Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SC519 -- For You

Today's sketch from SCS --

I changed the square format to the standard A2 size card. For the base I used SU Pool Party card stock. For the second layer, on the white card stock, I stamped the sun from the SU set  "Kinda Electric" in crushed curry ink (which became layer 3). Next, I used a stamp from SU Gorgeous Grunge set and stamped it in lost lagoon ink. This was to add texture and tone down the white card stock. Layer 4 was made using Lost Lagoon card stock. The flower was stamped on Pool Party card stock with lost lagoon ink. The leaves were cut with a new die on a piece of green scrap card stock I found my work space. The greeting was a stamp from "Just Believe". Finally, I think I have finished and used all the elements from the sketch.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SC518 -- Friends

The sketch for today's challenge at SCS was a simple one but a powerful one.

I needed another birthday card. While working at my computer this morning, I saw this piece of printed paper in a paper file at the back of my desk. As I looked at it, I knew that it was the one to use this morning. So my search for coordinating papers began. Certainly Celery -- perfect. Midnight Muse -- won't work. Blackberry Bliss -- Wrong color family.Wisteria Wonder -- another perfect choice. So the work began--

Since I wanted to show as much of the paper as possible, I had to rotate the sketch. I also wanted to use the printed words on the paper to show as part of the sentiment, I had to careful cut the paper. The bottom line says "A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway". (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
The line just above that says " Friendship lightens every burden and makes the sun shine brighter". The greeting, stamped on the white layer is from the Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set called "Sunshine & Flowers".

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CAS302 -- Singing Happy Birthday

I was finally able to make a card for Monday's CAS challenge at SCS. The challenge was "The First Noel -- add music to your card". I CASE'd one of my own cards that I made in 2012. Your can see the card here.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Card Candy

Here are the gifts that I made for all the gals in our stamp club. I ran across this idea during the summer and thought that I would give it a try. Fun to make and fun to get. These pictures were taken before they were packaged.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Our Christmas Party

Last night was our stamp club's Christmas party. We met at our local Olive Garden restaurant. There were only two gals that could not make it.

Judie made a little Christmas tree for each one filled with chocolate.
Mary made a little gift tag for everyone
and so did Bess
We were to bring a small box filled with gift tags or cards. This is the one that I got which was made by Lynne.
The Christmas card that I got was made by Judie.
I am so thankful for these special ladies. Each one has blessed my life in so many ways. I look forward to our times together during 2015.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Two Little Boxes

Two little boxes filled with 3 x 3 cards for Christmas. December 4 is our stamp club's Christmas party and we are each to bring a box of tiny cards to exchange. In the process I ended up making two boxes. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's creations. The first one was for a friend who left for Florida last week. The second box is the one I am taking to the party.

These are the cards that fill the box.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

CAS300 -- Winter Wildlife

 Today's CAS challenge was "Winter Wildlife".  What a great theme. This is my card for today's challenge--

The stamp that I used is from Hero Arts. I used SU Midnight Muse ink to do my stamping. I then used the same ink to sponge the sky. I also used Memento's Gary Flannel ink to soften the white snow. SU Midnight Muse card stock was used to accent the different layers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SC515 -- Christmas Flower

I want to post my card for today's sketch challenge at SCS.

I have been working on some card embellishments and this flower was lying on my desk. A special friend had let me use her die which I think was from Cheery Lyn Designs. I had cut several out several sets using SU Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive card stock and put them together on Monday night.

Last night I was working with my Cricut, my laptop and the software "My Craft Room". I had cut out several shapes and left them lying on my desk. This morning when I was looking at the sketch, one of the shapes seemed to fit for layer # 3. I had cut the top layer out of white card stock and it just seemed to be lacking something. Then the idea hit me to try using some card stock that I had gotten a few days ago from my local scrapbooking store. It is from SEI's collection Holiday Traditions. This piece is called "crystal icing." It is embossed and has just the right touch of sparkle and glitter. It was just what the card needed.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Today's CAS challenge was "Simply Snowflakes". I chose to use a long time favorite embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I embossed a white piece of cardstock with snowflakes, cut a diamond using Spellbinders diamond dies from sliver glitter paper and used the word "Joy" which had been cut using Stampin' Up's "Wondrous Wreath Framelit Dies" from cherry cobbler card stock. Finally, I chose the color cherry cobbler for the card base.