Saturday, March 20, 2010

Going Back to my Roots...Clean and Simple

Clean and simple.
What does that look like to you?
I think most would say that the more 'white space' you
have, that's clean and simple or, CAS.

For me, CAS is going back to the basics and using
layers in a way that keeps the card clean and for me
that's a 'simple' process.

So that's what I have been doing lately
and I must say it's been refreshing.

I went on a little buying spree last week in Wisconsin.
There are few stores that I like to visit and this time
around, I was able to stop at Gina K's.
Unfortunately, they were closing early, so didn't have time
to really look, but I will be back.
While I was away, I bought this fabulous DP from
'Quite Contrary' from My Mind's Eye,
along with the die cut.
The swiss dot EF is a Cuttlebug and the sentiment
has become one of my's from Studio G.

By the way....Happy Spring to all of you.
What's the weather like where you are?
We had temps in the 60's all last week.
Today, the first day of Spring is definitely
coming in like a lion...
SNOW and 34 degrees!

Oh well...Happy Everything.



Alice Wertz said...

very cute! lovely card, Julie!!

eiyiyi said...

Ah a girl after my own heart. Your card is adorable!

I love CAS! In the way I dress, make cards, live my life.

Diane said...

Hi Julie--How can you not love this card?! Yes, it's beautiful here for the first day of Spring also,--just got back from Columbus, Ohio--and stopped at a Dick Blick Store--an actual store. And thank you so much for directing me to Sarah's site--I love her style!

Sharon said...

Love that paper Julie. Darling card and perfec for Spring!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

too much fun! the 1st day of spring and it's been snowing all day. good thing it's not accumulating. ground got warm from the 2 spring-like days we had. i'm not holding out for summer either.

Crystal said...

OOO Girl what a fabby umbrella, lovin the added sparkle and the perfect sentiment! Great card girl!

butterflyamanda said...

Fab paper i love the umbrella's i need one of those it's been raining in the southwest[uk] for 4 days now!!! great weather for crafting though so i can't complain. great card i love it!!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a cute card, Julie! I love that DP, too! The pearls on the umbrella are a sweet touch!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable card. love the umbrella paper and the coordinating embellishment. You and I are sharing this snow. Can't wait for it to finish up!

Heather Jensen said...

Very nice! I really like the umbrealla DP. I sould love to go to a Gina K store.

We are having the same weather here. I sent it your way...thought you might like it. :)

peggy gatto said...

Love your design!!! i too sometimes think simple elements together make for a great design!
thanks for your nice comment!

Ingunn said...

Hi Julie!
Lovely card, I like it!
I've been peeking trough your blog, and I like what I see!

Thank you for leaving a nice comment at my blog, and than you for following my blog!
I'm now folloving your blog too, and put you on my bloglist! I'm looking forward to see what you'll create in the future.

Hugs from Norway!

Paul B said...

Hey Julie. Thx for your much appreciated comment :) Great fun to see you dabbling in the CAS style. Beautiful card with funky colours. The Umbrella really stands out. Love following your blog :) Px

Anne Jagger said...

Wish I could do CAS. This is so lovely.

Maggi said...

That card is TOO cute! Love the little umbrella! We're having sunny weather here, I wish it would last forever!

chris f said...

Hi Julie
That card is very pretty - back to basics? It's so much better than where I started! I can't master CAS - I don't think I know when to stop!
Weather wise, here in the North west of the UK we have a lovely spring day - the trees on the riverbank are budding, the frogs are breeding in my pond and my neighbours are out gardening or playing football (the proper kind lol) with their children. I sat on my balcony with a cappuccino earlier, chopping up scraps for the birds, and it was bliss to feel heat from the sun. Hope it lasts!

Deb Rymer said...

I'm with you, Julie - I love the CAS style the best - and your card does it beautifully. Gorgeous layout and DP!

lynn said...

this card is adorable, julie! love the colors, umbrellas...everything!