Friday, June 8, 2012

CASE Study #94

Happy Friday!

I have always admired the fun challenges over on the CASE Study blog but have never participated . . . . .until now!

I happened to be checking out some blogs yesterday and stopped in to see my friend Joy. She is the new Muse, for the month of June, over at CASE study! I've always loved her gorgeous cards, so I thought now would be a good time to enter the challenge.

Here is Joy's beautiful card.




And here is my take.



The butterfly was cut from two different Memory Box die-cuts, then layered together. The polka dots are actually faux washi tape from Target, which I added to the large banner, and the sentiment is from the Hero Arts, Good Friends clear set. The best part about this card, in my opinion, is the felt rose, because that die-cut was actually given to me by Joy herself! Thank you, Joy!

I feel so blessed to have been able to do as much creating (and gardening) as I have this week! It's been sunny and warm every single day! (7 in a row so far) Lucky me!! Still have today and tomorrow, then it's back to work on Sunday.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for all the lovely comments this week! I really appreciate it! :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Inspired By a Sketch and Flickr Friends!

Hi there!

I just realized this is my fourth post in a week. I know it won't last, but it sure has been enjoyable having more time to craft and blog!

Tonight I have a really fun card to show you. After seeing a couple of Flickr Friends using a cool sketch from Nichole Heady's blog, I just had to try it out for myself! You can see Lin's gorgeous card here
and Betty's beautiful card here.

I'm having a difficult time putting away this adorable paper from Echo Park, so I used it again for this card. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE pink and green! Just makes me happy! :)



Isn't that a neat sketch? I just love the unique design! I actually stretched out my folds a bit further, all the way to the corners. The flowers are from a cling set by Hero Arts called, Three Dotted Flowers - one of my faves! The sentiment is also Hero Arts and I cut this one apart too - been doing that a lot lately. This one was a toughie - had to cut really slowly and carefully because the words were set quite close together.

Okay, that's it for now - heading to bed. Hope everyone's week is going well! :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Yup! Yet another post. . . . .

. . . . .and two days in a row this time!

What can I say? I had lots of time to craft yesterday and I am even entering a few challenges, which I don't do often enough! My card today is for the new Lawnscaping challenge, which is to use patterned paper.



I decided to play with Lawn Fawn's pretty, "Flutter By" clear set and used some more of the sweet, Echo Park paper from their 6x6, "Country Drive" paper pad. Here's the result.


This EP paper is so fun! Do you see the two little ladybugs crawling in the grass? I cut those out from the same piece of patterned paper as the butterflies. The sentiment is from the same "Flutter By" set but I cut it apart to fit my design - love doing that!

I'm planning on getting a few things done around the house this morning and then heading outside again - I sure picked a fabulous week to take off from work - this weather is glorious!

Thanks for the visit! Hope it's sunny where you are - enjoy your day! :)

Another Hero Arts Sketch Card

Strange, isn't it? Seeing another post from me after only two days?

That's what happens when you've got time off from work! I've been not only enjoying some awesome, summer weather, but I've been getting crafty too, and I love it! :) So nice to have more time to do the things you love!

So, I decided to have another try at one of the Hero Arts sketches for their June Challenge. It's such a fun sketch to play with. I was at Target yesterday, grocery shopping, and somehow my cart found itself in the office supply isle. I could not stop myself from grabbing some of the fun Target tape!

For this card, I cut the strips of tape and backed them with some white cardstock. I left three of the four strips as is, but I white embossed the Hero Arts Music Background onto the fourth strip.



The sentiment and frame stamp are from the same set called, Speedy Recovery. I just cut out the frame and used some markers to color around the edges and on the flowers. It's not easy to see, but I also added a dab of Turquoise Stickles to the center of each flower. The card base was dry embossed with a chevron embossing folder to give it a bit of interest and texture.

I'm off to water my newly planted flowers and veggies. With all the sun we've had today, they must be getting thirsty by now.

Hope your week is off to a good start! Thanks for stopping by! :)