Thursday, February 7, 2013

You Are Wonderful

I tell you every week that I love the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! but this week's sketch has to be at the top of the list.  There is so much wonderful open space - with a lot of interest in one corner.


I moved the sentiment into the little frame, but other than I am completely true to this sketch.

Wonderful
I love the Polaroid type frames that are out now - either in stamps or in dies.  They are such a wonderful frame to sentiments and for old folks like me, they bring back such warm memories!! 
If you haven't played along with CAS(E) this Sketch! this is the week to try it!!  It's one of the best CAS challenges out there - I love the CAS definition that is on their blog.  It has often helped me decide whether I am taking a card a step too far.
The acronym CAS stands for Clean and Simple.
1. Usually only one layer but can include a simple layer or two.
2. A lot of open space sometimes called "white space" can include subtle color, texture or pattern.
4. Usually no embellishments but can include something minimal. (1 or 2 embellishments)
3. Only one focal point. Embellishments should only support not dominate your card.
(Exception to this rule is that you've made the focal point an embellishment and not an image.)
5. Minimal color palette. (up to 3 colors in general)
6. Simple, uncluttered, quick and easy to create.

Speaking of wonderful (but not in the pink flower and bling way), I want to share a truly special story.  This wrestling meet involved my son's wrestling team.  Noah is on his team.  We all watched in awe as this played out on the mat.  There are a couple of things that you have to know that are not entirely clear in this video.  The hero of the story is a young gentleman from Texas.  He has moved here to attend a wrestling charter school - these kids are SERIOUS and highly competitive.  Yet he did this simple thing for Noah.  (The final score of the meet was something like 90-13, and 6 of our 13 points were from Noah's pin.)  And the video doesn't tell you that he was coaching Noah also - that's what first got all of our attention.  He was telling Noah to grab his leg and to go for it!  My son has a very brief appearance in the video - you can see him running in the background just before the kid from Texas has a close-up - but you really need to know what you are looking for to see him!  

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Framed Out #12
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Hibiscus Burst
  • Ink: Memento black
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Framed Out #12 die, Timeless Twine Tickled Pink, Studio Calico Opaque Gems, Stampin' Up flower punch

23 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the pops of pink! Thanks for the CAS tips!

Lesley said...

I love the colours you have used Kim, this is pretty!!! That flower just pops!

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

Lisa said...

Love your classic pink and black combo Kim! Teenagers can truly be great when they WANT to! What a special story ;)

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the frame, love the hints of pink, love the pop of bling ... love it! Great video ... warms the heart! Anita :)

Lea L. said...

This is CUTE! LOVE the little Polaroid!!

Aileen said...

The frame looks great sitting slightly tilted and I love the pops of pink. x

lostinpaper said...

Super sweet take on this sketch Kim! I have not one speck of knowledge when it comes to wrestling... it seems so technical lol!

Bonnie said...

So simple but so striking, Kim! Perfect CAS card!

Jen W. said...

I love this, Kim! I so want that PTI die and I love the pop of the pink flower and that big ol' gem!
And thank you for sharing that video. There's always so much talk and coverage about kids doing negative things. It's wonderful to be reminded that there are plenty of amazing, positive kids out there too.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!!

Jenny said...

Loving that trendy chevron polaroid...perfectly placed and embellished too :0)
Jenny x

Jackie said...

So sweet, love your take on the sketch Kim! The chevron polaroid is very COOL!

Mary Ann said...

Vert pretty,Simple but pretty..

Linda Callahan said...

I love to visit here - there is always something wonderful to see...

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Kim.

Beckie said...

CAS is my fav and you do such an amazing job. Awesome card.

Be blessed, Beckie

Quip1320 said...

Kim, this card is super cute! I love the black, white, and pop of pink. What a great video and totally cool story.

Jean said...

This is the best of the best on a CAS card! Love the black and white with the pop of hibiscus burst. Thanks so much for sharing the video of the ~ so very heart warming!

Karen M said...

Hi Kim, this is truly wonderful. It is really clean but captures the attention with the frame and the little flower detail. Love it Kx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Kim. Love that frame.

Carol L said...

I still have some older frames I've never used, but now I might drag them out and wrap them with washi for a modern twist! Love this idea and card!

Glenda J said...

This is fabulous! I love the polaroid frames too.