Saturday, February 17, 2018

Less is More - Dry Embossing


We have a new challenge starting over at Less is More today.  Our theme for today is dry embossing.  The challenge is to do this in a bit more of a CAS manner...this can be tricky, but I know you can do it!  Though, don't do what I did...I actually made my card CAS, but used embossing paste...which is wet, even through it does dry :)  So just look at my design and image the hearts in the background as a embossed folder!!




I started my making a template with my heart die on some card stock.  I then simply used some embossing paste that dry's quickly.  I then added a bit of Distress Ink to some card stock and cut my sentiment.  I added a bit of dimension using some foam tape.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Addicted to CAS - Cats




Another beautiful week...the sun is shining and the air is a bit cooler.  Perfect for the tennis court.  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

We have another challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this week is Cat. This is a bit more tricky for me as I'm more of a dog person...but here is my take on the challenge!




I used the inlaid die technique for this card.  I first cut the squares then stamped them with the image.  I elected to color the backgrounds and leave the cats white.  This is the same technique I used a few weeks ago with a dog stamp I have.  I like this coloring technique as it is more like a comic strip!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, February 9, 2018

CAS on Friday - Die

Another beautiful week, it seems like spring here.  I'm not quite ready for this warm weather and hoping for a bit more winter before it is over.  Anyways, it does give us plenty of time to hit the beach and courts!

We have another challenge starting today over at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this challenge is Die. Simply use a die cut image on your card.

Here's my take on the challenge...



I simply stamped my flower images on card stock.  I added a few other images around in a light grey color.

I then stamped my sentiment and used the inlaid die technique for the birthday sentiment.  I like using inlaid die as it is easy for mailing and it feels like I'm putting together a puzzle.



Here's a bit of a close up, where you can see the inlaid die a bit better.

Looking foward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Addicted to CAS - Teal



Another beautiful day expected today.  Puppy training in the am and some tennis in the pm...then time with the husband--doesn't get better than that!


We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Teal---one of my favorite colors!


Here's my card for the challenge...

This is a pretty quick and easy card.  I simply stamped the image --- I just love this stamp set.

I used the inlaid die technique to add the birthday sentiment...makes this an easy card to mail.

All in all a pretty quick and easy card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Less is More - Music

Another beautiful week...certainly doesn't seem like winter.  It is so pretty out...time for lots of tennis!

We also have another challenge starting over at Less is More!  Our theme for this week is Music.  Such a fun challenge theme.  Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!





I stamped my little bunnies on this film strip and colored them with my Copic Markers.  I then adhered everything to this card base and added the sentiment.  Pretty quick card!



Here's a bit of a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, January 26, 2018

CAS on Friday - Color Me Pretty

We got one day on the courts between storms.  Better than nothing.  Next week is expected to be much better...but still hoping for dry courts tomorrow to play with the husband!

We have another challenge starting today at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this week is to use markers or pencils.  Here's my take on the theme...


I tried something a bit different.  I colored the background and left the main image white.  This dog actually looks like my puppy Baxter.  He is all white with dark eyes and nose!  He is sooooo cute!

The little squares are cut using a die then coloring the background with Copic markers.

I used the inlaid die technique to make this card easy to mail.  I've been liking the flat cards lately.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Less is More - OLC Cute

Finishing off a hectic week.  I'm hoping we will fall into a routine after this coming week.  We have a new challenge starting over at Less is More.  As you can see we have fun code word...Cute...but remember this is a one layer card...my favorite!

Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with...


I don't know about you, but I think this bunny is just the cutest thing in the world.

I colored him with copics...added a bit of Wink of Stella on the stripes of his shirt and the hearts floating above him.

Stamped the sentiment and done.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!