Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Girl Friday Mystery Reveal Blog Hop!





Welcome to The Girl Friday Mystery Reveal Blog Hop!
12 amazingly talented designers are joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Team! We have been sworn to secrecy for the past few months, and today we finally get to spill our beans! 
I'm a Girl Friday!!!!!! :)

Yay! Hi, y'all! Some of you know me already, and some of you may not. So let me start off telling you a little about me! My name is Shelly and I live in Florida! I'm a stay at home mom to four beautiful, yet sometimes wild kids. ;) I started scrapbooking in 2004, but shortly after realized my true passion was with cards. My style is definitely CAS, though believe it or not, it took my awhile to figure that out! lol When I'm not crafting, or taking care of my kids, or the million other things there are, you can find me hitting the waves at the beach! I sure do love the sun, surf, and sand! :) I am beyond trilled to be on such an amazing and talented team! Thank you Michele for having me! 


I used CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Naughty or Nice' and 'Loving Thoughts' sets.

We could just make a regular old team announcement, but that wouldn't be nearly as fun as a mystery blog hop filled with awesome creative inspiration, clues and prizes...would it? 
To join the fun, you'll need to start at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog where you will be given the link to meet the first Girl Friday and collect your first clue. Then continue through our mystery blog hop, meeting the team, gathering clues and leaving comments along the way for your chance to win prizes! 
Yes, prizes!! 
Each new Girl Friday has a prize up for grabs!
At the last stop on the hop, you'll have one more chance to win a prize by using the clues you've gathered to solve the mystery. The hop ends at noon on December 27th.

Is this fun or what?!...
Be sure to leave your comment below, for your chance at winning a $15 gift certificate to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! And don't forget your clue! ;)


Alright, so now on to your next stop!...Who could it be??!...Click HERE to find out!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supply Links:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Naughty or Nice' set
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 'Loving Thoughts' set

'tis the season

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday!

Today, is a brand new challenge at CAS on Sunday! And this time we are all about Christmas! :)


Here's my card.


Okay, this photo probably isn't the best?...I had decent light, but the card has such soft colors, that it was making it little hard on me to edit. :/ The base card is a very settle gray/stone color. My tree is a white base with light pink, light blue, and silver. Which the silver may be hard or almost impossible for some to see?...(if you can tell, my star on top of my tree and the big pink circles have silver snowflakes in them) I really wish y'all could see the card in person! It's so much better than me trying to tell you! ;) Though, I hope you still enjoy it?!...

Be sure to swing on over to CAS on Sunday and see all the DT creations! :)

Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!
And Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This is...

Hey y'all! Happy Saturday! Hope you're enjoying the weekend?!...I know the days ahead are only gonna become busier and busier for many of us! ;)

Anyhow, I stopping in to share a card I made for the current Virginia's View Challenge.


Here's my card.


I know there's still a little time left for the challenge. Though, I felt a little 'rushed' to get something done. lol Perhaps, it's the time of year and knowing I have some exciting things coming up!?! ;)

So, for my card I actually started off doing my background different from shown. But honestly, it wasn't working for me. After some playing around, I decided to use the negative from a circle die cut for my 'sky'. I used a couple different blue distress inks to fill in my sky. Then added my 'snow' using a dark blue ink. Once done, I added my sentiment pieces and a little gold star. Top finish everything off, I added my wood veneer house in the middle. So, what do you think?!...

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hello (sunshine)

Oh, yes! Coffee! Something that is a must have for me, especially in the mornings! Is anyone else that way?...Boy, if I don't get my coffee in the morning, I'm one big mess! ;)


And how 'bout joining in on the Holiday Coffee Lover's blog hop!!! Yep. :)

So, here's my card!


My oh, my. How this card worked for me. lol I pulled out some Lawn Fawn stamps. Stared at them for a bit, then 'liiight-bulb'! So, I stamped on  my sun and then using my coffee/latte stamps and die, I made my cup of coffee. After, I placed my cup a little over the sun (off centered). Before actually adhering my cup down, I added my coffee beans first. Once done, added my hello, which I slightly arched. I figured this card sort of said it all?!...Hello sunshine, hello coffee! :)

Be sure to swing on over to the Holiday Coffee Lover's blog hop at Amy's blog and see all the fun and awesome creations and join in on the fun! ;) Hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thankful for you



Hey y'all! Happy Sunday! :)

I'm just swinging on in, because we started a new challenge today at CAS on Sunday! And this time we're all about using the sketch below.


Here's what I came up with.


