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

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Stamping on Pattern Paper

Hello everyone!!  I am here today with CAS(E) this sketch!!  I haven’t had a chance to play with them in awhile, so happy I can today.

CAS(E) This Sketch #116 was done by Leigh Penner.  Take a look at her sketch:

CTS_Sketch_116When I saw this sketch, I know immediately what I stamp set I wanted to use.  Since I have all of this “new stuff”, I figure why not use it!

Take a look at my card:

Bear Hugz

Oh baby!!  Isn’t this the cutest bear you’ve seen!  I want a hug from him!!  What about those dies that is behind him?  Totally awesome, right!!

Here is how I created this card:

1.  I started out with Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock.  I cut it to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50.

2. I used 2 of the bigger dies from Lil’ inker designs Wonky Squares Die to die cut Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka, Mon Amie pattern paper and Neenah Solar White cardstock.

3. I stamped Simon Says Stamp Make A Splash Set to stamp my little bear and used the coordinating die to cut it out.

4. I used Copic marker R24 and colored his heart in.

5. I added all of the pieces with foam adhesive.

6. I added Your Next Stamp Crystal Clear Gumdrops for added interest.

So what do you think?  Please leave me a comment below!!

I’m also linking my card up to Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #4.


I’m also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.


I’m also linking up to Uniko Studio Anything Goes


Supplies used:

SSS Fog cardstockLID Wonky Squares Dies LetsPolkaMonAmiePetitePaperPack classiccrestsolarwhtie Make a Splash Set clear gumdrops small copic-marker-original-r24-prawn

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If your looking for the Waffle Flower Craft Challenge-Photo Inspiration click here.


Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CAS(E) this sketch!

It’s been a while since I played along so when I saw Michelle’s sketch, I knew I wanted to play along.


Isn’t this a pretty sketch!  I ordered some Penny Black stuff and I knew I wanted to use the flower from their Sunny Hello stamp set.  I was just worried it wouldn’t arrive in time but IT DID!!  Yayyyy!!  I love when USPS delivers on time.

(By the way, the stamp set is on sale at Joann’s for $9.59, can’t bet that.)

Lets take a look at my card:


This photo doesn’t do that flower justice!  That flower really shimmers.  I used Perfect Pearls to color that flower.

Take a closer look:

Smile close up

Take a look at that shimmer! This was my first attempt at working with Perfect Pearls.  I totally love it!  Its so pretty.

I created a video showing you how I used the perfect pearls to color that flower.

Wasn’t that cool.  I love watching that.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I cut my card base from black cardstock into an A2 size (4.25 x 5.50) scored at 5.50

2. I cut my white card base to 4 x 5.25.

3. I stamped the large flower from Penny Black’s Sunny Hello stamp set using Versamark onto my white cardstock.

4. I used Rangers Perfect Pearl Sunflower Sparkle to add color to that flower.  I used a clean brush and pounced the powder onto the flower.  No spreading with the brush for fear that it will smear.

(The perfect pearl is on sale too at Joann’s for 1.79. Great deal)

5. Once the entire image was covered.  I taped the extra off and then use my brush to wipe the excess powder around on the card to give a little shimmer to the card panel.

6. I die cut Smile 3 times from Penny Black Creative Dies-Hooray.  I attached all of the die cuts with Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive. I attached the die cut to the front of my card panel.

7. I added Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Sequin and Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm sequin using glossy accents.

8. I attached my card panel with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

That’s it!!  I love how elegant this card turned out.

What do you think?  Let me know.

I’m linking up to the NBUS Challenge.


I’m also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


I’m also linking up to Stempelkuche Anything Goes Challenge.

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Supplies used:

clear_00-000_pkgVersaMark51-029_sentimentTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveSSS Sparkle and Shine sequin

Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins glossy accentsTombow Xtreme

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Smile, I Love You!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CAS(E) this Sketch #101 and only have a couple of hours to get my card in before it closes.  Why do I put myself under soooo much pressure?  I seem to think, that my best work comes from stressful situations, LOL.  That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.


The guest designer this week is Anita and she did a great job with this one.  I hope my card measures up.

I’m also entering the Waffle Flower Anything Goes Challenge for the first time.


Take a look at my card:

Smile I love you

So what do you thing?  Did I past?  Do you agree that I work best under pressure?

I wanted to make sure I stuck to her design from the sketch to the pop of color in my flower.

My original thought was to create a tag using my new Waffle Flower: Flower Circle Die, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it.  So I just added the flower cut pieces to the front of my card.

I then stamped my sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas Say It Big stamp set, in the center of the flower.  Then I decided to add another sentiment from the same set under the flower.  Both sentiments just seem to fit perfectly.

I added some Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Sequins and 4mm Sparkling Sequins and Clear Wink of Stella on the flower and sentiments.

I rounded the corners and decided that my card was done.

So, what do you think?  Let me know below what you think.  After I completed the card, I realized that I could have made the card a shaker card.  Next time!!

Supplies used:

Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die New Say It Big Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Wink of Stella clearMemento Black InkSweater Weather Petite Paper Pack

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Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CAS(E) this sketch #91!  The sketch artist is N@Ali and her sketch is right up my alley, Clean and Simple!

