Thursday, November 3, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #27–Over the Edge!


Hello friends!!

CFC27 Challenge Graphic

First, let me just say – you ALL rocked last week’s challenge!!  I had such a hard time narrowing down my faves because they were all just so amazing!!  I’m back today to share this week’s new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, which is to create a CLEAN & SIMPLE card design and include an element that hangs off the edge of the card in some way.  Come on now, all you linear types like myself, it’ll be painful, but you CAN do it!!  LOL

Lil Inker Designs Graphic

This week’s sponsor is Lil’ Inker Designs, a super fun online company that makes some of the ca-YUTEST images and coordinating dies.  You seriously need to check them out – you’re going to love them as much as I do!  Lil’ Inker Designs has provided an amazing prize for this week’s TGIF, but you’ll need to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to find out what it is.  Oh, and while you’re there – check out the other delicious goodies that the other Girl Fridays have created for your viewing pleasure and inspiration.

CFC27 - Happy Birthday

As I’m sure you can guess, I STRUGGLED with this challenge, simply because it goes against my OCD linear mind.  But, I followed the rules like a good girl, and am pretty stinkin’ happy with the end result, although looking at it again I wish I had moved the bottom panel up a bit more . . . I feel like it’s a bit unbalanced, like it has a big forehead.  LOL  What do you think?  I seriously can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge – I know you’re going to come up with some amazing stuff!!


That’s it for me today, kids!  I’ve been enjoying a fun visit with my oldest daughter, son-in-law, and adorable grandson for the last few days, and today I’m off to spend the weekend with 20 super fun women in San Francisco and Napa!!  What fun plans to you have the weekend?  Thanks so much for stopping by . . . your sweet comments and kind words mean the world to me!



Heidi Van Laar said...

Brilliant card! I am in love with the color combo, and your hanging element works perfectly!

(-: Heidi

Glenda J said...

What a fresh and fabulous card! Love it!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful colors and layout, Karolyn! My daughters have a party to attend and I plan to stroll around a craft store for HOURS because I CAN that day. ;) Have a great weekend. ;)

Lisa said...

Pretty color card!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Such bright pretty colors. Love the embossing, too!

Erin Smetak said...

Very pretty card! I like the embossed pattern on the top (the wide forehead!) ;D

Mynnette said...

L-O-V-E those colors!!! Such a happy card--whoever receives it will definitely be happy! Super awesome job!!!

Laura Davis said...

Soooo CUTE!

Karen Aicken said...

What a FUN, cheerful card. TFS
Cheers, Karen

Jenny said...

Loving those bright fresh colours Karolyn and those PTI sentiments need nothing else to make a fabulous card! Love it :)
Jenny x

Kryssi said...

that color combo is off the hook fresh!!!! i think it works as is, but you're right about moving it up a notch for more balance too. yes yes, you're a very good girl and played by the rules quite nicely this week. :PPPPP

Terri said...

Such a cute card, love the color combo!

Had to laugh...what is killing you more, the fact that the white piece overhangs the card or that everything is at the bottom and not evenly placed like you would normally want to do it? BTW, Kelli would call it a "fivehead", instead of a big forehead...haha~