Monday, June 30, 2014

CAS279 -- Flight At Sunset

Today's challenge was "Sunsets". So many possibilities! I was gone all morning so I didn't get to work on my card until the afternoon. This is the card that I created for the challenge. I used just the top portion of the stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms called "Bird Watching". In my sponging I used several colors -- Stampin' Up Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Memento Bahama Blue and Paris Dusk. The colored card stock was purchased from my local scrapbook store.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Today's Challenge

Getting Caught Up

There are some cards that I posted to SCS and never got posted to my blog. The first card was for the CAS challenge on June 9  which was to use a 2-step stamp on your card. I chose the large flower from the Stampin' Up set called Stippled Blossoms. The sentiment is from the SU stamp set "Wetlands".

  This card was for the sketch challenge SC491 on June 4.

Then, I finally got my card made for sketch challenge 492 on June 11.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sweet'n Sassy Stamps Challenge

The challenge from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps on Friday June 20 was -- All About Animals. I don't have many stamp sets from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps, but I love the ones that I have. I chose stamps from their stamp set called "Forest Silhouettes". I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink for stamping and Memento Gray Flannel ink for the sponging. Then I found several black and white prints in my scrap box that were just what I needed to finish my card.

Monday, June 23, 2014


I needed to make a birthday card for our granddaughter, Chloe this morning. It is hard to believe that she is going to be a teenager in just a few days. We will now have four teenager grandchildren plus a 9 year old. Today's CAS challenge was a color challenge and we were to use three of the colors from the following picture.

I started by cutting the happy birthday on black card stock with my Cricut. I used the cartridge "Beyond Birthdays". For the background I used white card stock and sponged on Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. I sponged on some Bermuda Bay ink to create the clouds. For the balloons, I used a new stamp set from "Stamps of Life" called "Ballons2cut". This set has the framelits to go with the stamps. I used white twine to finish off the balloons.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cards that were CASE'd

I wanted to share with you some of the other cards that I have made over the past week or so. The first two are case'd from cards that I saw on Pinterest. What a cool place. This one is case'd from the card I will call Happy Birthday.

The second card can be found here. I tried using different colors, but could not get it to work. So I went back to the original card and made mine identical.

The following card was made for my stamp club called "Create, Challenge, Encourage--ing". We meet once a month to share ideas and cards, I gave everyone a tic-tac-toe challenge and this was my card that I had made.

I used this challenge that I found on the paper players blog. Everyone seemed to have lots of fun with it. I used the ribbon, patterned paper and birthday column. I hope to try some of the other combinations.

Yesterday (June 20) I spent a little time relaxing and making a card just for the fun of it. I purchased the SU set "Pocket Silhouettes"  a few months ago. I never got the set before Stampin' Up retired it. I have been inspired by many who have made cards using this set. This is probably the card that inspired my card -- Blue Silhouettes. I found the blue paper in my scrap box as well as the white card stock that I stamped the images on. To make the sentiment piece a little stronger, I glued two pieces of blue card stock together. Then I added some eyelets and ran my white twine through them.When assembling the card, I used pop dots to attach the sentiment.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wednesday is Sketch Challenge Day

Wednesday is sketch challenge day. I always look forward to seeing the new sketch that has been posted. Today's sketch is --

My card using the sketch--

I was trying to make a card last night and nothing was working. I had made the circle medallion and then did not know what to do with it. Today's sketch turned out to be perfect. I had gotten some new paper from my local scrapbooking store called Altered Arts Attice. I had used two sheets on another project last week and had several scrap pieces left over. This is what I came up with.

For the card base I used SU Sky Blue CS. The designer paper is from s.e.i. I stamped the butterfly on sky blue card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, added a little extra color using my sky blue and pool party markers, covered the complete butterfly with glue and dipped the whole thing in glitter. Pretty! For the rest, I followed the sketch.

Monday, June 16, 2014

A New Week--A New Day--A New CAS Challenge

Last week--
Cleaned out the garden shed
Got a hair cut
Went to our Parkinson's Support Group potluck picnic
Had a dentist appointment
Taught a class on making the card-in-a-box
Had a two day garage sale
Went to a wedding reception
Met our daughter and her family half way between home and Chicago for a Father's Day dinner

This morning -- a new CAS challenge. The challenge was to CASE a card from Harriet's gallery at SCS. I love her style of cards so I really had a hard time chosing "one", but I finally did. Here is the card I chose from Harriet's Gallery--

Here is my card. I used different colors and the negative part of my die cut instead of a stamp. The actual die cut will be used for another card -- two cards from one cut! Love it!

Hope you have a fun-filled week.

Friday, June 6, 2014

High School Graduation

This year it was our turn to have our oldest grandson graduating from high school. On Wednesday night, June 4, he gradated from Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky. It was a privilege to be there and to be a part of all the celebration.

In September, 2013, Alex was chosen as Homecoming King.

June 4, 2014
Graduation Day from Conner High School
Hebron, Kentucky
 When I was getting ready to make his graduation card, I went looking to find out what his school colors were. I came across this picture of him in his marching band uniform with his mom. I used the uniform as my inspiration for making his card.

Because there were several elements that I wanted to use, I made the card 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. I sure needed the extra room. On the inside I made pockets to hold notes from his grandpa and I and a pocket to hold the envelope that held his gift. I am so thankful that we were able to be a part of the celebration.