Thursday, January 29, 2015

CTS #108

Woo hoo!!  I'm going to have a fully functional computer back in my possession this afternoon.  My eldest is rejoicing right along with me since I'm TOTALLY cramping his Minecrafting style.  ;)  Nothing like having to share your computer with your mom.  Ew!

Everyone in the house is on the mend, thank goodness.  I swear the coughing fits hung on forever.  My littlest just seemed SO poor coughing and hacking.  I hate feeling helpless when my boys don't feel well.  I swear there is nothing worse.  Luckily, grandma sent him a little gift to make him feel all better.  I think he likes it.  What do you think?


That giraffe, or "raff" as Micah calls them, is as big as he is!  Ha ha!  He drags him all over the house though.  It must be love.  ;)  You know what else is love?  The feeling I have for the next sketch.  Man, I'm rocking these transitions lately.  Ha ha.

This week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch is totally fun and really open to interpretation.  I think you'll be blown away by all the interesting takes the design team came up with so be sure to check out everyone's cards on the CAS(E) this Sketch blog.  You won't regret it!  Here's my take and the sketch.



I hope you like my take.  I decided to use the Lil' Inker Designs Lollipop & Pencil Treat Holder Die in a bit of a different way today.  I cut it out of some fun floral paper and used the holes for a ribbon.  I layered this on some black cardstock that I had spruced up with the Quilted Swirl Stitch Pattern Die.  To finish off the card, I cut out the Hello Word Die in both black cardstock and fuchsia glitter paper.  I layered these two and stuck them to my floral panel.  I love how it all came together and I love how versatile the Lollipop & Pencil Treat Holder Die is.  Can't beat that!

I hope you enjoyed my card today and will check out the rest of the team and play along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch.  Here's a look at the fun products I used on my card today.  See you again soon!

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/lollipop-pencil-treat-holder-die/#_a_clarson

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/quilted-swirl-stitched-pattern-die/#_a_clarson

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/hello-word-die/#_a_clarson
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

CTS #107

Good morning!  It's another crazy morning around here.  We are all coughing like crazy people but feeling WAY better than we have been...thank goodness!  Today's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge is awesome.  I adore the sketch and I think you are going to also.  Make sure to go check it out.  Here's my card:


I used my new favorite die for this card, Cover Up Die: Center Point Chevron.  I used just the bottom portion of the die and one of the negatives to extend the bottom chevron.  I layered this die cut on some fun patterned paper and then used some other fun embellishments I had on my desk to finish it up.  I love how it turned out and you can expect to see many more cards using the Cover Up Die: Center Point Chevron die.

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cover-up-die-center-point-chevron/


I hope you have a great day and enjoyed my card using the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and the Lil' Inker Designs new release!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

CTS #106

It's CAS(E) this Sketch day and I'm sick.  :(  I'm coming to you from under the covers this morning.  Ha ha!  If you have any get well vibes, I could use them.  So, send them my way.  In return, I'll share a sketch and my card with you.  How's that for a fair trade?  I'll start with my card:


Here's the sketch I used and designed!


Lucky for me this card was SUPER easy.  It's only patterned paper.  I cut the long row of layered circles out of one sheet of paper and stuck them down on the portion of the paper I cut with the circles in the corner.  I added that little "Hey" in there since I wanted it small to not take away from my circles.  Love it!

I hope you'll come join us at at CAS(E) this Sketch and while you're at it, come check me out on Paper Crafter's Library.  I'm using this week's sketch over there as well!  You can see a peek of my card in the post below.  Have a great day.  I'm heading back under the covers.  **cough cough**

Paper Crafter's Library!

Guess who's up today on Paper Crafter's Library?  That's right, me!!  What an honor!  I do hope you'll come check out my feature and my card.  Here's a little sample of what you'll be seeing.  Thanks for checking me out! 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop Day 3

Well, it's the last day of our new release hop at Lil' Inker Designs and I'm super excited to show off these last few products but before we get into all that I have to make sure you are coming here after visiting Amy.  If not, head on over to the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a a stop on the hop.  You won't want to miss a thing!  While you are visiting the Lil' Inker Blog, make sure you go check out the Lil' Inker Store where all of the January release goodies, and a whole lot more, are ready and waiting for you to put in your cart.  Now it's time to show off these fantastic products!  I've packed in three projects and tons of products into this last day and I hope you like them.

 
First up, the only card I have for you today.  I used my new favorite rectangles, Stitched Mats:  Side-Stitched Rectangles, for my focal piece.  I stamped my cute little robots from the Robot Builder Stamp set in two shades of gray on my soft gray rectangle.  I just love these adorable robots and all the ways you can build them.  SO CUTE!  I decided that the new Doodled Love Word Die would be the perfect thing for my robot to be holding.  So I cut it twice in gray and once in a pink and layered them together for some fun.  Speaking of fun...Valentine's Day is just around the corner and so are school Valentine parties.  I used these awesome robots on my next fun project as well.


How cool is this Lollipop and Pencil Treat Holder Die?  My boys just LOVE lollipops so I knew this was going to be tons of fun.  My first treat holder was die cut from some funky square patterned paper that I had sitting out because I loved the colors.  I decided to add a extra layer of fun to the holder by layering a piece of dulled gold paper embossed with the Quilted Swirl Stitched Pattern Die.  I love the look of that on the metallic paper.  Then I created my little robot friend with parts and a sentiment from Robot Builder.  After coloring my robot with some copics ever so slightly, I noticed the nut shaped hole re-enforcers in the Lollipop and Pencil Treat Holder Die and knew that was exactly what would make this project pop.  Aren't they cute?  Well, I couldn't just stop at one treat holder.  So, I made another.


