Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sparkle This Christmas



Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS!
Challenge #166 - One Layer 
Barb is our Hostess With The Mostest! 

To make my card, I chose one of the snowflakes from Gina K Designs Mini Wreath Builder Template Stencil and used the very luscious Bo Bunny Rose Gold Glitter Paste to emboss it. I added a sentiment from Happy Little Stampers Let It Snow stamp set.

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!

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Cupcake Inspiration #476 - Featuring Glitter


One Layer and Stencils



It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More. This time the theme is a one lsyer card using stencils. Just remember that there must be lots of clean white space on your card.


Our wonderful sponsor for the month of August is Funky Fossil Designs. The shop's owner, Sarah Gray, is a wonderful artist and former Desigh Team Member of Less Is More! Check out Sarah's Folksy shop for a wonderful selection of stencils, cards and gifts. Your creative juices are sure to flow. Play with us for a chance to win some fabulous stencils from Sara's store.



For my first card, I masked a rectangle using a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs Marvelous Masks Rectangles. I placed the Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace stencil in the aperture, and sprayed with three shades of pink Color Shine Spray from Heidi Swapp. I then stamped the sentiment from Concord and 9th's Being Classy stamp set in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.


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For my second card, I stenciled these wonderful crabs with Carta Bella's Crab Crawl stencil using three shades of Distress Oxide ink. I could have sworn I had a sentiment somewhere that said "Im sorry I was crabby". I spent an inordinate amount of time digging through my out of control stash for that stamp to no avail. I thought this sentiment from Ranger Dylusions Quote Bubble set was perfect.

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AAA #146 - Made in minutes + optional twist of summer. (Blue crabs are a staple summer food for seafood lovers here in New Jersey!)

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 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. Good Luck!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Classy



Time Out Challenge #142 is up and running. This time, we challenge you to be FASHIONABLE. Our wonderful sponsor is STAMPlorations.  




Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Jenny. Do treat yourself to a stroll through her blog. Her designs are awesome, and her coloring is fabulous. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired, and please leave her some love.

I stamped images from sponsor's Party Girl set on Bristol paper. Her dress and shoes are colored with Zigs. I fussy cut the image and glued it on to a vellum pink sunburst piece of card stock that was die cut with Lawn Fawn's Scalopped rectangles. The sentiment is from Concord & 9th's Being Classy stamp set.

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

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Wishing You Oceans Of Joy



Time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS where the Code Word is BUBBLE. I am the Hostess With The Mostest! Our wonderful Guest Designer is the incredibly talented Joyce Mehrberg. Joyce is a wonderful card artist, a long-time blogging friend of mine, and a Design Teammate at Time Out as well. I would love to have a visit and a cuppa with her. Her art is wonderful and her heart is dear. Please take a stroll through her blog and leave her some love. You are sure to be inspired.

To make my card, I used Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse stamps and dies. The bubbles are from the Sea Bubbles Set from Designs By Ryn. I LOVE that bubble stamp and it was the inspiration for my choice of code word for this challenge. 

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

Wish Upon A Starfish




It's time for a new challenge at Less Is More. This time the theme is a color challenge: Tangerine, Aqua and White. Just remember that there must be lots of clean white space on your card. 


Our wonderful sponsor for the month of August is Funky Fossil Designs. The shops' owner, Sarah Gray, is a wonderful artist and former Desigh Team Member of Less Is More! Check out Sarah's Folksy shop for a wonderful selection of stencils, cards and gifts. Your creative juices are sure to flow. Play with us for a chance to win some fabulous stencils from Sara's store.

For my card, I stenciled the starfish with Carved Pumpkin DO Ink on a piece of 80# Neeneah Solar White cardstock and cut it out with Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches large rectangle die. I heat embossed the mermaid's tail from Jilie Ebersole's Inner Mermaid set on a snippet of cardstock that had been treated with a very light application of Alcohol Inks, and popped that up on the stecniled panel. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Mer-Mazing Messages set.

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. Good Luck!

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Let's Have Drinks



Time Out Challenge #141 is up and running. This time, it is a THEME challenge of RELAXATION with the optional twist of ONE LAYER.


This challenge is sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs. The Challenge Winner chosen at random from those who do the twist, will receive $25 in store credit. 

Our wonderful Guest Designer is Maieke. Do treat yourself to a stroll throug her blog. Her designs are awesome, and her coloring is killer fabulous. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired, and please leave her some love.

I dug deep into my stash and pulled out Taylored Expressions Chillax stamp set, and Spellbinders Impressabilities Sea Scape embossing plate. I am very happy with the result. I did not do the twist on my card - mainly because I forgot to do it. What an airhead!!! I loved what I came up with, so I let it be. 

I dry embossed the background. I stamped, colored and cut out the margarita glass and mounted it on a wonky circle die cut from MFT. I added a sentiment from CZ Designs stamped on a banner die from SimonSays Stamps.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenges Blog to see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. Play with us to share your creation, and for a chance to win a prize from  Newton's Nook Designs.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Just Add Ink #468 - Anything that begins with the letter "C" as your main element. Mine is "cocktail"!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Happy Birthday



I have just recently tried Alcohol Inks and I am in love. I have just learned to do the alcohol ink lift technique and had to squeak in at the last minute to join in the CAS Mix Up July 2019 Challenge. For my card, I used the Alcohol Ink Lift technique, Alcohol Inks, Yupo paper and Stamping.

I wish I could buy Yupo paper in bulk so I could make a million projects with this technique. If you know of a source, please do let me know. I LOVE doing this. Thank you Jennifer McGuire and Inklipse for your tutorials.

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