Thursday, May 23, 2019

CTS #323

Good morning again and happy Thursday! I hope you all are having a great week. I am sitting around waiting to see if my husband can get in the field today.  It has been raining and raining and raining. I can tell he is getting a little stressed about it and I will be happy when he has everything in and growing. Then we can all kick back and relax.

Something else that will be a bit relaxing this week is our CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. The sketch is super fun and the cards the team created are AWESOME! I hope you'll check it out. Here's the card I created using the sketch:


I still haven't learned my lesson to just make grad cards in neutral colors. I always try to go with school colors and I never end up liking them. Oh well! I do love this stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh Congrats Grad and, while I don't love my coloring, I do love the layout. So, I think I'll be having another go at this card at some point. The congrats die is from Papertrey Ink. Hopefully, it will help inspire someone to use the sketch! Here's a closer look:


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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

CTS #322

Good morning! I hope you all are having a great week. I'm waiting to hear if my husband will be able to get in the field this morning before more rain is predicted tomorrow. Here's hoping. I know he is getting anxious to get everything in a planted. I'm just anxious to share this week's CAS(E) this Sketch with you! Here's the sketch:


Here's what I created for the sketch:


I broke out this awesome yellow heart patterned paper again. I just love it and since the grads school colors are red and yellow, it worked out perfectly! I made a shaker card filled with sprinkles, hearts, and images from Pretty Pink Posh's Congrats Grad set. For the shaker frame I used rectangles from WPlus9 and finished it off with a congrats from Papertrey Ink. Here's a closer look:


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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs May 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!

The last day of the release always makes me a little sad but today, I'm bringing the party!! My first card uses the new Pineapple Shaker Die, Be Sweet Stamps, Hawaiian Word Dies, and the previously released Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles.



I had SO much fun making this card I love bright colors with black and white so I grabbed this fun paper for my background and then got to work on creating the coolest pineapple EVER with the Pineapple Shaker Die. This die is SO cool and can be used in so many ways shaker, cute pineapple with fun texture, a tag, a frame, tons of things. I decided to go with just a fun pineapple. I added a bright green Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangle to ground everything and give me a spot to build my sentiment using Be Sweet Stamps and Hawaiian Word Dies. I added a little extra to my sentiment with some letter stickers to make this card extra special for an awesome graduate. Here's a closer look:


My next card uses the Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Stamps and Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Dies.


These tropical leaves, flowers, and fun sentiments are absolutely amazing and SO fun to play with. You won't run out of fun things to use them for. I decided to turn things on their side with this card and stamped the foliage from Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Stamps on a tilt and add some color with water colors. Then I covered half of the card with black card stock and added some leaves cut with the Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Dies to either side of the sentiment strip I created with the sentiment from Think Happy Thoughts Tropical Stamps. 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/pineapple-shaker-die-set/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/be-sweet-stamps/#_a_clarson


https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/hawaiian-words-die-set/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-long-skinny-rectangles/#_a_clarson


https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/think-happy-thoughts-tropical-stamps/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/think-happy-thoughts-tropical-dies/#_a_clarson

Monday, May 13, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs May 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 sticking with butterflies today and sharing this card that I made with the Spread Your Wings Stamps.


I used two different gray card stocks to make my card base with a little strip of rose gold thrown in for good measure.  Next, I smooshed some gray water colors on the back of the large butterfly in the Spread Your Wings Stamps and stamped it on some watercolor paper. I dried it with my heat gun before embossing the image in rose gold over the smoosh. Next, I cut it out around the water color lines and decided where I would place it on my card. Before, sticking it down with foam tape, I stamped the sentiment also from Spread Your Wings Stamps and some smaller butterflies in various gray tones. I added small marker tip dots to the background with some metallic markers and a plack fine line copic pen. Here's a closer look:


Thanks for checking out my 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/spread-your-wings-stamps/#_a_clarson

         

Lil' Inker Designs May Release Day #1


Hi, you guys! It's day one of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop and I'm super excited to share all the new products with you! I think you are really going to enjoy this release and all the new inspiration from our team. It's packed with fun, as always and, lucky for you, all the new products are available right now at the Lil' Inker Store! We have an amazing blog hop for you today so, hopefully, you are coming from Amy's blog and if not, you won't want to miss her amazing creations! Make sure you didn't miss anyone and start at the Lil' Inker Blog. Now for the fun!

First off, here's one of my favorite cards that I made using the gorgeous Cover Up Die: Butterfly.
 

I worked and worked on getting this card just right and I love how it turned out. I started picking out the cool alcohol ink looking patterned paper background. Next, I cut the Cover Up Die: Butterfly from black, added some acetate behind and started to make the entire card front a shaker.  I got it all finished and realized that I forgot to leave a spot for a sentiment so I tried stamping one on the acetate after it was all assembled...we all know how that goes. Ha ha!  So, I grabbed the scraps of my patterned paper and cut the Cover Up Die: Butterfly out of that. Then, I filled in the outside areas with the new cuts and used some gold sticker words to add a sentiment.  SAVED!!! Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for looking at my project today! I can't wait to share more tomorrow. 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/cover-up-die-butterfly/#_a_clarson
  

Thursday, May 9, 2019

CTS #321

Good morning! I hope you guys are having an awesome week and are ready to join us for a fun new challenge over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I had a great time with this sketch and it is so simple that you will be able to go a million different ways with it. Here's my take on it:


I decided to use this month's Frantic Stamper Card Kit for my card and it turned out super cute.  I started with some of the fun floral paper as a background. I added a strip of mint card stock to the bottom stamped with a sentiment from the exclusive kit stamp set. Next, I added a strip of ribbon and then got to work cutting out the bicycle. I cut several cuts and layered them before inking the bottom to make it really pop. I finished the whole thing off with a couple sequins. Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your week is awesome. See you over at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop


Today's the day we all get to rejoice in the wonderment that is coffee!!  How much do I love thee, let me count the ways.  Well, that would take far too long!  I am blessed to be in the company of tons of other amazing coffee lovers and card makers.  What a great mix so make sure you check out all the amazing creations all along the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Here's the card I created for this super fun hop.  Here's my card for this fun hop:


I knew I wanted to create something cheerful and rainbow when I got ready to create this card!  Luckily, I had the perfect paper that I had been hoarding with rainbows and clouds.  I grabbed this fun paper and cut my mug out using the Coffee Talk 2 Die Set.  Next, I started building my cardbase adding a touch of stitching with the Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles to a cool black and white striped paper.  I added a pink border to ground my cup and use as a place for my sentiment using the Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles.  I added my coffee cup but thought it needed a little more rainbow pop.  So, I cut a rainbow out of the paper and popped it in place with some foam tape.  Next, I got to work on the sentiments.  The "Happy Birthday" comes form the Coffee Cozy Stamps.  I felt I had too much blank space with only the small sentiment so I grabbed some alphabet sticker packs that had sentiment strips along the bottom.  I added sentiments that went with the birthday idea and the colors of my card.  I finished it all off with a puffy heart sticker.  Here's a closer look:


 Thanks so much for checking out my cards today!  I hope you like my winter coffee cards and I hope you'll take part in the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  There are a ton of awesome sponsors including Lil' Inker Designs.  Don't miss out on all the fun!  Plus, you have a chance to win a $25 Lil' Inker Designs gift certificate along with tons of other sponsored prizes.  You won't want to miss out on the fun!


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Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles
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Simple Stories Love Adore 12 x 12
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American Crafts Glitter Girl 12 x 12
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