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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

CAS(E) this sketch: Grow

My husband fell asleep watching the Masters and off to the craft room I went. I really didn't even know what I wanted to do. I sat down with the CAS(E) this sketch challenge in my head
 and just stared at a blank card for what seemed like forever. I finally decided I wanted to do lacing and that's all I knew. So, after a while, I ended up with this:
I wanted it to appear that the flower was growing off the page, but didn't want the flower to actually go off the page, so I only made half a flower.

The paper flower was cut from the ultimate creative Cricut cartridge and is from 2 different colors of scrap blue paper. The center is a flat back resin flower.
I guess you could call this the stem. The bottom most green paper was a scrap and I think was from a DCWV line, though I'm not sure which one. The next paper later is just a scrap piece of green that I punched holes in to make a lacing guide. The lacing is seam binding that I cut in half. The color is very close to certainly celery from Stampin' Up, but I don't think it's actually a Stampin' UP product. The small flower buttons are from Stampin' Up. I printed the work grow off the computer then cut it out in a leaf shape, inked the edges with a darker green and drew the veins on with Certainly Celery marker from Stampin' Up.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the day!



  1. Super neat lacing and fun flower! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  2. Such a beautiful flower - I love the idea of it growing off the page! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  3. I love how you have placed the flower. Great idea! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge:)