Saturday, 25 September 2010

CAS - my kinda style!

Hey!

And a very happy Saturday to ya! Hooray for the weekends (makin' those working weeks just that li'l bit easier to get through *wink*)

Ok so I couldn't resist. I just had to take part in the PTI blog hop this month even though I didn't think I'd have time! Now I'm gonna keep this short and sweet for peeps who are hoppin' so firstly here's the Blog Hop Brief:

"One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them. Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided. Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!"

Now my obvious thought was to turn to the awesomely talented PTI DT for my entry; but then I thought about how I've been inspired and learned so much from so many other talented stampers too! So I figured it'd be nice to show some appreciation for someone different to who you were probably expecting....

I didn't wanna CASE anyone, but someone who has played a large influence on my current style (and the one I'm most comfortable with) is Carly Robertson of Papers In Bloom. I adore her fabulous CAS, fun style and she might not know it, but she's taught me so much about embracing the CAS style without the need for all that 'white space' all the time!

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Now if you haven't already, might I suggest you take a trip over to visit Carly because you too will be inspired!

Oooh and seeing as this card embraces the CAS style, I'll enter it for the current challenge on Caardvarks! Expect a couple more entries for that fabby challenge *wink*

And while I'm on a challenge roll, this card should hopefully qualify for the new challenge over on Wee Memories to go CAS too!

Catch ya later!







Card Deets
{friend}
Stamps: Friend's til the End (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Antique Linen (Distress)/Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Jute Ribbon Twine (Papertrey Ink)

86 comments:

Melissa said...

So lovely, Aimes! I love Carly's work too! Have a great weekend!

Laurel said...

I LOVE this card!!!

Maureen said...

love it, Aimes...you and CAS are made for each other :) It's funny, but when I look at your cards, it's like I see more than what's actually on the card...CAS takes a lot of thought and creativity to pull it off...you are brilliant with them :) Enjoy your weekend and don't spend all your paycheck in one place (PTI store!!LOL)

Vicki said...

Hey, loving the new blog layout, very CAS! Thanks for your comment Aimes that cheered me up, love your card and I'm a big fan of Carly too, just love her style.

Have a good weekend

Hugs
Vicki x

Debbie said...

Love your card. I have the Friends 'til the end set too and I love how you used the main image!

Debby said...

Aimie this is FAB! Some really good masking going on there me thinks. The twine adds a lovely grounding for the sentiment too.

Amy said...

Beautiful card! I've been holding off on buying that stamp set but it's going in to my cart right now.

Huguenot Girl said...

Love the colour combo. Simply gorgeous. Nx

Paula Laird said...

I love this! everything is perfect!

Rhonda said...

Love this. What a great tip too!

Leah said...

Amy, been having fun seeing your comments so was happy when I got to your blog too! =o)
Your card is wonderful..love love the stamped image and the beautiful green! wonderful!!!!

Lucy Abrams said...

beautiful card Aimes - glad you entered the Caardvarks challenge :)
Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.
x

Leah said...

Hey! I came back to say something to you and don't see my other comment..how strange!
Ok well..LOL!
I love the card! love the layered stamp and the great coloring! so pretty!!!!!!!
I was coming back to say that I see all the hopping you have done...I'm like 4 hours into it and just a bit more then half done! LOL! Who would think I've got little kids home today! LOL!

Lee said...

This is so beautiful Aimes. CAS cards are so classy. I think Carly rocks too!

Sara Mac said...

Wonderful card Aimes! Love the layout of the flowers. Thanks for telling us about Carly. I wasn't familiar with her blog before now.

Sue Lelli said...

I would want to case this too! LOVELY card and one of my most FAV stamp sets!!!

Vanessa said...

This is gorgeous, Aimes!! I love your CAS cards, your style is fab!! So happy about being able to take part in the hop! Hugs, Vanessa x

Sue Ann said...

If I could only stop drooling on my computer that would help me move along ......... good grief girl you make my heart skip a beat with this card. The masking is going to make me eat chocolate it is so YUMMY! I need to for a walk and get some oxygen into my body. GIRL YOU ROCK !!!!

