Saturday, December 3, 2011

CAS-ual Friday challenge and Wee Memories

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I was introduced to letterboxing today. It's kind of like geocache but without the GPS. We got to hike around a park and use clues to find boxes hidden around the park...It was fun--cold, but fun!

After a fun afternoon, nothing beats relaxing and crafting! I thought I'd combine two current challenges. One is from the CAS-ual Fridays site and the other is from the Wee Memories site. The Wee Memories site was gracious enough to let us have a "free for all" challenge and those are always fun b/c you can simply get creative without any restrictions. The CAS-ual Fridays site, however, had quite the creative way of displaying their challenge. Here it is:

I was intrigued the moment I saw the tic-tac-toe board! I started writing down all the possible combinations (as my husband sat there watching me and wondering what I was doing!) and then sat in my craft room wondering what would work best for me. Here's what I came up with...

I decided I'd go straight down the middle for my card combo. I wanted polka dots, kraft, and orange. I knew I had some polka dotted orange pattern paper and it was a matter of finding it! I found the Bright and Basic Recollections paper pack. I used a sketch for the design and simply laid out the papers and then added the strip of kraft-colored paper down the center. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. I added the butterfly with a Fiskars punch (I think) and added some faux polka dots to it with a white pen. I added the faux stitches and then some buttons with pearls. Easy card--and easy to replicate. But I really enjoyed the way the challenge was laid out so I may try another combo before the challenge is over. :)

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by!


  1. I must say that you made an excellent choice for the middle row! This card is GORGEOUS!! All the elements work so beautifully together! I had to smile about your hubby looking at you copying down the tic tac toe :) It's the same funny scene in my household!! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Oh I love your choices for this fun challenge on Casual Fridays and thank you so much for sharing this with Wee Memories as well! Happy Holidays!

  3. This is splendid! I would have gone for the polka dots too!!! My hubs once walked up behind me when I was die cutting~he told me I looked like a mad scientist!!!

  4. Great card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Lovely cars, Pat. Love the colors you used and the sketch.

  6. This is so cute! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories!


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