Saturday, June 25, 2016

Seize the Birthday GSD Happy Birthday Swim Piggy

Hello, friends!  I'm here today for a quick share...very busy weekend but wanted to share my card!

This darling image is called "Swim Piggy" and right now he is available for free download at Gerda Steiner Designs shop.  I think he is so cute...and such a perfect image for a summer birthday card! 

The sentiment is from another GSD stamp set called "Happy Hoppy" and I also stamped a Hero Arts cloud background stamp using tone-on-tone yellow for the card base.

I really enjoy these cute critters from Gerda Steiner...and I have lots of nieces and nephews who appreciate birthday cards with these cute critters on them!

This one is going in the 22nd Share Your Designs Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs.  It goes on until the end of the month in case you want to join in the fun...she has some really cute digi images available for free in her shop, too!

This is also headed to the pool for the current "Anything Goes" challenge at Seize the Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Special Announcement!

Hello, friends!  I am so excited to stop by today to announce some good news...I am joining the Design Team at Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge beginning in July!

For more information about Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, check out the blog HERE and read THIS link to find out all about how the challenges work.

I look forward to sharing my designs with you for each challenge and I hope you will play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my excitement!
Happy stamping!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Thinking of You

Hello, friends!  I'm sure you've heard by now that the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is up and running, now through Friday, June 24th.  This is my sixth and final card for the hop!

I am also playing along with the Gerda Steiner 22nd Share Your Design Challenge since I used this adorable "Coffee Chick" image.

For my card, I printed the chick and colored it in with distress inks and Copic markers. Then I fussy cut the image, went around the edges with a black marker, and mounted it onto a die cut square of summery patterned papers.  The final touches included Glossy Accents on the mug and white gel pen accents on the chick and mug.

Gerda Steiner Designs "Coffee Chick"
Simon Says Stamp "Handwritten Borders"
Crate Paper "Farmhouse" 6x6 paper pad

Here is a close-up of that glossy mug...

I have really enjoyed the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop and hope you have enjoyed my cards.  Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

GSD Surfing Duck Instagram Surf Challenge

Hello, friends!  I'm stopping by to share a card I'm adding to the Gerda Steiner Designs Instagram Surf Challenge!

Gerda shared this adorable duck image free (see HERE) and challenged us to make a card and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #surfingducky for a chance to win the next clear stamp set release!

I thought he was absolutely adorable and I had to play along!  I paired this inlaid die cut image with a sentiment from the "Gopher It" set.

(I'm not sure if we are allowed to enter our cards in multiple places, but if we are then I'll add it to the 22nd Share Your Designs Challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs, too!)

Of course I filled up those awesome sunglasses with Glossy Accents!

You have until June 28th to download the image and play along! 
Thanks for stopping by,

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Thanks A Latte

Hello, friends!  Just stopping by today to share another card I made for the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop using a free digi image offered by Super Sponsor  STAMPlorations called "Latte for Two."

I'm also entering this card into the current Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #199: CAS.

I used the image and paired it with a free digi sentiment from Verve Stamps, then mounted on a kraft card base embossed with the Sizzix "Coffee Cup" embossing folder by Tim Holtz. Easy, quick, and fun!

STAMPlorations is also our sponsor this week at sure to check out their store and the sales currently going in there.  They have some really cool coffee and tea images!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Hello, friends!  Welcome back for our next cue at CASology!

In honor of graduation season currently in full swing, I decided to use the "Noteworthy - Shery Russ Designs" set from our sponsor this week, STAMPlorations, to make a graduation card.  So many of the sentiments in this set would be perfect for a graduation card! I bought a set of Jolee Boutique graduation cap stickers so I can make a set of cards to have on hand.  I also stamped "congratulations" on the inside of the card.  This is a simple, quick, CAS card -- and you could make this in any colors if you wanted to personalize it using the graduate's school colors!

STAMPlorations "Noteworthy" stamp set
Stampin' Up "Framed Tulips" embossing folder
DCWV glitter paper
Scallop and circle punches
Jolee Boutique Stickers  - graduation cap

I'm also linking up my card to the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

Be sure to link up your CONGRATULATIONS 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 sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Angela

Our Sponsor This Week:  STAMPlorations

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Coffee Understands

Hello, friends!  I'm sure you've heard by now that the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is up and running, now through Friday, June 24th.  This is my fourth card for the hop...I'm having a blast making summer-themed coffee cards!

For today's card, I used the awesome digital stamp called "Birdbrain Needs Coffee" by From the Heart stamps.  The fun floral paper is from the Crate Paper "Farmhouse" 6x6 pad.

Hard to see, but I added white dots all over the mug with a white gel pen, then covered it in Glossy Accents.  I also added Wink of Stella to the eyelids for some fun!  Since it adds sparkle, I'm also adding this card to the current i{heart} Sketches with a tWist #157 -- I didn't follow the sketch, but I twisted and made it sparkle!!

I'll be back tomorrow with our next CASology cue...and again later this week with some exciting news...stay tuned!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!