Saturday, July 19, 2014


Welcome to ATCAS #43 challenge.  Our hostess JayDee selected the code word: CELEBRATE

Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps:

Check out the generous prize that one stamper can win on the Addicted To CAS challenge blog.  While you are there you will be inspired by our guest designer Cathy and the rest of the DT.

This is a case of Therese Calvird's card that I saw on Pinterest. I paper pieced the image from Simon Says Stamp with MME patterned papers.  The kitty was watercolored with Distress ink,  The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted stamp set.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Some Watercolored Cards

This was created for the SCS color challenge this week.  I used the Art Impressions set with Distress markers and paint brushes.

This was for the CAS SCS challenge - also a color challenge.  I used the Baleek technique on the card front - brayered Certainly Celery on the inside of the embossing folder, then ran the card front in the folder through the Big Shot.  This card has an oval window already cut out.  The inside is the water colored flowers.

This card was also created for the SCS CAS color challenge.  I used this 4 step stamp set from Rubbernecker and colored the stamps with Hero Arts Shadow inks and Distress Inks, misted them with water, then stamped.  I used my scor-pal to create embossed sunrays and ran an ink pad over them.

This last card is a case of the SCS Featured Stamper's card.  I used my watercolor paints with the wet on wet technique.  The flowers are from Hero Arts and the sentiment is from Avery Elle.  I added clear rhinestones as embellishments.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Inspired by Blog Challenges

Great title, huh?  Well that explains how I came up with this card.  Here is what inspired me:

The Cutting Edge Challenge #3:

Crazy for CAS:  Butterflies

I used dies from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps to cut the butterflies from the scalloped banner (PaperTrey die).  I then used the same dies to cut the butterflies out of patterned papers which were adhered to another scalloped banner and then adhered to the card front.  The top banner is adhered with foam squares for the dimension.  The butterflies were embellished with pearls.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Happy Birthday

This was for the color challenge this week at SCS.  I think this Hero Arts Dogwood set looks great in any color!  The tag die cut is from Pretty Pink Posh and the sentiment is from PaperTrey.
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Celebrate Your Day

This is for a couple of challenges:

SCS Color Challenge: coral, old olive and daffodil;
CAS(E) This Sketch 83:

When I saw this sketch I thought about this Avery Elle set I just got.  The banner and the sentiment are from Winnie & Walter.  I used the SU! markers directly to the flowers and leaves, misted with water and stamped them onto watercolor paper.  I stamped the banner and sentiment with Memento ink and hand cut out the banner.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014


It is time for a new ATCAS challenge.  ATCAS #42 is hosted by Shana who has selected the Code Word: SKY:

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Please check the ATCAS challenge blog regarding prize information.

Our guest designer for the month is Cathy of Cathys Card Spot.  Please check out Cathy's sample for our challenge and leave her some love!

When I saw the code word SKY I immediately thought of sunrise or sunset so that is what I went with.  I sponged distress inks onto white card stock and then stamped the skyline and the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black.  The skyline stamp is from Freshly Squeezed Stamps and the sentiment is from the Crafts Meow (both companies no longer in business I am sorry to say).  I added gold sequins for some sparkle.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday Mel!

Happy 4th of July to everyone in the U. S.  My mom's significant other is 90 years old today and this is the card I made for him.  The stamps are from WPlus9 and the banner dies are from PaperTrey.

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