Thursday, January 30, 2014

You are the BEST - CAS(E) this sketch!

You are the BEST!

Well, some people are just the BEST!
I love some of the people that visit my Blog, you know who you are, 
you cheer me on no matter what, you make me feel like
I can take on anything, and you MATTER.
Because you make ME Matter.

Especially after just getting over the BUG the last
few days.  Feeling miserable, you pretty much love
some kind words.
Thanks for being here.

Well, onto another CRAZY card.  Forgive me, 
after I watch RUNWAY, or the NEW Under the GUNN, 
I get Wackadoo and just dream up anything!!

Here's my Wackadoo Card



Posting to a FAVE CAS(E) this sketch! #62

Peekaboo Squares - Mama Elephant meets KIS Squares!

Peekaboo Squares - Mama Elephant 
meets KIS Squares!

I took the gradations of Pinks with the subtle grays from the 
Mama Elephant Inspiration Photo
and loved the idea of making the 
Panda's do a PEEK-A-BOO 
 and made this
 "Peekaboo"card.
within the square cutouts!

I think it is FUN!



Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp Square Dies
Mama Elephant Panda's from the Pandamonium Set
Mama Elephant Sentiment form the Bootastic Set
DP from the Fresh Cut 6x6 pad by Basic Grey
Memento Gray Flannel
Copics: RV42, R11, RV06

FUSION: Jan 30th

FUSION!
_________________

Hello Folks!!!
Love that you came in for a closer peek at at this week's FUSION post!

I went gaga for this sketch/photo cue!
Isn't it Dee-lightful?!!!
I made a card for each choice!

I truly hope you squeeze some craft time and are inspired to play along!
JOIN IN (HERE!)

Love the NEW Mamalephant Stamps (Totally cute adorbs!)
First: Here is my Photo Cue!

Next:  I went with the Sketch with coordinating color cue!
There are quite a lot of Valentine cuteness out there!
I just LOVES the Martha Stewart Love Notes with Mailboxes!
I just had to play alot with them.
Paired with the Pebbled Yours Truly, Valentine Heaven!



This is the Awesome Fusion Photo/Sketch!
How to play:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

And the Fusion Design Team that starts the ball rolling!
Check out their Creations and leave the love!
(Just a little love goes a long way!)
Betty J
Cathy Weber 
Dannielle Robeson
Deepti
Geri Freeman
Julia Aston
Katie Brooks
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Wiener 

               Mamaelephant                    Memory Box Twelve Days       

    Martha Stewart Love Note          Mamaelephant


And then a looser interpretation that floats some Pebble yours truly DP sentiment fun spots!
with again the SWEET Mamaelephant sentiments

Thanks for stopping by!

 I hope that you enjoyed my cards all of the DT creations, and that you in turn will add to the FUSION Gallery!
Remember, you have 2 weeks to revel in inspiration and add your wonderful creation!!!
See you there.

And if you can, when you check out other cards, 
DT or players, 
please leave a little lovin hello! 
It means more than you know to brighten a day!

Another CAS(E) This sketch!

Another CAS(E) This sketch!

I worked a little "Out of the Box"
on this one!

Supplies:
AMuse Spooky Tree
Memory Box Butterflies
Lil Inkers Balloon Builders Stamp Set Sentiment
Versmagic Ocean Depth
Red Magic, Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy, Memento Tangelo
Copic: Prussian Blue
Pearls


CAS(E) this sketch! #61

CAS(E) this sketch! #61 

I am under the wire on this one.. I have to play CAS(E) this sketch!
Don't you?

I think of one of my favorite stamps when I see a tree
The Memory Box with the heart in the branches.
So lovely, I just love this stamp.
And more scraps of one of my fave paper Lawn Fawn
Avery Elle sentiment





Wednesday, January 29, 2014

More CASology - PURPLE!!

More CASology - PURPLE!!

Well here is another card I did for the 
CASology PURPLE Cue!
I hope you are inspired to join along too!

Play along [here!]




MamaElephant Beautiful Mums
Fiskars Sentiment
Colorbox Chalk Ink Wisteria






Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!

Guest Designer:  Toni

SPONSORED by:   Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Prize:  free grab bag of unmounted rubber stamps!!!


PLEASE Enjoy yourself 
with your Crafting !!!
and JOIN US!!



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CASology CUE Card #80: Purple!


Today, the CASology TEAM and I give you PURPLE!
in it's REGAL glory!

This embossed and die cut card was done by using an Anna Griffin Plate
It was a larger plate that I cut down to what you see. I was surprise that once I added the rubber
piece, and used the die cut, it took this one try,
 I LOVE 
when I am happy with my new toys...(the first try!)!

Last week we had CONTRAST, and I know we had a refresher on CAS.
[And, being a scrapbooker, mini album maker - turned card maker, I know it is hard to restrain.]

For this card, here is how I am KEEPING it CAS:
1 Layer Card
1 Die Image
1 Color
1 Neutral Accent Color (Black)
1 Sentiment
Balanced Design
LOTS of open uncluttered white or "free" space!
Minimal Steps - Minimal Time = Easy to recreate!

