Sunday, June 26, 2016


Hello world!  And welcome to my blog if you are new!

I can FINALLY reveal my totally awesome news that I have had to keep on the down-low for weeks!

(and anyone who knows me...REALLY knows me....knows this was darn near impossible for me!)

So this week - it's my 1st entry as an official Design Team Member with Can You Case It? and we have a fantastic challenge  for you all to play along with:

Enabler's list:

All items SU! unless noted!

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, and Cucumber Crush
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Delightful Daffodil
Stamp: Endless Birthday Wishes, Swirly Bird
Dies: Swirly Scribbles
Punch: Tree Builder

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to join this talented group of women and see what everyone creates!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CASology/SIP #53-Case the Designer Challenge!

I LOVE a good challenge. Don't you? Is there some of you out there , like me who don't like to hear "It can't be done." "That won't work".... the list goes on?

I spotted the challenge this week from Stamp, Ink, Paper - and it was a "CASE the Designer" challenge! Perfect! You can find SO MANY uber-talented people all over Pinterest and the challenge blogs..... and for this challenge my super-creative friend Tina Riddle was my inspiration. To see Tina's card... check this out --->
Tina Riddle-SIP #53-CASE the Designer

Enabler list:
All items SU! - unless specified
DSP: Playful Palette
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Stamp: Confetti Celebration
Tools: (Spellbinders die)
 Challenge IS the name of the game because... I am going to get real honest here.
I was really not a fan of this new paper from SU!. At all. I hated it.

But when that new catty came available for demos and the choices were there, I picked it.  So when I saw Tina do such a cute card with it, I knew it really WOULD be a true challenge for me going with that DSP.
I was going to use it, but minimally. hahaha

I also decided since clean and simple was the name of the game this week that I would also enter the CASology challenge - Congratulations! With  so many happy happenings this time of year, this card would be great for a graduate, birthday.... or any happy occasion!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Can YOU Case It? -CYCI #125

Hi everyone! I hope Monday is being good to you!

I have a confession.....

I cheated today.

Well... not really cheated.... but I DID totally have an idea for a card this week for the Can You Case It challenge.... and then I spotted Eva Bussom's card she did while procrastinating and not working on school work (haha) ....aaaaaaannnd I got totally sidetracked. Because she used acetate ... and I forgot how awesome it is to make cards with that clear awesomeness. And then I played the morning away with those clear window sheets.  You can really do anything.

To see Eva's card that inspired me with acetate ... (and also prevented me from doing any productive housecleaning)... go here ---------->  Eva on FB
This was JUST FOR FUN - totally not a CYCI entry - a little bit of play time!

And I have to admit.... I am a huge fan of Eva's cards over on that challenge blog... let me tell you. So - what does "C.A.S.E" mean? Well - it really means " Copy And Share Everything."... but today its kinda "Copy And Share Eva"! haha.

So here is my Can You Case It entry this week!

I used the new stamp from SU! called One Wild Ride and stamped versa mark all over that clear sheet, then used black embossing powder for that "splattered look". A Simple Real Red circle cut with an Avery Elle die, and I did the same on the inside of the card with black and white card stock. a little more splatter ( threw in a smudge of Smoky Slate) and that is it!
Now I REALLY am off to do my chores.... they cannot wait. Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, June 13, 2016

CYCI Challenge #124!

Good Monday Morning :)

The world had a very rough weekend. I had to finally shut off the news and shut down internally a bit. My escape is ALWAYS to my studio. I had to make something. I had to create and find peace and protect it.

This week's inspiration is coming from the Can You Case It? watercolor challenge sketch. I created something fast, fun and simple! Check it out!

I painted SU!'s  Dapper Denim, Lost Lagoon, and Island Indigo inks on a piece of watercolor paper  and set it quick with my heat gun. I applied Versamark ink to one of the sentiments from the Bravo stamp set (also from SU!) and gold embossed it. A few random sequins and epoxy dots from Recollections and..BOOM. Instant mood-booster.

Check out all the inspiration over at Can You Case It with their weekly challenges! There is a big announcement about the Design Team coming soon...... you will NOT want to miss it! (wink!)

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Easy As 1...2...3 - CYCI#123

This week, Can You Case It?  has a color challenge for us!

I saw a super-cool (and easy!) coloring technique over at Unity Stamps awhile back that was featured by Angeline Choo that I had been waiting to try out!

Partially coloring that vellum just adds a pop of color to this Father's Day card!

Here's the down-low on what I used:

Paper: NEW Dapper Denim Cardstock (SU!), vellum,  red-checked paper from SEI
Stamp: First Love, First Hero (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Archival Black, Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry (all SU!)
Blendabilities in flesh tones
Marker: Tulip (CTMH)
Washi tape (Recollections)

I simply used an aqua painter to create that red/blue focal point! Now that WAS as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Thanks for stopping by!