Sunday, March 17, 2019

AAA #136 - One Image

Hello! There is a new challenge at AAA Cards.

My card uses the image of a little girl from MFT.

I stamped and colored the little girl with copics. For the background matting, I colored the edges with a pink copic and used a white gel pen to add a pattern.

This challenge is being sponsored by Craftyscrappers. Hope you can play along :) Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

AAA Cards #134 - One corner + Music

Hi everyone. It is a new challenge at AAA Cards and this challenge is sponsored by Uniko.


For my card, I used cute little chicks playing instruments.

To start my card, I stamped and colored the chicks with copics. Then I used the matching dies to cut them out. After stamping the sentiment in the corner, I place the chicks around them using some foam tape to prop up the one in the middle. I stamped little music notes in light gray around the chicks.

Hope you can join us for this challenge :)

Sunday, February 3, 2019

AAA #133 One Layer + Love

Hello! Today is the beginning of another challenge at AAA Cards. This is a one layer card challenge with an option of using the theme of love.


Here is my take for the challenge.

My husband and I don't really celebrate Valentine's day but I still like to make a card for him and for my kids. For this one, I stamped the fishies on a top folding A2 card and colored it in with colored pencils. Then I stamped the sentiment above in a gray ink. Do you like doing one layer cards? I find when all I want to do is color, they work really well :)

Stamps: Whipper Snapper - Tropical love; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Inks: Lawn Fawn - Manatee; Prismacolor pencils

 The challenge this week is sponsored by STAMPlorations. Hope to see what you create!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

AAA Cards #132 - Up to One Third

Hello! It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards - Use up to One Third of the card. This challenge is one of my favorites because it makes it really easy to keep to a CAS design.

For my card, I used both the challenge and the optional twist of masking.

I love to read so when I saw this stamp set I knew I wanted it. To start my card, I stamped the bunny in the top corner and the pile of books in the lower corner and colored them in with copics. Then I stamped the sentiment in the middle. In retrospect, I should have waited to stamp the sentiment until after I added my diagonal strip to make sure it was centered. To mask my stamped areas, I fussy cut post it notes to cover my images.

I measured out the sides of my panel into thirds and used masking tape to cover the outer corners so I could blend distress inks over the inside.  Once I finished that, I realized my sentiment was a little off center. There is a really cute little heart stamp in the set so I added a few around the words to fill in some of the empty space. I trimmed down the sides slightly and added it to brown cardstock and then added the whole to a A2 card.

Our sponsor for this challenge is CAS-ual Fridays and they are offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner. I hope you can join us :)

I would like to share this card in:

a2z scrapbooking anything goes January challenge 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

AAA Cards #131 - Sketch

Hi everyone. I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the start of the new year :)

It is time for a new challenge at AAA Cards and starting with this challenge the themes will have an optional twist. This challenge is a sketch with an optional twist of pastel colors.


 Here is my card using the below sketch and pastel colors.

This is a great CAS sketch! I started by taking a top folding A2 white card and using my misti I stamped the paint swipe in the three colors. On the middle stripe I switched the direction of the paint swipe. Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in the middle.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Sweet Sentiments Plus; Simon Says Stamp - Brush Stroke Message
Inks: Hero Arts - Soft Canteloupe; Lawn Fawn - Celery Stick, Mermaid 

I hope you get inspired by the design team's cards and join us for this challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

AAA Cards #130 - Three of something

Hi everyone! A new challenge at AAA Cards is looking for 'Three of Something'. This challenge's timeline is a little longer for the holidays and will be going through 5 January.


I have another holiday card for this challenge and used a really beautiful layering stamp to make three ornaments.

I stamped the bell in the middle first and then added the colored ornaments on either side for a one layer card. The sentiment was added underneath and then a couple of sequins to finish it off. 

Stamps: Sunny Studios - Holiday Style; Honey Bee - Sending you sentiments
Inks: Ranger - Classic cherry, Lawn Fawn - Lobster, Manatee, Hippo, Freshly cut grass;
Hero Arts - Green Hills, Soft Granite

Our sponsor for this challenge is Uniko who is giving the winner an in stock stamp set of their choice. If you have the opportunity, check out the rest of the design team. They have some beautiful inspiration for this challenge :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

AAA Cards #129 - Mostly White

Hi everyone! It is a new challenge over at AAA Cards challenges and the theme is Mostly White.

My card was made thinking about a snowy Christmas.

I die cut the snowflakes and glued glitter onto them (the picture doesn't show the sparkle). I stamped the sentiment on the card and embossed it with silver embossing powder. Then I added the snowflakes around them. Between the silver on the sentiment and the glitter it really does shine :)

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Layered Wreath
Dies: MFT - Let it Snowflake too
Embossing powder - Hero Arts Silver
Glitter - Elizabeth Craft Warm Diamond

Out sponsor this challenge is STAMPlorations and Shery has upped the value for this challenge to $20 GC. Hope you can join us :)

Thanks so much for visiting!