Sunday, March 16, 2014

A little time for play

This Sunday afternoon, I am in my craft room while hubs takes a nap. I am looking out he window for spring, but will be disappointed. It is going to rain shortly, then turn into snow...actually as I begin write this I am seeing flakes, not rain.  I wonder what that'll do the the 3-6 in snow projections?  So I am taking some time to just play in challenges, have not had time this week to just play, everything has been homework.

Warning, this is a longer than usual post, several challenges on one post a total of  5 cards.

When I read about this challenge, I immediately thought of a piece of paper that had been included in my Simon Says Stamp February Stamp kit.  Its is a lovely watercolor-like thunderstorm is coming grayness.

 I paired it with my one and only Casual Fridays stamp set Big Thanks along with some Hero Arts silver embossing powder.
 
I love the look and it is perfect for Casual Friday's  Shades of Gray.
 


My next card is for Shopping our Stash #142 Sentiments only.  I have a new Hero Arts sentiment stamp that is HUGE, and is perfect for this challenge.  I really shopped my stash on this one; my stash of card kits.  I really don't have that many, but I take them out of the box and store each one is a 6X9 inch zip-lock type bag. Most of the papers are 6x6, but I cut about an inch off one side so they will fit inside.  The 8-1/2 by 11 are cut to make card bases 4 1/4 inches wide so they fit nicely too. The point being I have lots of 1 inch strips of patterned papers.  These particular ones are from the Simon Says Stamp February kit, as is the card base.  The matting paper and the sentiment were stamped on paper in the August 2012 kit also from SSS.


I just had fun laying those strips down, I didn't plan, just cut some thinner, and then laid them out as I grabbed them -no thinking, no considering, just fun.  I think the background turned out just fine, and makes a great backdrop for that fun sentiment stamp!
Grab Our Badge!



My last challenge card to share today is for Muse#58 based on the inspiration from Muse Theresa Calvrid. I had a wood veneer bicycle and some red card stock, I thought back to my childhood and how I loved those tall banner holding bike poles, they made the most wonderful noise flapping behind you when riding very fast!


Muse- Theresa Calvrid

 


My last two cards were sent out to family for St. Patrick's Day. The die cuts are from Paper Smooches as is the second's card's sentiment. The embossing folder is Darice, and the sentiment on the first card is from Stamps of Life. Have a wonderful week, I will be back Tuesday with more homework!



 Thanks for stopping by.

15 comments:

  1. What a great post, Cat! Firstly, I love the 'stormy sky' papers you chose for your first card...perfect with your silver embossed sentiment! (I had to laugh, b/c that's the only CF stamp set that I own, too)! On your 2nd card, I love that you made your HA sentiment the star of the show with all those beautiful strips of scraps...so pretty!
    Now, your 3rd card...Totally, Completely FABULOUS! Your veneer bike is so cool, I could hear the sounds of the flag flapping in the breeze when you described it...thanks for the memory! Beautiful St. Patrick's Day cards too, Cat! Great CAS designs, and the pop of green is the perfect touch!

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  2. What a fun post Cat! I love the little banner on your bicycle!

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  3. Love all your gorgeous cards and the banner on the bike is so cute:) xx

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  4. Your cards are fabulous Cat! I gotta say I really love how you added the banner sentiment to the bicycle, it's genius!

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  5. Wow! What a treasure trove of creativity! Love the atmospheric feeling of the first card and how you 'reversed' the Muse - Thanks for playing along with us this week!

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  6. Love the wood bike with the sentiment banner!

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  7. Love the wooden bike. Great card!

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  8. Such wonderful cards! Love how you were inspired by the CAS-ual Friday challenge...I'm a huge fan of the chalkboard technique!

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  9. oh WOW! all of these are fabulous! but of course i'm bound to say the the amazing "strips" one is my favorite, and truly it's a fabulous sentiment! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

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  10. No surprise to me that your amazing card was voted in the Top 3 at Muse, Cat! Congrats!!!

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  11. Congratulations on your Top 3 at Muse! Awesome card. Love it!!!

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  12. Great post so many wonderful lprojects. Love the background on your CAS-ual Fridays. Thank you so much for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Shades of Gray challenge!

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  13. Great job on the challenge. Love the red card!

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  14. You made great use of your crafting time, Cat! Lovely cards!

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  15. AMAZING! Love all of these. I am super impressed with your "stash" card :)

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