Sunday, March 8, 2015

Silent Auction donation

Hello and welcome back! I'm taking a couple of weeks off from the design team at Can You Case It? since it's kind of a busy time at work, but I wanted to show you some cards I made a few weeks ago.

Those of you who know me, know that I love to sing, and look for every opportunity to do so! For the past couple of years, I have been singing with the West Suburban Symphony Singers in the western suburbs of Chicago. Last night was their annual fundraiser and one of my friends on the committee asked if I would be interested in donating some of my work for the silent auction. Of course, I jumped at the chance! But then time got away from me and I ended up making all of the cards in a weekend frenzy! Here's what my crafting table looked like in the middle of it all:

As you can see, it was a bit crazy while I was creating, but I think the final result was worth it.

In the photo above, the center card is my design, the birthday card on the left was inspired by one that I saw on Pinterest and the baby card was CASEd from Heather Heroldt.

In this photo, the two cards on the left are my designs and the masculine birthday card on the right was CASEd from Diane Barnes. I just wish I could have gotten my starburst to fit perfectly.

These two cards make me smile! The card on the right is my design, and the card on the left was CASEd from Linda Creech, but I've seen many versions of this one. Funny story, when I showed it to my husband, he asked, "Does it work?" Yes, honey, it works...NOT!!!

These two cards are both CASEd; the one on the left from Martha Inchley, and the one on the right from Chat Wszelaki.

And for those of you who are wondering, the cards were in a package with a $50 gift card for the Paper Source store, and the winning bid was............$120!!! I was very excited to see that!

Well, that's it for tonight. I'll be back to work in the morning, and I have two rehearsals and a concert this week, so probably won't have time to post until next Sunday. I've got a couple of birthdays this week as well, so you may see one of those cards here.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

CYCI 59 - Sketch Challenge

Hello again and welcome back! This week's challenge at Can You Case It? is a sketch challenge.

And here's my card:

While our website provided the sketch, my personal challenge has become to use stamp sets that I haven't inked up yet, and color combinations that I haven't tried yet. I've gone through my current sets and turned every set that I haven't used on its side, so they're easier to find. And when I saw this color combo in my Color Coach, I was a bit surprised that I hadn't used it yet, since blue is my favorite color! 

When I stamped the main image, I thought it was a bit stark, so I sponged all over with Marina Mist ink to soften the image. And I think the pearls add just a bit of elegance with the simple ribbon bow. (As a bonus, this ribbon is one of the weekly deals through Monday!)

This card was pretty quick and with simple changes to the color combination and the sentiment, could be used for just about any occasion.

Come join us at the challenge this week - we'd love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


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