Monday, August 24, 2009

Still Summer Here

I know that many kids have already gone back to school, but we are still in summer mode here. We've got two weeks left! I've been wanting to do some "just for fun" stamping, so I checked the challenge forums over on SCS for a jump start. I really like the Clean and Simple (CAS) challenges, so I looked through the master list and found a few to try.

First up is CAS21 - Make it Sparkle. Well, who doesn't like some sparkle on her card? I've recently acquired the Mandy's World Mermaid girl. It was all Julie's fault (see this card). I absolutely loved it and tried a slightly different take on it.

I used glitter all over her tail and made some coconuts using brown glitter. Pretty easy, right? Well, there is some cutting involved, but not really that much. I think I'm going to tuck this one into my husband's suitcase before his next work related trip. *wink*

Next, I found a sketch challenge, CAS25. Now, this is a fantastic sketch. I had seen a card using it before on Krystie Lee's blog, and made a little sketch of it. Then, lo and behold, I found it as a challenge. So, I gave it some thought, and went with a new color combo (for me, at least). I actually had seen these colors on a little girl's outfit today while we took a hayride!

I'm not sure that I am 100% pleased with this, but there are some elements that I do like. And how about that vintage label punch? Oh, I am going to have fun with that one! This one is also covered in glitter, so it could be part of the CAS21 challenge, too.

And, finally, I found another sketch challenge. This was not in the CAS category, but I made it CAS, anyway. This card was also inspired by a fabulous Julie creation. I hadn't recently looked at the card, but had it floating around in my head since February. I didn't mean to, but I even used a similar color combination and the same sentiment. Thanks, Julie!

Well, that should tide you over for a few days. I'll be back soon! If you have any questions about these cards, leave a comment or send me an email.

1 comment:

sherryc said...

oh see now, I've got to get that punch! Really darling cards! Thanks for the inspiration.