Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, May 9, 2015

No time for play!

Wow, I don't remember a time in my life that I have been as busy as I have been lately!  Between teaching, coaching Academic Super Bowl, taking the boys to baseball practice and games, and going to watch Brett coach varsity baseball, our schedule is pretty much filled every week!  While it's been nice to be busy instead of sitting at home all week, I do miss my stamping time. :( Only 20 more days of school though and then I will hopefully be back to more stamping!  

Our challenge at ATCAS this week was a tricky one for me. 
I'm not a huge bird lover, and I don't have many bird sets. The one I do have, For the Birds, requires coloring for it to look good, I think, and I'm not a fan of coloring! lol I do love feathers though and they are fast and easy to stamp!  

Being short on time this week, I knew I was going to have to be quick with this one. I have a card on Pinterest that gets pinned ALL the time, so I decided to CASE it. :) I don't know why it gets pinned so much, but I'm guessing because it's CAS and one layer.  I went the same route with this card, The splotches from Gorgeous Grunge remind me of spotted birds egg, especially when stamped in Soft Sky and Marina Mist!  I stamped the feathers in Baked Brown Sugar and Marina mist, stamped my sentiment and called it complete! :)

Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure you check out our guest designer, Monika's, lovely card that she has to share with us this week, as well as the rest of the design team of ATCAS.  This week there is also a call to be on the new design team, so be sure to enter your own card if you are interested!  I am sadly stepping down because I just don't feel I am able to put the time into it that it deserves. :( I have been on the ATCAS team since its conception and I will miss it so much!  


  1. Hi Shana. LOVE your design. And the colours are perfect. So sorry that you are leaving ATCAS. It's been great working with you over the past few years. xx

  2. Shana, your design and take on the code word is brilliant. I love how you likened your grunge stamp to spotted eggs. LOVE it!!! xx

  3. I think it was such a great idea to use feathers instead of birds...and your feathers are gorgeous, Shana! I love the layout and your splotches are the perfect touch...Beautiful card, as always!

  4. Hi Shana. Love the feathers and spatters, great card. Thanks for having me as GD. Have a lovely day! Hugs xxxx

  5. I love your take on the challenge, Shana, and I can see why this design would be a popular one! It's going in my CASE folder!

  6. Beautiful card the colors are gorgeous!

  7. LOVE the color combo and the use of your feathers!

  8. Love that you went with a feather theme in these soft colours.