CASology 143 – Ombre

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!!

Week 143 - Ombre

I love this week’s cue card.  Creating ombre cards are always fun.  I love how the colors go from dark to light or vise versa.

Its all about baby stuff for me this week so I decided to stick with that theme.  Last week I received the new Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints 8 stamp set and I fell in love with the onesie stamp!!

Take a look at what I created this week:

Welcome baby (CAS)

I just love how this baby onesie turned out, don’t you? Soooo, do you want to know what colors I used on my onesie?

To color my onesie, I applied the 10 + 2 rule to my Copic coloring!!

What is that you ask?  Well instead of staying with the natural color blend, I decided to step it up a notch.

1. I started with B00 then add 10 to those zeros then I added 2, which gave me B12.

2. Then I add 10 to the 12 then add 2, which gave me B24.

3. That gave me B00, B12 and B24 – 10 + 2!!

By do that, I intensified my colors.  The darker color is truly dark and will stand out more.  That goes for the mid-tone color as well.

I’m totally impressed by those colors.  I want to practice that technique with other colors to see how it looks.

The rest of the card was easy to pull together.  My card base and card panel were die cut with My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax.

I mounted the card panel to the card front using a piece of white fun foam.

I stamped the sentiment using So Suzy Stamps Welcome Baby stamp featured in her new Baby Featurette Series which you can find here.

Super doper cute and simple.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.


Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park (on a break)

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Avery Elle.

Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Mini Blueprints 8Welcome Baby  MFT Hybrid Black Inkcopic B00Copic B12 Copic B24MFT Rounded Stitched Die

Thanks for stopping by!!


So Suzy Stamps Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday So Suzy

Holy cow!  Can you believe it is out FIRST birthday?!  Yep, last year, on April 20th, Suzy opened her online shop and things have been rolling from there!  In that year, she has seen her first customer (Courtney Schloss), her first Design Team, and first brick and mortar shop along with a bunch of new friends!

If you arrived from So Suzy Stamps blog, then you are on the right track.  If this is your first stop, then head on over to So Suzy Stamps blog so that you don’t miss out on your chance to win our awesome prizes.

To help celebrate So Suzy Stamps Birthday, I created this card using one of her first sentiment stamps release last year.

Happiness is

Take a look at the card I created for this hop:

(Wow, can you believe I took this photo at 1:46am.  In totally darkness. Thanks to my new Foldio.  I will do a separate blog post about it.)

I wanted my card to be super clean and simple.  I choose to stamp two roses because we are looking forward to year number two!!

I stamped my roses with My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink Pad.

Then I used Copic Marker YR02, YR04, YR07 to color my roses.

On the inside of my card I used Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing Stamp set to add the sentiment using the same ink.

Super simple, elegant and pretty!!  Happy Birthday So Suzy Stamps!!  I wish you many more!!

Now on to our super fun day!

Suzy wanted to do something fun for the day and her wonderful Design Team came up with a bunch of ideas and a scavenger hunt was one of them!  Before we get to the Scavenger Hunt, let’s go over some of the other fun things we have in store for you today!

  • Scavenger Hunt on So Suzy Stamps Website – $10 Gift Certificate – 5 Winners
  • Blog Hop on…So Suzy Stamps Blog – $10 Gift Certificate  – Drawing (1 winner)
  • Instagram Photo Bomb – $10 Gift Certificate – Drawing (1 winner) – Be sure and use #SoSuzy1stBday
  • Facebook Birthday Party – $10 Gift Certificate – Drawing (1 winner)
  • Participate in all of the festivities – $25 Gift Certificate – Drawing (1 winner)
  • 20% off everything in the store – No coupon required

Lots of fun, huh?!

As far as the Scavenger Hunt goes…all you need to do is answer the questions, including the bonus question and submit it via the contact form.  Please number your answers so they coincide with the question number.

Out of all the entries, there will be 5 winners.  The winners will need to have ALL the questions correct, they must have their answers NUMBERED and all entries will need to be submitted no later than 11:59pm MST on April 20th.

All answers can be found by perusing through the website and by checking out the Blog Hop! We have already had a couple of practice runs and people were able to find them.

The winners will be announced on April 22nd via our Blog.

So what are you waiting for, don’t walk run and play along with us.  Next up is the talented Jenny. What till you see what she has in store for you!!

Blog Hop Participants

So Suzy Stamps

Kymona ←Me







 I’m also linking my card up to AAA Cards: #37 It’s Springtime


Supplies used:

Rose Circle Flower Copic YR04 COPIC YR07 Copic YRo2 MFT Hybrid Black Ink Sending and Wishing

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop Winners!

Hello everyone!!  I stopping by really quick to announce the winner of the Light It Up Blue For Autism Awareness Blog Hop Winners!!

First lets see what they will get:

Light It Up Blue Giveaway

Isn’t it supper cool that their mugs have a hint of blue in them!!  I love it.  I search high and low for these.  I hope they love them.

Now on to the winners!!

Congrats to Liz Cavill and Eva!!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog on that day.  I hope you ladies come back again.

I will be commenting back to all of you now that the winners are announced.  I didn’t want to create more work for those tallying the winners.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by and shared your thought with me.  I had a pleasure reading everyone’s comment.

