Monday, August 31, 2009

Gratitude

Hi, all! This week marks my last as a design team member for the Splitcoast CAS challenges. I can't believe it's been three months already! Where does the time go?

This week was a Make-Over challenge: we were to pick a card we'd previously made--one that wasn't CAS or one we were unhappy with--and rework it. I chose this card, keeping the same color scheme (and I even had a scrap of the same flowery paper--yay for hoarding!), but removing some of the layers and embellishments.

I chose this sentiment because I am truly grateful for all the support and amazing comments I've received during my time on the CAS DT. Thanks to Jen for being such a fabulous hostess and coordinator, and a shoutout to my fellow DT members, Harriet and Lisa! It's been SO much fun!

Stamps: Beautiful You (Verve)
Paper: Bashful Blue, PTI white, The Paper Studio & SU dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: spring flower bouquet punch (SU), rhinestone (Kaisercraft), dimensionals

34 comments:

Lyn S said...

Love the pretty colours you used Ann! Pretty card!

Elise said...

I am powerless over those colors! That combo has always made me swoon! And so does your craft-WOmanship! Darling card, darling blogstress! Since you're leaving your DT, good to do it on such a fabulous note! Congratulations to you, Ann! You're amazing!

berta said...

very beautiful card and lovely color combo!

Dora said...

Gorgeous card! Love the blue and the sentiment!

StampinCathy said...

Love the sentiment. Love the color combo and layout. Wow I can't believe it's been 3 months alway. You did a fabulous job on all the CAS challenges.

chercroppin said...

Love the sentiment and those papers....absolutely gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous work Ann....love that color combo...

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful paper and I adore this color combo. Hate to see you leaving SCS :(

xiumaiyuki said...

Simple yet so effective! The color combo is so pretty!

Sara said...

Blue and brown- FAV.COLOR COMBO.EVER.

Maggi said...

I love the colors you used on this card!

Laural-Lee said...

I like what you did to simplify the design even though the original card was beautiful too. I will miss seeing your inspiring card for the CAS challenges on a regular basis.

TannyP said...

This is gorgeous - I hope you'll still participate in the CAS challenges because your cards are amazing and I love the inspiration =)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Ann, I love your CAS cards. This is a fabulous remake of the original. I think SCS should have made you a permanent member of the CAS team as your work is
inspirational!!

Laurel said...

So, so pretty!

Maureen said...

Love the colours here! I have a few cards that need reworking...I just haven't been able to look at them again!! Thanks for introducing me to CAS...and for all the blog candy this summer...that was awesome of you!!

Steph Zerbe said...

I think they are both very pretty. What a fun challenge!

Juanita said...

NIce make-over. I think the original was great, but there is a sleek look to the second one.

HazelQ said...

Baby blue! My favorite color, I really like the combination. Beautiful card Ann!

Pat said...

Wow great card and the colours are fab. I just love the sentiment!
hugs xx
Pat

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous, love the powder blue with the chocolate

Victoria
x

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty card Ann!! Love the blue & brown combo!!

Maile Belles said...

Love the card Ann!!! So sad to see the design team go, you've been there since I begain participating in the CAS Challenges.

Belinda said...

So pretty! :) Love the remake!

BananaStamper said...

Hi Ann,
Love the colors and that fab flowery paper! Great card!

Shanna

Danni said...

Very nice!

Lisa Graves said...

Very pretty!

Allison said...

So smart...love the focal sentiment!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Absolutely beautiful! Great quote too!

(-: Heidi

Savitri said...

What a sweet card!!! Love it! Congrats on the guest DT too!!!!

Marie B. said...

Time sure does fly, doesn't it, Ann? This card is so pretty...I love blue and brown together! :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

SO pretty! Love the color combo and choice of patterned papers.

Hard to believe your DT term is already over. You made a terrific contribution.

Becky Carafa said...

Love your makeover! So clean.

Cindy H. said...

It's sad to see you leave the Splitcoast CAS design team. I have SO enjoyed seeing your wonderful work! I look forward to your Limelight ideas!