CASE Study Challenge DT Call

Hey everyone!

Wish me luck! I’m applying for the DT call of one of my dream design teams! The CASE Study challenge! They have a DT call going and I couldn’t resist throwing my hat in the ring.

The challenge was to pick an existing creation by our personal “muse” and CASE it. Well, I have been doing that every week with Iron Craft! So I have some practice for this big game :)

I have not one but 3 cards with CASEing 3 different muses to be triply sure! Lets start the parade shall we?

First up is Laurie Willison’s stenciled card. So gorgeous!


Here is my CASEd version of the card using the same SSS Ring Cluster stencil and the same color combination. I did make the colors a bit more brighter in keeping with my style. I added the Happy diecut using WPlus9 Happy Trio and cutting it 6-7 times to give it thickness.


Next is Debby Hughes’ beautiful CAS and trendy card!


So um yeah the clean white look is REALLY hard to capture. But the coloring. Oh the coloring! I tried to capture the same color scheme in my card but gave myself freedom to play with some favorite dies and stencils and glitter embossing. So liberating to just experiment!

This uses My Favorite Things Happy Hellos die and SSS Chevron stencil. And some distress inks and glitter embossing powder.


The last one is Kim Singdahlsen’s stunner card!


Whenever I have new craft goodies to play with, I go Pinterest and Google for other creations with those goodies. And Kim’s card was perfect when I got the SSS Chevron stencil and the WPlus9 Timeless Tags 2 dies. Good thing both are durable because with the way I’m using them, they might just fall to pieces!

I also liked Kim’s blue and red color scheme but with the watercoloring bug going around, I decided to soften the color scheme on this one!

Mine also uses My Favorite Things Happy Hellos die and SSS Ring Cluster stencil.

Surprisingly, as often happens with muses, my card looks NOTHING like Kim’s! But I assure you thats where it started!


Image Credit

I Photo-Shopped the CASE Study image to showcase my muses photos because I felt it was a nice touch to tie in this post with CASE-Study. All credit for the image goes to CASE Study except the actual photos in each muses’ image. Those belong to my muses and I have linked to their blog posts just above the images.

Hope you enjoyed the cards! Fingers and toes crossed for the DT application. It would be SUCH and honor to play with some very very talented ladies if chosen!


Winner Wednesday!

Hey Folks!

Sorry this post is a bit late today. I’m travelling for work and didn’t get to this till now. Fortunately its still Wednesday where I live! :)

Today is to select the winner of Iron Craft Season 2 Episode 4 with Laura Bassen!

Laura asked you all this question - What is your favorite dessert?

And the answers were delicious! Chocolate wins in any form. Cookies too and Cheesecakes! there were a few exotic desserts as well in the mix!

The lucky winner was chosen by and is…

Sonia W who said…

Love this interview !! I like so much the way that she laughs. She is GREAT !! My favorite dessert is the napoleon pastry (millefeuille)

Congrats Sonia! You win the $10 gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp!

If you haven’t seen Episode 5 yet, go on and find out how Nicole Rixon got started on her Sweet Stamp Shop journey!

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Iron Craft Season 2 Episode 5

Hellooo Iron Craft followers!

Welcome to another episode of Iron Craft! Today I have a superwoman guest! Follow me to the video!


My guest today is owner extraordinare of Sweet Stamp Shop, Mrs. Sweet herself – Nicole Rixon! Here is my awesome video interview with her!


Nicole and I used Sweet Stamp Shop goodies ofcourse! A fun and trendy set she illustrated! This one is actually releasing TODAY! So you get a first look at it! The set is called Artsy Fartsy and will be in the Sweet Stamp Shop for sale from today!



Here is what we made! Me on the left, Nicole on the right!


Isn’t Nicole’s card so colorful and cute? I tried to copy her style closely with the color, pop-dots and co-ordinating patterned papers! It was SO much fun!


Nicole is sponsoring a giveaway today for a $20 gift certificate to Sweet Stamp Shop! Thanks Nicole!!

To win, just leave a comment here answering Nicole’s question from the video interview! I’ll choose a random winner from the comments. Here is Nicole’s question for you again…


If you could design any stamp set, what would it be?


So let your imagination run wild and “design” the stamp set of your dreams! Enjoy! See you here next time :)



Hey folks!

Did you know about the Naughty or Nice Challenge? If not, you must check it out! Its a fun challenge and you can either be naughty or nice when you make your card for it! I usually choose to be nicely naughty! ;)

This month’s theme is “For the Ladies”.

So that was one inspiration for my card today. And Laura Bassen asked a fun question in this week’s Iron Craft about your favorite dessert! It was my cue to get a bit naughty with any gal’s favorite dessert – CUPCAKES!!

Here is my card…



Very true don’t you agree? :D

The chic woman is the Executive Woman digi from The Paper Shelter. I replaced the phone in her hand with a giant cupcake! The sentiment is hand-written because sometimes you just have to hand-write a sentiment if you want an awesome one! :)

Hope you enjoyed the card! We’d love it if you hopped over to the Naughty or Nice blog and joined in this month to play for the challenge!


Winner Wednesday!

Hey everyone!

Its Winner Wednesday again! Today is to select the winner of Iron Craft Season 2 Episode 3 with Sarah Gough!

Sarah asked you all this question - Is there a color that you struggle to create with?

SO many of you are afraid of PURPLE! Orange and Yellow come next! There is even Green in the mix. The discussion really inspired me and changed my plans a bit for a blog feature. So keep a watch for something fun coming up in 2 weeks! :)

On to the winner now! The lucky winner was chosen by and is…

Karen who said…

Love the video and your beautiful cards! That Barista set is awesome and looks like fun to craft with! The color I have the most trouble with is yellow. Nothing seems to look right when I use yellow and I can never quite manage the color combos!

Congrats Karen! You win the $15 gift certificate from Reverse Confetti!

If you haven’t seen Episode 4 yet, go on and find out why Laura Bassen’s blog is called Doublestick Haven!