Friday, June 29, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #59 - Seeing Circles

Happy Friday everyone! Time for another challenge with CAS-ual Fridays this week and the challenge is all about circles, 2 circles to be exact!


We want to see your CAS projects that have just two circles on it. 
Our sponsor this week is The Twinery and they were so nice to send the Girl Fridays some yummy twine to play with! Be sure to check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see what the fab prize is this week


For my card this week, the first thing that popped into my head when I thought of two circles was a venn diagram, so I made one on my card using twine.


I glued two pieces if twine in "as close as I could get" circle forms and then wrote "me" and "you" in the circles and topped it off with a stamped heart in the overlapped section. Super simple! My daughter just finished doing venn diagrams in math, so I thought it was pretty cool to use the idea on a card...my daughter didn't have the same opinion lol.
We'd love to see your take on this two circle challenge, so be sure to stop by and play along and check out the other great inspiration from the Girl Fridays!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Julie

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Summer CAS card with Market Street Stamps

Hello crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a simple, summer color themed card over at Market Street Stamps that uses the two stamp sets Vintage Music and Riding By.


I colored each staff line with a bright color using markers and stamped it on white. For the sentiment, i just stamped in black, cut out and ribbon punch holed the two sides and then topped it off with some white organza ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

Friday, June 22, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #58 - Pink, pink, pink!

Back again this week for another CAS-ual Fridays challenge! Last week we played with vellum and acetate and there were loads of fabulous ideas :) Check out your challenge for this week, it's all about PINK!


Our sponsor this week is Ribbon Carousel and wowee do they have tons of fabulous ribbons, check it out! Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see what fabulous prize you could win :)



This week I decided to break out a new stamp set I got with a pretty color called Melon Mambo.


I stamped the leaf image on plastic and then pressed it onto the paper for a lighter effect. The flower was stamped separately, cut out and then adhered to the card base using foam mounts. Stamped the sentiment underneath and then drew a border around the edge using the same color ink as the flower.
The Girl Fridays can't wait to the the pretty pink gallery, so come on over and play with us this week! There's lots of inspiration to get your mojo going :) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Julie






Friday, June 15, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #57 - Can you see clearly?

Welcome back to another fun-filled challenge Friday with CAS-ual Fridays! So many fabulous ideas in the gallery last week featuring spots and dots! This week's challenge is all about seeing through...


The Girl Fridays want to see your CAS projects that feature acetate or vellum!
Our sponsor this week is our very own Girl Friday Karolyn Loncon, so be sure to stop by the blog to see what you could win!

For my card this week a dug out some acetate cards that I've had for a couple of years and after wasting 4 of them as I tried to stamp my image with Staz On ink (stamps slide nice and easy on acetate if you're not careful). So 4 cards later and in some desperate need of fresh air after working with the Staz On so long, I finally got an image!


Another thing I learned was don't color Staz On images with copics ( I had forgotten this), you'll end up with a mess! I colored the images on the back side and then added the circle with stamped sentiment on the inside. 

The Girl Fridays would love for you to play along this week, so come stop by the breakroom and check it out!

Have a great weekend and happy stamping!
Julie

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Market Street Stamps June Paint the Town Challenge

Ready for another great color challenge with Market Street Stamps?
Check out this month's retro Paint the Town Challenge inspiration board!


These colors look so fabulous together and I wanted them to be the main focus of my card, so I went with a simple geometric design stamped with the Hounds tooth pattern and a simple sentiment from Simple Salutations.


We'd love to have you play along this month! Be sure to check out the Market Street Stamps blog for more inspiration from the design team!

Have a great day and happy stamping :) 
Julie


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Market Street Stamps Block Party


The June release is here and it's time to have a par-tay! Link up your projects featuring Market Street Stamps and you could win some stamping goodies or have a chance at guest designing with the MSS design team!

I saved the Woodland set for my card and I am toad-lly diggin' the toadstools in this set. I went with clean and simple and used a masking technique to cluster my little group of woodland goodies in the corner with the sentiment and doodled a line across the bottom.


Hope you're having a great crafty weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Julie

Friday, June 8, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #55 - Seeing spots?

What a fun, blingy gallery last week! This week at CAS-ual Fridays we're going to shift gears and trade those sparkles for spots and dots!


We want to see your CAS projects that feature either Spots or Dots!
Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Denami Design who generously gave the Girl Fridays an image and sentiment to play with. Be sure to stop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see what you could win :) 


I received a sweet little chick with a butterfly net and a thinking of you sentiment. I went with a sponged spot effect along the bottom of the card by sponging ink inside small punched out circles.

The Girl Fridays can't wait to see what design ideas you come up with for this theme. So come on over and play!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Julie

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Market Street Stamps June Release Day 3


It's the last day of sneak peeks before the big reveal tomorrow! Today we're showing you the stamps Imagine and Fish by Kim Geiser. I made a card using imagine and it's the perfect image for coloring, but my coloring skills are lacking a bit so I went with colored cardstock instead :)


I stamped the image 3 times on three different colors and pieced them together in one big panel. The love sentiment is from the Foodie Doodles stamp set.

Hop on over to the Market Street Stamps blog for a peek at the other projects featuring today's stamps and be sure to check back there tomorrow for the BIG reveal!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Julie

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Market Street Stamps June Release Day 2


Back again with another sneak peek at two more fab stamp sets from Kim Geiser!
Today we're featuring Woodland, Grow and Life is Beautiful.
The card I have today combines Grow and Life is Beautiful and it's a riot of colours!


I used clear embossing powder for the image and then drug the paper across a spectrum pad and then wiped off the excess ink from the embossed areas. Loved the effect it created!
To see some more fabulous sneak peeks, check out the Market Street Stamps blog!
Be sure to stop back tomorrow night, same time for the last sneak peek before the big REVEAL day!
Julie

Monday, June 4, 2012

Market Street Stamps Sneak Peek Day 1


YAY!!! It's finally here! The June release sneak peeks with Market Street Stamps has officially arrived. This month we're showcasing stamp sets illustrated by the very talented mixed media artist Kim Geiser.

I have two cards to share with you today featuring Foodies & Doodles and Love.

In keeping with my CAS style I made a simple card showcasing these sweet friends in their own squares. I was thinking Brady Bunch or Celebrity Squares when I was making this card. Aren't these guys absolutely ADORABLE?!

The next card features the stamp set Love and what great images in this set!

I stamped the images, colored them in using reds and a hint of other colors, but wanted to keep the color scheme mostly to black, white and red. Each image was cut out and then popped up off the card base using foam mounts.
Be sure to stop by the Market Street Stamps blog to see all the other fabulous sneak peeks from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow night same time for another sneak peek!
Julie

Friday, June 1, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #55 - Bling it up!

I can't believe it's the first day of June already, time sure does fly! Loved all the masculine cards in the gallery last week, I now have some pretty good ideas for father's day :) This week the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays is bright and blingy!


We want to see your CAS projects this week that sparkle and shine! Whether it be rhinestones, glitter or even stickles. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, so be sure to jump on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see what you could win and remember this is also guest designer challenge week :)



Much to my daughter's dismay, I dug out my glitter for this week's challenge. A good portion of the glitter landed on the floor in my art room and she unknowingly walked through it in her bare feet until I pointed it out to her (hehe) She's the only girl I know that has a serious aversion to all things glitter :) For my card I wanted most of the glitter to stay put, so I dug out some simple two sided tape and made a linear, glittery pattern and topped it off with a simple sentiment.


I'm looking forward to seeing all the bling in the gallery this week!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Julie













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