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!

Friday, November 21, 2014


Hey, y'all! Happy Friday! :)

I just wanted to share a card I made for the current Casology challenge. And I also saw The Alley Way Stamps BE Inspired challenge, which I thought I give it a go, too. :) *I posted my winner from my 'fun little challenge' too, please scroll down to see.* 

So, here's my card!

Well, let me be honest. This was not how my card started out. I was actually trying to do some watercoloring, though that seemed to backfire on me. How can one not manage watercolor?!...I probably should practice more!?! Anyhow, after my watercoloring not working, I figured I'd go with using some inks. And well, it seemed to have worked!(everything happens for a reason, right?!...) ;) After, laying down my inks on my card, I then added my ship and sentiment. Simple, yeah?!...

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Enjoy your day!

'A little bit of fun' winner!

Hey y'all! I'm just swinging on in to share the winner for my 'a little bit of fun' post.

I must say, I sure loved reading your thoughts/guesses! I never even would have thought of some of them! I guess it goes to show, everyone truly does see things differently! ;)

Okay. I had a total of 3 'seas'. Which were:

The 'sea' itself.
The color I used for the sea was 'sea' breeze.
And the 'sea' grass.

Again, after reading all your guesses, I see there could have been many more! ;)

So, I had '' give me my winner. Which chose...

Yay, Maria! If you could please send me an email with your address, I'll be sure to get your goodies out to you! ;)

Thank you so much to all! And I really don't want to leave anyone empty handed (seeing there were a little more 'seas' than I thought). So, I would love to send y'all a card!...Please email me, if you would like a card and I'll be sure to get one to you! :) 

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A festive tag

Hey y'all! Thursday, already?!!...Things just don't slow down, do they?! ;)

I'm stopping in to share a tag I made for the current Casology challenge.

*So, have you y'all seen the beautiful and amazing tags, Tracey has been showcasing?!!...You certainly should check them out, if you haven't! ;)

Being inspired by so many tags, I decided to go with a tag rather than a card. Here's what I came up with!

Simple, yet elegant?!...I'm not quite sure. Though, I am lovin' it (if I might say so myself)! I wish I had a little bit of a better pic, but it is what it is. I did a little blending with some distress inks, in this case two different shades of pink. And chose to 'fade it out' rather than cover my whole tag. Then I added some gold snowflakes. After I added my 'to' and 'from'. So, what do think?!...

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Enjoy your day! :)

Monday, November 10, 2014

hey! lil dude

Hey y'all! Happy Monday! Hope y'all are having a great start to the week! :)

We have a fun new challenge at Poppy Sketches, today!

Here's my card.

Yep. I decided to go with a fun and playful card. I went with a 'blue' base, so my image had some pop to it. For my image, I pulled out some colored pencils and did a little coloring. And to get my little alien inside, I just did a little 'masking'. Simple, yeah?...

Be sure to swing on over to Poppy Sketches and see all the DT cards! Hope to see you there!...

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Enjoy your day!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

we belong together

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday! Today, is a new challenge at CAS on Sunday! And another fun one it is...We wanna see the use of ribbon and/or twine on your card!

So, here's what I came up with!

Yes, I went with making another little card again! Though, I think it fits perfectly?! ;) I wanted to do something fun and 'happy'. So, I went with using some fun Lawn Fawn 'Milk and Cookies' stamps/dies and some fun papers. Once 'eyeing' where I wanted my milk, cookie, and piece of doily at, I added my sentiment (which I slightly arched). After, I then adhered my milk, cookie, and piece of doily to my card. Then finished it off with a few little sequins. What do you think?!...

Be sure to swing on over to CAS on Sunday and see all the DT creations! And while your there, I hope you'll join us! :) Our sponsor for this challenge is Create a Smile!...The winner will receive a 15$ gift voucher! How cool is that?!!...Hope to see you there!

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Enjoy your day!

Friday, November 7, 2014

'metallic' love

Hey y'all! Happy Friday! Whew!...Not sure exactly where the week went?!...But I'm happy it's Friday! :) *If you're looking for my "and a little bit of fun" post, please scroll down. :)

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

Alright. So here's my card.

It was seriously dark out, when I started this card. Which in return I had very little light to work with! (I'm telling my husband today, we need some more lights/lamps in the house! lol ;))

Anyhow, when I saw the challenge being about metallic, I knew I wanted something fun and somewhat unexpected from me. Did I think my card was gonna go in the direction it did?...Not at all! ;)  I started off, going in the direction of some inlay die cutting but that was really working for me. After I sat there staring at my papers, a light bulb went off!

So, I started taking my metallic silver cardstock and cutting it in various sizes. Once done, I placed them over some black cardstock and then adhered the strips to it. After, I cut the edges to line up. Simple, yeah?...For my sentiment, I used my die with a few different colors of cardstock and then layered them together. (I've been seeing a lot of people doing that lately, so thought I give it a try.) To top things off, one little silver sequin. What you think?!...

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Enjoy your Friday/weekend! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I'm here for you (and a little bit of fun)

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday!...How is it Thursday already?!...Since the whole time change, I've been all over the place with my schedule! Trying to put my kids to bed at 6pm...yeah, that's not gonna work! lol Then waking up at 6am rather than my normal 7am...'early bird gets the worm' right?! Eventually, I'll figure things out! Let's hope! ;)

Anyhow, today I'm sharing a card I made for the current Casology challenge.

So, here's my card.

(How this type of card came to me?...I'm not sure. But I hope nobody will need a 'I'm here for you' card soon.)

Now, I thought I would do something fun with this card and post! Being the cue card is 'sea' I thought it would be fun to see if anyone can guess how many "sea's" are in my card!?!...So tell me...

In my card, how many things do you see that have 'sea' in it?...And perhaps, a little clue to help you? may have to do a bit of thinking outside of the sea! Ha! That really may not help at all! lol ;)

Whoever guesses correctly first, there may just be a little package of goodies headed your way! ;) (If for some reason no one guesses correctly, I'll randomly choose a someone to receive some goodies!)

Thanks for swinging on by!
Enjoy your day!

*Note: I"ll leave the challenge open for a week or two. Please just be sure you're reachable, if you're chosen. :) Thanks!*