Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog: CAS

Hello, Bloggers!  How is your new year going so far?  I've been TRYING to declutter and take on some new projects this year, but the process has been slow!  It seems that my days just fly by, and all I do is chase my 16-month old around the house.  She is a little monkey!  She loves climbing everything!  I don't know where she gets all of that energy!  But, she is such a joy and a blessing to have in our lives.  *BIG SMILE*

This week's challenge over at Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog is a CAS project showcasing a sentiment.  "CAS" stands for "Clean and Simple".  It's a great way to get a card done quickly!  Another great way to get a card done fast is to follow a sketch.  I LOVE sketches!  I'm one of those people who takes a realllllllyyyyy long time figuring out a design for a project.  I just can't make up my mind!  LOL  To make things easier and less stressful on myself, I like to make use of sketches.

For this card, I followed this sketch HERE.  I decided to go with a Valentine's Day theme and use some of the leftover paper from my banner project in this post.  I just love this polka dot paper!  The FOREVER sentiment is from a Studio G stamp set I picked up this weekend.  I love that font and the swirls around the sentiment.  Somehow, it just has a romantic feel to it.  I just wish this card photographed better.  I tried scanning it, but that didn't help at all.  *sigh*

Anywho, I hand-cut the sentiment after stamping.  I then decided the card needed just a little something else.  So, I added a little bling and decided to adhere to the sentiment to the card with pop dots to add some dimension.  Voila!  All done!   =)

Well, I hope I have inspired you to check out some sketches if you are not familiar with them.  They are such a great resource!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


  1. Really pretty card!
    Love that ribbon. Such a nice touch!!

  2. Love your new blog header Dena!
    And your CAS card is also pretty...
    Have an awesome day~

  3. Very pretty card and I love how a sketch can get the job done FAST! LOL!!

  4. I have never used a sketch but I am thinking I should, gorgeous card, tfs