Bold and Bright for Lara

Happy Thursday! It’s sketch challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary. This is one of those rare times that I already knew who I was making this card for before I started. But first the sketch:

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I made this card for my lovely neighbor and friend Lara. I made her a gift and this card will be accompanying it. I got a Silhouette for Christmas and she is my first victim. Haha! I’ll post that picture tomorrow. Lara is not afraid of color or pattern. She mixes combinations that I would never dare to but when she does it her projects come out beautiful! So with that being said, my bright colors combined with different patterns are a tribute to her. 🙂

 

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My flower was made from punching already stamped scraps (you can bet your bippy that I save every snip-it);) with the Pansy and Fun Flower punch. My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of the first sets I ever bought!

I used a circle punch on the top of the treat bag so that she can use her fingers to easily pull the message out. And it helps show off the bling-y sequin trim!

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get a chance to play along this week at Create with Connie and Mary. Be sure to check out the other designer’s cards. What a talented group of ladies!

Hey hey! It’s color challenge time at Create with Connie and Mary! This week it was a challenge indeed! I struggled because these colors scream BOY to me and I was stumped!

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So, truth be told… I have never made a boy card. Ever. I have two girls and we are all flowers and rainbows over here! So I went out of my comfort zone and did things a little different. No flowers. No bling.

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I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits for my “you” and the “rock” is from the Crazy About You stamp set. Of course the star here is the Gorgeous Grunge. And that’s it. Easy doesn’t even cut it! But it’s bright and boy-ie and my mind can rest from scrambling on what to do with the color combo!

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Unfortunately my blade is dull on my Paper Trimmer but I like the way that it roughed up the edge of the card stock! Ha! Now I don’t feel so bad about forgetting to put blades on my last order! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to see some other great cards using this color combo pop on over to Create with Connie and Mary and if you’re up for the challenge, join in!

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Happy Memorial Day. It has been a nice and relaxing weekend but my family and I know and remember why we celebrate this holiday. We thank all that have served and are currently serving. What a privilege it is to be an American!

It has been awhile since I joined in on a challenge and I thought I’d try the Pals Paper Arts. Here is the sketch Challenge. You can join along at: www.palspaperarts.com. 

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Anywho, I started with the three strips of paper on the right added my sentiment and then decided that I hated it! So I started to rip the strips up and I sat back and thought “wow, those really look like the noise makers you see at birthday parties”… So I decided to roll them up a little further and voila! I left them. I thought they went with the sentiment of the card. A wee bit of a celebration. 🙂 The Gorgeous Grunge under the sentiment reminded me of confetti and I just went with it!

I hope you like it. I am really enjoying these new in colors!

Where’s Waldo?

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No Seriously, do you see Waldo? I did an overlay of text in red. This is why I don’t post every day. So far my stamping career hasn’t been able to cover house maids so I have to wait until I get the courage to face messes like these! On the desk is a card for today’s post. As promised, it is the same color combo as before, the ever lovely Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush!

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I used the new Perfect Pennants stamp set, a little bit of Georgeous Grunge, and the SAB goodies, Banner Blast avec the Banner Punch.
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