Saturday, September 6, 2014

Simple simplicity


Cheryl is hosting the challenge at Just Us Girls this week. It is my favorite challenge- a word challenge. And the word is leaves. How appropriate since it is fall and the leaves are beginning to turn. For some reason I had trouble with this one. I think I was going to big and to complicated. I was working on this card on my crafting vacation. My friends were laughing at me because I just couldn't get it. Finally in frustration I said how about if I just stick a leaf in the corner with a saying!!! 

Wait- isn't this what they call an "aha moment"?!!? I did stick a leaf in the corner and added a saying, but it seemed just a bit to simple. Bevy B. suggested I use one of her background stamps. I t added just the right touch. the saying from one of her Papertrey Ink sets was perfect. I think you can figure out why!

I like it so well, I tried it with kraft paper and it gave this somewhat feminine card a masculine feel.


If you have ever been to the blog Simplicity? Susan is the queen of CAS. This card is so her- well only if you removed the background.

Don't let the idea of leaves overwhelm you like it did me, just have fun and join us at Just Us Girls this week!


7 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous CAS card -- love that bg too

Nancy said...

Nice CAS card!!

Lisa Kind said...

I think it would be lovely with or without the background, but I do like it! Very pretty card!

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love your wonderful background. Your leaf in the corner is perfect...great job!

Maria Levine said...

Love simplicity! This is a great card! Nice job with the challenge!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Both versions are beautiful CAS creations! That background was the perfect addition.

Pamellia Johnson said...

I love both versions, but I admit I'm drawn to the feminine one. I love the way the leaf pops off the page! :)