It's Sunday and time for a fun new challenge… I'm over at the or the Weekly Challenge for Can You Case It!   Come on over and check out this weeks challenge and the Design Team inspiration.  The challenge starts today and ends on Friday, June 12th at NOON PST.


This has been a crazy week.   I've spent most of it either getting ready for a Stampin' Up! Retired Product Tag Sale or at my son's school for year end activities and for some reason I thought it would be a BRILLIANT idea to schedule an MRI for our son this past Thursday.  The good news is that the MRI was normal – WooHoo – our son's brain is normal and nothing there that specifically affects him developmentally.  I do wish that I had taken video of him waking up after the anesthesia wore off – All he wanted to do was "blow up the balloon and pop it."  He just really wanted the balloon…  And, just so you know, the balloon is the breathing bag that they used to administer the anesthesia to help him fall asleep.  Then I just had to go and get a wonderful spring cold on top of everything else.  Oh, on one awesome note… I've lost 25 lbs over the past few months!  I'm really excited about the weight loss but the journey isn't even close to being done.


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Color Challenge #73

Oh My Goodies




I did manage to create a card for this weeks Color Challenge for the Can You Case It Challenge Blog.  For this card, I'm featuring the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set. The colors for this challenge are Basic Black, Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride.  I have to say that this is favorite combination of mine especially for vintage style cards.  If you haven't guessed already, I really prefer a Whisper White or Very Vanilla card base and in this case I'm using Very Vanilla layered with the Blushing Bride then Basic Black then with the top layer being Typeset Specialty.

CYCI073-Pam001There are many techniques that I love and I would have to say doing a gathered ribbon on a card is definitely at the top of my favorites list especially on a vintage style card.   In this case, I layered the Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim then another layer of the Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon.  I love the look of the two ribbons and the feel it adds to the card.

Next, I stamped the Live Well sentiment from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set on Very Vanilla and used the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies to cut out the sentiment.  As part of this element, I added linen thread wrapped behind the sentiment.  The sentiment was then attached to the card front using dimensionals… A whopping 3 dimensionals stacked on each other so it layered nicely over the gathered ribbon and trim!

CYCI073-Pam004Finally, I added the Butterfly.  The Potpourri Papillion Stamp Set is one of my favorites with the different butterfly options.  This butterfly is stamped with Blushing Bride Classic Ink then attached to the card front with dimensionals.  For the finishing touch, I added three pearls down the center of the butterfly.

So, that's it!  The card have a vintage feel yet isn't overly complicated to create.  I love the way it turned out.  I did consider sponging the edges of the Typset Specialty Designer Series Paper with Sahara Sand Classic Ink but decided to keep it as is without the added element.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy and come play along with this weeks challenge.

Can You Case It Color Challenge #CYCI #pamstaplesHere is this weeks Color Challenge for the Can You Case It Challenge Blog.  Challenges are a great way to "free" yourself and try something new especially if you find yourself in a crafting rut or maybe struggling with ideas.  Why not stop over at Can You Case It, and create a card inspired by this weeks challenge then post to the blog!

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