Saturday, August 19, 2017

Less is More - Perfect Holiday

It's been a busy week, but we are back to our normal schedule...a bit of tennis with the husband continues to be my weekly bonus!

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More!  Our theme for this week is Perfect Holiday. Lots of opportunities here...I decided to focus on Christmas, since is is already the middle of August and I've gotta start making a few Christmas cards to avoid the year end crush!

Here's my take on the challenge...



For this card, I stated by stamping my Santa image and using the partial die cut method.  Love this technique!  I then colored my Santa with Copics.  I added a bit of snow to my grey card stock with molding paste.  Then stamped and cut out the sentiment in the form of a speech bubble.  Fun card and pretty quick too!




Here is a close up of the card...hard to see the dimension, but I did pop up the Santa on foam tape!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Addicted to CAS - Friends

Can't believe that it is already the middle of August...wow, where does the time go?

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our challenge for this week is Friends.  I picked this theme as I love making cards and sending them off to friends.  Also, I'm excited to work with a variety of stamps and this theme allows me to do that.

Here's my take on the challenge...





I simply stamped the main image on card stock.  Colored it with Copics and added the sentiment.  I find the hardest part of coloring is picking my colors and once that is done, the actual coloring is pretty quick.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the candles as a final touch!



Here's a close up of the card.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Less is More - Vehicles

Another fun week of tennis and outdoor activities.  Just love this summer weather!

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is a One Layer Card and Vehicles.  I was thinking of going with cars, but then decided on a camping theme. Here's my take on the challenge...



I started by stamping and masking my images.  I then used distressed ink to add the background, then used my copics to color the main images.  In the end, pretty quick and simple.




Here's a close up of the card.  You can see it has no dimension, so it will be easy to mail.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, August 11, 2017

CAS on Friday - Birthday

We have a new challenge starting over at CAS on Friday!  Our theme for this week is Birthday!  Just perfect as we are moving into the busy birthday season for our family.

Remember, I have a giveaway happening now---check it out here!

Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!



For my main image, I stamped this cute guy and masked him.  I then added a few balloons!  I colored him with Copic markers.  I then thought this fun sentiment from Penny Black would go nicely so I cut it out and used my distress inks to add a bit of an ombre effect!

I really wanted to add a bit of Wink of Stella, but thought as a masculine card, that might be a bit too much!





Here's a close up of the card.  You can see I added a bit of foam tape to the sentiment to make it pop.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Less is More - Tropical Fruit

We are on the tail end of a heat wave and I have to say I'm happy to have it come to an end.  Being outside is so fun, but not when it is too hot!  Anywho...lots of great tennis this week and some time in the studio.

Don't forget to check out my latest Giveaway...here!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Tropical Fruit Colors.  I have no fruit stamps which would have been fun to use for this challenge! However, I do have lots of drink stamps---not sure what that says about me...but decided to focus on tropical fruit drinks.  Here's my take on the challenge...





This is a one layer card.  A simple card with a bit of simple masking. Coloring with Copics and done!






Here's a bit of a close up!  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Addicted to CAS - One Layer Card


Another beautiful week! The husband is feeling better this week, so we are off to play tennis!  Nothing better than a day on the court with the husband!

I have a Giveaway going on.  If you are interested, check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS!  The theme for this week is One Layer Card.  My favorite!  Here's what I came up with...






I stamped this image and colored it with my Copics.  These Stamping Bella images are so fun to color and I find that everyone seems to love receiving these cards.

Just to add a bit of sparkle, I added a few stars at the end as a finishing touch.



Here's a bit of a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, July 28, 2017

CAS on Friday - Exotic

It has been a beautiful week.  Not too hot, but I hear the heat wave is coming in.  I'm hoping the husband will be feeling a bit better in a little while so we can go play some tennis!  I have missed his hard hitting :)

I have a Giveaway going on.  If you are interested, check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this week is Exotic!  I wanted to do something a little different, so I looked up this word and found that is means foreign, and colorful.  And came up with this card...




I stamped and masked a few of these monsters and colored them with Copics.  I love color, so this was a super fun card to make.  The images are easy to color, so it didn't take much time at all.


Here's a close up of the card. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Addicted to CAS - Wheels


Another beautiful summer week!  Lots of sun, warm weather and tennis with the husband.  The highlight of my week!

I have another Giveaway going on...check it out here!

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this week is wheels! How fun is that.  Immediately, I knew that I wanted to go with a bicycling card for all those bike riders in the family! Here's my take on the challenge.





This was a fun card to make.  I pulled out my stencil and embossed the bikes on the dark card stock.  I then added a little bit of red card stock to the bottom.  Stamped the sentiment and the star and done! Really a quick and simple card!





Here's a bit of a close up of the card. No dimension, so super easy to send through the mail!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!







Less is More - No Stamps

Another beautiful summer day...enjoying the ability to play tennis with the husband!

I have another Giveaway going on...check it out here!

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More!  Our theme for this week is No Stamps...basically use any other supply you have, just no stamps.  Here's my take on the challenge...


My friend requested that I make this card for her husband's upcoming birthday...so I pulled out some masculine color stock and this is what I came up with.

Pretty simple card.  I used an embossing folder and some dies and was able to make this card quickly.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!








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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Giveaway #2

I have a few supplies that I think would be fun to share.  I am excited to see what the winner can make with these items.  Here are a few more items that are up for adoption!

1.  Balzer Designs Various Hearts Stencil
2.  Memory Box Steel Die

If you are interested in these two items, simply make a heart themed card and send it to me at the address below by August 15, 2017 (don't forget to include your address).  I will select one winner from the cards that I receive!

Mail all cards to:
Susan Wuthrich
P.O. Box 1784
Cupertino, CA  95015-1784


Thank you for all who entered the first giveaway...the prize has been sent out!

Susan

Friday, July 14, 2017

CAS on Friday - Primary Colors

Hope all our US friends are recovering from a festive Independence Day Celebration.  Nice time to hang out and relax.

My first, of many, giveaways is going on now...if you haven't entered you still have time.  More details can be found here!

Another challenge starting today over at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this challenge is Primary Colors.  Pull out your red, yellow and blue.  Here's my take for the challenge...


This was a fun card to make as it has a lot of coloring...which is my favorite!  I simply stamped this image and colored it with copic markers.  I then cut the bubble and stamped the sentiment.

It still looked a bit empty so I added a few silver stars.

All in all, pretty quick card!

Here's a bit of a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
















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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Less is More - Colored Cardbase

Another beautiful week here in California.  It has been a hectic week, but for all good reasons.  Tons of fun, tennis, and family!  Doesn't get better than that!

Remember...I have a Giveaway going on for another week, so find out how to participate here!

We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge, which will be running for two weeks, is using a colored cardbase...anything but white!  On top of that, this is a one layer challenge.  I love one layer challenges, because I can color, which is my favorite technique. However, this gave me a bit of pause with a color card base...so instead, I went for super simple!



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Addicted to CAS - Summer

Well it is a perfect summer day, which is just in line with the newest challenge from Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is summer!  Lots of fun opportunities with this theme.  Here's what I came up with for the challenge...




This is a super fun card to make...I started by sponging the background. I then stamped the images and colored them with copic markers.  I used the inlaid die technique for the penguin and the sentiment.  Lastly, I adhered the tree to the polaroid.  I used foam tape to give the polariod a bit of dimension, but first added a bit of interest to the yellow card stock by stamping a few suns!




Here's a bit of a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
















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