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Thursday, May 5, 2011

CAS Creations

Hello everyone....this has been a real crazy week for me... funerals, conferences, work, and we also added some new members to our little farm family. My DH bought me 24 little chicks...they are sooo cute!! The chicks are all black but I can't remember the name. He also ordered some Rhode Island Reds and some white chicks...they will be here in a few weeks. They are in a big plastic box in my parents shed right now....Mom and Dad are really enjoying watching them grow. George has to remodel the side of the small barn into a chicken coop before we can take them to their new home. We should have some eggs in about 6 months!!! Anyway....

I made this card for a church friend whe is having some complications with her chemo...I just wanted her to know I was thinking about her. I used stamps from an A Muse set called Life is a Story that I bought from a friend, Jenn Balcer, who has started to sell A Muse stamps.....check out her online site here. The birdcages, chain hangers, and the sentiment were all stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, and the birds were stamped with Marina Mist. The largest birdcage on the right was stamped twice and one was cutout and popped up on foam dots. The ribbon was pleated and the buttons finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: A Muse Life is a Story, Paper: White, Marina Mist, Black, Ink: Marina Mist, Versafine Onyx Black, Accessories: Buttons, Ribbon



This is a quick birthday card I made to take to a friend at work today. The flower was made with 1 1/2" and 1 1/4 " squares.....the opposite corners were punched with a corner rounder punch to create the petals. The sentiment is from an A Muse set called Contemporary Greetings, the stem and leaf are green twill, and the corrugated butterfly, button, and twine finish it off.
Recipe: Stamps: A Muse Contemporary Greetings, Paper: So Saffron, Echo Park's A Walk in the Park dp, Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, accessories: JelliBeans Corrugated Butterfly, Twine, Button, Twill, Stampin Up! Corner Rounder Punch


Thanks for visiting today...hope you have a great Thursday!!!



16 comments:

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards Joan. I especially like the birdcages. So sweet!

Jackie said...

Great cards as always Joan! Love them both...enjoy those baby chicks!!!

Dawn B. said...

These are great cards Joan. I love the big blossom. I want to come to your house...I love baby chicks. They are so soft and fun to watch....

Charlene said...

Love the bird cages...wish we could have baby chicks..and fresh eggs...yum!!

ChristineCreations said...

Love the birdcages Joan...such a classy card, especially with the ruffled ribbon.

Becky said...

Well how exciting to have all these new chicks.. Wonderful cards Joan.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your CAS Joan and I know your friend will cherish this. Hope things get better for your friend.

Love the petals that you made for the birthday flower and that butterfly...genius! I may have to replicate :)

Kathy and Lucky said...

Ohhh I love little chicks, how exciting to have all that going on. Love your cards, they are so fun to look at. Your friend will love the card you made for her, such a pretty, calming blue and love the fun flower, very creative.

Linda Palmer said...

Joan, I love this. Beautiful card and design. I have a bird cage so will have to try it in duplicate.
Great job.

Lori said...

Fresh eggs, yum! Bet the chicks are super cute. This CAS card is marvelous, love the black and blue. What a sweet birthday card this second one is! I like the way you created the flower, cute.

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS perfection...love the ribbon effect....and DRAMA with the flower....so creative

Rae said...

Hi Joan,
I like both of your cards today. I think I have a "thing" for birds and birdcages. lol I love the hanging cages and the blue is soothing. I think your friend will be comforted by your thoughts. As for the birthday flower, it is sweet, and I think your butterfly is really cool. I know everyone you know is happy to receive one of your cards!
Congratulations on the newest editions to your family!

Julia Aston said...

Love those birdcages and the pretty paper flower Joan! How fun to have new chickies!!

JulieA said...

Both of these are so wonderful and clever! I love them!

*Vicki* said...

Really gorgeous creations!! Thanks for sharing! *Vicki* from Stamped Smiles

maryr917 said...

2 great cas cards joan-love the birdcage stamp-your friend will appreciate being thought of-little chicks -sounds like a lot of work-but the eggs will be nice-my hubby buys eggs from a man he works-we love them