Saturday, August 31, 2013

Trees=Books


It's nice to have a long, relaxing weekend. I think I'll get to make a few cards. We're not going anywhere for the Labor Day holiday and no visitors. Housework and yard work done and that leaves time for my craft.

My card is a case of LuvLee  on Splitcoaststampers. She is the featured stamper this week. This is her very pretty CAS card.

I'm also entering my card into the challenge at CAS-ology #59. I'm thinking outside the box with this one.


As you see, the cue card is Book. I hope I didn't go too far out on a limb with this card for it to fit their challenge. They did say maybe your thoughts for this card will take you completely away from the literal meaning. My idea is books are made with paper and trees are used to make the paper. Therefore, my tree card.....hmmm

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week is Anything Goes

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Recipe:
Stamps-A Muse Artstamps/Birch Forest with Leaves (I left off the leaves), Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Peaceful Nuthatch...A Muse may now be A Muse Studio
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Black pearls

24 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely white space and wondrous trees!! Great take on the cue!

Lovely card!!

Thanks for joining us in the FUN this week at CASology!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous graphic card!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice CAS card and perfect sentiment tfs!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh a little jealous of your crafty time this weekend. I have been missing my craft room. It's been quite awhile since I have been in mine.

Your card is peaceful just like your sentiment!

Davi said...

Fabulous CAS Brenda, I love those trees, very cool :)

Rosemary said...

so happy to see one of your wonderful cards in the CASology gallery, benzi!! your card is amazing and a brilliant take on the cue word!!

Meghan said...

Great take on the cue card. Love the white space! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benzi,
Deine Karte strahlt wirklich Frieden aus. Ein sehr schöner Baum wunderschöner Spruch.

Ich wünsche Dir auch einen friedlichen Tag. Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Audrey Ann said...

Wow Benzi - this is pure perfection! I love the simple white design and the pop of red border - exquisite! And quite peaceful! Thanks for visiting me in Blogland :)!
Hugs,
Audrey

Maria said...

You card indeed looks very peaceful! Great use of white space and lovely accent with the pearls! Enjoy your weekend crafting, hugs!

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty card, but what I like most about it is your take on the code word! I love seeing all the different ideas that people come up with to meet these one-word challenges! Brilliant interpretation!

Ellen said...

Fabulous CAS Benz! You always rock CAS cards!! Love your take on the cue~Fabulous! Enjoy your crafty time! Busy long weekend here that doesn't include crafting.
Big Hugs
Ellen

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh what a gorgeous CAS card, great take on the book theme!
Enjoy your long weekend ... hope you're keeping hubby busy out in the garden ;)

Carla S. said...

Fantastic CAS card, Brenda! Very striking design!

Bonnie said...

This works for me, Brenda! Perfect!

NanaConnie said...

Did you really say, "Out on a limb?" Grooaaan OK, despite that, I love the card. And the trees.
It's quickly getting to be that time of year. I keep looking at my two huge oak trees in the front and back, and I tell myself that one good thing about moving is that I won't be raking 140 bushels of oak leaves every fall. :-D

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love your clever connection to the cue card and the beautiful clean design in classic colours! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

nwilliams6 said...

What a cool CAS card - perfect design and great stamp! Hugz!

MaryH said...

I happen to love birch trees. This is lovely, and I really liked the clean & simple style of B&W you used on this one. Really nice card. TFS

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a fabulous card Benzi!! So fresh, crisp and clean! Love it!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

JD/ Jill said...

What a great take on the challenge...My first glance at your post, and I thought "How do trees fit the cue card?" and wow! You aced it. Not only with challenge inspiration but that great CAS card...so peaceful!

Cathy said...

Simply beautiful. You inspire me to try my hand at a CAS card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Ah, I like your take on the cue word "Books". You're right: books are made of paper, which comes from trees. That's deep thinking there! I hope it earned you some honors at the challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS...classy....and the sentiment truly matches the image