Saturday, March 30, 2013

Big News!!

Hello to all my stamping friends from Las Vegas.  We are taking a much needed little spring break here and having a blast!!  But here is my BIG  NEWS!
The night before I left, I found out that I made the CAS Spring DT!!!!  WoHoo!!!  I could not believe it!  I am so excited.  Our first day will be this Monday, and will run through June.  A few of you have asked how to get to the CAS challenge every Monday.  You just go to Splitcoaststampers, and then Look towards the middle of the page, and next to Monday, you will see Try a new Technique and Clean and Simple.  Choose Clean and simple.  It should take  you Here.  Then you simply choose that weeks challenge which is CAS213 this week.  Next week will CAS214 etc...the date is by it and a new challenge  is issued every Monday.   
I hope you all follow myself and the three other  DT members...and upload your own creations!!  If you have any questions about how to do that, leave me a comment at the end of this post and I will try to help.
I made a card awhile back that I uploaded today because it fit the challenge for this week.The challenge was to use  line image stamps only, no solid stamps.  I chose a card using a Hero Arts set.  The second reason I used that card was because I am in Vegas and had never done a post or upload from my IPad and wanted to make sure it worked ...I had this card in my card file and was able to practice with the upload.  I think it went through fine...(I hope) because I need to do my first DT post this way tomorrow.  So, after all that rambling here is the link to my card. guessed it,  I can't figure out how to get the pic transferred to this post using my IPad, but I will figure it out..:).
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter tomorrow!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

CAS Spring DT Search Challenge C

The Spring DT search is on over at SplitCoastStampers, and I was very excited to find out that I made into the top ten!!  One more challenge, and this one was so fun...I had so many ideas, and deciding on which card to submit was hard.  We were given this image to use as inspiration.
I absolutely loved the colors and the fabric eggs in this colander.  So I decided to paper patchwork an Easter egg with the color scheme in the picture.  I zig zagged the pieces to a base egg shape, and adhered it to the card.  Very simple, but this is a clean and simple challenge right?
This is my card:

Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead with some time to slow down and create a bit here and there. God Bless!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Splitcoaststampers Spring DT Search B

Well!  I made it to round two of the CAS DT search at Splitcoaststampers.  I did not expect that, so had to scramble to come up with a card for the next challenge given.  We moved on to the lingerie department of Macy's, and were to make a card having  an animal print, or animal.  Since we were in the lingerie dept, I had to use one of my Skipping Stones Design Bra stamps right?  I so enjoy Heather's fun and amusing designs and truly enjoyed designing with her stamps while being a "Stamp Tramp".  This set was perfect!
The challenge was finding an animal print!!  I have to admit to a pretty crazy amount of DSP and stamps, but could not come up with a print or stamp that worked until I saw the cover of a 6x6 patterned paper pack by Echo Park.  It has strips of samples of inside paper pieces and the small scale worked perfectly. I stamped, colored and cut out the bra.  This is the card:
It has animal print, is CAS, and  lingerie.....hope it works!!  Check out all the other cards for this challenge at the gallery at SCS.
Have a super week!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Split Coast Stampers CAS Spring DT challenge A

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Here in SD we got alot of snow yesterday, which was nice because we need the moisture badly.  I have been busy helping one son move, and the other son enjoy my new little grandson who is 2 weeks old.  I got to babysit the little guy last night for the first time, and he was so good!  Such a precious baby.
This morning, I had time finally to briefly play.  I wanted to participate in the first challenge posted for the CAS Spring DT search over at splitcoaststampers.  I was right at the deadline, so don't know if I made it in time or not, but regardless had fun playing this morning.
The challenge was the cosmetic counter at Macy's.  We were to use anything other than traditional ink and stamp, like EP, paints etc.  I chose to play with my Distress Stains. Lots of lipsticks with stains in them now right? 

I took the oval and flower image from Stampin Up's Oh, Hello, and white embossed them after stamping with VersaMark ink.  I dabbed the distress stains over the image and lightly blended them with a water brush, {just like blending make-up}.  I embossed the little oval with a SU folder and my Cuttlebug, punched out the oval shape to fit the inside of the folder  I then fussy cut the flower, and popped it up with dimensionals.  The sentiment came last.  I liked that the oval in this set can become another size, used as a background etc...lots of possibilities.  Here is my card.
CAS, yet fun.  I may try a monochromatic theme as well, with a different image than the flower, and make a set with different sentiments.  Would be quick and easy.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!  Tammie