Tuesday, September 3, 2013

CTS #43 and CS #155

I'm sure glad I got a lot of crafting done over the weekend since this week looks rather busy.  After reading some blogs and checking out a couple of new-to-me (well I knew about them but never entered) challenges that I want to enter this week, it will get even busier.  I usually find the busier I am, the more I get done.  I hope that still holds true.

The first card up today is for the challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.

The thing that was stumping me in this sketch was the little "button" elements.  Then a little die cut from a previous card (so long ago I don't remember) showed up on my desk and bingo!  I had my idea. I told you I needed some get well cards . . .

The sun is what showed up and I cut a cloud from a PTI die to go with it.  I also had the blue cloud-embossed piece in my stash.  I think I was trying out a new embossing folder and then didn't use it. I picked out a yellow polka dot to go with it and stamped a sentiment from PTI's Healing Touch Sentiments. This card is going out in the mail today.

Next up is my card for CASE Study.

There is nothing like actually needing a card to get you motivated.  Both of my older children have anniversary's next week and I didn't have any cards to send.

A while ago I won a $150 gift certificate to PaperTrey Ink and Polka Dot Basics is one of the stamp sets I bought.  I love a good polka dot (*_*).  With a stamp I couldn't go off the edge so I put a piece of coordinating paper there.  It really is the same color as the medium size dots IRL.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's "Happy Days".  I added a couple of rust colored die cut hearts from SSS and it's done.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please leave a comment to let me know you were here and I'll return the favor.  May your day be all you hope it will be.


  1. Two absolutely wonderful cards! I'm with you on the whole polka dot thing...love, love and love them! Cute embossed clouds on the first, with the little sun peeking out, and besides the polka dots, I love those little hearts! Super! Bev

  2. Such FANTASTIC cards, Bobby!! I love the look of the embossed clouds with the popped cloud above on the first. That looks fabulous! And great job with the polka-dot stamps on the second. You've had a few amazing wins lately!! Good for you!!

    Happy anniversary to your children!

  3. Great idea for that little button element! It gave me trouble too! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  4. Anytime I see a button on a sketch I panic! LOL! You solved the problem perfectly though because the sun peeking out from behind the cloud is adorable! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

    I love the way you used the different sized polka dots on your second card (this has gone straight into my CASE file) and the pop of red from the hearts rocks! And a big whoop whoop for winning that PTI gift certificate!

  5. Great cards Bobby! I love the embossed panel with the clouds and how you offset the cloud & sun image!

  6. Great cards Bobby! I love the embossed panel with the clouds and how you offset the cloud & sun image!

  7. Great Cards :) I like the idea of sun peeking behind the clouds and the hearts in ur second card are stunning with that background :)

  8. Great cards! You fitted the challenges perfectly. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study :)