Happy Monday!  I’ve done something for today that will Smiley from millan.net and amaze you . . . CLEAN AND SIMPLE!  No, I don’t have a fever just enjoying a challenge.  Last week at my Copic Certification we were having a discussion about CAS and how hard it was for me to do.  I can fly through a vintage/distressed/grungy type of card in no time flat.  My fingers fly and my mind runs wild!  However with CAS it literally takes me forever and then I hate it so much that it never gets used (and you probably never see it).  I was challenged, yes challenged by Jennifer Buck and Dawn Lusk to do simple . . . well at least I took it as a challenge.Smiley from millan.net

Now I have to tell you, this card took me all of about 10-15 minutes . . . I’m AMAZED!  Granted I’ve been thinking about for a day or so but for me to actually stop . . . and I mean stop.  No Ribbon!  No Embellishments of any kind!  No sponging!  Honestly I had to sit on my hands and say to myself . . . YOU HAVE DONE IT! Smiley from millan.net Not only did I have a CAS Card, but also one in a smaller size than I normally make . . . okay, okay . . . I might have a fever!

I also know that Monday is the CAS Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I decided to check it out before I headed to the studio and guess what . . . it was flowers!  My card fit this challenge perfectly so I ran with it!


Using one of my favorite Penny Black stamps (and one that is screaming for attention) I colored the image with Tombow Markers, misted with water and then die/cut and embossed the image with Oval Nesties®.  I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8-1/2 x 4-1/4 and embossed one half of it with the Flourish Impressabilities™.  That’s it!  I placed the image on the card with foam mounting tape and then sat on my hands!

That’s all I have for now, but I’m sure I’ll be back.  At least I’m hoping so today!  In any event, I’m glad you stopped by and remember life is short . . . enjoy each adventure that comes you’re way!

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