Thursday, March 14, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #313

Happy Thursday, and welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #313! Here's a lovely one, courtesy of Chrissy Larson ....... AND it's a 'Retro' sketch from January of 2016. Please take a peek at the DT's past creations for a bit of additional inspiration!
It's still winter in my neck of the woods, so I'm channeling a bit of Spring with this pretty daisy-like bloom from The Stamp Market. Papertrey Ink's brightly patterned papers and simple sentiment are the finishing touches on this 3.75 x 5.5" card!
We hope that you'll be playing along with us at CTS #313 and can't wait to see your masterpiece!
P.S. - A warm welcome to our GD, Jennifer!!

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Papertrey Ink - Design Team Tips

                        Papertrey ink - Design team tips

Happy Fri-yay!! I'm here to share my very first Design Team Tip with you for Papertrey Ink. And.... it's all about easy ink blending and how you can create not only the perfect edge (and the perfect spot for your sentiment!), but also a lovely background for your image!  I am certainly no expert at this ink blending thing, but oh.... how I love the soft, subtle look and added bit of interest! Plus, I 'needed' to use those lovely new Picket Fence Studios blender brushes (and, yes, they might just be 'life changing'!). So, I am jumpin' in and trying my hand at ink blending - the CAS version!

I started with my supplies - lots of white card stock, a few shades of yellow, blue and green as my blending colors,  a floral stamp set ( 'Flower Favorites'), 1" masking tape and those lovely brushes (thank you Buffalo Stamps!). Then I just began to play.... ink blending and stamping away!

I placed the 1" masking tape just above the stitched line on my white card front/panel and blended the color - trying Papertrey Ink's Harvest Gold and a few other Distress colors. I loved the subtlety of the Harvest Gold blending, as it allowed the pretty pinks/corals/reds to really stand out and created a subtle divide and perfect placement for the Weathervane inked sentiment (from the Happy Hearts stamp set).

These cards worked up so quickly that I had time to create a little card set and matching Bitty Big patterned envelopes. A simple layer of color behind each panel and a petite butterfly were the finishing touches!

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #312

Welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #312! It's another beautiful one from Donna Mikasa...  a sketch that is sure to spark a bit of creativity! Please take a peek at what the rest of the DT has come up with, as they are sure to inspire!
I took this sketch quite literally, with my very favorite polka dots....sparkled up in a bit of A Muse diamond glitter. That beautiful The Stamp Market die/sentiment takes center stage, as it should. CAS all the way (and so much prettier irl!).
We hope that you'll love this sketch and will be inspired to play along. Can't wait to see your addition to the CTS #312 gallery!
P.S. - A warm welcome to our fabulous GD, Mary!

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Mint'

Thanks for joining us for the newest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Mint'. The amazing inspiration photo is a wonderful starting point. But that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you try?
The fabulous photo and the great sketch helped with this design. I loved the beautiful floral images from Altenew's Nature Snippets.... stamped in shades of mint, accented with a neutral gray and a subtle bit of sparkle. The delicate sentiment helps to finish off this CAS card!
The DT has provided some amazing inspiration, so be sure to hop on over and join the party!
When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together!

We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!


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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #311

Happy Thursday and welcome to CAS(E) this Sketch #311! It's another beautiful one from Brian King... and a sketch that can be interpreted in so many ways. Be sure to take a peek at what the rest of the DT has come up with, as they are sure to inspire!
The adorable little Right at Home squirrel was calling to me, and he helped to create this crisp and clean 'get well' card in my favorite shades of periwinkles and Berry Sorbet! Such a cute little scene, don'tcha think??
We hope that you'll love this sketch and will be inspired to play along. Can't wait to see your addition to the CTS #311 gallery!
P.S. - A warm welcome to our a-mazing GD, Dana Kirby!!

The 12 Kits of Occasions - February 2019

Welcome to The 12 Kits of Occasions! Nancy Penir is our wonderful hostess with the most-est for February 2019, and she has assembled an amazing 'Party in the Park' themed kit with a fabulous array of celebratory images -  pinatas, carousels and a petite otter.  Plus..... pretty patterned papers, lovely die cuts, perfectly coordinating sentiments and some beautiful PPP jewels that I was totally enamored with!
Surely the lovely projects from the talented 12 Kits Team will inspire a bit of ooh-ing, aaah-ing and CASE-ing, so please hop around to see ALL of the crafty inspiration! You can find a complete list of everything that's included in the kit by clicking here.
Thanks so much for joining us today for the 
February 2019 edition of The 12 Kits of Occasions, and many thanks to Nancy for her beautiful kit!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Hip Hip Hooray!!

                 The stamp market - Hip hip horray!!

I've been enjoying a creative moment (or two) with some new images/dies from The Stamp Market's Hip Hip Hooray bundle...... not to mention those lovely polka dots, the fabulously happy Chunky Alphabet dies and a little bit of plaid! My birthday card stash is forever indebted!!


And...... a few more in Classic Kraft!! Which do you prefer??

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 Hip Hip Hooray Bundle    Dotted Background Stamp Chunky Alphabet Dies    Jumbo Plaid Stamp