I wanna be like....

Monday, May 25, 2009

Good Morning! And a happy Memorial Day to you all.

Club Anya recently had a contest/challenge and I HAD to play along! Their 'I Wanna Be Like...' challenge is where Club Anya's VP, Jess Diedrich, chooses a card created by a CA member to CASE. This week's card to case was created by my dear, dear friend OhioMary!!

This card was especially fun to CASE because it is in my possession. Yep, Mary made it especially for my birthday! :) And let me just tell you that it's even better IRL!


Ok, so I had planned on making my CASE really bright and cheerful, but then I spotted this old book text style paper in my collection and had to use it! I paired it with some paper from Anna Griffin and distressed them with my Tim Holtz Edge Distresser and sponged on Distress Inks. I pulled out the sewing machine and stitched around the panels. This Miss Anya is watercolored with Distress Inks, cut out and popped on dimensionals. I replaced the circle panel with this flower detail and I tucked the sentiment under the top panel.

I also used this week's CCEE Stampers challenge which is to use two sheets of designer paper and a brad on your card. (My brad is that rhinestone detail in the flower). Easy peesy!

Do you have anything planned for today? A bbq with family? We're staying close to home today. Yesterday we ended up taking a trip out to a little town in MA called Shelburn Falls. It's one of our favorite places to go in the summer because of the glacier boulders that are great to lounge around on. The other draw card is their 'Bridge of Flowers'. It's an old trolley bridge that's now been converted into a flower garden. It's just a gorgeous walk and I couldn't resist sharing some photos I took of some of the flowers that were in bloom.


Gorgeous right?! Tomorrow I have two posts for you. Both are going to be posted early so keep a look out for them. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

EDIT: I just found out that my card won the CASing contest over at Club Anya!! I screamed out loud when I saw my card staring back at me! LOL :) Thank you Mary!! *mwah*

Supplies
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Miss Anyas' and 'Light Up'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Regal Rose, Distress Inks 'Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Tattered Rose'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Kraft, Bazzil cs, PP - Anna Griffin (unknown collection), Flair Paper Inc. 'The Christmas Story'
Access: Ribbon, Adhesive Rhinestones, Prima Marketing Inc 'Nursery Tales Collection' Vintage Style Flowers and Fancystix Flowers, Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals

21 Comments:

Christine Blain said...

Sandra, this is STUNNING. Love the colours, the text paper, the flowers - love it all! Beautiful card.

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Sandra this is fabulous. That book paper added such a lovely sophisticated vintage feel, but that flower treatment and the way you did her hair just sends this card over the top.

Jacilynn said...

I love the antique look to this card! Gorgeous. Hope you are having a great Memorial weekend!

StampOwl said...

gorgeous Sandra, love the papers you used for this

Gina said...

Gorgeous card, I love that paper. Your flower pictures are beautiful too!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Sandra, your card is just stunning!! I LOVE the colors. And the text panels are fabulous!!

What a fantastic place to visit too. Your flower photos are beautiful, and that trolley garden sounds charming!!
Have a happy day!!

kadie said...

I think this is my favorite of your cards ever! Okay, they're all my favorites, but this one is so beautiful and every element is perfectly placed and executed that it's number 1 on my all time faves now. Beautiful flower picks too! Looking forward to tomorrow's post!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Saskia said...

Beautiful work, lovely colour-combination!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Lorie said...

I KNOW this is my favorite card of yours EVER!!! Sandra, I love, love, love this!! The paper is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I can't begin to express in words just how much I really do love it! Your coloring is so beautiful, and you always have the perfect layout and accessories! This should be framed!!!!!!!

StampingSeasons said...

Just stunning!! Love the colours of this card.

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is amazing!!! tfs!!
-t

Randi said...

CONGRATS Sandra!! This card is so stunning! Your coloring is amazing!
I love the vintage type DPs you used!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Congratulations Sandra, a stunningly beautiful card, divine colouring, perfection.
Suzi
xxx

Cassie said...

it's beautiful girl!! and i'm so happy you won!!! how thrilling for yoU!

Shazza said...

STUNNING
x

Tonje said...

Oooohhh... this is beatuiful. Love the muted colours. Perfect! And congrats for winning...

Kathy said...

Wow this card is just gorgeous!!! I love teh vintagey look to it and your coloring is stunning!! Love this card :)Kathy

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Another gorgeous card, Sandra, and so deserving of winning Mary's challenge!! Congrats!!!

Christi said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!

PaperTree Designs said...

This is the best card I have ever seen! I have just ordered Anya after seeing this card! Amazing.

Hugs

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