Monday, February 21, 2011

Hello, Friend

Happy Monday & a woot! woot! to all my fellow teachers here in the U.S. who are lucky enough to have the day off.

Today I'm playing along with two FUN challenges...have you heard about this week's "Combined Grind" challenge over at The Play Date Cafe? They have teamed up with CASE Study to bring us ONE fabulous inspiration! Now I'm ashamed to say that I have never played at CASE Study before (Sorry, Aimes!), but I am super excited to join in on the fun this week!
We were to use not only the colors, but anything from the inspiration card (courtesy of CASE Study's February muse, Eva Dobilas). I was inspired by the mix of patterns, the butterfly (including the text, which I used as a background), & the button tied with twine, so I incorporated all of those into my card. I sometimes find it difficult to CASE someone whose style is much more elaborate & detailed than mine, but I think I stayed true to me. What do you think?

Hope you like it!

Stamps: Friend Definition (Hero Arts), Framed, Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Basic Black, PTI kraft, PTI pp
Ink: Versamark, Adirondack Pitch Black
Accessories: PTI butterfly die, Basic Grey button, Ribbon fX ribbon, SU linen thread, dimensionals

32 comments:

BananaStamper said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the combination of patterns and colors! It's fabulous and definitely you! Cheers to a day off!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous!

E.T said...

Cute card Ann! Love the polka dots!

Julie Ranae said...

Absolutely adorable entry for this week's 'combined grind' challenge over in The Cafe, Ann! I love the elements and the CAS way you used the colors! T-rrific!

Laurie said...

I am so loving these polka dots! This is so fun!!! I really love that text background too! Great job here!

Elise said...

Helloooooo, friend! Right ON, sista! So happy that you have the day off TODAY! Double glad to know you got your craft ON, so sweetly! So richly inspired! Yeahooo! This is HAPPY craft, indeed! Thanks for the UPLIFTING inspiration! xoxo!

Jay Gee said...

The different combination of patterns adds heaps of interest to this card. Love the layout too.

Michele Gross said...

Super cute! Love how you played with the colors and pulled elements from the CASE card to use in your own style-Awesome! :D Glad you joined us for our Combined Grind at The Play Date Cafe!

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Courtney Baker said...

Love this card Ann! So cute and clean. And thanks for the prayers!

Belinda said...

Just lovely! Fun text bg and pops of green!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This is great, love the red polka dots! I had the exact same train of thought on my card for this challenge, glad to see I'm not alone.

Karen B. said...

So glad to see you stay true to the style that you like, and I think you did an absolutely fabulous job. I think it would be awesome to see a real life red/white polka dotted butterfly too!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

beautiful!

Fiona said...

Love the sweet simplicity of your style Ann

Simone said...

Ooh i love this Ann! Those polka dots are sooo gorgeous! Beautiful card :)

lotte chew said...

this is simply beautiful! love the use of polka dotted patterned papers on kraft background

Angie Tieman said...

Love this card, so sweet! That red polka dot butterfly is the bomb!

Julie said...

Fantastic sweet and simple card - love it!! Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Completely true to you and I agree, it is hard to CASE something that isn't your style. You did beautifully, loving the polka dots and text. Glad you played along at The Play Date Cafe this week.

Aimes said...

Ha! I'll forgive you, girlie! *wink*
So happy you found time to join us on CASE study! What a super sweet card this is too; fab use of that gorgeous polka dot DP!
Hope you enjoyed your day off!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Brandi said...

Hey friend,
This card is soooo fun. I am digging the polka dots.
B

Heidi Van Laar said...

So super CUTE Ann! Who wouldn't love a big polka dot butterfly!

(-: Heidi

Pat (mspfd) said...

How fantastic! Your colors rock and the polka dots and gingham pop right off the page. What a super duper design, Ann!

Terrie B x said...

How absolutly `Beautiful` Ann..love the pop of red!TFI:) x

Cristina said...

Rockin' those polka dots, lady!! And text! And gingham! Oh, my! You know I always love your cards, and this is no exception. So glad you joined us at CASE Study!

Jackie said...

Love the simplicity of this, the colors are perfect on the kraft!

polkacabana said...

I AM SOOO IN LOVE with the polka dot butterfly. Thanks for linking with Paper Issues!

Jinny Newlin said...

What's more adorable than polka dots and gingham?! LOVE this take on our Combined Grind Challenge, Ann! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love that butterfly--and I love how the button matches that beautiful bow (PLEASE give me tips on how to make bows like yours! LOVE IT!!). Great background stamping! Beautifully done all around:) Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

Libby Hickson said...

What a simply sweet and fun card!! Love the polka dots! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Amazing CAS Design, Ann!! Thank you so much for joining us for our special challenge this week!