CAS - Clean and Simple

So I've been making some One Layer Cards this weekend - thought I'd give it a shot.

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Impression Obsession Girly Words set, Thank You Kindly
Paper: PTI SSWhite
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Copic marker, Stickles

So for some more interest on the ship here I inked it with the VersaFine and then I stamp the bouquet from the Doodlebug Wedding set, onto the solid stamp, taking away some ink, this left the neat pattern on the boat
Here's a close up...

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Rubber Soul Travel set, Thank You Kindly, Doodlebug Wedding set
Paper: PTI SSWhite
Ink: VersaFine Deep Lagoon
Accessories: BG Pearls, Tempting Turquoise ribbon

Here I inked up the tree with Kiwi Kiss and then over that with Old Olive, on the trunk & edge of leaves - bit of bling & ribbon - TaDa!  Can't say as I love actually tying the ribbon around the card, I usually tie it around a wood block, cut it off & position it on card and glue to the back of the layer so that it's snug :)
~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Rubber Soul Travel set
Paper:  PTI SSWhite
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive
Accessories:  Kaiser Rhinestones, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon

Almost One Layer.... lol messed up the embossing ;) got a smudge, so I took some cherries, just stamped with Real Red and matted that to put here ;)
~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Tart n Tangy, sentiment from The Stampin Place
Paper: PTI SSW, Real Red, Whisper White ;)
Ink: Real Red

Is this CAS? The design of the card is...but took me a while to color it ;)

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: PSX Pansies
Paper: Bazzill purple, PTI Lemon Tart
Ink: VersaFine
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils & OMS, ribbon


Paper Cupcakes Lilies

So the image is really "easter lillies" but it doesn't have to be does it ? ;)

So glad I finally got to do this one... I get frustrated with my printer, seems it 85% of the time leaves smudgies, and I am talking bad ones! ;) so I colored this digital image from Paper Cupcakes with copic markers, then cut it out.
~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Paper Cupcakes Easter Lilies
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart, Apricot Appeal, GP110 white
Accessories: Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon


CAS Beauty

Well my sister was over the other weekend (for Gabryel's Birthday) and said she wanted something more simple :) I actually let her make some of her own, with stuff that I'd colored already and some that she stamped... I think she had fun :)
any way - here's what I came up with - I think that I could even swing this one layer, but these are the makeup item on it's own layer, the ovals are popped up and the just brush is flat against the card base.

little small one

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Impression Obsession, walmart clear stamp (border)
Paper: white GP110, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pixie Pink, Memento Angel Pink
Accessories: Copic Markers, Stickles

Here's another not SO make up related for her, but still pink ;)

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: SU Riveting
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Tart dsp, GP110
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: button, embroidery floss, circle punch

Misc Cards done lately

Some miscellaneous cards....
Lady at work requested a card with Beers on it, something like "beers to you" - I knew I had a few of these steins left, so I colored them up & used liquid applique on the heads, cut one out & popped it up over the other one.  Stamped the sentiment with alphabet stamps I have.
~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Cheers To You, Alphabet stamps
Paper: tan, textured brown, Pacific Point
Ink: VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Pacific Point
Accessories: Labels 1 Nestabilities, Liquid Applique, brads, Copic markers, sponge

I have this sentiment but not the image LOL!  I do have two of this Inky Antics chef though LOL - Thanks to WRAK for the image ;) layered image is popped up

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Inky Antics Condiment Chef & sentiment
Paper: PTI New Leaf, Real Red, looks like summer sun,
Ink: VersaFine Olympia Green
Accessories: Crushed Curry dot ribbon, circle & petite scallop circle Nestabilities, Copic markers, dimensionals

Here I was messing around with my new soft rubber brayer, must say waaaay way better than that hard one... but still, thinking it's going to need PRACTICE!  I just messed around then stamped the fairy over what I had done, trimmed that close and simple matting!  taDA!
~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Rubber Stampede Moonlit Fairy
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, dark bluish green Bazzill
Ink: Ancient Page Coal Black, (I don't remember what I brayered, Wild Wasabi for sure.... pacific Point maybe?)
Accessories: brayer




Asian Thinking Haiku Bird

Here's a card that I finished up this weekend... I colored the image with Copic markers - very quick! ;-) and then I sponged around it in a loose oval shape, then I cut it out using the Labels 10 Nestabilities. Also used some of the Haiku dsp that I rec'd from WRAK on SCS ;) thanks so much ladies!! (to save paper and weight, I cut the dark orange mat, from the card base, before I layered the patterned paper on it )

~Card Recipe~

Stamps: Asian Artistry, PTI sentiment

Paper: Tangerine Tango or Dusty Durango? lol, Haiku dsp

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pacific Point

Accessories: Nestabilities Labels 10, Kaiser & BG Pearls, Copic Markers, sponge, word window punch

Enjoy! :)


