Happy 200th CASology

The CASology challenge blog is celebrating their 200th challenge – HOW AWESOME IS THAT????

The Challenge for this time is CAS AND there is Blog Candy!!!

Week 200 - CAS

~My CAS card for this 200th challenge~

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To make my CAS card I stamped flowers from the Persian Motifs set from Altenew. I stamped with Versamark Ink and used gold embossing powder. I colored in with my “Ziggy“s. I cut out the 2 smallest  Vertical Stitched strips from MFT – I pressed the larger one into the Versamark ink pad until it was completely inked up and then I poured embossing powder on it and embossed it. I used the smaller strip to cut from the flowers I had colored. Then I layered them together and placed them on this simple white card frontStamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the same set and embossed it too. Now my card is done!!

I hope it meets the CAS requirements – which are:

  1. One main image
  2. Lots of open space, uncluttered
  3. Limited layers & embellishments
  4. Quick & easy to recreate (Note: It may take a while to create a design you like, but once you have that design, making more should be a piece of cake!)

I hope all of you at CASology are celebrating BIG-time, this is a huge accomplishment!!

~I also want to link up to these challenges~

Stampin’ RoyaltySR# 332 Flowers

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This card is all about the beautiful flowers by Altenew!

Through The Craft Room Door Challenge May 31 to June 6 – Anything Goes

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This is Anything!! :)

{PIN}spirational ChallengesChallenge # 166 Anything Goes

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Again, this is Anything!! :)

Thanks for your visit today – have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

I Watercolored!!

In my craft room today I took a little palette and some re-inkers and water – and I watercolored!!!

It was so much fun!! The image I watercolored is from Repeat Impressions called Daisies & Butterfly  – I added some papers, some banners and went along with a sketch to make a card!

Here is how my card turned out –

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I am linking it up to these challenges:

Make My Monday  Challenge: Flowers

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Tuesday Morning Sketches –  Sketch # 311

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This is the sketch that I went off of for my card – I do not have oval die cuts so I went with the squarish image that you see on my card!!

The House That Stamps BuiltWIW July Anything Goes Challenge

I used that wonderful Daisies & Butterfly stamp from Repeat Impressions for my card!!

CAS*ologyWeek 157: Wings

Week 157 - Wings

Addicted to Stamps – Challenge # 155: Photo

Challenge #155 Photo Inspiration

Fan-Tastic TuesdayChallenge # 96: Anything Goes with a Twist  – Make it Feminine

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There you go – I watercolored – so excited!!! And I am so GLAD you came by!!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

CAS*ology – Cupcake

Hello all you FABULOUS people!! I hope you have had a wonderful, fun-filled weekend!!

I have something “sweet” to share with you today –

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I made this Yummy card using the Swiss Dot embossing folder that I got from Simon Says Stamp and the Hero Arts stamp set called Cupcakes .  

Stamped the cupcakes with the  Versafine – Onyx Black  inkpad and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder.

Colored images in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and a Zig Detailer Watercolor brush!

Some yellow thread was used to add interest behind the cupcakes!!

I have several challenges I would like to link up to and participate in:

CAS*ologyWeek 155: Cupcake

Week 155 - Cupcake

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – challenge: Anything Goes 

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The Damsel of Distressed cards – Becca’s Birthday Bash

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My cute bloggy friend Becca is having a Birthday challenge – I took inspiration for the colors of my cupcakes from the pillow in the upper corner!! Lots of vibrant yumminess going on there!!! Come join the fun!!

On A Stampage 5th Blog-a-versary with a Giveaway

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Mynnette Kitchen of On a Stampage has been a treasured friend – I am helping her celebrate her 5 years of blogging by linking up a card – you can join us too!! Hope to see you!!

Simon Says StampWork It Wednesday June 2015: Refreshment

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These cupcakes would be perfect “Refreshment”s at a party!!

Whoa – that was a lot – If you are still with me, you deserve a cupcake!!

Thanks for visiting- leave a comment – that is always so great and makes me SMILE!!!

Hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Congratulations, Grad!!

My I’ve Been CASEd by Kelly Latevola post is HERE!!!

I am literally sprinting in to share a graduation card I made:

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It is a 6″ by 3″ card -designed for a #9 sized envelope (3  7/8″ by 8  7/8″)

To create this I used a scrap of graduation paper from Imaginesce – trimmed it to 5  3/4 by 2  3/4 inches.  Stamped the sentiment in Versafine – Onyx Black and used Clear ultra fine embossing powder. The sentiment comes from an old SU! set called Tassel Time!! I used a piece of gold vellum (from my stash) to make a banner and used a mini stapler to add it to my card!!

I am linking this card up to:

CAS*ologyGraduation 

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The link up closes in about an hour – so that is the reason I am sprinting with this post!!

Have a happy day and be sure to see the post about where I was CASEd by the fabulous, talented and lovely Kelly Latevola!!!

See you soon!!!

