{CASE}ing Genius

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Happy Sunday!
I hope everyone had a wonderful {long} weekend.  I just wanted to pop in and tell you that there are some fun things happening tomorrow.  First of all, the WPlus9 December 2014 Release starts!  We will be sharing product reveals, inspiration projects, and there's usually a giveaway or two ;)  You don't want to miss that.
Secondly, Kelly is featuring me on her blog tomorrow.  A little interview, some projects, and Kelly will be CASEing me! I can't wait to see what she makes!  I'm very flattered, especially since I have been a fan of Kelly's genius for awhile now.  You can often find her in my weekly Friday Inspiration File.
Here are a few of her recent cards that caught my eye!

Check out her past interviews here and stop by Kelly's blog tomorrow for mine ;)
See you tomorrow for Day 1 of the WPlus9 Release!

12 Kits Of Occasions {November 2014}

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Today we're sharing the November edition
of the 12 Kits Of OccasionsThis month's kit was put together for us by Kim.  Kim put together a kit that had a great mix of traditional/sophisticated images and cute/whimsical images.  Something for everyone!


Thanks so much for stopping by.  Check out the 12 Kits blog for pictures and links from each member or hop along with the link list below!

Full Supply List

Supplies used not included in the kit:
Stamps: WP9 Winter Woodland, Merriest Wishes
Ink: PTI New Leaf, Pure Poppy, Versafine Onyx, Distress Ink
Dies: WP9 Landscape Borders, WP9 Snowflake Trio, PTI Tag
Other: Copics, Pom Pom, Gel Pen, Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Spray

Wicked Cool!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hi! Just popping to share a quick little card I made for my husband this afternoon. He deserves it!  I'm working on a few special projects, but couldn't resist pulling out these Freezy Fellas and making something just for fun!
Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Sunday!

Cardstock: Recollections White 110 lb.
Stamps: Paper Smooches Freezy Fellas
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Dies: Paper Smooches Stitched Frames
Other: Copics, White Pen

Reindeer Sweater

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Good Morning
It's been so chilly here I've been pulling out all my thick, warm sweaters. I don't have a sweater quite like this, but I'd totally wear one even though Ryan called this an "ugly sweater."  Monday it's supposed to be 70 though!
I stamped several images from Fair Isle Backgrounds in Cranberry Crush ink.  It's such a beautiful holiday color, a nice alternative to bright red.  I die cut one of the stags, from the Stag Trio Die Set, twice.  I flipped one over to get a mirror image.  I added a simple Simon Says Stamp banner and sentiment to finish it off.

I have another version using a different stag that I shared on Instagram last night. Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by! 

Cardstock: WP9 Cranberry Crush, White
Stamps: WP9 Fair Isle, SSS All Occasion Sentiments
Ink: WP9 Cranberry Crush
Dies: WP9 Stag Trio, SSS Tilted Banners

Friday Inspiration File {#194}

Friday, November 21, 2014

It's Friday....time for another Friday Inspiration File update.  This week I added a few beautiful holiday projects from my favorite stops.  They are labeled week #194.  Beautiful techniques used on these cards, such as stenciling and masking, so take a closer look! 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Good Morning
I had some time yesterday and I wanted to use my Distress Markers.  I stamped this floral cluster from Paper Smooches, Blossoming Buds, repeatedly in Versafine Onyx ink to create an all-over pattern for my background.  I heat embossed the images with clear powder and then painted in the images with water and color scribbled onto my craft mat.
As usual, I had to coat the whole thing in glitter!  I pinked the edges using a die from PTI. I die cut the vellum piece using WPlus9's Holiday Apertures dies before embossing my sentiment in white.
Have a Lovely Day! 

Cardstock: WP9 Ballet Slippers, Recollections White, PTI Vellum
Stamps: PS Blossoming Buds
Ink: Versafine Onyx, Versamark Ink
Dies: WP9 Holiday Apertures, PTI Pinking Shears Border Die
Other: MS Glitter, TH Distress Markers, White Embossing Powder


Saturday, November 15, 2014

It's a chilly Saturday!
I think I'll stay in and craft until it warms up a little this afternoon.
I'm so glad I got this Altenew set.  It has so many pattern creating possibilities.
 I created this background with two stamps from the set and a few PTI colors, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, and Sweet Blush.  I embellished the design with stamps and dies from WPlus9, Modern Numerals, Snowflake Trio, and Twenty Fifteen.

Stay warm!
Have a great day.

25 Days Of Christmas Tags

Thursday, November 13, 2014

{Glittered Snowflakes}

It's that time of year again for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.
This year is better than ever!  She has so many talented designers helping her celebrate this year as well as fabulous prizes from some of our favorite stamp companies!
• Reverse Confetti
• Clearly Besotted
• CAS-ual Fridays
• Neat and Tangled
• Paper Smooches
Today the 12 Kits of Occasions girls and I
 have been invited to join the fun.
To enter to win some fabulous prizes,
leave a comment on this post as well as the post on Tracey's blog.
For even more chances visit each of the other designers and leave a comment there.
I decided to create a tag to match several Christmas cards I had  made during the recent WPlus9 release.  I thought they would be great for gift giving this season.  Now all I have to do is put a gift in a bag, tie on a tag, and sign my card!



Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget you can leave a comment here, Tracey's blog, and the other designer's blogs for several chances to win!


All products WPlus9 except:

PTI Tag Die
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
Prisma Glitter
PTI Vellum
Recollections Rhinestones
Jam Paper & Envelope Gold Paper

Filled With Smiles

Monday, November 10, 2014

Good Morning!
Today I have a fun, modern pattern to share with you.
I used one little stamp from Modern Beadwork.
I kept it simple with a large, black sentiment and a little embossed texture.

Have an awesome day!

Cardstock: Recollections White 110 lb., PTI Tropical Teal
Stamps: Altenew Modern Beadwork, PTI Stylish Sentiments Birthday
Ink: PTI Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Versafine Onyx
Dies: WP9 Holiday Apertures

Gifts From Grandma

Sunday, November 9, 2014


I asked Ryan what I should title this post and he instantly said "Gifts From Grandma"  He went on to tell me of a pair of turquoise polyester pants he got from his grandma at the age of 12! lol!  His mom suggested trying to dye them and he said, "Just throw them away!"  While I didn't get an ugly Christmas sweater from my grandma, I do remember getting a unicorn T-shirt when I was sixteen because I liked unicorns when I was....7!

This is another one of those recent sets I knew I had to have!  This card is going to a friend of mine who won and ugly sweater at a Christmas party white elephant gift exchange.  I have a picture of him in it, but I'll spare him the embarrassment of sharing that here.

Do you have a memorable gift from grandma?
 Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Recollections White 110 lb.
Stamps: SSS Ugly Sweater
Ink: Memento Black, Versafine Onyx
Dies: SSS Ugly Sweater
Other: Copic Markers, White Jellyroll Pen, Jingle Bell,
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