Friday, October 24, 2014

Home - where the journey starts

Quick post so I can share a card I made for my son who just bought his first home!  So proud of him!
I am combining some awesome challenges today.
The sketch is from CAS(E) This Sketch and the topic from CASology!

I used Unity's Itty Bitty stamp called Begins at Home.  I stamped the house image in Versamark the stamped it on white card-stock and heat embossed it with clear EP.  Used some Distressed Ink to add the color to the image outline.  Quick and simple like a CAS card should be!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
God bless!!

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Unity's FWF 10 24 2014
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge - Use kraft
CAS(E) this Sketch #97
CASology - Home

Which witch is which?

Sharing a little Halloween card I created thanks to the sugar sketch over at Sugar Pea Designs.

I used this cute little witch from Tiddly Inks.  The colors are not very "Halloweeny" because the current Tiddly Ink challenge is to use non-traditional Halloween colors.  I also tried to create a moon behind the witch using a circle die cut and some Distressed Inks.  After inking up the moon I flicked water onto the circle to give it a cratered look. (not sure is cratered is a word!)
I also finally used my spider web die I purchase on a going out of business clearance sale.  I added a little bit of confetti to make the wand appear to be zapping magic.
 Thanks for stopping by!
 God bless!

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Sugar Sketch #13
Tiddly Inks - Non-Traditional Halloween colors
Dies R Us - Halloween
Cards in Envy - Witch
Addicted to Stamps - Holiday

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Sweet Tuesday Morning Sketch!

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Not only do we have a great sketch, but we have one of my favorite sponsors!
This week we are sponsored by Sweet and Sassy Stamps!
I have been a fan of Sweet and Sassy for a while now.  They have some really sweet stamps!
If your not familiar with them go check them out now then come back and play along!
Here is this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch!                                                                                                     

I used Sweet and Sassy's Happy Happy stamp and die to create this fun little card! I stamped one of the sentiments from the set in the lower right hand corner before embossing it with my cloud embossing folder.  I stamped the sun and the clouds and the used the matching dies to cut them out! Colored the sun with Copics.  I am starting to dive into the world of Copic markers!  The clouds were sponged around the edges with some Distressed Ink.  A few little sequins make for a quick, fun card!
Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog today.
Be sure to visit the other DT members, they have some wonderful cards to share with you!


Be sure to link up your card for your chance to win something Sweet and Sassy!
God bless!!

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Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snowflakes and Swirls

I've started making Christmas cards for the Caring Hearts card drive.
Here is one I created thanks to the October Week 3 Viva la Verve sketch.

I went with a softer color scheme.  I used Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass to ink up the scroll and the swirls behind the snowflakes.  Used the snowflakes from Verve's Merry and Bright set to create the silver embossed flakes.  The Merry Christmas is from Verve's Peace on Earth set. I used some Copic BG32 to color a few snowflake Dazzle stickers and a few iridescent gems.     I also spritzed the scroll with some glimmer mist.  In sparkles in real life!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a great week.
God bless!

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Viva la Verve - Oct. week 3
Word Art Wednesday #154

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

TMS and DRS Christmas Card

Can you believe it's time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch?
We have a great sponsor this week, DRS Designs.  They have some amazing stamps so be sure to check the out!
This week is also a twist week, so be sure to work the twist into your card to be eligible for the prize!
The twist is "Holiday", any holiday will do, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Veteran's Day, your Birthday!  If you celebrate it, it's a holiday!!
Now for the sketch, check out all those fun layers!!

  I used Holly Hurricane from DRS.  I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils then fussy cut the image and popped it up with foam tape.  I did add a little bit of shimmer to the berries and the flame.  Doesn't show up in the picture! :(
This is a great sketch to use up some of those scraps!
Check out the other Design Teams cards.  So much to celebrate!!

Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait to see what you create!
God bless!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Thanksgiving card

Took time to make a quick Thanksgiving card while watching the Voice.
Used the sketch from MFT's  weekly sketch challenge #197

Used the MFT's Falling Leaves dies to create some colorful fall leaves.  Quick and easy card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed week!

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Cards In Envy - Autumn Leaves

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Copic Storage

I recently won a spot in the  On Line Card Classes - Copic Markers for Cardmakers.
I do not have many Copics, and rarely color with them.  Until this class I was just to unsure and intimidated by them.
I have learned a lot and have been practicing my blending, hopefully soon I will feel confident enough to share!
One of the classes was on maintenance and storage.
So today I am sharing my storage solution.
Yep, that's right! My storage solution is a .99 cent pencil box from Walmart!!
My collection is small enough to fit in one, and I still have room for a few more!
Yes, one day I dream of a whole craft room all to myself, one day when the kids are grown and on their own.  Until then I will treasure the time with my family and be happy with my little crafting corner and my little box of Copics!
Thanks for stopping by!
God bless!!