CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #9

Welcome to this weeks CAS-ual Fridays! Today's challenge is to use kraft in your "guy" project!  Easy to do right?  I love kraft and really I use it in everything!

So here is my "krafts-men" card...

I thought about a plaid golf shirt for this one!  Added a few buttons and done...CAS guy card! 

Stop by the CAS-ual Blog to see what kinda of goodies they have this week!  Our sponsor is...

...the Kraft Outlet!  Lots of fun stuff there!!  Go check out the other DT girls too!  A lot of krafty goodness to see there too!!  Thanks for coming by!

Love Birds

Morning Tweets!  I have a new card for you today brought to you by  Clear and Simple stamps!  This adorable set is June's Stamp of the Month, called Tweet Notes, and it is is SO fun!

Here is my card...

love birds 1

I love this red rose trim!  It's usually something I hoard....you know how it goes...but I had to bring it out for this lovey type card!  LOL!  I stamped the sentiment and colored it in with a red Copic to get that look!  There are several sentiments in this set like this and they look amazing with a little color!

love birds

Here is the full set for you to check out!  You can find it HERE!  

That's all I have for you today!  Have a good one!  :)


Mehndi meets Pinterest..

So I was looking around on Pinterest again....not wasting time as usual...promise! ;) And I found a picture that was amazing! Sad thing? Didn't pin it OR save it! I saw it, left the computer....went straight to make this card and later realized later that the page I was on got closed! Bummer! SO, this card was Pinterest inspired and if I find the pic...I will share!


A fun little find here is that one of my circle Nesties fits PERFECTLY to cut this gorgeous stamp out!  I mean perfect!  Look at that border!!  I colored the insides with different Copics...don't look to close...I went out of the lines...and then I added some White Gel pen!  I cut it out with the Nestie and then matted it with some Ocean Tides!  I used the next size up Nestie to cut the window in the Pure Poppy!  Then I stamped the sentiment and ran that through the Big Shot with the Linen IP!  And actually?  I ran it through twice for more texture!  I also rounded each corner!  Then I popped the whole thing up on foam tape for some dimension!  Last, I added 2 little tiny black pearls!  Of course right?  How could I not?


You will have to let me know what you think about this one!  I love these fun colors and am thinking I really like this card!  This stamp is becoming a fast favorite....I know....I have alot of those don't I?  :)

Glad you could come by today!  Have a great Wednesday!


DeNami Design Sneak Peeks!

I am SUPER excited today!  Today is the day we get to share some fun stuff with you!  DeNami fun stuff that is!  Today I am sharing a few samples using the new Ornamental Flower stamps!  These new stamps have so many possibilities and I knew it right from the minute I saw the pdf!  LOL! I texted Paulina to tell her I had lots of ideas swimming around in my head!  And so here they are....


This first one is my favorite!  I love that Water Lily stamp!  I stamped it 4 times on red card stock and then cut out each layer!  Then popped them all up on foam tape for a gorgeous flower!  You can see all of the stamps I used in this card (minus the sentiment!)!


If you can tell, I must have decided to go with a green theme too!  It was after I had all the cards made that I realized this!  LOL!  This card is a super simple card I made using DeNami textured card stock!  I stamped the sentiment and then stamped 3 flowers!  I stamped the same flowers in white and attached them to the card!  I added a little white gel pen to the centers of each dot and a red pearl to the centers of each flower!  What do you think?


This card was a fun one to make!  I stamped the flower image in a rectangle pattern using my SAMJ, and then added it to a layer of patterned paper on my card! I colored the flowers with Copics and added a little pearl in each flower!


And one more for you today!  This one I had a hard time with...just ask Paulina!  LOL!  But I think I finally got it right!  I love that little flower image for a border!  And these is such a fun color combo too!

Well, that is it for you today from me!  I want you to hop on over to the DeNami blog and see what goodies they have!  A little giveaway going on!  There are lots of ways to win and you can check that out when you visit!  One way to win this giveaway is to leave a comment here!  One random winner will win this set of Ornamental Flower stamps! 

Thanks for coming by! Have a great day!!


Inspiration like crazy...

OK so yesterday was the PTI blog hop and if you haven't stopped over you must! There are so many beautiful cards! I found TONS of inspiration from fellow crafters!

Two things in particular stood out to me (believe me there were LOTS more than these 2 amazing things I bookmarked too!)....Lynn's card HERE...and Nichole's cards HERE! I love how Lynn used this image and I had to give in to my NO distressing issues and try Nichole's use of white on kraft...she is amazing at this!  These things combined with this Pinterest picture....

all combined into this card...


I woke up this morning...built it in my head as I was laying there staring at the ceiling...please tell me I am not the only one who wakes up thinking about cards...is that weird?  Then I got up and whipped this out!  I love the Botanical set!  It is a set for all occasions that is for sure! 


I am back to my craft room today!  And yes....it's done!  I need to clean up and take some pics to share with you!  I am waiting for September for a trip to Ikea so I don't have my exact furniture yet but at this point....I am in no hurry!  I have LIGHT!  I have SPACE!  And I have a door to shut!  LOVE that!  ;)

Thanks for coming by today and thank you for all the birthday wishes for Rylee yesterday!  That made her day....well that and the trip to the water park!  :)

OH...one more thing!  For some reason, (and I have learned I am not the only one thank goodness!)  blogger will not let me leave comments on blogs who do not have pop up commenting!  I have cleared my cookies and tried all sorts of things with my computer and its really a no go for me! SO if you have any suggestions and have had the same problems too....let me know if you have found a solution!  I hated to pass up so many blogs yesterday but as soon as I leave the comment, it says my comment is "anonymous" and then it deletes it!  So weird!  Thanks!!


