Friday, June 7, 2013

X's and O's=Kisses

CAS-UAL FRIDAYS CFC104 challenge this week is to use banners and/or flags on your simple

I am sure you realize x's and o's equal kisses. That is what I have here. The banners are the 'x' and the button is the 'o'.

I added a sentiment from Inspired by Stamping/Big Wishes II. It's new and I love it so I had to use it and make a card to enter into one of their challenges: Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery:

Paper: PTI white cardstock
Accessories-Jolee's Boutique Mother of Pearl notion kit (button), Martha Stewart ribbon-style tags

Big Birthday Wishes

It's time for the Queen for the Day and Free for All challenges on Splitcoaststampers. The new queen is Phyllis aka Tater. I cased this card. The Free for All (F4A172) challenge is to use at least four flowers. I have three different flowers and some leaves but stamped them more than once for each so that works. I colored my leaves and flowers from Inspired by Stamping (listed below in recipe) with Copics.

My card will be entered into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery-

I'm also entering my card into the 4 Crafty Chicks-#145 challenge-Flowers
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Big Wishes II and Spring Blossoms
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Color me Bright

Thursday is here again and I'm here for the CCEE Stampers challenge #1323. I am giving the challenges this month and I have chosen for the first challenge to create a card using the Direct to Paper technique. I really like this technique and it is easy peasy.  The stripes don't have to be perfect, which mine aren't. It's also o.k. if you overlap a bit. It's best if you do light inks first so you don't contaminate the pads...hmmm..looks as if I didn't exactly follow that guideline.  If you're needing instructions for this technique, they can be found here on Splitcoaststampers.

My card is really bright but I like it. I just made swipes with five different inks pads, added the circle and sentiments from an Inspired by Stamping Cute Circles set and the hanger is Jolee's silver flourishes cabochons. It has rhinestones in the little swirls and I see they're not showing very well.

Take a look at what the DT did and get out those ink pads and let us see what you created. It really is fun.

I am entering at Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery:

Other items used:
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Lady Bug, Dandelion, and Tangelo-VersaMagic Aegean Blue

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


My card was an easy peasy CAS card and made using this sketch from Merry Monday challenge #65. This is a Christmas challenge.  Well, I did have to take a bit of time getting that gold embossed sentiment just right. The letters are up and down and it would look crooked to me and I would do it over...quite a few times. Ugh!

I am using self adhesive crafting tape (2 strips) bought a couple years ago at Hobby Lobby. It's just about the same as Washi tape. I used gold mirror paper for the Martha Stewart punched snowflake and added a rhinestone.

I'm lucky I remembered seeing where someone had uploaded a card to a red, green and gold challenge and that is just what I used. Yea!!! So, I went searching for it and found it.

Festive Friday challenge blog-FFC09- has a color challenge: red, green, and gold (Create a holiday project)

Also entering the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog-Anything Goes

Other items used:
Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-PTI white cardstock, The Paper Studio cool metallic crimson cove (I think)
Accessories-VersaMark jeweled gold embossing powder