CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of May.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

From the Heart

I love this From the Heart from Your Next Stamp!!  Its just so pretty and can be used to create any type of card.

Creating this card was very easy!!

  1. I created an A2 size card, 4.25 by 5.50 scored at 5.50.
  2. Then I stamped the flower stamp using Lawn Fawn Juice Box, Wild Rose, and Peacock.
  3. The sentiment is stamped with Versafine Black Ink.
  4. Add rhinestone embellishments to finish the card off.

Nice and easy, right?  What do you think?


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 May is: Designs By Georgina!

Designs by Georgina

Prizes by Georginia

Prize: 3 Stamps Sets and 3 New Release Stencils


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.

Supplies used:

From the HeartJuice Box Inkpad Wild Rose InkPad lawn fawn peacock inkpad  Mini Misti Recollections White HeavyweightBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp DT Dare- Paint the town red

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 Paint the town red!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the February release.  I went with a new die for my project.

Take a look at my project:

Heart Gift bags (YNS)

To create this little gift bags, I die cut once for each bag.  The beauty of this die is you only need one piece of paper.

I die cut a piece of retired Stampin’ Up! DSP, folded the score lines added some Tombow Extreme Adhesive and assembly the bag.

I cut a piece of Tombow Fastener Tabs to create a closure for the bag.

I added the small white heart to the cover of the bag to finish it off.

I thought about stamping a sentiment but changed my mind.  They look nice just as they are.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.

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 to head 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:

Stripetastic Heart Scallop Treat Bag Die 2Tombow XtremeTombow Fastener Tabs

Thank you so much for stopping by!


CASology 184 – Valentine

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 184 - Valentine

Take a look at my card:

Love you (CAS)

Any valentine would love to receive this card. Its super clean and simple.

Its a one layer card that was created with two die cuts and some inking.

I used Your Next Stamp Stripe-tastic Heart Die set to create the heart pattern on the card front.

Then I used my new Clarity Stencils Brushes and Distress Ink Picked Raspberry to add color to the actually card base.

I attached the front card panel with Tombow Extreme Adhesive to the card base creating a one layer card.

To add a sentiment, I used Simon Says Stamp Love You Die to die cut two for added dimension.

To adhered them down, I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhered them together and down on the card base.

All done!!

What do you think?  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.

DT Badge

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Uniko Studio.


Supplies used:

Stripetastic Heart Clarity BrushesPicked RaspberryTombow XtremeSSS Love you dieTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveRecollections White Heavyweight

Thank you so much for stopping by!



CASology 135 – Mini

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Hello everyone!!  Its CASology Tuesday!!  We are back again with another Cue Card for you!!

Week 135 - Mini

I have to say, I thought long and hard about this word “Mini”.  My first thoughts were to do something with Mini Mouse on it. Then I realized I do not have any Mini Mouse stamps, papers or embellishments so I had to scratch that idea.

Then I thought to myself, what is mini?  What do I have in my stash that is mini?  Then it hit me.

A couple weeks back, I bought a stamp set from my Instagram friend,  Vanessa who is the owner of V’s Sweet Ideas!

The set is called Coffee Break and all of the images are mini!!  Super perfect for this challenge.

Check it out:


Aren’t these the cutest “mini” images! I decided to make a couple of cards using the images from this set.

Take a look:

I used my Prisma Color Pencils for the first time and Gamsol to color in all of my images! I love the creaminess of these pencils.

Mini (CAS)

I stamped the image in the center for an added touch, LOL.  I stamped another sentiment from the set and a red heart under the iPad.  I used a gold pencil for this iPad.

I love you latte

I used a brown and teal color pencils for this coffee mug!  I stamped the sentiment and a red heart.

Mini 2 (CAS)

This card is my favorite!!  I love to read, if there is one thing you should know about me, I LOVE to read.  So when I saw this book image I was drawn in. I love how the pages of this book looks vintage.  It looks as if this book was really loved by its owners!!  I stamped my sentiment underneath with a red heart.

