January 31, 2014

The 12 Kits of Occasions - January '14

Happy Friday!

It's time for the January 2014 12 Kits of Occasion's post! Sharron is our hostess with the most-ess this month bringing us a kit that is all about LOVE, Valentines Day and the ones we love. Our kits were loaded with gorgeous papers, die cuts and stamped images as well as lots of embellishments to play with. So here we go...


My next card is for Seize the Sketch #12, those darling elephants are perfect for a shower or new baby card.



CAS(E) this Sketch #62





My last card was totally inspired by a card done by Nichol Magouirk on the Mama Elephant blog showcasing the Love From Above stamp set.


Pop on over to The 12 Kits of Occasions blog so that you can go around and see what the rest of the team has done with this kit!

All the supplies are listed on The 12 Kits of Occasions blog under the new tab Monthly Kit Supplies 2014 HERE!

January 29, 2014

Just a Note


Just a love note, just because.

Playing around with some new stamps tonight and I just loved the way the note image stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black. I love that ink. Have a great day!


Cardstock: White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Love Notes (CAS-ual Fridays)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inker)

January 28, 2014

CCC #80 and CFC126


Time for CASology Cue Card #80!

It will be interesting to see where this week's cue will go. For me I have used three shades of purple for my colour blocked sympathy card. My image was heat embossed with clear embossing powder and the sentiment stamped in black. I am also submitted my card to CAS-ual Fridays color block challenge.


Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

I can't wait to see what PURPLE means to you!

Cardstock: White, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: In the Meadow Greens (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inker)

colourQ #226


Happy Tuesday and time for this week's new palette at the colourQ!

With some pretty paper my friend Amy T sent me in a Valentine package and some stamps and die cuts from Reverse Confetti, I created a sweet Valentine. Are you singing it now??


I am also linking this up to this week's Pink Elephant Challenge!

Drop in to the colourQ today to see what the rest of the team has for your inspiration.  We hope you come and play with us this week. 

Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink) Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Primmrose Petals (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Loves Notes (Crate Paper)
Stamps:  Sweet Things (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Classic Kraft (Papertrey Ink) VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Tag Me, Loves Notes,Scalloped Borders (Reverse Confetti)
other: white embossing powder (Hero Arts), foam tape

January 27, 2014

CAS(E) this sketch #61 and Reverse Confetti January Color Challenge


Happy Monday and I hope you had a great weekend.

Last week was quite a week, on Tuesday our furnace wasn't working so I called in the gas company and the heat exchanger was broken and was emitting carbon monoxide into the house! So it was turned off and while they were testing that they found that our hot water tank was doing the same and had to be replaced, so off it went too. Did I mention it was around -27 C last week? {that is -16 F in American}  LOL So they left us without hot water and a couple of heaters.  Long story short, we got a new hot water tank on Wednesday and we used the heaters until Saturday when we got a new furnace.

Nice and warm in the house now. 

I have a card to share for CAS(E) this Sketch #61.
I am having lots of fun with my new Reverse Confetti stamps and dies. This card is also being submitted to the Reverse Confetti January Color Challenge.


Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, White (Papertrey Ink) Daffodil Delight (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Crushin', Sweet Thing (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink) VersaFine Ontx Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Arrow, Love Notes (Reverse Confetti) Stitched Mats (Lil' Inker)
other: enamel dots, foam tape

January 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - January '14


Time for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

I haven't played along in quite a few month's but when I heard that this month's theme was 'Pretty in Pink' I was all over it with a little ombre on my first project. I am also linking these up to the newest Just us Girls photo challenge and Addicted to CAS.


A shaker card for my second project.  Thanks to inspiration from Donna Mikasa and video tutorial by Julie Ebersole.


Hard to photograph a shaker standing up--LOL


Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of the hop!

Cardstock:  White, Sweet Blush, Hibicus Burst, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Heart Prints, Sending My Love, With All My Heart (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Cover Plate: hearts (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Bu8bblegun (Hero Arts)
other sequins, washi tape, acetate

January 24, 2014

Muse Challenge #51 and Merry Monday #92 and Festive Friday #23


Happy Friday and
Happy Birthday Muse!

