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Happy 18 – CAS(E) this Sketch 109

My son turned 18 this week.  Where did the time go?

I find that cards for the men in my life are the hardest to create, so I was happy to have CAS(E) this Sketch #109 to start with.


Card stock- black, orange Bazzill, Coredinations grey

Patterned paper- My Minds Eye Life of the Party

Stamps- Simon Says Stamp Happy

Ink- Versamark, Hero Arts Soft Granite

Other- Zing black embossing powder, Silhouette Cameo




Today is a new day

Spent a little time this week on a card inspired by the retro sketches #91.


Bazzill Cardstock; Country Pumpkin Chowder patterned paper by Jillibean Soup; glitter paper by American Crafts; ‘A Tree for All Seasons’ stamps by SU!; Studio Calico / Hero Arts sentiment stamp; Cup O’Joe ink by Hero Arts; Gold Glory embossing powder by SU!

Here is the sketch:

Halloween tags



It was quiet here this past weekend. I spent some happy hours in the craft room. My focus was Halloween– Halloween tags. I used lots of scraps and stickers to create three large tags to accompany treat’s for my niece and nephews.

And, I put together lots of little tags for my colleagues.


I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut all the tags and then layered cardstock and patterned papers from Bazzill Basics and Doodlebug with stickers from Doodlebug, Studio G, and other unknown sources. I tied them to little bags of candy corn with green curling ribbon

Here are close ups of some favorites.






Future of Flight pages


There hasn’t been much time for crafting this past month, and even less for blogging. I’ve been blessed to have plenty of work and have put on lots of miles driving kids to bowling and dance. We’ve also spent a couple relaxing weekends at the cabin. But now, I’m really looking forward to a little time in the craft room.

The last time I did have a block of time for scrap booking, I finished a couple more pages about our Seattle trip. My favorite of them is above. I used Bazzill Basics card stock and not much else– a single sticker from Simple Stories 24/7, LilyBee Design letter stickers, and my Silhouette.

A Ball-Inspired Card

My family volunteered at the fabulous Curtain Call Ball for Children’s Theatre Company this weekend. My daughter and I were well-positioned to admire all of the gowns as they came in. My daughter- 13 years old- likes bold colors and lots of bling. I prefer classic black. Here is my ball-inspired card:

I stamped Jazzy Swirls by Autumn Leaves in Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed with Zing black embossing powder. I embellished the card with a classy button from Bazzill Basics Paper, a tiny tag cut with my Silhouette Cameo and coated with Glossy Accents, and a scrap of ribbon from my stash.
I have a couple other ball-inspired ideas rolling around in my head, but I’ve been slowed down by a cold (courtesy of the aforementioned daughter). We’ll see if I get them made later in the week.