{Clean and Simple} CASology 204 – Row

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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 204 - Row

Take a look at my card:

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What an easy cue card this week.  My new stamps from Papier Projekt arrived just in time for this challenge.  I fell in love the feather border die stamp and thought this set was perfect for this challenge.

To create this card:

  1. I cut the cardstock down smaller then a A2 size card.
  2. Then I stamped the feather stamp four times starting with the darkest color Colorbox Envy Pigment ink to the lightest Colorbox Envy Pigment ink.
  3. After that I stamped the sentiment from the With Love stamp set using the darkest blue ink.

Perfect, right?

Nice and easy!

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.

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Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Sherrie Mannion

Tracey McNeely

Guest Designer


Our sponsor this week is Mint Owl Studio!

Supplies used:

papier projekt with lovepapierprojekt border08033-Envy heavyweight cardstock

Thank you so much for stopping by!




CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for February.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Text Me!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use text or script background stamps, or text paper in your projects. Any language, any style. Old book pages, bits torn from magazines, scrapbooking papers.. whatever you can find! … The ‘text’ part does NOT include sentiments, phrase or single word stamps…. think backgrounds!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my card:

Thanks on text (TIMI)

I love how this card turned out!! I used Clarity Stencils-Chinese Lantern and Clarity Stencil Brushes to create the pattern on the texted pattern paper.  These two products are my favorite supplies this year thus far.

This is how I created this card:

I placed the stencil over the pattern paper and used two different brushes to apply the Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn.

stencil and brushes

Here is where the magic happened, I moved the stencil over slightly to the right and applied BoBunny Sugar Glitter Paste, Yummy!!

I let the glitter paste dry and cut the unknown text pattern paper down to 4 by 5.25.

I adhered the pattern paper to the black cardstock with Tombow Extreme Adhesive because I needed the pattern paper to stick securely to the card base because of its weight.

Then I die cut Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks three times and adhered them together and onto the pattern paper using Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

I placed a heavy book on top of the finish card to assure the die cut sticks to the pattern paper.

Take a closer look:

Thanks on text 3 (TIMI)

Thanks on text 2(TIMI)


There you go!  That’s how I created this card.

So what do you think? I’m in love, are you?

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 February: A Sprinkle Of Imagination

The prize is a £25 voucher to spend in the online store.

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!!

Wait!!  Wait!!  I have more: ASOI are also offering an extra 10% off for my blog readers! The code is CSBlog10% and will work from 5-25th of February, with a minimum £5 spend excluding P&P. 

Tell me that isn’t good!!

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

Supplies used:

Clarity BrushesChinese Lantern Distress Ink Salty OceanDistress Ink Peacock FeathersMowed LawnTombow XtremeTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveLF Scripty Thanks

Thanks for stopping by!


a2z Scrapbooking January 2016 Challenge

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here with a2z Scrapbooking today with our January Challenge!!!

Happy New Year to all of you!!!!  Our new challenge is all about Fireworks (add some glitter and bling)!!!!!

Check out the card I created for this challenge:

Thanks a bunch (a2z)

I used Wink of Stella and Hero Arts Pearls and Gems for my Fireworks!!  I went with a thank you card instead of a New Years card because thank you cards are in order for all of the gifts my children received from their relatives.

Creating this card was easy!!

Here’s how:

  1. My card base is from Michael’s Recollections Heavyweight cardstock.
  2. Then I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die to cut my card panel from Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock.
  3. Then I used Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Thanks and stamped the sentiment and stars.
  4. Then I die cut the Hero Arts Swallowtail Butterfly Fancy Die out and adhered the butterfly to the card panel using glue dots.
  5. For the bling, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly and the Hero Arts Pearls and Gems Natural Mixed Accents to the card front.

Lets take a closer look:

Thanks closeup (a2z)

So what do you thing?  Please let me know.

Amazing isn’t it!! I hope you love what you see and that it inspires you to join us this month. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into our challenge. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store. Winner will be announced on the 7th of February.  Good Luck!

The butterfly die that I used can be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store. If you would like to purchase any thing please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

Supplies used:

Recollections Black HeavyweightNeenah Desert Storm CS  Hero arts stamp cuts thanksSSS Stitched Rectangles DieOnyx Versafine Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


CASology 161: Plaid

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 161 - Plaid

Take a look at my card:

Thanks Plaid (CAS)

Now that plaid section on my card came from this panel I create weeks ago in the Background Check Online Card Class.

Plaid content

I never go to use the piece so I thought it was fitting now.

Plaid background

So I used Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle die to cut a circle piece and adhered it to my card panel.

