Wednesday, April 28, 2010

sing in the sunshine...

Welcome to the Wednesday Whimsy Haven Blog Hop!!!

You should have hopped here from Jen J's blog:

Jen's Cup of Creations

If not, the fun starts over on the Whimsy Haven blog! Remember that there is a random draw on the comments that are posted on each of the DT's blog for a Whimsy Haven set...one lucky poster can play with today's fabbie Whimsy Haven prize!

Birthday Star

Also be sure to check out the Whimsy Haven blog for the $1 Wednesday goodie....remember that it is only for Wednesday and then the goodie goes to regular price on Thursday...great way to stock up on Lindsay's CUTE images!

Okay, I know...I know...onto the card. I used the Card Patterns #61 sketch:

Here's the thing, it is a super clean & simple sketch and boy, did it throw me...I don't know what it was but I was determined to keep it CAS. Funny thing is that when I started card making I was purely the CAS girl, things have definitely changed and so I'm going to make at LEAST 1 card a week that is CAS...

This card looks over the top CAS....like almost too easy smeasy...is that what you all are thinking? Well, let me tell you, it was one of my most labor intensive cards...LOL...seriously! I machine stitched that sunshine...everything except the text. Now, if I was a smart cookie, I would have done it by hand but for some silly reason, I didn't {slaps forehead}.

Do you see the threads that are sticking out? Hmmm....they actually kind of bother me but I happened to read born to fly's post...are you familiar with her blog...OMGoodness....such lovely stuff...but check out #1 on her list...'more character'...I like that...granted she is writing about hand stitching but that's okay by me:)

Anywho's...there is something about the duo of yellow and red that make me extremely happy...kwim? The sun is from the Rainy Day set....it's soooo CUTE and hey, I'm a washingtonian, so it's perfect for me:)

Okay, hop on over to the fabby Amy C:

Have a Whimsy Haven-licious kind of day!


P.S. I'm thrilled that I have 5 takers on my

♥♥Pay It Forward for Creative People♥♥
challenge!!!

I'll be sure to post the fabbie ladies who are joining me on this fun challenge and the various cards that I create especially for them:)

43 comments:

  1. Adorable. I love CAS cards and this is just soo cute!! I really need to buy that set as I've been eyeing it for awhile now. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. nice and a fab simple card.. is CAS mean Clear and Simple? I love the colour combo and kraft :D

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  3. Adorable...Amy! Love the happy card today!

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  4. sooooooo fabulous! i'm so lovin' that stitched sun!!!

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  5. you know i think i didn't really notice until you mentioned it...and since you've been posting some really pared down cards again...but YEAH! your style has evolved in the last year or so from exclusively C&S... (which you still do BRILLIANTLY, btw) ...to sort of streamlined pattern-mixing...to the occasional layery, embellished, mixed-media type deal! and yet every card says ~AMY~ and every card is FABULOUSLY well thought-out and executed!!! ♥♥♥

    (ps i love the machine-stitched sun...definitely worth the effort...definitely fine to have some little sticky-up bits of thread...definitely cheerful a treasure to whoever gets this baby!!!) :)

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  6. You are the best in cards like this!

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  7. Great card and I love the little extra you added to that sunshine. Isn't the idea of CAS something that comes together like in 5 minutes or less? lol

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  8. It's super FABulous!!! I love the stitching. I'm all about leaving the messy parts, it gives it great character.

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  9. Love it, Amy!! Your stitched sunshine looks amazing!!

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  10. The stitching detail on the sun is FABulous Amy! Love this CAS style and how it just brings out the elements in the card...wonderful!

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  11. Ahhhh the master of fabulous funky cards as well as the CAS style too eh?!
    Totally loving all your little elements on this CAS number, super sweet stitching!
    Is there no style you struggle with, girlie!?
    Aimes
    x

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  12. Love the CAS design to this Amy! Gorgeous!!

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  13. Adorable! I need some sunshine here in upstate NY!

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  14. Very pretty card. love that image.

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  15. awesome card girl...we all need a bit of sunshine

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  16. what a happy card!! love that sunshine!!

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  17. Such a darling card! I wish for summer...lol.

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  18. Sooo cute love it!! Great stitching!! :D

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  19. wow! amazing stitching there, girl! you come up with the most fun ideas!! love your CAS card!

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  20. what a bright card =) love that you stitched each ray of sunshine! that did look difficult and I will one day learn how to stitch. have a good hump day!

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  21. whoa---that is a lot of work sewing! looks good too around the sun (the circular part).

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  22. I think your stitching is perfection, I love the blue against the yellow.

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  23. girl i love your cas card :)

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  24. LOVE your CAS card!!! I can appreciate ALL the work you put into it!!!

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  25. Always fun to see your cards! Great stitching! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

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  26. I love the stitching and the red and yellow! Super cute!! and that sounds like an interesting challenge, I've got to check that out!

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  27. hehe... i know what you mean about the CAS turning into "not simple" by the end of it... it stinks, huh?

    but this card is aMAZING! :D love it all and the colors ROCK!

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  28. Just so cheerful and sweet Amy!! LOVE your stitching and appreciate all of your hard work gf!! :)
    Great card! Makes me smile!!!!

    xxxooo

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  29. I do love it when you pare it down...especially on kraft. It just draws your eye to the color bits...and that awesome stitching! Love your rays of sunshine! :)

    P/s: Congrats on getting takers for your challenge...I missed reading about it somehow...;(

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  30. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the stitching on that SUN!!! WOW...U amaze me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  31. Adorable card Amy! It made me smile right away!!!

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  32. How on earth did you get the stitching soooo perfect! It's definitely a keeper!!

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  33. Amy, your card makes me want to sing in the sunshine! Thanks for playing along with Card Patterns this week! xx

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  34. Oh my goodness, so happy and FUN!!! Talk about a card that makes me smile. Your stitching is PERFECT!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  35. Loving this. That sun is just delightful!

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  36. This is beautiful Amy!! Love your stitching on the sun! Great take on the sketch!

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Cheers,
~amy~