Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Hello blog friends!  

There's a new Sunday CAS challenge at Outlawz Challenges and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to tell you about it.  

It's an RAK (Random Act of Kindness) challenge and here is Pryn's challenge

This week we challenge you to create a CAS card or project to give as a RAK, otherwise known as a Random Act of Kindness.  Let's spread peace by sharing our art with others.  Any theme, any colors...keep it CAS and brighten someone's day just because :) 

I hope you'll find some time to play along with us.  

Here's my card.

The stamp set I used to make my card is from Mama Elephant called "Sweet Havana"  I also used the matching dies.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you'll come on over to the Outlawz CAS challenge and play along with us.  Submissions will be accepted until 12:00 midnight Saturday.  


Hello blog friends!  

It's Wednesday again and time for another What if? Wednesday challenge at The House That Stamps Built and today is a sketch challenge! 

Pretty straight forward sketch, don't ya think?  You can have some fun flipping this sketch in various ways or use it just like it is.  Either way, I hope you'll give it a try and enter your project over at The House.  You will then be in the running for a $25.00 gift certificate for some awesome Repeat Impression stamps.  Get the details at The House.  

Here's my card using this sketch

LOL!  Have you ever had a day when you look in the mirror and this sort of image is looking back at you and this is exactly what you were thinking?  I decided to have some fun with this sketch and use a stencil and stencil paste to create the side panel.  The stencil paste was white and I added some Perfect Pearls to get the color I wanted before stenciling it onto the card base.  

The image is RI #5306-J "Chimp".  After stamping the image I colored it with Copic Markers, then added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to the entire face.  Using a classic round Spellbinder die, I cut it out and then pressed it into VersaMark ink, added some clear ep and heat set it for a high gloss appearance.  I framed it with the next sized classic round die in the set.  The sentiment is RI #7011-F "This Day".  

There's a 10% off Repeat Impressions stamps code on my side bar if you'd like to pick up some of these fabulous Repeat Impressions stamps.  I promise you will love them.  Just use the code rr10cw when checking out.   

Thanks for stopping by.  For more inspiration using this WIW sketch, have a gander at what the other Rock Stars have done with it.  

                           Debbie Deonna - Joy Karen - Kathy - Melissa - Patti J 

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Hello there blog friends!  It's been quite a weather story for New England this month and believe it or's not over.  Another wave of stuff is coming tonight and into tomorrow.  The good news is, we dodged the bullet from the predicted weekend storm of 2 went out to sea and left only a few inces behind.  (whew)

So, now that the weather report is over - let me show you the awesome new inspiration challenge over at The House That Stamps Built.  I know you're going to want to play along on this one too.

Are your creative wheels turning?  I hope so, because I'd love to see your creation posted at The House.  (all the details for entering the challenge can be found there.)

I created this card from the inspiration

The stamps I used in this card are RI #1204-I "LOVE" (sentiment) and the image is from this stamp RI #1604-N "Rainy Day Friends" that I partially stamped.   I stamped the imaged of the bears twice and fussy cut them (and the umbrella) after coloring them with Copic Markers, I then stamped the masked image on the layer and placed the colored pieces over the stamping for some dimension.  The tiny hearts are from a dollar bin punch that I bought on one of my gazillion trips to Michaels.    

You're going to love seeing the inspiration from the other Rock Stars....take a look

                                Debbie Deonna - Joy Karen - Kathy - Melissa - Patti J

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a great week!  

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Hi there blog friends!  Here's hoping wherever you are it's warm and comfy.  It's another storm weekend in Maine and well below zero.  

Today, over at Outlawz Challenges Clean and Simple Challenge it's Lynn's turn to post a challenge and she's challenging us to take a trip into fantasy land.  

Here's Lynn's challenge:  
This week we are off to 'Fantasy' Land. We challenge you to bring out those dragons, fairies, goblins, mermaids, elf, gnomes, goblins, etc. in true CAS style.

This is a really fun challenge - check out all the DT examples and you'lld be inspired to play along with us I'm sure of it.  

My sponging hand got a little heavy on this bg, however, I love that little Repeat Impressions fairy image (RI# 4302-I "Fairy's Fun/Bumblebee") and the bg doesn't seem to overwhelm her. The image was colored with Copics and then I made a mask and sponged the bg.  I plan to CASE myself some time in the near future and see if I can't make some sponging improvements and create this card the way I first "saw" it in my mind.  

Come on over and play with us at the new CAS challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you all have a great week.  I'll be back on Wednesday with a new inspiration challenge for The House That Stamps Built.  See you then.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Happy Wednesday (aka "hump day") blog friends!!! 

I'm here with another Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built and today its a DCC (designer's choice challenge) from the incredibly talented Rock Star, Joy Hadden.

Joy's challenge is "thankful".  Here's a great challenge that will get you to create a card for someone you want to thank or a card to put aside for a time to thank someone. 

Using the cup from RI #9303-P "Thanks a latte" I created this card by sponging DI in 4 colors in Laura Bassen's gradient fashion, on cs and then stamping the mug image on each colored cs piece and fussy cutting them out.  I arranged them 1/3rd in from the outer edge of the card after placing an embossed piece of black cs along the edge for design effect.  On one of the cups I stamped the sentiment then added the enamel dots in coordinating colors on the outer edge of the cups. 

Now swing on over to the other Rock Stars and see what they've done with Joy's thankful challenge.  Then create your own card and link it at The House (all the details are found there) and you'll be entered in a drawing for some awesome RI stamps.  

                        Debbie Deonna - Joy Karen - Kathy - Melissa - Patti J

Thanks a latte for stopping by! 

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