Fall Coloring: CS Take It Make It 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 September.

This month’s theme is Autumnal Projects!!  Create anything you want using Autumnal or Fall imagery, OR using seasonal/earth tone colors: reds, oranges, greens, yellows and browns! This should be fun!

Take a look at my card:


This theme made me think Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel stamp set.  My nieces, daughter and I go apple picking this time of year and we love it.  So I thought this was perfect for this challenge.

To create this card, I die cut a piece of Bristol paper using Simon Says Stamps Rectangle Stitched die. Then I stamped the basket of apples, loose apple, hearts and sentiment using the Mini Misti and sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.  After that I used Tombow Irojiten Tranquil and Vivid Coloring Pencils to color in my images.  To complete the card, I adhered the card panel to a Lawn Fawn precut card.

Nice, easy but totally amazing.


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 October is: That’s Crafty.


thats-craftyPrize: 8 Stamp Sets

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:

thanks-a-bushelSSS Stitched Rectangles Diestamping tool color pencilsTombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Set

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp August 2016 New Release and Birthday Celebration Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Lisa’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 Tracy’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Tweet News Stamp Set! Its down below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card one:

Your Tweeeet (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Tweet News Stamp Set

Other Supplies: Recollection White Heavyweight Cardstock, Tombow Irojiten Coloring Pencils, Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink 

I have to say I really love this card.  There’s a couple of reasons:

  1. I love the small birds!!  They are so cute and easy to color.
  2. I love the size of this card.  Its not a regular card size and I’m loving these.

What do you think?

Card two:

At Home (YNS)

Check out the open window.

Inside the window (YNS)

Check out the inside of the card.

Inside the card (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Cute Home Stamp Set, Swirly Fun Paper Pack, Butterfly Die, Stitched Peek-a-Boo Door Die

Other Supplies:Recollection White Heavyweight Cardstock, Colorbox Archival Dye Wicked Black Ink , Rhinestones

I’m in love with all of the new dies that are being released today.  This card uses a couple of them.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. Cut the card base to 4 x 4.
  2. Use the Stitched Peek-a-Boo Die to cut out the window on the card front.
  3. With the card front close and the peek-a-boo window open, stamp the sentiment inside the window so that you know its positioned in the right place.
  4. Then die cut the butterfly out of the pattern paper and white cardstock.
  5. For an added touch, add rhinestones to the center of the butterfly’s body.

So, what do you think?

I had so much fun creating these cards 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 7 lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on August 10th.  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!!


CASology 146 – Music

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

First let me say thank you to everyone for your well wishes and prayers.  My dad’s progress is day by day.  Everyone day is different but I’m just glad he is still here. So I ask that you still pray for my dad.

Now on to our cure card this week.  I love this our cue card this week.

Week 146 - Music

When I saw “music”, I knew exactly what I wanted to create. I had some retired Stampin’ Up DSP that had a music sheet that I never got a chance to use, so why not open the package now.

Take a look at my card:

Just a Note (CAS)

This card was super easy to make, which is what I need right now.  I was able to make this card while my dad slept.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills Dies to cut and add the stitched lines on my card panel.

2. I added the cut panels to Stampin’ Up! retired Modern Medley DSP.

3. I used Papertrey Ink Fancy That Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment.

4. I used Versamark Ink and embossed the sentiment with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.

5. I attached the front panel to the card base with fun foam for even coverage.

Easy and Classy!

What do you think? Let me know what you think.

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


Gillian Ross – taking a break

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.

Supplies used:

Stitched Slopes and HillsModern MedleyFancy That Versamark 67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder

Thank you for stopping by!!


Red Happy Birthday…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

This months theme is Birthday!  I’m happy about this because you can’t have enough birthday cards on hand.

I choose to use a couple of dies and embossing paste to create my card for today.

Take a look at my card:

Happy Birthday balloons

I saw a card created by Laura Bassen and I fell in love with the design.  I was so excited to see her use the new Simon Says Stamps Stitched Rectangles die set.  I order mines and it came just in time to create this card.

To create this card:

1. I started with a piece of Stampin Up! Cherry Cobbler cardstock and cut it to an A2 size card.

2. Then I used Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots Stencil and Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to create the dots in the center of the cardstock.

3. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock to add to the top of my card base.

4.  I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to cut out a window in the card panel.

5. I cut two balloons using Simon Says Stamp Balloons Craft Die to cut two balloons.  I add Stampin Up! Whisper White Barkers Twine.  I adhered the balloons with foam adhesive. I added foam adhesive to the back of the card panel and centered it onto the card base.

6. I stamped my sentiment using Simon Says Stamp More Sketchy Banner Greetings.  I cut the tail off and adhered the banner to the right side of the card.

7. I added Rudolph Red Skittle to the banner.  Then I added Clear Wink of Stella to my balloons.

Finished.  Very easy to recreate.

What do you think? Let me know.  Now its your turn to join us and play along with our challenge this month. I hope to see you there!!

I’m also entering Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!


Supplies used:

Cherry CobblerSSS Medium DotsEmbossing PasteSSS Stitched Rectangles DieclassiccrestsolarwhtieSSS Balloons Craft DiesWhisper White Baker's TwineMore Sketchy banner GreetingsRudolph Red Skittle

Thanks for stopping by!