Monday, May 6, 2013

CAS-ual Friday #100 -- Happy Retirement Card

Happy Retirement Card
CAS-ual Fridays challenge blog is celebrating it's second year plus 100th challenge this time around. The challenge is a tic tac toe one which is always fun. I chose the row to use polka dots, kraft and punches or diecuts. The stamps are by Sweet'n Sassy Stamps. I colored the image by using Staedtler watercolor pencils with odorless mineral spirits. I have a new glass water pump bottle that is perfect for storing the mineral spirits. It makes working with them so easy. The patterned paper is by Jillibean Soup (from their Grandma's Lima Bean Soup collection). I used a Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye ink pad in Wicked Black. The diecut on my card is a circle made with a Sizzix Framelit. I raised the circle diecut up by using Scotch/3M foam tape. I also used some Royal Brush glitter glue, baker's twine, and small green rhinestones. FUN! :) Looks like rain in my neck of the woods today, so it will be a perfect "get inky" day. :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cheers Birthday Card

Case 139 Card
I have never "played" at the Case Study Challenge Blog and decided it was about time. Wink. :) So here is my take on Case 139. I just got the cutest package of frog rub-ons by Royal Brush which is the image on my card. The patterned paper is by Jillibean Soup. The flower is by Basic Grey and the label sentiments were done with the Dymo Caption Maker but the tape is from a K&Co. package. The scalloped circle was done with a Sizzix Framelit. Easy peasy but FUN. :) So "cheers" and have a happy weekend.