Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CCC #92

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It's time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week's word is:





This week I created a tag instead of a card to show you that even tags can be CAS. I used a tag die from Lil' Inkers and stamps from the newly released Pretty Petals from Clearly Besotted. Ii stamped in Stampin'Up Pear Pizzaz and Crisp Cantaloupe.


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1.  One main image--flower garden offset
2.  Lots of open space (uncluttered)
3.  Limited layers & embellishments--ribbon
4.  Quick & easy to recreate

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

colourQ #238

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Happy Tuesday and time for this week's new colourQ palette!




I created a sympathy card using Paptertrey Ink's Ruby Reprise and dies along with the Words of Comfort sentiments.


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Don't forget to pop over to the colourQ and see what the rest of the team has come up with for your inspiration.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Call - Confetti Crush Reminder

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There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  You have until April 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!




Don't forget the LEAD for this challenge will receive a gift certificate for Reverse Confetti!  
I made this card based on the colours of the April Reverse Confetti Color Challenge.


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A wonderful Easter weekend, the nicest weather we have had yet this season.  Busy with family time and dinners.  Ben left on Sunday for his summer co-op job excited to take on his first solo road trip.  It was so strange to see him pack the car, which is now his car, and leave.  James Dad would have been so proud to see him drive away in his old car. Knowing that he would be watching over him made me a little less nervous.

A rare moment...



always a ham!


My beautiful girl...


A little boy sad to see Ben go...



Have a great week!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Bunny

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Hard to believe that Easter is already here!  I hope that spring has found you, it is playing peek-a-boo here.   Warm one day and freezing the next, I'm sure that mother nature is just gearing up for one awesome summer--right?

A quick card today using the new bunny die from Lil' Inker and some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn. I still have a few more things to finish up for Easter, there hasn't been a lot of time in my craft room this week with Ben home.  We are packing him up again as he leaves for his summer co-op/job on Sunday. He is driving so you know I am not going to settle until I know he arrived. Hopefully we are going to visit him next weekend.  Still can't believe how fast my kids have grown up!


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I felt the sentiment was too big to put on the front of the card, so I stamped it inside.  That is not the norm for me, I usually leave the inside of my cards blank.  That way I can write whatever I want inside. Do you stamp a sentiment on the inside of your cards?


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Four-of-a-Kind - April 2014 Guest Design

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So excited to be posting today as a guest at the Four-of-a-Kind quarterly kit club. Sweet Kim Heggins of Cupcakes, Cards & Kim invited me to be a guest for the April kit.  Kim is the hostess this month and she sent the most fabulous kit loaded with gorgeous patterned papers, die cuts and embellies featuring stamped images from Reverse Confetti, The Alley Ways and Paper Smooches.  Another awesome addition were images cut from Kim's Silhouette.  This kit was loaded with supplies to play with, I could have made a half dozen more cards.  Kim also sent a project for us to try, a tea caddy. However, I had butterfingers, so I will give it a try another day. This is the kits she sent:




Here is what I created...


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Thank you so much Kim for inviting me to play. Hop along and see what the others have created with this fantastic kit.  Have a wonderful day!

Four-of-a-Kind Team


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Card Concept Challenge #8

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Time for another challenge at The Card Concept!
This time we have another theme challenge...




Typically we would need to always have an umbrella on hand this time of year, but Tuesday morning I woke up to 2" of snow--Yikes!  We had some days last week that we didn't even need a jacket and today it is so cold.  Bye bye winter time for you to go.  A get well card inspired by both the inspiration photo and the striped paper pieced umbrella from Sarah Gray's post entered at CASology last week.  After colouring the umbrella several times I wasn't getting the look I wanted. As soon as I saw her bright and cheery umbrella I knew that was what it needed.

I used Weather Through from Fresh Squeezed Stamps and Blooming Marvelous from Clearly Besotted Stamps. Then I used Summer Sunrise cardstock from Papertrey Ink and Seen and Noted patterned paper from Pebbles for my design.


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Pop on over and see what the rest of the team has for your inspiration!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CCC #91

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Time for another new Cue Card at CASology!



To emphasize one word on your CAS design, underline it with a marker!


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When creating my design I followed the guidelines for CAS again:

1.  One main image--music note
2.  Lots of open space (uncluttered)
3.  Limited layers & embellishments-popped up panel and a Copic marker line
4.  Quick & easy to recreate

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.