CAS Christmas August Reminder – Tree

Hello and welcome back!  This is the reminder post for CAS Christmas August Tree challenge.  Here’s my card.



A hill was masked off on the bottom portion of an A2 size piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamped the tree layers using the MISTI.  The first three layers were stamped with Volcano Lake, Lagoon and Emerald dye inks.  The fourth layer was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Went back to the first solid stamp and re-stamped over the whole image with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This served as a ‘mask’ and Tumbled Glass distress ink was then added with a mini blending tool for the background.



Wiped off excess ink with a paper towel then heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.  Added snowflakes with a white gel pen, even on the embossed areas.  Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle, then popped it up with foam tape onto a white cardbase to finish.



I’ve had this set since it was released two years ago I think(?).  Until now, I’ve only ever used the sentiments in the set.  I have no idea why I waited so long to use this because it’s a great set!  I played around with different colours before settling with my favourite one above, but I didn’t want those experimental pieces to go to waste, so I turned them into cards as well.




Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations is joining us again as our guest.  She and my team created some inspiring cards and you can view them on the challenge blog HERE.  There is one week left to join us.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!





ABC Christmas— P=Plain, Q=Quote, R=Robins/Rabbits (chose P=Plain)
Watercooler Wednesday— #183 Gail’s Masculine Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers — August Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Sequins
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge Stamps and Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS — #142 Masculine








Less is More #347 Sketch 21

Happy Saturday everyone.  Let’s get right to it, shall we?  We have a great sketch challenge this week at Less is More (LIM).  Hope you will play along with us this week.  Please welcome back our sponsor this month Happy Little Stampers.  And to celebrate STAMPtember, they are offering free worldwide shipping till the end of the month!  Click here for all the details.














I made this card for a friend whose birthday is next week.  The air balloons were stamped on scraps of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out.  Salty Ocean distress ink was added with a mini blending tool to a white stitched rectangle panel to create the sky background.

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black die cut banner.  The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base before assembling.  Clear shimmer on the balloons and a few clear sequins were added to finish.


Heading over to:
Happy Little StampersSeptember 2017 Anything Goes with Dies
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Balloons




Thank you for visiting.  My team has some fabulous inspirations and you can check them out HERE.  As always, please remember to keep your cards clean and simple (CAS) following our challenge guidelines.








Tickled Pink Birthday

Hi there.  I’m just dropping in quickly to share a CAS birthday card I created today.  I have several coming up. And with AAA Cards challenge #98 Creatures Great and Small, I took the opportunity to use a NBUS summer set I recently bought.  Trying to savour the last bit of summer. 😆



Here’s my card



I guess someone should have told this flamingo not to drink and rollerskate. 😂  The flamingo and sentiment were stamped with Memento black ink on a white stitched rectangle die cut from Neenah cardstock.



Masking, distress inks, a Radiating Rays stencil and a mini blending tool were used to create this mini boardwalk scene. i have a little confession.  Initially I created a sandy beach scene and then realized you can’t rollerskate on sand!  😂  Wasn’t even thinking.



The flamingo was coloured with Copics and a few motion lines were drawn in with a Copic multiliner.  The panel was mounted to a white top folding card base with foam tape.  Clear shimmer was added to the rays to finish.

As I mentioned, it’s a quick one. 😂  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.








YNS August 2017 Release Blog Hop


Hi there.  Welcome to the YNS August 2017 Release Blog Hop.  This month YNS celebrates 8 amazing years!  Happy birthday, YNS!!!  A huge milestone like this deserves a huge blog hop prize at a whopping $80!  Make sure you leave comments along the way for your chance to win.  You don’t have to comment on all the stops, but each comment gives you one entry.  And if you’ve been hopping, hope you are enjoying all the fabulous creations as well as counting up all the gumdrops for your chance to win 10 packages of gumdrops.  Full details can be found on the YNS blog.  All the new release products are available right now in the YNS Store and there is even a coupon code. And now onto my card.


YNS Supplies:
Magical and Magnificent stamp and die | Magical Unicorn | Stitched Rectangle |




I am featuring the super sweet Magical and Magnificent stamp set and die in a spinner card.  Since the image faces right and I needed an exact image facing left for the back side, I did some reverse image stamping with my MISTI and Mirror Blocks stamp.  They were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then die cut out with the coordinating die.  It was a little tricky diecutting the reverse images.



The frame and window opening were created with the Stitched Rectangle die set.  The frame was die cut three times from Bristol paper to give it strength.  The sentiment was stamped in black on the frame.



The inside stripe background was created with Post It label tape, Salty Ocean distress ink and a mini blending tool to give it a carnival look.  A few blue gumdrops finished off the card.  And here it is in action.





Click on the blue linky to access the full list of participants on the hop.



Once you complete the hop, head to the YNS Store and use the coupon code below to receive 20% off your entire purchase, including new release items!  Most of the time, new release items are excluded from the offer. Remember to leave a comment before you go if you want another entry into the $80 hop prize.  And if you’ve been counting those gumdrops, make sure you head to the YNS Blog and enter that number in the Party Game inlinkz for your chance to win 10 packages of gumdrops.  The hop ends at midnight EST on August 8 and the winner will be announced on August 10.



Thank you for stopping by and good luck!









Less is More #339 Pierce Your Project

Hello there.  We have a new challenge starting today at Less is More.  This week’s challenge #339 is Pierce Your Project.  We want to see anything to do with piercing on your card.  We want to thank our generous sponsor this month Happy Little Stampers.  And as mentioned in my post last week, there are still a couple days left to enter their huge giveaway.












This is the second card I made for my teammate Sarah G.  For some reason I had it in my head that her birthday was on July 22, so imagine my surprise when I realized on July 11 that her birthday is actually July 12.  So I re-did her card before sending it.

The pierce frame (discontinued) was die cut twice from white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  Freehand Florals layering stamp set was used here.  The flowers were stamped with Shades of Purple and Summer Afternoon inks and the leaves with Green Fields ink.  The sentiment was black heat embossed on the inside square.  Shaded Lilac distress ink was blended with a mini blending tool for the background.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins finished the card.


And here it is with the original — frame rotated, different sentiment and Spun Sugar distress ink for the background



I am linking to the following challenges:
Happy Little StampersJuly CAS Birthday
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Splatter
Uniko#42 Flowers
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes



And that is it for me this week.  Be sure to visit my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations then come play along with us this week.  Remember to keep your cards CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week.