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Sunday, March 27, 2016

CYCI#113 Color Challenge

Happy Easter!

This week at it's all about color.  Our colors are navy, kraft and gray.

I knew this color combination called for a masculine theme, so I pulled out one of my Camaro stamps:

The Camaro stamp is one I special ordered online.  The rest of the products on this card are Stampin' Up!:

Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Kraft Cardstock
Night of Navy Ink Pad
Basic Gray Ink Pad
Timeless Textures Stamp Set
Party Pants Stamp Set
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack - Star Punch
1" Circle Punch
1 1/4" Circle Punch
Silver Foil (leftover) from the Hello Life Project Kit
Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Easter and thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to link up your card over at


Sunday, March 20, 2016

CYCI#112 A Sketch Challenge


We have a great sketch by Elizabeth for our challenge this week at

I don't have any oval dies, so I wanted to figure how to be true to the sketch without.  I think it worked.  Here's my card:

I hope you like it! I have a lot of people in my life celebrating 50 this year.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products on this card:

Basic Black, Whisper White and Melon Mambo Cardstock
Striped Heart from the Hello Life Project Kit
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Large Numbers Framelits
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Number of Years Stamp Set
It's My Party Enamel Dots in Melon Mambo
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in Clear
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by this week!  I hope you decide to give this great sketch a try.  We'd love to see your work over at


Sunday, March 13, 2016

CYCI#111 Color Challenge


It's time for some color!  This week at we have a color challenge and were able to pick any 3 colors.  This challenge is also special to me because I started with CanYouCaseIt with CYCI#11 in March 2014

Here's my card ( I used 4 colors-shhh-don't tell anyone):

This card was made using the Love You Sew Hostess set from the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  I have to confess it's March already and it's the first time I used it.

I also used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card:

Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Pool Party and Perfect Plum Ink Pads
Rich Razzleberry Brights buttons

Other:  Sewing needle and thread, the real thing!

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to to check out the great design team cards!

Have a wonderful week!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

CYCI#110 A Sketch Challenge

Hi there!

Welcome to another CYCI Sketch Challenge!  This is our sketch for inspiration (designed by the very talented Elizabeth) over at

This week I used the sketch and my February Paper Pumpkin Hello Sunshine kit to make a wedding card.  It's a wedding card because I used the Party Wishes and Definitely Dahlia stamp sets, along with Dena Rekow's Faux Resist (love this) technique.  You can check out Dena's technique here:

I love how the cake turned out.  Just goes to show that you can take a birthday stamp set and use it for a wedding card when you do this technique.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant Cardstock
Perfect Plum Ink Pad
Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad
Whisper White Craft Ink Pad
Paper Pumpkin Hello Sunshine February 2016
Definitely Dahlia Stamp Set
Party Wishes Stamp Set
Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Jewel Rhinestones
Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a great week and stop by

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Welcome Spring!

Hello and welcome to the March ICS Blog Hop!  This month we are welcoming Spring.

I tried a technique (I've seen on Pinterest in a few different places) using the Stampin' Write Markers with a Blender Pen and a white colored pencil to create an alcohol like effect:

The mini basket was made using the Berry Basket Bigz L Die and a YouTube video I CASE'd from Snippets and Pretties:

I've made a half-basket before using the die, but had never thought to go even smaller.  Check out all the pretty baskets they've made!

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card:

Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock
Watercolor Paper
English Garden Designer Series Paper
Versamark Ink Pad
Melon Mambo Ink Pad
Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive Stampin' Write Market
Blender Pen
Flower Shop Stamp Set
Number of Years Stamp Set
Pansy Punch
Extra-Large Oval Punch
Berry Basket Bigz L Die
Stampin' Dimensionals

Other:  Yellow shreddie

Don't forget about the great joining deal Stampin' Up! has during Sale-A-Bration!  Contact me for details!

Thanks for hopping this month and now it's time to check out Darla's beautiful projects at Stampin with Darla!

See you in April and thanks for hopping by!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sale-A-Bration Ends March 31st!

Hi everyone,

Today is March 1st, which means we are in our last month of Sale-A-Bration!  There are still great opportunities to Shop, Host and Join.


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It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!

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Have a great day!


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