Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A CAS-tastic Sketch Challenge ...

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Happy Stump Day, hampers ... hope your week is flyin' by!

My week has been a drag so far. I had some computer issues and haven't been able to access the Internet-thingie or my email. Such a pain-in-the-neck! We had a wicked electrical storm on Sunday and the DH suspects that had something to do with my Internet problems. Anyway, it appears that I'm back online ... for the moment, anyway. Sorry I've gone missing; I'll be stopping by your blog to see your recent projects as soon as possible.

So, since it's Wednesday, it's time for another fantastic CAS-tastic challenge ... this time, it's a sketch challenge. Here's a look at the fabulous sketch designed by Karen Baker for this week's challenge:

A great sketch ... and easy-peasy to work with!

Here's my take on the sketch:

To play along ... and we hope that you do! ... simply create a clean and simple card following this sketch.

Upload your project to your blog or online gallery and link your post to the CAS-tastic Wednesday Challenge blog, located HERE, by 9:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Please mention that you're playing in the CAS-tastic Wednesday challenge on your blog post. One random winner will be chosen to receive their choice of any 4 images from this week's fantastic CAS-tastic sponsor, "Sassy Studio Designs."

Be sure to submit your link to the "Simply Linked" widget on the CAS-tastic Wednesday blog ... and if you upload your project to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, SNR, or Paper Craft Planet, please be sure to use Keyword: "CWC010."

Need more inspiration? Check out the fabulous cards created by the rest of the fantastic CAS-tastic Design Team:

Agata: Under Construction;

Angie: Angie Cortes Designs;

Barbara: Paper Pursuits;

Bonnie Rose: A Life Unrehearsed;

Karen: The Bald Dragonfly;

Maylee: Maylee's Creative Corner; and,

Regina: Scrap Creations by Regina.

We can't wait to see your clean and simple take on the sketch!

Sooooooooo, this weekend I was hangin' out with Sheila when her insane fun sister, Jill, stopped by.

"Whazzup ladies?" Jill asked.

"Not much ... we're just talkin' about that Swiss guy who's gonna fly around the world in a solar-powered plane." Sheila answered.

"Ohhhhhhhh yeah him." Jill said, nodding her head, "I wonder what he'll do for power at night?"

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Real Red," "Night of Navy," and "Whisper White" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Stamps: All Stamps from "Vintage Picnic" Stamp Set by PTI
  • Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black" Dye Ink
  • Color Medium: White Sharpie Paint Pen
  • Accessories: 1/4" Polka Dot Satin Ribbon; 1/2" Navy Satin Ribbon
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Square Die; Star Punch; Scallop Border Punch by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Side-Folded)


BonnieRose said...

beautiful bright card.. I'm always amazed how many challenges u do in one card.. u hv a gift... wow! Love your card.. glad you are back! hugs xo

Maria Matter said...

fabulous patriotic card Deb! love all the polka dots...they make everything fun! :)

sorry to hear about the 'puter problems hope it's all sorted out for ya now and those bad storms stay away!
hugs & blessings!

Tina said...

Wonderfully bright patriotic card! I just love this PTI set....wonder why I hardly ever use it? Will have to get it out this weekend.

knitwit said...

Awesome card. I love how patriotic you guys are over there!

Melissa said...

this is awesome! great job!

Glenda said...

Absolutely fantastic and celebratory! Great image! Thanks so much for playing! I'm going to try and play along with the CAS-tastic sketch this week.

Lou said...

Fab patriotic card!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog.

Good luck.

Lou x

Claire x said...

A very patriotic card - love the red, white & blue! Thanks for playing along this week with Hidden Treasures. Hugs, Claire x

Elena said...

So sorry to hear about the computer problems, Deb...
Hopefully it will be solved soon! :)
Love your card! Those ribbons looks great here and worked wonderfuly for this sketch!

Sherrie said...

Love your card, it's beautiful! Have a great day!

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miscanthuscrafts said...

Great card. Good luck and thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week. ClareX

Helen Dooley said...

its perfect. thanks for playing along on PCC this week.

Iris said...

Love the card! So simple yet amazing! Thanks for joining us at Iris!

Spyder said...

Really lovely card, love the simpleness of it, and the clean lines. Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's 'Ribbon' challenge this fortnight.

