In the course of just a couple of hours I made about about a dozen cards. Lots of them were CASE's and I made several with a Simply Scrappin' Kit, but they're cards just the same and I have a better attitude/outlook on life because I had a few minutes to stamp. So, of course I had to share my creations with you! Because my week was so busy I didn't get to do any challenges, but that's my next goal. I have a couple of Great Swaps Girls challenges to catch up on and I'd like to go see what I missed on SCS. For now, these cards will have to suffice. I saw this card last week on Karen Giron's blog. I loved how she used a retired SSKit and knew I had to CASE it. Unfortunately, I don't have any of that amazing orange ribbon, so I made do with what I had. Here's what I came up with. I made two of each, so I'll give you a picture of both cards and then a close up of one of them for each set.
Karen's card had a few fun details I left out. I think she embossed her sentiment, and she included some rhinestone brads. I was going for fast and easy, so I skipped the embossed sentiment and bling and used the self-adhesive die cuts from the kit. Lately, every time one of my kids has a birthday party to go to, I'm in a panic at the last second making a card. These are for my *kid birthday* stash. I thought they turned out cute and they were super quick and easy. I got 6 of them made in just a few minutes!!
On another note, I told a friend of mine recently and I think I told my stamper's club last week too, that one of my goals in life is to be a Great Swaps Girl. I was sad when the link to find out information about joining the group disappeared from their blog. Sooooooo . . . imagine my surprise and excitement when I got an email this week asking if I was interested in joining Great Swaps Girls 2. Oh! my! word! My head nearly exploded! I was so excited!! Of course I said yes and have been spending a few minutes here and there this weekend "meeting" some of the GSG2 girls!! Hey, girls!! I'm seriously beside myself at even being considered, and I can't wait to get swapping with some of the awesome stampers!
Ok, just one more thing from our weekend. Because of the above-average snow pack for the year, run-off in our area has been higher than normal. To accommodate the increased run-off, someone, whoever is in charge of such stuff, decided they would open the flood gates at the dam (ahem, *darn* if you're reading this out loud and there are little ears around, he he he) that is just a couple of miles from our house. We went up there yesterday to see the resulting "rooster tail" or "chicken tail" if you're my 5 year old. It was pretty impressive. Here are a couple of pictures from our adventure.
Thanks for stopping by. I have lots more cards to share, so I'll be back soon.