Posts tagged ‘CAS On Sunday’

October 30, 2014

Paper craft project no. 291: Tears of joy one layer card

2014-10-30 OLC Tears of Joy TO Reminder Card

Quickie post for today, friends! I’ve been nursing a nasty cold for close to a week now and have started to feel a bit better. I’m hoping to finally catch up on things today and tomorrow — my to-do list is a mile long but I think I’ll be thrilled if I could cross off at least 5 things there today. Wish me luck! :o)

My one layer card today is to remind you that there’s a week left to join us at Time Out Challenges! We’re doing an Inspired by Words challenge — “Birds of a feather flock together.” So for my card, I took a feather stencil (TCW) and sponged Memento grape jelly over it and simply stamped one of the new inspirational quotes stamps from the Typografia by STAMPlorations. The card didn’t need any embellishments, I don’t think, and it’s one of those cards you can put on stand-by and send to someone who may need some encouraging.

I’m linking up my card to these fun challenges: CAS on Sunday #45 – One Layer Wonder; 4 Crafty Chicks – Crazy Egg (Anything Goes); and Deep Ocean Challenge #89 – Just One Layer.

Thanks for stopping by!



September 3, 2014

Paper craft project no. 255: Cherish you one layer card

Hello! I’m here to share a one layer card I made. Late last week, I replenished my card stock supply. Because it was a long holiday weekend, I didn’t get my order until Tuesday. The wait was worth it, though, as I was  pretty pleased with what I got: a ream of 100# (270 gsm) premium heavy classic white card stock, my second favorite card base to use (my top favorite is the 140-lb cold press watercolor paper by Canson); a pack of 165# (660 gsm) double thick card stock (wowza, I am in love with this one — it is really, really, REALLY thick — and so perfect for some mixed media projects I’ve got planned); and a pack of 120# (480 gsm) recycled taupe brown fiber card stock (this card stock is super thick as well and super smooth to the touch!).

I took the taupe brown fiber card stock for a test drive last night and oh boy, did I fall in love with this card stock hard! Inks stamped like a dream. For my card, I stamped and masked the sunflower from the Bloom Sketches set in VersaMagic cloud white chalk ink. (It’s my favorite stamp right now, as I’ve used it so many times in the last couple of weeks alone — here, here, here, here, and here.) I stamped the bold sentiment (from the Boxed Blooms & Bold Sentiments set) in jet black archival ink. I debated whether to add some bling on the card, but decided to keep it simple by adding a border around using my Faber-Castell white PITT artist pen. And the card is done — took less than 10 minutes to make!

Anyway, I made the card as a reminder project for our current challenge at Time Out. There is still about a week left to join us! We’re having an “Inspired by Words” challenge: “If music be the food of love, play on.” [Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night] All you gotta do is create something inspired by that line. Doesn’t have to be the entire line. For my card, I took my cue from the word, “love”, and created this card that fits many occasions: anniversary, wedding, friendship.

Linking up my card to these 5 fun challenges: CAS on Sunday #41 – Black & White with One Color of Your Choice (my other color is taupe brown);  CASology #111 – Under (I masked my blooms so some of them are underneath the other blooms; then the blooms are under my bold sentiment and border; then my simple border looks like it’s under the sentiment); Stampavie and More #218 – CAS;  Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Stamptember Stamp-It Challenge (use rubber or clear stamps; no digis); and Simon Says Monday Challenge – Boldly Go Into Stamptember (use bright ink; a large stamp, or be bold in your stamping — I used a large flower stamp and bold sentiments).

Thanks for stopping by!


August 8, 2014

Paper craft project no. 236: Here for you

2014-08-08 Here for you

We’ve got a new theme for August at the STAMPlorations blog. This month, we’d love to see projects with stamping and die cuts. Any kind of die cut will do — tags, shapes, die cut stickers… We’re so happy to welcome the fabulous Karen Dunbrook of Snippets as our guest designer. Check out the gorgeous card she created for our challenge, as well as the awesome creations of the STAMPlorations girls…they’re all incredibly creative and I’m sure glad they’re on my team! Come play with us and share your projects and win your choice of stamp set (or two) from the shop :o)

For my card, I went clean and graphic and created an almost one layer card. I used a couple of stamps from the upcoming Bloom Sketches set (available starting August 15 now; see it here). I stamped the daisy several times using masking then colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I added an adhesive die cut chipboard butterfly from K&Company and the card is done!

I’d like to enter my card to these fun challenges: CAS on Sunday #39 – Butterfly; Addicted to Stamps & More #107 – Make Your Mark; Butterfly Challenge #12 – Summertime Butterflies, and Crafty Creations #269 – Flower Power.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


July 10, 2014

Paper craft no. 221: Celebrate the good times one layer card

2014-07-09  OLC Celebrate the good times

I’m back with one more card before I call it a night. This one’s a one layer CAS card. Fairly straightforward card to make: I stamped the artsy brush stroke in various Memento inks and the sentiment in black and the card is done. It works as a birthday card and even as a congratulatory card…or it can be given to anyone who’s got reason to celebrate something.

My card was inspired by a couple of challenges: CAS on Sunday #37 – One Layer Wonder and Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge – Birthday Bash (I used bright, happy colors).

Lights out for me. Thanks so much for stopping by!



June 30, 2014

{STAMPlorations blog hop} Happy birthday one layer card

It’s Day 5 of the STAMPlorations birthday blog hop! If you haven’t yet, check out the cards that the STAMPlorations design team and 5 awesome guest designers made. If you comment on each of the stops on the hop, you could win a stamp set…or the entire July release (6 stamp sets).

Continuing with my celebration-themed one layer cards…this time I stamped the wonky cake and birthday sentiment, and instead of coloring the cake, I spattered the card with yellow and blue Inktense blocks. [Tip: Using a wet fan brush, flick on the Inktense block starting from the outside of your card and move in slowly. You’ll get smaller spatters that way instead of big blobs.]

Hope you enjoyed this extra project I made for the hop! I’m offering the Subway Art Builders: Create stamp set as a prize to one lucky crafter who leaves a comment on my blog hop post, which you’ll find HERE. You will also find links to all the designers participating in the hop there to make blog-hopping easy for you. But in case you get lost along the way, all you need to do is go back to the STAMPlorations blog hop post.

I’m entering my card to CAS on Sunday #36 – Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by!


May 18, 2014

Paper craft project no. 187: Happy birthday

2014-05-16 Happy birthday Dad

May is one busy month around here in terms of special occasions! A little over a week ago, my sister and nephew (her youngest son) celebrated their birthdays. Last week, my mother-in-law and father-in-law had their birthdays as well, and last Friday, we started a virtual birthday party for Sandie. Friday was also my brother and his wife’s 2nd wedding anniversary. This week, DH and I will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and a week after that, it’s his birthday! And while I’m at it, I recently had one of my babies turn 14…well, not really a kid, but a domain name — haha! It isn’t my oldest domain name (the oldest turned 16 last March), but it certainly is one of my most popular and profitable domains. (There was a time when I owned over 125 of them — yes, 125+ domain names! Now I am down to just about 50 or so.)

Anyway, this card is a re-make of the card I made for my father-in-law. He’s already got the card I made for him and I didn’t take a photo, but since it was a simple card, I simply made another one. (I can’t give this card to DH on his birthday because he saw me making it! I gotta come up with something new for him and be sneaky about it. Lately, he’s taken an interest in my card-making and has been watching me make cards.) I used stamps from My Mind’s Eye (an NBUS) and the sentiment is from the new STAMPlorations release, SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy. I used just two colors: Memento Teal Zeal and Tuxedo Black. I based the layout of the card on the current sketch for CAS on Sunday #33.

I’m hooking up my one layer masculine card to the following fun challenges: Seize the Birthday – Anything GoesCAS on Sunday #33; A Creative Romance – One for the Boys; and Suzy Bee’s Bloomin’ Challenge #29 – Clean and Simple.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’re having a great weekend!


March 19, 2014

Paper craft project no. 160: Mother, a shoulder to cry on

2014-03-19 OLC Mother a shoulder to cry on
I finally got some crafting time this week! I finished my part of our taxes and now DH is working on finishing the rest. (He was gracious enough to let me spend a couple of hours at my craft table before I call it a day.) Here’s one of the cards I managed to create — I was able to combine a few fun challenges: Dynamic Duos #94 – Black Tie Week (Black and Mustard Yellow); CAS(E) This Sketch #68; Less Is More #163 – Masking or Stenciling (I went with masking); and CAS on Sunday #29 – One Layer Wonder.

To create this one layer card, I first punched a 2″ circle from a post-it note and used it to mask an area where the sentiment is. Then I lightly sponged dark yellow ink around the mask. I inked a collage clear stamp (Kaisercraft) with black ink and stamped. Next, I inked up a chevron stamp (STAMPlorations) and stamped beneath the mask (I used scrap paper as well to partially mask the side of the other image. Then it was time to remove the circle mask. I lightly stamped a butterfly in the center before stamping my mom sentiment. I finished the card by affixing 3 pearls and rounding the bottom right corner of the card.

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I think I will call it a day, and see if I can get at least 8 hours of sleep! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope your week’s smoothly sailing by!


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