One seed can start a garden, one candle can light a room, one step can begin a journey, one conversation can start a friendship, one smile from a handmade card can lift one's SPIRIT!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #16 - 1

Karolyn Loncon gave two sketches this week...landscape and portrait...your choice!  If you follow me at all, you know that I have three elderly aunts who all live in the Seattle area (and I am down here outside of Portland, Oregon) and I try to mail them a card once a month.  They are 93, 90 and 89!! and doing fabulously, if I do say so!  My own dad is 91...two of these aunts are his sisters!  Well, I made three "spring" cards, but just remembered that St. Patricks day is the 17th of March...and of course Easter is the 31st this year...I think they will be getting a few more cards this month!! 

I took the opportunity to use this sketch three ways.  I took the last Online Card Class where you use one stamp three ways.  I thought this would be a perfect time to revisit those and try to do something different with each one, but staying with the sketch.

This first card has PTI paper...the polka dots is part of the simply chartreuse pattern pack and I added some ripe avocado to my sentiment strip as well as the stamping of the shamrocks!  The stamps, dies and sentiment are all from Verve. 
If you would like to try this sketch and link it up, go HERE to the CAS(e) this Sketch Challenge Blog.

Thanks for checking in...two more to post!


  1. Another fun fresh card for CTS! I'm sure your Aunts appreciate your staying in touch in such a nice way!

  2. Isn't it wonderful to make cards for people who will absolutely love receiving them??! Your aunts are very lucky! I love your display of shamrocks and the wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  3. Love the sentiment and greens. Wonderful card.


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