Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CASology #271: SORRY

Hello, friends!  Tuesday has arrived, and so has a new cue card at CASology!


For my card, I used a section of the "Happy Flowers" stencil from our sponsor, STAMPlorations.  I added the sentiment from the Paper Smooches "Simply Said" set and finished it off with a simple bow.  A simple image paired with a simple sentiment...sometimes that's all you need.


I'm going to enter this card into the current STAMPlorations October CAS Challenge as well as the Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

                 

I can't wait to see how you interpret the cue card this week!  Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time).  Be sure to check out our guest designer and design team blogs for more inspiration!

Guest Designer: Coni L.

Our Sponsor This Week: 
STAMPlorations



Thanks for visiting,
Judy

Friday, October 13, 2017

You're On the Nice List

Hello, friends!  I'm so happy it is Friday and I was able to find some time to get crafty today before the craziness of the weekend begins!

I'm here today with a card I made for several challenges:

CAS(E) This Sketch #243 - check out this fabulous sketch by Donna!




Christmas Card Challenges #23 (I did not use the optional color inspiration)


My favorite (sometimes lucky) number is 23, so when I saw that all three of these challenges included the numbers 2 and 3 I figured it was a sign that I should play along!

For my card, I had some fun using one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets: "Jingle All the Way" from My Favorite Things.  I can't get enough of these Santa images, and the little girl is just too cute!


Thank you so much for stopping by today...I appreciate your visits!
Take good care,
Judy

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CASology #270: ODD

Hello, friends!  It's time for a new cue at CASology.


I used a free digital image from our sponsor, Uniko Studio.  How perfect...an ODD number of balloons!


With this one-layer CAS card, I am entering the current Happy Little Stampers October CAS Challenge: One Layer.


Another challenge for a one-layer card can be found at Inkspirational Challenge #145 this week!


I can't wait to see how you interpret the ODD cue card this week!  Be sure to link up your 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: Natasha

Our Sponsor This Week: 
Uniko Studio


Thanks for visiting,
Judy

Monday, October 9, 2017

CAS on Friday Challenge #118

Hello, friends!  I am here to share a one layer CAS card I made for the current challenge at CAS on Friday Challenge #118 where the theme is Fall/Halloween.  I send Halloween cards to my young nieces and nephews each year, so this will be the start of my stash!



With this one-layer CAS card, I am also entering the current Happy Little Stampers October CAS Challenge: One Layer.


I am also entering it into the current Inspirational Challenge #145: Designer's Choice to make a one-layer card.


Finally, I'm entering the Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge: Make Your Mark since I colored in these pumpkins with Copic markers and the sky with distress inks.



For my card, I stamped this pumpkin image, masked a frame and a circle for the moon, and then added distress inks for the sky.  Next, I unmasked the moon and colored with distress inks.  I colored the pumpkins with Copic markers and added some ultra fine glitter to the top edges as frost.  The bat image really pops in front of the yellow moon!


I love one layer cards because they are so easy to mail...no bulk, no damaged envelopes.  I may be making more of these...it was fun to color and I think it is a classic Halloween scene.  (All we need now is Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin's arrival!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Judy

Friday, October 6, 2017

Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday}

Hi, everyone!  I'm here today with a sneak peek of my second Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday} post using the fun new release stamp set, "Happy Mail."  I made a Halloween project and paired this set up with an older set called "Beware."


Here is a sneak peek of my project:


I hope you will head over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog to see the full post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CASology #269: GRID

Hello, friends!  It's Tuesday, and that means a new cue is up at CASology.


I was "off the grid" during last week's challenge as I was sick (i.e., in bed with fever sick) for a few days.  Thankfully I am back and ready to play along this week.

I had to look up the definition of "grid" because I wanted to make sure it meant what I thought it meant!  The basic definition of grid in the dictionary reads "a network of horizontal and perpendicular lines."  In order to keep it simple, I used a grid image as a background to my card.

