Wednesday, November 25, 2015

CTS #150 Take 2 with Reverse Confetti & A Sale!!

I told you I'd be back with another take on our CAS(E) this Sketch 2-week challenge!  To top it all off, can you believe that there is another awesome sale that I get to share with you today?  In case you didn't see the Reverse Confetti Blog already this morning, you need to check it out!  All the details of the sale can be found there but since you were nice enough to check here first, I've got a card to share with you using some of the fun goodies Reverse Confetti is known for!  I hope you like it!

For my card, I decided to change the orientation of the sketch.  I used the Layered Snowflake Confetti Cuts to create some shiny silver snowflakes with fun centers.  These dies have SO many possibilities.  I love them!  After layering my snowflakes on their green panel, I added a sentiment using the Winter Words Confetti Cuts.  I went a little dot crazy with my Uniball pen and then some red Stickles but I think it turned out super fun!  Here's a closer look:

I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Don't forget to check out the sale at Reverse Confetti!  Here's a little peek but make sure to stop by the blog for all the details!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Card & A Sale!

Good morning!!  I hope you guys are having a great week.  I'm enjoying a nice lazy morning with nothing to run and go do today.  Wow, that doesn't happen often so I plan to take full advantage of having an easy day.  I'm sure I'll fill it up with Thanksgiving prep but at least it will be because I want to!  Ha ha!  ;)  I have a quick card to share and I wanted to make sure you go check out the winners and Black Friday Sale post over at the Lil' Inkers Designs blog.  Here's my card:

I started with a paper that already had the initial sentiment on it but I thought it needed some dressing up.  Since I'm ALWAYS making birthday cards, I figured I'd turn this into one as well.  So I grabbed my We Connect Stamps and stamped them on either side of the sentiment.  I chose them because they reminded me of a modern take on balloons.  I colored them in with some copics in primary colors.  The card needed a little something to make it a true birthday card so I added a sentiment from Party Pachyderms.  Perfect!

I hope you liked my card and don't forget to check out the Lil' Inker Designs blog for information on the awesome Black Friday Sale!

Here are the products I used for today's card:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CTS #150 & Sharing Kindness with Lil' Inker Designs

Hello and happy Thursday!  Not only do I have a fun sketch for you today but I also have a little something to share for Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness Challenge and a special deal you can get by shopping at Lil' Inker Designs to help spread the kindness even more.
Today, when you order from Lil' Inker Designs, Laura will share a lil' extra with you by adding Send Pretty Mail to your order.  No code required!  If she runs out of this cute little stamp set, don't worry, she'll throw in something equally as cute.  Don't forget that she just recently restocked all the Ombre paper pads!  These have been very popular and you will just adore them.  Just check out the the card set Laura created and is giving away to see the papers in action!

Now that we covered all of that, I created my card for CAS(E) this Sketch to go along with the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.  If you didn't know, one of the ways I share my cards is by creating birthday cards for my church.  I create about 600 birthday cards each year to share with members of our congregation and it makes me happy knowing that every member of our church gets a little smile from me on their birthday whether they come to church regularly or not.

So, here's my take on the current 2-week challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch that will be heading to someone in the church soon!

For my card today, I used the LID Cover Up Die: Stitches & Stripes to create a background that reminds me of an airmail envelope.  To capture the happy mail theme, I used the Mini Envelopes Dies to create three happy little envelopes delivering birthday wishes.  My birthday sentiment comes from the Send Pretty Greetings Stamp Set.  This stamp set it packed with awesome ways to share a little kindness with someone! 

I hope you enjoyed my card today and don't forget to join us over at CAS(E) this Sketch for our two-week challenge!  Also, check out Laura's post today and take advantage of the awesome deal you can get by ordering today.  Thanks for stopping by and here are the products I used for today's card:

Monday, November 16, 2015

Reverse Confetti SFYTT #30

Hi everyone!!  It's time for me to show off my creation for this month's Reverse Confetti SFYTT (Sketch For You To Try).  I had a great time playing with this sketch and I hope you've been inspired by it too.  You can check out the sketch here on the Reverse Confetti Blog and read all about how you can join in the fun.   Here's the card I created using the sketch:

When I saw the sketch I knew I was going to use Petals 'n Posies.  I just love these sweet flowers so I cut them using the Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts from a soft gray cardstock and stamped my blooms in pinks, mint, and gray.  I picked out this fun striped background paper and added a strip of mint cardstock stamped with a sentiment from Lots To Say and popped it up with foam tape.  I added a little black and white dotted flag using the Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts before layering my flowers around the sentiment.  I added some sparkle using pink rhinestones and a little extra shine by using glossy accents on my flower centers.

Here's the sketch you get to play with:

Make sure to come play along with us at Reverse Confetti.  If you play along you have a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate and the title of 'Fetti Fave.  Be sure to read all about it on the Reverse Confetti Blog.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

CTS #149

Good morning!  I hope you guys are all having an amazing week.  Today's my crazy run around day but it's a little less crazy since we do not have drum lessons this morning.  We can take a little break but not too long.  Ha ha!  Today's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge is super fun and I hope you'll enjoy playing along with us.  Here's my card:

Today I played with some stamps from the Freestyle Florals stamps set from Mama Elephant.  I stamped them and embossed them with clear embossing on watercolor paper.  Then I did a watercolor wash over the top of my embossing and finished it off with a sentiment from Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold and Party stamp set. 