Take a look at her sketch:


I’m also here with Paper Smooches Sparks: Anything Goes.

Anything Goes PSS FINAL

When I saw this sketch, I wanted to add a butterfly to my card because I love butterflies and they look so pretty on simple cards.

I decided against it because earlier this week I said I was going to start using things in my craft corner that I hardly or never use, so that is what I did.

Take a look at my card:


This card was pretty easy to create.  I love these colors, they are so pretty.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss cardstock to a A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50)

2. I cut a 1′ stripe of Stampin’ Up! Moonlight DSP and flagged the end.  I adhered it to my card front using Fuse Fast Adhesive.

3. I cut out two flowers using Stampin’ Up! Blossom Punch out of Stampin’ Up! Hello Honey cardstock and Moonlight DSP.  I adhered the flowers on top of one another catty-corner so you could see both of them using the Fuse Fast Adhesive.

4.  I also cut out 4 “hello’s” using Technique Tuesdays Say It-Hello die out of Stampin’ Up! Hello Honey cardstock.  I adhered to my card base using the Fuse Fast Adhesive.

5.  Something was missing so I added Stampin’ Up! Vintage Faceted Button to the center of the flower.

6. I then added a retired Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone to the center of that button for added interest.  I used the Hello Honey marker to color the rhinestone. I rounded the corners.

7. My daughter said my card wasn’t complete without some Clear Wink of Stella on the word hello.  So I added that, lol.

So what do you think?  Please let me know down below.


Supplies used:

Blackberry Bliss CSMoonlight DSP Stack Fuse Fast Adhesive Blossom Punch Hello Honey CSNew Color Insert - Small - Portrait- FrontVintage Faceted ButtonsIn Color MarkersWink of Stella clear

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Who Are You Thinking Of?

Hello everyone!! First let me begin by saying THANK YOU to all of the ladies over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

I received Honorable Mention for the card that I made last week for their challenge.  How neat is that!! If you missed the card, check out the mention here.

The card I create was a cute one, I must say.  The winner Semee, her card is truly amazing and her win was well deserved.  I might have to CASE her card.  I have to ask her. (I just did, waiting for a response, LOL).

Now on to the matter at hand.

I’m here with CAS(E) this Sketch #86.  Today sketch was done by Sam Simpson.  Its simple and pretty.


Here is my card:

Thinking Of You

The strip of pattern paper is from Bo Bunny which was in my Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.

I used Papertrey Ink’s Life is Beautiful Die set to cut my butterfly out of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock that came in the August Card Kit, Sunshine and Orange Peel.

I used Papertrey Ink’s Keep It Simple: Thinking of You Mini Stamp set to stamp my sentiment three times with Papertrey Ink’s Summer Sunrise Ink Pad.

For the add touch I added Stampin’ Up! rhinestone to the butterfly wings.

What do you think?  Let me know.


Supplies used:

Bo BunnyLife is Beautiful DieSSS Sunshine CSSSS Orange PeelPTI Summer Sunrise InkKeep It Simple- Thinking of You MiniBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

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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


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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Eyes For You..

Hello everyone! I’m here today with another card for CAS(E) this Sketch and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.





Take a look at my card:

I only have EYES for you

I think this little monster is so cute.  He surely has a lot of eyes.  He can spot anyone in a heartbeat, LOL.

So what do you think?

Supplies used:

SSS May 2014 Card Kit Only Have Eyes For YouMemento Tuxedo BlackCopic MarkersStampin' TrimmerFuse Fast Adhesive

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Shaker, Shaker…

Hello everyone!!! I’m super duper excited!! My card was chosen as one of the CAS(E) this Sketch Favorites yesterday!!!  I have to say this card is one of my favorite cards of all times.  The white and gold are so pretty together.  I’m so glad I participated.

I’m back today with CAS(E) this Sketch #82.  This sketch was created by N@ Ali.


When I saw this sketch, I know I wanted to play with Mama Elephant’s Just Hatched stamp set.  I ordered it back in March when it was release but haven’t had a chance to use it.  So I saw it fitting to use it today.

Take a look at my card:

Chirp, Chirp

It’s a shaker card!!! This is the first time I’ve created a shaker card.  It wasn’t hard at all.  I have to thank Laura Bassen for the inspiration.  She always makes shakers cards look so easy to make.

1. I colored my chick with Copic markers # YR16, Y13, Y19, YG17.

2. My speech bubble was created using a die from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Journaling Card Dies.

3. I stamped the sentiment on the card base using the die cut speech bubble as a reference so that the sentiment was centered.

4. A piece of acetate was attached to the front panel.

5. I added a lot of foam adhesive around the speech bubble so that the sequin wouldn’t fall out.  Adhesive was also added to the edge of the panel so that it will sit nice and neat on the card base.

So what do you think?  I’m impressed at my first shaker card.  I can’t wait to try this with a watercolor panel.

Supplies used:

Just HatchedCopic MarkersLargeStitchedJournalingCardHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsAcetateOnyx Versafine InkStampin' Trimmer

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