Thursday, March 26, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch: Back to the Beginning

This is a retro week at CAS(E) this Sketch and when I saw it was the first sketch ever, I had to play along!!  I was on the team at that time so that first sketch is full of memories (mostly of nerves wondering if my card would be good enough!!)  But my time on the team was absolutely fabulous and honestly, if I hadn't been overwhelmed with some tough college classes as I was getting a second college degree late in life, I'd never have let it go.  It's just so sad when real life gets in the way of this hobby!!!

Here's my card and the sketch.

CtS Heart You

I know this isn't the most exciting card that I've ever made, but I just got that tulip on a big sale at Concord & 9th.  It had been on my wishlist forever. I love the sweet and simple look. With some cheerful patterns, I thought it would work well as a happy card to send to my brother and his family who are going absolutely stir-crazy stuck in their home.  They are a family who travel at least three months every year plus lots of weekend trips - they do not sit around (vs. me who has to charge my Kindle very, very regularly right now with all the fabulous time I've had to read!) In fact they spent a month in Italy last fall, before their big floods and of course the pandemic.

Just for fun - here's my first card for CtS using this sketch.  I try very hard not to look back at my early cardmaking, especially clear back to 2012 but I actually don't hate this!

Happy Harlequin

Dies: Concord & 9th Tulip Label
Paper: Sunny Studio Dots & Stripes Pastels, Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green
Other: Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue Enamel Dots


  1. Both cards are are too hard on yourself! I just used that little tulip on my card today too! So happy we both got it!

  2. Sweet sweet tulips! And your diamonds are adorable as well! I remember when you started with CTS!

  3. Oh how I love those sweet polka dot tulips! And your patterned diamonds are cute too!

  4. Kim! I love both cards and we're so happy that you revisited CTS#1 with us! Congrats on being a CTS Fave!


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