Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Caring Thoughts

Hey there! Long time, no see! I've been SO busy lately, my poor little blog is feeling neglected. With the end of the school year fast approaching, I'm hoping I will be back to frequent posting soon.

So, what have I been up to? Well, school this time of year is always crazy, but I've also been busy with family & friends, pinning (you can follow me on Pinterest here)...AND, on an exciting note, I've lost 10 pounds & counting!

Anyhoo, on to today's card. It's been ages since I've had time to play along with challenges, so I chose two--one a long-time favorite & one that's brand spankin' new! I'm playing along with The Play Date Cafe Challenge 80 & CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 1












This first CAS challenge is to use text in an interesting way. I chose to emboss my background with text, then use the negative space from the die-cut butterflies so the text can peek through. It's subtle, but I like the way it turned out. What do you think?

Stamps: Healing Touch Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, PTI white
Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accessories: Signature Series butterfly (PTI), Butterflies Die (My Favorite Things), Book Print Impression Plate (PTI), Kaisercraft pearls

21 comments:

Karen B. said...

Beautiful Ann, I love how you've chosen the orange instead of the white to cut out your butterflies. (Thanks for choosing to play at CAS-ual Fridays!)

LeAnne said...

I have missed you!
Congrats on the weight loss and of course, this is an awesome card!

Maureen said...

fabulous! Love all that orange! Cool negative images!! Ah, we have about 7 weeks to go...right to the end of June :)

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Oooooh!! I like it, too!! Very elegant and subtle. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Aimes said...

I think this is fabulous, Ann! Love the bold orange and your coordinating pearls!
Enjoy the countdown to the summer ;D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE it, Ann! The embossed text and those gorgeous pearls are the perfect, textural touches! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I love the butterfly cut outs--and the pearl centers! FAB JOB! Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

How come my RSS feeder isn't showing me your posts--must check into this! I miss visiting:)

Kryssi said...

Hi Ann! This is a beauty! Love that you used the negative image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun card, great to see your crafty goodies....

Fiona said...

great CAS card - love the use of the pearls in the depth of the butterflies... thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Virginia L. said...

This is CAS is all ABOUT!!love IT,Anne!Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Tiff said...

This card is delish! Love your use of the dies and the pearls!

Laura Davis said...

Ann, I LOVE the orange! Very pretty. :)
Thanks for playing CAS!
Laura

~amy~ said...

woot wootie woot woot on the 10 pounds sista...that's super spectacular!!!

Love your oh-so-fun card!

Brandi said...

Cute! Congrats on the 10 pounds girl. Way to go!

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful! Love that you used my 2 favorite challenges!! Those textured butterflies are delightful and I love the way you used the colors :) Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is so pretty and creative. Love the colors and lovely sentiment.

Congrats on the weight loss.

Laurie said...

WOW! What a pretty card! I am loving the text in the background!! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Hi Ann, what a great way to use text, love that you used negative space. Thanks so much for playing along with the first ever CAS-ual Fridays challenge and the PDCC.

Belinda said...

Love the fun pearls and the fun embossing under the butterflies. Super pretty!

Linby said...

Love this idea-so want to case it.
Linbyx