Tuesday, August 14, 2018


It's time for another CASology challenge and this time the cue card is SPORTS. 

My one layer creation uses the now retired 7th Inning Stretch stamp set from Papertrey Ink

I stamped all my elements, masking the hat to the bat behind it, and added my sentiment and some enamel dots. The cursive "A" on the hat was hand drawn and looks like my son's team hat. :) 

You have two weeks to play along in our challenge this time around, and remember to keep it CAS! I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

CASology Design Team annoucement- SUNBEAM

I am so thrilled to announce that I am joining the CASology challenge as a design team member! Clean and simple is one of my favourite styles to create in and I'm excited to share my creations. 

In case you're not familiar with this challenge, here's a run-down for you:

Each week, we'll study clean and simple design using a cue word as our inspiration.  The design team will share their CAS creations and a little bit about their designs to inspire you to create a clean and simple card of your own!
Weekly challenges begin Tuesday mornings.
  1. Interpret the word on the weekly cue card however you'd like!  This is about creativity!

  2. Link up your *new* creation (card, tag, scrapbook layout, etc.) here on the CASology blog.

  3. Please add a link back to us on your blog post when submitting your creation.

  4. Please feel free to combine this challenge with other challenges.

  5. Be creative.

  6. Keep it simple.

  7. Have fun!

All submissions are due Mondays at NOON (CST)! Winners & Honorable Mentions will be announced on Tuesdays, an hour prior to the start of a new challenge. Weekly winners will have the opportunity to be Guest Designers for upcoming challenges.

Fun right? The current challenge cue word is SUNBEAM and I have a card to share with you today. 

design defined: 
Create a simple scene for maximum cute factor! 

I used the Flora & Fauna Love Bug set to create a sweet scene with the sun and it's beams shining behind the card, drawing your eye up to the little sentiment. Copic markers were used to colour it all in, and I sketched a road using a Sharpie marker to ground the car. 

Thanks for stopping in today and I look forward to sharing more CAS creations with you! 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Summer Vacation: Kid's Challenge

My super creative and sweet 9 year old daughter Robin wanted to play along in the Simon Says Stamp Kid's Challenge and so she created a fun and sparkly card for you all to enjoy today! 

She used all Simon exclusive products (isn't that sentiment from Love You Like perfect?!), coloured in her cats with Copic markers and added loads of Stickles for sparkle. Robin isn't afraid of glitter and sparkle...she might take after her mom that way. 

Thanks for stopping in today to check out Robin's card. She says thank you. I actually don't mind crafting with her at all. She's neat and tidy, respectful of my supplies and is a great helper to me when die cutting. 

Maybe you can tell I took a bit of a summer hiatus from blogging? Don't worry, I have been crafty all summer and am excited to be back posting soon with some challenge cards and other great stuff! 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Card Concept #96- Golden Table

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below.  That table setting is SO pretty. Florals, gold and a touch of rustic is such a great combo. 

My Classy & Elegant card uses the gorgeous colours of the florals, the touches of gold, and the watercolour element of the table setting place card as my inspiration for today's wedding card. 

On watercolour paper, I stamped and white heat embossed the Sketched Roses background from Impression Obsession. The background was then painted using my Gansai Tambi watercolours. A gold heat embossed sentiment from Bountiful Blessings by Mama Elephant is framed by those gorgeous Rose Flurries flowers from Altenew. Some scattered gold sequins finish it off.

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Card Concept #95- Owl Cherish Our Friendship

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Aren't those owls cute? I love that the picture is fresh, fun and sweet all at the same time. 

My clean and layered card uses the owl's circular eyes for inspiration, as well as the fun patterns found in the pillows.  

I die cut several patterned paper circles and adhered them to a white card base. The 'friend' sentiment was die cut from paper and foam, and the stamped sentiment is on a small strip of yellow cardstock. A few iridescent sequins finish it off. 

Play along with us! You can link up at the main blog and I can't wait to see what you come up with. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Card Concept #94- Inspiration on Wheels

Happy Wednesday friends! I am so excited to be joining The Card Concept design team! I can't wait to show you my cards and see how YOU are inspired.

If you're not familiar with it, every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and we hope you will join in with us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  Feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Super fun, right?!

Here's the inspiration: 

And here's my card: 

I created my Clean and Layered card using the stamp set, City Girls: Book Life from The Ton
My inspiration came from the gorgeous colour of the bike and the lovely bouquet. The main image is stamped centrally and coloured in with Distress Markers and watercoloured. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock and adhered with foam tape. A few clear sequins dot the bouquet of flowers for some added sparkle. 

Thanks so much for stopping in today and now head on over to The Card Concept blog where you can see inspiration from the rest of my fabulous teammates! I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge. I'm so excited to be a part of this team! 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Inspired by All the Little Things #86- FINAL challenge

Welcome to another Inspired by All the Little Things challenge! Before we get started with my card this week, we have an announcement to make from the team: this will be our last inspiration for the Inspired By All the Little Things challenge. We'll miss it! 

On to the inspiration...

I was inspired by the colours, the metallic elements and the geometric design of the feathers. 

I loosely watercoloured a panel and glued it behind a cover plate from My Favorite Things, then adhered the entire thing to a white card base. The die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp was cut three times and glued together, then heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Another little sentiment from My Favorite Things was embossed with white powder on a black cardstock strip and adhered to the card. 

To see the guest designer this month, and our host's creation, check out the main Inspired By blog. You can check out the rest of the fabulous design team's creations on their personal blogs: 

Kimberly Lackenbach
Leigh Penner 
Sheri Gilson
Silke Ledlow
Wanda Cullen

We would love it if you played along with us in this final challenge. I can't wait to see what you create! Link up your creation at the main Inspired By blog.