Tuesday, June 19, 2012


I wanted to get this posted yesterday, but my day at work was so long, and I was so beat, all I could think of was my BED!!  So, today was a bit better, although my internet was messed up ntil now.  Anyhow,  this week was my turn as Guest Designer on Split Coast Stampers Clean and Simple Monday challenge.  To get to this challenge just go to the home page, scro;; down until on the right side of the screen you see the different challenges for the week, and click on the Monday Clean and Simple bar.  Then you will choose CAS 175 which has the date of 6/18/12.  The challenge this week was this picture of a swimsiut:
Ruffle one piece

We were to use this picture as an inspiration for card....I have to admit, I was stumped at first.  Ilooked at the suit though and decided my card would be a black and white theme, with some sort of ruffle like component.  Easier said than done.  However, this is what I came up with:

The bottom I embossed with a Damsk style background stamp, and clear heat embossed it.  Then I die cut the Chevrons to resemble the ruffles.  The Butterfly has the same damask pattern as the background stamp on the bottom, and was also stamped and embossed. The butterfly was my take on the photo being a summer scene.  Of course in my world, not many cards are complete without a button somewhere, so I found a button in my stash for the center of the butterfly.
I was so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer this week...what an honor! 

Hope you like my take.....have a wonderful week!   Please check out the rest of the creations on the SCS site this week!

Monday, June 11, 2012


Happy Monday everyone.  Just a very quick post to upload a quick card I did tonight to participate in this weeks CAS challenge......white on white layers.  I started with embossing the flowers from SU set Fabulous Florets in white, and watercoloring them in with various shades of colors from the Tim Holtz line, and pearlized water for a pretty shine.  I fussy cut them out and mounted them on the doily, added the sentimemt and pearls, and layered from there.  The finished card base is 5x5 and I scored around the perimeter with my score board.  I liked the soft look of the white on white....love this challenge...may have to play along later again this week!  FUN!  Hope you like!
Also, I told you I would let you know when my Guest Design Team spot for the CAS summer session would be.  My date to be a guest designer will be next Monday, June 18th.  Check out all the awesome entries this week!
Have a wonderful week!     Tammie

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!  Hope everyone has been having a wonderful week.  I have been under the weather with a cold, but while resting, I did some blog surfing, and my creative juices got anxious to get creating.

If you look at my older posts, you can tell that I was a past member on the Design Team for Skipping Stones Design Stamps.  Heather has so very many wonderful stamps to choose from.  Recently I purchased a new set I had not used yet called HeartSong 2...I already owned HeartSong 1 and love it.  I used both sets today on my card.

Every Tuesday SSD does a Tuesday sketch challenge anyone can participate in, and I really liked the sketch this week Cyndi Bundi.  I decided to get out the 2 sets and give the sketch a try.

This is the sketch:
This is the card I created using a color pallette I normally would not use....it was inspired by some Designer Paper I saw recently.  Anyway, here it is:
I fussy cut out the leaves....the rest is self explanatory.  Hope you like!  Hop on over to Skipping Stones and link up your own creation!

God Bless,     Tammie

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


I have sadly not been posting much lately so decided to do a quick entry this am. I have a couple CAS cards to share and a tiny bit of news.

If you know me at all, you know my style of stamping is almost always CAS.  I love letting the stamp take center stage.  Although I love embellishments, I tend to keep them at a minimum.  I like having a clean card, with open spaces.

I have been following the SCS clean and simple challenges they have every Monday for quite some time.  Recently I noticed an extra challenge posted on their thread above just the weekly challenge.  They were looking for a new Summer CAS Design Team.  The first challenge was to make fashion statement with flowers on a card.  I entered this card, and actually made it to the semi-finals!

I had bought the new Tim Holtz Distress markers and wanted to play with them.  So I used those and created this quick card for the contest.
I did not make it past the semifinals in this contest, but felt very honored to get that far.  My bit of news however, is at the Design Team Reveal Party for the 3 new Design Team Members, I found out that I was listed as being one of the Guest Designers sometime this summer!  I was so excited!  So, I will keep you posted when I find out what week is my turn.

This week, the new CAS Monday challenge was to create a card using Letters. I did not have much time after work last night and have a really rotten cold and cough, but decided to make a quick card....ended up being a mini set of cards...I LOVE mimi cards!  Here is my set of cards using a LETTERS theme.

I used the heart stamp from SU "Floral Fillers", and a random old "U" from an alphabet set I have had forever.  I made one each of the 2011 to 2013 SU " in color"  colors....Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade.  I added a pearl in the corner of each heart, rounded the corners and there you have it!  Would be a fun set to give as a hostess gift or something.

Hope you have a wonderful week with time to play....I think we all wish for that!  Seems to center and relax me more than anything else.

God Bless..............Tammie