Happy Sunday! It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's theme week and I inked up my Stampin' Up! Forever Fern set as it comes with the perfect sentiment. So, I know I went all out with this set for our Paper Players challenge #501..... ELEVEN layers on my card last week! I decided this week it was time to get back to my CAS roots. This card is very clean and very simple. I began by stamping one of the leaves from the set with Early Espresso. Yep... I know. It doesn't... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. Quick post for you tonight highlighting the new SimonSaysStamp May 2015 card kit and this fabulous sketch from FreshlyMadeSketches Once I saw this sketch, I realized it would be perfect for the Happily Ever After stamps contained in the May SimonSaysStamp card kit. I also love the DSPs in this kit.... such a beautiful, soft shade of pink with hints of gold. Here's my card: Isn't that just the prettiest pink? It's so soft and serene and I really like it with the touches of gold foil. On a personal note: I thought you might like... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Barb's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a great color combo for us We are also pleased to have our talented guest designer - Pia - along with us again this week. I hope you will check out her fabulous creativity at Pia's creative world. Now... black, white and gold is a great color combo... but one that is very hard for me. I really spent a lot of time planning my card and ended up with a wedding card. I embossed my new favorite stamp... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a fabulous color challenge for us: The minute I saw this I knew that I wanted to do a flower card but..... hang on.... there's no GREEN!!! How can I do a flower card without green? Help! Well, you know what, it's about time I got out of my literal zone and decided that this is my fantasy crafting world and I can have any color leaves and stems that I WANT!!! Yay.... for breaking the mold of conformist colors... Read more →

Hi Everyone. Happy Tuesday. I saw this great challenge across at Casethissketch. Now... the sketch had a little twist! They have joined with Tag You're It this week and the challenge twist was to add a tag to the sketch. Now, my readers will know that I am never one to shy away from a tag: I needed an engagement card for a very special couple and decided that this was the perfect challenge to use as the inspiration for my card. All I needed was some Shimmer White card stock, a heart stencil, some embossing paste, some distress glitter,... Read more →