The CAS challenge at AAA cards this week is titled Summer Fun. When I was a young child in Iowa, one of my favorite things about summer was that the nights seemed magical due to the large numbers of fireflies (we called them lightening bugs.) I remember the first time my brothers stayed out long after dark and I caught several, which we quickly tucked inside of a quart jar. I went to bed with the jar on my dresser, fascinated by their flickering glow. When I woke the next morning I was aghast to see that the jar now just held plain ol' bugs! I was sure that my brothers had taken my beautiful sparkly ones and replaced them with these ugly ones. (Note, the bugs and jar are from a Fiskars clear stamp set. The sentiment is handwritten. Bugs are colors with markers and yellow chalk. I also added a bit of glitter to their little bums... added a close up so that you could see their glimmer. And also could see the lid. Tried to make it look like aluminum by stamping onto silver metallic paper.)
AAA Card Challenges- Summer Fun
Victorine Challenge- On Wings(vostamps.blogspot.com)
I paper pieced this sweet little sailboat to enter into a nautical card challenge. Am also entering it into a patterned paper challenge (sails and clouds) and friendship challenge, because my 40 year marriage started with a friendship that grew into more.
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Nautical
CAS-ual Fridays- Friendship
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge(craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
I love the elegant simplicity of this all white wedding card. A silver plastic wedding ring adds a bit of bling. And to add more interest, I sized the card to fit into a # 10 business envelope.
Double D’s Challenge- All White
Used one of my favorite free digis (from freedeariedollsdigistamps.blogspot.com) with a sentiment that I found on Pinterest to make this fun card. Also, I made small coffee bean stamps from some rubber scraps from a Stampin’ Up wood mount set. Stamped them repeatedly on strips of an old dictionary for a bold rustic addition. (Did you know there's actually a fancy name for vintage items added to cards? Ephemera! Thinking this card is pretty “Cool beans”! (Um… I am sure that saying kinda dates me. I think it is from the 70s or early 80’s?! So does that make me ephemera? Or possibly ephemeral?)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Add a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #294-295 Anything Goes