8/27/2013

ccc #59 ~ Once Upon a Time!

 

Hi there I'm back again! {If you're here for my DeNami post please click here.} A couple of weeks ago I was the winner for a CAS-ology challenge. With that came an invitation from Melissa to be their guest designer for this week's challenge! She emailed me that the cue word would be book. Now let me tell you, I went completely blank on this one for days, completely!!!! How on earth could something so simple be so difficult? I brainstormed, I searched Pinterest and cardmaking blogs...nothing was sparking. I went to JoAnns with the hope of finding a sticker or embellie I could design around...zilch!! Now I'm down to one day before having to make this, get it photographed and sent off to Melissa in an email. Soooo I said to myself "Lisa get a grip this is not THAT hard"!!



Book...book...bookmark...bookplate...bookworm (hmmm, cute but I have no worms!)...page...first page...once upon a time...once upon a time??? That's it!!! A big sigh of relief as a complete calm washed over me when I finally sat down to create this...



I used a combination of small stamps to create a simple storybook-like illustrated corner that would highlight those famous words. My words were stamped with whimsical Hampton Arts letters. To balance the design I added another teeny corner diagonally opposite the first one. A soft color palette with sweet little stamps by Judith, Impression Obsession and Papertrey Ink.

I hope you have sparks of creativity for this cue word and play along with us this week at CAS-ology! Thanks so much for stopping by ~Lisa

25 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is obviously a sweet fairy tale. ;) maybe a baby or wedding card? Congrats on your win, Lisa!

Michelle said...

Oh Lisa,this is so precious!!! Love the colors and the softness! Love the creative way you came to this idea!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty but also a very clever take on this week's Cue Card! Great to have you as GD this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lisa, this is so presiously sweet!
Love your simple message that opens the door of memories!

Melissa said...

This is just so sweet, Lisa! It definitely reminds me of the first page in a children's book! What a wonderful take on this week's cue word! Thanks for joining us as our guest designer this week! :)

Meghan said...

I know that exact moment of "aha" you are speaking of! Your card is perfect for the cue card this week!

Happy Dance said...

Lisa, this is beautiful! Perfect take on the cue card! I'm totally loving what you've done here. It's a perfect 'happily ever after' card. Love this. Bev

~Tammy~ said...

Oh this is so sweet! Who would ever know you struggled???? Your creativity is always amazing!!!

Dyane said...

Oh how enchanting! Love love it!:) Great job Lisa!:)

Judy1223 said...

Ah, Lisa, this card totally gives a fairy tale feel...I can hear the beautiful ending that they lived happily ever after! So soft and pretty...just like a fairy tale! Thanks for the inspiration and for doing a great job as guest designer this week at CASology!

Larissa Heskett said...

Oh WOW!! Lisa this is such a PERFECT and Sweet Card!! It would be Great for the cover of a Fairytale!! =)LOVE it!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Marybeth said...

Congrats on being the GD! I am sorry you worried so much about what you were going to used. I could have told you that you were going to do just fine and come up with a beauty…LIKE YOU DID WITH THIS SWEET CARD! Its very you..sweet!

Malika said...

i looked to all the cards on your blog, and i became a follower. because i love what you make

Greatings Malika

Sue Lelli said...

Whoo! Hoo! CONGRATS! LOVE this card! It would be so Pretty as a painted mural in a baby's nursery!

Darnell J Knauss said...

And this is why you are a winning Guest Designer, Lisa! It may have taken a little longer than normal, but your creativity is pure genius and your execution is flawless!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Woohoo! Congratulations, Lisa! What a sweet card... perfect for a baby! Way to knock the challenge out of the park!

Lesley said...

Such a clever idea, I would have been stumped too! Congrats on your win!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Congratulations Lisa! So well deserved! Your card is so precious!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

cute, perfect! i would have gone with an actual book and never though of this!

Greta said...

Wowzer--you nailed it, Lisa! Absolutely perfect--worth the stressing!

Barb said...

perfect take on the challenge! i love the soft, sweet colors

Kelly Griglione said...

Hahaha, love your story on this one. It's always nice to know that other designers have difficulty some times too. I'm going to have to borrow your phrase ... "kelly, get a grip, it's not that hard!" Glad you stuck it out, your card is a great interpretation of the word book!

Benzi said...

Just so sweet...love the corners. Super idea for the cue word. Congrats on being Guest Designer this week.

Jill Norwood said...

I can totally identify with being stumped...I am battling the same thing right now myself! You certainly triumphed in the end though - this is a lovely card and I could see using this for so many things! :)

Geri said...

Oh, you're too clever!!! And this is precious, and so sweet!!!