Saturday, August 17, 2019

Less is More - Stencils

Wow...waiting for the cool breeze to kick in...super hot out today.  But it is supposed to begin cooling soon.  I was able to get some tennis in today, but had a wake up early to do it! 

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for this week is Stencils.  Haven't used those in some time, so nice to pull them out.  Here's my take on the challenge...




I stamped the image first, then masked it.  Pulled out the circle stencil and some Distress Inks.

Super simple and quick card. 

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Addicted to CAS - One Layer Card



Another fun day of tennis...the only problem is the heat!  Boy is it hot out today.  Looking forward to a cooler weekend!


We have a new challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this week is a One Layer Card.  Always a challenge.  Here's my take on the theme. 







This is a simple Stamping Bella image.  I used Copics for a splash of color. 

Pretty quick and simple.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Less is More - Tangerine, Aqua and White

Welcome to August...can't believe we are on the downward slide of the summer.  But I guess it has to come to an end sooner or later...until then, we will continue to enjoy the lovely warm weather!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  It is a color challenge and our choice of colors are tangerine, aqua and white.  Fun combo!

Here's my take on the challenge...






Just love the Stamping Bella stamps and this little cutie pie is no exception.
So happy she just makes you smile!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Addicted to CAS - Bubbles




Another beautiful day...just got back from a long walk with the puppy!  He loves running around the foothills. 

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Bubbles.  Super fun!

Here's my take on the theme...







A super quick and simple card.  Just sponged a few circles and stamped my sentiment. 

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 20, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Daisy


Wow..it's already mid-July...where does the time go!  Gotta start working on those Christmas Cards...but until then we have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for today is a summery Daisy.  Nice to have a floral theme this go around.

Here's my take on the challenge...





Super quick and easy card.  I used watercolors to paint my flowers and used the inlaid die technique to add the sentiment.  

Quick and easy.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Less is More - Small Images

Wow...time is just flying by...can't believe it is nearly the end of July.  Feels like we just celebrated Independence Day! 

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Small Images.  Using an image that is less than 2" in diameter. 

Here's my take on the challenge...






This is a pretty easy card...used some old hand made paper to highlight my three main images. 

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 6, 2019

Less is More - Celebration

Another busy week...but always have time for another challenge.  Today we are starting a new challenge at Less is More!  Our theme for this week is Celebrations!  Doesn't get better than that...we can always find something to celebrate!

Here's my take on the theme...





I'm a HUGE fan of the Stamping Bella stamps and this one is no exception.

I also love bright colors so to combine these two thing is a celebration within itself!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Addicted to CAS - Heat



Another beautiful day...just back from a month long trip to Switzerland and managing to get back into being home.  Lots to do and take care of ... but always find some time to take my puppy for a long morning walk.

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme is Heat.  Here's my take on the challenge...





My little guy is suffering from a bit of a fever and is trying to enjoy a little cup of hot cocoa. 

Also, I heat embossed the sentiment.  So all in all a bit of a different take on the code word...but hey...gotta shake things up a bit!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Less is More - Spots

Wow, it has been beautiful out...finally some summer weather.  Just nice enough to take the dog out for his walks without him getting too hot!

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Spots.  Looks of options with this fun, one-layer challenge.

Here's my take on the challenge...





Love this cute little pup.  Just gave him some quick spots and done!

Talk about CAS!

Anywho...looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Father



What a terrific start to the summer...a little surprise from my husband and I'm taking full advantage of it!  Thank you wonderful husband.

We have another challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS and our theme is perfect...Father's!  Always nice to recognize those fabulous men in our lives.  Here's my take on the theme...






I love this fun stamp from My Favorite Things...I've been eyeing this little guy for awhile and finally decided to purchase it.  I colored this bad boy using my copic markers and added a bit of color with the speech bubble.  Super fun!


Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Less is More - Embossing

It been a bit like fall weather...an unexpected rain storm kept us off the courts, but hopefully the weather is going to be a bit more like summer soon!

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Embossing.  You can either heat or dry emboss--choices are always good.

Here's what I came up with for the challenge...



My niece is graduating from high school, so I thought I would make her some personalized stationary.  Something she will have when she goes off to college---maybe she'll write home the old fashion way!

Anyhow a quick and simple card.  The added embossing makes it look a bit more professional.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Addicted to CAS - Graduation




We are getting closer to the summer...can't believe it is almost here!  Where did the time go?? We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this week is Graduation...yes, it is already that time of year again!

Here's my take on the challenge...





I recently picked up this sweet image from no other than Stamping Bella and had so much fun working with this one.  So many fun ways to color this little Odd Ball. I used my Copics and added a bit of color and celebration on the right hand side of the card!

Super fun!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Less is More - Beverages


Another nice relaxing weekend on tap...little time on the courts, time with the husband and time with the puppy!  Super fun!


We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Beverages...how fun is that!

Here's my take on the challenge...



Using my favorite Odd Ball characters from Stamping Bella---which are just the best!  This one in particular is so funny---she just cracks me up!

I stamped this little sweetheart and colored her with Copics.  I added a few silver stars to give her a little pop and done!  Super fast and easy!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!



