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CYCI 100

Another late morning! I have to say that I think that the reason that I wake up late is because it’s 86 degrees in my house! I need to do something with the heat situation! I’m cooked into a coma every night! LOL! I did have a very nice day with Sue yesterday, we made an ornament and went out to lunch at Panera. We also stopped at the shoe store and I got a new pair of boots! It was fun playing in her craft room, she has lots of stuff! When I got home I had some dinner and got to see Daniel for a bit. From there it was back to my house to craft for a bit and then I ran over to see my friend Maureen and then stopped by Target to pick up some essentials. I finished the evening with a little Skype session with Eva. She reminded me that it was the 100th challenge for Can You Case It so I had to make a card and that’s what I have for you today!

CYCI #100

The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the Simon Says Stamp Cute Snowflakes Photopolymer Stamp Set to create a background on a piece of Solar White 80lb. The snowflakes are stamped in Simon Says Stamp Cloudy Sky, Steel Blue, Hot Mama, Smoke and Thistle Ink. It’s adhered to a piece of Recollections Purple Glitter Paper and then adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. My greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Cloudy Sky and Hot Mama with the swirl stamped in Smoke on a strip of Solar White 80lb. That too is adhered with Fun Foam and SNAIL. My penguin is one of the stickers from the sticker sheet included in the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit and is adhered to the greeting strip with Foam Tape. A few Pretty Pink Posh Sequins finish off the card! I love the nice mix of colors and that little penguins is just too cute! I hope that you enjoyed my card for the CYCI 100th Challenge! Thank you very much for your visit today! I wish you all a wonderful last Wednesday of 2015! 🙂

CYCI 100-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Cute Snowflakes Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Cloudy Sky, Steel Blue, Hot Mama, Smoke and Thistle (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Purple Glitter (Recollections)

Embellishments: Polar Pals Cardstock Stickers (Doodlebug) and Bermuda Blue and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Fun Foam

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #73

So, I’m later that late this morning and I will show you a picture of what that is, no judging! LOL! It was an odd day here yesterday. I woke up to rain and that lasted until around noon. The sun then came out but it was pretty far from 80 degrees which is what they had promised. I did make the most of the day, I had lots of crafty time and I spent time doing something that has needed to be done… cleaning! Sandy stopped by for a little bit, love her visits! Then I got a text from my friend Marissa asking if Anthony, Bill and I wanted to go out. Sure… why not? We went to Houlihan’s and I had a drink, well it was more like three drinks in one and that was a poor decision! We left there and went to Croxley’s and I had a Whiskey Sour and we danced and all was good. There was a stop at Taco Bell on the way home, that’s never a good decision. I’m sure that you can imagine how my morning was and we’ll leave it at that! Here are Marissa and I, who just got a really nice haircut and then there is the drink.

Marissa and I Croxley's

Huge Drink

The picture doesn’t do the drink justice, I should have had something next to it for scale! Never again! LOL!

Now on to the fun stuff, my card for this week’s Can You Case It color challenge…

CYCI #73

The colors were actually my choice! The card base for today is old reliable Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. A piece of Sahara Sand is spattered with some Heidi Swapp Gold and Tinsel Color Shine and two strips of Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape go across the middle before I adhered it to the base. I used the Papertrey Ink Monthly Moments – Slide Frame Die to cut out a piece of Gold Foil Sheet and adhered that to the card. My flowers and leaves are cut from Basic Black and Blushing Bride using the Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms Stand Alone Dies. The leaves are adhered with SNAIL and the flowers with little pieces of Foam Tape. Another piece of Blushing Bride is cut out with the Ellen Hutson Love Die and adhered to the card with Ranger Multi-Medium. The three hearts are more Gold Foil Sheet cut out with the Ellen Hutson Home and Hearth Dies and they too are adhered with Foam Tape. Finally some Hazel & Ruby The Makery Think Pink Sequins are adhered with Crystal Effects and complete the card. I love the Ellen Hutson Dies and the Color Shine Sprays! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Can You Case It color challenge! Thanks for stopping by, sorry I was late! Have yourselves a Good Sunday! 🙂

CYCI #73-WM

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Bold Blooms Stand Alone, Love and Home and Hearth (Ellen Hutson), Monthly Moments – Slide Frame (Papertrey Ink)

