Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Mistletoe for CAS Christmas

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I love all the detail in this die! 

Before I've colored this like holly.  Today it's posing as mistletoe.

A few pearls work well for berries.

I love this letterpress foil frame that a sweet friend sent it to me!
(Guess what's landing in my shopping cart?)

ABC Christmas - J is for Jewels (Pearls)
CAS Christmas - Foliage and Berries


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Ink:   Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness (DI) for watercoloring
Paper:   Neenah, Piece of framing done with Spellbinders Glimmer Foiling system, Watercolor (TH), Gold Foil (SU)
Other:  Mistletoe Bundle Die (MB), Tis the Season Die (Creative Expressioins), Gold Cord, Pearls

Monday, May 10, 2021

Cupcakes for Twofer

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

It's time for another Twofer Challenge!

My first card is either a late Valentine or I'm way ahead for next year.

I used a bubble background from a playdate with Jack.

We put a little dish soap in a cup of water and added some drops of food coloring! 
When you lay a piece of cardstock on the bubbles, you get a wonderful, fun background!

I stamped the cupcake with the letters on the background then stamped again
on some pattern paper so I could paper piece the cupcake.

For my Twofer...

I stamped the cupcake, heat embossed it and colored with Copics.

Shaker cards are always a challenge but fun to give, so I decided to tackle it.

The sequins don't want to shake around much.  I think all but two are stuck
to the edges.  Some of the shakers are stuck to the cupcake intentionally.
Some are not.

The background was embossed with a die.

There's some shimmery sugar on the icing.  Unfortunately the acetate and
shimmer together wouldn't cooperate for a good photo.

I was happy with how the Happy Birthday circle fit in the aperture.

I can't wait for you to see what our Guest Designers and talented Design Team
have done for your amazement and inspiration.

Hope to see your cakes and/or cupcakes in the gallery!

And if you'd like to join in a fun recipe exchange, feel free to add
your favorite cake or cupcake recipe to your post when you play!

I used to bake cakes and cupcakes all the time (me and Duncan Hines that is).
Then I was introduced to card making and the cakes and cupcakes were left behind.

Once a year I bake my hubby's favorite pound cake.
You can see my cake recipe below my card recipe at the bottom of this post.

NBUS #26 - Never Before Used Schtuff

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Little Love (Colorado Craft)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah, Gingham Linen Paper (Doodlebug), Bubble Print
Other:  Clear EP, Cross My Heart EF (Cuttlebug)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Little Love (Colorado Craft)
Ink:   Whisper White
Paper:   Neenah
Other:  White EP, Copics (BG11, R81), Party Confetti Fancy Coverplate (HA), Happy Birthday Circle Frame die (MFT), Double Stitched Circle Die (LI, OOB), Acetate, Foam Sheet, Sequins (SU), WOS

Pound Cake
2 sticks butter
3 cups sugar
8 oz. cup of sour cream
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp. almond or vanilla extract

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time mixing in. Add sour cream and flour alternately.  Add almond or vanilla extract and mix in.  Pour in greased tube or Bundt pan and bake at 325 for 1 hour and 40 minutes turning pan after one hour.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Guest Designing for Christmas Kickstart

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I'm excited to be Guest Designing for  the 50th Christmas Kickstart Challenge!

This month's challenge is Santa and Friends and I had the perfect stamp for  it.

The party has been stamped with Memento ink and colored with
Copic Sketch Markers.

I smiled the whole time I was working on this, except when
I tried to splatter snow in the background and got a glob in the wrong place. Grrr!
I was quite disheartened, thinking I'd have to start over, but those
snowflake sequins came to the rescue.

Lost Coast Designs is providing a prize for this challenge.

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas sELFies (MFT)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:   Neenah, Patterned Paper (?)
Other:  Copics (E0000, C00, C0, E21, E23, E33, G21, G43, G46, R22, R24, $29, R37, B21), Ho, Ho, Ho die (MFT), Nested Wacky Stitched Square Set (Cottage Cuts)

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Rainbow Inking for CAS Mix Up

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

It's time for another challenge at CAS Mix Up!

Our hostess this month is my talented friend, Susan and for our Stencilng Challenge
 she chose...

I used a NBUS stencil from Studio Katia and inked through it with
Distress Inks.  The strings were stamped in the same colors.

The piece was die cut with a stitched rectangle and I added a narrow matting of
green.  The sentiment is heat embossed on a snippet of black cardstock and
popped up with dimensionals.

My sweet and talented friend, Michele (I Card Everyone) is our Guest Designer this month.
She and the Design Team have some awesome inspiration for you.
I hope you'll check them out and join us.

CAS Mix Up - Rainbow Inking-Must use a stencil
NBUS #26 - Never Before Used Schtuff (new stencil)

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Celebrate (for strings-SSS), Bitty Birthday Wishes (MFT)
Ink:   Picked Raspberry, Spiced marmalade, Mustard Se, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet (DI), VersaMark
Paper:   Nenah, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black (SU)
Other:  Birthday Balloons Duo Stencil (Studio Katia), Stitched Rectangles Die (SSS), Subtle EF, White Gelly Roll Pen, White EP

Friday, April 30, 2021

Turning the Page May 2021

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Time to turn the page on our calendars to a new month.

I make calendars each year for my desk and my family.

I thought I'd set up a regular post on the last day of each month to share them.

I hope you enjoy my “Turning the Page” posts.

Here's our May page.

By the way, the calendars are clipped together and can be displayed on an easel
or hung on a push pin or magnetic hook.  We all have a different way to display them.

If you would like a word document with the calendar, email me (bonklass(at)gmail(dot)com.
and I will be glad to send it to you so you can design your own.

If your email address is not in your profile, I have no way to send this to you.

Email link is in my profile on the sidebar.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.