Thursday, January 21, 2021

CTS #405 and a Farewell to CTS

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to celebrate the final CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. Don't forget that this is a two-week challenge so, there is plenty of time to play along and possibly win a prize. You can read all about that over at CAS(E) this Sketch. For now, here's my take on this final sketch:

I decided to flip this sketch on it's side. So, I used an older Concord & 9th set to create the strip of blue and layered a bunch of different flowers around it. I started on a white card base but that just wasn't make me happy so I cut the grouping out of the original and added it to this wavy paper instead. I finished it all off with a sentiment sticker. Pretty easy but I love how it turned out. Here's a closer look:

Again, thanks so much for always playing along with us at CTS! Have fun with this last sketch and I'll see you over there.

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Concord & 9th Bits and Pieces
Concord & 9th Bits and Pieces
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Honey Bee Stamps Beach Vibes
Honey Bee Stamps Beach Vibes
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Neenah Solar White 25 pk
Neenah Solar White 25 pk
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Various Sentiment Stickers
Various Sentiment Stickers
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Momento Tuxedo Ink
Momento Tuxedo Ink
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Catherine Pooler Rouge
Catherine Pooler Rouge
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Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
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Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
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Sizzix Big Shot
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Bone Folder
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

CTS #404

 Hello everyone!  Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my take on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge!  The boys and I have been running around making sure everything is ready for some yucky weather we are supposed to be expecting later today.  We have been pretty warm and haven't had much snow so I guess it's time for some.  I could live without the dropping temp and the wind but I guess it is a good excuse to get some card making in and relax with my boys.

I hope you are having a great week and are ready to play along with us.  I love this sketch and I couldn't wait to get creating.  Here's my take:


 I have been working on some cards for a nurse friend who works in labor & delivery. She asked me for some sympathy cards for infant loss and it really hit me hard what a difficult job she has and what a difficult job all of our healthcare provider have, especially lately. Such a mixture of joy, pain, reward, and defeat. It truly takes a special person to commit themselves to such a roller coaster and I am so thankful for them! For this card, I wanted to keep things simple so I used a floral from Pinkfresh Studios and colored it with copics. The sentiment is stamped on the simple striped background and then I added my image with a pop of foam tape. It isn't the sketch exactly but I didn't want to do anything too crazy with it to get the sentiment in the center. Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card today! You can join us this week at CAS(E) this Sketch. We'd love to have you!

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Pinkfresh Studio Keep Going
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Momento Tuxedo Ink
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Squares
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Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
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Bone Folder
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Mini Score Board
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Xacto 12 Inch Laser Paper Trimmer
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Cutter Bee - Scissors
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Thursday, January 7, 2021

CTS #403

Happy 2021!!!!  How in the world is that even possible?  I'm not really sure where the holidays went but they certainly flew by.  I hope you all are having a great new year so far and are ready to play along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch.  We have a fun challenge for you guys today and I happen to LOVE how my card turned out.  It might be a loose interpretation of the sketch but, oh well!  Ha ha.  It took me awhile to create something I liked so I'm going with it.  I swear I lose all my card making mojo during the holidays and it takes FOREVER to get back.  

I am excited to share this final month of CTS with you all. I'm going to miss it but I am looking forward to having a little more free time to create and maybe play along in some other challenges! Here's what I created for this week's sketch:

 

I used some wood grain paper from my background and added touches of green to create the lines from the sketch. That was were I stopped on this card and I got a bit stuck so it sat on my desk for a week or so. Finally, I noticed the "joy" cutouts that I didn't use sitting in the corner of my desk and I decided to give this another go. It was just right and I finished it off with a sprig of greenery sticker. You should have seen me twisting and turning the sticker to get it on there just right. Ha ha! Luckily, I really liked how it turned out. Here's a closer look:

Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch today and I hope you will enjoy the final few challenges. I look forward to seeing what you create!

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Concord & 9th Joy Tri-Fold
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ModaScrap Forever Green
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Neenah Solar White 25 pk
Neenah Solar White 25 pk
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Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays
Pinkfresh Studio Home for the Holidays
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Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
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Bone Folder
Bone Folder
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Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
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Xacto 12 Inch Laser Paper Trimmer
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Thursday, December 17, 2020

CTS #402

Good morning!  It's another awesome Thursday and I get to share my take on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  This is a longer than normal challenge to run through the holidays so you have plenty of time to play along!

I'm just getting things all wrapped up for Christmas and I actually feel like I'm ahead of the game this year.  I'm still in denial the Christmas is rapidly approaching.  I swear it still feels like October to me.

Have you seen the new sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch?  The design team has some AMAZING creations this week and you simply have to check them out.  While you are here, here's my take:

I didn't do any stamping again this week. Can you believe it? I'm starting to see the end of all my hoarded Christmas papers and extras but it is only tempting me to order more. Ha ha! I used some fun black and white papers to create the background for this card and added a strip of blue to winter it up. Next, I added a snowflake chipboard sticker, with a sentiment sticker attached, and finished off the whole thing with some bits and baubles. I hope you like it. Here's a closer look:

Thanks so much for checking out my card and I hope you have an excellent holiday season. See you over at CAS(E) this Sketch. I've included links to similar products because some that I have used are older products and not available anymore.

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Crate Paper Snowflake 6x8
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Paper Rose Black & White Christmas
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Neenah Solar White 25 pk
Neenah Solar White 25 pk
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Hero Arts Nautical Cardstock
Hero Arts Nautical Cardstock
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My Minds Eye Winterberry Chipboard Stickers
My Minds Eye Winterberry Chipboard Stickers
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Snowflake Shaker Bits
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Simple Stories Winter Cottage Sticker Book
Simple Stories Winter Cottage Sticker Book
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Simple Stories Winter Cottage Ephemera
Simple Stories Winter Cottage Ephemera
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Scotch ATG Adhesive gun
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Bone Folder
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Mini Score Board
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Xacto 12 Inch Laser Paper Trimmer
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