Grateful for You

Hi all! When I placed my order with Concord & 9th the other day, I received this sweet Grateful for You stamp with my order.  It makes for more quick and easy cards!

Grateful for You

Isn’t this a sweet floral?  I stamped it in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper.  I then colored the flowers with the latest Color Throwdown combo in mind.  Upon finishing it, I cut it out with a Pierced Rectangle STAX die and added some fun foam for dimension on the back.  I had some really heavy duty navy cardstock from many moons ago in my stash.  There is a faint stripe in the card and it isn’t navy on both sides.   I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch again for this week. I love the simplicity of it.  For the edges, I added little navy pearls — the bottom line went on fine and the top started to come off the adhesive (grr!) or fling all over the place when I tried to use my tweezers (insert eyeroll here!).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

Challenge Submissions

Color Throwdown — #460

Tuesday Morning SKetches – #420

 

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Christmas Cheer & Happy New Year

Hi all!  I’m here with a über-CAS Christmas card.  I ordered from Concord & 9th and just adored the new Christmas sets.  I hadn’t tried coloring on kraft cardstock, so I decided to give that a try.

CAS Penciled Lights

I stamped the Christmas light wreath in Sweet Tooth ink from MFT.  I then embossed over it with white embossing powder.   I picked traditional Christmas colors and quickly colored in the lights.  After coloring, I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it with clear.  I found white wasn’t crisp enough for the small sentiment.  To top it off, I added some Wink of Stella to each light.  Since I’m considering this an option for mass production, I didn’t add any further embellishments. {Plus, I think I need to expand my selection of Nuvo colors — it currently consists of two.}

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

Challenge Submissions

CAS on Fridays — #116 Color Me Pretty, use pencils or markers

The Merry Christmas Challenge — #34 Anything Goes Christmas

 

 

CAS Monarchs

Hi all!  Today I have a card I made into a set of notecards for my cousin (little sister, really) who unexpectantly lost her mom in July.  Her mom loved butterflies, specifically monarchs, so I made her a set of these to send to special family members.

Erin's Monarchs

I went very CAS for these cards.  Using the MFT Flutter of Butterflies – Lace, I created her monarchs.  I cut the largest butterfly in three different colors to create the monarch.  I glued each butterfly to a Pierced Rectangle STAX die cut (retired) and then popped in each of the orange pieces.  I popped that panel up on some fun foam and onto a white card base.  I asked if she wanted a sentiment on the card and she said no, so I left it blank.  Finally, I went to town with a white gel pen to add the dots and added a touch of sparkle with some Wink of Stella.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

AAA Cards CAS Challenges — #98 Creatures Great or Small

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

 

You’re Aces With Me!

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  I have a very clean and simple card today, featuring a fantastic Birdbrain image from From the Heart Stamps.  It breaks my heart that we lost Faith in July and I think of her every time I see or use one of her fabulous images.

You're Aces With Me

Out of Faith’s images, the Birdbrains were always my favorites.  I used the Birdbrain Card Sharks here and made it the focal point of the entire card panel.  {There are 11 sentiments to choose from in this set!}  I colored up my birds in a variety of grays — hoping this works for the current Color Throwdown challenge of red, black and white.  The only addition I made was some Diamond Glaze to their eyeballs (my Glossy Accents EXPLODED everywhere — OY what a mess!).

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

LOVE – 2 Ways

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Hi all! I’m so happy to be back into a crafty groove in a more frequent basis.  It snuck up on me a bit quick, but the latest 30 Day Coloring Challenge started yesterday.  I didn’t get to color yesterday, but today I was able to get some really needed crafty therapy.

Sept 30 Day 2 Blending

Today I opted for some Distress Ink blending.  I finally picked up some Bristol cardstock after watching some Jennifer McGuire videos.  I really love how the inks blend so smoothly on it.  I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Ripe Persimmon in my blend.

On a trip to Michaels today, I picked up a Recollections die {the word love} that I’d been eyeing for quite a few trips.  Since I had a 50% off coupon, I decided to get it today.  It’s a big die – basically covering a full card and would work really well on scrapbooking pages.   So I cut the love out of my blended piece, planning to make two cards with it.

Blended Love Shaker

First up was a shaker card.  I LOVE this script and the size.  After cutting the word out, the little bits for the l, o and e remained in the die, which was great.  I adhered a piece of overhead transparency to the back right away and brushed it with my embossing powder tool.  I then flipped the piece over and placed the love into the die cut.  Prior to placing the love into the cut, I added just a touch of liquid glue to the little bits.  Using a pick me up tool, I pressed out those little bits and then pulled the die back up with the love still intact.  I then added a bunch of foam tape around the love and edges to create the zone for the sequins.  Once I had the desired amount inside, I placed the card over the panel.  To complete it, I added just a few additional sequins to the front.

Love Shaker

I really LOVE the vibrancy of the blended colors!

Love xs and os

For a second and very quick card, I used the actual die cut to create a very clean and simple card.  I cut a panel of white cardstock with the Blueprints 13 frame.  I stamped a sentiment from the current Xs and Os card kit from MFT in VersaFine Onyx ink with my MISTI.  I embossed that with clear embossing powder — my favorite way to do sentiments.  I added some liquid glue around the back of the love and placed it on that panel.  I popped that entire panel up with a piece of fun foam on a white card base.  Again, I added a handful of sequins to finish it off.

Two rather quick cards and I LOVE how they turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

 

A NYC Rainbow Hello

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Hi all!  I’m back again with another card for the Rainbow Maker Online Card Class.  It’s another CAS card, created with scraps of paper and die cut.

NYC Rainbow Hello

My papers are all Recollection colors.  I did a major organization binge — details of that will come later — and had lots of strips leftover.  I glued them down and then cut the NYC skyline {MFT Stamps – retired} from that piece.   I then cut a hello, also from that rainbow piece and mounted that on a black hello base.  {Top Dog Dies – Hello, retired}  Finally, I added in some sparkly sequins and that was it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~Cammy

 

Happy Birthday – Rainbow Style

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Hi all!  I signed up for the Online Card Class – Rainbow Maker because, well, rainbows!  I had expected to be in my craft room ahead of the class, but as it turns out, I was unpacking when the class started.  I’m still unpacking and organizing, but really needed to get the creativity flowing again.  Rainbows will definitely assist in that!

Rainbow Maker Stenciled Birthday

I used a retired stencil from MFT Stamps and Distress Inks to blend my rainbow.  I wanted it to be rather clean and simple, allowing the rainbow to shine.  The sentiment is from Handwritten in Watercolor from MFT.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I added in a rainbow of sequins to finish it off.

Hopefully, this will be a good kick start to my creative mojo and I’ll have more to show you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!

~~Cammy