Embellishments: Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!), Tinsel and Gold Color Shine (Heidi Swapp) and Think Pink Sequins (Hazel & Ruby The Makery)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Crystal Effects (Stampin’ Up!), Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

 

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Can You Case It? 71

It was chilly here again yesterday but sunny! It did warm up a bit later in the day, enough to take a ride to Scrap-A-Latte with the top down! In the morning I crafted for a bit and then Taylor came by in the afternoon after she got out of work, that’s when we went over to see Renee. We also had some Blaze Pizza for Lunch. That has become one of my favorite places to get pizza! You can make your own with like 40 different toppings and it $7.95 per pie, and it’s delicious! We came home and puttered around the house before running out to Michaels to pick up some necessities! LOL! The rest of night was spent crafting and chatting. A nice way to spend a Saturday! This morning I’m out to breakfast with Sam and Kim, it’s been too long and we need to catch up!

It’s Sunday and that means that it’s time for another Can You Case It challenge, This week we are bidding a fond farewell to the soon to be Vintage 2013-2015 In-Colors…

CYCI #71

 

Yes, I was the one who threw in the gold! LOL! I really am going to miss Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Pistachio Pudding. The panel has a piece of PinkFresh Studio Mint to Peach Ombre Airmail Washi Tape just for Michael! 😛 The greeting and cake are from the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set, I promise that I will stop using it soon! LOL! I stamped the greeting in Crisp Cantaloupe and quickly coated it with Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder and heat set it. If you do it fast enough it will stick! The neat little card is the Reverse Confetti Mini Circle Garland Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts die cut from some Gold Foil Sheet. I adhered it to the card with Multi-Purpose Glue. My cake is heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Crisp Cantaloupe and cut out with my Paper Snips. The panel is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. I really am very obsessed with that Stamp Set, I just love it! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Can You Case It color challenge! Head on over to the blog and see what the rest of the design team have made and enter your project in the gallery! I thank you for coming by today and I wish you a creatively amazing Sunday! 🙂

CYCI #71-JK-WM

 

CYCI #71 Close-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: Your Perfect Day Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Stampin’ Up!) and Clear Fine Detail (Simon Says Stamp)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!)

Die: Mini Circle Garland Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti)

Embellishment: Mint to Peach Ombre Airmail Washi Tape (PinkFresh Studios)

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Snips and Fun Foam

 

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Can You Case It #70

Happy Sunday! I do so enjoy my weekends! I had a nice productive morning yesterday, got lots of projects finished. Taylor came over and finished watching the rest of her Ink Masters show, I’m easily distracted by the TV but managed to stay focused! LOL! Last night a bunch of friends went out to celebrate our friend Neal’s birthday. We went to a restaurant in Huntington called XO. The food was really good and we had a great time! There was even some chocolate fondue for dessert! My favorite thing to dip were the little Rice Krispies Treats! When I got home Taylor was here watching another show called Freak Show. I question her taste in TV sometimes! LOL! All in all a really good day! How is your weekend so far?!

My card that I have for today is for this week’s Can You Case It challenge. This time around it’s a Designer’s Choice – May Flowers…

CYCI #70

I wanted something really clean and simple. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest. My card base is a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb. Down the left side is a piece of the NEW Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape. My background is a piece of paper from the NEW Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. I stamped my favorite wreath from the Your Perfect Day Photopolymer Stamp Set in the NEW Cucumber Crush Ink and used my Paper Snips to cut it out. It’s mounted to the card with some Foam Tape. The flowers are from the Garden Party Stamp Set and are stamped in the NEW Watermelon Wonder Ink. I also used my Paper Snips to cut them out. The greeting is from the Just Sayin’ Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut out with the Word Bubbles Framelits. I coated both the flowers and the greeting in Versa-Mark and then dipped them in Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and heated them with the Heat Tool to give them that super shiny look! They are all adhered to the wreath with SNAIL. A nice simple card using some old and new favorites! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Can You Case It Designer’s Choice – May Flowers challenge! Stop by the blog and check out the projects that Eva’s team has come up with and why not make one and post it in the gallery?!?! Thanks so much for sharing in my day! Have an absolutely wonderful Sunday! 🙂

CYCI #70-WM

CYCI #70 Close-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Just Sayin’ and Garden Party Clear mount and Your Perfect Day Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Ultra Thick (Ranger)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Designer Series Paper: Cherry on Top (Stampin’ Up!)

