Monday, December 3, 2012

Addicted to CAS: Baubles

This is my second post today!

The current challenge at Addicted to CAS is Baubles.  I actually looked up "Baubles" - yes, I know what it means - but for me, it has always had a negative connotation - like "gaudy".  The dictionaries do say "a small showy ornament of little value".  That gave me "permission" to do what I had imagined.  I have these big gems ornaments that I picked up in a $1 bin (there were 12 on the sheet!)  For my style, they are really gaudy, but I thought on a CAS card, they might work!

Let's Be Merry



And what do you know - I like it!!!  (Sorry for the gray cast on the card.  I can usually get a card to look white, but when there is embossing, my techniques wash it out too much - so I leave it grayish.  Others seem to manage it - any advice??)

Being born and raised as Swedish/German, South Dakotan farm stock - I am extremely uncomfortable tooting my own horn.  But I have to tell you that I got a shout out for the first Addicted to Stamps challenge for this card.  I have to tell you this simply so I can show you the badge and give all of my family and friends a huge laugh over somebody finally officially pointing out my perfectionist tendencies...

My Baubles card uses the Fall to Layout from clean&simple but flipped (and I just realized that I didn't round a corner which would have been nice!)


  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Red Glimmer paper
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Concord Crush
  • Accessories: Recollections (Michaels brand) baubles, Sizzix embossing folder, Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch

30 comments:

baileyrosy.com said...

Congratulations Kim on being our first ever CAS perfectionist at Addicted to CAS with your fabulous card and I see another amazing card here too. Those big gems are just perfect for a CAS card,the colours are beautiful and accompanied with that gorgeous embossing folder and that fabulous sentiment I do believe you are on to another winner ! Thank you so much for joining us again at Addicted to CAS and good luck.

Marie

Ardyth said...

They work PERFECTLY on all that white - this is just gorgeous! Congrats on the ATCAS win!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Kim - those gems really do work on this gorgeous CAS card - I LOVE it! The red glimmer paper peeping out from the edge gives the card an extra touch of gorgeousness - it's definitely one of my favourite SU products. I have the silver and champagne but the red is on my list now!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Caroline said...

This is absolutely stunning. Caroline xxx

Allisa said...

The baubles are perfect for your CAS card!

Lisa said...

Not gaudy at all Kim it's simply charming! Congrats on your CAS win!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Kim - HUGE congrats on your inaugural ATCAS win too :) :) :)

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty! Lee-Ann :)

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Kim, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the baubles...so classy and elegant!

Susan Joyce said...

WOW! Where do get all your ideas from Kim, I will have to case this some time, looks fabulous. Congrat's on being a Perfectionist, I have those tendices too. LOL.

Loll Thompson said...

Congrats on being named CAS PERFECTIONIST for our first Addicted to CAS challenge. You did an amazing job ... loved your card!!

And you've done another amazing job again today. Love those big jewelled ornaments ... and the jewel colors too! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Kylie said...

Hi Kim, congratulations on being our first perfectionist. I love that word, lol. This card is just divine. Your 'gaudy' baubles are brilliant and I love your embossing! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Andy said...

perfectionist...really? i hadnt noticed :). and anyway, it doesnt matter to me...love you friend just the way you are (was a hit song way back?). hahaha.

more cardmaking this sat night...you interested?

Jen said...

Oh my. Stunning doesn't even begin to describe this!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant card, Kims!! Warm congratulations for your well-deserved WIN at the first ATCAS challenge!!

Melissa said...

I'd have had to go look up that word too as I have had the same feeling toward it. Thanks for setting me straight! :)
Love what you've done with these baubles! The embossing in the corner and the glittered scallops peeking out of the main panel are gorgeous additions too!
Congrats on your win! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Superb! Now I know what to do with those gaudy big plastic rhinestones I have! :) love all the little details! Hugs xxx

Kim O'Connell said...

Genius use of those rhinestones! Gorgeous CAS card!

Mynnette said...

You're totally pinned, Kim! This is AMAZING as always and now I wish that I had some over-sized bling so I could CASE you right away! Fabulous! :)

Alyssa said...

This is stunning! Not gaudy at all! Just simply beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your win, Kim! I was so excited when I saw your card there! This is another winner! These stones could be gaudy, but you've classed them up and they're simple perfect!

Karen Bourke said...

Absolutely stunning card Kim. Those gems are perfect and not gaudy at all. Thanks for joining us at A2CAS this week. Congratulations on your win.

Karen x

Aileen said...

Congrats on your win, well deserved! Love your gaudy baubles and your embossing folder is a perfect match for them. x

maria f. said...

Um, yep... they work! Love that cool sentiment and how it kinda matches with the line of dots at the top of the card. And congrats on your ATCAS win - well deserved. Love your Dynamic Duos blooms too.

Viv said...

Wow such a great card Kim, think I have those 'baubles' too and I struggle to use them also, they look super here though. Well done on your win too, your comments made me smile, I am also a bit of a perfectionist lol :) Viv xx

Ginny said...

Yes, this card really works!! I just love it! I've been MIA in blogland lately but am really enjoying catching up on all your fabulous creations. You have so much talent!!

Terstamper said...

Ooo lovin the bling baubles!

Ter ;)

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning ... those gems are amazing and look as though they were just meant to be there! Congratulations on being the first ATCAS Perfectionist! Anita in France :)

Deepti Stephens said...

wow.. fabulous card!! and congratulations.. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just saw the winners posted for #2 and had to come and congratulate you on winning for your awesome card!! You are on a roll, girl, two for two!!

Happy Christmas!!