Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CASed cards

A bunch of cards I CASed over the last few months...Some of these are almost exact copies of cards I've seen on the web, others have a bit of my own touch. But I cannot take any credit for these designs. I just had fun making them... 

Cased from here

Cased from here

Cased from here

Cased from here

Friday, June 19, 2015


I had fun with this one! I bought this Extreme Skateboard stamp ages ago, and though I love it, it never did make it on a card, till now...

This is my 2nd entry for this weeks, CASology Challenge 151

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Extreme Skateboard (retired), Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: SU Whipsper White
Ink: SU Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Going Gray (retired)
Other: SU Navy Blue Embossing Powder

Honk, Beep, Zoom

We're moving in 3 weeks! And my stamping stuff gets packed up this weekend, so this will be my last card for a while (though I will be posting a couple more I made this week over the next few days).

This card is for a 3 year old who loves anything that moves.

I went really simple with this one! I needed a bit more "pop" so I cut the wheels of all the vehicles and popped them up.

I'm entering this card into this week's CASology challenge 151: kids:

And this week's CAS(E) this sketch #128

Supplies used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! By Land, MFT You Move Me
Cardstock: SU Whipsper White
Ink: SU Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise

Friday, May 29, 2015

Happy Birthday for Case This Sketch

Been having a bit of a creative slump. But needed a birthday card for a friend, so with this week's Cas(e) this Sketch #125 along with numerous inspiration from pinterest, I pulled together this quick, CAS card.

Supplies used:
Stamps: MFT WTG birthday
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, SU Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Paper Smooches background builders,  SU word window punch

Friday, April 3, 2015

Celebrate Freedom

I CASed this card from Amy over at Prairie Paper & Ink but switched the theme from floral to frogs (again a Passover card - celebrating freedom from slavery in Egypt, frogs were one of the ten plagues).

It was so much fun to make! I want to make another one using another theme!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Harold's ABC's, SU Moving Forward (retired)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, SU Wild Wasabi
Ink: SU Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar, Mellow Moss, and Tangerine Tango
Dies:  MFT Celebrrate

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hop Over

I've been doing a lot of sewing lately, but I did make a few cards that in the last couple weeks that I'll be posting...eventually...

Jewish holiday cards definitely challenge my creativity as there is a shortage of Jewish themed stamps....This is what I came up with for Passover (the frog is a symbol of one of the ten plagues). 

The MFTWSC222 sketch provided my card layout inspiration. 

And as Passover which always falls out in Spring, I will be entering this into the CAS-ology cue card Spring callenge. 

Supplies used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Harold's ABC's,  Whimsy Basic Backgrounds and Borders, SU Moving Forward (retired)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, SU Wild Wasabi
Ink: SU Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, MFT Circles Stax

Friday, February 20, 2015

it's just a number!

This card was inspired by Susan Rahaila's number wrap card here (scroll down to the last card). I was originally going to make my card a wrap too, but it wasn't working with this die....I was also going to do white on white, but had this stamped chevron piece of cardstock leftover from another card on the table, and loved the look of it. Looks slightly retro to me....Especially with the rough spots in the ink (sometimes they're a good thing, right?)..

I'm entering this into this weeks CAS-ology challenge #134, cue card MONOCHROME.

Here's a close up of the layered die cut: 

And here's the inside of the card:

Supplies used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Harold's ABC's,  Whimsy Basic Backgrounds and Borders, SU birthday (retired)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Ink: SU tempting turquoise, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  MFT Calendar Components

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

UR Something Special

This card was a valentine's day card for my 2 year old. She's always asking for "something special," which is slang in our home for a lolly pop, a chocolate, or the like....

She's also obsessed with pink and purple!

Supplies used:

Stamps: MFT To the Point, Lawn Fawn Harold's ABC's
Cardstock: SU whisper White, SU Pool Party, SU Wisteria Wonder, SU positively pink (retired)
Ink: SU Wisteria Wonder, SU positively pink (retired)
Dies:  MFT Blueprints #1,
Accessories: SU candy dots, twine, dimensionals

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Super Hero "5" Signal Card

I made this card for a super hero themed birthday party. This was my first time sponging ink as a background....I think I could use some practice, but I think the splotchy results work for this card. Yes?

This card came with a custom made super hero crayon holder. 

