Thursday, June 17, 2010

Astonishing CAS!



Astonishing because it's from ME!




I've only been successful with clean and simple cards when... well, pretty much NEVER! Or, when there's some kind of, OUTSIDE circumstance.... {possibly pointing a proverbial gun to my head!}



"Outside" referring to, say, MY HUSBAND, giving me 15 minutes notice that he needs a card for an event.... In this case, he needed these { 8! to be exact... and don't forget sentiment and heartfelt gratitude from my 9 year old!} AND he needed them quick! For me and CAS, that's the ticket, I suppose! Anyway, I was rather pleased, to be honest - and completely surprised by the way they turned out. I liked the look of this ink on Kraft SO much, that I decided to take them OUTSIDE for a photo shoot!


I didn't LOVE this shot, except that Mr. Pee Wee {the Wonder horse} took immediate notice and came racing over for a closer look...




I THOUGHT I might get a cute shot of this guy investigating the card, but as soon as he realized this was not a carrot, he lost interest...





Anyway, it was worth a try.

Last month, my girl's school held a walk-a-thon to raise, extremely NEEDED, money. With the way things are, economically, in our area, I didn't feel entirely comfortable having the girl do much asking, this year. HUSBAND, however, wouldn't hear of her having an empty donation envelope... He was able to get some VERY kind benefactors to step right up, and then we got a bit more brave about talking to family... And, well, the kid earned a limo ride to a local pizza establishment...




Yup! LIMO!

Anywhoo, we got these bad boys inked and written in time for husband to attend an event where most of these kind folks would be assembled. Thank you cards DONE! (Check!) hee hee I truly wasn't planning to tackle this job until AFTER the girl child completed her fair entries, but, what's a mother to do? We got 'er done and I {me! myself... I!} made some CAS cards that I kind of like!

I know! Go buy your lotto tickets, quick! {The sky might be falling!}

Hey, now! Thanks for stopping by and humoring my over-share...{!}


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Stampin' Up!
Ink - Stampin' Up!

9 comments:

Our Little Inspirations said...

You did good girl!! C&S just might be right up your alley afterall, because these turned out great! The colors are so cheerful and bright, just the perfect way to say Thank-you!
It looks like there was plenty of room in that limo for guests.......couldn't you have squeezed Mr Pee Wee in there somehow?! *snort*

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

I love how you can whip up 8 thank you cards that are beautiful at a moment's notice!

Dawn said...

I don't ever want to hear you say you can't do CAS again. You hear me? Cause now we all know you'd be lying! ;o)

Gorgeous hon!

Rosemary said...

Love them!!! Fabulous CAS thank you notes, friendy friend!! And I agree with Dawn, you can do CAS very nicely!! Love the photos of Mr. Pee Wee! What a charming guy!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh that is so fun for her. What great parents! Super cards chicka!

Rose said...

WOW under the gun or not you make awesome cards girl :) hey, next time tape a carrot to the card lol

Karen said...

Way to go to you and your whole fam!! Now, CAS might not be what you gravitate to, but, obviously you can ride that pony right along with the rest of the herd!! :>:>:>

Dana Gustafson said...

Giddyup! Love that stamp set and so glad you let it out to play...and we all know you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to..so you just quite that crazy talk :) you rock and so does that limo your girl rode in. Props to hubs for fighting the good fight and raising funds for the school.

~amy~ said...

woot woot for your fabbie CAS cards!!!! Good grief, check out your girlie's ride...excellent!