Framelits: Word Bubbles (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesives: SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Paper Snips

 

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #69

Why oh why must the weekend speed by so quickly?! I guess it’s true what they say… time sure does fly when you are having fun and that’s just what I had yesterday! I woke up a little late as you know, puttered around in the craft room for a bit, spoke to Andrea and then Taylor stopped by. Sue came and picked me up for lunch around 12:40 and we went to a deli in Seaford called Sequa for lunch. I had a panini that was really good and a bag of wasabi ginger potato chips that were delicious! We stopped at AC Moore on the way back to my house and I got some more Washi Tape (like I need that!) and a few more goodies. Back at my house I showed her the page that I did and the cards for this month’s class at Scrap-A-Latte. We looked at a few things on-line and then chatted for a while. She left around 5:30 and I went back into the Stampin’ Galley to work on my card for today’s challenge. I had gotten some new dies from Memory Box and Impression Obsession and wanted to play with them but when I finished the card I didn’t love it so I made another one! I’ll post both of them and you can let me know which one you prefer!

So, off to today’s card which is for this week’s Can You Case It sketch challenge…

CYCI #69

The second card that I made has the usual for a base. I used some Antique Paper Distress Ink to dirty up the sides. The background is a piece of Crumb Cake and on the top part I adhered a piece of paper from the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper. The two tickets are from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set and are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Very Vanilla and also distressed. I adhered them to the card with SNAIL. My strip across the card is a piece of Washi Tape that I got from Michaels a while ago, I adhered it to a piece of Whisper White and then to the card with some Foam Tape. The greeting is something that I saw on-line a few days ago and really liked so I downloaded a vintage typewriter font on the Mac and printed it out a piece of card stock. It’s trimmed and then I used the “Vintage” Ticket Corner Punch to punch the corners. Some more Antique Paper Distress Ink and a piece of Fun Foam behind it with some adhesive holds it to the card. I love that quote so much, I think that it’s very true!

CYCI #69 Card 1-WM

The other card that I made also uses the usual base! The rectangle I used is from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and cuts out a piece of Soft Sky, I adhered some Fun Foam to the back and then adhered it to the card. I cut out the birch trees from Whisper White and the cardinals from Real Red with the Impression Obsession Birch Trees Dies and adhered them to the card with 2-Way Glue, the cardinals are popped up on some Foam Tape. My XOXOXO is also cut out from Whisper White with the Simon Says Stamp XOXO Border Die and backed with a piece of Blushing Bride. For the hearts I used the Memory Box Stitched Hearts Layers Dies. The large heart is cut form Real Red and the small one from Red Glimmer Paper, they are adhered to the card with Foam Tape. My Love is also cut from Real Red using the Simon Says Stamp Small Love You Dies and adhered to the card with 2-Way Glue. Finally, some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins are adhered to the card with Crystal Effects. I do love the birch trees, thought I think that they would be more fitting on a holiday card!

CYCI #69 Card 2-WM

So there you have my two cards for this week’s Can You Case It sketch challenge. Make sure and stop by the blog so you can see all of the other wonderful cards made by the rest of my Design Team! I would love to see your take on the sketch too so make a card and add it to the gallery! I really do appreciate you visiting me today and I wish you an incredible Sunday! 🙂

Products used:

Card 1:

Stamp Set: That the Ticket Clear Mount

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Vintage Paper Distress (Ranger/Tim Holtz)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Typeset Specialty (Stampin’ Up!)

Punches: Ticket Builder Duo and Ticket Corner (Vintage) (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Washi Tape (Michaels)

Adhesive: SNAIL and Foam Tape (3M)

Tools: Fun Foam and Mini Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

Card 2:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Real Red (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Red Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Birch Trees (Impression Obsession), Stitched Hearts Layers (Memory Box) and XOXO Border, Small Love You and Bundle of Stitched Shapes (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesive: Crystal Effects, 2-Way Glue, SNAIL and Foam Tape (3M)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #68

Hello peeps! How was your Saturday? Mine was fantastic! I got up in the morning and did my post and the rest of the social media hubbub. The I got on FaceTime and had some coffee with Mr. Trent. We also worked on projects while we chatted, a nice way to begin the day. I also spoke to Andrea for a bit. Around 11:45 I headed over to Scrap-A-Latte, with the top down of course, to give Renee my cards for this month’s class. She loved them and even squealed a little at two of them! LOL! I had some lunch with them and just hung out and chatted with the ladies. On the way home I stopped at Michaels to pick up a few things and visit Taylor. Once I got home I had eclectic dinner that consisted of a Matzo, 2 slices of cheese, two pretzel rods, a Resses Egg and a handful of nuts. Surprisingly I wasn’t hungry after that! The rest of my evening was nice and relaxed too, I Skyped with Eva for a bit and then continued the relaxing trend for the day. Like I said a very good Saturday indeed!

