Wednesday, May 9, 2012

CAS Challenge(d)? :)

Pin It Hello!  I am popping in to say Happy Birthday to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog (being a newbie to this whole blogging / challenges / online crafting world, I thought they'd been around for years...) celebrating it's first birthday!!  Woo-hoo!

What better way to celebrate than with a Birthday Challenge??  (And who doesn't need a steady supply of birthday cards on-hand, anyway??)

A few disclaimers before I show you the goods:

  • I love and try to embrace the whole "Clean and Simple" thing, but am discovering it's not my natural "go-to" style.  (Someone asked me to "label" my style a couple of weeks ago and the best I could come up with is -- wait for it --  "Less is... not enough!"  Haha!
  • As a scrapper-turned-card-maker, I have found myself more and more retuning to my own hand-writing for sentiments lately, rather than stamps.  So the sentiment you are about to see is my own writing, and in the interest of making my cards more personal, I embrace the flaws and inconsistencies!  (Although I have to say, I got quite a kick out of my mom telling me she loved my "font!")
Ok, enough of that!  Here's my card:

Pretty darn simple (for me!  Ha!) and (almost) a one-layer card.  I die cut the bows using this set from Memory Box, first in colored cardstock, then into my card face.  I inset the colored bows in the negative space on the card front and then drew in the presents by hand.  A bit of copic-coloring and a few dots of Rock Candy Stickles and voila!  

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate you visiting and would love to hear from you!  Tell me this: what name would you give to describe your crafting style???  :)


  1. Wow! Your handwriting is amazing...I love your font too! This is awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Super cute card Jen!! Love it :)
    P.S. You should stop by my blog and check out the winners post...just a hint... ;),
    xErin :)

  3. Jennifer....your handwriting is like a STAMP ( where can I buy it!!???). I think you aced the CAS style totally! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Fabulous card! I still can't believe that is your own handwriting. I shudder at mine. Those presents are simply adorable! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. shut the front door! That's your handwritting?? You need to make a stamp set chica! Seriously, I want to buy it :) I LOVE the presents too, the hand drawn lines outlined in black (did you just use a pen? Did I miss that part?) are so fun! Totally impressed. I say my style is "nomad" ! I roam all over the place :)

  6. HAHA! You crack me up! "Less is not enough" too funny!
    But I cannot believe how awesome your handwriting is...seriously awesome.
    So pleased you joined in on the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)


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