Saturday, November 29, 2014

Addicted to CAS: Dots

This is my last post as a guest designer for Addicted to CAS.  I have so enjoyed my experience and am always humbled by the creative awesomeness of you all.  The new challenge theme is Dots and is hosted by Loll.

I was browsing on Pinterest when I spied a Christmas Tree in a window which was made up of paper snowflakes and was the inspiration of my card.  I used an orphaned snowflake (green) stamp and a stylus(red) to stamp inside a "Plaid" stencil.  The garland was stitched on after I pierced it out using a circle shape as a guide. The background was dry embossed using a Darice folder.   

Thanks again for everything and Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 28, 2014

OWH: Red Friday Hop

I decided to not look at any Black Friday ads as I did not want to be tempted to partake in the shopping frenzy.  Lucky for me OWH is having a Red Friday Hop.  A wonderful group of inspiring cards are being featured.  I decided to take my fave parts of Paula's and Dixie's cards to create mine.  The patterned papers are by Little Yellow Bicycle.  Hearts are from a Heidi Swapp stencil.  Easy Peasy!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cards in Envy & The Male Room

Over at The Male Room the challenge theme is "Ribbon" and somehow the idea popped into my head to make a paper buckle/slide using punches, so that was the inspiration for this card.  The dp is by Basic Grey; it is two sided of which  I used both.  Sentiment is by Hero Arts and it works perfectly for the current challenge at Cards in Envy.  I am in need of some Thank You cards so this will be going into the mailbox shortly. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

OWH:ODBD & Sketch #243

Fun sketch thanks to Laurie.  I decided to omit some of the layering.  Papers are all from the same pad by Fancy Pants.  Sentiment is by Stampin' Up. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

OWH MMT: Winter Love Card

I am quite behind on challenges.  I did go on a road trip last weekend to visit my niece at college, so I am going to blame it on that.  My card for the MMT features the HA bears and a computer generated puny sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Addicted to CAS: A Sketch

Welcome back to my blog for a little inspiration for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS, which happens to be a sketch.  I have to admit that I looked to the internet for some inspiration to use the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil featured on this card.  I ran across Kristina Werner's Holiday Series 2014 and was uber inspired.  Thanks Kristina!  The sentiment is a diecut by Basic Grey; heat embossed clear on red cardstock x3 to add dimension.  The holly leaves were created using punches and an emery board.  All of this was done on a layer of vellum because I am really loving vellum since the last ATCAS challenge.

Thanks for stopping by...cannot wait to see what you all make!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

OWH Sketch #242

The current sketch for OWH is kinda challenging and can be found here.  I used the Hero Arts set for both the image and sentiment.  The papers were already on my work table.

W2SB & The Male Room

I ran across the sentiment that was leftover from a swap that seemed perfect for the current challenge at Words 2 Scrap By: Gratitude.  I then looked for an image to pair with it and ran across this image by Torico at Birdie Brown.  A good match and it also fits with the current theme at The Male Room: Wood since he is holding a tree branch.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Addicted to CAS: Code Word Tag

Lucky me to be asked to be this month's guest designer at Addicted to CAS.  I was both surprised and honored when Loll contacted me.  I am always in awe of all the gorgeous cards made for each ATCAS challenge.

My card features a stamp & die set by My Creative Time.  It contains the word pattern that was used to create the tag.  I used the flatboard that comes with stickers to add a little "weight" to my coffee cup.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by!