Monday, September 30, 2013

Thank You: Pinspired!

Thank You: Pinspired!

Wow, Pinspired is like eating your favorite piece of candy. 
Sweet and Yummy!

I had to play along... I didn't miss this week.
yay!!


Posting to: Pinspired#18


Love you more than ice cream: Retrosketches!

Love you more than ice cream: Retrosketches!

A very similar sketch was on the MUSE challenge a few weeks ago... and I loved it.. 
I think that is when I started playing MUSE
So of course, I will play on this challenge as well.
What fun!

I Love, love, love this paper....MORE than ice cream!!!


Twine - Courtesy of Amy T.!!  Thank you!!!

posting to: Retrosketches! 

Celebrate: CAS(E) this Sketch!

Celebrate: CAS(E) this Sketch!

I always try my best to play CAS(E) this sketch!

When I was 8 years old I got what I wanted for my birthday that year.
A Spiro-graph!  
Anyone have memoreis of these?  I was surprised when I played with it 
that magically my designs did not exactly turn out like the images in the book.
I loved it anyway.
Today I was in an art supply shop looking for some foam mount tape when
I noticed they carried some rubber stamps.  
 I looked at all of them and I saw this stamp!
Judikins Spiral Daisy
Brought me back to when I was eight 
years old again.
I smiled all the way to the register....



Sunday, September 29, 2013

You and Me NOTHING Better: Dynamic Duos!

You and Me NOTHING Better: Dynamic Duos!

I tried to get a few hours of crafting in, and a few cards done.
I also checked ion on a few peeps and their crafting too.

I was reminded by Tracey Wilson of Scrappin' Trackside when I checked in on one of her cards 
of the Dynamic Duos challenge.  
She had a lovely card she made thinking of her honey.
I make a lot of cards for Scott too.  So I pawed through my stash of recent Me and My Big Ideas Chips and Pocket Pages and made one for him.  

A "NO STAMP" card is just fine.
Modern and clean and Fresh.  


Such Joy: Festive Friday!

Such Joy: Festive Friday!

Modern Christmas Card

Another entry to stack up my Christmas Card Stash!
JOIN IN
 {here}
and put a STAR on it!
Supplies:
Stamps: Close to My Heart Stars
Sentiment: Me and My Big Ideas Mambi Chips
Ranger Rich Red Embossing Powder
Versamagic Dazzle Frost Embossing Ink
Black and Red Cardstock

Posting to:  Festive Friday FFC#18

Today is your Day: Sketchbook Saturday!

Today is your Day: Sketchbook Saturday!

Okay, if you know me, my style is
ALL over the place.
Smitten with CAS, dabbling in layers, and just all around bold,
 I currently
am following Iwona (Chupa's) wonderfulness.
Like a stalker really, but a nice one..if there is such a thing. 
 LOL!
Her design sensibility is dramatic and lush, 
bold, beautiful and eclectic.
[sigh]
Her designs make me want to be a better card artist.
Here is my latest card to add to her

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas! : Festive Friday!

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas! : Festive Friday!


I was very busy last night and today hosting my Mom's
70th birthday party in Suquamish.
It went so wonderfully!
[though lots of work!]

Well, I have a quick card this evening before I drop!

I adore the Festive Friday Blog, no secret here.
I have to play!  
A TWO week inspiration challenge, what is NOT to love?
JOIN IN!
 You will be amazed that you will make truly one of a kind
cards for your family and friends.
Before you know it you will be perusing through your Christmas Card stack, hand selecting each 
"just perfect"
 card to the special person that your are gifting it to, 
and smiling the entire time!

I have this neat Balzer Designs star stencil I have been wanting
 to do a Christmas "frosted" card with.
I wanted the feel of FROST, just like when Conrad and I "frost" the windows with snowflakes.
I embossed the edges a little haphazardly to achieve this effect.
Using white Colorbox Ink I sponged the inside of the stencil with more pressure, 
easing up to the edges.

I hope this reminds you of decorated windows for the Holidays!
Enjoy!
Supplies: 
Ali Edwards Sentiment
Balzer Designs Bits Mask Script Star ($4.00)
Versamagic Dazzle Frost Embossing Ink
Colorbox White Ink
Recollections Snow Embossing powder

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SPECIAL THANKS!!!
Thanks Nessa!!!
 She specially crafted a wonderful
ocean blues and greens lovely bracelet for
my Mom's birthday present!!

