Friday, June 5, 2009

Raspberry Tree

I loved the colors for this week's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I knew I wanted to do a simple card and really make the Raspberry Fizz pop, so this is what I came up with. What do you think?

We're heading up to Chicago today for a little weekend getaway. You won't even notice I'm gone, though. I have a post set for tomorrow, then I'll be back on Sunday night to announce this week's Sweet Summer Giveaway winner.

When hubby first told me why we were going on this trip (the US soccer team is playing Honduras in a World Cup qualifier), my response was, "Only if I get to go to Archiver's."

We're going to Archiver's on Sunday. Smart man.

Stamps: Tree (Imaginisce), Out on a Limb (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), rhinestones (Kaisercraft), horizontal slot punch, dimensionals

55 comments:

Gi Gi said...

Oooo. I really like this one! I love the simplicity and of course the bling =)

xiumaiyuki said...

ooooh...beautiful tree!!! I love the way you left all that open space as well. Great job!!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Ann...
Sorry I havent been over as often as I should!!!!
Yur card is gorgeous...love the tree along with the stamped txt!!!
I got a lot of catching up to do !!!!
Have a lovely weekend:) x

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Beautiful card!

Susan Raihala said...

Ooooooh, Archiver's! Have fun and travel safe!

This card made me gasp. Honestly, I LOVE it and must CASE it today. The layout is perfect, and I never would have come up with that arrangement...I'm timid that way, lol! It works so beautifully, and the colors definitely make the raspberry pop. Bravo!

Aimes said...

Beautiful card, Ann! That Raspberry Fizz surely does 'pop'! You really pull off the CAS style so well! (I'm jealous btw!)
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Happy Friday! This is adorable!!! I love the gems on the trees! I never think of doing that!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

fabby card Ann...you're a smart woman and you have a smart hubby :) Everyone has to keep the crafter in the family happy...that's what I say :)

AUsome mom said...

Oh WOW! I can't tell you how much I LOVE this card! The tree is just stunning against the craft colored paper. And the sentiment is beautiful. Have a great trip and I'm jealous of your Archivers trip! I'm going to Atlanta to the Scrapbook Expo in July and we plan to visit Archivers in Buford, GA and I cannot wait!! Have fun :)

Cindy Haffner said...

So crisp and pretty!!!

Ange Kelly said...

Fabulous card!

Deanna said...

Beautiful! I have this tree and I have not yet inked it!

Kristin said...

Ooh, I love that little tree and how bold the simplicity is! That Raspberry Fizz does just pop. Have fun at Archivers!!

Jackie said...

Have fun in Chicago Ann! You wont be that far from me actually...I'm about an hour outside of the city!

Have fun shopping @ Archiver's!!!

JenMarie said...

Oh WOW, love it!

Heather P. said...

This is so pretty, Ann! Love the frame around the tree! :)

Have fun shopping, um, I mean watching the soccer game. ;)

i {heart} papers said...

This is GORGEOUS!!!

Scrapping Julie said...

beautiful. love just the POP of raspberry fizz!

Ann Kranitz said...

Smart girl!! Have fun shopping. Lovely card today.

..::Paulina::.. said...

What a cute card! I love how it's simple, but so elegant! Great job!

StampinCathy said...

Enjoy your getaway!
Your card is so cute and love these colors together.

Marti B said...

I really like the simplicity of this - and the saying is great!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is a GREAT card! Have fun at Archiver's!

cardcrazy said...

Love the colours on this card, just so pretty.

Claire Brennan said...

Simply stunning!!!

Elena said...

This tree is so beautiful! Love the gems you added!
Have fun during your trip!

Mouse40 said...

Very stylish and beautiful card! Perfectly matched by the color of "berries" on the tree and the bow. At a neutral background of bright decorations look great!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, fabulous card!! Love the pink bling on the tree!

And now I have Archiver's envy, you lucky girl!

sharon d said...

I love your touches of raspberry! I have this same little tree stamp--it's so cute. The pink bling looks great on it!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the bling! The raspberry does pop!

Have fun at Archivers!

love2stamp said...

Lovely card! The rhinestones on the tree makes it look so pretty!

Enjoy your time in Chicago! If you see Oprah, say hello for me! LOL!

cricketeew said...

Have a fun trip! I am sure you will find some great goodies at Archivers! Can't wait to hear about what you find!

7kidsmakesbusydays said...

Love the simplicity, nice job.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card Ann! Simple yet so elegant and pretty!! Love it!

Hugs,
Melissa

Allison said...

I have this stamp and have not used it! Argh! Thanks for the inspiration!

chloe said...

Gorgeous! That sweet lil tree with the bling is the sweetest thing!

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Ann! The tree is lovely and the colours are perfect!

Michelle said...

this card is CAS and wonderful! TFS!

Pat said...

Very simple and beautiful. I like the sentiment.
Hugs xx
Pat

Stamp and Smile said...

You have your hubby trained well! Have a fun weekend and enjoy Archiver's!!

Sweet Raspberry tree on Kraft! The colors POP! :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, this is another gorgeous clean and simple design. Love what you did with this design.

Nancy said...

Love your card! Simple but beautiful!

Annelies said...

A simple card, but I don't think anything's missing. Great job!

Sue Lelli said...

I love the simplicity and of course the bling! Beautiful saying!

Lisa Graves said...

Fabulous card!

virginia said...

Ann the colors are so nice for this card.

Becky Carafa said...

I commented on this at SCS, but it's so beautiful it's easy to leave more love! Just fabulous.

Terri E. said...

What a fun card and the pink sure does pop! Love your fun accent color. Super job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amy said...

I think this is stunning! Love the bright pink ribbon - what a powerful pop of color!

Lisa H. said...

this is awesome! I just realized my card for our challenge this week uses these colors! love your tree! tfs!

Belinda said...

Love the fun gems you added to the tree!

Edna said...

Wow... lots of comments! I love what you did with this, the tree is divine, the bling is a very nice treatment for this image!!

JessicaLynn said...

I love the tree that you used on this card. too cute!

Jessica Lynn

berta said...

this simple card is so beautiful! love it!

jengd said...

Great card! I love the stamp! I'd never heard of Imaginisce but I'll be looking them up now!