Boy with Umbrella & more

So - I got a surprize package in the mail yesterday - HUGE thank you to Mary Ann - (Amaranthine on SCS) she sent me this stamp from Motivet, along with some other goodies!
I stamped him up with Memento Tuxedo black on PTI SSW, and colored with Copics - also I put paper glaze on the water, which you can't really see in the pic and sponged a little Gable Green around the circle. Inside I stamped "Water You Up To?" from my Kim Hughes Ocean Friends set ;) hehehe ~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Motivet Boy with Umbrella
Paper: DCWV dp, Gable Green, Orange, PTI SSW
Ink: Memento Tux Black, Gable Green
Accessories: Aleene's paper glaze, ribbon, Nestabilities circles & petite scallop circles

This one's been hanging around a bit, well just the image colored and the mat I sponged... that part has been done, waiting for inspiration. Then I got my SU order with this dsp in it ;) Perfect fit I thought.

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: SU Fairies, Kim Hughes Scripty Words
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Yellow (like summer sun) Summer Sun dsp
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:Copic markers, ribbon, Nestabilities Curved Rectangles

Colored this beauty with Copic/Prismacolor markers - coworker suggested purple/bluish for the accent flowers (because I asked her) and it all fell in place from there the color scheme
~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Romantic Rose, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper: Bazzill (a little lighter than Lovely Lilac), Groovy Guava
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Kaiser Pearls, Large Oval & Scallop Nestabilities

Here's a bright Cheery Card I did this morning - Thanks to Tina for the Sentiment!
~Card Recipe~
Stamps: ?? something words ?? lol
Paper: Melon Mambo, American Crafts dp
Ink: Pink Passion
Accessories: Kaiser Rhinestones
hope you enjoyed lookin' - I enjoyed makin'!


Saturday cards!

Well I put together quite a few cards yesterday & this morning.... these have all been in various stages of development ;) some totally fresh this week

This first one is Brent's favorite from all these..... I was thinking it is a more masculine feel. even with the Razzleberry. I also used some Core'dinations Chocolate Box cs, which I sanded. Some burgundy sheer ribbon & brown brads - Viola! ;) this card size is 6x3.5" (fits the "regular" envelope)

Here's some floraly Springy cards.... one actually Mother's Day, and the rest could fit the bill I think :)

This Geisha one, I've had this ribbon for EVAH! :) I knew I'd need it LOL

The "dream" was stamped in Rich Razzleberry on SSW then I inked over it with Pumpkin & Rust ;)

Red Riding Hood, bringing goodies for your Birthday :)

This one the image has been laying around a WHILE, even matted on the green with the Pacific Point base picked out, just didn't seem to like anything I put with it, so went simple! I did put Paper Glaze over the umbrella and all the hearts, so that's super shiny ;)

Here's the detail on that ;)

mage; ) man I love this one! :) I saw Julie use this combo with this stamp :)

Hoe you enjoyed them! I enjoyed making them :)

New Desk

OK so here's some pics of my new Desk from IKEA - I saw these drawers (especially the thin wide ones) and knew I MUST HAVE IT! ;)

I do like how the whole thing turned out and it really opened up the space to not have the hutch part of the desk

And here's some inside drawer views.... First one is the Ink ;) it's in the Wide Format drawer to the Left of the desk

Next here are three from the "leg" of the desk - this one is reinkers/stickles and I also have my sponges, but I've moved them already to the other drawer ;)

Patterned papers.... 4.5x6 and 6x6 and such small sizes

Extra Adhesives and blades, stuff that's not used ALL The TIME in the bottom drawer :)

Still working out how exactly I am going to have every thing laid out, but I think I am LOVING the ribbon situation!
Inside the wide format drawer I fit my two cropper hopper embellishment cases - I just took off the covers and now I can see my collection at a glance! no more pulling down the case, opening it and looking... I just slide open the drawer and there it is in all it's rainbow glory!! :)

hard embelishment cases (there are two layers stacked) large have bigger things and the small are brads & eyelets, sorted by color of course !
well hope you enjoyed looking at my new desk! :)


Curtain Call #24

OK, so here's my take on the Curtain Call-Act 24 Challenge for this week. This is a weekly color challenge and this week's is So Saffron, Kraft, Whisper White, Garden Green & Tempting Turquoise. I struggled a little to use all these color together and I am so not a big fan of Kraft, but luckily I did have one 1/4 sheet LOL! I also inked the image panel with Tempting Turquioise and Garden Green at the bottom.

Hope you like it!

~Card Recipe~
Stamps: Hero Arts Lighthouse Scene, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper: Kraft, Garden Green, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, VersaFine Olympia Green
Accessories: Prima Flowers, turquoise gems, Copic markers


MaryKay Thank yous

Well I've done a few more cards up for my sister ;)
I was trying for quicker & easier/simpler so I did these 3 as 4.25 square cards

And this one is "regular" size.... I inked over the sentiment with Lovely Lilac ink, it was stamped on white since I got all of these image from PIF or WRAK :) Thanks ladies!!

Stamps: SU Bubble Queen, Thank You Kindly