Monday, December 10, 2012

In Everything Give Thanks

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Happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend!! I got quite a bit of my Christmas shopping done, but I still have some to go. Don't you just love wrapping presents listening to Christmas music with all the festive lights on :)


Most of you know that my style is pretty much the opposite of CAS. I love layers and bling. But the current challenge at Crafty Friends is CAS. My sweet and incredibly talented friend Beate of Fresh and Fun guided me to a new challenge blog where I could find inspiration for CAS cards, CAS(E) this Sketch. So I used the current sketch as a guide for my card.


The layers of the card were cut with Spellbinders Matting Basics A and B. The base layer was embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The next layer was inked with Sprout Memento Ink. The flower images are from Tim Holtz Nature's Elements stamp set. They were stamped with Fired Brick Distress Ink and then embossed with Fired Brick Embossing Powder. It was then inked with Sprout Memento ink and popped up with foam tape for dimension. The lace ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs Scripture Sayings stamp set.


I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Crafty Friends Challenge #12 - CAS
  2. CAS(E) this Sketch #8 (see sketch below)
  3. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Red and Green
  4. Sunday Funday #4 - Anything Goes
  5. Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired By: CAS

I have to give a shout-out to my Alma Mater...2012 Soccer National Champs!! Have a great day :)

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54 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

June Houck said...

Perfect take on the sketch, Lisa :)

Beate said...

Lisa, I am so proud of you! You made a CAS card, and not only that, but you made a gorgeous CAS card! You are amazing in whatever you do.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and smiles

Larelyn said...

It may be CAS, but it's totally you, very elegant with the extra special touches of embossing and inking. Very pretty. Have a lovely week, my friend.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Creations by Shirl said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! Love how it turned out perfect take on the sketch.... I think doing CAS cards are one of my favorite's to do the simplicity of designing it has it's own definition to the style. Very pretty!
Enjoy your Monday and new crafty week ahead....

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa I had to double check to see if I was on your blog..even though CAS you have made it stylish!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Beckie said...

Beautiful. You can rock it CAS or not ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie

Ardyth said...

Beautifully CAS - lovely sponging and gorgeous images! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Migdalia said...

What a BEAUTY of a card!!Love the bright & cheery colors!I was not expecting a card like this from you ...but WOW!!!Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
Have a FABULOUS Monday my friend,
M'

Bea said...

hi
this is lovely Lisa - I love the soft look of the inked background

jessica said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! LOVE your take on the sketch and the GREAT CAS look!! I am pretty sure you can master any type of crafting!!
TFS and you should link this up to this week's
Creative Inspirations Challenge~
http://creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/2012/12/ci-paints-inspired-by-cas.html

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful CAS card Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Red and/or green challenge DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

Beautiful card!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card as always you did a great job!!!

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

Your CAS card is simply stunning. Love your take on the sketch!! Now when I try CAS, it doesn't turn out nearly so well. ;-) ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Karon said...

Beautiful CAS card and love that stamp. What a fabulous sketch too. Have a great week.

Chriss America Real said...

Lisa,

You are so talented! Everything you do is beautiful!

Sonia said...

Ho sweety, beautiful friend:)
Yes This card is different from Your style, But is Just wonderful:))
You have used a lovely stamp and gorgeous colors:)
The Final result is elegant and terrific:))
Every time you Made fabulous creation:)
Have a sweet day:))
Big hug,
Sonia

McCrafty's Cards said...

It is beautiful Lisa, I like those stamps, it is always hard to come out of our comfort zone but you have made it look easy.
Kevin xx

Rockwell Designs said...

So soft and very beautiful!!! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful card! Love the great soft colors on this! Carri~Abusybee

Shelly said...

Oh Lisa, it is so pretty! It's just the PERFECT CAS card. Awesome job Lisa!
Hope your weekend was wonderful.
Shelly

Linda Breedlove said...

CAS might not be your style, but you did a terrific job with this, girl! LOVE the use of the Distress Ink and the stamps you chose are beautiful. I don't know Lisa... I think CAS is also your style!
Hugs!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous CAS card!! Your CAS card is just as beautiful as your fancy cards!!!
(Thanks for pointing me to Decorate to Celebrate... I entered!)

Missy said...

So pretty, I like the coloring & the CAS look.

Life and Knits said...

So beautiful Lisa! Simply elegant.

Enjoy your week!!

Susie

Sherrie K. said...

What a gorgeous CAS card Lisa! I love the simplicity of it. Very pretty my friend!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Still have some shopping and baking to do yet...not enough time for everything :(
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Whatever you do turns out simply gorgeous, you are such a talented , creative, inspiration young lady. AND I am blessed to be able to see your amazing work. Hugs

Kate said...

Beautiful. Love the color you used my friend. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Cheri said...

Gorgeous! I really like the color combo and the Scripture verse. You do CAS well too1

Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

Beautiful cas card...sometimes "less is more" Love the sentiment too!

Kim S said...

I'm glad you found us - the sketches are a great inspiration and you have used it very well! So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is such a pretty card.

~Tammy~ said...

Wow you are spot on! Perfection lady! Beautifully done!

Cathy said...

Very pretty, the card colors are soft and I love the shade.
cathyplus5

Sarah Biswabic said...

Lisa I love this card! So beautiful!! Have a great day! Your friend, Sarah

Heather Lynn said...

Holy monkey, your card is gorgeous!!! (As always!) Love that color combo and your take on the sketch, Lisa!!

Hugs,
HL

Karenladd said...

WOW!! Your card is so beautiful! Just shows that simple can be spectacular!!

Kathy Salido said...

Clean, simple and beautiful!!

Annette said...

This is lovely!

Annette
My Mind's Dust Bunnies

VanessaB said...

you pulled off CAS perfectly! :)

Karen said...

love the soft soothing colors and the beautiful sentiment. I like to watch the movie White Christmas while I wrap presents....

CathyinMN said...

Very pretty card!

Karen said...

This is so pretty! And I love the sentiment! :)

Karen
craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Lisa! Hope you're doing great, I've been up to the same things ;D Love the card!!!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous! CAS is certainly foreign to us, but I must say you pull it off to perfection. :o) The inking is exquisite and I love how brilliantly the red flowers shine forth. The touch of sparkle is lovely and I adore the sentiment. You do every style so (seemingly) effortlessly. The huge amount of green works so stunningly in this CAS design. It keeps it clean, but with added interest. :o) Marvelous as always, my dear Lisa! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Michele Smith said...

So simple and yet so very beautiful! The shading is gorgeous!!!

Cheryl said...

I think you mastered CAS with this one! Totally gorgeous!

Esther said...

Beautiful!!!! So simple, yet so very elegant!!!!!!

Cindy Beland said...

AWESOME job with your card and the sketch Lisa!it looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!:)

Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous job on your CAS card! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Creative Inspirations Paint challenge! hugs, Kimberly

Gita said...

Such a pretty card. Love the red!

Jayne said...

Beautiful cas card Lisa. I love wrapping with Christmas songs on and a glass of something festive. Downstairs nearly back to normal so we can set up for Christmas and I can indulge in wrapping soon!
Jayne x

Diane said...

You did a wonderful job with the CAS....so fun to see, have a Merry Christmas and safe holiday!!

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