Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I Think YOU'RE Beautiful

Good Morning!  I can't believe I made a card before work, egads!  Now, of course, I do not want to go to work.....such is life.

The card I just whipped up is for the Challenge over at Kelly Latevola's Blog and her Challenge which celebrates her One Year Anniversary for this series, CASEing Genius Challenge.

I decided to CASE one of Brandi Hall's creations....she had so many wonderful and creative cards to choose from and I finally decided on this particular one:
It is titled Beautiful for obvious reasons.
Here is my CASE:
I used a Gina K Designs stamp set, Folk Filigree and an MFT stamp set, Simply Fabulous Sayings.  They compliment each other so nicely.
I stamped my images in Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise inks.  Added the 3 turquoise buttons threaded with a bit of jute twine.

I quite love how this came out, I may have to go back and CASE a few more from Brandi's Blog.

Now in 'paying' this forward I am to nominate and bring light to another crafty you know how many crafty gals I know?!?!  Egads!  I put my top 6 talented names in a hat and drew one.....sorry that's the only way I could sleep tonight!  lol

My crafty nomination is:  Kathy Krug!  She is wildly talented (as all my friends are) and has such a way with floral die cuts and layering, she is FABULOUS.  Please go check out some of her lovely creations......and then pick your jaw off the floor!  ;)

Thanks so much for coming by.



  1. I quite love how this came out too. You did a great job on the design and the papers to enhance this card. Love the sentiment too. Putting the flower arrangement together is genius. What time did you get up to make this before work? I totally agree with your pick of Kathy, and I know it is hard to pick just one. I loved all of the geniuses on this challenge. So many ideas, all creative people.

    1. I was up at 4:30.....but I went to bed at 9:15 ;)

  2. This is a tough challenge. So many beautiful cards to CASE, and yes, so many talented people to pick from Your hat draw is a wonderful idea!! And I agree, Kathy is well deserving. I absolutely LOVE this card. Great patterned paper and beautiful color choices. I'm going to have to give this challenge some thought!!

  3. I love this card. It has a very warm old fashion feel about it. Up at 4:30??? my body doesn't begin to function till almost noon ;)

  4. Well, You my dear didn't waste any time! I love this card! The papers and that wonderful image work perfectly for this CASE! So glad you had a chance to play while I was still sleeping..LOL HUGS my friend!

  5. Donna,

    You brought a smile to my face! Thank you so much for picking one of my cards to CASE! Your card turned out beautiful. The patterned paper, stamped image, sentiment and buttons tie everything together into a beautiful card.

  6. What a beautiful case. i know I have said it before but I love how you mix and match your papers. Your floral arrangement is so beautiful. It takes real talent to stamp so many little flowers to into a pleasing picture lke ths one. I Love this sentiment. Wonderful CASE. I am going to have to check out this blog.

  7. Donna this is fabulous! I love the jewel tones flowers with those bright blue leaves. Absolutely beautiful :)

  8. I came back to your cite tonight to get the name of the blog where three of my besties are participating so I could check it out. I was on a deadline this morning to finish my gift set so I did not read your blog, but I did when I came back and saw that you nominated me, what an honor from a super talented friend. Thank you so much,

  9. Oh shucks. I missed the deadline.