Sunday, June 18, 2017

Encouragement Challenge #2

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the second Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge.  
This month's inspiration board was so fun to work with, with all those beautiful colors!!


For my card based on inspiration from this photo was to get out my Gansai Tambai water color paints and  painted stripes of paint. Next. I took plain old plastic Cling Wrap from the kitchen and place it on the wet paint crinkling it as i went. I let it sit that way for a while, them removed the wrap once it was fairly dry. This leaves you with an amazing abstract background.



Next I cut down my panel with a stitched rectangle die and then I used three other stitched circle dies and cut out holes in my panel and and the same size circles from white cardstock. I popped up the front Layer and inset the cut out pieces of the background in the openings. I stamped the sentiment from The stamp set BE by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and popped them up on two layers of foam tape, so they set raised up from the front panel.  As my final addition I added a few glitter enamel dots.

I hope you enjoyed this card , the inspiration board and will created a card to enter into the 
Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. And, remember Michelle is offering up a gift certificate to the CAS-ual Fridays Shop to the winner.
Please hop on over to the Calling All Sistahs Bog and see all the fabulous card the team has made!

Have and amazing Day and see you soon!!
Susan 😁


Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 2017 Calling All Sistahs Reminder

Hi and welcome to this months Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder to do your self-breast examination and to book your mammogram is due.


This month I used the Be stamp set from the Calling All Sistahs  stamp line by CAS-ual Friday Stamps.



 I stamped the sentiments on a piece of watercolor paper I had water-colored with It's a Girl ink from Catherine Pooler Designs with white pigment ink and used WOW clear embossing powder to make my top panel. The bottom layer is inked using the same ink using the Tin Roof stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on a white top fold card base. I cut the to player using Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics from My Favorite Things.  For my sentiment I used the "kick cancer's butt" sentiment from the Calling All Sistahs stamp set and stamped it on to a sentiment strip made with the Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax Die-namics from MFT using Versafine Black Onyx Ink. Once my card was assembled I added Three vellum die cut butterflies.



I hope you enjoyed this month's reminder card and please visit the Calling All Sistahs Blog to see more of this months reminder cards.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Modern Damask

I just received a package from Catherine Pooler Designs.  I got the Modern Damask background stamp, Spot On sentiment dies and Sand Dunes embossing power by WOW. I have to say I am a bit obsessed with the Modern Damask stamp right now!!

Here are the cards I made so far lol





Supplies:
Stamps - Modern Damask, Spot On
Paper White carstock (Michaels), Ocean Mist (GKD), Vellum (MFT)
Ink - Mint to Be, Aquatini, Fiesta Blue, Midnight, Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchia (CPD) also Versamark Ink
Dies - Spot On sentiments (CPD), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), Sew Fancy Creative Cuts (ME), Birthday Journal Card Die (SPD)
Accessories - Sand Dunes embossing powder (WOW), Clear Rhinestones (HA), Glitter Gumdrops (YNS)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ellen Hutson PIN-Sights Challenge

Good morning,  
Today I am playing along with the Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge. The Pin-Sights Challenge is an inspirational based challenge held on the 3rd Thursday of each month in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom. The challenge is based on a Pinterest inspired piece hand chosen by Laurel Beard specifically for this challenge to spark your imagination and creativity! Here is the inspiration photo.


The colors are so pretty. My first idea was to make a bouquet of flowers.  That did not happen lol. This is what I eventually came up with...


I had not even thought to make a shaker card, but these things happen lol..

Supplies
Dies: Wild Garden (EH), stitched rectangles and stitched ovals (SSS) and Painted Hello(SSS)
Ink: Something Borrowed, Sweet Sixteen, It's a Boy, It's a Girl (CPD)
Paper: Black and White cardstock (Michaels)
Accessories: Acetate, Rose Gold sequin mix (The Ton)

If you would like to participate in this challenge here is the link.

See you soon  Susan


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Encouragement Challenge

Welcome to the first Calling All Sistah's Encouragement Challenge. Learn more about this challenge and how you can participate on the Calling All Sistah's Blog.  
We can all use a bit of encouragement when things get rough, whether it be a major illness, or a difficult day/week/month we all need some encouragement to go on. 
Why not send them a piece of Happy Mail, a card of encouragement to let them know you are here for them.

This month we have our first inspiration photo.


I just love the colors in this photo!!  Here is my card for this challenge.


For this card I used the Floating stamp set. I created the sky with a piece of paper I cut a curve in and used the edge to sponge the sky with tumbled glass distress ink.

There will be a $25 gift certificate given to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store to one lucky challenge participant. If your card has CFS products used on it, Michele Saugstad Gross will double that prize!

Remember you can save 15% on stamps and dies when you used the code below



Thanks for coming by and please join us over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog and play along with us.
Susan




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Calling All Sistah's - May 2017

It is the 17th of the month Sistah's and time for your monthly reminder to do your monthly self-breast examination and book your mammogram when it is due.


This is my card for this month.

I used the Full on Floral stamp set to create the background, die cut the Ruffled Ribbon out of the background and popped it up on foam adhesive. The sentiment is stamped on  a stitched heart is from the Word Ribbon stamp set.

Supplies
Stamps - Full on Floral (CFS) stamp; Word Ribbon (CFS)
Dies - Ruffled Ribbon (CFS), Stitched Rectangles (SSS) & Stitched Hearts (SSS)
Cardstock - White (Michaels), Shimmery Blue (Michaels), Canson XL Watercolor Paper, Blue Raspberry (GKD)
Accessories - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Metallic Quartz Liquid Metals (Ken Oliver Crafts)

Have a great Day!!

Susan

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I am so excited!!!

Welcome,
Today I get to announce to you that I am a Design Team member for the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Squad!!  

We have a new blog where you can find our Breast Cancer Awareness posts on the 17th of each month.  Then, on the 18th there will be an Encouragement Card Challenge. There will be and inspirational graphic and color scheme for each challenge, samples from the design team and we hope you will play along with us. 
The name of this blog is Calling all Sistahs Blog.

We also have an exclusive discount code for you to the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Shop.



Now on to the card I have for you today which has one of my favorite sentiments, Live, Laugh, Love on it.


I want to thank you for coming to my blog today and please leave me a comment I read and appreciate them all. :)


Products used on this card:
Stamps: Full on Floral and Be (CFS).
Paper: Strathmore cold press watercolor paper, Vellum (MFT) and Really Rust cardstock (SU). 
Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks (Ranger) and
Versamark Ink (Tsukineko).
Supplies: Rose Gold embossing powder (SSS), Anti-static Power Tool (EK Tools)