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Monday, August 31, 2015

Hello Fall!

Peggy  Noe of Pretty Paper Cards designed this card in watercolor for Paper Pals, her original version can be found here:

For my CASED version of Peggy's design I used the same stamp sets SU Tin of Cards, For All Things, and the beautiful Vintage Leaves with matching die cuts.  I added a little Favorite Findings Owl Button to my seam binding ribbon.  

Tea Bag Holder / Thank You Card

Thank you card/tea bag holder.

White card stock cut at 3 1/2" x 10 1/2" scored at 3 1/2" and 7"
cut from score line down to edge of card stock on one end to make the envelope for the tea bag.
Decorate as desired before gluing bottom of inside of the card.
I used Stampin' Up Bordering Blooms stamp set and colored with Watermelon Wonder and Pistachio Pudding markers.  Other papers are scraps.  Vellum leaf die cut with Leaflets die, added glue to the edges and dipped in pink glitter.  Bead pin and seam binding dyed ribbon.  Small Olive Branch die by Memory Box.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Girlfriends - Bench Buddies

For Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #20 - Girlfriends

Card Base:  SU Tangerine Tango 5x5
Cratepaper Close Knit Seamstress 
SU Wild Wasabi
Neenah Solar White 
Ink:  Momento Black
Copic and SU Markers
Stamps:  Stamping Bella - Bench Buddies
Inkadindado - Nature's Garden
Stampin' Up - Itty Bitties

Sleigh Ride

For the CC545 color challenge Gold Foil Meets Very Vanilla over at Split Coast Stampers

Very Vanilla Card Stock
Gold Moire paper from The Paper Company
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set - Snow
Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies - Gold Snowflakes
Sleigh Ride Edgelits Die - Sleigh Ride
Frosted Sequins - White Snowflakes
Jewels Basic Rhinestones

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sailing Through Another Birthday

Stamp sets used are from Close To My Heart:
Seaside Greetings D1609 and Windy Day D1579
Stampin' UP Silver Embossing Powder, and Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Soft Sky inks were used to paint the image.
Watercolor and #110 White papers.

Nature Walk In The Morning

Inspired, and CASED, by Michelle Zindorf's "In The Morning" card found here:

Michelle is the QUEEN OF THE BRAYER technique and I so admire her hand with not only the brayer but a sponge, she is just AWESOME.  Now I am no where near her talent, but I gave it a go for the Splitcoaststampers CC544 Wisteria-Saffron-Coral color challenge.

Always Thinking Of You

Butterflies were cut out with Cricut Cartridge "Picturesque" page 54 in 1 1/2", 1 3/4" and 2" sizes then painted with Viva Inka Gold in Champagne, Hydrangea, and Lime Green.  Flower stamen was used for the antenna.

Flower and Scalloped oval punched out with SU punches and also colored with Inka Gold Carmine Red and Lime Green.

Washi Tape in turquoise flower burst, Gold glitter paper strip and scrap paper from my stash.

Base of card is #110 Vanilla card stock from Michaels.

Sentiment is from SU Express Yourself (Hostess)

Mixed Media Card

Card Ingredients:

Card Base is 110# Vanilla Michael's Card stock

Sizzix Die Cut Branch w/Leaves x 2 cut from kraft paper, splotched on white paint with my finger tips then sprinkled with very fine pink glitter.

Spellbinders Rose Creations:  Flower and leaves cut from Burlap ribbon that had been painted with white glue to stiffen.  Second set cut from Microwavable Waxed Paper, stacked and sewed a button from my stash to the center.

Stamped Sentiment is from Close to My Heart "Big Hug" D1584.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Stampin' Up Sneak Peek Jingle All The Way Stamp Set and Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies

Heavy card white card stock, gold foil paper, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, Snowflake Card Thinlits  dies, and frosted sequins embellishments.

Night of Navy paper splattered with bleach and white acrylic paint.  Whisper White card stock, Diamond Stickles painted on with a paint brush.

Art Anthology Under The Sea Treasure Box

This year at the Scrapbook Expo in Santa Clara, California, Stayce DeWitt, Owner/Director of Education at Art Anthology gave this Under Sea Treasure Box class   Stayce is an independent business owner working out of her home and her paints are fabulous.  This class was way outside my comfort zone of neat and clean crafting, but it turned out wonderful and it only took 5 days to get all of the ink out of my cuticles. (I took gloves, why didn't I use them!!!)  It was so much fun playing with the paints and stencils and other materials.

