Sunday, August 28, 2016

CYCI #135 - School is Cool !!

Hello Blog land! 
Fall is JUST around the corner...... can you feel it?? 
There is a certain change in the air, life begins to shift to a different gear from the summer schedules (or, NO schedules!) and school is on the horizon! Some kids have already begun their school year!
Parents are celebrating and likely, kids are not, haha!

So this week over at Can You Case It, we are focusing on Back to School! - School Pride.... and my project focused on the people who deserve a little thanks! Teachers!
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Teachers rock! My project is a school season thank you as they begin the school year! My Easel card holds a Tim Hortons coffee gift card (Canadians know EXACTLY how much we all love our Timmies!)  and any student will get an A+ for this on the 1st day back to school!

Creative goods used for this easel card:
Stamps (SU!) - Labeler Alphabet/Writing Notes/Sumthin' Sumthin'
CS: (SU!) Cherry Cobbler/Vanilla
DSP:(Simple Stories) Smarty Pants collection
Washi: (Simple Stories)
Tools: (SU!) note pad punch

I am loving the Labeler Alphabet stamp set from Stampin' Up!...... because sometimes you need to create JUST the right sentiment! 

Thanks for stopping by my simple little blog to check out this week's project - we LOVE seeing all your wonderful creations over at Can You Case It, so be sure to give our challenge the ol "college try".... and play along with us! 


Sunday, August 21, 2016

CYCI #134 - Pet Sketch Challenge


Hello again!
Welcome to another challenge from Can You Case It!
This week, it all about our furry friends and companions - we have a "Pet Sketch" challenge for you!

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My project this week did not use a single stamp or ink!!! Can you believe it? But I did use the following supplies:
Cardstock: (SU!) - Smoky Slate/Real Red/Black/Shimmery White
Tools: (Paper Smooches) Dog Icon die/(MFT) Wonky Stitched Square/(SU!) Tree Builder Punch

That is it! For real! 
I kept this simple and clean.... 

Go check out all of the awesome Design Team Member's creations! And don't forget to like our FB page as well!
We list all of our weekly challenges and other awesome info there- you don't want to miss out!
~Amber 











Friday, August 19, 2016

Creative Corner Challenges-Layers of Bugaboo!

Hi everyone!
This week over at Creative Corner Challenges we are showcasing Bugaboo - and lovin' us some layers!


I coloured this awesome fall digi with my Zig Clean Color real brush markers! The watercolour background is simply SU!'s Pool Party ink and an Aqua Painter. And I used MFT Wonky Rectangles dies to add the "stitching" around my layers!

Join us and play along with our challenge this week! 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Can You Case It #133 - Green/Yellow/Neutral Challenge

How is your weekend going? I am posting in advance, because as we speak, I am in Northern Manitoba, Canada on vacation! I am back home at my mom's...celebrating my hubby's 40th birthday, my dad's birthday (let's not mention THAT milestone...haha) and my uncle's birthday!! We have ALOT of Leos in our mix! I will post pics of our fab getaway later... but for now, it's time for another challenge over at Can You Case It! 


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Isn't this color combo sweet?
I used the following SU! supplies for my project:

CS: White/Crushed Curry/Old Olive
Ink: Daffodil Delight/Pear Pizzazz/Old Olive
Stamps: You've Got This/Gorgeous Grunge/Timeless Texture
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing folder

I used a few embellishments from SU (washi and paperclip) and attached a brad from an old Bo Bunny collection....


I love the look of the splatter stamps... it gives the appearance of watercolour without the work! 

So let's see what this inspires YOU to create - please play along with us over on the blog (click on the challenge picture above - it will take you to the link!) and post your project! 
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
And thanks for stopping in! 
~Amber

Sunday, August 7, 2016

CYCI # 132-Sketch Challenge

Welcome everyone, today for the Can You Case It challenge, we have a fantastic sketch for you! 

I had so much fun with this one, because it is SO versatile.... so I actually made not one...but 2 cards! That's right...TWO. I will share more about the second card later... because THIS one is my challenge card for this week! 
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Here is the supply list for my project! (All supplies this week for this card are Stampin Up!) 

CS: Night of Navy, Whisper White
DSP: Affectionately Yours
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Sunshine Sayings, Places You'll Go
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Wooden Button, Affectionately Yours Washi  


So, go ahead and call me an overachiever...but, I was up in my studio going through allllllll my stuff......like...all of it. And I got a lotta stuff. And I realized I have some GREAT treasures I haven't played with in awhile... so..... I decided to use this challenge sketch to make another project! Here is my alternate project and supply list:

This time, I dug into my CTMH (Close to My Heart) stash of goodies!
Paper: Happy Times, Kraft, Gold Foil
Stamps: Summer Wishes, Treasures of The Heart
Ink:Sunset
I added some sequins after stamping with Versamark and using some gold embossing powder and...voila! 

See how much fun this Can You Case It sketch is this week?! The sky's the limit! Play along with us! 
See you soon! 



Friday, August 5, 2016

CCC-Not a Card Challenge!

Hello one and all! Its been a crazy week of wild weather here in my neck of the woods..... heat.... tornadoes....hail... wind..... I think we have had it all - no exaggeration! Its been sunny and hot, but today, as I prepare this post for Creative Corner Challenges, it looks like we are in for some rain. In fact, it was so gloomy I had to take my project "photoshoot" outside before the rains came to have some light!
This week over at Creative Corner Challenges we are featuring ANYTHING BUT a card! 



Here is what I am featuring!

This cute little homemade gift is totally from the heart!
It is going to be a sweet little thank-you for a friend of mine who LOVES jam season - my secret recipe Strawberry Jam is in that jar... so this is a little "lovin' from my oven".

Supplies I used are:
Cardstock: SU Mint Maceron, Kraft, Whisper White
Tools: SU! Berry Basket die, MFT Tag Builder die, SU! 2" circle punch, heart punch
Stamp: SU!'s Hardwood, Num-Num, and Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button Bits
Embellishment: Ric-rac and burlap ribbon (Micheals) misc clothespin

Be sure to leave a comment and thank you for stopping by! Be sure to play along with us and share your creations by linking to our blog!