{Clean and Simple} CASology 211 – Dream

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

This week’s cue card:

Week 211 - Dream

Take a look at my card:

Dream (CAS)

When I saw this week’s cue card, I knew right away that I wanted to use Neat and Tangled Making Waves – Nice and Neat Dies.  I love how the clouds are particle cut out of the card stock.

Creating this card was a breeze.  I die cut the front of the white Bristol Smooth card panel using the Making Waves Die. Then I used a pencil to outline the circle, so that I knew where to apply the distress ink.  I started with Distress Ink Tumbled Glass to create the sky.  Then I came in with Distress Ink Broken China to darken it just a bit closer to the top of the sky.  After that I used Distress Ink Forest Moss to create the ground.

Once all of the colors were down, I applied tumbled glass again over the entire scene to lighten the sky and the grass.  Once I was satisfied with the way the scene looked, I used Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script Stamp Set and Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Archival Ink to stamp the cue card word.

Then I placed a couple of dimensionals on the back of the card panel and placed it on top of the card base. Perfect!!!

I truly love how this card turned out. I think is absolutely perfect for this challenge. What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

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Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

I’m also playing along with AAA Cards Game #71:


Supplies used:

Making Waves Die  Sophisticated Script Wicked Black

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


YNS April Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 24nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Create a Scene”!!  The DT created projects with any scene as the theme.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

Autumn Greeting (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Puffy Cloud Border Die, Houses on the Hill Die, Sandy Squirrel Autumn Greeting Stamp Set

Other Supplies: Recollection White Heavy Cardstock, Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Tombow Irojiten Tranquil Coloring Pencils

I have to admit, I’m not the best at creating scenes.  Clean and Simple is my style, so this was definitely out of my comfort zone.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by April 26th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Top Dog Dies – Watercoloring

Second Post for today
If your looking for YNS – July Feature Day, click here

Hello everyone!!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here showcasing Top Dog Dies Hot Air Balloon Die Set!!

Hot Air Baloon Die


I love this set.  Its so cute when you die cut the balloons and clouds out!! The detail stitch lines give off a great finishing touch.

Take a look at my card:

Sending Smiles (TDD)

I love how this card turned out.  I used one of those watercolor pieces that I create last week.

Watercolor pieces

Having these ready to go makes it so much easier to get cards done at the last minute.  I used one sheet and cut a bunch of balloons out.  So to use now and some to use later.

Creating this card was super simple.

All I did was die cut the balloons out of the watercolor panel and cut the balloon basket out of black cardstock.

I adhered the pieces the way I wanted with liquid glue and foam adhesive to the card base.

I used Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment under the balloons.

I used We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to round the bottom right corner of the card.

Sending Smiles

So what do you think?  Let me know below!  I’m sending this card over sees to a great friend of mines. I hope she likes it.

Supplies used:

Hot Air Baloon Die UP AND AWAY We R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperSSS Fog cardstockMFT Hybrid Black InkWhite Vellum


Thank you for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp July 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!! This is my first post as a Your Next Stamp Design Team member!!  I’m over the top excited about this opportunity.

We are getting ready for our July Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today.  Are you excited?  Well me too!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Lift me up (YNS Peek)I couldn’t resist making a shaker card with this super stamp set!! Shaker cards are so much fun to make and this heart called for it.

This stamp set is called Waddles Rainbow Fun and there are 15 clear stamps in this set.

I actually cut that heart out using and old fashion craft knife because I didn’t get the die set in time. That was fun and back to the basics.

How did I create this card:

1. I cut my base cardstock to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50.  I cut the white cardstock to 4 x 5.50. I cut the pink cardstock to 3.75 x 5.50.

2. I used the cloud stamp and stamped a few clouds using Versamark Ink eyeballing where I wanted to stamp my hot air balloon.

3. I stamped my sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink to the left of where I wanted my hot air balloon to be.

4. I finally stamped my hot air balloon using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink on the right of the sentiment.

5. I use my craft knife to cut out the stamped heart.  I positioned my pink panel over the white panel so I could stamp the sentiment within the heart shape.

6.  I created my shaker pocket and added Lucy Adams Cherry Blossom Sequin before sealing the pocket up.

If you want step by step instruction on to create a shaker pocket click here.

7. I added the shaker pocket to the pink panel.  Then I added foam tape to the entire panel so that its raised off the white cardstock.

8. I decided to not color my image because I loved the simplicity of the card.

So are you excited about what you see?  You have to see what my fellow team members came up with the rest of the release!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the July 2015 Release Hop!!

Supplies used:

VersamarkMFT Hybrid Black InkCherry Blossom Sequin fuse bundle

Thanks for stopping by!!





Hello everyone!! I’m here today with the Muse Challenge #89!!  I haven’t played along with them for such a long time its shameful.  So I made it a point to play along this week.

I’m also playing along for the first time with Mama Elephant and Me October challenge: Anything Goes!

Anything Goes

I’m also playing along for the first time with Stempelkuche Challenge#5: Design Paper!

Stempelküche Challenge #5

Let’s take a look at the Muse for this week, Therese Calvird:


Therese always comes up with great cards.  This one is no different!! So much detail, I love it.

Take a look at my card:


I love this card.  Therese really had me stepping out of my comfort zone.  I’ve never used this much pattern paper on one card!!  I need to try this technique more often.

(Copic coloring: E00, E21, E23, RV00, RV02)

What do you think?  Let me know.

Supplies used:

CARNIVAL_CUPCAKES_large CARNIVAL_CUPCAKES-CC_large Sweater Weather Petite Paper Pack LF Spring Showers Copic MarkersMore Sketchy banner Greetings

Thanks for stopping by!




Sending Smiles..

Hello everyone!!  I’m back again with an other card for Create a Smile September Guest Designer Search which is closing on Thursday, August 14th.


They have a new freebie digi file called Mrs. Anty.  I think this little ant is the cutest little creature I’ve seen.

Take a look at my card:

Sending Smiles

Aren’t these little ants so cute.  Yes, I fussy cut out all of them.  That’s the mother and her two children walking home.

Sending Smiles close up

This is how I created this card:

1. I cut the hill out of Stampin’ Up! Gumball Green Core’dinations cardstock using the curve die from Avery Elle Custom Panels Die.  The cardstock is on the clearence rack for $2.79, grab it while you can.

2. Then I cut the sun and the clouds out of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight cardstock with Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Die.

3. I used my Copic marker #BV23 to color in the ants.  Then I cut all of my ants out.  Now it’s time to put the card together.

4. I added the ants, hill, sun and clouds with Stampin Dimensionals.

5. For my sentiment, I decided to use one in the Mama Elephants Up and Away stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

That’s it!!  Nothing more to it!!!

Please let me what you think of this card.


Supplies used:

Gumball Green Cord'dinations cardstockBazzill Marshmallow CSDaffodil Delight CSLF Spring ShowersStampin' DimensionalsUP AND AWAYOnyx Versafine InkBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformStampin' TrimmerCopic Markers