Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CAS-ology #109 Java

JAVA is the cue word for the new
 Can you believe I am NOT a coffee drinker?
Tea, yes, Coffee, no!
This cup of "java" is from PTI's Scent-imentals stamp set.
I made it into a shaker card!
The pattern paper is a new pack I bought today,
Echo Park "Summer Bliss"
I finally had success with the shaker card because I used fun foam that was sticky on only the back side...therefore, my little sprinkles inside do NOT stick to the sides as it gets shaken!
Thanks for taking a look friends!
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Merry Monday # 122

Gold, Silver and Black
those are the colors for the new
I used some DCWV Glitzy Glitter paper...silver and gold!
I gold embossed the bow from PTI Bells & Boughs.
The die and sentiment are from Rustic Wreath.
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Baby Girl card this time!

Still playing along with Make it Monday
had to make a girl baby card this time!
My BFF brought down the quatrefoil cover plate, so I took advantage of having that!
The elephant is from Tremendous Treats:  Birthday
and the sentiment is a SSS stamp:  Handwritten Borders.
Laurie Willison made her first PTI MIM video and she did fabulous!
Thank you Laurie for the great tutorial, I love the tone on tone, adds a lot of dimension without a lot of color keeping it very CAS!
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MIM & CAS on Sunday!! Baby and Cover Plate Negatives

using Cover Plate Negatives
Rock a Bye Baby
I have ONE cover plate and it is the Happy Hexagon!
I pulled out Baby Button Bits and now I can enter it in the CAS on Sunday as they want a baby card!
Happy week for me, my BFF is here for the week!
We are getting our fingers inky getting ready for SAF!
Can hardly wait!!
Heart Hugs!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

CASE Study Anniversary Week 2 Card 3

The Second Week of the CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop is going on...today I am casing Maureen Merritt .
and this is the first card I made:
I was thinking to do a one layer card, but this is just NOT doing a thing for me.
I used a Crafters Workshop stencil with a mask.  I think it would have been better if I cut out the circle, it just needs some dimension.
So I decided to try again and this time I thought of my BFF because we are going to Hawaii in 90 days!! So this is for her!
I cut out the circle, then I used a Tim Holtz sun ray stencil.  The tropical flowers are from MFT Tropical Sensations!  I like this one much better...and this is for you LIN!!
CASE Study 4th Anniversary
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CASE Study Anniversary Week 2

So much inspiration, this time I chose Jennifer McGuire and thought I would try some more water coloring!  Her card is of course gorgeous...I have a ways to go!

I used a Clearly Besotted Stamp "Happy Everything" the die cut "hello" is from Saavy Dies.
I have four grandkids over, how come they all want something to eat at different times? 
and different things to eat too?
Life is Good!
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Tag You're It!

Tag You're It! Challenge is up!
I used PTI Tag Sale # 11, a little washi tape, and a rose from the Year of Flower Collection.
The sentiments and little flowers in the corner are from a Stamp A-Faire Collection, it said just what I needed it to say, so I used it!  Next Saturday is the BIG Papertrey Stamp-A-Faire day!
The first year they held this, my BFF and I flew to Chicago and then drove with other PTI addicts to Cincinnati!  What fun that was!  We got to play with Betsy, Michele, Dawn, Lisa Johnson, Heather and of course Nichole!
Linda with Nichole 2011
Since that year, Lin has been coming down to Oregon and staying a week or more with me and we spend almost the entire time playing in the craft room!  We do take meal breaks, a daily walk and even trips to the coast...we have been BFF's for 57 Years.
She is coming down on Monday...so we will be getting ready for the BIG day...we look forward to this every year!  We have so much fun...we laugh and laugh and talk and talk and make cards like crazy!! 
Have a good weekend!
Heart Hugs!


