Thursday, August 7, 2014

Celebrate Your Day...Retrosketches #126, Cure for the Monday Blues #26, ATCAS #44~gold

Hello all!  Friday eve, already! The last few days have been a blur....bike races Saturday thru Monday (with one hulla-ba-loo occuring at the crit race that did not see me impressed even a little bit..grrr), work for a short bit of time Tuesday and Wednesday, chores (the pet dust bunnies have found new homes), grocery shopping, 'trying' to complete my assignments for Stretch Your Stamps 2 online card class, and...back to bike races beginning tomorrow evening, and running through into both Saturday and Sunday!  Friday and Saturday events begin at 6pm, so we'll have late nights and, consequently, late suppers.  Home-made pizza will be on  hold; Delissio frozen pizza one night, and a pre-race home-made sandwich for the other. Not gourmet fare, but at 10pm, being picky isn't on the agenda (well, a little bit...).

Because my husband has to work in Calgary tomorrow, and because the bike race in the evening (time trial) is just north of the city, I'm heading in with him.  No crafting (sighh...), but shopping! Woo hoooo!!!   Scrapbook supply stores are in short supply in these parts, however, I'll take a stroll - coupon in hand - through Michael's. You just never know...As I mentioned, I'm enjoying, immensely the Online Card Class (though I have only three cards to show for it - and we're at Day 4!!). Not only am I learning to stretch my stamps (and dies, as it turns out), but oh my...I need soooooo many new things! Where is that lottery win again?? Currently, #1 on my list is gamsol....any ideas where I might find this blending elixir?  Any advice of where to shop, much appreciated. In spot #2 - a new pillow, because my favourite pillow was inadvertently left behind on our trip to Bend; at the hotel in Kennewick, specifically! And yes, I travel with my pillow! As I mentioned earlier...you just never know!  Standing in position #3 - strolling through a mall. Sometimes I just need a mall fix...

Today's card isn't part of my homework (procrastinating...), but one inspired by the layout at retrosketches #126




and the colour 'theme' at ATCAS #44~Gold


Adding to the inspiration: talented, lovely and sporting a new haircut which is gorgeous, Wida, with  her mini flower and window card, which influenced my creation below...


Verver poppies (soft pool and soft cantaloupe), with Delicata gold veined leaves and a die-cut 
window for the gold sentiment. Easy to make; but getting to it...hours! Go figure...

Off to find my cycling 'gear' for the races before cosying up in my bed. The winds are starting to gust and I think I've heard thunder in the distance.  

Once again, I've fallen behind in commenting, despite trying hard to catch up! Your cards have  been seen, gazed at and admired a-plenty...the words of delight will be coming! Stay tuned...

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!









20 comments:

  1. Happy Friday night! ;) Enjoy your shopping trip. I'll come help. haha You don't need Gamsol brand, any odourless mineral spirits (artist grade) should do the trick. Any good art supply store should be able to help you out.

    I've said it before, you are the energiser bunny. :) I'm technically taking the Stretch your Stamps 2 class too but I've only watched the videos from day one. Perhaps this weekend?? There's little chance of doing the homework though. lol Can I copy off you? ;)

    Your card is beautiful. I love the stamp set you've chosen as well as those gorgeous colours. I can relate to the "easy to make, hours to arrive at" comment...been there many times. Worth the trip though. :)

    Enjoy your Friday! hugs! :)

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  2. Gorgeous window card :) love the gold on the leaves and the sentiment :) and as far as a lottery is concerned share some prize money with me too LOL! The more products I see, the more I want them... It seems to be a never ending process with new releases every month by so many companies :)
    Have a great weekend , will catch up soon, Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

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  3. Phew ... you're going to be a busy bee over the weekend, Carol ... good job there's a little crafty retail therapy slotted in there! Gorgeous card ... love the colours in those sweet poppies! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. You really need to stop enabling me...I've been eyeing this poppy set for a while now, and this could push me over the edge...! Your card is beautiful. Crisp lines, perfect colors and very cool window. LOVE this card, darlin'. And have fun doing a little bit of shopping. You'll need some retail therapy with your busy weekend! Bev

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  5. Love your framed, flowery window card!
    Hope you had a fun day shopping, found lots of goodies that we get to see in one of your posts soon and are enjoying this weekend's bike races!
    So excited to hear that you are one of my class mates at "Stretch Your Stamps 2"! Can't wait to see your homework! Don't worry if it's not perfect - we are taking it to learn! Hugs!

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  6. Love those Verve poppies and wonderfully used for the sketch. Sorry about losing your pillow! NOT fun. Hopefully a little retail therapy in Calgary will help :)

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  7. Gosh you are a busy bee! And still get some crafting in!! Here I do love the colours and how you layered up one of the flowers. I sure hope you have fun shopping and can't wait to here what you get xx

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  8. Oh and thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!

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  9. I love hearing about a "window" into your life! Shopping is ALWAYS therapeutic. Adore your window card too!

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  10. Awesome card!!! I LOVE the colors and the flowers are beautiful!!

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  11. Oh what a beautiful card, Carol--love it!

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  12. I'm glad you got your pillow (yes, I'm reading your posts in reverse so I know the outcome of your shopping sptree!) - but really - NO craft supplies??!! Your card is lovely. The poppies are a wonderful set and the way you have framed that window is just perfect!

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  13. Wow what a busy life you have and good luck with the races sounds exhausting but exhilarating ! Your card is amazing so crisp and clean and beautifully CAS. Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to join us at ATCAS and good luck.

    Marie

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  14. Wow, what a fabulous window card - love the Poppies and the touch of gold. Thank you for joining us at ATCAS - Sylvia.

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  15. Wow - just reading all you've been up to made me tired! I don't know how you managed it all! I'm so happy to see your entry for my challenge given how crazy everything's been! I love the placement of your flowers and you encircled sentiment is such a clever way to bring in the mirror from the inspiration but turn the gold 'inwards'! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

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  16. Ok Carol, I'm really tired after ready all you are up too and yes, I am behind in my commenting!! lol I swear going away just for a weekend can really put one behind can't it?! I hope you found your gamsol and some other crafty goodness too and I hope all went well with the races. I should say one can't be picky when supper is that late! lol We love homemade pizza too especially if I put the pizza on the grill, oh my amazingly good! I love, love your card! I love how you did your sentiment and oh my goodness, I am so loving those flowers. The soft pool and soft cantaloupe ink colors are just beautiful on these flowers. I like the inspiration card, but am loving yours better! Hugs, Brenda

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  17. What an amazing woman and cardmaker, and blogger extraordinaire you are!! I love coming to your blog - you always have something that makes me smile - your beautiful cards, your sharing of yourself that you do, and just the great feeling there is here!! I love the beautiful, bright flowers on this card and the way they pop off the card!! Gorgeously done!!

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  18. Hahahahahaha!!! I like to travel with my pillows too!! One more thing to add to the "in common" list, which I think is pretty gigantic at this point!!! Well, here I am, way behind in the races as always and trying to find a little time to comment on all of your amazing creations!! And speaking of busy, whoa!!! HOW are you keeping up with everything?!! Can I get a little injection of your energy?!! All that on the go and STILL putting out beauties like this?!! Yup, you're amazing!! I adore the freshness and softness of this one! The stitching detail is fabulous on both the frame and the circle, and the gold is just the right way to finish it up with pizzazz!!

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