Sending Happy Thoughts - Tag Game

Have you ever played a tag game?  Sure, we all did as kids!  But what about an adult version for card makers?  Now I'm talkin' right!!!  That's exactly what we did at the end of last week over at StampNation

Ally adds so many fun things to our community.  She's always chatting and stirring up conversation, whether it's about what your working on or what you plan to do over the weekend.  When I saw her Card Tag Game posted I got really excited, what a neat idea.  This is how it works...

All of the participants were assigned to a team randomly.  The first person on each team received a link to a card in the StampNation Gallery.   That person had 48 hours to create a card that CASEs the linked/photograph of the card they are assigned.  Once that person had CASEd that card, they emailed a photo of their completed card  to Ally and she passed it along to the next person in line on their team via email.  It continues on down each list of participants on their team.

What you wind up with at the end of the game is a CASE of a CASE of a get the idea.

The card above was my submission to the game.  Since I had Pretty Peonies out from my Throwback Thursday projects, I decided to use it again (I love that set!).  I pulled the colors and use of a die cut as a focal point from the card I was given to CASE.  This is one of my favorite colors combos.  I don't use it much during the Winter season, so it was fun to use them on my card.

We do so many fun things like this at StampNation.  If you haven't joined yet, you should!

Stamps:  Pretty Peonies, Strictly Sentiments 2 (WPlus9 Design Studio)
Ink:  Aqua Mist (PTI) Real Red, Old Olive (SU) Cranberry Crush, Ocean Drive(WPlus9)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU) Aqua Mist (PTI)
Accessories:  Pretty Peonies Die (WPlus9) Anytime Tags Die Set 2 (Lil' Inker Designs) 4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

WPlus9 Throwback Thursday

I have a new monthly feature over at the WPlus9 Design blog.

Here's a peek at my first Throwback Thursday post...

I hope to see you there.

CAS Birthday App - Update Available

When Doug and I started our App journey together last Summer, we set a goal of 4 apps by the end of 2014.  We made it half way to our goal.  With Doug teaching a new AP level course, his free time is limited and his hobby of programming was put on the back burner.  Let's face it, without him, there's no app.

Our CAS Birthday App has really taken off, so we decided over the Christmas break to work on an update for that one.  We had it ALMOST perfectly timed to launch at the same time as StampNation's 4th Birthday Bash, but missed it by a couple of days.

The update includes two new cards, supplies and step-by-step instructions, as well as a couple other changes that make the app even more user friendly.  Here's a little peek:

If you have the CAS Birthday App, make sure you update for new projects.

If you haven't gotten our FREE app yet, click here to download now from the app store!

***There is a glitch on the iPad version.  The Project Preview on the Faux Shaker is not correct. 
You can see the full card by scrolling to the bottom of the Faux Shaker Project Steps. 
We are putting in another update, it should be fixed in a week or so!
Sorry for the inconvenience.

*At this time, the App is only available for iPhone and iPad users.  My husband is a self-taught programmer, it's his hobby and something he does for fun.   We are a 100% Apple family, which is how he is able to build Apps and test them on Apple products. Perhaps it is something he will do in the future, but not at this time.  Sorry :(

Mama Mo Stamps Facebook Page

Did you know that I have a Facebook page?

I share a lot of what's going on on my blog there, 
but I share other things too like who I'm sharing my stamp table with...

One of my goals for 2015 is to keep my Facebook page more active!

I'm planning to share MORE and do some FB exclusives.

What do you want to see?

If you haven't liked the Mama Mo Stamps page yet, click here.

See you over there!

Four Silly Penguins

We are still celebrating StampNation's 4th birthday.
Our challenge today is to use four of something.
I used four penguins from the Penguin Fun set by Clearly Whimsy to make a fun birthday card!
Here's a peek...

Want to get in on the fun?

Distress Marker Technique with Simon Says Stamp

*This is my second post today.
Please scroll down for my Lil' Inker Designs release post.

We are still partying in celebration of StampNation's 4th birthday celebration.  I'm "off" again today over there, but I decided to make a card for our challenge to share with you here. Today I'm using products from our Sponsor Simon Says Stamp

I made this video for the members at StampNation, but I decided to share it here.  Sometimes it's easier to watch a technique being done, rather than reading about it.



Stamps: Warm Wishes, It's Your Birthday (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Distress Watercolor Paper (Ranger) Wisteria Wonder (SU)
Accessories: Stitched Party Banners (Lawn Fawn/SSS) Tuxedo Black (Timeless Twine) 4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Day 3

It's the last day of the Lil' Inker Design Team Blog Hops.  If you haven't checked out the new release make sure you do so, everything is available now in the Lil' Inker Store

You should have arrived here from Lisa Henke's Blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

I have two more projects to share with you today.  My first card is a CAS OLC with a little bling featuring...

I love these little banners.  The set comes with two banners, one stitched and the other unstitched.  I went with a gradient look and added sequin confetti to give this card a party feel.

My last card for this release uses the Quilted Swirl die.

This paper is a bit louder than I'd usually use, but I just love it!  I ran this through with the Quilted Swirl die and it really looks like a quilt!  LOOK!

I like to pair up new products with old ones so you can see ways that they can be used with things you may already have in your stash!  Here I used Spot On and the Stitched Butterflies.

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Sarah Jay, so head over to her blog because you know she'll have something AMAZING to show you.  Make sure to leave comments along the way too, because Laura is giving away 3 - $15 Store Credits!

I hope you've enjoyed my release projects!  I'm excited to start seeing some of these products popping up around blog land!