Monday, April 8, 2013

MCS + CASTS + Noah

I have a busy week so I'm hurrying like crazy to get cards made for all the challenges I want to enter.  It seems like I say this every week.  How did I ever get things done when I was working full time?  Was I better organized or did my younger brain just work more efficiently?

It was probably the second of the two since I taxed my brain quite a bit to come up with today's card for CAS(E) this Sketch.  I love to make tags but wanted something different.

Tags was also the challenge at My Craft Spot so I got a twofer.

The tag is cut from Plantin Schoolbook out of photo paper.  I then used Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough, Broken China and Salty Ocean to color it.  I even used it on the ribbon since I didn't have any that would work.  The strip behind is embossed with the grosgrain ribbon from Die-namics.  I saw Ardyth  use this and fell in love.  It doesn't really show up in this picture but it looks like real ribbon.  The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Birthday Wishes.

For those of you who were waiting with me, Noah Michael Geis arrived yesterday (Sunday) at 3:16 pm.  Mom and baby - and daddy - are doing well.  He knew he wanted to be born on the Sabbath and that's what he held out for.  Sunday's child is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.  Thank goodness for technology.  They Face Timed me last night so I could see them all.  Next I think there's some Skypeing to do.  I'll post a picture soon.


  1. Oh! So exciting! Congratulations to you all! Love the blended effect on your tag- and the ribbon works perfectly - I would never have thought of that! Now I'm off to collect my commission on the grosgrain plate (just kidding!). Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  2. Simply fun tag, love the cool color theme. Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!

  3. I agree with you, Bobby...this was a challenge was a bit of a challenge, but you did a wonderful job with it!! Love the effect of the different colored inks on your tag and the grosgrain ribbon die is one of my favorite, too:)!! Congrats on little do NOT look old enough to be a GREAT GRANDMOTHER??!!! So happy he is here and all are doing well:)!!

  4. Love the watercolor look on the tag. I think this turned out so cute! Thanks for playing with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch!

  5. Love the coloring on the tag, it is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

  6. Ohhh, I LOVE the distressed colouring you've done on your tag. It's gorgeous! Great card - and so perfect that the sketch fits with the MCS challenge!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. Waaaa!!! I'm at work on a tiny tablet screen and somehow missed the MOST EXCITING part of your post!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so delighted that Noah has made a safe arrival into this world.

  8. Love the ink colors on that tag, what a great blend! Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!