Monday, May 5, 2014

LOVE




Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. It was sunny and warm here in my part of AL so hubby and I worked in the yard....very hard. We cleaned out and re-mulched a bed, went to a couple of plant nurseries, potted some plants, and just had a good time. It wasn't so fun when we finished and I realized how tired I was. :-)

It's time for the CAS271 challenge on Splitcoaststampers. This week we are to case a card from a past DT CAS member and that person is Angela Maine aka Arizona Maine. What a beautiful gallery. Believe me, I could case all her cards. This is the card I chose to case.

You can see the changes I made while keeping it fairly close to hers. 

Recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Little Flowers (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Old Olive cardstock, Bazzill Gumball cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories- Spellbinders Shapeabilities/Bird Sanctuary, Taylored Expressions/Bless Your Nest die/bird, Cheery Lynn Designs/Fanciful Flourish die, Recollections mulberry paper mini roses, Flower Soft peel off stickers (chain)

Entering these challenges:
Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery- May Gallery
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

33 comments:

Cathy said...

Very pretty card Benzi! I love your colors! Just delightful!

Doreen said...

Such a lovely design.xxx

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card - cute cute cute bird and flowers tfs!!!

Bonnie said...

I know what you mean about Angela's cards. And you've done a wonderful CASE! I love the birdcage diecut and that your bird is on the outside with those gorgeous flowers.

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda! Really love this design on this one! Wasn't the weekend wonderful? We had a great time with our friends!

jimlynn said...

I really thought that was a piece of chain holding the birdhouse! VERY pretty and of course love the cute little bird and flower. Beautiful card!
Lynn

Donna Hanley said...

Lovely card, Benzi. Wow I would have never guessed that the chain was a sticker. Very nice card. That yard work can really do you in, huh? Last week I dug up a 30 year old rhododendron, what a job, but I could hardly move the next day. Getting too old for this stuff, but I'm thankful I CAN do it. Enjoy the rest of the week.

Mynn xx said...

What a gorgeous CAS creation! LOVE the pop of colors in the flowers and bird! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

MaryH said...

Both are just adorable cards, but I'm gonna have weigh heavily in favor of yours because of this lovely little bluebird (bet you guessed that!). Loved the pale yellow roses on your inspiration card, but yours is just as pretty as can be. Love this birdhouse die too! TFS & hope you got to rest up some today. Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

Carol L said...

I agree with Angela's cards being so pretty, but so are yours! This hanging birdcage looks so pretty on the silver "chain" and I just love the pop of colors with the bird, flourish and flowers! I like how you worked the sentiment into the top of the cage too! A beautiful card! I'm glad you got your yard work done and had beautiful weather for the weekend ;)

Irish Cherokee said...

Love CAS. Beautifully CAS Benzi.

Lee-Anne said...

This is just so sweet, Benzi! Love how you did the sentiment! Looking forward to our weather improving so I can spend some time outside like you!

Marisa said...

Fabulous!! The white on white with a pop of colour is perfect!

Sassy Raggedy said...

This is just beautiful Brenda. I love how you do these CAS cards. They are just so hard for me to do. We did indeed have a wonderful weekend. My boys were both busy working so I crafted all weekend. Hugs, joann

NanaConnie said...

This is magnificent, Benzi! I had to look at that chain several times. I just can hardly believe it's a sticker. I'm going to have to go explore Flower Soft stickers! :-D

Charlene said...

Beautiful design!! I love the white with the pop of color!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Benzi! Awesome use of dies and especially that chain sticker. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so pretty, Brenda! Great inspiration for me as I have sweet bird cages in my piles of NBUS! Your weekend sounds familiar. The yard work in the spring is so worth all the aches and pains as everything gets cleaned up/out and revitalized! Hugs, Darnell

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous and I adore how the colourful birdie and flowers pops against the bird cage.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Leah said...

So beautiful! I love the white with the pop of color and I love the bird cage. Thanks for sharing with us at IBS :)

Shirley said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I really like how you did the sentiment and your bird with the leaf flourish is wonderful!!

Angel 007 said...

Eine wunderschöne und sehr elegante Karte liebe Benzi. Ich mag den Vogelkäfig und Deine niedliche Dekoration sehr.

Ganz liebe Grüße, Carmen

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is so pretty, I love your pops of colour!
Glad you had a fun day in the garden, it always feels so rewarding to look out and see all your hard work ... feel free to send some of your good weather our way as ours is pants!

Pops Origami said...

It is beautiful. Love it much

Davi said...

This is beautiful, love the white birdcage and pop of color with the flowers!! Working in the yard sounds wonderful much rather do that than go to work :)

Maria said...

So very pretttyyy! Love the bird cage and bird! Gorgeous with white background and lovely color!

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Benzi ... an a lovely tribute to Angela. Loll xx

Diane said...

Wonderful design Brenda the pop of color is outstanding.

Hugs diane

nwilliams6 said...

Love the way you stamped the sentiment and the way you used this die cut. Elegant and very cool! Love your garden/bird theme you have been using on your cards - I know how you love gardens. Hugz!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is very beautiful, with all the white and some punches of drenched color.

You're right: Arizona Maine has beauuuuutiful stuff. Love her style.

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow....what a beauty...great use of the die cuts

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous uses of the cage - I love it white against the white! Thanks for joining in with IBS!

ps CONGRATS on being Dirty! I just saw that yesterday! [I'm quick like that]