Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Does Running Late Count As Exercise? CAS-ual Friday - Krafts-Men

Hello Friends and Family!!
Hope you all had a delightful 4th of July and enjoyed time with your families!  We enjoyed seeing and visiting with friends (many from our fellowship!) and listening to Christian music in the Park.  Then we ate too much (thanks mom for putting us over the top with those root beer floats, yum!!) and enjoyed the fireworks that the neighboring streets supplied (although they were illegal, they still were pretty from afar!).  Addy was a little fearful of the loud noise but Jake loved it.  My nephew Will is here and they had a blast with my son-in-law making sure we had a successful firework show of our own!

So what about the title of this post?  Can we count running late as exercise?  Funny I know and it's wishful thinking!  The inside sentiment says  "If so, I burned a lot of calories for your birthday this year!!  Is this not a hoot!!?  I've had this stamp for a while now and was glad I had a challenge to ink it up and share.  I struggle with the masculine cards, I just don't have that many stamps that fit that criteria. But then I remembered this fun set I purchased from Taylored Expressions.  Here's the challenge at CAS-ual Friday:  Create a clean and simple masculine card using kraft. FYI: I love using kraft!!!  FYI: I'm not so great with the CAS!!  This is my second card because my first one was SO NOT Clean and Simple, I got carried away and forgot!! Silly me!  The Kraft Outlet is this weeks sponsor and someone is going to win a prize pack valued over $35!  More info here


Ingredients:  Stamp: Taylored Expressions (Apple Doodle Ink mini set); Bazzill card stock; Neenah bright white cardstock; Ink: Memento, tuxedo black; Copic Markers; Shirt was pieced from a scrap which I think was a piece of My Minds Eye.  Spellbinders Nestablilities Labels One.

Thanks for looking and hope everyone has an incredible week!! Be sure and check in at the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog for some fun challenges!
Looking forward in reading your delightful comments!!  God bless you this week!


  1. Ha, ha! :D This is so cute, Natalie! Love your coloring and that darling image! Great job!

  2. What a fun card. Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Hahah this is such a fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. lol! That would look like me on the treadmill...except I wouldn't be smiling! Great job on a fun card!

  5. Natalie, this is just darling! What a fun image and sentiment.

  6. What a fun card Natalie!! I love the sentiment now only if running late did burn calories I would be skinny, lol. Fabulous job on the card and what wonderful coloring.

    It was great to see you today and thank you for the info on the challenge I will have to give it a shot.

  7. Hi Natalie!!! It was so nice to meet you at Scrapper's Edge!! I love your blog and this card is so so cute!!!! Thanks for finding me !!! Hugs, Char

  8. Oh Natalie, your cards always bring a chuckle. I've never heard of this expression and am definitely going to have to use it. What an adorable card. ~ Abby