Are You Enjoying Your Journey?

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CAS(E) this sketch #85.  This week’s sketch is from N@Ali.  I love this sketch, its clean and simple.



Take a look at my card:

Enjoy the Journey 2

I love how this card turned out.  It has the CAS factors.  One focal point, one sentiment, little embellishments and a lot of white space!

I used my brand new Life’s Journey stamp set and Super Geotag die from Simon Says Stamp’s new release called This Is The Life.

I love this new set.  Life really is journey that we are on and we have no clue were we will end up.  There are times when we set our path and something happens that take of off that path.  Its up to you to get back on path no matter how hard it might, but we MUST enjoy the journey or it will not be worth it.

So what do you think?  Please let me know by leaving a comment below.

Supplies used:

Lifes JourneyclassiccrestsolarwhtieNeenah Desert Storm CSMME Enamel DotsStampin' Trimmer3M Mounting Tape

Who Do You Feel Strongly About?

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with Casology week 104.  The Cue Card is Pet!! I’m also linking this card to Addicted to Stamps and their challenge is CLEAN AND SIMPLE (CAS).

Week 104 - Pet

Addicted to Stamps

When I first saw the word I immediately thought of a pet animal.  I figured everyone would choose that so I decided to look up the meaning of the word “pet” to see what else it means.

I decided to go with pet as an adjective: to feel particularly strongly about someone or something.

Take a look at my card:

Love you with heartss

Nothing like a father’s love for his only daughter!

I decided to do a one layer card with a lot of white space, one focal point and a sentiment, CLEAN AND SIMPLE (CAS) at its best.

My Koala’s are from my new Sweet Stamp Shop Koala stamp set and my sentiment and hearts are from Lawn Fawn’s Love You Tons stamp set.

I used my Copic markers #B12, B14, #R20, R24 and C3.

I wanted to color with my Copic’s for practice.  I need to color more often. I want to master this skill.


This was my first card but I didn’t like how the sentiment “little sister” turned out but I wanted to share it with you.

Plus the belly is blue and not pink.

Love you little sister

What do you think?  Let me know!

Supplies used:

Koala FamilyLove You TonsCopic Markerscopic blending xpress itStampin' TrimmerWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with CAS(E) this sketch #84. I only have 8 hours to post this card.


I created a one layer card. I wanted to keep it very simple.

Take a look at my card:

Hello(Sorry about the photo, no natural lighting it is 1:26 in the am)

Edited to include this better photo at 6:30am


My card is pretty clean and simple.  I used there Stampin’ Up! colors to create my card, crisp cantaloupe, pistachio pudding and basic black.

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! Hi There stamp set.

The scallops are from Papertrey Ink’s Ombre Builders stamp set.

1. I masked 1inch of space at the top of the card using the post-it tape.

2. I stamped my image 1/8 from the top and bottom of the post-it tape.

3. I removed the tape and added my sentiment.

4. I added rhinestones and WALA my card is done!!

What do you think? Please lave a message.

Crisp CantaloupePistachio PuddingBasic Black InkHi ThereOmbre BuildersPost-It Full Adhesive RollBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' Trimmer

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All Smiles…..

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #172: Rainbow Medallions!

Dawn Mcvey showed us how to create beautiful rainbow medallions using the stamps we have in our stash!  It’s all about placement and different colors.Dawn McveyI’ve been thinking all day long about the different stamps I could use to create this great affect.  I couldn’t think of one.  When I arrived home, I had a big box waiting for me in my kitchen.  When I looked at the label it said Papertrey Ink.  I was so excited because I had a feeling about what it was!!

My new Papertrey Ink Market Kit Shakers + Sprinkles!!

Shakers and Sprinkles KitYes, yes, yes!  I’ve been waiting patiently for this order to come.  It’s been on back-order for a couple of months.  When I saw the half sunburst as a stamp, I knew I was going to use it for this in my Make It Monday project.

So without further a due, here is my card:

Smiles 2

I use four different colors to create this look.  I took Dawn’s advice by stamping the image by its opposite so that you don’t have to worry about lining them up next to each other.  This was really fun to do and it really allows you to look at your stamps differently.

