Friday, May 3, 2013

my card and my 'hood (RIC, SSS)


There's a cardmaker out there whose every card makes my jaw drop.  She doesn't post often, good thing for my chin.  Do you know Aga M. of Runway Inspired and Jane's Doodles fame?  She recently added "mommy" to her resume and RIC is having an extrra special challenge to honor new baby Helena.



Here's my creation -absolutely and totally Aga-CASEd.  And I love it!


Inspired by:  tailored look of the little one's dress, the brown tights, the gold metallic edging.  Aga inspired by:  woodgrain panels, label stickers, wispy threads (mine turned into gold wire).  Maybe you remember these beauties from Gallery Idol.  And I wanted to make it personal for baby Helena cuz I hope somebody can email me Aga's snail mail....  (That's why I'm also hooking up to Simon Says Stamp's Happy Mail challenge.)  Congrats Aga!  Here's wishing you sleep-filled nights...

You can leave now or stick around for a couple more photos.  I've mentioned before that life pretty much revolves around wine in our neck of the woods.  The leaves are just ready to appear on the vines.  This is what it looked like on our May Day hike.


And this is what it looked like in our valley Fall 2012 (Flat Stanley visited and went on a tour!)


There are three watch towers positioned around the hills on both sides of the valley and if you walk to all of them it's about a 10 km hike, including a great view of the Rhine.


Our 'hood sports this ruin.


And if you turn and look to the left to the other side of the valley you see the church tower and a Memory Box Modern Landscape in the distance!


Cheers! And happy weekend.



Supplies LOVE:
Paper: cardbase Buttinette, brown CS Coredinations, digi PP Mel Stampz 
Stamps: 
Ink : 
Tools: embossing folder Craft Concepts, heart die Amuse
Other: gold wire, metal leaf, letter sticker KI memories, sentiment sticker Pebbles, pearl



18 comments:

  1. Oh, Maria! Your card is stunning! Perfect for Aga (and Helena). You live in an absolutely beautiful part of the world! Wow! Love those photos, thank you for sharing them. :-)

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  2. Absolutely stunning card! It's so Aga! I loved seeing the pics of your hood! Such a beautiful place!

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  3. Your card is so cool! Love the little heart dp and the 'love' label. And *sigh*, your 'hood is so gorgeous. It must be almost like looking into heaven when you see these things in person. If we get over to see bil, I'll be sure to look you up; he doesn't live too far from you. Bev

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    1. You should check out Mel Stampz - she has great papers like these and they're free!

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/37570710@N02/

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  4. Love your card today, Maria, but I also really enjoyed your pictures! We lived in Luxembourg for only a year back in the late 70's, and visited places like this every weekend. Your post brings back wonderful memories, and you are so lucky to live in this beautiful part of the world!

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    1. Come on by if you're ever back in the 'hood!

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  5. love the contrast in this card, so fabulous! The pics are great too!

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  6. Wow! This card is fantastic!

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  7. Cool take on the challenge! Your photos are amazing too!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! I too love Aga's designs. She's inspirational to say the least! Your CASE is fabulous...and so very you...which makes it even more fab :)

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  9. Definitly an 'Aga' inspired card! Love the heart background, the monogram and the other elements in the sweet cluster and of course the demo sentiment! Great photos too!

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  10. I love your precious card Maria! and I just got back from Burgundy last week so your beautiful pictures of the vine resonate in a special way...thank you!!

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  11. What a beautiful card! Love all of the earthy elements!

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  12. A gorgeous CAS card, great colours and I love the fabulous embossing and lovely details!!

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  13. Truly stunning! The leaf is gorgeous and the little gold wisps are the perfect touch!

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  14. You do collage so well, love the color combos together

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  15. I can see how Aga-inspired your card is! Love this card!

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