Monday, November 19, 2012


Here's this week's CTS challenge, and my card...
I decided to keep it very clean looking by using all white, with the exception of the grey text background and sentiment.  The focal point is vellum, with a white heat embossed image, which has been framed and raised, so that you can ever so slightly see the text boarder peeking underneath.
Stamps:  PTI (Background Basics Text Style, Harvest Berries,
Peaceful Garden, Botanical Silhouettes)
Here's a peek of the inside...
Stamps:  PTI (Background Basics Text Style,  Botanical Silhouettes)
And here's a couple more items in celebration of fall...
Stamps:  Wplus9 (Happy Harvest)

Stamps:  Wplus9 (Happy Harvest)
Live well, 

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Hello there!!  Today's card combines two challenges; CTS#5 and CFC78.  I must admit, I was totally stuck on this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge - for some reason, I just didn't feel the creative juices flowing for something "torn" (in fact I scrapped my first attempt).  Here's what I finally came up with...

Stamp:  Papertrey Ink (Snowflake Serenade)

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, then went over it with Peeled Paint and Broken China distress inks, tore some paper, and added rhinestones...very easy and very fast to make...I like!

Live well,

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Sharing two cards with you today - here's my first card, which is for this week's Runway Inspired Challenge...

I'm so in love with the shoes - but who could see them, with that oversized out when you put your purse down, it may roll away...hehehe.
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Swanky Snowdudes, My Peeps)

The next card is for Day 7 of Holiday Card Workshop.  I tried to use Jennifer McGuire's technique of Inner Masking, but I just couldn't get it clean enough...tried several times, then gave up.  I truly think in order to get a clean embossed image, I'll need Eclipse Masking Sheets, post-its just ain't doing it.  So, I decided to follow Kristina Werner's lead, and play with my Distress Inks, and work with a "reverse" stamp...
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Holiday Lights, Snowflake Serenade)
I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black, then used Ranger Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Inks.  I then stamped snowflakes over it in white, and heat embossed it with a kaleidoscope embossing powder, which gave it a glittery shimmer.

Live well,

Sunday, November 4, 2012


As promised, back for one more post today - this one also incorporates what was discussed in today's Holiday Card Workshop, with this week's CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge, which is to create a clean and simple masculine project.

For this challenge, my card may not be the typical masculine card, but still, I thought as a holiday card, it could easily be given to a male coworker, or maybe our mail courier.  As for how it fits with today's workshop topic...I mixed a traditional holiday stamp, with a non-holiday stamp (the airplane).  Honestly, this is why I take these open my eyes, and learn how to use all my stuff more effectively, and creatively. 

 I would never have thought to put these two stamp sets together, but as soon as I laid my eyes on the plane, I knew what to do.  I love how the Christmas lights are being pulled by the plane.

Live well,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI (Fly Away, Holiday Lights)
Paper:  PTI (Enchanted Evening, White)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black, Red Magic, Tea Leaves, Ocean Depths)
Etc:  PTI Fly Away Die, Copics

CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge #4

Hi - will be doing a couple short posts today, the first for CAS(E) this Sketch! Challenge #4. 

Aren't these snow dudes cute?! I love this set from Paper Smooches - I made another card with one of them having a mustache (too cue!)...will try to share that one later.  Was trying to use nontraditional colors for this holiday card...which was the topic of discussion in yesterday's bonus class for the Holiday Card Workshop I'm participating in.  I like how the pastels against the dark background really make the snow dudes pop.
Live well,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Swanky Snowdudes), PTI (Happiest of Holiday)
Paper:  PTI (Smokey Shadow, Sweet Blush, White)
Ink:  Tsukineko (Tuxedo Black)
Etc:  Fiskars Punch, EK Success Punch, Copics