Sunday, April 26, 2015

There's a Hole in my Card Dear Liza, Dear Liza...

Good Sunday morning! It's time for another challenge over at AAA Cards!
This week is a really fun one with so many possibilities!
Create a card with an opening somewhere.
Have fun and keep it CAS,  then head on over to the AAA Cards blog and link up your creation!

Here is my Take:

I have had little to no creating time in the past couple of weeks, but I promised myself that when I can, I will try a technique or two that are new to me. This fun suspended spinner card was inspired by THIS video by Kristina Werner that I ran across as I was pondering this "hole in my card" challenge. Perfect! I love the idea of twisting the suspended die cut several times before putting it in the envelope so that the recipient will get a fun spinning surprise when they open it!

The embossing folder that I used for the top panel has been in my stash for a long while and I have not used it yet, so I am sending this over to Shopping Our Stash #198 - Texture Me - use your oldest embossing supply.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. As always, I appreciate your feedback.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


This week's theme over at AAA Cards is:
The colors of Springtime are bright and fun, fair and delicate. 
All shades of Lovely
Have fun and keep it CAS.

Spring finally seems to be arriving, so I was inspired to pull out my Paper Smooches Blossoming Buds images.  I embossed them on vellum with lime green EP, and colored them on the back of the vellum with Copics.  This is the first time I have tried this technique and I love the way it yields such a soft look.

 Please head over to the AAA Cards Blog to see the wonderful work of the AAA Cards DT and show them some love.  Get your craft on, and join us for the challenge!

My layout was inspired by this week's wonderful Freshly Made Sketch.

I am also linking to this week's The Pink Elephant - Use Pastel Colors on your project.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Retro Thanks

I have so many things in my age old stash as I am sure most of us do... I love this Retro Rubber Challenge. The idea is to breathe new life into your old supplies.  It is preferable that stamps used are more than year old. This wonderful Hero Arts rubber stamp is at least 5 years old and probably much older than that, as is the DP and the Twinkling H2O's that I used to color the image. How fun! I am going to keep coming back for this one!

Thanks so much for coming by to visit.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hope Your Day Is Fabulous

I saw THIS card by Laurie of Stampin Up North, and I just loved it so much.  I've had butterflies in my creative thoughts a lot lately since I connected with a new crafty friend in blogland who works wonders with butterflies. I decided to pull out my yet un-inked PTI Beautiful Butterflies,  Beautiful Butterflies Layers stamps and matching dies and CASE Laurie's card. I just love the way the 3 shades of green work with the stamps, and that little bit of green bling really finishes it off nicely.

This creation was inspired by the following challenges:

I prefer Clean & Simple to a lot of layers, but the embossed top panel and the butterfly with it's wings folded up a bit give this card simple layers and dimension.

Butterflies, greens = spring! Finally!

Thanks Laurie for the inspiration, and thank you for coming by my blog today.