May 15, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Case Yourself with a Twist

Happy Friday! It's time for another Bloggers Challenge, and I have to admit I've gotten a good chuckle out of this weeks challenge. You see, this weeks challenge is to CASE an older card of yours, but change TWO things.

So, I went back to my SCS Gallery, where a lot of my uploads are and went to the very first page of uploads from 2004, YIKES! What to CASE and change? Why just about everything! I scrolled back through a few more pages, still, nothing jumping out at me. What's a girl to do? My first thought, delete all those old uploads, but it has helped me to see how I've grown creatively, which is a GOOD thing.

Not finding anything where I didn't want to change EVERYTHING, I decided to search for something from last year at this time and CASED and changed this Graduation Money Holder. Yes, I know I changed more than two things, but I just couldn't help it.

I found a piece of Theresa Collins DSP in my stash that was perfect for a Black & White Graduation theme. The GRAD stamp is from Stampin' Up! Great Grads, stamped in Black on White card stock. I used the Favorite Occasions Set and the 1-5/8" Wooden Stamper from JustRite for the congratulations. I stamped the cap in Black on watercolor paper, then colored using the Marker Watercoloring Technique. The sentiment is stamped in Black on White card stock. I cut these with Circle Nestabilities, then layered them onto Black circles, added a Silver Stick on from Kaiser and attached to the DSP. These really come together quite easy - with graduation just a few weeks away, I'll be making more to have on hand.

Details:
Stamps - Stampin' Up! Great Grads, JustRite Stampers Favorite Occasions Set, 1-5/8" Stamper
Ink - Black
Card Stock - Black, White, DSP
Other - Circle Nestabilities, Kaiser Gems, Big Shot, Black Grosgrain, Sticky Strip, Slit Punch, SAMJ

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend! Don't forget, click the link on my sidebar to see what the other Bloggers Challenge Members created this week.

20 comments :

Kerry D-C said...

Both cards are GREAT, Lisa!! I do like the sleek look of todays card though. I also look back at my old stuff....right up 'til last month...and wonder: What was I thinking?! LOL! Its kind of like looking back at our old hairstyles...LOL! YIKES!

Barb Hardeman said...

I can only see your new card Lisa. Don't know what I'm doing wrong...this card is great! Love the black and white theme with the DSP. Great that it's a gift card too!

Basement Stamper said...

Love the colors of the cards. Isn't it funny to go back to look at all your old cards and see yhow much you've changed?

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Ohhh, love the black and white--very "wow"!

Claudia said...

the "old" ones were really cute, but WOW that black and white is soooo elegant!

Margaret R said...

Both cards are great and thanks for posting the template earlier! Great idea! I really like the current B & W card...really classy!

Ida P. Krause said...

First off (Great Challenge) this week Lisa.

Wow the new card is just fantastic. The color combo is very striking and just looks so modern.

It is fun to see our "older" work isn't it.

StampingSelene said...

I like how crisp and beautiful your card is. the stark contrast is just awesome. Wonderful Job!

Patti Chesky said...

Love the black and white card. It's perfect for any graduation.

P.S. I think most of us changed more than two things. Why stop when you're on a roll, right?

Jamie Fisher said...

Great card! Love the black and white, the layout... just everything about it rocks! Great job!

Rachel Hope said...

Great Grad card! Love it!!!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Black and white are always so striking! Awesome effort.

:) Marcia P

Lisa Bohler said...

What an adorable case! I love the black/white combo of this one!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is a fantastic graduation card Lisa! Love the black and white together! Such a wonderful design! :D

Tangii Crain said...

Lisa this card is just gorgeous!!!! So elegant, yet great for a guy too. My favorite is the circle image at the bottom...perfect touch!!

Nikki Bond said...

Fabulous! Love both of them! {sMILES}

Connie said...

Wow...another great grad card! Love your money holder.

Lori said...

Love the monochromatic color scheme here and the way you combined images from the different stamp sets.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Both cards are awesome but I really like the neutral colors!!!! Great idea for graduation gifts too!!! TFS!

Robin Merriman said...

Great case Lisa! Love the black and white, very sophisticated!

 
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