Monday, February 1, 2021

CAS(E) this Sketch: For the Last Time

 It's the final sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I thank them for the inspiration from all 405 challenges!! For the final sketch, they are doing a throwback to a sketch by the creator of the challenge, Jackie Rockwell.  BTW - she's also the designer of my blog!! Here's what I did the last sketch.

02.01.21 CtS 

And here's the sketch.

I wanted to go bright and cheerful.  I also needed a Valentine's card for my 13-year old niece.  That can be hard age - my niece is definitely thinking she's grown up but she still has an impish child in her. I started with the idea of the two speech bubbles and a heart as the middle element but it just didn't pop.  So I browsed my stash for a critter of some type and settled on this owl mostly because it was sweet but also because of its bold lines.

Just for fun - here's what I did with the sketch the first time it came around almost seven years ago when I was on the CtS design team.

Thanks to CtS for all of the inspiration over the years! You've been a resource for hundreds of my cards. I will miss you.


Stamps: Impress Valentine Words, Taylored Expressions Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp & Die Combo

Dies: WPlus9 Hey Hi Hello

Paper: Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo, Taylored Expressions Candy Corn and Strawberry Milkshake, My Favorite Things Black & White Stripes 6x6 Paper Pack


  1. This is adorable and looks perfect for your niece!

  2. I seriously can't believe it's actually happening, Kim! I loved your first, and am totally in love with your very last!
    Thank you, so very much for playing along as we say goodbye to an old friend!

  3. You'll be feeling even sadder than the rest of us Kim having been part of the team. Both cards you made for this sketch are fabulous! I love this one's lovely bright colour palette and you're right, that clean-lined owl is the perfect partner for those bold speech bubbles. Vicky x

  4. Cute card! I've not used word bubbles, but I like the inset die-cut words on your example.


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