Tuesday, June 6, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #513

Good morning! We have a new color challenge up on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog today. I hope you will plan on joining us for this CAS, two-week challenge.

The Stamp Market Double Take
Sizzix Hanging Planter
Cardstock and Ink:
Stampin Up

Thursday, June 1, 2023

AAA Birthday Card Challenge #50

 Hello and happy summer to you! We are going to be playing with watercolors this month on the AAA Birthday Card Challenge.

I used metallic watercolors in blues and greens across a watercolor panel and just the green across another scrap of paper. Setting aside to dry. I die cut a white panel of cardstock with the Folkdance cover-plate from Simon Says Stamp, trimmed and glued it to the watercolor panel. Using the green piece and white cardstock I die cut two sizes of circles. The greeting and heart are from Simon Says Stamp, Greeting Mix 1.  My final step was to add some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the little heart.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us for this watercolor challenge. Sue.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

CAS Colours & Sketches #512

Hello. Are you up for a great double challenge, Color and Sketch? We have a new one today on the CAS Colours and Sketches.

I thought of a bright, fun birthday card would fit the bill for this double challenge.

110 lbs White
SU Only Orange
Stamps and Dies:
Pink Fresh Studio Nested Chevron
Papertrey Ink Smooth Alphabet Die
Stampin' Up!
Bakers Twine
SU Punch
Orange Fun Foam

Sunday, May 28, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #241

Hey there. Now those that know me know I love a great cup of coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening. lol. So the challenge at AAA Cards Blog is a perfect fit.

I chose the morning beverage for my card. Using the rectangle stamp from the Birthday Wishes stamp set from The Stamp Market I created the color block. Then using dark grey ink I stamped the coffee cup from Honey Bee's Coffee Break set. The greeting is also stamped in grey from the Technique Tuesday set Sassy Coffee. My panel was trimmed and mounted to a teal top folding card.

My hubby occasionally brings me coffee in bed.
He is my hero! Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Sunday, May 14, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #240

 Hello. Today is a special day on the AAA Card Challenge. We are celebrating our 9th birthday and hope you will join us for our "PINK" birthday celebration.

I started by stamping the Altenew Mini Cupcake to create my cupcake with fluffy, pink frosting. I die cut the cupcake three times to create some depth to my card. I then took my top folding white card base and stamping the wave and dotted square from the Ellen Hutson Stay Cool set. The happy birthday greeting is from the Tiny Words set from Simon Says Stamp. I added a few small stars to give my card some sparkle.

This is such a simple card with ink layering as my technique. I hope you will join our 9th birthday celebration challenge.

Thursday, May 11, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #511

 Hey there! I have a fun new sketch to share with you from the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge. I don't often make a card that is not A2 top-fold but we are working on a square card today for this challenge.

My card is pretty straight forward with balloons stamped and heat embossed in clear detail powder. Then colored with alcohol markers and a gel pen accent before covering with glossy accents.

 My Favorite Things Balloon Bouquet
 Versafine Black
Alcohol Markers
GellyRoll Glitter pen
 Glossy Accents
Creative Expressions Birthday Wordies Sentiments
LawnFawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
Foam Tape
Clear Detail Embossing Powder
 Accent 100 lbs White

I love a great sketch! I hope you will plan to make a card for this challenge. Sue

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

CAS Colours anf Sketches #510

Hello. As I type this post in early March all I can think about that May should be green and lush for us in Iowa. Ahhhh...

We have a fun new color challenge up on the CC & S Blog today. The images and die are from Altenew's release in April "Walk in the Park". I got to partisipate as a guest designer for the blog hop and fell in love with this card layout.

Altenew Sweet Bouquet
!00 lbs White, SU Night of Navy. Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo
Stampin' Up Night of Navy
Altenew Color Pop Hello die
Foam Tape

I hope you can join us for the beautiful color challenge and thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, May 1, 2023

AAA Birthday Card Challenge #49

 So is it spring where you are at? I hope so. We have a fun new balloon birthday challenge up for you on the AAA Birthday Card blog.

