July 27, 2012

CAS-ual Friday (colors)

Oh Friday, I've been waiting for you all week! *smile*
I'm on holiday right now, and hopefully have my feet in the sand at the water's edge by the time you read this. Do you have any fun plans coming up?

You could join in this week's clean & simple challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!
I love playing with a color challenge and these are just such bright, bold colors to work with:)

I've been vocal about how I think CAS should be "clean & sophisticated," rather than "clean & simple," and this card helps reiterate my point. It looks clean without being simple...right? 
Anyway, stamps are by Verve from their Great Friends set.

Our sponsor this week is Stop and Scrap! Be sure to check them out!

I hope you'll join us this week because I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Link up your CAS project to the CAS-ual Friday blog so we can all see:)

Thanks for stopping by,

July 25, 2012

Brown Paper Packages...

Hello *waves*
It's time for another Spotlight post from Denami
This week it's the super cute sentiment you see above:)
I mean, who wouldn't love a card with this, right? 
I think we could all use a few smiles in the mail sometimes.

Denami Products used:

Be sure to stop by the Denami blog for lots of interesting ways to use this sweet sentiment.
 And remember it's 10% off all week!

Thanks for stopping by,

July 20, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays (Black base)

Happy Friday!
Summer is so busy around here that it's all I can manage to do to make it through the week:)
Today I had to take some personal time off from work because the kids have doctor's appointments, the cats have vet appointments, and I have an errand list a mile long!

Your project base must be black!
I love starting with a black base for my cards. It's so fresh and eye-catching.

I used the broad side of a Copic marker to create thick black pin-stripes, and topped it off with a red foil bow (using the adorable bow die from lil inker) and a white embossed sentiment from the Pinwheel Sentiments stamp set.

And Lil Inker is our sponsor this week too!

So why not join us and link your project up to the gallery at CAS-ual Fridays for a chance at a fabulous prize from our sponsor?! You also won't want to miss all the inspiration from our FACEBOOK Team either! Each day of the week, a new card will be posted on the CAS-ual Friday's FB page...be sure to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by,

July 13, 2012

CAS-ual Friday (Let's Strip)

How has everyone's week been so far? 
We've had some beautiful weather here in the northeast, but boy do we need rain *sigh*

Speaking of the heat... *chuckle*
This week's CAS-ual Friday challenge is Let's Strip! LOL

I used several different washi tapes from Freckled Fawn to create this card. After tearing them and laying them down willy nilly, I topped them with a sticker from Wordsworth (from my stash about 9 years ago!) and a giant button:) Seriously, this card took me about 6 minutes to make.

Come join us and show us how you interpret "Let's Strip" for the Clean & Simple challenge this week! Link up your project to the CAS-ual Friday blog for a chance at prizes :)

Thanks for stopping by,

July 11, 2012

Birthday Kites

Happy Wednesday folks!
Welcome to today's spotlight stamp! 
Denami carries this darling kite that is perfect for paper piecing and coloring, and it's on sale all this week!

I stamped two different sized polka dots on my card base, used a thought bubble for the clouds, and some twine knots for the kite tails!

Denami Products:

Be sure to check out the Denami blog for lots of sweet samples using the spotlight stamp. 
You can never have too many ideas for a kite, right? *smile*

Thanks for stopping by,

July 08, 2012

Denami blog hop!

Hello friends! Yes, this post must look strange. I'm typing it from my phone! My Internet has been down for hours and the company cannot figure it out :( If you are here for the Denami Blog hop, please head to the next person on the list, EMILY!! http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com/

ETA: I'm up and running!

 Welcome to the Denami July Blog Hop!
We are all about the summer themed projects today, so I hope you will feel inspired:)

Please see the Denami Blog for a full list of participants.  Remember to leave a comment on each stop for a chance at winning one of TWO $20 Denami gift certificates!
And since I am your first stop, let's get started!

My summer themed card uses:
I also couldn't resist adding the rhinestones!

Your next stop is the incredibly talented EMILY, so be sure to see what inspiration she has in store for you:)

Thanks for stopping by, Good luck in the drawing!

July 06, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays (Text)

Happy Friday!
This post is late because we were without power last night and this morning! *pant*
I could not upload my card until I came home for lunch just now, mea culpa.

This week's CAS-ual Friday challenge is a good one. It's almost identical to the first one ever, way back in April 2011!

AND, we are looking for the next guest designer, so I hope your mojo is flowing!
The stamps I used are an old CTMH set that I love using for little boy cards and invites. The "road" is a handwriting line stamp from a school set by PTI.

We are sponsored by Simon Says stamp this week, so be sure to check them out for all your stamping supplies. Fast shipping, and incredible customer service:)

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Be sure to link up your "text" project to the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays for a chance at being our next guest designer and at a great prize!