Thursday, April 19, 2018

Michelle's 50th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome!! I am glad you were able to hop along with us today to celebrate Michelle's 50th Birthday!!  




You should have come here from Kelly's Blog. If you want to see the whole blog hop list or start from the beginning go to the 

Here is my card to celebrate!!





I wanted to make a special card for Michelle, so I made my first trifold card.  The card is mostly just one layer with the Ballerinas glues to each panel.
I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks and with layering and masking created the floor. 
For the stage lighting I used masking paper and sponged Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Wilted Violet Distress inks I them sprayed water on top and picked it up with a paper towel to get a distressed look.
For the stamping I used Flirty Fuchsia, Party Dress, All the Jazz, Icing on the Cake and Sweet Sixteen inks from Catherine Pooler Designs .
The stamps are all from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and are Tutu, Sassy Smiles, Holly Jolly Christmas, Franklyism's, and Truth Is. 
I used was Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

Michelle has also put the WTF 2 stamp set on sale for 23% off for the duration of the hop or until supplies last. 
You can get yours here.

Next on the hop is Marcia.

Please comment on each stop along the hop to increase your chances of winning one of five $50 gift codes to the 
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Shop.

Prizes will be announced on the afternoon of April 24th on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Susan


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

CAS Challenge #12

Welcome Back to the Calling All Sistah's Encouragement Challenge!! 

This month's inspiration photo is beautiful and full of spring colors.


For this challenge, we are asked to make an encouragement card for someone who could use a bit of encouragement and use either the photo or the color palette as inspiration. 

Here is my card.


I used the Truth Is Stamp set and Truth Blooms Fri-dies. I stamped the flower image twice, colored it in with alcohol markers, die cut the blooms and popped them up with foam tape after sponging the background with Broken China distress oxide ink. I added the sentiment and layered my card onto a piece of apple green cardstock and then onto a white cardbase.

Now it is your turn.
You can enter your card in to the challenge at the 

There is a gift code up for grabs to the 


If you see any products along the hop and would like to add them to your collection, use the code below to save 15%.


I hope to see your cards over in the challenge!!
Susan


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Calling All Sistahs Reminder

Welcome back to this months Calling All Sistahs reminder to do you monthly self-breast examination and schedule your yearly mammogram.



This month for your reminder card I used the new Serendipi-tea stamp set along with the Hope Fri-die and a sentiment from the Hope Ribbon stamp set.


The blog hop starts at the Calling All Sistahs Blog and I hope you will check out what all the other Sistahs have created this month!!

As always 50% of the proceeds from the Calling All Sistahs Collection in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Shop go to the NBCF.org for research and beast cancer awareness programs.

If you would like to purchase any of the products in the shop you can save a bit of money by using the code below.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you return tomorrow for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.

Susan


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Creative coloring Class from Altenew

I recently took a class by Altenew Academy called Creative coloring. It was not what I expected from the class but titles can be misleading. This class covered basic blending .  My fist card I used copic as I had not recieved my artist marker as of yet and I used a different cover plate die.


For the second project we were to do a no line coloring technique, but when I got the artist markers I forgot and stamped the image full strength. So I just went with it lol


Project 3- This one had a lot more coloring. I fussy cut it out popped it up with foam tape and added extra embellishment.



Overall I liked the class and would reccomend it to any beginner colorist.

Thanks for stopping by..
Susan

Sunday, March 18, 2018

CAS Encouragement Challenge #11

Hello. Welcome to this months Encouragement Challenge.  

 What's an encouragement card? Ever had a rough day, failed an important test, faced a tough decision, felt lonely, been sick, lost love, lost a loved one...2 legs or 4? There are a bazillion reasons to create an encouragement card! Use our fun photo as inspiration or choose to use the color chips...your choice! Feeling super inspired? Combine both! 
Best part??? No product or genre restrictions! Everyone is welcome!




This is the card I made for this month's challenge.


I used the To Go cup Fri-dies to make my cup that I colored using Catherine Pooler inks. and then stamped on top with the Full on Floral stamp set.  The sentiment on the cup wrap is from the Word Ribbon stamp set. I also used the Radiating Rays stencil and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames from MFT.

I hope you will join us in this months challenge! You could even win a prize!!


If you like and if want to purchase any products from the CAS-ual Fridays shop you can save using the code below!!


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Susan


Saturday, March 17, 2018

March CAS Reminder

Well hello there!   Welcome back!! This is your monthly reminder to do you self-breast examination and schedule your mammogram. As my card says "You better check yourself".  Early detection is your best chance for a sucessful recovery.

Please come on over to the Calling All Sistahs Blog and see what the rest of the Sistahs have created this month.

This month, for your reminder I created this card using the Supercalifragilistic stamp set. The whole set and made a background for my tag, which I created using the Tag Buddies Fri-dies.  The sentiment is from the Calling All Sistahs stamp set and I embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I used some coordinating ribbon from my stash and a few of the Sistahood Sparkle Limited Edition Sequin Mix to complete my card along with a couple strips of silver glimmer paper to complete my card.


Thanks for coming by today and as always you can save 15% in the CAS-ual Fridays Shop using the code below.

Please stop back tomorrow for this month's Encouragement Challenge.

Susan

Sunday, February 18, 2018

CAS10

Well hello there!! welcome to this months Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!!
This months inspiration photo had me at coffee.


Have you all seen the new Coffee stamp sets and Dies that Michelle released this month in the CAS-ual Fridays Shop???  If you haven't you are missing out on some pretty amazing stamps and dies!!

For my card I went with the coffee and colors from the inspiration photo and used the Cup of Coffee stamp set and the coordinating Cup of Coffee Fri-dies to create this card.

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I hope you come on over to the Calling All Sistahs Blog and enter a card you created into our challenge and you could win a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays shop.


Also if you like any of the products I have used and want some of your own please use the code below and save yourself  15% off your purchase!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see what you create for this months Challenge.

Susan