Friday, February 26, 2010

Layout #80

Hello! Here's this week's sketch. I've designed it to be 4x6. For dimensions:
  • The patterned piece is 6x3
  • The solid strip is 6x1
  • The main image panel is 3-1/4x2-1/2
  • The main image mat is 3-3/8x2-5/8
  • Supplies: Stamps: Sprinkled with Love (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Rich Cocoa
  • Paper: Loves Me DSP, white, dark chocolate, creamy caramel
  • Accessories, etc.: corner rounder, pop dots, glaze, copics
If you play along, feel free to leave a link!

FTL80 Enjoy

I have to admit that this sketch stumped me for a while - but I love what I ended up with.  I find it challenging to use patterned paper and still create a CAS card.  I used Memory Box patterned paper and Ripe Avocado paper from PaperTrey.  I used Scarlet Jewel ink and SU! Old Olive marker on the Penny Black stamp and stamped it onto cream card stock.  I sponged some Scarlet Jewel ink to tone down the cream color.
Supplies: Stamps - Penny Black; Ink - PaperTrey Scarlet Jewel; Paper - PaperTrey, Memory Box; Misc - SU! marker, sponge

Saturday, February 20, 2010

FTL79 - Birthday Wishes


Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great Saturday. :) I created this card using the Fall-to Layout # 79.  I had so many ideas running around my head for this one, but ended up keeping it really clean & simple.  The flower image was stamped in Versamark ink, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Stamps - Mega Mixed Messages, Friends 'Til the End
Ink - Versamark, True Black
Paper - Kraft, Aqua Mist Bitty Dot Basics, Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White
Miscellaneous - Lemon Tart Button, White Embossing Powder

Friday, February 19, 2010

FTL 79 Cupcake

I just love cupcake stamps! I bought this set from Basic Grey months ago, and finally got around to inking it up. The main berry sorbet piece is embossed using an impressability but I wasn't really able to get it to show in the picture. I also added clear glitter to the sprinkles. Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: stamps - Cupcake Collection (PTI), Bitsy Cakes (BG); paper - chocolate, berry sorbet, sweet blush, white; ink - chocolate, sweet blush, berry sorbet; acc - pebbles Impressabilities, aquapainter, clear glitter pen, chocolate pearl, nesties, photo corner punch

FTL79 Happy Birthday

Love this CAS layout!  So many possibilities. 

Supplies - Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Versafine Onyx Black; Paper - PaperTrey, Bazzil; Misc - Watercolor Pencils, Aquabrush, K&C rhinestones, Foam Tape

Number 79

Hello! Thanks for all the feedback about videos. It seems most people are for it. One thing to keep in mind, this is a CAS blog, so I generally don't feature a lot of techniques. It's also not something I plan to do every week or even necessarily once a month, since I know videos can be a bit of work! But I may do a few here and there, just to show my general creative process, the occasional ten minute card, and perhaps my crafting space (believe me, it's anything but clean and simple!).
Here's this week's sketch.
Here's my card. I thought it'd be cute to make a whole gift set using the animals from Fox & Friends. I've only made one so far, but it would easily come together quickly.
Supplies: Stamps: Fox & Friends (SU!), Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: Sweet Pea DSP, Dark Chocolate, Pink Pirouette, White

Accessories, etc.: Square punch (to make the flag) , pop dots

Patterned Paper: 4x5-1/4

White Square-2x2

Chocolate Square: 2-1/8x2-1/8

Pink Pirouette: 3/4x4-3/4

As always if you play along, feel free to leave a link to your post!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

5 Minutes of Spring!

I just had to share this quick card and a bit of Spring! I colored this with water color pencils and an aquabrush.

Supplies: Stamps - Storage Units Ink; Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Water color pencils, Aquabrush

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ten Minute Monday and a Question

First up, here's a fun and quick card. I really love how vibrant pigment inks show up on kraft cardstock! I think the card is pretty straight forward (most ten minute cards are!), but if you have any questions about it, let me know! Now, I have a question for you. If I were to start posting videos:
1) Is that something you'd like to see?
2) What would you want the videos to be about (it seems like everything has been done!)
Supplies: Stamps: Star Prints, Petal Power, In & Out: Baby (PTI) Ink: Colorbox Moss Green, Peacock, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, PTI Fresh Snow Paper: White, Kraft Accessories, etc.: Star Punch

Saturday, February 13, 2010

FTL 78 Valentine's Card

This layout turned out to work wonderfully as a Valentine card. I stamped a scrap piece of rose red cs with Text-style Background Basics and then punched it out. The other two hearts are punched out of regal rose and sweet blush cs and popped up on dimensionals. A Hero Arts rhinestone adds some bling! Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: stamps - Text-style Back. Basics, Paper Tray (PTI); paper - soft stone, charcoal, vanilla, rose red, regal rose, sweet blush, October Afternoon dp; ink - rose red, charcoal; acc - corner rounder, full heart punch(SU), heart trio punch (SU), rhinestone

