TGIF! It’s the weekend! What a better way to start the weekend off than with some CAS card making?! This card was inspired by the colors over at The Color Throwdown Challenge. It is simply two colors of cardstock, a die and some craft cord. I didn’t have grey or cream craft cord, but I had white. A little spray down with Distressed Oxide sprays in Pumice Stone and Antique Ivory, and viola… cream and grey craft cord. After finishing, I looked at the card and thought this was a fabulous masculine, thank you card. Thoughts?

May your weekend be as beautiful as your thoughts are!

Challenges entered: The Color Throwdown Challenge, Watercooler Wednesday Challenge

Meowy Christmas

It’s Christmas Crafting Time!! After watching the new Stampersanonymous video on Youtube, it was impossible to resist Christmas Crafting. I used the Hero Arts set Meowy Christmas and MHA November 2019. My color palate came from the current MFT color challenge. Simple stamping and Copic coloring (BG15,C3,C5) provided my images and the background is Copic Markers (R46,YG63,BG15) and a stencil. It’s hard to see….but the white background has white embossed snowflakes. The tree and cat have Nuvo drops in burgandy and black. “Meowy Christmas” is simple silver embossing.

“It is never too early to start crafting for Christmas.”

Go, See, Explore

Welcome to the weekend, crafters! I have a CAS card this morning. At first glance it may not look CAS…. look again, it is a scene paper from Whimsy stamps. My characters are from a older stamp set by Craftin’ Desert Divas’ Fall Fairies. They were stamped on 80 lb white cardstock with simple Copic coloring mixed with a little Prismacolor pencils. The sentiments are from Tim Holtz’s Tiny Text CMS394 embossed with Emerald Creek’s Aroma Holiday Truffle.

Smile, it’s Saturday!

Challenges entered include: The Color Throwdown, Double D Challenge, The Four Season’s Challenge, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies

A Little Twisted

My young friend, Stacy, is new to crafting and in particular, crocheting. She decided to crochet herself a sweater for Christmas this year. Her selfie shows her glamming her mothers shoes and her new outfit. Stacy loves bows as well; she is working on perfecting her look. I think she looks fab! Her silly mother insisted on her meme.

Stacy had a little help from: Twistoon Digi Stamps, Tim Holtz Snarky Cats Christmas, Darci embossing folder, Copic markers, Prismacolor Pencils, Gansai Tambi Starry Colors and a few gel pens.

My thanks to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Sunflowers and Butterflies

Good morning, crafters! I received my first ever Hero Arts subscription box yesterday and couldn’t wait to play with it. This stamp set reminded me of autumn, when I was a young teenager in Wisconsin. Allow me to paint my memory: It’s a early fall day in rural Wisconsin. It is a sunny, late morning, about eighty degrees. You hop on your bike and just start peddling. All you can smell is sweet fresh air and you see nothing but fields of flowers for hours, rarely encountering anyone. Pure peace and beauty. I was hoping to create some peaceful beauty with some inspiration and encouragement.

My tag recipe:

  • Distress Tags #8 mixed media
  • Distress Oxide Spray: Old Paper, Mustard Seed
  • Distress Ink Spray: Rustic Wilderness
  • Distressed Mica Stain: Bubbling Cauldron
  • My Monthly Hero Kit September 2021 for the stencil, flowers, inks
  • Memento Ink: Rhubarb Stalk (sentiment)
  • Sentiments From Tim Holtz: Nature’s Discover CMS049, Photo Studio CMS013

“Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.”

Challenges entered: SSS Monday Challenge, Double D Challenge, Time Out Challenge, 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, The Four Season’s Challenge, Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge

Foolish Mortals

Welcome, foolish mortals. I invite you for a treat. It is beginning to look a little inky. It is indeed, Copic color YG21 followed by some distressing delight (Black Soot, Old Paper, Antique Linen) on bistol smooth cardstock. Is this haunted card glowing? or is it your imagination? It appears to be a glow from the spirits of LawnFawn and MissInk. If you decide to join in the fun, arrangements with Madame Leota can be encountered at Kindred Stamps. But I must warn you, should you decide to add the ghostly sentiment, your ghost writer can only be found at Whimsy stamps.

“Keep Calm and Watch Out for Hitchhiking Ghosts”

My happy haunts will be found visiting a few other realms: Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge, SSS Monday Challenge, Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, Wednesday’s Creative Inspiration Challenge