Monday, May 9, 2011

A New Challenge!

Happy Monday!

Have you heard of the blog called CAS-ual Fridays? If not, you should definitely check it out! They are all about clean and simple cards and they're having their first ever challenge! It's all about incorporating text into your creation. I never seem to have enough time to enter too many challenges but I really wanted to try this one. Here's what I came up with.


click on the photo to get a better view of the text on the flower and butterflies.

I used Wild Plum and Shell Pink, Alcohol Inks on glossy card stock, then stamped Hero Arts Old Letter Writing with black Staz-On ink, over the colors. I then stamped the flower, also in black. It's from the Hero Arts Blossom Art clear set. I cut it out and added it to the card with dimensional adhesive. I had just enough of the inked piece left over to punch out some butterflies.

I've had a lovely, restful day so far after working all weekend. We had an amazing three days in the floral department. We sold out of every single bouquet and only had a few plants left! Our sales beat last year's. . . .woo, hoo! All I can say is there must be a whole lot of happy mom's out there!

We are suppose to reach 80 degrees tomorrow! I've mowed the lawn once so far and can't wait to do it again! It is sooooo much better than shoveling! Yippee! Spring is here and Summer is on the way! Love this time of year!

Don't forget to check out CAS-ual Fridays first challenge!

Hope you have a happy week! Thanks for stopping by. . .it is much appreciated! :)

37 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Aw.. so sweet of you to mention our new challenge blog, Barb!GREAT idea to make this into a tall card! Love the gorgeous pink flowers with text and wonderul layering! So happy that you play our CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! YAY!

Cathy A said...

Lovely CAS card Barb, sounds like you had a busy weekend!

Sue said...

You do these cards so well Barb.
CAS cards, what a challenge they are
It is all about placement and colour; what is it you want as the main focus then just say no more! Sounds simple but not for everyone.
Love the colour you chose, your butterflies draw your eye downwards to the sentiment, great form a lovely card.
Smiles:)

Tina said...

Barb, your card is gorgeus. I love how you added colour to a CAS card-I allways tend to go white!

CinnamonSally said...

Love your bright cheerful CAS card Barb, glad to hear you are having better weather now.
Hugs
Sally

Tanya said...

Beautiful card, I love the color! I have been struggling with trying to make a CAS card, I feel like I need to add and add! You have done a perfect job on yours!

Rosemary said...

beautiful and perfectly done CAS card, barb!! good luck with the challenge...

Lynn said...

Barb, Gorgeous card...so glad you had outstanding sales and even more that you're having a relaxing day today! I'm off to the baseball fields....

Lisa said...

Love the bright pink with the black and the lighter pink- so pretty and eyecatching!

donna mikasa said...

Love your tall card design and the text on the butterflies, too! Such great colors! Good luck with the challenge!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh very nice!!! Love the colors!!!
Happy Monday!

Karen said...

Great Card, love the colors and I agree mowing is better than shoveling!

joy said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! I love that you used a tall card, too.

Maureen Morton said...

Barb, this is so striking! Love the unusual tall shape - it is somehow refreshing. And those colors are such a knock-out. May have to look into this challenge. Thanks for sharing.

Kryssi said...

Eeeps, love this, Barb!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is GOR-JUS!! I am in love with that color combo, and those butterflies and flower . . . delicious! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - hope to see more of your beautiful work!!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, this is so PRETTY! Lovely colors, and I love how you added text to the flower and butterflies. Super!

Enjoy that beautiful weather...hope its here to stay!

Jill said...

So incredibly vibrant! Love the alcohol inks! And the text is great stamped on top! I know I don't get a chance to say it enough, but I LOVE your cards and i LOVE visiting your blog!

Karen B. said...

Beautiful card, I love your color and layout choices. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays.

Simone said...

This is so beautiful Barb! Love those gorgeous pink colours and those flowers! Always love visting your blog :)

Brenda said...

Love your beautiful long card Barb! And your text covered flower and butterflies are gorgeous! Great CAS!

paula said...

Barb this is one gorgeous card. I love your version of the challenge - good luck xoxoxoxoxo

alexandra s.m. said...

GORGEOUS CARD indeed!
You make me want to play along also, thank you Barb <3

Dawn said...

such a great card Barb. Perfect CAS card.

Joy said...

This is such a beautiful card Barb, really love the monochromatic look! hope you get to rest soon, hugs my friend!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your tall card is beautiful Barb! Love the bright pink flowers. Great CAS card!

Sanne said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Barb.Love the simple design and that purple....WOW!

Jacqueline said...

The contrast of the pink with the fuchsia is really striking - classy too!

Laura Davis said...

What a beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at CAS!
Laura

sideoats + scribbles said...

This is awesome, Barb!

I saw the CAS challenge the other day -- totally gotta make time to play, it's right up my alley! Yay for CAS! :)

Tiffany said...

What a wonderful use of the alcohol inks, WOW! I still have not tried AI yet, hoping to some day! Love the pretty color plum!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Pretty card. Thanks so much for playing along with the first ever CAS-ual Fridays challenge.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely flowers and butterfly. Great CAS design!

ivy said...

what a beautiful card with the butterflies! like the size of the card too!

Michelle said...

I love this pretty card, Barb! Great design, flower and butterflies!

Michelle said...

Awesome card Barb, totally loving the colours:-) And the clean design is so easy on the eyes..

Beate said...

Gorgeous card.
Hugs and smiles