Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #2 -- CAS Design

Hi friends. I'm a couple of days late posting my card for this week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges. This week, the optional challenge in addition to making a holiday or Christmas card is to make a CAS card.  Piece of cake, right?

I started with this gorgeous die by Memory Box. I cut it once from black card stock and once from some gold foil card stock. What do you think? Do you like one better than the other? I honestly have been looking at both cards to see which way I like it better and cannot decide. At any rate, they were quick and easy and very mailable Christmas cards for my stash.

Here's the list of the other designer's blogs who are participating this week.  
                                      Carol     Gail     Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                      Margo   Marsha   Monica     Shirley Anne    Tenia


Saturday, December 13, 2014

showCASe your style #3

It's time for the newest challenge at showCASe your style. This week, we have an awesome sketch for you. Winners will be announced and one random winner will receive a gift voucher to the Whimsy Stamps store. The DT will be using stamps and dies from the Clearly Whimsy line but those are not needed to participate. However, if you are the winner, and your card features those products, your gift voucher will be increased.

I used the fabulous Sparkle and Shine stamp set. I love the gorgeous font of the sentiment. I love this sketch and will be using it again for sure.

Supplies not linked:  Enamel dots and gold glitter tape from my stash

Friday, December 12, 2014

Season's Greetings

I'm happy to have Valerie from ValByDesign and  Carol from Inky Fingers as my newest followers to my blog. Valerie makes amazing cards and I just found her blog last week when I clicked over from the Paper Smooches site.  Carol makes fabulous cards and recently joined Christmas Card Challenges as one of its newest design team members.

I have a super CAS Christmas card for you today featuring the very fun Pine Border die from Memory Box. I love that it cuts out the thin outline of the trees and then all the other pieces as well so that you can lay the pieces back inside. I realized that I am short on Christmas cards so I will probably be making about 10 more of these or so.

My card is also for the current anything goes card challenge at Sister Act Card Challenge.

Happy Friday friends.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Blessings for Clearly Whimsy Stamps

Happy Friday friends. Sorry it's been so long since my last post. Typically, the cards I create are done a few weeks prior to them being posted on my blog. I like to have a "reserve" for crafty hiatuses, etc. However, my creative mojo has been missing as of late and I just have had no energy to go create. So, that means not very many posts scheduled.

Okay, enough of that. I am happy to have Vicki from Stamp Smiles as my newest follower. Vicki plays along with a lot of challenges, has lots of wins and makes beautiful cards.

My card today is for the current anything goes challenge at Sister Act Card Challenge. It features several products from Clearly Whimsy Stamps. I first took one of the images from the Tremendous Triangles set and stamped it repeatedly. I added the beautiful large Christmas word die and then stamped the rest of my sentiment from the Christmas Greetings stamp set.

As always, I truly appreciate you stopping by and spending part of your day with me. Crafty hugs!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Merry & Bright

Happy Saturday friends. Today is a bittersweet day for me as my daughter that I was reunited with earlier this year came out to Colorado for a surprise visit. It's the first time I've seen her since our reunion weekend. Any way, she left last night and I'm sad but I was so thrilled and happy to see her. What a treat for myself and my family.

Okay, onto today's card. It's for the current challenge at showCAS your style where there is a great inspiration photo this week. The DT will be using stamps from the Clearly Whimsy Stamps line but you are not required to use those to play along. However, if you do, the prize jumps up in value.

I used the super fun Sparkle & Shine stamp set. This set has a lot of great snowflakes but it also has a great string of lights with individual bulbs that you can stamp. 

Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs!