Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cheapo Dies Seagull

Hello Blogging Buddies,


It is my turn today on the Cheapo Dies Blog and I am sharing a card that I made with the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Seagull die:




Here is my card:





Ingredients:

White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Tumbled Glass distress ink
Peeled Paint distress oxide
Salty Ocean distress oxide
Black ink
Copic markers
Various paaper from my stash

For this A2 card I started with White card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, a cloud stencil and Tumbled Glass distress ink and my blending tool and I made the sky.  I took Salty Ocean distress oxide and my blending tool and I applied the ink to the card.  I took Peeled Paint distress oxide and the blending tool and put that ink on top of the Salty Ocean and then I spritzed the paper with water and used my heat gun to dry the paper.  I cut out the Seagull die twice, once in white paper and once in brown paper.  I placed the brown die onto the neenah paper and I inlaid some of the negative pieces to make the pilings look real.  I cut the seagull out of the white cut paper and colored  it with Copic markers and added that on top of the brown die.  I took the sentiment from the Stampendous Ocean Wisdom stamp set and stamped that on the upper left hand side of the paper and then I added the paper to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Friday, April 20, 2018

It's Michele's 50th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration




Hello Blogging Friends!!


Welcome to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Michele's 50th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration!!  This Blog Hop will run through April 23 at 11:59 pm for commenting.  There will be 5 ~ $50 Gift Codes prizes to be won!!  So hurry and hop along with us on Michele's 50th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration!!  You must comment on all the blogs to have a chance to win!! Winners will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog on the afternoon of April 24th.


Happy Birthday Michele!!

I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!


You should have arrived here from Vicki Dutcher's blog


Here is my card for Michele:



I used several different CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to make this card!  I started with the retired WTF Stamp set to WTF? and Who's Turning fifty? which I stamped in brown ink.  Then I used the new More Cowbell stamp set in brown ink.


This is the left inside of the card:







I used the More Cowbell stamp set for the sentiment on the inside with brown ink.  I took the Cowbell Fri-Die and cut out the cowbell, I stamped a heavy coat of Versamark all over the die cut and then I heat embossed it with Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder.  I tied a pink ribbon around the handle and attached that to the card.

This is the right inside of the card:




I used the happy birthday stamp from the new Somebunny stamp set and I stamped the you're pretty amazing sentiment from the Truth Is stamp set.

For the Michele's 50th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration Michele has the WTF2 stamp set on sale at 23% off, while supplies last for the duration of the hop, this is because her birthday is on the 23!!  Plus you can use the code cas-comfort you will get 15% off!!  Now who can resist a great sale celebration??  Not me!!





Your next stop on the blog hop is Michelle Lupton's Blog.


Should you get lost along the way you can go back to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Michele's 50th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration post and find the list of participants in this Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs April Encouragement Challenge

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the 18th of the month and that means it is the
 start of a new Encouragement Squad Challenge!


Calling All Sistahs April Encouragement Challenge!!


Why do we have the Encouragement Challenge??  There are a bazillion reasons someone might need a pick me up from going through an illness, relationship woes, working through a big life decision or just feeling a little lonely or unappreciated!  Wouldn't it be nice to have a stash of cards you could send to a friend or loved one who could use a bright spot in their day?  This challenge is here to help you with that!  On the 18th of each month we will start a new challenge with a new inspiration photo.


Here is the Inspiration Photo for April:




Here is my card for this challenge:



Ingredients:

Copic markers
Versamark
Rose Gold embossing powder
Black ink
Salty Ocean distress ink
White card stock
Blue marbled paper

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took some blue marbled paper, inked the edges with Salty Ocean distress ink and added it to the card.  I stamped the CAS-ual Fridays Floating stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder.  I colored in the balloon with Copic markers and then I took some black ink and stamped the sentiment from the Floating stamp set underneath the balloon.


Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code cas-comfort to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my followers.


Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the Design Team have made.


Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Scrapy Land Challenge #88


Hello Blogging Friends,


Today is the start of a new challenge on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog ~ 


Scrapy Land Challenge #88


Our theme is always Anything Goes using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  We have two winners for every challenge.  One winner is a random pick and the other winner is picked by the Design Team.  Both winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to go shopping at the Scrapy Land Store.


Here is my card:




Ingredients:

White Cardstock
Pink paper
Pink Fun Foam
Wink of Stella pen
White glitter paper
Picked Raspberries distress ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Lemoncraft  patterned paper from the 6 x 6 Fresh Summer pack, inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink and added it to the card.  I then took some pink paper and the Poppystamps Heart Streamer die and cut it out.  I took some pink fun foam and cut out the center of the hearts.  I added the Heart Streamer cut to the card and added the foam hearts to the center to give the card some dimension.  I took my Wink of Stella pen and coated the paper hearts with it to give it a little bit of sparkle. I took the white glitter paper and the Penny Black Congrats die and cut it out and added that to the bottom of the card.   I made this card for my niece who just got engaged!  I hope she likes it.


Be sure to hop on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge #88 post to see what the Design Team have made for this challenge.


Now it is your turn to make something for this challenge.


