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Thursday, March 7, 2019



Well February flew right by! It is time for the March STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge where Anything CAS Goes and an optional color twist: CORAL PINK.

Here is my card:


I love this Sketched Rose image and it is fun to watercolor. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black onto smooth water color paper. I used Altenew's Coral Berry ink to paint the rose and my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the leaves and stem.  The stamped tag and sentiment are from the Bloom Happy stamp set. I cut out the tag and adhered it with foam tape. Two enamel dots were added for interest.

I hope you join us this month at the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. Here are the guidelines:

  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

STAMPlorations February CAS Card Challenge



Welcome to a new month of STAMPlorations challenges! This month's CAS Card Challenge has an optional color twist of CERULEAN BLUE.

I made two card samples to share:


The card on the left was created by placing the Flutterby Stencil on the smooth side of a Tim Holtz watercolor card and blending in Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink over the entire stencil. Then After removing the card stock I spritzed the inky side of the stencil with water and laid another piece of watercolor card stock (smooth side down) to create a mono-print (card on the right side). This is one of my favorite techniques to do with stencils. I cut each panel with a stitched rectangle die and mounted them on an A2 size card base. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations' Trendy Butterflies 2 stamp set. I added a few rhinestones to the butterflies.

I hope you will join us in this challenge! Here are the rules:

  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Also, for a 20% discount, please use my code STAMPGIRLHARRIET
Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge January 2019

Welcome to 2019! Welcome to a new year of STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenges! We are starting off this year with our Anything Goes with a color option of BURGUNDY.


Here is my card using STAMPlorations Bloontangle ATC #3 image:


I painted the blooms with Altenew's watercolor brush marker and then covered the blooms with sparkle from the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pens. I thought this would make a great holiday "thank you" note card. It was quick and easy to make multiples of. I like just highlighting parts of a stamped image.

I hope you join us this month. Here are the rules:

  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Also, for a 20% discount, please use my code STAMPGIRLHARRIET

Thanks for coming by

Thursday, December 6, 2018

STAMPlorations December CAS Card Challenge


This month's STAMPloratons CAS Card Challenge has an optional color twist: GREEN.

Here is my one layer card:


I paper pieced the Coffee Cup Row - Artsy Border stamp image with Making Memories patterned paper. I love the dimension paper piecing achieves. I left off a sentiment but I was thinking it would be nice to have a set of these to use as thank you notes for holiday gifts, or to send as a holiday card with the sentiment "warm winter wishes".

I hope you will come play with us this month. Here are the challenge rules:

  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Thanks for coming by and happy holidays!!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - RAINBOW


A new month and a new STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. This month's optional color twist is: RAINBOW.

I am still creating my holiday cards so I thought I'd use Christmas tree lights (rhinestones) for my rainbow color twist:


I used the STAMPlorations Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree #2 - CUTplorations to cut out the Christmas tree. I then cut out that panel with a stitched rectangle die. The panel was adhered with foam tape. Then I applied self sticking rhinestones.

Here's a view looking straight on so you can better see the colors of the rhinestones:


I hope you will play with us this month. Here are the rules for the challenge:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Link your card to our challenge blog. While you are there check out the other designers' creations!

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, October 29, 2018

STAMPlorations Christmas Release Blog Hop



Welcome to the STAMPlorations Christmas Release Blog Hop! Today we are featuring new CUTplorations dies. Leave a comment here for a chance to win one of two prizes: choice of one (1) cover plate die & one (1) word/phrase die from the new Christmas dies featured during the hop OR a $15 GC to the store. Then hop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see the other designers' creations. Commenting closes November 9. Winner to be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post.

From October 29 to November 12 (2 weeks) dies in the Christmas Dies section are 10% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can also get an extra 20% off by using my discount code: STAMPGIRLHARRIET.

I created three cards for this blog hop. All three use the STAMPlorations Doodled Christmas Bells Cover Plate die. The first card also includes the new STAMPlorations Heaven and Nature Sing Phrase die.



The Doodled Christmas Bells die cut was cut from mirrored silver cardstock and adhered onto a white card base. I had the black cardstock oval frame already cut from another project so I adhered that over top. The phrase die cut was cut from red glitter paper and adhered overtop the frame to complete the card. The "i" in "sing" was dotted with a red rhinestone.


This next card is my favorite but it did take some time to complete it. I used the cover plate to cut out black cardstock, mirrored silver metallic paper and the red glitter paper being careful to collect the pieces that are left After adhering the black background to a white card base I glued in pieces from the red glitter for the bow and the mirrored silver pieces for the bells. I really love the look of this "paper piecing".


For the last one I went with easy! I adhered the red glitter die cut to the white card base and was done!



I hope I have inspired you to hop with us and to leave comments for a chance to win one of the prizes! Also, you can use my discount code STAMPGIRLHARRIET and get an extra 20% off.

Thanks for coming by!





Monday, October 15, 2018

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop



Welcome to STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop featuring new stencils designed by our very own Senna Lippert!

Visit the STAMPlorations blog, hop to each DT member's blog and leave comments for a chance to win one of 4 prizes. There will be one winner of a $20 gift certificate, one winner of a $10 gift certificate, and 2 winners of your choice of three (3) Sanna Lippert Designs stencils. Commenting closes October 21. Winners to be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post.
From October 8 to 21, all stencils are 15% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can get an extra 20% off if you use my discount code: STAMPGIRLHARRIET. Here is a link to all of Sanna's stencils in the store:https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Sanna-Lippert-De…

Here are my projects:





I used Senna's Molecules stencil, blending distress inks, for the background. I cut two tags, one from Memory Box designer paper and one from white cardstock with the CUTplorations Luggage Tag Nesting Dies.  After stamping this new Christmas Typografia - Christmas in the Heart I distressed the outside of the tag with distress ink. I used a brad to attach the two tags together and then adhered them to the card front with foam tape.

My next cards were created using Senna's lovely Rosegarden stencil. I used the stencil and blended Altenew inks to create a bit of a background for the stamped sentiment From Across the Miles - Christmas Typografia.




For my last card I used the stencil for the focal point. I adhered the stencil with removable tape to a piece of watercolor paper that I had already cut to size and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to paint in the stencil. When the panel was dry I went over the flowers with a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to add some sparkle. The sentiment Warm Winter Wishes was die cut from black cardstock and after it was adhered to the card I applied Clear Glossy Accents. 




I hope you are inspired to hop along with us and thanks for coming by!