Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CAS--Really?

Don't faint! It's really true! I actually created a CAS card. It was agony, I tell ya. Agony! I so desperately wanted to add a little of this, or a lot of that. I had to slap my own hands, (and that hurt), to keep on the straight and narrow. But keep on it, I did. Oh, good grief, I sound like Yoda now--and Charlie Brown. (help.)

This week is the 2000 Member Party for The Outlawz. If you haven't yet checked them out, please do so. They are a wonderfully diverse and fun group, founded by Colleen Holmes, and they have several challenges each week to try. For this party, there are games to play and new challenges for each of their groups. That's where my CAS card comes in. I decided to make one for the CAS party challenge, which is a summer theme.

Before I give you the details on my card, I wanted to update you on Donovan. He is such a little trooper! I am so proud of him! He is doing really well with all the exercises, except figure-eights and circles. Those he doesn't really enjoy, probably because we do them outside in a raging inferno. It is too hard to move him in those patterns on our tile floor in our air-conditioned house. But the treats seem to be helping to guide him around in those patterns, and I expect he'll manage them well enough soon. (Well, at least I hope he does. Because taking him for a drag around the yard is not my idea of a good time, if you know what I mean.)

Sunday we went to another Diamondbacks game. Sat in the Diamond Level again, but we bought our food on the main concourse. I had an OK turkey burger, and some to-die-for kettle corn. OMG! It was warm and gooey and sweet and salty and crunchy and delicious! I will get that the next time we go, and every time after that! Oh, and our D-backs won again, btw. But that's not the reason I mentioned the game. I mentioned it because I didn't get Don's exercise in until after we got home from the game.

That wouldn't be a big thing, but it meant that he had to have his swim very late--like about 9:30 p.m. And that wouldn't be a big thing, except he had to go for a walk at midnight. He was so terribly tuckered out from his tub swim, (and I did put more water in the tub, which helped somewhat), that he ran out of steam before we finished his walk. He was trotting along pretty good, and then, all of a sudden, we were moving soooooo slooooooowly. I felt like a snail. It is really hard to walk like that! So, when he finally finished his 10 minutes, I scooped him up and nearly ran the rest of the way home. And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you. Me, run? Are you kidding? Especially in 99 degrees. Which it was. At midnight. Probably another reason Don pooped out on me. Well, not literally, but you get my drift, right?

Alright, I'll stop this drivel and give you the deets on my card. I chose an image by MayzyArt called "Sandy", which I paired with a Create with TLC sentiment. I printed both digis on X-Press It blending CS. I chose Stampin' UP CS and inks to use for a brayered background. I sponged the sentiment with SU ink after I cut it out with a Spellbinders die from the Labels 22 collection. Sandy was colored with Copics, and then I accented her with Copics Opaque White. I also used some Stickles on the star and shell of the sand castle, and some Glossy Accents on Sandy's lips, earring, headband, and eyes. I cut Sandy out, vewy cefuwy, (OK, name that cartoon character), and popped her up on the background. (It didn't hurt her too much.) I also popped the TLC sentiment and voila! An actual CAS card!

I am entering this card into the following:

The Outlawz CAS Party Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge Summertime Girls

Oops! Forgot to give you my Copic colors: BG000, BG02, BG05, YR20, YR21, YR23, R11, R12, E000, E00, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E31, E35, E37.

Have a great week, everybody! And be sure to stop by The Outlawz for their party!


28 comments:

  1. Penny, fabulous card and coloring. I love the way you colored the image and background..great job! Love this card.

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda! I appreciate that! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  2. Stunning work Penny I love how you have made and coloured the sea and she is gorgeous well done Hugs Elaine

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    1. Thanks so much, Elaine! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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    1. Thank you so much! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  4. Great job with this scene, Penny. The TLC sentiment is perfect. What type of pup do you have and why is he in therapy? I ask because one of our dogs did similar therapy when he had the TPLO surgery on his knees.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment. I appreciate the visit!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cynthia! We have a Maltese with a luxating patella. He is doing better now, and he is in pt to help him avoid surgery. However, if the surgery is still necessary, the pt will help him recover more quickly anyway. So....fingers crossed!
      Thank you for stopping by my blog, too, as I also appreciate the visits! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  5. What gorgeous coloring Penny! I love your CAS, a perfect technique to showcase your fabulous colors.
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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    1. Thanks so much, Marsha! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  6. Penny I noticed your card in the Inlinkz for it is gorgeous. Gorgeous coloring and awesome job on the CAS. I can't do it and I have tried and tried - always want to add more layers:)

    I was reading your blog and thought at first you were talking about your son was learning to ice or roller skate and then I read "Because taking him for a drag around the yard is not my idea of a good time, if you know what I mean." I cracked up!! LOL Are you teaching agility? Hugz, Colleen

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    1. Colleen, thank you so much! Ah, you know my pain with the CAS! :^)
      LOL about the roller skating!!! No, I have to give my dog physical therapy for a luxating patella. We are hoping that will keep him from surgery! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  7. Penny, your coloring is just amazing....totally AMAZING!!!! I love your card and think you did an amazing job with the CAS style! Thanks for joining us at the Outlawz for our 2000 Member Celebration!

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    1. Stephanie, that's such a sweet compliment--thank you so much! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  8. This is gorgeous, Penny. A wonderful CAS card (I have a hard time with these too). Your coloring is outstanding, and that is a fun sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jasmine! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  9. Hi sweetie, this is stunning, love this creation so much, hugs Pops x x x

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    1. Thanks so much, Pops! :^)
      Hugs,
      Penny

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  10. Fabulous card, Penny. You are a master colorer.
    Thanks for playing at The Outlawz 2000 Member party. Did you hear that we are extending the party for another week? That means more time to complete the challenges. Not only that, but a SCACD $50.00 Gift Certificate is going to the member who enters the most challenges. Happy partying. :)
    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Thanks so much, Teresa! :^)
      I did hear, and I am so happy because I can enter a couple more challenges! Too much pressure for me to enter the most challenges! LOL!!!
      Big hugs back,
      Penny

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  11. wow Penny, what a fabulous card, you coloured your bg scene so perfectly, and your image looks amazing...fantastic card for the summer challenge, and I'm so proud of you keeping it CAS, they can be hard :) lol good luck in the challenges, did you know there is a 50gc for one lucky person that enters the most challenges, luckily you have another week to make them, cause the party has been extended WOOHOOO!!! See you there hun, big inky hugs to you and your little dog tooo, lmbo sry had to say that, to Donovan!

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    1. Oh, thanks so much, Cindy! Me, with the most entries--highly doubtful! Takes me too long to do one card, LOL! But I am glad that the party was extended! Thanks for the hugs to Donovan! I'll tell him! VBG!
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  12. Penny, this is gorgeous! Mayzy's images are so much fun! I have trouble with CAS too, but this one is a delightful scene! Love how you created the sand, water, and sky! Beautiful coloring and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for Summertime Girls! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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    1. Regan, I'm glad you understand my pain! LOL! Thank you so much for the kind comments! :^)
      Hugs back,
      Penny

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  13. This is sensational. I love, Love, LOVE the way you did the background water/sky. Awesomeness. Great coloring of the little girl and the sand and "gweat coworing".

    Elmer Fudd is the answer.

    Glad the dog is feeling better. Gladder that you liked your kettle corn. Gladdest that you managed to do a CAS card without injuring your hands permanently.

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    1. Yay, Kathi! For your correct answer of Elmer Fudd, you win--absolutely nothing! Except my applause! HAHAHA! (Love the "gweat coworing" bit!)

      Thanks for the compliment!

      And thanks for the big giggle on the glad, gladder, and gladdest! :^)

      Hugs,
      Penny

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  14. Cute, fun card! I'm thinking it took awhile to cut the girl out so precisely ... nifty idea to do so, and pop her (and the sentiment) up.

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    1. Thank you, my DD! Yes, it did, but I liked the result. :^)
      Hugs,
      Mom

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Hugs, Penny