Thursday, December 21, 2017

CTS #252

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.

This past weekend was the church Christmas Program and with that behind me, I can relax.  I stress about it every year and every year, it goes smoothly.  Luckily, this year, there were only a few minor glitches (technology...what a love/hate relationship).  It is done and now I can have some fun.  Speaking of fun, have you see the new sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch?  It's an interesting one and I think I may have stumped a few designers.  Ha ha ha.

I will admit that while I loved the sketch, it took me a moment to come up with something.  I think the best part of a challenge sketch is the amazing things that come from the struggle.  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 had a blast creating another fun shaker card with some fun elements from Queen & Co.  I added a strips of fun paper and a sentiment from the Pretty Presents Kit, a totally fun kit!  Then I started creating this adorable shaker piece with the super cute candle from the Shaped Shaker Birthday Set and some of the fun fillers in the Pretty Presents Kit.  I love how easy these awesome kits make creating shakers and I love how you can fill both the candle and the flame.  I usually avoid shaker cards at all cost but with these, you'll be seeing more from me!  Here's a closer look:

Thanks so much for checking in with me today and I hope you have an amazing holiday no matter what you are doing!  See you over at CAS(E) this Sketch.


  1. Cutest little shaker I've ever seen! What a great way to use some of those snippets NONE of us seem to be able to part with ... amazing card, amazing Sketch, Chrissy!
    Wishing you and the boys a wonderful Christmas, and a New Year full of vacations in Michigan!!! xxoo

  2. I love your fabulous take on the sketch, Chrissy! Merry Christmas!

  3. It's a wonderful sketch and yes, you had me stumped but I still love you. Great card, too--especially that oh so cute candle shaker! Happy Holidays to the Larsons!

  4. Hello Chrissy, you`ve invited me to be a guest designer at CAS(E) this Sketch. Yes, Im interested. Can you tell me what I`ve to do?
    Hugs, Silke

  5. The amazing things that come from the struggle - you are SO right! This card is fabulous! I love the bright colors and the candle is brilliant!


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