Monday, July 15, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch #330

I am back with another CAS(E) this sketch entry.  I am thrilled to have my last submission (the black and white thank you card) included in their Top Favorites for sketch #329! 

I earned myself a cute little badge for the week.  :-)

The current sketch #330 is this.....

How I do love clean and simple designs!

I created a beach themed card using the sketch design.  

I used supplies from Reverse Confetti (sand dollar and sentiment) as well as a rectangle die from Avery Elle.  I sponged a bit of Gather Twigs Distress Oxide to "rustic it up" a bit and finished it off with a couple of clear droplets.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, July 14, 2019

It's Time for Another Library Challenge

The inspiration for Challenge #37 at the Library Craft Challenge Blog is Five Weeks in A Balloon by Jules Verne.  (Hey...I love his name.  *wink*)

The book cover ....

five weeks in a balloon book - Google Search

My card.....

I take every opportunity to create either 1) birthday cards or 2) thank you cards as these seem to be the ones I send out most often.  

For this card I used supplies from Spellbinders (the balloon), Altenew (the sentiment), KatScrappiness (the cloud background die) and MFT Stamps (the striped pattern paper).  To create the sky I used a mix of Distress Oxides and water droplets.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, July 12, 2019

Seize The Birthday

Sunshine is the prompt for the current Seize the Birthday challenge.

So, enter the mind of JulieWorld for a moment.  Sunshine means yellow.  Yellow means lemon.  Lemon means.... Lemon Drop Martini, what else?  :-)

A closer look at the shaker element....

The sentiment stamp, martini shaker/die and sunshine stencil are all from MFT Stamps's 6:00 PM on a Friday night.  Whose with me????

Oh...before I go.  I was chosen to be the next Guest Designer at the Tag You're It Challenge Blog so watch for that next week.  :-)


Inspired By Laurel - Beach Day

Today's card was created using this week's Inspired By Challenge.  The theme is beach day and this is Laurel's current inspiration board.

I love all of the different shades of blue and of course, the nautical stripes.  Using those as my springboard I came up with this....

I turned to my Simon Says Stamp horizontal stripe background stamp and used my favorite Distress Ink swiping technique to create the worn look to the stripes.  The anchor die and sentiment stamp/dies are from Taylored Expressions.

A very simple design but I'm happy to add it to my very tiny stash of masculine birthday cards.  

Thanks all!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tag You're It Challenge

Today I'm playing along with the current Tag You're It Challenge where the theme is Summer Fruit.

Here is the inspiration photo....

I couldn't resist adding my fruit to a tropical adult beverage so here is my take on the challenge...

Always fun to play along!  Catch ya all next time.


Monday, July 8, 2019

CAS(E) This Sketch

I used products from The Stamp Market to create my card based on this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. 

Here is the sketch ....

And here is my thank you card ...

I used three different patterns from a The Stamp Market paper pad along with one of their sentiment stamps.  I stamped it in Versamark ink and used a fine white embossing powder to create the banner.  

Another simple and (what I think is a) striking card.

Thanks !


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Inspired By Challenge

Well, did you guess that the Inspired By Laurel weekly challenge was up next?  Laurel's inspiration boards are my favorite at the moment.

This week's inspiration piece is Decadent Strawberries.

Would you believe that I do NOT own a single strawberry stamp???  I know, it's unfathomable!  LOL!  

So, I took the red/pink/gold color scheme, put on my thinking cap, and came up with this...

I still had my latest Spellbinders Die of the Month set on my desk from the previous card so I chose a few different dies and cut them out in pink and gold.  The sentiments are from The Stamp Market and the bling is from Studio Katia.  I really have no idea where the shimmery pink cardstock is from but it worked perfectly for this challenge.  

As always, thanks for stopping by!