Thursday, March 15, 2012

Guest Designer Time

Hello everyone!  This is Cassandra from Creating with Color by Cassandra and I'm so excited to be filling in for Liz today. She is my amazing and super talented teammate on the My Creative Time ~ Design Team and I was more than happy to help her out while she is recovering from surgery.  I have no doubt that by now she is having some major crafting withdrawals  :(  Especially because this week is Sneak Peek Week over at My Creative Time and I know Liz will be soooo bummed that she is not able to participate.  So in order to make sure she didn't miss out on too much, I made this card with some of Emma's new stamps from this month's release.

I decided to go with a simple and classic look today instead of the colorful rainbow kick I have been on  The black and the off-white cardstock are from Recollections.  The kraft colored cardstock is from Joann's.

The super neat background stamps for all four squares in the background are from the brand new My Creative Time ~ Coffee Break stamp set.  (Notice that the upper right square and lower left square are the same stamp - I just used it twice).  The coffee cup stamp in the center is from another brand new release this month the My Creative Time ~ You Are Perk-fect stamp set.  I popped it up a little with some pop dots for dimension.  All of the ink is black ~ Ranger Archival Ink.

Now for those of you who don't really know me, I'm a "little OCD" - ok maybe "a lot OCD" depending on who you talk to...hee hee.  So I tend to like clean lines and symmetrical layouts.  So if any of you are a little like me, then you might like this tip.  To punch the smaller squares inside of the black squares, I used the Creative Memories ~ double square punch (the larger square of the two).  It fits these stamps perfectly!  Then for the black squares, I used an EK Success square punch - it's the pink one that I think measures 1 3/4 inches.

This super sweet sentiment is also from the My Creative Time ~ You Are Perk-fect stamp set.  I just love the fun font.  The heart stamp is from the My Creative Time ~ My One & Only stamp set.

Well, that's it for me!  Super clean & simple with classic neutral tones.  Not my usual colors of the I think it turned out nice.  I hope you all like it.  And if you want to see more of the new My Creative Time ~ March Stamp Release, make sure you head on over to Emma's blog at  My Creative Time so that you can start at the beginning of our super fun Blog Hop today!  

Now I hear that ~ Liz has some exciting news to share with you, but not quite yet.  However, in the meantime, while she's recovering, she is reading every comment!  Not only is she reading them, she's counting them, because at the end of all this, she will have two announcements!  The first will be a winner of some exciting BLOG CANDY!  The second, it's a big one...and no, she's not coming out with just have to wait and see!

So make sure you all leave her some fun comments to read to keep her busy during her recovery!  And a big, gigantic THANK YOU to Liz for giving me the opportunity to fill in for her was lots and lots of fun!  I'm wishing you a super speedy recovery my friend!  Hang in there...YOU CAN DO IT!!!


Scrappin with the bug said...

Very very cool. I love the cute little project. Hahaaa that is funny that you are OCD about lines. Great job loving all the cute little squares.

Kim H said...

Cassandra ~ LOVE the card! The colors are PERFECT together and the layout is just FABULOUS! I want to say it is CAS too along woth the monochromatic! What ever GReat card and Great job filling in for Liz!

liz at liz's paper loft said...

Wow Cassandra! Thank you so much for stepping in for me! I love love love your card and you're right I am going through major withdrawals not crafting! Oh and by the way I LOVE the black & kraft!

cricutharper said...

Super cute card. I love this one. It gave me another idea, thanks for inspiring me.

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