Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Calling All Sistahs July Encouragement Challenge

**This is one of 2 posts that I have today.  If you are looking for the Scrapy Land Challenge #94 please go here.**



Hello Sistahs and Bosom Buddies!!


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


Calling All Sistahs July 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 July:






Here is my card:




Ingredients:

CAS-ual Fridays Serendipi-Tea stamp set
CAS-ual Fridays Scallop Tags Fri-die
Neenah Solar White paper
White card stock
Red, White & Blue striped paper
Black ink
Red ink
Red copic marker
Blue copic marker
Red & White Bakers Twine

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Red, White & Blue Striped paper, inked the edges with red ink and attached it to the base of the card.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and stamped the teapot from the CAS-ual Fridays Serendipi-Tea stamp set with black ink onto the paper.  I then colored in the teapot with the blue and red copic markers.  I took the CAS-ual Fridays Scallop Tags die and cut out the tag, inked the edges with red ink and then took the black ink and the sentiment from the Seredipi-Tea stamp set and stamped that onto the top of the tag.  I inked the edges of the tag with red ink, tied the red & white Bakers Twine onto the tag and then added the tag to the card.  I stamped the wishing you sentiment from the same stamp set onto some white paper, inked the edges with red ink and then added that to the card.

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 #94

**This is one of 2 posts that I have today.  If you are looking for the Calling All Sistahs July Encouragement Challenge please go here.**



Hello Blogging Friends!!


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


Scrapy Land Challenge #94


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 card stock
Bo Bunny paper
Gray paper
Black paper
Green paper
Green ink
Black pen

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card. I took a piece of Bo Bunny paper, inked the edges with green ink and added it to the base of the card.  I took some green paper and the Impression Obsession Small Grass die and cut out the grass and added that to the card.  I took some gray paper and the Frantic Stamper Kiki the Koala die and cut out the die.  I used a black pen to add some lines to the die.  I took some brown paper and cut out the Koala's eyes and black paper for the center of his eyes.  I took some more green paper and the Die-Versions Curly Words Cheers die and cut that out and added it to the card.


Be sure to hop on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge #94 and see what the Design Team have made to inspire you.


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

You have until July 29th to join in on the Scrapy Land Challenge fun and have a chance of winning one of two $10 gift certificates to the Scrapy Land Store.



Thanks for stopping by!


Lori

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Calling All Sistahs July Reminder




Hello Bosom Buddies and Blogging Friends!!



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 July 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:

White card stock
Pink watercolor paper
Pink woodgrain paper
Green paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Picked Raspberry distress ink
Black ink
RV20 Copic marker

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of pink water color paper, inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink and added that to the card.  I took the CAS-ual Fridays Ruffled Ribbon die and some pink wood grain paper and cut out the hope ribbon.  I took some Neenah Solar White paper, Picked Raspberry distress ink and the CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami stamp set and stamped the flower onto the paper.  I colored in the flower with Copic marker RV20 and then I cut it out with the CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami Fleur die.  I took some green paper, the CAS-ual Fridays Garden Fri-die and cut out the leaves.  I took the hope ribbon and attached that to the card, then I attached the leaf branches and I placed the Mon Ami flower on top of the branches.  I took some black ink and the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Hope Ribbon stamp set and stamped that onto the top of the card.


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 July 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, July 14, 2018

Cheapo Dies Sailing Ship

Hello Blogging Friends,


It is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog today and I am made a card with two of the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Sailing Ship and




 the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Pirate Octopus 




Arrg!!  Here is my card:



For this A2 card I started out with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took some red & white striped paper, inked the edges with red ink and added that to the card.  Next I cut out the Exclusive Sailing Ship die several times with different papers and then pieced it all together.  Next I took a scrap of white paper and the Exclusive Pirate Octopus die and cut out the crossbones from the pirate hat and added them to the sail on the ship.  I cut out some blue marble paper with an oval die and then added the Sailing Ship to the paper.  I took some blue paper and used my Creative Memories Wave cartridge border maker to cut out the waves and added them to the oval. I took some black ink and the Ahoy Mate sentiment and stamped that onto the card and then I added the oval to the card.  I took some red & white bakers twine and a silver anchor charm and tied that around the top edge of the card.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori


