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March 4, 2012

CFC42 and SCS374

GMS!  I have two cards today - WOOHOO, which stands for woo and hoo, nothing else.  I've worked for years at a company that uses a TON (meaning a lot) of acronyms.  It took me quite a while to fit in with the lingo and I couldn't resist, of course, making up nonsense acronyms whenever I could!  JFTFOI.

And now, in this WWW of online stampers and crafters, I am sometimes at a loss for WTH all the acronyms mean like RKY, or CAS, or DWP.  Know what I mean?  But I'm getting the HANG (meaning suspend or dangle) of it.  Huh?  Why do we use it to mean "understand" I wonder.  BID.

Today I made a card for CAS-ual Fridays CFC42:

The challenge is to make a clean and simple baby project.  Here is mine:

Embossing yesterday reminded me of how much I enjoy embossing.  I know gray is an odd color for a baby card, but because I embossed the rattle in silver, it seemed to be the thing to do, in my mind.  I first embossed the rattle in silver and then embossed the bow in yellow.  To join in the fun and make a CAS BABY (meaning infant) card or project, please check out the awesome CAS-ual Fridays site.

The idea for the sketch layout of the BABY card came from Splitcoast Stampers sketch #374 challenge.  For that challenge, I originally made this SPDC.  I stamped my Hero Arts heart stamp three times to make it look like a shamrock and then I surrounded it with rhinestone bling.  Like this:

I have to say that I made the mistake of going to SCS first thing this morning and checking out the other cards and now I'm wondering if I shouldn't instead be putting these cards just in the CAS category.  My cards are VERY (meaning quite) unadorned compared to most of the beautiful cards already downloaded.  Or uploaded.  Now the term "loaded" I am familiar with and one time ... hey now.

I'm happy to welcome Wilma Kelly of Smitten with Stampin as a follower.  Stop by and welcome her online, if you can, as she is just starting out.  Have a fabulous Sunday, wherever you are.  Thank you, as always, for stopping to visit me and say hi!

Enjoy! TTFN

Paper:  Bazzill gray, unknown other
Stamps: rattle and sentiment are both SU, unknown sets
Embossing powder: silver, Stampa Rosa; yellow SU maize

St. Pat's
Paper:  Unknown green, DSP is SU
Stamps:  shamrock from HA Heart, stem from SU leaf
Oval: Creative Memories cutter
Rhinestones: unknown


Redanne said...

Love the baby card and what a great idea for the shamrock, will try that one! Beautiful cards.

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful baby color-love the color combo :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!