Thursday, October 18, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays October 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!


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 Sletch Challenge for October:



Here is my card:




Ingredients:

White card stock
Neenah Solar White paper
Black ink
Victorian Velvet distress ink
Pink patterned paper
Pink Sprinkles

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card.  I took two pieces of pink patterned paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added them to the card overlapping the one of them.  I took some Neenah Solar White paper and the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Dream Then Do stamp set and black ink and stamped the sentiment onto the paper.  I then cut that out with the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Scallop Tags die, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  I took some of the Rose crinkle ribbon and tied a bow on the top of the tag and then I added the tag to the card.  I three pink sprinkles onto 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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays October Reminder Card

***This is one of two posts that I have today.  If you are looking for the Scrapy Land 100th Challenge please go here!  Thank You!***




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 September 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
Neenah Solar White paper
Gray woodgrain paper
Victorian Velvet distress ink
Versamark
Rose Gold embossing powder
Pink Copic markers

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card. I took the gray woodgrain paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added that to the card.  I took the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Mon Ami stamp set and stamped the flower with Versamark onto some Neenah solar white paper and then heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder.  I took the Mon Ami Fleur Fri-Die and cut out the flower and then I tooks some foam tape and put it onto the back of the flower and added it to the card.  I took the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Calling All Sistahs stamp set and stamped that onto the top part of the card with Versamark and then I heat embossed that with Rose Gold embossing powder.



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 September 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



Scrapy Land 100th Challenge

***This is one of two posts that I have today.  If you are looking for the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Calling All Sistahs October Reminder post please go here!  Thank you!





Hello Blogging Friends!!


  WELCOME TO OUR 100TH CHALLENGE!!!




We are having a CELEBRATION and YOU win the prizes!  We are so excited to share this huge milestone with you.

There will be FOUR chances to win during this 100th Challenge.  Each prize package will be a fun Mystery Box and is worth $25 (adds up to 100 - clever right😄?!?) 

The four ways you can win are:
~  1 Random Choice Winner
~  1 Designer Choice Winner
~  1 Blog Hop Winner (see below)
~  1 Additional Random Winner if reach over 100 entries (so be sure to Share with all your friends)

The Designers' theme is Celebration and we encourage each of you to join along with our theme (any type of celebration).  However, the Anything Goes theme is also an option.

We are also having a Blog Hop so you can get lots of great inspiration from our Designers.  The Blog Hop Winner will be chosen from comments left on each of the Designers' blogs and on the Scrapy Land Challenge blog. (If you have trouble commenting on the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog, you can shoot a quick email to icinganne@yahoo.com instead.)


Here is the Blog Hop order, but feel free to go in any order you wish as long as you leave a comment on each of the Designers' 100th Challenge Celebration post: (if a link isn't working, try clicking on their Blog Name to go to their Home page)






Lori ~ you are HERE




Scrapy Land Challenge



Now here is my card:



Ingredients:

Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 die set
Cheapo Dies Newsprint Font
Neenah Desert Storm paper
Kraft & Gold striped paper
Balloon paper
Gold star paper
Confetti paper
Gold glitter paper

For this A2 card I started with Neenah Desert Storm paper for the base of the card.  I took the Kraft and Gold paper and the Waffle Flower Lacy Layers 2 die, I used the biggest die in the set to cut out the Kraft and Gold paper and then I added that to the base of the card.  I used the next size down die and cut out the Balloon paper and added that to the card.  I took the next size down die and the Gold Star paper and cut out the next layer and added that to the card.  I took the confetti paper and the oval die from the set and cut out the paper and then mounted that in the center of the rectangles.  I took the Gold Glitter paper and Cheapo Dies Newsprint Font and cut out the 100 and added that to the center of the oval.

We can't wait to see what you create for this Special Occasion!  It can be any style you like from CAS to mixed media and everything in between.  Just be sure a die cut from any brand that Scrapy Land sells is included on your project.  Don't forget to SHARE this with your friends for additional chances to win one of the FABULOUS prizes!


Please remember to:

include at least one brand of die that Scrapy Land sells
include a link to this challenge on your blog post
use the InLinkz on the Scrapy Land Blog page
listing the brands of dies used on your project would be extremely helpful

Your next stop is back to Scrapy Land Blog to leave a comment there as well, or to continue along on the hop until you have left comments for each of our Designsers.


You have until November 4th to join our Scrapy Land 100th Challenge Celebration.  This give you an extra week of crafting time to upload your special Celebration projects!


HAPPY CRAFTING and HAPPY HOPPING!!


