Do you speak T-E-X-T?  LOL!   With 3 tween-agers, it's become a necessity in our home :)
But of course this is crafting lingo and it's nice to be able to shorten a lot of things!

I still haven't caught up on my crafting yet and am scrambling to get some cards that are due made and in the mail!  This one is for the SOTC - the sistahs of the traveling cards and our hostess this month was the fabulous Gael!   Her exact rules/words were: 

C.A.S. TIME! I am trying to declutter my supplies, my home and my life.

In honor of simplifying---August's theme is Clean and Simple.

More specifically, no more than two layers (card base is considered a layer) and no more than 2 embellishments (one if it is a large one); not two types of embellies, but two embellies (ie: one rhinestone, one skinny ribbon, etc. However, a set of googlie eyes would be considered one embellie).

 No lyin' .... this one had me stumped!  As my sweet friend April calls me, I'm the Queen of layers! I love layers - lots of luscious, scrumtious layers!  So it took me three tries to make a CAS card ..... the first two were quite hideous and I ended up going back to the first idea I had which was to CASE this card by my creative and crafty friend, Lynn!  The second I saw it I knew I wanted to make it for this swap and should have just went with my instinct to stick with the plan, lol .... and saved a whole lotta paper and cardstock! :)  Alas, here is my Burgandy Fall card - whatcha think?  I am contemplating a sentiment before this hits the mail - yay for long weekends, rain and crafting time!

I'll be back soon with a few more cards since I'm stickin' close to home with the torrential rains and unbelievable winds we've been having. 

Big Hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

Cardstock: SU! Bravo Burgandy, DSP - 7Gypsys;
SU! Buttons and twine from Joanns, Cuttlebug, square nesties.

This card entered into these challenges: 
CCEE Stampers: Fall card and a die cut
SSCC #105 - Nothing Bright
Crafting when we can Ch. 1 - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper Inspire Me -- Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Fall Colors
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge 150  - Colours of Autumn


  1. This is lovely Kelly! Great use of the DPs and that button finishes it off perfectly!

  2. yep. i wouldn't recognize this card as yours, but it's very lovely. well done. :)

  3. Oh I LOVE IT, Kelly!!! (Thanks for CASEing me too). This is so pretty in the fall colors you selected. CAS and just PERFECT!

  4. very pretty card, great color choices. Thnxs for joining our first Challenge at Crafting When We Can.

  5. You did CAS so well! The colors are great.
    Thank you for joining our 1st Crafting When We Can Challenge :)

  6. This is so pretty! I love the clean design and the gorgeous colors.

    ** Stop by my blog to check out my Halloween blog candy!**

  7. IT is BEAUTIFUL Kelly!!! I love it!! I admit, I Would have been stumped too!!! Fantastic design. you rock!!! :)

  8. This is so pretty! I would have a hard time with this challenge as well - but you've rocked it! It's simple but absolutely perfect!

  9. Lol...get back from camping to see you quoting me.....hehehe

    This is a great CAS card!! I am learning from you and starting to think in layers...lol.

    Lynn makes great cards, a wonderful person to get inspiration from!

  10. a lovely CAS card, very nice colour combination.

    Thank you for joining us at CWWC with our 1st challenge

  11. A great CAS card Kelly, love the rich base card which brings out the papers you have used.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting when we can challenges. :-) xx

  12. Wonderful fall card! Love the CAS style too.

  13. Now that's a tough challenge... love what you did with it!

  14. That's a pretty, CAS design you've got there!

    Be careful out in that weather. We're getting pounded with rain, but so far, that's about it.

  15. So pretty! I was thinking the same thing you wrote... No layers// How will Kelly do it! I also admire your layers and always say I need more of them on my projects!

  16. super card, simple but so effective. Thanks for joining in with our First challenge at CRAFT WHEN WE CAN this week, x carol

  17. Your card turned out great! The DP's are pretty together. I have to say that I am chuckling a wee bit that you had previous attempts (multiple!). I am sure they were just perfect!