So, it’s Sunday and that means that it’s time for another Can You Case It challenge. This week we have a fun sketch…

CYCI #68

I went with another “different” color combination! My card base is… well you know what that is! LOL! The front is covered in a piece of Wisteria Wonder. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of Blackberry Bliss. My greeting is from the Hello Life Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. My heart is the Simon Says Stamp Sketch Heart and is heat embossed in the same. I used some Fun Foam adhered to the back of the Blackberry Bliss panel and then adhered that to the card. My strip of hearts is the Simon Says Stamp Super Heart Border. I trimmed it and adhered it to the card. The positives of the hearts are adhered with Foam Tape along with the Sketch Heart. Yes, I’m still loving that sketch heart and the color combo is growing on me! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Can You Case It sketch challenge! Head on over to the blog and see what the other talented designers have come up with. I hope that some of my crafty readers with take some time and post a card to the gallery so I can see your interpretation of the sketch! Thank you so much for stopping by to see what I have been up to! Have a super Sunday my friends! 🙂

Can You Case It #68

Products used:

Stamp Set: Hello Life Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold Tinsel (Ranger)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Sketch Heart and Super Heart Border (Simon Says Stamp)

Adhesives: Foam Tape and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #67 – The Mother’s Day Edition!

I can’t believe that it’s Sunday already! Slow down weekend, please! LOL! The weather here started out at 36 degrees but made it up into the high 50’s and it was sunny so that was nice! I puttered around in the Stampin’ Galley in the morning while I Skyped with Eva and made a card or two. Daniel was over at my parents so I went and spent some time with the little guy. We shared some cheese and a Hershey Kiss, shh… don’t tell mum! LOL! Around 1:00pm I had a hankering for a drive so I headed over to Scrap-A-Latte and had lunch with Angie and Renee. We had some Panera and I hung out there for a while and chatted with the peeps that were doing the crop there. Scrapbookers are hard core! Those ladies are there from 8:00am until 10:00pm!! Whoa! After, I came home and relaxed, and that was nice!

Sunday’s are Can You Case It days and I’m pleased to introduce you to my last two team members! They have been on the team for a while but I have claimed them for my own! LOL!

First up is Carolyn Lindenmayer…

Carolyn Lindenmayer

Carolyn is from Cooroy In Queensland Australia! You can visit her blog HERE.

Next is Diana Eichfeld…

Diana Eichfeld

Diana is from Bristow, VA and you can visit her blog HERE.

So there you now have met my entire Design Team! I’m very happy to get to work with so many talented people!

Now we are on to this week’s challenge, an early Mother’s day one…

CYCI #67

I got a fun new die from Simon Says Stamp and just had give it a test run! My card base is Whisper White Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Night of Navy. The background is some of the Flower Pot Designer Series Paper. I took a piece of Blushing Bride and used the Simon Says Stamp Umbrella Shaker Die to cut the window out. Some Window Sheet is adhered to the back and Foam Tape surrounds the edges. The frame and handle are also cut out with the die from Lost Lagoon and Night of Navy, they are adhered with some Multi-Purpose Glue. I filled the shaker portion with sequins and seed beads and adhered the panel to the card. Some More sequins are scattered across the card. My greeting is cut from Lost Lagoon using the Simon Says Stamp Small Love You Die and also adhered with Multi-Purpose Glue. I love that you can see the DSP through the umbrella! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Can You Case It challenge! Stop by the blog and see the rest of the projects made by the other team members and enter your card in the gallery! Thank you for your visit and have a super Sunday! 🙂

CYCI #67-JK-WM

CYCI #67 Close-WM

Products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Night of Navy and Lost Lagoon (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Window Sheet (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Umbrella Shaker and Small Love You (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Sequins and Seed Beads

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL

Tools: Big Shot

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #66 & More New Design Team Members!

