Thursday, November 22, 2012

CASE Study...Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends! I've got a multitude of things to be thankful for, my family, friends, opportunities in life that have come my way...and it's not only today that I feel this gratitude. I thank God for every wonderful thing in my life....and for every challenge that comes my way as this is my time to discover. I view life as a never ending series of learning experiences, some rank up there as good and memorable, some as not so pleasant and memorable. Card making is good AND memorable and CASE Study is the perfect tool to help me expand my knowledge of different styles of cards. Angeline is back this week with her perfectly CAS style and I have to say that I'm definitely learning that less is more, though I've been appearing to add more, though my ingredient list is less:

I lifted much of Angeline's card, including the colors, gratitude and Fall theme. The stamps are from different manufacturers (mine is from Verve) though they are the same wording. I added some leaf buttons and a raffia bow, cos sometimes in my mind, more is more. :)

Want to see how the other CASE Study design team members were inspired?
Here's the list of the other ladies' blog:
Here are the deets:
1. Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (being a featured creation, made by our Muse).
2. Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code CSC118), and link it to the CASE Study blog with the inlinkz widget. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog.
3. A new challenge is being posted every Thursday at 12.01 AM EST, and you've got until midnight on Tuesday to submit your entry.
4. You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project.
5. We will choose authors of the four most impressive creations, who will be awarded the Winner and Top 3 awards. In addition, there might be a person chosen randomly from the list of players, who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor - if there is one.
We will announce the winners on Wednesday.
6. Above all, have fun - and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Stamps: Treasured Words (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Autumn Abundance (PTI), Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Confetti White (SU!)
Ink: Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories: Labels Five Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Buttercup Liquid Pearls (Ranger), raffia, buttons
Size:  4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. A beautiful card Andrea and a very beautiful thought about the challenges in our lives~ Happy Thanksgiving

  2. I'm rehearsing my list of gratitudes for the dinner table tonight. Luckily for me, I go through this process frequently these days. I'm sure you'll agree it is a great boost when you think things are just tooooo topsy-turvey in your world. Like you, my paper crafting is a big part of my life and one of the things on my gratitude list is all the wonderful people in the paper crafting world who are so willing to share and teach and challenge us. You are right up there at the top of my list of people for all those things. Thank you, Andrea, and Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Where there are leaves, I iz happy :) Great case and I love the "more" you added because more is more is you :) Have a blessed Thanksgiving my friend. Hope things are progressing well with the Pharmacy renos. Thankful for you ((hugs))

  4. Excellent background stamping. Lovely card.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your's! ")

  6. Beautiful card! I love your style either CAS or shabby because you do both very well! Happy Thanksgiving to you and family, take care!

  7. Happiest of Thanksgiving wishes to you Andrea!!

  8. So pretty! I love the layers you added and the beautiful fall colors!

  9. EXCELLENT CASE, Andrea! Why, even the stamped sentiment looks so similar to Angeline's card. The leafy paper you used is really pretty. And even though this is not about your card, I also like the vintage mum image you finished your post with. It's beautiful. Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving!


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