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July 28, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #63; Freshly Made Sketches #45

A happy Saturday hello! 

Yet another favorite clean and simple challenge blog I love to participlate in is CAS-ual Fridays.  This week (CFC63) the challenge is:


Awesome colors of lime, aqua, and navy which I love together!  The generous sponsor of a $20 gift certificate is StopAndScrap.com!

For the layout of my card, I chose to play with sketch number 45 from the fab Freshly Made Sketches, which is this sweet sketch by Cindy Hall:


And my card:


I made this card for my friend to give to her step-daughter who wants to give it to her daughter to give to her grandma.  The little girl's name is Emma and while she wears stylish and modern polka dotty shorts with a bow in her hair, it's easy to picture her barefoot, wearing a prairie dress with a bow in her hair, running to meet her grandma coming to town in her buck wagon.  Chuck wagon.

I know, I know, I said I don't like to make cards that don't fit easily into envelopes, but when I saw this sweedorable bow from Lil' Inker, I just HAD to get it. 

We went up the Delta and had lunch with friends yesterday.  Afterwards, we walked down to the fishing pier and spotted this little guy:

 

Look how close this little pelican let me come to him!  Sadly, it has lost its way coming inland for food when it should be flying out over the ocean.  Hope the sweet baby can figure it out soon.

Enjoy your day and the Olympics, wherever you are!   As always, thank you for stopping by to visit.   Special thanks to you if you take the time to join as a follower or leave a comment!

Paper:  SU green galore; island indigo;
  and white
Stamps:  SU little girl and dotty dots, set
  unknown; unmarked tiny circle stamp
  used to design up her shorts; and
  Hampton Art Stamps sentiment 23-3
Ink:  Versafine black; SU night of navy;
  Marvy and SU markers
Bow:  Lil' Inker bow die
Pop dots; corner chomper; brad

27 comments:

shirley-bee said...

This technology's not as smart as it thinks it is sometimes, but it fooled me for a while. First you were there, then you weren't!

Love the little girl's spotty dotty shorts to match the spotty dotty background.

baileyrosy.com said...

Beautiful bright and fun card and when it finally reaches its destination I'm sure the recipient , cant remember who it is now will love it. Great pictures that bird sure is a stunner !

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

Beautiful bright and fun card and when it finally reaches its destination I'm sure the recipient , cant remember who it is now will love it. Great pictures that bird sure is a stunner !

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

Beautiful bright and fun card and when it finally reaches its destination I'm sure the recipient , cant remember who it is now will love it. Great pictures that bird sure is a stunner !

Marie

Carol L said...

What a great card you created with that awesome color combination! She's such a cute image and I'd love to see my little granddaughter's running up to me like she is :) If only they didn't live so far away..........sigh

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet card ... I agree, those colors are wonderful together. Love the polka-dot jumper - so adorable. And I like that you included all the colors in the sentiment!

Redanne said...

Hi Darnell, I didn't get your unfinished symphony (sorry, post) so maybe Mr Blogger isn't so bad....love your cute card. I have just watched young ryan Lochte win the 400 m medley - well done USA!! We had high hopes for our cyclists but they did not win - boo hoo! Crafty hugs, Anne x

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely card Darnell and that pelican I think likes it too.

Lynn said...

Love the gorgeous picture and what an adorable card...love the sweet little girl! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Allisa said...

Cute card....I bought the same bow die within minutes of seeing it for the first time on a blog post. It was so adorable. Sadly, I have yet to actually use it!

Kara Lynne said...

She's a little cutie! Her mommy must shop at Gymboree to get those matching shoes and accessories. Love that new bow, I can see using it for so many things!

scrappymo! said...

I another who thinkis she's a Gymboree little one!
So cute!

Poor pelican...hope he gets his bearing!

Jen Timko said...

This little image just makes me smile! How adorable! Love that sweet pelican too...hope he finds his way! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Kim said...

This is just too darn cute and that sweet pelican is too.

Ardyth said...

This is a fab card - I love how you tied the bow and dots into your background (and that bow is to die for! lol). Great combination of 2 challenges - trying to do that usually wears out my brain!

Victoria said...

What a sweetie! I wouldn't mind a dress like that, as long as I had bright green shoes to match too. Now whether I'd have the nerve to wear them is another matter!

Deb said...

Fabulous job with the sketch! And she definitely looks like she could be running to meet her grandma! You did a fantastic job with the color challenge, too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Joyce said...

What a sweet card. That little girl looks so happy. When I read the chain of custody of this card--all the hands it will pass through, I had to smile, thinking of all the people who's day your kindness will brighten. Thanks for the heads up on my PS win today, too. That was my first email of the day.

Carole said...

Your card is darling. The crisp white bow. The cute little girl all colored so pretty. Thanks for the link to Freshly Made Sketches. I mentioned your site on my blog for the introduction.
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/2012/07/cas-ual-fridays-take-two.html

Virginia L. said...

Love your Grandma card! It's DARLING!! Your craftsmanship is absolutely fabulous! I love your pelican photo, too! I always love to see the seashore creatures when I am down in FL!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Bonnie said...

Sweet little girl ready to give a great big hug! I love here polka dot dress and the bow...well, I see why you had to get it!

Linda Suarez said...

Hi Darnell! Adorable card! And that bow is awesome! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes said...

This card is so sweet! And I love how you incorporated the two challenges - great job! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS.

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is just so clean and cute! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

What an adorably sweet card! I think I'm going to have to get that bow die. I keep seeing it everywhere! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jean said...

Great combination of the challenges ~ I am sure you absolutely make Emma's Grandma's day with this super sweet card!

Karen said...

so cute and fun too....