Tuesday, November 27, 2012

AN INTERESTING FOLD......





















So the challenge this time is to make an unusual fold - I saw this one on Pinterest, of course an entirely different card but that's where I saw the fold.  The base of the card is just a 1/2 sheet of 8,1/2x11 card stock cut the long way and folded in half, and then you fold one of the halves in half, and then turn it upside down, and then add the panel to the front - the panel that has the snowflake on it. :) That panel could be any size you want.  Pretty simple, except impossible to stand on it's own.  I say this so that you don't rip your hair out trying to make it stand up......yah, like I did.  I finally looked closely at the pic on Pinterest and noticed the card was sorta leaning against some material to hold it up.  i made a little prop for mine, like 1/2 a card so it wouldn't show in the pic, but look, seriously - gravity would make this fall down if not for my little prop. :) Okay, while I have everyone's attention, PRAYERS please, it seems my twin grandchildren will be having a birthday picked out for them tomorrow.  Baby Girl is apparently having a hard time holding her own against big brother.....she is not growing as fast as she should while Baby BOY, is already over 5 pounds.  Baby girl is just under 4 pounds.  So please say a prayer for God to keep those tiny babies in HIS hands, and to surround my daughter and her husband with peace and joy as they await the imminent arrival of these two precious babies.  I am trying so hard to LEAN on the EVERLASTING arms, and trust that HE loves these babies even more then we do!  I may be a gramma again by the end of next week......so say a little prayer for us!~~ Until next time, Karen

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CAS is HARD for ME.....





















So the SUO challenge for this week was a CAS Christmas card....and shouldn't all Christmas cards be CAS??? For anyone outside of the stamping world, CAS means CLEAN and SIMPLE.....and if you plan on making a boatload of cards for Christmas, they SHOULD be CLEAN and SIMPLE, right?  I made a snowflake card last night that took me over an hour, would NOT work to make a boatload, unless I take up hating myself sometime in the near future.  This card though, works up very quickly....and the most frustrating part is the tiny bow with the silver cording that is RETIRED from SU, but still, it WAS SU before they went and retired it!! And I miss it, too!!  And I think they NEEEEEDED some to go with this great stamp set!  It's not too late to order this stamp set and whack out some CAS Christmas cards!  Did I ever tell you that CAS is not my strength??? I have been known to spend 3 hours on one card.....not exactly the CAS type, and I envy people that can make cards quick and easy and still beautiful(like my friends, Vicki Dutcher and Mary Brown, just to mention two) - it's an art in itself!  Every once in a while I come up with a CAS idea like this one, and I feel so proud......bwahahahaha.....it's just HARD for me so when I nail one, I rejoice! So rejoice with me, it's pretty darn CAS, right??? Get making those Christmas cards everyone, the days they are a slippin' away!!  Until next time, Karen