Saturday, April 13, 2024

ATCAS #256 - Monochrome


We're asking for monochrome cards for the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge #256.  


I chose shades of aqua blue as my monochrome color but didn't consider how very difficult it would be to photograph, especially when I used reflective hotfoil and shiny embossing powder.  D'oh!


  • Trinity Stamps Frosty Foiled Flakes
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Large Sentiments
  • Spellbinders Teal & Satin Pastels Glimmer Hot Foil
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Aqua Tinsel Embossing Powder

Friday, April 12, 2024

CAS on Friday #281 - Spring


Spring is here in the northern hemisphere and we're celebrating at the CAS on Friday Challenge. Come join in the fun!

Sadly not a single one of my tulips came up this year so I'm making do with Crackerbox Stamps Flowers and Butterflies colored with Copics.  


Will I plant new tulips this fall?  I'm thinking not. Our weather these last few years has been really wonky so the tulips don't last long because we have a sudden spring heat wave.  Boo!!

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you. 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Crackerbox Stamps - Interactive Birthday


I'm over on the Crackerbox Stamps blog today laughing myself silly.  I would love to get this birthday card.  Truly!


It's a simple pull-tab interactive card--yes, simple.  And look how cheerful it is despite the vulture hovering!?  LOL.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Crackerbox Stamps Birthday 1
  • Crackerbox Stamps Birthday 2
  • Lawn Fawn Waving Pull Tab Starter Set
  • Lawn Fawn Portrait Heart Garland Backdrop
  • Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake 6x6 Paper
  • Copics:  B00, B01, B02, R21, R56, R59, RV04, W2, W4, W6, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y26, Y28

Saturday, April 6, 2024

SOSS #249 - F for Fold It (Fancy Fold)


Oh, how I dreaded working up a project for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #249 F for Fold It (Fancy Fold). 


Fancy fold?!  I prefer a single fold, thank you very much, but I must say I do love how this turned out.  Just don't expect me to do another any time soon.


This is a storybook type card called the 5-Minute Trifold Accordian Card which takes a 5.5 x 12 piece of paper which you fold into a booklet and then decorate as you will.


I went minimal with my card in that I used the vintage floral paper for the base and a variety of simply stamped retro images and sentiments created using my label maker.  I actually do have a stamp that says "Happy birthday beyotch" from CZ Design but I wanted the font to be retro courier. Yes, I'm just that persnickety.


So my card when folded looks like a standard card with a bit of snark but then you flip the pages and the snark hits a whole 'nother level. I love it so so much!






  • VLV Plate 1415, Curler Lady Smoking, Smooching Lady
  • Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake
I don't know where I got the 12x12 paper in my stash but it looks like Stampin' Up to me.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

ATSM #465 - Diecuts and/or Stencils


This fortnight's Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge asks that you use diecuts and/or stencils on your makes. 


I created a gingerbread neighborhood on my holiday card. Aren't they so so cute?!  Just look at all that detail.  The Honey Bee dies have so many tiny pieces but once I got into the groove with a pile of wreaths, a pile of lamps, etc, the elements came together fairly quickly.  It also helped that there were so few colors involved.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Honey Bee Winter Village
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
  • Lawn Fawn Forest Border
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Lawn Fawn Ice Blue Bokeh 12x12 Paper
  • Paper Rose Christmas Sentiments
  • Copics: G00 and R21
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, March 30, 2024

ATCAS #255 - Rain


Rain, rain, go away . . . except at the Addicted to CAS Challenge #255!


I used that MFT Somebunny set and paper-piecing again along with the MFT Layered Umbrella to create an adorable Easter/spring card. I particularly love the combination of patterned paper on this one.  So fun and cute!


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

  • MFT Somebunny
  • MFT Layered Umbrella
  • Doodlebug Design Fairy Garden 6x6 Paper
  • Copics: C1, E41, E42, E43, E44, R20
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne

Friday, March 29, 2024

CAS on Friday #280 - Dies Only


It's "dies only" at the latest CAS on Friday Challenge #280.  I've been trying to use stuff I either haven't ever used or at least haven't used in a long time.  That's where the Elizabeth Crafts 5 Part Pine tree dies come into play.  

I used a white glitter cardstock to cut that out then used my Copic airbrush to try to ombre color the layers.  It's so sparkly and pretty in real life.  


I added Concord & 9th Christmas tree decorations from the Christmas Cloche dies set and impressed the card base with the Lawn Fawn Snow Flurries Backdrop to finish off the card. 

