Shana Gaff
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Map it Out

It's hard to believe, but it has been two weeks since our last challenge at Addicted to CAS! The challenge this week really had me scratching my head, which may be why I waited until the LAST minute to get it finished. Actually, we have been busy renovating our bedrooms, which has become quite the task. :) Anyway, on to the challenge!
Isn't that a fun one?!  I actually had this idea in my head all week, just had to find the ten minutes to put it to paper. :) We have a new Guest Designer this month, Anita, and I am VERY jealous because she is from France!  Oooh la la! lol Do they really say that in France Anita, or is that just from a cartoon? :) Make sure you stop by her blog and check out her beautiful card, which I am in LOVE with!  

I used the color challenge at Nacho Average Challenge. I also thought my watercolored/spritzed background looks like water, so I would also like to enter this in the challenge at CASology this week. 
I just love this color combo!  I don't use Perfect Plum very much anymore. I actually forgot it was a Regal now until I went to get my marker!  Oops!!!
I'm sure you are wondering why I am missing someone who is floating out in the ocean. Well, that is supposed to represent the Dominican Republic, where Brett occasionally leads mission trips through his work.  We have been sponsoring a little girl there for several years, and have been able to meet with her and her little sister (whom my mom sponsors) each time we go down there. I miss her and her beautiful smile terribly! I am hoping to get to go visit her again in October, but thought I would send this card with the group the next time they go.  I hope she likes it!  

Stamp Sets: Map it Out, Really Good Greetings
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand
Tools: Envelope Punch Board


  1. Absolutely LOVE the background on this card -- those colors are fabulous together too!!

  2. Fantastic card! Nice job combining all of the challenges! Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges.

  3. Wow ... great card Shana. LOVE the watercolor technique you've used - it's amazing! Loll xx

  4. Love this! I haven't gotten around to using that US map stamp yet, I like what you've done with it. Thanks for joining the Nachos this week for our color challenge!

  5. What a wonderful card Shana. Reading your post brought a tear to my eyes.
    Sylvia xxx

  6. Shana, this is fantastic ... what great use of the colours on this gorgeous background ... love how you've linked the heart and the x! Thanks so much for the sweet words and warm welcome ... and yep, I do hear ooh la la from time to time!! Anita :)

  7. What a great card Shana, the map looks great with the Nacho colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges!

  8. This is such a beautiful card Shana.......and an inspiring story behind it.

    Karen x

  9. What a Beautiful card. I'm sure she will love this beautiful card and appreciate the fact that you took the time to make it for her and are thinking about her. God bless you all! Thanks for playing with the Nachos this week. Hope to see you again soon.

  10. What a unique card! Great job incorporating the two challenges.

  11. Hi Shana what a fabulous card and those colors work so beautifully together.


  12. Shana, I am sure she will love this card! I certainly do.... The watercoloring is wonderful. Hugs