Thursday, October 4, 2012

CASology #13: Zoo

Hello, friends!  I am so proud of myself, I squeezed in some time to make a card during the school/work week!  I had to play along when I saw the CASology Challenge using this cue:


When our kids were younger, my husband and I often took the kids to the zoo.  No matter how many times we went, they always wanted to visit the "petting zoo" section, and they always wanted to pet the sheep.  They would laugh aloud at the sound of the bleating sheep!  Thus, the inspiration for my card.


 
Stamps: Paper Smooches "Pretty Phrases," sheep from Sandylion
Paper Punches:  Martha Stewart grass and fence border punches 
Embossing folder: Sizzix "Three Dots"

I embossed the sheep image in black, colored some minor accents with Copics, then cut it out.  I also dry embossed the sheep to add some texture.  I tried to make the sheep look like it was walking through the grass near a wooden fence...that is the image I remember when visiting the petting zoo, the sheep coming through the grass to the edge of the wooden fence, my kids excitedly reaching their hands over to pet them. 

(If my now 13-year-old son knew I was posting such memories he would be horrified.)

My card was inspired by this sweet CAS card by design team member Tracey McNeely.  Be sure to check out her card and all the DT cards this week, they are so cute!

Thanks for stopping by...the weekend is approaching!
Judy

17 comments:

  1. Yay for crafty time! Darling card, Judy! And I love that a fun, family memory was your inspiration!

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  2. Judy that image is so cute, love the fence too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  3. Great card. I love the dry embossing on your sheep. Your fence and grass are great, too. My kids still love the zoo, as do I! ann Y.

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  4. Simply adorable and just love the embossed sheep and that fence just make it so perfect~ Awesome job!

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  5. What a cute card, Judy!! :) And my kids love that they get to pet the animals,too. We even get to pet and feed the giraffes!! :)

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  6. I love how the embossing makes your sheep 'fluffy' - a wonderful little scene! Thanks so much for joining us at the CASology zoo this week!

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  7. Adorable card, Judy! Thanks for sharing your family memories, too.

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  8. Great use of the prompt - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week and enter my giveaway!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/10/52-card-pickup-week-40-and-giveaway.html

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  9. This is so darn cute Judy!!! I'm a sucker for sheep:). Love the story behind it too!

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  10. He's so charming with his polka dots - I love him behind the little fence!

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  11. oh judy... this is just soo ca-ute!! perfect take on the cue word! thanks for playing along with CASology each week!

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  12. This is so cute Judy! Love your zoo story too. :)

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  13. Love that sweet sheep and your highlights and embossing are the perfect touches. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  14. That embossed sheep is just adorable! Love his little rosy cheeks and the cute little fence is perfect! Thanks for joining us at CASology! :)

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  15. I just love your cute sheep with a sweet story to match:) hugs x x

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  16. This is just too cute. I love sheep images and one year all my pals on Splitcoaststampers made sheep cards for my birthday. It was awesome.

    I had a laugh about what you said about your 13 yr. old...that's probably right. LOL

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  17. This is sooooo cute! Absolutely adorable!

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy