Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CASology #57, Make it Monday #129, and a Sympathy Card

As soon as I saw the cue word 'Picnic' for this week's CASology challenge, I knew just which stamp set I would use.  Would you believe that I bought Vintage Picnic over 3 years ago, and am only just using it now.  Shame on me, right?

My next card today is for this week's Make it Monday #129:  White Crayon Resist.  When I started making this card, I had something completely different in mind.  But, when my daughter saw my stamped panel, she asked why I was making a snowflake card in August.  I saw that she was right--the flowers colored with white crayons against the Spring Rain sponged background looked like snowflakes.  So, I went with it, and turned it into a holiday card.  I added stamped centers in Blueberry Sky ink and Ice Stickles.

Sometimes I forget that I can make a card just because I want to.  Do you ever do that?  I felt like trying out my new Meadow Greens set, and my sympathy card stash is a little depleted, so that is what I did for my third card.

I will be entering all three of these cards in this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Make the Cut.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Wishing You Well
Stamps:  Vintage Picnic
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Kraft
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, SU Cherry Cobbler, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Dies:  Vintage Picnic, Lil Inkers Stitched Circles, Woodgrain IP, Copic Markers

Happy Holidays
Stamps:  Flower Fusion, Think Big
Paper:  White, Spring Rain
Ink:  Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Dies:  MFT Fishtail Flags, White Crayon, Stickles

With Sympathy
Stamps:  Meadow Green, Communique Curves
Paper:  Kraft
Ink:  Colorbox White Frost, Ripe Avocado, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Dies:  Meadow Green

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Three fantastic card Joyce. I knew you would use your PTI picnic basket this week, love your stitched circle. Great crayon resist and such a beautiful sympathy card, that set is perfect for it. Thank you for joining us this week at CASology!

  2. Oh, I absolutely LOVE the sympathy card! Stunning! And I'd like to try that white crayon resist--something I haven't done since school days, but it's still pretty neat.

  3. Great classic picnic image - love the frame, too! And using those flowers as snowflakes was totally inspired! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  4. So sweet...I love them all and that adorable picnic basket is about as cute as they come. So fun to use stamps that have been collecting dust for a few years, right! Your holiday card is so sweet too, love the heart snowflakes (that is what you meant them to be right?). After seeing you last card I am now wishing I had that set, but there is always my next order. Fabulous trio of cards Joyce.

  5. Vintage Picnic was my first thought too! I got the set out but it is stlll laying on my desk! Great job with the crayon resist! I'm starting to see more holiday cards already so you may be right on schedule. Your sympathy card is truly gorgeous--love it!

  6. I love your picnic basket card. Good thing stamps don't go bad. I bought the set used over a year ago and still haven't used it. Your snowflake card is very pretty and your sympathy card is just gorgeous.

  7. All three are fabulous cards, Joyce. The basket of daisies will make anyone feel better, your 'Holiday' card turned out beautifully, and the Sympathy card has moved Meadow Greens to the top of my Wish List ;-)

  8. What a gorgeous trio of cards! I love the coloring on the first one, but my favorite is the last. The white flowers are fantastic!

  9. Love the woodgrain and cut circle !!
    The Sympathy card is also SO AMAZING!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!


  10. fabulous cards- love the picnic basket. The holiday card looks fab with the snowflakes - great idea. I love the meadow greens set card too its so pretty.

  11. Wonderful cards, Joyce! Love your CAS holiday card, and Meadow Greens is so much fun to use, isn't it?

  12. Great cards, Joyce! Love the beautiful white flowers on your last card!

  13. I had that picnic basket card pinned 2 seconds after I saw it. You should post it to the Lil Inker Flickr is such a great idea for the stitched circle (one I plan to use very soon). Love the woodgrain on it too. REally great card Joyce!

  14. The sympathy card is so perfect Joyce - love the way you layered the images!

  15. Your style still drops me in my tracks Joyce. I love the picnic basket with the wood grain embossing and the bright yellow flowers... and gosh the Meadow Greens is so clean - but all the detail in that gorgeous stamp is breath taking on this beauty.

  16. Three fabulous cards! Your picnic basket for this week's CASology cue card is perfection! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

  17. Joyce, three great cards! I love that picnic basket, perfect stamp for this cue! Great CAS layout, too. So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  18. Beautiful...
    on all three counts!
    Love that simply perfect picnic...
    and the sympathy card is perfect!
    They're so hard to get right (I usually just buy them!:( )

  19. pretty cards! love your 'snowflakes' can you believe I don't have a a white crayon??

  20. Stunning X 3! Your picnic basket is gorgeous; your 'snowflakes' lovely, and the sympathy card soft, gentle and heart-warming! Wonderful inspiration!!

  21. Great cards.
    Love the design of the picnic card. Three year? Not bad, I think I have some stamps that are older I haven't used. Haha!
    Perfect sympathy card.

  22. Love, love, and love! I pinned and especially love the sympathy card!! How did you do that dimension on the top flower, Joyce?

  23. beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :) - Ashli

  24. Where to begin? 3 great cards. Picnic is one of my favorite sets. Glad you got to break it in! Love that you listened to your daughter and created a card for the holidays. They do look like snowflakes. The sympathy card is so beautiful. Used that set today, and posting tomorrow at MFW! Great minds?

  25. Wow, Joyce, these are all gorgeous! That picnic basket is adorable and I love the pop of red from the picnic blanket. Love the snowflake card - so cool to make a holiday card from non-holiday stamps! And those Meadow Greens flowers are stunning. They really look incredible stamped in white on the kraft base.

    Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  26. Wow! A trio of beauties! You sound like me with my stash of stamps...some of them haven't seen ink at all and it's been over a year since I purchased them! Eeek!
    Love your picnic card! Sweet simplicity and I love the texture the woodgrain embossing adds!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology! :)

  27. Three beauties! Your sympathy card is beautiful with that new stamp ...just beautiful!
    LOVE your picnic card with the LI circle and the perfect little basket, colored to perfection the woodgrain too.

  28. Congrats on your honorable mention honor at CASology. All three of your cards are lovely.

  29. Yippee!! Popping back to congratulate you on the CASology HM, Joyce! So fun to have so many friends in the winner's circle together!!


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