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Friday, January 28, 2011

My CAS Design...Clean but NOT Simple!!!

Good morning.....it's such a beautiful morning here...wish all my snowed in friends could come for a little visit!! We have been raking leaves in the front and digging out the flower beds. My neighbor's DH already has his potatoes planted. She canned 245 quarts of green beans last fall so she is in no hurry to see the garden grow...LOL!! Anyway....
I was in a CAS mood the other day and thought I would *whip* up a card in a few minutes...NOT!! Why are CAS designs sooo difficult for me??? I worked on this dizzy thing for hours!! I cut the zig zag pattern on the My Minds Eye dp and sewed along the point lines. The circles were cut with Nestabilities, tied together with twine, and laced through the dp piece.
It looks simple but I had a hard time figuting out what to do with all the pieces....I may need to stick with shabby chic...LOL!!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Asian Garden
Paper: Vanilla, My Minds Eye So Sophie dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Baker's Twine

I hope you have a great Friday and even better weekend....life is tooo short not to enjoy every minute!!!


26 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

I love it!!! What a fun card and the colors just pop, great job and so creative. Have a great weekend and enjoy the warm weather.

Stampvanwinkle said...

I know what you mean Joan, CAS cards are very difficult for me as well, but I have to say this card is awesome!!! So cheerful and bright and I love the layout.
I have not sewn on my cards, it intimidates me but you've done a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing girlie.

Have a beautiful day.

Hugs and Blessings,
Deb

Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Joan this is one AWESOME CAS card!!! LOVE your circles, how fun!!! EEEK this looks very difficult for me as well you totally rocked this girl!

Cassie said...

It may not have been easy, but it sure is cool, Joan, haha. Wowza :D

Sue Ann said...

I LOVE THIS CARD ..... it reminds me of one of blankets when I was a young girl just moving to NYC from Alabama!!! Those circles make it so fun and funky too ... FANTASTIC!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love this CAS. The colours are some of my personal favourites and I love the composition of it.
I know what you mean though about these CAS. I think thees types of cards live only in our head. You think, yah, 15-20 mins and turn around and it has been a few hours :) You really succeeded with this one Joan, it is beautiful and stunning. A great CAS...even if it took you more time than what we think a CAS will take!

scalder said...

Although it was not the simple card you imagined, it looks GREAT!! Just think how fast you could whip up a 2nd one now you know what to do with the pieces:)
My hubby always says for the amount of time it takes me to make a card, I'd have to charge at least $200/per, hee! hee!

ChristineCreations said...

Goodness sakes...what a fantastic fun design Joan it was worth the effort for the awesome impact!

Becky said...

Gorgeous card! Awesome design. And what a fabulous photo of your parents, how blessed to be married for 66 years.

Barb said...

Woo Hoo! This is terrific! I know what you mean about CAS -- not my bag either. I call it "Clean and what was I thinking?" Your card is perfect in the mix of shapes --- pure genius using the Nesties.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Joan!! I SOOO love this one!! The torture was worth it! :) I think it's fab and so different with the shapes and colors!! VERY cool girl!! Enjoy the weekend my friend!HUGS

jdmommy said...

Digging out flower beds and raking!! I could just throw up!! We are BURIED in mountains of snow. There's just no where else to put it!! It's hard to even find our house!!! I love your clean (but not simple) card....those rings with the zigzag thru them is fabulous!!! TFS, GF!! Send us some warmth!!! Pul-eeze!~

Rae said...

Well Joan, I am one of your snowed in friends. Yesterday when the snow had stopped we had almost 15 inches, and because of some drifting I had over 2 feet blocking my doorway! And unfortunately, winter has really just begun!...Now I can't compete with "mountains and mountains" of it, but whew, I sure wouldn't want to! lol...
Your card does not look like a simple design to me. I can see why it took you hours. I absolutely LOVE your color combo, and the geometric shapes are so cool! I love how you put it all together! Fabulous!

Rose Ann said...

This certainly was worth your extra effort, Joan! So fun and unique!!

You're raking leaves, and I've been shoveling snow like crazy. Go figure. ;)

Carole of Brum said...

I love your colourful geometric pattern, Joan, especially the way you've got the different sized circles all twined together, very creative! These CAS cards should be called Clean and DECEPTIVELY Simple, lol. Glad you don't have snow. CoB

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How creative, cool, and ultra clever is this Joan!! Oh my!! I LOVE your zigzags with the circles!! LOVE it!!

Tammy said...

Sorry you struggled making the card but the results are certainly worth it in my book. I think the card is both cheerful and interesting.

Karli said...

Loved this card creative used of shapes and colors..great job

Bev J. said...

What a neat and fun design-well worth the trouble!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

It's perfectly gorgeous! I love it Joan!Love your colors, your layout, it's absolutely fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

I don't do CAS very well and it takes me a long time too....rofl! Your card rocks though! So FUN!!! Love the design....I'll have to CASE you soon ;) TFS!

maryr917 said...

this is a great card joan-love the geometric look you are showing-different for you but still beautiful-cas cards are tough I agree-wish I could come & visit-cold & snowy here in Pittsburgh

debbie said...

I REALLY love this! It just catches your eye!! And it is wonderfully clean, a lot going on but it just pops!!

Lisa Lara said...

This is just how I feel about layers. Hee. This is so awesome. I love love love the rings Joan.

Denise Marzec said...

What a FUN design!

LeAnne said...

This is such a fun card, Joan! Glad you persevered!