Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You Are Incredible

 Hello Crafters!

We're half way through the week! Whoo hoo!

So I took the civil service test. There was no math. Thank the Lord! However, the rest of it was a little more difficult than I anticipated. Not rocket science or anything but not like any other civil service test I've taken either. 

Interested in what I mean?  Well, let me fill you in. What kind of friend would I be if I didn't share right? 

First up definitions. 

The word to define is confiscate:
A. Steal
B. Give
C. Appropriate
D. Leave. 

The answer is C. But it's kind of tricky because the definition for Appropriate is : take (something) for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission.
Kind of sounds like stealing no? One little phrase distinguishes the two. To steal is to: take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it. See that "legal right" part? Yeah, tricky tricky. 

Want another?

This is an inference. You must pick the statement that is most true based on the information provided to you. 

Dan plays varsity baseball in the spring. Dan plays varsity basketball in the fall. Dan plays varsity football in the winter. Dan is on the honor roll and plans to attend college after graduation. 

A. Dan plays on all the teams the school has.
B. Dan plays on all varsity teams.
C. Dan is a good student and a good athlete. 
D. Dan likes every sport. 

Um . . .what?! I went with C but I could argue for B too. It's up to how you interpret the information. Yes Dan plays on all varsity teams listed but what if Dan plays JV hockey and they failed to mention it? Yes Dan is a good student but is he really a good athlete? What if they let everyone on the varsity teams even if they never play? You know the type of school that gives out participation awards? 

Anyway, that was my Monday. It sucked. Let's talk about things that don't suck shall we? Well, at least I hope my card doesn't suck ha! 

This time I'm playing along with the current CAS(E) This Sketch. I always love their sketches and this one is no exception. Everyone else must love it too because there are already over 90 entries. 

Here's the sketch! 

I flipped it again because I can never just do what I'm told ;) 

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

I used Altenew's Persian Motifs for the gorgeous flower and the sentiment. I love how intricate these stamps are. Seriously love. 

I stamped the flower and trimmed it out. I colored it with distress inks. I love the depth you can get with the shading. I cut a square out of my card panel and then trimmed down the square that was left over to create my frame. Make sense?

I added some black to my card base and then adhered the white panel with dimensional adhesive. The flower was added with more dimensional adhesive. Which is making my top leaf look wonky. grr... Because it's up above the stamped outline it looks like it doesn't match up. I stopped trying to photograph it any differently. 

To add the dots in the sketch I used enamel accents. Stardust stickles gave it some shine and I called it done :) 

Thanks for dropping in!



  1. I love your interpretation of the sketch! I played this past weekend, but I haven't added my dots yet, so it's not finished. I'll probably miss the cut-off now.

    And see? NO MATH! But you DO know math because you make cards, so stop making it sound so difficult! :D

  2. Kelly You keep coming up with these stunning creations !! ..I absolutely love the way you have interpreted the sketch ..your coloring is so so amazing :)
    some of the Q& A from your civil service test seem's so tricky !! I am sure you would have done fine though :) ..Best of luck with it !

  3. Awesome card Kelly, it doesn't suck at all! I love the enamel dots, such a nice detail. I never know where to put them but I like them a lot!

  4. Oh, that test sounds like it was challenging -- is it weird that I love answering questions like that? ;)
    I love your card! It's gorgeous! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  5. You didn't flip it so much as you slid it up, Kelly, and I like it way up there very much! I would like it very much if it were down at the bottom or smack in the middle or flipped around. It's just that AWESOME!! This is another winner for your trophy wall, if you ask me!!

    Thanks for the mental challenge, too. I didn't feel so old when I got them right - it's a lot harder thinking at my age!! I did agree with your argument on the second one, however. Are you an attorney, by any chance? If not, do you ever think of becoming one?! Hugs, Darnell

  6. LOVE how you flipped the sketch, Kelly! This is gorgeous!

  7. Love this beauty!! Looks like a winner :)

  8. I love how you flipped the sketch, and the rich, bold colors are absolutely gorgeous, Kelly! Love the pop of black and how you added a bit of sparkle to this card,'s so beautiful!

    Your card definitely does NOT suck, but it looks like that exam sure did!!! I agree with you that the answer is 'C', and I'll bet you ACE'd this test! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  9. your card is gorgeous Kelly and big congrats on the win at CAS(E) this sketch!!!

  10. Stunning !! Congratulations on your WIN!!! This card is fabulous and I'm so happy it was a WINNER!!

  11. Ah, ha! Was I right or was I right? Congratulations and well-deserved, Kelly!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Congrats on your win! This card is delightfully stunning, Kelly!

  13. Super COOL - CONGRATS on your well deserved win!

  14. Kelly super card. and you are INCREDIBLE....(like your card told)...CONGRATULATIONS on your win at CASE this sketch you deserved it...your color on the card is adorable and sooo lovely I am in love with your card...I am extra visiting you cause you are the winner on the CTS and want to say personly to are such a talented lady and sweet woman...hugs, Monika

  15. I am late again but I just wanted to let you know how FABULOUS this card si!