Mini (all)

Don’t you just love all of these miniature images!!  To top it off, my card stock was cut to a “mini” size as well!!

I hope my card has inspired you to play along with us and this amazing challenge.  So, now its your turn, so go and create something Mini! 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.


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 Uniko Studo. They are celebrating their 3rd birthday release!

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieCoffee_20Break_400w Prisma Colored Pencilspure poppyGamsol

Thanks for stopping by!!


Valentine Tag

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a couple of challenges that I haven’t played along with for a while now.

I couldn’t sleep last night so I decided to do what I do best which is to craft!!  I made a ton load of cards.  I’m so excited about that.

So, today I’m playing with:

DoubleClick Skittles Challenge

Use a heart!

DoubleClick Skittles


Tag  You’re it! Challenge


Debby Hughes is the guest designer for Challenge #14.  I totally love her work so I knew I wanted to play along with her.

Take a look at her tag:

Debbie Hughes 14graphic

I created a water color piece for another card and decided to use some of that for a focal point on my tag.

Watercolor piece 2

I used my Koi Watercolors to create this piece.  I spritz some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine (which is on sale at Michael’s for $5.99 (in the store)). I love the gold shimmer.

Now take a look at my tag:

ValentineDon’t you just love that heart!!  I love how that watercolor piece turned out. I punch a bunch of hearts from that watercolor piece.

Take a closer look at my tag:

Heart close up

I added some gold shine to that watercolor piece.  I love how it turned out.  So do you want to know how I create this tag?

Well here you go:

I die cut my tag using Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts out of Crate Paper “Kiss Kiss” patterned paper.

I used Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Rub Ons to add the circle hearts to the center and the sentiment at the bottom of my tag.

I used Stampin’ Up! Sweetheart Punch and punch a heart out of my watercolor piece that I created.

I adhered the heart to the center of that circle.

I added Rose DoubleClick Skittles from the Sweet Love Release to the bottom of my tag.

I added Ruby True Hemp to the tag.

So what do you think?  Let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Supplies used:

Tag Me Too SSS February CK 2014Kiss Kiss rub onSweetheart PunchRuby True HempHeidi Swapp Color Shine PackKoi Watercolors

Thanks for stopping by!



CS Take It Make It: Take A Stamp Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our first challenge of 2015, our January Challenge.

Some amazing changes are happening over at the CS Take it Make It Challenge. We are giving our challenge player TWO chances to win each month!!

One winner will be decided by a random number generator…so anyone who enters the challenge has a chance to win the fabulous sponsors prize we will be showcasing!

Our other winner will be our ‘Design Winner’, voted for by the blog and magazine DT. This winner will get their project published in Craft Stamper, be a Guest DT member for a challenge, AND get their own winners profile on the blog! The profile will be a wonderful opportunity to share your crafting styles and projects with the world, in a dedicated blog post just for you here on the CS blog!

(To be eligible for either prize you need to make sure your project follows all our guidelines, so please check them out, the guidelines are over on the sidebar!)

Our other HUGE change is that we are going to alternate our themes each month. One month will be a ‘Take A Stamp’ theme, the next ‘Take A Technique’ and so on. The ‘Take A Technique’ months will run in exactly the same way as before, we will look through Craft Stamper magazine and choose a technique for you all to have a go at. The ‘Take A Stamp’ months will be very exciting…..basically, its Anything Goes! You may enter any project you wish to the challenge…the only rule being you must ‘Take A Stamp’ and use it somewhere on your piece! So, any STAMPED project at all!

So with all of that said:

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!!  Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

Love You (CS)

The idea behind this card came from Therese Calvird from Lostinpaper, I’m such a hug fan of hers.  She create a card a couple of days ago and I’ve been dying to try it.

Sooooo, what do you think?  I stamped my Random Fan image and colored it with Copic markers.

