Tuesday, April 29, 2014

THE CHALLENGE!

THE CHALLENGE!

Wow, I am always tickled when I visit Lesley's blog
Come see what I mean
and visit

Here is a FUN one, 
really a card based on my Mom's CAT Lucy, 
Though Lucy, other than large, doesn't resemble this cat...
She is on a diet though!!!!









Posting to the Challenge!



Thanks for coming by my blog!

Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!
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CASology - #92: Electric !


WOW, We have an ELECTRIC cue 
for you this week!
What does it bring to mind? Lightning, or maybe anything with a cord, 
Lots of ways to interpret, 
maybe static electricity....

I see that you ALL are really honing your
CAS skills with us, so wonderfully!
Join in this week too!!!
let us know what you come up with!




Some CAS Design Tips:

- One layer is less bulky and perfect for CAS cards
- Minimal imagery keeps it from being "busy" or cluttered
- Lots of FREE or open, "white" space simplifies the design
- "Less is More" on colors keeps it pleasingly CAS


This week the Wonderful Sponsor is:  





Also our SPECIAL 
(go show some love for her)
Guest Designer is:  Harriet


And leave some loving for the team too!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Unscripted Sketches#254

Unscripted Sketches

A Vibrant one for YOU!!
Where will this sketch take you?
Join in (here)







The Unscripted Sketch Artist Team!

Blog and Sketch Coordinators: Susan and SarahKaye
Debbie 

Shir


Thanks for coming by my blog!

Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cure for the Monday Blues #14


Cure for the Monday Blues #14

You don't want to miss this cue, it can 
go so many ways!


Go check out Taheerah's lovely blog challenge, 
you will just have
loads of fun choosing your inspiration from a variety of visuals 
from the inspiration photo!










FUSION April 24th


This FUSION

Chevrons, Rainbow colors, FABBY!
I went high color, and lots of FUN!

I had been trolling  searching the internet for some cute stamps, 
when I came across this artist on Etsy


How will this Sketch and Photo
inspire you?


Tara Wakefield Stacked
Fiscars sentiment



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
Julia Aston
Katie Brooks
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Wiener ------You are Here!!
Sindhu
Stephanie Severin


 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!
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Tara Wakefield on 
Etsy $11.50 USD ships from UTAH
Totes Adorbs Huh??!
(find it here)
  



Also Posting to: Kis Bright Spark!





Thanks for coming by my blog!

Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CASology - Garden!

CASology - Garden!

I just wanted to show you to sometimes 
look at your stamps 
UPSIDE down!


I will admit, this card is all the fault of
I kept seeing in her cards lovely texture.  So I just finally asked her, what paper do you use?  
Her secret --- It is a PTI Linen Impression Plate!
Thanks Joyce, you are awesome.

Perfect for CAS!

Come see the creativity at CASology !!!









This weeks Sponsor is AWESOME!

Cathy Parlitsis from Stamps and Scrapbooks is offering this week's winner a free spot in the onlineOccasions 2014 Online Paper Crafting Class!

http://www.stampacademy.com/

Thanks for coming by my blog!

Create, Enjoy
Live, Laugh
and 
LOVE!
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The Male Room - By my Side


The Male Room - By my Side


I LOVE this card
Masculine, and So pet friendly!
And I have tons of supplies to make more
It measure 4.25 x 4.25 Square

I made this with a Dteamie in mind that is so supportive and LOVES animals


This is for you!
(Lil'Private Joke: Hopefully this one will not detour through the Bahamas!)




Supplies
Inkadinkadoo Dog Days
PTI Ltd Edition Reason to Smile Sentiment
Studio Calico Embellishment
DP Authentique Anchored
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic E33 Sand
Twine


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CASology CUE Card #91: Garden!


CASology CUE Card #91: Garden!


Ohhh an excuse for lovely spring goodness!
Yay, I am all behind this CUE!

Don't be afraid to use some of those new 
stencil inking skills!
If you are like me, you want to delve into it..
but are somewhat hesitant.  
 I have a few tips below!

I want to see you get inky!
Join us at CASology this week!





Some CAS Design Tips:

- One layer is less bulky and perfect for CAS cards
- Minimal imagery keeps it from being "busy" or cluttered
- Lots of FREE or open, "white" space simplifies the design
- "Less is More" on colors keeps it pleasingly CAS

I used the rule of three, kept the colors minimal by using only two and balancing them on the card.



This week the Wonderful Sponsor is:  






Kimberly Wiener- You are here!!!




TIPS Blending Tools:  What do I use?

I use Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
And for the blending tool.....No need for expensive tools 
I use Makeup Wedge Sponges!


I was having difficulty with the blending tools I had bought "specifically" for distress ink blending
I bought this package of Covergirl brand, only because I was out and about and was actually buying mascara when I spotted them and thought, hey, those will probably work better than that rough nubby cloth I have on the end of that tool.  So you can buy any kind really of the makeup sponges that are smaller and cheaper, but I bought these because of convenience, and they are larger so I can really grip them. I suggest shopping around. You can probably buy bulk if you need.

The sponges are finer, and if you use soft circular patterned movement, and practice, you will be a pro in moments!


    

I am messy, it gets messy, and I use it for 2 colors.
I LOVE the way they blend though!
Place it in a sandwich baggie, 
and you are good to go.