Thursday, June 23, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #8–Getting Edgy!


Hola Chicas!!


Holy Guacamole!  You all blew my socks off with your out of this world amazing entries for last week’s Color Blocking Challenge.  Seriously, choosing my faves was super difficult!!  I love that you all are really digging these CAS challenges - this week’s challenge is another fun one!


CFC08- Getting Edgy Graphic

This week’s challenge is to create a clean and simple project and include either a torn edge or use an edge punch or die.  Easy peasy, right?!!  Of course, there’s a fabulous prize at stake for the winning entry.  But you’ll have to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to see what it is.  You’ll also find some amazing inspiration provided by the other Girl Fridays.



This week’s very generous sponsor is Market Street StampsMarket Street Stamps was kind enough to provide each of the Girl Fridays with some amazing stamps to get inky for this week’s challenge.  Oh my goodness – there were so many wonderful stamps to choose from that I had a really hard time deciding.  And are they delicious to work with – really great quality and super versatile!!  I’ll definitely be adding more of these lovelies to my collection.  Thank you, Market Street Stamps, for sponsoring our challenge and for providing us with your wonderful products – we so appreciate you!!


CFC08 - Getting Edgy Two

I chose one of Market Street Stamps’ backgrounds called Too Many Martinis.  So fun to work with!!  I had so much fun, in fact, that I created two samples for this week’s challenge!  For my first sample, I stamped the Too Many Martinis background using three different colors of ink and added coordinating self-adhesive rhinestones to really make those bubbles pop.  I couldn’t resist pairing this amazing background with some new A Muse Studio stamps that I had – can’t have a bubbly background without a fun cocktail, right?!!  I used a Fiskars edge punch for the upper edge of the background strip to fulfill the challenge requirement.


CFC08 - Getting Edgy

My second sample was created by masking the lower half of the card base and stamping Too Many Martinis with white pigment ink.  It’s more subtle, but still gives a great effect to tie in with the fun cocktail, don’t you think?   Did you notice the sugared rims on both of the cocktails?  Soooo fun, right?!!  And I used a scalloped border die to fulfill my edge requirement.  If you need information about any of the products that I’ve used in today’s samples, please feel free to drop me an email.


That’s it for me today, kids.  Sadly, I’m headed to a memorial service for our college friend today.  I’m so grateful for the many wonderful memories that I have of our friend and look forward to celebrating his life and the influence that he had on each of us.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and want you to know how much I appreciate your sweet, sweet comments each week.  You all sure know how to make a girl feel good.


Angelica Suarez said...

Hi Karolyn, these cards are SO fun! Isn't it great when a name of a stamp inspires a design? You captured exactly what I thought of when I designed it. The stamp reminded me of a 60's cocktail party. ;) Love, love the sugared rim on your martini glass and the overall color scheme of both cards.

Very sorry to hear about your friend, it means so much when people come together for a memorial service, though. Shows what an impact a person made while they were here, and that is what it's all about! - Angelica

Karen B. said...

Retro cool for sure! Love the colors and all the edges on the cards!

Virginia L. said...

Aw... Karolyn! You are such a PRO when it comes to design and style! The use of punch on the first card is SUPERB and the 2nd one is just TOO much FUN! I can almost taste the sugar rim----yum! I am sure the memorial service is meaningful to you and all. Now let's live it up and cheers!

Jenny said...

Awesome card Karolyn, that background is a card in itself :)
Love the sentiment too :)
Jenny x

Donna B. said...

I love those stamps. The background and martini are both FAB - they're going on my list. Love you cards - 2 looks, and they both are so pretty!!!

I'm Renee said...

Love both of these fun cards!
I would be hard pressed to pick a fave...
they are both so fabby!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Karolyn - I ALWAYS look for your cards in the CAS-ual Fridays list and I am NEVER disappointed! :) These martini cards are FABULOUS. Love the sugared rims!
So sad to hear about your college friend's passing - I hope you remember all of the good times and raise a few martinis to his memory!

Marlena M. said...

Fun cards.

I am so sorry about your friend. ;(

Laura Davis said...


Wendy ten Hove said...

Very nice cards, Karolyn! Especially that first one I like a lot, the bubbly edge matches perfectly with the bubbly paper!! Looks great!
Hope you'll have a lovely day!
Hugs, Wendy

Anonymous said...

Awesome cards! Love the retro feel and the colours!

Stephanie said...

Karolyn, your card is so cute and fun! I love the color combos!

Erin Smetak said...

Aw, Karolyn. I'm sorry that you lost a friend. I just read this post today. So, I apologize for the lateness. But I wanted to extend my sympathies to you. {hugs}

Julie Day said...

These are super cute! Love the martini glass and how you blinged up that background stamp :)

Becky said...

Oh these are fantastic! I love how you added the rhinestones here and there! So fun!

I'm so sorry for your loss, I'll keep you in my thoughts.

trena p said...

Love teh cards and the inspiring idea