Thursday, February 9, 2017


This month the challenge at A Blog Named Hero is CAS.  Not too much of a challenge for me as I tend to be a little too much CAS and really have a hard time creating anything else.  As I often do, I had a little wander through the $ bins at Target and found some darling notecards - I think they were eight or ten for $3 with the envelopes included.  These inexpensive cards make a great base for a quick and easy card - especially if you need to send out multiples.  Another bonus - since these cards were glossy and I only used the front, I ended up with some glossy pieces from the back to use on other cards.

I first die cut the card with an HA rectangle die.  Added the "you" from one of the sentiments from the January My Monthly Hero kit (did a little surgery on the stamp),  It was stamped in HA black and embossed with HA clear powder.  Stamped a hibiscus flower with pink and pale tomato and some of the leaves from the January kit.  Put this all together with a pale pink mat onto a white card base - quick card - easy to make in multiples!  The inside is stamped "happy valentine's day" (from January MMH kit).  Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to enter the February CAS challenge at A Blog Named Hero here!

I am entering this in LaVon's LOVE challenge where the theme this month is hearts & flowers, Addicted to Stamps - Holiday and The Paper Players - Valentine.

My DIL posted this today on Facebook and I thought it was so appropriate for Valentine's Day and everyday of the year - it is truly a "be the change you want to see in the world" message.

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy reading your kind comments.



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  2. Love your striped card and the advice in the FB post is perfect for my grandchildren! Thanks.

  3. The notecards as a base for your pretty CAS creation worked really well, Betty! A lovely valentine's day card! I like the quote, too! So true!

  4. Betty, what a clever idea to take a base of a card and embellish it! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with A Blog Named Hero.

  5. Beautiful CAS card, Betty! I love the Hibiscus flower with these papers, and your soft pink card base is perfect! These note cards were a great find :)

  6. Incredibly beautiful card, Betty--love how you stamped the bloom! Thanks for sharing that wonderful quote--so true. PS--I know wood mounted stamps can be taken apart, but I've got way too many.

  7. Gorgeous hibiscus card and I love your quote too!!

  8. Beautiful card Betty, and brilliant use of your bargain cards bases :-) Love h ow you have stamped the hibiscus - very striking! Thank you for sharing your DIL's post - wonderful words indeed!

  9. Love your card Betty. More importantly, I love that quote that you posted. Very true.

  10. Betty, this is so pretty! I love the hibiscus! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  11. What a beautiful card...fantastic that you embellished it with your own doodads...SO pretty! Thanks for sharing this with the Players this week!

  12. Beautiful card, such a soft and gentle colour choice. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.
    Elaine DT

  13. Wow great upcycle, it looks gorgeous! I envy you, that you feel so natural with CAS, it's usually still challenging for me:D Thanks very much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Martina DT

  14. This is so pretty Betty and upcycled too! I have often done that with pretty notecards two-from-one, can't be bad eh? Lovely! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  15. Such a lovely cas card Betty, brilliant up cycle.
    Thank you for sharing with us at A Blog Named Hero X

  16. Such a great idea! I love how you dressed it up!!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players.

  17. Very Elegant, nice job.

  18. You clever gal! what a perfect combination of elements, betty! Love.

  19. I have to stop walking by the $ bins at the Target, but then again it takes a good eye to find the treasures that you spot. Beautiful card. Thanks for entering it in the LOVE challenge.

  20. This is so pretty, beautiful colours and such gorgeous finds ! I wish we had Target here in the uk.
    Thank you for sharing with us at A Blog Named Hero x


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