The sentiment and the sunburst are from Papertrey Ink Make It Market Kit Shakers + Sprinkles.  This kit was such a hit on their site that it cause the site to crash back in May.  I’m sorry to tease those of you who didn’t get it, but it is sold out.

Now you know why I’m All Smiles!

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Shakers+Sprinkles Stamp Set Onyx Versafine InkWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperNeenah desert stormWhit gel penStampin' Dimensionalsblueberry skyPTI Summer Sunrise InkHawaiian ShoresPTI Berry Sorbet Inkclassiccrestsolarwhtie1 3_8 Circle Punch1 3_8 Circle Punch

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Are You A Square?

Hello everyone!!!  I have such great news to share.

I received AAA Cards CAS Honors today for my Love you watercolor card.  Just in case you missed it here it is.

Watercolor Love you

I am so grateful to the lovely women who voted for me.  This really made my day!! Such a nice way to start the week.

I’m back again with AAA Cards Game #11 Enjoy challenge and Virginia’s View Challenge #5 Die Cut this week.


AAA Card Games #11 is looking for a “window box pattern”, 4 up squares, 4 up matching embellishments, 4 up holes you name it.


Virginia’s View Challenge #5 Die Cut are looking for cards that contain die cuts.

V. V. Challenge #5 (2)


I decided to have one large square with 4 up squares with 4 smaller squares attached at the center.  Confused, don’t be.

Take a look at my card:

A Tweet Thank You

Doesn’t the smaller squares look like leaves? Take a closer look.

A Tweet Thank You close up

I die cut 8 squares (4 big ones and 4 one size smaller) with Stampin’ up!’s Square Collection Framelits Die and my Big Shot out of Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods pattern paper.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Corner Chomper to round the corners of two corners on each square.

I used my Stampin’ Up! 1″ circle punch and my 3/4″ circle punch to create the circle in one of the squares, the circle behind the button and the white circle behind the orange square.

I used Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks Stamp set for the sentiment and the heart with Stampin’ Up! chocolate chip ink pad.

I added a retired Stampin’ Up! button and linen thread in the center.

What do you think?


Supplies used:

Big Shot Die-Cut MachineSquare Collection Framelits DieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper3_4 circle punch1 inch circle punchGiving ThanksChocolate Chip Ink PadNatural-Buttons-300x300Linen ThreadStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast AdhesiveIntoTheWoodsCollectionKit-1_1024x1024

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Are You Ready to Fingerpaint?

Hello everyone!  I’m back again with another card for Less is More Week 180:  One Layer Card.


The challenge is to Adapt a Fingerprint.  Yayyyy!!  This reminds me of my childhood when we just created with no cares or worries and thought everything was beautiful.

My daughter and I had a great time playing with this challenge.  She will post her cards later on today and I will link to it when she post.

Take a look at my card:

Fingerpainting I love you

I used my index finger and Papertrey Ink’s Summer Sunrise ink to create my heart. How cute is that!!

My sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Stripe Greetings stamped with Memento Black Ink.

I created a couple more cards for this challenge.  I couldn’t help myself.

Take a look:

Fingerpaint string of lights

Fingerpaint I love you 2

So what do you think?  I think all of you should try it.  Bring out your inner child this weekend.

Supplies used:

PTI Summer Sunrise InkSSS Stripe GreetingsMemento Black InkclassiccrestsolarwhtiePTI Berry Sorbet InkAqua Mistblueberry skyCopic Multiliner

Giving Thanks

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with the Less is More Week 179 Challenge.  I haven’t played with them in awhile so I decided to join them with their Earth Tone Color Challenge.

So, you guessed it, it’s the tenth hour and I have to hurry to submit my card.  So, no long talking today.

Take a look at my card:

Giving Thanks for you

Giving Thanks for you close up

I just received my new order from Simon Says Stamp Kelly Purkey’s sale.  I ordered the feathers die and thought it would work well with this challenge.

I die cut the four feathers from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods pattern paper.

Then I attached them to each other using a Stampin’ Up! glue dots.

Then I added Stampin’ Up! linen thread to a retired Stampin’ Up! naturals button, tied a bow and adhered it to the top of my feathers.

I stamped my sentiment giving thanks from Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks Stamp Set with Colorbox Chestnut Roan chalk inkpad.

