Sunday, December 31, 2017


Michelle at CAS-ual Fridays stamps has release 7 new stamp sets and 2 new die sets that are mostly coffee themed!!  

First up is Coffee Talk. I just love all the Fun and Sassy sentiments!!

Next we have Cup of Coffee. This cup is just too cute.

And of course we need some dies so here is Coffee Cup Fri-Dies.

Stamp set number three is a favorite of mine Hot Coffee. Just gotta love it!!

Next we have Time for Coffee. Which is always!!

The second set of dies is To Go Cup Fri-Dies

How cute is this background stamp called Heart to Heart?? I am in love with it!!

There are also 2 new encouragement stamp sets in this release.

First up is Peace and Comfort. A beautiful set for creating Sympathy cards.

And last but not least, Supercalifragilistic stamp set! This set is amazeballs!!

Come by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blogs and see what inspiration the Girl Fridays have to share with you today.

Also remember when you go shopping in the shop you can use gift code "cas-comfort" to save 15% on your order of stamps and dies!!

Have fun shopping and checking out the blog and I will be back soon with some cards to show you using these new stamps and dies!!

I hope you have a fabulous 2018!!


Monday, December 18, 2017

December Encouragement Challenge

Hi!  Welcome to the last Encouragement Challenge for 2017.  This months graphic is very seasonally inspired.

I hope you have some time to enter this challenge. All you have to do is make a card inspired by the graphic and enter it here.

Here is my card for this challenge.

As always there is a prize to be had for the winner!!

Thanks for taking time to stop by today and I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!!


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs

It is a very busy time of the year, but do not forget about yourself. Here is this months reminder to do your monthly self breast examination and schedule any due mammograms.  It is easy to forget about ourselves this time of year, but take 5 minutes for yourself and do your check.  Here is my card for you this month.

I used the Full on Floral background stamp which I heat embossed with Wow Superfine Opaque Bright White embossing powder. I love this embossing powder!!  Next, I sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink then buffed of the embossing with a paper towel to remove any ink. The Ruffled Ribbon was die cut out of some silver glitter paper and a thin strip of the same paper was added along side if the panel. The sentiment from the Calling all Sistahs stamp set was heat embossed on black and popped up on foam tape. The pink panel was adhered to a strip of black cardstock and attached to a white A2 top fold card base. A few sequins from the Sistahood Sparkle sequin mix to finish it off.

I hope you all Have a very Merry Christmas!!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

StampNation Color Challenge

Hello, The new challenge over at StampNation is a color Challenge!!

Here is a sneak peek of my card.

Come on over and join this fun challenge and check out the rest of my card and also the design teams card as well.

See you there!!

Friday, December 1, 2017

CFC188 -- Winter Blues

Hey there!!  There is a new challenge over at CAS-ual Friday's Blog.  This one is called Winter Blues. and you can play too!  Just go to

There are also prizes to be won!!

Here's my card for this Challenge!!

For this card I used two stamp sets from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, Joy and Snowy Sayings.

I hope to see your card in the Challenge!!

I couldn't sleep last night

When I cannot sleep I play. I decided to play messy this time. I took a piece of white cardstock and embossed the trees with Wow bright white embossing powder. Next, I added many layers of distress and distress oxide inks in multiple layers to my paper until I was satisfied with the result. Then I took out my Gansai Tambi watercolors and and added splatters first with water, then with black, white, gold, silver and white shimmery paints. Before this step make sure you wipe of the excess ink from the embossing. I set this aside to dry and stamped the deer and bunny and die cut them. Once the ink and paints were dry I added the sentiment which I stamped using my MISTI and Versafine onyx black ink. Next, I added the deer and bunny, who were just floating on the background so I cut a piece of cardstock to make a patch of snow for the deer to stand on and left the bunny sitting on the sentiment.  I thought I was done when I saw sitting on my desk this already stamped and die cut foliage and decided to give my deer a cute pair of foliage antlers. lol  All stamps are from the Winter Woodland stamp set by Catherine Pooler Designs.

I hope you are having a great Day!!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

StampNation is closing to new members December 1st

Hello Friends, I just wanted to let you know that StampNation will be closing it's door to new member on December 1st. The doors will reopen to new members next year.

