Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Light In the Darkness

I am in a swap group on SCS called Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards. Seriously, this is one of the earlier swaps that I joined. We've been together - nearly FOREVER! The way the group works is that we rotate hostesses, so every other month there's another hostess and another theme.

The most recent hostess was Paola (whom we refer to as Sweet P). She gave us a WONDERFUL challenge.... yet a somewhat intimidating one. She asked us to go to Kadie's blog (Kadie is the amazing woman who started this group and what a cardmaking wonder she is! WOW is not an adequate word to describe her talent.) So as I was saying, we were to go to Kadie's blog and find a card of hers that we would CASE.

Seriously, choose ONE of Kadie's cards??? Impossible! I couldn't do it. I found 12 that I absolutely loved.

So, Kadie helped me out. She told me her favorite numbers are 3, 7, and 12... so I looked at the 3rd, 7th, and 12th cards of those 12 that I found that I loved. I still couldn't choose just one.

So, Paola helped me out. She chose #12 (without seeing any of the 12 cards, of course.)

Here's the card I created:

Do you want to see the card of Kadie's that I CASED?

Sure you do! Here it is:

Please go to Kadie's blog and check out the details on her card. You can find it by clicking here.

Obviously I changed a lot of things in my CASE. I used a lighthouse stamp set from Our Daily Bread called Keep My Lamp Burning. I love this stamp set, but the lighthouse was too big to use the layout exactly as Kadie did... so I flipped it to the opposite side and did away with the extra circle (made of patterned paper). I also didn't think the baker's twine would show up enough behind the image so I layered it on top of the image.

Here's the inside of my card:

I'm not sure I did Kadie's card justice - but I had fun trying to CASE one of her cards. I sure hope she and Paola will like my attempt.

This is my 77th card for the 100 Cards in 100 Days Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image and Sentiments/Verses: Our Daily Bread Keep my Lamp Burning
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Crushed Curry
Designer Papers: WE R Memory Keepers Grandma's Kitchen Paper Pad
Embellishments: A Muse Studio Baker's Twine and Buttons from an unknown vendor


April said...

Great card honoring Kadie-bug's work!!

Barb said...

Great Card Jeanette! Love the one you CASE'D and your style is outstanding!

Judy McMullen said...

wOW! What a perfect card to honor Kadie and both cards examplify the faithfilled witnesses both of you are to our God! Beautiful work, Jeanette, both inside and the Bible verses and the sentiment!! Very inspirational!

MiamiKel said...

Awesome case of our sweet Kadie, both beautiful in their own rights! Love the black that you use so often - such a great accent color! I think you did a stand up job, don't sell yourself short :)

Gael said...

I like the way you took the ideas and put your own personality into them. Great CASE!!

kadie said...

Jeanette, I'm humbled and honored by your post. I {{{HEART}}} YOU!!

Your card is absolutely beautiful and I love it inside and out. That verse is perfect and brings a song right to my lips. And the way you flipped the layout is really perfect!

Thank you for making this card! YOU inspire me daily by your creativity, your tenacity, your strength, kindness and steadfast Faith. Lots of love and hugs. kadie

:: BlueInks :: said...

You did a great CASE! I really like the sentiment and how it is die cut to a circle.

Great job to you and Kadie!

kiwimeskreations said...

Great case Jeanette - I love that stamp set too, and you have used it beautifully. Great touch of red there too.

Lela said...

Wow Jeanette, I think this card is definitely a good inspired by card. I really like the colors you chose and the image is so pretty

Danielle Vincent said...

Wonderful! I love those sentiments - so amazing - really!