Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CASETS #23 and STB # 13

My parents arrived home from Florida on Sunday and yesterday was a full day getting them settled.  I took Dad to the dentist, called a plumber to fix a leak,  ordered a medical alert system, and did a little grocery shopping.  And that is only part of what my day was like.  Today will be much of the same, with a little time for art class this morning.  That means there may not be time for card making and the two cards I have for challenges today are the last of the ones I did last week.  With my head swirling with all this other stuff, my inspiration for any challenges is minimal.

I guess I'm going to have to remove that shout out badge.
It gets in the way of my way too long post. ;)

Rereading this first paragraph just made me think of the pastor's sermon on Sunday.  She was talking about addictions.  She mentioned a number of addictions but now I'm wondering, can card making be an addiction?  Or maybe it's just an obsession.  All I know is I religiously write down the challenges on my list and try my best to make cards for them.  I feel bad when I have to miss one, either because I can't meet the requirements or I just can't come up with any ideas.  Or in this week's case, just don't have much time to even think about it.  Okay, enough about me.  Time for my cards.

I love this idea from CASE this sketch!  I mulled over a number of things until I came up with this one.

I saw this cut  on the Sophisticated cartridge and it caught my eye.  But what to do with it.  I remembered that a gentleman in my church will be celebrating his 90th birthday shortly so this is for him.  I cut the 90 out of gold glitter paper and popped it up over the original cut.  Then I stamped the sentiment with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  This would work great for any birthday where the numbers are consecutive, 12, 45.

This next card is for Seize the Birthday.  After last week's feminine sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my masculine one.

I had this pennant paper and knew it would work well for the sketch.  I chose some sandable Core-dinations paper for the various pieces to give them the look of the background.  The sentiment was printed on the computer using the Stencil font, the same one seen on the word amazing, and then cut the banner by hand.  This one has already been mailed to my brother.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit.  Enjoy your day!


  1. Cardmaking may be an addiction - but it's an addiction that keeps me sane when the rest of life gets overwhelming! Plus, every card that I make eventually gets used and hopefully brings a smile to somebody else in their hectic lives! I love your number idea - I'm definitely going to have to look at my birthday list and figure out who might be coming up on one that works!! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  2. This is VERY COOL, Bobby!! LOVE the number idea and this fit the sketch perfectly:)!!

  3. I love this - what a great idea! I'm sure it will be appreciated! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week.

  4. oh i love all the banners :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Birthday this week.

  5. Great cards! The banners look terrific and your 90 card is SO clever!! I've got to remember that (if I ever have to make a 90th birthday card)!!

    It sounds like you've been busy - but all sounds good. Just enter what you can and make sure your addiction/obsession is something you ENJOY!