If you wish to be a member for the Holiday Homecoming Event you must hurry!!

Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

CAS Encouragment Challenge #7

Welcome back!!  This month is the 7th Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge. 
Here is this month's Inspiration Graphic.

And here is my card.

I used the Truth Is stamp set from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps

I hope you will come over to the Calling All Sistah's Blog and enter the Challenge for your Chance to win a gift code to the shop.

Thanks for stopping by today

Friday, November 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs - November Reminder

Good morning and welcome to the Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder post.  This is your reminder to do your monthly self breast examination and to book your mammogram if you are due.  This month I used some techniques I recently saw on You Tube to make my card.

I hope you like this reminder card I made for you. If you have not already stopped by the Calling All Sistahs blog please come on over and see what the rest of the team have made.

Come back tomorrow for the Encouragement Challenge!!

Thanks for coming by

Saturday, November 11, 2017

StampNation Christmas Card Challenge # 19 - GOLD

Welcome! Today's StampNation Christmas Card Challenge is all about GOLD!!
Here is a collage of the sneak peeks of the  Design Team's cards.

If your a StampNation member come on over and make a card for this Challenge. If your not a member you can join Here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
See you soon

Friday, November 10, 2017

CP Designs Inks

As may of you may already know I love Catherine Pooler's Inks!!  They ink up stamps do well with just a few light taps of the stamp to the ink, the colors all go together from each collection so no weird colors that don't go together. and the ink once wiped of does not transfer ink from one color to the next!! 
The first collection was named the Party Collection  and is composed of highly saturated bright and fun colors!!  I have used mine so much I just ordered the entire set of reinkers!!  I also can use these reinkers to watercolor with my water brush and for techniques that require more ink instead of using my ink pad!

The Party Collection

There is also two colors in the Neutrals Collection.

Now Catherine had begun releasing a new collection of colors called the Spa Collection!!
These inks are a less saturated color which allows them to have more muted color.

Catherine has revealed the first 6 colors and they are Gorgeous!!

The next two colors will be revealed Monday on Facebook and they will go up for sale with a few new product in the Catherine Pooler Shop on Tuesday November 14.

Thanks for stopping by to see today's post and see you soon!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


There is a new challenge this week for StampNation members!!  This week is all about distress, yes those amazing distress inks!!  Here is a peek at some of the cards.

Come on over to StampNation and show is what you can do with your distress inks!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CAS06 Encouragement Challenge

Welcome back to the 6th Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge!!  
Here is this month's inspiration graphic is filled with beautiful pinks white and black.

I took my inspiration from the color in the graphic!
and made this cute card.

I hope you will join us over at the Calling All Sistahs Blog and create a card of your own to for this challenge!!  Winner gets a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays store And I know there are some new stamps hitting the shop soon!!

Thanks for coming by and leave me a comment to let me know you were here, Susan!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs

Hi! It is October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The CAS-ual Fridays Blog has been turned pink this month and there have been so many projects shown to help spread awareness. 
Today is the 17th and it is time for your monthly reminder to do your self-breast examination and also to schedule your yearly mammogram if you are due for it.
This month has flown by so quickly and my brain has been on overdrive, so I went back to basics for this month's reminder card. I used some of my rarely used patterned paper from my stash.  I chose papers with the same pattern but different colors for my card. I cut the Ruffled Ribbon out of the darker of the two papers and layered 4 layers of white cardstock and one of patterned paper to make the ribbon dimensional. The lighter of the papers I used as a base layer on a black A2 top fold card. I kept the card clean and simple by matching the patterns and using a single black on white sentiment on a base of black and a few sequins from the Sistahood Sparkle sequin mix.

I hope you come on over to the Calling All Sistahs Blog and see what the rest of the team have created this month.
See you tomorrow for this month's Encouragement Challenge.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

CC Challenge #16 - BOUGHS

Happy Saturday!!  This weeks Christmas Card Challenge is up over at StampNation and this week the challenge is to use Boughs on your project.
Here is a peek of my card.

I Hope you come on over and create a card for this Challenge!!

Reminder!!  Next Weekend is World Card Maker Day!!  Over at StampNation, and there is a whole weekend of Challenges!!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rainbow Challenge

Hello!!  Today there is a new challenge over at StampNation!!  This week were challenged to create using a rainbow of color.  Here is a peek of what the Challenge Team created.

