Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What Vacation?

Ever feel like you need a vacation after a vacation? The house is in a disarray, the chores are waiting, all the work work is piled up... What happened to that peace and relaxation? Despite being exhausted this past week, I'm still glad I managed a short ski getaway this year. New Mexico got some great snow and it was a first time the dogs came with and they were having a blast. Here's a photo from the slopes. Isn't it pretty?

Well, with so much on my plate a quick CAS challenge was a perfect way to knock out a card or two. Both of these are for CFC90 challenge to make a black & white plus one color card. I loved it! My first card is a wedding one, although I could probably use it for a birthday too. I cut off scalloped border from a die cut paper and then cut it into different length strips to make layers on the cake. A few Primas and pearls add a bit of a pop. No stamps on this card... Gasp!
Handmade clean and simple black and white card

The second card came together in minutes. I used black and white embossed patterned paper as a focal background and added yellow ribbon and embossed sentiment. It looks a bit like a stationary note, but I like it.
handmade clean and simple thank you card

Supplies Cake Card:
  • Paper: Antique Cream Collection, SU Whisper white
  • Accessories: Primas, pearls
Supplies Thank You Card:
  • Stamps: SU Sincere Solutations
  • Paper: SEI Bissette collection, SU Whisper White
  • Ink: Versamark, black EP
  • Accessories: SU Ribbon, MFT Die Namics Frame Greetings Die


  1. I love both of your cards! That cake design is perfect. Great CAS! am your newest follower and I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful cards!

  2. What pretty cards!! I love the strips on that first card with the sweet flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Beautiful cards, and thanks so much for popping over to my blog, truly appreciate it! Hugs, Roxy.

  4. Two beautiful cards and love the first CAS!

  5. ~~~~ and~~~~ I follow you! *smile*