Saturday, October 12, 2019

Welcome Baby



Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS 
Challenge #170 - PLAID 
Angie is our Hostess With The Mostest!

Our Guest Designer is Arlene Rose. Arlene is a very talented card designer who makes awesome CAS cards. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration. You will be so glad you did.

To make my card, I used scraps of MFT plaid paper from a 6x6 pad that I have had for a long time, and of long retired Groovy Guava and Gable Green paper from SU. The die cuts and sentiment are from Paper Smooches Francy Frames and Welcome Wagon. It will be fun to see how crafters use this code word. Thanks Angie, for choosing such a fun one!

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces Arlene 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:


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Celebrate In Color



Time for a new challenge at Less Is More: Challenge #406 - RAINBOWHow fun!

Our wonderful sponsor is UNIKO.

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Bev from Uniko. What a wonderful treat!

For my card, I used an image from Uniko's Mid Century Modern Florals Clear Stamp Set. I stamped it in rainbow colors, then added a sentiment from MFT Rainbow Of Happiness Set.

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations and for a 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. Good Luck!

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Love You More Than All The Stars





Time for a new challenge at Time Out! For Time Out Challenge #146, we challenge you to be ENCOURAGING. We are  sponsored by Newtons's Nook. Winner will receive a $25 gift voucher for the Newton's Nook Store.



Our awesome Guest Designer is Shawna of The Grand Stampede. Shawna's work is gorgeous. You will surely enjoy a stroll through her blog. Say hello and leave her some love!

I made this card for my son with the intention of sending love and encouragement as he navigates his second year of college, but his first year as a transfer student to a whole new environment. He is a stellar student, but the work has been tough, and the social scene a little challenging coming in as a sophmore. Things are looking up, and I am incredibly proud of him. There is a song that my boys and I all love called "Sky Full Of Stars" by Coldplay. This card makes me think of that and I think he will love it.

I used a stencil, die and sentiment from the celestial-themed My Monthly Hero August 2017 Kit to create this card along with Distress Oxide, Delicata and VersaFine inks. I am so pleased with the way it came out.

Please head over the the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what the marvelous DT has created to inspire you. Come play with us!

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Little Red Wagon #518 - Cut It Out!

Always Fun Challenge #131 - Dies Or Punches.




Saturday, September 28, 2019

Monster Hugs



Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS!
Challenge #169 - CREATURE 
Toni is our Hostess With The Mostest!

Our Guest Designer is Vicky Hayes of Crafting Clare's Paper Moments. Vicky is a very talented  card designer. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll through her blog for some wonderful inspiration. You will be so glad you did.

To make my card, I used the three little monsters (creatures) from Reverse Confetti's Monstrous Clear Stamp Set. I stamped them on watercolor paper, colored them with Zigs and cut them out with matching dies. I arranged them on a strip of SU DP that has been in my stash for years, and embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set.

Please head on over to the ATCAS Challenge Blog, take a look at the wonderful inspiration pieces Vicky 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:

O Christmas Tree



All cards have sparkle plus another element from this list
sparkle + gloss, 
sparkle + matte, 
sparkle + pearl, 
sparkle + chalky

Our sponsor is:

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There is a new challenge up at Less Is More. Challenge #405. It's a recipe challenge this time.

All cards need to have some sparkle plus another element from this list:


Sparkle and Gloss

Sparkle and Matte

Sparkle and Pearl

Sparkle and Chalky


How fun!!

Our Duest Designer for this challenge is our July Challenge Winner: Maaike of  Cards By Maaike. Maaike is a very talented card artist. Treat your self to a stroll through her blog. You will be so glad you did! 

For my card, I used Funky Fossil Designs Striped Christmas Tree And Mask. I stenciled the open Christmas Tree using Iced Spruce and Pine Needles Distress Oxide inks, then added the stripes with Bo Bunny Rose Gold Glitter Paste. The sentiment is from Stamp Simply's O Christmas Tree set. I die cut the panel with Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Rectangles Lawn Cuts.


Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations and for a 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. Good Luck!

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Watercooler Wednesday - WWC240 - All About Occasions

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Mon Amie





Time Out Challenge #145 is up and running. Our theme is Breast Cancer Awareness with the option of One Layer and Pink. Your card can be one of encouragement, support, friendship, love, etc. Challenge Winner, chosen at random from those who use the option, will receive a $25.00 gift voucher to use in the CAS-ual Fridays Store. The Design Team will choose a winner who will be offered a Guest Designer spor for a future challenge.

This Challenge is sponsored by Michele Gross, owner of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Breast Cancer Survivor herself. This cause is very close to her heart, as it is to mine. To quote Michele, "By myself I can do a little, but together we can do more. A portion of every sale made here will be given to charitable foundations that are actively seeking cures and better treatment strategies for breast cancer, and all cancer, because not all cancers are pink."

Sidan is our Guest Designer for this challenge. Sidan is a wonderful designer with a unique style. Treat yourself to a stroll through her blog and leave her some love. You are sure to be inspired.

For my card, I used CAS-ual Fridays Mon Amie stamps. I simply stamped the image, colored it with Copic Markers, and added the sentiment. I think this is a perfect card for sending love and encouragement for any situation, but when a friend is going through cancer diagnosis and treatment, the best thing you can do is just be a friend. Say little. Support a lot. Cards are wonderful ways to engourage. 

Please head over the the Time Out Challenge Blog and see what the marvelous DT has created to inspire you. Come play with us!

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Happy Halloween!



I am thrilled to be posting a second card as CAS Mix Up Guest Designer for the Mid-Challenge post of the CAS Mix Up September 2019 Challenge where the theme is inchies. There is still time to play this challenge hosted by Joanna open until September 24th at midnight PDT. All of the details and instructions are on the CAS Mix Up Blog


I love the CAS Mix Up Challenge because it often encourages me to try things I have never tried before. The Design Team is comprised of super talented crafters, and their projects are always incredibly inspiring. I am thrilled to crafting along with them for this challenge.

Creating with inchies is a new for me. I decided to use dry embossing to make my inchies. I cut four 1" squares (wouldn't you know my 1" square Nestabilities die went missing somewhere along the way) and laid them right up against eachother in a row, inside a spiderweb embossing folder. After running it through the Cuttlebug, I inked the debossed side of the squares with Black Soot DO Ink. I mounted them on black cardstock and glued them on to my card base. I added a glittery spider with foam tape for dimension. Funny as I look at said spider, I see that I must have positioned its butt end a little off the glitter paper before I punched! Poor thing. I will replace that before the card goes in the mail. LOL!!! The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios If The Broom Fits set and stamped with SU Pumpkin Pie ink.

Please head over to the CAS Mix Up blog and check out the awesome creations that the Design Team has made for your inspiration. Remember, this is a Mixed Media CAS Challenge. Challenge Winner will be invited to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge.

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Halloween