May 15 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Case Yourself

OK…today’s challenge is to take an older card we made and re-do it, changing at least 2 things.  Now DON’T LAUGH!  I pulled out a REALLY old card I did back in 2002 when I first started stamping.  I thought it was pretty awesome back then…see how I did the Happy Birthday greeting diagonally across the background to make pattern paper?  And don’t you LOVE the deckle scissors?  lol!  And the Spectrum Pad (well…I sort of do miss those for certain things.)  These were actual birthday cards I mailed out to people in my group who had August birthdays.  Oh well…I’m glad I kept a few of my cards around that I did way back when…I think I’ve grown just a little bit as a stamper, don’t you?



The first thing I did to change up the card was add more layers.  For my re-do card, I started with a base of Regal Rose and added a Pink Pirouette layer.  Instead of the hand-stamped pattern background, I used some floral pattern paper from Sweet Always Designer Paper pack.  Instead of the deckle scissors trim, I used the Eyelet Border Punch with Pumpkin Pie cardstock to create a scallop under the pattern paper.  My Sundae image from Goody Goody Gumdrops Hostess Level 3 set,  I stamped with Black Stazon on Watercolor Paper and used my markers to watercolor in Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Real Red and Going Gray.  I layered it on Pumpkin Pie, then offset my next Chocolate Chip layer so I could add some Rose Mini Brads across the top.  I also added some Pumpkin Stripe Ribbon around the center and added my Happy Birthday greeting from Goody Goody Gumdrops in Chocolate Chip at the bottom. 

I definitely like my NEW card better than the old…what do you think?

I’m headed out of town for a much needed vacation at the Beach!  I have several things scheduled to post over the next week, so don’t worry. 



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15 People have left comments on this post

May 15, 2009 - 08:05:47

Isn’t is amazing how much we grow and change over the years? You’ve done an excellent job “updating” and CASE-ing your original card. I like all the layers you added.

May 15, 2009 - 08:05:43

I think the first card is GREAT! Your second card is even better. VERY CUTE. It is great to see the progress over the years. πŸ™‚ TFS!

May 15, 2009 - 09:05:22

Yep, you’ve certainly grown Connie! I look back at my beginning cards and just laugh! Love your re-do!

May 15, 2009 - 10:05:12
kim howard said:

You have come a long way!!! It’s always great to see how our styles change.

Great new card!

May 15, 2009 - 10:05:01

I miss those spectrum pads too! Great job on the challenge!

May 15, 2009 - 11:05:05
Ida said:

YUM YUM!!! – Yes I like your new card. What a delightful treat. – Kudos though for posting a way “older” card and showing how far you’ve come in your stamping skills. Great job with this challenge.

May 15, 2009 - 11:05:23
Margaret R said:

Connie, yes, I hope we’ve all grown as stampers since “back then” and you definitely are a great stamper. I do love your new rendition of the ice cream /soda! Yummy! πŸ™‚ Have a great time at the beach!

May 15, 2009 - 12:05:20
Claudia said:

That card makes me want to get some ice cream right now, yummy colors!

May 15, 2009 - 02:05:14

Back in 2002, that would have been perfect for the time.. You always do such beautiful work! Lovin it!

May 15, 2009 - 09:05:40
Marcia P said:

Connie, what a great blast from the past. I always love to look at where my creative talents have progressed to!

Very pretty cards, but I have to admit, I like your CASE one the best!

Have a great vacation.

πŸ™‚ Marcia P

May 16, 2009 - 09:05:06
Lisa B. said:

It’s so good for us to look back and see how things have changed! Super cute case card!!! Enjoy your time away!

May 17, 2009 - 12:05:26
Kerry D-C said:

WOW! I am super impressed: you dug deep and went WAY back!!! How far you’ve come!!! Today’s card is FABULOUS! Actually, SCRUMPTIOUS is a better word! πŸ˜‰

May 19, 2009 - 02:05:09

Love how this turned out Connie! Fun colors and stamps make this one delightful card! Well done! πŸ˜€

May 20, 2009 - 10:05:15
Tiffany said:

Your first card is not that bad but you have come a long way baby!!!!! You re-done card is awesome and soooo yummy!!!!

May 21, 2009 - 09:05:23

Love that you went waaay back to find a card to case. I am not that brave! The re-do is just super, Connie! Love all the color and layers!