Thursday, May 26, 2016

CTS #174

Good morning you guys!!  Can I just start this out by saying that I am so sick of rain!!!  It has been raining all week and not just rain but serious storms.  I remember as a kid, I used to sleep better when it was stormy but now as a mom, storms put me on high alert.  Maybe that is why I slept so well as a kid, I knew mom was on duty.  Ha ha!  Lucky for you, today is CAS(E) this Sketch day and the card I have for you can brighten even my gloomy mood.  Ha ha!  Here's what I came up with:


I started my card with a yellow card base that I wanted to peek through my black and white background paper.  I cut two balloons using Lil' Inker Designs Balloons Dies from the black and white polk-a-dot paper before layering it on my card front.  Next I cut some more fun balloons and added them to my card front.  To add my sentiment from Balloon Builders, I stamped it on a strip of vellum which I attached behind a balloon and then wrapped around my card front.  I finished my card off with some enamel accents.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this week's sketch and I hope to see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch this week.  Here's what I used on this card:

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/balloon-dies/#_a_clarson

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/balloon-builders-stamps/#_a_clarson

Thursday, May 19, 2016

CTS #173

Thursday, Thursday!!!  I always love Thursdays because I get to share my take on the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge with you.  I really loved today's sketch and I hope you'll come play along with us this week. 

Here's what I came up with:


I decided to go with triangles like the sketch so I cut various colors of paper with the Dual Stitched Triangle Dies.  The arrow triangle is cut from paper in the Tribal Chic Paper Pack.  I cut a cute striped kraft bag to make my background and layered my triangles on the bag.  Then I cut this cute friend die and added it to my triangle layers.  I finished the card off with a sentiment from Sketched Floral Stamps.  Super easy and fun.

Hope you like my creation for the week an will join us over at CAS(E) this Sketch!  See you there.  Here's what I used on my card:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/dual-stitched-triangle-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/tribal-chic-paper-pack/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/sketched-floral-stamps/#_a_clarson

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Birthday Balloons

Hi everyone!  I finally had some time to create this week and I've been working hard on birthday cards.

The boys are busy enjoying this awesome weather.  They think 60's are perfect for water balloon fights.  I beg to differ but if they are having fun, I'm good with it.  Ha ha!  I did drag out my hammock though and it was perfect to lounge in between running from errand to errand.  I hope you all are taking some time to relax and enjoy.

Speaking of relaxing, part of the way I relax is by making cards.  So, here's what I came up with:


I started my card with a paper from Papertrey Ink's Black & White All Over paper pack.  I really love these stripes and need to order another pack.  :)  Oh darn!  Next I added a strip of black cardstock because I was using the CTS #169 sketch as inspiration but I flipped it.  Next, I cut the Text Block: Party Time out of a bright green cardstock and layered it on a piece of black to make it really pop.  Super simple but I think it is really eye catching!

Thanks for checking out my blog this morning!  I hope you have a great day.   

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs Spring Sale!


It's a great day to be a cardmaker, scrapbooker, or just crafter in general.  Why?  Lil' Inker Designs Spring Sale, of course!!  You can read all about it on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog but you will not want to miss out on 16% off everything (excluding the April 2016 release items) by using the code SPRING16.  It's a great deal!  To get you even more excited, Laura is releasing the new Perfect Pairs Die Set to coordinate with the Perfect Pairs Stamp Set.  You remember that adorable set, right???  Let me refresh your memory...

http://chrissycards.blogspot.com/2015/01/lil-inker-designs-january-release-blog_12.html     http://chrissycards.blogspot.com/2015/02/peanut-butter-jelly-time.html 

You can read more about these two cards by clicking on them.  For now, I'm going to show you the new card I made incorporating the new dies!  


I started this card by stamping and cutting my "sandwich in the making" with the  Perfect Pairs Die Set and the Perfect Pairs Stamp Set on water color paper.  I used distress makers to water color my PB&J and then added glossy accents to the little heart shapes at the top.  Next I made a card front using the Tribal Chic Paper Pack (April 2016 Release) and also used another paper from the pack to cut my frame using the new Fringed Scalloped Rectangles Dies.  I added a Doodled Love Word Die cut from cork card stock to my frame and then stamped a sentiment from the Perfect Pairs Stamp Set right above it before adding my sweet little sandwich.  A few enameled hearts finished off the whole card just right.  