PTI June Blog Hop

So glad you could stop by today!  I am super excited about this month's PTI Blog hop!  If you follow my blog you know how much I love Pinterest!  SO, when I saw Nichole's challenge was a super fun picture from Pinterest, I had to play along!  Here is the inspiration picture...

I was reading a thread over at the PTI forum and it was really interesting to read about what people were seeing from this picture!  Some went straight to the silver hangers, some to the cubbies...Ted...;) but I went straight to the colors on the wall!  I went for a pretty literal interpretation of those colors!  But I think its kinda fun....


I used my Copic Airbrush and picked 8 Copic markers that I thought matched pretty well to the wall in the picture!  Then I just sprayed some stripes and then added a little misty look with the brush tip of the Copic!  I stamped the sentiment in True Black and added one of my favorite little embellies!  I matted the whole thing with a piece of Hibiscus Burst and added the whole thing with some foam tape to a white card base! 

I can't wait to see all of the cards and all the different interpretations of this picture!  If you want to see a full list and play along, go to Nichole's blog! 

And just a little side note...today is my little R's 7th birthday!  She of course had to make a card too!  Here is her card...

She said the picture reminded her of a sunrise!  SO cute!  I love love that she likes to make cards with me!  She told me she wants to be a card maker when she grows up...I am pushing for a Nurse like me...but hey!  I am cool with making cards too!  She is so fun!  She even set her card up and took her own pics with my iPhone! 

So happy birthday girly!!  How in the world did you get to be 7? 

Thanks for stopping today! 


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #8

Good Morning! I hope everyone is off to a great Friday so far! I am doing fantastic! I had HORRIBLE back pain at the beginning of this week and today it is GONE! Thank the Lord! I was able to sit in my craft room again yesterday and get crafty!

So today I am here with a new challenge...

This is a challenge with SO many possibilites!!  I have a fun CAS little edge on my card to share....


I used an adorable set from Market Street Stamps called Celebrate Cake...who by the way is our FABULOUS sponsor this week!  I stamped the star image 4 times, cut each of them out with a square punch and popped them all up on foam tape!  I added Stickles to each for a little extra fun!  For my edge, I used an EK Success Scallop punch and then layered a 1" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock behind it!  Super easy! 

Click HERE to check out this weeks prize!  And don't forget to go to Market Street Stamps to check out their latest!  Super cute for sure!

Have a great day!


DeNami Product Spotlight!

Today I am here with a DeNami Product Spotlight!  This stamp is super cute and just in time for 4th of July!!
Here is my card using this fun little stamp....


I stamped the image in Versamark on the red and blue rectangles! Then I added white embossing powder and heat embossed the image!  I matted those images with a Nestie rectangle and tucked some ribbon behind the focal point before I attached it to my card base!  OH and the tops of the sparklers are Stickled for a fun effect!

I am so glad you came by today!  Remember this stamp is 10% off today!  Go and put it in your cart!  Stop by the DeNami blog to see some more creations Sparkler creations too!  :)

Have a great day!

Clear and Simple App Sneak

Just stopping in today with a link to my card on the Clear and Simple iPhone App!  Click HERE to see what its all about! 

Have a great day!


A little exciting news...

Just wanted to pass on some exciting news!  I have been so lucky to be apart of the DeNami Design Team now since January of this year!  I was thrilled when the sweet Paulina asked me to stay on but I was so worried about being able to give 100%!  This summer is b.u.s.y. with lots of fun kid stuff and other responsibilities!  SO she asked me to be a Contributing Designer!  And of course I said YES!  This allows me some extra time for other things but I still get to be apart of this fabulous team!  I was just thrilled she wanted to keep me around!  I am super excited to be able to continue creating with the fabulous DT and the newest girls...one of my sweet blog friends, Dana, and fellow Stamping Royalty, Amber! 

I just wanted to leave you with a few of my favorite DeNami cards from the past 6 months!  Stay tuned this week, too, because the newest release is going to be unveiled!  We have lots of fun samples to share! 

Thanks for much for coming by today! Have a great day!


Happy day...

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great Sunday! I have a card today that I made this weekend and wanted to share!


Yes it is hanging on a potato masher!  It a recipe holder actually but I thought I would change it up a bit here!  I have used this before on my blog but not for quite awhile! 

So, let me tell you about my card!  This flower is made from white core paper and the Beautiful Blooms dies!  I cut one of each size and sanded the edges! I stuck them together with glue dots and added a clear sticker with Lemon Tart cardstock for the center!  Those adorable leaves are a die I found for the Quickutz Squeeze!  I am going through and purging stuff as I move into my new craft room, so you can imagine how excited I was to find this!  (Yes...I do have lots of stuff I haven never used...and obviously had no idea that I even had!)  I used a new PTI IP for the background and matted it in some Ripe Avocado to match the leaves!  The sentiment is from Market Street Stamps! 


So this is it for today!  Hope all is well out in blog land!  I am SO behind on my blogs!  I am hoping to sit down tomorrow and see what everyone has been up to!  Have a great day!


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #7

So glad you could come by today!  Here is the latest installment of CAS-ual Fridays!  This weeks challenge...color block!  It really is a great challenge with so many possibilities!  Here is my card for this week...


It is actually what I call a "monochromatic color block" challenge card!  I took those 5 blocks and attached them to a larger mat and then stamped PTI's Text Style down the front!  I used Scor-tape to attach the ruffle and the sparkly ribbon!  Then I popped that up on foam tape and added the sentiment which is popped up on more foam tape!  I really love dimension in cards!  It adds so much! 

SO, this weeks sponsor is Crop Stop!  Be sure and stop over to the CAS-ual Blog to see the prize!  You know its a fun one!

There is also lots more color blocking going on with all the DT girls!  Stop by and leave some love! Thanks for coming by!  Have a great CAS-ual Friday!