CAS(E) this Sketch!

I am participating in this new card sketch by CAS(E) this Sketch!  Today’s card is a series of three stamped images across the front of the card with the sentiment on top or below.

Take a look:

You make me smile

I was wondering about the smiley face being in black but the more I look at it the more I loved how the card came out.  I balanced the smiley face out with the sentiment in black.  The twine matched the color combo of the sun.  For me this is a well balanced card.  What do you think?

Supplies used:

Whisper White CS 100730

Whisper White CS
100730

Daffodil Delight Ink 126944

Daffodil Delight Ink
126944

Tangerine Tango Ink 126946

Tangerine Tango Ink
126946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Black Ink 126980

Basic Black Ink
126980

3/16 Inch Corner Punch 119871

3/16 Inch Corner Punch
119871

SSS Color And Sunshine

SSS Color And Sunshine

 

 

 

 

 

 

LF Pink Lemonade Cord

LF Pink Lemonade Cord

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Days of Birthday Cards – Day 2

This is my second post of the day.

I was up last night, couldn’t sleep for nothing in the world.  So I decided to make another birthday card for my series.  The colors for this card came from Stampin’ Up!’s Occasion Catalog.  The colors can be found in the Kaleidoscope DSP.  I love the colors in that paper.  I just realized that the two stamp sets are from the Kaledioscope suite as well.  I love how things come together.

Take a look:

Make a Wish

Supplies Used:

Geometrical Stamp Set 133158

Geometrical Stamp Set
133158

Perfect Pennants 133227

Perfect Pennants
133227

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 133324

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bermuda Bay Ink 131171

Bermuda Bay Ink
131171

Whisper White CS 100730

Whisper White CS
100730

Crumb Cake 120953

Crumb Cake
120953

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crushed Curry Ink 131173

Crushed Curry Ink
131173

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush
131178

Basic Black Ink 126980

Basic Black Ink
126980

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Baker's Twine 124262

White Baker’s Twine
124262

Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen 105021

Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen
105021

Snail Adhesive 104332

Snail Adhesive
104332

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals
104430

Stampin' Trimmer 126889

Stampin’ Trimmer
126889

SSS A2 Card Curved Edge

SSS A2 Card Curved Edge

 

 

 

 

Knitted Sleeve – Love It!

Today’s project was inspired by a post I saw on Pinterest.  As I said before, I love simple knitting.  I posted a sneak peck picture of what I was making and I am so pleased with the results of my knitted sleeve for a coffee cup.

Take a look:

Knitted Sleeve

I’m going to give this cup away to one of my book club members who answers my Monday giveaway question correct.  I think this sleeve is so cute.  It gives the cup personality!

I need more simple knitting, if you know of any please leave me a comment.

Let me know what you think.

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5 Days of Birthday Cards – Day 1

I was looking through my stash of cards and I realized that I was really low on birthday cards so I’m going to have a series of birthday card to showcase.  I will make 5 different birthday for this series.

Today’s card is a male’s birthday card.  I love the colors and the shapes that are on this card.  I’m using a lot of different products on my card that are new in my craft corner.

Take a look:

Male Birthday Card Front

The horizontal stripes were made with a new die cut from Papertrey Ink called Stripes Horizontal.   When I was finished with the front of the card I was wondering what will I add to the inside.  And here is what I decided.

Inside mistake

Take a look at that.  Can you believe I made such a big mistake!!!!  I could not believe it.  I wasn’t paying attention and stamp the image upside down.  How could I???  What was I going to do? At first I decided to just not show the inside but I really want to use this card so what can I do to fix this mistake.  Take a look at how I made a come back.

Inside Corrected

I decided to use what I learned in the Insiders class and brought the front of my card to the inside of the card.  All I did was turn the square image 90 degrees for a different look.  I just love it!!!  The card came out so nice.

My mistake caused me to really pull from my creative hat and it made the card pop.

I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do.  Just click on the images below if you want to purchase them.

Supplies Used:

Remember Your Birthday 131347

Remember Your Birthday
131347

Coastal Cabana 131297

Coastal Cabana
131297

Baked Brown Sugar 131296

Baked Brown Sugar
131296

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whisper White CS 100730

Whisper White CS
100730

Fresh Prints DSP 132996

Fresh Prints DSP
132996

Stripes Horizontal Cover Plate PTD-0536

Stripes Horizontal Cover Plate PTD-0536

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snail Adhesive 104332

Snail Adhesive
104332

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals
104430

Stampin' Trimmer 126889

Stampin’ Trimmer
126889

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/16 Inch Corner Punch 119871

3/16 Inch Corner Punch
119871

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love Knitting

I have a love for simple knitting.  I learned a couple years ago and have made tons of scarves and hats.  I started making a blanket for my daughter when she was born and I still haven’t finished.  She is going to be 8 this year.  It wasn’t simple knitting.  I look at it everyday.  I will finish it soon, I promise.

Today I will give you a sneak peak into what I am working on.  The colors are fabulous!

Pink and Brown

When I’m finished creating my project I will share the whole thing with you.  For now can you guess what I’m making?  Leave a comment below.

Gifts for Workshop Members

Today is my fourth workshop with my coworkers.  We have so much fun.  For one hour we get to unwind and relax.  The type of work that we do at the hospital can be overwhelming at times.  This workshop allows us to regroup and go back to work ready for the rest of the day.

I have four faith members and one new member today.  So I decided to give them a small token of my appreciation. I love pencils and they just realized that.  So, I made them toppers for their mini pencils!!!  I love them!  Now, the idea isn’t totally mines.  I saw fellow demonstrator Angie Juda demonstrate this and I knew I had to make some for myself.  So, thank you Angie!  Enough suspense, take a look.

Pencils with Paper Toppers

I just love pencils and these toppers really gives them an edge.  You should try to make one for yourself.  It is very easy.

1. Cut a piece of DSP to 8-1/2 x 3 and fold in half long ways.

2. Use the Fringe scissors to cut the paper starting at the opening side of the paper. Leave about 1/4″ at the top of the paper uncut.  That should be at the fold.

3. Add sticky strip to the 1/4″ piece that isn’t cut.  That should be at the fold.

4. Take the backing of the stick strip off and align the top of the pencil, the silver top of the pencil to the edge of the paper, and roll the pencil on the sticky strip to form the topper.

5. Then you want to add Washi tape to cover up the edges. Push the excess Washi tape into the hole between the paper and the pencil to create a finished look.

6. To finish it off, use your hands to separate the fringes to create a nice full look.

See nice and easy!  If you need photos to help guide you please let me know.  I will provide that for you.

I hope you enjoy making them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Tune in later for pictures from my workshop later.

Supplies use:

1. Sweet Sorbet DSP which is in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  If you spend, $50 in my online store you can get that set of paper for free.

2. Washi Tape from my local craft store.

3. Staples has the 28 pack of pencils that contain the black pencils as well.  I believe that’s an in store item only.

Fringe Scissors 133325

Fringe Scissors
133325

Sticky Strip 104294

Sticky Strip
104294

Staples Zebra #2 Mechanical Pencils

Staples Zebra #2 Mechanical Pencils

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

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