One Stitch At A Time has a Stars and Stripes Challenge this week!

Benzi said...

I love this awesome card. Great sketch, patriotic, and summer fun all packed into one. Glad you joined the StampinB this week.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a super cute card!!

rosalien said...

Verry pretty. Thanks for joining DS.


Karen said...

Your card is so lovely. Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers this week.

Patti J said...

Wow! What a beautiful, bright card! I love that you have so much white space! Great card! Thanks for playing along at Iris' challenge!!!

Sara Zenger said...

wonderful card and I love the theme!!!

Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!


MommyScraps said...

What a gorgeous patriotic card!! Thanks for playing with the Dollies!

Danni said...

Sorry your week hasn't been the greatest so far! Hope it gets tons better!!
Fabulous card!! awesome job!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very cute card!!! Love the details youve added, and I love the color combo!!!

thank you for joining us at ABC Toys and Crafts Red,White,and Blue challenge this week!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a lovely card, I love the bright red against the white. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at ABC Toys and Crafts.

Karen B. said...

Great patriotic card, Deb, always seem to have troubles with these colors! Love your take on the sketch too. Hope your problems are fixed (I've had a few of my own and I know it stinks!!)

Sharli said...

Hi Deb! Hope your week improves . . . and pronto!
Your card is wonderful! Of course, I love all that you make!

Michele Gross said...

Love your card! Really fun and super patriotic!

aussiescrapper said...

Oh Deb that is no good, one that you had a big electrical storm and 2ndly that it interferred with the internet, how dare it, doesn't it know we miss you when you are not online. I just cannot go without my Sheila ongoing episodes. I love this gorgeous stamp, wow, so clean, neat and simply elegant, will be thinking of you on the 4th of July dear friend, guessing it is a public holiday over your way. Love Melxx

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs and Delightful Sketches.

Julia said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining my Ribbon Challenge over at Quirky Crafts.

Rosemary said...

Doggone it, you do beautiful clean and simple cards. This is great, it's so crisp and it makes me want to ditch work and have a picnic. Naughty, bad Deb.

I should join up with this challenge, I've been meaning to try new ones out.

Also, thank you for the funny - I do enjoy these to start my day off with a smile!

Viv said...

LOVE red white and blue!!! LOVE CAS!
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays with your super duper card. Good luck! Viv xx

Justine said...

This is super cute, love the simplicity yet the image really pops. Thanks for participating and linking up the ABC Toys & Crafts Challenge. Good luck

Alicia (Alicia's Creations) said...

My favorite color combo! Nice simple card love it! Thanks for joining Hidden Treasures!

Margreet said...

such a stunning card.......thanks for joining FFF......success with all challenges!
xxx Margreet

Heather said...

Oh I LOVE the card. those ribbons and the clean crisp feel of the card. Great sketch too! Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Fabulous patriotic card!

Thanks for joining FFF this week!

Risa said...

What a beautiful patriotic card, I love it!

Natalie said...

Love your card!! So clean and crisp! Great story about the crazy, I mean fun friend's sister! Too funny!

Chris said...

What a fun Summer card - I hope you have a great 4th July celebration. Many thanks for joining in the challenge this week on A Passion for Papertrey.

BA said...

abulous card!!!
thanks for joining us at TimbroScrapMania
xoxo BA

BA said...

hi deb
your link at TimbroScrapMania it works

xoxo BA

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

OMGoodness!! I'm pretty sure you've won the prize for most challenges covered in one card! LOL Love the sketch - might just have to create something with it! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

craftybunny said...

The colours/theme really suit the sketch.You've done a fantastic job and I love the spotty ribbon.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
Lisa x

Aimes said...

What a fab, fun and patriotic card! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge on A Passion for Papertrey!
Have a fab 4th of July!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful card! i LOVE the clean lines! Thanks for playing along with the Dollies!

Shirley said...

Just plain wonderful. Love the treatment up the left side too!

Wendi said...

Sorry I have not had chance before now to pay your blog a visit
Your card is gorgeous simple but so affective
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la

Trish Hughes said...

what a wonderful summer card, thanks so much for playing along with HFOS!!!

Helen said...

Your card is fantastic - can't get much more summery than a picnic basket :)