Sunday, April 4, 2010

CAS61 - Sentiments

I've been keeping a secret!  I was asked to be the one of the Guest Designers for the April CAS Challenges on SplitcoastStampers and today's the day!!  I am so humbled to have been asked to join the talented group of CAS creators and hope I've created something to give you some inspiration. 

The CAS61 Challenge this week is :

"Ways to Use It: The only stamping on your card is a sentiment (or verse). (Use any colors, papers, embellishments & sentiments) – just keep it simple *wink*"

.  I've created two cards totally different in style featuring a sentiment as the focal point.

This first one was difficult to photograph due to the sheen on the ribbon.  The ribbon is not so shiny IRL but after about 20 shots (including wrangling DH to take a few...this is one of his), I just decided to go with it.  It's soft, delicate and I just adore that sentiment by Joni Eareckson Tada.   You can read here story by clicking the link.   I have been fortunate enough to hear her awesome testimony to the grace of God, in person, several times.  Each time I am humbled, awed and amazed.

This second card is simple and understated.  I think it would serve well as either a sympathy card or a "thinking of you" card for men or women.
Hope you get a chance to play along this week with us on CAS61. 

I'd love to know what you think of my samples.


Stamps - SU Words of Wisdom
Paper - Papertrey Ink, Crate Paper
Accessories- pearls, ribbon, Spellbinder dies, rose
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Sue from Oregon said...

such a well deserved honor Charlene! So very the colors!

Kelly said...

Congratulations Charlene! I don't know how you kept it a secret, I would have been busting at the seams. Great cards. Love the colors and papers! Have a great day!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Charlene, these cards are both so soft and beautiful. I love the colours you've used and the sentiments. Can I ask where the second sentiment is from? Thanks and thank you for sharing your gorgeous art.

CarlaKH said...

gorgeous cards and congrats on your guest dt position... the colors you used on these. so classy!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Goodness, Charlene, C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s!!!!! I am so happy or you and let me tell you, you fit right in with your amazing CAS style ;D!! I love both of your cards as always. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

It's no surprise to me that you were asked, Charlene; your beautiful work is always from the heart. Congratulations!

Deb Neerman said...

Congrats on the GDT, Charlene! Fantastic news ... you'll be fabulous!!

Sending hugs!

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