Thursday, March 21, 2019

CTS #314

Good morning and happy spring!!  It is finally feeling like spring weather is on it's way and I can't wait.  I am ready to get the garden beds going and see the farmers out in the fields working.  As busy as life gets during spring planting, I can't help but love being a part of it.  It's always a fun time.  Another fun time...the new CAS(E) this Sketch challenge this week.  You won't want to miss it!  Here's my take:


I kept this card SUPER CAS!  I used an older Papertrey Ink set and I will run down and get the name of it to update this post in a bit.  I stamped them in green and then used Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold, and the Happy stamp set stamped in black.  I used a stone cardstock after trying various other shades.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and it makes a great masculine birthday card. 


Thanks so much for checking out my card!  I hope you'll join us this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Cleaning the Crafty Space

Have you ever reached a point in your craftiness where it looks like all the fun stuff you own has exploded every where and it actually stresses you out to go to your crafty space rather than being relaxing.  Yup, you guessed it, that is the point I am at but I'm determined to fix that.  As luck would have it, Scrapbook.com contacted me to see if I would try out some cool organization tools from Deflecto.  You can bet my answer was a super quick but well thought out.....YES!!!!!!

I have two main areas that drive me crazy in my craft room...an open bin of embossing powders, glitter, shaker card filler things, and other odds and ends that just get all jumbled up and hard to dig through.  I'll show you a picture in just a second.  They other is this cool shelf I bought that holds my glitter tape and twine but in retrospect, doesn't really do the job.  When I grab something, especially the twine, from the shelf I topple all the others.  The twine is especially annoying because it is a little too small to have any support from the shelf.  It rolls every where and then my fuzzy helper cat, plays with it dragging it all over the house.  I find twine everywhere.  Here's a peek at my bin of doom and gloom:


Yup, lots of fun stuff but you try sending a 12 year old boy down to find glitter for slime in that mess.  He brought up about 20 embossing powders before finally stumbling on glitter.  Plus, all those little bags hold loads of fun stuff I have collected here and there but I can't ever see what is what.  Enter the Deflecto Caddy Organizer!  This guy has a small, medium, and large compartment and I decided to use it to make myself a portable embossing station.  How cool does that sound?


Here's everything all happily tucked inside.  For now my heat gun sits on top but I may try to concoct a way to attach it to this awesome caddy!  


Look at all those happy embossing powders?  I decided to flip them so I could easily see what color I'm grabbing.


Each of the compartments pull out so I can have my embossing ink and buddy right next to me (but still corralled) when the embossing mood strikes!  Love it but what happened to all the glitter and stuff?  Enter the Deflecto Washi Tape Storage Cube which can hold WAY more than just washi!  Just look:


I could fit all my little baggies of fun in the top and have space to see them!  The next level held all my glitter and shaker card fillers and I still had room in the bottom to add more sparkle by tossing in my Stickles and even glue!  It's all right next to me so I can easily find the bling I need.


Finally, my twine is safe from prying cat paws in the Deflecto Ribbon Dispenser.  Now that I have seen how nicely these fit in this container and how I can put this in a Deflecto Caddy Organizer and then stack them (yup, they stack), I'm going to get some for my glitter tape also and use the shelf for something else!  My desktop cubby looks so much nicer now and I don't have to grab everything I own just to find my embossing or my twine.  It has it's own space thanks to Scrapbook.com and Deflecto


I was given these products to try out and give my honest reviews on so everything above is my honest feelings about them.  Thanks so much for checking them out!


Thursday, March 14, 2019

CTS #313

Oops!  I'm a little slow this morning but don't worry, I'm here now to share my take on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  I had to do a super fast run in to school to drop off a forgotten backpack and it totally made me feel like I was in a Fast & Furious movie.  Can you just imagine that as the plot?  Mom's trying to deliver forgotten items to kids at school...what a riveting movie that would be.  Anyway, the backpack was delivered and I didn't have to try to drift with our minivan.  Too bad.  ;)  Here's my take on this week's challenge:


I had a blast with this one and wanted to do something different than what I did the first time.  So, I found some cute papers from a Lawn Fawn paper pack and used the "Hello" die to divide them up kind of like the shapes in the sketch are divided.  I then cut the hello in a different color and popped it up with some foam tape.  Next, I colored this adorable girl from Waffle Flowers Crafts, added her to the front, and stamped a sentiment from that set on top of my hello.  It is a pretty simple card but I think it still captures the essence of the sketch.  Here's a closer look:


I hope your morning is starting off slower than mine and more relaxing.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

CTS #312

Good morning and I hope your week is going better than mine!  I've been dealing with a sinus infection and being me, I was too stubborn to go to the doctor until yesterday.  I'm always so certain that things are going to clear up and then they just get worse.  Thank goodness I have a hubby, mom, and friends that know I'm a butt head and tell me when I need to stop being stubborn and go get checked out.  I have three doses of antibiotic in me now and I'm actually functional enough to type up my post for today.  Woo hoo!  I hope that I might actually get some stuff done today because when I'm sick, the house tends to get turned upside down as I'm sure all you moms understand.  Ha ha!

