Tuesday, October 6, 2015

CASology #167: SILLY

Hello, friends!  Thanks for stopping by today, just in time for our new cue card at CASology!

I immediately thought of this fun Paper Smooches stamp set and all the silly circus animals included  in it!  I thought the big, sparkly gem would make a silly ball for him to balance on his nose.

Stamps Used:
Paper Smooches "Enjoy the Show," "Sentiment Sampler," "Shadows"

I'm also sharing this card at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog where the theme this week is "Anything Goes."


Be sure to link up your SILLY card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...check them out!

Guest Designer: Claire

Our Sponsor This Week:  Serendipity Stamps

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, October 3, 2015

SSS Anything Goes - Being Thoughtful Is Classy

Hello, friends!  Happy World Card Making Day to you!

I'm stopping by today to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

I recently discovered a new company thanks to Kymona and Karolyn, their two guest designers.  Have you seen Concord & 9th yet?  They have some really fun sentiment sets as well as dies, digital cut files, tintables, and pretty papers.

I recently ordered two stamp sets and a pack of cards with twenty "watercolor" cards in four different designs...I was really impressed with their quality and weight.  They will make for some very quick and easy -- but high interest -- cards!  (Note: I believe they are having a flash sale in honor of WCMD today -- you might want to check it out!)

I stamped the sentiment in Hero Arts black ink and stamped the flowers using distress inks.  I added some shiny drops of Glossy Accents for a watery effect to go along with the watercolor card base.

Here are the supplies I used, all from Concord & 9th:
Being Classy (sentiments)
Painted Thank You (flowers and leaves)

And here is the inside of the card.

I love that this card is one layer and was so easy to make!   I hope to find more time to play with my new stamps soon.

Happy Card Making Day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Precious Remembrance I Love School

Hello, friends!  Today I am over on the Precious Remembrance Shop blog sharing another card I made using the newest set, School Days.  I'd love it if you would head over there and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CASology #166: SCIENCE

Hello, friends!  It's time for our next CASology cue card!

This cue really had me thinking.  There are so many "branches" of science, if you will. Life science, physical science, social science, earth and space science. Biology. Chemistry. Physics. Astronomy. Astrology. Psychology. Sociology.  If only I had a cute "mad scientist" stamp or some fun beakers...they could make some fun cards!

But, alas, I don't.

Then it hit me.  My sister-in-law is participating in the Susan G. Komen 2015 Philadelphia 3-Day walk for breast cancer this coming weekend.  She is fundraising for her good friend who is battling breast cancer.  What better use of science than medical research aimed at curing diseases such as cancer?    

My card is for my sister-in-law to wish her well and to let her know that I am with her and her friend in spirit this weekend.

Hero Arts "With Hope"
Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder
Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles dies
pink/white ribbon, pink gem

Be sure to link up your SCIENCE card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Laura

Our Sponsor This Week:  Melon Door Lighthouse

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Muse Challenge #134: Thanks

Hello, friends!  It's a very exciting day in my neck of the woods as Pope Francis will be arriving in Philadelphia (from New York) today for the World Meeting of Families.  My daughter has been there since 6AM and was already on the local news!  I was able to go see Pope John Paul II when he came to our area on the late 1970's, so I find it particularly wonderful that my daughter can see the current Pope.  It is something I will never forget, and I hope she remembers this throughout her lifetime, too.  It is a very exciting, historical event and we have the news on nonstop to watch coverage of the event this weekend.

This is a sign I have seen every day for several weeks as I drive to work...hard to believe it is finally here!   (The sign also noted that the Ben Franklin Bridge would be closed all weekend...this road leads to the bridge into Philadelphia).  Don't worry, I did not take the picture while driving, I had my son take it from the passenger seat!

Due to all the excitement this weekend, I will likely not be doing a whole lot of blogging.  However, I had to stop by with a card I made for the current Muse Challenge #134 with this lovely inspiration from Anita Bowden.  Isn't this just perfection?

My card was inspired by Anita's colors and layout...I used soft pastel pink, blue and green paired with a black die cut sentiment over die cut "threads."  Instead of circles in the background, I used lines. 

I always love a flat card that is easy to mail!

Supplies Used:
Simon Says Stamp "Thanks" die
MFT "LJD Circle Scribble Flowers" die
DCWV glitter papers

OK, off to watch Papal events as they unfold!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Take 2!

Hello, friends!  I'm back with a second card for the 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Have you checked it out yet?  So many fun cards...and amazing sponsors...and prizes to be won!

This card uses a cute freebie from Gerda Steiner Designs...isn't this mouse adorable?  I paired it with a Paper Smooches sentiment for warm fall wishes.  I also used warm fall colors...reds and browns are definitely fall-ish to me!

I'm also adding this to the Gerda Steiner Designs "Share Your Work" page.

Thanks for hopping by, I always appreciate your visits!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hello, friends!  I am so excited to be participating in the 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I haven't missed a coffee lovers blog hop yet, they are so much fun!

Today I'm playing with my "Coffee Love" stamp set by Precious Remembrance Shop.  I paired it with a sentiment from the "Fall Colors" set.

Did you know that Precious Remembrance Shop is one of the amazing sponsors of this blog hop? There are prizes to be won, my friends!  Our whole Precious Remembrance Shop Design Team is participating in the hop this time around, so be sure to go check them out, too!

As always, thanks for stopping...and hopping...by!  I do appreciate your visits!