Is January really almost over?!?  Between all the Holiday activities, building a house and hitting the slopes, I have been helping my son’s girlfriend make some fun and crafty projects for her 1st grade classroom.  I need to visit her class and take some pictures of the agenda strips and job charts, the library checkout system and the attendance magnet board to name a few of the projects I’ve worked on played with.  It has been quite a journey for her as she travels through her first year of teaching!  And it’s been so fun for me that she has let me help her “decorate” her classroom!

Well it’s good to finally be back in my craft room making a few cards.


Made this one with a few challenges in mind to help get the rusty creative side brushed off:

Less Is More: Week 260 Recipe to include a SILHOUETTE in your creations.

Inkspirational Challenges: Challenge #100 – Blast from the Past – Chose Color Challenge #59 – blue with white or cream.

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Challenge #147 Anything Goes + A Sentiment


This second card is for my DBIL.


Again used some challenges to help get the cobwebs out of my brain!

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog: Challenge #104 Spots and or Stripes

Addicted to CAS: Challenge #80 – Code Word RED

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

CAS(E) this Sketch!: Sketch #156


Hope to be back soon.
Happy Crafting!

Blue Card:

Stamps: PTI “Brushed Off” and “Think Big Favorites #12”; SU “For All Things”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Not Quite Navy and Handsome Hunter

Accessories: Sequins

Red Card:

Stamps: SU “Gorgeous Grunge” and “Bombs Away Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White and Pure Poppy; Doodlebug Design “October 31st” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Real Red

Accessories: Baker’s Twine; Button, Washi Tape

23 Responses to “2 Cards – Brushed Off and Grungy”

  1. These are both great!

  2. Two fabulous cards, especially love the first one you should frame it ! The second one made me laugh, I love the sentiment.


  3. FAB makes, both very striking


  4. Oh, I love these! I’ve added vellum diecut leaves over the Brushed Off stamps, but I love how you stamped the leaves over top! I will have to remember this….

  5. What a superb batch of cards from this sketch, so clever and lovely!

  6. WOW! So striking and fabulous!
    Love the depth of colour you’ve created and a brilliant CAS design.
    thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  7. Very pretty birthday card love the blue and black and so glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments

  8. They’re both fabulous! Have missed seeing your cards. Hope to be able to keep up more this year.

  9. I love these! I especially love the sentiment on the second one, hahaha! I also really like all the grunging on the edges!
    Glad to see you back! 😀

  10. Good to see you back, I bet you have been a great help to her, how fun!! Love what you have done with these cards, really cool designs, and I just love that sentiment on the bottom one!!

  11. I just love the look of distress patterns! Both of these creations are awesome! 🙂

  12. Great stamps and fabulous cards! It does sound like you’ve been very busy!

  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  14. Both cards are wonderful…especially like the sentiment on the “red” card! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  15. Sorry to be so late visiting you, what a super silhouette and I love the sentiment on your second card!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    “Less is More”

  16. Love this card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Sharon DT

  17. Wow! What fabulous cards! Wonderful designs!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  18. Oh, Susan, you have been a very busy girl, and what a blessing you’ve been to your son’s girlfriend. What fun to decorate her classroom, and it was work and fun at the same time, I’m sure. I just love these two new cards to start off the year, and what great masculine cards these are. I love the grungy feel and great colors! What a cute sentiment too for the bottom one! Glad you are settled back in your craft room. It’s nice to take a break from time to time, but we always gravitate back to our comfy rooms! Hugs…so nice to see you back again!

  19. Two really fabulous designs.

    Hugs Diane

  20. It’s great to see you crafting again Susan! I especially LOVE the first card with the trendy splashes of color and bold sentiment! The 2nd is really fun and so amusing with that great sentiment! So glad you’re having fun working with your son’s girlfriend’s classroom too! I’m sure that’s going to be a wonderful place for students to learn 🙂

  21. I love your great guy cards! So happy to hear how much fun you are having outside of your craft room. I made my niece’s clip chart when she got her first classroom and thought how wonderful it would have been if I had been a paper crafter when I was class mom or PTA president!

  22. Super cards, the second one is so fun!

    Love and hugs

  23. Adore the first one – great mix of colours and elements. Great job on the second as well.

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