Thursday, July 29, 2021

Time Out Guest Designer

 I was lucky enough to be the winner of a recent Time Out challenge and was invited to be a guest designer for their latest challenge!  It just so happens that today is also my birthday - a pretty cool birthday gift huh?

It's an Inspired by Words challenge this time and, as always, you can take inspiration from the whole quote or just one word.  Usually I end up just working off one word but this time I found a rose die and friend sentiment that seemed to work well together and I went with it.

The sponsor this week is CAS-ual Fridays and you have until August 11th to play along!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, White) Papertrey Ink, (Certainly Celery, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from All Year Cheer) Wplus9
Inks:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow'
Dies:  (Fantasy Floral, Halftone cover plate) Altenew
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Polka Dot Flip Flops

I'm playing along today with the Inspired By... challenge and Just Us Girls (script).  I have a lot of flip flops but none as fun as these polka dotted beauties.  (Perhaps it's time to change that...)  The challenge photo inspired me to dig out this Lifestyle Crafts die that I've had forever but have very rarely used.  (Shocker, I know).  These fun scripty Avery Elle sentiments haven't seen the light of day in awhile either so thanks to JUGS for nudging me along to dust them off.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Its Bitsy Polka Dots 6x6) My Favourite Things
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Cake & Candles) Avery Elle
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Flip Flops) Lifestyle Crafts
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Baby Bears

I'm playing along today with the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  I needed a few baby cards so I pulled out this cute little bear from WPlus9 and paired him with some Studio Calico papers.  To finish them off I scattered a few Simon Says Stamp stars to frame the sentiments from Taylored Expressions and MFT.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White, Black) Papertrey Ink, (Daffodil Delight) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Story Time 6x6) Studio Calico
Stamps:  (Bear and cloud from Little Dreamers) Wplus9, (Sentiment from Simple Sentiments) Taylored Expressions, (Sentiment from Essential Sentiments) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow'
Dies:  (Stars) Simon Says Stamp, (Scalloped rectangle) Wplus9
Markers:  (R02, B45, C1, W1, W3, W5) Copic

CASology #393

 Welcome to Week 393 of CASology!  Take a look at the cue word for this week:

This week's cue word actually made me think of parking a car so I reached for this Taylored Expressions race car and sentiment.  I often pair them with some washi tape but this time I used a Hero Arts stencil to create the "road" for the car.

I'm also going to play along with the Colours Hues challenge - Red and Blue.

Looking forward to seeing what direction the cue word takes you.  Check out the gorgeousness from the rest of the design team then play along!

Link your creations to the CASology blog by 9am Monday, 2 August (CDT).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink
Stamps:  (All from Vroom Vroom) Taylored Expressions
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Rockin' Red, Something Borrowed) Catherine Pooler
Stencil:  (Tweed pattern) Hero Arts
Other:  (Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops) Tonic
Gems:  Recollections

Monday, July 5, 2021

Flamingo Birthday

 Today's cards are for Addicted to Stamps (Birthday), Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes) and Shopping Our Stash (Tropical Delights).  I broke out of my usual CAS style today with bright card bases and patterned paper.  It's 12x12 paper that's been kicking around for ages so I was excited to make use of it.  The flamingos are oldies but goodies from Reverse Confetti and I snagged the second sentiment from an MFT set.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Margarita 12x12) American Crafts
Stamps:  (Face, legs & sentiment from Fabulous Flamingo) Reverse Confetti, (Sentiment from Tickled Pink) My Favorite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Flamingo) Reverse Confetti, (Speech Bubble) XCut, (Scalloped Rectangle) WPlus9
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Stripes & Flower

 This card is for the Colour Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches challenges.  (I realize it's not in the running for Freshly Made as it's not a square card but I wanted to acknowledge where I got the layout from).  I used cardstock to make the striped square, stamped the WPlus9 flower over the top of it and finished it off with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment and some Nuvo crystal drops.   

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Green, blue, purple) Paperbilities
Stamps:  (Flower from Very Vintage Greetings) Wplus9, (Sentiment from Simple Sentiments #1) Simon Says Stamp
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stripes) Mama Elephant, (Square) Essentials By Ellen
Others:  (Nuvo Oyster Grey Crystal Drops) Tonic