Monday, June 1, 2009

Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming!

I am SO excited to announce that I have been chosen as a design team member for the Splitcoast CAS Challenges!!! Can you believe it?! I've known for a week, and I've been bursting to spill the beans! I'll be working with some fabulous ladies: Lisa, Harriet, and our hostess, Jen. We'll be bringing you some fantastic challenges and samples throughout the summer.

This week's challenge is an inspiration challenge using Lands' End beach towels and totes. I chose this beach towel called Lime Stripe.










It's pretty easy to see where I pulled my inspiration from--the colors, the stripes, and the name itself.

Ready to play along? Click here for all the details.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy (SU), Make Margaritas (A Muse)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Gable Green, Basic Black, Bazzill textured white
Ink: Fable Green, Basic Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, corner rounder punch, circle punches, Prima flower

76 comments:

xiumaiyuki said...

wooot woot!!! Congrats!!! Though I'm not surprised at all! your work is amazing and soooooooo CAS!

Stamp and Smile said...

A BIG SHOUT OUT!! Con'grats girl on the news.... SO happy for you! Such a cute card and perfect sentiment with the lime!! YOU ROCK... :)

Pat said...

I love the colours, very summer like.
Love the sentiment too!
Congratulations on being part of the splitcoast Cas. I''l have a look at their blog.
Hugs xx
Pat

Morgaine said...

That is too cute! Congrats on being chosen as a Design team member for the challenges. Those colors are great! I love your use of swiss dots embossing!

~*Joni said...

Yayyyyy Annie!!! I've always wanted to play in CAS challenges, now I have a reason too because of you! :D I am so excited for you, not only are you so dedicated, but your work is so wonderful. Great job and congratulations! The girls are fortunate to work alongside you. Woohoo!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Congratulations Ann!

Wonderful card! I'm loving you sweet summer giveaway too!

Susan Raihala said...

Big congratulations, Ann! Wooohoooo! I love your card, BTW, and can't wait to see your take on future challenges as well. You really rock at CAS!

Judi M said...

A great big CONGRATS to you, Ann, on your selection for the Splitcoast CAS design team. Your lime stripe card for this week's challenge looks so bright and colorful for summer. Nice job.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

So happy for you Ann! Your cards are wonderful and you should be honored in this way. I don't often get to do the challenges but will try to do a few. CAS is really becoming a popular format and I like it!
Hugs!

AUsome mom said...

Oooo.....I love this card, I love limes and I LOVE Margarita's!! Great card, Ann. CONGRATULATIONS on your DT gig!!!!! I can't imagine a better DT than you :) Have fun with it!

KatieTurtle said...

So Fun! I will try to play when I get home....

Cassie said...

Congrats, Ann, but not at all surprising! ;D

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Oooh! This is a FANTASTIC card! Great design! TFS.

susanwilliamsrn said...

cingratulations! i love all of your cards...i am now a follower yay!

~amy~ said...

woot woot!!!! Congrats Ann...they are super lucky to have you...I crown you Queen of CAS! btw, I ♥♥ your card for today!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Well no wonder you were chosen, this is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations!

Perky Nihilist said...

Holy Cow!

That is so awesome. Congratulations.

I'm so happy for you - your work is wonderful.

Heather P. said...

YES! I can believe it! Your work is *awesome* and I can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

CONGRATS!!! :)

Jody said...

Congratulations! Fabulous card!

Laurie said...

Oo, I LOVE that card! Great job! And, congratulations on your dream coming true!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow I'm lovin this, fab job.

JenMarie said...

Yay, CONGRATS to you!

Rebecca said...

Congrats to you! Yes, we can believe it! Your CAS skills are fantastic! Love that you added a lime to the center of the flower. Cute touch!

StampinCathy said...

Your card is just beautiful and love these colors together. They are so refreshing.

cricketeew said...

Congrats! Why would they not pick you?? Your cards are always AWSOME!!!
I love your take on this card! To bad we can't go grab a Margarita togeather! After seeing this card I want one! :)

vlinn60 said...

GREAT COLORS.LOVE THAT SWISS DOTS FOLDER.LOVE THE IDEA OF THE LIME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOWER.I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT.THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEA.

Aimes said...

Woooooooooo! Congratulations Ann that's just fantastic news!I'm so happy for you! How did you keep it in for a week!?!?! LOL!
I just love your style so it's of no surprise to me that you're on the DT - you most definitely deserve it!
Stampin' Hugs!
Aimes
x

Heidi Van Laar said...

Woohoo, big congrats Ann! No surprise though...your work is gorgeous!

Fab card! Love those summertime colors and that great slice of lime!

(-: Heidi

Cassie_lu said...

congrats! and the card is FAB

Maggi said...

Congratulations and that card is so fresh and fabulous!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Yeah! I'm so glad we don't have to keep the secret anymore! Thanks for sharing your time and talent this summer. I love your beach towel card!

Lisa Graves said...

Congratulations!!! Beautiful card. :-)

tina said...

It could not happen to a more talented, sweeter person, Ann! Congratulations!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Congrats to you!! That is awesome!! LOVE your CAS card :)

Belinda said...

Oh how awesome is that! You totally deserve it - you have been rocking those CAS cards! :D Yaaay!

Love the lime in the middle of this one!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOOHOOO!!! Congratulations on your DT position. You nailed the challenge! Love your card!!

Rae T said...

Congratulations! I love the colors for your challenge. They are so summery. I hope I can make the time to play. I wanted to let you know I posted a CASE of your anniversary card in my gallery, and on my blog. If you want to check it out. It didn't do justice to yours, but I would like to try again. (On SCS under "RaeT", and the blog is: http://aoneofakinddesignbyrachel.blogspot.com/). Thanks for the great designs. Rae

Cr8ive ME said...

super cute card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

my5bratz said...

congrats, well deserved :0)

fab card, as always :0)

Rose said...

Congrats Ann!!! and this card is awesome :D

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congratulations on the CAS team!! Your take on the inspiration is phenominal!! Love your colors stripes and lime inside the flower!

Jodi said...

Congratulations Ann!! So happy for you! Thanks for stopping by to leave me such sweet comments!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Christine Riley said...

Congratulations on your exciting news, that's wonderful! Love your card, the colors are so cheery and I love the embossing!
Hugs, Christine :)

Cookie said...

Congrats!!! I am so happy for you!! Have fun on the team...Hey I just read your comment on my blog this new computer I got today makes my cards look not as bright on my screen... so I hope its not too bright on your screen..Have a wonderful night! LOVE your card for the first CAS challenge! Hugs...Cookie :)

Angie Tieman said...

Congratulations, Ann! That is so exciting for you1!! Your card is absolutely fabulous, I can see you're going to do your new job proud!

LeAnne said...

Congrats! I can see why, your style is wonderful! I love this!
LeAnne

Marie said...

congrats - how exciting for you! I love CAS and I follow your blog, so now I will get a treat with each new challenge when you post your card to your blog. Best wishes!

Laurel said...

Wow, congrats to you! LOVE your card!

chloe said...

Congrats! Thats so awesome! And your card is a super cute take on the colors!!

Allison said...

Of course you should be on that team...your style rocks! As always, love the simple, clean design here!

Vanessa said...

Congratulations!!! This is an adorable creation, love it!

Courtney Baker said...

Congratulations! You will do amazing. I'm always loving your clean crisp style!

Shirley said...

Congratulations, Ann. I am not surprised and your card is elegantly pretty!

Lisa Brown said...

Congratulations, Ann! Well deserved! Woo hoo!

Elena said...

Congratulations, Ann! You really deserve it!!!

Rose said...

Congratulations, Ann! I'm so glad I discovered your blog from your sweet message on mine :) I love this tempting turquoise/gable green card - it's got such a fresh clean look! FABULOUS!

Terri Fleming said...

So happy for you to be on the CAS team! I love the CAS! Have fun!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Great card and congrats on the CAS team! I'm hoping I'll have time to add some of these challenges over the summer!

JoLynn said...

Love the card! The colors are da bomb. And who can argue with the sentiment.

Congratulations on becoming a hostess with the mostest. I look forward to a summer that allows me to participate more fully in the challeges!

Jeannie said...

I'm so happy for you!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Kathi said...

WOO-HOO!

Congratulations. You totally deserve it. You rock the CAS style.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Beautiful summer card. Really starts the season off right. Too bad the beach is two hours away cause now I really want to go!!

Congratulations on the Team assignment and thanks for livening up the summer with Candy.

Blessings - Jean

Marie B. said...

Awesome news Ann! Best of luck with your new venture! :)

ellen a said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours. I so struggle with CAS. I just can not create beautiful clean and simple cards. I always seem to add that one thing more that takes away from the CAS style.
Thanks for your inspiration Ellen A (cdn)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Love these awesome colors together!! Congrats on your good news!!

Hugs,
Melissa

Laura O'Donnell said...

yay!

Marti B said...

So light and fresh and airy! I love it!

cardcrazy said...

Congrats, that is super exciting!

Mouse40 said...

Card looks very nice and fresh!

Lyn S said...

Great card Ann......no surprise that you were chosen for the DT, your work is fabulous! Big Congrats!

Annelies said...

Congratulations! I absolutely love how you did this challenge! Gorgeous card!

virginia said...

Very pretty and the colors and the textures work well

Becky Carafa said...

Yay! Congrats to you! Love your interpretation of the towel.

Nancy L. said...

Congrats! Love your card!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations Ann! Your CAS are always the best! Love this card!

Brenda H. said...

Congrats...you go girl!! I love this card....so FUN!
~Brenda H.