Shana Gaff
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Vivid Vases

Last week was a crazy week with Brett's grandma passing away, and I really have not felt like even being in my stamping room until today. I think because Brett was home and I just wanted to spend time with him! Now that he is back to work, I am feeling a bit back to normal.  Good thing, since we have a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! :) This week is our CAS challenge.  We are joined by Guest Designer Cathy once again this week. Make sure you hop on over to her blog and see the beautiful birthday card she has created for us this week!  

I used the challenges from Dynamic Duos and The Paper Players on my card this week. I had a lot of challenges to choose from since I haven't played in any for a week! 
These bright colors were just what I needed after the week I had!  They just so happen to look beautiful with my new Vivid Vases stamp set, too. 
Instead of Washi Tape or strips of cardstock, I decided to use these fun stamps from Perfect Pennants to mimic the layers in the sketch. I thought it was a little bit different, and they were very easy to line up and layer a little bit.  I just realized that this fits into my Ten-Minute Tuesday challenge I like to give myself too. :)

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants, Vivid Vases
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi


  1. We both went for the same sketch and colours - both look so different. I do like the stamped layers and those pretty vases of flowers!

    So sorry to hear of your loss - sending hugs x

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's grandma. Your card is beautiful -as you said, the colors are very cheerful. Thank you so much for your crafting company at ATSM! You have been a great teamie!

  3. So sorry you have had such a rough time. You are right the colours are good for lifting your spirits and I love your idea for washi tape...I really thought it was tape!!

  4. Gorgeous CAS card Shana, the flowers really pop against the white and orange base, hope this week is a better one for you :) Cathy x

  5. Hi Shana. Your card is simply beautiful. Love the colours and stamping. sorry to hear about your loss. Sending hugs Monika xxx

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Shana. Big hugs xx

    Great use of stamping for that sketch. Your colours are beautiful xx

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's grandma Shana. Grandma's are God's biggest blessing as far as I'm concerned. Praying for all of you.
    I'm so glad to see that you made a card - I hope it was therapeutic for you. LOVE the cheery feel of it and the wonderful colors. Take care. Hugs D

  8. Sorry to hear about Brett's grandma, it must be really heart breaking . My prayers are with ur family.

    But I am glad u r back as ur card is stunning. Love the vases

  9. Thinking about you and your family xo

    Gorgeous card this week!!!

  10. Beautiful card and very cheerful. Love your stamped layers. Sorry to hear about your husbands Grandma. x