CAS*ology: Music

I have been so diligently adding to my stash of birthday cards and here is one I made for a music lover!!

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Products I used for this card were Doodlebug Sprinkles – Hearts and supplies that were in my 12 Kits of Occasion packet in February of this year! The sentiment is from a set called Sugar Rush from Winnie & Walter!

Linking Up to THESE Challenges:

CAS*ology  – Week 146: Music

Week 146 - Music

 

AAA Cards Game # 39:  1rst Birthday Extravaganza

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At Mynnette Kitchen’s birthday bash over at On a Stampage – link up a birthday card!!!

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Stay tuned – got more cards to show you!!!

**** GIVEAWAY ALERT ****

Going to be doing my Happy Mail follower drawing  (I am only 1 week late – technically) on the 20th – I will be giving away a $20 Gift certificate to a place of the winner’s choosing – physical store or online!!

So, in order to be eligible for the drawing – make sure you are a Happy Mail follower!!

For more info hit the tab (Happy Mail for Followers/Readers) at the top of my blog!

Happy BEAUTIFUL day to YOU!!!!

Happy Birthday – watercolored

While I was playing I created another background with the Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor pad using the technique talked about here – I used the piece  I created to die cut the word happy and make this card:

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I love how the inkpad made a perfect ombre background for me!!

I used the Happy cutaway from Winnie & Walter and I used a small amount of adhesive to adhere the happy and then I added a couple of mini staples to it!! Using a speckle stamp for SU! I added some color around the word!! And the word ‘Birthday’ came from the Winnie & Walter set Sugar Rush. A fun, fast, easy card!!!

I am linking up this card to the following challenges:

CASologyWeek 143: Ombre

Week 143 - Ombre

Winnie & Walter blog – Join in To Win!

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Creative Card Crew #85 Sentiment

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Addicted to StampsChallenge #141: Anything Goes

So excited to share this card with you – Thanks!!

Have a Beautiful day!!!

CAS*ology – Basket

I am so glad you stopped by – Happy Mail for Followers Drawing to come – next Tuesday, March 10th!!!

If you are not currently on my Happy Mail list – come and check out what it is all about HERE!!

Always love to have new followers – and to read your comments!!!

Stamped and colored up this card on Friday for the CAS*ology challenge!!

I used a stamp set from the dollar store purchased eons ago but it was the basket I had to use!!

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It is for this challenge over at CAS*ology – Week 1 36 : Basket

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Thanks for hopping by – hope your day is fabulous!!!

CAS*ology – Week 135: Mini

I am playing with a challenge over at the CAS*ology blog today!

It is Week # 135 – Mini

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With that cue word I decided to make a card with a “mini” card on the front of it!

I used Nice & Easy notes – a long time favorite SU! set and some pretty white ribbon to create this card:

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I used some pretty light purple cardstock  measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 as my card base and my mini card measures 2 3/4 by 4 that became 2 3/4 by 2 when I folded that piece in half!!! Used SU! markers that matched the papers and colored the image a little bit. I think is soothing and soft!!!

I decided to also join the challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenges – where the challenge is #140 Use Ribbon &/or Lace – I think the use of that lovely white ribbon helps this card meet that one!!

So happy you stopped by to see my fun card!! Have a Happy, Beautiful Day!!

CAS*ology – Friend

Ok, ok – I know this is unheard of for me, 2 posts in the SAME DAY!!!!

But I needed to get this card posted so I could link it up over at CAS*ology tonight!! It has to be linked up by tomorrow at 10 am MST but I am not much of a morning person so I do not want to take the chance and miss it!!!

So you are in for a treat!! Here is the cue card for the challenge:

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The link to the challenge is – CAS*ology Week 130: Friend

And now for my lovely pastel card!!

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Oh, this card was fun – I used the Smorgasborders set from Stampin’ Up! and my brush markers to color on the stamps so I could fit the perfect number of flowers in my image!  Punched circles that have been folded in half over my image help to add interest!! Other pastel circles just help make it fun!!!  I am excited about this card and hope you like it too!!!

** Ok – you can go back to what you were doing, so sorry to interrupt, with this 2nd post of this awesome Sunday!!! **

So glad you got to take a peek at this lovely pastel card!!!

Have a Beautiful Night!! Sleep Tight!!!

CAS-ology: NBUS

I spent some time in my craft room this afternoon and came up with this Clean and Simple card for 3 challenges – Nothing too fancy about it but the diecuts and the glitter paper from Doodlebug Design are NBUS.

I mentioned before that I was going to try to get better at die cutting this year – well, this is a step in that direction!!

Here is my card:

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I am entering this card in 3 challenges – 

Virginia’s View Challenge # 11 Clean Slate

V. V. Challenge #11

CAS-ology: Week 129: NBUS

Week 129 - NBUS

And Darnell Knauss’s NBUS challenge # 3

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 There is still daylight in my craft room – so I am off to see what else I can make!!

Stay tuned!!

Have a great Sunday!!! Much love and hugs to you all!!!