Saturday, August 23, 2014

Always Thinking Of You

Good Saturday Morning!  I believe it is my last work Saturday of the Season....WHAHOO!  I have survived!  It is a miracle!  lol

I have been able to sneak into the craft room quite a bit this Summer Season so I am very happy about that!

Today's card is another Beach inspired card, actually I perused Pinterest for this particular design.

I masked off a strip of the Pure Luxury White card base and sponged my different colors of ink, to create sand, sea, sun, and sky.....just a little taste.  I added some Distressed Stickles to create some texture to the sand, some awesome Prismatic Glitter, 'Frozen', by Gina K Designs, the stamp set is also available there, By The Tide 2.  The shell dies are from CuttleBug.  I stamped the sentiment and then 'tossed' on some sequins and little jute twine to complete the look.   And last but not least, I made a matching envelope.  I am addicted to making these, so fun, so easy!
I wish you could see how much that Prismatic Glitter really sparkles and's blinding! 
This card will be entered into the Mod Squad Blog, Coastal Inspirations and the Simon Says Monday, Anything Goes.
May all of your summer days include some fresh salty air!
Thanks for coming by.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Coastal Inspiration

I am lucky enough to see it and be inspired by it everyday!  I am blessed!

Without further ado, here is my card:

I finally used this awesome stamp, Hope Anchors, from Neat And Tangled.  I LOVE it!!!  It's one complete stamp so no messing up the placement of image vs. sentiment, great right?  I used Stampin' Up! Night Of Navy Ink.  Some wonderful red plaid Designer Paper from Echo Park, A Perfect Summer.  Some Baker's Twine, a corner punch, and a few randomly 'tossed' sequins.  I also made a matching envelope--yes I am loving these!
I've also been getting in the habit of really decorating the insides of my cards, I think it adds so much and really just gives it a nice finishing touch......don't you agree?  I've never really been one to stamp an inside sentiment, I prefer writing a heartfelt note, so this design works for me.   The anchor die is by QuicKutz, super cute and matches perfectly, and then I just took some of the same gorgeous red plaid DP and made a top border using a Martha Stewart punch and I also used the left over little strip of red plaid to jazz up the bottom. Ta Da!
This card will be entered into the following Challenges:
Poppy Sketch # 11  With A Pop Of Color
Mod Squad Blog  Coastal Inspiration
Simon Says Monday  Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by......Anchors Away!  ;)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tropical Summer

Good Monday Morning!

Today's card is a Tropical Vacation!  (don't I wish!)

I used the Sketch from the #189 Challenge at MFT.

I will also be entering my card into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Summer and the Curtain Call  Challenge, Tropical Trip.
And here is my card:
I used the stamp set, Beach Life, from Flourishes.  The Designer Papers are from Echo Park, A Perfect Summer.....aren't they all?  Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circle Dies, Die-Namics Mini Tabs Foursome, from MFT, and a Corner Tab punch.  Adhesive Rhinestones, a little bit of Stickles for the beach sand and some small brown beads glued on the palm trees as coconuts.  Ahhhh can you smell the salty air, do you feel that cool refreshing breeze?  May all your summer days be like this!  The ribbon was white and I colored it with an Orange Copic Marker.  I also made a matching envelope, may be making more of these for my cards, they are quite a lovely accent!
Enjoy The Sunshine!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Masculine Birthday By The Tide

Good Afternoon!  I am happy to say I have found my beloved layers!  Yay!

This card will be entered into the Challenge at Mod Squad Blog, Masculine Birthday.

The coral/seaweed and fish images are from Stampin' Up, By The Tide, and the sentiment is from the  Gina K Designs set, Follow Your Dreams.  The Designer Papers are Nicole Brand, available at A C Moore, 8 sheets, 6 assorted designs for either $1 or $2, I forget.  This 'flavor' is Funky Spice.  I used a wide piece of burlap ribbon and some Copic colored adhesive pearls for accent, as well as a touch of Stickles for the fish's scales.  Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Circle Dies.  I decided to also create a matching envelope for this 5.5" square card.
It's great to be working with layers again, those CAS cards are crazy!  lol
Thanks for popping by......back to a busy work week tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


I think this may be my last CAS for sometime.....I think!  lol

This will also be entered into the Less Is More Challenge, Foliage.

Using a Spellbinders die that I centered onto the card stock I sponged some green ink directly to the card stock base.  Using Stazon Timber Brown Ink I stamped the leaf image from Tropical Flowers and the sentiment from All Occasion Tags, both from Gina K Designs.
I think these CAS cards will be great for my Mom, but I think I need to get back to my layers and layers and lots of embellishments, aye?  lol
Thanks for popping in!

Monday, August 11, 2014


Holy Smokes, it's an epidemic!  lol  Another CAS card.

I am entering this one into the Less Is More, Foliage Challenge.

Another stamp set from Flourishes, Hydrangeas.  So beautiful!  As I write this, I am looking at the 4 HUGE plants I have to my left, they make such big gorgeous hedges, adding quite a bit of privacy to the yard too!  Stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Kraft card stock and colored with Copic Markers.  There is absolutely nothing else on this card! 
The End.


Yup, back again with another CAS creation!

This card will be entered into the Challenge over at CASology, Stripe

I have a stripe of color topped with a stripe of shells.  I just LOVE this shell border stamp from Gina K Designs, A Year Of Borders, the sentiment is from By The Sea.  I took 2 scraps of paper and tore the edges, taped them down on the card stock and then sponged some blue ink in between the paper.  A simple technique, but looks very pretty.  Works in any color and for every image.  I also added a wee bit of Stickles to each shell, hard to see in the photo, of course.
Another low key, no fuss no muss (except for that little smudge of black ink on the left, grrrrr!) CAS card.
I will say they come together rather quickly!  ;)
Thanks for coming by, hope you do something today that makes you HAPPY!