Sunday, March 4, 2007


CASE (copy and steal/share, everything). I don't know where the term came from and I had no idea what it meant when I first signed up as a demo. I've since then been very careful anytime someone has inspired me to say so. Even if it's isn't considered by some as a true CASE, since I changed things "to make it mine." For me, it's just the right thing to do..... and it FEELS GOOD to mention others that inspire me. I really want to show respect for those artists that share their work so freely. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone would just take a little time to mention the person who shared their work and sparked some creativity that helped them create their own masterpiece? And, if we all did that... would there be a big CASE'ing issue? That's my two cents... for what's it's worth. :)

So... here it goes. My good friend Valerie Stangle is
da bomb! She inspires me all the time... more like makes my jaw drop. I totally CASE'd her flowers! You can see her original card here. This is what I love about Valerie's work... she can make even a simple little flower look AMAZING with little details. I am always drawn to her work... you can imagine, she gets CASE'd a lot, and sometimes without any credit, but she keeps on sharing... thank goodness for me! Just wanted to say that I love you Val from Cal and thanks so much for sharing your awesbomb talents with us!

These cards use the new
Au Chocolat Designer Paper from the Spring Mini, and the new stamp set also found in the mini called Polka Dots & Petals. The little holes were done with the Crafter's Tool Kit, then I used my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker to add a little color by placing the writing tip in the center of each dot. The little tabbies are made with the new Round Tab Punch. You can see a tutorial here. I also used both Linen and Flannel Plaid background stamps. Two of my favorites. :) The smile on the one tab is from the set Small Sayings out of the Winter Mini... hope you all got that set! You just ink up the smile portion with your marker, huff and stamp. The "My Friend" sentiment is from I believe Micheals.... it was a gift from a friend... Thanks Val! :)

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you have a
terrific day! I need my coffee! :)


Heather McNally and Melissa MacDonald said...

AWESOME! AWESBOMB!!! I love all of your personal touches, Cami!

Bevie Pearl said...

Amazing what you do!! I love the chocolate!!

Anonymous said...

Cami....this is bombastic! I love it! Awesome colors, use of punch...everything!

I love Val's work too.

Kimberly said...

I giggle with all the bombness on your site. LOL This is a GREAT card. Val is quite an inspiration as YOU are!!! I am still hung up on the last card with the punched flowers. Give me a bit and I plan on doing something with it for a scrapbook page. The wheels are turning.

Allison Rankin said...

Super...great work the dollar stamp!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are gorgeous!!! I love your paragraph on CASING -- I couldn't agree with you more!!!