Saturday, March 31, 2012

Matryoshka, Laura, and Leibster

Maybe it was that sweet badge from the Just Keep Creating Challenge blog with the Matryoshka doll from yesterdays post, but when I saw the CASE STUDY muse card (see below), that's what I thought of. Big flower die cut, medium flower die cut, small flower die cut. For those who don't know what a Matryoshka doll is check it out here. I have included a photo from this site to show you what they look like.

Here is Laura's magnificent card from Case Study #84:

In studying the design I noticed:
  • Laura chooses bold colors and so I did the same
  • Laura chose die too
  • Laura jumps off a cliff...I'd consider it. JUST KIDDING LAURA!!

And my interpretation:

why does it look crooked??? Note to self: "eyeballing" it at 11:30 at night is not a good idea!

I have had the best time casing this month's muse. Thank you Laura for inspiring me...

On another happy note. Suzanne Russel from Beauty and Blessings has bestowed me with the LEIBSTER AWARD. I am speechless. Thank you for thinking of my little happy place Suzanne!!

Leibster, is a German word meaning "beloved, dearest or favorite" and this award is shared only among those of us with 200 or fewer followers.   Part of the honor is to pass it along to five others who are  encouraging me and others through their sweet comments as well as inspiring us with their own beautiful projects. So I gladly pass this honor on to:

JJBOLTON Her cards are just plain unique. She looks at the same supplies you and I do and makes magic with them. She has me thinking and drooling...and not necessarily in that order.  ;)

CHUNYUAN She makes very beautiful and timeless cards with simple yet POWERFUL designs. I would chose her cards to win every time. I am not sure why she doesn't have a million followers!!

SANKETIJ Her photos are soft and her cards take me to pretty places. There is a gentleness to her work that is hard to describe without seeing it. You'll nod in agreement when you do.

DEB She scrapbooks, she sews, she is dynamic and so are her cards. They are CASE-able, clean, with a pinch of pattern.

XIUMAIYUKI She makes happy cards. Her color palate is usually what I call "spring rainbows". She uses a lot of white space making her cards approachable and visually pleasing. There isn't a lot of complication to confuse you. You look at them and you like it.

Ok, well I don't normally write so much, so I will go now,



  1. Love your clean and simple card, really mod! You are hilarious! Don't worry, I don't plan jumping off a cliff any time soon, although I have to admit, with five kids, the thought has crossed my mind:)

  2. Awwww Wida! You're such a sweetie! I'm so honored that you would think of me for this. And I like to think that the inspiration goes both ways:) So glad to have met you!

  3. OMG!...Thank you soooo much Wida, you have made my day! love the way you have taken the time to write the brief...thanks again I am honored!

  4. Hi Wida!

    Can I just tell you... your post and your card today make me a VERY happy person?!!! How darling are those dolls. Such a perfect CAS!

    And thank you, thank you for your sweet comment about me and that fabulous award. You've made my day, my friend. *hugs*

  5. Hi Wida,
    Thanks for the nice word about my little blog. You made my day. Love your take of Laura's card. These CAS dolls are fabulous.

  6. I love the graphic feel of your Matryoshka dolls in your card design. Blessings!

  7. LOL, you crack me up!! I'd be there right behind you if Laura jumped!! She is amazing!! LOVE your inspiration!! Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study...hope you'll join us again :)

  8. I just love this card, bold and lovely and has my favourite thing in all the world, babushka dolls :)

  9. Love your dolls! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week!

  10. Really the bold colors and simplicity of the dolls:)!!

  11. Wow this is gorgeous !!!
    Love the second layer on the dolls to give that touch of detail...great CASE :0)
    Jenny x


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