Thanks for stopping by!!
Lori

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Cheapo Dies Reindeer Scene

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today it is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog and I made this Christmas card:




Ingredients:

Green card stock
Patterned paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Glitter paper
Green ink

For this A2 card I started with Green card stock for the base of the card.  I took the patterned paper, inked the edges with green ink and attached that to the card base.  I took the Glitter paper and the Exclusive Reindeer Scene die and cut it out, I added that to the Neenah Solar White paper and then fussy cut it around the edges.  I took the dollar sign from the Exclusive Cursive Font and cut out the more of the glitter paper and I used that for to hook the ornament onto the branch.

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!


Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy Halloween

Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today I am sharing a card with you that I made for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #82.


Here is the Inspiration Photo for the Color Challenge:



Here is my card:




Ingredients:

Newton's Nook Boo Crew
Nested Stitched Oval dies
Sizzix Leaf die
Neenah Desert Storm paper
Neenah Solar White paper
Orange splash paper
Orange paper
Green paper
Copic markers
Black ink

For this A2 card I started with Neenah Desert Storm paper for the base of the card.  I took a piece of Orange splash paper, inked the edges with black ink and added that to the card base.  I took a piece of Neenah Solar White paper, black ink and the Newton's Nook Halloween Trio stamp and stamped that onto the paper.  I colored in the image with Copic markers and then cut it out with the Stitched Oval die.  I took the orange paper and the next size up Stitched Oval die and cut out three ovals.  I attached the stamped image to one of the orange ovals and then I placed the other two behind that to look like a huge pumpkin.  I took the green paper and the Sizzix Leaf die and cut it out and added that to the top of the card.  I took the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Newton's Nook Boo Crew stamp set and some black ink and stamped it in the upper left hand corner of the card.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful Halloween cards that were made for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge #82.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Lori


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge ~ CFC210 ~ Pinks & Grays



Hello Blogging Friends!!


Today is the start of a new Friday Challenge on CAS-ual Fridays Blog.



CFC Challenge #210



Here is the Inspiration Photo for Challenge #210



Here is my card for this challenge:




Ingredients:

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Floating Stamp Set
White card stock
3 Different shades of gray paper
Versamark
Rose Gold embossing powder
Assorted gray Copic markers
Assorted pink Copic markers
Black ink

For this A2 card I started with a piece of white card stock for the base of the card.  I then took a very light gray piece of paper, the hot air balloon stamp from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Floating stamp set and some Versamark and stamped the image onto the paper.  I then heat embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder.  I took a couple of different gray Copic markers and filled in the basket.  I took an assortment of pink Copic markers and colored in the flowers on the balloon. I mounted that onto a dark gray paper and mounted that on the gray striped paper, inked the edges with black ink and placed it onto the white card base.  I took the sentiment from the same stamp set and some black ink and stamped the sentiment onto some leftover white paper, cut the ends into a fish tail and added that to the upper left hand side of the card.

Hop on over to the CFC #210 on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what the Design Team have created for this fun challenge!!




What are you playing for??  10 winning entries will be highlighted on this blog each Thursday before a new challenge is set to go live the next day.  In addition, Michele has generously offered up a $25 gift certificate to the overall winner at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.  And if that weren't enough, if the chosen winner has used CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus on the card, that gift certificate will increase to $50!!  So get busy and create something for this challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lori


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Cheapo Dies Lily of the Valley Bunch

Hello Blogging Friends!!


It is my turn on the Cheapo Dies Blog today and I sharing this sweet card that I made using the Exclusive  Cheapo Dies Lily of the Valley Bunch die.




Here is my card:




Ingredients:

Neenah Desert Storm paper
Fairy Topper
Graphic 45 paper
Green paper
White paper
Sentiment stamp
Black ink
Wink of Stella clear pen
Tea Dye distress ink

For this A2 card I took a piece of Neenah Desert Storm paper for the base of the card.  I took a 4" by 5 1/4" of Graphic 45 paper and I cut out an oval in the paper using my Creative Memories custom cutting system.  I took the Tea Dye distress ink and I inked the inside edge of the oval and the outside edge of the paper and added that to the card.  I took the oval Fairy Topper from a magazine and glued that down in the center of the oval.  I took the Exclusive Lily of the Valley Bunch die and cut it out with both green paper and white paper.  I fussy cut the flowers off the white paper and glued them to the green die cut.  I brushed on some Wink of Stella onto the white flowers and then I glued the Lily of the Valley Bunch onto the side of the oval.  I took the sentiment and some black ink and stamped the sentiment onto the card.

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!



Thanks for stopping by!

Lori