Friday, April 11, 2014

Addicted to CAS: Take 2

Yesterday's card took on a life of its own.  Have you had that happen?  I started out being inspired by a CAS challenge but my card kept evolving to the point where it was not my definition of CAS.  Sadly, I didn't realize what had happened until this morning when I was reading blogs in my blog reader (yes, my own blog is in my blog reader!)  I looked at the card - I still liked it - but I cringed when I realized I had submitted it to a CAS challenge.

So this is Take 2!  The Paper Smooches Scooter set was still out on my desk, but I took it a different direction.

Dude Amazing

I did some surgery on the squirrel just like on yesterday's puppy.  The squirrel is intended to hang normally so his tail actually goes straight down.  I snipped it off and angled it for a little more upside-down, sideways momentum!!

The other fun thing on this card is the Pretty Pink Posh Nature Embellishment Kit.  The mix of sequins, the wood veneer stars and the twine are all part of the kit.  There are also clothespins, ribbon and another twine. I am so totally matchy-matchy, it's nice to have a bag of embellishments that work so well together!

Just like yesterday, this is for Addicted to CAS and Paper Smooches SPARKS.

  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Scooters, Hang Ups (squirrel), Chit Chat (amazing), Word Salad (dude), miscellaneous alphabet set for comma and exclamation point
  • Paper: scrap of diagonal stripe
  • Ink: Memento black and Copics
  • Accessories: Paper Smooches Scooters die, Pretty Pink Posh Nature Embellishment Kit

16 comments:

Lisa said...

Clever clever girl!!

Cindy H. said...

Love your card! It's so totally adorable and fun!

snappy scrappy said...

So darn cute!!

Loll Thompson said...

So cute Kim. Love your "angled" squirrel :) Fun, fresh ... great CAS card! Loll xx

aileen (mum) said...

So cute, love both of them. Clever how you hung him upside down.

lostinpaper said...

WOW, super fun card Kim, totally made me smile! ps had to pin it too.

Linda Callahan said...

Over the top adorable!

Shannon J said...

I thought yesterday's card was brilliant but this one takes the cake!!! Love it!!!

Nora N. said...

This card is totally adorable!! I LOVE that stamp set and how you altered the squirrel to fit this card. Your coloring rocks too!! Fabulous card!!

Happy Dance said...

Great card, Kim! Love that you've changed up the little squirrel and made him fit your "ping!" I've seen that kit over at PPP, and have been contemplating it...hmmm...now it's definitely a must have, after seeing how you've used it! Great card. Love this (and that striped dp is remarkable too!). Bev

Erin said...

What a clever card! Super cute and I love the wood veneer!

Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OK---- you've done it again! I looooooooooove that squirrel hanging on the scooter! Tooooooooooo cute! Great card! THANKS so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge;)

Hope you play along with us this week for our Picture Perfect challenge <3

cm said...

Oh, how clever! Your sentiment says it all!
c

Stacey Schafer said...

oh my goodness, Kim! this is WAY cute!

Jenny said...

Now these furry friends of yours are getting a bit clever at riding this scooter!!! Love this one too :0)

Marjolein said...

Ha, ha, Your card is Amazing, ha, ha, totally love this squirrel hanging upside down and the angle of the scooter, looks like it's really moving fast!!
And Yep you being matchy-matchy and all is true, but hey, that's why your cards are so great!
Bye,

Marjolein