Whew...the past two days at work were a whirlwind! The 'sudden dawning' that the school year is nearing an end (June 27 is the wrap for students; June 30th for staff) has started, and with it, a rush of students striving to wrap up assignments, write exams and study for their finals. My role, in our little outreach school, is to maintain 'calm' and offer reassurance that yes, you can still complete your course even though you've done little since February *grin*! And uh huh, they do roll their eyes at me, even thought they know I speak the truth. Some are hustling and bustling; others strolling and sauntering. Funny thing is...they're pretty resilient and in the end, when the deadlines loom large, most achieve what they need to do. Teenagers...gotta love 'em (usually...).
Speaking of deadlines, a certain 'someone' is also dithering around in getting her 'assignments' handed in! Perhaps I need that same 'talking to' that I give the kids about being ahead of the game. Doubt I'd listen...
Anyway, babbling aside, I do have a trio of cards to share, all inspired by the luscious, vibrant, I-so-want-to-live-in-that-space photo from Time Out Challenge #6
The rich colours, the pretty furniture, the lovely drapes, the brick and wood, the patio opened to trees and blooms...seriously, where IS this place of lavish beauty? Travel destination!!
My first two cards are simply simple, with the layout inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #78
I used one of the brush-stroke stamps from my new STAMPlorations acqusition (still having a love-fest with those!!), and sentiments from two others. I wasn't 'sure' about the circles on the first one, which lead to making the second, to see the difference. After sleeping on them for a couple nights, I've decided I like them both equally.
Here's the group:
NOTE: Incredibly honoured and delighted that my Dream card was selected as the TIME OUT winner. THANK YOU !!!
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!!
OK...these cards are without a doubt....COOL ( must have had teenagers on my mind after reading your funny post!). Gorgeous choice of colors (you do rock colors), and a funky clean design! The trendy sentiments are in THE perfect place on each card! Yep.....winner, winner!
...June 30th is coming really quick = craft time galore!
Oh my, these are all just CAS and stamping perfect! Great way to use these stamps and our rich colors. I'd like to live there too! :) Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge! xxx
Wow--these are really neat & looks to me like you're expanding your style a bit, too! Your talent is showing, my friend!
These are so very pretty!!! LOVE the combo of splashy colors. What a striking trio the cards make!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind and sweet comment!!
LOVE them, and CONGRATS for your WINNING Card at Paper Crafting Challenges, Lucky you, you one an online card class. Just let me know if they don't contact you, I'll straighten it!!! Anything for you Miss C!
wow Carol, I love these. The colours you have picked out are so vibrant and the use of the brush strokes is so creative. Can you guess my fav??? Yep it is the most CAS one, with the Thank you on, so very perfect. Thanks for taking TIME OUT with us xx
Dear Carol I just wanna say you are the winner at the Paper Crafting yaay I think you win an online class...yuhuuu doing happy dance for you the butterfly card of you was really adorable and I can not doubt it will be the winner...
woow your three cards are adorable its simple and with a nice colors...Love them all...and now I am off to pick up my son LOL...hope you have a great day ..in Munich it is rainy :(( not so good like in the morning..was the sunshine now sunshine is gone...hugs hugs hugs and again CONGRATULATIONS you deserve it..Miss C!
These are great - I love how you combined the challenges!
Fabulous use of the colours from the insp. photo and that sketch. Love the brush stroke image you used. Well done on all three. Hang in there for the blitz to the end!
What cute cute cards Carol! I love the brush stroke stamp and the beautiful colors you used. I have to tell you ( and hope this won't offend) that when I first saw the brush strokes, I thought they were little snails crawling up the card! haha! I thought they made cute little snails too! :D The butterfly stamped in black is FAB!!
Hey sweetie I just love them all but you know I love butterflies so that one has to be my fave ever hugs Pops x x x
I am SO behind on commenting...yet again!!! You are just pumping out the most awesome cards!!! My jaw drops every time!!! Love, love how you are playing around with different styles. And I, for one, adore the circles!!! Seriously, all of these have major cool factor!! Total "love-fest" ;) !!!
