" hole punch) McGill
Gems:  Doodlebug
Other:  (Glossy Accents) Ranger, (Wink of Stella) Zig

Sunday, April 20, 2014

You Anchor Me


The weekend is winding down and tomorrow it's back to regular life.  I'm super excited because my brother will be arriving for a visit!  Whoop whoop!  And he's bringing me lots of crafty goodies! Double whoop whoop!  For now though, here's a card for a few challenges.  I took inspiration from Therese's card over at Muse and it happened to work nicely with the current Poppy Sketches challenge.  And because I used some Paper Smooches goodies I'm joining the Anything Goes challenge at Paper Smooches Sparks.  Triple threat!  Hope you all have a lovely evening!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Island Indigo, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment and flags from Wicked Nauticool) Paper Smooches, (Line from Faux Ribbon) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Real Red, Island Indigo, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Anchor) Paper Smooches, (Stitched Line) Mama Elephant, ((Polaroid frame) Lawn Fawn, (Heart from Holiday Shapes) Simon Says Stamp

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Elephant Wish



Hi there!  A quick post for a quick card.  I used the colours from the ColourQ challenge and the theme of masculine birthday cards from Time Out Challenges.  This colour palette is actually pretty good for masculine cards I think.  I broke out some NBUS in the form of these The Craft's Meow stamps and did some simple colour blocking.  I'm thinking now that perhaps it could use a scattering of black gems on it but I'll have to save that for next time! Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!






Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey) Stmapin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Birthday Puns Solid) The Craft's Meow
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up