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.




  • Elizabeth Crafts 5 Part Pine
  • Concord & 9th Christmas Cloche Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Snow Flurries Backdrop
  • Sizzix Glitter Ombre Cardstock
  • Copics:  G40, G43, G46

Monday, March 25, 2024

Crackerbox Stamps - You're One In a Minion


I think the Minions are silly fun and adorable so have quite the collection once I discovered Crackerbox Stamps has a large selection of them.  

Read more about my first card using them on the Crackerbox Stamps blog.

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.



  • Crackerbox Stamps Phil
  • Crackerbox Stamps One in a Minion
  • Lawn Fawn Mushroom Border
  • Lawn Fawn Sunflower Greetings (SCT exclusive)
  • Doodlebug Design Fairy Garden 6x6 Paper
  • Lawn Fawn Spiffy Speckles 6x6 Paper
  • Copics:  B000, B01, B34, B37, B39, E42, N5, N7, N8, R02, RV02, Y11, Y13, Y15
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Friday, March 22, 2024

Happy Birthday, 90s Style


A friend of mine who is of a certain age where he would get this reference to the song by Tag Team had his birthday yesterday.  Yes, so now he's another year older.  Yikes!

I hot-foiled some stars on the background using the Lawn Fawn Starry Sky Hot Foil Plate with a strip of Spellbinders Glimmer hot foil. I colored up the Taylored Expressions Feisty Square Calendar Card image with Copics and placed it on the black mat on the card front.


On the inside of the card I used an ombre ink pad on the sentiment to mimic the angle of the stars on the front. Subtle and cool effect.

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

  • Taylored Expressions Feisty Square Calendar Cards
  • Lawn Fawn Starry Sky Hot Foil Plate
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Rainbow Hot Foil
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Old Birthday
  • Copics:  E23, E25, E27, E29, E49, G00, YG11

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

ATSM #464 - Any Occasion


The latest Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge is for any occasion you can think of.  Birthday? Sympathy? Christmas?  Whatever tickles your fancy is on the menu.


I had the Lawn Fawn Starry Sky Hot Foil Plate out so decided to make a few backgrounds to have on hand. I love how they turned out and used them in short order to create a couple of holiday cards, pairing them with the Spellbinders Bottle Brush Trees Duo and Lawn Fawn Snow Flurries Backdrop.  

Look how different they turned out just with the colors alone but also the glitter (swoon!) and change in sentiments.  It would be really easy to mass produce unique cards.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

 

  • Spellbinders Bottle Brush Trees Duo
  • Lawn Fawn Starry Sky Hot Foil Plate
  • Lawn Fawn Snow Flurries Backdrop
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Large Sentiments & Dies
  • Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Christmas
  • Stampin' Up Linen Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Gold & White Hot Foil
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Gold & Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Saturday, March 16, 2024

ATCAS #254 - Bloom


At the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge #254 the code word is "bloom." I took the opportunity to use an AALL & Create set I didn't have a chance to use last year.  And by last year, I guess I mean 2022.  BUT, at least I'm using it!


I sponged Distress Oxide onto a card panel then stamped the image with Versafine Clair Nocturne.  I used an old gift card to add some extra horizontal and vertical lines.  A touch of gold in the sentiment and the center of the poinsettia adds just the glamorous pop I love.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

  • AALL & Create Jolly Elements
  • Honey Bee Deckle Edge Rectangle
  • Pinkfresh Studio Sentiment (I think)
  • Pinkfresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls
  • Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry & Salvaged Patina
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Prismacolor Pencil (red for berries)

Crackerbox Stamps - Cocoa Card


I'm over on the Crackerbox Stamps blog today having a little cuppa.  Come join me!

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

 

  • Crackerbox Stamps Coffee Cup Top View
  • Crackboxer Stamps Coffee Cup Top View Heart & Hello Set of 2
  • Mama Elephant Striallop Diagonal Coverplate
  • Whimsy Stamps Brick Pattern Stencil
  • AALL and Create Steam Cogs Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Rusty Hinge, Peacock Feathers & Pine Needles
  • Distress Oxide Vintage Photo Spray
  • Dylusions White Linen Spray
  • Versamark
  • Ranger White Detail Fine Embossing Powder
  • Honey Bee Sweet on You 6x6 Paper
  • Copics:  BG53, BG47, E57, E59, E79