I wasn't too sure where this sketch was gonna take me. And after making my card, I thought 'Thanksgiving'?! lol...I'm a little late on that, but how about just a simple anytime thankful for you card? ;)

I recently bought a new woodgrain embossing folder (which I absolutely looove), I knew I wanted use it somewhere in my card. So, I went for a woodgrain tag. Hopefully, you can see it?!...After I went through some stashes of mine and came across some glittered leaves and thought 'yep, this will work'. Then, I used some distress inks and made a little banner. Added my sentiment and added some burlap twine to my tag. Once done, I called it good. Though, I did tinker around with the idea of adding a few gold sequins, but thought the leaf alone was enough?... ;)

Well, I hope you're ready to join us?!...We have Create a Smile sponsoring us for this challenge! Which if you join us, you'll have a chance at winning a 15$ voucher! How fun is that?!...Be sure to swing on over to CAS on Sunday and see all the DT creations! Hope to see you there! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Special Thanks! Blog Hop!


Hey y'all! Welcome to the 'Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking' Special Thanks, blog hop!!! You should have arrived from Libby Hickson's blog.

I certainly made a card, but before I get to that, I want to share with you how Paper Crafts & Scrapbook had changed my life...(I know there's lots of hopping to do, so I'm gonna try it keep it short.)

I had always been of fan of PC&S (or just Paper Crafts, when I started reading them). Looking through the magazines always inspired me. Though, I did always question, could I be that good at this card making thing?...

At some point I finally worked up enough courage to try submitting cards. Though none ever got chosen, it never detoured me from still following my passion. Then, I saw this little not so little challenge called Stamping Royalty. Being determined, I went for it. Well, nothing. Nada. Zip. I didn't win. Though, that was okay to me. I just thought I would continue to push myself. So, the next year I went for it again. Nope. Nothing. No winner here. And again, that was okay. I still continued along. Okay, here we go again...three times a charm, right?! (and 3 is my all time number. *little fact: if you ever look closely at my cards, you'll almost always see things in groups of three with gems/etc.)

Okay, so back to being my third time trying for Stamping Royalty. Well, sit down, because I won on my third time trying!!! :) Yep. I actually won! I couldn't believe it! Talk about a happy dance! My husband had no clue what the heck just happened, let alone what I was doing! lol And the news came right before my birthday...talk about a present! :) After taking it all in, I realized that my dream was no longer a dream, but a reality.

So, then we flash forward 2 years later and seeing the Stamping Royalty contest again, I thought I'd give it go. Well...What would the chances be, that I could win Stamping Royalty twice?!...Apparently, it is possible. ;) And that my friends, is why you should never let anything stop you. Don't second guess yourself, just go for it!

Through all the ups and downs, of submitting cards over and over again, good amazing things can happen! I can honestly say, if it weren't for PC&S I wouldn't be where I am today. After all, this whole blog of mine started because of them. And they opened so many doors for me, that I would have never known!


In return I thank you, PC&S. Thank you for everything!!! You have no idea how much you have touched me...know, you will always have a soft spot in my heart. And perhaps at times, I'll have to rock those crowns!?! ;)

Wherever the road leads, enjoy your journey!

Hugs
<3

Okay, so maybe that wasn't a short post?... ;) Now, you'll want to head on over to Yoosun Hur's blog!

Thanks for stopping on by!
Enjoy!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

YOU are TOTALLY sharp

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday! We have a brand new challenge today at CAS on Sunday! And this time we're all about making a 'child/kid' card.


Here's what I came up with.


Not really sure how this one happened?!...I totally was going in a completely different direction than this! lol Guess it happens that way at times. :)

I honestly was wanting to do something fun, since it's all about making a card for a child. Recently, I picked up a new 6 x 6 paper pad and while flipping through it, saw the 'glasses' paper. I knew I wanted to use them, so I did some cutting for the pair I wanted. Once done I had to find something for the eyes...I ended up using the eyes from CAS-ual Fridays 'Sunbeams' set. And to give them a little 'pop' I used an Atyou Spica marker. Then I was stuck for a minute, here I had glasses but what was I gonna use them with?!...After some looking, I found a stamp set with a pencil. So, I went with that and did a little paper piecing. The hardest part was trying to figure out a sentiment! I really had much of nothing to chose from, that would fit in with a pencil. Thankfully, after some thinking in masking I was able to come up with something! ;)

The 'you are totally' are from CAS-ual Fridays 'Amazeballs' set and the 'sharp' along with the pencil are from A Jillian Vance design 'Teacher Teacher' set. And the background notebook paper is from the Lil' Inker Designs 'Notebook Doodle' set.

Well, I hope you're ready to play along?!...We have an AWESOME sponsor, which just so happens to be CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!! How fun is that?!...


Be sure to swing on over to CAS on Sunday and see all the DT creations!...Hope to see you there! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day!