I went all pink with this one!  ;)  I used the amazing Hearts Banners Die Set to dress up my pink Lollipop and Pencil Treat Holder Die.  I thought the banners would look great with glitter and they certainly do!  I love the girlie hole re-enforcers...SO pretty!  All this needed was a super cute sentiment and I had just the stamp set for that, All You Need is Love.

Here's all the awesome products I used today:

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-side-stitched-rectangles/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/robot-builder-stamps/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/doodled-love-word-die/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/lollipop-pencil-treat-holder-die/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/quilted-swirl-stitched-pattern-die/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/hearts-banners-die-set/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/all-you-need-is-love-stamps/

Wow, that was a doozie!  I really hope you guys enjoyed this release and have had a blast on the blog hop.  Enjoy your last day of the hop and don't forget to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I'm sure I'll see you on the hop and tomorrow for another fun day of release projects.  See you then!

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!
Don't forget you can get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop Day 2

I'm not sure if you guys are ready for Day 2.  Day 1 was such a big deal that you might need a little rest.  No?  Well then, let's check it out.  First, I have to make sure that you know that all of these fantastical goodies are available right this very second in the Lil' Inker Store.  You should have hopped here after you checked out Amy and her amazing creations.  If not, head on over to the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a thing.  This release is too amazing to even miss one little post!  Now for my first card:


Talk about an amazingly bold statement.  This says I love...heck, maybe even I lust you!  ;)  The crazy thing is, it was made with one stamp set.  That's it.  When the stamp set is the Smooches Stamp Set, you can totally see why that's all it took.  It's big, bold, and I totally adore it.  I used some of the various sentiments in the set and made a background by stamping them in black on a diagonal across the entire card.  Then, I stamped and embossed the largest "kiss" on vellum.  I carefully trimmed out the lips leaving a little circle on one end since I knew I wanted to hang it.  I used a hole punch to make a hole in the circle making a tag out of my lips.  Then I attached the lips with a big read bow and added a few enamel dots for a little extra interest.  This card will get your Valentine's attention!

My next card also only required one of the amazing new stamp sets to make it a real eye catcher.  What do you think?

 
Perfect Pairs Stamp Set has got to be the cutest stamp set EVER!  I love the sweet little food guys SO much that I had to squeeze as many as I could on this card.  I took my time lining them up on my stamp press along with the sentiments so that I could stamp it all once and have it just right.  These guys are SO fun to color and my copics got a real workout but I love what taking my time got me.  I have a feeling my hubby will be seeing this card on Valentine's Day!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today and just so you don't forget, here's what I used:

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/smooches-stamps/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/perfect-pairs-stamps/

Make sure you check back tomorrow because I'm ready to blow your socks off with the last day of release goodies.  I swear I'll leave you dizzy.  ;)  Have fun on the rest of the hop and don't forget to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I'm sure I'll see you on the hop and tomorrow for another fun day of release projects.  See you then!

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!
Don't forget you can get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop Day 1


It's finally that time!!!  I get to share the January Lil' Inker Designs' new release with you.  I couldn't be more excited and I just know you are going to want it all.  Lucky for you, the whole release is available right now in the Lil' Inker StoreAmy is first on this awesome hop and, hopefully, you got here via her blog.  If not, head on over to the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a thing.  You will want to see all the amazing creations for this release.

My first card was already shown off a little by Laura on the Facebook page.  I just LOVE this one!  It uses two of my favorite new products:  Cover Up Die: Center Point Chevron and the All You Need is Love Stamp set.


It was all about the gold for this card!  ;)  I cut this gorgeous Cover Up Die in a textured gold cardstock and layered it on some peach/blush colored cardstock.  I'm loving the peach, pink, and gold color combo lately.  I knew I wanted my sentiment to be gold but I didn't want it to get lost in all the other gold so, I stamped the sentiment from All You Need is Love on vellum first with black Archival Ink.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment on another piece of vellum and then I glued the gold sentiment slightly offset on top of the black sentiment.  Next, I cut around the layered image to create my shadowed sentiment vellum piece.  It worked out perfectly and I will be doing this layering again!  Especially with these amazing sentiments!  I used All You Need is Love on my next card as well!


You may notice that I stamped this sentiment on a super cool new rectangle die with a super cool new stitched look.  You aren't crazy, that's the new Stitched Mats:  Side-Stitched Rectangles.  Isn't it the coolest?  I just love the angled stitching.  It really makes your eye focus on what's in that rectangle.  In this case, it's a gorgeous sentiment from All You Need is Love stamped in Versamark.  This card didn't need much to be amazing.  My card base is patterned using the Quilted Stitched Pattern Die and I tossed on a few enamel dots but the rectangle and sentiment totally carry this card.  

Here's a quick summary of the products I used today:


http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cover-up-die-center-point-chevron/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/all-you-need-is-love-stamps/

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-side-stitched-rectangles/

I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I'm sure I'll see you on the hop and tomorrow for another fun day of release projects.  See you then!

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!
Don't forget you can get the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store!