CAS Sea Life Hello

Today I’m sharing a CAS one-layer card featuring the MFT Sea Life stamp set.


I stamped the underwater images with pigment inks in tropical colors on heavyweight white cardstock. I wanted the fish coming from the right-hand side to stand out, so I stamped that fish with the orange ink. Hope you’re staying cool – we’re having in a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest!


ColourQ #297

I’m playing along with ColourQ #297 with a CAS card featuring die cut birds in the challenge colors of navy, red and pool.


I cut the birds with the Taylored Expressions Birds and Branch die set (there are four birds in the set, I used three of the bird shapes). I added a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Hip Notes set, stamped in navy on white cardstock, trimmed with a Spellbinders rectangle die. The sentiment and the birds were adhered to the kraft base with dimensional adhesive.





AEI♥U Challenge #26 – Sparkle

It’s time for another AEI♥U Challenge! This month’s theme is Sparkle!

Challenge 26

Here’s my take on the AEI♥U Challenge Sparkle Challenge:


I created a birthday card for someone turning 50 – if there’s ever a time to bring out the glitter, 50 is it! I die cut the Numbered Balloons out of glitter paper and attached silver May Arts twine to them with tape on the back. I stamped the skyline from the Avery Elle Super set with Versamark ink, heat embossed with American Crafts silver glitter embossing powder, and cut it out with the corresponding die. I stamped the sentiment from Party Animal on the card base. I adhered the balloons with dimensional adhesive, taping down the strings. I placed the skyline over the balloon strings with dimensional adhesive as well.

There’s no limit to how you can interpret sparkle for this challenge!

Check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over on the AEI♥U Challenge Blog!  You’ll also find the InLinkz tool to link up YOUR take on the challenge – we’d love to see your beautiful work in our gallery! There are two $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificates up for grabs for the two best entries!  You have until 12:01 AM on July 27, 2015 to link up your take on the challenge!


Reverse Confetti Birthday Lion

Today I’m sharing a birthday card created with Reverse Confetti stamps and dies.


I stamped the lion from Leaping Lions, along with the party hat and presents from Monkey Business with Memento ink and colored the images with Copic markers. I used the corresponding Confetti Cuts to cut them and adhered them to a dry-embossed panel with dimensional adhesive. I heat embossed a sentiment from Fancy Word Coordinates on black cardstock and finished the card with rainbow patterned paper and twine.









Fourth of July “Just Because”

Today, I’m sharing a CAS “just because” card crafted with Taylored Expressions die cuts in Fourth of July colors.


I created the houses with the Build A House die set and stamped a Stampin’ Up sentiment in pigment ink on the heavyweight white cardstock base. Red, white and blue is my favorite summer color combination!


Penny Black Simplicity Sneak Peek

Hello! I have a card over on the Penny Black Simplicity site today! I hope you’ll head on over to check it out.



Pacific Northwest Beach Scene

Today I’m sharing a CAS “just because” card inspired by the Pacific Northwest summer. There’s nothing like a sunny day on the Puget Sound!


The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Good Friends set (I’ve had this set for several years and really like the typeface of the sentiments). I first stamped it in black ink, but that seemed too harsh with the other colors, so I stamped it in white pigment ink. After I finished the card, I thought it needed a little something, so I added some May Arts twine to soften the bottom of the image.


ColourQ Challenge #295

I’m playing along with ColourQ Challenge #295 with a CAS card created with Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts.



With the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts, I cut two narrow chevrons from navy cardstock and two wider chevrons in the soft pink. I cut the sentiment out of a gold foil paper with the Fancy Words Confetti Cuts set. The pink and navy combination feel preppy to me, and I created the card with a preppy theme in mind.





CAS(E) this Sketch #128

I’m playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch #128 for which my starting point was patterned papers from the recently released Echo Park Homegrown Collection.


After establishing a garden theme, I used the Memory Box die to cut a watering can, which I filled with flowers cut with punches and dies in my stash. The Hero Arts sentiment, which I heat embossed, is from a set whose fonts I especially like.



Best Dad Ever

Today, I’m sharing a CAS Father’s Day card created with a variety of items in my stash.


My youngest son is home this week between college terms, and he folded the origami shirt for me using an online tutorial with some scrapbook paper I’ve had for several years. I added a tie cut with the Penny Black Dapper [#51-049] die cut. (I trimmed the tie a bit and tucked it under the shirt collar.) The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up’s And Many More set.