Saturday, June 18, 2011

CAS-ual thanks..

Hello and Happy Saturday to ya! Thanks for all of the birthday wishes yesterday. It was overall a good day. I got my ticket to the Papertrey Retreat in July, got my hotel reserved, had cupcakes from Gigi's, and hung out with Ava and my Mom. 


Today, I have a card I made for this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge which was to use color block. Ok, so this challenge is the one every week that TOTALLY makes me pull my hair out because I am such an overdoer on my cards sometimes. The patterned paper, the ribbon, the buttons..I love all of those little things and they just don't work (for me) on CAS cards cause i'd have 20 on there instead of 2...lol. This week, though, I think I achieved the CAS look that has alluded me these last few weeks. I absolutely adore this card (can I say that??)




These colors are just so fabulous together. I love the combination so much. I got it from a Louis Vuitton bag that I love. Let me tell you, though. When I first made this card, it had clear card stock covering the entire front because the inspiration bag was patent leather. It was so cute...until I tried to photograph that sucker. Ok, I did not realize that I could take 26 pictures of one card and still not come up with anything usable! The clear card stock acted as a mirror and in each picture you could either see me, the camera, the fireplace, the blinds..ugh..it was a nightmare. In the end, I decided to strip off the clear card stock and go au naturel with it...LOL.


Well, that's it from me. Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!




Stamps: Inside Out: Thank You; Modern Basics (Papertrey)
Card Stock: Early Espresso; Rich Razzleberry (SU); Fine Linen (Papertrey)
Ink: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Extras: Pearls (want2scrap)



25 brownkowments:

Arlene said...

Love the simplicity and the colors! :) Beautiful.

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Kara said...

i know exactly what you mean...i have taken pictures of the same card at 3 different times of day..hating them all...so frustrating:) love your card!

Michele Gross said...

Oh no! I hope your head doesn't hurt from all that hair pulling! :) Keva, this is fantastic!! I love your colors together and you nailed CAS :) Glad you had fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Marlena M. said...

I have cards sitting there, unloved and unappreciated, simply because they didn't photograph well. Sad!!! I do love your card..the colors are very chic and wearable! ;)

StephC said...

Beautifully done! Sorry I missed your birthday, I hope it was a good one! Hugs!

Lindsay said...

What a fab card Keva! I love the colors and the way you placed the blocks!

Tracie said...

You lucky duck - getting to go to the PTI Retreat. Heard they sold out quickly. I hope you post everything about it when you come back. Happy belated birthday!

Folly said...

This card is so pretty, and I think in this case it is very appropriate to say that you adore it yourself, LOL! I can imagine it with the "patent" look, too. The colours are great together, and I love the simplicity of the design.
Belated birthday wishes!
Michelle.

Leigh said...

Happy Belated birthday! Sounds like a great one-- especially with securing a ticket to Stamp-a-faire! Beautiful card, Keva!

Jen said...

I must agree, these colors are fabulous together. A real Clean and Sophisticated beauty!

Amy said...

Well, first I have got to wish you a very belated Happy Birthday Keva! I soo soo wish that I could have gone to the PTI event.....it would have been beyond awesome especially if Jen, Laurie, you, and I could have roomed together! Seriously....PTI needs to give more notice! sheesh! Anyway, have a great time....can't wait to hear ALL about it here on your blog. Now for this beauty. Yes beauty. I love this CAS Keva style! Please do more! LOL This IS sophisticated! Love it!

Lynn said...

I'm with you, I love the colour combo, and such a sophisticated card - love it. Lynn x

Laurie said...

Keva this is so pretty! I love this color combo! Great job on the color blocking too! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card Keva! Gorgeous colors. Love the graphic layout too.

FLEUR de Lo said...

Personally I think you never go wrong when you add purple to the mix. I love your simple design!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

It's totally okay to say that about a card you made! And I agree, it's awesome!

Julie Day said...

This is so elegant but with a modern twist, I love it! I especially love the simple flower that turned in such a way that the light colored petals are over the dark color and vice versa, great design :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love how you highlighted your sentiment with that simple flower and color. Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Andrea M said...

Love. This! So gorgeous.. and the purple totally drew me in! What a fantastic color blocked card!

 

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