Monday, January 28, 2013


Hi ya friends,
Hope you're weathering the weather in your neck of the woods. It's been rainy here in Socal but it's finally looking like we're gonna catch a break. I know... I know, it rains for two days in Southern California & we're taking out the tire chains! Ha!

Anyhoo, as a crafter, I sometimes try to do things that take me out of my comfort zone. My biggest discomfort zone is ---> CAS cards. Yes, I call that my Kraft Kryptonite. But I was really drawn to a CAS sketch & thought I'd give it a go.
So here's my card:

 Oh! & here's the sketch: CAS Colours & Sketches

 I triiiiiieeeeed, but somehow I had to add a little more of this & a little more of that.... sigh...ugh.
It's not that I don't like how it came out, but I wouldn't call this a CAS...exactly...but I did stick to the sketch pretty much *Ü*

Here's a closer peek at them:
They're colored with Prisma pencils & Gamsol. They are 2 separate images but I nestled them together. That's Edwin with Tie & Tilda with Big Ribbon--->luv!

Here's a peek at the innies:
I tried to keep that CAS too *Ü*

So I felt like this card was an epic fail, & I heard the voice of wisdom speak to me..."Try again you must" ---> Star Wars was on tv ;) so as Yoda instructed, try again I did.

Here's take 2:
Better??? I made a heart pocket I added to the heart Nestie die cut.

In the pocket I tucked in:
a few lip smooches I stamped onto vellum hearts. No, those are not mine... they come from stamps *Ü*

And did you see that preeetty bloom?!?!
I luv how soft & romantic it looks. It's the Mini-hybrid Heirloom Rose from MFT. I almost didn't get it cuz I need another flower die as much as... well...I need yet another flower die, but I'm SO glad I did cuz it's beautiful, especially out of pink vellum. Ahhh...happy sigh...

Here's a peek at the innies:
That's pretty CAS, right?

So if you've made it through this far, I thank you! I used my newest, favorest paper called In Bloom from MME. The colors are pure luxe, I tell ya! Soft pinks, peaches, grays, saffron---> I *heart* it!

While I don't think I've come close to capturing the CAS style, I do think I have a managed to make a couple of sweet cards, eh?

I'm going to play along with the following challenges & hope to have better luck with those:
Marvelous Magnolia: Tilda & Edwin on the same card
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers: Bingo: Distress, Die, Embossing
Magnolia-licious Highlites: Love
The Pink Elephant: Hearts

Oh, if you want to know how to make this super easy heart pocket, I have a video tute I created a while back on this post ---> HERE. (Scroll down to the bottom for the tute.)

Thanks so much for peeking!
Gotta Go!


  1. WHOAs card- and LOVE the colors- so pretty! I lvoe that great flower too...OK- so your take on CAS is another beauty! Love the pocket you created and love the vellum smoochies!

  2. You really made me laugh. I struggle with CAS too and always think my cards are rubbish compared to the beautifully simple cards made by CAS experts!

    Your rosé in pink vellum is to die for, so who cares? To each their own.....

  3. Hi Karli,
    even though your cards are not exately CAS cards *Ü* I really do love them.
    Love how you put those two images together and the coloring of them.
    Also love that flower on your second card. It looks so 'soft'.

    Always enjoy looking at your newest creations. Keep up the great work!!!

    Big hugs from rainy Germany,

  4. Both are stunning. I love how you nestled the images together in the first card. The second is more CAS so Yoda was right! Love the 'kisses' on this card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-Colur and Sketches

  5. You are so funny! I love the pearls around the heart on both cards. The first card is stunning and the second is so pretty.

  6. Hi Karli

    Your card is simply adorable...fab colours and design :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Marvelous Magnolias and good luck ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  7. Hi Karlie , I like your Edwin and Tilda card very much. So nice how you have put them together .... Thank you for joining us at DML. Christa.

  8. I just love your cards Karli and appreciate that you have to be you when you make them! The second card is definitely a bit more CAS!

  9. I love both cards and love tht you are trying something outside your comfort zone! You did really, really well! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS - Colours and Sketches xx

  10. I had to laugh at your post - both cards are really lovely but I do think the second one is more suited to our challenge this week at CAS - Colours and Sketches - Jacqueline xx

  11. Love the heart card, with all those kisses and a beautiful vellum flower. So glad you tried CAS and Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches

    Louise xx

  12. ADORABLE!! Love all the fabulous detail!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!!
    Sheri-TPE DT

  13. CAS or not, it doesn't matter! They are AWESOME! Your coloring rocked my socks off, LOVING it. The colors, the layout with Tilda and Edwin, just everything is great. Oh my gosh, now I need that die, too, lol!


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