Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thinking of You...Little Tangles Challenge #38, Keep it Simple #42: Splatters

This was my Saturday post that I didn't get a chance to load until this morning.  Oh well...sticking with it for today..

Good Morning and what an awesome morning it is. They arrived....THEY ARRIVVVED!! My niece and nephew (along with their daddy, my brother, and mommy, my awesome, amazing sister-in-law) are here. In. my. house!   i haven't had a chance to see them yet (taking every ounce of 'restraint' not to go wake them  up!), because they didn't get to our place until close to midnight. Because we had a 5:30am alarm set (my husband had to be at the bike races for 7:00am, so I needed to get up early to make him coffee...and no, that's not because I'm a 'good' wife...though I try...it's just easier for me to do it, because my husband and early mornings don't mesh well.  I think he arrives on planet earth around 10:00am *grin*), we were pretty much sound asleep. Didn't hear much of anything and just as well we didn't get up, because I think the little ones were mighty tired after their long day at day care and late night drive.  I'm  hearing some movement from upstairs, so it won't be long before cuddles and hugs and giggles and frolicks begin...

Before all that unfolds, I'll share my card I made this morning (for some reason Mr. Mojo was awake!) for the current Little Tangles Challenge #38 inspiration photo challenge



Some Neat and Tangled Ink Splashes, and a border made with an On the Border set...and ta dahhh...an early morning 'done' card.  


Today, we're off to the bike races in Banff, where I'm hoping the little ones will race in the kids' event, schedule before the 'big guys' race.  After that, I become an official (along with my husband and a few others) for the afternoon/evening criterium race. Crit races are timed events, where the riders race laps around a circuit (about 3/4 of a mile, give or take).  My job: lap counter. Each time they come around, I'll flip the lap counter so they know how many more laps they have left.  When they're on the last lap, I ring a bell. Vigorously!  It's an important job, 




20 comments:

  1. Love the stitched rectangles you used and the splatters are perfect! What a sunny card!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!
    Anni

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  2. Love the paint splat :) I bow in your hubby's direction for getting up that early when he is not a morning person. I can fully relate. I do come to earth much earlier than he does LOL but if I ran by my natural body clock I would go to bed around midnight and get up around 8 a.m. If you wake me before 6:00 a.m. I don't come to planet earth till lat morning too LOL! Have a fabulous time with your sister and her family :)

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  3. Yay!! Glad they are there!! I sure hope you are having a fabulous day Carol cause you so deserve it. I love, love your card-what is it about ink splats that I like?! I don't know either, but I love them. lol They are so cool and I love how you used a awesome colors in the inspiration photo. They are so bright and happy and who doesn't like happy?!! I hope the bike races went great and I hope you get lots of snuggles and hugs in on your niece and nephew. And yes, you have a very important job at the bike races!! I'd be scared I would mess up the laps and the poor bikes would be going around and around needlessly! Oh heck I know if I was doing that job they would be! lol Hugs, Brenda

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  4. Happy they are there!!! I hope you'll have a wonderful time together!! :)
    I love your card,Carol!! The splatters look awesome and i love the colors you've used!! Perfect!!
    Have a fabulous sunday sweet lady!!
    HUGS,
    Cindy

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  5. LOVE! Not only that, but you just showcased a splatter set that's calling my name, longing to be ordered and to wing it's way into my stash! Then there's a matter of NBUS, which it wouldn't be for long with this awesome inspiration in my sights! Happy hugging, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  6. Hey...lap counting is an important job! Can't imagine the bikers would be too impressed if the "lap counter lady"messed up and had them lapping more than what was required....or if she disappeared from her post (perhaps to play with some sweet wee children) and left them to count their own laps!

    Awesome card - the splats are so perfectly placed and perfectly stamped in such happy, happy colors! Love the border stamp!

    Hope your weekend was fun, fun, fun!

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  7. I so need to buy these splatters stamps, I just love the yummy colours x

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  8. I thik you have had a great day as I know you deserve it and you are a warm person I know on blogland...I need to buy too like Sandie told..this splatters stamp is so easy to used right...may I ask you which company is this stamp you used sweety..now about your card...LOVE the idea to change the row of sandal to be splatters..you are a clever cardmaker...I love the colors too so bright and happy...if you like to make BABIES card...just join at CARD MANIA sweety...I am still GDT there till 3 Months :)...hugs hugs from Germany, Monika

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  9. Great combination of this challenges. Love your colourful splashes. Thanks for playing along at Little Tangles Challenge.

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  10. Yay for your guests! I know you're going to spoil everyone!

    What a fun take on the Little Tangles photo! I love all the bright colors!

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  11. I'm so happy for you! You are going to have such a wonderful time with your guests - and I'm looking forward to all of the fun stories. Early morning cardmaking is the best!! Especially when you can just add a few splats and get a really cute card!

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  12. Carol this is so cute!, I love those N & T splatters and the double stitched mat is awesome! Hope the biking event went well last weekend!

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  13. I hope that you had a wonderful visit with your family--yay for restraint! I can empathize with your hubby we are in the opposite in this house I am not a morning person, hubby is Mr. Sunshine in the morning!

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  14. How wonderful to have your loved ones at your house, Carol! I can just imagine all the fun! Your card is absolutely fabulous! I might arrive by 10am--certainly couldn't create something like this before then! You are amazing, my friend!

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  15. Love these color splashes :) great design!

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  16. Oh I enjoyed reading this post so much! Your excitement about your family is contagious!! So cute :) And I had to laugh when you said " and not because I'm a good wife" haha!! Too funny!! And wait, was there a card? OH yes! It's fabulous as usual! I love those paint splits! I need some stamps like those!

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  17. I so love the little stitched effect on these sweetie I love splats too, so artistic, perfect colours, I hope it didn't rain for you and you had a great day huggles Pops x x x

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  18. Sounds like me and your hubby arrive on Earth on the same train!!! Although sometimes my train takes a detour to a whole other planet!! Now this is a fun card!! Love the big splatter and the funky border!!! You make the best cards!!

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  19. Great minds think alink Caril - LOVE your perfectly positioned splats and hearts border! So glad you joined in the FUN @ Keep It Simple!
    P.S. Do you think you could make my morning coffee too, pretty please, LOL!

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  20. What a fun card!! I love the multi colored splatters!!

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