Monday, May 25, 2015

S-T-R-E-T-C-H My Supplies!

Hello there!

I am sharing a card that I created just for fun.  I challenge myself to stretch my supplies in a creative way. With the help of MISTI, I took the border stamp (Pattern Play) and made a colorful stripey background. After I did that, I felt STRONGLY about making a scallop border with a Pretty Pink Posh die. Sometimes you just gotta to do what your gut tells you.... :)
The best part of stretching my supplies was using this one image from this stamp "Potted".
 Have you done that? This is the advantage of a stamp set that has multiple images. I cut two pieces of Calliope Flourish dies (one inked in Mint and one in vellum). I trimmed off some small parts and adhered them to the back of the colored image.  I love the result! I hope that you are inspired by this card and look at your stash creatively.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Blog Feature

Hello friends!
It's my turn to share projects with you over CAS-ual Fridays Blog
Merci (May 10)
I used distress inks to color each link (Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Squeezed Lemonade) with a piece of paper for masking. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of American Craft pattern paper (that has a frame).
CAS-ual Fridays stamp /ink: Lovely , Lovely Links Fri-Dies

My 2nd card:
  it's your birthday...get your happy on. 
I had a play with Fun-Fettie. I made the die cut with four pieces of colored paper and assembled the tiny Fun-fetti like puzzle pieces! This design is perfect for card-making with kids! If you can get the kids to try card-making this summer, inlaid die cut (such as this card) will be best for them! 
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Whole Shebang, Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies

 Lastly, if you are into Distress Inks, this class is perfect for you.
I am still working my way through this class called Inventive Ink Colorful Mixed Media Effects.
For $14.99 a class, it's really worth it! 

Paper Crafts Supplies  
There is also a great sale for paper craft supplies (see here)--sale ends on 25th. 

It would be AWESOME if you can leave me some blog love over CAS-ual Fridays Blog.
 Happy Sunday!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit

Hello friends!
It's that time of the month...I got to play with the June Card Kit.
What can I say? This card kit is all about smiles and happiness. If you spend too much time on it, you might just become giddy and silly. There is nothing better than playing with the craft supplies and have the happy music playing...for starters, I came up with two cards ( more to come!).

Here is my first take:
Smile #2
I love the pattern paper and the Smile die from this kit. The stripes in the stamp set are super fun to play with.
Here is my 2nd card:
you make me smile
I had to play with the Washi Tape and pattern paper and I even added some dies and a doily. I also applied white Pico Embellisher over the pink watercolor paper for extra interest.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Waffle Flower Challenge

Hello friends!
It's no secret....I love playing challenges!
 Challenges help me stretch my creativity and supplies.
I love it so much that I started Virginia's View Challenge in March 2014! I can't believe that I am still at it. The fun just keeps on going and going... :)
When I saw the Waffle Flower inspiration (details here), I had to give it a go!
 I was inspired by the doily, colors and daisies.

I stamped the background with the Pattern Play (love this set!!) with the help of MISTI.
 Once I did that, I used the cream colored doily die and green circle to ground the flower images. The tiny flowers were stamped as an after-thought...I love creating a bit of flowing motion in a design like this. 
Hope you are having a great day! This card is going to be sent to my dear former neighbors. Over the weekend, we stopped by at their condo in Toronto unannounced. She and her hubby were gracious to let us pay them an impromptu visit and we all had a lovely time!
Friends like that are the can just pick up the pieces ANY time.

Thanks for stopping by!