Monday, August 22, 2016

You're the Cat's Meow!

This week, Can You CASE It has a dual challenge - sketch and theme!

I turned the sketch on its side, and used some hoarded DCWV Pet Stack glossy embossed paper.  I added a Lawn Fawn sentiment, and a cute paw print die cut.  I varied the widths of the matting for interest.

Love this as an encouragement card.  My son left for college this past weekend.  Huge life changes for him with his first taste of "adulting", and for us as empty nesters.  As my friend Sybrina says, a new chapter!  Come join us over at Words 2 Craft By for our Just Keep Swimming challenge!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

What's the Word?

OK.  Epic fail on this one.  I made the BEST card - then realized I didn't follow the Shopping Our Stash instructions correctly.  My sentiment was the focal point, but it was stamped, not die cut.  Round 2 - nailed it!!
Love the Paper Studio foiled pineapple/hospitality paper, the die cut from Simon Say is cut once in pink, and offset with the gold.  Lots of time to join us at Words 2 Craft By's Just Keep Swimming challenge!!!

More Lovely Notes

One more from the Catherine Pooler Lovely Notes Collection:
Love the greys with these colors.  White embossing powder on white paper, inked with Distress Inks.  Sharing this with the HOC inspiration image:
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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Washi Tape

I had a major score at Michael's this week, $4.50 for a tube of 8 rolls of washi tape.  I need more washi tape like a hole in the head, but I am loving the color orange right now, add in some great purples and reds - I couldn't resist!  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. 
I am sharing this the House of Cards challenge based on this image:
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Blending Colors

This the color inspiration this week at the Color Throwdown:
Here is my version:
The background stamp and sentiment are from the Lovely Notes collection from Stamp of Approval.  I heat embossed the background in clear, and then used Distress Inks Stormy Sky and Scattered Straw.  Not sure I love the twine, though.  Too thin, maybe?

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Jingle Belles Red Challenge

The Jingle Belles challenge this week is to make a card that is predominately red.
Love the contrast and impact.  Ohhhh!!!  I think I need to try this in navy, and in black, and in green, and.....  Stampendous image heat embossed in white. 

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

W2CB #32: A Single Step

This month's challenge at Words 2 Craft By is:

I live on a cul-de-sac with only 7 houses, and 3 of our neighbors are moving.  That means we have to say goodbye to 3 families, and hello to 3 others. 
 I broke out my beloved Fashion Statements stamps, and colored this one with Derwent watercolor pencils.  Show us how you take the first step at our Words 2 Craft By challenge!!!