Welcome!! Today the Encouragement Squad has a new challenge for you over on the Calling All Sistah's Blog This month's graphic is in shades of blue and browns. When i saw it I envisioned looking out onto an ocean scene. Here is the graphic inspiration.
I used a lot of different products on this one lol.
Here is my card!!
Stamps - Pretty Posies (CFS), Calling All Sistahs (CFS)
Ink - Versamark, Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink (Ranger)
Paper - Canson XL watercolor paper, White cardstock (SSS) Kraft cardstock (GKD), Fog cardstock SSS)
Accessories - WOW opaque white embossing powder, Pretty Posies Fri-dies (CFS), Wonky stitched rectangle die (SSS), Lattice Frame Die (CP Designs) Sparkling clear confetti (PPP) Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.
Hello there Ladies and possibly some Gents as well!! This is you Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder to do your monthly self-breast examinations and to book your mammogram when it is due. As you know Michelle the owner of CAS-ual Friday stamps had a close call with breast cancer and as a result created a line of stamps called The Calling All Sistahs. She also donates 50% of the proceeds to Breast cancer research. Please come over to the Calling All Sistah's Blog and check out all the gorgeous creations the Design Team have made for you this month.
So with out further adieu there is my card for your reminder this month.
Supplies: Stamps - Full On Floral, Calling All Sistahs (CFS) Ink - Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Ranger) Versamark Ink Paper - Canson XL watercolor paper, Doll Pink and white cardstock (SSS) Accessories - Sparking Clear Confetti (PPP), WOW opaque white embossing powder, Ruffles Ribbon Fri-die (CFS) Stitched rectangle die (SSS)
Welcome back I am a bit behind but here we have my day 4 of the Online Card Class Rainbowmaker homework for day 4. Today we learned about Rainbow Watercoloring. For my card I made a watercolor background using Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals. Once that was dry I added the Abstract stencil from MFT over my background and applied Faber Castell's Glass Bead Glitter Gel on tip using a palette knife. Once dry I cut it down into a card panel and added my die cut Congrats sentiment on to a vellum doily cut with the Spiro Doily Die from CP Designs.
Hello today is Day 5 of the OCC Rainbowmaker class and I am close to getting finished with my homework. Today is all about Rainbow Stenciling Mediums!! For my homework I chose to use embossing paste colored with Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals. Using my Dreamweaver embossing paste I colored up small bits of embossing paste with each color one at a time and spread them over the Circular Lace stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I have to say I am in love with soft colors I got with this technique.
For the sentiment, I layered 3 of the "best" sentiment from CP Designs over a cut out circle "wishes" from the Spot On stamp set from CP Designs. I added s few sparkling clear confetti pieces from PPP, some Spectrum Noir Glitter pen ti the sentiment.
This class was all about die cutting our colorful rainbows. My card was made by gluing rainbow colored paper strips to form a large piece of rainbow paper and then die cutting it. I chose to use the Perfect Vine die from CP Designs and used it on this card.
Thanks for stopping by and I| hope you return tomorrow.
Today we learned about Rainbow stamping. There were three videos today WOW!! For my card I chose another cute ballerina image fro the Tutu stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays and inked it up several times using my MISTI and using the same Rainbow of inks from Catherine Pooler Designs stamped out across my card panel. I love it!!
That's all for today but the Class is not over yet, so please come back again for the next class creation.
I am a day late posting my creation for the Online Card Class - Rainbow Maker. Day 1 was all about ink blending. For my card I ink blending my rainbow colors around the outside of my panel and over the Swoop stencil by CP Designs using Party Dress, Orange Twist, Tiara, Grass Skirt, Fiesta Blue and Flirty Fuchsia inks from CP Designs . The focal image is from the new Tutu stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays
Welcome!! Today's Challenge over at StampNation is all about making a card for someone who inspires you. My card will go to a secret someone who inspires me. I cannot say who as she may see this before she gets this card. We also have a new Masterclass starting this week by the fabulous Concord & 9th!! I love their stamps!! and have used some of them on my card. Here is a peek.
Lets not forget about the rest of the DT. Here is a peek at what they made.
Come on over to StampNation and see all the cards the Design Team and member have created!!
Welcome back!! This month for the encouragement challenge the Squad worked off of this inspiration board.
I loved the rainbow of colors and used them all!! Plus who can resist an air balloon!!
I used the new Floating Stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays and Stamped the large balloon image and sentiment on top of my Distress Oxide blended background with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed it with Wanderlust embossing powder by WOW. I added a bit of bling, layered it on a panel of black cardstock and popped it on a top fold white card base.
I hope you come on over to the Calling All Sistah`s blog and enter the challenge. You can enter your card to win a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays shop!!
