Sunday, December 28, 2014

Golden New Year AAAC31

Create with Gold

Happy New Year! 
Just a Clean and Simple Impression Obsession gold frame, envelope liner back ground, memory box hanging star and JustRite stamps sentiment.

I hope you will share your CAS creations with Gold at AAA Cards!

Stampin' Up "Builder Owl Punch", memory box "star burst" and Holiday Hats dies, JustRite sentiment.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Plaid Holly AAA Cards #30

Game 30 Holiday Plaids

I love all the plants and flowers for the holidays. Today Holly is tops. I've used the holly part from a Sizzix Bigz extra long "Candle with Holly & Bow" die. This holly is a good size to be the focal point.
I've enhanced the plaid holly with a fussy cut 'Christmas Holly' by Rubber Stampede colored with copics. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Cheer TCC25

 The colors just scream Yummy Holiday don't they! I tried to incorporate all of the colors from the inspiration. The mistletoe has the white berries and the stars at the end of the stir all white liquid pearls. The martini is a silver Gelly Roll pin, the image is stamped onto ivory with a shimmery frame and background. The card base is brown.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas Cards 2014

Adding a few of my cards for the Holidays
memory box glowing candles die

Stampin' Up 2 step bird, Elizabeth "Peace" die

WPlus9 "Silver Bells" stamps and dies

Sizzix TH "Carved Ornament" die, memory box bow die

Lil' Inker "On the Diagonal" and "Cover up Swirls" dies

TH Sizzix Toy Soldier die

Random mix of leftover pieces

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Door

I'm so far behind on my Holiday card quota and just love any opportunity to get some done. I've turned Julee's wonderful sketch to showcase a Christmas Door.
Again, I've used Verve's "O Christmas Tree" set of 15 for wreath and sentiment. I stamped the wreath in Distress ink forest moss and used QuicKutz circle dies. The bow is colored with copics RV34 Dark pink and R59 Cardinal.The door shape is a Lil' inker rectangle mat covered with an Impression Obsession  Rectangle framelit die. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Warm Blue Wishes

Game 29 Christmas/Hanukkah/Blue Cards

We still have snow from the day before Thanksgiving and the ground and trees are glistening. It's very cold so no melting yet.

I've used memory box "small Madison Window" and "Calm Countryside" dies and sentiment. The embossing is Lifestyle Crafts "Whimsy" folder.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Have yourself a very Merry...

Julee has presented a very elegant and versatile sketch this week. I've got loads of cards to make and this sketch has easy -to create- layers. I've used three stamps from Verve's 'O Christmas Tree' set of 15 VS-09-041. I embossed the focal panel with a Lifestyle Crafts "Whimsy" embossing folder. I sponged with Distress Ink forest moss. The wreath is colored with red and green copics.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Give Thanks AAA Cards #28

November16 - 29  #28 Inspire Player Guest- Thanksgiving

November16 - 29  #28 INSPIRE - Thanksgiving

Player Guest- Kimberly Wiener 

Our guest designer this week is the fabulous Kimberly Wiener! Kimberly's blog is filled with modern, chic, hip, and very gorgeous designs. Every creation is bright, fresh and very appealing to the eye. She is as sweet as can be as well. We are delighted to have her as guest designer at AAA CARDS  for the two weeks.  

I went dumpster diving for old crafting supplies with this one. The Santa Rosa "Acorns & Wheat" stamp was purchase in the early 90's but I still love it. The K & Company designer paper has seen some years but the print reminds me of turkey feathers. Too beguiling!

Show us how you Give Thanks by adding your card to the AAA Cards gallery!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Kraft Wreath TCC #23

Kraft products are wonderful for the holidays. Kraft paper wrapped gifts with bright festive bows are beautiful. I've used a recycled Kitchen Papers for dining & Serving product ( It's a Reversible Placemat "Tapestry" that has gold tapestry on one side and silver on the other. The Pad of 25 placemats is too pretty to use as a place mat so I die cut the 18.5" by 12.5" into all kinds of paper craft projects. It's great for treat/favor boxes as well.

Hop on over to The Card Concept  and be inspired!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Celebrate Watercoloring AAA Cards Game #27

Game 27 - Play with Watercolors

This week for playing with watercolors I've painted the Twinkling H2Os directly on to the Hero Arts Large Floral Background Stamp. My colors are Pink Azalea and Sunflower. I added water to the containers and applied with a paint brush and stamped. Can't get much easier than that!

Now, show us your Watercolor Creations at AAA Cards

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hallotini - AAA Cards #26

Game 26 CAS Halloween Card

For my CAS cards I've used Lil'Inker stitched rectangle mat, Martha Steward "drippy goo" border punch, Impression Obsession "Hallotini" wood mount stamp, ghost brad, Stickles, Copic markers, memory box sentiment and doodlebug "halloween parade" designer cardstock. 

Share YOUR CAS HALLOWEEN Creation in the Gallery at AAA Cards!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bat Puppy!

INSPIRED - Halloween

 My little Bichon Frise likes dressing up for Halloween too! I think she looks Pawesome!
 Simon Says Stamps and dies SSS101423 - "You Are Pawsome" are fun to play with. I will use them for a few more holidays. Too cute!  Your turn - Show us your Inspired Halloween in the AAA Cards Gallery!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Country Sunflowers TCC #21

Country & Sunflowers
Card Ingredients: Tim Holtz Sizzix Doily #657496, Rubber Stampede Sunflower #A1663H, Gingham ribbon, Crystal Stickles, Verve Sentiment. Copic markers and a pop dots.

 I really enjoyed creating for this week's challenge at

 The Card ConceptSunflowers look so great with black and white checks. Throw in a little lace for a country feel and I can smell the jams being made. 
I stamped the Sunflowers image in versamark, heat embossed with white powder, colored with copics in yellows, greens and brown tones and fussy cut.

Come on Over  to The Card Concept and show us your Country & Sunflowers Creation!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Autumn Colors AAA Cards #24

Game 24 Autumn Colors

You just can't resist the colors of Autumn! Fall puts on a majestic show of warm, bright and dazzling colors.  I die cut the leaves with impression obesession fall leaves die #DIE030-S and painted them with Twinkling H2Os. The woodgrain background label was colored with gelatos and I blended the colors by rubbing with fingers over the embossed background. Please see Tiffany's video.

I used Lil' inker "Frames & Flowers set #59926173 for the woodgrain label. The sentiment is WPlus9

Add your fall colors to the AAA Cards Gallery

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Painted Poinsettias AAA Cards #23

Game 23 Play with Watercolors

We're having more fun with watercoloring at AAA Cards! I've switched it up from usual Distress inks and an aqua brush. This week I'm  using Twinkling H2Os in spiced pumpkin and olive vine and a paint brush. (Also some old LuminArte in Sunflower)
I first stamped the image in Distress Ink crushed olive onto watercolor paper. I then added a little water to the twinkling H2O containers and painted inside the lines with an actual water brush! So easy! Gold micro beads were added to the poinsettias centers and splatters from the brush in each color.