Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Addicted to CAS Farewell

Well, after being with Addicted to CAS for several years now (since Kylie very first started it!), I have decided that I just do not have the time to continue on.  Now that my kids are getting older and are in activities, I could not give it the dedication that it deserved.  I will definitely still visit the ATCAS blog, because I LOVE clean and simple cards!

Being my last CAS card as a member of the design team, I am bummed that I could not get a better picture, but my camera was just not cooperating. :(

I didn't have anything that screamed "splash" to me, so I decided to use the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge and make it look like a water splash!  I inked it up in Pool Party and then inked one end in Lost Lagoon and one end in Island Indigo. I really like those three blues together. They all seem to have somewhat of a dirty look to them, if that makes sense, so they all really look great together.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. You will still see me blogging a bit here and there!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Petite Petals Edition

Welcome to another edition of The Stamp Review Crew!  This time we are all sharing projects made with the cute little flower set Petite Petals. It has a coordinating punch that makes it really easy to use.  I chose this beautiful color combination from colourQ to use on my cards.  
I thought these were pretty unique colors to use on a flower card. Not your typical pinks and purples, that's for sure!  Here are the cards that I came up with.  My backgrounds are made by putting So Saffron and Hello Honey ink directly onto a clear block, spritzing it with water and then stamping it onto my cardstock. I finished off the background on this first card by stamping some So Saffron flowers onto it.  I had lots of fun punching out the little flowers for my accents! 
 I really liked the way this next background turned out, but it was crooked on my cardstock, so I ended up cutting it out for something different and matting it with a distressed/embossed piece of Soft Suede cardstock. That's the new bokeh embossing folder if you didn't recognize it!
 Thanks for stopping by!  Click on the links below to continue on the hop, either forwards or backwards!  Or if you get lost, all of the links are at the bottom!

Blog Roll:
  1. Debra Burgin
  2. Yapha Mason
  3. Deb Currier
  4. Bronwyn Eastley
  5. Dawn Tidd
  6. Rochelle Blok
  7. Mike Funke
  8. Betty Traciak
  9. Tanya Boser
  10. Lisa Young
  11. Jennifer Timko
  12. Shana Gaff
  13. Adriana Benitez
  14. Holly Krautkremer
  15. Heidi Baks
  16. Linda Callahan

Saturday, June 6, 2015

School's OUT for SUMMER!

I don't know about you, but I am so looking forward to all of things our family has planned for this summer!  We have been crazy busy with school activities, working, etc. and are ready for a break.  I am also looking forward to more time in my stamp room. I feel like I haven't had any ME time in months. Oh, wait...I haven't!  

This week we have a fabulous challenge at Addicted to CAS going on, hosted by the lovely Bonnie:

There is a great new butterfly set and coordinating dies in the new Stampin' Up! catalog that I am itching to get my hands on, but until then, I am satisfied with this lovely butterfly thinlit we already had. :)

I just love the intricacy of this thinlit. If you use wax paper between it and the cardstock, the little pieces pop right out like buttah! lol I'm not really sure how I came up with this random color combination...Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss and Island Indigo.  I just started grabbing for colors and stamped them and they just worked well together! :)  Don't you love it when things just flow easily like that?

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