Shana Gaff
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Endless Wishes

It's time for another fabulous challenge at Addicted to CAS!
Once again this week, Hannelie is our Guest Designer. Make sure you stop by and show her card some love. I just love her CAS style. She really rocks it!  For my card, I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
I thought that little panel would work perfectly for my vellum. And I was able to use up a little tiny scrap of DSP, too! lol 
I was so happy to see Endless Wishes revived in the Holiday Catalog. I don't have many sets for Christmas cards, and this one works great for plain old winter cards, too. Just change the sentiment and it can become whatever you want!  I stamped the snowflakes on my cardstock in Silver Encore ink and stamped off Island Indigo. My vellum panel is adhered underneath the DSP strip and with two staples in the right-hand corner.  

I made a second card on Brushed Silver cardstock that I actually like better, but for the life of me I could not get a picture where you could see the snowflakes that I stamped under the vellum! I will go ahead and show you the card anyway, just envision the snowflakes under the vellum. lol They are really nice and subtle in real life, I promise! :)
Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to check out the lovely creations by the rest of the ATCAS design team!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

For All Things

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More...Anything Goes!  It's been a while since I've played over at Create with Connie and Mary, so I grabbed their cute little sketch for my card. Looking at Stampin' Celebration Challenge, I just loved their fall images so I went with a fall theme, specifically the acorns in their photo.
I wasn't sure what colors I wanted to use, so I went with some DSP...that's always helpful when you're in a stump!  I used Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow and Sahara Sand from the Color Me Autumn DSP. This is one of my favorite DSP packs of all time!  
I just love the little acorns on that sheet of DSP!  I stamped my sentiment and acorns on Whisper White cardstock and then sponged over the whole thing with Crushed Curry ink.  It needed a little something extra, so of course I had to bring out the pearls! :)  

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to visit the rest of the design team's fabulous creations!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Work of Art Edition

This year sure is flying by. Can you believe it's the beginning of October already?!  That also means it's time for a new edition of The Stamp Review Crew! Work of Art is by far my favorite set out of the 2014-2015 catalog.  There are so many creative ideas out there for this set that it is hard for me to think of something new and innovative. But I love to use Work of Art for backgrounds that look watercolored, so I went that direction!  

I LOVE using this set to make backgrounds. For this one, I stamped all of my images from Work of Art on my largest clear block, and then spritzed it with water. I then carefully placed my Shimmery White cardstock on top of the block and pressed it into the color. For my leaves, I stamped them in one color, and then used the smallest blotchy stamp from Work of Art to add additional colors to each one before cutting them out. This is such a great set for "coloring" images without spending a lot of time using markers!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to click on the links below to continue on to Nancy's wonderful blog, or if you are traveling backwards you will end up at Mike's awesome creation!  Or if you get lost, like I tend to do, the complete blog roll is at the bottom for you.  

Blog Roll:

  1. Tanya Boser
  2. Ann Schach
  3. Lisa Young
  4. Dawn Tidd
  5. Betty Traciak
  6. Adriana Benitez
  7. Cindy Beach
  8. Holly Krautkremer
  9. Kerry Willard Bray
  10. Beth Beard
  11. Mike Funke
  12. Shana Gaff
  13. Nancy Smith

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Babies, babies, babies!

It seems like EVERYONE I know is either having a baby or adopting. We are WAAAY past that stage, so I am more than happy to love on all of my friends' babies and then pass them back. All of these babies means I am in need of baby cards!  This one is for our new challenge at Addicted to CAS.

I still had my star stencil out from another challenge last week, and I thought it would be perfect for a baby card!  So quick and easy too!

I just love the stars with the cute little ellie!  And I could not resist the "hey there" word bubble to go along with him.  I think I might have to do a pink version of this one too, just in case!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure to check out the rest of the design team creations, as well as our Guest Designer, the fabulous does she ever do some cool things!