I hope you will go check out the awesome sale (CODE: SPRING16) and that you enjoyed my new take on these awesome stamps and new dies!  I swear, you'll love them.  Here's what I used today:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/perfect-pairs-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/perfect-pairs-die-set/#_a_clarson 

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/tribal-chic-paper-pack/#_a_clarson 

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/fringe-scalloped-rectangle-dies/#_a_clarson 

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

CTS #172

Good morning!!  I think the sun might actually shine here today.  Too bad I'll be in the car for most of the day.  Ha ha!  We are going to head down to my nephew's All State Band concert this afternoon.  I'm very excited to go watch him perform.  He's a senior (can't believe that) and this will be the last time we'll get to watch him before he heads off to college.  He's quite the musician and it's always great to watch a kid in their element. 

Speaking of being in your element, this week's sketch is right up my alley!  :)  Make sure you go check it out on CAS(E) this Sketch.  I know you will love what the design team came up with this week.  I sure do!  Here's my take on the sketch:


I started with a watercolor panel that I cut with Stitched Mats: Side-Stitched Rectangles.  Next, I swiped some pinky watercolor on my panel and stamped some envelopes from Simon Says Sending Happy Thoughts randomly in my watercolor splotch.  Next, I cut some Of the Heart Dies from vellum and added them to my background.  I cut my Sending twice from black cardstock and layered my vellum banner stamped with a sentiment from The Big, The Bold, And Party from Winnie & Walter in between the two cuts.  This allowed me to attach my banner to the card without being able to see the adhesive I used through the vellum.  I added my finished card front to a card base of black and white stripes.  I finished the card off with some heart stickers and hexagon confetti from Target.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch and will join us today at CAS(E) this Sketch!  Oh, and if you are interested in any of the Lil' Inker Designs products I used today, Laura is planning a great sale starting tomorrow!  You can read all about it on the Lil' Inker Designs blog.  Have a great day!

http://lilinkerdesigns.com/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/of-the-heart-dies/#_a_clarson   https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-side-stitched-rectangles/#_a_clarson

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Happy Birthday From the Pachyderms

Good morning!  I have been busy busy busy but I think the planting season is finally wrapping up.  I'm hoping that means more time for creating!  I had a little fun this week creating some birthday cards and I'm excited to share this cute one with you today.


I started this card with a fun chevron paper in a mint color.  Next I cut my center rectangle with a Stitched Mats: Side-Stitched Rectangle from stone colored cardstock.  I stamped some images from Party Pachyderms Stamps with Versamark along the bottom of my rectangle.  Next, I cut some Speech Bubbles from a mint cardstock and popped them up in between the sentiments I stamped with the I'm All You're All Stamp Set.  I finished the card off with a Party Pachyderm and bird cut with the Party Pachyderms Die Set.

I hope you enjoyed my cute little birthday card today!  I love sharing my creations with you guys.  Here are the items I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-side-stitched-rectangles/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/party-pachyderms-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/speech-bubbles-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/im-all-youre-all-stamp-set/#_a_clarson

Thursday, May 5, 2016

CTS #171

Hi, you guys!  This is the second post using a sketch on my blog this week.  I'm super excited to share this week's sketch with you but I hope you'll check out my other post below using last week's sketch.  I'm on a masculine card roll!  

I just love showing off the CAS(E) this Sketch challenges each week.  We all have so much fun and I sure hope you guys do too.  This sketch is awesome and you must go check out all the design team members' takes.  You won't want to miss them.  Here's my take on the sketch:


I started this card with a fun patterned paper from Tribal Chic Paper Pack.  I used the Dual Stitched Triangle Dies to cut a triangle from the patterned paper and filled it with a matching card stock color.  Next, I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy Stamp and attached a happy die cut from metallic red to my triangle.  Simple and easy for a quick masculine card.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  I'll see you over there.  Here's what I used today:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cover-up-die-tribal-chic/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/dual-stitched-triangle-dies/