When I saw her post (here) on Memory Wire Bracelets, 
I KNEW this was the perfect gift for my mom!
So I ordered one, and I am so glad!!!

She LOVES it!!
Thanks again Nessa, you are a Goddess!


Posting to:  Festive Friday FFC#18


Thursday, September 26, 2013

beautiful (just the way you are): Color Q meets Runway Inspired!

beautiful (just the way you are): 
Color Q 
meets Runway Inspired!

I had to do another card, just my nature to try to play more...
Stay up just a little later.




Posting to : Color Q #208


Posting to : Runway Inspired #44

It's a Good Day to be happy: Runway Inspired!

It's a Good Day to be happy: Runway Inspired!

Yeah!!  You know what today is!  It is THURSDAY, 
Project Runway is on, and I am moovin' and a groovin' during last week's 
show ready for this week's NEW show!

It is also my mom's 70th birthday today!!!
So here is her card. 

She loves birds and blue!
Yay, so Runway inspired, and for mom, double Good Stuff!
Fist BUMP!
Supplies:
Mama Elephant Up and Away sentiment
KI Memories flower laser lace sheet
Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
Versamagic Dazzle Frost Embossing Ink
WPlus9 Nautical Navy Cardstock
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board
Repurposed plastic (ha, cut from an Impress Plastic Frost bag!)
MME Enamel Dots
--EDIT to add K Company Glittered Birds

Posting to : Runway Inspired #44
Thanks for coming by peeps!!
MWAH!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hello, Lovely: MUSE Card Club Challenge!


Hello, Lovely: MUSE Card Club Challenge!

Well, I absolutely love the MUSE card 
this week!
I already had some paper where I did some sponging effect, and though the challenge inspiration piece is blue, I thought that
the lovely wine colors I have would look
pretty sweet with white embossing.
So here is my take.  
Hope you can 
enjoy a challenge or two this week!

Posting to: Muse!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

thank you SNOW much: Merry Mondays!

thank you SNOW much: Merry Mondays!

Quick card before bed!!
I know this has black, for Christmas..... I love black.
What can I say??!!

I hope that you can craft soon too!!


halloween greetings : CAS(E) this sketch!

halloween greetings : CAS(E) this sketch!

What better way to use my DP of the Martha Stewart Animal Masquerade?
A Challenge of course!

I have placed a sizzix diecut over the DP and outlines in white, leaving off from the
moon and broom handle and end.
Add a super bright orange sentiment, and done.
Simple, easy, and a great way to showcase this weird witch paper!


wish you were here: CASE(E) this sketch!

wish you were here: CASE(E) this sketch!

I knew I wanted this carriage stamp for this challenge, 
it just took me a day to figure it out.
I like it!!  
A ONE LAYER card,
 just love it when that happens!

Supplies:
Mama Elephant Central Park Stamp
Sentiment Amuse
Grahite Black Ink, Red Magic Memento
Ranger Pearlescent Liquid Pearls Ruby Red
Studio Calico Wood Stars
Kraft Paper
White Signo Gel Pen


CASology CUE Card #63: AUTUMN!

 
First things FIRST!
I want to WELCOME my latest wonderful follower friend!!
 
I am so pleased to have Bev of Happy Dance join my follower group!
 
Bev is one of the reasons that I started card blogging my friends.
Truly!
I have always collected stamps and made projects, and I am in a card making club.
However, blogging the cards for challenges... not really.. until I saw Bev's card  (here) for the card Blog CASology #15 Night Cue. 
Pure brilliance,....Hey....... and what are these challenges? 
I was only looking for card ideas for my card club (still going strong BTW).
Needless to say, I started playing CASology and now --- (joy of oh joy) I am now on the DT! 
So, I am crazed for CASology, and all wonderful crafters that stop on by and participate like I do!
Have fun ladies/....oh.. and the few gents I have come across!
 
------------------------------------------------  Now it is TIME for the current CUE!!!!!
 
 
CASology CUE Card #63: AUTUMN!
 