Let's see how CAS
YOU can Get!!
 {here!}

This is a close up.  It looks like I have 2 flowers here, 
Nope, It is one and it was cut and embossed at the same time.  
Maybe I did it wrong, and the embossing portion shifted, 
either way, it is embossed on the edge appearing to be layered.
Then I just took a white signo uniball and put a few dots, stamped a sentiment
adhered the flower....
Done!!  EASY.

I think this card is richly elegant, yet still a single layer with some texture.


Anna Griffin Flower Vine Die and Embossing Plate


Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!

Guest Designer:  Toni

SPONSORED by:   Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Prize:  free grab bag of unmounted rubber stamps!!!





PLEASE Enjoy yourself 
with your Crafting !!!
and JOIN US!!





Spring's Soft Dream -Cure for The Monday Blues #2

Spring's Soft Dream - Cure for The Monday Blues #2

The picture is a dream.
I used the inspiration of the butterflies fluttering about a mirror.
Then I found myself looking
back from the mirror, like a dream.
hello.






Monday, January 27, 2014

Kaisercraft Wood Hexes



Just playing around with Kaisercraft Wood Hexes!





Bo Bunny - Memory Nest Monday Scrapbook Sketch

Bo Bunny - Memory Nest Monday Scrapbook Sketch


I know most of you wandering over here are cardmakers!
Well... I get excited over papers too,!!!
And I love to highlight favorite photos.
I don't really call it scrapbooking but I guess it is....I just love to highlight
my favorite photos with beautiful papers.
So scrapbooking it is...

I was just "looking" at a scrap shop I hardly ever go to.
This Bo Bunny Zip-a-dee-doodle collection really caught my eye.
I knew the photo I wanted to highlight with it.

My iphone does not do 12x12's very well, 
So I took a close one and the Rub ons blacks showed better.




Supplies:
Bo Bunny Zip-a-dee-doodle Crackle
Grey, White, Black Cardstock
(Ombre Green) Glitz Design FINNLEY by Traci Smith
Bella (black) Heart Sticker Embellishments 
Bo Bunny Dimensional Stickers (Banners)
Pebbles Rubon Sentiments



Sunday, January 26, 2014

Organizing

Organizing

Today was funny.  I pulled alot of my stamps out, they are in a jumbles mess in
plastic bins, and wanted to go get more organizing bins for them,
maybe smaller, or I don't know.
Well AMY T sent a photos of a small bin, and they were pretty cool.
I thought, wow those are so cute, I can't afford those.
I proceeded to buy some 40% off bins at Michael's.
uggh they didn't fit right in the shelves.I could only fit in two...
Just a little smaller and three would squeeze..but no.

I read her post again... Did she say $ spot at Target... That means $1.  (?!!!)
Well, Target there I went. 
 I actually went to 2 the first one had 6, the second a few more.
I also was already on my way to buy some sleeves at Office Depot to put the clear sets in..
So Today, alot of organizing.

Here are a few Before's

On the left is my Dies, What a MESS.
On the Right, a typical bin of stamps.  Bleccchhh.

Okay, Now I have organized the embossing folders, 
and below the dies, look awesome.
I still have alot of Savvy Stamps Dies that will be organized...
The mini Target bins fit  4 to the shelf, and not squeezed, just right!!!!!


I have a shelf just for Wood Mount Christmas!...
Now if only all of them were there............eeeeegads.
Eventually., I am getting there slowly



So if I purchased 9 mini bins, that is $9.
The slightly larger White Wire Mesh Bins from Micheal's were on sales for $3.99
9 x 3.99 = $35.91 +tx
I will be taking those back saving almost $27!!
So YAY!!

On the downside I really need a lot of those sleeves.  
I ran through 100 already...
And I haven't even gotten to my Stampendous...Inkadinkadoo, Fresh Squeezed, Avocado Arts... Basically everything Misc. else..
or the 2 bins full of PTI.. 

Hey, in the end, I will be FABULOUSLY organized!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Belated in Blue - Case Study #175


Belated Birthday card for my father.

The clocks represent Time lost,  Time gained. 
The figure in the distance is him.
He always wears a hat......

I used Adirondack Stream embossing powder, 
I purchased form Paper Source in Seattle.  
The stamp is Via Las Vegas unnamed.  
I am sure on the Viva Las Vegas stamp site it has a name, 
I purchased it from Impress, Tukwila.
I have had for awhile, 
I wanted to use it for my dad as it reminds me of him.
I am inspired today.


posting to: Case Study #175


LIVE your LIFE
Happy!

Sketch it Saturday - Unscripted Sketch#241


Hello!
I am so glad that you have come - TRULY!
I am just FULL of excitement!  WHY?
Well.....I made some cards, I get visited by you, 
and you inspire me just as much as I would hope to inspire you!

I have a few NEW YEAR Goals,
 - send HAPPY MAIL
- get organized 
- USE them supplies ( I already have) 
that I horde, or is it hoard?
MOSTLY the STACKS of papers I LOVE...
Here is one paper, forgive me it was torn from a used paper pad, 
so I am not sure if it BASIC GREY...(?)

Have FUN with this Sketch  (HERE!)



I hope you are Inspired to Create 
Please join us at
Sketch it Saturday
The Unscripted Sketch Artist Team!