Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Week 271: SORRY

I'm trying to learn how to keep cards CAS.  (Clean and Simple)  It is so challenging and yet rewarding to get it done nice.
So I am going to play along with Casology  and this is their cue card this week↓
I got this idea from a dear blog friend  Nancy at: Nanny's Pansy Patch Her card is spectacular. Please check it out.  I really love how the pink and gray compliment each other so nicely.  So I decided to try my hand at it.  I just switched things up a bit with the sentiments and no embossing folder to keep it clean and simple.  I think there is still enough white space on the card to qualify, even though the sentiment is quite large.  I like how the flower/branch just softens it a bit from the bold statement.  And I could use this card right now.. I was a bit crabby yesterday with my sweet hubby.  Guess that happens when ya have been together for 27 years. 
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Challenge #350 - OLC Stars~Moon Baby

The challenge is stars at: Less Is More
and I must say I had a fabulous idea in my head.  However when I tried to stamp it out, it didn't look as nice as I thought it would.  My plan was to take the single star and just do the letters.. U.S.A.  and then of course color in each star with red, white and blue for each letters.  Well it just looked a bit too congested on the card.. so to the recycle bin with that thought.  My next idea was a scripture card, and can you believe I have no scripture verses on hand that matched my stars.  So I pulled out the Moon Baby from stampin up.. and there ya have it folks.. my one layer super simple very plain card.  My gosh after all the time by my desk you'd think I would have come up with a masterpiece, but NOPE.
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FMS309 & Use Your Stuff #284

Today's card features the lovely Daisy Delight stamp set from stampin up.  I colored in the big daisy and punched it twice to give it some layers, and the little daisy I used my aqua brush to just pull in some of the ink from the petals but not too much.  The sentiment is a die cut from Hobby Lobby.  I think it came together nicely and I really like the little golden embellishment in the center of the big daisy.  I will submit this card to the following challenges:

Use Your Stuff

Challenge #284 - Tis The Season For Pumpkin Spice

                       Use orange - a little or a lot - on your project - OR - add a pumpkin to your project.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

CAS Game #101 - Inspired by a Film

Oh boy, the folks at: AAA Cards have come up with a super "FUN-tastic" challenge. 
Let me begin by saying I love I mean LOVE Christmas movies.  I'm crazy over classic movies, but Christmas movies that are classics are the BEST.. I could no way choose between my top favorites, like Bishop's Wife, Holiday Inn, White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, It happened on 5th Ave.  So  I chose something a bit more recent.  I will give you three hints to see if you can come up with it.  
HINT #1~ The holly berry leaves are to represent mistletoe.
(didn't have a mistletoe stamp)
HINT #2~ The skyline in the snow globe. 
HINT #3~The word Magic in the Sentiment.
Any ideas?  Gosh this is fun.  Reminds me stuff I use to do when the kids were little.  aww. the good ole days.  

OK...πŸ₯Drum roll PleaseπŸ₯

Did you guess it correctly?    I thought the Mistletoe over the snow globe would for sure give it away.πŸ˜‰

And now for the credits. ↓
Starring in today's Movie card are the 
Fabulous Stampin UP Holly Berry Happiness
along side the Mama Elephant, Believe in Magic.
Thank you for viewing today's showing.. stayed tuned for more magical cards in the future.  

I'm "looking" forward to seeing what everyone comes up with."
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Week 270: ODD~Spooky Cat

I decided to try the challenge at: Casology
 I got this idea in my head about using it literally as in odd numbers.. and what better way then Halloween.  SO I pulled out my Michael's alphabet/number set stamped them down, of course 3x (odd haha)  and still had to color them in a bit because they didn't stamp even( get it even)  omgosh.. I'm cracking myself up with the puns today.  The witches hat is from stampin up called Spooky cat.    I think it came together cute and very simple.  And notice 3 (odd number) images were stamped.  Yay.
 A bit sad I had to add extra color to the numbers so it didn't match the orange background, nevertheless not to shabby.  I probably would like it better if I had masked the witch's hat and not the number 3, but I left it because I was cutting it short on time here.  Perhaps my next card I'll try it that way just too see if I like it better.

I DO LIKE it BETTER.... WAY BETTER.. I wish I could put that one in the challenge spot.  May I do that?  I wonder..Don't ya all like it much better then the first one?  Live and Learn I guess πŸ˜‰
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

FMS308~Tree for All Seasons & SCS

  What a day.  I tried to give our dog a bath.  I tell ya there is nothing like a wet springer spaniel that decides to burst out of the bathroom and get the house soaking wet.  Floors walls..  I really should have waited for my husband to do this, but I wanted to surprise him.. and Surprise is what happen because when he came home, I was done for.  So taking it easy the rest of the day. 
So onto card making.  I can do that with not much pain.   This particular card I made for the challenge at: Freshly Made Sketches
I used my old stampin up classic set from the year 2000 called Tree for all Seasons.  It's a lovely little set and I thought the layering would work wonderful with this sketch design.  A bit of colorful leaf washi tape and copper paper to enhance the appearance of this rather simple card.  I also like the bonus of the twine tied in the leaf button.. just keeps it real and rustic.
And being Sunday I also made a very quick card for my SCS (Scripture Card Sunday)  I am still playing with that new to me background set.  I stayed with all greens on this card, after realizing I have way to many green ink pads.  Some are not so "juicy" anymore, and no refills possible since they are older.    Oh gosh what to do??  
I'm also including some pictures today of this golden leaf.  It was in a puddle by my back door and I thought it was just gorgeous.. I love how the water droplets on top of it are like little pearls and how the water ripples around it because of our gravel driveway.   So pretty even on a gloomy day.  
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

CTS #243~Let It Snow Plus MORE

 I made this card today for the challenge at: Case This Sketch
I brought out my old faithful tall stampin up snowman from Let it Snow 1997.  I colored him in, cut him out and the just kept it extremely simple. I did add a little strip of silver foil paper to spruce it up a bit. OH gosh a Lovely tall spruce would look nice for this sketch as well.. shucks. I should have tried that.  Well perhaps next time. πŸ˜‰
Onto card number 2 today... this is from my brand new (used) stamp sets that I found at the consignment shop in town.  They were on sale too.  Also even more exciting is that some stuff I had there had sold so I was able to use that money to purchase these sets.. It's like the store paid me to have them. haha.  Can you believe how reasonable these were for stampin up sets?  I would not have ever bought that stipple Hydrangea but being that it was only 1.79.. I figured I'd give it a try.  Looking forward to playing with all of them, except perhaps that big sentiment one.  I thought it was lovely in the store, but getting it home OMGOSH. they are huge, and also brand spanking new.  Perhaps the original owner thought the same thing.. They would be lovely for a scrapbook-er I suppose.  I might end up selling those ones.  Overall with prices marked below asking I just didn't want to pass that up.  
One last thing to share with ya all.  These adorable pencil boxes for Halloween.  I found the idea here at: The Lady and Her Stamps I did have to adjust a few sizes though, but not a problem they turned out cute.  I used the Spooky Cat from stampin up for the images.  The pencils are from the dollar section at Target.  I  didn't think I had the cello bags on hand, and then I remembered that I made these cute doggy treat bags this past summer.. so YAY. I had some leftover.  Now I can probably stick a treat in there too for the kiddos.. and not the milkbones. haha.

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