Friday, May 13, 2011

It Is Not Commonplace


I came across the teensy tiny little quote regarding what I think clean and simple is all about:

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple...that's creativity." ~ Charles Mingus

Would you agree?

This post is a teensy tiny little bit late too, because of Blogger's downtime, but better late than never!

What a phenomenal turnout for the first CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, thank you so much for all that played along. I think you are really going to enjoy this week's challenge as well:


Check out the details and amazing, I mean, truly amazing, design team crations at the CAS-ual Fridays blog. There is a fabulous prize up for grabs from Denami Design!

I started this card by cutting both the cardstock base and a white panel to size. I ran the white panel through the embossing machine that had been inked with brown. I then wrapped the panel with some lovely twine and finished the card with fabulous Boutique Buttons from Denami Design and a sentiment as well.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Teal) PaperSource, (White) Office Max

Stamps: (Birds and the Bees) Wplus9
Ink: (Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Buttons) Denami Design, (Twine) The Twinery
Tools: (Woodgrain Embossing Folder) PTI, (Corner Chomper) WR Memory Keepers

39 comments:

  1. I absolutely agree with that quote since I work in the content management space :) Fantastic card, the simplicity is amazingly beautiful :)

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  2. That quote is a definition for your card - it's lovely. Every single element gets to shine. Just lovely, Karen!

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  3. fabulous card and this is one challenge I can probably do.

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  4. love love the quote! hoping one day i can make that happen. =) fabulous card as always, Karen. love the texture the embossing gives. have a lovely weekend! =)

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  5. Love this Karen, the "stained" wood, and the button placement, make for an outstanding CAS card!

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  6. i agree with the great quote! awesome card, karen:)

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  7. love the quote...your card is simply wonderful!

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  8. Great quote, great card, congrats on, such a fab turn out for you friday girls, woo hooooo.

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  9. A fabulous quote (and true) for a fabulous card Karen. You truly do CAS like no other. And its usually something simple that makes me wonder why I didn't think of it too...

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  10. I am with Dana. Fabulous quote. I love your card and the button placement is perfection.

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  11. This card is SO VERY COOL!!!! I love it!! The woodgrain and the position of the buttons is so striking!

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  12. Ooooh that wood grain embossing folder again!! LOVE it!!! Fabulous card. :-)

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  13. Karen- The texture of the woodgrain is amazing! I love it! Great placement of the buttons! Very inspiring! Hop you're doing well!

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  14. Love that quote, LOVE your card and you can't be late to a party that hasn't started! Blogger just postponed our start time, you were right on time ;) Now let the party begine!!

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  15. Karen I love that woodgrain panel! And your buttons look great w the little banner! I love this CAS card!!

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  16. I love this card Karen! The woodgrain strip is super fun inked and the bottons are perfectly placed! Great card girlie!

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  17. I just love this card Karen as the simplicity appeals to me. I have the woodgrain IP winging it's way to me in my first PTI order, can't wait for it to arrive:)
    Jenny x

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  18. I love the simplicity of this design, Karen! Those perfectly placed buttons are fabulous in drawing your eye to the sweet sentiment!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  19. That quote perfectly captures the beauty of CAS designs.
    As does your card... :)

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  20. Thanks for the quote, Karen! It says so little yet SO much....your card has just the perfect touch and the right amount of elements to fit the theme! Simply superb!

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  21. A magnificent very simple card on which each element is conveniently placed!
    Sorry not to leave a comment on each passage, but I have a lot of work now, and little time.

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  22. Love this card Karen! One of my fave colors and the placement of your buttons with the twine is just perfect! So diggin' that wood grain piece too, love it :)

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  23. Fab card to prove the quotation!

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  24. Super cool car, I love the woodgrain!
    hugs
    Laura

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  25. love that quote, love that card & can promise you would have had an even more impressive turn-out for the first challenge if it weren't for blogger. grr.

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  26. This is fabulous!! I love how you've wrapped the twine, and the buttons are fabulous!

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  27. I am all about simple :>) Your card may be simple, but the execution with such a great color choice and addition of texture makes it superb!

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  28. you have such an eye for simplicity, combination and colours.. another gorgeous card :)

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  29. love the way your buttons look like they are hanging. cool card!

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  30. I completely agree with that quote. CAS done right looks easy but we all know it's not. You are the queen of CAS though and I love the inspiration & ideas that I find here.

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  31. I would totally agree, and think you apply that to your creations in every way. Your smart application of CAS to your work always blows me away, and I can tell you put alot of thought into each and every detail. This project is no exception. That wood grain is genius, and the addition of the buttons and twine are perfect.

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  32. That quote is perfect! and oh so true.

    This card is fabulous! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Especially that woodgrain panel with the twine wrapped around it, finishing off with the button. Awesome!

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  33. Beautiful card! Love the quote, too.

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  34. Absolutely agree...and love how you made this simple banner/button showcase! Well done!

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  35. LOVE the quote!! You rocked it, too:)

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  36. Wow! Wow! Wow! Where do you come up with these ideas? They are always so fresh and fun!

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  37. This is amazing. Love, love, love.

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