Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hang In There - and 2 Challenges

Hey, I'm back with my second card for today.  And this one was soooo much fun to create.

First things first, though.  This card is going into 2 challenges.
CAS-ual Fridays CFC#44
The 1-2-3 is:
1. A pattern
2. An image
3. A sentiment still have to keep the style clean & simple.  I tried to do that.  "Simple" sometimes isn't easy to do though!

The second challenge is Color Throwdown #183.  And, you've just got to love these colors.  Well...I do, anyway.  Take a look for yourself...
Summer-y, huh?

Hence, my summer-y themed card :)

I've been on the search for some cloud dies for a while now.  Last weekend I attended a stamping expo.  And, you guessed it.  I found these cute dies by A.Muse Studio.  I also picked up this grass die.  Love them both!
I sponged baja breeze ink onto the white card base, using a scalloped punched circle as a mask.  The grass is die cut from a piece of patterned paper.  I stamped the branch on kraft card stock then cut it out by hand.  The swing is actually a rectangle stamp.  I just curved it a little when I placed it on my acrylic block.  I created the seat of the swing using a ruler and markers.  As I :)
Thanks for taking a look!  I've got to go make dinner.

What's in it?
card stock: stamper's select white (PTI), kraft (SU)
stamps: hang ups, sentiment sampler (Paper Smooches)
dsp: in color patterned paper pack (SU)
ink: baja breeze, crumb cake, chocolate chip, really rust (SU)
other: grass die and cloud dies (A.Muse Studio), white baker's twine (SU)


  1. This is absolutely adorable! Both the clouds and the grass are so cute, and I just love the swing and the sentiment. Fabulous work!

  2. FABulous! Love the swing 'in the wind' it suits the sentiment perfectly!

  3. SO cute!! This is one of the best CAS cards I've seen in a while. So creative!!

  4. Wow! What a great design. Love this card!

  5. Lovely CAS card. Fantastic LO.

  6. Delightful CAS card ~ super cute!!

  7. This is beautiful Susie! Love the pretty summer scene you created here!

  8. Love the clean, simple design of this adorable summer scene! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

  9. Really cute! Love the clouds :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Very CUTE CAS card! Sweet clouds and grass dies! It makes for a lovely summery card...great job!!:-))

  11. Hi Susie! This is so stinkin' cute! I love your clouds in the background and the ones popped up! Adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  12. Such a soft, sweet card. Everybody needs to hear this message once in a while. Glad you found some good dies! I'm so happy you played along with our CAS-ual Friday challenge this week:)

  13. I love this! It is indeed simple, and the color palette is lovely. I don't see this in your etsy shop, but I"m interested in buying it!


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