Thursday, August 30, 2012

Banner Anniversary

This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge is to use Banners or Flags on your card or project.  I started out with some great ideas, but they just didn't look right when I was putting them together.  Finally I ended up with a very simple (ie: CAS) banner over a fancy glittery heart with an anniversary theme.

For this card I used some beautiful chevron DP from Crate Paper.  I sponged the edges just a bit to add a little more dimension and used dimensionals to adhere it to the base.  The heart was cut from my red glitter paper and adhered with dimensionals as well.  I used kraft paper for the base and banner.  To dress up the banner I added a pearl to each end.  The sentiment is from one of my favorite stamp sets, Everyday Sayings from Hero Arts.

My wedding Anniversary is coming up in October.  I don't usually make cards for any occasion more than a month before hand, but this card just seems perfect for our anniversary.  It's not too fussy, which is good for a masculine card.  



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CASADIA for Wida

I'm here today with my card for this week's Case Study Challenge.  The challenge is to CASE another player.  My blogging friend Wida came up with this brilliant idea to start a casing chain She called this idea CASADIA because it combines a case with an idea.

Here is the card chain:

First there was  Laura Bassen, who made this card:

Then there was Jennifer Rzasa's card HERE:

Next was Wida's card HERE:

Then Shirley-bee's stamping stuff made this card

Next up is Amy Tsuruta
Then this card by Lorena
 Next up is this card by Ashley Nguyen Newell ...
and then Lalo's card HERE

Finally here is my card for the chain:

I kept the Kraft base with black and red, used some twine and a button along with the focal point having almost the same shape as Lalo's tree background.  I added one stripe at the bottom because this card needed something to ground it.  My own little touch I used my circle punch to cut little notches for my twine.  I resorted back to the sentiment for my focal point.  That's it' contribution to Wida's fun CASADIA and this week's Case Study.  (with just a little more than an hour to spare)

Thanks for stopping by today :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Got Ippity - Inspiration Blog Hop

You've reached the final stop on the Got Ippity blog hop!  For this hop we used this picture as our inspiration:

These colors are so beautiful!  I decided to make a couple totally different cards for the hop.  For my first card, I tried some watercoloring.  I used chalk inks with the water brush to create the focal point.  The sentiment is from the Love in Return stamp set from Unity's Got Ippity Line. 

My second card is a ONE LAYER card!  I don't think I've ever done a one layer card before.  I used the Counts as Fruit stamp set for this card:

Thanks for hopping with us today.  Be sure to comment on all the blogs in our hop for your chance to win a prize!  Here's the entire hop line up:

You can find the Love in Return, Counts as Fruit, and all the stamps used in this blog hop on the Got Ippity website!  Got {ippity}.   Be sure to pick Maria Levine as your Ippity Chick! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quick Cupcake Card

I TRIED to do the 10 Minute Card Dash.  I tried twice and just couldn't get a card done in 10 minutes.  BUT, I did manage to make this card in 13 minutes and 20 seconds, which for me really wasn't bad at all so I thought I should share it anyway....

I used the Got Ippity stamp set Counts as Fruit for the image and sentiment.  The sentiment reads:  "Because of the Cherry it counts as fruit".  Now, I wanted to put some crystal effects on the cherry but my bottle is jammed and I couldn't get it open.  I probably would have made the 10 minute time if I wasn't fussing with that bottle - LOL.

This card is for my twin sister.  Our birthday was yesterday.  She's also my very best friend.  She's my person.  You know, the person that knows you so well you can tell them anything and they love you.  She's been there through all my life's joys and challenges.  She's that person.  I LOVE her more than I could ever express.  She'll love this card because I made it and she'll be baffled at why I love to make cards but she'll still love it. 


Be sure to check back tomorrow.  I'll have my blog hop post for the Got Ippity design team.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Go With All Your Heart

I'm here today with a card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  The challenge is to create a square card.

The CASE Study challenge this week is "out of the box".  So I decided to pull out a stamp set that I hadn't used before and I went a bit out of my comfort zone with the layout and open space on this card.  I do really like how it turned out.  

The bird is paper pieced in Cherry Cobbler.  The image panel was embossed with the PTI Linen embossing plate.  I think it makes a beautiful background for this stamp set.

Here's the link to the CAS-ual Fridays challenge:


Here's the link to the CASE Study challenge:

CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Let's Get Digital...

Let's Get Digital, Digital, I want to get Digital....for some reason I have replaced the word physical from Olivia Newton John's song with the word digital and unfortunately, it's stuck in my head.  

Aren't these nuggets adorable?  I created these using my new MDS 2 software from Stampin Up.  The PDF file for these labels is available in my Etsy store.

1.  Here's what the labels look like when they came off my printer. (I know the coloring on this picture is bad)

2. Here are the supplies I used:

3.  Here is what they look like finished

Each strip measures 1" wide by 3 1/8" wide.

4.  and here is a link to my Etsy listing for these printables:

Do you have an Etsy store?  I'm trying to expand my Etsy social network so if you do have an Etsy store, let me know and I'll add you to my circle.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Hershey Nugget wrappers today.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Make a Wish

We finally made it to FRIDAY!!!!  The only days I enjoy more than Fridays are Saturdays and Sundays so TGIF!!!!  One of my favorite things about Friday is that CAS-ual Friday's posts their new challenge.  I know I'm a bit of a geek when I'm looking forward to new card challenges - LOL.  This week's theme is to make a card that is inspired by something you would see in the sky.

Here's what I came up with....

I used the Less is More Sketch for the layout.

Less is More #78


I used the new Stampin Up Basic Black ink pad for the first time on this card.  I liked the way it inked the wheel stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today!