The following card is created using the CAS Colors of So Saffron, Night of Navy and Real Red. I made this last weekend, got busy, didn’t get a photo taken till today, so I will try to remember what colors I substituted.

The yellow ink is Lawn Fawn Sunflower and the red is Gina K Designs Red Velvet. The blue is Lawn Fawn Deep Sea. I stamped the blue off several times to get lighter shades. I used stamps from three companies in completing the front of this card: MayMay Made It — Beacon for most of the images, Snowbuddies for the globe, Stampin Up High Tide for the water, and The Stamps of Life sailboat2stamp for the sentiment. The inside has a Hero Arts stamp for Father’s Day. I added an action wobbler to the front making the sailboat sail on the water.

All Aboat You

CAS544 All Aboat You

Stamps: SU High Tide, TSOL sailboat2stamp

Inks: GKD Kraft, Lawn Fawn: Deep Sea, Fish Tank, Blue Jay, Lobster, Memento Tuxedo Black

This challenge, on Split Coast Stampers, was to make a Clean and Simple card using water in some way. I knew I wanted to use the sailboat, but hadn’t figured out the water. I watched a video by Connie Stewart showing eight different ways to ground an image. One was to mask the image and stamp something on top of it. I went to my stamp arsenol and found the High Tide stamp set and it had everything I wanted for the boat. It had a nice image of water and lovely birds. I enjoy finding items in my vast array of stamps from many companies that work well together. I used to do this all of the time, but got away from it for a few years. I am so glad those ideas are coming back into my brain.

June cards with Split Coast Stampers

I have been playing with the challenges at Split Coast Stampers. Here are a few cards.

Featured Stamper Birthday Hoot

The above card uses Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot stamp set and matching patterned paper. The owl is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.


The sailboat card is for a color challenge. The colors are Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, and Lemon Lime Twist, all SU colors. I used three vendors stamps for this card: Beacon by Maymay Made It, Cloudy Skies by Simon Says Stamp, and flipflop2stamp by The Stamps of Life. For the navy color, I used Gina K Designs ink and the others are SU.

Sentimental Rose birthday

The above card is for the MISTI Monday challenge, to make a shaped card. I used the MISTI for the sentiment, the rose and leaves. I masked the rose before placing the leaves. The scallop lays flat and the circle opens.

Thanks for looking at my newest cards.