I hope we get to do this again soon!!  Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!


So Suzy Stamps Baby Featurette Part 1

Second Post for today

If your looking for the CASology post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited about this post today!!  For the next couple of weeks, I will be showcasing So Suzy’s Stamps new “Baby Line”!!

Who doesn’t love sweet baby stuff!!  I get all giddy when I see tiny new babies.  It make me want another one, but we won’t go there!!

So lets start this amazing series!!

Take a look at my Baby Shower Invitations with envelopes:

Both InvitesIf you want the full tutorial on how I created these cute baby shower invites, head on over to So Suzy’s Blog for all of the juicy details!!!

You will not be disappointed!!  This series will last for two more weeks so stay tuned for more goodies!!

Before I go,  did you know that So Suzy Stamps can be found on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter?  Yes, you should join us there and find more inspirations and fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


CASology 142 – Sweet

Hello everyone!! It’s CASology Tuesday!! We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!!

Week 142 - Sweet

It’s amazing how the words that should be easy sometimes isn’t!  For me, I think its having to many options.  I had a couple of stamp sets in mind but I just couldn’t settle on one.  As time drew near, I had to make a decisions.

So here is what I came up with:

You Complete Me

I order Lil’inker designs Piece of Me Stamps and Puzzle Pieces Die Set for the Light It Up Blue for Autism but they didn’t arrive in time so I decided to use them now.

This set is so sweet.  Those little puzzle pieces are too cute.

Creating this card was super easy.

1. I die cute the puzzle pieces out of an old piece of watercolor paper.

2. I adhered the pieces to the front of the card.

3. I stamped the sentiment right underneath the puzzle pieces.

4. I added Clear Wink of Stella on top of the puzzle pieces.

That’s it!  Nothing more!  I told you it was super easy.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.


Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.

I’m entering my card into Lil’ inkers designs Monthly Meetup Challenge.

Monthly Meet Up Badge

Supplies used:

LID Puzzle Pieces Die Set LID Piece of Me Stamps Memento Black InkWink of Stella clear

Thank you so much for stopping by!!




Waffle Flower Crafts – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!

This is our sixth challenge for 2015.  I can’t believe we are in April already!!


Isn’t this butterfly’s colors pretty! I love it.  This photo reminded me of nature and the fall.  So that is what I went back to.

Take a look at my card:

Thankful For You (WFC)

The colors in the picture reminded me of Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather colors.  So I went straight to that paper pack for this card.

To create this card:

It’s pretty straight forward.

1. I dry embossed the front of my card panel with Stampin’ Up! Decorative Dots Textured Embossing Folder.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills  Die to cut Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather patten paper to a half circle.

3. I attached Lawn Fawn Trimming to the front of the pattern paper and then adhered the panel to the top of the card base.

4. I stamped my sentiment using Waffle Flower Crafts Holiday Labels – Give Thanks Set with My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.

5. I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrops to tie in the black from the sentiment.

There you have it!! Not hard at all.

So what do you think? Please let me now. Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

I also linking this card to Virginia’s View Challenge #14: Layers and Dimensions.

Layers and Dimensions

Supplies used:

Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack Orchid Lawn Trimmings LF Cranberry Ink Pad Decorative Dots Embossing Folder Stitched Slopes and HillsHoliday Label1 Die MFT Hybrid Black Ink black gumdrops small

Thanks for stopping by!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration Photo

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration photo for our April Challenge.

Our theme is Take a Technique.

This months challenge is going to be super fun!!  Its all about getting Your Color On!

You can color anything as long as its bright, vibrant and full of color.  No monochrome, dark or grungy projects, they need to be BRIGHT!! You don’t have to use every color in the rainbow all at once…but think along those lines!!

Take a look at my project:

Smile (CS)

This card was inspired by this newspaper cover:


When I saw those ombre letters and flowers, I knew I wanted to make a card based on it.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my card base using Mama Elephants Femme Frames scallop die.  Both sides of my card base were cut.   I ran it through my Big Shot 5 times to make sure the cut went through both sides of my card base.

2. I used the square die cut in that same set and cut my card panel.

3. I die cut my poppy using Penny Black Field of Dreams Decorative Die.

4. I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to create the ombre look.  I masked off each petal before inking as to not transfer the ink in the wrong places.

5. I used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to color in the poppy stem.

6. I adhered the poppy to my card panel with Tombo MultiPurpose Glue.

7. I stamped my sentiment using Technique Tuesday Budding Poppies stamp set.

8. I added Doodlebug Bubblegum Sprinkle to my card for added interest and to cover a spot on the card base that I don’t know where it came from, LOL!

I totally love how this card turned out. Its nice and bright but subtle!

Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have a great prize pack for you.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for April is:


Indigo Blue

Random Winners will win these two stamp sets!

Giant Peony

Peony Posey

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

I would like to link this card to Virginia’s View Challenge #14: Layers and Dimensions.

Layers and Dimensions

I’m also linking up to Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The theme is Easter and/or Chocolate Brown.

Blog header blue

Supplies used:

FEMME_FRAMES-CC_large Penny Black Field of Dreams DiePicked Raspberry InkMowed LawnTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveTechnique Tuesday Budding Poppies Doodlebug Bubblegum Sprinkles

Thanks for stopping by!