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Thursday, October 22, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #395

It's a beautiful sketch, from Donna Mikasa, for CTS #395! The DT has some lovely inspiration, so be sure to take a peek and then play along..... I can't wait to see your addition to the CTS gallery!

In lieu of winter-y wreath, I've stamped a trio of cute Flora & Fauna pumpkins in non-traditional colors, added some pretty greenery, a bit of texture and a simple sentiment to complete this CAS card!

We hope that you'll be joining in with us at CAS(E) this Sketch #395.... the InLinkz will close at 9 am EST on Thursday, 10/29).


stamps: Hey Pumpkin (Flora & Fauna)
paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Fly a Kite (October Afternoon)
ink: Cocoa Bean, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist (PTI), Cactus (The Stamp Market), Vintage Linen Distress (Tim Holtz)
dies: Blueprints 27 (MFT), Stitched Circles (SSS)

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Pinkfresh WCMD Challenge #9 - CAS

Well, I've been doing some big time 'thinking' about all of the beautiful Pinkfresh WCMC challenges, but maybe not so much of the 'doing' ......... and finally got down to it and created a few. Phew!!

My final card is for Challenge #9.... CAS!! I was inspired not only by Heather, but also Kristina Werner, both of whom have created lovely crips and clean creations. I love, love this older PF stamp set, which hasn't received nearly enough attention (SO many pretty/petite images in this Playful Animal Friends 1 stamp set). A few bright hues, lots of lovely white space and a bit of sparkle-y goodness finish off this CAS birthday greeting.

Many thanks to Heather and Kristina for the lovely CAS inspiration!!


stamps: Playful Animal Friends 1, Skating Bunnies (Pinkfresh)
paper: Stampers Select White (PTI)
ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Coral Bliss, Eastern Sky, Volcano Lake (Altenew), Butter Bar (HA), Slate (A Muse)
other: silver sequin stars, misc. Stickles

Pinkfresh WCMD Challenge: #7 Rainbow

Well, I've been doing some big time 'thinking' about all of the beautiful Pinkfresh WCMC challenges, but maybe not so much of the 'doing' ......... and finally got down to it and created a few. Phew!!

My fourth card is all about color and the Pinkfresh WCMD Challenge #7 - 'Rainbow'. An abundance of ROYGBIV hues, lots of white space, my favorite polka dotted background, a simple sentiment, a few jewels and a snippet of black twine help to create this CAS card.

Many thanks to Maria for her amazingly beautiful inspiration (GAH.... love the technique and the lovely die cut letters)!!


stamps: Playful Animal Friends 1 (Pinkfresh)
paper: Stampers Select White, True Black (PTI)
ink: Heartbeat, Orange Cream, Eastern Sky, Volcano Lake (Altenew), Butter Bar (HA), Leafy (The Stamp Market), Alluring Amethyst (PTI)
other: black twine, misc. jewels, polka dot embossing folder


Pinkfresh WCMD Challenges: #4 Monochromatic + #12 Florals

 Well, I've been doing some big time 'thinking' about all of the beautiful Pinkfresh WCMC challenges, but maybe not so much of the 'doing' ......... and finally got down to it and created a few. Phew!!

My third card combines Challenges #4 and #12 (Monochromatic + Floral).... with an abundance of floral die cuts, crisp gray backdrop, pretty sentiment and a few enamel dots as the finishing touch on this CAS card.

Many thanks to Jenny and Arjita for the lovely inspiration!!


stamps: Layered Bouquet (Pinkfresh)
paper: Stampers Select White, Weathervane (PTI)
ink: Versafine Onyx Black
dies: Folk Elements (Pinkfresh), Stitched Circles (SSS), Nesting Circles (HA)
other: enamel dots (Altenew)

Pinkfresh WCMD Challenges: #3 Stripes + #11 Shaker

Well, I've been doing some big time 'thinking' about all of the beautiful Pinkfresh WCMC challenges, but maybe not so much of the 'doing' ......... and finally got down to it and created a few. Phew!!

This second card combines Challenges #3 and #11 (Stripes + Shaker elements).... plus,  a good floral thrown in for good measure!! Lots of lovely blues and greens, a few textured frames and lots of sparkle-y goodness complete this birthday card! Both Natasha (stripes) and Channin (shakers) have provided some really amazing inspiration!!

stamps: Layered Bouquet, Make a Wish (Pinkfresh)
paper: Stampers Select White, Green Parakeet, Green Parakeet + White Basics patterned paper (PTI)
ink: Slumber, Blue Jay (Pinkfresh), Leafy, Cactus (The Stamp Market), Pinefeather (PTI)
dies: Layered Bouquet, Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles (Pinkfresh), Pierced Feature Frames (PTI)
other: Crystal Confetti (The Stamp Market)

Pinkfresh WCMD Challenge #1: Diecutting

Well, I've been doing some big time 'thinking' about all of the beautiful Pinkfresh WCMC challenges, but maybe not so much of the 'doing' ......... and finally got down to it and created a few. Phew!!

Challenge #1 from Pinkfresh is using "dies".  That's an easy one because I have a few really beautiful Pinkfresh dies that haven't received nearly enough love. A plethora of pretty little florals, the detailed wreath,  textured frame and simple sentiment all come together quite nicely, don't you think?? Many thanks to Hussena for the amazing inspiration!

stamps: Playful Animal Friends 1, Make a Wish (Pinkfresh)
paper: Stampers Select White, Soft Stone patterned paper (PTI)
ink: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Butter Bar, Cement (HA), Leafy, Cactus (The Stamp Market), Coral Bliss, Orange Cream (Altenew)
dies: Leafy Wreath, Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles (Pinkfresh)
other: Nuvo gloss Dark Walnut

Thursday, October 8, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #393


Welcome to CTS #393 AND another of our throw-back/'Retro' Sketches.....  the original is from July 2015! It's a lovely, graphic design by Chrissy Larson and you'll surely find lots of inspiration from both the 2015 and 2020 versions, so please play along!

I started with a pretty striped/stamped background and then added the delicate Pinkfresh die (thank you, Karen, for this lovely gift!)...inlaying a bit of bright green and pretty periwinkle, adding a simple sentiment and a few sparkle-y sequins as the finishing touches. Nicely crisp, clean and simple while still adhering pretty closely to the sketch!!

There are so many beautifully designed projects from the DT, so be sure to take a peek and then JOIN in at CAS(E) this Sketch #393 (the InLinkz will close at 9 am EST on Thursday, 10/15). I can't wait to see your creation(s)!!





stamps: Good Times (Clearly Besotted), Striped Background (MFT-discontinued)
paper: Stampers Select White, Simple Chartreuse (PTI), misc. Bazzill 
ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Hero Arts Cement
dies: Blueprints 27 (MFT), Frames Builder: Botanical Circle (Pinkfresh)
other: Crystal Confetti (The Stamp Market)