Tag You're It 40

Friday, February 5, 2016

Finally it's Friday and it also happens to be the day for a new challenge at Tag You're It!  I am the hostess this week and I hope that my tag inspires you in one way or another!

We are so close to that special holiday on February 14th that I couldn't resist making a tag to celebrate Valentine's Day!  I used a heart stencil to emboss some iridescent embossing paste first then added the scribble heart on top. A hashtag sentiment and I was done.  Easy peasy!


The design team at Tag You're It has created some fun tags to inspire you this week so I hope you will check them out.  And I hope you'll join us in the gallery this week!

Supplies
Stamps: Hashtags (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Pink Pirouette, Real Red (SU); Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Gift Card Holder die (Reverse  Confetti); Scribble Heart die, Mosaic Heart stencil (Simon Says Stamp); translucent embossing paste (Dreamweaver); Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon (SU); baker's twine

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CAS(E) This Sketch 158

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Here I go again with a card using my new, favorite heart die.  This time I'm using it on my CAS(E) This Sketch card!



When I sat down at my desk to make this card I fully intended to use some flowers.  But then I saw the glitter challenge at CASology and the colors at Stamp Ink Paper and got distracted!  Those challenges were a great opportunity to use this scribble heart die cut from some gold glimmer paper and it was easy to add some black embossing paste, a red sentiment, and a few red sequins (yes, they are red even though they look black in the photo) to round out this fabbo sketch.



The CAS(E) This Sketch design team has cooked up some great designs with this sketch so hop on over to check them out.  I hope we'll get to see you in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps:  Everyday Mini Sentiments (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things); Champagne Glimmer (SU)
Ink:  Real Red (SU)
Accessories:  Scribble Heart die (Simon Says Stamp); Graph stencil (Sheena Douglass); black embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi); sequins

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Freshly Made Sketches 222!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We're halfway through the work week (yay!) and it's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This week Narelle, our resident layers expert, has provided the sketch!



For one of my layers I used washi tape.  It's been a long time since I've done that and I've got to admit it felt good!  It's fun stuff, looks way cool when the edges are ripped, and it generally makes me smile.  I think I'm going to try and use it more often.  I certainly have enough of it!

The code word this week at Addicted to CAS is RED so I thought I'd play along and make a Valentine.  Apologies if you are sick and tired of seeing this heart die because I've been using it a lot lately and if you stop by here on Thursday (and Friday for that matter) you'll see it again!  I can't help it.  It's a fun die!


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you've got time to play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Our amazing design team has got some beautiful cards to share with you this week in order to jump start your creativity, so please check them out!  I hope to see you in the gallery!

Supplies
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things); Real Red (SU)
Accessories:  Scribble Heart die (Simon Says Stamp); washi tape, Dymo label maker

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colourQ 327

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I can hardly believe it's Tuesday already and time for a new color palette from colourQ.  Where does the time (and by that I mean the weekend) go?   But here we are back in the saddle and we've got some very pretty colors for you.



This is one of my favorite color combos.......for a Christmas card.  However, I wanted to try something a little different so with some help from the sketch at As You See It I put this card together.  I love the scalloped layers together, although I really wish that I had made the top blue layer much thinner.  By the time I took a good look at it and realized how it looked everything was stuck down and it was too late to fix it!


My colourQ teamies have made some beautiful cards this week so be sure to check them out.  I hope to see you in the gallery this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies
Stamps:  Be (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Ruby Red, Pool Party (SU)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Scallop Border die (The Stamps of Life); Seriously die (Lil' Inker Designs); Pool Party baker's twine (SU); Berry Blend sequins (Avery Elle)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 157!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Happy Thursday! It seems like this week has been going on forever.  Not sure why, but since we've finally made it around to Thursday it's time for a new challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch!



I've had these outline flower dies for a while and hadn't used them yet.  As I was driving home from work one day contemplating this sketch it occurred to me that these dies might make a good choice for this layout.  I had a little trouble adding the leaves in a way that I liked so I settled on the one.  I think it looks a little lonely :) but it left a nice space for my sentiment.  The colors here are inspired by the latest challenge at Color Throwdown.


Well, I'm very glad that the work-week is nearly over and I'm looking forward to doing a whole lot of nothing this weekend!  I want to thank you for stopping by to check out my card and invite you to play along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch. The inspiration from the design team is incredible so you definitely want to check it out!

Supplies
Stamps:  Painted Sayings (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things); So Saffron, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake (SU)
Ink:  Basic Gray (SU)
Accessories:  Wild Garden die (Essentials by Ellen)

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Freshly Made Sketches 221!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Well we're halfway through the week and it's time for a new challenge from Freshly Made Sketches!  This week Karren is our hostess and just wait until you see the possibilities with her sketch!



I had a vague idea floating in my head of how I wanted my card to look then I happened on the inspiration photo for a masculine card at The Challenge and I knew I was headed in the right direction.  I stamped the bold colors with some ink splatter stamps, die cut the sentiment out of the center of those splats, stacked it up with a few layers then stuck it back in place.  It looks much better in person, trust me!


My Freshly Made Sketches teamies have got some beautiful cards to show you this week so be sure to stop on by and check them out.  I hope we get to see you in the gallery this week!

Supplies
Stamps:  Ink Splats (WPlus9); Distressed Patterns (My Favorite Things); Happy (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Sweet Tooth (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Wonderful Words Birthday die (Papertrey Ink)

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colourQ 326!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  I hope all of you who were hit with Snowmageddon on the east coast made it through ok!  And if you are cooped up in the house because your street is covered in snow then feel free to join us at colourQ where we have some new colors to tempt you into a crafting mood!




I wanted to make a pretty floral card, especially since everything is covered in snow, but I got distracted by this big butterfly die that I haven't used yet.  It's been a while since I stuck a butterfly on a card!

I took some inspiration from the Just Add Ink sketch and took a little poetic license from it as well but I think you can still see the sketch in there!


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out the beautiful inspiration from my colourQ teamies!  These gorgeous colors have inspired a plethora of gorgeous cards from them!

Supplies
Stamps:  Bokeh Dots (Essentials by Ellen); Hand Lettered Thanks (WPlus9)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir); Daffodil Delight, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive (SU)
Accessories:  Vivienne Butterfly die, Darla Butterfly die (Simon Says Stamp); Basic Pearl (SU)

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CAS(E) This Sketch 156!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy Thursday!  Today we've got a new sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and it's a great one that is open to lots of interpretation!



I haven't used this particular stamp set in a dog's age so it was nice to ink it up.  The challenge at Can You Case It gave me the idea to do this in silhouette style - just black and white - and I stamped the sentiment on vellum to keep it simple.  I put a bit of brushed gold cardstock behind the vellum to make sure the sentiment was visible.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time to check out the inspiration at CAS(E) This Sketch and join us in the gallery this week!

Supplies
Stamps:  Going to Seed (Woodware); Oh Happy Day (Avery Elle)
Paper:  Pure Luxury (Gina K); Brushed Gold, Vellum (SU)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)

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