Saturday, 14 May 2011

Do NOT adjust your monitor....

***Originally Posted on Thursday but due to the crash of Blogger is posted now on Saturday!***


Are we all here? Have we all survived the almighty crash of Blogger?! Well one things for sure, my post from Thursday is still MIA so I'm gonna repost it now (if it does ever decide to come back home I'll just have to delete it!)

So I'm kicking off the weekend by pretending it's Friday Eve - are you still with me?! Friday-Eve means another CASE study here on the ol' blogeroo but you knew that already, right?

Yup, time for our amazing muse, Sarah Martina Parker to dazzle us with another drool-worthy creation for us to CASE:

You can check out the original post of this beauty here.

Now just before I want to share my card with you, I feel a duty to warn you that those of you with a nervous disposition may want to click away now....

...I tried to capture Sarah's super style....

...I played with lace trim.....

....heck, I even played with seam binding!

Wanna see the finished result?

Please don't click away! LOL! I know it's still no-where near Sarah's fabulous style but it's definietly a nod in her direction. I was surprised I had the lace trim and seam binding (thanks, Diva - I've finally used it!) in my stash as Sarah's style is sooooooo different to mine:

I hope I've paid tribute to our muse this month with this card, and I've gotta admit: I kinda enjoyed myself surrounded by such pretty embellishments :) Sometimes it's good to kick yourself outta your comfort zone sometimes....

...and that's where you come in! Whether you wanna experiment with a new style, or fancy staying put in your creative comfort zone, come and join in the fun! We'd love to see how Sarah inspires you!

Also be sure to check out the creative adventures the rest of the super duper CASE study DT went on just for you!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Andrea Ewen
Cristina Kowalczyk
Jean Martin
Julie Smith
Lenet Mos
Melyssa Connolly
Sarah Martina Parker (May's Muse)

Right, I signed off on Friday-Eve by saying I was attending a staff meeting that I was particularly eager to attend due to the promise of cake to celebrate a fellow colleague's birthday. Well I'm pleased to report that the cake was absolutely scrumptious - though I'll have to refer to the minutes to know what was actually decided in the meeting *wink*

Have a super duper weekend!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{So Sweet of You}
Stamps: Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento)/Antique Linen, Vintage Photo (Distress Inks)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Fine and Dandy - True Blue 6x6 Collection (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Lace Trim (May Arts)/Seam Binding (From Diva!)/Vintage Aqua Mist Button, Cream Button Twine (Papertrey Ink)/Bling and Pearls (Hero Arts)/Chompy! (Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers)


Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Your comments make me chuckle...

Maureen said...

ACK!!! I LOVE this, Aimes!! Lace trim, bling, seam binding! WOW!! you go girl!! And a hint of your fabby CAS style is still there ;) I'm so glad you were able to use some of that seam binding!! Glad it made the move to the new home too! ;) You never know when you'll need something, eh? This Sarah card is one of my favourites!! I don't know if I could do it CASE study gals have worked magic this week with it!! WOW! Yay for cake!!

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous Aimes, just gorgeous! Great job capturing Sarah's card!

Debby said...

Oooh, love those colours! Fab take and yet still "you" if you know what I mean. Love it!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Sweet card Aimes! I think you have stayed true to your style. Love the lace and clean way you have it added to this. Have a fab weekend!

lil-paper-pixie said...

Stunning Aimes!!

Sarah Martina said...

Beautiful! I just love your take on this... I could never pull off such a fresh and clean style like yours, even if it does have a taste of shab in it... ;) Just lovely!

Andrea M said...

GASP! Aimes this is BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a wonderful job with the lace and seam binding!!! You are rocking the shabby chic GF!!! Love the ink distressed edges too! GORGEOUS!!! Marvelous CASE!

Julie said...

Hiya Aimes,
How is everything going, i'm so sorry I've not popped over for such along time, family life has kept me from the laptop, but I'm back at it now :)
I looooovvvve your card, it is so beautiful with a lovely vintage feel to it. You can tturn your hand to anything you clever thing :)
Take Care Hun - Ju xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Amy. Love the soft colors and your take on the card. :o)

Susie W. said...

Your card is gorgeous!!! Period.

Terri said...

Very pretty, Love your take on it.

Emma said...

Hiya Aimes,

I love this - so priddy. I wanted congratulate you too on the FS over at SCS (I still can't fathom out the forum much over there and so didn't know where to comment). I adored seeing all the Aimes casing going on - congrats again (you are brill!)


Debbie Carriere said...

I think you captured her style beautifully while still being true to your own!! This is a beautiful card - love the two pieces of lace together. TFS :)

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