Thursday, February 9, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #39–Love You to Pieces!!

Happy Friday, peeps!!

I’ve had an amazing week, so much so that I need someone to pinch me to make sure I’m not dreaming!  LOL  One of my creative dreams come true recently, and it’s finally being revealed!  I’ll save the details for another post very soon, but suffice it to say that I am thrilled beyond belief.  I hope that your week has been just as amazing as mine has been!

CFC39 Graphic

Enough about me – how about a brand spankin’ new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to whet your appetite!!  Let’s get to it!  This week, the challenge is called Love You to Pieces – and yep, you guessed it!  It involves PAPER PIECING!!  Your challenge:  Create a CLEAN & SIMPLE project and include PAPER PIECING in your design!!  Piece o’ cake!!  Get it?!  LOL


We have another wonderful sponsor this week – The Craft’s Meow is an online retailer that carries some of the most fabulous stamp designs in the business, and they’re super nice people!!  Bonus!!  The Craft’s Meow has very generously provided an awesome prize for this week’s TGIF Winner, and they provided us Girl Fridays with some of their stamps to play with.  How flippin’ nice is that?!!  If you want to know what the prize is, you’ll have to hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog.  Oh, and while you’re there, be sure and check out the amazing samples that the other Girl Fridays have created for your inspiration.  Thank you to The Craft’s Meow – you ROCK!!

CFC39 - Sending You Sunshine

This week’s challenge is one that always makes me happy – paper piecing makes my creative world a breeze!!  Even though I’m Copic certified, I really do not enjoy coloring images any longer.  Paper piecing is my go-to technique to add that little extra pizzazz and interest to my focal images.  It’ so easy!!  In fact, it’s so easy, I really don’t think I need to explain what I’ve done here.  I’ll provide you with the supplies I used below, and if you have any questions, let me know!  I’d be happy to give you a run down of the steps taken.

STAMPS:  Sending You Sunshine (The Craft’s Meow)
INK:  Onyx Black VersaFine (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  Sno Cone CS (French Poptone), Every Day Flair DP (My Mind’s Eye)
ACCESSORIES:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!), Canvas/Linen Impression Plate (PTI)


Well, that’s it for me peeps!  I have a HUGE group of Women Who Wine (that’s wine, not whine!  LOL) coming over to my house on Sunday to enjoy some sparkling wines and food pairings.  Should be a blast!!  Hope you have some special plans in the works for your weekend, and if so, I’d love to hear all about them!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!



Craftilicious said...

Just gorgeous - I love the texture and matching stripes :-)

~amy~ said...

super SWEET

Mary Jo said...

Love this perfectly CAS card!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Karolyn!
I saw your card over on CAS and fell in love...totally swoon worthy, love it!
Enjoy your wknd gathering!
hugs & blessings

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! CAS paper pieced perfection!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Simply perfect Karolyn!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Thanks Karolyn! You and your sweet card rock, too!!! I love a bit of sunshine during the winter. ;) Thanks so much for showcasing Sending You Sunshine in such a great way!


Deb said...

Love the papers you selected for your piecing! And your borders strips are perfect! Fabulous card!

Annemieke said...

Gorgeous!! i love the texture of the background.

Gabby said...

Lovely "Sunshine" card! CAS, nice colors and piecing. :)

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

I LOVE this card! It's so bright and cheery! :)