Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I was recently inspired by some cards created by Dawn McVey and decided to follow her lead to create a few CAS (clean and simple) cards....this is the first one. I'm finding that I am really gravitating towards a simpler look, not only on my own cards but even what I see on other blogs and galleries. There's always a place and time for the multi-layer, pierced, sewed, and distressed cards (and TAGS!) but for the every day, I love this style. And it seems Papertreyink cards are the perfect stamps for these looks! This card is showing three of my favorite sets; Polka Dot Basics II, Text Style, and Signature Greetings. I'm also really digging these bold, bright colors paired with kraft cardstock. I'm in the midst of creating a scrapbook for a friend who is having a baby and decided to use kraft as an accent color vs. white and I love it! The kraft cardstock is just where it's at! ;-) And...I did add just a wee bit of distressing on the edges of this card...I just can't help myself! Well, just a few days until Christmas and I can't wait!! I LOVE Christmas! My husband went to NY last night to pick up my 90-something year old Grandmother and I expect them back home after lunch. So looking forward to spending the holidays with "Nona" as my kids call her. That and seeing my boy's faces on Christmas morning when they see what's under the tree! Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas!


Cynthia J.S. said...

I really like this design...color choices too.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

I just LOVE this, Kim! It's perfect! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Allison said...

A great composition with it's mix of color and papers!