Saturday, May 10, 2014

Colour Q #240 and CAS(E) this Sketch #75

Hello -

I actually found some time to play in my crafty space on this gorgeous Saturday. Big Daddy didn't have to work (for a change!) and he had the kids entertained downstairs for a brief period while I was hiding upstairs stamping away.

I did struggle this afternoon, a quite familiar phenomenon while in my room. It frustrates me so. While I'm in bed trying to fall asleep and scanning Pinterest (of course.  Who doesn't?!), I have ideas and inspiration galore. .... Fast forward several hours or even a day later, a little "free time" at my craft desk FINALLY and do ideas or inspiration come to me? Of course they don't. I find myself sitting in my comfy chair and staring at my desk (or the TV. Shhhhh.....). Today, I turned the TV off and just picked up a new stamp and started stamping. I decided to just "play" and see where it would take me. Fortunately, it worked and I finally got a little mojo flowing. I must remember to try this technique again --- because I know it will happen again.

Enough about that -- onto the fun part of sharing our little created fruits.

I picked the Colour Q colors and the sketch from over at CAS(E) this Sketch to make this card. I've wanted to ink up this balloon stamp from CTMH using Colour Q colors for several weeks. I had actually put it in a pile of "not really used" stamps and then felt some inspiration as I filed it along with others. I pulled it back up and put it in the drawer! I love when that happens. I'm on a mission these days to find new inspiration with all my many, many, many currently owned stamp sets. It's ridiculous the way I continue to buy new ones, stamp a couple of times then move on to a new set to covet! (Insert shameful face here.)

LOOOOOVE this CAS sketch! Love it!

The balloon is stamped from my CTMH Artiste collection stamp set. I drew the "string" on with a Pilot G-2 pen (Don't get me started) and a ruler. I used CTMH's Baby Pink ink and PTI's Rasberry Fizz. (I've become a bit of a pink ink nerd. I have been in search of just  the right shade that I have in my mind lately -- somewhere in between CTMH's Cotton Candy and this PTI Rasberry Fizz, but it continues to elude me!) The card base is PTI Simply Chartreuse cardstock and I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Keep It Simple: Birthdays mini stamp set using CTMH Juniper ink. ....Phew. Boy it's easier to explain a supply list if you use all the same company - but not near as creative. :) I have found I get more "out of my head" thinking if I mix, mix, mix!
Well I'm chatting away tonight like I've just downed a Caramel Mocha but I can assure you I have not. Sadly, I really want one now that I have mentioned it. --- I could stay up all night stamping! =)
Thanks for stopping by to visit!
God Bless,
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  1. Your post made me laugh...I'm exactly the same - heaps of inspiration when I'm meant to be going to sleep and none when I sit down at my craft table! Funnily enough this was the idea I had for the CAS sketch but I just couldn't execute it. You've totally nailed it. I love the touch of sequins ion the pale pink. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  2. This card is amazing!! Love the cascade of falling sequins - you did such a great job!! Taunya Butler at

  3. You're right, the only cure for "stampers block" is to get stamping! I'm glad it worked! Your card is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  4. Oh, this is wonderful! Great take on the sketch!

  5. Clever Clever Clever take on the sketch and LOVE the sequin confetti. I think this a card I will CASE.

  6. Such a creative take on the sketch!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!


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