Monday, July 28, 2014

CAS Birthday Card

I needed to make a quick birthday card last night for today and decided to go very CAS with some Simon Says Stamp stamps and a piece of Washi tape.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SSS July 2014 Card Kit of the Month

I've been wanting to find the time to make a few cards from this kit as I just love the little envelope stamps in the set.  So here is a card I made:

I've been impressed with every kit I have received thus far but this one felt extra special with the large red ink pad, the puffed up embellishments, Washi tape .....and more, I just felt very spoiled, so thank you Simon Says Stamp!

The weekend has come to an end for us here and now I need to wrap my head around the business of next week....I am teaching 3 Zentangle classes starting tomorrow, three days in a row!  It's exciting and I get to meet new people during my Wednesday class.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Just for You

Another irregular size card, smaller than the standard card, using up bits of scrap patterned paper to stamp on instead of throwing it away.

The foliage stamps are both from Hero Arts and the sentiment stamp is from a Simon Says Stamp set.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

You're In My Thoughts

I have lots of people in my thoughts, everyday, all for various reasons, not all of them sad, thank goodness.

It's good sometimes to just sit, and focus on others who just may need you to be thinking of them right then and there.  I've realised, over time, that life is not about me.  It's quite something, to actually accept that one is not placed here for oneself.  Think about it, if you are simply here, on earth, for YOU, just you - it just doesn't seem worth it really.  You die one day and then what, if it was all about YOU, what a waste!  But how more fulfilling if we are here for others, wow, imagine all the good we can leave behind, for someone else to continue and bless someone else.....that's my belief.

And so this tiny little card emerged, using some left over patterned paper from my scrap basket and some foliage stamps from a PTI stamp set and a sentiment from Hero Arts.  The inks are all distressed inks.

And in my thoughts are also all the wonderful people that take the time in their busy day to pop in and say hi on my blog, thank you. Have a blessed day!

Monday, July 7, 2014

HERO ARTS - One Layer Challenge

We're home for a short while before going back to the beach so I thought I would make a card for this months Hero Arts Contest which is to create a one layer card.  You can see all the details HERE.

I decided to use a lovely Poppy stamp by Hero Arts for my card:

Apologies for the photo quality but it's evening and one of the light bulbs have fused!

The stamp I used is called Poppy (H5904).  The sentiment is also Hero Arts from an older set called Special Note of Thanks (CL499).  I added a bit of Pumice Stone Distress ink through a Tim Holtz stencil for added interest.

Now I am off to bed to go and read a little!  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Keep Smiling

Gosh, the time does go faster as you age, for sure!  I just seem to be doing a lot of rushing around, enjoying the end result, certainly, but then also wondering why I am not getting everything done!  I've made some cards, I've made some Zentangle pieces, I've even crocheted and baked, but I never get to post about it for some reason.

So, today I am sharing another CAS card creation while my mind is racing with lots of ideas of things I still want to do.

It's as simple as simple can get,  oh and so pale,  I know, but I really want to use up all my stash that has accumulated over the years, although this is recent from Simon Says Stamp.

I feel like making cards today, perhaps I can stay awake long enough to make another batch.

Tomorrow is school break up day - end of our second term!  No need to tell you that little Natasha is thrilled at the thought of a holiday and a break from school.  Although, give her 24 hours and she will be begging for play dates with her school mates.  My little social butterfly, Mommy and Daddy are no longer enough for her.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Card Share

I sat in my craft room last night and pulled out my June 2014 Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kit and decided to try and make some cards.  I was inspired by a card made as one of their samples for this kit and so I cased the design.

This card has two items I almost never use on my cards, Alpha Stickers and Wood Veneer embellishments.  But, it was in the kit and instead of hoarding it I decided to use it.  I liked adding the matching enamel dot that was in the kit, onto the flower.

I've been a member of this SSS Monthly Card Kit subscription for a few years now and I'll say it again, it's a really good investment.  High quality stamps with really awesome designs, gorgeous papers with matching cardstock and embellishments, all you need to make a card.

Wishing you a fabulous day!