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MIM, Addicted to CAS, and Simon Says...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hey, everyone!!! We've survived the blizzard of 2014, I think.  It only gets better from here, starting at 12 or 13 below...they SAY we should get to single digits today and gradually begin the warming process over the next few days.  You won't hear from me this often, once we're back on regular schedules, but for now...we're having one snow day after another, and momma gets to enjoy it, too.

So...today's creations were inspired by several challenges. One being Addicted to CAS and their challenge to use die cuts.  I know some of you who have followed me from early on would have never thought you'd see me in any kind of CAS challenge...but I DO enjoy it these days!!!  So here's the first creation specifically for Addicted to CAS...

...using that 'Wonderful Word: Love' again (PTI).  I do love this new little die.  And I loved pairing it with that sweet little 'you' from my Simon Says 'YOU' set.  Their current Wednesday Challenge, which is about up, is all about something 'new'.  It can be a new anything, not necessarily even products...so while I'm patiently waiting for my order from them, which will include quite an array of fun new goodies, I've combined a little new and a little old on this card, with the new PTI word die, and the older 'you' sentiment, along with the washi snippets from my Precious Remembrance Border Tape 1 set...


And, I'm also focusing on a technique that I've not made a concerted effort to try before, and one that really breathes new life into stamps.  The current PTI MIM challenge is to create a layered image/focal point from a single stamp.  I've done it here with an image from My Favorite Things that I've never used before.  It's from a free set that came with an order from them last year, but I received it after Valentine's Day...so it seems new to me.  I love what fussy-cutting and layering different colors of the same image does for this image...



You can see, I stamped it in 3 different inks, cut it apart, and put it back together.  And here's the fun card I created with it, using cloud dies from PTI...


I tried the technique again with a large heart image from PTI's 'With All My Heart'...


...It really becomes a whole new image when stamped with different inks, cut apart and re-assembled, doesn't it???


That heart was so big and bold, I really wanted to keep the rest of the card CAS.
I think what I'm really loving about CAS is that it can look so totally different each and every time...and I LOVE trying new things!  I appreciate the MIM inspiration, and was glad for the reminder to take some extra time to get the most of my images, too! I appreciate the Addicted to CAS and Simon Says inspiration, also!!!  Thanks to those teams!!!
OK...that's it from me.  Thanks so much for stopping in!  Stay warm, everyone!!!
~geri~

34 comments:

  1. LOVE all 3 cards Geri! I too am learning to appreciate the beauty in CAS cards and you've definitely achieved it in all 3 of your cards! :0)

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  2. Gorgeous cards Geri! Each one is a pure work of art.

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  3. Fabulous cards, Geri! You totally rocked the MIM technique!

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  4. Geri, ALL of your cards are just amazing! Great job with the MIM technique. I'm so glad you enjoyed it...thanks so much for playing along!

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  5. Hi Geri, what amazing cards all of them ! All beautifully crafted, clasp,clean and beautifully CAS. Thank you so much for sharing at ATCAS and do hope we will see you again.

    Marie

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  6. Wonderful cards! You have such perfect execution, and I love how you took the MIM challenge! Hope that your hubby is home and it's getting warmer there!

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  7. Fabulous creations Geri - the "Love" card is awesome, and so perfectly CAS. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

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  8. Geri, these are 3 gorgeous cards! Loving the 3rd, especially with the line heart background and foil edging!
    So glad you're safe and warm and enjoyed a 'creative day'!

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  9. Fabulous cards- love the bright pops of colour.

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  10. Thank you for the kind words on my blog!! I am LOVING these cards, especially the last. That does look like a whole new stamp. I watched the MIM video yesterday but haven't had time to play!!

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  11. It's always a treat to visit ur blog :) lovely cards and thank you for playing along with us at ATCAS !!

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  12. Great cards. Love those layered images. I too used the Valentine stamp for my card.

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  13. Just love that first card, Geri, with the die and washis! What a great design - it's been pinned!

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  14. Three amazing cards Geri! I love the clean layers on them all...does that make sense?! Gorgeous!

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  15. Wow, you were busy - 3 cards - the last one is my favorite!

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  16. You need to keep entering the PTI MIM challenges cause I'm learning all kinds of neat new technique ideas and I get to see them put into practice by a master. Love these! Stay warm. We're in the teens and twenties here. So NOT my thing. LOL. Hugs!

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  17. WOW! When you go CAS and BOLD, you hold no prisoners!! BAMM, love thia so much!!!!

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  18. What a pretty tro of CAS cards Geri. Marvelous work on ALL three!!!
    We have a temperature of ONE ~ Brrrrrrr!!!!!

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  19. I love your simplicity and die cut LOVE. TFS and playing the ATCAS Die Cuts Challenge. Hugs....Nancy

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  20. Totally awesome girl !!! You rocked it all !!

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  21. Love all 3 of your awesome cards!!

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  22. Hi Geri. So happy that you were able to take a troubling snow day and turn it into a time to play and have fun! :) You've made three fabulous CAS cards - each one so unique and creative. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

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  23. Love all three cards Geri! Love the layered images your created for the MIM challenge.

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  24. So glad you survived the blizzard and are warming up! We are too a bit here. LOVE your cards! So fabulous all of them! Love how you cut apart the MFT stamp and reassembled. I will have to try that!! Beautiful work as usual :)

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  25. Your cards are amazing....each and everyone...wow!

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  26. Oh My Goodness Geri! Snow Days and you are meant to be together! Your cards are stunning! I am so inspired by your heart cards and how you achieved such different looks with the same stamp! Great way to showcase the undiscovered versatility of our on-hand products! Beautiful colors, gorgeous designs (I'm so loving the angled designs!) and precision fussy cutting!

    My favorite is your stamped panel on the third card! Is it one single stamp or did you stamp each one individually? Whatever it is, the result is magnificent!

    Wow - I love being treated to a visual feast of creativity each time I visit!

    ....secretly wishing for more snow, so that we can see more cards!

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  27. OH, what BEAUTIFUL cards, Geri! How fun to see you taking on some new looks. I don't care what style you are tackling....everything you do is absolutely stunning! Really LOVE these!
    Hope your weather warms up a wee bit, but in the mean time, enjoy those snow days. And happy New Year to you, my friend!

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  28. Awesome! Love the heart card so much!

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  29. Love the heart card - the red/black/gold combo is classic & fabulous the way you have layered them!

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  30. These are all awesome, Geri, but holy smokes that last heart is crazy-good!! LOVE, love how you have the tiny banner sticking up, and the gold embossing. I'd really like to give this one a try. You sure picked the perfect stamp for this technique!

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  31. Hello Geri, I hope the thaw has continued. We could do with a little "cooling" in some parts of Australia at present.
    All 3 cards are all lovely. I think your CAS card is just perfect! Love it.

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  32. Geri, I really love the sweet simplicity of your first card, Love you. The little strips of washi perfectly complement the simple sentiment x

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