This is for the Clean and Simple challenge on SCS this week...a new kind of challenge here at the CAS... THE PINTEREST INSPIRATION challenge! I will choose something, anything for one of my many Pinterest boards as inspiration! This week, it is this lovely photoshopped photograph from 

Here is the direct link to the Pinterest Pin: Autumn Leaves

 This is a close up of the leaves...I added crystal effects dots to look like the water droplets on the leaves...

stamps- Papertrey Ink Rosie Posie, big birthday wishes
ink- SU perfect plum, rich razzleberry, baja blue, brocade blue, more mustard, dusty durango, old olive, mellow moss, crushed curry, apricot appeal, versafine black onyx
paper- Papertrey ink white
accessories- crystal effects, rhinestones

CAS 187

Sorry I have been MIA...we just voted in a new Design Team at the CAS challenge! I am so excited to work with these talented ladies!

Here si my cards for this week's challenge-- a technique challenge (my favorites) COLOR BLOCKING. I know this may e different for everyone but I just think it is putting down blocks of different color. We will see what we get!

I scored a great find recently at the HSN outlet, it was a HUGE bag full f stuff form Pink Paislee...stamps, paper, die cuts, ephemera...omg it was huge and only $19.99! So I got the stamps in this mother load and had to use them...

stamps- Pink Paislee, PTI mixed messages
paper- SU tempting turquoise, only orange and PTI white, kraft; patterned paper from Pink Paislee
ink- SU tempting turquoise, only orange, versafine black, craft white
accessories- twine

stamps- Pink Paislee
paper- PTI white
ink- SU tempting turquoise, ballet blue, bashful blue, versafine black
accessories- rhinestone

Thanks for stopping by!

It's time for the Clean and Simple challenge this week and also time for the new CAS Design Team search! Here is the info about the DT search:
And here is the sample card I made for it....
 These are also for the CAS challenge this week to be inspired by a word.....SCHOOL! (of course!)
I used some free digital downloads for these 2 cool!

Thanks for stopping by!

CAS183 Sketch Challenge!

Here I am for the Clean and Simple challenge this week...a sketch challenge from our very own Tenia! I just loved the very original layout Tenia used on her card!
For this first one, I was going for a basically one layer card. I masked the diagonal shape, stamped the script and sponged inside the mask. I added the butterfly, sentiment and twine and viola!
stamps- SU Flutter Friends, Tim Holtz
ink- ranger distress inks, versafine black
paper- PTI white
accessories- twine
technique - masking

For this one I cut a piece of woodgrain patterned paper 4 X 5.25 and then used a craft knife to cut out the diagonal part. I used a christmas tree stamp and die but then I embossed it and sponged over it so it looked like a regular fir tree. Made a pretty cool guy card!

stamps- Papertrey Ink tree trimming trio, birthday basics, unk company alpha stamps
paper- DCWV patterned paper, PTI fine linen, SU old olive, chocolate chip
ink- ranger distress inks
accessories- sizzix embossing folder, PTI die, craft knife

For this one, I had to use the diagonal scrap cut out from the tree card!  I just distressed it a bit and cut out some stamped shells I colored with watercolor paints and an aqua pen. 
stamps- Flourishes, Papertrey Ink signature greetings
paper- DCWV patterned paper, PTI fine linen
ink- versafine black, ranger distress inks, PTI fresh snow
accessories- twine
techniques- distressing

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Dare to get Dirty!

This week on Splitcoaststampers was a week of dirty, dirty challenges! The Dare to Get Dirty challenges from all the past and present Dirty girls! OMG 34, yes, 34 cards I for each challenge! You were allowed to combine challenges but I went for broke. Besides, I needed to replenish my stash of cards. LOL Here are my TOP6 favorites that I made...for more info on the cards check out my SCS gallery. For more info on the challenge join the SCS Fan club! Thanks for looking!

More Holiday Cards! CAS182, CFC64

This is for the Clean and Simple challenge on SCS this week CAS182 (color challenge!) and for the Cas-ual Friday challenge this week CFC64 (things you see in the sky)

stamps- Northwoods stamps
paper- Papertrey ink white
ink- Versamark, Ranger distress ink faded jeans, chipped sapphire
accessoires- White EP, ribbon

CAS181 Merry Wishes!

This is for the Clean and Simple Challenge this week....a technique challenge! A tent card for this week kids, and it was not easy! A real challenge for sure! I kept wanting to add more, but I refrained and I really like what I got! I think it is pushing the limits of CAS though...And- Yes, I am still making Holiday cards! LOL Thanks for looking, hope you play along as well!

stamps: Rubbernecker (sentiment), CTMH (text BG), Papertrey Ink Holly Jolly
paper- SU real red, black, basic grey, PTI white
ink- SU real red, handsome hunter, versafine black
accessories: PTI flower die, pearls

Cas-ual Friday challenge CFC62

This is for the CAS-ual Friday challenge CFC62to make a card with a black card base. I made the bottom section with the baby wipe technique to get the rainbow butterflies. TFL!

CAS 180 Grateful for You!

This is for the Clean and Simple challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers
A sketch challenge from Darsie1! Here is my take on the sketch...

Her card was white on white base so I started mine off with Kraft and used this cool new flower die and stamp set from PTI. I also added some rounded corners on my layer and some flourished by the flower. Thanks for looking!

stamps- Papertrey ink Lovely Layers, Embellished
ink- versafine black,SU bermuda bay, tempting turquoise
paper- PTI kraft, hawaiian shores, SU bermuda bay
accessories- PTI lovely layers dies, corner chomper

CAS179 Twine

These are for the Clean and Simple challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers! This week's challenge is to use TWINE! 
You can check it out HERE.

For this first card I just watercolored the stamped flowers with watercolor pencils and an aqua brush. I like the way the earthy twine looks against the blingy button!

I used to think July was too early for Christmas stuff but not anymore! I started making some Holiday cards already and this one came together fast using some silver thread.

And lastly, I was trying to do some weaving but ended up just going for a frame. I was getting bored wrapping the twine around the cardstock! Made a cute frame though!

So that's all for the CAS challenge this another note....
The Hostess for the CAS challenge, my friend Jen is stepping down from her positions as Hostess. SHe has left me her baby and I will do my best to carry not he CAS challenge as she would have! Thanks for all you have done Jen, carry on!
See you next Monday for a new challenge!