I love FALL!  
The changing of the colors. The sunny breezy days and upcoming
Festivities as Halloween and Thanksgiving.

My favorite colors (other than bold black) are Crimsons and Cinnamon colors
Burnt Oranges and Sunset colors.  
Warm colors.

What comes to mind for you when you think of the Cue Autumn?
We would LOVE, absolutely LOVE to see what you come up with!!
The DT Team was so BRILLIANT this week, and LeAnne is a GEM!!
 
I did get carried away with the lovely fall colors, so I am curious if you will too!
 
Show us your "CAS" ness!


 
 
This week, we have another wonderful new sponsor joining us!

 
Please do go and Wonderful Designers of CASology
they are the CAS Dream Team that brings you
the CUE's to LIFE each week!

Guest Designer: LeAnne

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Halloween Greetings: Freshly Made Sketches 104

Halloween Greetings: Freshly Made Sketches 104


First things FIRST!
 I want to WELCOME my latest wonderful follower friends!!

Hannelie   ~ Desert Diva
Tracey W ~  Scrappin' Trackside

When you visit me, it truly inspires me to go on.  I love to create, and I love to make cards every single day.
A little about me...
 I do have a full time job, I manage a systems database of ocean freight rates, and the steamship claims for an International Export Produce Shipping Company (22 yrs).  I also care for my mother and adopted nephew that my husband Scott and I are raising as our boy!  Conrad takes Karate about 4 times a week.
Overall a very busy crazy stress filled and wonderful life!  So I must let out some creativity every day just to unwind from it all.  I love digital mini-scrapbooking, scary movies, anything gardening, home decor.
I love hearing that I have inspired anyone to keep making things or being creative.
It is so good for the soul!

I hope you find time for yourself to do anything that makes you feel restful, peaceful, excited, happy or renewed!  Remember to treat yourself, you are important so you can be important to others!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bring on the Halloween!
I love it.  
Some crafters do not do Halloween.
I adore it.
Especially the October Afternoon Witch Hazel Paper this Season!
Reminder to myself : {Buy more of this paper!!}

Supplies:
Stamps: Haunted House: Memory Box Haunted Mansion
Sentiment: Memory Box Halloween Greetings
Designer Papers: Witch: October Afternoon Witch Hazel
Spiders: Pebbles Thirty-One
Moon: Martha Stewart Animal Masquerade
Script: Authentique
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (re inked with Colorbox Black)
Copic: Orange
Cream Cardstock

season's tweetings: CAS(E) this sketch!

season's tweetings: CAS(E) this sketch!

I really don't do much cutesy,
 I leave it to the PROS for that, however, 
The little mini set of Lawn Fawn was just too adorable to pass up!

This was quick and FUN!
I hope that your weekend was 
Wonderful!
Supplies:
Studio Calico Home Sweet Home
Lawn Fawn  Winter Sparrows Set $4.00
Versamagic Blue Sky,  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, 
Versamagic Ocean Depth
Copics

You are Simply amazing: Case Study!

You are Simply amazing: Case Study!

Ok, so you have guessed one of my fave challenges.
Cool.
 Or maybe I am just a stalker?
Not sure.  
I love ALL of the CASE and CAS challenge sights.
Yes, some more than others.
I love that Case Study highlights other artists.

Supplies: 
Wax Fruit Digi Image
Sentiment WPlus9
Scattered  snow embossing folder
Copics

Posting to: Case Study #158

All of my Entries to this Challenge!



Saturday, September 21, 2013

Peace on Earth: Festive Friday!

Peace on Earth: Festive Friday!

Today was awesome, spent a few hours chatting with Amy Tsuruta and Katie Brooks!
They coordinated a Multicrafter Sale 
in Snoqualmie WA.
I was more than happy to give my support by buying some great deals from these very talented ladies!
Thanks Ladies!!

I picked up this Amuse set, and this card was quickly made.

Supplies:
AMuse Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Nautical blue colored over with Copic Prussion Blue
White Signo Uniball Gel Pen "snow"
Silver and white twine
Lil Inkers stitched rectangles

 
And all of the cards I have posted in this Challenge:
An assortment for all tastes: Lotta layers, Clean and Simple, Bring on the Bling!