Nice, clean and simple card with a lot of white space.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Kelly Purkey Feathers DieIntoTheWoodsCollectionKit-1_1024x1024Natural-Buttons-300x300Giving Thankscolorbox chestnut roanBazzill Marshmallow CSWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperStampin' TrimmerMini glue dots


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You Make My Heart GLOW!!

Second Post for the day!

Hello everyone!  I’m back again with CASology Week 103.  The Cue Card is “Glow”!  Yes, glow.  What can I do?  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do so I turn to Pinterest for some inspiration.

As I browsed Pinterest the common theme was glow-in-the-dark.  So, I asked myself how can I get my card to glow in the dark.  I did some research and I found some glow-in-the-dark paint.  Thank you Martha Stewart!!

Now in order to get the full effect of my card the lighting in the picture at a minimum. I was trying to take the picture in complete darkness but my camera wouldn’t take the photo, so I did the best I could.

Take a look at my card:

You make my heart glow

I added glow-in-the-dark paint to the wood heart and let it sit under the light for a couple of hours.  When you turn off the light the heart really glows.  My kids thought it was the coolest thing.

Since my camera wouldn’t take the picture in the dark, I turned on a small light in my hallway to the left of my room where the card was located. I set the camera to automatic and it took a couple of minutes to actually take and when it finally snapped this is what I got.  I love the glow of the heart from the camera but I really love the glow on the desk from the heart and the the sentiment.

So what do you think?

Supplies used:

Basic Black CSLF509_QuinnsCapitalABCs_f86c5882-6c10-4eb4-9f69-15d889e19a86_1024x1024 Frost Whiteglow in the dark paint

The wood heart is from AC Moore craft store.

So, what do you think?

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Watercolor Love You

Hello everyone!  I’m back again with AAA Cards Game #10 Watercolor techniques and Virginia’s View Challenge #5.


V. V. Challenge #5 (2)

Take a look at my card:

Watercolor Love you

I used Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Heart Stencil and Distress Inks Pack 1 to create my beautiful heart on watercolor paper.

Watercolor Love You close up

I used Simon Says Stamp Big You die to cut out 4 “you” dies out of basic black cardstock and stacked them together to add dimension.

I choose to use black cardstock so that the “you” would pop against the bright watercolor heart. I used clear foam tape to adhere the “you’ to my card.  I love this tape because you will never see the tape behind your project.  Thank you Jennifer McGuire for that one.

I love how it turned out.  I went to my brother and asked him to tell me what the card said and he nailed it on the first try.

So, I’m confident you will see that my card says I Love You!

Let me know what you think.  I would love to get feedback.

Supplies used:

Basic Black CSSSS Mosaic Heart StencilDistress Inks Kit 1SSS Big You DieTombow Power Adhesive Glue TabsCanson Watercolor PaperStampin' Trimmer

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The Joy is in the Journey

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #171: Pop Up Die Cuts, AAA Cards Game #10 Watercolor techniques and Virginia’s View Challenge #5

I’m so excited about this weeks challenges because they combine my two favorite things.  Water-coloring and my all time favorite die, Life is Beautiful Butterfly die.


Yayyyyy, I get to use Watercolors for this challenge!!

MIM 171 Pop Up Die Cuts

Besty Veldman showed everyone how to use our dies to create partial cuts!!

V. V. Challenge #5 (2)

Die Cut, perfect!

Take a look at my card:

Joy in the Journey3

Joy in the Jouney4

I created a card like this in the past, when I was taking my Online Card Class on Water-coloring.  It was fun so I decided to do it again with different colors, die, and sentiment.  You can see my original card here.

To create the watercolor dots, I used a new pencil eraser to transfer the ink from the pad to the paper.

Then I die cut the butterfly over the dots.  I only placed the cutting plates over the wing section of the butterfly.  That way the body of the butterfly will stay in tack.

I stamped the sentiment and added some heart enamel dots.

Can you say pretty!!!  I can!!!  Creating this card was very easy and everyone should try water-coloring and partial die cutting.

So what do you think?  Please leave a comment letting me know if you like my card creation today.

Supplies use:

Life is Beautiful DieAqua MistPTI Summer Sunrise InkSIGHTSEEINGCN Enamel heartsOnyx Versafine InkTiconderoga pencilclassiccrestsolarwhtieStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast Adhesive

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