Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CAS Patriotic Card

 Hello! Did you have a great 4th?  I am continuing to celebrate with this card using Red, White and Blue with a Patriotic theme.  The fireworks stamp from Repeat Impressions was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Red EP.  Added some sparkle with Blue Glitter Glue. The Verve stamp was added with Memento Danube Blue ink.  Used Blue card base and Red layer from stash.

The House That Stamps Built:  Repeat Impressions WIW Color Challenge Red, White, and Blue
Addicted to CAS: #67 Patriotic
Less Is More: Week 231 Color challenge Red, White, and Blue
CAS on Sunday: Challenge 62 is to use embossing. I used heat embossing.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ice Cold Watermelon

 Welcome!  Summertime brings thoughts of Hot Days and Cold Watermelon..... Ice cold Watermelon!
Using stamps from Repeat Impressions,  I created this card inspired by the photo from Just Us Girls and a sketch from Less is More. Supplies used were White and Black CS, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copics, Black Glaze pen, Cuttlebug EF's, and Nesties dies.

Challenge Links:
Less Is More: Week 230 Sketch on right
Just Us Girls Challenge: #299 Photo Inspiration on left...inspired by Watermelon

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sweet Life of Summer

Today I am serving some watermelon inspired by the inspiration photo at Jugs and using a sketch challenge for the design.  Watermelon stamp is from Repeat Impressions and the sentiment is from Flourishes, both stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Coloring was done with Copics and a Black Glaze pen (seeds).  I used Cuttlebug EF Gingham on the white background and red panel.  Red check was a digital paper that I printed.

Just Us Girls Challenge: # 299  Inspiration Photo.  I was inspired by the Red and White check tablecloth and the watermelon slices in the truck.
Just Add Ink: Challenge is a sketch
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Theme is Red, Hot, Summer.  Hot summers bring thoughts of Cold Watermelon.
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge is Summer

Can you believe July is here? 
Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bouquet of Thanks

Hello! Today I am a bit square.....a square card that is.  I make very few square designs but sometimes the image dictates to be square and a bit bigger too.  So I made this card 5.5"x 5.5" to best show the lovely image from Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet Deluxe.  The card was made with challenges in mind for a sketch, color combo, and use of pencils.  The Bouquet was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on White CS and colored with Koh-I-Noor Pencils and OMS.  I heat embossed a bit of Wow Yellow EP on the center of the White Flowers and a bit of Ranger White EP on the petals of the same flowers.  This gave some texture and shimmer on the bouquet.  I trimmed the image with Lawn Fawn Stitched circle die.  The card was completed with a Gray Card Base, 3 strands of Yellow Satin Ribbons,  and a sentiment from Power Poppy Lavender set. I really am pleased with the results.

Sketch Saturday: Week 367 shown on left
The Card Concept: #38 Color Challenge Yellow, White, and Gray
See Graphic on right
Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge: Pencil Me In.....used pencils for coloring


Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Monday, June 29, 2015

Let Freedom Ring

Hello!  I am still thinking about the upcoming holiday and making cards with a 4th of July theme.  For this card I used a Fireworks stamp from Repeat Impressions and a Sentiment from Verve's American Hero.  I heat embossed the Fireworks with Red and Gold EP's and stamped the sentiment with Memento Blue ink on White CS and placed on Kraft base. I used the sketch below but gave it a turn for making this CAS card.

CAS(E) this Sketch: #129 shown on right
Retro Rubber Challenge: #17 Fire It Up! Use 4th of July as inspiration. Stamps are definitely older ones.

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Flowers for a Birthday

 Hello! Today I am playing with a sketch that has a vertical sentiment and I have some great vertical sentiments from Repeat Impressions and chose to use the Birthday one.  I combined this with a stamp from Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet set that I stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on Ivory Textured CS and colored with Markers.  To make the petals show up very white, I used a Versamark pen and embossed them with White EP.  Also embossed  the yellow center with WOW EP California Sunshine.  The flowers really look great in real life. The sentiment is in SU Always Artichoke ink and the base is GKD Fresh Asparagus CS.

CAS(E) this Sketch: #129 shown on right
Seize the Birthday: Chose to enter Anything Goes with out the option
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenge: Theme is Happy Birthday

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Time to Celebrate the 4th

Hello! How quickly June has gone.  We will soon be celebrating the 4th with picnics, cookouts, parades and fireworks.   I pulled out some old Verve stamps from American Hero set to create a Patriotic card for the upcoming holiday.  I used SU Brilliant Blue, Kraft, and White cardstocks with Memento Love Letter and Danube Blue inks, Nesties Circle Dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Die, and Cuttlebug EF Stars.  I heat embossed the Star with Gold EP.

Pals Paper Arts: PPA 257 Challenge is a sketch challenge
Retro Rubber Challenge: Challenge 17 Get Fired Up!  Use 4th of July as Inspiration. Verve Stamps were won a few years ago.
The Kraft Journal Challenge: #229 CAS Patriotic
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

What are your plans for the 4th? Have a safe holiday.
  I love reading your comments. Theresa

Jar of Summer Flowers

Hello! Looks like another cloudy day in Ohio.  May be no end to the rain for a few days.  I thought I should share a sunny card to celebrate Summer.  I used some Heartfelt Creations stamps Daisy Patch Flowers and Bouquet and a Ball Jar to create.  The images were stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink and colored with Copics. I stamped, colored and fussy cut 3 of the flowers and popped up. Using a mask  I stamped the Jar with Versamark and embossed with clear EP and colored with a light pink Copic.  The Repeat Impressions sentiment was heat embossed on Pink Vellum with Pearl Embossing Gold EP and placed over the image. I used a Yellow CS base and a layer of Pattern from Pink Paislee  Color Wash pad.  My colors and design were inspired by the photo at The Shabby Tea Room Sweet Summer Challenge shown on the right.

Other Challenges:
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge: #32 Party Time.  I used the flowers and colors as inspiration.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says anything goes.
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Always Anything Goes.

Have a great summer! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Shell for Your Pocket

Hello!  Another rainy morning in Ohio.  Not a good day for shopping Farmer's Markets, gardening, or playing at the pool.  So what is a girl to do?? Play in the Studio and make cards? That sounds good to me.  I am sharing a Single Layer/One Layer card made for some challenges.  And I again used some stenciling done with another Spellbinders Impressabilities  called Seascape. I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink, GKD Ivory CS, and GKD stamps Gifts From the Sea by Melanie.

Challenges to enter:
Stamp TV Release Challenge: STV615 Release...make a single layer card.
AAA Cards: Game #42 Paste and/or Stencils
CAS on Sunday: #61 One Layer Card CAS card
Stamp TV Mix It Up Monday Challenge: STV15MON25 Masculine-Let's Hear It for the Boys

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

Love and Hugs

Hello!  I have been playing with some Repeat Impressions Stamps and some Patterned Paper from Crate Paper to create this card for the What If? Wednesday sketch challenge J2415 at The House That Stamps Built shown on the left.
I used 3 of the Bear stamps from Repeat Impressions.  Hugs Flip set and part of the sentiment stamp from the same set.  The Bears were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on watercolor paper and water colored with Distress inks.  I just happened to pick up a scrap of water color paper, no other reason that I did with watercolors.
Other supplies: Red CS, Ivory CS, Spellbinder Heart Dies, Corner punch, Memento Rhubarb Stalk Ink, Red Marker, Clearstar Pen.

Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa