Sunday, May 8, 2011

Many Hands Make Light Work


teehee…especially come this Fall when we MOVE!! lol {just hinting!}  Please do not check the blog header…yes, you are at Buttons and Bling! Once in a while I like to step out of the box, push all the ribbon and embellishments out of the way (no easy feat here in this studio!) and go CAS.  My blog buddies, Lynn and Aimes, are the best at this style so I’m hoping a little of their talent has rubbed off.  There’s a new challenge on Fridays…CAS-ual Fridays and their first challenge is to use “text” on your CAS card.   Now this card almost took me as long to make as one of my more intricate ones.  Every item, though there’s not many, has to be placed just right.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the text stamps that fit the dies for PTI’s Love Lives Here.  I also wanted to get Dawn’s newsprint set inky.  I’ve stamped the middle stamp twice with versamark for a subtle background.  I love the pop of colour on these sweet die shapes.  Of course, I had to add a little bling…it looked fine without it, I just needed a little sumthin’ sumthin’!! So those gems are for me! HA!  Hope you had a lovely weekend.  Thanks so much for visiting :)


FotoFlexer_Photo CFC_1 

what’s in it?

stamps: pti love lives here, background basics newsprint

ink: versafine onyx, versamark, su pumpkin pie, taken with teal, kiwi kiss, rose red

paper: pti fine linen, white

accessories: pti love lives here dies, gemstones


Joy said...

Well I have to say Maureen that I think you should do the casual style more often you are a pro at it, just look at this gorgeous card...I am in love with it...the perfect fit for you, casual style..Hugs!

Aimes said...

Woah, Diva! I did wonder if I was at the right Blog or not judging from this super CAS creation!
I dunno about my talent, I'm hoping that a little of YOUR talent will rub off on to me :D
I'm also glad it's not just me that spends eternity planning out cards that look so simple once they're put together! This one is perfection and I still spot those li'l spots of bling in true Diva style *wink*
Check out my blog on Thurs - I'm hoping some of your style channelled across the pond to me (just sayin')

Lynn said...

Oh Maureen...your card is amazing! You can do CAS any day of the week. I love the color combo on the die cut elements....fabulous! You are so talented at balancing the placement of element on your cards.

Wish we were closer to help with your move....although I might not help...I might just store some of your supplies at my house for a while!

Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!

TannyP said...

Wow - I really did a double take on this CAS card. Turns out, you're a true master of anything! This is gorgeous =)

Marisa said...

First of all Happy Mother's Day!!!

Had to double check on which blog I had clicked on in Reader LOL! Love the CAS card. Great use of the text and the pops of colour are wonderful. Love the touch of bling too ;) CAS is much more difficult than it seams - been there done that - but your time was worth it. Looks great.

We survived all the cooking. Always tons of work but to have kids come up and tell you they loved the food makes it all worth it. Best part was seeing my 12 year old daughter do such an amazing job those two days. She was a real trooper and a fabulous help. Great family time :) Today, it's the couch and a book and come card making I hope LOL!

Virginia L. said...

I adore every color, text and placement for this card! Absolutely perfect, Maureen! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays. Hope to see more of your fabulous work!

Jenny said...

Love the colours on the kraft card stock :)
Jenny x

Luanne said...

I see you're a PTI lover too! This is a fantastic card, simple but so creative! Love all the type and the bright colors on the kraft base. Fabulous!

Melisa Hunter said...

What a great job at showcasing these wonderful diecuts. Love your colour choice and your layout!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful placement, wonderful colors, awesome text background! This card has it all! I love it! Hmmm may have to get that PTI set now :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Julie Ranae said...

This is simply terrific! I love everything about it! So glad you decided to take that leap of CAS and play along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

LOVE this! Those little tiles are soooo fun and the colors just pop! Wonderful texty creation and I agree-a little bling goes a long way! :) Glad you joined us for our first challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

I so agree with this sentiment - and your colors are delicious! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!! Hope you'll share more of your beautiful work with us again!!

Laura Davis said...

LOVE this to pieces!
Thanks for playing at CAS!

Dana said...

Whoa...perhaps you found a true calling because this CAS card is truly top notch. Well planned and clearly well executed. It's perfect.
I love it! So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

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