Friday, July 6, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 203

Hello crafty friends... welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #203!   The inspiration for this challenge is Heat Embossing:


Are you a fan of heat embossing?  I hate the mess, but love the look, so I took out my embossing supplies and set about creating this card.

  
This being the 4th of July weekend, I had to use red and blue.   The celebrate was heat embossed onto a vellum banner and glued down with score tape. The flowers from the peaceful garden stamp set were heat embossed with red and blue directly onto the card front.  The green leafs were stamped over the embossed flowers.

Remember... 10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.   If the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.



Thanks for stopping bye... until next time, take care.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge #93

Happy 4th of July crafty friends!  Welcome to the start of Scrapy Land Challenge #93.  Come join us... our theme is always "anything goes".

I used my favorite big and bold Die-Versions Happy Birthday die for this patriotic card.  This die measures 3.5 by 4.75 and as you can see it takes up the whole card front, so if you are looking for something that packs a punch... this is it.


My card was a fairly simple one to make.  I printed a free flag image onto card stock and then die cut the Happy Birthday from it.  I attached it to my card front and added my cute stamped characters.

Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care

Friday, June 22, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 202

Hello crafty friends... welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #202!   The inspiration for this challenge is this photo:


and I created this card:



I used the following stamp and die sets:
  Stamps:  Celebrate
  Fri-dies: Jumping Jacks

Remember... 10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.   If the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.


Thanks for stopping bye... until next time, take care.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge #92

Hello crafty friends... welcome to the start of Scrapy Land Challenge #92.  Please join us... the theme is "anything goes".



I created an underwater seen using the following dies for this card:
Impression Obsession Grass
Frantic Stamper Stitched Grassy Hill Edgers
Tutti Designs Coral
Elizabeth Craft Designs Turtle
Memory Box Family of Fish (not currently available in shop)

Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Send A Smile 4 Kids - Guest Designer

Hello crafty friends,

I won a spot as a Guest Design (hooray for me) at Send A Smile 4 Kids by winning the  Send a Smile 4 Kids (for Mom from kids) challenge.  The current challenge Anything Goes 4 Kids or Cards for Teens...  I made two cards fits for teens to receive or give.

On my first card,

I used one of Stamping Bella Butterfly Girls ( Baratte).  There are several of them and they are all beautiful, but I purchased this one, because it showed the most wing area.   I stamped and colored her w/Chameleon Markers using similar colors as on my background panel.  I used the Crafters Workshop Sunburst 12x12 stencil for the background and the MFT Happy Birthday Circle Frame die in the center.  First I die cut the Happy Birthday circle in yellow, but it didn't give me the impact i wanted, but I die cut it from black card stock and glued it over the yellow one.   

Side note: It was my first time using Chameleon Markers and honestly, I'm not sure if I like them.  I have to do more testing to give them a proper review, so stay tune for that.

On my second card,


I used the Brutus Monroe Rockstar Pets dog w/headphones stamp in two ways.  As a background stamped in gray ink and as a focal element stamped in black and colored.  I added a distress look to my background panel by splashing some inks onto it before adding the top dog element on foam tape for dimension.

Thanks for stopping... until next time, take care. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Inspiration Squad - Challenge 201

Hello crafty friends... welcome to CAS-ual Friday's Challenge #201!   The theme for this challenge is Masculine cards in summer colors.



I created this card for someone who's having a pool party birthday next month.  




I started by tracing a pair of boys swimming trunks in pencil on printer paper. Don't over think this part, it's a simple design, but it still took a few tries to get the look I wanted.  Once I had a shape, I liked, I fussy cut it out.  Now that I had a working outline, I traced around it several times on my front card panel.  Remember to use a pen/maker that will work your the coloring method you will be using.  I colored with Distress Oxidize inks, so I used an fine tip precision pen by American Crafts.  

Next came the fun part.... I took the tiny star and flower stamps from the Sassy Smile set and stamped patterns onto swimming trunks.  I used blue, green, orange and yellow colors for a fun summery feel. The #BIRTHDAY sentiment is from the Rad 2 stamp set.  





What are your playing for? 10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.   If the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus in the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50.


Thanks for stopping bye... until next time, take care.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Scrapy Land - Challenge #91


Hello crafty friends... welcome to the start of Scrapy Land Challenge #91.  Come join us... the theme is "anything goes".

Cards with eclipse words are very trendy, so for this challenge I tried my hand at creating one.  I started with a stitched die cut white card panel, stamping Newton in his space suit.  Using copic markers I drew a corner of Earth so that Newton could have something to orbit.  I colored "space" with blues and purples.  Once my panel was fully colored and dry... I die cut the word "Hello" (here are many "hello" die options)  from the panel.  I also die cut the word three more times from white card stock, so that when I stacked them and replaced into the card panel the word would have dimension.



Thanks for stopping bye.... please join us for this challenge.  The winners... one selected randomly and one selected by the Design Team will both receive a $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.  Until next time... take care