Wednesday, 19 June 2013
CASology Cue: Fish
Often I get a stamp set out to play, only to then search google and pinterest for a card I'd then CASE (Copy And Share Everything). True to my nature, I often don't stick to the design in its entirety, but that's how I'd start off.
I am now at the point where I think I am ready to develop further. I think participating in challenges might just be the thing to stretch me, and, to help me spend less time on the computer browsing to more time actually creating the cards I enjoy making and giving.
So I spent some time one evening looking at many challenge blogs and websites, and have marked a few that I'd like to participate in on a regular basis. Today, I get to share with you my first card challenge. It feels good to start on this journey.
Today's card is for this week's CASology challenge, with the cue word "Fish".
I don't have any fish stamps, but I do have the Stampin' Up!'s Happy Whale Clearlits Die (#129403). With 4 beautiful boy blessings, I figured there has to be a place for a whale die in the craft toolbox. Well, it has been sitting in the toolbox, not having seen the light of day at all, so I was excited that my first card challenge was already helping me get my A into G. My 9 and 7 year old boys argue that a whale is not a fish, but I believe that the cue word is just that, a cue. It doesn't actually mean you have to have a fish on the card.
I also got out the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (#126187) to create the waves. I have left the greeting out as I couldn't quite decide whether this will be a birthday card to a soon to be 5 year old twin, or a "Thanks a ton!" card. In any case, I don't have the co-ordinating Oh, Whale! stamp set (#129132 CM, #129129 WM).
My soon-to-be 4 year old had been requesting to make cards, but life gets busy...anyway, he got to make one too.
Then before I knew it, he had "written" in it to his friend. I had to tell myself not to be disappointed, but to see that his joy in creating the card was the treasure, not what he does with it after :-)