Saturday, October 4, 2014

Mojo Monday and CAS(E) this Sketch: It's Marching Season

This is my second post today.

In my previous post, I noted that I had four hours carved out today for cardmaking.  The reason only four hours is that it's marching season and both of my children are at a competition.  They march this afternoon in the preliminary competition. Typically I go for the full day and take notes on the competition so I'm feeling a little guilty sitting here crafting (but not too guilty!).  In this particular competition they would have to completely fall apart to not make finals tonight so I figure I'll see most of the bands this evening.

The next challenge I want to play today is Mojo Monday.  As soon as I saw it, it occurred to me that I had not thought about making cards for my guys.  Although the cards are lost and forgotten as soon as they are opened - they would definitely notice if I forgot.   Check out the great paper.  Clearly it's meant for a football card - but as they say..."what is the football team doing on the band field"?

Dude You Rock

For the second child, I noticed the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch - perfect for a line of music and a sentiment.  This card uses the colors of their uniforms which always feels a little militaristic - but he'll like it.


Dude You Rock:
  • Stamps: Verve Dude
  • Paper: Echo Park That's My Boy 6x6 pad, Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Stampin' Up Night of Navy
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy, Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Fishtail dies, misc button and twine
Absolutely Proud of You:
  • Stamps: Simon Says Absolutely
  • Paper: Echo Park That's My Boy 6x6 pad, Simon Says Schoolhouse Red, Stampin' Up Night of Navy
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Night of Navy
  • Accessories: Simon Says Absolutely die, Memory Box music, Papertrey Arrow, Doodlebug Graduation Stars Sprinkles


  1. I love both of these "sketch" cards, Kim. They're sometimes difficult for me but you saw exactly what to do.

  2. Love these masculine cards, Kim! The crisp, cleanness is so appealing.

  3. Love these cards and an awesome sketch for Mojo Monday this week <3. Glad you managed some stamping time today.....great for us in blogland :)

  4. I've been eyeing that MB Music die - I think you just pushed it into the cart! :) Love your take on the sketch. Thank you for playing along with this week's CTS!

  5. Love both of these great masculine cards - especially the absolutely fabulous one based on the CTS sketch!

  6. Fab cards! Love your take on the CAS(E) sketch.

  7. So rad and fabulous :) love the cool look

  8. Absolutely a winner, LOVE your style!!!!

  9. These are both fantastic, but I especially love the second one! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  10. I can sympathize with the feeling, Kim! Make a card ... not appreciated nearly enough for the effort --- or --- Don't make a card ... and they comment on no card!!! That is the MALE species for you! So ... I guess it is up to us ... your blog groupies ... to be suitably impressed and amazed! Tick from me! These are both fabulous! Hugs xxx

  11. Both your 'dudes' will love these cards, even though it may 'appear' they'll be 'tossed aside'. Guys notice, and don't notice, in the most curious of ways *grin* Your comment about 'what's the football team doing on the band field': hilarious!! The band competitions sound so interesting...

  12. Two beautiful cards..... love every detail!


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