Hello Everyone, I hope you have been having a great summer so far!!! This is your monthly reminder to do you self-breast examination and schedule your mammogram if due. Here is my card for you this month.
Ready to see what the rest of the Encouragement Squad has come up with to remind us?? Check out all their great creations Here.
Stamps - Word Ribbon (CFS), Hope Ribbon (CFS)
Paper - Canson XL watercolor paper, Premium White cardstock (CP Designs), Vellum (SSS)
Happy Sunday everyone!! Today I am participating in the Power Poppy Hues to Use Challenge. The color challenge this week is based on this picture.
For my card I used a digital image from the Rose and Chamomile digital stamp set.
I printed out the image onto a piece of Catherine Pooler Premium White card stock and colored the it using Copic markers E08, YR15, YR17, YR18, C1, C3, C5, C7 AND B000. The sentiment is from Birds of a Feather stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs. The panel was die cut using the Wonky stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp.
I hope you liked my project today and see you soon.
The challenge over at StampNation this week is Colorful Night Sky. The night sky/galaxy trend is holding strong and this week over at StampNation our challenge is to make a colorful night sky. I love making these and I was also coloring some flowers and combined the two of them into a card I have named Night Flowers.
This card came together by accident as I decided to color some flowers with not so ordinary colors, but I really like the effect.
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day!!
Hello everyone!! Welcome to the second Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.
This month's inspiration board was so fun to work with, with all those beautiful colors!!
For my card based on inspiration from this photo was to get out my Gansai Tambai water color paints and painted stripes of paint. Next. I took plain old plastic Cling Wrap from the kitchen and place it on the wet paint crinkling it as i went. I let it sit that way for a while, them removed the wrap once it was fairly dry. This leaves you with an amazing abstract background.
Next I cut down my panel with a stitched rectangle die and then I used three other stitched circle dies and cut out holes in my panel and and the same size circles from white cardstock. I popped up the front Layer and inset the cut out pieces of the background in the openings. I stamped the sentiment from The stamp set BE by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and popped them up on two layers of foam tape, so they set raised up from the front panel. As my final addition I added a few glitter enamel dots.
I hope you enjoyed this card , the inspiration board and will created a card to enter into the
Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. And, remember Michelle is offering up a gift certificate to the CAS-ual Fridays Shop to the winner.
Hi and welcome to this months Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder to do your self-breast examination and to book your mammogram is due.
This month I used the Be stamp set from the Calling All Sistahs stamp line by CAS-ual Friday Stamps.
I stamped the sentiments on a piece of watercolor paper I had water-colored with It's a Girl ink from Catherine Pooler Designs with white pigment ink and used WOW clear embossing powder to make my top panel. The bottom layer is inked using the same ink using the Tin Roof stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on a white top fold card base. I cut the to player using Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics from My Favorite Things. For my sentiment I used the "kick cancer's butt" sentiment from the Calling All Sistahs stamp set and stamped it on to a sentiment strip made with the Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax Die-namics from MFT using Versafine Black Onyx Ink. Once my card was assembled I added Three vellum die cut butterflies.
I hope you enjoyed this month's reminder card and please visit the Calling All Sistahs Blog to see more of this months reminder cards.
I just received a package from Catherine Pooler Designs. I got the Modern Damask background stamp, Spot On sentiment dies and Sand Dunes embossing power by WOW. I have to say I am a bit obsessed with the Modern Damask stamp right now!!
Here are the cards I made so far lol
Stamps - Modern Damask, Spot On
Paper White carstock (Michaels), Ocean Mist (GKD), Vellum (MFT)
Ink - Mint to Be, Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Midnight, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchia (CPD) also Versamark Ink
Dies - Spot On sentiments (CPD), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Sew Fancy Creative Cuts (ME), Birthday Journal Card Die (SPD)
Accessories - Sand Dunes embossing powder (WOW), Clear Rhinestones (HA), Glitter Gumdrops (YNS)
Good morning, Today I am playing along with the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge. The Pin-Sights Challenge is an inspirational based challenge held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom. The challenge is based on a Pinterest inspired piece hand chosen by Laurel Beard specifically for this challenge to spark your imagination and creativity! Here is the inspiration photo.
The colors are so pretty. My first idea was to make a bouquet of flowers. That did not happen lol. This is what I eventually came up with...
I had not even thought to make a shaker card, but these things happen lol.. Supplies Dies: Wild Garden (EH), stitched rectangles and stitched ovals (SSS) and Painted Hello(SSS) Ink: Something Borrowed, Sweet Sixteen, It's a Boy, It's a Girl (CPD) Paper: Black and White cardstock (Michaels) Accessories: Acetate, Rose Gold sequin mix (The Ton) If you would like to participate in this challenge here is the link. See you soon Susan
Welcome to the first Calling All Sistah's Encouragement Challenge. Learn more about this challenge and how you can participate on the Calling All Sistah's Blog.
