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