Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kraft Crushing

So I've noticed lately that I'm totally crushing on kraft colored cardstock. Seriously, like every time I want to make a card, I go to that first. I can't help it. It looks good with everything.
These two cards are both designed using sketches from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog. This first one uses this week's current sketch FTL153. And, this week CAS is also partnering with CAS-ual Fridays, so this will also be entered in the CFC #15 sketch challenge.
This is a super simple card, but I really like it. I love the bright sunset colors against the kraft and black cardstocks. I also love that I used one of my Slice design cards that has never even been touched for this one. It is the Paper Reverie design card. Love it! So glad I didn't sell that one.
This one uses CAS layout #FTL144. I really love this layout for showcasing patterned paper. In fact, I just did a post with this layout a few weeks ago here. This is the only card today that is not on a kraft paper base.
Can I just say, I love the internet? It is such a great tool to get ideas (or, you know, outright plagiarism). 

These two cards I totally copied from Kristina Werner's blog here and here. She has such an eye for color and design. I just love her!

That's all I have for today. I would be posting pictures of my nephew's birthday bbq that we went to on Saturday, but I didn't take any pictures. My sister, Kim (another auntie), was taking pictures and didn't have time to post them before leaving to Disneyland on Sunday.
I am SO jealous. I have been to Disneyland twice in my lifetime, both after I was 30 years old. I loved it and it is really one of my favorite places. I went once with my son and my sister, Kim. And then once Roberts paid for all of us to go while we were attending CHA (Craft & Hobby Association event) in Anaheim.
Kim took G and I for his 10th birthday, and now she is taking Ryan and Jordyn for their 9th and 7th birthdays. Of course, she took the parents and Jason along too. You don't take other people's children to Disneyland without help lol. 
So far they are having a blast. But, right now, my sister tells me Ryan is in line with his mom and dad to ride California Screamin'. He is NOT a roller coaster fan lol. But, they told him he had to try it at least once. That is one of my favorite rides. Jordyn is probably pretty jealous. She IS a roller coaster (and any other big scary ride) fan. She isn't big enough to ride it yet, so Aunt Kim is sitting this one out with her.
Anyway, going to get off the computer and see what I can do to clean this house up a bit more today. Blah.


Karen B. said...

Beautiful parade of cards, you are so talented! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jessica said...

Graet cards! Love that first one, what an ingenious idea. I need to card-lift that idea. LOL!

Nana Connie said...

Shelly, In our card making world, plagiarism is spelled "CASE". LOL Love all the cards but that first one really grabs me! You'll probably see a CASE of it on my blog soon. Hugs

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kryssi said...

Very nicely done.. all of them!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!