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Monday, January 15, 2018

adventure with a sketch for any occasion

Frequently I have trouble falling asleep while visions of stamping challenges dance in my head. Recently, the swirling thoughts brought together CAS(E) this Sketch! #254 and my newest stamp set, which I think will be perfect for wedding/anniversary cards as well as Valentine's Day and the Watercooler Wednesday Occasions challenge:
stamp sets - Heart Happiness, Sunshine Sayings; ink - Rose Red; card stock - Rose Red, Whisper White regular and thick; Big Shot with Stitched Shapes and Sweet & Sassy framelits

My next thought was the We Three Kings challenge at Jingle Belles, and the colour challenge from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, which also work well with the same sketch:
stamp sets - Santa's Sleigh, Colorful Seasons (on envelope); ink - Real Red; card stock - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Real Red; designer series paper - Wood Textures; Big Shot with Pinewood Planks dynamic embossing folder, Seasonal Layers and Swirly Scribbles thinlits


11 comments:

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, so glad you managed to get those thoughts of cards created rather than just letting them swirl around in your head. Love that Valentine's Day card. I agree that you'll get lots of use from that new stamp set. Your colours and clean and simple layout really make the card stand out. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

It's hard when our card tuned brains can't shut off and let us get some sleep, but when the racing thoughts come together on a design, it's usually so worthwhile. You've created such a lovely CAS Valentines Day card Kathe with your great layout. I love the cluster of hearts and the simple sentiment. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at the Watercooler Wednesday All Occasions challenge this week.

Gail said...

Love the hearts, Kathe. Great CAS design. It really would be suitable for a lot of different occasions. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Lucinda said...

I love your Christmas card, quite simple but perfectly formed. The wood grain on the red is lovely, and that circle die is great. Thank you for joining us at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Kath Ricks said...

Your use of the sketch made lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday!

SmilynStef said...

I dream of challenges too ... love how you incorporated the sketch with your beautiful snowflakes ... so glad you joined us creating with trios at Jingle Belles.

Judy Markowitz said...

What a sweet CAS card! So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both so pretty!

maria f. said...

Wow - two great, yet very different takes on that sketch. Love them both.

AlisonC said...

I'm glad it's not just me who creates imaginary cards in her head at night. These are both so smart and stylish. Great use of those beautiful snowflake die cuts. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT.

lauren bergold said...

hehehe... i hear ya on the late night ideas! i send myself a lot of badly typed 2am emails recording such brainstorms, lol. meanwhile BOTH of yours came out brilliantly, tho of course i'm bound to say the 3 snowflakes on the wreath for our current JINGLE BELLES caper is my fave, right? ♥