Saturday, June 22, 2013

CASE It Challenge - Week 24

Time to CASE a project for the Cuttin' & Stampin' Weekly Challenge!

Many people think of CASE as Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Steal Everything.  My take on it is a bit different.  I prefer "Copy And Selectively Edit".  You don't have to copy everything... just borrow the good stuff.  Add your very own flair, tweak it and make it suit your needs!

Here's the card I found on Pinterest that I'll CASE today:

It's adorable!  But I need a card for my nephew who's turning seven, so I'm going to need something a little more grown up.  I think that some bolder colors (less pastel blue) and less ribbon would help fit the bill.   Here's my take on it:


My card features the "Mac" line from Bazzill Basics patterned paper, journaling card, and border sticker along with Bazzill dotted green cardstock and white pre-cut number (colored grey with Memento ink, as shown below, to match the sentiment).  The balloon is cut out using an Accucut die, and the balloon string is drawn with a very thin Copic marker.  The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches "Sentiment Sampler" set.


Now it's your turn to create your own CASE It Project and enter in this week's Cuttin' & Stampin' Challenge HERE

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Father's Day Challenge - Week 23

Today I have a Father's Day project to share.  My dad & I are travel buddies.  We've been from coast to coast and everywhere in between, and also to Europe, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.  It seems like we're always planning a trip.  There are a few new places on our list:  Maine during some type of lobster festival, The Smithsonian, etc.

This card features stamps from Unity Stamp Company.  The ribbon is beautiful hand-dyed silk from The Thread Gatherer.  All the other embellishments (ticket, brad, vellum tape, & plastic tab) are from BasicGrey.

Do you have your Father's Day project(s) completed?  There's not much time left, so go to the Challenge blog HERE and enter this week's contest!

Happy Stamping!