Monday, November 16, 2009

November 8 - 14

Good morning everyone! I hope your Monday is off to a Marvelous start! It's the first day of a new beginning here in our home! I actually have two Top 10 lists for you this week - one from my general blog perusing and one from the Friends of Faith blog hop - scroll down to see that list!

So -- here are my favorite 10 from the past week! Click the link to visit each creator's blog/gallery and view their creation in it's Full Glory!! And since you're there, please leave them a little note letting them know what you think!

Linda created a perfect CAS card for the Thanksgiving holiday. It's such a perfect example of how you can make one layer of white cardstock into something special. When you visit, be sure to click the card to make it bigger - it's well worth the extra seconds!

Christi Thorsen always creates gorgeous cards and this one is no exception. It's a sweet little scrapling in one of my favorite color combos. There's some gingham in there (swoon!) and of course one of her big floppy bows!

Kim Costello has created gorgeous Anya cards in her new gig on the Club Anya team -- this is! I actually have a card that Kim sent me months and months ago as part of some blog candy --- so I know that as stunning as this card is on my computer screen - it's Breath-Taking in person. I can just imagine!

Bev Rousch has always been a favorite of mine. She used one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets of all time on this card. I love the panel of decorative paper that stretches across the center of the card and the slight distressing on it. I also love way she left the stamped panel un-mounted.

Cindy Beach has been one of my favorite stampers ever since I started my blog 2 years ago. She has a clean uncluttered style that always makes me go 'ooohhh'. This card shows her meticulous attention to detail and neatness. The color combo is great, her fussy cutting is flawless and the sweet touches of ribbon and beads and all finish it off beautifully!

Anita Hovey blew me away with her butterfly card this week. The grid layout creates simplicity and structure while the shape of the butterfly and the print of the paper gives it a whimsical and fresh feel! Her post is also a treat as you can see how color really changes the look of the same elements. The white base was my favorite - go see which one was Anita's!

Rebecca Ednie is the artist behind this lovely and vintage pocket and tag ensemble. I love work in brown and the cream that she paired it with along with all the feminine touches from flowers to lace to charms is just enchanting. She is so talented and this is one of my favorite pieces she's ever done --- in the top 10 of her works anyway! LOL!! to date. because I know she'll be creating more gorgeousness that will blow me away!

Jana Mays also created a white base card that is just GOR-geous! It's a perfect card for a new mother (you know how I feel about baby cards, right?). The ribbon and charm are just the right touch of a little embellishment. Of course, her coloring is soft and understated which really makes the card come to life!

Claire Daly blew me away with this card! The layout, the papers, the colors, the technique - all superb! I really want to know if that paper is available in the US or if it's only for sale in Australia (i know that's baja breeze --- so it's probably not). Lots of details to enjoy on this one as well!

And my favorite card this week: it's actually a tie b/c I could NOT decide!


I've seen lots of snowglobe shaped cards in the last few weeks -- but this is hands down, the best one I've seen. I love the dimension she achieved with the embossing and the sweet polar bear scene she created is so cute. I will warn you - when you read her post, she's going to go on and on about the homemade chocolate covered cherries she made for a craft fair. She's been torturing me with mention of them all week! LOL!!!!

And the little baby onesie card is certainly not a "new" idea --- but again, hands-down, this is my favorite one I've seen in the last few years. It's baby so of course, I'm gonna love it! But I love that all that white --- embossing it just kicked it up ten notches!! And the sweet red collar with tartan bow - just screams Christmas baby wear!! Deb did an excellent job with the finishing touches on this one - wait till you see the way she decorated the collar!

Here is a button that you can display on your blog if you like. Link it here. Link it to the post where you were featured. Don't link it. Whatever makes ya happy! Just know that YOUR creations added a touch of happiness to me this week!

That's it for this week. Be sure to let these talented ladies know what you think if you haven't already! There are so many words in our society that seek to destroy and cut people down. Take a moment to counter that by leaving some words that seek instead to lift up and encourage.


Heather Schlatter said...


Girl you just spoil me so much with your recognitions on here often enough to make my head swell!!!!

Thanks for picking my Snow Globe Card it is one I was pretty proud of myself!!! LOL!!!

And to be the tie for the most favorite???? WOW!!!!


Bev said...

Thank ya kindly for your sweet compliment in putting my card in your top ten!
Just love your site and am bookmarking it! :) Hugs,

Claire said...

Thanks so much for making my day by recognising my card as one of your top 10. What a fabulous compliment among all these fabulous cards, and what a positive and lovely blog - THANKS a heap! Claire Daly in Australia :)

CindyB said...

Cassie, I LOVE this blog and I've just spent the last hour admiring the blogs of the amazing artists you've chosen. I am so honored to be among them, thanks so much for your kind words!

Christi said...

Oh Cassie!! You have totally made my morning! Than you SO much for this awesome honor!!!

Grace said...

Hi Cassie! Oh my... I am soooo honored that you selected my card for your top 10 on the Friends of Faith Blog Hop! Wow! I am thrilled and now I have another fantastic site to check out too! What wonderful inspiration I found here!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!

Deb said...

Hi Cassie! I'm right there with Heather...floored that you have again chosen one of my cards, and thrilled to find it tied for FAV of the week! That little card was fast and fun to make, and it has surprisingly become a huge favorite! Thanks so much for featuring it here! {{hugs}}

Meda said...

Cassie, this blog is a fabulous idea! It would be great to see uncropped pictures. My internet connection doesn't let me open too many pages.