Pretty Modern Petals

Hello there, today's card features the newly released CAS-ual Fridays products:  Modern Petals & So Pretty.  I just love building my own backgrounds that I can use as a focal point, like I did here or to coordinate with images on my card...who needs patterned paper when you can make your own, right?!

I had so much fun stamping that I made two cards.  These cards are perfect for anyone and great to keep on hand.  You can make them quickly and easily, they are even mass producible!  

The designs on these cards are basically the same.  I couldn't decide if I wanted a split in the background or just to end stamping and leave a wide space at the bottom, so I did both :)

If you'd like to get your hands on these products, head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays store and use the code:  mamamo2017 to get 15% off.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Plaid Holiday Mittens for StampNation

With the help of our new bimonthly Christmas Card Challenge over at StampNation,
I'm chugging along toward my goal of 60 cards this year.  I'm at 17 completed in April, not too shabby!

A new challenge just went up, here's a peek at my cards...

Along with playing in these challenges, I've been making sets of four for some!
I loved this card so much I had to make a few :)

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


Hi all!  Happy Tuesday.  I'm popping in quickly today to share a card that I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #218.

I looked at this sketch for a few days and nothing was coming to me.  I wanted to do something fun and different with it.  Then the lightbulb went off...cut the top with a border die and place over a watercolored panel.  It's been ages since I did any kind of watercoloring.  I stamped and heat embossed the Curtis Background stamp on watercolor paper.  Then I pressed my distress inks (listed below) onto a craft mat and sprayed with water.  I wet the paper just a bit with a paint brush and then dropped in the ink.  Once my watercolored piece was dry, I added it to a white card base.  Then I adhered the die cut white panels with foam tape.  Easy Peasy!

I finished off the card by die cutting the newly released Spot On Sentiments:  Congrats die, from black and white card stock.  I layered them and added it across the bottom of the card, like the banner in the sketch.  Gosh, love this die!!!  Swoon...

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope your week is off to a great start!

Spring Fling Blog Hop!

Who is ready for new Catherine Pooler ink???  Me, me, me!  Seriously, it's the best ink out there.  If you haven't gotten your hands on some, what on earth have you been waiting for?  This ink is a game changer!!!  Along with 8 new ink colors there are also 3 new die sets and 3 new stamp sets releasing.

Before you go though, I have two projects to share using some of the new products.   Up first... Here's a peek at some of the new colors; Melon Ice, Garden Party, Mint to Be (my fave!) and Sweet Sixteen, plus Simply Stated, Spot On Sentiments and Circle Dies.

The newly released ink colors are perfect for all of your Spring and Summer projects.  They are pastel, yet saturated and just plain gorgeous!

To make my card, I started with a 4 x 5 1/4 inch piece of white card stock.  I used the circle die to create a mask and then stamped the small floral images included in Simply Stated in little clusters of three.  Once the circle was filled, I sponged along the edges with Mint to Be ink and removed the mask. Then I used another circle mask, one size bigger, and covered my inking. Then I heat embossed the Peppermint Stripe Background in white.  I was looking to add a subtle detail and this worked out just perfectly!  I think the rest of the card is pretty straight forward.

My next card uses the new ink colors Melon Ice, Mint To Be and It's a Boy.  It also uses Beautiful You and the Modern Damask Background stamp.

I had a blast making this card, though my original idea looked absolutely nothing like this, the creative process was fun!  I started by inking up and then stamping the Modern Damask Background on white card stock, then I sponged with coordinating ink.   The flowers were also stamped and sponged, a great way for a non-colorer like myself to add color to a line art image!  I assembled the card to create a faux shaker and I'm smitten with the end result.

That's all I have for you today.  It's time to start hopping along now!  Make sure that you leave comments along the way.  

Miss Catherine is giving away 3 sets of ink (or an equivalent gift certificate if already purchased).  Comments close on Monday, April 24th at noon EST.

Good luck and happy hopping!

Maureen - YOU ARE HERE!

Happy Mother's Day Card

Beautiful You Card