Sunday, December 20, 2015

Can You Case It, #100, A Milestone Challenge

Greetings friends!  This is an exciting week for us at Can You Case It!  We are celebrating our 100th Challenge!  Woot! Woot!  Raise the roof!  It's a seriously, it's a party and you are invited. We are celebrating this milestone with a design team member blog hop.  Be sure to visit all of our blogs in the hop to be eligible for prizes.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!  Lol!!! Check out the sketch!

Now for the card I created using this sketch.  This card is full of positive energy, it's raw, organic, natural.  It is by far one of my favorites I have ever created.  The focal point is my new favorite stamp.  Of course it is from Unity.  It is from one of their new sets, keep it simple.  I stamped it twice to create this beautiful bloom of feathers.  It was stamped in ripe persimmon (Ranger/Tim Holtz).  I used colored pencils (Faber Castell) to fill in this beauty.  The water colored background was created using a yellow gelato and a blood orange gelato.  Pattern paper is Basic Grey.  Coral corrugated paper is Fancy Pants.  The sentiment and striped background are stamps also from Unity from a set called Brave Spirit Diamond Stripes.  Sentiment was stamped in ripe persimmon and diamond stripes in broken china (Ranger/Tim Holtz).  The cream/gold hemp is Lawn Fawn and wood and chipboard arrows are Basic Grey.  I picked up the wood veneer feathers from a scrapbook convention.

Thanks for hopping with us.  The winner on my blog will receive a set of brand new stamps, so make sure you comment.  You have until Friday, January 1, 2016, to leave a comment.  The winner will be announced Sunday, January 3, 2016.  This is so exciting.  Let's have some fun.  Here is the hop list: 
  1. Eva -
  2. Elizabeth -
  3. Pam -
  4. Tenia-
  5. Wynne -
  6. Rochelle -
  7. Candy -
  8. Terri -
  9. Dawn - ARE HERE
  10. Amy -

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Can You Case It, #99, A Holiday Color Challenge

Greetings Friends!  I just love that you found your way over to my blog; this makes me so happy.  This week we are having a holiday color challenge over at Can You Case It!  I hope you will decide to join us.  For this challenge I created a shiny, sparkly tag using pale blue, gold, and silver.  I'm putting this tag on one of my mom's Christmas gifts. 

I received this pale blue gift tag as part of a free gift with order from my favorite stamp company, Unity.  I applied a gelato in squid and created streaks across the tag.  I then applied a metallic gold gelato for more shimmer and shine.  The snowflakes were stamped in VersaMark.  For the life of me I do not remember who made these stamps, but they have always been my favorite snowflakes.  I embossed them with an aged silver embossing powder (Stampendous).  The sentiment stamp is from an older Unity Kit of the Month called picture perfect (November 2010).  The color of the ink is evergreen bough (Ranger).  A piece of gold dotted washi tape (Heidi Swapp) is under the sentiment.  The die used for the sentiment comes from Chalk Talk (Stampin' Up).  Glistening vines are Prima and gold hemp cord is Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for looking and have a joyous holiday season!  Dawn

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Can You Case It, #98, A Sketch Challenge

Greetings Friends!  I hope everyone is in the holiday spirit.  I know I am.  This week we are having a sketch challenge at Can You Case It!  I hope you will join us.  I discovered this adorable woodland animals sticker set (jolee's boutique) at Michael's just the other day.  I'm so excited that I found a use for a couple of them on this card.  Here are the rest of the supplies used in creating this card:  pattern paper is Merry (Authentique); snowflake swirl stamp and peace stamp are Fancy Pants Designs; wood tag is Recollections and ink is saddle brown (StazOn). 

Thanks for visiting my blog this week.  Make sure you come back next week.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Can You Case It #97, Inspiration Challenge

Greetings Friends!  I hope everyone in the states had a blessed Thanksgiving.  Now it's time to focus on the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas.  If you need some Christmas inspiration, you have to check out our challenge at Can You Case It!  There's plenty of holiday sparkle.  For my card this week, I used a stag stamp from a Unity Stamp Co. set called All is Calm all is Bright.  The sentiment is Merry Little Christmas (Hobby Lobby).  Inks used are Timber Brown (StazOn) and Fired Brick (Tim Holtz/Ranger).  Rudolph,  polka dot, and multi-colored paper is Authentique.  Metallic gold paper is Teresa Collins. 

I hope you enjoy the pics and the most wonderful time of the year!  Dawn

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Can You Case It #96, A Sketch Challenge

Hello my wonderful friends!  This week over at Can You Case It we are having a sketch challenge.  I so hope you'll come join us.  This card came together pretty easily.  I knew I was using a sassy sentiment stamp and then I remembered I had these Vintage Vogue chipboard pieces from Pink Paislee.  The sassy sentiment comes from a set by Dyan Reaveley/Ranger called, say it how it is.  You have to check this set out if you're into sassy sentiments.  I promise you won't be disappointed.

