Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Bday 2 You

One more day to play -- I recently got some Hero Arts neon stamp pads, and I had gotten this CAS-ual Fridays stamp set a while ago (NBUS). 

At Chromatic Craze , a new website for me, their challenge is to use neon colors -- perfect!

December 2013 Color Challenge

I found the sketch I like at CASE this Sketch.  I just flipped it a bit

Over at CAS-ual Fridays the challenge is to use color blocks
So I took the image stamp, and used the back of it to stamp the neon color squares.  Then embossed the image with black-diamond embossing powder, and cut out the squares.  I debossed a rectangle for the image sentiment.  Then embossed the image with white powder.

All that embossing/debossing certainly qualifies this card for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday challenge which is to emboss!

And last but not least, I am putting this into Simon Says Stamp - Monday  and Seize the Birthdaywhich is "anything goes"

 Thank you for looking.  I hope you like it.  I love to read your comments.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Make a Wish

I needed a card-making day -- you know the feeling?  Just some peace and quiet, some paper and ink.  So I looked around the challenge websites to see what might make me happy. 

I've been wanting to try the One Layer Simplicity Challenge #1 to "restock the shelves".  I absolutely LOVE the cards the ladies create for this challenge. They are beautiful.  And I try . . .  but they just feel  . . . naked to me.  So I hunted for inspiration, and came across CASE Study Challenge #174.  I choose the colors from Dynamic Duos  .  There is another one-layer challenge going on at Little Tangles . They have some really great stamps and cards created with them -- check it out!

I used distress inks to create the background - white embossed the first sentiment, then just used black ink for the other part.  Some dewdrops (remember them) for the sparkle. 

This made me happy -- Now I think I'll try another. 

Thank you for stopping by! 
Hope you are having a happy day, too.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

No Cracks

My "baby" sister turns 50 later this year. I am making a collection of cards to send her, little by little.

And I've been looking for stamps that are more humorous  . . .  Hambo stamp company has many  great funny stamp combinations!  Check them out! 

Their first challenge for 2014 is Hambo Hoedown # 141 - any Animal

I used the sketch from Friday Mash Up and the colors from My Favorite Things Color Palette Challenge - which are pink, black, and white.


The pattern papers are from Basic Grey.  The pennant is from My Favorite Things -- the fishtail flags. As always, thanks for looking.  I enjoy reading your comments. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Xmas Thank You - CAS(E) this Sketch

I need several thank you cards to use for Xmas gifts -- I probably should have made them sooner  . . . oh well.  This sketch from Cas(E) this Sketch is truly Clean and Simple.  It was a snap to put this together. It could easily have been a One-Layer card, but I do love my layers.  I was able to create quite a few in one afternoon. 
The holly stamp is from Inkadinkadoo.  I am not sure about the other stamps.  I used Hero Arts Shadow inks. A bit of glue bead for the berries and done. 
Thanks for looking.

Every Morning - Retro Sketch

This card will be for niece #3 -- who continues to battle drug addiction.  Right now she is ok, but she continues to struggle.  I got this sentiment from Whipper Snapper Stamps -- I thought it very appropriate for her.  She likes when she gets a text, phone call, etc.  to remind her of the many reasons to stay clean. 

I used this sketch from Retro Sketch - I flipped it, to make it look like a sun.   I took a bit of liberty with the placement of the sentiment.  It could not be made to go around the sun -- but that would have been really cool.
The papers are from a variety of sources -- I did not keep track of them all.   I cut them with a die from Paper Smooches, then pieced them together.  The "sun" is a glitter paper from DCWV. 

Hopefully your family has not been touched by addiction -- it is a terrible disease.  I continue to pray for addicts and their families.

Thanks for looking, and taking the time to comment.