Monday, May 2, 2011

FS221 - Ode to Susan Raihala!!

Did you see who the Featured Stamper is this week at Splitcoaststampers??!!  None other than one of my most "favorite-ist" stampers ever - Susan Raihala!  Susan has a way with a Clean & Simple (CAS) card like no other - plus she throws in plenty of design tips too!!
Used the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping to CASE this card.  Susan uses lots of white space in her creations - is a whizz at layering white upon white - and she is always a sucker for some "bling".  This card is also for the Less is More Challenge - Thank You or Congratulations.
Aren't those flowers cute?  They are from the Clever Girls stamp set from A Muse and the sentiment is from Just My Type.  A liberal sprinkle of twinkle stickers and a hand drawn frame finish up my "Ode to Susan".  Be sure and check out her blog - You won't be sorry!
You also won't be sorry if you order from my A Muse|Studio online shop (did you love my subtle segue?) - All supplies on this card came from there - hint, hint. . .

17 comments:

Kathy said...

I absolutely love this one! The colors, one of my favorite sets, and bling!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my this is fab! The colors are so cheerful and the added bling is the perfect addition!

Susan said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love those blooms! Great take on Susan's style!! She is the CAS queen!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Gorgeous card and such lovely stamping, i love it.

\Marie

Chrissie said...

I must concur with your opinion of Susan... just amazing... as is your card!
This is super Michelle, great stamping and I recognised the sketch before I read about it!
Thanks for another super submission!
Chrissie
"Less is more"

Jan said...

Lovely card xx Jan

Jenny said...

Great card and I recognise that sketch too, these two challenges work well together this week. Love the colours you've used :)
Jenny x

Kathyk said...

Lovely card, such pretty colours and YAY! Susan

Kathyk

Lynne said...

I`m a big fan of Susans myself and you have certainly done her justice with this card. Fabulous!!!
Love the colours you have used.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

This is my kind of card Michelle. I love your stamping, the sprinkle of gems, the drawn border and the raised panel on your card. I'm a fan of Susan too... aren't we all?!!

Kimberly Jones said...

What a pretty card! I love how clean and graphic it is, and I must order that Just My Type stamp set!

Stamps and Paper said...

A really pretty card and very colourful

Anne

Suze Bain said...

This is such a fabulous card. x

Aileen said...

Love your flowers crossing your card with the added bling. just perfect. x

Mandi said...

I adore Susan too, she is awesome!
Your dard is equally as gorgeous Michelle
Love it!
Continued thanks
mandi Diva LIM
Less is More

Susan Raihala said...

Thanks so much, Michelle! Your card is simply beautiful...I adore your color choices and those flower stamps are FAB together!

veronica said...

very nice. great colors, lovely layout. love the bling!