Sunday, June 22, 2014

Congrats


Hello there...I've had a fabulous morning creating.  I was working on scheduling posts for the week and realized that if I don't post these two cards today, I'm going to miss the CASology deadline. So...I'm here to show two cards celebrating the current cue at CASology of celebrate. They are having a fabulous 100th challenge celebration. I've loved learning more about the design team members.

I made the second card first and didn't really like it so I made the first card above. This card is going to a friend of Ryan's who just graduated.  The black/red colors are the color combination of the University of Cincinnati that he'll be attending in the fall.

I'm also entering these in Darnell's NBUS challenge. If you don't know Darnell, you simply must go stop by her blog.  She is her an absolute gem. Her creations are amazing and she's guaranteed to leave you with a smile on her face. NBUS stands for never been used supplies. I"m used stamps from PTI and PaperSmooches that are seeing ink for the first time today. I have a habit of leaving stamp sets on my work table until they have been used at least once. Once they have seen a touch of ink they can make it into their permanent home. How about you?  Do you immediately put away your new supplies or leave them out until they are used?  I'm pretty good at using my stamps....patterned paper and die cuts...that's a whole different story!

I'm off to call my mum and see if she wants to go out for a pedicure. The boys are out getting new bathing suits with Pat and then heading to play practice for a couple of hours.  Jonathon and Marcel will be in Oliver starting on July 8th!




23 comments:

Hannelie said...

I love them both Lynn!
Great stamping... as always!
Have a great week!

Aimes said...

Oh what I'd give to find time to sit down and stamp right now! Your gorgeous CAS cards have me wishing I was at my craft desk, Lynn! Fab as always! :)

Happy Dance said...

Beautifully sweet and CAS cards, Lynn. Subtle, yet bright pops of color. Just wonderful. And boy, do I wish I could come and see your boys in "Oliver!!" It's my favorite musical of all time. I'm sure they're enjoying this journey. Have a great week. Bev

KayM said...

Well, I like both of your cards, but I have to agree I think the first one is my favorite! Great card for a boy! I have a "brand new" box that I add my newly acquired stamps and dies to. After I have used them, they can come out of the "brand new" box and into their permanent home :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn I love all the stamped stars, what a perfect grad card. A pedi sounds fabulous today as I see my DIY pedi from a week ago is in need of a touch up! Enjoy the day!

OH Babs said...

I just want you to know I pinned your "your rock" card on my pinterest board. That is a great card for boys, especially teenagers.

Virginia Lu said...

I really like your first congrats card! The way you stamped those images are just plain...sexy (I'm talking about your images, not you, sorry!)!! Happy Sunday, my friend!

Marisa said...

These are fabulous, Lynn :) Love them both!

Donna Nuce said...

Gorgeous cards. I have a habit of putting stamps away after I buy them and then they don't get used. Thanks to Darnell a couple of them got inked today. Have a great day!

Joyce said...

These are both fabulous, Lynn. I do try to use my new stamps before putting them away, but must confess to lots of stamps sitting and waiting for ink. Thanks so much for playing along (twice) at CASology this week and for helping us celebrate 100 challenges.

Diane Jaquay said...

That scallop is so darn awesome, and you just gave me an idea for a card! Both of these are fab, Lynn!

Judy1223 said...

Lynn, both cards are totally awesome! So great that you were able to use some of your stash for the first time...always a good thing! Thanks for joining us to celebrate at CASology this week!

Lesley Croghan said...
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Lesley Croghan said...

Both cards are perfect for celebrations! I need to get to Darnell's challenge! Hope you had a nice pedi!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are both great, Lynn. I love the shadowing and think the stars are always a great idea for a congrats card, especially a "you rock (STAR)" card! And I do the same thing using the school or college colors when making graduation cards. I don't think a lot of the kids really care, but I get a kick out of it!

Thank you, my goodness, for your compliments! I really appreciate your kind words and your entering my NBUS Challenge and posting my button!!

Have a great week! I know that Jonathon and Marcel will have a blast doing Oliver!! (Video clip?) Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

Great card! Love the colours and those stars. Hugs, Gerrina

Kara said...

love those scallops!

~amy~ said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Pedis are thee best! Congrats to the boys and the play!

Maureen said...

oh, what fun! LOVE the layout of the congrats card :) Hope your toes are all shiny and happy :)

Jen W. said...

I love both of these, Lynn, but especially the shadow stamping you did on the top card! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

maria f. said...

Yummy - that first card. Great stamping. Great color choices. Don't know why, but it reminds me of a bakery!!!

Deepti said...

Great stamping, I love the generation stamping on the first one :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love how you shadow stamped the banners across the bottom, such a nice touch!