Monday, August 29, 2011

Jay Gee's Nook and CAS-ual Friday Challenge time

Hi all!

I sure hope everyone had a wonderful weekend...Our family was blessed to enjoy a weekend of sunshine with our church family on the Columbia River yesterday. Nothing like a waverunner ride while viewing God's nature to put a smile on my face! :)

I had a bit of extra time this morning so I thought I'd combine 2 challenges going on right now. One is from the Jay Gee's Nook website. You can find them and this week's challenge here. Here's the color inspiration photo they wanted us to work off of.

Truth be told, I am not a big fan of yellow AT ALL. But, that's why the challenge appealed to me. When I paired it w/the challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays, where they asked us to use stickers on our card, it was a double challenge because I'm not a big fan of using stickers, either. If you want to check out their website and this week's challenge, you can find them here.

Alas, here's my card:

I started out w/kraft colored cardstock and then raided my sticker stash. I haven't looked in that stash for MONTHS! But, I did have the sketch in mind. I knew I needed 3 similar elements and a smaller one for the sketch so I quickly jumped through different packs of stickers. Then, I found these sunflowers that already had the embellishments on them and I had 3 of them! This card was super easy to make! I even had the bumblebee in the same set of stickers. (Don't know where the stickers came from, though, because they were a gift from my mom.) After adhering them, I added faux white stitching and the sentiment. DONE! I don't think it took more than maybe 15 minutes to make. However, I was proud of myself because, like I said, I'm not a fan of yellow. And I'm not a fan of using stickers on my cards. Maybe these challenges have helped me see the error in my ways and try incorporating both elements into my cards more...

Thanks for stopping by and for all the sweet comments, too!


  1. Well Pat, you may not be a fan of yellow or stickers, but you wouldn't know it from looking at your lovely card :) That little bee is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's.

  2. Very sweet card...the gems really pop on those cute flowers!

  3. It's a cute card, and not over yellow-y=)

  4. Cute card, I love yellow. you should link this up to one of the sketches challenges going on at Moxi Fab World.

  5. LOVE this!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. This card is so cute. You did an awesome job on this.

  7. This is a lovely card Pat, thanks for playing along with us this month ... cheers Ange


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