I think I mentioned my time with my fabulous friend Jen Timko a few weeks ago. I adore her and not just for her stamping abilities. :) Anyway... as an Artisan gal she made a lot of the samples that were on display at our Leadership event. I loved one of them so much that I just had to CASE it. You can see her original here on her blog. Isn't that sun just GENIUS?! I love it so much.
Stamps: See Ya Later (SAB)
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Brights and In Color DSP stacks
Tools: Banner punch (SAB), Word Bubble framelits, 1 3/4 circle punch
Now if you notice, I didn't just remake her card exactly. For some reason, people seem to think that CASE means to duplicate a card exactly, down to the exact colors. I don't believe that is true at all. While it's good to find inspiration in the work of others, it is great to put your own spin on it. I get emails sometimes asking which pink or blue that I used on a card. Who cares?! Use the one that looks good to YOU! In fact, totally change up the color scheme and don't use pink or blue at all!
CASEing was a huge discussion among my friends last week because so many people seem to do it without mentioning that they weren't the original creator of the card or not bothering to give proper credit. I see a lot of "I saw this on Pinterest" lately. Who knew Pinterest stamped? They don't do they? Go that extra step and be kind to those who create. Take a minute to link back to the person who inspired you and recognize that while you might have been able to copy a card in a short time, they probably spent a lot of time designing it.
The other HUGE issue is reposting people's pictures or pictures of people's work. HUGE no-no! While you can "pin" it, don't just take photos. I found one of mine posted on our demonstrator website by someone else last weekend and was a bit unhappy. It's something that I seem to run into at least one or twice a year and it's a huge headache. Don't do that. Really, don't do that. If it's not YOUR picture or YOUR card, don't do that. Just don't.
I had a couple questions I wanted to answer for one of my awesome readers. Tami had asked me about where I found a list of daily challenges. I don't have a list of all of them, but if you are looking at my actual blog, about halfway down on the left side there's a list of links to the ones I know about. She also asked about the stamp set used in this card and it's called Love & Care. If I use a SU set, I try to remember to put the name of the set in the title of my post, so look for that if I forget to mention it. I feel like I'm writing posts at nap time or before I crash for the night and I never remember things!
We almost have feeding our baby down. lol Almost. Ha! I wanted to try sharing a video of Laila, but I don't know if it will work. Maybe this link will work?
Whew. Long post! I need a coffee after all that. lol Have a great weekend!