Friday, November 21, 2014


I'm gonna go on the record and say that, in my world, Tic-Tac-Toe is a 3x3 grid, and BINGO is a 5x5 grid. Even so, I decided to try the current Catch The Bug November challenge: B-I-N-G-O:


The good news is I only needed to use three things on my card instead of five. Here's my card, then I'll explain:

I used the bottom-left-to-top-right diagonal of the word Thanks + embossing + only 2 designer papers.  The two papers part was easy, since my Basic Grey True Love 6x6 pack was in the front of its storage bin and this stripe caught my eye. The word Thanks happened because I had die-cut the word out of black card stock, and it didn't fit on the card I'd originally made, so ... there it was. I used my T-square to get a straight edge, and glued those letters to the card front.

For the embossing part, I went over the letters with my Versamarker, covered them with clear embossing powder, and heat-set them.

The two black shiny things live in a small bag permanently on a hook on my desk lamp, and now two of them are on this card.

I tried to be an over-achiever and also do the right column of 2 papers + Bugaboo image + brads, but I failed in the image category. I own many Bugaboo clear stamps and also a bunch of digital images, but none of them seemed to work on this card, so I stepped back and went with just one row.

I'm also linking this card up to the current City Crafter challenge to use one word, and my word is thanks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: SU Basic Black card stock, vat of clear embossing powder, and the following:


  1. You're totally right, of course. Tic-Tac-Toe this is :) I love the shiny things!

  2. What a great card this is! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  3. CAS in a beautiful way. Love your color palette and design! Thank you so much for being with us at CCCB this week!

  4. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. Yes! You are spot on with those proper definitions of different grid games. It doesn't matter how many grids those challenges have I can't find a row I like enough to try out. I guess you can't tell this gal what to do. I like your card nice and simple. I thought you were doing the bottom row but decided that jewels and brads had to be two different things... besides those didn't look like jeweled brads (but I could see they were shimmery).


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