Saturday, April 21, 2012

Simple Card Saturday and CFC49

Happy Saturday! I hope everybody had a great week and is settling nicely into the weekend. Today's simple card is based in the sketch this week at CAS-ual Fridays. Have you checked out the blog makeover? Karen completely re-designed it, and Michele revealed the new look yesterday. It looks great! Here is a little sample of the new graphics, along with the sketch:
Now, since the term for the new DT doesn't officially start until May, I'm just playing along for fun until then. Let me give you a little background about today's card. I've recently SPARKED a little bloggy friendship with a super sweet and talented gal named Glenda. I think I first "met" her over on the Hero Arts Flickr group; but here lately, it seems as though everywhere I look, there's Glenda winning a challenge, or winning another challenge or being named May's guest designer at Paper Smooches (squeal!). I mean, the girl is on a roll, peeps! So I used the two square elements in the sketch as inspiration to create this paper yummy for Glenda:

I cut the dice using the Cricut Indie Art cartridge and patterned paper by Echo Park. I created the sentiment using the Ginger alpha stamps from American Crafts. I added a bit of machine stitching and finished it off with some embroidery floss. Here's a close-up:
I hope her "roll" continues (**wink**)! I'm sending this card to Glenda, but first I'm playing along here:
CAS-ual Fridays CFC49: Sketch
Card Makin' Mamas Getting Girly Challenge
Crafty Catz Challenge 129: Stripes or Checks (I went with checks)
Paper Sundaes Challenge #116: Anything Goes

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Recollections (brown), Georgia Pacific (white); patterned paper: October Afternoon; die cut machine: Cricut Expression; cartridge: Indie Art; stamps: American Crafts; ink: Tsukineko; brown pen (to darken sentiment): American Crafts; floss: DMC; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer; hole punch: We R Memory Keepers; dimensional adhesive: American Crafts

20 comments:

  1. This is super cute, love the take on the sketch!

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  2. Clean, simple and very nice indeed! Love the theme and colors you've used!

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  3. Love you're totally girlie dice Kimberley, brilliant design :0)
    Jenny x

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  4. Ack! Those dice are adorable!! Glenda is a sweetheart and she will love it!! Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  5. How fun and creative! I love your take on this, Kim!!

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  6. love your fun card thank you for joining us at crafty catz linda x

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  7. CAS perfection! And cute, too!!!

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  8. Wonderful CAS card, Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundays this week
    Hugs Julie P

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  9. You are the sweetest thing ever! I absolutely love this perfect card! So sweet of you to think of me... thanks so much for encouragement and the shout out. Here's to *sparking* a friendship. ;)

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  10. This card is the cutest, Kimberly! What a sweet friend you are to Glenda. I love that. ;)

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  11. Such a *super* cute card! Love the pink checkerboard for the dice!!

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  12. Fantastic card!! Way to go, Glenda!!!

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  13. I think you've been on a roll with winning challenges too! This card is grand. So graphic, trendy and downright cool.

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  14. So very trendy! I love the dice and twine together-reminiscient of those hanging from rearview mirrors! Love it. Looking forward to seeing more of your goodies as a DT member. Congrats. :)

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  15. Gorgeous card Kimberly - and I agree Glenda is on a roll!!!!

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  16. oooh, very cool!!! what a perfect card for Glenda!

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  17. AWESOME!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  18. This looks fabulous! YOU must be on a roll!!! LOVE the pink patterned dice and the placement of the sentiment is amazing! :)

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  19. LOL! Love it! Checkered pink die cannot be beat and it's perfect for Glenda!

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