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Hi guys! I decided to participate in a couple challenges today! I was running low on mojo and wasn’t too happy with the results but I think it’s still going to bring some happiness to someone’s mailbox! I used the sketch from (CAS)E This Sketch and colors from Cupcake Inspirations.

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I really loved the sketch and will probably make a couple more cards using it once I get some mojo back! This card isn’t my usual style but I still enjoyed making it! Check it out!

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I started by adhering some of that really cool patterned paper to thebcard base. Then I diagonally cut a plain panel and stamped a Mama Elephant sentiment using Distress Ink. After foam mounting it to the card base I added a trio of enamel dots to finish it off.

Spotlight Watercolor

Hi everyone! Time Out Challenges is celebrating their 3rd birthday with a super challenge! The theme is love/friendship with an optional twist of spotlight coloring.

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I decided to try some sun ray spotlighting and only color in areas of the “sun rays” for my card. Here’s how it turned out-

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I started by stamping a W+9 floral on two corners. Then I drew on some pencil lines to guide my watercoloring. I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Distress Inks. A simple sentiment from Mama Elephant cut out with a circle die finished it off!

Thanks for stopping by! There’s still a couple days to play along with the challenge!

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Hi everyone! It’s Sunday and that means there’s a me CanYouCaseIt? Challenge up! This week we are welcoming back SKETCHES! Check out this one from Rose-

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I loved the wonky layered panels and wanted to make them my main focus.

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So I cut down some patterned paper for my base panel. Then, using a few landscape dies, I built the springtime scene where the jackelope could roam freely! A punny sentiment and some ribbon finished it off!

This typically isn’t my style and that’s what I love about sketch challenges! They always push me out of my box. Hope to see you playing along this week over on our new FB page!!!

Great Pyramids

Hi guys! The lovely people over at CASology are hosting a landmark challenge.

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The problem is- I don’t have any stamps that would work with the theme. So I decided to do my best with something a little different.

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I started by blending on a couple yellow Distress Inks using a Tim Holtz stencil. Then I simply cut out 3 triangles from some old patterned paper and sponged on some Brushed Corduroy. A simple punny sentiment from Honeybee Stamps’ Sentiment Builder finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Hey guys! CAS on Sunday has a really fun Unbrella Challenge going on and I just got the perfect stamp to participate! The colors over at Cupcake Inspirations were also a perfect combo!

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I think this is an older stamp but it’s new to me! I love when people destash! Thanks Justine! Check it out-

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This card was super simple. All it took was some Copic coloring! This image is very large and takes up the whole card front, I couldn’t even find room for the sentiment on the front. Thanks for stopping by!

Oscar Red Carpet Inspiration

Hi friends! The folks over at AAA Cards are having a challenge all about the Oscars red carpet fashion. This year a lot of gold was worn as usual and I used this particular dress as inspiration –

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Here’s how I translated  Kelley’s dress into a card using some Honeybee Stamps products!

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I started by heat embossing the beautiful border florals in gold on both long sides of an A2 sized panel. Then I die cut both layers of the Large Thanks die set in white. I used an old and sort of dried up metallic ink pad that had gold, copper, and silver all in one to sponge on some color to the thin layer of the thanks die. I adhered it to the center and that finished the card! Here is the link to the challenge!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Hey everyone! There’s a new color combo at Color Throwdown and I decided to play along! I saw an amazing card over on Instagram from Kimberly Toney and had to CASE it for this challenge.

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I really loved how simple the colors were and using Kimberly’s card as inspiration here is what I created-

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I started by stamping the Doodle Buds from W+9 in Vesafine and watercolored around them using Chipped Saphire Distress Ink. Then I used the Large Thanks die from Honeybee Stamps to create the two toned layered die cut. I LOVE this die. It’s my new favorite word die! I am definitely going to invest in some more very soon. A white heat embossed sentiment finished it off! I added the panel to a kraft card base using fun foam and used a tip from Julie Ebersol (my most favorite designer ever) and curled up the corners for some more dimension.

Thanks for checking out my second card of the day! A third one is coming up very shortly!

Recipe for MFT Sketch Challenge

Hey guys! Earlier this week I FINALLY got the Recipe For Happiness stamp set from MFT. Justine Hovey was having a destash and I scored this set and a couple other! Thanks Justine!! Anyways, here is the latest sketch from MFT-

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I love that it’s a horizontal sketch,  I typically make vertical cards so it was already a challenge! Check out my interpretation-

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I started by cutting down some brick patterned paper and rounding the corners. Then I created a wide banner and stamped the pots, pans, and utensils onto it using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and did some simple watercoloring to add shading. I wanted to use the soup sentiment so I chose to color up the chef holding a soup bowl and fussy cut him out. I layered him over the right side of the banner and added the white heat embossed sentiment strip to finish it off.

I love this stamp set and I am sure you’ll be seeing it in many more of my cards to come! Thanks for stopping by!

Floral Sunrise

Hello everyone! I am back with yet another card for today. This time it’s inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #211 and The Flower Challenge: Anything Goes.

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I really loved how CAS the sketch was and had the perfect stamp to use on this card! Check it out!

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I started by using a stencil to ink blend an abstract sunrise using some yellow Distress Inks. Then I stamped the flowers in gray and added a black heat embossed sentiment to finish it off. I really love the CAS look and bold colors. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Mail Birthday

Hey friends! There is a new Inky Paws Challenge up over at NND and the theme is BIRTHDAYS! This is a great challenge because it seems like I am always going through a birthday card shortage.

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I recently won the new Happy Mail set and couldn’t wait to use it. So here is what I created for this challenge-

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I started by creating the background using a few colors of Distress Ink and a round blending tool. Then I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the image and popped it up on the card behind some die cut grass. A fun sentiment stamped in one of the background circles finished it off. “Happy Birthday” is stamped on the inside in a matching purple ink.

I loved creating this card, it is much less CAS than my usual cards but it was really fun! It will be perfect for one of my younger cousin’s birthday!