Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Modern Damask

I just received a package from Catherine Pooler Designs.  I got the Modern Damask background stamp, Spot On sentiment dies and Sand Dunes embossing power by WOW. I have to say I am a bit obsessed with the Modern Damask stamp right now!!

Here are the cards I made so far lol

Stamps - Modern Damask, Spot On
Paper White carstock (Michaels), Ocean Mist (GKD), Vellum (MFT)
Ink - Mint to Be, Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Midnight, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchia (CPD) also Versamark Ink
Dies - Spot On sentiments (CPD), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Sew Fancy Creative Cuts (ME), Birthday Journal Card Die (SPD)
Accessories - Sand Dunes embossing powder (WOW), Clear Rhinestones (HA), Glitter Gumdrops (YNS)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ellen Hutson PIN-Sights Challenge

Good morning,  
Today I am playing along with the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge. The Pin-Sights Challenge is an inspirational based challenge held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom. The challenge is based on a Pinterest inspired piece hand chosen by Laurel Beard specifically for this challenge to spark your imagination and creativity! Here is the inspiration photo.

The colors are so pretty. My first idea was to make a bouquet of flowers.  That did not happen lol. This is what I eventually came up with...

I had not even thought to make a shaker card, but these things happen lol..

Dies: Wild Garden (EH), stitched rectangles and stitched ovals (SSS) and Painted Hello(SSS)
Ink: Something Borrowed, Sweet Sixteen, It's a Boy, It's a Girl (CPD)
Paper: Black and White cardstock (Michaels)
Accessories: Acetate, Rose Gold sequin mix (The Ton)

If you would like to participate in this challenge here is the link.

See you soon  Susan

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Encouragement Challenge

Welcome to the first Calling All Sistah's Encouragement Challenge. Learn more about this challenge and how you can participate on the Calling All Sistah's Blog.  
We can all use a bit of encouragement when things get rough, whether it be a major illness, or a difficult day/week/month we all need some encouragement to go on. 
Why not send them a piece of Happy Mail, a card of encouragement to let them know you are here for them.

This month we have our first inspiration photo.

I just love the colors in this photo!!  Here is my card for this challenge.

For this card I used the Floating stamp set. I created the sky with a piece of paper I cut a curve in and used the edge to sponge the sky with tumbled glass distress ink.

There will be a $25 gift certificate given to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store to one lucky challenge participant. If your card has CFS products used on it, Michele Saugstad Gross will double that prize!

Remember you can save 15% on stamps and dies when you used the code below

Thanks for coming by and please join us over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog and play along with us.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Calling All Sistah's - May 2017

It is the 17th of the month Sistah's and time for your monthly reminder to do your monthly self-breast examination and book your mammogram when it is due.

This is my card for this month.

I used the Full on Floral stamp set to create the background, die cut the Ruffled Ribbon out of the background and popped it up on foam adhesive. The sentiment is stamped on  a stitched heart is from the Word Ribbon stamp set.

Stamps - Full on Floral (CFS) stamp; Word Ribbon (CFS)
Dies - Ruffled Ribbon (CFS), Stitched Rectangles (SSS) & Stitched Hearts (SSS)
Cardstock - White (Michaels), Shimmery Blue (Michaels), Canson XL Watercolor Paper, Blue Raspberry (GKD)
Accessories - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Metallic Quartz Liquid Metals (Ken Oliver Crafts)

Have a great Day!!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I am so excited!!!

Today I get to announce to you that I am a Design Team member for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad!!  

We have a new blog where you can find our Breast Cancer Awareness posts on the 17th of each month.  Then, on the 18th there will be an Encouragement Card Challenge. There will be and inspirational graphic and color scheme for each challenge, samples from the design team and we hope you will play along with us. 
The name of this blog is Calling all Sistahs Blog.

We also have an exclusive discount code for you to the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Shop.

Now on to the card I have for you today which has one of my favorite sentiments, Live, Laugh, Love on it.

I want to thank you for coming to my blog today and please leave me a comment I read and appreciate them all. :)

Products used on this card:
Stamps: Full on Floral and Be (CFS).
Paper: Strathmore cold press watercolor paper, Vellum (MFT) and Really Rust cardstock (SU). 
Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks (Ranger) and
Versamark Ink (Tsukineko).
Supplies: Rose Gold embossing powder (SSS), Anti-static Power Tool (EK Tools)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Creative Stencil Techniques - Final Class

Happy Monday!! Yesterday was the last lesson in the Creative stencil Techniques class.  Today we learned to stencil over watercolor.

I watercolored the background with Broken China, Abandoned Coral and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks. The once dry, I sponged Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink over the Layered Medallion A, next I sponged Broken China over the Layered Medallion B stencil.  I added Loose Peonies, from The Ton, that I watercolored and attached then to a die cut circle from cut from gold foiled cardstock, and Stamped the celebrate sentiment from the Celebrations stamp set from Altenew.

Thanks for coming to see this card....Susan

All about Layering Day 4