Sunday, September 20, 2009

September 13 - September 19

It was another terrific week for creations in blogland!! Here are my Top Ten favorites from this week! You can click the pictures or the link to visit each creator's blog/gallery and see their creation in it's Full Glory!! And since you're there, might as well leave them a little note letting them know what you think!

It was tough to fill the number 10 spot -- there were so many terrific cards that caught my eye! But Tenia Nelson's bold and unique color combo just kept pulling me back! Black and white is classic and the pop of green literally makes me catch my breath! I totally want to try this color combo!

Anita Hovey created a totally cute "scrappy" style card using her Cricut. And the envelope --- continues the theme!

Deb Felts created this beauty! Her coloring skills just blew me away!! I feel like I could just pick up that apple and take a big, sweet, juicy bite! Of course, she has a terrific way of using layers and embellishments to pull together a truly beautiful card!

I loved this card from Laura Fredrickson! Polished stone is such a great way to create backgrounds! I loved the colors she used and it was a great reminder to use this technique! There is so much going on in her card -- yet it still looks so crisp and CAS at the same time!

When I joined the SBS group, I was so lucky to end up in the group with Cindy Beach. She is absolutely one of my favorite stampers! She is pretty much ALL Stampin' Up and creates masterpieces!! She shared a Christmas card this week with a unique color combination that I would've never thought of --- but ohmymy!!! It's a stunner! Totally chic and elegant!!

My friend Heather Schlatter amazes me every week with her creations -- but this week -- she left me awed and speechless with this creation as the Pink Cat Guest Designer! Her Halloween card is so creative and so genius!! You absolutely MUST go see it! You will be blown away!

Julia Stainton's card is full of words and I love the message. When I saw this card in the early part of the week, it was exactly what I needed to be reminded of! Focusing on the blessings in my life has so much more power than dwelling on the things that aren't!

Geny Cassidy created this stunner! The bold, graphic, modern design captures the eye! I literally felt like I could stare at this card forever! And pink flowers just call out to my soul!!

Natasha created this card - and sketch - for the Clean & Simple blog -- it's Fall to Layout 60. Clean & Simple is my favorite style! She has lots of wow factor though with the strip of gems and the leaf really is the focal point!

I saw this card on the 2Sketches4You blog as the card of the week and it's my favorite for this week as well (the fact that it's a baby card *might* have given it a slight advantage!). Jose created it and I had never been to her blog before. What a treasure to have found!!! I explored a bit and it wasn't long before I had added her blog to my reader!

As always, if you find something that you think is worthy of making the list, then please email me with a direct link --- you can find some info over there in the sidebar. And of course, if you don't want to be mentioned here or have a problem that I cropped your photo to share here, then please let me know and it will be removed. I certainly don't want to offend you!
Thanks so much to ALL stampers and papercrafters out there that share their lovely talents with us. Thanks to those of you that read this blog and share it with others!

May you have a beautiful week!


Heather Schlatter said...

O.K. Cassie,

Now you have me spoiled I am going to want to see my card here every week now!!! LOL!!!!

I loved all the other 9 you picked and I once again feel honored to share a place with these amazingly talented designers!!!


Deb said...

Cassie! I was away for the weekend, and what a JOY it was to come home and find my card using Asela's set featured here! That set is so beautiful, and it is so much fun to color!

Thank you so much for your wonderful words! What an honor to be included among these amazing artists!

PaperTree Designs said...

these are just lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kimberly's Krafts said...

This is a great idea Cassie! I love this....stummbled on it over at Unity. :) What a great way to showcase your favs!! LOVE it! I have missed you latley.....hope your doing well. :) It's always nice seeing your smiling face!~

Thnaks for all of this amazing inspiration! :) Wooot! To all the top ten!