You have until April 29th to join in on Scrapy Land Challenge #88.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Calling All Sistahs April Reminder Post

Hello Sistahs!!

It is the 17th of the month and that means that I am here with the CAS-ual Fridays Encouragement Squad to remind you to do your monthly self breast exam and schedule your mammogram if you haven't had one yet this year!!  Please stop by the Calling All Sistahs April Reminder post to see what the Encouragement Squad have made this month!!


Be sure to check out all the Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies designed shortly after Michele, the owner of CAS-ual Fridays, was diagnosed  with Breast Cancer in 2015.  She designed them with the purpose of donating 50% profits to breast cancer awareness programs and to provide you with awesome stamps to remind and encourage your friends!


Here is my reminder card:


Ingredients:

Pink fun foam
White card stock
Neenah solar white paper
Versamark
Wow embossing powder
Picked Raspberry Oxide
Spun Sugar Oxide
Picked Raspberry distress ink
Pink & White bakers twine
Love & Be Loved charm
Patterned Paper

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Neenah solar white paper, the Heart to Heart stamp and some Versamark and stamped that onto the paper. I tooks some Wow embossing powder and heat embossed the hearts onto the paper. I then took some Spun Sugar Oxide and Picked Raspberry Oxide and rubbed them onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water and then ran my stamped paper through the ink and let it dry.  Once the paper was dry I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink and attached that to the card base.  I then took the patterned paper and the Ruffled Ribbon die and cut out the hope ribbon.  I inked the edges of the Ruffled Ribbon with Picked Raspberry distress ink and attached that to the fun foam that I cut out with the same Ruffled Ribbon die and then added that to the card.  I took the Pink & White bakers twine and wrapped that around the card several times and slipped the charm onto the bakers twine and then tied it in a knot.


Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Friday Blog to see what the other Girl Friday's from the Encouragement Squad have created for our April Sistahs Reminder!


Then why not stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code: cas-comfort to get 15% off stamps and dies!!  Thank you Michele, for letting me pass this on to my blog followers!!


Tomorrow will be the start of a new Encouragement Challenge and we would love to have you participate!  You might even be the winner of the prize!!  I sure hope you will join us for this Challenge!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cheapo Dies I LAVA YOU

Hello Blogging Friends!!


It is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog today and I am showcasing the Exclusive I LAVA YOU die.




Here is my card:


Ingredients:

Emerald Creek Rose Gold embossing powder
Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder
Versamark
Black ink
Fruit Punch Stickles
Christmas Red Stickles
Blue marble paper
Neenah Desert Storm paper
Green pattern paper
Red paper
Gray paper
Salty Ocean distress ink
Bundled Sage distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Neenah Desert Storm paper for the base of the card.  I took a piece of the blue marble paper, inked the edges with Salty Ocean distress ink and added that to the card. I took a piece of green patterned paper and ripped it across the top, inked it with Bundled Sage distress ink and added that to the bottom of the card.  I took the Cheapo Dies Exclusive I LAVA YOU die and some gray paper and cut out the mountain, inked the edges with black ink and added it to the card.  I took some red paper and cut out the lava and then inked it with Versamark and heat embossed it with Emerald Creek Rose Gold embossing powder.  I inked that again with Versamark and heat embossed it with Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder and then placed that on top of the mountain on the card.  I cut out the hearts with red and pink pink paper and attached them to the card.  I cut the sentiment out with red paper and placed it onto the card.  I took the Christmas Red Stickles and put that on the LAVA work and on some of the hearts.  I took the Fruit Punch Stickles and put that onto the rest of the letters and hearts.  I really love the way the embossing powder made the lava look!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Thursday, April 12, 2018

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #226 ~ SPRING

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART CHALLENGE BLOG ~


DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #226 ~ SPRING


Here is my card:



Ingredients: 

Distress ink markers
Kraft card stock
Various paper from my stash
Watercolor paper
Tea Dye distress ink
Bundled Sage distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I took some green patterned paper, inked the edges with Bundled Sage distress ink and added that to the the card.  I took a piece of white watercolor paper and some black ink and stamped the rabbit in the head of lettuce from the Penny Black Garden Friends stamp set and then colored it in with distress markers and then cut it out with the small Memory Box Stitched Cirlce Layers die.  I think took another piece of green patterned paper and cut it out with a larger Memory Box Stiched Circle Layers die, I took the sentiment form the same stamp set and stamped that with black ink, then I inked the edge of the circle with Bundled Sage distress ink and added that to the card.  I then took the rabbit in the lettuce and added that to the center of that circle.  Next I took some kraft paper and cut out the Spellbinders Die-D-Lites Mushroom dies, used a green marker to add the spots and inked the edges of the mushrooms with Tea Dye distress ink and added them to the card.  I took the pretty Sweat  Pea green ribbon from the DL.ART Sweet Bundle and wrapped it around the card and tied it into a bow.


Please be sure to stop by the DL.ART CHALLENGE BLOG to see what the Design Team have made for this challenge!!


Now it is your turn to make something for this challenge!!


Please stop by Diana's new DL.ART Store!  Diana gives my blog followers a 10% discount when ordering by using the code:  LK456.  Happy Shopping!!  


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori