Saturday, February 28, 2015

Have a Happy Day

Hello!  Today I bring a bit of bright orange and spring with my card.   I believe this floral stamp is from GKD and the sentiment is from Power Poppy.  My CAS design was simply colored with Memento markers and the sentiment inked with Memento Cantaloupe.  A layer of Orange CS frames the image above the Cream base.
AAA Cards:  Game 33-"Orange  you glad  you're  CAS"    
Mod Squad Challenge: Spring Forward
Less Is More: This makes me Happy.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Butterfly on Kraft

Hello! I am posting a one layer card made with Kraft CS using 2 GKD Stamps from Hope Is Faith and Take Flight and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I colored the butterfly with Memento Dandelion marker because a Copic would bleed through.   I then wrapped  Baker's Twine around the center and tied a bow.  This photo was not that great but hope you see the essence of the card.

The Kraft Journal Challenge:  Make I Monday CAS One Layer Card #212
Less Is More: Theme is Wings
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Take your pick from a list of Challenges.  I took the Product Theme Use Kraft Card
Stamp TV: Mix it up Monday challenge-Combine and color use 2 Gina K Sets, one image and one sentiment.  Color the focal image.  Used GKD Hope Is Faith and Take Flight sets.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Stars for Christmas

Today is a rainy day in Florida....a good day to catch up with some posting. I made the card shown with some of the supplies that I have here with me.....using more of the Festive Flourishes Kit including 2 of the gold foiled die cuts and pattern paper.  I added these items with a glitter star (that I had cut earlier and found in some leftovers) on a card base of Metallic CS. Voila!! A Star (card) was born!

Merry Monday Challenge: Create a Christmas card with stars.
The  Glory of Christmas: Red and Gold
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: February Use Pattern Paper
ABC Christmas Challenge:  D is for  Die Cuts

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday with Pattern Pow

Hello!  I love to play with pattern papers almost as much as I like to color.  This card was made with 4 patterns from Fancy Pants Wonderful Days pad.  I stamped GKD's Butterfly from Hope is Faith set  on a pattern square with Memento Tuxedo Black  and colored with a Memento Marker Dandelion.  I then sponged around the butterfly with Distress Ink Broken China.  Following the sketch from Sketch Saturday,  I arranged sections of the papers on a base card and attached the image.  The GKD Sentiment from Stippled Nature was stamped with Memento Nautical Blue.

Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday-STV15MON7
Backgrounds Challenge-You have to use  at least 3 different patterned papers and / or
you can use ink refills as Kendra did in her tutorial. I used some sponging as I do not any ink refills with me.
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #348 by Alex
CAS on Sunday: Theme is Chevrons
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog: Challenge #209 is Happy Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Toppings  option is Hearts and/or Arrows. There are Arrows on the pattern paper.
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Birthday Card for Hannah

 Hello and welcome!   My great niece is 4 years old in March and loves Hello Kitty. I made this card for her using my computer to print images, the inside message, and the back  and used the Cameo to cut words and numbers.  I printed the front image twice and cut out the bow and dress and popped up to give a  3D effect.   Added sequins to front.......what 4 year old does not like bling?   The inside message was printed with a Hello Kitty font.   The inside Kitty was cut with the Cameo from a file using color cardstocks.
Winter Wonderland: For a Child ...does not have to be Christmas this week
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Thank you. Theresa

A CAS Hello!

Hello! Stopping by with a quick  card for the Challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch. I made this with a Navy card base and added a cut out made with a geo-die on Pink CS with a White back which showed when the die is folded.  I stamped a Winnie and Walters bold sentiment with Memento Nautical Blue on White CS and fussy cut and added to die cut.  I thought this was a dramatic card using the dark base.

Link: CAS(E) this sketch...#110 graphic on the right

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Candy Cane with a Bell

Hello...back to Christmas with another candy cane.  This is a CAS card using a digital image with some coloring added with Copics, Pilot Gold Marker, and Wink of Stella pen. I printed the sentiment with a Candy Cane Font.  After coloring the edge of the image with the gold marker, I adhered  the image on a card base of Red CS and added a strip of scrap of gold foil accented paper.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: #145 Candy Canes (2nd entry)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. challenge: Christmas Traditional Colors

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, February 13, 2015

Thank You with a Bear Hug

Welcome to my studio!  I hope you like my card today made with Repeat Impressions Bear image stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink and Colored with Copics.   I use a textured paper towel and Copic Colorless Blender to give texture to the fur on the bears...hope you can see it.   I assembled the card following Tuesday Morning Sketch using a pink card base layered with pattern papers from MME Lost & Found pad. I also embossed a layer with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls and stamped a Paper & Such sentiment with Memento Rose Bud ink.