Merry Monday ~ Pinecones and plaid ribbon

is all about pinecones, green and plaid ribbon.
I used PTI Peaceful Pinecones and a sentiment from a Stampin' Up set.
I used water color paper and distress inks,
and I used the Wink of Stella all over the pinecones, too bad it doesn't show on the picture!
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

CASE Study Challenge ~ 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

CASE Study 4th Anniversary
Have you had a chance to check out the celebration going on at the
Lot's of inspiration!
Today I was inspired by Kristii
I too am loving all the angles that we are seeing on cards and of course I LOVE the Beautiful Brushstrokes!
I had the striped paper laying in a box that I had done months ago, just never used it. I thought it was perfect for this.  I used a SSS diagonal stencil along with a pearlescent embossing paste.
Thanks for taking a look!
I think there are one or two others that are inspiring me...better go check it out!
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Seize the Birthday ~ NO topping

Welcome friends to another Seize the Birthday Challenge
I have LOVED playing with this Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit designed by Betsy Veldman over at PTI.
The black strip at the top and bottom of the card was made with a stamps from PTI Be Happy set.
I hope you will be inspired by the other team members to make a birthday card and enter it in this challenge...you have two weeks to make the card.  The challenge will end on Tuesday August 26.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MIM # 176 ~ Backgrounds with Embossing Paste

Laura Bassen is debuting her first video on
She shows how to make a background using embossing paste, it is fabulous, of course!
I realized I do not have many of the cover plates, I happened to have a couple of the hearts die cut from a friend, so that is what I used.  I followed her lead by putting a small amount of the paste on my craft sheet, then added a drop of reinkers...I started with sweet blush, and worked my way up with hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz and then finally pure poppy reinkers.
The "love" is die cut from Wet Paint I as is the rest of the sentiment.
I added a little black thread behind the heart (Limitless Layers:  Hearts)
Thanks for taking a look!
Heart Hugs!
Today we took my dad to the Clackamas County Fair...he is almost 93 years old!
We are missing one great grandson, and one granddaughter was being shy and one of the girls was a friend.  My older daughter was taking the picture!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Challenge ~ by Lesley

I haven't played along with
The Challenge in quite awhile...
I loved the bright cheery colors:
and thought this would be perfect to cheer someone up who is a bit under the weather.
Now you can use either the sketch or the colors or both...I am not sure mine qualifies for the sketch, maybe, but for sure the colors!!
ink:  Papertrey Hawaiian shoreds aqua mist, orange zest, harvest gold
stamp:  PTI Notched flowers
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Monday, August 11, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Week #1

Check out the 4th Anniversary activities at
There are lots of celebrations going on over there with inspiration from past and present Muses and Design Team gals!
I chose to follow Laura Basson's lead with this card::
CASE Study~4th Anniversary Hop
Using PTI's Water Color Wonder I inked up the same colors and have my rainbow!
The sentiment is from  SSS Flower Friend
Thanks for all the inspiration!  I will be following you for the next three weeks!
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One more for Less is More!

One more card for the
where the theme is anything foliage...
and it must be a one-layer card!
This time I pulled out PTI's Leave it Be and inked it up. 
I embossed the Think Big sentiment with chestnut zing powder.
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Less is More ~ Foliage

is all about Foliage!
and it is a one-layer card!
I pulled out MFT Fall Foliage and MFT Textile Backgrounds and went to work on my one layer card.
Pretty simple, but I do love all the white space.
I always look for ways to let my aunts know that I think of them all the time and pray for them too.
This can be one of those cards!
I noticed a few trees turning colors the other day, my husband thinks it is because they have not gotten enough water.
We are still expected to be in the 90's again today.
Ellie going for the ball...playing quads.
Yesterday we were at the Oregon Coast...Seaside specifically for beach volleyball!!
Addie and Jalen played in the ocean!  Brave souls!
It was the most gorgeous day; clear, sunny, bright and warm...82 degrees!!
Lily going for the ball in the center of the court
Thanks for taking a look,
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