Saturday, December 5, 2015

Winter Birds.....

Hello: This post is to see if my blog is working ok. I've been having some difficulties with Blogger and I don't know if anyone is able to receive my blog posts.
I had this card in my stash, I don't know why I never posted it so, I'm doing it right now as a test to see if anyone out there is receiving this post.
I just hope you guys can see this post.
Thank you.
Maria.

Friday, December 4, 2015

A bit of sweet yummyness!!!!!

Hello everyone: I've been off the grid for a few days due to the fact that we had a dear friend from Mexico visiting our home, what better reason to put card making on the shelve for a spell.
But I'm back once again sharing a card with you that I'm linking to the CASology challenge with the Cue Word "PIE" for this week, I hope you guys give this fun challenge a try, here is my card.
This card was made with a retired Flourishes set called "Fresh Baked" and, as you can see, that pie looks really yummy.  I stamped it onto a panel of Canson water color paper and colored it with my SU markers in Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and a little bit of River Rock for the recipe, I wanted it to look a bit aged.
I die cut this image with a Flourishes die that has a companion stamp set called "Berry Sweet Frames" that I bought from one of the DT ladies, her name is Christine Okken , as a matter of fact, I've bought several Flourishes sets from her, I hope you guys go to her blog to check out her "For Sale" place, there are still plenty of Flourishes sets available plus stamp sets from other places at really good prices.
Here is a close up of this Cherry Pie for you.
I put a little Crystal Effects on the pie to resemble the fruit oozing out when you take it out of the oven, I can smell it, oh sooooo goooood!!. I hope you can see the shine.
I set this image onto a Stampin Up! Cajun Craze card base .
Again, I tried to follow the CASology guide lines by having my focal point on the bottom 1/3 of the card base but, this image is a bit big and so is the die.  I also added a narrow strip of yellow Gingham paper that, to me, matches the color of the pie dough and gave me some space to stamp my sentiment, which is from this same set. 
I'm having so much fun making CAS cards and posting them on my blog, sometimes I achieve the style, sometimes I kind of go a bit, just a bit over the line but, in the end, it's all about having fun and, believe me, I just love this little blog of mine and participating in all kinds of challenges.
Here is the banner for this fun CASology challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your comments more than I can express here, I read them all and they give me such joy. Most times, I personally reply to them, other times, I just write a small note in the comment section, thanking all of you for your sweetness.
Until next time, Happy Stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Purple Onion Best Wishes.....

Hello everyone: I have another card to share with you for the CASology Week #174, with a Cue Card "OWL", here is my card.
This little sweetie is from Purple Onion Designs, his name is Snowy Winter Owl and I think he is just adorable. The Fence and the Sign are also from Purple Onion and right now, they are having a HOLIDAY SALE with 25% off all their stamps!!
Anyway, have you ever made a card and then look at it and then start adding stuff to it and then you feel you should STOP!!???  Well, this happened to me while I was making this card. I needed to keep it CAS but, after I finished coloring the little owl and the fence and after I sponged the sky, I thought "Hmm.. wouldn't it look really nice if snow was falling?" so I grabbed a stencil from Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow and added some snow with SU white craft ink pad and I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I added some Dazzling Details to the snow on the fence and the ground but I forgot to stamp my sentiment before adding the Dazzling Details so I was wondering where I was going to put it. Then I remember that sign so I stamped on a small piece of water color paper, stamped the sentiment and attached it to the fence with 4 "nails".
 
I think this card is kind of border line with a CAS requirements but, in my defense, I think it looks cute.  
I stamped all of this images onto Canson water color paper and colored them with the aqua painter and SU markers in Chocolate Chip, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard.
I hope you like this card, I hope it meets the CAS rules too. 
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.