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For the Love of Color

Happy Monday!!  I recently participated in the Altenew Academy For the Love of Color online class. I thought I would share a couple of cards I made for this class. First is a card made with Sweet Rose Bouquet stamp set which is a multi-layered stamp set. I love this stamp set it is so pretty!!


My second card I used flower stamps from the Get well soon stamp set and the Inline Alpha Dies.


I hope you liked these cards and I will be back soon with a new post.

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  CAS-ual Fridays Blog
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…

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  Calling All Sistah's Blog.
There is a gift code up for grabs to the  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Shop

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 c…

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

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

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 …