Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day, everyone! The summer is coming to an end and school starts for us tomorrow. I'm looking forward to another gteat year.

I made a quick birthday card for a friend that I'm sharing today. It was inspired by the current challenge at Just Add Ink and their gorgeous inspiration photo.

As you can see, I was inspired by the pink and orange flowers. My flowers are from A-Muse Studio Modern Zinnias and are inked with A-Muse Studio orange and bubblegum inks. The sentiment is from one of my favorite sentiment sets; Mama Elephant's Make a Wish set. I used my MISTI stamping tool so the sentiment could be stamped several times perfectly over the flowers. Some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins and twine from my stash were added as my embellishments. The panel was trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4", adhered to orange CS and then to an A2 card base. 

I am also adding this to the current challenge at Seize the Birthday, but no toppings for me.

I hope you have a wonderful day doing whatever makes you happy. Have a fabulous week! Enjoy!


Sunday, September 6, 2015

Happy Ever After

Hello. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend. Here in Central New York it reached 91 degrees today and it's forecasted to be this hot for the next several days. That will make for some very warm first days of school. I have another CAS card to share today that I made for a couple challenges.

I really like how this came out. I used a silhouette image from STAMPlorations Ever After stamp set inked in black on a piece of Neenah CS. The sentiment is from the same set. Once again, I die cut the panel with SSS Stitched Rectangles. A piece of sheer white ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon was wrapped around the panel and tied into a bow.  I added a handmade stickpin to the bow. The panel was then adhered flat to my card base. 

I am entering this card into these challenges:
     Freshly Made Sketches #202 - sketch by Amy shown below
     Simply Create Too #93 - It's a Special Occasion

One more day off until school starts on Tuesday. I'm planning on a trip to meet my new great nephew, Dameon, who was born on the 3rd. Have a Happy Labor Day! Enjoy!


Saturday, September 5, 2015

CASology: Week 162

Hello. I've been busy getting ready to go back to school and working on my new business. I've joined Nerium International, an anti-aging skincare company and love their products! If you're interested in finding out what I've been up to visit me here - Today, I finally took some time to make some cards.

This was made for the current challenge at CASology: Week 162: Write. I stamped an old Hero Arts wooden stamp, Manuscript Background, in black ink onto my Neenah card base. The pen nib was from the Tim Holtz Curious Possibilty stamp set. It was fussy cut and adhered flat to the card. The black stitched frame was created using die cuts from Mama Elephant Peek a Frame and SSS Stitched Rectangles

That's it for today. It would be great to hear your comments, both about my card and my new business. I'm happy to answer any questions. I hope you have a great last weekend of summer. Enjoy!