I started this card by creating my own stencil from the Papertrey Ink shaker balloon die. Then on a top folding white card base I ink-blended the three balloons. The strings were free-handed with a black marker. Then using the Honeybee Tailgate alphabet die set I cut out the hooray. Cutting several layers from scraps to pop up the letters. The happy birthday banner is from the Tiny Words set from Simon Says Stamp. 

It is a simple card with a pretty big punch from the colorful balloons. I am looking forward to seeing your balloon creations. thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #239

 Hello. Are you feeling HOT or COLD today? We have a new challenge up for you on the AAA Cards Challenge for you to show us where you are at today.

I love to play with pinks and oranges together. So I started by stamping the Captivating Blooms by Altenew in black ink and using the coordinating stencil to color it.  I added some white gel pen accents and clear Nuvo drops to the flower centers. When the drops set-up I added the greeting from Clean-line Everyday by Simon Says Stamp and mounted my panel to a top folding card base with foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us for this "hot or cold" challenge.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

CAS Colours & Sketches #509

 Hey there. There is a fun sketch challenge up on the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge today.

Pinkfresh Studio Pause for Applause
Papertrey Ink KIS Birthday
PTI Birthdays
Stampin Up
Gelly Roll Glitter pen

I hope you can join us for this challenge!

Sunday, April 16, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #238

 Hey there. There is a new challenge up on the AAA Cards Blog today. This was a fun technique I had not tried in awhile and I added a little twist of my own also.

These colors are some of my favorite to blend together. I started with a white panel and some 2" wide Post-It tape. I tore the tape the long way to create a landscape shape then started blending Distress ink colors. My twist was I moved my tape and blended again to give some depth. I then made sure my panel was dry and heat embossed my greeting from Simon Says Stamp in white detail powder. Trimming and mounting my panel to a top folding white card base with foam tape.

I hope you will join us and try this fun technique. Below is a definition of CAS and what we look for in your cards. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Altenew April 2023 Stamp/Die/Stencil & More Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

 Hey there! Today on the Altenew Card Blog there is a hop to celebrate Altenew's April release. If you are hopping along with us, you will have arrived from SkyPaperScissors

So, let's get rolling on the cards I created. My first card has a Mid-Century vibe going on with the new Color Pop Hello die and Bold Sentiments also from Altenew. 

I created the stripes by stamping a line image, then cut the die out in a vertical orientation on the stamped panel. This die is special in that the letters hinge and are not cut away. This creates a fun peek-a-boo feature. The greeting from Bold Sentiments was stamped and the panel was mounted to a top folding white card base.

My next card features the same Color Pop Hello die along with the new Sweet Bouquet stamp set. Using a white panel I stamped the floral image in dark gray ink, I then centered the die across the top and ran it through my die cut machine. Adding the vertical greeting also stamped in dark gray ink. To make the peek-a-boo feature of this die pop, I cut strips of cardstock to be showcased in the Hello window. Then I mounted the panel to a top folding, white card base with foam tape.

The Sweet Bouquet stamp set also has a great stencil and die set to coordinate with this versatile floral stamp set. I love the mix of greetings in this set. They go from larger sentiments, cursive words and block labels. I used the stamps and stencil on this card and two of the greeting styles.

The next two cards use the Chestnut Tree Layering die set and The Rolling Hills 3D embossing folder but that is where the similarities end. The first card has such a fall, earthy feel and the second is full of springs, soft colors. 

Before I send you on your way, I want you for know about the fabulous prizes up for grabs from Altenew.

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release,Altenew is giving

away a *$50 gift certificates to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/18/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 8 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/20/2023.

Now I hope you will continue to hop along with us. Next up, Virginia has some beautiful inspiration to share with you!

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CAS Colours and Sketches #513

Good morning! We have a new color challenge up on the  CAS Colours and Sketches  blog today. I hope you will plan on joining us for this CAS...