Monday, June 10, 2013

CASual Friday: A Set of Banners and Flags

The current challenge at CASual Fridays is Banners and Flags.  I have dozens of banner stamps and dies and I still manage to bring more into the craft stash.  I recently picked up the Banner Up set by Technique Tuesday thinking it would make quick and easy cards with the simple use of a sentiment on top of the banner.  With the exception of two sentiments, all stamps on these cards are from the set.


Flag Birthday Wishes
Flag Celebrate Big
Flag Miss You
Flag Love Always

Isn't it great how a simple banner can make a card look so festive!

They had to be quick and easy because it was a long, hot and disappointing weekend.  My youngest was in a big lacrosse tournament.  Thirty-six teams in their division and they were expected to be in the top 2 which would have won them a trip to a major tournament to Florida in January.  Actually, the top 5 teams in a division are invited (under the assumption that some won't be able to go).  Guess where they ended up?  Sixth.  The tournament was 5 hours on Friday, 12 hours on Saturday, and 7 hours on Sunday.    It was SO long.  And it was SO hot.  We got in our car on Sunday and the car thermometer said 108!!  (Of course, that was totally related to the silver sun screen in the front window focusing the heat on the temperature doohickey - but it's still a good story!!)  Here's my little athlete!!

026 ed
114 ed
I'm not looking forward to him waking up this morning because he is going to be a mass of aching muscles and bruises (it's really a brutal game)!  I think I'll settle him into the comfy chair in front of the TV, plug in his laptop and let him stare at bad TV and video games for the day!!  My husband is assistant coach and he'll be just as miserable (minus the bruises) - I'm not sure what I'll do for him!

32 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful cards! Great pics of your son.

Hannelie said...

Kim... you make it look so easy!
All of them very special!

Leni said...

Great cards! Love your story about your son! Wonderful photo's.

Viv said...

Wow so many yummy cards Kim, love them all. Sorry your son didn't do so well,I bet he enjoyed it all the same though :) Viv xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Great set of cards, Kim and great pictures of your son.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're a dedicated mommy, Kims, and he's quite an athlete to endure all those hours in that very physical game!

Your CAS banner cards are precious perfection! You make it look SOOO easy!!

TenSGal said...

Wonderful cards! So classy yet so festive and fun!
And great shots of your son...sorry they didn't place where they wanted to but hopefully he can recharge and be out there next season!

Susan

Linda Callahan said...

Your banner cards are as sweet as can be! Fun! Sorry the team didn't place higher but the uniform rocks :)

Kim Heggins said...

Kim, your flag cards are beautiful, each one of them. Your son looks like he is having the time of his life too...so much fun.

Stacey Schafer said...

what a beautiful set of cards, Kim! the little banners are adorable!

Diane said...

Gorgeous and fun set of cards...so creative!! Great photos of your son, too....what neat uniforms they have!!

Marjolein said...

great cards and layouts!
Love the crisp feel of them!
Bye from the Netherlands,

Marjolein

carefree creations said...

Love these cards!

Aileen said...

Great set of cards. Love the little grouping packs a big punch. Superb action shots too. Hope all are recovered from bruises/aching muscles. x

mypapercraftworld said...

Splendid cards, Kim, I just love this so CAS layout! Great photos of the tournament! Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Bummer so sorry they didn't win but hey I love the uniforms! Oh my gosh that's too hot!
Love your clean and simple banner cards they are so perfect and so you!

cm said...

Kudos to your son for playing lacrosse; that is one challenging sport (endurance indeed!) and in the heat, even more so! Sorry to hear they didn't win: bummer! On the plus side, looks like he was treated to some pretty swell spoiling and pampering; hope you indulged in a bit of that yourself, being the awesome '#1 fan" you are!!
Your card set is absolutely wonderful! Eye-catching simplicity! Fantastic creativity once again!!
c

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, I just love these cards. I really need to make a set like these - you inspire me so much! Great seeing the pictures of your son at his lacrosse game but uff....I can't imagine how hot it was, and I'm so sorry they didn't do as well as expected. I understand these tough times.

Anni said...

These cards are all cute and beautiful but the first one is my favorite!
Anni

C Wu said...

awesome CAS collage using the banner. love the card set. great pictures of your son.

Angie Tieman said...

Eeek! These are CAS perfection! Love, love, love! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I'm in awe! Love all these cards!Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kelly Griglione said...

I totally have a crush on your tiny sequins! Wonderful set of CAS banner cards!! Thanks so much for playing in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I have some little banners ... Thanks for the reminder. You are soooo right! Very festive. hugs xxx

Bobby said...

One banner, four cards. These are winners. Wait, you actually did win at CASual Fridays. Congrats!

cm said...

Yayyy...You did it! Congrats!! Fantastic cards = a well-deserved win! Happy dancing for you!
c

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you, Kims, on the well-deserved win at CFC!! Mwah!

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your CF win, Kim! You rocked it with your CAS design!

Leni said...

Congratulations! WELL desereved! Happy for you.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Congrats on your CAS-ual Fridays win. I love your banner cards. So simple but powerful. Love the pics of your son. I have two 13 year old lacrosse players who just finished their season. Fabulous photos.

angeleef said...

What a fabulous idea!! It is just GOR-GEOUS!! I am so trying this myself too. Already *pinned* it for future references. Congratulations on your CAS-ual fridays win! You deserve it!!
Greetz
**Evi**

Julie Marshall said...

Fabulously simple design! The first is my fave!