CASology 169 – Zombie

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 169 - ZOMBIE

Take a look at my card:


Now, to create this card, I had to do some research on an image!  I didn’t have any stamps that that went with this cue card so I had to find one fast.

I found this image on the Make it Crafty website.  I remember watching Zoe color her zombie color on Periscope last week and figured I could find an image that I would like on her site.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. I resized my image and created my own sentiment in photoshop and printed it on Canson Watercolor paper using my Epson XP-810 printer.
  2. Then I taped the watercolor paper down and began painting the image with Distress Inks Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Gathered Twig and Hickory Smoke.
  3. Then I round the top two corner with my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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

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Gillian Ross

Hannelie Baster

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Concord & 9th! They are an awesome papercrafting company that I love dearly!!  The winner will love their products!!

Supplies used:

halloween-zombieCanson Watercolor Paper Distress ink mini 14Distress ink mini 2Distress Ink Mini 6We R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperEpson XP-810

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Watercolor Resist

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with CAS(E) this Sketch #145 Challenge today.  I don’t get to participate in challenges much so when I do, I get all excited.

Lets jump right in:

Here is the sketch:


Take a look at my card:

Be Kind and Thoughtful (challenge)

Creating this card was simple:

I used my powder bag and prepped my watercolor paper so that the embossing powder would stick to areas that I don’t want.

I used Concord & 9th Being Classy Stamp Set and stamped my sentiment using Versamark Ink.

I sprinkled Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on top of the stamped sentiment.  Then I heat set it.

After all of the powder melted, I taped down my Canson watercolor paper so that I can watercolor the front of the card.

I used Koi Watercolor to add the color to my Canson watercolor paper.

Since I heat set the sentiment, it resists the color and rolls of the white sentiment.  The color only lands on the paper where the sentiment isn’t.

Some of the paint settled on the sentiment, I just used a damp cloth to wipe the ink off.  Super easy.

I used Stampin’ Up! Elegant Butterfly Punch to cut out three butterflies out of vellum paper.

I attached each of the butterflies together and add two rhinestones in the center.

Super easy and pretty!!

I hope I fit the sketch!

Supplies used:

Being Classy VersamarkHero Arts Clear Embossing PowderKoi Watercolor Canson Watercolor Paper Elegant Butterfly PunchBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks for stopping by!!


Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Sparkle and Shine

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Sparkle and Shine!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the September release.

Take a look at my project:

Hoppy Holidays (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles – Hoppy Holidays, Sprinkles – Hoppy Holidays Die Set, Stitched Fishtail Tags Two Die Set

Other Supplies: Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Simon Say Stamps Falling Snow Stencil, Random Ribbon, Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China, Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy, Clear Wink of Stella 

Here is how I created these tags:

I simple die cut the Stitched Fisthtails Tags Two Dies out of Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock.  Then I covered them with the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and added the Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to them. Then I sprinkled some Ranger Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy on top of the paste before it dried.

Hoppy Holiday 2 (YNS)

You can see it somewhat in this photo, on the snow.

Then I stamped my trees from the Sprinkles – Hoppy Holiday Stamp Set using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink and used Distress inks to watercolor the image.  Once it dried I used the Sprinkles – Hoppy Holiday Die set and cut them out.  I added Clear Wink of Stella on top of the trees for some shine.  I used foam tape to adhere them to the tags.  Once everything was put together I stamped my sentiment using the same ink and added my ribbon.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget tohead on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!


Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


Supplies used:

Sprinkles-Hoppy Holidays Sprinkles - Hoppy Holiday Die Stitched Fishtails Two Die Embossing PasteSSS Falling SnowDistress Glitter Neenah Desert Storm CS Distress ink mini 2Distress mini ink kit 1Distress Ink Mini 14Distress Ink Mini 6Wink of Stella clear

Thank you so much for stopping by!



CASology: Show off your Craft Space!

Second Post for today
If your looking for the YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #25, click here

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with CASology today!!  Shocker right!!  Well don’t be!  We have a fun new series taking place every Thursday and Friday from now until mid-November.

Its called the:   CASology Craft Space Tour Series

On Thursday and Friday, you will get a peek inside each of the Design Teams Craft Space!!!  How exciting.  Yesterday, was the first day and Kimberly really showcased her craft space and it’s amazing!!  If only my space could look as cozy as hers!!

Now onto my space:


So I’m not as fortunate as some of you with an actually craft room, I just have a corner.  This space is in my room, right under the TV.  There is were I sit and craft at 2am in the morning.  I have everything right at my finger tips.

On my desk to the far right under the gray cover is my Brother Scan and Cut and in front of that is a bin of cut cardstock.  On the left, behind the screen is my bins of pens and pencils that I need for everyday use.

Under the desk is a file cabinet that has color cardstock in the bottom draw and in the top draw I have washi tape, regular tape, stapler, scissors and other knick knacks!!


I have two of the Ikea carts filled with all of my fun favorite toys.  This one has all my markers, inks, embossing pastes and embossing powders.


The second cart is full with my tapes, sprays, embellishments, mini distress inks, stencils and the big box items on the bottom.


Shelves Under the Desk

Under my desk you will find a bin of dies that I have yet to file properly.  They are just in this bin and I know exactly what’s in there.  Dies from all companies!! LOL!  Next to that is black cardstock and stickers that I don’t use often.

Underneath that shelf, I have some miscellaneous stuff: a texture boutique, my banner punch board, 1-2-3 punch board, and some other things that I use every now and again.