Hey there! It was a beautiful day here yesterday, temps in the 70’s! I worked on some projects but did manage to get out of the house for while. I had lunch with Taylor and ran some errands with my friend Maureen. I even found some time to just sit outside and enjoy the warm weather. Like always seems to be the case around here it was just a taste, today we have temps in the 50’s and some rain later on. Before you know it the nice weather will be here to stay, can’t wait for that!

Today I have three more new members to announce for my Design Team over on the Can You Case It blog. Last week you met Michael and Andrea. This week I’m very happy to introduce you to…

First we have the crafty, clever and cute Maggie Mata!

Maggie Mata CYCI

You may recognize Maggie from my trip to Florida in January! Maggie lives in CA with her husband and youngest son. You can visit Maggie’s blog Maggie Made Cards HERE!

Next we have the very talented Tina Riddle!

Tina Riddle

Tina live in Manchester, TN with her husband Jeff. You can visit Tina’s blog Tina’s Crop Shop HERE!

Finally we have the extremely skilled Holly Stene!

Holly Stene

Holly lives in Hope Valley, RI with her husband Shawn and her three boys. You can visit Holly’s blog Holly’s Hobbies HERE!

Next week I’ll re-introduce you to the remaining three Design Team Members. Don’t forget to stop by their blogs!

Now on to this week’s Designer’s Choice challenge…

CYCI #66

Yes, that’s right, it’s an anything goes week over on the Can You Case It blog! I decided that it was time to use more than just the greeting in the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set! The base for my card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. My background is a piece of Kraft Card Stock that I heat embossed with the Hardwood Background Stamp in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It’s adhered to the card with SNAIL and Fun Foam. The three envelopes and the greeting are from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped the envelopes in Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand. They are cut out with my Paper Snips and adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My tag is a piece of Very Vanilla and the top is punched with the Angled Tag Topper Punch. The greeting is stamped in Soft Sky. I adhered some DMC Gold Metallic Thread behind the tag which is adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Three hearts punched with the Confetti Heart Border Punch from Blushing Bride and three from Gold Foil Sheet are adhered to the tag and the envelopes with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals.I love the soft colors with the cool woodgrain embossed Kraft! I think this would make a great thank you card! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Designer’s Choice challenge from Can You Case It as well as meeting the new members to my Design Team! Thank you so much for stopping by and have yourself an awesome Sunday! 🙂

CYCI #66 DC-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer and Hardwood Background Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Kraft and Blushing Bride (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Punches: Angled Tag Topper and Confetti Hearts Border (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Gold Metallic Thread (DMC)

Adhesive: Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Heat Tool and Fun Foam

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

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Can You Case It #65 and New Team Members!

Happy Sunday peeps! I had a busy but nice day yesterday. I made some cards in the morning and then ran over to Scrap-A-Latte to drop off my cards for the class on Friday! The best part was the ride, I had the top down in the car! Oh how I have missed the convertible! When I got home my friend Sue stopped by and we played with Etsy for a little while setting up my store. People have been asking me if I sell my cards so I thought that it was about time to see what I can do about that! I will begin adding things to it and hopefully in a few weeks it will be filled and ready to go!

Today I’m announcing part of my Design Team over on the Can You Case It blog! My friend Eva asked me a while ago if I would like to co-manage a the Can You Case It blog with her and choose a team. We will alternate teams every other week. I think that it will be lots of fun! So it is with great pleasure today that I announce the first two new Design Team members…

First up we have the very talented and versatile Michael Trent!

Michael Trent CYCI

Michael is originally from Hicksville, NY (not too far from me!) and currently live in Cosmopolis, Brasil (pretty far from me!). You can visit Michael’s blog, World of Michael Trent, HERE.

Next up is the cleverly crafty Andrea Tracy-Tucker!

Andrea Tucker CYCI

Andrea currently lives in Wray, Colorado with her family and horses! I’m very happy to call her my friend! You can visit Andrea’s blog, One Stampin’ Mother Tucker, HERE.

So there are the first two new Design Team members for my team over on Can You Case It! Show them some love by leaving them a comment on their blog posts for today’s challenge!