The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC211 Thank You cards
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #287 See graphic on right
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says All Creatures great and small!
Shopping Our Stash Challenge: TP or not  TP-Use toilet paper or paper toweling as a tool to make your project.  I use textured Paper Towel with colorless blender to create texture on the bears' fur.
Addicted to Stamps and more: Challenge #131 Anything goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: You Matter

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love Is Sweet

I am back with a second card.  This project uses the layout from Sketch Saturday shown on the right and a digital Image from Meljens,  Love Is Sweet, a freebie that I have had a long time.  I colored him with Copics, fussy cut the image and attached to my card and added some red hearts found already punched in my stash. The card base is a Textured White CS with a layer of MME pattern stripe. I used some of the stripe paper to create pennants stamped with LOVE with Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink.

Sketch Saturday: Week #347
Meljens Design Team Challenge:  #247 Theme is Loving You
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says All Creatures Great and Small
Allsorts Challenge: #297 Love is all around.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Add a Heart

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Birthday Card with Heart

Hello!  Today I have a card full of  heart, not for Valentine, but for someone's birthday TBD.  I created this project with Nesties Scalloped Heart dies, White CS, 2 Pattern Papers from Fancy Pants, ribbon, and a Pearl Heart.  The sentiment is from GKD Inside and Out set and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.
I made this for Cat's Mix It Up Monday Challenge at Stamp TV...Put Your Heart Into It.
Challenge Links:
Stamp TV: Mix It Up Monday STV15MON 6
Open-Minded Crafting Fun: No Red, No Pink
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything with Pattern Paper
Seize the Birthday: Toppings option is Hearts and/or Arrows.  I used hearts.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Candy Canes and Corners

Hello!  Yes I am back to Christmas cards.  I have become addicted to some of the Christmas challenges and enjoy checking them out weekly.  This card combines 2 of the challenges using Candy Canes and decorative corners.   I had to use a digital image of  Candy Christmas stamps here with me... and printed the sentiment on my computer using a Candy Cane Font which I downloaded for free.  I tied some Bakers Twine to the canes and added some above and below  the sentiment. The top corners were decorated with sections cut from  a red doily cut with a Cheery Lynn die which I had in a bag of leftovers. 
Merry Monday Challenge: #145 Candy Canes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: #215 Decorate a Corner
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra:  February Challenge is Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Theme is Red and White
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme-Red: Stash-Red Embellishments

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Use Water Challenge

Hello! This is my second post today. 
The challenge at Mod Squad this week is to include "water" on your card. It could be inked, stamped, or actual water.  This was a bit of challenge for me as I wanted to use a GKD stamp because they are the sponsor.   I have limited stamps with me in my studio away from home and certainly none with water.  So I came up with the idea to have butterflies about to puddle on the water colored on a piece of watercolor paper.  I used GKD Butterfly Border from A Year of Borders and a GKD sentiment.
Stamps: GKD
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion Marker, Distress Ink  Broken China
Papers: Watercolor, Blue and Yellow CS
Water brush

Mod Squad Challenge:  Use Water  

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Valentine CAS

Inside of Card
Hello!  Today I have a card with an envelope but no stamping, no coloring, no sentiment and no embellishments.  Made with  Red and White Cardstocks cut with 2 Silhouette  Files on my Cameo and assembled with adhesive. One file is called i love you card and envelope  and the second is 3D Double bow with Heart by Jamie Cripps.
Guess this might be called CAS...meaning "cut and assemble" .  Whatever I call it, I am entering it in these challenges:

Die Cut Divas: Challenge #202 Picture Inspiration
Just Us Girls Challenge: Word Week #279 LOVE

 Other Photos of card:
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Front with Envelope
Behind and Opened Card

Close up of Front


Monday, February 9, 2015

I Love You in French

Morning! Valentine's Day is just a few days away!  I have another card full of Love and Hearts for some more challenges. My card is inspired by the layout from CAS(E) This Sketch! I used a 3D cupcake precut and preassembled from a package prize.   I used a strip of Pattern Paper MME Lost & Found Pad with hearts and a cupid.  I attached that to a Ivory Card Base, stamped Flourishes sentiment from Wild Roses set with Memento Espresso Truffle ink,  and added the premade Cupcake Die cut.  I like the way the colors in the pattern and cupcake coordinate and love the design of the sentiment.
CAS(E) this Sketch:  Shown below.
Addicted to CAS: Code is Hugs and Kisses...second entry
AAA Cards: Game 32 Love, Love, Love
ABC Challenge: C is for Cupid.  Cupid is on lower left heart.
Winter Wonderland Challenge: KISS -keep it sweet and simple. Does not have to be Christmas this week.
Cards in Envy Challenge: Hearts all a flutter. Must be A2 size.
Just Us Girls Challenge: Word Week #279 Love
 I love all your comments. Hugs and kisses to you. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dahlias for My Darling

