Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I received some Hero Arts Neon Inks as a gift from my Hubby, and I couldn’t wait to use them!!! They’re so bright and the coverage is very smooth. The colors match my Astrobrights cardstock perfectly. The sentiment and hearts are from the Year Round Sentiments CL582 by Hero Arts. I also received some yummy new distress inks to add to my collection. I’ll be sharing some cards using them sometime soon. Did any of you receive new cardmaking supplies that you’re excited about?
This is the last card I’ll be posting for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge as a Design Team member. I’m very sad that my term has ended. I’ve enjoyed every minute of being on the team! I’ll always LOVE Kim’s line of stamps and continue to use them in many of my future projects. I want to thank Kim, Savannah and the entire Sparks team for a super FUN term. I can’t wait to see what the new team will be creating!
I used Zoo Crew and Hang Ups stamps sets to create this card. I created the frame with my Silhouette Cameo. The inspiration photo was so cool to work with. I hope you’ll join us for this challenge. Hop on over to the Sparks challenge blog and check out the fabulous new team! You won’t be disappointed by the talent that these ladies will be sharing with you for the next 6 months!
Just a quick post today to share a card I made for the RetroSketches #34 challenge. I used the negative cut from a previous card I made using my Silhouette Cameo. The file is from the Silhouette Online Store and it’s called Button Tree. Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve used Washi Tape. I have no idea why I waited so long to try it. LOVE IT!!!
I’m OVER THE MOON thrilled with the participation in our first challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch! There were so many FANTASTIC cards it was extremely difficult to narrow down our choices to just end up with 1 Winner and 4 Favorites. Please stop by CAS(E) this Sketch! to see who the talented winners of our inaugural challenge are.
Today I’m super excited to show you one of Lisa’s sketches. This one is so much fun because it leaves plenty of room to interpret in so many ways. I decided to go with a beautiful vintage image from the Vintage Clocks stamp set by The Craft’s Meow. I kept it simple but couldn’t resist adding a brad to the clock face and popping it and the decorative chain up to add some dimension. We’d LOVE to see your take on this sketch! Drop by CAS(E) this Sketch and check out the How to Play page!
If you’ve been to my blog before you’ll notice I’ve done a little re-decorating. I’ve cleaned up, added a new header and fixed a few glitches. I didn’t realize that my RSS feed was not working properly. If you’d like to follow my blog in your reader please click the orange button under my photo at the top of this page. So glad you dropped by!
It’s fall in the United States so this card may seem a bit out of season. I just really need a vacation right now so that’s what was on my mind when I made this card! This sketch really had me scratching my head until I turned it and saw an umbrella. I used Get Outta Town, Vogue Abode, Hang Ups and Geo-Graphics stamp sets by Paper Smooches for this card. Thanks for stopping by!!!
We’d LOVE to see what you can create with this sketch! Hop on over to the Sparks challenge blog and get all the details!!!
A quick post today to share a card I made using the sweetest little freebie file from Lettering Delights. When you sign up to be a member you get some adorable freebies. This one is from the Banner Day SVG set. I replicated and mirrored the bottom layer of the cut file to create the card base. Then I cut out all the pieces and glued everything together. The sentiment is from the Sugar Rush stamp set from Paper Smooches.
Just a reminder, there’s still time to play along in the current Cameo Spotlight challenge. It’s all about color this time! The challenge doesn’t close until September 19 at 12 noon (EDT). So glad you stopped by!!!
It’s been so warm here it sure doesn’t feel like autumn yet! I’m finally in the mood to make autumn cards though. We have another very cool sketch from Kim to work with. This one really begged to be a simple card, in my mind. The vertical column translated into a tree when I first saw it. I stamped the tree and embossed it so that I could color it in with a white colored pencil. When you do this you can rub the pencil off the embossed lines and end up with a neater crisper image. I used the Autumn Groves stamp set for my card today.
We would love to see your take on this fun sketch over at the PS Sparks blog! Please go check out what the other designers have created, I’m always so surprised with what they come up with!
Just a quick post today to share a couple of cards. I got together with some friends over the weekend and here’s the result of our cardmaking session. I made the first one and my friend Lisa made the second one. She decided to try the Faux Letterpress technique for the first time. Don’t you just love how her card turned out? My other friend Becky was doing some organizing and working on a Shutterfly album. Can’t wait to see the album when it’s done! It was a fun and relaxing afternoon! Thanks Ladies!!!
Reminder: There’s still 2 days left to play along at The Cameo Spotlight! We hope you’ll join us!!! Oh, I almost forgot to mention that we have a SURPRISE guest designer joining us for our next challenge! We’re also introducing a new kind of challenge that will really JAZZ things up!!! Don’t forget to LIKE us on Facebook to stay up to date about all the goings-on with The Cameo Spotlight.
Sooo, I almost forgot to post my second fall card today! If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know how much I LOVE cork!!! This stuff cuts like butta’! So it was really easy to punch out the 3 leaves with my Martha Stewart punch. I stamped and embossed the the brown background and the cream-colored card base with the Designer Woodgrain background stamp by Hero Arts. The sentiment is from the Everyday Sayings stamp set also by Hero Arts.
I’m submitting this card into the Moxie Fab World Repetition Challenge.
A special post today to share a card I made for the readers of my blog. In my part of the world it’s nearing the end of summer now. I look forward to the cooler temperatures of the Fall season but will miss the more carefree and fun activities of summer. I drew this simple watermelon in Adobe Illustrator and then added the curved sentiment. I printed it out and colored it in with my Copic markers. Then I cut the oval shapes out with my Spellbinders dies. I think extremely CAS was the way to go with this very graphic image, what do you think?
UPDATE: This digital stamp is available to download HERE.
Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by my blog. I really enjoy reading your comments. When you do leave a comment, please don’t forget to submit your blog address, so I can visit you. I hope your summer was super sweet!
I’m submitting my little card into the Digi Haven’s Yummy in My Tummy challenge. How cute is that title!!! I couldn’t resist playing along! For those of you who love digi stamps there’s still time to join the challenge. So hop on over to Digi Haven to check out all the details!