Sunday, March 6, 2011

Keep it Simple Sunday, Week 4

Hi there! I'm into my fourth week of Keep it Simple Sunday, where I focus on creating CAS cards in 30 minutes or less. I don't know about you but one of the most time consuming processes for me, is picking out patterned papers to match my projects. So, today I just decided to eliminate them all together and focus on the image. This way, it gives me a chance to show off my awesome coloring and shading skills...umm...NOT EXACTLY!! I'm trying to get better and that's all that matters, right? Haha! 

I think the details are pretty self-explanatory, so I'm only going to mention a couple things. I used a glitter pen on the heart and then added some Crystal Effects to give it a little pop.The baker's twine on this card was actually sent to me by one of my bloggin' friends, Cheryl. (click her name to visit her blog, you will be glad you did!) :) Here's the inside of the card:
I'm also submitting this one to That's Krafty Thursday at The Spotted Chick's blog. It's a fun challenge that asks participants to use Kraft (Crumb Cake) on their projects. Love it! :)

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by and please visit again soon. If you have a chance, please leave a comment and say hello before you go. Have a great rest of your day! 
(PS: I have something to share...take a peek at the top of the left sidebar...right above the clock! I got the ok to post it a little while ago. Eeek! I will "officially" let the cat out of the bag soon, but I was too excited not to give a hint today!)

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Morning Cup
Ink: Basic Black classic ink
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border punch, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Crystal Effects and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: heart brads, baker's twine (thanks, Cheryl!!), button, red glitter pen and alcohol-based markers

26 comments:

  1. Oh so cute. Love the thread going though the button. X

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  2. What a great card and so much fun, love the colors and the image, hmm....all of a sudden I need a cup of coffee... is Ozzy out of his bath?

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  3. I love this card... wow you did it in 30 minutes that is great. You did a amazing job on the coloring. did you use SU markers? it is perfect!


    Hugs
    Shirley

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  4. Ohhhhhhhhhh so divine! This is over the top scrumptious! You know me and my penchant for S'Bux, anything Coffee spells H-A-P-P-Y!! LOVE IT! The border, the gorgeous lattice folder, this card is so much more elegant than simple, my friend! Fabulous treatment with the button and twine - just so gorgeous in 100 ways! Hope your weekend was FAB-U-LOUS!

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  5. Nothing wrong with your coloring AM--it looks great and I love the simple color palette. It really makes the focal images POP! LOVE it!

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  6. Very cute...your coloring does look great!

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  7. How absolutely adorable is this? LOVE the clean lines and that embossing folder is one of my FAVS!! Oh and that thick baker's twine is the perfect finishing touch to your AWESOME colored image! I think you did a fantastic job! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

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  8. Love it, Anne Marie! The texture is fabulous! The twine and the brads are the perfect touches!

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  9. Very Cute. Love the twine and button combo and the hearts are the perfect compliment to the cups.
    With your color choices this could have been titled a Mocha Morning Cup or Lotta Latte with a peppermint twist!

    Thanks for sharing the KISS idea.

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  10. Cute, cute! I love coffee themed cards! Great texture. I need to get that embossing folder.

    Thank you for the shout out!

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  11. This is so CUTE! Love the texture and fun details. Awesome color choices too!

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  12. What a precious card, Anne Marie!! Love the Coffee pot and Perk Up sentiment on your textured background!

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  13. Congratulations, Anne Marie!!! I'm so thrilled you're going to be on the DT for The Paper Players!!!!

    Ok - now to your divine card... I love the colors and I think you did a great job with the coloring and shading. Love the way you highlighted the heart in the mug on the card front with the CE.

    Again, congrats on the DT - well deserved honor!!! :) Lexi sends her best and a hug to Emmy (as well as a reminder to not dig). ;)

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  14. Fantastic Card !! I like the embossed background and the CAS Style of this card. Coffee Cards are always great !!

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  15. Anne Marie, I love love love this card! I (and most of my friends) are BIG Coffee drinkers. I never tire of using coffee for all sorts of occasions. I REALLY love how you used crystal effects on the cup and the bakers twine is the finishing touch! Very cool card.
    PS: Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my blog too. Hugs.

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  16. Love your card Anne Marie & that twine you used...that texture is awesome! Congrats on the Design Team post as well!!! Can't wait to see what you create!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Good morning ~

    You know how much I love clean & simple cards so this one is such a treat to my eyes. That coffee set is sweet and your coloring is fantastic! Ok, now you really got me thinking about that lattice square embossing folder!!!

    And yipppppppppeee!!! congrats, congrats, and congrats on the DT news! How awesome is that?!! So happy for you, friend. :o)

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  18. Hey Anne Marie - FANTABULOUS card. the baker's twine and the button are the perfect finishing touch. Fabulous.
    Now.. the design team news.. oh no... run.. hide (he he he... just kidding!!!!) It's wonderful and I am thrilled
    big hugs
    jaydee

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  19. Very pretty, I love that embossing, it gives your card an even warmer feel! Every time I visit here I tell myself I am going to start decorating the inside of my cards like you do, I love it.

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  20. Great card! I love love love that embossing folder! I use it all the time and in fact in my latest! I also love how you did the inside. What a great touch!

    Also, I have a surprise for you on my blog: http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/2011/03/awards-awards.html

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  21. Ann, this is just adorable. Love the embossing and those cute little hearts.

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  22. I love that car. I have that set and now want to pull it out. Thank you!!!

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  23. Love, Love, LOVE this card. I like the fact that your card does not have patterned paper. Your embossing of the background is perfect. Reminds me of a table cloth for a table for two to have coffee. You always do a beautiful job with the insides of your cards. Something I need to work on! Best, Curt

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  24. I agree with you about the time consuming part being picking the paper - that's what takes me a while too - so your idea to elminiate the pp is great :)

    The image does pop out! What a cute image at that too :)
    Maria

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  25. love this card from the colors to the coloring...thks for sharing...

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie