Monday, June 10, 2013

SCS CAS Challenge 224

I am off a week I know with my Split Coast Stamping posts for the Monday CAS challenges.  I have been traveling, and it made it hard to upload to my blog.  Anyhow, this week I am here and will quickly share the challenge this week.  This week the challenge is a color combo:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz, Crumb Cake and White.  When I pulled the colors I had lots of ideas, but little time.  So I went with my first idea and created a CAS card that could be altered to lots of color combinations.  I had just gotten "Everything Elenor" from the last party I went to and had not done much with it.  I decided to use the Pear Pizzaz for the flourish, the crumb cake as a base and sentiment color, and then add the needed pop of color with Melon Mambo.  I did the card with both flowers and the butterfly, and ended up choosing the butterfly.  This is the card:
I hope this basic card is one you can see CASE ing and altering to use other colors as well. 
Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful week. Create something!  Join the challenge HERE and upload your creation!
Blessing and Hugs!  Tammie

Monday, May 27, 2013


Happy Memorial Day to you all.  I have just a couple quick minutes for a post today.  I am playing catch-up from having my grandchildren all weekend!!  What an exhausting delight that was!!  Both boys are so sweet and special, and when I get time to spend with them, my priorities shift.  Hence, the lateness of this post. 
The CAS challenge at Splitcoast today was  to get "Trendy"....the theme was "Feathers" since feathers seem to be a big trend right now in stamping.  This is the link to that challenge.  I struggled a bit with this one because feathers are not my normal style, although I love birds etc.  It was just a hard challenge for me....more than anything because I had my family around and my head wasn't into creating. I do have plenty of feather stamps, but nothing I did with them was working out.  I could not color one to  look realistic to save my soul.  So, I decided to pick a more masculine color I had not played with much and make a monochromatic card.  I chose very old feather stamp I had that was a collage of different feathers that I felt was interesting enough to stand on it own.  I used SU Midnight Muse for the ink choice.  This is what I made:
The sentiment is from Stampin Up's "OH HELLO".  I thought it worked well with a more masculine type card.  The banner also could come under the heading of "Trendy" since you see banners everywhere also.  Anyway, hope you had a wonderful long weekend, and enjoy  a super week ahead.
Hugs!  Tammie  

Monday, May 13, 2013

SCS CAS Challenge 220

Good morning and Happy Monday to you all!  I hope that all the Mothers out there had a wonderful day yesterday....I know I did!  However, all the company and attention put me a bit behind, so my post will be short...I just wanted to do a quick pic of my creation for this weeks CAS challenge over at Splitcoast stampers
This week the challenge was to use no words or sentiments on the card, but to let the image send the message. I am so excited for spring, so I chose a happy little tulip stamp from an old Hero Arts set I have had for many years.  It is a set of 4 spring flower images:

I have not used it for a very long time, but still love the images.  I chose the tulips for my CAS challenge card because it not only said "Spring"  to me, but "Happy Mother's Day" to my MIL.  I always try to do a tulip card of some sort for her since she is Dutch.  For the card, I chose four different embossing folders and ran white CS through them in my cuttlebug, and cut each one into four equal pieces.  I then patch worked them onto a white card base.  I stamped the tulip image three times..once on red, once on green, and once on yellow.  I then enhanced the image with TH markers and blended and shaded.  I fussy cut out portions and put it all together on a Martha Stewart doily.  This is the card....
The good thing about this patchwork design is that I looked at my left over pieces of embossing, and thought.."why not make three more"?  It was all there...the cut panels, the white CS and the stamps.  So I  stamped the other three images in a similar manner, fussy cut some more, and quickly had three more cards...a lovely spring set of note cards!
This is each one close up...Very very simple I know, but IRL life they really are very pretty with a lot of texture and interest. 


I hope you enjoy, and I hope you check out the challenge at SCS, and join in the fun.  I also challenge you to pull out an old stamp or two and revisit them....sometimes our stamping styles and knowledge has changed drastically over the years of creating, and all of a sudden we have a new perspective on an old stamp.
Have a wonderful week, and if you stopped by today, please take a quick moment to say Hi in the comments.  I love to know who visited!
Hugs!!!   Tammie


Monday, May 6, 2013


Happy Monday everyone!  Hope your weekend was as good as mine.   I visited my wonderful  mom and had a girls weekend to celebrate Mother's Day early. We had such fun just chatting, hitting second hand stores, and playing with buttons.  She is the reason I have such a button addiction.  Tomorrow I will do a post to show you a few pics of her growing collection, and the fun way she is displaying her stash.
Anyway, back to this weeks CAS challenge at Splitcoast....which was a CASE challenge!!  Such fun!!  We were to CASE a card from Bonnie (bon2stamp).  I chose a card with a layout I liked and tweeked it a bit to make my Mom a Mothers Day card.  This is the link to her card.
This is my card.

Of course for Mom I had to use butons, but still wanted a CAS look.  The CS is Calyso Coral and Pool Party by Stampin-up, as are the buttons and ribbon.  The doily is by Martha Stewart.
I like this layout as the possibilities are endless.
Hope you like...sorry such a short 2 month old beautiful Grandson is here to visit Grammi! Gotta go....Hugs....Tammie

Monday, April 29, 2013

SCS CAS 218 Challenge

Happy Monday all...hope this is a sunny beginning to your week ahead.  We actually had some nice weather and sun this weekend in the Black Hills that melted a good part of the snow. So, hoping Spring is finally here.
The challenge for this weeks CAS over at Splitcoast was this quote..".May every sunrise hold more promise, and every sunset hold more peace".
Sadly and  one of my co-workers had to retire early this week....I did not have a chance to really say goodby so made her this card...I know she will find so much peace and fun in doing all those things she has wanted to do for a long you will be missed!
Here is my card:

I decided to spotlight the sunset portion, in all honesty after I smudged the original masked attempt three times in a row.  So, I cut out the portion I liked, and spotlighted it after I stamped and embossed the tree branch on the card front.  Very shiny and nice IRL.

Hope you like...please play along with this weeks challenge!


Monday, April 22, 2013


Good  morning and Happy Monday!  Monday brings the beginning of a new work week...Although I love what I do in the health care profession, I get down sometimes because it seems to get in the way of my creative time!  I can't always fit creative time in with long work hours, being a good mother and grandmother and friend.  When that happens too often I find my focus in daily life not as good as well.   What I am trying to say I guess is that some of us really need our creative time to have the rest of our normal daily routine seem more tolerable.  So...lets play along this week with splitcoast  for this weeks  CAS challenge.  I have so much fun in my first few weeks as a Design Team member...this week is a sketch challenge...this is the link to that challenge....please check it out and  play along...this is my card that I created for the challenge:

I have been buying washi tapes for awhile now, and have quite a collection, but do not play with them much.  I decided this sketch was the time.  I chose the tapes, applied them to the card and stamped the sentiment.  I then cut a frame from two different spellbinder dies, stitched around it, and applied it to the card to frame the sentiment.  I added the buttons cause I am a buttonaholic...I admit it am not ashamed...:) Anyhow, I think this sketch lends itself to so many many fun creative possibilities.  Please play along, and let me know you stopped by my blog today...and have a wonderful wonderful week!

Monday, April 15, 2013

CAS 216 Challenge

Good morning blogger buddies, and HAPPY Monday!!  Every Monday brings a new CAS challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  This weeks challenge was this picture from Pinterest:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture because I am a button fanatic.  So is my mom!  She has a collection like I have never seen before!!  Gallon jar after Gallon jar of buttons....all sorted by color or shape or theme and artistically displayed.  So when I saw this picture I knew I needed to make a button card for her.  I used some of the plate colors to choose the buttons for my card.  I was going to do a banner of buttons, but felt more like spring flowers.  So this is the CAS card I created this week.
I stamped the flower stems, and the black frame around them that coordinated with the die cut shape I used to make the frame.  I then sewed on the flowers, made the frame and ran it through the CB with the swiss dots folder, and stamped the sentiment.  Quick!  Love those flower buttons!
Hope you all play along with this weeks CAS has so many possibilities...
Have a wonderful week!     Tammie