Addicted to CAS - Horizon




Wow, can't believe it is May already.  Where has the time gone.  We are well into Spring and just enjoying the weekend.

We have a new challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Horizon.  This was a bit fun for me to figure out what to go with...so I decided to make this interpretation of the challenge.  Here's what I came up with...





I used this fun Stamping Bella image, as both of these cutie's are searching the Horizon!  I simply stamped the image and used my Copic markers to color them in.  Super fun!

Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Contrast


Adjusting to being back on the mainland after a fun and relaxing week in Hawaii.  Vacation is always great, but coming home to the puppy is fun too!

We have a new challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Contrast.  There are so many fun options with this challenge.

Here's my take on the theme...




I wanted to go with something a bit fun and use some stamp sets that haven't seen the light of day lately.  I used these fun monster stamps and found a little round monster along side a tall skinny one.  Thought this would be perfect for the challenge!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Less is More - Buds or Pedals

We just returned from Hawaii...and it was wonderful to get in a bit of rest and relaxation...but always nice to come home to the puppy!
We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for this week is Buds or Pedals and this is a one-layer card challenge....so, remember to just fold over that cardstock and get busy!

Here's my take on the theme...




Some super quick and easy stamping.  Hard to go wrong with these fun flowers from Simon Says Stamps---my favorite floral stamp set.  

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Humor



It's lining up to be a busy weekend...but am able to fit in a bit of fun with tennis, the dog and the husband.  All is good!

Also, we have another challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  I'm hosting this one and I selected Humor for the theme.  I have so many fun cards to choose from, but ended up settling on this one.  Here's what I came up with...





I just love these Odd Ball images from Stamping Bella.  She has the best attitude, and she makes me laugh.

A simple stamp of the image along with my Copic markers quickly makes this CAS card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Ombre



A beautiful weekend on tap...no rain lovely weather, walks with the dog, tennis with friends, hanging out with the husband...can't get better than that!


Oh wait, I think it can...we have another challenge starting at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Ombre.  Here is my take on the challenge...





Ok, I maybe cheating a little bit, because I made a very similar card a month ago...but I really like these sentiment stamps and the simplicity of this design so I made another card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Green



What a beautiful day...a bit cold to start off the morning walk, but it quickly warmed after a round of tennis!  Then lunch at home with the hubby---after a bit of yard work!


We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  The theme for this week is Green. I went a little different here and focused my green on this card...I mean, who won't want green hair!




This is a super cute stamp from Stamping Bella...I just love these Odd Ball characters.  Also, hard to go wrong with green hair!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Less is More - Take 3

Another beautiful day to start the weekend.  I took the puppy for a long leisurely walk--then some housework and finally time to have some fun in the studio.  Hope the weather holds for some tennis tomorrow!

We have a new challenge starting at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Take 3.  What is this?  Well simply, anything that you have three of...words, colors, etc.  Here's my take on the challenge...





For this challenge.  I picked 3 colors for my background and 3 squares for each word.

How fun is that!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Fluffy




Done with the yard work and some general outdoor clean up.  Now time to do a bit of fun stuff, so I'm working on this next challenge at Addicted to CAS!  Our theme for this challenge is Fluffy.  So many options for this challenge that it is unclear where to start.  Here's my take on the challenge...




When I thought about this challenge my mind went directly to puffy clouds...so that is where I started.  The next most fluffy thing I could find are my cute little bunny stamps.  I colored both of the images with pinkish colors...I guess getting ready for Easter.

I decided to simply put the sentiment on the inside---a simple "Hug"!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Less is More - Horoscope

What a beautiful day today...a little cold, but the sun is out and a lovely opportunity to take the dog for a long walk, then do a bit of yard work.

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Horoscope.  What a fun and creative challenge.  Here's my take on the challenge...





I received these beautiful sentiment sayings from Visible Image and decided to use these as the typical saying in a horoscope.

I created my background with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and stamped my image with dark black ink.

A super simple card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Grid




We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  This one was a bit tricky for me as I wasn't sure what direction to go.  I decided to keep it simple (which I guess is perfect for a clean and simple themed challenge :))

Here's what I came up with...







I kept the images super simple with just a stamped flower and sentiment.  I then scored some grid lines to highlight this simple design--this is my grid!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Less is More - Sentiment

It has been a wet and rainy few days but hopefully it will clear up soon and I can get back to playing tennis...also hoping my little puppy will be feeling better soon...he has a sprain from chasing squirrels.

We have another challenge over at Less is More---and we are celebrating our birthday.  We have a generous sponsor, CAS-ual Fridays, who will be giving out a prize...some come on over and join the fun.

Here's my take on this challenge...



These simple images really are sweet and allow the focus to be on the their little messages.  Hoping this card will bring some sunshine to a friend.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Addicted to CAS - Birds



We have a fun weekend planned, with some sunshine, tennis and general outdoor activities...gotta enjoy the break in the rain!

Another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Birds.  I tried several different designs here before I was happy with this.

Here's my take on the challenge...



I thought it would be fun to have my birds on a wire.  The card looked a bit empty, so I added a few houses underneath but focused my color just on the birds.  I added my trademark little bubble on top of the card with the sentiment and done!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!