Then I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Thanks twice and adhered it to the center of die cut circle.

Super doper easy!!

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.


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:


No Sponsor this week.

Supplies used:

SSS Thanks dieStitiched CircleNeenah Desert Storm CS Recollections Black Heavyweight

Thanks for stopping by.



Top Dog Dies Release and Sale

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with Top Dog Dies and their new phenomenal release.

They release 7 new dies on yesterday and I want to share all of them with you today!!

TDD Pocket Pages Banner Die

Pocket Pages Banner Die

Pocket Pages Summer Die

Pocket Pages Summer Die

Pennant Banner Die

Pennant Banner Die

Pretty Petals 2 Die

Pretty Petals 2 Die

Pretty Petals 3

Pretty Petals 3

TDD Leaves Die

Leaves Die

Wedding Die Set

Wedding Die Set

Aren’t these dies fantastic!!  This release is such a great release!

Here are some of my cards that I create for this release.

Thanks (TDD)

For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Pretty Petals 2 Die and die cut the card panel and a watercolor panel.

Watercolor scrap

I adhered the watercolor flower to the card base. Then I used foam adhesive to attach the card panel.

I used Papertery Ink Enclosed: Apple Mini Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment in My Favorite Think Hybrid Black Ink.

I added a retired Stampin Up large rhinestone in the center.


Hello (TDD)

For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Pocket Pages Banner Die Set  and Top Dog Dies Hello Die Set to create this card.

I die cut all of the pieces out of Snap Studio Just the Basics pattern paper and adhered them to my pocket page card.

To create this card, I just die cut my white cardstock using the two biggest die to create my card front and used only the biggest die for the back panel.

I attached the teal pattern paper behind the front card panel.

I scored a line to the top of the back card panel and added tape to attach the front and the back panel.  Since I added a score line the card can open.

I used Simon Says Stamps Lila’s Heart Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment.

Super cute.  Cute for a pocket page scrapbook too.


Wedding (TDD)Now this wedding card is the center of my giveaway which ends May 24th, 2015 at 11:59pm.

I created this card using Top Dog Dies Wedding Die Set and Top Dog Dies Pocket Pages Summer Die Set.

I’m giving away the Wedding Die to one lucky person who leaves me a comment on that blog post.

I die cut all of the pieces and adhered them to my card front using tape.

I used Simon Say Stamp Congratulations Stamp Set and stamped my sentiment.

I attached retired Stampin up clips to the top of the frame.

So what do you think?  I hope you enjoy what you see.

Guess what?

On top of my giveaway, Top Dog Dies is having a sale!!


You don’t want to miss this.  Here is your chance to get your hands on all of those dies!!

Supplies used:

Card 1:

PTI Apple Mini Stamp Set MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Card 2:

TDD Hello Die SetSnap Studio Just The BasicsLila's Heart

Card 3:

SSS Congratulations

Thank you for stopping by!


Online Card Class Homework – Day 2

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with another card I created for my Stretch Your Dies homework!!

Kristina Werner taught us how to die cut within larger dies.  I thought this was totally awesome.

Take a look at my card:

Leafy ThanksM

For this technique:

1. I die cut our leaves out of watercolor paper.

2. Then I arranged the leaves the way I wanted them to appear on my card.

3. I covered the arrangement with masking paper so that the leaves stay in place.

4. I ran the masked leaves through my big shot to cut out a circle.

5. Before moving the mask, I added foam tape to the back of each leaf.

6. I placed my masked piece down and then took my time and lifted the mask.

7. I die cut my thank you, added Wink of Stella to all of my piece and my card was done.

Leafy ThanksM2

Super easy and fun.

Supplies used:

Stitched Leaves LF Scripty Thanks Wink of Stella clearCanson Watercolor Paper Distress Ink 4Distress Ink 2


Thanks for stopping by!


Papertrey Ink 8th Year Celebration: Blue Skies

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Hello everyone!  I’m here again today with Papertrey Ink’s 8th Year Celebration!  They introduced their new Blue Skies line.

For this challenge they wanted us to create a blue ombre card using all of our favorite shades of blue.  It could be an ombre background, several of the same image stamped in shades of blue, ombre inking of a bold stamp or whatever else we could dream up!

For my one layer card I decided to go with an ombre background, take a look:

Thanks for everything

I love how this card turned out.  So what do you think? Let me know.

Supplies used:

Wet Paint  PTI Circle Cover PlateDistress Ink Salty OceanDistress Ink Broken ChinaTumble Glass Distress InkItty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers Doddlebug Sprinkles enamel dot

Thank you so much for stopping by!