Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CASology: List

Hello! I'm back with a brand new cue from CASology!


I struggled a little with this cue until I remembered this cute little stamp from My Favorite Things.


I'm a huge coffee lover, so this card is right up my alley! I cut out my coffee cup die from some different browns and then assembled the two pieces together. I stamped my sentiment onto the cup in dark brown ink and then used a pen to check off each item on the list. I cut and folded my card base and then used a different stamp set to stamp my coffee bean heart in the same dark brown ink. I adhered my coffee cup on top of the heart using some foam tape. Simple, but sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CASology: Cherish

Hello! I'm back today with a new cue from CASology!


I looked through my stash and didn't find a sentiment that I thought really went with this cue, so I asked myself - what do I cherish? My friendships! What better way to express how much you cherish your friends than by sending a card to let them know?


I started this card by cutting and folding a navy blue card base. I used a Heidi Swapp art screen to layer on some Deco Foil transfer gel. I peeled off the screen and then let the card base dry before running it through my Mini Minc with some silver foil. What you get is this beautiful foiled constellation background. The perfect backdrop for this sentiment from WPlus9.

I tried to heat emboss my sentiment directly onto the card, but it kept getting lost in the silver background. I solved this by heat embossing my sentiment on some Vellum. It lifts the sentiment off the background just enough that you can read it without a problem. I covered the edges in Versamark ink and added more silver embossing for a little more detail.

I wrapped the vellum around the front of my card and then adhered the edges to the inside of the card base to hide the adhesive.


Thanks for stopping by today! I can't wait to see your interpretations this week!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CASology: Sorry

Hello, everyone! It's time for a brand new cue from CASology!


So I have a stamp set in my stash that's an oldie but a goody. I just love books. I'm a bookworm for sure. I read every chance I get and this set just speaks to my soul. It even has the perfect sentiment for this challenge!


I decided to go extremely simple for my card and do something I don't normally do - just stamp, no coloring! I used my MISTI to get everything lined up as I went which makes things so much simpler. No having to start over because my shelves weren't straight or my books were off-kilter. That tool has changed my life! I stamped my first two shelves level and then stamped my third shelf like it was falling apart. I just think it's so cute with that sentiment. I used cool colors for my color scheme. Keeping things in the same color family helps to keep things looking clean and simple.

I loved this card so much that I made another one with a little different twist.


I simply stamped my shelves and sentiment and then used a wonky stitched oval die to cut them out before adhering it to a card base. In the end, I actually like my first card better, so I stuck with that one.

Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see how you interpret this week's cue!


Saturday, October 14, 2017

KGC October Mood Board

Hello! I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with my interpretation of the October mood board. Head on over to get all the details on how I created it!



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CASology: Odd

Hello! It's time for a brand new cue from CASology and I'm super excited about this one!


There are a lot of interpretations of this cue, but my mind immediately went to this super cute set from the Greeting Farm featuring a bunch of different Hatters. One of my all-time favorite characters is the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, so I just knew I needed to use one of them for this cue. I mean, what's odder than the Mad Hatter?

I used this picture of Johnny Depp from the live-action movie for my coloring inspiration:




I stamped my image (Bennett) from the Hatters collection on some white cardstock and then colored him in using my Copics (listed below). I cut him out with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and then adhered him to a Crumb Cake card base. I cut a small folded banner from some black cardstock and then gently bent my sentiment so that it curved to match the banner. I stamped it on the banner in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder. I adhered it on top of my oval and I was all done!

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your "odd" creations this week!


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CASology: Grid

Hello! I'm back today with a new cue from CASology!


I actually struggled with this one for a while before I remembered this little die that I have in my collection.


It creates the perfect little stitch lines and stitched hearts to create this adorable little heart grid. I paired it with a cute sentiment from the Biggest Fan sentiment set from WPlus9. My inside actually says "in a totally non-creepy way!" I just love the humor in it!

It was incredibly easy to pull this card together. I simply cut and folded a white card base and used the stitched line part of the die to cut those little stitches on the front. I cut the stitched hearts from four colors of cardstock and then set about gluing them on top of my stitched lines to create the grid. I used my MISTI to carefully stamp the sentiment below them to make sure it was straight and then stamped the sentiment inside. Super easy!

Thanks for stopping by today!