Supplies used:

Cardstock: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black, SU so saffron
Ink: SU blues (I don't remember which colors I used!)
Dies: MFT solid skyline, mft numbers, lil inkers stitched rectangles, mama elephant confetti

Saturday, February 14, 2015


I cased this card from this one

This card is for this week's CAS(E) this sketch #110 challenge

Supplies used:

Cardstock: SU whisper white, SU Basic Gray
Ink: SU so saffron ink refill
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Small Hello
Accessories: Embossing Paste, enamel dots

Friday, February 13, 2015

Pink and Grey Baby Card

The "Less is More" color challenge for this week is "Pink and Grey," I adore this color combination. I made this card using some of my new goodies from  Mama Elephant. The Up and Away stamp set was love at first sight, and I finally got my hands on it last month. 

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, "All Creatures Great and Small."

I included a little home made baby toy with the card - it makes a crinkly noise and has all the fun ribbons to pull on (next time I'll make some ribbons shorter, some longer...)

Supplies used:

Stamps: Mama Elephant Up and Away, CSS cart pals: Baby
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, SU Smoky SLate, SU pink Pirouette 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Prisma Color Pencils, Gamasol
Dies: Mama Elephant Polaroid, Mama elephant confetti
Accessories: Wink of Stella, SU Rhinsestone

Cup of Love Shaker Card

This card was inspired by CAS-ology Week 133, specifically Hazel's card, and my husband's love for all hot beverages. 

I really love how this card came out!! I think it's my favorite card yet...

I have a lot more cards to share. I've made the last couple weeks, I just haven't had a chance to pull out my computer, so be sure to check back next week for more....

I'm also entering this in Virginia's View Challenge #12

Supplies used:

Stamps:  SU teeny tiny sentiments
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, SU real red, SU basic black, SU window sheets
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: MFT Always time for Tea, Mama Elephant Confetty

Monday, January 26, 2015

Feathers for MFT

Although, I'm still working on developing my personal style in cardmaking, I'm usually not big on lots and lots of layers. I've been wanting to play along with the MFT card challenges, but the multitudes of layers is often too intimidating for my leaning-towards-CAS style. But when I saw this week's simpler sketch, I gave it a shot. Here's the result:

And here's this week's MFTWSC212 sketch:

My card is vertical, and I rounded the bottom corners of my layer instead of a scallop edge, but otherwise, followed the sketch pretty closely...

Supplies used:

Stamps: MFT right on target, SU stipple plaid (retired)
Cardstock: SU Crumb Cake, SU Baja Breeze (retired) Neenah Solar White
Ink: SU Crumb Cake
Dies: MFT Feathers and arrows
Accessories: SU candy dots, twine, button

Friday, January 16, 2015

Get well! FAST!

My family has been sick all week. They need to get well, so at the very least I can get some sleep! I snuck this card in during snippets of time over the last few days...I'll post the details next week (hopefully). 

Here's the inspiration photo from this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Stamps: Paper Smooches Healthy Vibes
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, SU Chocolate Chip, SU DSP
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: SU candy dots, tissue

Hearts for Muse #100

My kids and husband have the flu all week....So I'm in a bit of a twilight zone....Sorry about the off color of the photo...Will try and rephotograph next week....Details coming soon...

Here's the inspiration photo from for Muse Challenge #100 challenge:

Stamps: SU tiny Tiny Wishes, Whimsy Basic Backgrounds and Borders
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: MFT Hearts
Accessories: SU Rhinestones

Friday, January 9, 2015

Just a Couple of things I've sewn...

I've been doing a lot of sewing lately. Here are just a couple of the things I've made.

A card/cash wallet with key ring: 

A diaper/wipes clutch:

I've also made other wallets, card/business card holder, crayon rolls, crayon/paper holders with handle, door latch stoppers (to help doors close quietly), jean lunch bags, and re-purposed banded tank. If anyone is interested in my posting more of my sewing creations here, please let me know in the comments. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Not your typical baby card

I know, this is my first card in a few weeks. My stamping goodies are feeling a bit neglected. I've been doing a lot of sewing, I'll try posting some of the things I made in the next few days. But I've missed my cardmaking supplies, and when my good friend had a baby girl on New Year's, it was the perfect opportunity to make her this card: 

I saw the expression, and just had to make a card with it! I've also been wanting to use this Paper Smooches background builders die set for the Paper Smooches "Anything Goes" Challenge this week. 


I'm also entering this card into the Simon Says "Something New" Challenge (new baby on a new  year). 

Finally, I'm entering this into CASology week 128: Date challenge

Supplies used:

Stamps: SU mini alphabet, SU Good Greetings, SU remember rotary stamp
Cardstock: SU Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Read Red, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue (retired), Close to Cocoa (retired), SU DSP, Neenah Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU smoky slate, SU real red
Dies: Paper Smooches Background Builders
Accessories: SU mini metallic clothespins, Wink of Stella, SU Owl Punch, SU