Hello my friends! Did you think I fell off the face of the earth? LOL! I had my sweet granddaughter here for 8 days, and then the rest of the family came yesterday to play on the water... so I have just been occupied with other things! It's all good!!! My granddaughter has been reading a series of books about colonial American times, and with my husband's and grandson's interest in re-enacting the American Revolutionary war times, she too is becoming interested in that part of our history. She still loves to play dress up, and so one of the things she wanted while staying with me was for me to make her a colonial outfit. I worked every day on this... seeking just the right linen fabric, trying to look at authentic outfits and constructing my own patterns from the pictures. She loves the finished product, and although I still have things to do to finish it.... she won't part with it for me to work on it, so I guess it's staying as is for a while. It has in fact gone home with her so she can play in it. LOL! Anyway.... that's just one of many fun things we did this week together. I did however miss having a little time to work on some cards. So after church today, I finally had the quiet moment I needed to create a quick card.
I used today's Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS as my starting point, honoring Cynthia by casing THIS lovely CAS card. I also wanted to play in this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge, which is to add sparkle to our card. Miesje gave a wonderful devotional this week on the verse "Matthew 5: 13 - "You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot." I urge you to visit the challenge and read the devotion! You'll be blessed.
As you most likely know, I really need help in the CAS department! I really struggle with them, so I figured casing one as beautiful as Cynthia's would help a lot, and I must admit, I think it did! I used her sketch, but changed most everything else. I used this month's release from Our Daily Bread designs for my image (Loving Memories) and sentiment (Sharing your Sorrow). I stamped with Memento ink, very lightly colored with Copics, cut out my image and adhered to my embossed panel with dimensionals. The card base is Papertrey, dp is Martha Stewart, pearls are ZVA Creative, and the ribbon is from my stash... I've had it forever!
This week, Our Daily Bread designs is having a special CHA SALE! You can read all about it HERE!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - use the free Digi verse, or any Scripture or encouraging sentiment, Corrosive Challenges - Sentimentally Yours, One Stitch At A Time -Anything Goes, Stamptacular Sunday - Wings (on ef) and Bling, That Craft Place - Anything Goes, Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes, Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday – Stamping, Crafty Creations - Free For All, Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes + Blog Hop, Ruby's Rainbow - Embossing
Thanks so much for visiting.... and have a wonderful week!!!