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Catching Up

I was looking through my craft photos and realized that I had not posted this card yet.  I made this for my brother’s birthday.   I can’t believe I forgot to post it because I like the way it turned out.


2013-02-26 Bills Bday card WM


I tried to keep it relatively CAS and even used some of my washi tape.   The paint was left over outdoor paint.  I poured some in a Dixie cup, diluted it with water, and flicked it onto the paper. 


I have lots of other stuff going on.  One of the most exciting things is that I have a new job which I will start next Monday.   Woo hoo!  I’m very excited to get started.   


I have a few pictures of my daughter fencing that I thought I would share.  These were all taken by my hubby’s iPhone over the last few weeks.   I didn’t do any photo editing.


Liz & her pirate socks.  She is known for her crazy socks (except in tournaments).


game face

Liz’s game face.

Tournament in Chicago on Sunday.  Check out that lunge. You go girl!


I recently started taking an adult fencing class so that I can better understand the sport.  I really enjoy the class.  The other students are really fun.  I’m not very good but I have a blast.  I have to admit it is probably the only 90 minutes of the week where I am not thinking of my “To do” lists.   I have to focus solely on what is going on when fencing or I walk away with even more bruises.


Well that’s all for me today!  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!





  • Stamps:  Birthday Sentiments (digital stamp) from Ann Vento of Raindrop Echo Designs
  • Inks:  None
  • Papers:  Papertrey white CS
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Die-namics Stacking Stars
  • Embellishments:  Misc washi tape, button, black pain, Spica clear glitter pen, black burlap twine




Karin said…
What a great card! Love the paint spatters and it's a perfect color combo for a guy too...Thanks for sharing your fun pics!
Lisa said…
What an awesome card!! I love the pop of red!! The paint splatters are fabulous!! Your daughter is so adorable!! I hope she did well in the tourney!! Have a great day :)

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Sue - bearhouse said…
Your card is wonderful Cheryl. I love the flicked paint background and fabulous colours.
Thank you for sharing your photos too, I love the socks!!
Sue xx
Anne-Marie said…
What a lovely card, the background is fantastic.

Thanks for joining us at Stamp 'n' Doodle this week, hopefully your join us next week.

Anne-Marie x x
Davi said…
Fab CAS card Cheryl! I love the splatters and design:) Great pics of your daughter. Good luck with your new job!
1CardCreator said…
Great card, love the tape and splatters! Sweet pictures of Elizabeth, she is growing up so quickly! As for the fencing, both of you "Go Girls!" ~Diane
Laura W said…
Love this! The CAS is fab.

You are one brave woman to do fencing, I don't know that I would willing sword fight-lol

Thanks for joining us at the Digi Darla Challenge
Hanneke said…
Wow Cheryl, this card is great! I love this idea and your execution! The color combo is great. Hugs, Hanneke
Chrisboldo said…
Great manly card. Especially like the paint splatters and washi tape.
How did your daughter do?

Chris B
Hey CAS is perfect for a masculine card! Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!
Cindy H. said…
Super guy card!! Love the pics of your little one - so cute and apparently talented!
Joan V said…
Great card. Think I need to CAS this one. I am sure your brother loved it.
love this card, the colours are fab & so is the design. I love CAS cards. x
Mema's Crafts said…
Cool photos of your daughter. This card is very unique and lovely. Thanks for visiting our neighborhood and playing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

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Linda McClain said…
Oooo, I love your CAS card. Those are so crazy challenging for me. But, you make it look so easy. Love it!
Billie A said…
Beautiful card, love the colors and the black splats are great. Wonderful.
Angelique said…
Wonderfull card. Love the button.
Your daughter is gorgeous and I LOVE the socks!
Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

Huggsss, Angelique
Erica Bass said…
Perfect CAS card! Love the use of washi on it! Thanks for joining in at The Paper Girls Challenge!
Sylv said…
Fabulous card, love the slats and the wonderful Washi tape. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

Mian said…
Love your CAS card-fabulous design and great for a man card!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member
This is such a wonderful card. I really love the CAS look. Brilliant use of leftover paint!

Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky
Tracy said…
LOVE the paint splotches. That just adds so much to the card. The washi tape looks great too. Wonderful CAS card Cheryl!
Audrey Pettit said…
Fabulous masculine card design, Cheryl! Love what you did with your leftover paint! And huge congrats on your new job! That's wonderful news. So love the photos of your DD, too. Her socks just make me smile. How fun you are taking some fencing classes. Love that!
Lisa S. said…
You're masculine birthday card is fab Cheryl and I love the addition of washi tape! Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.
I mean, come on! This is an AWESOME CAS card!!!!!! Great mix of washi tapes!! I LOVE the splatters!!!!!

And your daughter is just gorgeous! Love that look she's giving the camera! Kinda like "yeah....I'm gonna kick some butt"

So glad you're enjoying the fencing classes too AND the new job!!!

I mean, come on! This is an AWESOME CAS card!!!!!! Great mix of washi tapes!! I LOVE the splatters!!!!!

And your daughter is just gorgeous! Love that look she's giving the camera! Kinda like "yeah....I'm gonna kick some butt"

So glad you're enjoying the fencing classes too AND the new job!!!

Sandy Ang said…
I absolutely adore the design and colour scheme of your card
Berni Cuttino said…
Great use of washi tape. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Eclectic. We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni Cuttino said…
Awe, so cute and delightful, simply a lovable card. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

Crea-Sandra said…
Gorgeous card, love the CAS-style~!
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish!
Hugs xx Sandra
Billie A said…
Left a comment earlier, forgot to say I saw you on MIM. Love the colors and washi..
Pat (mspfd) said…
Hi Cheryl, Congratulations on your new job! I am so happy for you. Great pics of your daughter. Good luck is being sent you way for your daughter's competition.

What a great guy card. Saw it on MIM and I love it. Fabulous, fresh design!
Ger said…
Great card! Love the washi. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M
Charity said…
love that bright washi. Thanks for linking up with The Paper Girls.
Florence said…
Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS challenge this week. Fab card.
Regards Florence.
Great card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

Christine said…
I LOVE ink splatters! And your colors are great, the red POPS!
Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

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