Case Study Challenge #145

Hi there!

Oh my… it’s already Friday. Time flies and I had another busy week as end of kids’ school term nears. There were more activities outside school lately. Outing, fun projects, preparation for farewell party, etc. But today, I finally had time to organize a bit of my ink pad collections. I managed to make new Color Swatch. This was fun! I will post this one later. Now it’s time for Case Study Challenge Card!

Below is the new challenge from this week’s Muse, Lisa Spangler.

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A beautiful card with white embossing background. I was thinking… shall I “case” her with the same idea? Typical me… I like to search for other possibilities, but still using the same inspirations. So, today I made 2 cards with embossing on the background without using embossing powder.

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I used embossing folder and the letterpress technique. I colored the embossing folder with Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Cantaloupe and I am very happy how it turned out. Here are the supplies to make this card:

Supplies:

Solid Card Stock:  Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink).

Pattern Paper: North Country (Prima), Splash (Echo Park).
Stamps: Heart-2-Heart #11 (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Circle Scalloped & Circle Dies (Spellbinder), Small Hearts Dies set (SSS)
Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Chocolate Chip (Stampin’ Up), Soft Cantaloupe (Hero Arts)
Miscellaneous: White ribbon (PTI) and Herringbone Embossing folder (Cuttlebug), dimensional stickers.

 

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Since I had fun with the first card, I decided to make another one:)

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Almost forgot to mention… I plan to send the first card for Maddy. Still have to think what to write to her.

Case Study Challenge #144

Hi all,

Just a short note. I had a busy week that I had no time to make a single card. Finally, this evening I could bring my youngest love one early to bed, so I could make 2 cards for the next Case Study Challenge. I love the cards Lisa Spangler made. They are so pretty and the colors are great! Also all the cards from Case Study Team are wonderful. Very inspiring. Now, it is my turn to share my cards with you. Thank you for stopping by….

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For the first card I used White Cardstock from PTI, Sentiment stamp from Beautiful Butterfly Stamp set (PTI), Versamark ink, Spunky Nature Stamp set (My Cute Stamps), clear embossing powder, Twine and a white button and inkpads from various suppliers.

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For the second card, I used white cardstock (PTI), Beautiful Butterfly (PTI)-love this one very much, inkpads from PTI and Stampin’ Up and Heart dies from Simon Says Stamp.

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A Fun Card For Maddy

Hi Bloggers,

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I am so happpy that we started this week with no rain but sunshine. It is still cool, but the sun finally comes to us! Last weekend I came across this post in SSS Blog. I learned that Maddy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and had to go through chemotherapy. The treatment seemed to work but then early this year unfortunately, Maddy had relapsed. SSS posted a request to send many cards to brave and beautiful Maddy and I immediately thought of making a fun card for her. I found this tutorial to make a “Magical Marquee Card” and decided to make one for her. I just sent the card this morning. Hope Maddy would like it. I promised to myself that I would make more fun card for her, since I myself also had to undergo chemotherapy for more than 6 months last year. My last treatment was in January and I’m still on the road to recovery.

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Foxes in our garden

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Some people have cats or dogs… we have foxes. It seems that a fox family is living under our garage. There were 4 of them. We guess they are parents with 2 young foxes. Unfortunately we found 1 died just next to our garage last week. We called our community office and the person in charge told us that it probably died because it didn’t get enough food. This year we have a very long wet and cold season. It is already June, but feels like April. We are wondering what to do with those foxes. We don’t want to feed them because we are afraid that they cannot learn how to survive in nature. We don’t really want to have them as our pet. They come out of their house everyday and use our garden as their playground. Now they are still shy, but someday they might lose their fear of us… and that’s not good…. We’ll see what the forester here would do.

Today I also want to share a card I made for Simon Says Stamp Challenge. This week they are showcasing Authentique, so I used pattern paper from this company.

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