Monday, April 7, 2014

SO egg-cited!

It is indeed a super fun sketch Julee has created this week. I have a small order of Easter cards to make for a friend and today's sketch is helping me to get going. I'm using Verve's "Egg-stra Special" set of 17. I stamped and fussy cut the chick (yellow cs)  and the (green cs) egg. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blue Birthday Wishes

I wanted so much to do splatter with this wonderful sketch but my work space is so crowded (with new purchases). So my next choice was to match the splotches with stamped twice and die-cut roses and leaves. They are blue (Hero Arts stone wash) because some were leftover from another project. I used all WPlus products. 
The sparkle is Starform transparent glitter stickers.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Butterfly Kisses

The butterfly for today's challenge is so exquisitely beautiful! I wanted to, at least, use the colors. Saying hello is what butterflies do best in my opinion. I've used a butterfly from the Sizzix/Hampton Art stamp and die-cut set #659037 and copic markers. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


My former tennis team is called Cosmos Girls so of course my birthday cards to teammates would be a birthday-tini! I used Impression Obsession "Birthday Martini" wood mount stamp with a little copic coloring and Art Impressions sentiment. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lucky Stars

Here's my masculine version for the two sketches using Hero Arts sentiment and Sizzix Bigz starburst. CAS with a little dimensional detail; the oversize brad, Tim Holtz twine and popped up star. DCVW Blue Jeans dsp.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Burlap and Bunny

CAS(E) this Sketch #70 and CASual Fridays 130

Easter was my favorite holiday growing up in the South. All the area Churches would join for the annual afternoon tea in the high school gymnasium the Sunday before Easter. It was always hot cinnamon and orange spiced tea and the best baked goods ever. My parents would purchased new outfits for us replete with gloves and hats for my sister and me. The easter poems were distributed in Sunday School a month before to recite on Easter Sunday. 

I stamped the Impression Obsession, Inc. "Spring Bunny" and colored the grass and a few areas on the bunny. I then fussy cut the oval shaped bunny and popped up over the burlap and the Impression Obsession grass die cut.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Congratulations Graduate!

With a load of graduations happening in May I wanted to do something without a mortarboard. What's better than a pretty medallion and simple banner! The sketch is so simply elegant that I could not resist. I used Spellbinders Parisian Accents medallion die and cut it in half. The bright colors make it little whimsical, fresh and bright. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Whatever You're Celebrating...

CASology Week 87: BLUSH 

I didn't think much outside the box so "blush" for me today is soft pink.

 I inked up the large rose wood mount rubber stamp by Impression Obsession using 
Faber Castell PITT artist pens in medium flesh and pink madder lake for the flower and Distress Inks shabby shutters and forest moss for the leaves. I spritzed with water, stamped, let dry, stamped script image and heat embossed in white and fussy cut. 

The bottom right corner is a vellum panel. This card can easily be massed produced. You can get a couple of watercolored roses at a time. I actually like fussy cutting. The card base measures 3⅞” x 5⅜” so that the flower can be off the page and card can easily fit in an A2 envelope.