Saturday, May 7, 2011



Good morning!  Today’s card is for the CASE Study challenge.  They have a new MUSE this month and ANOTHER card maker that I adore…Sarah Martina Parker.  Really, everything she makes is GOLD!  Here’s just one of her fabulous creations that we are CASEing this week:


I was inspired by the layout and sweet elements such as the doily, bloomer,seam binding ribbon, pins, white embossing, buttons and die cuts.  I’m using some new Websters Pages Trendsetter paper and was inspired by the blue birdcage on it.  Unfortunately, it’s covered up on my card…but it was the inspiration for my birdcage.  I have 3 work colleagues that just finished their Master’s Degrees.  This is for one of them :)  They are totally inspiring me to start mine in a few years (after the house and settling in, of course).  Have a wonderful Saturday!  Thanks for spending a few minutes with me!


p.s.  I have a few more house photos to share…this first one is taken from the back of the house this time.  You need to imagine that there will be dirt up to this back wall…it will be a daylight/walk out basement.  The studio will be in the basement to the right :D  The main floor will start just below the orange arrow of the entrance.


This is the view to the right of the house…most of the pics this week have been to the left.  We can see a lake, our river and the train plus lots of hills :)


and last, my handsome dh making sure everything is straight :)



what’s in it?

stamps: pti love birds, mat stack 4 collection

ink: versafine onyx, su choc chip, rose red, versamark

paper: pti kraft, cream, rustic cream, su kiwi kiss,

accessories: pti mat stack 4, bird cage and banner dies, white embossing powder, gems, seam binding ribbon, doily, buttons, dritz pins, thread, stitching, Websters Pages bloomer, su leaves die,


KimCreate said...

Oh no you didn't! Make a card THIS beautiful!! Wow, The websters flower and the seam binding are yummy. Everthing else about the card is too!
Your view from your new house is gorgeous.

Lynn said...

Your view is amazing! One more reason to visit :) And...oh...your flower on your card is packed with it!

Aimes said...

Y'know I had a feeling you wouldn't be able to resist our muse this month on CASE study ;D
Your take on Sarah Martina's card is AWESOME! Gotta love the love birds too of course!
Woah! How quickly do you guys build houses over there?! Better get my plane tickets booked LOL!

TannyP said...

Wowza girl! You did this CASE up incredibly! Flower, ribbon, stitching, doily = all perfect! Love that use of kraft!

HockeyScrap said...

Beautiful card! Lots of great color and dimension.

Andrea Ewen said...

Super-d-duper CASE, my lovely Diva sister! Gorgeous doily accent, sweet birdcage/bird stamp and awe-some stitching! Loaded with vintage-y goodness! What a fabulous card!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your card is gorgeous and is a great take on the inspiration card! I love the progress photos on your house!

Jean Martin said...

This is stunning Maureen! And yay! Your house! Talk about progress!!! Can't wait to see your craft room! :)

Sarah Martina said...

Maureen... your card brought a huge smile to my face... it's just gorgeous! And thanks for your kind words. :) p.s., Your future home looks like it's going to be amazing! I totally got dizzy looking over the hill tho... not good with heights, lol! Great card, again! :)

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