Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just a note - 2 challenges

Hello!  I have a card (and a project) to share this morning, but this will be a quick post.  We'll be heading out to a 21st birthday party/tribute.  Our nephew Matthew, who died of leukemia two years ago, would have turned 21 years old today.  His family wants to celebrate his life and the way he lived his life.  So that's what we'll do today.  His motto was "Play Hard and Never Give Up".  Matthew LOVED the outdoors.  And he especially loved dirt, mud, snow...and any vehicle that would go fast through those elements.  So we'll be Muddin' for Matt today.  My BIL and SIL have acres of woods behind their farmhouse, with lots of trails.  And I got a sneek peek of the trails (we avoided the muddy ones) yesterday.  It's so cool!  Matthew would approve :)

Anyway, I said this would be a quick post, didn't I?

My card today, is going into 2 challenges.

retrosketches  re#19

CAS-ual Fridays CFC60 - use text in your clean & simple design

This is how I combined the two challenges.

I loved this sketch, and I could see that it would work so well with the "text" challenge.  And, I think it did!
I used a book print impression plate on the main panel.  Then stamped the little note book panel with the postmarks background stamp.  Then just added the "just a note" sentiment to the little page.  So fun :)
Oh.  I almost forgot.  This card and the project below is going to a customer of mine.  Just for fun, I'm including a photo of the coordinating shoes that I created for her.
I used pieces of acetate for the toe box of each shoe.  I love the results but, oh my...that stuff is difficult to work with.  Have you ever tried to score and fold acetate?  Anyway...project completed!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

card stock: blushing bride, whisper white (SU), acetate for the shoes was recycled from stamp packaging
ink: blushing bride (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: bb:postmarks, happy trails (PTI)
other: lace (from my stash), book print impression plate (PTI), spiral edge punch (SU), pearls (Recollections), foam tape, scor-tape


  1. Beautiful card and shoes! I love that soft look.

  2. Super sweet! Love the lace Susie!

  3. Your card is beautiful, so soft and pretty and those shoes are amazing! x x

  4. Susie, you work wonders with pink and shoes! These are absolutely fabulous! The text background is lovely in this card! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. The pinks are just plain wonderful!

  6. I just had to stop by and say how pretty your card is! I just love how you over stamped the sentiment, and your lace treatment. Very clever! Just beautiful! TFS

  7. Beautiful results using the acetate for the it! Such a pretty soft card, too! How wonderful to have a tribute to celebrate Matthew! Take care, hugs!

  8. this is such a pretty card Susie, love the femine feel of the lace and pearls too and eek look at those matching shoes too ..... so adorable :0)
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  9. Gorgeous card! Love all the stamped images paired with that soft palette of colors! Great use of texture too :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Love the pretty, soft colors! Cute shoes, too! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's RetroSketch!


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