April 14, 2011

CAS thanks



I've been limited in my crafty time lately and this problem seems to lend itself well to producing CAS cards. This one was made in a mere 15 minutes.  And those 15 minutes were hard to come by too! 
I tend to plan things out in my head in advance so I know JUST what to grab or reach for when I sit down! With not a lot of "play" time I compose cards in my head all day at work, while driving, while cooking dinner, etc. Granted, they don't always turn out...but that's another story. *chuckle*



Although the card base and ribbon are vintage cream, I added a few tiny dots of white gel pen to the flower. You can't tell it doesn't match!

Thanks for stopping by today friends. I really appreciate each one of you who visits...it makes creating and sharing worthwhile IMHO.

Big hugs,
Carstock, die cut, music and sentiment stamps are all PTI. Flower (Queen Anne's Lace I believe-my FAVORITE!) stamp by Unity.

24 comments:

Sharon said...

this is a stunning card Dana! great colour theme too!

justsomestuffimade said...

Love this card - the soft yellows are so pretty. And the flower stamp on that die-cut looks really elegant.
TFS, hugs, Ruth S

Gayatri said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Karen C. said...

Dana, I love how you've used the Mat Stack die here with the flower image. The monochromatic colour scheme is so soothing as well. Just lovely.

~amy~ said...

sooo pretty...love the yellow with the pops of black!

Christina said...

This is such a beauty, Dana! That pale yellow and cream is so cheerful. Love the way you balanced the sentiment with the black gems. You certainly made the best of your limited time!

Mary said...

Swoon. That is all.

Lindsay said...

Lovely card Dana! Yellow is my fav and the Mat Stack die turned like that is the perfect focal point with that flower! FUN!

Virginia L. said...

So gorgeous, Dana! Love the yelllow and how you showcased the image with this CAS design!

Ginny said...

This is such a beautiful spring card, just love the color!!

Sara Mac said...

Great CAS card Dana! This is how I craft all the time. 10 or 15 minutes here and there. I like how you used the mat stack die here. Very soothing colors too.

Jill said...

Edelweiss, Edelweiss ... oh, I'm sorry, am I weird that this card makes me want to sing Edelweiss? :-D. I love what you did with the Mat Stack, Dana! This beautiful CAS card would take me 2 hours, minimum, LOL!

Amy said...

I wish I could create cards in my head! Sometimes I have to draw on a sketch or something to get the juices flowing! This is one great card....I love the soft yellow color and I could totally tell you added tiny dots with your white pen! That is a neat effect!!

Kara said...

love the sunny yellow and the orientation of the mat stack!!

Belinda said...

Super cute!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow girlie, what a card! Love the black/white/yellow combo and the flower stamped in that Mat Stack!!

Karen B. said...

So soft and pretty.

yyam said...

It's classy and elegant Dana! Just lovely!

Jocelyn said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love the colors!

Dana said...

Just gorgeous! I think it's def monochromatic enough to fit the current Papertrey Playhouse challenge! ;)

~Tammy~ said...

Dana, I wish I could put together a card in 15 min. Even my CAS cards take me longer than that. Just beautiful! The colors are so soft and comforting!

Mara... said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the music notes and the tied bow!

Clare said...

STUNner! I can't BELIEVE this was only 15 mins! Wish I could make a TAG in that amount of time! lol! :) Enjoy your break, Dana!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty!! Love how you used the frame! The colors are gorgeous!