Friday, February 12, 2010

FTL 78 Sympathy Card

I made this card for one of our SCS stamper friends, Shannan Teubner, who lost her husband unexpectedly last weekend. I like this clean and uncluttered design for a sympathy card. The flower was stamped twice, one was cut out with a Nestability. I cut only the middle portion of the second image and popped it up with foam tape on the first image for dimension. I also stamped and cut out the leaf. I chose these colors for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply 126- to use purple and green.
Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey In Bloom, With Sympathy; Ink - Versamagic Chalk ink, SU! Sage Shadow; Paper - PaperTrey, Black Market; Misc - Corner rounder, Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Fall-to Layout 78

Here's this week's sketch.

Some measurements based on my version of the sketch:
Old Olive- 4-1/4x5-1/2

Chocolate Chip- 3-3/4x5

So Saffron- 3-5/8x4-7/8

Patterned Paper- 1x4-7/8

The little houses and matching paper from this year's Sale-a-bration are so cute. I just had to pair them together for the sketch! Stamps are from Good Neighbours and PTI's Board and Beams. If you play along, please leave a link below to your post!

Monday, February 8, 2010

FTL77 - Hope Your Day is Fabulous

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great Monday! :)

This card was created using last Friday's Fall-to Layout #77. LOL, I must've changed my mind at least three times when deciding on what image to place in the lower right corner. Large flourish? No... Leafy flourish? No... Leafy stems? No... LOL, and I wonder why I can't whip cards out? :)

Have a great one!

  • Create 3 1/2" x 6" card base using white CS.
  • Cut 1 3/4" strip of patterned paper and adhere to card base.
  • Stamp pink leaf image and brown sentiment on card base.
  • Add ribbon and tie bow.
  • Embellish with rhinestones.

Stamps - Turning a New Leaf, Signature Greetings
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Paper - Rustic White, Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot
Miscellaneous - Brown Rhinestones, Melon Berry Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, February 5, 2010

FTL 77 Welcome Baby Bee

I just had to do another card with this sketch! This one uses PaperTrey's Baby Button Bits and Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper.  The ribbon is PaperTrey's Aqua Mist satin ribbon. 

FTL 77 Just a Note

Another sketch from Natasha that is open to so many possibilities - and easily done in 10 minutes or less! Supplies: Stamps - PaperTrey; Ink - Versamagic Spanish Olive, SU! Real Red; Paper - PaperTrey; Misc - Buttons, Ribbon, Glue Dots

FTL 77!

I was so happy with how Tuesday's sunshine card turned out that I decided to make it this week's sketch! The sketch was designed to be 6x3.25, but feel free to make it standard card sized!

Also, a huge thanks to everyone who participated in last week's FTL! It makes me so happy to know that so many people find inspiration in the sketches!

I decided to do quite a different theme for my card. I chose silver and white as my colour scheme and embellished with silver embossing powder, satin, and rhinestones.

Supplies: Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics: Petal Power, Inside & Out: Baby (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Silver Encore Paper: White, Silver Accessories, etc.: Silver EP, rhinestones, satin ribbon

If you decide to play along, please leave a link directly to your post! Thanks!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FTL76 - So Sweet of You

This card was created using Friday's Fall-to Layout #76. The cupcake image was created by Heather Nichols for Papertrey Ink's 3rd birthday celebration. It originally had a candle on top, but it didn't look quite right extending outside my white square, so I trimmed it off and added a pink rhinestone in its place.

Have a great day! :)

  • Create A2 card base using teal cardstock.
  • Stamp sentiment in brown ink.
  • Attach pink ribbon to card base and tie knot.
  • Run a scrap piece of white cardstock through Cuttlebug and emboss with dots. Cut into four 1" square pieces.
  • Adhere squares to card base with pop dots.
  • Print digital image and trim off candle and plate. Adhere rhinestone.
  • Attach cupcake image to top right square.

Stamps - Signature Greetings, Cupcake image created by Heather Nichols
Ink - Dark Chocolate
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Stamper's Select White
Miscellaneous - Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain, Hot Pink Rhinestone, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ten Minute Tuesday

Wishing you sunshine! Isn't that such a nice sentiment? I really love these flowers from Baby Button Bits, so I thought I'd use them with some stamped patterned paper. Of course because I didn't plan out this card whatsoever, it's a pretty odd size. 5-13/16x3-1/4. Oh well! In order to prevent the Copic coloured leaves from bleeding through, I mounted the white layer on a white card base. This card makes me want to stamp white polka dots onto all sorts of coloured cardstock. Supplies: Stamps: Blooming Button Bits, Baby Button Bits (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Memento Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow Paper: White, Summer Sun Accessories, etc.: Pink Passion ribbon, corner rounder, 3/4 and 1/2 circle punch