Monday, April 21, 2014

Have A GREAT Day...STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #10 and Guest Designer

Hello, all!  We're enjoying the last little bit of our Easter weekend with my family, before heading home. While that makes me sad, my spirits have been exponentially uplifted because today, I am super excited, honour and delighted to be the guest designer over at STAMPlorations Challenge #10!!  When my little card here was selected as the winner for STAMPlorations Sketch #7, I was thrilled; realizing that part of the package was to be a guest designer, well...you can imagine my response.  Off the Richter scale!

THANK YOU so much to Shery and the rest of the amazing DT for this opportunity.  I'm quite smitten with the the STAMPlorations challenges;  having a role as GD, is simply fantabulous!

The challenge beginning today is Sketch Challenge #10,


Believe you me (one of my mom's pet sayings!), I spent plenty of time pondering what directions to go with this sketch, and finally settled on the card you see below.  Diagonals often stymie me, so I shy away, but with this GD opportunity, no way was 'being daunted' on the agenda.  A bit of 'trellis-like' stamping, a copic-coloured butterfly, and two wee sparkles: done!  A first card with diagonals for me...yayyyy!! I already have ideas for playing with this sketch again.


Please join me in the STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #10, as well as their current April Challenge: Stamps and Your Favorite Technique



Wonderful DT inspiration, paired with some amazing prizes, await you!!  While you're there, check out the stamps (a new release is due shortly): they are amazing! 

Again, to the awesome team at STAMPlorations, a huge THANK YOU!!  

Thank you so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!!


26 comments:

  1. Yay, Carol ... congratulations on being GD at Stamplorations ... sooo well deserved! A big woo-hoo too for your first angled card ... the trellis background is perfect with that gorgeous butterfly ... all those wonderful vibrant jewel-like colours ... sooo lovely! Happy travelling home again after your glorious long weekend ... hope there's no wild weather warning this time! Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. What a fun take on the sketch! Very inventive and creative. I love that gorgeous butterfly, great colors! Thanks for being our GDT at STAMPlorations. :)

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  3. I love love love your take on the sketch! Its looks so simple and yet at the same time a little complicated! I just love how you did the diaginal background!! And the butterfly is the perfect touch to accent the background!!! Congrats on the Guest DT!! I'm going to have to check out this challenge!!!

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  4. Congrats on bein Guess Designer dear Carol and oh wooowww I am spechless For me the sketch a bit difficult but you made it so easy and I love the colorfull butterfly on your card really sweet touch and love all the concept on your card...have a nice day dear Carol...biig hugs, Monika

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  5. How did I NOT know this?!!!! OMG Carol, you are a DESIGNER!!!! That is HUGE!!! Like, on an epic scale!! WOOT WOOT!!! Congratulations my sweet friend!!! And WHOAAAAAAAA, you nailed, NAILED the sketch - and on diagonals to boot (they stymy me too!). But there was no stymying going on here with this beauty - nope, nuh-uh. Absolute perfection. I'm sure I will be able close my mouth at some point, but not for a while!!! SO glad you made it up to have Easter with your family (can't wait to hear all about it!) and that dang weather didn't get in your way! I was thinking about you, and hoping you'd made it there safe and sound all weekend long!

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  6. Congratulations on winning and being the current GD, Carol! Very well-deserved! Your take on the challenge sketch is fantastic and - just as it should be - inspirational!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Congratulations Carol. Very nice creative job on the card. Love the coloring of the butterfly.

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  8. Congrats on winning the guest design gig, they couldn't have pick a better or more talented person Carol! Very well deserved! I love your take on the sketch, love the sketch too. lol That butterfly is gorgeous, love the colors in it and love that border you used and you did fabulous with the diagonals! Now I can't wait to see your next idea for this sketch! Hugs

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  9. Carol you are just the sweetest! I love visiting your blog as you are super talented. I'm really happy that you had a great Easter Holiday with your family. I know how hard it must be to leave them. I know how hard it is for me to see my grandchildren leave and head back to NY when they come home or we go up. Yes, I will be getting some cards up soon. Mowing has started and that keeps me pretty busy, and if the weather cooperates, we will be opening our pool next month and I plan on spending lazy summer days by it. lol But I hope too to get some scrappy time in for some layouts and cards this summer. Have a wonderful week my friend! Hugs

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  10. Congrats on the GDT, very well deserved. I love this card, your take in the diagonals is inspiring and so with the splash of colours from the butterfly it makes the perfect card to me!!

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  11. Yay! Congrats on the GDT! I love how you were inspired by the sketch! That butterfly is beautiful!

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  12. Awesome design the butterfly really pops on the white background. Congrats on being a guest designer.

    Hugs Diane

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  13. Congrats Carol on your well deserved guest design! Wow what a gorgeous card you created for the challenge. That butterfly is just so beautiful! I am so glad that you had a lovely weekend with your family, saying goodbye is never easy. We will be seeing Ben on the weekend as we have been invited to come to where he is for a tour of his work and to have dinner with his girlfriends family where he is staying for the summer. Then another goodbye. LOL

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  14. I love a well deserved win AND matching guest spot! Way to Go!!

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  15. Very pretty! Your butterfly reminds me of stained glass. Gorgeous!

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  16. Brilliant use of the sketch, Carol & a HUGE congrats on your well-deserved GDT spot!

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  17. Beautiful card as always!!! Hope you have a fantastic day as well!!!

    Susie

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  18. Hi Carol. Very beautiful butterfly card. Love the colours and the two pieces of bling. Great to have you as our Guest Designer at STAMPlorations. Monika x

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  19. HUGE CONGRATS Carol~that is AWESOME!! I am a big fan of diagonals~such a great job on that sketch~fantastic pop of color and interest. ;)

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  20. EEEEEEEEEEEK! SO EXCITED to read your happy news!! CONGRATULATIONS! Okay, I'll calm down a little now... Seriously, C, you deserve all the success and accolades which come your way as you have a remarkable gift for sharing, teaching, exploring, creating and encouraging. I am so thrilled for you. Love your card too. It is just a perfect take on the sketch - and so totally you. Big hugs!!

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  21. Oh, that is one FABULOUS way of interpreting the sketch, C!! Love that brightly colored butterfly and all that lovely white space. CONGRATS on your win and guest spot!! Enjoy your time in the spotlight :)

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  22. I think this turned out lovely! Great take on the sketch!

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  23. Gorgeous card! Oh so love the way you colored the butterfly, so pretty :)

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  24. SWOON! The colors are soo lovely. My fave of your cards!

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  25. Oh, I adore your interpretation of the sketch for this one Carol. Very uber chic and cool. I am loving the bright and colourful butterfly. It really makes this card pop. I have never thought to use multiple colours on a butterfly - I guess I try to blend colours instead. You have just inspired me to give this a go!! xxx

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