Thursday, February 7, 2013

Make a Wish!

This week's cue at CASology had me a little stumped:



I don't own any of the images one normally associates with fairytales like castles or princes or princesses.  Since I visited Disney World right before Christmas the words from one of their theme songs popped into my head...."When you wish upon a star....Doesn't matter who you are....".  I can remember picking spent dandelions as a little girl and "making a wish" before blowing on them to make "snow" :)



These Memory Box chloe stem die cuts kind of remind me of dandelions.  The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.  I am in LOVE with the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neopolitan pp collection and can't seem to stop making cards with it :)  CASology DT member Tracey covered her whole card front with pp for this week's challenge and cautioned against adding too much clutter to keep the design CAS.  I heeded this advice and refrained from adding bling to the die cuts.  I also tried to keep my design a bit flatter by embossing a frame on the card base instead of diecutting a window and popping the negative space on the card base with foam tape like I normally do.  I've been a bit more mindful about creating cards with less bulk as I don't know about you but these USPS increases are killing my wallet :(
Other Supplies Used:  Papertrey ink white cs, Spellbinder wonky rectangle nesties, Creative Impressions twine

Thanks for stopping by!  And be careful this weekend if you live in the path of the big Nor'easter they are forecasting!

20 comments:

svelteSTUFF said...

Very VERY nice interpretation of what could be a mundane topic ('Fairytales'). I think sometimes it is a good thing NOT to own 'everything' that is available and be forced to be creative ;-)
I think this is one of my favorites yet!!!

Anita Rex said...

Truly love what you I'd with this die I have it too! Fabulous inspiration for fairytale!

Anita Rex said...

What you did (blame the iPad)

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card - such a sweet colour and image combination! Jo x

Jen W. said...

Fabulous take on the cue word! I love the idea of dandelion wishes! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty - love the fresh springy green (sigh, it's snowing here - we're expecting 30 cms!!) and the pretty pop of pink! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

joy said...

Great idea for that song/fairytale! Love this die!!!

Judy1223 said...

Robin, I love your train f thought as you interpreted this cue...and Disney is all about making wishes come true (isn't it an amazing place?!)! I love the soft colors and minimal embellishments...a beautiful CAS card! (I really love the dry embossed wonky rectangle frame...I still don't quite get how to do that!) Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Barb said...

I loved that you shared your thoughts on how you came up with a card for this challenge, Robin! So clever! And it's beautiful too!

Ginny said...

Fabulous design, Robin! It really is such a pretty card. Love that green and pink together. And like you, I try to be mindful of the bulk in my cards because most of them do go in the mail, and the cost is getting more and more significant!
Thanks SO much for your super sweet comment you left on my blog!! :-))

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this, Robin. I love your thought process and your description of your thought process and your CAS execution. It is flawless! And I used to blow dandelion wishes, too! Thanks for the memory!!

Lin said...

Fantastic thinking outside the box, Robin! Love your card!

Rosemary said...

wonderfully inspired card, robin... the design is so perfectly CAS! i think you have mastered this genre!! thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a wonderful take on this week's cue word. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Virginia L. said...

I can totally see your fairy approach on this challenge! Well done, Robin! I love the soft colors and design!

Greta said...

I'm speechless--fabulous card, Robin! I pinned it so I can look at it over & over. Stay warm & safe this weekend--hoping it won't be as bad as they think.

Michelle said...

Too clever, Robin!!! Great interpretation of the cue word! I love it!!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is really stunning! Thanks for playing along at CASology.

Brenda said...

Another absolute stunner Robin! So clean and fresh looking!

Trinh said...

Beautiful design and I love your inspiration story! I had a shock when I went to the post office this past week. Yikes!