Luckily, I had my card for this week's challenge already finished so I didn't have to try to create it in my feverish state.  Who knows what I would have come up with.  Ha ha!  Here's what I created for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.


I have been making sympathy cards like crazy lately because I have actually had ideas for them.  I figure you have to take advantage of it when the inspiration comes.  So, for today's card I tried to keep it light and simple.  I used a cute set from Waffle Flower called A Bunch and stamped the cute daisies all over the bottom of my card filling them in with a VERY light gray and yellow centers.  Next, I stamped my sentiment from Neat & Tangled's No Words stamp set.  I stamped a portion of the sentiment on a light gray card stock with a touch of yellow at the bottom and popped it up with foam tape.  I added a little glossy accents to the flower centers and was finished.  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out our post at CAS(E) this Sketch!  Have a great day!

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

CTS #311

Hello!!  How's everyone doing??  Is anyone else buried deep in snow like I am?  ;)  I keep telling myself not to complain but it is really difficult and I'll just go with, I can't wait for spring to get here!  I'm totally ready for it.  I'm also ready to share the card I made with you for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge!  Here it is:


I have been needing some sympathy cards and I wanted to keep this one a little more gender neutral.  So, I grabbed some navy cardstock and made my card base.  Next, I cut this awesome pattern with the new Lil' Inker Designs Mod Circles Die.  I attached it to another piece of navy and then cut a portion with a Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Square.  I love how that gave me the stitched look around then edge.  I attached this to my card front with foam tape and then cut the With Sympathy Word Die from some gray card stock.  I wanted to keep it nice and clean and simple and I think it turned out great!  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card today and I hope to see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs February Release 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 couple products.  Hopefully, you started out at the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop and have come here from the amazing Amy's blog.  If you are feeling a little lost, make sure you hop back to the Lil' Inker Blog to get back on the trail of fun.  You can also check out the Lil' Inker Store where all of the new release goodies, and a whole lot more, are ready and waiting for you to put in your cart!

My final card for this release takes it's inspiration from a bunny card I made a while ago using the Peek-A-Boo Bunny Die.  I used the new Sassy Girl Stamps and Sassy Girl Dies, the Fabulous Word Die, and the previously released Deco Edge Border Dies.



Instead of water coloring the stripes on the background of this card, I decided for a bolder look and used the Deco Edge Border Dies to create stripes with fun edges.  I attached these to a white card base because you know I'm a sucker for black and white.  Next, I created my fabulous lady by inking up some card stock for a flesh tone and cutting the pieces using the Sassy Girl DiesI stamped and embossing the bow onto the hair pieces using the Sassy Girl Stamps.  I also used the stamps to add eyes and lashes to my face piece.  I layered two cuts of the glasses for a thicker piece and then coated those and the lips in glossy accents.  While the glossy accents was still wet, I added pearls to the corners of the glasses.  With everything dry, I finished off my gal's face with some blush to the cheeks before adding her to the corner of my card front.  I added a portion of a sentiment from Sassy Girl Stamps in the white space of my stripes and added the Fabulous Word Die cut from pink to finish things off.   Here's a closer look:


I'm so glad you've been hopping with me for this whole release.  I love having you here!  Thanks for checking me out and don't forget about our giveaway!


You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/sassy-girl-stamps/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/fabulous-word-die/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/deco-edge-border-dies/#_a_clarson

Monday, February 25, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs February Release Day #2


It's day two of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Hop and I get to share even more fun goodies with you today!  I'm sure you've already been eyeing all the awesome new items, lucky for you, you can get it all right now in the Lil' Inker Store.  Hopefully, you checked out all of Amy's blog amazing creations before hopping here.  If not, make sure you check it out and if you get lost along the hop you can always find your spot by going to the Lil' Inker Blog.  For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!

I'm a sucker for cute animals and I just love the new Dog Hugs Stamps and Dog Hugs Dies.  I paired these adorable dogs with a sentiment from Sassy Pants Stamps for this card.


I started by stamping the cute pups from Dog Hugs Stamps on some white card stock and cutting them out with the Dog Hugs Dies.  I colored bits and pieces of to dogs and added them to this fun heart paper.  Next, I added foam to some of the cut paws to make them pop up to hold the little gifts that the stamp and die set also include.  These are SO fun and make this set a blast to work with.  I struggled a little with where I wanted my sentiment and then I got the idea to use a Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangle at the bottom of the image.  I cut a black rectangle and embossed a sentiment from Sassy Pants Stamps on the strip.  It is just the right sentiment for my silly card.  I added the black strip to my card base first and then added the dogs that were already attached to the heart paper.  I had to cut the excess heart paper from the top of the card because I had originally intended to have the dogs at the bottom of the card.  Next, I stamped the "yappy" sentiment from Dog Hugs Stamps on a piece of turquoise paper which I cut out and added to a piece of black before adding it to my heart "sky".  I felt it needed just a touch more turquoise so I added a strip of glitter tape.  Here's a closer look:


Thanks for checking out card for today and don't forget about our giveaway!


You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

 https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/dog-hugs-die-set/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/dog-hugs-die-set/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/sassy-pants-stamps/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-long-skinny-rectangles/#_a_clarson