Thursday, May 3, 2018

Life is Good Butterflies...STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge~Things with Wings Blog Hop & Linky Parties (May 1 - 31)


This month, we're back to our 'regularly scheduled programming' of DT inspiration for the 5 STAMPlorations challenges, where the common theme is THINGS WITH WINGS. Today, I'm delighted to welcome you to STAMPlorations May 2018 CAS Card Challenge #26~Things with Wings. 

Along with a blog hop, we're also inviting YOU to play along in the Linky Parties...and yes, that is a plural! Plenty o' fun to be had!  All you need to do for this challenge:

Create a winged-themed CAS card

I'm a huge fan of STAMPlorations stencils and, discovering how wonderfully they emboss, have come to love them even more! So easy to create fabulous backgrounds with these with results that are, in my view, simply wonderful.  The recipe for this CAS card includes: Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Flutterby ARTplorations stencil (embossed),Life Is Good Phrase Die - CUTplorations (which I cut from a scrap of embossed-and-water colour cardstock that I 'nearly' threw away...keep those scraps! They come in handy!).

Swooning over the butterflies and yes, life *is* good!

Looking forward to seeing your THINGS WITH WINGS CAS creations in the gallery!

For more details about how to enter and prizes (gotta love the prizes!), head here.

Ohhhhh....and before you go, you still have time to participate in this AWESOME giveaway from sweet Shery:

Do help us spread the word about our special spring event. We have a giveaway/blog candy and all you have to do is display the Things with Wings event graphic on your blog's sidebar between now and May 7 and then link up with your name and blog URL below. THREE (3) lucky bloggers will win their choice of cover plate die (Zen Coffee, Butterfly, or Dragonfly). We'll announce the winners on May 10 in the April Winners post.
  1. Display the graphic above on your blog's sidebar and link it back to this post (
  2. Enter your name and link to your main blog. (Please enter only once and make sure you complete STEP 1 before linking up.)
  3. Display and link up by May 7, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time
  4. Check back on May 10 to see if you are one of the THREE winners :o)
  5. Good luck and thanks for helping us spread the word about our fun spring event!

To receive 20% off STAMPlorations stamps, stencils and dies, I invite you to use my code: STAMPGIRLCAROLM. The code applies to regular and sale-priced products, but cannot be combined with other discount codes you have. Happy shopping!

Thank you for dropping by!


Gail said...

Life is Good and love that embossing folder as well!

Anita in France said...

What a lovely post to finish my catch up with you, Carol ... a delicious, texture-y fluttery background with just the loveliest sentiment ... life is, indeed, good! Hugs, Anita :)

Patti said...

WOW!! I am loving this card! that embossing folder needs my name on it!Thank you for enabling friend : )

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous textured embossed stenciled background, Carol. I need to try that technique. Love your pretty die cut sentiment with your scrap too. TFS Hugs.

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the embossed background and your almost in the trash sentiment.

Karenladd said...

Oh, I do love this all white embossed background with the patterned die sentiment!

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful card, Carol! Love the embossed butterflies and the the pattern being on the sentiment. Really cool! thanks so much for sharing. Hugs!

~amy~ said...

Carol, this is wonderful!

New Creations said...

I love the pop of pattern sentiment on crisp embossing, so perfect!

Bobby said...

The embossing is a stand out, Carol, and the sentiment is one to remember. Beautiful card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

the background is very striking behind the words - very creative:)

Valerija said...

What a beautiful card, fabulous design and colours.
Valerija xx

Arianna Barbara said...

Stunning card!!! Love it!!!

SHartl said...

This gives such a different look with the white on white card and patterned sentiment die!