Oh, these are all wonderful! Great takes on the sketch!
I'm kinda crushin' on the thank you card with the pinks and oranges. Don't know if it's the colors or the way the strokes flow into one another... but me likey. How perfect is that for the sketch?!?!?
The paint swooshes are just fantastic Carol! What great takes on the sketch and the inspiration!
Wow Carol!!! I am so loving those brush strokes stamps!!! So cool are your cards, so hip they are too! Me, no hip left in my hips, lol, but you certainly had it! Loving the colors and really loving that inspiration picture too-when you find that place make sure you tell me where it is at!!! lol You did wonderful my friend! Oh and I have a teen that is just like all the teens at your school, maybe you can talk to mine as he put's everything off until the last minute! Drives me crazy! Oh wait, I was already there-yeah that is what 6 boys will do to ya! Hugs, Brenda
These are so pretty and we are so happy you used our inspiration photo! I don't know where that place is, but it sure is pretty! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!
What a lovely trio of CAS cards! And if you ever find out where that space is and move there please invite me! ;)
Wow...these are just gorgeous my sweet friend! I love how you used the one stamp to create such a stunning image. You totally rocked this challenge! Tomorrow is our last day of school, so things have been crazy. Looking forward to summer school, so much fun and much more low key! Enjoy your evening!
These look wonderful...awesome use of colors!
LOL! I love that you need someone to nudge you to get your projects done--- I am always the last to hand stuff in! LOL! My mom says that when we are "under pressure" for deadlines--- that's when we make the best work! I don't know if that's true... but sometimes last minute creations end up being my fav:)
LOOOOOOOOOVE these cards! LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you've used that stamp to make waves of color! OHHHHHHHHHH! Just gorgeous! LOVE the simplicity! YOU ROCK!
Hope you have a fab day! HUGS <3
I'm behind again, dear Carol, and for that I apologize. My bad (as the teens say). Your cards...I'll just echo what everyone above me has said. You are creating some really wonderful cards. I always enjoy coming by, reading your life-filled posts, and seeing all your lovelies. Will DH ever race/officiate in Wisconsin, and will you come with him? Fingers crossed! Bev
Amazing cards!! Love your take on the photo! The colors on your card are perfect!! And i am loving those brush stroke stamps... gonna have to check them out!!!
Love, love your cards - those paint swooshes are gorgeous and the color choices are fabulous!! I am hosting a giveaway at my blog - I would love for you to come by!! Taunya Butler at daisiesgirl.com
What a great group of cards! I love visiting your blog because you always have something new and different - I love watching you experiment!
I think your cards turned out fantastic! They might be simple but are perfectly CAS. Thank you for you nice comments on my blog. You make me blush! You're such a sweetie! Hugs! :-)
Excellent makes for the sketch challenge, Carol! I love the colors and stamps that you have used!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell
Totally fabulous set of cards! Awesome use of the colors too~
Oh my, Carol ... these swooshes are such a perfect fit for the sketch ... great colours and so very cool! Love the addition of the bubbles to the happy one ... bubbles are always so ... erm ... happy!! Hugs, Anita :)
Dear Carol...I am not active at Blogland at the moment cause my sister is here she come from Indonesia visiting me in Germany...and beside that my MIL is sick she will get chemotherapy for her Tumor on her Brain in here in Munich also me and my husband a bit busy to prepare our working room change to be her sleeping room cause the hospital is here in Munich far away from her small village :((
And I am sorry to tell the story above....I wanna tell you you are the winner on TIME OUT challenge...I think you ALWAYS win with this butterfly stamp..thats why I order it too from Stamploratious hihi LOL...you are rock dear...I am happy to know you and you are win one card to each next card...you are on the FIRE LOL....see this post http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.fi/2014/06/time-out-challenges-winners-6.html
I'm popping back to congratulate you on the well-deserved win from Time Out, Carol!! Yippee!! Hugs, Darnell
Yippie on your win at Time Out :))
I am doing a Happy Dance for your win at TO, your cards were outstanding x
Congrats on your win, Carol!
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