Tuesday, October 9, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays + Wplus9 Cloud 9 + Hero Arts

I finally have a few minutes to post my cards before I need to prepare dinner and get Evan ready for scouts. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are really crazy for us... scouts, soccer, therapy, recorders... we are on the go from 7:30am - 7:30pm. By the time Friday rolls around I am ready for a nap. :-)

First up is a card for CAS-ual Fridays "For the Girls" challenge:


 (Supplies - Stamps: (Hero Arts) Lotus Leaves, (Stampin' Up!) Well Scripted. Ink: (Memento) Tuxedo Black, (Fresh Ink) Pink Lemonade. Cardstock: (PTI) Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow. Heart Punch: Stampin' Up!. Impression Plate: (PTI) Argyle. Other: Stickles, white ribbon.)


I used my Pink Lemonade fresh ink to stamp the lotus leaves onto white cardstock, then used the argyle impression plate in my Big Shot to give some texture. The hearts were punched first, then I spread stickles all over them with my finger. After they dried, I adhered them to the background cardstock. 

Next up is a card for Cloud9's October Blog Hop. Here is our inspiration piece: 


I just love the painted pumpkins! I pulled out Pretty Patches: Pumpkins for my card:

(Supplies - Stamps: (Wplus9) Pretty Patches: Pumpkin, Happy Harvest. Ink: (PTI) Canyon Clay, Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado. Cardstock: (PTI) Canyon Clay, Kraft. Patterned Paper: (PTI) Distressed Dots. Dies: (Wplus9) Clear Cuts Stackers: Pinking Squares. Impression Plate: (PTI) Cane. Other: gems, baker's twine.)

Finally I have a card for this month's Hero Arts card challenge. I used one of the sketches and a beautiful dogwood stamp for my card:

 (Supplies - Stamps: (Hero Arts) Dogwood stamp & die set, Everyday Messages. Ink: (Memento) Desert Sand, (PTI) Fresh Snow. Cardstock: (PTI) Kraft, White, Soft Stone. Patterned Paper: Studio Calico. Dies: (PTI) Double Ended Banner, 2.5" Limitless Layers Circles, Pinking edger. Other: Button.)

I think this last card is my favorite... I love how soft and feminine it is. The dogwood image is beautiful... even more so in person. 

That's it from me today! Have a great week. :-)

13 comments:

Mynnette said...

Three super amazing cards!!! LOVE the pink with aqua...and the softness of the last! The pumpkins are just too fun! I hope you come and play along with me at Technique Tuesday and Digi Haven. Also, I have a DT call going on for a new challenge called Inkspirational that will start in January--details on my personal blog, On a Stampage! HUGS! :)

Christina said...

All three of your cards are simply gorgeous, Erin! Where do you find the time with your busy schedule? :) I especially love the texture you've added to each one. Thanks for sharing these with us at CAS-ual Fridays and the Cloud9 Blog Hop!

Dawn said...

Love them ALL Erin! I didn't know you were a Scout Mom too! ;)

Angie Tieman said...

WOwza! These are some awesome cards!! So glad I got to see all of them! The cool blue and pink are so pretty together! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Wendy said...

SO glad you commented on my blog...so now I can visit yours. You have created some wonderful cards --- and your photos are so good!

Kim said...

So adorable and that embossed background just sets the rest of your card off. So sweet and festive.

Michele Gross said...

Awesome cards!! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Whoa! You've been a very busy girl! Your work is absolutely stunning - every single project takes my breath away! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!

anya said...

This is fabulous, Erin! What a beautiful take on this month's inspiration photo. Love the strips of patterned paper and your pinked squares. So glad you were able to join our Cloud9 Blog Hop this month!

Lisa A. said...

Beautiful cards, Erin!! Love the details and all the wonderful elements and colors!! LOVELY!! Thanks so much for joining the challenge this week and sharing your creative loveliness:)!!

paperella said...

Hi Erin! All three of your designs completely wowed me! Your use of textures mixed with stamping is wonderful!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

I stopped by from the Cloud 9 blog hop and got to see so many great cards! Your cards are all just fabulous, I love them all!

Chris L.

Suzanne D. said...

Erin, you are just so talented! Everything is stunning! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays and at the Cloud9 hop this month!