Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Vicki's turn to host our first Addicted to CAS challenge for 2022 and it was a great excuse to ink up my Deco Triangles Stencil and Curio Summer Findings Dragonfly from The Greetery. Here's Vicki's code word: I began with a piece of Neenah Solar White 100# card stock and my Deco Triangles stencil. I brushed a few of the triangles with blue ink. I then ran the focal layer through my Platinum 6 and my Stitched Rectangles die. I die-cut the dragonfly parts from the Curio Summer Findings dies and inked them with a... Read more →

Happy Monday! I needed a sympathy card for a friend. His wife died suddenly last Friday. I always find sympathy cards tough, but I saw this inspiration across at Just Us Girls and I was inspired to create a sympathy card. The two of them live(d) in Sedona and, although the photo has tropical elements, I thought of the sunsets down in Arizona. The Stampin' Up! set - Timeless Tropical was perfect for this challenge. I started my card by using multiple inks blended to create the sunset background. I normally blend like crazy, but noticed that the photo isn't... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Barb's turn to host our challenge this week and this is her code word: Although CAS is my "thing", I really do find one layer cards difficult:-) I do hope you will play along with us this week. If you do, and you are chosen as the winner, the fabulous Kylie is offering up a $20 gift card to her online store Happy Little Stampers (HLS) I needed a sympathy card and decided that the Altenew Wildflower set would be perfect. This was a really simple card to pull together. I kept to... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Before I begin my post, I'd like to wish you all a very Blessed Easter! It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a technique challenge for you.. sort to :-) This challenge has so many possibilities..... whether you choose a circle, a square, a rectangle, a star.... any die cut shape is appropriate! I decided to use the feather dies that accompany the SU Fine Feathers stamp set and had some fun with the background. I began but laying out the two dies onto a piece of Neenah Solar... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. Lesley has a great color challenge for us all this week. They are perfect spring colors. Now, the card that I made using these colors was absolutely NOT the card I had intended to make. I needed to make a sympathy card. Sympathy cards are the hardest for me to make. It's made especially hard when the card is for someone you love, about someone you loved. My intention had been to go with my more neutral, muted color scheme. However, when I thought about the card - and the person that it related to, I... Read more →