Speaking of today’s challenge it’s a Clean & Quick one…

CYCI #65

I was a little worried when I saw this, I don’t think that I have ever made a card in 10 minutes! I definitely planned out what I was going to do before I got started! My card base is a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles to cut out a piece of Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. The main panel is a piece of Smoky Slate and is cut out with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles, I also cut out a piece of Whisper White. Using my MISTI Tool (loving it by the way!) I stamped the image with the greeting from the Adventure Awaits Photopolymer Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black on both the Smoky Slate and Whisper White. The Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Jets Craft Die is used to cut out the sentiment from the Whisper White panel and is then adhered over the Smoky Slate panel with Foam Tape. I then adhered a piece of Fun Foam between the panel and the card to give it a little more dimension. I love the look of the spotlight die cut plane over the greeting. I think this would be a perfect card for someone going off to college, changing careers or facing a big decision! I hope that you enjoy my Clean and Quick card for this week’s Can You Case It challenge! Don’t forget to visit the blog to see what our newest Design Team members have done and of course the rest of the Design Team too! Feeling inspired? Make a card to enter in the gallery and you could be one of our picks for the week! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I’m always glad that you do! Have a sensational Sunday! 🙂

CYCI #65-JK-WM

CYCI #65 Straight-WM

CYCI #65 Angle-WM

Products Used:

Stamp Set: Adventure Awaits Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Card Stock: Whisper White and Smoky Slate (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Large and Small Stitched Rectangles (Lawn Fawn) and Jumbo Jets Craft Die (Simon Says Stamp)

Adhesive: Foam Tape (3M) and SNAIL (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools: Big Shot and MISTI Tool

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT

Can You Case It #64

Happy Easter! I will be going to my Parent’s today for dinner. My brother, Erika and Daniel along with Taylor will be there. It’s also Taylor’s birthday today!! Happy Birthday Taylor!! I will post her card tomorrow! Yesterday I had a very productive day craft wise. I got a bunch of projects finished and will finish the rest of them today. The only other thing that I did yesterday was went to lunch with Taylor. We ate fresh! LOL! I did speak with Andrea and Michael for a bit. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday!

In the sprit of the holiday I wanted to share with you what my friend Brian did to the walkway up to the front door to his house…

Brian Easter Path

Now that’s pretty cool! I think that he told Izzy and Savannah that it was so the Easter Bunny would be able to find the house quicker! LOL!

As promised here are my cards from the February class at Scrap-A-Latte. The featured company was Mama Elephant!

SAL ME Card 4-WM

SAL ME Card 3-WM

SAL ME Card 2-WM

SAL ME Card 1-WM

Today I’m over on the Can You Case It blog for our color challenge…

CYCI #64

I have a funny story about the card. I am a big fan of Dies By Dave over on Etsy. I love his dies and have a few and plan to get more. Andrea and I both got our rose dies yesterday, it’s the die that cuts out something similar to the panels that are included in the Artisan Embellishment Kit. We were on Skype yesterday and both made our cards using the die. My card begins with a base of Whisper White Card Stock and I adhered a piece of the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum to the front. Next up is a panel of Pistachio Pudding stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp in Pistachio Pudding. I adhered it slightly askew on top of the vellum. For my top layer I die cut some Basic Black with the Rose Die and then used some Ultra Thick Embossing Powder to give it the “licorice” look. It’s adhered to a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe. My greeting and butterfly are both from the Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum. I wrapped the sentiment around the rose panel and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. the butterfly is punched out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and also adhered with a piece of Stampin’ Dimensional. I love that rose plate die and can see using it in many projects! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Can You Case It color challenge. Now head on over to the blog and check out what the rest of the design team has done and make a project of your own to share in the gallery! Thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to come and visit! Again, Happy Easter everyone! 🙂

CYCI #64-JK-WM

CYCI #64 Close-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics Photopolymer and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold

Card Stock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Basic Black

Specialty Paper: Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum

Punch: Bitty Butterfly

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Dies By Dave Rose Plate Die and Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Powder

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Current Promotions:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Click HERE for a PDF of the flyer.

It’s here! The 2015 Occasions Catalog is ready for you to place your order! It’s packed with fun trendy products and quick kits! Click on the image in the sidebar and place your order today!

Need some cards quicky? Stampin’ Up! has a brand new kit that allows you to create 20 cards, all you need is some adhesive and you’re all set. Click here for the Everyday Occasion Card Kit!

Make your own stamp! New Undefined stamp carving kit. Available now! Click here for the PDF.

Check out all of the Photopolymer Stamp Sets! The newest set is Lovely Amazing You. It’s a completely clear stamping option you are going to love!

Piglet MAT