Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pony CASEpress and Mum's the Word



Although I grew up on a small hobby farm with all manner of animals, my parents never let me have a horse because they were too expensive and you couldn't eat them. :)

Stay with me.

I'm happy now to be a part of the Pony CASEpress over at Mynn Kitchen's place, because now I sort of have a horse... right? My cards are galloping all over the globe. What is the Pony CASEpress? I'm glad you asked.

If you sign up to participate in the PC, you'll be put in line. When your turn comes, you're given a photo of the card you're to CASE and then you send said card on to the next person on the list. It's a never ending chain of happy mail!

I was CASEing this awesome card from the fantastic Karen Bourke:

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Aren't those layers and layers of gorgeousness just amazing?!

While staring at this picture, I was struck with the idea to use some of the vintage music sheets that were given to me by my bloggy friend, Betty Keefe.


Betty, being a girl after my own heart, collects random things to use in her craft-making and when we visited earlier this month, she gave me a pile of vintage papers to use in my craft making.



Here is my resulting creation. I layered up bits of the sheet music and embossed a bird (from a Hampton Art stamp and stencil set) and colored it in with some blue shades of Spectrum Noir Markers.

I'm going to enter it into these great challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG
Addicted to Stamps - Girly but not pink



I almost kept this for myself because I liked it so much, but it went over the pond to Karen and now I get to expectantly await my creation. :) Anyone can sign up for the Pony CASEpress - so feel free to check it out!

I'm going to share a second card with you today because I don't want to miss out on the Curtain Call Challenge. I fell in love with the inspiration image!

http://curtaincallchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/04/curtain-call-inspiration-challenge_15.html

My aunt and I were crafting together and she had this great Stamping Up mum set that just reminded me soooo much of the inspiration image. I just had to ink it up!


I've told you all about the oatmeal lids I've been hoarding.. erm... I mean saving. I made a shaker out of them with a winter card, but I decided to do it here, too! I used some Verve sequins and paired some sparkles with the vibrant pinks and oranges. It was hard to get a clear shot through the lid - oh well!


This card is actually going to my admin assistant because tomorrow is National Administrative Assistant's Day here in the U.S.

I'm also sending it over to the following challenges:
Virginia's View - Layers and Dimension
613 Avenue Create - ATG with Diamonds (clear bling)
Just Add Ink - Sequins

31 comments:

  1. Two gorgeous makes Becca, both are so pretty. Love your CASE of Karen's card. Carol x

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  2. Two beauties Becca, I love the gold embossed bird and your too fun shaker card. Thank you for sharing at the Curtain Call!

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  3. Very pretty. What a fun challenge. Hugz

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  4. Becca - I am so grateful to know you and follow you!! Because of you I have experienced so much more out here in the crafting world!! Thank you for the amazing inspiration you are to me and for introducing me to the CCC and now the Pony Case-press!!! So excited! Your card is marvelous and I really love that bird and those papers!!! Your second card is awesome - it encourages me to stop hoarding and start using!!!! Hugs!

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  5. WOW!! Two gorgeous creations here Becca!! I love that bird image and your CASE of her card!! Stunning!! Really love the shaker design and the at touch of luscious gold ribbon!! :)

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  6. Both cards are fabulous, Becca! LOVE the gorgeous vintage feel of the Pony CASE-Press card--so glad you joined in the fun! The oatmeal lids are definitely a fabulous idea, too! PERFECT for a shaker! HUGS to you! :) Mynn xx

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  7. Okay...my chin is wet. Happy? Seriously though, A-MAZ-ING! You really have a knack for surprising me with your very cool imagination. Then you top that off by executing your awesome cards out of it. Believe you me, being totally unimaginative, I really respect that quality. Just fabulous, that's all.

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  8. How amazing!!! Love the vintage paper you used. The bird is a PERFECT touch on the first card. How clever that you used an OATMEAL lid for your shaker. I am not so clever to think of fun things like this. Really pretty colors and like that you stamped inside the shaker. Really great design on both cards!!

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  9. your card using the papers i gave you is fantastic - love everything about it!! am so pleased you could put them to good use. going to check out the Pony CASExpress too! looks like fun.

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  10. Two beautiful cards! Love your CASE'd card with those gorgeous papers! Love all the layers too! Your shaker card is so fun - love these colours - you know I love shakers!

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  11. Oh wow Becca -these 2 cards are stunning. I love the blue card-you layered the pieces so well and the bird just highlights all of it. The 2nd card is brilliant with your hoarded..i mean, collected lids:) She will love this card!

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  12. Oatmeal lids?? What a brilliant idea and makes for a fantastic shaker! You will have the sales of Oatmeal sky-rocketing with this card! Beautiful colours, especially the background paper and your bow is perfection. So very glad you joined us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  13. wow - love your first card so much Becca. the colours are just lovely. And your shaker is a great idea.

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  14. Oh I sooo see why you almost kept that card - it's adorable!!!! Like the Pony express idea!!!! And LOOOVE your shaker card :):)

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  16. This is such a great card, I love how you have used the lid as a shaker - very cool idea! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink :)

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  17. What a clever way to make a shaker card! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  18. Beautiful designs, that shaker looks awesome!

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  19. Beautiful cards Becca. Love the heat embossed bird image on the first one with the vintage papers. The shaker is amazing! Such a pretty flower inside... I have to find out what lid you used! Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call.

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  20. Both cards are so beautiful!! I love the vintage papers and the embossed bird on the first one!! The shaker is fabulous on the second!! You did an awesome job on both!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. just LOVE the embossing on the bird and the black matting.
    and then LOVE LOVE how you used the shaker on the bottom card, that is gorgeous!!!!

    BTW I just wanted to say thank you thank you for the total sweetest comments you leave on my blog, they are always so warm and heartfelt!!! thank you!!!! have a great day girlie :)

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  22. Glad you are back home and creating gorgeousness again. Love your cased card. Simply awesome with so much depth and your second one is oh so very pretty. The Pony Express is a super idea!

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  23. Becca, your shaker card is so pretty. I love the vibrant colours, and the clear sequins; gorgeous! Thanks for playing along again with us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  24. Oh Becca this shaker is so awesome!! What a creative way to recycle! I love the color combo and that Stampin' Up! set. I also love the bird card! Beautiful layering and dimension on that one :) Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

    Hugs,
    Kathi

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  25. Love shakers and this one is gorgeous, as is the beautiful blue card with the vintage papers - stunning creations! Hugs Carole Z X

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  26. Your card is so beautiful, i love how you've placed this beautiful bird on it.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja

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  27. Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing ​it​ with us at Through the Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again soon and good luck in the prize draw!

    http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.co​​m/

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  28. such a beautiful shaker card!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Natalie
    INKognito

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  29. Wonderful shaker card! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

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