Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Mum & Casual Fridays 56: Sweet Spot

Happy Friday!  I must start the day by wishing my wonderful Mum a very happy birthday today!  My family will be celebrating with her tonight.  Looking forward to a very nice cookout and some family time to share her special day!  Of course, I can't share her card until at least tomorrow as she is a faithful blog reader.  I love you Mum!! xoxo

Now...it's Friday so it is time for another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  Our challenge this week is to use polka dots on your card and is sponsored by the Denami Design.  We all received some adorable sentiment stamps to work with for our cards. 
 
I actually made two cards for the challenge this week.  At first, I made a one layer card with a variety of polka dots.  I love the bright color combo, but then thought...hmmm...you've been making a lot of cards like this lately...change it up!
So then, I made this card using some of my favorite My Mind's Eye papers. I'm trying to use up some of my patterned paper and like this nice simple design.  Do you have a favorite?  I'd love to hear your thoughts and of course, I'd really love for you to come play with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

29 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Love both your cards, Lynn! I love patterned paper and polka dots, try not to hoard them too badly!

Kara Lynne said...

I do like the one layer card, but the second card looks warmer somehow. Difficult to say, but I'm a patterned paper lover at heart.

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum from a fellow Gemini :0)
Fabulous cards....don't ask me to choose!... The dots are so clean and simple but I love how you've used strips of patterned paper on your second card too.
Have a great celebration this evening :0)
Jenny x

Gayatri said...

Both the cards are awesome, Lynn! I love the first one. The dots are so well placed. Love it.
My favourite paper is also My Mind's Eye! They seem to make the most beautiful pattern papers. Second on the list is Echo Park. I love their Dots and Stripes paper pads:) Have a great weekend!
Gayatri

The Paper Parade said...

I like them both, Lynn! The first one looks like the bubbles in a champagne glass and the second one is so cute with the patterned paper strips. Happy birthday to your mom!

~amy~ said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum:)

Ooohhh...both cards are super wonderful Lynn...what's not to love about polkas:)

Jinny Newlin said...

I love them both, girl! You know the overlap stamping is a FAVE of mine! And your MME papers are delish!

Happy birthday to your Mum! Have a blessed time together!

Hannelie said...

Love them both... each special in their own way!

Barb said...

When I saw your card last night on the CAS-ual Fridays blog, I said to myself, "oh, that is so pretty!" I love the way you used that pretty paper, Lynn! Your first card is wonderful too, and so fun! :)

Karen Conner said...

while I like your CAS cards-I love DP & the 2nd one is my fav!

I've just discovered a new technique you might want to give a try.

Example: take the 2nd card after you attach you DP & run it thru an embossing folder. The papers get squished together & it looks so cool! Then you attach it to a base & add embellishments.

Virginia L. said...

I love both cards, Lynn! But I am a stamper at heart, so I have to say that I love the first one a bit more simply because the placements of the colors and circles are perfect in every way!

Maureen said...

oh, I love both for different reasons! The first cheery card reminds me of champagne bubbles!! LOL And I just love the paper and ribbon on the second. Oh, enjoy the celebration tonight! And it's Friday too, what perfect timing! Hugs!

Tracey McNeely said...

I really like your stamped dots and the patterned paper on the second card. I like the mixture of handwriting and text on the sentiment of your first card.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your cards are both just wonderful, Lynn. I especially love the first one with the dots. :)
Have a wonderful weekend.

sandie said...

Happy Birthday to Mary x
I like the first one best as it is so CAS! But number 2 does make a nice change and I like the different paper and the gorgeous ribbon x

Anonymous said...

Love both cards - looking forward to our celebration tonight!!!!

Be(e) said...

Happy birthday to your mom, Lynn! i hope you'll have a wonderful day!
I love both your cards!! Gorgeous butterflies :)

Anita Rex said...

Love them both Lynn! They are both so different! :>

Arlene said...

I love one layer cards! Both of these cards are beautiful but I do like the second one better. Happy Birthday to your mom!

Christina said...

Both cards are darling, but you especially rock the one layer designs! Great colors on both, Lynn!

Suzanne said...

LOVE the colors on the first one, Lynn. What an amazing card...and well, you know how I feel about the second one because of the PP. :)

Karen B. said...

Happy belated birthday to your mother! I really like both cards, they show the wonderful range in your card making abilities, but I have to say the pared down CAS version on the first is my favorite!

Lisa said...

Marvelous polka dot cards Lynn! Thanks for sharing your fun work and have a great weekend!

Deb said...

Love both cards! Those papers are fabulous and your bow is darling! Hope your cook out was a blast!

Dana F. said...

Both wonderful cards! I really like the confetti look of your first card and you just cannot go wrong with some MME paper right now, can you? I love their woodgrain patterns especially. Have a wonderful week, Lynn :)

Janna said...

Pretty polka dot card. Really like the way you put the brads on there too!
Cheers!

Julie said...

Two great cards. I think the first is very artistic. Lovely.

Lisa A. said...

Oh Lynn...just had a chance to glance at all your beautiful cards...wow... have you been one busy and creative lady:)!! These cards are wonderful, especially love the butterflies, the colors...it just makes me feel so happy when I look at it. Don't know if it's a butterfly thing, but love the most recent posts...the butterflies ...that purple one... especially gorgeous...beautiful work!! And the pic of Colin...made me melt!! Remembering when mine was that little(and he had a blankie,too!)...the sweetest picture!!! Hugs!!

Lisa Arana said...

both are so darn cute, but I really love the dots.