Mar 112018

Kinda thought that once DH retired that we would settle in and there would be all kinds of time to craft away the days.  But instead we have been playing and traveling and generally having a pretty good time.  I’ve missed playing in the many challenges though, so today I decided to join in on a few of them. Smiley.CatAni


The image/sentiment panel is popped up to the same height as the yellow card “base.”  Love the interest and dimension this creates.


I do love sequins and rhinestones.  Here they have been layered!  Seriously… why not!?!


Here are the challenges:

Splitcoaststampers CAS472 Challenge:  “Lion and Lamb”

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: “Whatever the Weather”

CASology Week 290 Challenge: “Abstract”

AUD Sentiments Challenge #198: “Anything Goes + A Sentiment”

Love To Craft LTCCB#20 Challenge: “March Anything Goes”

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Clearsnap “Seattle”; SU “Beautiful You”

Papers: PTI Select White, Lemon Tart and Hawaiian Shores

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Summer Sun

Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Sequin Stickers; Rhinestone; SU Grosgrain Ribbon; Spellbinders Rectangular Die


8 Responses to “Brighter Days”

  1. Lovely and elegant, I love the teal frame around the sentiment. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  2. Isn’t retirement awesome. I love it too. So glad you got back to crafting and playing along at Aud Sentiments. I love the CAS look and colors. Great card.

    Billie A
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  3. Hey! You’re back! 🙂 This is so cute- I love the layered image/greeting that way! Glad you’re enjoying your husband’s retirement!

  4. that is great uplifting sentiment and neat layering on the sequin!
    I am worried when my hubby retires it will be the same way because right now on his days off I never get time to create

  5. Well, hello, Susan! Retirement definitely does not mean more stamping. We’ve mostly been staying home in the rain, but summers I might as well forget about it. Good to finally see you! Such a darling, fun, pretty card. I could definitely use this stamp and sentiment for friends and family. Love the dimension and that cute ribbon across the top. Beautifully designed!

  6. Beautiful CAS card love the image and sentiment–Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
    Carol DT x

  7. Thanks. I needed this today.

  8. It’s so good to see you crafting again and know you’re enjoying retirement 🙂 Love this cute card with that great ribbon across the top! Enjoy life – it’s meant to be that way 🙂

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