Saturday, May 25, 2019

Congrats!



Time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS where the Code Word is GRADUATION. Our Hostess with the mostest is Angie..

I went with a traditional (High School) graduation card. I wanted to use the recipient's school colors, black and yellow, for my card. My stamp and die are from Papertrey Ink. I am away from my craft desk at the moment, and I do not know the names of the stamp set and die, but I believe they are both retired. I love the simplicity of this card, though I felt the addition of the twine was necessary to finish it off well, still keeping it a CAS design. 

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces the Design Team has created for your inspiration, and make something to share in the gallery. Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge. Happy crafting!

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:

Put On A Tutu




It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More. We are challenged to make a card or cards with the theme of CAS EMBOSSING - Heat embossing or dry embossing but if using folders it must be less than 1/3 of the card embossed.


Our sponsor is CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps.


For my card, I used CAS-UAL Fridays Tutu set, which I adore. stamped the image with VersaMark, heat embossed it in black, and colored it with various shades of pink. I needed a card of encouragement for a friend, and this was the perfect image and sentiment for her. I die cut my panel with Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Lawn Cuts, and mounted it on a white card base.

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog, See what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations and have chance to win. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple.

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages. Your design should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non patterned / non textured space. All challenge details are on the Less Is More blog.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

I Hope You Get Spoiled Today





Time Out Challenge #136 is up and running. This time, it's a Home Sweet Home Challenge: A photo inspiration challenge with a homey twist!


Our challenge is sponsored by STAMPlorations. Winner will receive a $25.00 gift voucher for the STAMPlorations Store. Awesome!

Greta is our Guest Designer. Greta is a talented designer with an ecclectic style. Treat yourself to a visit to her blog and leave her some love. You'll be so glad you did.

For my card, I embossed the image from STAMPlorations Framed Dahlia with clear embossing powder and colored it with Zigs. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms. I added a few silver dots to give it some interest. 

Please head over to the Time Out Challenges Blog to see what Greta and the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration. Play with us to share your creation, and to have a chance to win a prize from Stamplorations. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Watercooler Wednesday #222 - All About Occasions
Birthday



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Magical Birthday



Woo Hoo! I am posting as Guest Designer for CASology today where the cue card is: COLOR. What an honor it is to be designing with this rock star DT!!! I'm so pleased and grateful for this opportunity.


I wanted to come up with something way out of the box for my creation, but the cue kept my mind going back to magical, wonderful, hopeful rainbows. In the end I chose a pinwheel image from Altenew's Be Strong Stamp Set to create my card. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 7 times (R-O-Y-G-B-I-V) colored them with Copics, covered them with clear Wink Of Stella, and cut them out with the matching die. Only six pinwheels fit across my card, so blue/indigo are combined :) . I was tempted to put a jewel in the center of each pinwheel but in the interest of keeping my design CAS, I resisted the urge. I wanted to add a little interest to the card base, so split it using Paper Smooches Borders 1 die and a piece of polka dot vellum from PTI. I adhered the pinwheels over the opening and added a sentiment is from MFT's Rainbow Of Happiness.

Please head on over to the CASology Challenge Blog and see what the incredibly talented Design Team of Rock Stars has created for your inspiration. I hope you are inspired to get colorful and play.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Listen



Time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS: ATCAS #159: Code Word HORIZON. Our Hostess with the mostest is Toni.

Our Guest Designer Ishani, is the winner of challenge #156. Ishani's designs are wonderful. They often feature quilling and wonderful CAS creations. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. You are sure to be inspired.

For my card, I blended several Distress Oxide Inks to create my background. The pier from Gina K's  By The Sea 2 and the sentiment from Impression Obsession's Nautical are stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. I love the way this one turned out.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces Ishani and the Design Team have created for your inspiration, and make something to share in the gallery. Challenge winner will be offered a Guest Designer spot for a future challenge. Happy crafting!

Please remember that this is a CAS challenge. Here is a definition to remind you:

Coffee



It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More. We are challenged to make a card or cards with the theme of BEVERAGES. Fun!!!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is our fantastic March winner Helen of Helen's Craft Haven. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her wonderful blog for lots of inspiration and leave her some love.

Our sponsor is CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps.

For my card, I used CAS-UAL Fridays Coffee Talk set. I wanted the word COFFEE to take the stage and then pair it with one of the hilarious sentiments in the set. The coffee cup silhouette is cut with CUTplorations Coffee Cup Silhouette Die. I cut it from a snippet of paper in my stash that had been inked with Distress Oxide inks. I placed the word coffee on my card base and stamped it a few times with my MISTI to get a crisp image.I placed the die cut over the word and stamped a few more times. I then added the other part of the sentiment below the die cut. The coffee beans are cut from another snippet using Sugar Pea Designs Coffee Words dies. 

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog, see what Helen and the Design Team have created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations and have chance to win. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple.

To be eligible for showCASe and PRIZE WINNER choices you will need to carefully follow the guidance on our GLOSSARY OF TERMS and our HOW TO PLAY pages. Your design should feature lots of clean / white / blank / non patterned / non textured space. All challenge details are on the Less Is More blog.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Love You More


Time Out Challenge #135 is up and running. This time, it's Inspired By Words.


Our challenge is sponsored by Poppystamps. Winner will receive a $20.00 gift voucher for the Poppystamps Store. Awesome! 

Jeanne-from the Design Team over at the Poppy Stamps Blog is joining us by posting a card on her blog: A Kept Life. Please visit her and give her a little blog love.



Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Michele Ferguson of I Card Everyone. Michele's designs are consistently jaw-dropping, and she is the queen of wit and humor. Please visit her blog and leave her some love. We are over the moon that she is Guest Designer for this challenge.

For my card, I used the August 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit to create this starry night scene.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenges Blog to see what Michele and the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration. Play with us to share your creation, and to have a chance to win a prize from Poppy Stamps. I can't wait to see what you come up with!