Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Makeover




I've been quietly working with the fabulous Michele behind the scenes to bring her vision of a new look for CAS-ual Fridays to life and tonight it makes its debut! I'd love to know whatcha' think! There's also a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge up too! Speaking of which, it's a sketch challenge this week, and the sponsor is Gina K's Theresa Momber!


I attempted *ahem* to channel the composed fabulous die cutting abilities and design work of Cristina, but I think next time I'll just leave it to the pro. Tons of inspiration to be found over on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog, and as always, sponsorship information, details and challenge rules.

32 comments:

Michele Gross said...

You rock. 'nuff said :)

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Kara Lynne said...

I can see that the new image fits with the CAS style. I'm guessing that's instead of the 50's retro, right? It makes sense to me. I love the texture going on in your card!

lostinpaper said...

I think your die cut design is awesome! Great colour combo and love that sentiment placement!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

What do I think? Of course, I think the new look is ASTOUNDING!! Like beyond!! But we expect nothing less from you, my friend! And you don't give yourself enough credit as far as your die cutting skills go - I so love the "out of the box" thinking that you applied here. This screams Karen Baker - brilliant, as always!

Sara Grafton said...

The new blog design is awesome! I love the butterflies and neutral colors on your card.

yyam said...

Love the makeover you did for CASual Fridays!

And I love how you played with the butterfly diecut! Such a lovely card!

Piali said...

Looooove the blog makeover you did! I love your own blog banner too!
Lovely card!

Anette said...

LOVE it! Love the card, and love the new banner!

Kara Lynne said...

Okay, just looked over at CAS-ual Friday's and LOVE the whole new look! (Was not following what you were saying fully when I commented, but now I'm awake)!

Kelly said...

I just love the new banner! Very nice, Karen! COograts!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE this!! =)

Chari Moss said...

Karen I think this might be my favorite blog banner you've designed! :) I like your card too, I think you channeled your die cutting talent pretty well.

Julie E said...

What a great new CAS look to the challenge blog.
I think you channeled your card just fine :>)

AJ said...

first- love your card! awesome! Second, LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look over there! you rock! :)

Be(e) said...

Congrats on the beautiful new design! Great work!!

Rose said...

you rocked the sketch with a fab CAS card :)

off to see the new look now!!

Christina said...

The new design looks amazing, girl! Fantastic job! I love the texture behind your butterflies and the neutral color scheme.

Rema said...

The sketch and blog design are SUPER!!!

Lisa Arana said...

fabulous new design for cas-ual friday... you are so talented.

adore your buttefly card, that background is amazing.

BabyBokChoy said...

This is so unique, love the positive and negative idea!!!!

Annette said...

love love love....did i say that i love this...

Lisa said...

You nailed this new look for CAS-ual Fridays Karen, so fresh and clean, GREAT WORK!! And your card is great too ��

Jen W. said...

I'm with Michele - you rock! Love the new look over at CAS-ual Fridays and your butterflies make for a lovely anniversary card. :)

Alice Wertz said...

so simple and sweet. love that you used the negative of the die cut (i think?). and awesome new banner for the challenge, too!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Wonderful!!! love the sketch!!! Definitely playing along!!! Hugs...xoxo

Peggy said...

Great cards. Love the saying, Bless your heart.
God bless to you,
Peggy Allen

Kimberly said...

Karen - I'm so in love with the new look at CAS-ual Fridays. It's beyong fantastic! And your card is equally impressive! Great job!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

This is great! That background is awesome and I love the CAS w/ the butterflies!!

Dayna Sabrina said...

I love your card. I have a special place in my heart for negative images lately! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new blog design you created for CAS-ual Fridays, Karen!!!! Like I've always said...You, my friend, are a ROCK STAR designer!!!!! Way to go!

donna mikasa said...

love the blog makeover--clean and crisp! your card is pretty awesome, too!