I used the Tim Holtz die cut of the Seahorse given in class, using molding paste to add some depth then painting with orange paint.  

I did not have time to complete my tags during class, so I brought them home and finished them with what I have on hand.  
The seagulls, starfish and sand dollar were cut out on the Cricut using the "Life Is A Beach" cartridge.  The small seashells on the tag were from my stash, gathered on our local, Shell Beach.

Thank you Stayce for showing me that we can play with paints and the results are awesome.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Paintball Star Birthday Boy Card

I love this colorful card for the Birthday Boy, so fun!  Paintball anyone?

Papers:  SU Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, and Crushed Curry.
Inks:  Same as papers.
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Perpetual Birthday.  Tags are computer generated.
Accessories:  Star punches and die cuts, gold thread.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Card

Stamping Bella

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" to celebrate a birthday!  

Stamp Set:  Uptown girls VICTORIA and JULIETTE'S NIGHT OUT by Stamping Bella
Papers:  Stampin' Up Basic Black and Melon Mambo.
Inks:  Momento Black and Copics
Accessories:  D'vine Swirls by Cuttlebug

Happy Birthday Party Animal

This card was designed by Andrea Borries and can be found on her blog Snippets here:

I love this stamp set "In The Wild" (retired) and needed a masculine birthday card for last month's card club, so I searched online and found Andrea's great design.

Papers:  Stampin' Up, Basic Black, Old Olive and Naturals (retired)
Inks:  Staz-On, Old Olive, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets:  In The Wild (animals, retired); Button Bear Accessories (balloons, retired); Something To Celebrate (gift box, retired); Morning Meadow (Happy Birthday, also retired); From the Herd (party hat).
Inside of the card I stamped "Party Animal" using the Alphabet Rotary Stamp (retired).

I know, I used so many of our retired stamp sets for this card, but I can't bare to part with all of my favorites.

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the hats and present and hand drew the balloon lines.

Thanks Andrea!

Painted Blooms Birthday Card and Re-cycled Lipton Tea Box

Birthday Card and Gift Box

Lipton Tea has changed their packaging to include three 1 3/4" x 5 3/4" x 2 3/8" boxes that hold the teabags encased in gold foil.  I thought the boxes would be the perfect size to hold small items, candy, or other treats so I designed a lid to fit the box base.

Lid measures 3 3/4" x 7 5/8" scored on all four sides at 1"

Papers:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Painted Blossoms DSP; Paper Pumpkin tissue paper
Inks:  Mossy Meadow
Punches:  Pansy
Stamp Sets:  Birthday Blossoms and Vintage Leaves + Leaflets Framelits

Bags Made From Wrapping Paper

Paper Bags made from wrapping paper purchased from Marshall's.  Bags were made to fit for orders for last month.

Papers:  Wrapping Paper, Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White
Die Cut:  QuickKutz, Banners Framelits (SU)
Accessories:  Black Twine

Stampin' Up Thanks Card

Papers:  Hello Honey, Whisper White and Sahara Sand
Inks:  Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey
Stamp Sets:  For All Things and Kindness Matters
Washi Tape:  Color Me Autumn
Accessories:  Linen Thread, yellow button, white embossing powder

Monday, August 3, 2015

Awesomely Artistic Dragonfly

This is for Dragonfly Journeys, color inspiration Challenge #17 to use goldenrod, turquoise, and ruby.   Difficult challenge for me as this color combination is outside my comfort zone.

Stamps:     Stampin' Up Awesomely Artistic (Dragonfly), Gorgeous Grunge (flower dot background) which was stamped in VersaMark and heat set with Crushed Curry embossing powder.

Paper:  Stampin' Up, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and a goldenrod from my stash.

Accessories:  Stampin' Up inks in same colors as the papers; flowers were made with circle punches and tiny pearls, hand drawn stems and leaves.  Clouds were made using sponge dauber and scalloped circle punch.  Dotted lace ribbon in Delightful Dijon.  Dragonfly was stamped in Staz-On black then highlighted with the Turquoise marker, a white gelly roll pen and glazed over with Wink of Stella.

Head on over to Jeannie's blog at
and make your own contribution to this challenge, you could win a nice prize!