Additional Storage

All of my “craft stuff” can’t fit by my desk so I have an additional space in my living room and basement that houses the rest of my belonging.


My living room is pretty big and it has this hug bay window so this is where I shoot most of my photos.  This area is usually a lot neater but I didn’t have time to clean it up but I also wanted you to see what it looks like while I’m using it.

The table by the window is what I take my pictures on and in the six drawers are all of my clear stamps.  I use this space to pack my packages, take my pictures, and its a place where my nieces, daughter and I craft together.  They love it.

I would show you the basement, but its under renovation. So we can’t go down there!!!  It would be a super nice craft space but the windows are super small and I need sunlight.

So this is my craft space and I love it!!  I hope you enjoyed this small piece of who I am!

Thanks you so much for stopping by!



YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #25

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp (YNS) and the Sketch and Color Challenge #25!!

Each challenge has a sketch and a color combo to choose from.

Take a look at the sketch:



Take a look at the color combo:


Yes, I did it again!  I went with the color combo!!  These colors are so fall that I couldn’t resist, plus the new release is so fitting for this color combo, why not!!

Take a look at my card:

You are Amazing (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Gingerbread Man Die Set, Whatnot Sentiments Set Six

Other Supplies: Distress Ink Fossilized Amber, Ground Expresso, Fired Brick and Dried Marigold, Winsor &Newton Cotman Water Color Paper

So are you ready for the new challenge?

You have until October 29th at midnight EST to play along and submit your project on the YNS Blog post.  One random participant will win a $15 gift certificate to the Your Next Stamp Store.  If YNS stamps or dies are the focal point then the winner receives and additional $5 gift certificate fro a total of $20.  The winner will be announced on the YNS Blog the Sunday after the challenge closes.

I hope to see your projects!!

Supplies used:

Gingerbread Die WhatnotSixDistress Ink Mini 14Distress Ink Mini 13Distress Inks Mini 9Distress ink mini 2Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Color Paper

Thank you so much for stopping by!!



Your Next Stamp October 2015 Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, my forth blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

I super doper love this release!!  Couldn’t you tell from yesterdays sneak peek?

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Julie’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Kendra’s blog.

This new release will surly get you ready for Christmas!! You will squeal for joy when you see the new stamps and dies!! My favorite set is Santa’s Helpers and in close second is Sandy Squirrel Autumn Greeting!

Are you ready for my big reveal?  I made one card and one postcard to inspire you!

Take a look at my card:

You're so Adorably (YNS)

How cute is that little bunny!! He is adorable for sure!!

YNS Supplies: Sprinkles Hoppy Holidays Stamp Set and Dies, Windows for Waddles Die

Other Supplies: Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Clear Wink of Stella, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, Copic Markers, 3M Foam Tape

To create this card, I die cut the Window out of my card panel. Then I stamped the sentiment right underneath the window.  After that,  I stamped my bunny and colored him in using Copic markers. Then I cut a mask out and cover the bunny up so I could ink the area around him.  I masked off the window area on the card base and inked up the window area. I removed the mask and attached the card panel to the card base.  I stamped the gifts, colored and fussy cut the gifts out.  This set has dies but I didn’t have them so I fussy cut them out. I attached the gift boxes using foam tape.

Nice, easy and cute!!

Take a look at my postcard:

Thank You Postcard (YNS)

The left side is the front of the postcard and the left is the back of the postcard.

YNS Supplies: Sandy Autumn Greetings

Other Supplies: Derwant Inktense Pencils, Archival Ink, Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Postcard Paper

I told you this was my second favorite stamp set from this release!!  I love these squirrels.  The funny thing is I do not like squirrels at all.  The ones by my house are super crazy and they look at you like you are in there space.

To create this postcard was simple, I stamp the image and then watercolor using my Inktense pencils.  My inspiration for the coloring came from this image:

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Once it dried, I stamped my sentiment.  Then I turned the card over and stamped the acorns and watercolor those too!

Super easy and fun.  I love playing with watercolors on this image.

So what do you think?  I had so much fun creating these boxes and card to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on October 18th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


Thanks for stopping by!!!


Top Dog Dies – October 2015 Release

Second post for today
If your looking for the Your Next Stamp October 2015 Release, click here


Hello everyone!!  I’m Top Dog Dies Wednesday and their October 2015 Release!!

This one is a good one.  You’re going to love these dies!

Take a look:

TDD Polar Bear Die SetTDD Penguin Die SetTDD Cardinal Die SetTDD Snowman Die SetTDD Pocket Page Winter Die SetTDD Snowflake Mosaic Die Set

Don’t you just love these dies!!!

Check out a couple of cards I created using three of these sets:

All you need is love 2 (TDD)

TDD Supplies:  Top Dog Die Polar Bear Die Set

Other Supplies: Mama Elephant Smitten Stamp Set, Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper, Ranger Distress Glitter and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink

Baby its cold outside2 (TDD)

TDD Supply: Top Dog Dies Snowman Die Set

Other Supplies: Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together Stamp Set, Ranger Distress Glitter,  The Ton Holiday LyricsMy Favorite Things Hybrid Ink and Distress ink Chip Sapphire and Salty Ocean

You're My Favorite (TDD)

TDD Supplies: Top Dog Dies Cardinal Die Set

Other Supplies: Mama Elephant Smitten Stamp Set, Copic Markers, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink


ME Smitten Stamp Setholiday lyrics Distress Glitter Bo Bunny Altitude Pattern Paper TobogganTogether MFT Hybrid Black Ink Copic Markers Chipped SapphireSalty Ocean mini

Thank you so much for stopping by!!