Friday, May 27, 2016

Hooray for Friday!  And for a 3 day weekend. Memorial Day is always my first holiday since New Years and that's a long and busy 5 months without a 3 day weekend of any kind. :)

I decided to do some ink blending on my card today. I just love these bright summery colors and the large, bold, black sentiment. I started by doing my ink blending and then I stamped the gorgeous Etched Flower background stamp from MFT using my Misti so I could make sure to get a great impression. I ran the panel through my Big Shot with the Wonky Stitches to give it just a bit of detail, although it's hard to see that in the photo. I then added the hi die cut from Winnie & Walter.

Thanks so much for visiting friends. I hope each of you has a wonderful day and weekend and if you are lucky enough to have a long weekend, then woohoo!

Birthday Wishes for Clearly Whimsy Stamps

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

First off, I must apologize for the poor photo today. I was experimenting with taking my photos outside and clearly I lost the battle with all the shadows etc. However, I already sent the card out so this will just have to do. :)

I've got a birthday card to share with you today featuring the fun balloon image from the Sketched Elephants stamp set from Clearly Whimsy Stamps. I stamped and colored it three times and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I love that the die will also cut the balloon string -- so much fun! The sentiment is from the Painted Sayings stamp set -- a must have in my opinion.  

As always, I truly appreciate your visit. Crafty hugs!

Hi for Frantic Stamper

Monday, May 23, 2016

Happy Monday friends. Are you ready for a new week? My card today is for Frantic Stamper and uses the recently released Star Line die. I started by applying some Stick-it adhesive paper to each of my card stock colors. I then ran my die through the machine. The Stick-it paper makes it so easy to adhere these intricate die cuts .

After that was done, I added a simple sentiment from Paper Smooches onto a stitched circle die that I cut off to be flush with the right side of my card.  As a finishing touch, I added some clear droplets from pretty Pink Posh in various sizes.

As always, I truly appreciate your visit today. Crafty hugs!

CFC #148

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hi friends -- it's time for another challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. We are continuing with the birthday celebration and for this challenge, we'd like to see birthday cards for the boys in your life -- big boys, small boys -- the choice is yours.  

Click here to link up your cards for the challenge. Remember that you don't have to use CAS-ual Friday stamps to play along but if you do and you are the winner, your gift certificate to go shopping at CAS-ual Fridays increases to $50!

I started my card by repeatedly stamping one of the images from the Naughty or Nice set onto my card panel. I then stamped the images from Shenanigans in a bold black ink. I kept my card very simple -- perfect to send to one of my brothers this year for a birthday.

I'd love it if you went and gave my fellow teammates some love.

Lastly, here's a better look at the CAS-ual Friday Stamps I used today.

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