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Saturday, January 14, 2017

CASe This Sketch and Muse

Happy New Year Everyone,
Today I am playing along with CASe this Sketch and Muse. Above is the sketch for this week and below is the inspiration card from Muse:
You can see that the layout is quite similar. I was inspired by the sentiment mounted into the geometric circle, but offset my sentiment to fit the sketch. I also used camouflage inlay technique for my hugs sentiment (PTI Big Hugs dies). 
I bought some stencil sheets at a local stamp store and made my own heart stencil with MFT Heart Stax. I sponged the larger heart using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and then sponged the smaller heart inside with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. I popped the Hugs up on four die cuts to give it dimension and topped it off with a bit of clear Wink of Stella.

 I love the simplicity of this card. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment!

Happy Stamping,
Meg

Saturday, December 10, 2016

CASology: Space

Hello Everyone,
The cue card over at CASology is space; I am interpreting that as use of white space. I have created this simple card to fill the bill.

I used the dove from Paper Smooches "A Blessed Christmas". I have had this set for awhile and had never used this little image. I paired it with a sentiment from another Paper Smooches set. I love the simplicity. Just to break the white space up a smidge, I die cut the main panel using an SSS stitched rectangle die. I also covered the dove and the sentiment with some sparkle using my Wink of Stella and Sakura glitter gel pen. Here is how sparkly this looks.
I love the way it turned out. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping,
Meg

Thursday, December 8, 2016

CAS(e) this Sketch 201: Guest Designer

Hello Everyone,
I am super-excited and honoured to be guest designer at CAS(e) this Sketch this week. Here is my card:
I got the candle die from Memory Box recently and went nuts foiling with my new Minc Mini. I love the results. Here is a close-up
I hope you will play along with the sketch challenge. Be sure to check out the CAS(e) this Sketch blog.

Thanks for stopping by and I love to hear your feedback!

Happy Stamping 
Meg

Thursday, December 1, 2016

CASology Cue Card: Candle

Hello Everyone,
For a long time I have been mourning the loss of my favourite local craft store: Heather's Stamping Haven. I was not only an enthusiastic customer, but I also taught classes there too. When Heather decided to retire, she was not able to find a buyer for the store:( Recently I discovered another store in the Ottawa area. It is a little far for me - it is in the very east end of the city and I now live 40 minutes west of the city - but, let me tell you it is worth the drive. So, what does all this have to do with CASology's cue card: Candle? Well, when I went to check this store out, I bought a most beautiful Memory Box Candle die. How perfect is that. Here is the card I made.
I die cut several candles and layered them for dimension. I love the white on white look, but I wanted just a pop of colour - hence the red sentiment from Paper Smooches. I also went over the die cut with my glitter gel pen for just that added touch of sparkle. I love the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by. I love to hear your feedback, so feel free to leave a comment.

Happy Stamping,
Meg

Sunday, November 27, 2016

CASology Cue Card: Soft

Hello Everyone,
This week I am playing along with CASology - the current cue card is "Soft". Well we have had our first real snowfall of the winter season and I always think that the white blanket of snow gives the world a hushed softness - that was my inspiration for this card. I wanted a white on white soft touch with a highlight of soft colour. Here is my card:
The house die is an old one from Memory Box that I forgot I had. I used MFT stitched hill dies to create the hill and sponged the back panel with Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. I wanted the colour to fade softly from dark to light. I added some texture paste snowfall with the SSS Falling Snow stencil. I left the house white and used a soft yellow to illuminate the windows. The "Joyeux Noel" sentiment is from SSS last year. I love having the French sentiment as I live in a bilingual area and many of my co-workers are francophone. I am pleased with the result! I did add a touch of sparkle to my sentiment with a gel glitter pen.

Happy Stamping,
Meg


Monday, October 10, 2016

Merry and Bright CASe this Sketch 193

 
Hello Everyone,
Time to play along with CASe this Sketch 193. I will admit that I find Sketch challenges hard. When I saw that vertical stripe, I immediately thought of this fabulous glitter washi tape that I just purchased at Michaels. I am not a huge user of washi tape, but I just loved the textured glitter of this selection. Here is what I came up with:
I cut my cardstock focal panel to size and ran two strips of the gold washi down the left side. I covered a piece of scrap cardstock with my silver glitter washi and die cut the snowflake from it - the snow flake is from Simon Says Stamp. Next I die cut the merry from some glitter cardstock and stamped the "and Bright" (PTI "Wonderful Words" and "Wonderful Words Holiday Additions") in versamark and heat embossed with silver (SSS). The sparkle in real life is quite dazzling. Here is a close-up:
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge. As always, any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Happy Stamping,
Meg


Sunday, September 25, 2016

One More for CASology: Frame

Hello Everyone,
Time to play along with CASology again. When I saw the MFT background stamp "Bundles of Blossoms", I just knew I had to have it. It is so intricate and funky; I just love using it. At first I thought I would love colouring it, but I have to say that I love it just as it is, especially in simple black. So, I decided to use it for this challenge.
I stamped it with versafine Black Onyx and then clear embossed it. I used the Simon Says Stamp "Big Hello" die and die five hellos in black and then one from the stamped panel. I layered the five black hellos to create the shadow and glued the stamped hello slightly off-set. I love this camouflage technique. I then cut two of the largest stitched frames by Lawn Fawn and glued them together. I inked the frame with versamark and clear embossed that as well. Finally everything was adhered to a white card base. As a last touch, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the shadow and that just really finished everything perfect. Here is a close-up: it is hard to capture, but the glitter on the shadow is quite striking in real life.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Happy Stamping,
Meg




Saturday, September 24, 2016

Playing along with CAS(e) This Sketch

Hello Everyone,
I am playing along with CAS(E) this sketch 191 this week. At first I was stumped; but, as I was photographing my entry for CASology this week (see post below), I had an "aha" moment. I decided to remake the card with a slight twist in the design to fit with the sketch. Here is the result:
This Santa is from the MFT set called "Jingle All the Way" and I think he is just too stinkin' cute! I think Mrs. Clause must have been working on a family photo album, and left a stack of polaroids on the coffee table *wink*. I love the way it turned out. By the way, the polaroid frame is from the Avery Elle set "Picture It".

Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment - I love the feedback!

Happy Stamping,
Meg

CASology Week 216: Frame

Hello Everyone,
Today I am playing along with CASology. The cue card for this week is Frame. I saw this card on Ardyth Percy-Robb's blog and fell in love with that Santa. So, I finally bit the bullet and bought the "Jingle All The Way" set from MFT which features this little guy.


I also had the "Picture It" set from Averyelle, but had never used it. So I pulled it out and decided to frame my little Santa in a Polaroid snap shot! I love the way it turned out. The frame and the speech bubble are from the Averyelle set and the sentiments and Santa are from the MFT set.  The little holly is from a CASual Friday set called "Merry Kiss-mas". I love the way this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, i would love to hear your feedback!

Happy stamping,
Meg

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wow - What a way to comeback!

Hello Everyone,
No card to post, but hopefully I will have one later today. I am floored that my come back card was honoured with a win over at CAS(e) This Sketch. Here is my winner's badge. You can scroll down to the post below to see my card! Hmmm... Can't seem to figure out how to grab the badge. Here is the link to their blog.

Happy Stamping,
Meg