Thursday, August 7, 2014


A new theme starts today with Impression Obsession, "Clean and Simple". This should be easy peasy! Play along with us for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to use at the IO store. All details for entering can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog.

Check out the CAS designs 
Karen Amidon...that's me!

Clean and simple is a little foreign to me! I usually have to add everything and then add the kitchen sink too! I must say though... this Alesa Baker Design made it easy to do!

I so adore all of Kittie Caracciolo designs and was inspired by this card here!

 Love this Tall Snowy Pine Tree . It's beautiful stamped alone or done in groupings. The pine needles have been brushed over with Copics as well as the tree base. Liquid Applique, (another Kittie Fave!) makes for the dusting of snow on the branches. Don't you love this font that Merry Christmas has been done in?

Can you believe it's already August and I'm thinking warm and cozy! Another wonderful sentiment from Alesa Baker which was in the new IO Fall/Winter release. 

Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to your CAS designs!


  1. Karen, You made this look like a gorgeous printed art piece. Your coloring on the tree is fantastic and I love your spots of snow and tiny bows. Thanks so much for your sweet compliment. You made my day!

  2. Love this Karen! The tree just pops framed in red! Those bows are awesome!!!! Great card!

  3. Clean and very pretty.

  4. Very pretty. Loved the way you colored the tree and added the snow.

  5. beautiful Karen! I love Alesa's images and you truly created a wonderful Christmas card!

  6. clean an simple, Christmas tree ready for any decoration. I think the birds would love to sit here and enjoy the season especially if you put those special pine cones made of bird seed for them in the tree..

  7. What a fun font ... I love the texture of the twine too

  8. Love the beautiful design, colors, and what you did with tree on the front and inside too! So simply elegant!!

  9. Your did great with a CAS card! I have a problem too with CAS...One layer is almost impossible for me. This is a wonderful Christmas card!