Supplies:
Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop (Fall Colors)
Inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), distress inks (Peacock Feathers, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey)

I'm also entering this card into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
I can't wait to see how you interpret the cue card this week!  Be sure to link up your 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: Bobby

Thanks for visiting,
Judy

Friday, September 22, 2017

Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday}

Hi, everyone!  I'm here today with a sneak peek of my first Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday} post using the fun new release stamp set, "Happy Mail."


Can I just say that I love the little envelope in this set?  That tiny heart is just too cute!

The "FRAGILE" sentiment reminded me of the scene in the movie A Christmas Story when the big box containing the infamous leg lamp is delivered and the dad reads the crate: "Fra-gi-le...it must be Italian!"  (You can see the clip HERE if you want a good chuckle!)  

I digress...

Here is a sneak peek of my project:


I hope you will head over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog to see the full post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Judy

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CASology #267: BIG

Hello, friends!  It's time for our next cue card at CASology...this week we are going BIG!


I decided to use a big sentiment paired with a big mug of something that plays a big part of my life...in my case, coffee!  All of my stamping supplies are STAMPlorations, our generous sponsor this week.  While I was at it, I made two cards, one on white cardstock and one on cream cardstock.



Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations (Choose Happy, Sketchy Coffee Cups)
Inks: Hero Arts (Latte chalk ink), Shabby Shutters distress ink
Other: patterned papers

I'm inking up this card duo at the current Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as I tried to use fall colors in my inks and papers.


In addition, I'm entering them into the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge as well as the Summer CAS Card Challenge which runs through October 5th.

  

I can't wait to see how you interpret the BIG cue card this week!  Be sure to link up your 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 visit their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Sunday Stamper

Our Sponsor This Week: 
STAMPlorations


Thanks for visiting,
Judy

Sunday, September 17, 2017

It's Time to Celebrate!

Hello, friends!  I'm sneaking in a little blogging time (before another crazy busy work/school week begins) to share a card I made for two current challenges:

(1) Seize the Birthday: Balloons!  (Yes, I did the optional topping of "balloons.")


(2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple


I used a free digital image from Heather Ellis paired with a computer-generated sentiment and colored it with Copic markers.  This was a quick and easy card to make, and I kept it clean and simple by maintaining open space and no embellishments.


That's it for me tonight, off to pack lunches for tomorrow.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Judy

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

** Click HERE for my post featuring the New Release "Happy Mail" set for the Blog Hop at Precious Remembrance Shop!
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Hello, friends!  I'm so excited to be here today with a card I made for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The hop runs for the whole week (ending on Friday, September 22nd), so there is plenty of time to play along!


I have so many coffee stamps, at this point it is hard to decide on which one to use for each hop.  I may just have to make more than one card!

For today's card, I stamped my favorite coffee cup from Precious Remembrance Shop's "Coffee Love" set onto a piece of patterned paper, then fussy cut and added onto a pre-designed fall card base.  I dry-embossed the center strip of the cup using a border embossing folder, and popped up the heart on foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same PRS set.


I hope you enjoy the blog hop...I enjoy them each season and hope to make some more cards if I can find the time!

Thanks for stopping by,
Judy
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New Release at Precious Remembrance Shop!

Hello, friends!  I am so excited to be here today to share with you the new release stamp set from Precious Remembrance Shop!  My first project features the new set called "Happy Mail."


You should have arrived here from our wonderful guest designer, Amy Tsuruta's blog.  If you are interested in starting the hop from the beginning, here is the line up:


Today we are focusing on the versatility of the "Happy Mail" set, especially when planning for the upcoming holidays.  I made Christmas-themed projects featuring the new set along with some other PRS favorites.

I made two tags, but used one to mount on a card.  For both tags, I stamped the "this contains" box image from the  "Happy Mail" set and then masked it.  On my card tag, I stamped pine branches from the "Oh Christmas" set around the perimeter of the tag and added small hearts from the "Sweet Pea" set.



On my gift tag, I stamped the same box sentiment and masked it, then stamped stars from the "Oh Christmas" set all around it.  Those sweet hearts from the "Sweet Pea" set made an appearance again, too!



Here are my projects together:



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    OK, that's it for me today!  If you are hopping along, your next stop is my amazing design teammate, Deidre Payne.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Judy