We can all use a bit of encouragement when things get rough, whether it be a major illness, or a difficult day/week/month we all need some encouragement to go on.
Why not send them a piece of Happy Mail, a card of encouragement to let them know you are here for them.
This month we have our first inspiration photo.
I just love the colors in this photo!! Here is my card for this challenge.
For this card I used the Floating stamp set. I created the sky with a piece of paper I cut a curve in and used the edge to sponge the sky with tumbled glass distress ink.
There will be a $25 gift certificate given to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store to one lucky challenge participant. If your card has CFS products used on it, Michele Saugstad Gross will double that prize!
Remember you can save 15% on stamps and dies when you used the code below
Thanks for coming by and please join us over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog and play along with us.
It is the 17th of the month Sistah's and time for your monthly reminder to do your monthly self-breast examination and book your mammogram when it is due.
This is my card for this month.
I used the Full on Floral stamp set to create the background, die cut the Ruffled Ribbon out of the background and popped it up on foam adhesive. The sentiment is stamped on a stitched heart is from the Word Ribbon stamp set.
Stamps - Full on Floral (CFS) stamp; Word Ribbon (CFS)
Dies - Ruffled Ribbon (CFS), Stitched Rectangles (SSS) & Stitched Hearts (SSS)
Cardstock - White (Michaels), Shimmery Blue (Michaels), Canson XL Watercolor Paper, Blue Raspberry (GKD)
Accessories - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Metallic Quartz Liquid Metals (Ken Oliver Crafts)
Welcome, Today I get to announce to you that I am a Design Team member for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad!!
We have a new blog where you can find our Breast Cancer Awareness posts on the 17th of each month. Then, on the 18th there will be an Encouragement Card Challenge. There will be and inspirational graphic and color scheme for each challenge, samples from the design team and we hope you will play along with us. The name of this blog is Calling all Sistahs Blog.
We also have an exclusive discount code for you to the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Shop.
Now on to the card I have for you today which has one of my favorite sentiments, Live, Laugh, Love on it.
I want to thank you for coming to my blog today and please leave me a comment I read and appreciate them all. :)
Happy Monday!! Yesterday was the last lesson in the Creative stencil Techniques class. Today we learned to stencil over watercolor.
I watercolored the background with Broken China, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks. The once dry, I sponged Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink over the Layered Medallion A, next I sponged Broken China over the Layered Medallion B stencil. I added Loose Peonies, from The Ton, that I watercolored and attached then to a die cut circle from cut from gold foiled cardstock, and Stamped the celebrate sentiment from the Celebrations stamp set from Altenew.
Today's class was all about using stencils as stamps.
For this card I used the Layered Medallion Stencil B and inked it up with Lime Rickey and Party Dress inks sprayed it with water and then turned it upside down on watercolor paper. I cut down my technique paper and added some stamped embellishments.
Today was all about was all about using embossing paste through your stencils and either coloring the paste prior to spreading it or sponging over it. I used the Halftone stencil from Altenew and some Dreamweaver embossing paste and using a palette knife spread the white paste through my stencil.
I let it dry and the sponged Flirty Fuchsia, Aquatini, Tutti Fruitti and Lime Rickey Inks from CP designs over the paste. Then I wanted to make a space sky for my Space Explorer from MFT, so I sponged Midnight ink over all the bright colors. I stamped and colored my images and sentiment and once completed added some platinum Liquid Pearls "stars".
I am taking a class over at Altenew Academy by Laurel Beard where we are learning Creative stencil techniques. For day 1 homework we had to cut a stencil out of cardstock using dies. Here is my cards I made for this day.
I used the stencil, made using the Shutter cover cover plate die from Altenew, along with Flirty Fuchsia, Lime Rickey and Aquatini inks from Catherine Pooler Designs. I inked through the stencil to make a background for my card and then used the stencil piece itself on a second card. I stamped and colored the images from the Celebrate stamp set and sentiments from Label Love stamp set by Altenew to match my backgrounds.
Happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. I received some Happy Mail this week and decided to try out this weeks color challenge.
For my card I stamped the Full On Floral background stamp on a piece of white cardstock using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and it a amazing! I only stamped once using my Misti and the image came out perfect. I also stamped the sentiment from the new stamp set Floating, I love this sentiment. I then adhered my panel onto a card base of navy cardstock, layered the sentiment using Fishtail Banners and added a few sequins from the Sistahood Sparkle sequin mix.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come on over and add your card to the challenge.
This month's theme is flowers. I used the Tin Roof stamp set for my background and a sentiment is from the Calling All Sistahs stamp set both from CAS-ual Fridays. I added few pink sequins from the Limited Edition Sistahhood Sparkle sequin mix, made by Pretty Pink Posh
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