I have to admit, I’m not good at all with coloring hair so I just colored the little girls hair all black.

I used these Copic markers for my image:

Hair: 100

Clips: R27

Hair Twist: R24, R27

Skin: Eoo, E11, R20

Shoes: E31, E33, R24

Dress: R24, R27, R29

Heart: R81, R85

To create the rest of the card:

I embossed the front of the card panel and my colored image die cut circle with the Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Small Love You Die from Simon Says Stamp Black cardstock, four times.

I attached the circle to the front of the card panel with foam adhesive.

I stacked the die cuts and attached it to my card front using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

I used my Copic marker R81 to add color to a scrap piece of paper.  I used Lawn Fawn Hearts to cut out the smallest heart.

I attached my heart with foam adhesive.

Super doper easy!!  What do you think?  What about my coloring?  Please let me know.

You can stamp your to your hearts desire.  The challenge just calls for a stamped image.

The prize pack for the one lucky randomly drawn winner is totally amazing!!

Check this out:

Don’t mind the photo, not enough light, but that box is full of stamps and stuff!!


This box is full of stamps and stuff!!


and her is everything else:


The random winner will win everything you see in these photos!!  For a better idea, their is a comprehensive list of everything on the sidebar on the CS Take It Make It Blog.

I hope you join this challenge!! Check out my fabulous fellow DT members creations on the blog.  I hope to see all of you there!!

I’m playing along with Simon Says Stamp: Something New.


I’m playing along with the NBUS Challenge.


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

Stempelkuche blog badge

Supplies used:

Polka Dot Embossing FolderCopic MarkersSSS Love you dieSSS Black csTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveHearts Lawn Cuts 3M Mounting Tape

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


White Stamping

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our December Challenge!

This month’s theme is White Stamping!!  That could be white ink, white paint or white embossed stamped image.  This technique is so pretty when its complete.

I saw Kristina Werner create a card that had white embossing and I knew I had to give it a try.

So take a look at my card:

Happy Holidays White Stamping

Isn’t this such a pretty technique!  That white embossing on the blue is so pretty.  That pop of red stands out.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I cut my Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock on an angle and adhered it to my Neenah Solar 110lb White cardstock using foam adhesive.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Presents and Ornaments to stamp my snowflakes and bows using Versamark ink.

3. I sprinkled Hero Arts Embossing Powder on my stamped images and heat set it.

4. I added versamark ink to the edge of the a Audrey blue cardstock, added white embossing powder and heat set it for added embossed dimension.

5. I stamped my sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Be Joyful stamp set with Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink.

6. I used my Copic marker R29 and colored a piece of white cardstock and die cut a heart using the smallest heart from Lawn Fawn Hearts Cuts.

7. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the heart and adhered the heart with foam adhesive.

8. I added Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones to the center of all of my snowflakes.

Easy Peasy!  What do you think? Let me know.

Now its your turn!!

You can stamp away to your hearts desire, using white ink, gesso or white paint.  You can even stamp an image and then emboss with white embossing powder if you want to too!!

To be clear, you CAN stamp in other colors too, but we need to see some parts of your project have clearly been stamped in white!

We are delighted to be sponsored this month by Rubber Dance!


Rubber Dance carry an amazing range of wonderful stamps, you really need to check them out if you haven’t already!

The prize this month is a voucher to spend in the shop…..


PLUS:The Design Team will have a look at all your gorgeous work, and choose their Top Three….. and the overall Winner will get published in Craft Stamper magazine! Yes, the winning entry will appear in the UK’s number one stamping magazine! AND: The Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for an upcoming challenge!

So, £20 worth of rubber stamps, publication AND a guest DT slot? What are you waiting for?!

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


Supplies used:

SSS Presents and ornamentsVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing PowderclassiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Be JoyfulAudrey Blue InkHearts Lawn Cuts Wink of Stella clear3M Mounting TapeBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thanks for stopping by!


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

Thank you for stopping by!


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?

Thanks for stopping by!