Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Another Halloween Card

Hello, friends!  I am back today to share another Halloween card -- this time for no particular challenge, just for fun!

I kept my main image surrounded by white space but mounted it onto a nighttime-themed card base.  No embellishments, white space, one main image...pretty clean and simple!

There She Goes "Bewitched By You"

Can you see the sparkle on the green, bubbly witch's brew?  I used a Sakura gelly roll clear glitter pen!

Thanks for stopping by today...have a great day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CASology #220 - COFFEE

Hello, friends!  This is going to be a wonderful week at CASology!

I am a big fan of coffee.  I don't need fancy flavors or creamers, just coffee with some milk and sugar and I'm all set.

STAMPlorations is our sponsor again this week, and they have an entire line of stamps dedicated to a coffee/tea theme.  (You can check it out HERE.)  I made two cards, paper-piecing each mug using "Sketchy Coffee Cups" and a sentiment from "Fond Expressions 2."

I'm also linking these cards up to the following challenges:

(1)  STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge.

(2) Addicted to CAS Challenge #99: Coffee

(3) STAMPlorations October CAS Card Challenge - not doing the optional color twist this time!

So?  What does COFFEE bring to mind for you?  Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). Check out the amazing cards by the Design Team and our Guest Designer for more inspiration...they make such amazing projects each week!

Guest Designer: Asa

Our Sponsor This Week:  STAMPlorations

Thanks for visiting,

Monday, October 17, 2016

CAS on Sunday: Halloween

Hello, friends!  I'm here today with a Halloween-themed card for the current CAS on Sunday challenge!


I send Halloween cards to my nieces and nephews every year since we don't get to see them for trick-or-treating.  This one is going to a nephew, for sure.

I kept it clean and simple by using one main image and keeping lots of white space; I dry embossed the card base to give it some texture and to imitate the shape of the lollipop.  my card has limited embellishments and was quick and easy to create.

There She Goes  "No Tricks, Only Treats"
Hero Arts "Trick or Treat Message"

I have a feeling I may be back with another card later this week...I have a few more to make for my stash this year!

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #20

Hello, everyone!  I'm here today with my card for the newest Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #20 #20 using this inspiration board:

For my project today, I chose to work with the bottom row across:
Use Puns/Sweets/Smooshing Technique.

My background is the result of smooshing several distress inks together on an acrylic block, spritzing with water, then stamping.  I wanted the background colors to compliment the colors of Frankie (my nickname for my little Frankenstein image here).

Card Supplies:
Stamps: There She Goes (No Tricks, Only Treats)
Inks: Tim Holtz distress inks (Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade)
Dies: MFT Die-namics (Stitched Oval STAX)
Other: Distress Stickles (Clear Rock Candy), Copic markers

The punny sentiment is a bit saucy for some of my younger nieces and nephews, but maybe one of the older ones will appreciate it!  ;)

I added Stickles to his sweets (i.e., the lollipop) for some shine and texture.

I am really looking forward to your  take on the inspiration board for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #20.  I hope you get a chance to play along!

As always, thank you for stopping by!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday}

Hi, everyone!  I'm here today with a sneak peek of my third Precious Remembrance Shop {Inspire Me Friday} post using the fun new release stamp set, "Oh Christmas."

Here is a sneak peek...

Head over to the Precious Remembrance Shop blog to see the full post!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CASology #219: SPOOKY

Hello, friends! I'm here with my card for the next cue at CASology!

While Halloween may not be a card-mailing occasion for everyone, I do love making Halloween cards for my nieces and nephews.  They are growing up so fast, it won't be for much longer!  I'm going to have fun making them as long as I have little ones to whom I can mail them.

Plus, I love my Halloween stamps!

This stamp set is from the now-closed There She Goes Stamps.  I love the look of this spooky witch...she is a classic in my book!  She reminds me of the big witch face decoration my mom used to hang on our front door when I was a face, long nose, wart, wild hair, creepy smile.  (Did anyone else hang Halloween decorations in their windows when they were kids?)

I can't wait to see your SPOOKY cards! Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). Check out the spooky cards shared by our Design Team and Guest Designer, too!

Guest Designer: Isabelle

Our Sponsor This Week:  Serendipity Stamps

Thanks for visiting,

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Virginia's View Challenge #24: Focal Point

Hello, friends!  It is a rainy Saturday here in New Jersey.  The east coast of the US is getting hit by Hurricane Matthew right now; luckily we are on the far outer fringes, just expecting rain and clouds today.  My thoughts and prayers to all those, world-wide, who have been affected by this slow-moving, powerful and devastating hurricane.

I wanted to share a birthday card I made for my older brother's 50th birthday.  I think the focal point is pretty clear...I certainly tried to let it take center stage on this clean and simple card!  I am entering this card into the current Virginia's View Challenge #24: Focal Point.

I dry embossed the white card base using a Hero Arts/Sizzix embossing folder.  In the "label" section, I adhered the number 50 (die cut from silver foam paper).  It is very sparkly in real life...especially when the light hits it!  (Not likely happening any time today due to the rain, but I tried!)

I don't think he reads my blog, but just in case...Happy 50th Birthday, Joe!  I hope your birthday is awesome and your year ahead is full of joy!

Thanks for stopping by,