Rock & Rock Rainbow Butterflies

I'm guest blogging over at Catherine's blog today with a Rock & Roll Rainbow of butterflies.
I had a blast making this card!

Off the Edge

Do you ever forget about a technique or get so focused on one product or style that you kind of get "stuck" there?  That's what happened to me.  I've been stamping a lot lately, just stamping, no techniques, just straight stamping.  Which is completely fine, but all of a sudden I got the urge to sponge and use stencils, so that's exactly what I've done on this card.  Not only did I sponge using a stencil but I also sponged the card base!  This is such a happy card, I can't wait to stick it in the mail!

I'm playing along in the CAS-ual Friday "Off the Edge" challenge.  I love have elements go off the edge of my cards.  It's a great way to add movement and flow to a design!  Here my sentiment is off the edge of my stamped & stenciled panel and some of the images are off the edge as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you like sponging and stencils, come by again in a few days.  I have more cards to share with you!

Rosie Posie

It seems to be feast or famine around my blog lately, but the good news is that this week will be a feast ;)  I have a lot to share with you, I'm excited about that.  I spend a ton of time creating this past weekend.  Mostly I was just messing around without anything special in mind.  I pulled out tools and supplies that I haven't used for a while and made a stack of cards, then I stumbled upon the PTI 10th anniversary challenges...I just had to pull out my all-time favorite floral stamp set, Rosie Posie, and play along!

You all know I love floral stamp sets, I likely sound like a broken record by now.  I especially love florals that have multiple steps.  Rosie Posie was the first of its kind.  I remember clearly the first time I inked Step 2.  I was at a StampNation LIVE event in Raleigh, NC.  I had been up and stamping for hours, while most people were just getting their breakfast.  I ran around showing everyone how amazing the stamped image was.  {Kristie, remember?}  Years later and I'm still smitten with this set!  Many stamp sets sets have come and gone from my stash, Rosie Posie has a permanent home here.

What's your all-time favorite stamp set??  Leave me a comment, I'm looking to add to my collection ;)

A New Christmas Card Challenge

We have a new bimonthly Christmas card challenge going on over at StampNation!

I'm super excited about this new feature and I'm determined to reach my goal of 60 Christmas cards by the end of November.  I figured out that if I make KISS cards in groups of four and participate in each challenge until November I'll have exceeded my goal!  WOOT!

Here's a peek at my cards for this weeks challenge.

I'd love to have you join in the fun, BUT you have to be a member to play along!

CASEd KISS Card & SN Challenge

I'm on a mission to build up my card stash.  It seems to be dwindling in the categories I use most:  birthday and thank you.  My friend Catherine has a knack for KISS cards (Keep It Simple Stamper) so I went to her website for inspiration.  I came across this card and knew I had to CASE it.  I love all of that white space with the pops of color. 

I stuck really close to Catherine's design because it is CAS perfection!  I used score lines rather than the black lines.  I also rounded the bottom corners and added some black & white twine.

KISS Cards are my new obsession, I just can't stop making sets of KISS cards!  We also have a KISS Card challenge going on this week at StampNation.  Here's a peek at my card design.

I'd love to have you join in the fun, BUT you have to be a member to play along!