Thursday, July 12, 2018

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #232 ~ ANNIVERSARY

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of a new challenge on the DL.ART Challenge Blog ~


DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #232 ~ ANNIVERSARY


Here is my card:



Ingredients:

Technique Tuesday Cascading Hearts Border die
White card stock
Bo Bunny Early Bird paper
Blue green paper
Peacock Feathers distress ink
Black ink
Heart & key charm

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Bo Bunny Early Bird paper and cut out the right hand edge with the Technique Tuesday Cascading Hearts Border die and then I inked the hearts with Peacock Feathers distress ink and then I added that to the Blue green paper and then I added all of that to the card base.  I some black ink and the Simon Says Stamps Love You Like stamp set and stamped the sentiments onto the bottom of the card.  I took some of the DL.ART Mint Julep Crinkle Ribbon and wrapped that around the card and then I made a bow and tied the heart & key charm to the bow and added that to the card.

Hop on over to the DL.ART CHALLENGE BLOG to see what the Design Team have made for this challenge!


Be sure to stop by the DL.ART store to see what's new!!  When you stop by Diana's store if you decide to purchase anything you can use this code:   LK456 to get a 10% discount!!


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


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori



Saturday, July 7, 2018

Cheapo Dies Jumping Dolphins

Hello Blogging Friends,


It is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog today and I am showcasing the beautiful Exclusive Cheapo Dies Jumping Dolphins die.




Here is my card:



Ingredients:

White card stock
Watercolor paper
Faded Jeans distress oxide
Cracked Pistachio distress oxide
Peacock Feathers distress oxide
Broken China distress oxide
Salty Ocean distress oxide
Copic Markers BG 01, 05 49 and C1, C3, & C6
Versamark
Clear embossing powder
Black embossing powder
Black marker
Black ink 
Sentiment stamp

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took some watercolor paper and Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Broken China and Salty Ocean distress oxide and put the different colors onto my craft mat.  I took some water and spritzed the colors and then ran my watercolor paper through the colors several times and drying it with my heat gun and then spritzing more water onto the paper and drying it with the heat gun.  I then added that paper to the base of the card.  I took some Neenah Solar White paper and the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Jumping Dolphins die and cut that out.  I colored in the dolphins with the C1, C3 and C5 Copic markers.  I colored in the waves with Copic markers BG01, BG05 and BG49.  I then put Versamark all over the die cut and heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder and then attached that to the bottom of the card.  I took the sentiment stamp and some Versamark and stamped that onto the card and then heat embossed it with Black embossing powder.  I took the Black marker and colored in the dolphins eyes!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori





Friday, July 6, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration Challenge ~ #203


Hello Blogging Friends!!


This is my first post for the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Inspiration Squad!  I am so happy to be part of this team of wonderful Designers!  I can't wait to get started sharing my creations with you.  


Today is the start of the CFC203  Challenge ~ Heat Embossing 





Here is my card for this challenge:





Ingredients:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Love Notes stamp set
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heart Beats stamp set
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heart Note Fri-die
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Treble Clef Fri-die
White card stock
Watercolor paper
Aqua Sparkle fun foam
Cracked Pistachio distress oxide
Picked Raspberry distress oxide
Faded Jeans distress oxide
Versamark
Black embossing powder


For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of this card.  I took a pieced of watercolor paper, some distress inks, my craft mat and some water.  I wiped Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, and Faded Jeans distress ink onto my craft mat and spritzed it with water.  I ran the watercolor paper through the inks several times, heat drying between each layer with my heat gun.  I then took versamark, and the Love Notes stamp and the Heart Beats sentiment stamp and stamped them onto the watercolor paper, then I heat embossed it with Black embossing powder.  I then took the fun foam, Heart Note Fri-die and the Treble Clef Fri-die and cut them out and placed them onto the card.


Now hop on over to the CAS-ual CFC203 to see what the Design Team Members have created for this challenge!


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





I hope I have inspired you today!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori