Thursday, January 19, 2012

Back to Class



Hi there, I'm happy to report I made it home from my trip without any trouble.  On the way there, my seat on the plane was in the very back next to the toilet. Not so pleasant! Thankfully on the way home I was in the middle of the plane.  

I had a few minutes last night so I wanted to try to catch up from Monday and Tuesday's classes. Monday's class was on simple embellishments and Tuesday's was on using plain white cards.  I think these cards qualify for both days.  The first one below I'm also going to enter in the Moxie Fab Embossing/Debossing Challenge and the Passion for PaperTrey Valentine Challenge.  I tried to create the visual of someone etching "love you" into a tree.  The inspiration for the gem on the little clothespin comes from Karen.  She's done this on cards in the past and I love the extra touch.

The little heart on the first one and the snowflakes below are from Els.  I'm loving the goodies you sent me Els!  I misted a bit on the background and added just a touch of patterned paper before stamping the sentiment and adding the embellishments.
I hope you like them both!  I'm hoping to catch up on Wednesday and Thursday's classes tonight.

33 comments:

Ange Kelly said...

Lynn, these are both fabulous cards!

Jen W. said...

Ditto to Ange! The first one totally made me think of a tree etching and I love the double twine bows. The touch of plaid paper on the second is so cute and perfect with the sweet little snowflakes. :)

Jay Gee said...

Yeah... these are both fab Lynn - definitely see myself Casing both of these :)

sandie said...

gorgeous cards. The first one is adorable. The wood etching is so reffective-is this an embossing folder? And the cute heart on the peg-just so perfect!

Anonymous said...

So clean! Love the big impact of the embellies. The twine and mini clip with the gem are awesome!

Karen B. said...

Glad you made it home ok, I read about your seating to your destination on Facebook and my, a response had me laughing out loud! Flying is never a dull adventure. Your cards are so very beautiful. The subtle texture that the woodgrain adds in the first card is an oh my how beautiful kind of card and then you see the other details...Your second card is sooooo pretty too!

Michelle said...

Lynn, I love these cards. The first one is so perfectly CAS! Perfect!

Arlene said...

Lynn, these cards are gorgeous! I am totally in love with the first one! WOW, just clean and crisp...absolutely beautiful.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

The first one makes me swoon and want to go play with white on white... the spot of red really stands out. Misting on the second one is a great touch...

KarenC Inspired said...

I'm glad you made it home safely.
I LOVE using the little clothespins and yours is TOO CUTE!

lisa arana said...

Wow. You have completely blown me away. Both are amazing!

Maureen said...

glad to have you back safe and sound!! Okay, that little heart embellishment on the wood grain is DA BOMB...and from this moment is my favourite of yours!! Really, that clothespin and twine and heart...SWOON!!! Perfect CAS! Not to leave out the other sweet card too...making me yearn for spring!! Hope the rest of your week finishes soon!!

Amy said...

Oh poo (literally) on the seat assignment! But so glad you made it home safe! I am enjoying these CAS creations Lynn.....those wooden snowflakes paired with the plaid paper is a match made in heaven! Gorgeous designs!

Barb said...

I'm thinkin' you're definitely getting an A+ so far in class, Lynn. These are both so beautiful! I'm behind too - need to still do day 8 and 9. Glad you're home safe and sound! :)

Jenny said...

I'm swooning over both of these beauties Lynn, the CAS heart embellishment is just perfect and I adore the strip of plaid with those cute snowflakes :)
Jenny x

Eveline said...

Beautiful cards.
Eveline.

Aimes said...

You'd be top of my class anyday, Lynn! :)
I adore your first card - the white on white, the woodgrain, the sweet embellisments, EVERYTHING!
Your second beauty sums is so sweet and I'm diggin' your misting!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

anya said...

Lynn, your thank you card is absolutely fantastic. The misted background breaks up the white space, and really adds some pizzazz! Love the strip of patterned paper and the snowflakes - a great layout that could easily be mixed up with just about anything!

Jinny Newlin said...

These are beautiful, Lynn! And I'm so glad you made it home safely! Hugs!

Be(e) said...

WOW!! Both cards are breathtaking, Lynn! I.can't.stop.staring! :) No seriously ... WOW!
How fun to see you use my goodies ;)
Els.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Both cards are just fabulous! I love the wooden snowflakes on the second. :)

fun stamping said...

Fabulous cards! Especially the heart card with the cute cloth pin!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love, love, love....your cards are all wonderful...!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow. These are gorgeous! I adore that first card with the white on white w embossing. So visually stunning! Thanks for coming by my blog.

Chunyuan said...

both cards are gorgeous, Lynn. Really love the white embossing on white with a pop of red.

Virginia L. said...

Utterly SWEET!!!!!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, you are cranking out some really awesome cards, Lynn! And, ew, sitting next to the toilet on the plane is so unpleasant. Glad you are home safely though!

Tiffany said...

Both cards are great! I especially love the darling clip with the twine!

Kirsten Corby said...

I love the idea of the tree card -- a good masculine card.

Andrea M said...

Oh girl! I feel your pain with the toilet seat on the plane! It happened to me before twice - once I think the passengers all had gastrointestinal issues...GROOOOSS!
This card is stunning!!! Love the twine and sweet puffy heart!

Karen M said...

Your cards are amazing! Very pretty and an inspiration! Kx

TannyP said...

WOW! These are incredible. You are a CAS master =) Absolutely love that Valentines beauty. And now I need that woodgrain...

HAHAHA! I always pick the front of the plane after once being in the back =)

maria f. said...

Loverly, loverly, loverly. I love that first card. I too would like to know if that is a PTI woodgrain impression plate?