I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch.  I can't wait to see what you create.  Make sure to join us over at CAS(E) this Sketch this week for all the fun! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Lil' Inker Designs November Monthly Meetup

It's that time again!  Time for this month's, Lil' Inkers Designs' Monthly Meet Up Challenge.  I'm ready to get started, how about you?  This challenge is going to be SO fun this month because we are all seeing stars.  Laura decided our inspiration this month should be stars so we are making all the Lil' Inker Designs' star products the stars of the show and even better than that, Laura is offering you a special deal on some awesome products.  I'll tell you all about that in a second.  I can't wait to share my cards and see what you guys create for this awesome link up!  Let's get this party started!  I'll get to all the nitty gritty of the challenge after I show you what I created with stars in my eyes.

My first card uses Stitched Stars Die Set and Awesome Blossoms Stamps.  I started by wrapping a kraft card base with a piece of vellum printed with copper triangles.  Next I wrapped some copper twine and added a mint colored star I cut using the Stitched Stars Die Set.  I stamped a birthday sentiment from Awesome Blossoms Stamps along the bottom of the vellum and added a chipboard asterisk and enamel dot to finish off the card.  I had so much fun making this card, I took another stab at the basic design and created the card below.

This card also uses Stitched Stars Die Set but I used a differnt sentiment from Sentiment Flags Original Stamps.  Again, I started by wrapping a card base with a piece of vellum printed with copper triangles.  Next I wrapped some copper ribbon and added two mint colored stars (one metallic) I cut using the Stitched Stars Die Set.  I stamped a birthday sentiment from Sentiment Flags Original Stamps on a strip of cardstock that I attached to the smaller star.  To finish the card, I added a chipboard asterisk and a couple other blingy things.  I couldn't resist using some glitter with stars so I created one more card.

My final card uses Stitched Stars Die Set and a sentiment from Pineapple Panache Stamps.  I decided to pair the smaller stars cut from Stitched Stars Die Set cut from silver glitter with washi tape flags to create this fun birthday banner card.  I added me two color sentiment to finish this fun birthday card!

Stars are SO versatile and you can make everything from holiday cards to birthday cards using them. If you love stars the way we do, join us this week for the challenge and take advantage of this awesome sale Laura is running in the Lil' Inker Designs Store!  You can get 15% off using the code NOVMMC of Stitched Stars Die Set, Seasonal Stars Dies Set, Starry Sky Die, and Quick Notes Star Fold Out Die

Here are the details for this month's Meetup:
  • Make a project inspired that makes us see stars using Lil' Inker goodies!
  • Post this project to your blog or favorite gallery please include the challenge graphic above and link to our challenge. 
  • Link your project to our challenge by using the InLinkz tool at the bottom of the challenge post.
  • You can also share your project on Instagram using @lilinkerdesigns, #lilinkerdesigns #monthlymeetupchallenge.
  • You have through November 18th at 11:30 PM EST to link your project and share on Instagram to be eligible to win a prize.  
  • Projects should exclusively feature LID goodies to be eligible to win but do not need to exclusively feature LID goodies to join our Meet Up.
  • This month's prizes are a $35 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs, a Star Fold Out Die, and the Quick Notes Stamp Set
  • Winners will be announced in a new blog post shortly after November 18th. 
So, get to your crafty space and start playing!  We can't wait to see what you are doing with the amazing products from Lil' Inker Designs.  I'll see you over on the Lil' Inker Designs blog!  Can't wait to play along with you.  Also don't miss out on the awesome sale!!

Here's what I used on today's project:

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November Reverse Confetti Blog Hop

Have you enjoyed all the peeks so far on the Countdown to Confetti?  Well, now you can get all the amazing Reverse Confetti goodies for yourself!  They are available now, just check them out in the Reverse Confetti shop and while you're at it, join us on the new release blog hop.  You should be stopping in here after visiting my good pal, Leigh Penner.  If you missed a stop on the hop, make sure you check out the Reverse Confetti Blog to start from the tip top!  You won't want to miss a thing!

For the hop, I created this cute little card using some new release items mixed with a little from the October release!

I started with this adorable Quick Card Panel from the limited edition Holly Jolly set and die cut it using the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cut.  I just love how the Quick Card Panels go so well with the new tags!  It's awesome!  I added the cute topper to the tag using the Bubbly Tag Toppers Confetti Cut.  It's SO cute!!!  The Hang Ups Confetti Cut was just perfect to add a little finishing touch to this tag along with the most adorable reindeer EVER from Jolly Holiday which I colored with copics and gave a glittery red nose.  I added my tag to a green card base which I layered some polka dot paper, with a strip of green stamped with the snowflakes from Jolly Holiday and a little strip of red glitter.  I finished the card off with a few sequins and I hope you like it!

I hope you've enjoyed my creations for this release and don't forget that everything is available in the Reverse Confetti shop right now!  Next up on the hop is Stacey.  I just love her layering and pattern combos!!  Don't forget to visit the Reverse Confetti Blog if you get lost along the way.  Ha ha!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.