Sunday, May 5, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #100 & Mojo Monday

Hey there y'all! 

Is it just me, or is May incredibly busy for anybody else? I am on card-making overload over here! My grandmother's and my mother-in-law's birthdays are both the same week as Mother's Day. I have three Mother's Day cards to make. My brother's birthday is tomorrow, and I had three graduation cards to make. Geez!! This girl needs a break! I feel like I'm finally putting a small dent in my to-do list though. I just have the Mother's Day cards left to do. Oh, and did I mention I'm having a baby this month? LOL! I'm trying to get all of the cards done before this little boy decides to make his appearance. 

I combined a couple of challenges to make the birthday cards for my grandmother and mother-in-law. I decided to use the same papers on both since I already had them out.  I just love how these cards turned out. I want to keep them for myself. :) Does that ever happen to you? 

I played along in the CAS-ual Fridays #100 challenge which was a tic-tac-toe challenge. I had fun with this challenge! To the CFC DT - I realized after I made my cards, that a requirement was for them to be CAS. If you don't feel my cards are CAS, please feel free to remove them. :)  For my first card, I used this tic-tac-toe - polka dots, Kraft, punch/die. The card layout is Mojo Monday #283. I used Dots and Stripes papers by Echo Park. The background is embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder, and I did some stitching. The sentiment is from Big Greetings by MFT Stamps, and I added a blingy circle to it. I cut out a flower using the smallest flower in the Mini Royal Roses Die-namics from MFT and added some Royal Leaves that I cut with green felt. I added some hemp cord and more bling to finish my card off. 

For my next card, I used this tic-tac-toe challenge from the CFC100 Challenge - polka dots, square card, birthday. This card follows this week's Mojo Monday #291. LOVE this sketch! It allowed me to use the fun  Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics from MFT Stamps. I used the Dots and Stripes papers by Echo Park again. The background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, and I did a little stitching. My sentiment is from Big Greetings by MFT Stamps, and I added a blingy circle. I finished my card off with a bow. 

My cards also fit these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #78 - sentiment only
My Time To Craft #220 - sentiment as main focus
Stampin' for the Weekend - diecuts/punches
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon (2nd card)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

Card One Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Dots and Stripes Soda Fountain
Stamps: Big Greetings by MFT Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Recollections blingy circle, Kaisercraft rhinestones, hemp cord, foam tape
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, MFT Royal Leaves Die-namics, MFT Mini Royal Roses Die-namics, sewing machine

Card Two Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Dots and Stripes Soda Fountain
Stamps: Big Greetings by MFT Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Recollections blingy circle, Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon, foam tape
Tools: MFT Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, sewing machine


  1. Love both!!!
    Thank you do much for joining us at MTTC!!!

  2. Great cards! I just love these!

  3. love both of your cards candace :) thanks so much for sharing with us at wwc :)

  4. Both cards are beautiful! I love the colors you chose. I feel the same way about May. My twin sister and I have a birthday that falls near Mother's Day, we are both mommys and I also have a mother-in-law. Whew. Blessings to you and your new little one and Happy early Mother's Day. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Both of your cards are wonderful. I like the colours and all the dots! So pretty! <3 Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  6. Fabulous cards, I love the layouts and gorgeous colours
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
    Sue xx

  7. This is such a pretty it. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC this week.
    Debbie x

  8. Such a pretty card! Nice playing along with you at CAS #100!


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