Is it Spring yet?

I'm seriously wishing for Spring here. We had yet another icy mix and a delayed opening this morning! It's just plain old dark and dreary, I would love to jump back into bed and go take a nice long nap...maybe until Spring really does get here ;)
I usually I post "Family Time Friday" today, however, I have good news to share {drum roll}... I made it through the first round at SCS CAS Design Team search and am now a semi-finalist :) Yippee! I have to admit, I was a bit nervous, the competition is REALLY talented. I got right to work on the next challenge: a Color Combo...Pink, Kraft, Brown & White/Vanilla.
Since I'm so craving Spring, I went with a Spring theme. You know what I love most about this card? I used tons of dies, punches, an embossing folder & embellies and it is STILL Clean & Simple. Some people get the impression that a CAS card has to take 10 minutes using as few products as possible. This is definitely NOT the case and this card is the perfect example of that!!! CAS design has one focal point, lots of "white" space and is uncluttered...not drab & boring.
Wish me luck in the next round, we find out the finalists on Sunday...fingers crossed (again).

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Valentine Defined, Easter Blossoms
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink & Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Top Note Die, Beautiful Butterflies, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Oval & Oval Scallop punches, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Subtles buttons, linen thread, Basic Pearls

If you'd like to purchase these or other SU! supplies, visit my online store.


kaylou said...

ooh this is gorgeous, so elegant, I love kraft card.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Dana said...

Wow Mo!! This is absolutely stunning! I love it! And I had no idea you were going thru this process for SCS (my fav place!!!) You've got my vote lady.. hands down!

Amy said...

This is STUNNING Mo!! fingers and totes crossed for you sweety!! I have a feeling this card will be a total win them over though, it is just perfect, those butterflies on the tree...fabulous touch!!

Claudia said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the pink and brown together and it really sings SPRING.
Another winner!