Thursday, December 1, 2011


"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality
Open your eyes,  Look up to the skies and see,
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I'm easy come, easy go, Little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me..."
Lyrics from Boehemian Rhapsody by Queen

Yay! CAS-ual Fridays is back from a Thanksgiving vacation and we
have another utterly fun tic tac toe challenge for you! 
The sponsor this week is Paper Temptress and man oh man does she
have some great card stock available! I was lucky enough to receive a sampling.

I was having a difficult time choosing which route to go on the board
so I asked my son to pick one and he chose Aqua, Kraft and Scallops.

I punched out circles from both patterned paper and olive kraft, cut them in half
and then adhered them to an aqua cardbase. A bit of
burlap string and a button, along with a fun sentiment, 
finishes off the card. I thought it had a rather bohemian chic look to it
and then from there I couldn't get the Bohemian Rhapsody song out
of my head. (Yes, you can thank me later when it won't leave yours either!)

So, please stop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog
to check out the challenge details and rules,
find out more about the prize and sponsor, Paper Temptress
and see the awesome inspiration from the Girl Fridays!

Cardstock: (Aqua, Olive Brown Bag) Paper Temptress
Patterned Paper: (Recollections Collection) Crate Paper
Stamps: (Sentiment from Word Up) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Rich Cocoa) Momento
Fiber: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Button)
Tools: (Circle Punch) Creative Memories


  1. Look at all those wonderful scallops! What a fun b-day card, Karen! I'm hoping to find some time to play this week. :)

  2. Love the paper and how you used it!! Just darling and gorgeous at the same time!

  3. Love all those scallops. Beautiful card and a great design Karen.

  4. Oh I love there's no problem with that sound rattling around in my head! Love that gorgeous crate paper. What a fabulous way to highlight it with your gorgeous scallops! Happy Friday Karen!

  5. check out all those glorious scallopy colors! That card base is gorgeous...such a pretty shade of blue!

    Queen....I didn't peg you as a rocker chick:) Do you see me as a Disco Queen? LOL...I gotta get more coffee.

  6. Love.Love.Love. You had me at those scallops! I adore this card Karen!

  7. Those scallops are so pretty! What a fun challenge!

  8. ooo, who doesn't love a tic-tac-toe board challenge!!!
    Fantastic design Karen for the line your lad chose, fun colourful scallops :)
    Jenny x

  9. Oooh I'm diggin' those scallops on this fun birthday card, Karen! So pretty too!

  10. I totally love this card. kthxby. Just say'n.

  11. Totally fun! This is such a beautiful shade of blue, and I love that there are bits of it in the patterned paper as well.

  12. I love those scallops!!! awesome!!!

  13. inspired line from the tic-tac-toe board - love it. can't wait to get home and play too.

  14. BEAUTIFUL scallops--love those papers!! LOVE your design! YOU rock:)

  15. love the scallop "skirt!!" fabulous balance of colors and love the texture the layering created. beautiful card, Karen!

  16. wowzers! This is amazing! you've done a great job of this challenge!

  17. Love the PP scallops and kraft scallops.

  18. What a fantastic design Karen... love the scallop crate goodness..with the kraft...simply gorgeous... Your lad chose right!!! hugs...xoxo

  19. I so love this technique.. I must try it sometime...your paper choices are fabulous... Awesome card...

  20. What a labour of love Karen!
    So so worth it!
    it's a beauty ;-)

  21. This card makes me smile. Love the brightness and all the fun little layers.

  22. LOVE this one Karen! EXCELLENT!!! A collection of Queen hits was the first cd we bought our son years ago!!!

  23. love the color combo for the scallops!

  24. i LOVE this Karen! i love the contrast between the patterned paper and blue card base. just a gorgeous combo!

  25. I love your handmade scallop border! Great mix of papers!

  26. Awesome scalloping and placement of the sentiment, Karen. The color choice is superb! ;)

  27. This is just too much fun!!! Love the scallops! Amazing design Karen!

  28. um, I can't even tell you how much I adore this. all those scallops are heavenly on that color!! :D
    (I just saw a video of Queen in concert! Cory's always flipping to that kind of thing! hee!)

  29. Lovely card. I love the scallops you create...especially enjoy how you made them out of various paper - makes for a great focal point. Job well done!

  30. adore the scallop bottom. this is one fantastic card.