SharonD said...

Lovely Card Aimes. Off to check out Carly's blog now. ;)

Allison said...

Gorgeous! So love the sponging!

jen said...

Love it! Your masking looks awesome!! thinking I may still need this set...!

Ann said...

Lovely - what an unusual colour combination but its so good! I love the simple elegant design.

Chris said...

Gorgeous Aimes! Love it and may have to case it myself!

Lynn said...

Aimes, Gorgeous card. You completed rocked the CAS style...and I'll definitely have to go check out Carla's blog! Thanks for the continued fabulous inspiration!

Cristina said...

Terrific card! (Although I love all of your stuff.) You know I'm with you on the CAS front. And Carly rocks. So sweet of you to give her a shout-out. Love to you!

Lynn said...

Wonderful card! I love the large flowers and the CAS look!

sugacatz said...

This is fab AImes. Truly you make it look effortless! Lx

Jessie said...

Love your card!!

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful! I love this! Glad you joined us at Wee Memories :)

Karen B. said...

If I could decorate my house, I would choose this very card as a starting point. Love the colors, the style, the layout-everything! Ohh, and I'm so excited! My mother came from out of state and gave me my birthday present early----a corner chomper!

Heather Jensen said...

Very pretty! Love the flower and twine. :)
Carly is very sweet and talented at her CAS style.

Baseret said...

Simply beautiful!

Joy said...

Simply gorgeous Amy, I adore your CAS card. The simplicity speaks for itself.

Amy said...

Wow Aimes!! This is CAS but stunning!!!! Love your flower centers and all the distressing you did!

Anne said...

Wow! Simply gorgeous CAS card!

Terri said...

Great job! Love your CAS cards. Glad to know where you get your inspiration from!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is wonderful, love the stamped work!

Nerina said...

Gracious Aimes, if Carly has inspired you, I guess I should go and check out what she's all about :0) your talent just stuns me. I think of you every time I see this stamp set now - you do the most AMAZING THINGS WITH IT! You truly rock the CAS world - this is absolutely brilliant!

Kelly S. said...

Oh MY is this ever gorgeous! Love how you layerd those Friends til the end blooms on the green paper with the twin...rustic-ly awesome!

Kelly S. said...

Oh MY is this ever gorgeous! Love how you layerd those Friends til the end blooms on the green paper with the twin...rustic-ly awesome!

Kelly S. said...

Did I comment just before, ack don't know if I erased it! I said this card is rustic-ly awesome, love the layered daisies!

Jen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the shading really gives that extra something special.

Christina said...

So pretty and perfectly CAS! Your masked stamping is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration!

klarcher said...

Gorgeous card, love the brown on the green

peggysue said...

Super fun, love the brown on the colored paper and that bit of tiwne!

Marge said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Deb C said...

Beautiful card. You have really nailed the CAS style.

TFS~

Jen Carter said...

THAT is gorgeous!! LOVE, love, love!! Great job!

Kara said...

really pretty aimes! can't wait to check out the links!

Betty Wright said...

Aimes, this is gorgeous! The layered masked flower trio is very striking! I totally agree, the CAS styling is a bit easier to do without all the white space. Beautifully done.

Eva said...

Gorgeous!

Cassie_lu said...

beatuiful CAS and I love how it even has a rustic feel to it. The pop of the black on the color against the white is stunning and the sponging along the side gives it such a nice feel.

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!! I couldn't possibly love it more!!!!

Laura Isham said...

CASAB-Clean and Simple and Beautiful! this card is so beautiful in its simplicity that its breath taking. love the colors, the sponging, and the masking is done so well you would think it was all one stamp.

thanks for your kind comments on my blog. they are appreciated!

Kelly in Canada said...

your card is lovely. i am so behind with terminology...what do CAS and CASE mean?
kelly
ps...thank you for your comment on my blog!

Kalyber said...

lovely. nice masking.

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous card! I agree, Carly is truly inspiring!

Gayatri said...

So pretty, Aimes! I love Carly's style too. You have captured her style perfectly.Beautiful card, Cleam and Simple and Neat. I wish we were given multiple entries to the hop, then I could atleast added another 10 more easily lol!

Cammie said...

Oh, Aimes, this is going in my inspiration file. The layering of the flowers, the colors, the twine--perfection! Carly's blog is in my Google Reader and I too love her work. But you know, you are just as inspiring.
Hugs,
Cammie

Cassandra said...

Gorgeous Aimes, so stunningly simple.

Karen said...

LOVE this card. The colors are wonderful. I'm a fan of Carly's, too.

Andrea M said...

Hi Aimes! Just catching up on all my commenting! Your card is stunning!!! I love CAS and admire people who can do it so well ('cause it's not always easy!). And this is a card that adore!!!! Love how you masked the blooms too. I still don't own this set and I'm not sure how that's possible as it's just so beautiful - especially in your hands!

Andrea M said...

Carly's blog is awesome! I'm now a follower - love her style :) Thanks so much for sharing :)

torico said...

Hello Aimes!
Thank you for commenting on my blog. I appreciate it.
I LOVE your clean and crisp style. I'm following your blog, and have to learn more about CAS from your fabulous creations!

Pam W. said...

Fabulous! You did a great job with the CAS style. I enjoy visiting Carly's blog, too. TFS

~amy~ said...

l-o-v-e-l-y my dear! that's some masking my non-lazy stamping friend...haha...I'm such a lazy stamper....the colors are perfect-o and the twine is the best finishing touch! Excellent work!

Sarita said...

Beautiful CAS card Aimes, right up my street! Stamped to perfection,
Love Sarita xx

Ginny said...

Such a beautiful card, Aimes! Love how simple and elegent it is, thanks for the inpsiration!!

Hanneke van der Linde said...

This card is really gorgeous, Aimes!!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Really love this card Aimes! The colours are just right, I really love the brown centres, really reminds me of sunflowers that way! Great masking too, just love how you made the cascade of flowers with it. I have this set coming with this month's order and I'm not regretting it one bit!

Thanks for the lovely comment on my post, glad to know I can still surprise ya, haha!

[hugs]

Taheerah

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

This is a gorgeous card! I really like how you masked the flowers, and the rich earthy colours. I love it!!

Jennifer K said...

Love the simplicity of this CAS card. Gorgeous!!

Katiejane said...

What a fantastically "Green" card. I love how you've used those blooms and the rugged look rocks. A great entry!
Katie x

Babies- Beth said...

Oh my, your masking is so perfect, and your flower centers are divine! What a great look!

Jenny said...

Such a pretty card, love the design!! :) :) :) :) thanks for playing this week!!!

Belinda said...

Yay Carly! Love the fun card and the way you embraced the CAS style!

Jenny said...

So beautiful!!! Love your choice of colours.

Adele Fowler said...

This is just gorgeous!! :)

Ayana Posadas said...

This card came out beautiful!
I love the colors and the twine!
So pretty! :)

Sally Atkins said...

Fantastic card Aimes - the colours are wonderful and I love the jute detail x

Laurie said...

Ok maybe I have already left you a comment on this but I can't find it! So I thought I would leave another one! I LOVE this card! This is one that stands out to me for sure on this hop! I saved it in my reader to come back to! Wonderful!!

AnitaRex said...

What a great CAS card, I love the colors to it! Lovely!

Ann said...

Oooh, what a fabby CAS card, Miss Aimes! Thanks for playing along with the Wee Memories challenge! :D

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you about Papercraft Star (just in case you don't already know!) We'd love to have you enter some of your inspired projects in our challenges there. We're also having a DT call soon and want to tell papercrafters like you about the call! There is still time to enter our PTI gift certificate drawing too! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

Tammy said...

This is AMAZING!! I LOVE it!! I don't have that stamp set, but I think I'll try it with PTI's Delightful Dahlia!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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