For this card, I stamped the sentiment and then cut out the words and arranged them on my card.  I added some pattern paper for the background to the card base and a strip of pattern paper to the bottom of the card front.  Done!  Easy Peasy! 

Ink used is Tuxedo Black (Memento Luxe) and the pattern paper is Savvy Skirt (American Crafts).  I hope you enjoy the pics.  Thanks for looking and I'll be looking for your creations at the challenge.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Can You Case It #95, A Color Challenge

Hello crafty friends!  This week at Can You Case It, we are having a color challenge...yellows, neutral, and browns.  When I set out to create this card with this color scheme, I envisioned something totally different, but I actually like the end result more.  When I was searching for embellishments, I stumbled upon this wood veneer teapot (coffee pot) in my stash.  I believe it is Pink Paislee.  The stamped image and sentiment are both A Muse Artstamps.  They were stamped in gathered twigs (Tim Holtz).  Pattern paper is American Crafts.  Polka dot die cut paper is Heidi Swapp and the floral die cut paper is Stampin' Up.  I used a colored pencil (Faber-Castell) and a distress marker (Tim Holtz) to color in the cups.  The teapot was inked in Staz-ON timber brown.  The polka dot die cut paper was inked with brushed corduroy and mustard seed (Tim Holtz).  Thanks for visiting and I hope you leave inspired.  I can't wait to see your creations.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Can You Case It #94, A Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends!  Welcome to this week's edition of Can You Case It!  We are featuring a sketch challenge this week.  I missed participating last week.  It was one of those weeks...a week where I locked myself, son, and dog out of the house.  But I'm back this week in full force. LOL  Today I am sharing a card using stamps from a new favorite stamp set of mine.  Who am I fooling?  All stamp sets from Unity are my favorite!  These two stamps are from a Unity Stamp Co. SMAK kit, A Little Bit More, August 2015.  I stamped the image and sentiment in Blackberry Bliss (Stampin' Up).  I added some pretty paper from Prima and Authentique and some pearls (Stampin' Up).  The doily I received as a free gift from Unity.  I inked it up with several colors trying to get it to match the stamped image.  I began with Blackberry Bliss but it did not quite match, probably because I stamped the image on pattern paper and the doily is stark white.  It is not quite the color I wanted, but I am still pleased with the result.  Let me know what you think!  And be sure to visit the rest of the team at Can You Case It!  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have been inspired.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Can You Case It #92, A Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends!  Welcome to this week's edition of Can You Case It!  It is a sketch challenge this week.  The card I am sharing today is for a dear friend of mine.  She is now in remission from breast cancer!  Her daughter is planning a surprise dinner for her which will take place in a couple of weeks.  I am going to give her this card with a gift.  Let me know what you think!  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Supply List:
1.  Heavy weight white cardstock: Darice
2.  Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny
3.  Gelatos
4.  Black ink:  Tsukineko
5.  Courage is my strength stamp set:  Used to be Ippity by Unity Stamp Co.
6.  Watercolor crayon:  Stampin' Up

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Can You Case It #91, A Color Challenge, Browns, Greens, and Neutrals

Welcome to this week's edition of Can You Case It #91!  This week is a color challenge...browns, greens, and neutrals.  The woman stamp is from a set called, dream of being, the sentiment is from a set called, Let Your Dreams Bloom, and the leaf is from Bold Bloom...all stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.  I just love this sentiment.  Unity has the best image and sentiment stamps, hands down.  Check out the pictures and let me know what you think.  Make sure you visit the rest of the Can You Case It design team.  Thanks for list follows the pics.

Supply List:
1.  Heavyweight cardstock:  Darice
2.  Pattern Paper:  Bo Bunny; Teresa Collins
3.  Stamp Sets:  Unity Stamp Co.
4.  Ink:  Soft Suede and Early Espresso by Stampin' Up; Shabby Shutters and Gathered Twigs by Tim Holtz; Skin White Copic Marker

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Can You Case It #90, Halloween Edition

Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to this week's edition of Can You Case It!  It is a Halloween Edition!  I love Halloween and even more so, love making Halloween cards.  Make sure you check out the rest of the design team and their amazing Halloween projects.  For this challenge we could create anything with a Halloween theme.  I have had this stamp forever and this is my first time ever using it.  Geesh, I keep telling myself that I am not a collector of stamps and that I need to ink up my growing assortment.  Here is my card.  Thanks for looking!  Dawn

1.  Spooky Collage Stamp-Memory Box
2.  Patterned Paper-Authentique, My Minds Eye
3.  Stickers-Teresa Collins
4.  Cardstock-Darice
5.  Skull Trim-Unknown
6.  Ink-Memento/Tsukineko
7.  Heat and stick powder-Stampin' Up!