Come on over and play along!

Monday, September 18, 2017


Welcome to this months Encouragement Challenge!!  
Please join us over on the Calling All Sistahs Blog and add a card to the challenge for the chance to win a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays Shop.  This months inspiration board is filled with autumn colors and clouds.

For my card I chose to use the color scheme.And did some repeat stamping, using the Sassy Smiles stamp set and some ink blending for my side panel

I look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge!! Susan

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Calling All Sistah - September

Welcome to this months Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder post.  This is your monthly reminder to do you breast self exam and to schedule your yearly mammogram of it is due, As we know cancer, if found early gives you the very best chance of beating it. Just take our Michelle, she found her lump during a breast self exam and is a survivor!!

Please check out the Calling all Sistah Blog to see what the rest of the ladies have created as a reminder for you this month.

Here is my card for this months reminder.

Ok now do do your self breast exam!!

Tomorrow the Encouragement Squad will be back with a new challenge for you All!

See you tomorrow, Susan

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenge #15

Happy Saturday!! StampNation has a new Christmas Card Challenge today and this one is super fun!!  We are to get our inspiration from a Holiday song!!
Here is a peek at my card.

Can you guess which Christmas song inspired my card???  Come on over to StampNation and check out all the gorgeous cards made this week.

See you for the next CAS reminder post tomorrow!!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sketch with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

That's right this weeks Challenge on Stamp Nation is a Sketch Challenge!!  Here is a peek at what the rest of the Design Team created and we all used stamps from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

 Here is a Peek of the card I made.

I hope you will join us at StampNation and make a card for this Challenge.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

SN Christmas Chellenge #13

Today's Christmas Card Challenge over at StampNation is SNOW!!!
Here is a sneak peek of what the Design Team has created 

and a peek of my card.

Are you a member?? Yes, well come on over and join the challenge. No??  You can join Here!!

See you soon!

Friday, August 18, 2017


Welcome!!  Today the Encouragement Squad has a new challenge for you over on the Calling All Sistah's Blog  This month's graphic is in shades of blue and browns.  When i saw it I envisioned looking out onto an ocean scene.  Here is the graphic inspiration.

I used a lot of different products on this one lol.
Here is my card!!

Stamps - Pretty Posies (CFS), Calling All Sistahs (CFS)
Ink - Versamark, Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink (Ranger)
Paper - Canson XL watercolor paper, White cardstock (SSS) Kraft cardstock (GKD), Fog cardstock SSS)
Accessories - WOW opaque white embossing powder, Pretty Posies Fri-dies (CFS), Wonky stitched rectangle die (SSS), Lattice Frame Die (CP Designs) Sparkling clear confetti (PPP) Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Calling All Sistah's - August Reminder

Hello there Ladies and possibly some Gents as well!!  This is you Calling All Sistahs monthly reminder to do your monthly self-breast examinations and to book your mammogram when it is due. As you know Michelle the owner of CAS-ual Friday stamps had a close call with breast cancer and as a result created a line of stamps called The Calling All Sistahs. She also donates 50% of the proceeds to Breast cancer research. Please come over to the Calling All Sistah's Blog and check out all the gorgeous creations the Design Team have made for you this month. 
So with out further adieu there is my card for your reminder this month.

Stamps - Full On Floral, Calling All Sistahs (CFS)
Ink - Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Ranger) Versamark Ink
Paper - Canson XL watercolor paper, Doll Pink and white cardstock (SSS)
Accessories - Sparking Clear Confetti (PPP), WOW opaque white embossing powder, Ruffles Ribbon Fri-die (CFS) Stitched rectangle die (SSS)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

OCC Rainbowmaker Day 4

Welcome back I am a bit behind but here we have my day 4 of the Online Card Class Rainbowmaker homework for day 4. Today we learned about Rainbow Watercoloring. For my card I made a watercolor background using Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals. Once that was dry I added the Abstract stencil from MFT over my background and applied Faber Castell's Glass Bead Glitter Gel on tip using a palette knife. Once dry I cut it down into a card panel and added my die cut Congrats sentiment on to a vellum doily cut with the Spiro Doily Die from CP Designs.

Thanks for stopping by