Wednesday, May 8, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #100 and Muse #16

I have a few new dies cuts from my friend Joyce (Cards-by-the-Sea) sent me an envelope full of wonderful goodies. My favorite of the bunch is this Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is my favorite place to be! As soon as I held that die in my hand I knew what I would do with it, so happy to say that I have one more to play with. I have not played along with CAS-ual Fridays challenges for sometime and I had to make my card work. This is their 2nd birthday and 100th challenge, so it is party time! You still have some time to play along and I love that this challenge is a tic-tac-toe, so much fun.  My tic-tac-toe is diagonal, upper right corner to the bottom left corner. The inside reads - May This Year be Your Best Ever - Happy Birthday.

My second card is for this week's Muse challenge and Laurie from Soapbox Creations made a fabulous card for inspiration this week and her timing is just perfect, the school year will be coming to an end soon and a card like this will come in handy. I had this "ruler" ribbon for some time now, Joyce was so sweet and sent it to me. She was up in my neck of the woods a while back and made her way to my favorite place for ribbon, Britex Fabrics. I was saving this ribbon for the perfect card and I think I finally found it. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by to peek at my cards....have a wonderful day!

Laurie's Inspiration Card

Ingredients - All Papertrey Ink unless listed
Golden Gate Bridge
Solid Card Stock: White, Spring Rain and Orange Zest
Stamps: PS - Sentiment Sampler and MFT - Birthday Sentiments
Dies: MB - Bridge and TE - Clouds (thanks Joyce for both)
Ink: VersaFine - Black
Bling: Kaiser

Solid Card Stock: Pure Poppy and White
Stamps: School Time and Fruit Fusion - Apple
Dies: Spiral Notebook Page and Fruit Fusion - Apple
Ink: New Leaf and Harvest Gold,  SU - Real Red, VersaMark and VersaFine - Black
Ribbon: Britex Fabrics - (thanks Joyce)
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Clear


  1. Well you already know how I feel about your bridge card. I love it so much I want to marry it. Can I marry a card? What is the law about marriage between a woman and a card? I am so happy I have that die, because I am going to make me some cards with it, just like yours. And, your second card--just the cutest case. I had forgotten about that ribbon--good thing you remembered it--it is absolutely perfect on that card.

  2. It's intimidating to follow you in the thumbnails for these challenges, Kim! Your cards are absolute winners! I'm blown away!

    That GGB die is amazing! I had no idea such a die existed, let alone that Joyce had one and that makes me even more tickled that I used that old stamp on my card for her. But that die, wow.

    AND, I've never seen ruler ribbon before either! It takes a teacher to make the perfect teacher card. Seriously, blew my socks off with these two!!

  3. Both your cards are gorgeous! I really love that bow with the ruler on it - it looks so cool:) hugs xx

  4. Love the bridge perfect for you! Love the die Joyce sent you! Love the second card too ,with the embossed alphabet on the bottom that and your beautiful ruler bow!
    Haha just read Joyce's comment!

  5. Joyce is cracking me up! haha

    Love both of your cards Kim! GREAT job!!!

  6. Kim that bridge card turned out fabulous! I love the perspective that your scene creates--like your are looking up at the bridge from below. Now the red embossing is fantastic on your awesome teacher card, love the ribbon your used too!

  7. Finally back on track with time to visit all my favorite blogs!

    Wow - the bridge is one heck of an intricate die! Love the color - really pops against the blue sky and cute clouds.

    Okay, now about that ribbon....wish that I could reach into my computer screen and steal it right off your card! I can see why you were waiting for just the right did the ribbon proud because your card is amazing!

    "Joyce" sounds like a sweet, sweet lady!

  8. That ribbon is PERFECT for this card - you waited for the perfect moment to use it on this fun take on this week's Muse - thanks for playing along!

  9. I agree with everyone's comments about your ribbon -- you'd better pop that into a safety deposit box for safe keeping! Your whole Muse card is amazing, and I'm calling "winner" here and now! Love your GGB card too. Perfect colors, perfect clouds, perfect card! Bev

  10. fab cards! I Love the ruler ribbon - perfect for the Muse card!

  11. They're both fabulous Kim...
    I'm lovin' that Golden Gate Bridge...
    where did she get that?
    And dying over that fabulous ribbon...
    it's perfect for this challenge so I will agree you finally found the right card for it! :)

  12. What can I add to what everyone's said, Kim ... p'raps I'll reiterate ... awesome GG Bridge card, so beautifully fresh and crisp and perfect! Oh my that ribbon, it's luscious, as is the totally touchable alphabet embossed border ... I'm calling winner here too! Anita :)

  13. Another one loving that bridge die - but even more I love the card you made with it!! Your Muse card is fabulous too - love the embossed alphabet and that double loop bow with the ribbon is amazing!

  14. Love your measuring tape bow!

  15. Oh my gosh Kim, that is so cute. That ribbon is perfect and clever. Love it. And thank you for all of the lovely comments you make on my blog. You are too sweet.

  16. Kim, I love both these cards! Your Golden Gate Bridge card is super, and your teacher card is gorgeous!

  17. Yippee Kim ... congratulations on your HM at Muse with your wonderful ribbon card ... it got my vote! Anita :)

  18. Popping back to say I told you so!! Congratulations on the HM win at MUSE! So well-deserved, Kim!!

  19. Fantastic card! Love the bridge die cut! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  20. Wowza! That bridge is COOL!! Love both of your cards! Thanks for playing along with our special anniversary challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

  21. Oh my, Kim, both cards are so fun, but the SF bridge is just amazing!! And your clouds, really gives the feel for how big it is. So glad you joined the big celebration at CAS-ual Fridays!