Jackie Rockwell (creator) is our Muse for this anniversary challenge with this gorgeous card for our inspiration. I am also submitting to this week's Merry Monday Challenge which was to use Red, Vanilla, Kraft and Chocolate with ribbon and to Festive Friday because I was inspired by the photo of the red barn and nature so pulling out Lawn Fawn's Winter Sparrows seemed fitting.



Cardstock:  Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Winter Sparrows (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Winter Sparrows (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Soft Suede (Stampin'Up) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
other: Assorted Copics, bown twine, Wink of Stella Brush, foam tape

January 22, 2014

The Card Concept: Challenge #2 - Using texture


Ready for a brand new challenge at The Card Concept?

Our new challenge is a texture challenge, so you as a participant will create your card based on one of the six defined styles from The Card Concept and incorporate texture in your design. Think of all the different types of texture you can add--heat or dry embossing, dimension, die cuts, accents, fabric, felt...the list goes on.

For my card I was really inspired by the gorgeous inspiration photo. I wanted to recreate the scene with texture but staying true to my CAS style.  I embossed the card base with stitching lines, I embossed then die cut the smaller panel, die cut the grass, house and roof. The roof is clear embossed. The smaller panel is raised slightly with foam tape and finally I added  wood heart veneer on the door (thank you Any Tsuruta).  Lots of dimension added but my design remains CAS.


Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see all of the lovely inspiration from the designers, find a design style that you think you are or want to try and join in the fun, we can't wait to see what you decide to do!

Teresa Kline-Guest Designer

Cardstock: White, Simply Chartruse (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Love Lives Here (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Stitched Mats (Lil' Inker) Polka Dot Parade (Papertrey Ink)
other: foam tape, wood veneer heart

January 21, 2014

CCC #79


It is time for a new Cue Card at CASology!

As always the Cue Card is left to the participants discretion, but many of the DT decided to take contrast to task and share a card that isn't CAS and then CASify it!

Here is a card I posted two years ago, when I was still struggling with what my style actually was. lthough i look at it now and still think it is a nice card. I don't think I would make a card like this again, just not my personal style.

Looking at this card the first thing I new I needed to do was to simplify it. Far too much clutter for a CAS card. So the first thing I did was choose the elements that I still wanted on my new card so I wanted to keep the kraft base, I still wanted this to be a Valentines card, I still wanted red hearts and I still wanted some borders too frame my focal image.

I replaced the die cut heart borders with a smaller scale stamped borders and I simplified the heart focal image to one heat only, but I popped it up for interest.


You may see this as too plain but it was what felt right for me. Other options I considered were:

1.  Only the heart
2.  One of the original heart borders at the top and bottom
3.  Stamping the backgroud with the same argyle and adding the die cut heart

What would you have done?

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

I can't wait to see what CONTRST means to you!

Cardstock: Kraft, Pure Poppy(Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Whole Lotta Hearts (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Love Notes (Reverse Confetti)

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Love Notes Reminder

There is still one week left of the Love Notes challenge at the Curtain Call.
 I have another project to share with you.

photo credit:  loveandlavender.com

We have a fabulous new sponsor, DeNami Design, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Love Letter challenge!

DeNami Design generously provided love themed stamps for each of the crew gals to work with for the challenge today!  Thanks so much, DeNami Design...we LOVE our stamps!  

The LEAD of this challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate to use at DeNami Design!

Using the Small heart Outline I created a background of red hearts on the pillow box. I stamped the hearts before applying any adhesive or folding the box.  To create my double tag I stamped the same heart in Versamark on the red tag and heat embossed in clear. The white tag was stamp with one single heart and a Valentine sentiment.

Just enough to hold a sweet treat to put in somebody's lunch bag!


You won't want to miss what our special guest and crew have whipped up using love themed stamps from DeNami Design!

Curtain Call Crew

Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Small Heart Outline (DeNami Design)
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Tag Sale #9, pillow box (Papertrey Ink)
other: twine, clear embossing powder