Friday, July 29, 2011

CAS-ual Friday ~ 1st Challenge

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dets: all a|s unless noted: CS: sugar, gingham: buttercup, sage and grass; Stamps: Vintage A Muse, ovalicious, woodland friends, friends fur-ever; Inks: sky, french roast, memento black; Copics: E33; Other: Kawaii tape (green washi tape)
Happy Friday, blogworld! 

Today I get a chance to participate in my first CAS-ual Friday!

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CAS-ual Friday challenges focuses on the "Clean and Simple" style of card making.  They embrace the white spaces and the simplicity of cards.  I love A Muse Studio products because they too love the clean and simple look. 

My A Muse Studio business is off to a very good start and I want to be really good at what I do. What I challenged myself is to participate in challenges to let my creative juices flow and to get better at my trade.  These challenges are a great starting off point especially since I get to learn different techniques and go "out of the box".

For this challenge, we had to create a 4x9 card. I've never made a long and short card.  It took me a while to think of what I actually wanted to do. I even cut the cardstock wrong! It's okay tho.

 Karen Baker's Critters of the sea was so cute, I had to force myself not to use the a|s whale in "keep swimmin'". 

The cool thing about this challenge is that they have sponsors who gives away prizes.  Who can turn away from a chance to win cool stuff?  Bonus ~ Sweet!!! This week is Lawn Fawn, a company that sells cute clear polymer stamps.  The winner wins a $25 gift certificate from their company.  Check out their website:

Talk about awesome sauce! 

Happy TGIF, everyone and keep stamping! 

To purchase any a|s products, shop at my webstore:
orders over $150 gets free stuff!

email me to get your free products:
analynm808 {at} gmail {dot} com


  1. love your scene...I especially like the strip of washi tape - very cool!!

  2. Thanks so much for the sweet shout out ~ I would still love to see an A muse version of the whale card! Your card today is a lot of fun, great colors, great scene! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. So adorable! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. super cute!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Liking this card a lot! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!