Monday, August 9, 2010

CAS79 x Two


Today’s CAS79 challenge is gardens; I seem to use this CHF garden sentiment a lot, and pulled it out again for today.  I have to admit, these are two REALLY CAS cards….if you’re looking for fancy schmancy, it’s not here.  The first one has very little stamping, just the sentiment and Linen stamped over a digital image that was printed on some BG Porcelain paper:


The card base is Blushing Bride and the mat is BG Lily Kate.  The digital image is from Karen’s Whimsy—a fun site!  This will be a get-well card for my SIL.    My next card is the total opposite of the above card and has no stamping at all, except the sentiment inside.  My sister and I went yard saling on Saturday and she found me a musty-smelling 1961 reader full of Dick and Jane images….perfect for fun cardmaking!  (Elise, are you reading this?)  I looked through for a garden image and came up with this:


If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember these images---and of course, haven’t we all run through a corn field in our Mary Janes and little red dress?  OF COURSE!!  Anyway, I mounted the illustration on some BG Recess paper,  did a computer-generated sentiment and added a vintage button:


Poor Jane!  Just look at the expression of terror on her face, being lost in the corn field:


Well, enough of teasing Jane….I haven’t quite decided to whom this card will go….I have a lot of friends and relatives who are “of that certain age” and I am sure one of them will appreciate my humor!  Thanks for visiting today!!!


  1. Very cute...both of them. Though the Jane one reminds me of that movie Children of the Corn...creepy. Not your card, the

  2. Oh I do remember that reader with much horror in the days of 60 students to one very old and very mean nun.
    That is a great card and the sentiment is perfect! You do come up with some amazing ideas. I love cutting up old books for cards and scrapbook pages.
    I love that digital image in the first card. It is wonderful.

  3. I love the Jane card! And yes...I remember Dick and Jane. ...from first grade.

  4. Love them theyre great! love the sentiment, very amusing! like that.
    Take care

  5. Oh yes I remember those readers!! Your cards are great - I love that silhouette on the first one!

  6. OH the DRAMA!! LOL These are both so cute and I love the simplicity in both of them!

  7. What a great yard sale find!! I'd be afraid lost in a corn field too--those are scary! Adore these cards. Love your use of all the digital images and printing your own oh-so-clever verse.

  8. Both cards are great and I DO remember the Dick and Jane Readers as well. How cleaver! Who ever gets it will LOVE it.

  9. OMGosh, LOVE that digi image on the first one... I must check out that site! And the second one is PRICELESS!!! LOVE what you did with the sentiment! I must get my hands on my own old and musty Dick & Jane book!


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