Hello!  Over a year ago I purchased some Susan's Garden Dies with a gift certificate prize  and have not used but one of them.   I decided it was time to learn to use and make more flowers.   I used Green and Pink Cardstock with the Dahlia dies and a Copic pen to shade the petals.   I'd like to get some Pan Pastels if I start making a lot of flowers.  I cut the petals and leaves and shaped and assembled them following a video by Susan.  it was quite easy and with practice I should improve and do faster.  I made the card using a Tuesday Morning sketch, Pink Card Base, layer of unknown pattern paper from my stash, a bit of lace, and white Sprinkles colored with Copic Marker.  The Repeat Impressions sentiment was stamped on Pink Scrap in Memento Bamboo Leaves ink ..... also edged this layer with the ink.

Challenges to enter:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #286 Shown on right
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme and Stash is Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky: Challenge 245  is Hearts and/or Flowers
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:  Technique Challenge- fashion 3D items on your project

 I love all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, February 7, 2015

CASED Birthday Card

Hello!  Today I have a Birthday Card to share which is a CASE of Kylie's card shown on  right.  I chose to use the theme, colors, and layout but used additional ribbon, yellow,  and embossing instead of scoring.  I am using some of the scraps and die cuts leftover from other projects.

Supplies used:
Paper: White CS and scrap of green
Stamps: Paper & Such
Ink: Memento Rose Bud
Die Cut: Cheery Lynn Mini Flourish
EF: Darice Flower Frenzy
Ribbons from Scraps and Brad from Stash
Punched Flowers from Leftovers
Corner punch and paper piecing tool for tag
Dauber for sponging embossing

Cheery Lynn Design Blog: Challenge 170 Add a Flourish
TIME OUT challenges: CASE Kylie's card
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #265 Birthdays
Craft Your Passion:  #247 Always Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge : Anything goes for Theme and Stash.

Sorry my photo has a pink cast but the cardstock is really bright white.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, February 6, 2015

Love and More Hearts

Hello!  I have more hearts and love today. The focus of my card is made with a file from Silhouette for a Print and Cut Card by Pebbles in my Pocket.  Even though I do not have use of my Cameo in Florida,  I can use the Silhouette Studio to print designs which I did here on white CS and trimmed to fit on a Pink Layer and a Red Card Base.  I then embossed the layer with Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls.  In my leftover scraps I brought with me, I found a strip of hearts already punched and it fit on the lower edge of the card.  This card was inspired by the photo shown on the right for Addicted to Stamps Challenge.  Even though no stamps were used in the making of my card, I will enter it in their challenge.....nothing in the rules states that a stamp must be used. At least that is the way I see it!

The House That Stamps Built: Color Challenge is Red, Pink, and White.
Cute Card Thursday: Crazy in Love.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Thursday, February 5, 2015

An Angel with Hearts

Another Valentine for some of the many Valentine and Love Challenges.  For this one I used A Day For Daisy digital image free this week here.  I printed the image and colored with Copics and used some Wink of Stella for shine but I just cannot get the shine to photograph. I kept the card CAS with a card base of Pink CS with a layer of Red CS and then the image edged with a gold marker.  I stamped a Repeat Impressions sentiment twice with Memento Lady Bug ink and cut with a Nesties scalloped heart die and attached with foam dots.  I used an asymmetrical layout to take advantage of the falling hearts.
A Day for Daisy:  Challenge #114 Valentine-y...use A Day for Daisy image.
The House That Stamps Built: Color Challenge Red, Pink, White
Fussy and Fancy Friday: #131 Things with Wings
Addicted to CAS: Hugs and Kisses
Sweet Stamps Blog: Love is in the air.

I had time to do some carding as it was rainy and cloudy here in Florida.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Lego Birthday


 Hello!  Today I am sharing a fun Birthday Card that I made for my great-nephew who is a Wiz building with Legos.  Using Silhouette files with my Cameo to print and cut images and number, the digital papers purchased from Etsy store, and Photoshop Elements I created this project.  I even used a hole punch to create dots that I glued on the Lego blocks in the paper to create some dimension and texture. I also used Glossy Accents on the image for some shine and popped it up with foam tape.  I downloaded a special Lego Font for the sentiment and verse inside.

Challenge to enter:
Seize the Birthday: Anything goes.

Used Blue, White, Yellow Cardstocks and Lego Pattern Paper.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa