Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What's Up? and an honor


Another try at a CAS card--this time for PDCC & CASology.  Most 3rd graders can color better than me, but today I actually used my COPICs (Y21 & BV00) to color this cute little Hero Arts butterfly--yah--simple is good!  The sentiment is from the same older clear set called Happy Hello.  I think this is the first time I've used these 2 stamps.  Yellows are not really my color, but I have to say I love the PDCC color combo.  At first I expected to use mostly the Lavender, but I'm actually really happy I decided to use my textured Buttercream colored cardstock for my "white space"--what do you think?  I punched out the butterfly & matted it with a scrap cut with the smallest Spellbinders Lacey Circles die.  Being CAS, I resisted the urge to add embellishments except for a spot of lavender Stickles on the antennas.





I had a wonderful surprise & honor on Saturday when Sally (Abbey's Attic) nominated me for my second Liebster award. This award was designed to promote blogs which have less than 200 followers. Once the award is accepted, the idea is to pay it forward to five other blogs you enjoy, encouraging others to visit, leave comments, and hopefully follow. 
To accept the award:Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to their blog. Post the award on your blog. Give the award to five other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  
Write a comment on their blog letting them know they have been nominated. 
I hope you'll check out Sally's wonderful work & her cute kitty cats as well as these 5 inspiring blogs with less than 100 followers: 

Stacy, Sweethearts & Sweet Tarts--A fellow Oregonian (we gotta meet one of these days!) who shares heartwarming "mommy" stories, her wonderful decorating, views of our neck of the woods AND terrific crafting projects. 
Jessi, OneCraftyMama--A fairly new friend I met through the new Muse Blog.  She makes beautiful cards & took time to enter my 1 yr Blogiversary Challenge with a fabulous kraft canvas butterfly card.
Kristie, Kreative Kristie--Another blog I discovered through Muse. She nails every challenge she enters--"Kreative" is the perfect name for her blog.
Kim, Inky Kim Craft--Not sure how we found each other, but we seemed to just connect.  She lives in England, her style is completely different than mine & I love seeing what she comes up with--lots of gorgeous elements.
Martha, Martha's Creations--We met through Flickr & now both have blogs.  Anytime you need a little inspiration, just check out her fabulous tag cards--so professional no matter what style she chooses.

So many wonderful blogs--can't see them all, but maybe you can take time to check out these 5 ladies--you won't be disappointed!

21 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Thank you soooooo much for this award, Greta! I am honored. I am happy to have found your blog as well. :)

Rosemary said...

super sweet CAS design, greta! so glad you were able to play along with CASology this week!

Stacy said...

Thank you Greta! I appreciate your nomination! I will check out the other blogs you have nominated as well. It would be cool to meet up sometime :)

Your CAS card is very CAS and very lovely :)

Lisa said...

Greta this is CAS perfection, so darn cute!!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! THANKS so much for sharing your take on the challenge!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Cute CAS card! Love the sentiment!

Anita Rex said...

I too suck at coloring which is why I either paper pie e or watercolour! I love your card! Glad you went with the yellow base! :)

Dawn Turley said...

what a delightful CAS card Greta. I love the colour of your card. It is so pretty.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Perfect colouring and a perfect colour combination! This is CAS and lovely - well done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

walchowDesign said...

beautiful CAS card and your coloring is perfect, Greta!

Martha said...

Greta, what a perfectly darling CAS card you've created with the lovely colors. Simply beautiful!

Thank you SO much for the award! You are always SO kind and thoughtful!

Jessi Fogan said...

Good for you stretching into those markers! It's discouraging when it doesn't come easily - but little bits are the perfect way to practice, and I LOVE that little butterfly!
AND, oh em gee, Greta, I am so pleased & honoured that you've passed the Liebster award on to me :) Thank you so much! And now the grueling 5-people-pick begins.... :D Seriously, thank you for your kind words!

alexandra s.m. said...

Congrats Greta! and I really like that sweet card of yours ;-)

Barb M said...

I love this CAS design and that super sweet butterfly! Gorgeous design!

Sally said...

Adorable CAS design, Greta, and beautiful color combination. Your butterfly looks great! Thanks for mentioning my blog and I'm going to go look at the others you mentioned.

Tracey McNeely said...

Greta your card is so sweet, I love that butterfly. Congrats on your Liebster award. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Cathy A said...

Great CAS card Greta, these colours are perfect for spring.

Jen W. said...

Love your sweet CAS card! The yellow and purple are lovely together and the rounded corner is the perfect touch. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week.

Kailash said...

Your CAS design is so pretty Greta, have a wonderful weekend!!

Kim Robertson said...

Greta I am so sorry it has taken me so very long to come on and accept this lovely award from you, bless you. Thanks so much for thinking of me and I really have appreciated all your support and kindness since we found each other. I am not quite sure how to sort it but bear with me and i will have it sorted and post on and link back may take couple days though.
Again Bless you i am so very lucky to have found such wonderful bloggy/crafty pals.
love
Kim xxx

mypapercraftworld said...

Beautifully CAS, Greta, a perfect little butterfly! Congratulations on the Liebster Award! Anita :)